Canceled Vacations

Canceled Vacations


Last winter I was on the sofa sitting next to Ryan as I rubbed my big belly and felt Magnolia kicking and somersaulting around inside of me. Ryan's phone rang and it was a salesperson asking if we'd be interested in traveling to one of their resorts for four nights for x amount of dollars. It was a great deal and we jumped on the offer. We knew we wanted to start traveling early on with Magnolia so she'd be a pro at being away from home, and we figured she'd love exploring as much as us. After she was born we picked the resort in Florida and we booked our flights. I started shopping for itty-bitty swimsuits, beach towels and coverups, sunscreen and swimming diapers. We couldn't wait to show Magnolia the ocean, my most favorite place in the world.


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Wendy Correen Smith
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Little Lucca Love + Coupon Code

Little Lucca Love + Coupon Code


My little sister Mallory is the shop owner of Little Lucca Love, a children's boutique. All of her items are handmade with love and the most beautiful of detailing. She has the prettiest selection of bonnets and for this fall she's added new items like the waffle knit peplum top and bloomies that Magnolia is wearing here. In her shop you'll also find rompers, polka dot peplums, and crochet sweaters.


What I love about small shops are the unique looks of each item. I love to dress Magnolia in items that you cannot find just anywhere. A touch of unique makes each outfit especially hers. When you buy from a small shop you're supporting an individual, a mom, a family. You'll feel part of a community that makes a big economic impact. And short & sweet, you'll feel really good about your purchase. Each time you put a handmade bonnet or bow or bloomies on your babe you'll know it was made with passion & love, something you cannot get from a factory made item.




My sister left her teaching career to stay at home with her babies and she started Little Lucca Love as a way to bring in extra money. Slowly but surely she grew a large following on Instagram and now her shop brings in enough money to support her family. Her fall line was such a big hit that she had to close the shop for a week or so just to get caught up. She has been working hard to add new pieces to her shop that re-opens today. And our Sweet Magnolia just happens to have a coupon code (found at the end of this post) for 15% off your entire purchase!




Magnolia has quite a few of the Little Lucca Love bonnets and at first I used to try and match her outfits with the prints. Eventually I found that adding a floral bonnet to any outfit, regardless of what her outfit looked like, was super sweet. Babies are meant to mix and match the cutest of prints!






You can find Little Lucca Love on Instagram here and Facebook here.

For 15% off your entire purchase enter coupon code: MAGNOLIA15 at check-out. You can shop her boutique here.

XO
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Wendy Correen Smith
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Autumn Bucket List

Autumn Bucket List


It's September and the mornings are chilly, the air smells crisp & fresh, and the leaves are beginning to turn to bright warm colors. Autumn is by far my favorite season and my soul gets all the warm and fuzzy feelings. I'm ready to throw on a fuzzy sweater, sip on a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and take my hubby and baby to wander around the streets that are covered in leaves.
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Our New Cedar Deck

Our New Cedar Deck


When Ryan and I bought our home not even two years ago we knew it'd be a place we'd passionately renovate over the years. We did quite a bit to the interior right away, and we still have a long list of things we still want to do, like a new laundry room (hopefully next spring) and finishing the basement. Eventually we will update all the bathrooms. Last year we did the front yard landscaping and Ryan's hobby is making the lawn as lush as a golf course. This spring and summer we had the exterior painted, and we installed all new light fixtures. We also had our small deck removed and a much larger cedar deck added. I shared progress photos of our deck as it was being built on Instagram. Today I'm doing a proper post to share some of the after photos along with our source information at the end.
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