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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’ve noticed a few new faces around these parts lately (welcome by the way!), so I thought I’d share a little about me today! I’m Alexandra. I’m 26. Single girl. Full-time blogger. Small business owner. ... [ read more ]

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Dreamy Garden Wedding

We’re just all about the garden wedding inspiration this week! And this dreamy garden wedding from V.A. Photography may very well take the cake!! No really. Wait until you see the cake!!! It’s quite ... [ read more ]

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HLA Photo Shoot Sneak Peeks

Annmarie came to the HLA office for a visit and photo shoot last week. To say we had a blast would be the understatement of the year! (I mean, what would you expect when two Kate Spade loving girls get ... [ read more ]

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Colorful OBX Wedding

When Kirstyn Marie Photography sent me this colorful OBX wedding, I had no idea it was going to touch my heart and soul the way that it did. You see, the bride was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at ... [ read more ]

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Handling Overwhelm

Handling overwhelm is something us boss ladies and creative entrepreneurs deal with from time to time. Some of us are more easily overwhelmed than others, and that’s ok. Because we all function and work ... [ read more ]

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Crushing On: Glo Minerals

Born from our LOVE of so many shops, products, small businesses, boutiques, and brands + our desire to share #allthethings that make our lives better, happier, and prettier, we decided to dedicate a post ... [ read more ]

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Cozy Winter Boudoir Session

I didn’t think anything but spring could cure my winter doldrums, but this cozy winter boudoir session kind of has me crushing on snow again!! I love when Katherine Henry Boudoir and TADA Makeup push the ... [ read more ]

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Crushing On: Pennie Post

Born from our LOVE of so many shops, products, small businesses, boutiques, and brands + our desire to share #allthethings that make our lives better, happier, and prettier, we decided to dedicate a post ... [ read more ]

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52 Weeks of Nail Polish: February

And just like that, the second month of my 52 weeks of nail polish challenge has come and gone!! I’m actually having a hard time wrapping my head around that… I feel like February just started, but my ... [ read more ]

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Crushing On: Choix

Born from our LOVE of so many shops, products, small businesses, boutiques, and brands + our desire to share #allthethings that make our lives better, happier, and prettier, we decided to dedicate a post ... [ read more ]

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Classy Rustic Wedding

Today’s classy rustic wedding from A.J. Dunlap Photography makes me smile. The bride and groom are just SO cute together!! The smiles they gave each other during their first look are completely ... [ read more ]

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Spending Freeze

So not only are we dealing with freezing temperatures here in New England, but mom and I have put ourselves in a spending freeze. We realized at the end of last year that we both allowed our wants to ... [ read more ]

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Boss Ladies Don’t Take Sick Days

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the NyQuil / DayQuil commercials with the parents knocking on their kids’ bedroom doors and telling them they need to take a sick day. The kids reply only with blank stares. ... [ read more ]

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Friday Favorites: Girl Power

This week was pretty freaking great!! Tuesday was quite possibly the best day of the week. Between the most amazing (three hour!!!) Skype lunch date with Annmarie Swift to the sweetest Skype date with ... [ read more ]

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Rustic Canadian Wedding

I love that this travel-loving couple got engaged (the first time) on an airplane. I love that they first met at summer camp as kids. I love that they shared their first kiss under a sky of shooting stars. ... [ read more ]

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Blog Mission Statement

After taking a break from blogging, my friend Katelyn wrote a post about her blogging plan and purpose, a blog mission statement if you will. And it really got me thinking. I’ve actually been doing A LOT ... [ read more ]

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52 Weeks of Nail Polish: January

I made it through the first month of my 52 weeks of nail polish challenge!! For those of you just tuning in, one of my goals for 2015 is to paint my nails more often. In order to do so, I decided to ... [ read more ]

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iPhone 6 Cases I Love

I got a new iPhone 6 (Gold + 64GB) back in December. And it's been sans case since the day I got it. Which is crazy for me because I was the BIGGEST advocate for cases when I worked at Apple. (Not one ... [ read more ]