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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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In the summertime, there are far less rules in our house… less days the girls have to make their bed, less days they need to eat balanced meals and let’s be honest, I might get a little crazy and venture off the normal straight and narrow, too. Afterall, I only get 18 summers with my […]

our 2024 summer bucket list

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A long time coming since I celebrated my actual 16-year blogging anniversary back in late April, but better late than never, especially after the month of mayheim, otherwise known as May. You guys submitted SO many questions and it was hard going through them all and selecting just 16 to answer here. But I wanted […]

16 questions for 16 years of blogging

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Ready to hit the refresh button on some stellar summertime sundresses?? You’re not alone… whether you’re paying low and keeping it simple this season or wanting to get all dolled up in a fresh + fab mini must, it’s time to clear out the old clutter and make way for new dresses for long summer […]

summertime sundresses under $200

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I’m still here I promise!!! Getting back in the kitchen has been a struggle these past few months = I’ll be honest, I was surviving and nowhere near thriving, but now that summer is here and our evenings are a bit less hectic, I’m hoping to whip up more of our family favorite recipes and […]

good eats | slow cooker italian chicken

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We made it through the month of mayheim otherwise known as May!!!! But now I am staring down June which is full of birthdays, anniversaries, and of course FATHER’S DAY, too… yep it’s time to get shopping. I’ll be honest, shopping for the men is always one of the hardest challenges when it comes to […]

gifts for the guys we love | father’s day guide

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Summer and reading just go hand in hand… not sure if it’s because our schedule is a little more relaxed during the lazy days of summertime or that we spend a good amount of time lakeside/at the beach/by the pool, but we all read more during the months of June and July [myself included!!]= far […]

what a novel idea! summer reading for middle schoolers

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More newness by way of shopping small and this is an all new installment of another brand to take note of… when I think of May I think summer and this brand truly exudes fun seasonal style. Beach Cafe has everything you need for a tropical vacay getaway or if you’re perched up by the […]

Shop Small | Beach Cafe

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Cue the fireworks… its time to celebrate all things red, white, and blue! A long holiday weekend is fast approaching… it’s the unofficial kick-off to all things summer and I for one am ready to take the shoes off, spend some time outside porch sitting, relaxing on the dock watching the sunset at the lake […]

star spangled style… red, white and new

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Two big debuts in one week??? Yes… you know I live by the motto “go big or go home” so let’s get right down to this all new duo of dreamy accessories that just launched online this morning with my gal pals at ALLIE + BESS. We’ve been hard at work, crafting not one but […]

stacked for summer | my new arm candy + necklace with allie + bess

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My favorite season is almost here…. summer is officially in sight and the Shop Avara team and I are warming up the weather with everything bright + bold! It’s time to debut my all new collection and it’s your best chance to JUST ADD COLOR into your everyday summer wardrobe. From playful pinks to vibrant […]

just add color… my summer 2024 avara debut

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You know I can never say no to Shopbop, but when they go and set up an early summer sales event, it’s like things just instantly get added into my cart and I have to say YES! I know we are all on the hunt for fabulous warm weather styles AND when we can save […]

a little summer sale shopping at shopbop

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Summer is coming and so is the season to wear all things colorful and happy. Reddy or not?? The next color crush that’s already got its hold on me… TOMATO RED! An all new color story for the month of May = ripe for the picking pretties that all contain one of my go-to hues […]

color crush | tomato red

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‘Tis the season for gifting… no, it’s not Christmas all over again, but it’s the month of mayhem, otherwise known the month of Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation and Graduation and I don’t know about you, but I have lots of people to shop for. You know I will never leave you high and dry when […]

