Cocktails at Sunset with Mint & Smith's of Dublin





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Cheers to a wonderful weekend! Even though I'm not in school anymore, it feels like summer is ending as our area schools get ready to go back in the next week and a half. Doesn't it feel like this summer has just flown by? We've been so busy, and will continue to be through August and football season, but this weekend I'm taking some time to really organize my closets and pantry.

While you're relaxing this weekend, enjoy a sip of something delicious and scroll through the second set of photos from my photo shoot with Smith's and Mint of Dublin. I loved the lighting of this outdoor cocktail hour setting so much! Even the InstaStories of this was beautiful.

Two things I'm loving: the striped jumpsuit and the Barrington Gifts bags. The jumpsuit is the softest thing ever, and great for a date night during this warm weather! And I want to order these bags for myself--I have the tote in the brown pattern with navy monogram {for Georgia Southern games prior to the clear-bag rule}, but I love this white/gray pattern too! I'd like to see a navy and pink monogram personally, and the overnight bag is a really great size. Birthday presents anyone...?

Thursday Thoughts: The Blog Dilemma

I feel stuck in a rut. A blog-less, unmotivated rut. I haven't been consistently blogging for over a year now, and it drives me nuts. It was so easy when we had a ton of wedding events happening, and lots going on. But now I battle a lack of inspiration vs. being in the moment. Chronicling things takes a lot of preparation and time. I was going to do a much better job of documenting the cruise for example, but decided once I was there to be more present and not worry about hauling my camera around 24/7. Sometimes I wonder if I should just stop blogging altogether and just do Instagram, but that doesn't feel quite right.

But I like documenting things, too! This is my little diary of sorts so it's important to me to keep a record of what's going on in my world. I have to admit, I'm feeling a little discouraged by the Facebook algorithm changes. I'm finally seeing the effects of it after skating by for so long with no repercussions. And is it time to shift focus? What should I be covering, and what do you want to see? I love creating content. It is so fun to me. But I also want to see results, and create content that people want to engage in. That's the goal-setter in me, I suppose! 

So give me some tips: what do you do when you feel uninspired, or are seeking motivation for a new direction? What would you like to see more or less of in this space? I'd love to hear from you via email, comments below, or through social media! Don't hesitate to reach out!

Garden Party with Mint & Smith's of Dublin

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Top: Crosby | Bracelets: Hazen | Wallet: Hobo

Top: Crosby | Cuff: Capucine De Wulf Victoria Cuff | Wallet: Hobo

Today I am thrilled to share with you the most perfect southern garden party, styled by Mint and Smith's of Dublin! You may have seen a few sneak peeks on my Instagram, as well as my "modeling" on Mint's social media, too. Kelly and Natalie are two of the best girl bosses I know, and I am so honored to work with them to help share their beautiful brands! Kelly's boutique Mint in downtown Dublin carries lines like Karlie, Crosby by Mollie Burch, Charlie Southern, and more. And Natalie's jewelry and gift store right next to Mint is your one stop shop for wedding, gifts, home decor, and more! 

A few weeks ago we worked with the incredibly talented Molly Hensley to show off some of their fabulous new items. Be sure to check out Smith's website for the beautiful jewelry, Barrington Gifts tote, planners, and tabletop items. Mint will have you covered beautiful with a number of Crosby by Mollie Burch items, Hobo wallets, and Lilly Pulitzer Swell bottles. And right now, you can get 15% off on any Crosby item from Mint when you enter the code "PIPER" at check out!

Twinkle, Twinkle, It's a Sprinkle!

This past weekend, I hosted a baby "sprinkle" for my friend Tara and her baby girl! If you're not familiar, a sprinkle is a fun little name for a smaller baby shower that is typically held for second+ children, especially if they're a different gender than the first child. To me, it's almost a little more fun because usually the family has all the stuff they need like strollers and cribs, and you can just buy cutesy, fun gifts!

I saw a cute sprinkle/donut themed invitation online and whipped up my own version really quickly and sent the design off to my favorite invitation printer, Vistaprint! The invites arrived at my house in like four days, just in time to be mailed.

The sprinkle/donut themed seemed super obvious to me, but also super fun! There's so much cuteness on Etsy and Amazon that I could not pass up. If you're planning your own baby sprinkle or donut/sprinkle-themed celebration, I hope these ideas might make getting everything together a little bit easier for you! I even took the theme to the gift and got the cutest little ice cream onesie with sprinkle leggings!


  • Donut cake featuring Krispy Kreme glazed, chocolate sprinkle, and cake batter stuffed donuts
  • Chicken Salad in phyllo cups topped with half a grape
  • Princess Popcorn: Skinnypop + white and/or pink candy melts melted, drizzled over the popcorn and mixed, then mixed and topped with sprinkles
  • Fruit Cones
  • Mini Chicken & Waffles: Mini Eggos + Chick-fil-A Nuggets drizzled with syrup 
  • Coffee Punch: ten cups of coffee + one tub of vanilla ice cream + two cups of milk + splash of vanilla and as much chocolate syrup as you'd like!
  • Sparkling Pink Lemonade (pink lemonade + Sprite)
  • Donut "fancy cookies" ordered from a local bakery, Sweet T's 

Oh my word, these shoes!!