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My favorite skincare! All the hearts!

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I have found a new natural, homemade, organic, local skincare regimine and I'm in looooooove, did I mention it's animal cruelty free too?!! Seriously. It feels amazing and I can already tell the difference in my skin! When I find something this good, I have to share!

 It's by   Anastacia  !    @anastacia_skin_studio  on Instagram!   She is my long time friend and super talented. This formula she created is amazing. I'm so proud of her.    

It's by Anastacia!

@anastacia_skin_studio on Instagram! 

She is my long time friend and super talented. This formula she created is amazing. I'm so proud of her. 

 

Here is what I've used so far and the instructions.... 

   Look Alive:  this coffee scrub is a great face and body exfoliator to remove dull skin while replenishing moisture! I apply to my skin as a mask for 5 mins and rub in circular motions to exfoliate! Then rinse.      She's a Peggy:  this facial cleanser is great for not only removing makeup but removing the unnecessary filth without stripping your skin of its essential oils!    am/pm:  coconut oil based moisturizer for morning or night (smells and feels amazing). I apply small amount in the palm of hand to melt for easy application. It's good for face, eyes, neck, and hands!      Pastel Makes Perfect:  pink clay mask. suitable for all skin types... tighten pores and soften skin. mix a small spoon amount with equal parts water and apply to face for 15-20 mins. I loved how my skin felt afterwards and can really feel my skin getting softer each day!   I usually have pretty dry skin and it is supper soft and I have noticed less wrinkles! Yayyy!  

 Look Alive: this coffee scrub is a great face and body exfoliator to remove dull skin while replenishing moisture! I apply to my skin as a mask for 5 mins and rub in circular motions to exfoliate! Then rinse. 


She's a Peggy: this facial cleanser is great for not only removing makeup but removing the unnecessary filth without stripping your skin of its essential oils! 

am/pm: coconut oil based moisturizer for morning or night (smells and feels amazing). I apply small amount in the palm of hand to melt for easy application. It's good for face, eyes, neck, and hands!

 

Pastel Makes Perfect: pink clay mask. suitable for all skin types... tighten pores and soften skin. mix a small spoon amount with equal parts water and apply to face for 15-20 mins. I loved how my skin felt afterwards and can really feel my skin getting softer each day! 

I usually have pretty dry skin and it is supper soft and I have noticed less wrinkles! Yayyy!  

 To purchase & read more about your skin type go  http://www.anastaciaskinstudio.com/shop/  ! Also if you live close to Nashville, they have a studio there! But they ship all over! 

To purchase & read more about your skin type go http://www.anastaciaskinstudio.com/shop/ ! Also if you live close to Nashville, they have a studio there! But they ship all over! 

Let me know what you think! I'm sure you will love it as much as I do! I can use the moisturizer or soap on Harper too if she needed it!! :)  have a fabulous night!  

We are sharing more farmouse pictures soon right here! Stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your support!

Xoxox

Sarah  

New Year's Party Style

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 Dreamy parties are our favorite! Parties are the perfect way to really reflect your style and setting the mood is everything! I partnered with @JLfurniture to prep you for a fabulous holiday party! New Years Eve is here and planning is in full effect!

I love spending time with my favorite people and cozying up to tell our favorite stories. Comfort is key for me. You need comfortable seating and the ambiance is everything too! Candles and twinkling lights are perfect. We love this fabulous caraway settee by Jonathan Louis Furniture (www.jonathanlouis.net)! Pair it with a comfy fluffy blanket, white pillows, champagne and you are ready to count down for 2016! This ottoman by Jonathan Louis is fabulous too! I have all the heart eyes! Great food accompanied with amazing lighting calls for the ultimate party. I love keeping the furniture close together to really bring everyone in and party together.

More about the furniture...

Jonathan Louis has some of the most durable and long lasting furniture around! You can find them at retailers like Macy's, Living Spaces and other local furniture stores nationwide! To find a dealer near you, check out the site http://jonathanlouis.net/dealerlocator/

I love the array of fabrics they have to choose from! This settee is so durable and comfortable! Plus you can browse hundreds of swatches online and even order swatches to help with inspiration and planning at http://jonathanlouis. net/swatchrequest

It's that easy! Make sure to get some wire lighting and all different size white candles to layer on the mantles. It really adds depth and brings the room together with all your gorgeous furnishings! Have your playlist ready! Pass the champagne and lets party! Thanks for stopping by y'all!

Happy New Years! 

xo Sarah

my favorite must haves

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Hey y'all!! I've been at a conference this week and it has been so much fun! It got me thinking about essentials! I love seeing everyone's must haves because I'm always on the go and decided to share mine tonight!! 

My purse is by Madewell and it's one of my favorite bags because I can throw anything and everything in it. The color goes with all of my outfits! 

I love my rose gold @danielwellington watch! I wear it all the time and it has helped me stay on time. Seriously! (You can still get 15% off using code FARMHOUSE at danielwellington.com until November 30th!!)

Two of my favorite polishes right now are OPI (Dutch Tulips) & Essie (A Cut Above)! I use the Essie to add some extra sparkle!!  Harper is always wanting more polish so I add some extra sparkles to her nails too! :) 

The best concealor I have EVER had is by MAC (studio finish NC15)! The blush (Pink Swoon Powdered Blush) and mascara (Zoom Lash) that give my lashes mega lift are also MAC!  

