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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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Some things are worth the wait… I know I have ben teasing this collaboration for months without being able to give the exact details, but now I can finally share because it’s LIVE = I collaborated with Walmart and have a collection that just launched exclusively ONLINE TODAY!! Backing up a bit, it’s been more […]

introducing | @nashvilletash at walmart

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I feel like a lot of times, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of social media. For instance, I’ve had lots of other content creators shocked at the idea that I still have an active blog. I know to some it may seem like a time suck, but for me it’s been a […]

let’s get away | shop small with allison ny

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Finally… I got back in the kitchen this past week working on something different in the dinner department. I was meal planning before the weekly grocery store shopping happened and was feeling totally uninspired with what to cook so I turned to Pinterest and some of my go-to cooking accounts for a quick meal to […]

good eats | buffalo chicken pasta bake

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Long time coming… this post took some time to craft and create, but I hope this helps lots of you other tween moms out there. Y’all = the struggle is real when it comes to finding cute, age appropriate, not astronomically expensive clothing for our 10-13 year olds. I feel like I am inundated with […]

all things tween and teen style

Family + Kids

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Round three = let’s do this!!! I have SO enjoyed doing this fitness at 40 series and you guys came up with some fantastic questions to hit me with. Feel free to bookmark all three posts: round one here, round two here, and round three below. As always, I am an open book when it […]

fitness at 40… q+a round three

Fitness

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Denim dreams and stylish seams… you know this gal can NEVER say no to a denim kind of moment. Whether you’re styling a chambray shirt + jeans kind of Canadian tuxedo situation or wanting to go big and bold with a full-on denim jumpsuit, I am HERE for it! Today I’m giving you a few […]

denim days… the ultimate fabric for 2024

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Back again with round two of everything you want to know regarding my current fitness, health and wellness journey at 40. I was so glad to see that last week’s post was so well received and I hope it can offer some long-term advice on how to achieve your goals! If you missed it the […]

fitness at 40 chat | round two q+a

Fitness

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If there is one thing you don’t mess with, it’s my sleep… I am go go go from 6AM to 10PM each and everyday, whether I like it or not, but when that head hits the pillow, it’s time for uber rest + relaxation and I don’t let anyone or anything come in between me […]

waking up with a smile… five tips for a better night of sleep

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I know… there was snow on the ground here in Nashville less than a week ago, but this gal wasn’t made for winter. She was made for taking on spring and strutting her stuff down the sidewalk in something much cuter and more colorful = also known as a spring dress [or five]. Let’s face […]

savvy spring dress style… under $200 fashion finds

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Another one bites the dust!!! Proud wife moment over here because Jeff finally finished his very first home flip + renovation project this past week and it is finally on the market. It’s most certainly been a labor of love over the past 18 months, but it’s ready to make someone else oh so happy. […]

27 old mill… our first house flip project

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This post has been a LONG time coming… I chatted with y’all on Instagram a few weeks ago asking what all you wanted to know about my fitness + health journey over the past year and you were loud + clear = you want ALL the information!! With an overwhelming number of responses, I wanted […]

fitness at 40 chat | round one q+a

Fitness

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I’ll use any holiday as an excuse to assemble some fun surprises for my girls… and of course we all know Valentine’s Day is the next holiYAY coming our way!!! It’s officially time to start thinking of all your loved ones because we are under the 1 month countdown for all the sweet treats to […]

valentine’s day… all the sweet treats + gift guides

fashion + beauty

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New year, fresh resolutions… the best way to start a Friday is with a BIG promotion that just launched at Abercrombie this morning!! You know I’m living in athleisure and all things active until further notice OR spring comes = whichever is first. Their YPB line which stands for ‘Your Personal Best’… one and done […]

your personal best… all the abercrombie active + athleisure

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Another delicious and super sophisticated skillet meal to add to your dinner rotation… again, I’m trying to make the most of our nights at home and serve up some new recipes to our normal menu, getting our girls to TRY new foods, etc. They are very much like me and could eat the same thing […]

good eats | greek meatballs + lemon orzo

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Not only is it the color of my logo and the basis around everything branded for my blog + social media, it’s hands down my favorite color combo ever. You’ll see it scattered throughout my fashion on the regular, in my accessories, pouty pink lips and red nails and even in my home = basically […]

