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 : Photos

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!

Portraits of Iris

While in Kansas City last weekend my old friend Laura (and by old I mean she was in my wedding nearly a decade ago!) took the time to take some photos of Iris. I have a post on our recent travel coming up soon, but Laura just emailed me these and I had to share. By the way, Laura lives in Boulder, Colorado so if you are in the area and are looking for a portrait photographer, give Laura a shout at Darling Creative.

LOCAL LOVE: The #MaudeWall

Okay, Fayettteville… Have you seen this wall yet?! Maude Boutique recently painted the entire wall behind their shop on College Avenue and it is magical! Iris and I were invited to take a few photos with the talented Jo Johnson, so of course we hopped right into the rainbow.

Anyone is welcome to stop by and take photos (it’s seriously an Instagramer’s dream), but if you’re in town this weekend, Maude is having a wall kick off event on Saturday, August 13. It’s free, but you’ll also have the opportunity to snag a mini-photo session with Jo Johnson Photography and all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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