navy flare pant

– these navy flare pants prove Spanx literally does it all –

egg chair

– leaving out the croquet set because Hudson had a big time –

baby blue pajamas

– the sweetest matching pajamas from Tuckernuck

drawstring clutch

– a summer clutch bag from Jules Kae that will go with everything –


– gardenias blooming off of our patio –

Happy Friday! I can’t believe we have entered into June, the real, real start of summer. We are spending more and more time outside. And I’m extremely grateful for three ceiling fans on our covered patio. A necessity in Georgia!

Hudson has been talking nonstop about the beach. He asks us how many days until we are going to “get in da car and go to da beesh?” every day. And every morning he thinks it’s THE DAY. His excitement is so adorable. It makes me want to plan as many trips to the pool and/or beach as possible!

I have been trying to work full-time while being on solo duty with Theo the past two weeks. Some days are easier than others, but it’s still been a serious juggle. I didn’t realize that nearly every sitter I know is also living it up for summer and unavailable… so that’s been trickier than expected. It tests my patience, but I do try to remind myself what doesn’t get done isn’t going to be an emergency. This isn’t life or death so relax… when you can at least.

Being a mom while also trying to keep a hold on the interests, relationships and career that I still love so much has brought me some of my highest highs and absolutely my lowest lows. But I constantly remind myself that everything is temporary. Every age, every stage, every scenario – it’s all temporary. Don’t hold on to anything too tightly!

I hope all of you have a beautiful weekend and stay cool. Thank you so much for reading – XO –

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6 thoughts on “Friday’s Five | Flare Pants

  1. I’m a long-time reader and love your content. Just want to encourage you that your mindset is correct: every season changes and is temporary with little ones. I used to hate when people would say, “Enjoy it, it doesn’t last long.” That wasn’t helpful when I was at my wit’s end. 🙂 But it IS true. And if you can keep telling yourself it’s all temporary, you’ll be able to be more present in the moment. If I had one do over? I would have been more present. Period. You’re doing great, momma, business owner, wife, and fierce woman!

    1. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. ABSOLUTELY agree that when others tell you “enjoy every moment!!” it doesn’t feel as encouraging. But I agree, if I can focus on the “this is temporary” mantra, it helps me be more patient, knowing one day I won’t feel as stretched thin. My therapist told me when I feel like I’m near spiraling to focus on my breathing and it will bring me back to the present moment. I’ve been trying this and do feel it’s effective! Really appreciate this thoughtful and encouraging message, Chris!! xoxo

  2. Definitely going to order the SPANX trousers. Style & comfort in one garment count me in.

  3. I have been reading your blog for years, since 2014 if I remember correctly. Anyway, when I opened your email for todays post it was in another language. I have never experienced this before. When I came to your blog in the browser it is in English and looks the way it is supposed to.

    1. Hi Christy! That email was labeled “test post” because we were testing the email subscription that hasn’t been working. The text was lorem ipsum, which is dummy text used in laying out web designs. Apologies for the confusion!

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