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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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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

holiday guides 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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One of my goals for this year has been to read a book a month. I could’ve set some lofty goal for myself, but I was attemtping to be practical and I am making it happen. 6 books in 6 months and almost done with July’s book as well. Reading before bed totally helps me […]

good reads… books i read the first half of 2022

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Tell me this caption makes you start singing “when I wake up in the morning”… yep, brings back my childhood love affair of Zach Morris that’s for sure! This post has been one many of you have been asking for as I know you’re knee deep in back to school preparations for your littles, too. […]

saved by the bell… back to school style

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Guess who’s back?!?!?! Making your weekday happier and trying to help you shop smartly + much more savvy with with an all new Amazon favorites feature here on the blog!! One of everyone’s favorite monthly installments is back with a TON of fashionable finds that won’t break the bank, random assortments of items that are […]

amazon favorites | july 2022 edition

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Adding another destination to our list of family friendly places we’ve visited. Lucky for us, we were heading to Myrtle Beach for Carson’s national dance championships and so we wanted to make it a majorly fun family trip out of this adventure and that’s exactly what we did. Needless to say, it was a trip […]

family fun in myrtle beach, south carolina

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In the summertime, salad reigns for what I want to bring to a friends’ house for a cookout or something I can whip up easily for dinner to pair along what Jeff makes on the grill. I went to Recipe Runner for this absolutely delish side salad [or a main entree if you add a […]

good eats | berry pesto pasta salad

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I’ve been wanting to do this for almost a year and I finally bit the bullet. Long story short: my previous website design + overall branding never got “finished” and I felt as though it was just a placeholder for the time being. If you’ve been here for the long haul, you know my former […]

the new look of hello happiness

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I know it’s still July and the back to school chaos seems like it’s lightyears away, but in reality our kids go back oh so soon, which means teachers and staff are already prepping their classrooms, making their wishlists and I’m hoping we can help some incredible friends out there to fulfill their classoom needs. […]

giving back for good… the 2022 teacher wish lists

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Oh goodness, I know real time pictures, videos and try-ons help when you’re shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because it can get WAY overwhelming when you’re searching hundreds of slae pages online and everything starts looking OH so somilar… so I am attempting to streamline your shopping experience and make this easy peasy and painless! […]

my official 2022 nsale try-on

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It’s back… everyone’s favorite mid-summer sale where you can preview the latest and greatest for fall AND save big! Known as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it’s the time to stock up and save on BRAND NEW ARRIVALS for everything under the sun, including sweaters + cardigans, sneakers + boots, all the active + athleisure, fun […]

the nordstrom sale 2022 edition… my top picks

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She did it… and by she I mean ME! I didn’t think I was going to have the time to round up another version of everyone’s favorite Splurge Vs. Save before we left for our big nationals dance trip but it happened and it’s a GOOD one. I love a fab designer dupe when you […]

june 2022 amazon favorites

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Pillow perfection… they come in many forms and it’s one of my most favorite ways to integrate texture, shape, color and pattern into any ordinary space. And since summer has us wanting to entertain outdoors as much as possible and spend plenty of mornings sipping coffee on the patio, I thought it was high time […]

outdoor pillows for a stellar oasis

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The kitchen is FINALLY open again… I’ll admit I’ve not been in the mood to cook for quite awhile. Honestly, when you’re playing chauffeur to the kids 5 days a week and you’re not at home to eat together, it usually has us grabbing meals on the go or making something speedy once we are […]

good eats | kale and brussel sprout salad

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Wake me up before you go go!! The only thing I want to do this weekend is catch up on some major SLEEP… Carson’s birthday sleepover festivities are tonight so there’s a very slim chance of that happening, but one can wish, right?!?! Not to mention the fact that it’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so […]

sweet dreams are made of these

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Temps near 100 this week in Nashville means summer has ARRIVED… but a long as it’s going to be hot + humid, you can at least look cool and put together with a simple summer sundress [or two]. I just checked out the all new June debut from BuddyLove… one of the best southern, boho […]

the june debut with buddylove

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You know I have been a fan of Walmart’s Gap Home line since it debuted, but now it’s gotten even better as they’ve introduced a brand new kid’s line and it’s serving up all things cuteness and color!! The prices in this collection truly can’t be beat and the quality is just as good. I […]

summer refresh with gap kids home

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When I dip you dip, we dip! Swim season is in full effect over here and I am living for days by the pool, spent lounging at the lake and of course I’m counting down the days until I am beachside with my babies in tow. There is ALWAYS a reason to style up new […]

life is cool by the pool… summer style with jcrew

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If you’ve been here for the long run, you know I used to match my minis every chance I could get. Yeah, those times are LONG gone and so are the days where I had the ultimate say as to what they would wear when walking out of the house each day. They truly have […]

styled by caroline… what 10 year olds want to wear

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You know I LOVE a good deal and steal king of holiday… and it seems like many of my go-to brands and retailers have been thinking the exact same thing = they want to show you the savings to kick off summer in a big way. So here is a roundup of ALL the incredible […]

all the memorial day sales

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Oh goodness how has it been 5 months since I’ve done a proper Amazon Favorites on the blog?!?! It used to be a monthly installment you all begged for, but let’s be honest, life got busy and it fell to the backburner BUT I assure you it’s back in a BIG way to kick off […]

may amazon favorites

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One of the best sales of the year has arrived… the Serena & Lily Memorial Day Sale! it is oh so rare to find a sitewide sale from this beloved retailer so you’ll want to take full advantage of the 20% OFF and stock up on all your must haves for the summer season. They […]

