• White, Ash, Charcoal and a Cute Little Town

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    Two Sunday’s ago my friend and I ventured into a neighboring town to do this photoshoot just before the sun set. A stately art building, cobblestone streets, plenty of brick, wide sidewalks, an elegant pink house, and gorgeous lighting lent themselves to create these lovely images which I am thrilled to be sharing this Monday morning.

     

    ^^^ pink house! ^^^

     

    Skirt thrifted, shoes here, and blouse was a Christmas gift from my aunt.

    See that pen? The other day it leaked all over my purse and it stained the erasers on my pencils… That was an unpleasant surprise when I went to erase an incorrect sine graph on a quiz in math class the next morning! The BLUE ink on the erasers stained my quiz in the shape of the *incorrect* sine graph that I’d originally drawn. 😛

     

    See! We weren’t the only ones who had Christmas ornaments up at the end of January. 🙂 And while we are on this photo, isn’t the lighting amazing? I love the gold.

    I splurged on these TOMS and so far they’ve been amazing! They run very true to size, and are very comfortable.

     

    Have a fantastic Monday! <3

    ps  FYI, I recently added a Pinterest button on my photos! Hovering over the top left corner of each photo will reveal a red, rectangular Pinterest button that will save the photo directly to your selected board. 🙂

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  • Snow Day

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    One day, the supermarkets were chaos. A mess. People scurried around, raided the bread and the milk sections, and stocked up on cereal. The next day, everything was still. Perfectly still. The roads were isolated and school was canceled for a week. We won’t mention the ghost town supermarkets.

    This is the perfect way to describe what an inch of snow will do to Southerns. The day before the predicted snowfall, everyone rushes to stock up on milk and bread. School gets cancelled for a week. Or almost a week. At least two days (so far) in our county. All because we got an inch of snow (on Saturday) and icy roads.

    Once I was trying to explain to a cousin who lives in the far north how our once-a-week coop had been cancelled FOUR times in the second semester because of ice and snow, and he started laughing and said that despite -40 degree weather, he hadn’t had a single snow day. So glad I don’t live up north. Negative 40 degrees?! No thank you. I’m struggling to handle 20-30 degrees gracefully.

    Anyways, here is an outfit I would like to wear sometime. That is, if any of our outside classes for the week don’t end up cancelled. One of my two Tuesday classes was already cancelled and the other is tentative. This outfit might have to wait awhile. . .

     

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    ps Good news! The weather forecast predicts the highs for Thursday and Friday in the upper 60s and 70s! Very good news. Except… it’ll be to warm for this outfit!

  • A Weekend in Savannah, Georgia

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    Happy New Year Everyone! I wish you a blessed, beautiful and successful 2017. I actually meant to publish this post a long time ago, but I got really busy and finally just got around to editing the post today. Ironic that I am posting about Savannah weather on the day that we are expecting SNOW. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

     

    Hi everyone! Last month we were blessed to get to spend a long weekend in the lovely city of  Savannah, Georgia. We absolutely loved the city and were even almost ready to pack up and move there permanently by the time we left. In fact, if it wasn’t for the mosquitoes and the promise of a very humid summer, I think we would really relocate down there.

    Just kidding. About moving. We love our community here. 🙂 However, I  was not kidding about Savannah being amazing. It’s so clean and safe and the architecture is absolutely stunning. Annnd we certainly weren’t complaining about breezy 60 degree weather in December….

    Firstly, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. This grand Cathedral immediately comes to mind while on the thread of amazing architecture. This church is amazing. Sooooo many details! I know that many people who walk in feel breathless, so utterly taken in its magnificent beauty. We spent two days walking around Savannah and found ourselves at the Cathedral no less than three different times. Once on Saturday to check it out, on Sunday morning for Mass, and then again later Sunday for my sisters to purchase a couple postcards.

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    I must say, something I loved about this Church was the way people dressed up for Sunday Mass. Everyone seemed to be decked out in true Sunday best, and it was wonderful.

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    The next place that we frequented the most was River Street. River Street is a cobblestone street down by the Savannah River. Shops and vendors line this street, and we saw a couple cargo and passenger ships sail by. Overall, a very pleasant lane to ramble down.

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    On Saturday we enjoyed some delicious ice cream (for lunch!) at the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream. I had strawberry and it was my favorite flavor out of the seven (haha big family perks) I sampled. Lemon custard came in next, topping raspberry swirl chocolate, coconut, mint, butter pecan, and maple walnut.

    For my American Lit class I just had to write an impromptu essay focusing on the links between the song Moon River and the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and in Savannah we saw a number of Moon River references, but my favorite was this framed picture in Leopolds. 🙂

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    Savannah is famous for its 22 historic public squares, and gracing each of the center of those lush green squares is either a fountain or a statue. This was one of my favorite fountains:

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    Behind the turquoise fountain you can actually see some Spanish Moss. Spanish Moss was absolutely everywhere! All over the city, growing on the traffic lights, covering the trees in the campground we stayed in.

    And another part of a fountain. It’s all in the details.

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    A beautiful building….

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    and another one:

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    And one more. This one isn’t the greatest photo, but it captures the Civil Era look that is all over Savannah.

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    My Dad told us this story while we were walking around: When General Sherman was ravaging Georgia during the Civil War, he refused to burn Savannah because he said it was too beautiful to destroy. This was two days before Christmas, so he wired Lincoln saying, “I present to you the city of Savannah as a Christmas present.”

    I actually read a couple hundred pages of Gone With the Wind on this trip just because it is set in Civil War Era Georgia and Scarlett mentions visiting relatives in Savannah. 🙂

    Savannah is filled with stunning wrought iron e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Both of my parents and myself love wrought iron so naturally we couldn’t resist taking a few (okay more than a few) pictures of the most beautiful pieces:

    Overall, we really enjoyed the city of Savannah and hope to visit again soon! Maybe I should go to Savannah College of Art and Design (sounds pretty lovely to me!)….. 🙂

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  • Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas!

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    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the government shall rest upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”

    Isaiah 9:6

  • Classic Fall Outfit

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    Remember how in my last post I mentioned having plans to publish another post that Wednesday? Well guess what. That didn’t happen. 😛 So here I am today, with a post that I am really really excited about. 🙂 These pictures were taken by the same photographer who took the ones from my last post. I am so delighted with how they turned out!!!

    I’ll confess and say that I haven’t actually worn this outfit yet…. but it’s definitely a perfect fall outfit! Burgundy, riding boots, jeans, a hat, and orange and burgundy fall jewelry. Love it!

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    Bye! Hope to be back soon!