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May 13, 2013

Hope everyone had a fab Mothers Day.  Here is what has been happening in our world lately.  

Last week my parents were in town and it was so nice.  Mom and I did some shopping and I found some really cute stuff.  Case and point, this dress from Forever 21.  How expensive does it look??  It was only $24.  Please follow my lead and snag this beauty.  

Don’t mind Sterling in the background he was obviously over shopping.

{Love 21 Tie Front Georgette Dress}

My mom also treated me to this JCrew dress for Mothers Day.  I am obsessed with it!  I found mine in the store but I was looking online and it comes in navy too, which I really love.  It is the perfect casual Summer dress.

{JCrew Knit Tunic Dress with Marled Trim}

We hit up alot of consignment and antique stores. Those are our favorite places to shop and I scored this amazing brass Lions Head door knocker.  I have been wanting one forever.  My dear old dad installed her for me and I couldn’t be happier.

In case you noticed in the previous picture, I moved my Lulu and Georgia Runner to our bedroom.  I put my sweet dad to work while he was in town helping me rearrange stuff.  We also hung this vintage mirror from my grandmother and moved our bar area.

For Mothers Day Sterling surprised me with these flowers.  I kid you not he went on a walk picked them, asked me for a cup and then arranged them himself.  Pretty impressive work for a 3 year old.

Sterling has been such a character lately.  I just love this age (minus the insane tantrums and bossiness), he says and does the funniest things.  These are two scenes I witnessed lately.  The first picture he told me he was calling the police because Daddy fell and the second picture I walked into while he was sleeping in full pirate costume.

I made Gazpacho for the first time this weekend and it was amazing.  So refreshing, healthy, and delicious!.

Say a big prayer for my grandfather he is back in the hospital.  I trust God in all his decisions and my grandfather has lived a very long life but it is very hard on my mom and her brother.  Keep my family in your prayers to give them strength during this difficult time.


Have a wonderful Monday.  I am so excited our couch is getting picked up this morning to be recovered,  a little Mothers Day treat for me from my rents.  We will be living without a couch for a few weeks which will be kind of weird but totally worth it!




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  1. Natalie says:

    So sweet, happy Mother's Day! That F21 dress is perfect on you and I love that door knocker!

  2. Love the J.Crew dress, looks so comfortable and easy going. Man, Sterling can arrange flowers better than I can! Sending prayers your way Natalie.

  3. caycee says:

    both dresses look amazing on you friend!!! Sterling flower styling is seriously good!

  4. Glad you had a nice weekend. I'll be thinking about your grandfather.

  5. That's awesome about the couch! You must be excited. I love that little prayer message. It's so so true.

    Looks like you had a great weekend!

  6. Ivy + Molly says:

    First of all, the F21 dress is amazing. Might have to run downtown today and see if there are any left. The King Street store is always overpicked by the time I get there.

    Second, the door knocker. Obsessed. Every time the husband and I walk the Battery and little cobblestone street I always snap photos of the lion knockers. I want one!

    Sending prayers your way.


  7. mckpagano says:

    F@! dres is so cute, I want to order it online! What size did you get??? I cant decide, and you are a simliar body type to mine:)

  8. mckpagano says:

    F@! dres is so cute, I want to order it online! What size did you get??? I cant decide, and you are a simliar body type to mine:)

  9. KatiePerk says:

    I saw you and Sterling leaving the Farmers Market as we were getting there but I got stuck chatting with some other friends and couldn't say hello!!
    Your flowers are so pretty!! Hope you had a nice weekend.

  10. Leslie says:

    Praying for your grandfather and your family.

    So sweet of Sterling. I can only imagine how precious he must be. I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  11. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Love your F21 dress! Prayers for your grandfather….keep us updated. Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

  12. Alexa says:

    Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! Isn't it great when the parents come to visit??

  13. Love the F21 dress and the outfit you wore on Mom's Day!! šŸ™‚

  14. Thinking of your family and grandfather. Fun recap and that bossiness is just a phase!!

  15. Katie says:

    Love that f21 dress..such a great find! Did you get the small or x-small?

  16. 17 Perth says:

    Okay…sterling in that first photo is hilarious…and the dress is adorable! Love the brass lion. And I love the "how God answers prayers". Praying for your grandfather…

  17. I'll certainly keep you family in my prayers! Happy Mother's Day..Sterling sounds like a hoot! Love that J.Crew dress too

  18. Happy belated mama's day!! I've always wanted a lion door knocker!!! Lucky! The runner is fab in there, or anywhere for that matter. And I have that same F21 dress in rotation. It's the best. They continue to constantly surprise me!

    xx. Patience


  19. I totally picked up that dress after you posted it! I've currently got 2 sizes…can't decide which looks best. I need the top of one and the bottom of the other!

    what kind of shoes are you going to pair with it?

  20. Happy Mothers Day! Where is your brown and black bag (in the F21 dress pic) from? Thanks

  21. Is Sterling 3 now? I always called it the Terrible 3's not 2's based on babysitting experience, but it's also such a special time when they're really figuring out their place in the world around them!

  22. Extra prayers up for your Grandfather!

  23. I need that forever dress! Sterling melts my heart! Every day! Obsessed with your door knocker!

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  26. Colleen says:

    I have to ask – what is the rough size of your lion knocker?! I too have wanted one forever; and when you marry a guy with a Lion-y last name, it's meant to be. And there are so many different faces – yours looks perfect!

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