5.06.2013

IHOD has Moved!





Just in case you are new here, you can find me on the new site: inhonorofdesign.com!
Thanks for all the support and look forward to keeping in touch:)



4.22.2013

Bump Styled: Boho Brights


<< Top: c/o Questhaven Fashions (non-maternity), Denim: Gap, Wedges: HM, Necklace: Chicpeek, Earrings: Bauble Bar, Ring: c/o Ily Couture, Bracelets: Loren Hope, InPink >>

This Monday morning has me in a hazy cloud. 
A dream of a weekend but there is zombie state aftermath!
We hit up the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and sent most of the day there yesterday. No bugs, no humidity, and nothing but sun. There are only a handful of weeks like that in the year!
How was your weekend??

Its crunch time for the website launch. (hint: coming in the next 24 hrs! facebook/twitter will be the first to know) I will be transferring the blog feed over to the new site but if you lose updates, it should be easy to re-subscribe. Will keep you posted!



4.17.2013

Jezebel Magazine Feature


A huge thank you to the talented Kate Abney for the interview in the April issue of Jezebel Magazine! Completely flattered that I am interesting enough to be "One to Watch" this month. She made me sound way cooler than I actually am;) 
Thank you Jezebel! 

To read the feature, view online here, or if you are in the south, pick up a copy on newstands!

4.16.2013

Giveaway: $75 to The Silver Acorn


I have talked about this charm bracelet before. Its my favorite piece of jewelry (next to my wedding rings of course). It was a gift from Linda, the talented designer behind The Silver Acorn. The way this piece of jewelry can intertwine and represent so many pieces of my heart is what makes it such a treasure to me. 

She custom designs and creates each wax seal in her shop. They are made from high quality reclaimed silver or bronze, and are designed at her home studio in Houston Texas. You will have to see all the varying pieces with many spiritual or religious symbols, or initials of loved ones. So excited to share her work with you all and team up with The Silver Acorn to giveaway a fun prize!
$75 to one lucky winner to spend as you like:)
Enter below - best of luck~

4.12.2013

Shop Scoop: Parc Boutique Spring Lookbook



Sometimes, a lookbook is done so well, that it makes you want to jump in and live inside its pages. I probably looked through Parc Boutique's Spring lookbook 23 times....no joke.
My friend Thao not only runs this online and in store boutique, she directed and styled this lookbook.
Talk about multi-talented superstar!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You can find the lookbook and its featured pieces here.

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Fun links for your weekend:
I love seeing husband and wives team up in a business. You all have to check out Check out newly launched Clyde Oak - the hard work of Megan Gilger and her hubs.
Cori wins my favorite look of the week.
Since I am on a simplicity kick, this etsy shop is a new favorite.
Make your own guitar picks?!
Compound butter three ways on Mara's Blog. I'll take the Strawberry!
Happy weekend friends:)

P.s. Last day to enter to win a statement necklace from Kluster Shop:)



4.11.2013

Veronica Rose: 2 years too old





Veronica and I both couldn't sleep last night. Maybe she knew it was her birthday today...
We sat up looking outside at the moon in silence for a looooong time.
She just asked, "mama hold you." (which translates to pick me up) I most willingly complied.
I was secretly thankful for those moments to snuggle up and squeeze this little baby of mine who has suddenly become a little girl. 

Veronica Rose, 
These are a few things I hope to never forget about you:
You hate to wear pants (we will work on that), and prefer to run around in just a tee shirt and rainboots.
You prefer baseball caps to bows.
You like to do anything your big brother does...trains, bikes, digging in dirt, and getting messy. You are more daring than we bargained for.... you walk the line and push the envelope.
Climbing, dumping, sneaking....you giggle out loud when you are caught doing something wrong, followed by "Yes sir.." and a pretend sorry face.
You are sometimes more spice than sugar, but I know its because you got my strong willed nature. You also got my sensitivity and your daddy's big blue eyes and eyelashes.
This may prove to be a challenging combo, but if daddy and I do our part, someday you can choose to be strong willed for all the right things. We know God made you perfectly in His image. Speaking of your daddy, he gets this sparkle in his eye when he talks about you. He won't admit it, but you turn him to mush. He loves you to the moon and back and you are so lucky to have him and Gabriel looking out for you. 
You and Gabriel are best buds. You squabble every day, but you also share many hugs and kisses. He makes sure you always get any surprises or treats he is having, as well as avoid any danger. He says with pride that "he is your big brother and he needs to protect you." We all can't wait to see who you grow into.
And even though come June, you will no longer be the baby of the family, you have my whole heart and soul. Always.
I have gotta wrap this up before I start making this happy day a tearful one...:)
Happy Birthday my beautiful blue eyed girl!
Mama

And here's a video from two days ago. Seemed appropriate since I caught her without pants on film;)

*Veronica's birth story here and First birthday here.



 
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