Monthly Archives: May 2016

mother’s day

May 08 2016

Happy Mother’s Day, friends!  I hope your day was filled with lots of love and family time.

We had a great day together… it’s all about the little and simple things.  Woke up to a clean kitchen, playroom, living room… basically the entire house.  My hubby worked into the night picking up, so that I didn’t have to worry about the ‘to do’ list when I got up.  The boys made me coffee and had 2 cards and 2 presents wrapped up on the counter.  If there’s one thing my hubby knows about it, it’s that I love cards… long, detailed, handwritten cards… the ones that make you cry.  Henry and Daddy painted a picture frame and gave me the cutest ring that says “Henry”.

By 10:30am, we were out the door and on the way to brunch at our favorite spot near us, North Harbor Club.  They had the most delicious Mother’s Day brunch complete with blueberry cheesecake for all mama’s.  There was a bit of a wait, so we walked around by the water.  If you follow me on ‘the snap’, then none of this is news (lol – I oversnapped).

After brunch, we went home.  Henry took a nice long nap while the hubby mowed the lawn.  I ventured out by myself and went to my favorite nursery in Huntersville, Dearness Gardens.  Never thought the words would come out of my mouth, but I love gardening. It’s so peaceful and beautiful.  I picked up a new boxwood.  Then made a quick stop by Homegoods.

The rest of the afternoon, we spent as a family outside.  Hubby finished mowing, edging, blowing, etc… I pruned the rose bushes, planted my boxwood, pulled weeds (bags full), watered all the plants, captured a toad, released the toad, bubbles, every lawn toy imaginable… it was a long and good afternoon with the family, doing what I love best – spending time outside and in the yard.

Here’s what I wore to brunch.  I’ve blogged about this dress in the past.  I wish it was available in more than 2 patterns.  It’s so easy and cool for the summer.

Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Lots of love!  Xo!



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May 04 2016

Currently craving all of this!  What’s on your spring + summer wish list?

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May 03 2016

All about a nude shoe… anything to elongate my stubby lil legs.

Here’s some of my faves!

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Can we just talk about Farm Girl Flowers!  How gorgeous is their bouquet and packaging?  Early Mother’s Day gift from the hubs and little fella! 🙂


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this dress

May 01 2016

Hey y’all!  Hope you babes had a great weekend.

First – I owe anyone reading this a big-fat-sincere ‘thank you’!   All of your love and support regarding my new skincare bidness launch that I posted about last week has meant so much!  That being said… I always gift my new skincare customers a tube of our Be Pretty signature lipsticks… BUT the next 10 preferred customers will also receive one of our favorite eyeshadow palettes in addition to a tube of lippy stick!  Email me: and don’t forget, if you’re interested in learning more, you’re more than welcome to join me in a skincare event that I’m hosting on May 10th – email for deets!

Here’s one of my favorite dresses – one of those that you love so much you buy in both colors/ patterns.  Looks like Antho no longer has this color combo in stock (wahhh), but they have the blue and white that I’ve posted about before.  Super lightweight and easy for the summer.





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