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colorful life + style blogger | native nashvillian | wife and mom to two darling little ladies | bringing you all the happy you can handle

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The beginning of a long weekend?? Not before I can properly introduce this month’s latest and greatest Amazon finds! You know I couldn’t leave you with some amazing summer steals, deals and random finds from the goodness that is all things Amazon. Some you’ll never even knew you needed 😉 health and beauty buys StretchPro […]

amazon favs | may 2023

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Sheryl Crow said it best… it’s time to SOAK UP THE SUN! Summer is the season I count down to year after year, especially after a busy spring. This is when I want to bid adieu to the regular set schedule, head somewhere beachy and of course sport some new styles for the warm weather, […]

Soak Up the Sun… My Summer 2023 Collection with Shop Avara

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I’m a paper snob and not sad to say it. I think my love affair of all things paper + stationery began back in my elementary years when I had to have the best + brightest Lisa Frank folders and of course anything I could talk my mom into from Sanrio Surprises. Let’s just say […]

she believed she could… so she did | hello happiness x joy creative shop

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Summer is time to officially roll out the jean cut-off shorts and comfy sweatshirts when you want a casual, but comfy + cool kind of everyday ensemble. Lucky for me, it’s been a bit breezy in Music City this season so it’s the perfect time to debut my latest design with the ladies at Social […]

squeeze the day… summer sweatshirt style

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Well hello friends… a few months ago, I gave you a little peek into my nighttime skincare routine and the steps I go through each night [or close to it at least] to make sure I’m sleeping soundly while doing what’s best for my face and body. This time, I’m giving you the go-ahead to […]

my morning skincare routine

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Summer is calling and so are Memorial Day celebrations!!! It’s the time when we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today and one I always hope to keep at the forefront of our family’s celebrations… it’s so much more than just patiotism and showing the […]

memorial day magic

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It’s all about the pomp + circumstance… it’s almost graduation time!! Such a fun and exciting milestone to mark complete for so many incredible young adults out there so it’s only fitting we should praise them a bit for all of their hard work, dedication, and success. And so the adventure begins… this will be […]

oh the places you’ll go… grad gift ideas

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To the world, you are a mother…to our family, you are the WORLD! Everyone hug your mom a little tighter and show her how grateful you are because she truly deserves it all and more… and by she I mean me ;). They are our biggest cheerleaders no matter what path life takes us on […]

mother’s day gift ideas

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April showers bring May flowers… what if it seems like the showers just won’t end?? Well, that’s when you brighten up your mood by bringing in some fresh + fun spring decor into your entryway = both outside and inside and spruce up your seasonal energy at home sweet home. First things first, when your […]

fresh spring updates to your entryway

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Bake me up a piece of that ALMOND BREAD… last week, my friend Brooke from Sugar Drop held an old fashioned bake sale to help the families and staff at The Covenant School here in Nashville. Not only did she get some of Nashville’s most notable shops + bakers involved, but I got the chance […]

good eats: cherry bread + almond cherry glaze

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Everyone’s been asking and I’m finally back with your favorite monthly roundup of all things AMAZON. From fashion to home style, everyday essentials you never knew you needed and random finds I have unearthed, it’s random nonsense at its best but I’ll be shocked if you don’t find at least one thing to add to […]

amazon favorites | april 2023 edition

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Beauty lovers like me… this one is for you. Just don’t tell my skincare obsessed daughters please 😉 It’s back and bigger than ever = the semi-annual Sephora sale launched this morning. Just as in season’s past, the sale is a tiered level by status based on your Sephora Insider level. Rouge friends = you […]

the sephora spring event is here

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it’s been 15 years… that sentence makes me think of the “old Rose” in Titanic when she’s looking back on her time aboard the ship. but here we are, 15 years since i hit publish on my very first blog post. looking back, y’all i had no idea what i was doing. all i knew […]

15 years and counting…

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My favorite meal of the day?? BREAKFAST!! Honestly, we love it so much we eat breakfast a lot in our home for dinner and it’s one meal none of us get tired of. And yes, when it comes to places to eat here in Nashville, there are TONS of incredible destinations for breakfast + brunch… […]

