Friday, May 25, 2012

Dancing Queens!

Well these girls totally upstaged me this week. So I figured I would share them in their dancing gear, which outdoes my style any day! I was so proud of them last Saturday as they performed in their dance recital!

Now on to Memorial Day weekend, BBQs, sun, fun and family! What are your plans??

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Newport Beach Getaway!

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Check out this Visit Newport Beach video as well for a better idea of the atmosphere! When you have watched it, let me know what activities you would LOVE to try! Have you ever visited a town that looked this much fun? My kids would love relaxing on the beach, surfing, and eating. I myself would LOVE the opportunity to check out the local boutiques! 

Make sure you take a minute to check out the kids camp information on the Newport Beach website! So many eclectic options available that your kids are sure to love! 

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Color Me Gray!

Top: My friend Trisha's Closet

FL Necklace: Maya Brenner, Beads: Stella & Dot & Vintage 

Shoes J. Crew
Who says gray can't be exciting for summer?? I threw on some colorful accessories to jazz up this otherwise rainy day look! And, I am not going to's just plain comfy! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! XO

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Top & Shoes: Target, Shorts J. Crew Outlet, Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Short post, wearing shorts! Have a GREAT Thursday!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shout Out to the Poor Porker!

I would like to direct your attention to my stylin' friend Robyn of the Poor Porker! Not only do she and Jarrid make the most delectable beignets, but she has been rocking some awesome style shoots lately! So watch this video by one of my associates, Indie Atlantic Films, and then go visit their blog to check out Robyn's amazing style. I for one, am so happy that they brought their rugged, swanky selves to Lakeland!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Something Old

My Mother's Day gift from my Mother. They were my Grandmother's.

Celebration at the little's preschool!
Sometimes receiving something old, is so much better than something new. For over a year now, I have watched my mother clean out the house that belonged to my Grandparents who have gone on to be with the Lord. She has not been packing up "stuff",  but packing up a lifetime of memories. The things that I see loaded in boxes were once hung in hallways or displayed on shelves for years and years.

My Mother's Day didn't actually go as planned. My daughter was sick, and my husband had to stay home from church with her, then he set the grill on fire WITH our food on it, and he had to be on a plane at 4pm for a presentation this morning. But, even amongst the chaos, when I sat back and watched my kids playing yesterday, I couldn't help but smile. I have so much to be thankful for in this role that God gave me as mom.

Opening the gift from my mother was the highlight of my day. Memories passed down from generation to generation. Reminders of the awesome mother my grandmother was, and the amazing mother that my mom became-what an awesome example they are for me! I hope you all enjoyed your day as mothers and with your mothers! I am feeling blessed!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Peachy Keen!

Dress: J. Crew (old), Shoes: loft, 
How's your day? Mine is just peachy! Happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Back to Business!

Top: Marshall's steal,  Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Jewelry: Mixed,
Wedges: MIA , Sunnies: Marc Jacobs

Back to work and to reality after spending a weekend in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. What a beautiful place to relax and play. Perfect for a wedding and spending time with dear friends and family. As you can see by the pictures, it was hard to leave. How was your weekend?

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Beaded Wedge DIY

Today I am going to send you over to my Lakeland Local column, True Style, for an amazing beaded wedge DIY courtesy of P.S.-I made this....If you aren't following you must follow this blog! GREAT ideas and inspiration. Check out this week's edition of True Style for the full article! Oh, and you know what? It's almost FRIDAY!!!!!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Something Simple

I needed something simple today after all of my family drama! What is more simple than a plain white tee? Nothing in my opinion! Paired with denim shorts, I just threw on some accessories to jazz up this look! Better days are ahead...and in other positive news, I am caught up on my blog now!  :)

Feelin' Blue

Top: Banana Republic, Shorts: Loft, Sandals: Target Necklace: Stella & Dot,
Bracelet: My Grandmothers

This was yesterday's outfit and post. I have been feeling a little blue. Events over the past week have nearly put me over the edge, but I will push through!

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! 

The cliff notes version: 17 y/o got in an expensive car accident, 3 y/o knocked my 4 y/old's  tooth out, 3 y/o puts mulch up his nose and has to have it removed by a doctor, and to top it off, 4 y/o falls on Monday and has to have 3 more teeth removed. She will have to have a bridge in 4 weeks! Ready for a full on mommy meltdown, I am reminded that I have to keep moving forward, and be thankful for the little things. Even when I feel blue!