Thursday, April 28, 2016

Levi's Milestones: Session 1

I love that photographers offer milestone sessions. It's such a great way to capture all the big moments in a baby's life. I'm not sure why I didn't do it with Ava & Lily.

Levi recently shot his first of 4 milestone sessions last month. He's at the stage where he can hold his head up well when he's on his tummy and he has discovered his piggies. 

I scheduled the shoot on a day I knew my whole family could take part. The shoot was meant to capture mainly Levi but our photographer, Dusti, is great about including siblings and parents. 

I'm sharing a few of my favorites from the session.

I definitely recommend the milestones session! It will be awesome to see the progression once we are done. You can check out this package at The Art of Birth Photography. Dusti Stoneman is wonderful to work with! 

DIY Donut Sequin Beach Hat

The summer is coming which means pool days and beach days are upon us! But the sun can be punishing and beach hats are essential for keeping those sunny rays at bay. I've learned to cover up more at the beach and pool because as much as I love a good tan I know skin cancer risks are no joke.

I've loved Eugenia Kim's straw beach hats with cute sayings on them since they started to pop up last summer. I never realized how pricey there were though. I just can't justify paying $485 for a hat so what's a girl to do? DIY-it of course! Thanks to Nicole of What Nicole Wore posting her photo of her donut sequin beach hat on Instagram, I was inspired to make one for myself. I love donuts so I immediately gravitated towards this project! 

Today, I'm sharing with you step-by-step instructions so you can make your own sequined letter straw hat.

Supplies needed:
Straw hat
4 yd. single strand sequin ribbon (found mine at Hobby Lobby)
pom-pom trim (found at Wal-Mart)
hi-temp glue gun and glue sticks
donut sequin (linked below)
pencil (optional.. I started to use it but it was not easy to write on the straw hat)

I plugged the hot glue gun to get it ready. As it was heating up, I used the sequin donut applique as a guide to start my first letter. Once I laid out the letter "d" on the hat how I wanted it, I cut the ribbon and used the hot glue gun to secure it in place. It take a little patience as your are gluing. I did a little bit at a time.

I unraveled the sequin ribbon as I free handed the rest of the word, do"nut". Once I placed it where I wanted, I went behind and glued it in place.

I repeated this step for the next word, "disturb".

The last step was to glue the pom pom trim around the hat to complete the project! In retrospect I would have probably preferred pink pom pom but I still like how this turned out.

I am now ready for the beach or pool! This whole project cost me $15 in supplies and about 30 minutes to complete. It was definitely an easy DIY and I would recommend you try it too.

You can shop for your supplies here and if "ain't got no time for this DIY",  I've linked an awesome Etsy shop to purchase it instead!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pretty in Pink

This pretty pink top is darling! I love the feminine details of the ruffled sleeves. It's light and flowy and will be on repeat this summer! Today, I paired it with one of my favorite statement pieces from Stella & Dot, distressed denim, and lace-up sandals for a casual look.


Friday, April 22, 2016


I've seen lots of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses trending lately and I'm loving  it. I found this dress during a recent Target trip and love the boho feel to it. I don't have any white dresses and this one is comfortable and fun for the summer. I paired it with white converse sneakers, a floppy straw hat and a pop of pink for a casual look.

photo credit goes to my #igbestie, Megan of Being Mrs. Fowler


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Blog Struggle is Real

So truth be told, I don't have a hired professional taking my blog photos. I want to get to that point eventually with my blog but until then I rely on my Instagram husband and family/friends that don't get annoyed at my request to stop and take pictures of me.

The other evening my #igbestie, Megan of Being Mrs. Fowler, said she'd come over after work to take pictures. I took all three kiddos with me and she brought her sweet baby and a session that could have taken a quick 10-15 minutes turned into setting up strollers, grabbing the sleepy babies out of the car, making sure my other two don't run into the street and then telling them to stop running behind where we are wanting to take pictures. Sheesh!

Anyways, it was comical. The blog struggle is real people, for this mommy-wanna-be-fashion-blogger.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Get Shorty

 Living in Georgia you start feeling warmer temperatures as early as spring. There is just no avoiding shorts unless you want to sweat to death. I've bought 4 new pairs recently and I've had fun styling them so far.  

This past weekend we had wonderful weather so it so it definitely called for shorts. I love this textured mint pair paired with navy stripes/peplum! I tied it all together with a mint statement necklace. I actually love the complement my vibrant pink purse adds to the look as well! 

Can you see my #instagram hubby in the reflection of my glasses and the stroller? #momlife 

I linked some of my favorite spring and summer shorts and all over them are budget friendly! 


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