Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The creative masterminds at Maude had the GENIUS idea to color-block the back of their building in the most amazing vibrant colors! It is stunning and a fashion bloggers' dream! It's been fun seeing lots of local bloggers already posing in front of the wall. Such a unique and fun addition to Fayetteville.

A couple of Saturdays ago Maude revealed the wall with an event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All proceeds went straight to CFF with fun vendors and desserts. It was such a great night at the #MaudeWall.

Jo Johnson, the amazing photographer behind all the images on the Maude website and instagram page, took the most beautiful pictures at the event. I thought it would be fun to share some of them here!

377B8898377B8897377B8894DESSERTS! Alchemy Macarons graciously donated 5 dozen macarons and they were delicious. My mouth is watering looking at this picture. I would give my left pinky toe for a mint chocolate one right now.

377B8918Y'ALL. All the heart-eyed emojis for these Zuzu's Petals crowns. Just gorgeous!! Everyone loved using these in the pictures.

377B8908Valere Rene Handbags and Crown Beauty Bar both set up tables. I love everything from VRH. I want a piece. My mom got the cutest makeup bag.

377B9161377B9193377B9495377B9502377B8903377B9490My crew. My people. My family. I love them. So much so that I can't even open my eyes for the group picture. HA!

377B9529#MaudeSquad. I absolutely ADORE and love getting to work and spend time with these ladies!

377B9560The TALENT behind the flower crowns!!
SavvyMadisonCollage Do you know these lovely ladies? Savvy is MISS ARKANSAS and is getting ready to compete in MISS USA! Madison is an up and coming musical talent. Recently on America's Got Talent!! Total local celebs. Beautiful and sweet and joyful and so much drive and talent for such young ages. It was fun having these girls be a part of the #MaudeWall event.

If you're in Fayetteville you HAVE TO CHECK OUT THE #MaudeWall! Take a picture or two! Its super fun.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Well, hello there end of summer.

HI! August 22nd. Where did our summer go? Elle started her THIRD week of First Grade today. Hard to believe we are already well into our school year. And Harry starts preschool (first time for us to be apart. glory!) in 2 1/2 weeks. We are both so ready. He talks about going to school We talk about the friends he'll make, the teachers he'll love, the things he'll learn and all the fun he'll have! I cannot wait to see him embark on this little adventure. And, selfishly, I cannot wait for a little ME time.

We had a full fun summer! And on top off all the fun, I started back sewing and working at MAUDE. So it was a packed summer. We made lots of fun memories and spent a lot of quality time together but we were certainly all ready for some structure when it came in the form of Elle starting First Grade. And by the way, she LOVES it. No surprise there. She started at a new school, not knowing a single soul, and is thriving like we knew she would. We love her new school and her sweet First Grade teacher.

Our big fun this summer was our beach vacation! My parents took us to Gulf Shores for an awesome and relaxing week on the beach! This has been the first year in many that the beach with kids has been enjoyable. Both of my kids love the sand and ocean and were content to play. Aaron would take them out on the kayak and I actually got to relax with a book. Fit in two during the week!


Also this summer, we added JUNIE to our family. She is a Blue Heeler mix but looks so much like a German Shepherd we think she must be part that too. She's about the sweetest dog we've ever known and has been such a joy to have around. We love her!


Summer 2016 was a good one! But we welcome a new season with open arms!