My lips have been getting chapped so I use EOS and I love their hand lotion too! It's super soft and you have to try it.  

I would love for you to list some of your essentials in the comments! I'm always excited to try new products! Have a fab night! Stay tuned for some Fall pics!!! I'm late on posting but can't wait to share!! 

 

XOXO  ,

Sarah

Harper is THREE!!

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     Harper had the best birthday!! It lasted all week with parties at her school, on her birthday and her party this past weekend!! We have so much to be thankful for! God has truly blessed us with this beautiful angel. She has an incredible spirit and shows me to love and laugh always!! We had so many beautiful decorations! I can't wait to share all the sources with you!!!     

 

Harper had the best birthday!! It lasted all week with parties at her school, on her birthday and her party this past weekend!! We have so much to be thankful for! God has truly blessed us with this beautiful angel. She has an incredible spirit and shows me to love and laugh always!! We had so many beautiful decorations! I can't wait to share all the sources with you!!! 

 

     TIPI  BY KNIGHT RAVEN TIPI CO !    www.knightraventipico.com    (@KNIGHT_RAVEN_TIPI_CO on INSTAGRAM)    Audrey's tipis are amazing. The quality is unreal and I love the VINTAGE feel! Harp absolutely loves her tipi and plays in it all the time. All our friends loved it!! I love how versatile it is!!    TUTU BY TREVI AVE CO!  www.treviaveco.etsy.com    (@TREVI_AVE_CO)   She felt like a real princess in her gorgeous tutu. I love how flowy it was! Everyday she asks if she can wear her tutu!     BOOTS BY GRACIOUS MAY!  www.graciousmay.com   (@GRACIOUS_MAY)   We have Gracious May boots in every color. They are her favorite and go with every outfit she has!!    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN, CAKE TOPPER & NECKLACE  BY LITTLE DOVIE !     www.littledovie.com   (@LITTLEDOVIE)   Little Dovie is so sweet!! She sent them to me last minute! They are so beautiful. The gold glitter was exactly what I was looking for. Harper just kept saying how pretty they were! Just look at that necklace!!   HARPER SIGNS FROM THE PAINTED NEST!  www.etsy.com/shop/thepaintednestor   (@THEPAINTEDNEST)    The signs are so unique and I loved how they tied in all the decorations!! I'm excited because we can hang them in her big girl room! The arrow is my favorite!!    CAKE HOLDER IS BY SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC!!  www.schoolhouseelectric.com   (@SCHOOLHOUSE)     Schoolhouse Electric is so fabulous. I love the quality of everything they make. They have gorgeous pieces, especially this cake holder!!   Everything else is vintage!         

 

TIPI  BY KNIGHT RAVEN TIPI CO!  www.knightraventipico.com   (@KNIGHT_RAVEN_TIPI_CO on INSTAGRAM) 

Audrey's tipis are amazing. The quality is unreal and I love the VINTAGE feel! Harp absolutely loves her tipi and plays in it all the time. All our friends loved it!! I love how versatile it is!! 

TUTU BY TREVI AVE CO! www.treviaveco.etsy.com   (@TREVI_AVE_CO)

She felt like a real princess in her gorgeous tutu. I love how flowy it was! Everyday she asks if she can wear her tutu!  

BOOTS BY GRACIOUS MAY! www.graciousmay.com  (@GRACIOUS_MAY)

We have Gracious May boots in every color. They are her favorite and go with every outfit she has!! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN, CAKE TOPPER & NECKLACE  BY LITTLE DOVIE!   www.littledovie.com  (@LITTLEDOVIE)

Little Dovie is so sweet!! She sent them to me last minute! They are so beautiful. The gold glitter was exactly what I was looking for. Harper just kept saying how pretty they were! Just look at that necklace!!

HARPER SIGNS FROM THE PAINTED NEST! www.etsy.com/shop/thepaintednestor  (@THEPAINTEDNEST) 

The signs are so unique and I loved how they tied in all the decorations!! I'm excited because we can hang them in her big girl room! The arrow is my favorite!! 

CAKE HOLDER IS BY SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC!! www.schoolhouseelectric.com  (@SCHOOLHOUSE)  

Schoolhouse Electric is so fabulous. I love the quality of everything they make. They have gorgeous pieces, especially this cake holder!! 

Everything else is vintage!

 

 

 

    @littledovie cake topper & @thepaintednest sign 

 

@littledovie cake topper & @thepaintednest sign 

    She was so excited to eat the cake that she started poking dots in it before we could even get the candles in! I let her stick them in the cake. Look at that sweet face patiently waiting. 

 

She was so excited to eat the cake that she started poking dots in it before we could even get the candles in! I let her stick them in the cake. Look at that sweet face patiently waiting. 

    My sweet angel!!   

 

My sweet angel!!

 

    She loves her new trampoline I got for her birthday. That was my favorite thing growing up and I know we will make a ton of memories on it!! 

 

She loves her new trampoline I got for her birthday. That was my favorite thing growing up and I know we will make a ton of memories on it!! 