the best color combo… red + pink please

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If you’ve been a longtime blog follower, you know that I opt for a singular word of the year rather than lofty new year’s resolutions. I feel like it’s truly helped me navigate going into a season of life with a clear focus on what I hope to achieve and helps me stay motivated throughout […]

my mantra + word of the year for 2024

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The start of a brand new year means the color-loving peeps at Pantone are releasing their “it” color of 2024… last year it was magic in magenta, but for this all new 25th anniversary debut they chose a new hue that is all about nurturing ourselves + others… a tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, […]

the 2024 color of the year… peach fuzz

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You know what time it is… January 1st has finally arrived, which means everyone is back in the gym, taking down all the Christmas decor aand thinking about removing ALL the excess clutter from their home sweet home. OH YES indeed!! If you’ve participated in my January organization challenges before, you know the drill = […]

the 2024 january organization challenge

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All good things must come to an end… except when Amazon is involved!!! You know I LOVE a good recap post and today I’m checking in one final time in 2023 to give you the goods on what you [and I] shopped most from Amazon the past 12 months. Let’s face it = we are […]

the top amazon favorites | 2023 edition

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It’s been a bit since I shared a side dish recipe worthy of making a fuss over, but I assure you this one is a crowd pleaser in my house… EVEN the kids ask for it by name and I’ll take that as a win if it’s a way to get them eating more vegetables! […]

good eats | bacon wrapped green bean bundles

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Happy bellies make for even happier holidays… last night, one of my besties and I hosted our annual girls’ bunco Christmas party and it was nothing short of seasonal joy with so many of my favorite people gathered around the table! We wanted to whip up a menu made for making all our nearest and […]

good eats | cranberry brie bites

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15 days… that’s all we’ve got friends!!! The Christmas countdown is on and even if I forget, my girls remind me of when Santa comes every single morning [for better or worse I guess]. I’m assuming by now you’ve checked the big anchor gifts off your lists and now the hunt is on for those […]

holiday gift guides | stocking stuffers @ amazon

holiday guides 2023

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SO…. I might just have the best news ever for those of you with kids. Our family assistant, Grace, used to be both of my girls’ 3rd grade teachers [yes I’m grateful and goodness we adore her!] but I have it on good authority that this roundup of gifts includes actual teacher-approved gifts worth giving. […]

holiday guides 2023 | the teacher’s wishlist + all things dirty santa/under $30

holiday guides 2023

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to invite all your friends over for merry moments + festivity to not only attend, but roll out the welcome mat and host a gathering with all your nearest + dearest, too! Sometimes acting as the host feels like it’s filled with one neverending to-do list, so […]

eat, drink + be merry… my fav entertaining holiday tips + hostess gift guide

holiday guides 2023

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Well hello friends! Your native Nashvillian here… checking in to play holiday tour guide today!! I am always happy to share my favorite things about Music City because I think it’s the best place ever, but for this edition, we are talking all things HOLIDAY. The fun outings and events you’ll want to take note […]

A Music City Christmas… Nashville Holiday Festivity

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The one you’ve all been waiting for… this elf has been working overtime for this roundup I assure you! The hardest ones to buy for??? THE GUYS! Especially for those who refuse to give you a list at all [you know the kind, right…] or the ones who just go out and buy it for […]

guys gifts | 2023 men’s holiday happies + jeff’s list

holiday guides 2023

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Send the husbands and significant others my way ladies.. I’ve got you covered! It’s time to get down to business, making your list and checking it twice and get them to actually shop ahead of time [for once] and get you the goods you want, instead of what ever is left over at the store […]

what women want + my christmas wishlist | holiday gift guides 2023

holiday guides 2023

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It’s the best time of the year… also known as stay in my pajamas and sleigh the shopping from home-sweet-home time!! Hopping on here today to share the love of my go-to destination when it comes to sleepwear and all the comfy accessories = Soma Intimates. Year round, they serve as my sleepwear headquarters, but […]

a soma kind of holiday

holiday guides 2023

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I know, it’s the ones you’ve been waiting for!!! A little over a month until the jolly jolly elf makes his way down your chimney so it’s time to put the pedal to the meal and get to shopping for the littlest ones on your list. All the gifts + goodies from babies to teens […]

holiday gift guide 2023 | babies and kids, tween + teen and my girls’ wishlists too

