22 Piece Summer Capsule Conclusions

August 21, 2017

 

At the beginning of this capsule the number 22 seemed like a small number to work with for a whole summer. This is funny to me now considering there were a few items I only wore once or twice. I could have probably worked with 15 and been fine! It was eye opening to realize how I’ve lived in a state of excess for so long. It’s much easier not to think through what we wear and where we buy our clothing than it is to be intentional about it. I often just don’t feel like I have the brain space to think through a whole month’s worth of outfits. However, as I mentioned previously, after it was all said and done, this experience saved me time and money in the end! It also felt like I had an interior and mental shift along with it.

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Weekend notes!

August 19, 2017

 

Weekend notables:

Are you watching the eclipse? I wouldn’t put it past my 4yr old Max to take of his eclipse glasses off, but hoping to catch it with my oldest two! Caught this helpful video for making your solar eclipse glasses kid safe.

I can’t get enough of Azelie in bonnets lately. They are superb cheek framers. A few favorite bonnet shops: Petite Soul Shop, Jacqueline and Jac (pictured), and Etsy

Beautycounter is having a really good bundle deal on their fresh face in 5 minutes kit. It includes my favorite mascara and tinted moisturizer. Feel free to email me if you need help with color matching.

LC’s Spanish inspired home. They don’t make them quite like that here in Georgia.

One of my favorite shops for kids, Shop Bitte is having a birthday sale! My kids loved this 50 states book, and couldn’t resist matching leotards for my girls.

It looks like scrunchies are trying to make a comeback, and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. Fun fact: I used to sew scrunchies to sell at our annual yard sale. I guess that is where my affinity for entrepreneurship began!

We watched the move The Circle a few weeks ago, and while it wasn’t anything mind blowing, it does really makes you think about where society is headed with it’s unhealthy relationship with social media and the digital age.

K, that’s all I got for now!

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

 

 

Their names are Anger and Courage.

August 18, 2017

 

I don’t use this blog as a place to discuss political issues because I think the biggest impact we can have on the world around us is the actions we choose to live face to face with our neighbors, strangers, family, and communities. However, outside the realm of politics right now are basic humanity issues. And right now, humanity continues to suffer on so many levels. I see all of the pain and brokenness, and am trying really hard to hold onto hope. But out of respect and love for each other and the country we live in, I cannot turn a blind eye. Racism, abuse, prejudice, indifference…..these are all issues that affect the intrinsic fibers of our being. They tear at our creation story of how we were made with equal dignity to love and be loved. It has me wondering how we got here, and where we are heading. How can we take action towards a more peaceful and united world we all crave?  Empathy and acknowledgement are the first steps, but perhaps the greatest example to me thus far is this African American’s story. An action rooted in love will always be the most powerful source of light.

 

Travel: The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL

August 17, 2017

 

Gabe and I had the opportunity to escape to FL for a few days and celebrate our anniversary a little late! We haven’t been away without little ones in 3 years, so we kind of had to re-learn how to take it easy;) I don’t think we could have landed at a better place to enjoy the last of summer! Some of our favorite aspects of this trip….

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A family update!

August 15, 2017

(So much appreciation for Max’s face. Photo by Tim Willoughby)

We announced some family news on an instagram live over the weekend, and a few people thought it would be a pregnancy announcement. We don’t blame you;) However, it isn’t a baby (or at least that I know of yet!). It’s actually related to some shifting around in both our personal and business sides of life, and since you will be seeing some of these changes roll out, we thought it would only make sense to share it with you in a formal update…

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Basement bathroom update: tile design

August 7, 2017

Bathroom + Design by Justina Blakeney

I have been collecting tile design images for years. I love the pattern, colors, and ultimately the character it can add to a space! I did some hunting for American based companies that had those Moroccan influenced designs. I found Fireclay Tile who has a whole dreamy collection of patterns, shapes, and colors, and we started planning our basement bathroom together. In case you missed, I shared the plans for the basement bathroom in this post.

 

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Family Travels: Nashville, TN

August 3, 2017

*In partnership with Airbnb.

We had a family event in Nashville, TN last week so we decided to stay a little longer to enjoy the city and wait for my new niece to arrive! We found a modern farmhouse that fit all of us comfortably plus room for more. Here’s a little tour of the place, as well as some of the Nashville spots we enjoyed..

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