    Everything turned out so beautiful!! @littledovie @thepaintednest 

 

Everything turned out so beautiful!! @littledovie @thepaintednest 

    @thepaintednest and our gorgeous @knight_raven_tipi_co tipi 

 

@thepaintednest and our gorgeous @knight_raven_tipi_co tipi 

    After dinner we roasted marshmallows and made smore's!! It was a lot of fun. Harper was all over the marshmallow part!   

 

After dinner we roasted marshmallows and made smore's!! It was a lot of fun. Harper was all over the marshmallow part!   

    Taylor and Harper are so cute together!! My best friend Danielle and I have known each other since we were 15!  We had our babies 5 days apart. How amazing is that?!!   The cameras are from @livesweetshop!! 

 

Taylor and Harper are so cute together!! My best friend Danielle and I have known each other since we were 15!

We had our babies 5 days apart. How amazing is that?!! 

The cameras are from @livesweetshop!! 

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    Crystal is my other best friend! We all grew up together. Aren't they precious?!!

 

Crystal is my other best friend! We all grew up together. Aren't they precious?!!

    It was the best day celebrating my Harper Grace!! I can't even remember life before her! I know God is going to continue to do amazing things with this little sweetheart. He already has!! 

 

It was the best day celebrating my Harper Grace!! I can't even remember life before her! I know God is going to continue to do amazing things with this little sweetheart. He already has!! 

       Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes. Harper loved every minute of it.  Thank you for all your love and support.  Have a blessed day.  I hope we inspired you to have more outside parties!!      XOXO   Sarah & Harper 

 

 

Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes. Harper loved every minute of it.

Thank you for all your love and support.

Have a blessed day.

I hope we inspired you to have more outside parties!! 

 

XOXO 

Sarah & Harper 

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Happy Sunday y'all!! I hope you are having the best weekend with your friends and family. I have been spending a lot of my extra time planning Harper's birthday party. I really want it to be special for her. Can't wait to show you all what I've been working on!!  

So let's talk pancakes!! I love them! I live and work for breakfast ;). It's my favorite. You will LOVE these pancakes! They are so good and super sweet that you really don't even have to use syrup! 

    Estimated time: 25 minutes   Makes: 12 standard size pancakes or 40 mini pancakes     1 3/4 cups all purpose flour  2 tablespoons granulated sugar    2 tablespoons baking powder    1/2 teaspoon baking soda    1/4 teaspoon salt  1 egg lightly beaten    1 1/2 cups buttermilk  3 tablespoons of oil    half a bag of nestle semi- sweet chocolate chips     1. Mix all dry ingredients first, then pour in the wet ingredients! Then add half of the chocolate chips (save the other half to toss on top while its cooking)   2. For standard size pancakes pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot lightly greased skillet. Cook over medium. Spread batter if needed. Wait until it bubbles in the middle and then flip!   Enjoy!!!      Toss more on top after it's cooked!  Make sure to share with your friends or pin on Pinterest!! Have a fab day!   Xoxo  Sarah & Harper       Coffee cup is from Anthropologie, Nespresso coffee, Harper Rose Gold flatware, pancake warmer and plate from Crate & Barell, heirloom hand towel from Schoolhouse Electric!  

 

Estimated time: 25 minutes 

Makes: 12 standard size pancakes or 40 mini pancakes

 

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar  

2 tablespoons baking powder  

1/2 teaspoon baking soda  

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg lightly beaten  

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

3 tablespoons of oil  

half a bag of nestle semi- sweet chocolate chips

 

1. Mix all dry ingredients first, then pour in the wet ingredients! Then add half of the chocolate chips (save the other half to toss on top while its cooking) 

2. For standard size pancakes pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot lightly greased skillet. Cook over medium. Spread batter if needed. Wait until it bubbles in the middle and then flip!

Enjoy!!!

 

Toss more on top after it's cooked!

Make sure to share with your friends or pin on Pinterest!! Have a fab day! 

Xoxo

Sarah & Harper  

 

Coffee cup is from Anthropologie, Nespresso coffee, Harper Rose Gold flatware, pancake warmer and plate from Crate & Barell, heirloom hand towel from Schoolhouse Electric!  

 

Grateful Heart

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As I lay here beside my sweet angel, who crawled into my bed tonight because she needed the extra hugs from momma... I can't help but let my heart fill up with all this sweetness. She smells of lavender and fresh shampoo and her hair is still wet from a long shower. She holds my arm tight! Her last words before falling asleep were I love you, you're my best friend ever ever again. I just had to write her a little love note tonight!! 

 

A LETTER TO MY BEST FRIEND:  

  My dearest little,    God has blessed me beyond my wildest imaginations. And though it may seem times are hard, you remind me of all the good and it seeps through, filling my soul a thousand times all over again.     

My dearest little, 

God has blessed me beyond my wildest imaginations. And though it may seem times are hard, you remind me of all the good and it seeps through, filling my soul a thousand times all over again.  

 

  www.letteredandlined.com   (We are so happy to be doing a giveaway right now with @lettered_lined!!!)

www.letteredandlined.com  (We are so happy to be doing a giveaway right now with @lettered_lined!!!)

 I couldn't imagine my life without you. Life started with your first breath. Your contagious smile, your infectious spirit fills up a room and spreads like wildfire.  