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More than a decade… that’s how long I’ve been shopping with Minted. They’ve been on a mission from day one to be an inclusive brand offering exceptional art from creatives around the world, and they’ve never failed me when it comes to all things art, custom gifts for friends + family and of course our […]

make it minted… our 2023 christmas cards

holiday guides 2023

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You know our motto in the south: “if it ain’t moving, monogram it”… this runs loud and clear when it comes to all things personalized + pretty and gift giving! Make it custom, make it cute = the sentiment when you’re shopping for unique gifts with a bit of a special touch. Today I’m sharing […]

holiday gift guide 2023 | perfectly personalized

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Never have I been so excited to spread some much needed holiday cheer!! I’ve said goodbye to all things fall in exchange for something special as we debut my 9th collection with the girl gang at Shop Avara today! It’s your time to shine this Christmas, and be the life of every party you walk […]

merry + bright… my 2023 avara holiday collection

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Deck those halls with boughs of holly, festivity and fun… the gift guides keep on coming and this one is sure to brighten the spaces in your home, especially when it comes to the trees! Not only am I featuring favorite ways to top the tree, but I’ve got your goods for the mantle as […]

holiday gift guide 2023 | all things home

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Three cheers for making it to FRIDAY and another holiday gift guide to send you on your way this weekend!!! This time, we are talking all the ORNAMENTS and there are hundreds scattered between the trees all throughout our house. Yep, I’ve gone nuts and I have 7 trees and Jeff thinks I’m crazy but […]

holiday gift guide 2023… all the ornaments

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November is FINALLY here, which means Black Friday is creeping closer and closer! People are eyeing ALL the sales so they can get to shopping for their loved ones + friends and saving money all at the same time. Lucky for us, my longtime friends from ABLE at treating us to the Black Friday sale […]

holiday gift guide 2023… it’s black friday at able

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Everyone has been asking for me to come out with a new statement stack with my ladies at Allie + Bess just in time for holiday gift giving and today we are excited to get to debut our all new design called the All of the Lights Stack! One thing I love about this all […]

gifts worth giving… my newest allie + bess stack

holiday guides 2023

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Alright, alright, alright… let’s get down to business and start splashing merriment and cheer wherever we can. I’m always an early to the party kind of gal so it should come as no shock that I’m ready to start spreading the holiday cheer NOW! First up, seasonal sippers in the form of all things MUGS. […]

2023 holiday gift guide | merry mugs

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When our new family assistant, Grace, started back in August, she came up with the idea of Jeff and I sitting down with her at the end of each week to make sure we have all ducks in a row for the week ahead and it’s been absolutely amazing for our overall producitivity and family […]

our end of the week check-in!

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You know Shopbop has ALWAYS been one of my go-to online retailers for the best in high style + fabulous fashions and right now they are stepping up their fall game with a huge sitewide sale where you can save up to 25% off your order. Starting with 15% off when you spend $200, 20% […]

shopbop style… up to 25% off

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I first rounded up my favorite ORANGE looks back in August before football season officially kicked off… but now that we have cooler temps and it’s finally FALL Y’ALL, it’s officially time to whip out some newness for the late evening games and early morning tailgating times! You know I am all for sporting everything […]

all things orange… sweater edition

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Ohhhh yes… I may be on vacation, but I made sure to work some magic and prep for the latest shopping savvy steals + deals = it’s officially Prime Big Deal Days for the next two days at our dear Amazon!! What is Prime Big Deal Days? Similar to the summer’s famous Prime Days, Big […]

amazon prime big deal days

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I am ALL in when it comes to seasonal baking, therefore I am SUPER thankful everyone in my family is pumpkin obsessed… or else I’d have to disown them!! My latest creation is in the form of these delciously tasty muffins [by way of Sugar Cooking]: the perfect brunch snack and/or tailgating treat. I will […]

good eats | pumpkin cheesecake muffins

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Back with another brief, yet TOTALLY amazing roundup of favorites for all things Splurge versus Steal, the fall 2023 edition! Everyone loves a good look for less, myself included, and these are sure to be musts to add to your cart when you see the price differences on the goodies I hunted down to share […]

