Meadows and Reeds

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fashion Friday

 WOW two trends in one top. How do they do it!? HA! I love this choker top with the rose applique. It's so comfortable! I love being comfortable. It's perfect for spring with a little bit of edge.

A little update on the Model and Talent Expo. I leave in 32 days. I've picked my song, original song, monologue and two-person scene. I'm not going to lie. I'm a bit nervous. Actually, I'm really nervous. I've dealt with stage fright all my life. I feel like Meena in the movie SING. Super shy and nervous and really scared to put myself out there. Doing this instagram project was supposed to help with that. It has helped a little bit. It's still there for sure. What type of things do you to calm your nerves?

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Top: Stylesforless
Jeans: Pacsun
Shoes: Amazon

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fashion Friday

I've been trying to get into dresses more this spring/summer. I actually bought this last summer for our trip to Scotland. I still like it for this season because its such a flattering dress. When Georgia gets to be ridiculously hot I'm just going to want to be in dresses. So I'm searching for some more dresses for variety? What's your favorite spring/summer dress?

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Dress: Forever21
Boots: RMCBoutique

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Conversations with an eight year old

{Brother annoying her}
Riley: He keeps yelling at me and I don't want to deal with it. 

{Starts clapping from across the room}

Mommy: Thank you Riley

Riley: I don't even know what we are clapping for.

Riley to Grandma: Mom said you had hot chocolate. Do you have marshmallows?

Grandma: No

Riley: Of course you don't.

{Sits on mommy}
Riley: You want a massage or something?

Mommy: I did just have a 2 hour massage.

{Starts chopping my back}
Mommy: Actually he didn't massage my head you can do that. 

{starts scratching my head}

Riley: You have sand in your hair.

Mommy: hahahahah that's dandruff

Mommy: What's daddy doing?

Riley: He's on the computer 

Mommy: What's he doing on there?

Riley: Either the bank or sports they both look the same.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Coachella Dreams

Every year I get sucked into all the Coachella fashion. Every single year. I love it!! I love music so much too. You think it would be a no brainer to attend. I've always wanted to go to a music festival. I almost went to warped tour one year. I think I'm probably way too old for that. If its even still around I have no idea. I decided to have my own Coachella inspired outfit so I can turn up the heat, put some tunes on, close my eyes and dance around as if I was there. I paired my two favorite things fringe {}  and floral {}.. Because seriously you should see my closet. Way too much of both! What's your favorite Coachella look ?

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Sandals: Target
Bracelets: Buckle

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fashion Friday

Let's speak on this choker top trend for a minute. I think it's a great! On the days you don't want to worry about picking out a necklace. You have one built in to your top. One of the most easiest trends to get on board with. This top from is thin and lightweight so great for the humid summers that are fast approaching for me. It's already 90 degrees outside today..that's 8 degrees short of a boy band. It's hot! I found this vest back in Hawaii at Ross I'm glad it's getting good use out of it now.  
Happy Friday ya'll  <----- {see that's how you know I live in the south now :)  }

Shop My outfit

Jeans: Pacsun
Vest: RossDressforLess
Boots: RMC Boutique

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Backyard Makeover

Since we've moved into this house last summer I haven't had a chance to set up our backyard. But I knew I wanted to start brand new with everything. After two moves in two years our stuff wasn't taken care of properly. Cushions are faded, furniture is wobbly and rusty. As you can see we have the room it just needs a bit of a facelift. 

It's time for something new and fresh. Something that represents the rest of the style and decor of the house. My style is very eclectic! It's like a combination between vintage, modern, boho and chic. If that's even possible. I don't want something that looks like a museum just an updated version. With a little flea market style thrown in. I may be all over the place but my chaos works at the end of the day. Everything ties in nicely.

I really wanted to have an oasis in the backyard. I like reading outside while the kids play. I like having BBQ's and roasting marshmallows for s'mores. But let's be realistic I have kids who constantly leave my backyard in shambles. Toys are left out and getting rained on, or broken. It's just a hot mess all the time. I needed some ideas that suited my style but also my life as a mom. Aside from the broken toys I knew the kids and all their little friends would attack anything of mine with their dirty, sticky little hands.
So I started searching for awesome ideas to transform my backyard for this summer.
A few things I've had my eye on for awhile are outdoor string lights. I think they always set the mood for outdoor entertaining. Obviously a new conversation set as well. What we have just takes up too much room. I need something clean, and put together.
What ideas do you like for our backyard makeover?



I've included Wayfair's list of decorating trends for this year. I'm especially loving the sunbrella fabric every mom wants to hear those words "easy to clean". Everything on this list has something for everyone. It's a great jumping off point to get started before summer hits so you can enjoy it in a nice decorated space!

Top 5 Outdoor Decorating Trends for 2017 from Wayfair
1. Indoor Comforts Outside
Conversation sets can look and feel just like your indoor sectional, and Sunbrella fabric makes them extremely easy to clean. Position pieces around an outdoor coffee table or even a fire pit for the ultimate backyard living room.
2. Paris-Inspired Dining
If you’re tight on outdoor space, bistro sets can add a huge punch of personality in a small package. Easily transform your patio or deck into a Parisian sidewalk café.
3. Café Touches
To really nail that café look, add outdoor string lights above your eating space. Solar options mean lights can go absolutely anywhere with no worry of extensions cords and plugs.
4. Outdoor Bars
Take the bar outside with a serving cart made to withstand the outdoors. Load it up with drink choices, mixers, maybe even some fresh fruit—and of course, glasses. Let your guests help themselves!
5. Wild About Wicker
Timeless wicker remains the top material choice for outdoor furniture. It’s now available in more colors that ever, and accompanying cushions give you limitless décor options.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fashion Friday

 I love this dress from ! I love the choker aspect of it. I love the envelope skirt. The material is a ribbed sweater type material but it's very lightweight. Really great for all seasons. Which you know I love versatility in my clothes. I paired it with my brown leather jacket. Which is actually thrifted from Plato's closet. Literally everything looks good with a leather jacket. It gives every outfit a little bit of edge. I hope you guys are gearing up for an awesome weekend. My hubby is finally home and I've been pretty obsessed with family/alone time. It's been a whole month but it feels like it's been a year deployment. I haven't been this stressed, lonely, overwhelmed in a long time. I'm so happy to have my partner in crime back home. I know all your military wives can relate. Until the next time he leaves again. The only thing that kept me sane was nightly bubble baths with some kind of dessert. Not going to lie! What's your favorite thing to keep you sane?

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Jacket: Hollister
Boots: Amazon

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