I couldn't imagine my life without you. Life started with your first breath. Your contagious smile, your infectious spirit fills up a room and spreads like wildfire.  

 Your since of wonder inspires me daily. Your love for adventure is just beautiful. Always be yourself and be proud of yourself baby girl!! 

Your since of wonder inspires me daily. Your love for adventure is just beautiful. Always be yourself and be proud of yourself baby girl!! 

 Even when you were dancing around in my belly (tiny dancer), I would sing you are my sunshine and imagine all the fun things we would do together!   God sent me more than I needed. God sent me YOU, my very best friend!! Ever again!! ❤️

Even when you were dancing around in my belly (tiny dancer), I would sing you are my sunshine and imagine all the fun things we would do together! 

God sent me more than I needed. God sent me YOU, my very best friend!! Ever again!! ❤️

  I know God has amazing plans for you!     Always be your silly funny and loving self!     

I know God has amazing plans for you!

Always be your silly funny and loving self! 

 

  May you always be strong and courageous! Hold tight to your dreams and work hard! Remember that I am forever grateful for you darling and am here for you always and forever. May your faith grow strong and steadfast! 

May you always be strong and courageous! Hold tight to your dreams and work hard! Remember that I am forever grateful for you darling and am here for you always and forever. May your faith grow strong and steadfast! 

I love you always and forever baby girl!! Thank you for being such a huge inspiration in my life!  

XOXO

Love Mommy

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Our Favorite Farmhouse Tables

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There is no doubt about it. We love all things farmhouse! Farmhouse style mixed with a few modern pieces for added flare is our favorite! Farmhouse tables are everything. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and we wanted to share some of our favorite farmhouse tables!! Holidays are all about being with family and friends, crowded around the table and making sweet memories together. What better way to do it with a sweet farmhouse table?!

         CRATE & BARREL DAKOTA 99'' DINING TABLE       This farmhouse table by Crate & Barrel is so gorgeous. I loved that they paired it with gray painted chairs. This one has a very organic rustic feel. It has beautiful, rich earth tones and a great size for gatherings! Honestly, I would jump into this picture right now if I could!! 

 

 

CRATE & BARREL DAKOTA 99'' DINING TABLE

 

This farmhouse table by Crate & Barrel is so gorgeous. I loved that they paired it with gray painted chairs. This one has a very organic rustic feel. It has beautiful, rich earth tones and a great size for gatherings! Honestly, I would jump into this picture right now if I could!! 



         POTTERY BARN LOWRY RECLAIMED WOOD FIXED DINING TABLE     This Pottery Barn table has a rich stain and  perfect for a more formal room! We love the beautiful markings on it! Just look at that stain! 

 

 

POTTERY BARN LOWRY RECLAIMED WOOD FIXED DINING TABLE

This Pottery Barn table has a rich stain and  perfect for a more formal room! We love the beautiful markings on it! Just look at that stain! 

            RESTORATION HARDWARE SALVAGED WOOD FARMHOUSE TABLE     This Restoration Hardware table is dreamy! The color and style is so beautiful! It looks very natural, like it came straight out of a barn and ready to serve. ;)    

 

 

 

RESTORATION HARDWARE SALVAGED WOOD FARMHOUSE TABLE

This Restoration Hardware table is dreamy! The color and style is so beautiful! It looks very natural, like it came straight out of a barn and ready to serve. ;) 

 

      WORLD MARKET WOOD FARMHOUSE EXTENSION TABLE    This farmhouse table from World Market gives off a rustic and modern feel. It's affordable and extends to fit up to 8 people! I love the color! 

 

WORLD MARKET WOOD FARMHOUSE EXTENSION TABLE

This farmhouse table from World Market gives off a rustic and modern feel. It's affordable and extends to fit up to 8 people! I love the color! 

 

We hope you enjoyed all our farmhouse favorites! Which one is your favorite? Make sure to subscribe to our blog! 

I'm blogging more and so excited to share some BIG  things coming up soon. 

Have an amazing day!! Thank you for stopping by.

XOXO 

Sarah & Harper 

Pancakes with Crate & Barrel ❤️

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Good morning loves! It's a brand new day and we are pretty excited about all the fun things going on this week!

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Have you seen our blog post with Crate & Barrel?! We had the best time creating an apple pie pancake recipe!! We are sharing a few pictures below and make sure to go to... http://www.crateandbarrel.com/blog/apple-pie-pancakes-recipe/ for the full post, more pictures and the yummiest Apple Pie Pancakes recipe!! Share with your friends because it's that good!! 😘

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 Thank you for stopping by! BIG thank you to Crate & Barrel!!! Also subscribe to our blog!! We have more fun posts coming!  

Have the best day y'all! 

XOXOX 

Sarah & Harper  

 

Coffee With Mommy // Our Nespresso Moment

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Happy Labor Day y'all!! We couldn't be more happier starting this day off whipping up our first cup of coffee together! We are pretty excited to share our new gourmet coffee with you! 

 

    First of all look at this baby! It's the new  Lattissima Touch by Nespresso that just launched this Septemeber!  This coffee maker is pretty amazing because it's made for coffee   connoisseurs who enjoy coffee with milk!! How amazing is that?   I love cappuccinos so this is totally up my alley.  By the way, this latest addition has even more features and creates gourmet recipes (with or without milk) at the touch of a button! I love easy and it's like a have a barista in my kitchen! After setting everything up, I'm ready for my coffee!