The Best Breakfast + Brunch Spots in Nashville

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Still on the hunt for the perfect Easter treat to whip up for your little bunnies?? Caroline and I decided to create these cute little spring-inspired rice krispie nests for our bunco group’s egg hunt extravaganza today with our friends and they are absolutely adorable. I love that it’s super easy to make with a […]

good eats: easter rice krispie nests

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Getting back to basics around these parts. It seems like more and more I am seeing some fresh new faces reading here on the blog and I am THRILLED to see people venturing over from Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook! For a moment there, I almost thought I was the only one still reading blogs since […]

a reader fav is back! splurge versus save…

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I know there are many of you out there that have been waiting for this post and my sincerest apologies that it’s taken a bit longer to get this one published… but just like always, better late than never and I hope you will forgive my tardiness since it appears many of you will be […]

spring break in islamorada, florida

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If you know me you obviously know how much I love COLOR, and one of my go-to brands for all things bright and bold is Farm Rio… I first discovered their unique prints and silhouettes back in 2018 and I had no idea just how obsessed I would be with this inventive company. Farm Rio […]

fun in farm rio

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Ohhh it’s been months in the making and I have been just as excited for this final reveal as you I promise. We’ve been refreshing some spaces in our home over the past year: Caroline’s bedroom last summer + Carson’s updates going on currently, but this powder bathroom has been a space I’ve been working […]

the final reveal… our new powder bathroom

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Another new season means a new bucket list to make the most of our weekend downtime… haha, yeah right. There doesn’t seem to be many free weekends on the horizon, but I assure you we will make memories, no matter how we get it done. If you’re like me, you can’t remember half of the […]

Spring has Sprung Bucket List

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… I just put on that out of office email reminder and dang it feels good. To be honest, it’s very rare for me to actually “take off” considering my career is practically a 24/7 type of job, but sometimes you’ve got to step away, embrace the time away which in […]

out of office… off we go on spring break

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A seasonal sale worth shopping just in time for spring??? The semi-annual LTK sale has made its debut and it’s your best chance to score major savings from some of LTK’s most beloved brands [and mine as well]. Just remember, it’s only available in the LTK app! Here is the full play-by-play of my fav […]

The LTK Spring Sale is Here

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Bold blooms full of fun + color = that’s the statement story that got my creative juices flowing when it came to collaborating on my newest collection with Shop Avara! You know my closet is always perfectly suited for spring = my favorite season for sure, especially when it comes to neon lights, stellar sets, […]

life in full bloom… my 2023 spring avara debut

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Never have I ever been a collector of things… well, except for amazing handbags and coffee table books, but now it seems I am turning into quite the art afficionado. In my opinion, nothing makes a home more sentimental than special art covering the walls and occupying each space and my love affair of following […]

my top 10 favorite artists

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Spring has officially made it debut and I am so excited because it;s time to break out the pastels and get shopping for Spring Break, Easter and of course my favorite thing ever = swimwear for my little ladies. Maisonette has always been a go-to destination for us, especially for age-appropriate finds, fun special occasion […]

make it a maisonette spring

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It’s no secret that I just love a cute and comfy pajama set! They make me feel put together during the day and when I am working from home, but still want to be comfy… let’s face it: we all have a specific pajama persona and for me, it’s cute, casual, printed, fun and super […]

picking my pj persona

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Ohhhh look everyone… it’s your favorite post of the month!! Amazon favorites are back in a big way as I’ve scoured everyone’s favorite online marketplace for anything and everything under the sun to make life easier, more fashionable + functional and of course those random “needs” I just couldn’t say no to. So sit back […]

amazon favorites | february 2023

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I’m a unicorn… otherwise known as a native Nashvillian, which we are becoming harder and harder to spot these days and that’s definitely beacuse due to the influx of residents moving here at a rapid pace from all over the country. It’s crazy to see this sweet little city turn into a metropolitan mecca almost […]

