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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ten on Tuesday [No.49]

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Two Monday's ago was a big day, y'all!
I had a doctor's appointment that afternoon to check on our little guy (who is doing great, by the way!) and my mom and sister, Julie, tagged along.
After my appointment, we met up with my oldest sister, Trystan, for a little window shopping at the Summit and then dinner at Bar Taco (my fave).
She had planned a belated birthday surprise for Julie, Mom, and I (since our birthday's all fall in the same week in June) and it turned out to be a cooking class at Sur La Table!
 We took a cooking class last year for my mom's birthday and this year's was so much fun as well-we ended up making crepes with an orange sauce; delicious!
I highly recommend taking a cooking class if you've never done it before, they're so much fun and you walk away with new skills and recipes.
If y'all aren't following along on my Facebook page for Southern & Style, you're really missing out!
I don't just post my blog posts when they go live (although, I do that too), I share fun articles that I read around the internet, but my favorite thing to share are #SaleAlerts of items I find around the internet that are great deals from some of my favorite retailers.
These will get more frequent as Christmas approaches because I love to get my shopping done early, if I can!
I also am just one follower away from 200 followers, so I'll be planning a giveaway be on the lookout for that and follow along for a chance to win!
 On Saturday, I had my first baby shower for our sweet little boy (who's name we're not going to reveal on the blog until after he's born-which is why I'm going to have to wait to share a lot of the baby shower pictures until after he's been born!)
 My sister, Trystan, did our invitations (aren't they absolutely beautiful?!) as well as some chalk art for the shower and y'all-if you need anything done, I'll say it a million times-she's fabulous.
Her Etsy is SouthernScrawledShop & she has done tons of custom stuff for me, she would love to do it for you too!
My sweet husband even dropped by at the end of the shower to help us load our presents up & take them home. It was the best day with my family and sweet friends, we felt so much love & I can't wait to bring our little guy into this fun group!
P.S. My dress is this Lilly dress in an older pattern (I bought it when we first found out we were pregnant...I was basically expecting a boy from day 1 and knew I wanted to wear this to our shower!)
It's the best "maternity but not" dress and I love, love, love how it fits.
There are a ton of great sales right now & it's honestly the perfect time (like I said in 2), to stock up on gifts for birthdays or Christmas!
Zulilly is one of my favorite sale sites to shop, because they host flash sales on great brands.
Fiestaware (my favorite brand of dishware!) is currently up to 40% off there for the next three days, as well as tons of your favorite lipstick brands (like Nars, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, etc.) are up to 50% off until tomorrow!
Don't mind me-I'm just daydreaming over here about the day when we finally get to sell our house in town & move out to the farm...currently, my favorite house plan is this one by Southern Living, minus finishing the upstairs-that's something that could always just be roughed out & then finished later if we needed more space!
If you missed Saturday's post, I chatted all about the fun shoes I've been seeing all over the internet.
It definitely still feels like Summer here in Alabama & probably will until the end of September or into October, so I shared my favorite Summer shoes and mentioned briefly how I would style them into the Fall-so many of these shoes can be worn into Fall!
And bonus, a lot of them are on sale right now.
Does anyone else really love when Lay's comes out with new crazy chip flavors?
Right now I'm highly anticipating cajun spice and chile con queso!
I haven't shared a dedicated Nordstrom sale post with y'all-mostly because everyone else is doing it and I don't think y'all need another blogger shoving it down your throat...but every now & then I do like to share a pick or two of something I find to be a good deal.
This Kate Spade necklace is $16 off (formerly $48, now $32) which isn't a ton, but I definitely think it's a good buy.
I love the idea of an initial necklace, especially as a new-mom-to-be, I would gladly wear one with my little babe's new initial on it!
 On Sunday my husband & I hopped in the car and made the two hour drive North of Atlanta to see our favorite friend, who also happens to be an amazing & magical photographer-Mrs. Amy Sullins!
She's been there for us from our engagement, to our wedding, my graduation, our first anniversary, and now our maternity photos! Good-Lord willing, she'll be there to capture the birth of our sweet baby boy & his newborn photos as well. I can't imagine anyone else I'd rather have to help us document our she keeps us on our toes laughing!
I mean, just look at this sneaky-peeky image that we already got on MONDAY after a SUNDAY shoot-she's good, y'all. That light is so dreamy.
Ironically, the one thing that is my all-time favorite that I purchased during the Nordstrom sale wasn't even on sale...typical for me, haha!
I bought myself a cozy robe because I know I'll be pretty much living in cozy clothes after the baby comes and this one is already a winner. It's my favorite thing to wear in the mornings while I fix Chris breakfast and then before bed, too.

Until next time. . .


  1. you look AMAZING at your shower, and pregnant in general. what beautiful invitations too. so happy for you!

  2. you look so cute dear, happy preg
    Thanks for sharing
    How are you spending your weekend?
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