 

First of all look at this baby! It's the new Lattissima Touch by Nespresso that just launched this Septemeber! This coffee maker is pretty amazing because it's made for coffee connoisseurs who enjoy coffee with milk!! How amazing is that? 

I love cappuccinos so this is totally up my alley.  By the way, this latest addition has even more features and creates gourmet recipes (with or without milk) at the touch of a button! I love easy and it's like a have a barista in my kitchen! After setting everything up, I'm ready for my coffee!

 Nespresso also  just  launched two  new  OriginalLine  Limited Edition Grands Crus   Tribute to Milano  and  Tribute to Palermo  . To purchase these flavors go to  https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/tribute-to-milano-and-tribute-to-palermo?cid=PR_B2C_USen_INT_Sep15_MilanoPalermo    I am so excited to try them. This is my first ever Nespresso!! 

Nespresso also just launched two newOriginalLine Limited Edition Grands Crus Tribute to Milano and Tribute to Palermo. To purchase these flavors go to https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/tribute-to-milano-and-tribute-to-palermo?cid=PR_B2C_USen_INT_Sep15_MilanoPalermo

I am so excited to try them. This is my first ever Nespresso!! 

    I made the Palermo without milk and it is very rich and bold. It's sooo GOOD!!   The taste is smooth and I'm already loving this Lattissima Touch!!  

 

I made the Palermo without milk and it is very rich and bold. It's sooo GOOD!! 

The taste is smooth and I'm already loving this Lattissima Touch!!  

    I made the Milano second with milk and it is A-MAZING! It's sweet cereal note and fruity aromas is just right! I love the froth on the machine because you can adjust it! The more the froth, the better!!  

 

I made the Milano second with milk and it is A-MAZING! It's sweet cereal note and fruity aromas is just right! I love the froth on the machine because you can adjust it! The more the froth, the better!!  

    Doesn't it look amazing?  Sweet Harper is getting excited to have her "coffee" too! She is eating her cereal and actually waiting patiently! 

 

Doesn't it look amazing?

Sweet Harper is getting excited to have her "coffee" too! She is eating her cereal and actually waiting patiently! 

Look how sweet!! She had a splash of Milano with a ton of froth and gave it two thumbs up!! 

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She totally approves! I see lots more coffee time with Mommy in her future! 

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We absolutely love the new Lattissima Touch and trying out the new Milano & Palermo flavors!!

To follow @NespressoUSA on Instagram go to www.instagram.com/nespressousa ! Thank you for sharing our #NespressoMoment with us! 

We are off to the zoo for the day! We hope you have the happiest Labor Day! 

XO Sarah & Harper 

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Balancing Work Life & 31 Bits

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 She is my everything!  Kissy face until it hurts!😂

She is my everything!  Kissy face until it hurts!😂

last night my baby said "don't be sad mama. I'll hold you like a baby and wipe your tears with my blanket. I love you forever and again." My heart may burst. She truly is an angel.

 

I am the richest woman alive with this sweet baby girl by my side. ❤️❤️❤️

I'm going to be completely honest...

Well....

I haven't quite balanced this work/life/art/single mom thing yet!!

I wanted to let you all know why I haven't painted in a while.

I started my first major job since having Harper a couple months ago with a utilities company! I'm their Communucations Coordinator! I love it. I have a degree in Communication Studies from UT! I love Marketing so much. I'm blessed to be able to do what I love. It's just hard because I'm trying to balance it all! I haven't painted for the last couple months because my life has been a little wild lately! I'm going to make more time in the evening. I wake up super early and go to bed super late. I try to squeeze as much time with Harper as I can in the morning and after work, limiting my phone time and we don't watch tv. 

It's strange to go so long without painting! I miss it and am getting back to it this weekend. My major passions have always been painting, helping others and decorating! 

I have been saving up for a house, hoping to move soon and have been decorating it in my head for the last few months 😂. I can't wait to really show you all of it!  

Do you have any tips for this working mama? How do you balance everything? My go to is coffee, music and big prayers! I want to work hard at everything I do and help others in the process! I want to make my baby proud. 

 

 

 I could hold her forever!  

I could hold her forever!  

Now it's time for the fun stuff!!

 31bits.com ❤️❤️❤️

You are getting the first sneak peak of their fall collection! (Stay tuned for the next necklace I share on Instagram very soon!) These pieces are handmade by over 170 women in Uganda and part of your purchases goes to help them in amazing and empowering ways. It takes them out of poverty and gives them an education!! That is a huge blessing in itself. 

 She has my heart!! Harp is wearing her 31bits!! Isn't it beautiful?

She has my heart!! Harp is wearing her 31bits!! Isn't it beautiful?

 Love that big grin!!  

Love that big grin!!  

 I am so thankful to share one of their fall pieces with you!! The colors and quality are stunning!!!   ( Both of our outfits are by @pinkchicken by the way! ) 

I am so thankful to share one of their fall pieces with you!! The colors and quality are stunning!!!

( Both of our outfits are by @pinkchicken by the way! ) 

We hope you check out @31bits and all their amazing jewelry! You won't be sorry!  

