Before/After: Editing in Lightroom with Presets.

Edited using Nicolesy Stylized Food Preset Pack, Blueberry preset

Let’s make one thing very clear: this is not a how to post, because I have to read how to posts on Lightroom. I am most definitely not an expert. I’m new to editing. I opposed it for a long time because I felt like I should be a straight out of the camera kind […]

A madras bow tie for Southern gentlemen in the making.


How adorable is the sweet all Southern boy wearing a seersucker shirt and madras bow tie? The girls at Seesaw Society sent me this adorable bow tie to review, and I have been dying for the opportunity to try to get Thomas to wear it… but I wasn’t sure I could actually convince him to wear […]

The most comfortable stylish flats I’ve ever owned.


The second I tried these shoes on, I looked up in surprise, and said “woah! these are COMFORTABLE!” and I wanted to buy every pair. Since my husband was peering at the back of my head, sending me ESP messages that included “I really want to leave this store” and “don’t spend too much money,” […]

Perhaps asking about the Easter Bunny prior to the Target trip would have been wise.

"Get your hand and foot out of my shot!" I wanted t say, but didn't. #photographercontrolissues

Like 95% of the parents in Myrtle Beach today, my husband went to Target this morning to pick up Easter basket supplies. The 5% of parents that did not go to Target this morning and were prepared, must have vivid memories of the chaos from the previous year that an Easter weekend brings to a […]

This is bossy.

Bossy Blue

When my blog friends created This is Bossy, I thought yes, I have something to say about this. This whole ban bossy business is kind of weird to me. Have you heard about this campaign, the latest from the Lean In Lady? She feels that girls are discouraged from being leaders when they assert themselves […]

World’s Toughest Job: Advertising mixed with reality TV makes for a brilliant viral video.

world's toughest job

In case you haven’t seen this video, please take a moment to watch – but DO NOT SCROLL DOWN until you’ve seen it, please. This is a skype or facetime job interview. Here is the article in Adweek that explains the details and lists the credits for the video. Seriously. Don’t read any further. Watch […]

Rare siting of mom with child actually in the photo at Salty Dog Cafe in Hilton Head.

Salty Dog Cafe

Moms, how often are you actually in photos? I am RARELY in a photo. I’m like Chandler in that episode of Friends … but I do want proof that I actually was present on all of these trips so I handed my camera over to actually be in the photo and am so happy with […]