Secondhand Shopping Gold

I have always loved a good thrift store run. My momma taught me at a young age that a bargain/discount is never a bad thing, but a smart decision. It’s like finding gold. When shopping at the Goodwill, you don’t always find treasure, but then some days you hit the jackpot at come out with $20 worth of goodies (just like Macklemore). When I was working at my old office, we had a Goodwill next door, and I would always tell Ian I had to pay the story a visit to let the traffic die down, hah. In the end, it paid off. I found some great stuff for our house and both of our closets. Bargain and secondhand shopping is about more than just a good deal though. It’s good for our environment and culture to shop secondhand and reuse what we can instead of hoarding a cluttered waste. This past year, I have really tried to refine my closet into only pieces that I wear consistently and that reflect who I am. Clothing is a way we express ourselves and our lifestyle.…

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Thoughts on Things: Sweatshirts, Fringe High Tops and 5 ways I am dealing with winter blues

I really feel like you can never have enough sweatpants or sweatshirts. If you saw my closet you would probably gasp at the amount of loungewear I have, but I don’t care. It’s what I’m most comfortable in. I found this blush sweatshirt the other day, and it brought me back to Saved by the Bell and Boy Meets World days. I feel like Kelly Kapowski might have owned it at one point. I paired it with some jeans and my new favorite sneakers from Guilty Soles. When I found out fringe high top sneakers existed, I knew they were meant to be in my closet. I LOVE these shoes. The other day we were doing our Chick-fil-A run, and I didn’t even realize I had dressed Cove in a sweatsuit too, haha. We were like a sweatsuit family from the 80’s. —

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Cassandra | Lifestyle Session

One of my favorite things about lifestyle sessions is getting to peek into someone’s life at home. Capturing those intimate moments that are part of their daily routine are important memories and seasons that people cherish forever. Spending time in Cassandra’s home with her was such a relaxing and fun experience. Sharing our favorite music, books and insane love for breakfast was really great. I hope you enjoy taking a quick look into what home looks like for her.

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Our Everyday | Contentment in the Mondays and Tuesdays

Before having Cove, I was literally ALWAYS on the go. I remember being so nervous about how life would slow down after he arrived (honest confession). But since the day he was born, I have loved having time at home just the three of us. Don’t get me wrong, my favorite hobby is adventure and travel, but family time at home is where some of our best memories are made. Every day is different, but we always end up together as a family reading books, playing games and eating together. Even if we only get to do one of those, we really make an effort to have family time together every single day, without distractions or technology involved. These are the moments that give me energy, drive and focus. They are the moments I want to write down in a book and keep forever. Below are some pictures from a slow morning together. Usually on the weekends, Cove and Ian bring me breakfast in bed. After Cove goes down for his morning nap, Ian and I will drink coffee together and talk…

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Trunk Show | Sun Jam Studio + Giveaway

If you read our blog, you have already met and know my love for Jen Allen. You’ve seen them in California, Styles’ Newborn Shoot, Nashville & The Allens . She is one of the truest and kindest people I have ever met and so much fun. We met 6 years ago on the Fourth of July. Our husbands were friends and so we kind of went on a blind double date with them. The rest is history. Three trips, three babies and a lifetime of memories between the four of us. She recently started Sun Jam Studio, which I immediately fell in love with and had to share with you all. We will be hosting a giveaway for the next three days, so make sure you check out our Instagrams @govictoria and @mrsjenallen to win one of her amazing wall-hangings.

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The Lawrence Family Part II

It was so much fun to photograph the Lawrence family again. The sunlight was oh so perfect to capture this beautiful family. Their kids are beyond fun and as you can see below – super photogenic. We hope you enjoy!

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Milk Snob

I can hardly believe that Cove is already two months old. The past nine weeks have flown by. He has got some serious smiles going on and has been so much fun. I am sure that every stage just gets sweeter and sweeter. Since winter can make us a little stir crazy, we take every semi-warm day as an opportunity to take walks and have coffee dates. Cove absolutely loves walks and even gets a little upset when we sit still for too long.

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