Beach Get Up

posted on: Saturday, August 3, 2013

T-shirt is a basic v-neck from urban outfitters, necklace: mala  beads from tiny devotions .
When I'm home during the summer, I like to feel like I'm at the beach. So, a lot of times I'll spend my days in my would be beach get up. Bikini, cut offs, loose cropped tee...and yes I have a candle that smells like salt water, sand and sunscreen. It holds me over until my feet sink deep into the gulf's shoreline.

I love fringe and I love free flowing garments that move with my everyday. So, when one of Samuel's t-shirts got ruined in the wash, 10 minutes with a pair of scissors and a bit of bleach, saved it from the trash bin. Now, it's one of my favorite go-to's for casual summer days.

I simply cut a bit of the neck, then the sleeves, just past the seam and then, I fringed the bottom hem line to my desired length.  I put a cup of bleach in the sink and dipped away. I was really happy with how it turned out. So much so that I might have raided Samuel's old t-shirt drawer. You know, those old shirts that guys refuse to get rid of? ;) Hello new gems of my summer wardrobe.

Have you tried anything like this yet? There are a ton of tutorials on pinterest that I just haven't taken the time to actually do them (yet). Any success stories or pictures?

Happy Summer days to you.


Next State Over

posted on: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today, we are going on a road trip to visit dearest friends, in the next state over. I'm so excited for this mini get away with my guys and kindred spirits.  Kael's Uncle Jason is taking Sam and Kael to our boy's first baseball game and I get to meet one of my best friend's babies for the very first time! Ah! Lots of laughter and filled hearts are in order for us, the next few days. I've got the happy, early morning buzz of having packed bags and comfy clothes, ready for hours in the car.

What are your tricks and methods of keeping your wee ones happy for long rides in the car?

Peace to your heart


Today is also a day that my heart is overwhelmed with an intense desire and need to pray, love and comfort. A best friend of mine will be at the doctor's today with her little girl, Sparrow. Many of you have been following along her journey, since she was born with a major heart defect and has undergone 2 open heart surgeries the last 2 years. Well, today they will give her mom, Jessie the date for her last and final surgery sometime this month, which is Sparrow's birthday month. She will be 3. If you have a moment, please pray for and send peace and love her way today. I love this girl as if she were my own and the reality that the most perfect little bird, bursting with personality and soul, has to go through this once more is more overwhelming than I can describe. You can read about Sparrow's journey HERE on Jessie's blog. I know she would love any and all encouragement this month.