Vintage Vibes with Seraphine 

Oh how I adore this beautiful vintage style number from Seraphine!  Lately its been cooler in Tennessee and this dress has me longing for warmer Spring days. I love pieces that transitions well between seasons and this one does exactly that! I’ve already worn it with flats, wedges, and booties and I’ve also paired it with my go-to jean jacket. Be sure to click here to check out more lovely items from Seraphine. Have a great week, friends! 

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Letters to Our Little One 


My darling, I pray daily that you’re healthy, smart, beautiful, and that you’ll have a heart to love yourself, others, & most of all our Creator. I realized that if I’m praying those things over you that I also need to embody those very things. So not only do I speak them over you but I speak them over myself and I’m becoming more aware everyday. You my little one make me better already.

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It’s a… 

GIRL!!! We are so excited and can’t wait to meet our little princess!

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Letters to our Little One 

My darling, you are growing. When you grow I grow. Not only is my belly getting a little bigger everyday but my love for you is growing stronger and stronger as each day passes us by. My faith is growing as I put my trust in our Father that you’ll be healthy and come into this world safely. My joy is growing as the reality of you becomes more and more real. Let’s keep growing my little one.

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The Sweetest Gift

Baby Serles coming May 2017!

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A Grand Adventure 

Peter pan once said, “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” That’s exactly what I want.

While I LOVE adventure I don’t want to only go on adventures, I  want my life to be a big adventure. A life that is actually full of life.
I want to live in the moment and enjoy every bit of this wonderful life Jesus gave me and lately I’ve been feeling far from that. I find myself getting easily frustrated, complaining, and basically just getting caught up in the cares of the world that don’t even really matter. Sometimes it takes getting to these “ugly” places for me to see what it is I really desire from my life and fully living I would have to say is at the very top of the list. I’ve always said that being a follower of Jesus is such a wild adventure because you end up doing things you never even dreamed of. Maybe it’s because we truly lay our life down and He starts putting His desires in our hearts. I believe that the only way to fully live is to live a life sold out to Jesus and if I’m honest I haven’t been. I have been so caught up in the busyness of life that I’ve been choosing life’s demands over Him and friends I am TIRED.
So for now, my adventure is getting back to that intimate place with Jesus, back to the place where I focus on the things above instead of the cares of the world. I am so thankful that God is SO good and SO full of love that anytime we wander away no matter if it’s a week or a year He always welcomes us with open arms and invites us to live a grand adventure with Him.

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Growth

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Headband c/o Jocelovely Shop

It’s officially Summer and I am a happy and blonder girl 🙂

Flowers are in full bloom and temperatures are scorching here in Tennessee yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.  The start of a new season is refreshing and it fills my heart with gratitude. I am thankful for the newness, the way it feels, the joy it brings and I am thankful that just like the seasons I have changed.

However, for a while it felt as though I was stagnant. No new seasons so to speak. No growth, no changes, no newness, nada.

But then, one day was different for me and I realized that there actually has been growth in my heart and in my mind. I’m reminded that we have to go through winter and spring before we can get to summer. It’s a process that takes time. Think how strange it would be if Fall only lasted one day. One day of the bright colorful leaves and one day to enjoy all the Fall festivities. Those of us in Tennessee would feel gypped because many of us look forward to how beautiful and fun Fall is here.

Just like the Seasons we have to endure the process that gets us to where we need to be. What’s in store on the other side of that grueling process is beauty within yourself that you couldn’t get any other way.

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Love the Gift

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Hey friends! I wanted to share with you guys a quote from one of my favorite authors, Shauna Niequist. I absolutely love the way Shauna writes, her passion for community, and her desire to live each day to the fullest. Her stories remind me to carve out time to spend with the people that are dear to my heart and to make the most of this precious life that God has given me. I hope you are all doing great and I hope these words from Shauna will inspire you as well!

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”

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Thoughts on Fashion 

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Dress c/o Chicwish Cuff Bracelets c/o Kendra Phillip

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

That is probably one of my favorite quotes about fashion. When I lived overseas out of a backpack for a year I missed fashion quite a bit and I remember being so inspired by everything around me. When I was in Africa it was the bold patterns and mixed prints, in India it was the bright homes, in Thailand it was the thought that was put into the most beautifully designed restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops and it truly felt like I took that inspiration home with me.

I couldn’t agree more with the how Coco Chanel describes fashion. To some, fashion can be thought of as maybe a little superficial and unimportant but to me it’s something that is all around us just waiting to be noticed and ready to inspire those who do.

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Inspiration

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Do you ever need a bit of inspiration to get your day going? I have days where I wake up ready to take on the world and then I have days like today where I need just a little nudge.

I love finding something inspiring that brightens my day. Sometimes it’s simply the sun shining through my window and more times than not it’s a bible verse or a quote from one of my favorite authors.

On my computer I have pages dedicated to my favorite quotes and when I’m feeling the need for encouragement I open it up and quickly get inspired. There’s something about someone else’s take on a topic that gets you thinking a little differently and I LOVE that. So here is a brilliant quote I found and fell in love with. I hope it inspires you like it did me.

“Don’t just drag out of bed every morning. Get alive and awaken your mind and body for the gift of a brand new day gift wrapped with sun light and air. Not just another ordinary day, it is the day of new opportunities.” -Phoebe Kites

I pray that we can all begin to wake up and see the day as a gift wrapped up in so much goodness. That we can see that today isn’t ordinary at all! Today has never happened before it’s new and the possibilities are endless. I certainly haven’t mastered this but you have to start somewhere, right?

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