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:

Monday, May 15

Monday, May 8

clicks of note: nobody loves in a straight line...

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

SWOON.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Monday, May 1

clicks of note.

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


  • I don't usually post sad songs here, but this one was too lovely to resist.

SWOON.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Monday, April 24

this week's clicks.

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


SWOON.
FYI.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Monday, April 17

this week's clicks.

get your week of to a colorful start...
LISTEN.
  • "Silver Lining" is the result of Oklahoma-born Americana singer-songwriter Parker Millsap wondering if he could write a pop song. Paired with a cute music video that features Millsap in a jumble of leading-man stereotypes, I'd say he did just fine.

SWOON.

SMILE.

FLASHBACK.

Tuesday, April 11

pinspiration: Easter in the garden

What are your plans for this weekend? I'm looking forward to Easter Sunday and getting inspired by floral maxi dresses and full-on garden party vibes. Hopefully it will be warm enough to fire up the grill after church and invite some friends over for brunch on the patio!



If there's one day of the year that a flower crown is acceptable in public outside of Coachella, let it be Easter Sunday.



Love this vintage-inspired garden sign from Ella Claire.



How pretty are these botanical painted eggs from The House that Lars built?

There's lots more Easter inspiration over on my Pinterest boards, and I'm working on a Spotify playlist to celebrate:



Monday, April 10

this week's clicks.

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

  • Heard this song at the hair salon this morning and fell. in. love.


SWOON.

SMILE.