Five Senses For Friday: Backyard Movie Night


(Thought I would try something new for Five Senses For Friday…)
We have a tucked away space in front of our garage door that scream “PROJECT A MOVIE ON ME”… seriously Garage, I hear you. Before the winter returns this party will go from dream to reality.


Watch a classic thriller like Rosemary’s Baby (my favorite).


I know, I know. Shocking, I put bonfire under smell. But come on! Is there anything better than the smell of a bonfire on a nice summer night? No. Plus, you can setup a fancy  s’more station. (hopefully none have a chalky undertaste ;)


Get into the mood with some hits from 1968, especially this spooky one.


Popcorn! I love fresh popped stovetop popcorn drenched in butter and salt of course. But for this Movie Night, I would go with a Rosemary Popcorn and put them in these super cute printable Popcorn bags.


Provide blankets or sheets to keep your guests comfy cozy.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Shoes Shoes Shoes


Why do the greatest sales happen when I am broke?! Dang it. You know I love me some Loeffler Randall. For those of you that have some extra cash flow, you’re in luck. You can even get my wedding shoes on sale!

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Feelin Funky


I want every single one of these dresses from the ASOS Black Collection. Since I don’t do well with feminine details I often end up with fairly plain dresses. These are right up my alley. Bold, funky, interesting non-frilly detail and not insanely expensive. Yes please!

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Loving ships lately. Wouldn’t it be a great theme for a nursery, guest room, or den?

wallpaper | pillow | mobile | painting

Instant Addiction


Are you guys addicted to Instagram? I am! If you want, you can follow me @thesensesfive. Warning: there will be lots of pet pics. I can’t help it, they’re real cute.

imogene + willie


If I had a uniform this would be it. A white top and jeans. My go to for the past 20 years (before than my mom dressed me). Since jeans are a part of my everyday wear, I’m always on the hunt for the best. I think Imogene + Willie could be it. Classic cuts and made in the USA. Yes please.

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Small Plates & Sweet Treats


Aran Goyoaga of the beautiful blog Cannelle et Vanille has finished her first book Small Plates & Sweet Treats (available Oct. 23). It looks amazing! Although I could be happy just looking at the photography, it will include 120 naturally gluten free recipes. In the past couple of years I noticed a gluten sensitivity, I work on restriction when I can, but haven’t made major efforts to change . Aran’s recipes aren’t any more complex than their gluten packed counterpart and everything looks delicious. Like these mini bundts, yes please. I’m excited fill the house with the smell of baked goods and indulge without worry!

All Buttoned Up


I’m always drawn to pictures of girls with their shirts buttoned all the way up, so chic and preppy. This coming from someone who wears her shirts half buttoned… seriously, I go low. Something about a fully buttoned shirt looks strange, I blame the big hair and bangs. Maybe it would work with a bun or a sheer fabric, like this or this. I’m not gonna give up. Do you rock the fully buttoned shirt?

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Confession: Right before my senior year of highschool I cut all of my hair off, exactly like and partially because she did. And I haven’t gone much shorter than my shoulders since. Although I do love long hair, I can’t help but obsess over short haircuts. They always look so chic, feminine and just plain sexy. I think in part because you have to be confident to cut your hair short, and there isn’t much sexier than a woman oozing with confidence. Have you had short hair? Would you go short?

dream haircut: Karla’s Closet

Beautiful Maternity


Are you dying? This is seriously the most wonderful maternity shoot ever. Of course I just melt when a big lovey pooch is involved. And it doesn’t hurt that mama Emily Newman, founder and editor of Once Wed, is gorgeous.  I have to admit, I’m usually not a fan of maternity shoots. They can go so wrong so easily. But THIS, this is PERFECT! See more here.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner Photography
Styling: Joy Thigpen
Hair & Makeup: Joanna Ballentine

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