birthday party

My Sophie turned 15 and her sweet friends threw her a surprise party. They dressed up in fun vintage outfits and Scott captured it on film.  I love this one will all of them in a row.
Here is the birthday girl.
Scott took so many great photos.  Here are some of my favorites.

A beautiful group of girls...inside and out.


art love

I have spoken before about how much I love original artwork. I think that this piece by David Boyd is a steal at $200.
I hope that you all had a great weekend.  I am glad that next weekend is Labor Day because this one was a bit too short.


Chattanooga Fashion Week

Yesterday was such a treat with our Fall line featured in the Chattanooga Fashion Week.  My oldest offered to drive down with me and we got to enjoy the sunshine,
and a food stop... (even though it is only a two hour drive)
The models backstage were beautiful and sweet.

How fun is this!  (I fit right in ...well not exactly)
One last photo before they hit the runway.  (I hope to get some video of that soon to share with you.)
A nice drive home and a few hours with my oldest before he heads off to college on Saturday.
I am beyond ready for the weekend.  I hope that you all have a wonderful one too!


ballet flats

I am in love with these ballet flats from old navy! At $19.95 they are a bargain but for the next 3 days they are 25% off with code ONNEW25 and that makes them a steal.

For less than $15 I am tempted to buy all 4.
Yellow and teal aren't my usual favorite colors but I like the idea of experimenting this Fall.  How about you.....what colors are you loving for Fall?


good bye summer

Six of my seven children are in school as I type. (This marks the end of summer in my book.)  I get so excited at the beginning of each new season.  (New weather, new recipes to cook, new things to explore and of course new clothes and accessories!)  Our fall line has arrived and I am looking forward to cleaning out my closet and adding some fall treasures.

Here is a date night photo from a few weeks ago.  The next one will be Fall.....

Do you get as excited about Fall as I do?
I hope that you are all excited for a wonderful Fall (even if yours hasn't started yet)!


75% off sale

We are making room for Fall by having a crazy great sale on our Spring and Summer line!

Please feel free to share this with your friends!



As you can tell by my lack of posts, this Summer has been a sweet but busy time.  Something had to go and this summer it was cooking.  But I do still love to sit down as a family and enjoy our meal (even if it is fried eggs on crusty wheat bread with Parmesan cheese....one of my favorites or Chicken-pot-pie from Whole Foods).

A pretty and festive table makes any meal better.  And today, thanks to Coton Colors, 5 of you will win a fun one of the following things from their line.
winner #1 will get 4 green chevron dinner plates
one will get this rectangular platter
a third winner will get this red dot spoon

a forth will get this cake stand
and our fifth winner will get 4 red chevron dinner plates.

To win just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite thing to have for dinner.

Thank you Coton Colors for making it so easy to serve up some fun!