The Best Photo Spots in Nashville

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The year of MORE… that is what is on trend in the world of home decor and design for 2023. And you know this color-loving lady is here for this so-called more movement. I’ve told you that a big focus + overall shift for my content this year is everything home, design and decor and […]

colorful home decor from amazon

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My kind of moment for spring??? All the comfy I can handle WHILE letting me look my best in a brand that has been my partner-in-crime for YEARS. Spanx is women-founded and totally an idea that appeals to any age… they have come SO far in recent years = from notoriously being the go-to destination […]

it’s a spanx kind of spring

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More home content coming right up… that’s a BIG goal for me this year and one I am excited to bring you along for. Next up??? Carson’s bedroom refresh. She’s been begging for a change, especially after we finished Caroline’s room early last fall, but of course my little diva has lots of opinions on […]

carson’s bedroom refresh… the vision

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Sailor stripes meets maritime knits… it’s an all-American colorway I can totally approve of!! This season, talk nauti to me and boast that red, white and blue proudly. Whether you’re dreaming of somewhere warm for an early spring getaway, or just wanting to salute all things patriotic in your everyday ensemble, you can never go […]

talk nauti to me

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We’ve been there before, yet this was our first family-friendly trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We’ve been planning this trip with our friends The Martins for well over a year and we were thrilled that it actually happened… we made it! I always love sharing our travels with you on the blog… such a fun […]

our long weekend in steamboat springs

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Just because the weather is drab and dreary [gosh is January over yet?!?!] doesn’t mean your outfit has to be! Cue all the color because one of my favorite brands — Crosby by Mollie Burch — is serving up all things bright and bold in their brand pre-spring collection. This release is all about “dopamine […]

Dopamine Dressing… Early Spring with Crosby

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For a girl that loves color this is one of the very best reveals of the new year!! You know I love to be ahead of the curve and I’m bringing you right along with me. The color for 2023…drumroll please: MAGENTA! That’s right, the happy hue that combines two of my favorites, pink and […]

magic in magenta… the 2023 color of the year

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Everyone’s favorite monthly roundup is BACK… it seems I got a bit busy at the end of 2022 and Amazon Favorites took a backseat, but I promise the wait is well worth it with all the goodness I found to share this time around. Afterall, if you’re like me, Amazon is already stopping by your […]

all my amazon favorites | january 2023

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Ask and you shall receive! My nighttime skincare routine has been highly requested as of late since we all seem to be homebound to avoid winter and and so I’m here to break it all down, especially since I am trying to step up my game since I’m turning the big 4-0 this year. I’m […]

my nighttime skincare routine

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It’s no secret I’m a LOVER of so many things and yes, even Valentine’s Day at that! When pink and red get together, big things happen and I am here for that color combination all day everyday. Whether you want to go all out like me or maybe add an item or two to your […]

all the love… valentine’s day style

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The slopes are calling!!! I have been gearing up for our family’s first ski trip together and I can certainly say I under estimated the undertaking it would be stocking up on all things snow gear and mountain must haves. I have done the work so you don’t have to and am rounding up all […]

Apres Ski for Me Please

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Here we go… the post you’ve all been waiting for! I am SO excited to be participating in my second Tighter Together Challenge from Madeline Moves. If you’ve been keeping up with my fitness routine as of late, you know I have been loving the weekly moves from Madeline and so joining the challenge again […]

MADELINE MOVES AND TIGHTER TOGETHER

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January is all about new goals and resolutions, setting intentions for work and life and for me, I’ve done all of that in the past and I always felt like I was failing… failing at not reaching some crazy big goal, etc so for the past few years I’ve been choosing one singular word to […]

one little word… my yearly mantra for 2023

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Welcome back!! I’m touching in but just for a minute or two to let you know that I finished my goal of reading 12 books in a year = not too major or newsworthy, but for me, not too shabby considering I usually fall asleep the moment my head hits my pillow each night. Reading […]

good reads… book i read the second half of 2022

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It’s that time again… OH YES! One of my favorite new year traditions over the past few years has become this organization overhaul because nothing starts January off better than getting organized!! No worries friends, I’m giving you plenty of time to cover all the bases and get set to get organized with 31 small […]

