Monday, July 17

this week's clicks.

get your week off to a colorful start...
SWOON.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 4

pinspiration: a stars and stripes hostess...

Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow American readers. I hope that whatever you're up to today, you have a lot of fun. Here are my best bets for the hostess - what to serve, what to wear, and the ultimate July 4th Americana playlist.




Monday, July 3

this week's clicks.

get your week off to a colorful start...
LISTEN.

  • My current guilty pleasure is this chronicle of Cole Swindell's epic man crush on Dierks Bentley. #sorrynotsorry

SWOON.

SMILE.
"I want to get into some action films because I don’t like the sense that people feel that curvy women, plus-size women, aren’t active as well. I think that’s very important to let the world know that I can jump up shit and do fancy things with swords, too, like combat. I went to Juilliard, for God’s sakes, I know a little something about combat. To get in that, to show that side of someone who is bigger than a size 6, would be fun for me." 

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Monday, June 26

this week's clicks [treat love like you're jumping off a rope swing]

get your week off to a colorful start...
How are y'all doing? I'm still recovering from camp and took it slow all weekend (highlight: a trip to the Roanoke Valley's newest brewery). This week's clicks include flowers for days, dresses for all of your summer occasions, and the history of a Southern classic. Coming to the blog later this week, I've got a great new Pinspiration post and reviews of some recent entertainment faves. As always, shoot me an e-mail about what's new and awesome in your life - I'd love to chat!

LISTEN.
  • Summer is always when I listen to country music the most, and I'm currently in love with the new track from local boys Old Dominion (two of the band's members are from Roanoke). Also, a country music video with video game references and bloopers? What a time to be alive.

SWOON.

SMILE.
"I had the voices of the women I grew up with. It takes your breath away how quick they are. It’s the kind of humor that would sear through treacle."


FLASHBACK.

Monday, June 19

this week's clicks [love is enough when you don't look back]

get your week off to a colorful start...
Happy almost-summer, darlings! Can't you feel it in the air? I've got some great stuff for you this week, so grab your coffee cup and get clicking! I'm spending the work week at my favorite place on Earth - my childhood summer camp - so be sure to follow along on Instagram!

LISTEN.
  • The Barr Brothers were a Spotify discovery for me; I love live videos like this one where you can see how much creativity goes into actually creating music (rewind if you want to hear the entire intro).


SWOON.


SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Sunday, June 11

Wednesday, June 7

paper chase: tropical wedding and party invitations

After yesterday's post, I couldn't get enough tropical inspiration. Here's a round-up from around the web of some beautiful tropical-inspired invitations that would be great for a destination wedding, summer bridal shower, or milestone birthday party.

Tropical Hawaiian Invitation by Sincerely May via Not on the High Street

Obviously I'm loving the pink hibiscus flowers on this invitation by Sincerely May.


Tropical Wedding Invitation by Fluid Ink Letterpress on Etsy  |  Paper Chase Press via Happy Wedd

I love the letterpress details in the Etsy invitation on the left. The collection on the right was designed for a bride who designs beachwear for a living - how perfect is that?


Maya Invitations by Rachel Marvin Creative


Palm Wedding Invitations by Kaydi Bishop for Minted


Tropical Wedding Invitations by FloptyDooDesigns on Etsy


Tropical Garden Party Invitations by The Distillery via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Which of these tropical invitations is your favorite?

Tuesday, June 6

pinspiration: let's get away...

The combination of blush pink and palm prints was one of my favorite trends last summer and I'm happy to report that it's back for round 2! Maybe it's all those childhood trips to Myrtle Beach, but I will never tire of kitschy, candy-colored beach d├ęcor.





Are you planning any summer getaways?

Monday, June 5

this week's clicks.

get your week off to a colorful start...
SWOON.

FYI.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Sunday, June 4

sunday simplicity.




“It had long since come to my attention that people of 
accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to
them. They went out and happened to things.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, May 29

clicks of note: i'm feelin' 32...

get your week off to a colorful start...
How are you all doing this week? Today just so happens to be my 32nd birthday and the first official day of summer break. This weekend we visited a favorite brewery and food truck, visited Roanoke's new Mellow Mushroom, and went to see a Beatles tribute band perform in the park. Today I'll be celebrating my birthday with my Bible study, and tomorrow we're going line dancing! This summer, it's time to stop being jealous of other people's lives on Instagram and really get out there and live my own.

SWOON.

SMILE.

Tuesday, May 23

pinspiration: summer's around the corner

With Wednesday being the last day of school for students, Friday being the last for teachers, and Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer, kicking off next week, I'm channeling some serious summer vibes this week on my Pinterest boards. Also this week - the made-for-television remake of Dirty Dancing. Are you planning to watch? The original, filmed in Virginia at Mountain Lake, is one of my all-time favorite movies and I don't think it can ever be topped! Whatever your plans for this week, make it a bright and colorful one.






Here's what I'm listening to this week while packing up my classroom and thinking ahead to summer fun, rest, and relaxation:


Tuesday, May 16

pinspiration: spicing it up...

This time of year is always busy and exciting. This weekend, for example, I'll be chaperoning a dance, seeing my favorite band in concert, and attending a wedding all in one 48-hour period! As much as I love the wild ride, I can't help but dream of an escape... Morocco, perhaps? The California coast? Just kidding... I'll happily take just a few hours of uninterrupted time with some white wine and friends on our patio.




My current playlist: