Thursday, August 28, 2014


Sadly LOVES won't be a weekly thing anymore... at least for now but this week I thought I'd throw out some LOVES.

I'm not sure about the rest of the world but NC has been having a pretty awesome summer = not stupid hot!
Getting my website Search engine optimized
My amazing designer got married this month and I'm so excited for her!
Though I'm post pregnancy I'm still rocking ice cream but I figure it's only fair since it still summer
Getting out and about with friends for new found adventure
Enjoying organizing some of my business
My first wedding of the fall season this September
And of course my beautiful (I'm biased) daughter: Luna!

What do you LOVES this week?

Live. Love. Loud.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day to Adventure

Daughter or no daughter I tend to forget and let life grab the reigns at times.  Days can meld together letting the monotony of life grey out the individual beauty of each day.  I get overwhelmed and oddly giddy when I think about the fact that I will only ever have one August 26th 2014 to live.

Photo thanks to: Lovelee girl

How do you take advantage of life to the fullest?  How do you make the most of each moment?  I'm actually asking!  I don't have the answers but I do know that I want to not take for granted the joy of all with which God has blessed me.  

I have a husband I adore and better yet loves me back!
I have a daughter whom I adore
I have a house over my head
A business I love
Money to pay the bills and have a bit of fun
I'm not hungry or hurting

I am blessed.  How do I not take joy in each day then?  How do I allow myself to get distracted by the "to do's" and the "day to day"?  

I want to take life on like an adventure.  So often I think about adventure as something you plan... a trip but can't it also be each day depending on your attitude?  Well, here's to trying to find the joyful adventure in each day!

Live. Love. Loud.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Confession and Apologies

So, I was one of those.  Like legit, I'll admit it, I took for granted the real amount of work that newborns take. I knew they took work but I had this notion of free time because they sleep all the time... right?  So when we were taking our birthing class and it suggests having a list of who will be doing/volunteering for the different house duties I literally laughed at the idea that I wouldn't be able to do laundry and take care of a small newborn, "I mean gosh, I'm not an invalid".

So I need to apologize to the general public for my complete lack of knowledge and disregard for the work you were doing.  Our Luna cute and sweet isn't as easy as I thought.  She doesn't like to be put down.  She is as willful as her mother.  At night she is a doll but during the day she refuses to be alone.  She will be sound asleep, or so it appears, but if you lay her down she will instantly wake.  Stomach, back, bouncer, swing, matter she realizes that there isn't body heat on her and freaks.  Carriers? Luna scoffs at you, "You ain't fooling me!"

So I must admit my silly biased judgments and again apologize for my lack of thought.  For who knew something so small could take up so much time, attention and free hands!!

Live. Love. Loud.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When the music has faded...

One of the many things that gets overlooked when getting married is Thank you cards.  The gifts are awesome.  They help fill out your new home with all the different things you need to make life work but with each gift you are given there is another thank you card that needs to be written.  If you get behind on them it gets daunting.  You have a stack of blank thank you cards that seems unending and a wrist that is cramping from the cards you have already written.

We all want to make sure that our thanks is shared with all our generous friends and family but it can be overwhelming.  Heads hung: how many of us didn't get out our thank yous till after 6 months or later?

I came across this great website that makes the process of thank yous so much easier.  Take a look and see if it fits your needs.

If you are like me you type way faster than you can hand write anything.  This website lets you compile a address book, pick out your cards (all of which are recycled) then you custom write your notes and they send them off for you.  No addressing envelopes, no worries of did I remember to put them in the mail.  No licking... let's be serious if only for the no licking it might just be worth it.

But don't my word on it jump on over to Postable and see if it works for you!

Live. Love. Loud.

Why is the answer always work?

A new level of complication was added with Luna; a great complication but a complication all the same.  The coming baby had me thinking and the reality hasn't changed: the only way to get my dream still lies in hard work.  

Photo thanks to Delysia Style

I saw this meme and thought it only too fitting for this post.  I'm not sure what all the steps are but I'm looking to see what they are... testing and paying to see what works.  I wish I had it all figured out...that'd be nice right!  To be the one with all the right answers... but as stubborn as I am I doubt I'd do as well without he struggle.

What steps are you taking to achieve your dream?

Live. Love. Loud.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our Moon

Life changes.  Daily.  We often miss it.  Sometimes is small enough that we let it go.  This year Chris and I had a huge life change.  The kind of change that life is never the same again.  We had a daughter.  We prepared.  We knew it was coming but it isn't one of those things that if you can really "prepare enough".

It is has been crazy and will continue to be an adventure but for now I thought I'd introduce you to our daughter:  Luna Grey.

Live. Love. Loud.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I didn't die... I promise

First I need to say sorry for going MIA without word.  My plan and reality were quite different, more on that later.  But I had our baby and things got a little crazy.  I will be posting again regularly but I will not be posting everyday.  I know I have ruined everything, oh wait no there is still ice cream... all is fine :P

Live. Love. Loud.