Carter’s Back To School Coupon + Gift Card Giveaway!

cute back to school outfits for preschool girls from Carters

I am so excited to be guest pinning for Carter's on their Tomboy Chic board this month! I partnered with Carter's to shop for Scarlette's fall wardrobe and share a coupon code + gift card giveaway with y'all! Here is a peek at everything we purchased, because it was a very fun excuse to have a fun dance party/photo shoot. Plus it was raining and we had already exhausted all of our indoor activities by ten forty three in the morning. For size reference, Scarlette is 3 years old, just under 3 feet tall and weighs 26 pounds. All of the pants/skirts are size 18 months and the tops are all 24 months or 2T. My approach to shopping for … [Read more...]

Outtakes, Easy DIY Photo Backdrops and Other Fun Stuff


  We are giving preschool another shot this fall so I took Scarlette shopping for back to school clothes. Turns out that when faced with a wall of clearance pajamas, Scarlette will break free of your hand, run off screaming like a banshee and then SWAN DIVE into the racks while giggling hysterically. Honestly, I am not sure why I did not anticipate that scenario. It is possible that we may have done a couple of time outs in the middle of Carter's. And by that I mean one for her and one for me. Afterwards I did a little photoshoot of her in her new outfits and cracked up at these outtakes when I was editing them. I was wearing my … [Read more...]

Southern Summer Barefoot Blue Jean Night


Almost every single day as we get dressed Scarlette asks me "Um, so can I just be baeuh foot today?"  Then she runs around barefoot in the yard until the sun sets and I have to push the wash cloth between her toes while she giggles and sings "EBERYBODY YE-AH WASH YOUR BODY YE-AH!" because her feet are filthy and because The Backstreet Boys make for perfect bathtime songs.  See here. This summer has been a little bit crazy. My husband has been working some intense shifts, swinging between days and nights, and have you ever tried to keep a three year old quiet so someone can sleep during the day? Actually, have you ever tried to keep … [Read more...]

Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. The day we had our first good ultrasound during my pregnancy we celebrated by going to Bahama Breeze. It is one of my favorite restaurants and so it finds us there often to mark happy milestones like anniversaries or book deals.  Last week I took my friend Kaela just for fun because the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash is going on from June 23rd to August 3rd. They have live music and if you take a selfie and post it to instagram with the hashtag #MyBBSelfie you are entered to win some Bahama Breeze gift cards and swag. So of … [Read more...]

Celebrating Birthdays & National Ice Cream Day with Cold Stone Creamery

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery. All opinions are 100% mine. Cold Stone Creamery has a little bit of history in our family. It has marked many special occassions for us, from one of our first dates sitting outside and sharing an oversized waffle cone bowl to the celebration of a gender ultrasound that read GIRL! It's been our go-to surprise for so long that it's not even really a surprise anymore when one of us comes home with it for the other but it's always excitedly received. We order the exact same thing every time so when Cold Stone Creamery asked if I would be willing to try their new … [Read more...]

This Genius Gas Tank Tip Totally Changed My Life

This Genius Gas Tank Trick Totally Changed My Life

Listen, I am one of those people that hesitates every single time I go to the gas station. I consistently have to stop and think about what side of the car my gas tank is on and sometimes I still get it wrong. This is ridiculous as I have owned the same car since I was seventeen years old. A few weeks ago my friend Natalie was in the car with me when I stopped for gas and I paused for a minute as I pulled up to the pumps. That's when Nat told me that the little arrow above your fuel gauge? IT TELLS YOU WHAT SIDE OF THE CAR YOUR GAS TANK IS ON. Did you know about this? I did not know this! I legit thought that it was pointing towards … [Read more...]

That Time I Accidentally Went To Graceland On Elvis’s Birthday & Got Kicked Off His Plane


I seriously slacked on my goal to write down all of my stories for posterity last year and am rectifying that starting with this little gem. Once upon a time I was dating this guy who was a musician. Actually, come to think of it, most of the guys I dated were musicians, except this one guy who was a massage therapist. I highly recommend dating guys who are in massage therapy school and need to practice giving people back massages to pass their tests, by the way. Anyhow, this particular happened-to-be-a-musician guy and I had been dating for a few years, the sort of long term relationship that makes you think he likes it and he's gonna … [Read more...]

Wildly Writing And The Places My Words Fall

Celebrating Your Preemie’s Homecoming Day

Things are short and sweet around here lately as I am using up all my words to finish writing my first book. And all of the rest of my words to explain to my three year old why we do not take things out of our friend's hands and about how Lucy Dog does not want to pull a sleigh behind her and that yes, I know she is pretending Lucy Dog is Sven The Reindeer but we still can't try to force her to wear earmuffs even though they do make very good pretend antlers. But I also write for a few other places on the web and wanted to share a few pieces that I've written elsewhere lately: This month I wrote about Celebrating Your Preemie's … [Read more...]

Desk Drawer Organization with Duck Brand

desk drawer organization

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was growing up we had a designated drawer in the kitchen that we called "The Junk Drawer" and it was, as the name suggests where all of the random junk laying around the house ended up. I have a slight problem with all of my drawers becoming "Junk Drawers."  For example, let's talk about my desk drawer: THAT IS A BUMPIT, Y'ALL. Why do I even still own a Bumpit in 2014? This is a huge problem on so many levels. After giving my office chairs a bit of a makeover I decided to get it together and organize my … [Read more...]