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    Sneak Peek at Martha Stewart Weddings Fall Issue

    Fall Martha Stewart Weddings Preview

    The fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings debuts today, and as usual it’s chock full of fabulous wedding inspiration. And we have an exclusive sneak peek of one of their real wedding features, the Santa Barbara wedding of Emily & David photographed by Jose Villa. Laid back elegance with Americana touches, dreamy images from one of my favorite photographers, and a bride who just happens to design a denim line I’m obsessed with – what’s not to love? Read More »


    Romantic Handmade New Orleans Wedding: Kathryn & Chris

    romantic New Orleans wedding | G. Chapin Studios

    This New Orleans wedding is so full of personality, so full of fun, that I swear I can feel the love and hear the music right through my computer screen. I’ve always thought a NOLA wedding would be so festive and romantic, and this gorgeous celebration confirms that with a big exclamation point. I’m totally in love with this venue, the couple’s style, and the stunning images from G. Chapin Studios.  Read More »


    Locally Grown Washington Barn Wedding: Kayln & Mike

    Washington Barn Wedding | Red Sparrow Photography

    When I first saw the photos of this wedding, I fell in love with the red barn, the lush and organic details, and the late summer feel. But when I read the groom’s (yes, the groom’s!) account of their day and what went into it, I got giddy to share it with you. Because, as the groom puts it, literally everything in the wedding was chosen for a reason:

    …for being culturally important to us (Irish/Celtic things), comfortable to us (linen and converse), being agreeable to our principles and values (eating local and organic), or just being one of our favorite hobbies (beer brewing, crafting, fly-tying, canning, gardening, event planning.)  Read More »


    Colorful + Quirky Philadelphia Wedding: Shira & Ryan

    colorful & quirky philadelphia wedding | langdon photography on ohlovelyday.com

    If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times, I LOVE when a bride reader tells me how much they used Oh Lovely Day in their wedding planning. And this bride definitely took our mantra, “make your wedding YOU” to heart when she planned this colorful and quirky beauty. It’s so full of personality. Read More »

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    •  Continuing the Halloween theme today because I'm in a Halloween mood  Last year. My favorite movie as a kid became Charlie's favorite last year and he wanted to be Jareth so bad. I wasn't sure I could pull it off, but we did. Even down to dressing Calvin as Toby because he was the perfect age. I don't think it will ever get better than this for me. #dancemagicdance #babewiththepower #labyrinth  Motherhood is a constantly evolving state of total joy, exhausted agony, superhuman strength, and very human failures. As soon as you celebrate that superhuman successful day, it is replaced with new challenges. And just when you think you can't go one more day, you get a day so magical you want to have ten more babies. I'm in the midst of one of those exhausted phases again but I keep trying to remind myself that it is this phase that makes the magical days shine brighter. In the wise words of Miley Cyrus (I'm actually serious): it's all about the climb.  We've got this mamas. (Tag a momma who needs to get cheesy and read the words to a Miley Cyrus song ) #battlefieldmotherhood _______________________________________________ I can almost see it. That dream I'm dreaming, But there's a voice inside my head saying, "You'll never reach it." Every step I'm takin' Every move I make feels lost with no direction, My faith is shakin' But I, I gotta keep tryin' Gotta keep my head held high There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down, But no, I'm not breaking I may not know it, But these are the moments That I'm gonna remember most  Just gotta keep goin', And I, I gotta be strong Just keep pushing on, 'Cause... There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb.
       Countdown to Halloween is on! Reminiscing about that time Charlie was @macklemore for Halloween, 2013. Kid was two weeks shy of three and played the part to a tee. What is your favorite costume you or your kids ever did? #isthatyourgrandmascoat #poppintags #charlieasmacklemore #babymacklemore #bornentertainer #charlesdashiell  We have this hat, passed down to Charlie from my friend's little boy, then passed down to Calvin. It's just a simple grey hat but it is so so cute and is the thing that my boys wear the most in the toddler years. It holds so much sentimental value for me. Well yesterday I took the babies on a walk and somewhere along the way Calvin chucked it. He also tossed his shoes but I saw those right away. It wasn't until we stopped for lunch that I realized the hat was gone. I was so sad about it that I retraced our steps to see if I could find it. No luck. I'm pretty sure he tossed it in Goodwill while I was digging for stuff for our Halloween costumes. Which means it is gone, because when you lose something in Goodwill it is seriously like looking for a needle in a haystack. I've been sick about it ever since, which I know is silly. It's just a hat, after all. But it's one of those things that I was planning to pass to Quincy and then save forever and when I was old and grey I would dig it out of the attic and take a walk down memory lane. You moms know what I'm talking about. But it's gone and all I have are photos and the memories. Luckily Calvin had started putting it on Quincy's head and last week I snapped this picture. Charlie and Calvin both kept saying "cuuuuuuute" ❤️ I hope it makes its way onto another little boy's head someday #thefredrickboys #calvinandquincy #brudders #thebrotherhoodofthegreytoddlerhat
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