Serena & Lily Style… The Annual Memorial Day Sale

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Talk about a hump day sensation… my dear friend Cassie from Hi Sugarplum has launched her long-awaited Hello Summer Collection with the gang from Gibsonlook and I’ll be honest when I say it’s totally worth the wait! Starting with from bold colors of the Caribbean island Curacao and Cassie’s love of travel, it’s a dreamworthy […]

hello summer… hi sugarplum x gibsonlook

fashion + beauty

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If you’ve been following along via Instagram, you have seen us traveling down to the beach, back and forth over the past few months as we worked our magic to make another beachside property a bit more HAPPY otherwise known as The House of Palms 30a. [see my first announcement blog post and inspriation board […]

the big reveal | the house of palms 30a

home design

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It’s no wonder I was born in summer… it’s the season I count down to all year and it’s almost here!! Sure, it doesn’t “technically” begin until June, but around these parts it feels like the warm weather is here to stay so it’s time to officially step into summer feeling like your best dressed […]

the colors of summer … my newest hello happiness x avara launch

fashion and beauty

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Short season is here!!! Get those gorgeous legs out from under those pesky pants and let them breathe a litle bit in summer. For me, that means lots of sprints + cardio coupled with squats and lunges for good measure = legs have always been my problem area so I have to keep at it […]

the long and short of it

fashion + beauty

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There is something to say about a retailer I started shopping in my early 20’s and still love it even now… it’s classic, stylish, budget friendly and their new arrivals NEVER fail me when I’m on the hunt for adorable dresses + rompers, savvy separates to mix and match and of course accessories made for […]

loving life in loft

fashion and beauty

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I gravitate towards the color… no surprise there. But your anything but basic black and white ensemble can make a major moment with your daily style too and today’s blog post is showing you the ways to step up and make neutrals look even more fashion forward in fun + interesting ways. Never a dull […]

anything but basic black and white

fashion and beauty

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Let’s be honest, all I want for Mother’s Day is a day to sleep in, rest and relax… and then repeat it all over again! Gone are the days where I dreamed of extravagant gifts = just give me the calm and not so chaotic and I’ll be one happy mama. You feel me or […]

mother’s day 2022… gifts worth gifting

Family + Kids

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Saturday May 7th… mark your calendars!!! Not only is it a big weekend for us mamas out there, but it’s themost exciting two minutes of sports, otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby. Gone are the days where we used to tailgate it up at our local Steeplechase soiree, but I know many of you are […]

and they are off to the races… my go-to derby day looks

fashion + beauty

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Years in the making… basically since we released my Camo Neoprene Tote way back in 2020, the ladies at Social Threads and I started brainstorming about a way to make the beloved bag even bigger + better AND perfect for weekend getaways. So, finally we put pen to paper, got to drawing and working on […]

the perfect weekender… my newest debut with social threads

fashion and beauty

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BONJOUR!!! I think it’s going to be a LONG time before I call myself fluent in French or anything along those lines, but we gave it our best shot when we visited Paris for Spring Break and I think I am still euphoric about the entire trip… I’ll be honest, I had high expectations, but […]

a postcard from paris.. our recap from the city of love

Travel

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It’s no secret how much I adore Judith March and all they have to offer. After years of working with their wonderful team with try-ons, photoshoots and highlighting other products I love to give AND receive, I am honored and excited to share that I have collaborated with the them to bring you two of […]

getting custom + cute with judith march

fashion and beauty

jcrew mommy and me favorites featured by Hello Happiness

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Sometimes they will appease me and it seems to be getting more rare by the day, but this mama will take any matching mommy and me opportunity she can get.. hey, beggars can’t be choosers afterall! Our latest looks hail from the classic, all-American style that is JCrew and to make matters even more exciting, […]

jcrew mommy and me favorites

fashion + beauty

diff eyewear sunglasses styled by top Nashville fashion blogger, Hello Happiness.

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It’s true… I am a sunglasses hoarder. Depending on my mood, I’ll pull a pair of aviators if I’m feeling classic, a little more cat eye for the fashion forward, or something totally fun + playful for outside adventures. Case in point, today’s post is dedicated to all things DIFF EYEWEAR. I’ve worn their sunglasses […]

the shade of it all: diff eyewear sunglasses

fashion and beauty

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