4th of July Shoot

By |June 30th, 2016|

A few weeks ago when I was shooting like mad at The Southerly, we threw together a last minute look to feature a more simple gathering at the space.

We just stumbled upon doing a patriotic theme, and it all started with that vintage table linen.

After we scrounged around their storage, we wound up pulling together […]

Happy 4th!

By |July 4th, 2015|

Well, Happy 4th of July, friends!!

We’re still at the beach enjoying a little time off (Thank you, Jesus), but I wanted to wish you a happy holiday with your family and friends.

And here’s a little throwback to a fun 4th photo shoot we worked on last year…

You can see the rest of the kids’ treat […]

Memorial Day Outdoor Fun

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer.

So what better way to ring in the summer season than with a day filled with outdoor games. Head to the beach, the lake or make your backyard your own personal vacation this Memorial day. Here are some of my outdoor favorites!


First up… Giant Jenga.

We […]

Book Launch Party Video…EEK!!!

By |August 25th, 2014|

I’ve been waiting to share this with you guys.  One of our best friends, Jeremy Tomlinson (Orlando, Florida area), drove up to capture some moments from the night of the book launch party.  What he captured was perfect in every way, and I couldn’t help but get all teary when I watched this.

There’s so much […]

Simple Glitter Milk Bottles

By |August 16th, 2014|

It’s been quite a couple of weeks.  I’ve been a little quiet here, and hopefully things are settling back into routine.  Our business is changing and shifting, and we are with it.  We are excited to continue all the ventures we’ve begun these last couple of years, but it’s also fun and refreshing to reevaluate, […]

Free Frozen Party Menu Card Printables

By |August 9th, 2014|

Happy Saturday, friends.

We’re finishing up work on the school room today and working in the shop, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the free menu card printables from the Frozen Party I posted yesterday.

Click the photo below to download the 5 menu card printables designed by our Kaitlyn…

P.S. These printables are designed in […]

Simple Frozen Birthday Party

By |August 8th, 2014|

Birthday parties are the best/worst.

Best when I can remember it’s about the time with the kids and celebration of them.  Worst when I worry too much about the decor or games or setting.

So a few years ago, I adopted this personal motto for the tiny people celebrations:  Decorate one table/area to the nines and call […]


By |July 14th, 2014|

Well, this weekend was incredible.

The book launch party was SO much fun, and such a success in my mind.  It was so very special to meet some of you, to hang with our local customers and to enjoy some celebratory time with friends and family at the end of the evening.

The music and food were […]

Book Launch Party Invites | Counterpart Brand & Design

By |July 2nd, 2014|

We’re getting close to the book launch party, and I had to share the amazing invites with you.

We’ve been working with Kristy from Counterpart Brand & Design for several months now.  She’s the gal that’s responsible for all of our amazing chalk art walls.  She is an incredibly talented artist, designer, and her branding work […]

4th of July DIY: Simple Kids Treat Bar

By |June 18th, 2014|

Hey there!  I’m so happy you’re here today.

If you’re coming from my friends at The Handmade Home, welcome & here’s an official hey y’all.

When Melaine of My Sweet Savannah asked if we wanted to participate in a fun 4th of July DIY, we were totally in.  I […]

The Time I Wrote a Book…and it’s HERE!

By |May 16th, 2014|

Good Lord.

Last July, I wrote the post announcing I’d gotten a book deal.

It was a crazy humbling time, and I couldn’t believe your outpouring and responses…it was only fitting that I teared up you came up in the Thanks section of the book.  The book wouldn’t have […]

Lego Batman Party

By |October 14th, 2013|

How was your weekend, friends?

I’m still resting some, from my weird chest injury, but Matt was busy working on projects for the book and our house.

Since things have been a little nuts around here, I basically planned Grayson’s birthday party one week out.  I know, give me “mom of […]

a casual birthday party at the beach

By |July 30th, 2012|

Well, we made it through our first workshop (and had a blast)!

Before I share the details with you, I had to share some pictures of our beach trip & Ava’s (casual) birthday party.

We stayed in a gulf front beach house this year–our first time directly on the […]

cookies for a cause baking party

By |December 17th, 2011|

Well, friends, it seems as though the gods of technology are not smiling favorably upon me today.

My poor Mac-buddy is giving me all kinds of trouble…like locking up every time I click trouble…and I’m not sure I’ll even make it through this post.  I’ve been trying all day to get this out to y’all.

Insert visual […]

the things we do…

By |July 16th, 2011|

for our children.

Wow.  Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change a second.

via Pinterest

Yesterday, I was busy making my version of these dipped marshmallows, strawberry whip cookies, cupcakes, chicken salad bites, white chocolate popcorn, and treat bags.  (and I even got to hang with my pals, […]

time for a party

By |July 11th, 2011|

Happy Monday!

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend…we spent ours in Nashville with Matt’s family.  It was time to celebrate his mom and dad’s 60th birthdays/40th wedding anniversary.  It was such a fun weekend, and all too short.

Thank you guys for your sweet comments on my new tray […]

Ava’s party inspiration

By |June 24th, 2011|

While we’re living it up at Disney (a.k.a. battling the rain and tantrums, but having a ball–we think), and I miss you… I thought I’d say hello!

Thank you guys SO much for linking up to the All Things Furniture party this week!!!  I cannot wait to make my way through all […]

Matt’s (Very) Casually Elegant Birthday Party

By |February 7th, 2011|

Well, the mister turned 30 this weekend.

And even after dad’s stay in the hospital last week, I felt we needed to stick to the plan of a surprise birthday dinner.
(Dad is home, by the way, and on his way to recovering.  Thank you all for your prayers, sweet comments,  tweets, and emails!!)
Originally, we were going […]

Cowboy Up!

By |October 6th, 2010|

My mom and dad have a barn a little bit down the road, and I knew that one day, we hopefully would use it for a party.  Last year, I picked up some cowboy stuff on clearance from Hobby Lobby with just that in mind.  To my delight, when I mentioned options to Grayson a few […]

Howdy, Partner

By |October 4th, 2010|

:)I didn’t take my normal amount of pictures (still 95!), but thankfully my buddy, Lauren, was there and snapped a bunch for me.  I can’t wait to see them and share them with you!!what were you up to this weekend?