Mom to Iris. Wife to Todd. Our little family lives at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We love it here and I love sharing little bits of our life.

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Category : Fashion

River Weekend

This past weekend we went to Iris’ Nana & Poppy’s house in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Their house is what grandchild dreams are made of. Nestled right on the Little Red River, we navigated between the homemade cookies and sweet tea inside, to the cool fog on on the dock outside. Trying to take advantage of the scenery, Iris and I had fun wearing dresses and having an impromptu photo shoot (my dress & Iris’ dress both courtesy of Velveteen).

A Few February Photos

Last weekend we had an unbelievably beautiful, warm day – in early February, mind you. I’m talking 80 degrees and sunny. I’ve had a cold for nearly two weeks now, but I made myself get out of bed and enjoy at least a little bit of the day. The light was so perfect (almost as good as that late-summer sun), so we snapped a few photos.

Iris was recently gifted her dress from one of my all-time favorite children’s lines, Pink Chicken. I first discovered the brand when she was just six-months-old. I went to a local boutique to pick out outfit for our very first family photoshoot and fell in love with this little number:

amazingly adorable photo by Benfield Photography

Now on to our photos from the other day!

Since I actually got dressed that day, I jumped in for a couple shots (I bought my dress from Anthropologie & Pons shoes by Avarcas USA):

…May your days be as sunny and bright!

Halloween – A LOOK BACK

Being an October baby, Halloween excitement is something that is in Iris’ blood. With her first costume at just two weeks old, she’s had her fair share of dress-up fun. In anticipation of this year’s trick-or-treating, here’s a look back at everything Iris has been over the years.


Kitty cat!



Ballerina zombie!

Mini Tom Petty!


Mini Ryan Adams!

Mini Iris Apfel!

And last year, someone even dressed up as IRIS!


This year Iris needed no assistance in choosing her own costume. It’s something that she completely made up, so hopefully I can make her Halloween dreams come true. We have her school fall carnival on Sunday, so watch for it on my Instagram this weekend!

Backyard Memories

Every once in a while I ask Todd to take my picture with Iris. While I don’t love being in front of the camera as much as I love being behind it, I’m always happy that I took my turn. For as many photos that I take, it’s rare that I’m actually in any of them. I think that’s true for a lot of moms. Some of my most cherished childhood photos are with my parents, so I try to hop in Iris’ photographs of future memories when I can. So here we are, just the two of us, hanging in our backyard this past weekend wearing some of our favorite summer wardrobe pieces we that we keep wearing over and over.

What we’re wearing.
ME: Ace & Jig fiesta dress / jewels c/o ROCKSBOX (code SARAHFORTUNEXOXO gets you a free month) / Sunglasses via DITTO (code SARAHFORTUNE gets you a free month)

IRIS: Pink Chicken dress / Freshly Picked moccasins