 

We would love to hear from you and any tips you have! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a fab night.

Xoxo Sarah&Harper

2540 LOVE STORY & HOME STORE

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We absolutely love companies that give back and @2540LOVE is one of our favorites!! They have incredible products made by hand! We love how they give 15% of every purchase to a featured charity each month! 

 

Here is their story... 

    25:40 LOVE  STORY  Tom and Jessica Dolan started 25:40 love as a family project with the goal of fully funding the international adoption of their little girl for whom they anxiously await. The Dolans now endeavor to serve other worthy causes, like Blood:Water Mission and Show Hope, through the sales of their unique products. 15% of every 25:40 love purchase will be donated to the month’s featured cause or charity.  Inspired by Jen Hatmaker (author of  Seven ) and Richard Stearns (president of World Vision and author of  The Hole in Our Gospel ), they brought together their passion for creating beautiful things and their conviction to help people in need. As the story of 25:40 love unfolds, they pray that God will use them, and you, to be a light and be His hands and feet. Each product sold will help the ‘least of these’ (Matthew 25:40).  We can’t change the world, but together we can change a life.

 

25:40 LOVE  STORY

Tom and Jessica Dolan started 25:40 love as a family project with the goal of fully funding the international adoption of their little girl for whom they anxiously await. The Dolans now endeavor to serve other worthy causes, like Blood:Water Mission and Show Hope, through the sales of their unique products. 15% of every 25:40 love purchase will be donated to the month’s featured cause or charity.

Inspired by Jen Hatmaker (author of Seven) and Richard Stearns (president of World Vision and author of The Hole in Our Gospel), they brought together their passion for creating beautiful things and their conviction to help people in need. As the story of 25:40 love unfolds, they pray that God will use them, and you, to be a light and be His hands and feet. Each product sold will help the ‘least of these’ (Matthew 25:40).

We can’t change the world, but together we can change a life.

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Follow them on IG:  

www.instagram.com/2540love

Here are some of our favorite products from their site!!!  

2540LOVE.com

 

        16X30 BARN WOOD CHALK BOARD

 


16X30 BARN WOOD CHALK BOARD
        30X30 TRELLIS CHALK BOARD

 


30X30 TRELLIS CHALK BOARD
    LOVE YOU FOREVER BARN WOOD SIGN

 

LOVE YOU FOREVER BARN WOOD SIGN

    FAITH HOPE LOVE BARN WOOD SIGN - BRUSH LETTERING

 

FAITH HOPE LOVE BARN WOOD SIGN - BRUSH LETTERING

Make sure to check them out and support such a great cause! We love how their products are made from reclaimed barn wood!! Isn't that amazing?! Their pieces are so timeless!

 

We love our chalkboard! 

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Have the best night!! Leave us a comment and let us know you stopped by!!  

XOXO Sarah & Harper

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The Perfect Picnic Spot

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 We have made many memories with this sweet picnic basket. Harper and I have had a lot of picnics in the country and long days stuffing it full of bubbles, paper, crayons and our favorite snacks. Life is all about making sweet memories and just loving each other! This @PotteryBarn basket is going to be in our lives forever, and I hope my sweet Harp makes fun memories with her children some day too. This is my Pottery Barn story. #mypotterbarn #mypbstory

We have made many memories with this sweet picnic basket. Harper and I have had a lot of picnics in the country and long days stuffing it full of bubbles, paper, crayons and our favorite snacks. Life is all about making sweet memories and just loving each other! This @PotteryBarn basket is going to be in our lives forever, and I hope my sweet Harp makes fun memories with her children some day too. This is my Pottery Barn story. #mypotterbarn #mypbstory

 Wish you were here!  

Wish you were here!  

To purchase this Pottery Barn picnic basket click HERE!

Have a beautiful night! 

 

XOXO SARAH & HARPER

Treat Yourself Box

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    Treat yourself right, darling! ✨   I rarely make time for myself, especially after Harper was born. If mama is happy, everyone is happy! Thankfully there is @treatyourselfbox! Where you get a monthly box of pampering sweetness! I already ate the rock candy 🙈 (before taking this picture)!  

 

Treat yourself right, darling! ✨

I rarely make time for myself, especially after Harper was born. If mama is happy, everyone is happy! Thankfully there is @treatyourselfbox! Where you get a monthly box of pampering sweetness! I already ate the rock candy 🙈 (before taking this picture)!  

 Here is the full box!!    It came with a headband, notepad, sparkly fingernail polish, sugar whipped soap and much more!

Here is the full box!!  

It came with a headband, notepad, sparkly fingernail polish, sugar whipped soap and much more!

The link to purchase your monthly treat yourself box is  http://www.livesweetblog.com  

 

Hope you are having a happy Sunday!! Go have fun and treat yo self! 😉 ❤️

xoxo Sarah & Harper

 

Online Rug Shopping Adventures

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Normally, I would say: Be afraid. Be very afraid when it comes to online rug shopping!  Hey, it can be frustrating. Don't worry though! I am here to help. I have bought rugs in the past in stores only. I was excited to see all the options out there!

RugsUSA.com has a ton of choices!!

 What rugs would look good in my home? 

Here are a couple things I looked for...

