“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.”
*warning:semi-sappy post ahead* Today marks John & my first wedding anniversary and the year has seriously flown by. Our first year was full of so many new and fun adventures, including, as most of you know by now, buying a house! (See above photo for my exact feelings on the subject). We decided to turn the whole weekend into a mini celebration here in Richmond, since we weren’t able to make it back up to The Homestead.
“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer
My mom told me “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” I can’t tell you how many times growing up. Not because she wanted to, but because her little girl seemed to have her panties in a wad anytime someone “copied” her.
What a narcissistic kid I was.
With age, this immature pattern of thinking has changed and now I find myself intentionally copying other people. Success leaves clues, as Tony Robbins has drilled into my head, and that is what I am always looking for. Whether it be a life-hack I learn from one of my favorite people, Danielle LaPorte or a personal style-ism from one of my favorite bloggers like Happily Grey, I am always on the prowl to learn something new or as my younger self would say “copy” success.
Our favorite picks from the Nordstrom Sale just keep rolling in! The pre-fall pieces have us loving shirt dresses, maroon and army green. Some of these are such a steal! Don’t miss the boat. We also have been known to pamper ourselves from time to time (aka all the time). There are some stellar beauty product deals going on right now that you don’t want to miss either!
I am just on top of the world on this July Monday. Even though I’m still nursing a bit of a hangover from our big party on Saturday night, I am feeling so very thankful and lucky. We introduced all of our friends and family to our new home and I am just overwhelmed by the love and support we have around us. 50 or more people from all different aspects of our lives showed up to help us stock the bar, play some cornhole and mostly just chat and carry on for hours and and hours. It was a great excuse to get all of our different friend groups together on a hot, HOT summer night. If I do say so myself, we threw a hell of a party!
Our Abercrombie loving 90’s souls are just so happy about the resurgence of the graphic tee. Here are some of our favorites out there right now – some classics, some revamped and we threw in a few of our recent beauty product finds as well.
As I have mentioned on here recently, John and I recently moved into our first home, and boy, has it been a roller coaster. We are having our housewarming party this weekend and I have been running around like a crazy woman trying to get things just the way we want them. Thankfully, the kitchen is looking positively awesome thanks to these awesome new prints from Minted. When trying to decide what we wanted to do with each room, I knew that this little corner of our kitchen needed to catch your eye right when you walk in the door.
Ever since I was a little girl, we have been vacationing in the panhandle on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. My grandad lived there for as long as I can remember and all of my best memories are from riding bikes in the summer, beach-ing for hours with my sister and best friend, Anna, every summer. It has been a few years since I had spent the week down there, and boy, it was just as great as I remember it. It was really awesome for our family to be able to cut out a few days of our busy schedules to have a mini-reunion of sorts. It also was a time for celebration, as my sister, Caroline, recently got engaged and we are in the throws of all of the planning! Another special part of the trip was being able to share this special place and loads of memories with my husband, John.(more…)