Category Archives: Fashion

hats are where it’s at.

hats & more hats.

i cannot get enough of them. floppy hats. baseball hats. fedoras. hats with feathers. hats with bows. all things hats.

here are some of my favorite looks with hats.

i love love skirts- add this floppy hat and bam. love it.

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i love that they paired this white dress with brown boots and black hat. so cute.

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or keep it simple. jeans, shirt, hat. so easy.

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& of course you have to carry your hat to the beach!

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since we are on the topic of the beach. i am already planning a trip in my day dreams.

have any of you ever been to St. Augustine? it is by far one of my favorites.

here are some of my favorite places there.

the castillo de san marcos

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they give ghost tours, they have amazing little places to eat, & the beaches are so nice!

booking a trip ASAP!

where are some of your favorite places to go in the summer?

 

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a big ole’ sale & a bread maker

i have been going through my closet and bagging up stuff i need to get rid of for our sale. we are planning a big yard sale for our haiti trip. i had a friend drop by some stuff to add to it yesterday & i am so thankful. we are 1/2 way to our goal & it is so exciting to see the lord provide in amazing ways. i have a habit of when i buy something i get rid of something. i have been feeling like i need a wardrobe change- like my style is changing. we all get in these funks where we are wanting to change our hair, or how we dress or we just want something fresh. here are some looks i have my eyes on.

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seriously= overalls. they are making my  month. i have always loved them.

also, cory & i have started our lose some lbs and working out this week. i bought a scale so i can keep track- i have never owned a scale before. i eat pretty healthy, but i need to add my workout routine back into my life. not a diet, but a lifestyle change. healthy changes are good changes. we have decided to start making our own bread & this bread-maker was recommended to me.

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if any of you  have some good recipes let me know- or tips. i love tips!

one other thing. i finally watch the new hunger games. amazing. love these movies! the books were amazing too. i literally read them all in 5 days. i had no life, but on my couch reading those books. #peetaforlife

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wishing, wanting, & hoping

wishing for warmer weather where my feet aren’t frozen all day. wanting sun kissed skin. hoping for the days where i can float around in my in-laws pool.

atlanta had its second “snow/ice storm” — i was stuck inside for 2 days with my main squeeze. i did taxes. cleaned out the closets. cleaned the house. baked good for our 80’s dance party this weekend. watched a ton of netflix- & we finally started “lost” & played with our cats.

this is dexter

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i have had a lot of time to think about warmer weather outfits and since i got my white converse in the mail the other day- my outfits are being completed in my mind. i cannot wait to get our computer next month so i can get more involved with my blog- taking pictures and what not of me actually wearing the clothes i buy, and pictures of DIY projects and things I make-

until then, here are some things i found on pinterest.

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what are some things you are wishing, wanting & hoping for?

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Shopping, Food, & Friends- Can it get any better?

such a fun but busy weekend. saturday morning we got up and headed to douglasville for a shopping adventure.

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we met up with aj, ashlan and their sweet little bitty tinslee  at starbucks to start the day off just right! i have tried not having coffee everyday & i cannot do it. i just cannot bring myself to rid my body of the caffeine. it is so good. we headed to the mall and i realize i go to the same stores every time i am there- forever21, that weird urban store that sells incense, american eagle, and h&m. h&m was having this crazy sale 1/2 off all the sale items and all sweaters were buy 1 get 1 free. WHAT? i wish i would have taken pictures of the bag bc i probably could have fit into it. we left with 2 sweaters for cory, 2 sweaters for me, an infinity scarf, a black & white striped dress, & a black shirt all for $80. when i got in line i saw they had free magazines too- with a 20% off coupon (off one item) SCORE! after shopping we headed over to the irish bread pub to eat some grub. of course i had to try the fish-n-chips and they were delish.

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after our fun date we headed to carrollton for a birthday get together for Russ. a-bomb made some chili and we sat out by the fire just talking about life. russ & a-bomb are such dear friends- russ married cory & i. they also did are premarital counseling- so we go way back.

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sunday morning cory led worship & then we headed to eat with our buddy dockery who runs the carrollton menu. he recommended Blue Agave Grill & Tequila Bar & said they had really good food- which they did. they also have pina-coladas served in a pineapple.

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i also got to spend some more time with ashlan and tinslee. you guys this little one will make you have baby fever BAD!

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of course we had to watch walking dead=== i have no idea what is going on!?

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French Fries, Onion rings & Shopping

i always love having girl time. eating. shopping. talking about our lives. sharing our dreams. spending too much money on hairspray and mouthwash.

last night one of my very best friends and i had a date. we went to goodwill, had some food at yard house in atlantic station and then headed over to target. talked about life, love, adventure & where we want to be. we tried on witch hats. looked through the weird pantie bins at target (the sizes are never in the right place)- and tried on shoes.

back to the food- we seem to always go to yard house when we hang out= we love the place. they have all these “snacks” so if you want something small you can order a few of those and get a drink.. they have tons of different drinks. we ordered the garlic and herb fries, onion ring tower, and in the end we had a brownie. my favorite thing we got was the drink, the “moscow mule” — this is like my favorite drink right now ginger beer, vodka, and lime. easy. simple. and amazing. yard house makes their own ginger beer which made the taste amazing. how many times can i say amazing? they even served them in the traditional moscow mule cup. im in love.

i also signed up to have jillian be my personal running partner. we start on monday. say a prayer for me please.

