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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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11 days.

today marks 11 days until i will be in haiti again. what? the time has flown by. i am driving to carrollton today to turn in the last part of our money.

cannot wait to see this little guy.

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want to pray about our trip? here is what you can pray about.

1. for rain. they need it in a really bad way.

2. for our team- that the lord would work through us in whatever way he needs too.

3 that i don’t cry my eyes out when i leave- i did a really really great job last time holding it back. when i got home i spent the next few days crying in the shower. my heart was exploding. so many thoughts and emotions.

4. that whatever we do and say there show them jesus.

 

those are just a few.

ok- so here are some new things.

i got a jeep. really excited about that one.

the day we were leaving for our mini vacation to the mountains i cracked a tooth on a scooby snack. literally in the jeep fixing to back up and ate a scooby snack and bam. cracked. so. since we do not have dental insurance i found a doctor in carrollton that i am making an appointment with to see that has this plan called “complete smile”. you pay $250 and get exams, x rays, 2 teeth cleanings, and 20% off anything you need. which would mean getting my tooth fixed.

it is finally spring. which means more of this.

sandals.

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& of course sunday is easter. what an amazing celebration. behind the cotton ball tail and chocolate easter bunnies and egg hunts there is so much more. jesus.

i cannot say i don’t like the easter baskets & chocolate.  my mom was always good with these things. we had homemade baskets, she made the best peanut butter eggs, she would use all her fancy molds and make chocolate suckers, ect. my nanny would also get those little plastic grocery buggies and fill it with candy & everything else you could imagine. i miss her. holidays are never the same & will never be the same since she is no longer here.

cheers,

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picture perfect day

so a couple of weeks back we set up a date at piedmont park with the ivey’s. ronda & i wanted some practice with our cameras & it was a beautiful day. i have so enjoyed getting to use my camera more & ever since i ordered my new lens i am even more obsessed. i have light-room now & it is really fun learning and putting your stamp on a photo. i particularly love close ups so my new lens is perfect for that. for those of you who are interested i used this one.  it was a picture perfect day- sunny- good company & laughter.

here are some of the photos.

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this is my friends little boy- is he not the cutest?

also- i am seriously wanting these things for spring! can you believe it? it is finally here!!!

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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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snarky puppy & penne a la vodka

before the show last night we had ike & sarah over for dinner. cory made penne a la vodka which was amazing. i am constantly surprised by my amazing husband and all his secret skills. i get frustrated sometimes because anything he does he is good at. this is one of my favorite dishes he does & it never disappoints. i remember the first time he made this dish he forgot to reduce the vodka…. lets just say we were at our worst for 3 days.

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ike & sarah are moving to nashville in april, & we are so sad but so excited for them & this new adventure. dexter is going to miss her a ton too.

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i am sure she will blog about her new adventures & you can follow her here

after dinner we headed over to terminal west to watch snarky puppy. i was blown away by the talent on the stage, at some point i was confused bc of all the technical things that were going on at the same time, my brain was being split into 8 different parts. if you have ever listened to them or seen them live you would know what i mean. i looked around at all the people & they looked like they were having a church service. like the shouting, dancing, raising the roof type of church service. it. was. awesome.

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oh & my husband is the sweetest. when he picked me up from work yesterday he had gotten me this new scarf from whole foods. i am so blessed.

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i have been praying a lot lately for our country. hearing all these stories about ukraine & what people all over the world endure everyday breaks my heart. it makes me nervous about what is to come for america but i know God is in control. lets all take a moment to be thankful for every little thing we have. hold people close and love them.

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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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Fall feels like – it’s here!

i love it. fall. cool weather. coffee. hats. leggings. leaves falling off the trees and planning campfires with friends. weekend sleeps with flannel shirts. that certain smell in the air. plans for holidays. i love fall time.

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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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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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