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Wednesday, May 25


Because breezy, floral dresses are a summer necessity, don't you think?

 Target dress, Anthropologie necklace, vintage belt & sunnies, Steve Madden platforms, Charming Charlie's bag


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Monday, May 23

Weekend Adventure No. 2: Gulf Shores, AL

About a week and a half ago, husband and I took a quick trip to Gulf Shores, AL for a whirlwind getaway before rotations began. While the trip was primarily devoted to fishing, I managed to weasel my way onto the beach a time or two. In fact, my days consisted of sunning, reading, and napping as I alternated between the beach, pool, and enormous bay-side porch.

The remote location of our condo was just what I needed for a couple days of rejuvenation, but I look forward to returning to Gulf Shores to explore the lively little city even more.


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Friday, May 20

On the Look Out

 {My favorite paleo breakfast - eggs with zucchini, squash, and cauliflower}

Now that I am done with the didactic portion of the school year, I finally have time to try out some new recipes. That being said, I'm on the look out for some new cookbooks! I have my favorite stand-bys such as Ina Garten and Gena Knox in my kitchen already, but I'd really like to find a good raw food and/or paleo cookbook. I've been perusing around this site and this one for recipes, but I love the feeling of creating a meal while reading through a recipe book. Call me old fashioned.
So... any suggestions?


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Monday, May 16

Shady Days

This past weekend the weather was simply wonderful. After spending a few days at the beach and soaking up the heat and sun, a breezy, low-seventies Sunday was exactly what I needed. Since summers here in the south are notoriously hot and humid, I'm savoring every bit of this "indian fall."

H&M blouse, F21 skirt, Steve Madden booties, The Loft necklaces


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Tuesday, May 10

Summer Sand

1, 2, 3, 4

I mentioned a while ago that my inspirations for this year's summer wardrobe are polar opposites. I'm somehow caught between bright blocks of color and warm, sandy neutrals. Given my tendency to lean toward natural, sun-kissed waves and gold embellishments, it's really no surprise that these items have fallen onto my summer radar.

1. Cross My Heart Skirt/Dress - Shopbop
2. Goldie Amanda Blouse - Topshop
3. Riddgge Wedges - Steve Madden
4. Spot Mesh Ruffle Dress - Topshop
5. Mine & Yours Dress - French Connection
6. Crochet Peridot Bikini - Anthropologie
7. Sunglasses - Forever 21
8. Laughing Gull Onepiece - Anthropologie
9. Cutout Heels - Forever 21
10. Metallurgy Necklace - Anthropologie


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Monday, May 9

Radio Silence

Sorry for the silence lately. I'm finishing up my exams... last time I will ever take finals! It's equal parts incredibly exciting and slightly sad.

Regular programming will resume shortly.


Monday, May 2

Empty Nest

back porch surprise

Remember when I mentioned that a dove built it's nest in my thyme plant? Well, the day finally came this past weekend when the little ones were ready to leave the nest. And while I am quite thrilled to have my herb garden back {and porch for that matter}, I'm feeling a bit of empty nest syndrome.

the whole family

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