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Fall= Food, Family,Friends, & Fashion

you guys it is FALL!  fall to me is so many things, sweaters. hot tea. hot cocoa. campfires. leggings. boots. blue-jean. overalls. holidays. leaves changing colors. boiled peanuts. red noses from the cold. pale skin. and food. all sorts of food.

SOUPS-CHILI-PUMPKIN BREAD-CAKES & COFFEE-HAM-TURKEY– i could go on forever. i have been looking at blogs for weeks now with fall foods & fashion. here are some of my favorites right now for food.

http://www.chalkboardblue.com/2012/11/fall-food-frenzy-caramel-apples.html

http://localmilkblog.com/2013/09/creme-fraiche-pumpkin-coffee-cake-pepita-streusel.html

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2012/04/best-roast-chicken-youll-ever-have.html#more

http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/13961084/chicken-tortilla-soup-crock-pot/

& for fashion

http://keep.com/free-people-honeycomb-mix-pullover/x/oG6xBugApr/?login_type=email

** side note- i love keep.com you can follow me here—-> http://keep.com/u/evanda_estes/

http://www.lulus.com/products/walk-my-way-cropped-black-and-olive-green-pants/111738.html

& just for fun- some fall photos

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fall is a really busy time for cory & i. his music stuff gets pretty crazy, as in we never know what he will be doing, trying to make it to everyone’s home to celebrate the holidays & sometimes i get a little crazy. i hate being late & i don’t want one family to think we are spending more time with the other one. this year i want to have a little less crazy- i want to take my time with everything and enjoy every minute. we never know what tomorrow holds & it is so important to remember all the little details- enjoy those moments. so my goal is to breathe when i feel anxious about the time and look around me- all the people i love the most, all the yummy food, all the laughs, running a little behind, hugs, the smell of ham, all of it. enjoy it.

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Weekend Snapshots & some other photos too

so this past weekend we went over to the ivey’s house and had a fantastic time. we talked, ate, sat out by the fire roasting marshmallows, had breakfast at jerry’s in carrollton, & enjoyed our time not having any plans at all. sunday’s are a busy day at our house- cory usually plays guitar at church on sunday morning in one city and sunday night in another. so we are traveling the whole day. we had a little break and had lunch at olive garden and then spent some time at target. i walked in saying i cannot get anything- we have to save money. i walked out with a new hat, a converse bag i had my eye on for a while, a tank top for cory, altoids, and a bottle of water. let’s be real.. everyone does this in target.

here are some snaps from the weekend and some other ones too.

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cory modeling my new jo totes camera bag.

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jillian and i at wrecking bar

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cory and our friends little boy parks

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new hat cory got from the mad hatter that i insist on wearing (until i bought my own from target)

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cory smoking his pipe by the fire

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cory wearing his own hat

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humor is a good thing

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Sister Blog & Birthday Bash

first thing is first- thank you for all birthday wishes. my mom threw a cookout at her house on saturday to celebrate my 28 years of life. it was so special & i had so much fun. she made sliders (baby burgers) and had trays of veggies and fruit for me and my  friends. i also scored a cheesecake 🙂 — she makes the best!

on to other news….

my sister & i have decided to start working  on a new adventure of blogging together. i know it is going to take a while to get started & work our ideas out on paper, but i am really excited. we have to come up with a name that fits our personalities & throw ideas out there of who we want to be in the blogging world. of course we will be ourselves, i mean like do we want to write about baking? DIY? art? style? or maybe all of it. my sister has mad art skills and we are so different that it will be good for us to start this project together. i cannot wait to share more details but until then say a little prayer that we get it all done sooner than later. i have so much in my mind that i want us to do & i just love my little sister & cannot wait to introduce you guys to her. if you  have ever been in my apartment most of the art in there is by her & i am so proud of her creativity.

yay! more details soon

PS my jo totes camera bag came in yesterday and it is amazing!!!

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It’s Thursday- fall fashion & my birthday

something special about today- it is the day before my birthday. my 28th birthday. whoa. one thing i do know,  time is so precious, it goes by so quickly. i have a little cookout planned at my mom’s on saturday along with one of my most treasured friends baby shower for her soon to be little daughter (5 more weeks). my mom is the queen of food & along with my step-dad are making burgers and other treats for me and my friends. my bday gift from cory was my camera & he also go me the cutest nautical bag from jo totes. i have been trying to win this bag forever, & now it will be mine. 

here is a picture!

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seriously- i have the worlds BEST husband. 

i have been hardcore staring at fall fashion posts this week- coming back from my beach trip has made me want this fall weather to happen now. fall time is cory & i’s favorite time of year. hot coffee, cool breeze, sweaters, boots, leggings, leggings with shorts, leggings with dresses, leggings with everything. 

here are some of my favorite looks right now. you can follow me here on pinterest to see all the looks i post. 

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It’s Thursday

well i have not done any shopping this week, bc we are saving for our beach trip in 2 days. cannot wait to soak up the sun with my husband,  our  bestest friends and their sweet little boy. i am sitting at work thinking of all the food, & all the fun we are going to have and i am filled to the brim with excitement.

since i do not have any amazing pictures of things i have bought this week i decided to post some links to things i plan to buy. i have stumbled upon a really good site & i cannot wait to buy some of these things for fall.

first thing is first- this is the website where the items will be coming from http://www.sheinside.com – they are reasonably priced and have some amazing finds. have you guys ever bought anything from this site, & if so how was your experience?

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the other stuff i have found is from http://www.katespade.com/  —- can we all just agree that anything from kate spade is amazing!!

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& you know i can’t leave out my beloved steve madden– http://www.stevemadden.com/

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