1. Is it unique and fun? I like pieces that tell a story or at least great to make new stories with! 

2. Is it soft, like a heavenly escape? Who doesn't love soft? I love faux fur and all things fluffy. #guilty

 

3. Will it match with my furniture?  The best rugs for our house have always been neutral. Simply because it goes with everything and wraps that vintage feel with a bow! Although, I am not afraid to venture out of my comfort zone and do some bright colors too!

4. Last but not least, is it toddler proof? This is a hard one! I am just going to go with it! 

 

Drumroll pleassssse... 

 

I chose the BEAUMONT PANEL in ivory at RugsUSA!! And I love it! It is everything I wanted and more! 

The color is way more vibrant in person and I love the fact that it's in the vintage category!! #YES

http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-panel-vi06/ivory/200CFVI06A-2708.html

This online rug shopping adventure has been the best ever and I can't wait to buy more rugs. 

Now it's time to have a rug dance party with Harper!

I love how soft and bouncy it is!!

P.s You need to buy rug pads and make sure you measure your space before hand!

The pads will keep it from sliding and give a longer life to your rugs!

It also adds an extra bounce for all those fun house parties you are going to be having now!! 

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Thanks for stopping by!!! xoxo Sarah & Harper 

P.s. leave a comment! We want to know you stopped by! Let us know your online rug shopping rug tips below!! 

 

Harper Grace & the sweetest Vonjet Silhouette

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Well hello! It's been a busy week already! We are trying to get organized after Harper and I  went out of town for the week. Just picture it... an explosion of bags and toys! Sounds dreamy, right?! But it happens, more often than I'd care to admit. 😂 We had a great time and honestly, it was all worth it! 

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I have been feeling nostalgic lately. I try to slow down and take it all in. Harper is growing up so fast! I close my eyes and try to remember when she was tiny and I could hold her in one arm. It is getting harder and harder to remember those times!! I still try to go back to those moments because it helps me appreciate this sweet life even more. Seeing her for the first time, cradled in my arms, she absolutely took my breath away. Now she is a hilarious toddler that runs everywhere she goes, full of sass and a ball of energy! Just like her mama! 😆 

 

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Sooo...Who is Vonjet?

"I'm a silhouette artist and I've always been in love with silhouette art because it focuses on the essence of the person rather than styles and trends of the time period. When you look at a silhouette, you don't see that person see trends, or a moment, you just see that person. We are a husband/wife team. My husband takes care of most of the business side and I take care of the design/artistic side. We live in Southern California with our 2 kids!"  ---Kim & Dane

 Kim & Dane are so talented!! We are so glad we "met" them on IG!! They also have an amazing picture frame company called @poppytreeframes! You should check them out! ❤️

Kim & Dane are so talented!! We are so glad we "met" them on IG!! They also have an amazing picture frame company called @poppytreeframes! You should check them out! ❤️

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We are so happy with our silhouette! It is so gorgeous and made of solid wood. This one is the faint strata, with weathered stain in white! The quality is unreal! I took a quick picture (shown above) and placed my order! The next thing you know it's at my front door, ready to be shown for all to see! I may or may not have cried when I opened it. ;) It was that beautiful. To place an order or see all their fab designs, visit... www.vonjetsilhouettes.com

We wanted to share some of our favorite pictures below!

We hope you like them. Have a fabulous night!! 💘💘💘 sending lots of love & hugs, 

 

XO SARAH & HARPER

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Lake fun & Pink Chicken

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   It was seriously the most gorgeous evening out on the lake! The sunset was beyond magical. Just wanted to let you see some of this gorgeous action. We had the best time!    I could stare at it for the rest of my life!!   

It was seriously the most gorgeous evening out on the lake! The sunset was beyond magical. Just wanted to let you see some of this gorgeous action. We had the best time!  I could stare at it for the rest of my life!!  

  

  I love my tunic from Pink Chicken. They are southern and chic. I just love that. It's super comfy and I wear it with white skinny jeans too. I have had a lot of compliments on it!!    http://pinkchicken.com 

I love my tunic from Pink Chicken. They are southern and chic. I just love that. It's super comfy and I wear it with white skinny jeans too. I have had a lot of compliments on it!! 

http://pinkchicken.com 

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 Breathtaking sunset! We had rotisserie chicken, salad and rolls on the boat. My brother made a huge spread. He is so good at entertaining. It was nice to take a break and enjoy God's beautiful creation! The only thing missing was you all!! ❤️😘

Breathtaking sunset! We had rotisserie chicken, salad and rolls on the boat. My brother made a huge spread. He is so good at entertaining. It was nice to take a break and enjoy God's beautiful creation! The only thing missing was you all!! ❤️😘

 http://pinkchicken.com/women/   lana-tunic-15.html

http://pinkchicken.com/women/ lana-tunic-15.html

 Isn't it lovely?!  

Isn't it lovely?!  

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 These are the houses I shared before! See previous posts on IG and this is the back side of them!! They are adorable!  

These are the houses I shared before! See previous posts on IG and this is the back side of them!! They are adorable!  

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 Here are our other favorite Pink Chicken dresses!! Harper loves them! This one is the Marabelle Dress.    http://pinkchicken.com/kids/marabelle-dress.html  

Here are our other favorite Pink Chicken dresses!! Harper loves them! This one is the Marabelle Dress. 

http://pinkchicken.com/kids/marabelle-dress.html 

 This is the Charlotte Dress!     

