Kolbie’s Wedding

Kolbie’s Wedding

Sharing a few favorites from my cousin, Kolbie’s wedding last month! She had the most precious little front yard wedding at our Grandparent’s house and our Papa got to marry her like he has all of us. It was the most beautiful and perfect day. She was my maid of honor and 9 years later I got to be hers. My babies also got to play a special part in the ceremony and Paisley gave the sweetest little speech. ⁣⁣

She was my first best friend. I loved her the moment she arrived and cherish all of our memories growing up together. From sleepovers at Nana’s, dress up parties, making our favorite snickerdoodles even though we usually just eat the dough, laughing at the most inappropriate times because we can’t help it. Any serious moment we should just look away. Polo’s dates, inside jokes, sharing all of our big special moments together, and so much more.

I’ve always felt privileged to get to be more than just a cousin but like a big sister to you. I love you most Kolbie Lou. Proud of the woman you’re becoming. Wishing you all of the happiness in the world.

Photography: Jessi Smith Photography

In With the Old // A Nursery Addition

In With the Old // A Nursery Addition

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I hope your first weekend of 2016 was wonderful. We have been going through our home, purging clutter and getting items ready to sell + donate. I love new beginnings, however, the abundance of things scattered across our home can feel a bit overwhelming. I try to look at it as a clean slate and a weight lifted off our shoulders. It’s funny how excess can do that. This year we are trying to live a more minimal lifestyle, only keeping things we really love and use that are also functional for our family. I am so excited. Old stuff makes my heart pitter patter. Especially if it was something previously used that has a lot of history. My mom kept this precious little bookcase AND all of the books inside that were mine growing up. We put it in Scout’s nursery for the girls to enjoy and the memories flooded in. I’ve been a book nerd from day one. As a kid I would rather be lost in a book than bored in front of a TV and one of my hopes for the girls is that they are more excited about written words than images on a screen. Paisley and I pulled the books out, in their old but awesome smelling glory, and we had so much fun going through them. One of my favorite memories as a young child was my parents reading to me. These were a couple of my favorites. Some of the books were my parents that they handed down to me. I love re-purposing items, especially these that are so special. It’s so neat to see things come full circle. We also have a doll sized high chair, cradle, and table with benches that match the bookcase. Paisley has the highchair in her room and uses it all of the time. I am thrilled to see them make memories with these pieces. Do your kids use any of your old items? I’d love to know in the comments below. :) Our weekend was slow and good for us to rest up as Zack went back today for his last week and a half! We spent time baking, trying new recipes, our first church weekend for the New Year and loving on the girls-so blessed by my family. Happy Monday to you all, I hope you have a great week!