The 2023 January Organization Challenge

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Time to get cracking my friends… and by cracking, I mean it’s time to get out the apron, put on some of your favorite holiday tunes and start baking your holiday dreams into reality. There is NOTHING I love more than getting my little elves in the kitchen with me and whipping up some seasonal […]

good eats: all my fav holiday recipes

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Did you know I LOVE recap posts??? The ones where you highlight your favorite images, trips, events and occasions and anything else that comes to your top of mind when you think about a certain year. Let’s face it… I’m an Amazon addict and it’s no surprise that I’ve unearthed some pretty incredible goods in […]

my top amazon purchases of 2022

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As we are nearing the finish line of grabbing those last Christmas gifts, I know right now more than ever it’s about convenience, ease of shopping, and the ability to knock out as many gifts as possible at one place. For me, that’s Dick’s Sporting Goods. I’ve worked with them during the holidays previously and […]

holiday gifts for everyone on your list… all at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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With ALL the family time the holidays bring [cue the confetti please], I thought what better than to make a guide for all things fun everyone in the entire family can enjoy. The girls FINALLY get out of school this Friday and the countdown to Christmas is officially on!!! Give us all the hot cocoa, […]

holiday guides 2022 | gifts for much needed family fun

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With all the holiday parties and festivities in full swing, you don’t want to show up empty handed! And yes, my mom taught me better than that. Not sure if it’s simply a southern thing, but I always love getting small gifts + goodies for hosts and hostesses, especially when they’ve put so much time […]

holiday guides 2022 | gifts for the hostess + stocking stuffers

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No time like the present to get started on your new year’s resolutions a bit early!! If you’re like me, you’re already eyeing a few ways to get back into the groove come January 1st and so I thought it would be fun to assemble an array of everything I love that helps me stay […]

holiday guides 2022 | for the fitness lovers

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Who’s the child that will always participate in photoshoots just to make mama happy?? Nope, it’s not Caroline and it certainly isn’t Carson… it’s my favorite fur baby Tucker also known as my best in show boy! I told you I’d be bringing gifts for EVERYONE on your list, including the furry friends that simply […]

holiday guides 2022 | picks for the pet lover

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Time to shop for your favorite fellas! Jeff’s wishlist isn’t just helpful for me but I know it helps all of you find the perfect gift ideas for your guys too! Especially those ones who are extremely picky in what they open on Christmas morning OR refuse to give you a list at all ;). […]

holiday guides 2022 | jeff’s wishlist + guys gifts

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Nashville knows how to celebrate all things merry and bright! There is certainly never a lack of festive to dos between November and January, the hardest part is just trying to see them all! I am rounding up a list of events you don’t want to […]

the 2022 Nashville Local Christmas Guide

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December 1st how can it be??? That means Rudolph has got to get the goods to us oh so soon wich means it’s time for the guides everyone’s always waiting for! Dirty Santa selections for party people everywhere as wel as those essential Under $30 AND Under $50 guides for the best buys on a […]

holiday gift guides 2022 | dirty santa, under $30 and under $50 favs

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I feel like I’ve been REALLY good this year. Or maybe that’s just what I am telling myself as I hit send to my mom and Jeff on some of the goodies I am asking for this Christmas! Pro Tip: I have a note on my phone where I keep a running tally of items […]

holiday guides 2022 | my christmas wishlist

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The gift guide you’ve all been begging for… sorry to leave you hanging for so long as I know the cyber week deals and steals have officiaully begun so it’s time to shop and get everything knocked off your to-do list, especially when it comes to Santa’s little elves. Just over a month to go […]

christmas 2022 | gift guides for babies, kids, tweens and caroline + carson’s wishlist

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What started has a bag strap collaboration in the summer 0f 2020, then grew into an exclusive custom tote bag, and then weekender duffel bag has now come full circle with the latest bag to add your Social Threads collection: say hello to the Hello Happiness Sling Bag! Sara and Maureen–the girl bosses behind Social […]