This is the Charlotte Dress!   

You can follow them on IG at @pinkchickenny 💘

 

I hope you loved the pictures. I am posting a video on IG soon. Leave us a comment! We would love to hear from you. Have an amazing night!!  

 

Love,  

Sarah & Harper  

 

 

 

Front Porch Painting & Ice Cream

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Last Saturday we had fun talking on the porch, singing songs and watching the cars go by. Harper was so sweet and happy to get her picture taken on her little bench! We partnered wi

th @schoolhouse (School House Electric)   for their #slowdownwithschoolhouse campaign. They asked us to share a photo that shows slowing down and taking a moment to focus on what matters. We love this campaign! By the way, have you seen their products? Amazing! http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com

 

     Hey friend!!  

 

Hey friend!!  

        She is too much!!      Check out that outfit?! Gap Striped shirt, Gap white jean skirt and @Gracious_May handmade boots!   Gracious May is an amazing company! We are obsessed with all their gorgeous handmade shoes. You have to check them out.     http://www.graciousmay.com

 

 

She is too much!!  

Check out that outfit?! Gap Striped shirt, Gap white jean skirt and @Gracious_May handmade boots! Gracious May is an amazing company! We are obsessed with all their gorgeous handmade shoes. You have to check them out.

http://www.graciousmay.com

   She makes my world go round! 

 She makes my world go round! 

        After front porch pictures, she changed into her play clothes and picked them out all by herself! Gap dress & Gap pear sunhat  

 

 

After front porch pictures, she changed into her play clothes and picked them out all by herself! Gap dress & Gap pear sunhat  

She had been painting and saved her $2 for the ice cream truck!! It was her first time and she was so excited. It was hilarious really. She was like wow! They have ice cream in there?! Haha!!  

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     Showing off her ice cream!  

 

Showing off her ice cream!  

     Aunt Crystal came by! She has been one of my best friends for over 15 years now! We were so glad she came to visit.      

 

Aunt Crystal came by! She has been one of my best friends for over 15 years now! We were so glad she came to visit.  

 

We love making memories!  

     Her little masterpiece she made for GG!!  

 

Her little masterpiece she made for GG!!  

What are your favorite memories?

Have a fabulous day and thank you so much for stopping by! Xo

 

Cheers, XoSarah & Harper

Harper Goes to the Zoo

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 Hey friends! 

I'm excited to start blogging again. It has been a while since my last post! I have been working on several projects lately. I can't wait to share with you so many new exciting things!! 

 

 

We always love going to the zoo!! Harper's favorite things are riding the camels and dancing as we run to see each animal. She is such a happy little girl! She has the sweetest soul and hyper just like her mama! Haha! She is the busiest little thing and definitely keeps me on my toes. :)

 

  Harper's outfit: Gap headband, Target dress and Frye cowboy boots ❤️     We love this dress from Target! It's her anytime dress! The dress is even more adorable in the back. (See the last picture.) 

Harper's outfit: Gap headband, Target dress and Frye cowboy boots ❤️ 

We love this dress from Target! It's her anytime dress! The dress is even more adorable in the back. (See the last picture.) 

 smiling in front of the elephants.  They were hiding behind the rocks.    

smiling in front of the elephants.  They were hiding behind the rocks. 

 

 She loves the carousel!!  

She loves the carousel!!  

 My heart. 

My heart. 

 She loves her Aunt "Kiki!"  @till2320 

She loves her Aunt "Kiki!"  @till2320 

Christi is one of my best friends! We have known each other for 10 years and went to college together. We are so blessed to live close to her. She is such an amazing person and friend! 

  She didn't want to ride in her stroller!      My outfit: Gap tank, Bullhead shorts and Victoria's Secret flip flops  

She didn't want to ride in her stroller!  

My outfit: Gap tank, Bullhead shorts and Victoria's Secret flip flops  

 Camel rides galore!  

Camel rides galore!  

     It was so amazing to see her in awe over the river otters. She was the only one standing there and they were jumping around showing her their best tricks. She just stood there and laughed!  

 

It was so amazing to see her in awe over the river otters. She was the only one standing there and they were jumping around showing her their best tricks. She just stood there and laughed!  

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We had the best time and look forward to going again soon! Have a fabulous day and thank you for following along!! Xo

 

Cheers, 

Sarah & Harper

 

MERRY Christmas!! Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe. Enjoy.

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Merry Christmas!

We are so happy it's Christmas Day and thankful we get to spend it with each other.

This recipe is pretty ancient. It is really easy. I made two at one time and it came out perfect. It is hard to mess it up. 

I used Betty Crocker instead of Duncan Hines! They didn't have it our local grocery store. It tasted the same. 

The icing is the easiest part. 

I am sure it will become your favorite Holiday recipe too. Have the merriest Christmas! I am off to spend more time with Harper and my family. We are opening presents this evening and having dinner together. 

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Enjoy and let me know if you make it!! Share it with your friends! Here are some more Christmas pictures! ❤️❤️❤️

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 She was scared of Santa and made me get in the picture!  

She was scared of Santa and made me get in the picture!  

 

 

Merry Christmas & Cheers,

Xo

Sarah & Harper