The One With All The Feels

MommyBaby

I made a new friend recently, which is a sentence that feels weird to say when you are in your thirties. Like, I say that to my three year old "Did you make any new friends today?" Except the thing is, it's kind of hard to make new friends when you are in your thirties and have a toddler and a husband that works weird hours. One of the reasons that I joined the leadership team for my MOPS group was that I figured it would force people to be friends with me. I mean, and because I love Jesus and wanted to serve my fellow man and all. But also because of the friendship. And because I really like to glitter things. Recently we all went on a … [Read more...]

Help, I Lost My Silhouette Cameo Ratchet Cap!

Silhouette Cameo Trick: How To Adjust The Blade Without The Ratchet Cap

A super quick post today because I thought this would be helpful to some of my paper crafting friends! I actually do still make crafty things despite the lack of evidence of such things on this blog for the past several months. I was working on cutting out some pretty feathers for our MOPS theme this year and I discovered that I had lost the ratchet cap to my Silhouette Cameo blade. Of course I did. I knew as soon as I opened my Cameo back in December that I was going to lose that flipping cap. Because this is who I am. I am the girl who loses her house keys, favorite earrings and tiny pieces to important machinery. I tried to just … [Read more...]

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

bridge

Last week I asked my friend Kaela to pick up some peaches for me at the Farmer's Market. I had an appointment that morning and didn't want to miss out on the last batch of the season.  I am very serious about my peaches, y'all. She said it was only slightly awkward when, after buying her own peaches,  she asked for a separate bag for a friend and the lady asked what names she wanted her to write on them and she had to answer Kaela and...Kayla. She moved last week so I told her I would drive out to pick them up so that I could see her new place and drop off her housewarming gift. We were texting about directions when she wrote "Note: you … [Read more...]

The Blessing Of Blackberry Bushes

Scarlette snapping freshly picked green beans from the farm

I grew up spending the summers in rural Tennessee. My great-grandparents' house sat across from the cotton fields and just down the road from the lake. The town they lived in was so small that it was home to just one of everything, one grocery store, one gas station and one single traffic light. (Well, except for the churches. There are three of those on account of how it is smack in the middle of the Bible Belt.) Those summers were spent sitting on the sun porch snapping green beans for dinner, picked fresh from the backyard garden.  It was my job as a little girl and now it is my little girl's job. We would carry tin buckets to the … [Read more...]

Over The River and Through The Woods

_5

I had some work in Nashville last week so I packed up Scarlette and we took a little road trip. I learned a very valuable lesson about traveling with toddlers which was that while it may be a good idea to pack crayons and a coloring book for your tiny tot, it is NOT a good idea to leave said crayons in the car seat when you stop for lunch if it is ninety-odd degrees outside. Apparently wax melts. It is super fun to try and corral a three year old in a parking lot while you are simultaneously attempting to wipe melted wax off of the interior of your car  with a handful of baby wipes in the middle of rural Tennessee. On the plus side, … [Read more...]

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

scarletteouttakes

  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

barefootscarlette

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...]

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...]