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A Sweet Couple + A Frenchie

A sweet couple (the sweetest) and a Frenchie (the cutest Frenchie you ever did see). Need I say more? No, but really. This is one CUTE engagement shoot and adorable love story from Monika Gauthier ... [ read more ]

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National Mall Engagement Shoot

I love that today’s National Mall engagement shoot takes place in the same spot where the couple got engaged! I think the smiles Anna Grace Photography captured were all the more loving and genuine because ... [ read more ]

My April nail polish picks for my 52 weeks of nail polish challenge!

52 Weeks of Nail Polish: April

My 52 weeks of nail polish challenge is going strong, you guys! I’m actually loving it more and more with each passing week! If you’re just tuning in, one of my goals for 2015 is to paint my nails more ... [ read more ]

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DIY Backyard Ranch Wedding

I am completely and utterly smitten with this backyard ranch wedding from Luke and Cat Photography! Smitten with every last rustic, vintage, shabby chic, DIY detail! From the blush pink bridesmaids dresses ... [ read more ]


Monthly Duty Day

Monthly duty day. An entire day dedicated to getting organized, playing catch-up, and keeping on top of all the monthly duties that quickly pile up. My favorite day of the month actually. I’ve been doing ... [ read more ]


Summer Jeans

I finished my spring cleaning this weekend! I broke it down into sections with my closet being the last section I had to tackle. I’ll be honest, it looked really scary on the surface. Scarier because I ... [ read more ]


New Zealand Love Affair

I always let out a little squeal when I see the word submission in an email from Natalie Franke Photography because I know it's going to be AMAZING!! But this one, you guys... this one was EPIC!! This was ... [ read more ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]