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All Natural Moisturizing Face Mask

I am so excited to welcome back Nikki Santerre to the blog today!! In the fall of last year, Nikki shared with us her recipe for homemade sugar scrubs. The pumpkin spice sugar scrub is ah-mazing!! I made ... [ read more ]

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Navy and Fuchsia Southern Wedding

What you’re about to see is a beyond gorgeous (filled to the brim with details) navy and fuchsia Southern wedding!! The mountaintop view at the ceremony is absolutely breathtaking!! And the color ... [ read more ]

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Lilly for Target

Lilly for Target. Lilly for Target. LILLY FOR TARGET!!! Have you heard?! Lilly Pulitzer is coming to Target!!! Sunday, April 19th!! (Sadly, I don’t know the time. When stores open, I guess. But what about ... [ read more ]

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Our First Home Love Shoot

I am so excited to share this our first home love shoot with you today!! It’s the first of its kind that I’ve ever seen and ever featured here on HLA!! I sincerely hope it won’t be the last :) It’s cute, ... [ read more ]

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52 Weeks of Nail Polish: March

Another month of my 52 weeks of nail polish challenge done!! Holy crap!! How’d that happen?! This is all going by so fast (too fast)!! But I’m still loving this challenge as much as I did when I first ... [ read more ]

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Tarte Maracuja Oil Review

I’ve been dying to try the Tarte Maracuja Oil for WEEKS now!! Everywhere you go, it’s got GREAT reviews!! But because of my spending freeze, I’ve held myself back. Then ShopAtHome got in touch with me and ... [ read more ]

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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 ]