Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WMTH Edits: Wedges

I recently showed off my new Vince Espadrille Wedges, which are just one of the pairs I keep in constant rotation this time of year.  It seems that if I'm not in flats, I'm in wedges.  Being 5'3", I love the extra height they allow without killing my feet.  There is still something alluring about a sexy stiletto, but for comfort, you can't beat a wedge.  Here are some of my picks for this summer!






Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MaydayMaydayMayday

Who else feels like they are drowning in a sea of baseball games, ballet rehearsals, science fair, children's chorus, puppy pee, and end of the year parties? Living on a prayer and chicken on a stick from the ballpark concession stand? WE ARE! May gets the award for being the craziest month of the year.  We are making it through with our eyes on the prize. The prize being the end of school and a long Memorial Day weekend at the beach.  No practices or alarms clocks allowed!  Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, just ready for the pace to slow down a bit. Hang in there friends! Carefree days ahead.

My son, Wyatt
Emily's oldest son, Hudson
Virginia and Ava in their costumes from "The Jungle Scene," Pensacola Children's Chorus Showtime 2016.
Sally was able to visit us backstage and help make some deliveries.
I received so many compliments on my Lauren Milmine necklace!

Mother's Day dinner at Atlas after Virginia finished performance #3 of Showtime.
Pearl. Don't let that face fool you. She's not. that. innocent.
Our sweet lawn care man built this hut for Sally after he cut down all the lower limbs from the trees
making them very difficult to climb.
He felt so bad but the grass really needed some more sunlight to survive!
I relish moments of peace like this one when Sally said, "I'm just going to attach myself to you and go to sleep."


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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Current/Elliot Dress With Vince Espadrilles



Several weeks ago when we were in New Orleans for Jazz Fest, I spent some time in Saks on a mission to find a casual, comfortable day dress.  This one Current/Elliot fit the bill perfectly.  With the heat of a Florida summer knocking at my door, I needed easy and breezy.  I love the subtle tie-dyed look of the color blocking, and of course, I love anything that is black and gray.  This purchase was a no-brainer.  The Vince espadrilles were another story.  I tried them on, thought about them, tried them on again, and finally after a successful night at the casino...I bought them!  I love their looks, but I have to be honest, I don't feel really stable in them.  I actually fell in the streets of New Orleans - not my finest moment.  It was raining.  I was by myself.  I felt so pathetic.  It took me a little while before I wanted to venture out in them again, but alas, I have.





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Friday, May 6, 2016

Five on Friday



I love doing Five on Friday posts because I enjoy sharing recent discoveries that I have made.  I know it will come as a shock but this post does not contain ONE THING from Sephora! You will find out why so read on...

#1
Obviously, the tassel trend is huge right now and I finally decided to jump on board.  I found this clutch at Target and could not pass by without throwing it in my cart.  The straw bag is adorable too.  Both are cute and guilt free at $19 and $34!

#2
Our friend Laura carries Tkees at her store, Bluetique.  They have become my favorite flip flops and a must have for me the past few summers.  I picked up my pair for this summer yesterday.  The quality is much better than your average flip flop and one pair gets me through the summer.  

#3
I was introduced to the line Misa when I was shopping at Tulipano in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. I bought the dress version of this top (here).  I have to admit that when I tried it on, I did not realize that it is meant to be worn off the shoulder.  It looks cute with the sleeves up too.  I have worn off the shoulder tops with elastic and they never seem to stay in place.  Does anyone else have that problem?  

#4
Okay, these little earrings from H&M are adorable.  My daughter and I went crazy when we saw them in the store.  At about $6 per pack they are a steal.  I started gravitating toward studs when my children were younger and I am staying there for the unforeseeable future.  If you have ever had a young child grap and yank on a dangling earring, you will understand!

#5

I was recently introduced to Beauty Counter by a friend in Tallahassee.  Check out their mission if you have any interest in natural makeup and skincare.  I did not realize that the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.  The European Union has banned 1,300 ingredients to our 11.  Check out my friend's page (here).  I know she would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Beauty Counter products.  I have tried a lot of the products and recently purchased the Uplifting Day Cream, Radiance Firming Complex, and the Restorative Night Cream.  I would buy it all if I could!  

Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 






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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Beach Bound With Uncommon Goods


With school coming to a close, I'm counting down to the lazy days of summer spent on the beach or by the pool.  The water is not quite warm enough for me yet, but Traci and I have already enjoyed a little time in the sun.  We headed out to the beach the other day with our girls for a little fun in the sun, plus we wanted to give our new beach bags a try.  Traci and I were recently introduced to a website that features unique items designed by emerging artists.  Uncommon Goods has tons of interesting pieces that you won't see anywhere else.  Plus, with Mother's Day, graduation and wedding season upon us, there is a great selection of gifts for mom, grads, brides, bridesmaids and more.




The Woven Daily Crossbody Bag makes the perfect beach bag for one, yet is not too big to carry up to lunch on the boardwalk or out for drinks at a beach bar.  I was able to get my towel, a water bottle, magazines and more into the bag.


One lesson I learned the hard way is to keep your sunscreen in a separate little pouch in your beach bag.  Let's just say that iPhones don't work well when sunscreen seeps in through the earpiece.  I found this toiletry bag on Uncommon Goods, and I loved the pretty design.  The artist sends her woodblock carvings to India to have them printed by fair-trade artisans.  The bag is the perfect size to hold all my sunscreens and keep my electronics safe.



They couldn't resist sticking their toes in the water, but it was cold for these two Florida girls!

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