Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pink Peach Blooms

As I shared in my post on Monday with details about my outfit, we visited a local orchard this past weekend to take a hayride to see these gorgeous pink peach tree blooms. I have been sharing snaps of our family moments for awhile now via Sunday Snaps but I am going to be transitioning over to sharing more about what's going on in my life through photography.  If you are my Facebook friend or Snapchat | eksoto | follower, you can still catch all of my daily phone photos there. You will be able to find all of my lifestyle posts through the link at the top titled "life." 

My husband and I are having so much fun learning how to use our Canon Rebel on manual mode so I am so excited to share some of our photos with y'all. We had such a great time at the orchard and the trees were just beautiful! 

Thank you so much for following along on this blog journey! 

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

photography, peach tree, flowers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What I Wore

#whatiwore | An Instagram Roundup

Some of these outfits were actually a little out of my normal comfort zone... and others fit comfortably into my comfort zone. The first outfit I almost didn't wear. I bought this off the shoulder top and it's the first one in that style that I've ever owned. I'm usually a pretty modest girl so showing some shoulder with skinny jeans, made me pretty nervous. But I think it came together in a classy way and I loved wearing it! Also, the pink ruffle sleeve dress almost didn't come home with me from the store because it was a little different than the normal dresses I buy... but that's what's great about it. It's different, it's fun, and it's comfortable! So moral of the story, buy that item that you are considering putting back on the rack or deleting from you online shopping cart. Take a chance... it might become your new favorite item!

monogram necklace, off the shoulder top


how to wear denim on denim, kate spade purse


plaid cardigan, kendra scott necklace, pink converse


rainboots, hunter boots, longchamp bag


preppy style, converse, monogram necklace


swing dress, jeweled sandals, white denim jacket

dress | jacket | similar bag | similar sandals | necklace | bracelet

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Casual

#outfitinspiration | Spring Casual 

 Today, I am starting a new series called #outfitinspiration to simply do just that... share outfit inspiration with y'all for a variety of occasions and themes. This is sort of a outfit planning process for myself with pieces that I already own or items that are on my own wish list. I hope these outfit collages will give you inspiration for putting together things that you already own in a new way... or to add a little something to your wardrobe for a new look. 

 I recently purchased the black polka dot peplum top and I think it's going to be such a versatile piece. I plan to wear it with distressed denim like the pair below for a casual look but it could also be dressed up with white jeans + heels for a date night. 

 This spring casual look is something I would definitely wear on a daily basis! A flowy, comfortable top. Mom friendly length distressed denim. Jeweled sandals to keep things functional but fun. Layered bracelets for a boho chic style. A pink crossbody because every outfit needs a pop of color. And a few simple statement jewels |earrings + necklace| to complete the look. I want every piece of this outfit inspiration! 

 What other types of outfit inspiration would you love to see?!

jean shorts | necklace | earrings 
beaded bracelet | peplum top 
  sandals | tassel bracelet | crossbody bag

Monday, March 28, 2016

Chambray + Denim

Last week, I was scrolling Facebook and saw that my favorite local orchard was going to be open to the public for people to take a free hayride to see the peach tree blossoms before they turn into delicious peaches. They were also offering an Easter scavenger hunt for the kiddos so it seemed like the perfect family afternoon outing... and it was! 

So when you're going to an orchard full of pink blossoms... you take outfit pictures there! I had planned to wear a chambray dress but the weather wasn't cooperating for that outfit. I wore my new favorite chambray shirt with a pair of dark, distressed denim jeans. I am loving the contrast between the pink blooms and my chambray... Pantone colors of the year. My shirt is less than $30 and worth every penny, especially if you've been in the market for a good chambray like I was. This one is super soft, comfortable, and long enough... which is a constant problem for me. I sized up one size for a more relaxed look. My new favorite $12 sunglasses, Nickel + Suede earrings, and a pop of neon complete the look.

What is your favorite way to style chambray?!

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style

how to style a chambray shirt, mom style, target style


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Snaps

#sundaysnaps | Week in Review

mom life
This girl keeps us on our toes! She's so strong willed, independent, and incredibly smart. I know that she will do great things and will most definitely be a boss lady one day!

mom life
This sweet girl is just that... SWEET! She is sensitive, compassionate, and so loving. She dreams of being a mommy and a baby doctor. I couldn't think of more perfect jobs for this one.

tortoise sunglasses
When you feel pretty, like your new $12 sunglasses, and your hair is cooperating... take a selfie! Because, why not?!

good friday
Friday night we went to church for our Good Friday service. It was a beautiful time of reflection. The girls stayed with us during the service and did such a great job!

family life
We took the girls to the local orchard to take a hayride to see the gorgeous peach tree blossoms and to go on an Easter scavenger hunt! It was the perfect family outing.

mom life
We celebrated my mom's birthday this weekend as well so we stopped by Lowe's to pick up some flowers for her. The girls had to stop and pose by this fake front porch scene. They are obviously not shy or short of personality.

lifestyle blog
Today we celebrated what I consider to be the most important holiday of them all, Easter. He is risen. My sweet girls got to dress alike... and they will until further notice because it's just too precious. We do the Easter basket thing but we focus on the most important thing, Jesus Christ, our Savior. I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend!

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53: 4-5

Saturday, March 26, 2016

What I Wore

#whatiwore | An Instagram Roundup

Happy Easter weekend! We spent our first day of spring break doing yard work, going to the Good Friday service at church, and our traditional Friday night pizza dinner. We are headed to the orchard today to see the peach tree blossoms and celebrate my mom's birthday. I love this time of year... and I feel like I say that a lot because I just really love holidays. I love the changing of seasons and I love the start of something new. Spring is just a beautiful time of the year!

Below you will find six of recent outfits from my Instagram feed. You can shop each look with the links below each photo. Most of the items are still available for purchase but if it isn't, I found something similar to link to. This is the easiest way to shop my Instagram posts if you aren't a user. I am loving getting dressed for spring weather!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

hunter boots, longchamp bag, statement necklace

rebecca minkoff bag, monogram necklace, mom style

spring style, black wedges, floral dress

old navy pixie pants, kendra scott necklace

how to wear a peplum top, lace up flats

hunter boots, lace sweater, longchamp bag,

Friday, March 25, 2016


#groopdealz | My Picks

As always, Groopdealz has so many adorable items at great prices. While I was browsing the site today, I found fun, statement necklaces for less than $2! This week's picks are perfect for sprucing up your spring wardrobe. My favorite item is the Sweetheart Ruffle Tank and it's only $14.99! I love the neckline and the loose ruffle hem. So pretty and feminine! Also be sure to check out the sandals that are oh so similar to Jacks but for so much less! Yay for great deals! 

Which item is your favorite pick?!

Sweetheart Ruffle Tank - 4 Colors!

Adorable Boyfriend Tee - 3 Styles!

Beautiful Boho Sandals - 5 Colors!

Striped Dress with Lace Pocket

Flowy Chiffon Maxi - 4 Colors!