My All New Social Threads Sling Bag

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Three cheers for another holiday gift guide… this time we are talking ORNAMENTS. And there are a TON of them occupying all the rooms in our house as of late because I’ve gone nuts and we are officially up to 7 trees in our home sweet holiday home. Jeff looked at me the other day […]

christmas 2022 | the ornament gift guide

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It’s time to get festive… festive and fabulous and that’s exactly what you’ll find in my latest Shop Avara collection called OH WHAT FUN just in time for all the holiday happies. Hand picked by yours truly, you’ll know it’s curated by me the moment you see the colorful and unique styles for all of […]

oh what fun… my holiday collection with avara

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One of my all-time favorite posts to debut year after year… our annual Christmas cards!! I may not have all my holiday shopping done quite yet, but these babies are signed and sealed and will be making their way to their recipients the day after Thanksgiving. It’s crazy to look back at all our cards […]

happy holidays… our 2022 christmas cards

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Home sweet homebody… is it normal that the older you get the more excited you get to just hang out at home and do nothing?? Maybe it’s the crazy season of life that we are currently in, constantly juggling the girls’ schedules + work and trying to look good while doing it but dang, it’s […]

christmas 2022 | gifts for the homebody

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Make it custom, make it cute. My sentiment behind all things personalized when you’re shopping for unique gifts. You know what we say in the south “if it’s not moving, we monogram it”. And no, I make no apologies for getting creative and crafty with custom gifts year after year. I’m debuting this gift guide […]

christmas 2022 | make it personal! all the custom gifts

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Tis the season for making all things scrumptuous and sweet around our house and just you wait until you see the goodness I’ve got cooked up for you today. I was at our monthly bunco babes dinner last month and a friend made these Golden Graham S’more Bars and I couldn’t get enough. If you […]

good eats | golden graham s’mores bars

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One of the many fabrics for fall and winter I always LOVE wearing is everything corduroy. Not only is it a sturdy yet soft fabric, but it’s built for colder weather which is why you’re seeing it at most retailers this time of year! Corduroy is such a great fall staple and it brings ALL […]

cozy in corduroy

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Can’t we just sit around all day in our festive holiday pajamas and do absolutely nothing??? That sounds like music to my ears after the hectic holiday shuffle we all seem to do once the Christmas season kicks into high gear. if it’s fun and festive, I am adding to cart and this merry and […]

christmas 2022 | the holiday pajama guide

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Black Friday is creeping closer, but just not fast enough!! Lucky for us early bird shoppers, my friends at ABLE are treating us by starting their Black Friday Sale this week and running it through the entire month of November!! You heard that right, and it won’t disappoint. To keep it concise: ABLE is offering […]

able black friday all month long

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You know I’m diving in head first into all things holiday, but if this week has taught me anything, it’s to SAVOR the goodness you have in your life + ALWAYS be grateful for what God gave you. Sure, my minis might be a bit under the weather + plans have been changed and it’s […]

a season of thankfulness… our fall family photos

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Give my regards to the turkey because I have so much to be thankful for, but oh I’m ready for the goodness of Christmas dear friends… because on November 1st we started decking the halls and trimming the trees in our house and today is the day I start sharing ALL the holiday gift guides […]

christmas 2022 | holiday home decor gift guide

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Surprise, surprise… we are back with an all new recipe worth sharing today, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities. I found these yummy treats via Sur La Table and couldn’t wait to whip these up with my cuties. I didn’t pay close enough attention to the recipe instructions and mixed the duo of […]

good eats: chocolate + pumpkin brownies

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It’s time for everyone’s favorite sale…the semi-annual Sephora Beauty Insider’s Event is back and better than ever. This is the absolute BEST time to stock up on all those skincare, beauty, and hair must haves because you won’t see prices this low again for the rest of the year! This is your friendly reminder to […]

the sephora beauty insider’s event

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Wait what??? Nope, you didn’t dial into the wrong place. The color loving lady is still here and not going anywhere, but I know there is a time and place for all things neutral and basic as well. And yes, I can be basic when I need to be! Black, white and denim = staples […]

i can be basic too…

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Youknow I am all for shopping smarter, not harder and I LOVE when I can find something fabulous to share with each of you… especially when it comes to looking great, but saving some money at the same time. Say hello to Few Moda. My way of paying it forward in the world of fashion! […]

