my fall to-do list

Friday, September 26, 2014





1. one last ode to summer
2. i mean the cutest fall outfit you ever did see!  overall skirt!  i die...
3. & 4. getting pumped up for a wake forest game with daddy :)


i can't believe it's fall.  and it's friday.  and i haven't blogged this week (ooooops!)  i have good reason!  i gave my powder room leopard spots.  yep you read that right.  i literally stenciled leopard spots all over it (reveal to come in the next 2 weeks) and i re-did my laundry room!  and!  and!  i have some amazing friends in town all weekend.  soooooooo life has been busy.  but so good busy!  so for now i'll leave you with my fall to do list.  because i'm kinda loving this fall weather yall.  and so does g.  being outside without melting is a blessing.  and we are taking advantage of that, especially this weekend!  so here are some things i plan to do this season - what about you?


- carve a pumpkin with matt and georgia
- frolic in fallen leaves
- sip something hot on my front porch under a blanket
- tailgate
- go to a college football game
- walk on the beach (fall is the BEST time for this i tell ya!)
- sit by a campfire
- make s'mores
- make a yummy soup
- go on a hike with my loves


thankful my baby girl is better!

Friday, September 19, 2014

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** above pictures from a much better baby girl this week  **

last week was rough y'all.  like real rough.  g was the sickest she has EVER been in her life and it rocked this mama's world - emotionally and physically.  she had a fever (103.5!) for a few days, some tummy issues - oh and a lovely rash broke out just as i thought she was getting better!  and sleep?  yea there was none.  for anyone involved.  but the strangest thing happen.  in the midst of the midnight tears (from my sick babe and from yours truly) i would look down at my precious angel and be reminded of how blessed i was.  undeservingly so.  i get to be her mom.  i get to comfort her when she's sick.  and when she's really sick i get to put her in bed with me and rub her back for hours on end.  i get to do that y'all.  and i pray i never take that for granted.

parenting is hard.  the hardest thing i've ever done.  and you veteran mamas and daddys out there are probably thinking that i don't know the least of it.  and you're right.  i don't.  and i know it gets harder.  but it gets richer too.  

so this week we attempted to catch up on sleep, scrubbed the germs off of every surface in our house and try to establish better sleep habits... again.  i still think about last week.  and how hard it was.  how sad it was (seeing your baby sick pains you in ways you never thought possible, which then breaks for my heart for parents out there who continually see their child sick - i'm praying for yall, hard).  but i'm thankful for those cuddles i stole last week.  those mornings waking up to my baby girl.  and i'm thankful she's all better.  and that we can run and play this weekend.

happy friday friends - spend time on what matters this weekend!


$370 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Happy Wednesday!  Today I am so so excited to be joining in on a group giveaway.  First and foremost the blogs involved in this giveaway are each amazing, unique and the women behind them even more so.  They are all on my daily read list so you won't be sorry when you follow along with them too :)  But OK here's the nitty gritty:

We are give away a $370 gift card to my favorite place in the world - TARGET!  Think of all the things you spend that on.... their adorable sunglasses, groceries, that new line they just started carrying, some new books for the fall.  I mean really - Target has it all.  Giveaway will run for a week and we will pick a winner next Thursday.

There are lots of different ways to enter below so get to crackin' people!


xox
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