All the Spring Gift Guides

Life + Style

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In the efforts to always be upfront and honest with you all, it’s no secret that I’ve been on a skincare journey the past few years= undoing lots of the early adulthood damage I did to my body [hello, I worked at a tanning bed AKA horrible idea] and I’ve been on the hunt for […]

red light therapy… the currentbody LED mask

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It’s a linen love story… baby just say yes!! Staying cool + crisp all season long, I’m here today talking all things I adore about my favorite warm weather fabric = LINEN. Minimalistic and super chic, it’ll take you to all new heights this spring as a seasonal mainstay you can style over and over […]

a love story… lovely in linen

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Just when we are getting used to the official signs of spring, summer is already sneaking up right around the corner!! My inbox is overflowing with all the fun warm weather trends to watch, but I’ve fallen hard for the paisley + preppy style the entire cast of Palm Royale has been serving up over […]

perfectly chic for palm royale

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If you follow along via social media, you probably know by now that we are thick in the dance competition season over in our world right now. It officially “kicks off” in January with our first comp and then we finish this dance year at the end of June with our nationals in Ohio… so […]

life in the dance lane… the full q+a

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An all new month and an all new shop small feature here on the blog… my way to pay it forward to those incredible women who are following their dreams, all while helping me look stylish when I walk out of the door everyday. I’ve had SO much fun with this new series and it […]

bight, bold + happy | shop small with crosby by mollie burch

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It’s back and bigger than ever = the semi-annual Sephora sale is officially LIVE! Just as in season’s past, the sale is a tiered level by status based on your Sephora Insider level [easy to find out on your account online, too]. Rouge friends = you are up first today–April 5th and it’s GO time to save […]

the 2024 sephora spring event

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It’s been almost three weeks since we returned from our most recent getaway to Turks and Caicos and I’m not going to lie… I’m already itching to book another trip for the family ASAP. Not only was it one of our most favorite spring break trips to date, but the fact that we really got […]

travel time | turks and caicos for spring break

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Back with another installment of all things color crush… last time we left off, we chatted all things black and white and now we are moving onto a staple seasonal color for spring + summer: a touch of turquoise! Inspired by one of the most versatile semi-precious stones, turquoise takes the cake when it comes […]

color crush | totally turquoise

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There is nothing more powerful than a power suit… but now since I work from home that comes by way of a casual, yet sophisticated sets. Y’all most likely know by now that I am always one that gravitates towards a matching set = perfect for styling separately or together to make outfitting even easier, […]

all set for success

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I’ve started a new series here on the blog and it all started last month with another shop small feature. Basically, I want to start showcasing more small brands + shops and this is my way to pay it forward and also share some stellar styles with you all as well. Case in point… I’m […]

fully in bloom | shop small with beyond by vera

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Go big or go home!! My motto for all things spring and of course when some of my favorite retailers and brands participate in this exclusive LTK app sale, it’s definitely worth sharing with each of you. For those that may be new to the LTK sale, here are the high-level details: Starting today, March […]

shop it now… the spring 2024 ltk sale

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A brand new beginning… the 10th collection with my incredible team at Shop Avara and we are just getting started!! I’ve been dreaming of this debut for weeks now, counting down the days until it was LIVE and your wish is my command my friends = it’s finally here, live and in living color. We […]

A New Beginning – Avara Spring 2024

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It’s been a little more than a week since I returned home from my fast + furious adventure out west to Scottsdale… one of my absolute most favorite cities to visit. It was my second time to take on Arizona as an adult and I fall more in love with this place each time I […]

travel time | a guide to scottsdale, arizona

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Just a little more than a month to go until the bunny brings the pastel sweetness as we celebrate Easter on Sunday, March 31st. With it being much earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to hop on and share everything to style, sport, and gift for the happiest and most colorful holiday in spring. It’s […]

the hunt is on… all things elevated for easter

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You know I am normally a girl that brings the bold + bright wherever she goes, but today I’m here to talk about a fun colorway for all of us who also enjoy everything in black + white… Not only is it the very definition of simplicity in one color combo, but it’s super chic […]

color crush… behold the black + white

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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

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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

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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

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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

Life + Style

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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

holiday guides 2023

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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

holiday guides 2023

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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

holiday guides 2023

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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

holiday guides 2023

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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

holiday guides 2023

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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

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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

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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

fashion + beauty

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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!

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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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