few moda fashion for fall

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It’s official… I’m going into fall hibernation mode and nine times out of ten if you come to my house, you’re going to catch me in loungewear. Another job perk for working from home, right?!?! The leaves are changing, the temps are finally cooling off [heck we are seeing 30s this week already] and the […]

the snuggle is real

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The petite girls out there are going to cheer with delight over this one… finally, platforms are making a major comeback for fall 2022 and this 5’4″ girl doesn’t mind one single bit. Not only do they lengthen and elongate the gams, but goodness they make a stellar statement when you walk into a room […]

the shoe of the season

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Fall Break is calling and so is the beach!!!! Hands down our favorite time to head south to 30a for a little rest + relaxation and fun in the sun, it’s only fitting I am sharing a handful of our family’s personal favorites when it comes to all things eat, drink and entertainment since it’s […]

hey 30a… all my go-to florida favs

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It’s our own little version of the fashon Superbowl… the annual LTKCON event where hundreds of fashion, home, life and style social media influencers take over Dallas and come together to celebrate, empower, inspire and learn from the best of the best in the industry. And the fact that I got the lucky invitation to […]

a little LTKCON rewind… the event recap

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers… and if you love classic lit, you’ll know who said that! It couldn’t be more true = I could bypass September all together just so I can get to all things fall. The leaves are changing colors, the crispness of the mornings, breaking […]

our annual fall bucket list

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Always a most requested reader blog post each fall is for me to roundup a handful of family outfit + ensemble ideas in a variety of colors, inspiration–both dressy and more casual–and make it super simple to execute everyone’s attire without going crazy! [because let’s face it… it’s up to us moms to make sure […]

family fall photography | outfit and styling

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I mentioned this a bit on Instagram this week, but I feel as though apples get overlooked when fall comes around. Instantly, everyone is focused on all things pumpkin and I know I am guilty of it, too. Especially since one of my darling daughters could live off of pumpkin = yes, Caroline is obsessed! […]

good eats | big batch apple cinnamon pancakes

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Oh look at what we have here… it’s everyone’s favorite monthly roundup with all things Amazon!!! From health + beauty to fashion + style and of course all the other random finds thrown in for good measure, let’s forego the long introduction and get right down to business: health and beauty Nutrafol Strengthening Duo | […]

amazon favorites | september 2022 edition

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It’s no secret I’ve been obsessed with Farm Rio for years. Finally, a brand that’s creative in their designs, but most of all their prints that speak volumes and believe in the existence of happiness [their motto, not mine, but super fitting, don’t you think?!?] What began as a handful of goods at a local […]

color me autumn obsessed with farmrio

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Investment pieces… that’s exactly what they are. I know I’m not a “collector” of many things, but I have grown quite attached to one type of designer item that I wear more than anything… sure, I love a good handbag and I splurge on one every now and then, but for me, my go-to accessory […]

buckle up… my favorite designer accessory

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It just keeps getting better… today we debut my FIFTH collection with my friends at Shop Avara and I am just so darn excited to share all of the fall goodness with y’all! I’ve shopped with this amazing boutique for more than two years now and I think you know my love affair of everything […]

fall forward | my autumn 2022 avara collection

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Hello friends… it’s your native Nashvillian coming back with an all new installment of where to shop in Music City!! This time, I’m giving you an insider’s view at this former industrical hosiery mill/shoe factory warehouse turned indoor shopping + dining village. It’s been a favorite of mine since it opened its doors back in […]

Nashville Shopping: Keeping it Local at L&L Market

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I’ve been using Dime Beauty products for more than two months now and it’s safe to say I am officially hooked. Before I started promoting any of their items, I started incorporating them into my daily beauty routine and I was absolutely blown away from so many of the goodies I started using. If you’re […]

my favorite dime beauty products

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It’s been more than a year since I first shared our plans to do a little room refresh on Caroline’s boudoir [see that initial inspiration post here], but now it’s FINALLY finished and I am absolutely delighted to share the final product with you here on the blog today. Our darling, oh so sweet, softly […]

a tween boudoir design | caroline’s room refresh

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One of my go-to destinations for fashion, no matter the season, is Loft and it has been a top pick of my closet for years and years. Even during my corporate marketing office days, their styles carried me through events and conferences and always helped me feel my best when I had the “normal” 8 […]

