a whimsical baby shower

Monday, March 6, 2017



when i found out my dear friend was preggers with a girl, i just knew i had to throw her a whimsical shower to go with her whimsical personality! i am currently obsessing with teepee's, dream catchers, and all things floral and got the same vibe from the new mommy to be so i figured this would be the perfect theme! i tried to incorporate floral, wood accents, a cottage charm with a tiny boho touch to give it the perfect southern feel. my heart was fluttering as i tied in all the little details together. i had so much fun putting together all the little details for this theme!
every little human life is a miracle and deserves to be celebrated and i just feel so lucky to have been able to get all the girls together to celebrate this moment with the mommy to be! <3

i could not have made the tee pee without my sweet hubby's drilling and sawing skills! i just admired how he was so into the whole process, even though it was the girliest thing ever! i am thinking he was just into it for the drill, lol.
 when making the teepee we used this tutorial! i used wooden sticks from home depot instead of PVC pipes to give it more of a rustic look.
my favorite part was making the dream catchers!!! i was so in love with how dainty, simple, yet beautiful they turned out. i wish i had a better way to display them!! i bought a large table runner dollie, cut it into 12 pieces, fit the pieces into the small embroidery hoops and then added ribbon and flowers off too the side. incredibly easy and tooo cute.
i wanted a clean look for the cake so i went with a lemon naked cake along with a lemon lavender cream cheese icing. cake recipe here. then i topped it off with (silk) lavender flowers because obvi!!!

this baby girl has already brought so much joy and love to our souls! i can not wait to meet her sweet face! <3

ice cream for two

Friday, February 3, 2017

cabbagetown, atlanta

Sunday, January 29, 2017

blue ridge mountains

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

twenty seventeen

Monday, January 2, 2017

looking back at 2016 and just thinking about how much happened that year makes it no wonder it seemed like the longest year ever! not necessarily in a bad way, but for us it was a year of anticipation, waiting, eagerness, & in a constant state of limbo and uncertainty. i transitioned from two different jobs in two different states...we moved from a house to an apartment and then finally to our own house! i could not be more grateful for what this year brought us and where we are now. we are so blessed. i am just so relieved that we are finally in a place we can call home! this weekend i read/wrote pages filled with resolutions but all i really took away from it all is that this year i will smile more, worry less. :)
i pray this year brings us more beautiful, adventurous surprises <3
cheers to 2017!

pumpkin centerpiece

Sunday, September 25, 2016

diy gallery wall

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

bali travel guide

Saturday, July 2, 2016

bali was such an incredible experience for us! everything from the culture, food, lifestyle, scenery, weather, was so up our alley. we just felt at home. it was bizarre how we were so far away from home and unfamiliar with any of our surroundings yet so comfortable and at ease. we were so lucky to have met some of the most hospitable and kind hearted people ever. 
this trip taught me so much about M and i. about our tolerances, our strengths, weaknesses, and mostly about how much we can support each other and balance out the crazy in us.
bali was perfect because it was a blend between peaceful and wild, which in two words defines us as a couple, lol. 


we flew into denpassar and spent the first four days on bali (which wasn't nearly enough time). we stayed in seminyak the first night, and then ubud days 2-4. i fell in love with ubud as it was clearly the more cultural, artsy, & serene village. if you want more of a party scene i would recommend staying in seminyak or kuta or even uluwatu. uluwatu was beautiful and had a bunch of those infinity pools your instagram needs! we were only able to spend a day at uluwatu during which we visited the famous uluwatu temple and ate lunch at single fin bar...they had the most breathtaking, panoramic views, fun vibe, and yummiest burgers. also, there's a nalu bowls attached to single fin if you have room for dessert or want the views & just a healthy snack :)

waterfall Tibumana Bangli

twenty-seven in Marfa, TX

Thursday, April 14, 2016

el cosmico is hands down the coolest, calmest, most serene, & peaceful place i've ever stayed at. this hotel concept is the neatest thing ever and i'm so glad we got to experience it before moving out of texas. marfa, tx is a place that's been on my bucket list for a couple of years now & i finally got an excuse to get M and i's butt into our car and haul 9 hours over there for the experience...well worth it! i knew i wanted to do a road trip for my birthday this year because we were way over due for one (considering we do one about every other month), and so i decided marfa was the perfect destination. if i could go back, which i definitely want to, i highly recommend not going monday or tuesday. we got stuck with going on these days and found that literally all the yummy food trucks and galleries were unfortunately closed. (this did not take away from our experience! in fact, it added to it in that it forced us to relax in the comfy airstream and do absolutely NOTHING. which was so, so nice) monday night we went to see the mysterious Marfa lights. pretty cool but we're both skeptical. we think they're just headlights from someone in Mexico messing with our heads. lol. the hammock grove and just being able to sit out on the deck under the stars, celebrate another blessed year, made the trip so worth the while. i'm so thankful for an awesome birthday and am so ready to make the most of twenty-seven <3