Happy Wednesday!  Is it just me, or does it feel like Thursday?

Before I get to the dress of the day, I feel like it is important to note that last week I found out that one of my college professors reads my blog every now and again.  Julie is one of the sweetest (and most intelligent) people on the planet, but now I am nervous.  I know that this will wear off in .2 seconds, but still, I am nervous for this week.  I feel like I should be writing in very complete and correct sentences.

Oh well! On to the topic of the day: DRESSES!  I am sort of enamored by the dress of the day.  It is different enough to stand out, but it is not weird.  It is dressy enough for a wedding, but if you put straps on it and a suit jacket over it, it would be appropriate for work .  It looks like it belongs on the racks of J. Crew or Anthropologie, but instead, it is on Etsy and is only $125 per dress.  To top it all off, this dress is custom.  You can pick the fabric colors (2 different or both the same) and the length for each dress.  The vendor takes the bridesmaids measurements and makes the dress to fit them.  Did I mention that it is only $125?  The Etsy store is called Nostalgia.  Check it out!

Photography by Edyta Szyszlo Photography and images from Style Me Pretty.


My sweet niece, Grace, was in town this weekend.  She is so incredibly cute and fun and is growing up much faster than I would like!  I wish she and her momma and daddy (and my parents) lived closer to us.   I realized this week that Grace is now at the magic age (3.5) where she could be a fabulous flower girl.  Plus her sweet little personality would be amazing in the role.  While this is a fun realization, it also makes me a little sad.  My baby niece is growing up.  😦

In Grace’s honor, I wanted to put up a fun flower girl dress.   I love the flowers on the side and the criss-cross apple sauce back.  Plus it comes in this fun blue and this festive floral.  It is from Crewcuts (oh how I love J.Crew for little people).


So glad it is Wednesday afternoon!  I ❤ Wednesdays.  I get some sweet quality time with my puppy (this pic was taken by my hubby in his office this morning…she and her monkey are helping him with his sermon)…

…and I get some quality time with my favorite church friends and my small group.  Now, if only I could fit in a nap.

I know that you did not visit my blog to see super cute pics of of dog (Freckles) and her stuffed monkey.   It is Dressy Wednesday!  Woohoo!

I adore this gown.  It has an old school flair with gorgeous modern touches (like the big and beautiful belt and the gorgeous open back).  It is made by Novia d’Art. It would be beautiful paired with a colored wide satin ribbon belt as well.  Is anyone else seeing pink or is that just me?  🙂

Images from Brittany Dawson Photography via Style Me Pretty.

PS – I am a super proud wife and wanted to include the link to my husband preaching this past Sunday!  He did a great job talking about what discipleship truly means!

We had a wonderful week in Asheville, NC at camp with the middle and high school students from our church.  We work with a fabulous group of students that never cease to amaze me.  They are crazy and fun and love Jesus with such a unique perspective.  Love it.  The mountains were beautiful and much cooler than home.  We woke up to weather in the low to mid 60’s and it did not get above 90 during the day.  Can you say awesome sauce?

The problem is that all the adults have to come home and go back to work.  Day 2 of work this week…I am so tired that I don’t know what to do with myself.  Apparently, I am not a teenager anymore (even though I passed as one on a few occasions last week).

Can I tell you about a few silly things from camp?

1. I learned that I am not good with kids who are throwing up.  I have the deepest compassion and sympathy for them, but I can not be in the same room with puke.  I know, I know…I need to grow up.  I just wanted to share.

2. I hate it when my husband decides to shave his beard in weird patterns to entertain our students (See below).  On my anniversary, my husbands face was ridiculous.  😦

3. Sometimes grown women need to have sleepovers with their female friends.  It makes them laugh a lot and act like teenagers (much to the chagrin of actual teenagers).  Thanks Mel and Anna!

4. I heart when people play with my hair.  It makes me feel like a small child.

5. Cafeteria food is dirty.  It is not ok when chicken at dinner and cinnamon apples at breakfast have the same taste.

On to dressy Wednesday!  I heart summer and dresses.  I wore a dress to an amusement park on Saturday.  I know that I am weird, but at least I am weird and comfortable and cute all at the same time.  I actually just bought this dress from Target 1.5 weeks ago.  It is super comfy and light weight but tres cute.  Also…it is only 20 buckaroos.  WINNING!  It would be appropriate for a wedding or just a girls day out.  I paired it with a long-ish gray, v-neck cardigan (JCrew), silver rose flippy-floppies (also JCrew), and pearls (courtesy of my Daddy).



Another crazy week!  Event 1 is done, but now we are prepping for event 2!  Good gravy, is it Friday yet?

Do you remember when I posted the soft pink and gray inspiration board in April? Wouldn’t this dress from Macy’s be adorable with that kind of color scheme?  It would also be a great dress to wear to a bridal shower or wedding (or out to dinner)!  🙂  I love it with the soft pink bouquet.


Happy Wednesday!  This is one of the craziest weeks of all time, so this post is going to be short and sweet.

How cute would this be for a flower girl dress?  Guess what…it is only $19.99 at Macy’s right now!  Fab-u-lous!

A sweet friend of mine is getting married, and she is trying to figure out her color scheme.  She knows she wants the classic red flowers, but she is open to other accent colors.  One of my favorite color combos is Tiffany blue and red.  It is a modern take on the gorgeous red flowers that everyone enjoys.  I<3 Tiffany blue!  It makes me think of those fabulous little boxes and the stunning things that are inside those boxes (my hubby spoils me).  🙂

Here is the inspiration board that I came up with:

Red roses and blue bird flowers, blue dresses and red balloons, red carnations, 3 piece centerpiece, red and blue table-scape, red peep toe, invitation, ballroom set-up, cake, candy station, red soda, blue candy, red dress

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