falling into fall with loft

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A recipe a week will keep the carryout bill looking cheap… ha, that’s my best effort at a catchy little rhyme this hump day morning, but I’ll admit, it’s not my best! I’ve been back in the kitchen as of late, making easy every night dinner recipes to please the crowd and the bellies and […]

good eats | one pot beef stroganoff soup

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It’s football time in Tennessee… goodness it feels SO great to say those words again!!! Everyone’s favorite season — otherwise known as college football and tailgating — officially picks back up beginning this Thursday for us VOLS fans in Knoxville and I am counting down the days until I can sport as much orange and […]

it’s great to be a tennessee vol… all things orange

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This has been a post years in the making. Ever since my kids started going to elementary school, I was ALL IN when it came to getting involved in our school’s PTO [parent teacher organization]. People told me I was crazy for adding another to-do to my days, but I knew it was something I […]

getting involved in school… my time in the pto

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Sharing another family favorite recipe on the blog today… that makes two in one week = I’m on a roll! This has been a go-to at our house for years since our friends the Hickoks made them when we were over for a party at their house. They are super easy to execute, a staple […]

good eats | spicy pork + remoulade sliders

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From kelly to olive to army and jade, you’re going to see shades of green everywhere this fall…. it’s the color of the season! The most on-trend color for 2022?? EMERALD GREEN. It’s powerful and grounding and packs a punch no matter the season, which translates well to all things autumn and beyond. It’s blowing […]

green with envy

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Look what we have here… the post you’ve all been anxiously awaiting for August has finally made it to the blog AND even better timing since it’s Friday and that’s enough cause for celebration in my mind. You know the drill: linking all this month’s Amazon favorite finds below for easy shopping and reference AND […]

amazon favorites| august 2022 edition

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One thing I love about fall is the comfort food that makes my entire family happy. Nothing like cooking up something special on a lazy Sunday evening and then all of us sitting around our dining room table together, talking about plans for the week, highs and lows of the day and just seeing their […]

good eats | pesto + italian sausage vodka penne

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Alright friends… this one has been sitting in my camera roll for a few weeks now and I am just now getting the chance to post my full-on everyday makeup routine. You always tell me videos are the most helpful, so I am sharing the slightly quicker version [because we’re all busy and I know […]

my everyday makeup routine

fashion + beauty

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It’s been quite awhile since I did a blog post about the random nonsense that makes me ME and I always love giving insight as to the quirky things that make us all SO dang unique = let’s face it, we all have those weird tidbits of info that distinguish us, so I thought I’d […]

25 things you don’t know about me

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It’s no surprise I love shopping small. And when my excitement of fashion combines with an incredible blogging friend and fellow girl boss I’ve known for years, it’s an absolute love affair I couldn’t wait to share with you. Say hello to Shop Harringtons — your ultimate walk in closet for stellar finds from the […]

dress obsessed with shop harringtons

fashion + beauty

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You spoke loud and clear… more back to school styling options for your little ladies. I know it can be challenging + overwhelming all at the same time when trying to wrangle the picky princesses to get some much needed school ensemble shopping taken care of, so I am attempting to take the hard stuff […]

stylish finds for your little fashionistas

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Cue the waterworks, or maybe the confetti = depends on the day if I am being blatantly honest. I cannot believe the day has come for theses babies of mine to go back to school. I’ve officially got a 5th and 4th grader and our days at our beloved elementary school are winding down [that’s […]

And Just Like That… Back to School is Here

Family + Kids

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Once in a blue moon, one of my beloved retailers brings out the big guns with COLORFUL home finds that make me go weak in the knees. You’ve seen it before with Jungalow and now they are whipping up something truly magical when they debut the Tabitha Brown for Target Home Collection later this weekend! […]

tabitha brown for target

home and food

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It’s no surprise I love a good staycation and Nashville has SO many boutique hotels to choose from with a variety of options any tourist would love to visit that I wanted to start doing a little roundup of some of my favorite locales to add as one of your next places to stay the […]

The Perfect Nash Staycation at the Fairlane Hotel

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