August 28, 2014

Best Friends & Pretty Stationery

YALL!!! I get to see this goof ball tonight!

 | b e s t  f r i e n d  t i m e |
I feel like its been a year since I saw Francelina which is not okay. Life is crazy these days. She  has an hour & a half commute to work every day, and even before I moved to the ham, we never got to see each other. | S A D N E S S | We would however have good long phone calls while she was driving home from work. I think one of those is in order in the near future. Needless to say....I miss the heck out of Frances! I miss working with her and I miss living in the same city as her.  I guess I've realized over the last couple of months that a friendship like ours is super hard to come by and I think we both refuse to let our insanely busy lives, and living in different cities have any sort of negative effect on our friendship.

I remember probably around 4 years ago, {WHAT!!!! HOLY HEAVEN FOUR FREAKIN YEARS AGO....MY LIFE IS FLYING BY...SLOW DOWN!!!} Frances and I became long distance pen pals and this is truly where our friendship grew so close. Still to this day, we are pen pals!!!! and YES even when we were living in the same city, we still write to each other!

Writing is so beautiful. There is something so special about going to the mail and finding something other than bills!!! right? When I go to the mail and find a personal note for me I get so happy because that means someone took time out of their super busy life, to take a few minutes simply to write to 
M E !

I have another little pen pal. It started when I was in college!! My sweet sweet Meme would send me little cards. We started sending little notes back and forth to each other and again, we still to this day send each other pretty notes on pretty stationery that we actually do get from the best stationer in the Shoals :) Speaking of which....I just remembered I actually have some pretty new stationery to pick up while I am in Florence!!

So I wanted to share some pretty little stationery that I am totally into right now. If you ever want to get me something that you can definitely count on me using the heck out of....get me some stationery. But, please purchase from MRS. FRANCES LEDGEWOOD. Best friends support each others career!

 {Winona Gray Design}

Vanilla & Coffee Scented Stationery?? Umm YES PLEASE!
{Being Maisey}


{Social Salutations}



{Dinglewood Design}

{Modern Pink Paper}

{KTF Design}



AND of course... THESE are my FAVORITES!
I 100% blame Frances for my stationery snobbish ways and I'm honestly not sorry for it ;)
All of the above companies can be found on Etsy!

Well friends....I'm pretty busy with work {thank the good Lord!!!} so I'm going to knock some work out before I head to Florence for a shoot with Will!

Happy a l m o s t Weekend!

Bye now

P.S. can you believe FOOTBALL starts Saturday!!! What in the world?!?!

August 23, 2014



Here are my WANT,....more like NEEDS!!

All of these lovely pieces are from SPLENDID!
Stop by and check their line out. 
It's so BRIANNA and it makes my heart happy!

What are you all up to on this beautiful Saturday?!?
I am going hiking!

Ill take lots of photos <3

Bye now

August 20, 2014

B I R T H D A Y girl

To the Absolutely BEST MOM on the PLANET!!
I love you and am over-the-moon thankful for everything that you do for our family.
I am so excited that I am actually in your HOUSE on your BIRTHDAY!!

The first time in y e a r s !
I will take full and complete advantage of it. 

Now lets go get that HAIR made beautiful :)
Love you MOMMA


August 17, 2014

Gypsy Adventure TWO & THREE

Hey Hey!!!
I've had a fun week. Working from home and for myself is so fun.
Making my own schedule is great. Like Wednesday for example, is my mom's Birthday, So I will be spending most of the day with her celebrating!! However that also means that most likely I will be up half the night catching up on what I missed.

Here are a few photos from my week.

Gyps & I had not just one, but T W O fun adventures this week.
I think we are going to make it an every Thursday sort of thing to go downtown with Melissa. Eat outside on some restaurant patio, and chat away while people oooo & ahhh over Gypsy Marie.

Look at the precious little FACE. gah She kills me.
Thursday was a good good day all around. 
I worked hard and got new clients...SCORE! 
My favorite part of Thursday was seeing J and hearing a little bit about his adventure in Europe. 
Ohh that boy....

This past Thursday, we met Mel B downtown. Walked around a bit, then ended up at SLICE! If you live in Bham and haven't been to Slice, please...just go.
It's so great and the atmosphere is perfect. 

This week, I got my new addition to my So Worth Loving Tee Collection. My collection is growing rather large and I am totally 100% okay with that. 

Friday night was spent at Rojo. Avondale. and Jclyde.
I have realized over this week that, I MISS MISS MISS Florence on Week Nights. Its such a week night place. But I LOVE Birmingham on the weekends. Bham weekend nights are absolutely the best and there are so so so many places to spend them.
As long as you are surrounded by some of your greatest friends, you're good to go. Or if you aren't surrounded by your greatest friends, Birmingham is such a friendly place, that I'm sure you're bound to make some new ones....just talk to someone!!

Saturday was Adventure number TWO of the week for Gypsy!!
We took a road trip to Starkville  Mississippi for Bid Day at MSU.
Sweet Precious Beautiful Little baby sister Reisa went Chi O.
I really can't even believe she is in college!!!!!

Cheers to a freaking good week!!
Although things are different, and its all coming at me all at once, its taking some time to digest and adjust to all of it. But overall, I am absolutely in love with the life that I am blessed with.

When I start to blog and see all of my fun photos from just one single week, I really realize how I take so much for granted sometimes and don't realize truly how great of a fun life I really do have. 

Bye for now loves

August 14, 2014

Asking & Wanting

Hi hi!!
"I shifted from asking to receive something, and hoping it would be granted, to simply declaring my desire in all honesty. I immersed myself in the wanting, not the asking, not the pleading, not the striving, just the very pure wanting. It was the only thing I could verify. It was the only thing I could be sure of."

If I want something, I go after it. But what would be the point if you didn't completely believe you can obtain it. I think the driving force is desire. For me, I want to explore every facet of my ONE life. 

 I don't by any means think that we have complete control over every tiny detail of our lives, but I do believe that to some extent we do have enough control to determine the direction that our lives take. For me at this moment I am declaring so much in my life and truly believing in it. I hope you can do the same...or at least give it a try!!!

It's Thursday friends, which means its almost the WEEKEND!!!Bye now, bB***

August 11, 2014

The Weekend.

Oh...there is only an hour left in Monday. Actually less than that now.
My life is flying by!!!

So this weekend was pretty freaking fun. 
AHHHHMAZING actually. 

It consisted of Gypster Cuddles. Good Clothes. Jordan. Chick Fil A. Birmingham. Wish I Was Here. Good People. Wilbert. Mel B. Chris. New Friend Bethany. Her Friend Amanda. Giant Jenga. A Florence Trip and Back to the Ham within a few hours. Scrubs. How I Met Your Mother. A late night trip to McDonalds. 
& it ended with a super early trip to Jacks for Breakfast. 
A gooooood weekend and the only complaint as always, it wasn't long enough. 
So working today I was definitely definitely sleepy. 

My Monday ended with a great Yoga class taught by my Favorite Instructor!!
Lyssa Lou <3
A fantastic way to end a long sleepy monday.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I'm off of here. It's going to be an early day tomorrow driving to Florence for a little meeting. 

Bye now friends!