splurge versus steal… fall 2023

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Last month, I got the chance to head way out west to spend time with some of my favorite people and the entire Toyota team as we took on Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a few days. When it comes to Toyota, they definitely go big before going home and I couldn’t wait to check out […]

jackson hole wyoming: a girls’ getaway guide

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No matter the season I always feel FABULOUS when I am wearing something special from the iconic print master from Brazil… othwerwise known as Farm Rio! I’ve been a long-term lover of this brand and I adore their motto “Dress in Happiness” = seems like a match made in heaven if you ask me! Their […]

a fabulous fall in farm rio

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I told you it was going to be a HUGE trend for fall and I am so glad the atmosphere was listening loud + clear when it comes to short sleeve sweater weather. For us southerners, we are ready to embrace all things autumn when September rolls around, but sometimes our forecast says otherwise = […]

the short of it… a fall trend i’m falling for

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I’ll be honest… I’m not a huge fan of calling something you bake a “dump cake”, however it is what it is and hard to find another name for a yummy treat where you literally mix all ingredients together and bake it up in right about an hour. Seasonal flavors are finally here and I […]

good eats | lazy day pumpkin dump cake

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Shoppers take note.. it’s time to stock up on all things fall, autumn essentials and maybe even start some holiday gift shopping as well = why you ask?? It’s the semi-annual LTK sale! Exclusive to the LTK app, a major shopping moment you don’t want to miss, and some of my favorite brands [like Abercrombie, […]

it’s here… shop the LTK fall 2023 sale

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Ohhhh September coming in HOT with the Amazon favorites this month!!! We’ve been working lots behind-the-scenes revamping my Amazon Storefront to help make it easier to shop all my Amazon must-buy’s and try’s so you can always bookmark that for reference as well. But let’s get right down to the nitty gritty on things making […]

september 2023 amazon favorites

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I first began this blog idea last fall and it was one of my most read posts for the entire year [see the original post here]… I know it can be super overwhelming trying to find the perfect outfits for your upcoming family portraits with your favorite photographer so I am back for another edition […]

styling the family for fall 2023 pictures

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Back with another crowd favorite… and family approved by my picky crew so you know it’s a good one!!! I first found this recipe on my friend Anne Snow’s Instagram last week and instantly saved it to try = easy finds from the grocery and many things I already had in the pantry = a […]

good eats | slow cooker honey chicken soy ramen

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It’s here, it’s here… time to say bye to boredom this season because my 8th collection with the gals over at Shop Avara is FINALLY here!! A contemporary touch to the traditional fall styles, my brand new debut = perfectly titled, Spice Things Up, has fall fun written all over it. Packed with 15 key […]

spice things up… my fall 2023 collection with shop avara

Life + Style

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It’s timeless with a twist and everything I love about everyone’s favorite shapewear, but now I’m sure you’ve seen Spanx has gone and expanded their collection into denim, active, workwear and weekend essentials too. SO many fab silhouettes for fall that I wanted to hop on today to share a few new favorite finds with […]

spanx style for fall… timeless with a twist

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Another easy weeknight recipe… it seems like that is all I can make these days with our after-school dance and cheer schedule. Thank gosh someone invented crock pots because they’ve become my absolute saving grace as of late. Plus, now that we are inching towards fall and soup season, I have a feeling I’ll be […]

good eats: crock pot lasagna

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Some things are absolutely worth the wait and these pictures are just that. The greatness that is L’Amour de Paris has gone and done it again with our family’s photoshoot and day in the life video from when we were in Venice back in June and I’ve been itching to share these images + video… […]

our family photo + video keepsakes from venice

Travel

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It’s been looming over our heads for more than a year and I know when I post this I am subjecting myself to lots of critiquing because parents get really fired up about these types of conversations, but before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to note we talked a lot about this […]

teen talk… getting a phone + our family contract

Family + Kids

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It’s been QUITE a long time since I’ve typed out one of these posts… but better late than never. I have to be honest, I was great at reading the first part of 2023 and now I am stuck in a funk trying to find some new titles. BUT you all came through yet again […]

