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Around here it has been all vintage dresses and wonderful picnics, just the way I like June! Don’t you agree?

picnicGGS
 {vintage dress complete with pockets!}
picniccooler
{my favorite vintage cooler shaped like a picnic basket}
picnicdrinks
{his and hers drinks…mine was the DELICIOUS Strawberry-Rhubarb agave soda, and his was the grapefruit San Pellegrino}
picnicfoods
{cold cuts, sharp cheese, homemade potato salad, chips and fruit snacks}
PS. You can find more of my summer adventures on my brand-new instagram! 🙂 
We also had a stack of magazines to read and played Frisbee. Perfect summer evening. 
Here’s to many more picnics this year!
And more giveaways with more winners!
🙂
xo
Natalie

Hot Pink 4EVR

Hot pink + Natalie = Best Friends 4EVR

Also, you can tell I was having a wonderful time at a picnic party, because my belt is totally askew and I had no idea.
Yes, belt askew = obviously Natalie had a great time at a picnic party. 
It just SCREAMS that, don’t you think? 😉

In all honesty, though, it was such a wonderful picnic with people I love. And while I’m not technically family, I’m totally family. Y’know? The best thing ever.  I will miss these people dearly. For the past 6 1/2 years, we have built into each other’s lives, seen triumphs and trials together, seen boyfriends/girlfriends/marriages/children/deaths…we’ve been doing life together. That’s the family of God at work. We are created for such community, and being involved in it fills a deep need in our lives, I believe. I am so thankful for that. 
xo!

Memorial Day Weekend

This goes out to all of those who have given their lives to fight for our country…and to their families. I drove past many cemeteries this weekend and it stills my heart for a moment, and yet uplifts it, to see a small American flag placed near the graves of veterans. 
Please don’t neglect to reflect on, honor and remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
But of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t also suggest you try this recipe:
Mmmmmm, talk about yum-ness! I used sweet potato fries, because it’s what I had handy, and it was still incredibly delicious. I’ve made these twice so far this weekend alone. And yes, there’s a gluten-free hot dog buried under them to catch all of the wonderful leftover seasonings! 
Click the link under the picture for the recipe.
Peach Lemonade
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe, my dears!

Pretty Things

 {I love the ’70s, goddess elements of this dress!}

(Newspaper Nails = my new favoritist trick EVER. plus, the texture/color totally coordinates with the shoes)


{these really aren’t this small for my feet…for some reason my feet are scootched forward}

Style Secrets
Earrings: F21
Sunnies: ?
Dress: Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted

A Picnic Dress

I saw this dress at Target and I knew it had to be mine. It is the perfect picnic dress! And the boy and I have a perfect little picnic spot that’s just ours. The dress fits the fingertip rule, but of course, is also pretty floaty, and needed a pair of shorts underneath.
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Local Boutique
Necklace: Lucky
Cardi: Target
Dress: Target
Shorts: Soffe
Sandals: Target (wore my croc mary-janes for exploring)