books i’ve read in 2023

Life + Style

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Nothing like a fun little Amazon roundup to make your Monday better… am I right?? SO many all new favorite finds to add to your next shopping spree with this month’s latest and greatest = from home sweet home to fashionable finds to look your best, I’m linking all my essentials + must-haves for you […]

all things amazon | august 2023 edition

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Autumn is inching closer and closer which means it’s time to start refreshing the closet and integrating transitional pieces + classic fall basics! Even though true fall temps here in Nashville won’t be around until mid-to-late October, that doesn’t mean our closets can’t start welcoming all the fun fall prints, colors and materials… a girl […]

easing into early fall with jcrew

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Last week I gave you the full play-by-play on all our Rome adventures and now I am back to follow up with everything pertaining to the Floating City, otherwise known as Venice… and personally my favorite city in Italy. In four days, we were able to spend our time walking the city streets, exploring the […]

our travels to venice… the full recap

Travel

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Everyone LOVES a good splurge versus save, myself included. I’ve been wearing this Free People inspired sweater set in all the colors on repeat as of late, and many of you have been asking for more stellar + savvy finds from Amazon that give the look of FP for a fraction of the price… Case […]

splurge versus save… free people look for less

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How in the world has it been over a month since we headed across the pond to our favorite country to celebrate Carson’s 10th birthday?? I know I have made you wait long enough for the official recap posts so I thought it would be easier to divide them by cities: first Rome and then […]

our adventures in rome

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Here it is… earlier this week I officially check a new box when filling out medical forms!! Yep, a new decade because this gal is the big 4-0 [a few days late]. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been anxious about this birthday since the day I turned 39 = I guess there is just […]

looking forty-ward

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Oh goodness… I know all the photshopped and retouched pictures of glamorous models and such can be fun to look at, but when it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it much better to see real-time pictures, videos and in-store try-ons showing what these pieces look on us normal peeps = you feel me??? I […]

the official 2023 nsale try-on

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… it’s Christmas in July which means it’s NSALE season. This year’s Anniversary Sale is officially open for ICON + AMBASSADOR members and then the different cardholder levels begin the following day… Influencers up next and then everyone can shop on July 17th if you’re not a Nordstrom […]

the 2023 nsale… my top picks + sale details

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Happy days are here again… because it’s officially AMAZON PRIME DAY!!! Two days full of incredible deals and steals across millions of products at Amazon = think fun fashion finds for the entire family, home sweet home essentials to make life easier, and of course all the beauty buys to score now during the big […]

2023 amazon prime day deals

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I LOVE nothing more than product design… it gets me fired up and allows me to use the creative side of my brain to come up with something fabulolus and then bring it to you to share in the fun and today I’ve got an all new debut with my ladies at Social Threads that […]

the accessory queen is back… my all new debut with social threads

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I vote for lots of travel, stamps on your passports, adventures around to your favorite destination this summer… that means it’s time for some fabulous warm weather splurge versus save finds!! No need to spend so much on the cutest in fashion, accessories and more… it’s time to save so you can spend your earnings […]

splurge versus save summer 2023

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In English it means until we meet again. In Italian, it means hello Rome and Venice, we are coming for you. A little belated, but today we jet set off on another adventure across the pond to Italy to celebrate Carson’s 10th birthday! Italy is hands down my favorite country we have ever visited and […]

Arrivederci… off we go to Italy!

Travel

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Not even half way through the month yet, and I am already stepping it up with an all new assortment of must-shop Amazon deals, steals and things you need to know about for the month of June… you all LOVED the May installment [especially the fashion] so I looked long and hard to find even […]

amazon june 2023

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Did you think I’d fallen off the map??? I know it’s been a bit since I’ve been on the blog, but I figured it’s FRIDAY and that’s reason in of itself for a little pop in… Cool in cotton, it’ the go-to material of summer… keeping me easy breezy and feeling fine! JCrew always comes […]

summer vibes with jcrew

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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

fashion + beauty

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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

home and food

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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

food and drink

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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…

Life + Style

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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…

fashion + beauty

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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

Travel

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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

fashion + beauty

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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

home and food

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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

Family + Kids

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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

fashion and beauty

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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

fashion and beauty

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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

home and food

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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

Life + Style

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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

Travel

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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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