Friends, I’m so excited for y’all to meet this amazing lady! Sally reached out a few months ago to introduce herself and I’m SO glad she did. Her art is stunning – full of whimsy, color, and passion, but I think it’s her sweet Southern personality and positive outlook on life that originally won me over! Y’all be sure to give her a big warm Somethin’ Southern welcome! Thanks so much for joining us, Sally! xo
Hi, friends. Today’s post is a bit more personal than what I usually write about but I really wanted to chat a bit about what I
want need to see more of in the new year. 2016 was a really great year – lots of firsts, lots of challenges overcome, and lots of happy memories. I don’t want to go into the new year with a ton of fancy resolutions or strive to reach too many big goals. In fact, I kind of want to do the opposite. I want to do a lot less striving for more and instead thrive where I am right now. My word of the year last year was rest. This year, I’m not choosing a word. Not because I don’t like the idea, but because I didn’t feel like any one word was a good fit for the feeling I have about 2017. While I definitely do want to get more organized, get into better shape, and eat healthier – that’s not what I’m focusing on this year. Below are a few things I want to see a whole lot more of (and a few things I want to see a lot less of!) in the new year.
More beach days. The beach is my happy place. Whether it’s a quick walk or a full day laying on the sand – I feel alive when I’m on the beach. Who knows, we may not live at the beach forever, so I want to soak it in as much as possible. I so want more of this.
Less working at night. Confession – I write to you now from my kitchen island, past 6pm. Oops. In the new year I want to do less of this, but tonight I’ll give myself a little grace for the sake of finishing this post. When Pearce and I are both home in the evenings, I’d love to spend more time with him instead of hitting these keys. Unless of course he needs a little alone time with his xbox – he teaches 500 middle schoolers every week, so sometimes he needs that. Anyone else cringe when they read FIVE HUNDRED middle schoolers?! Yeah, he’s a saint. 😉
More time in the Word. I want mornings where I dive into my bible and forget about the time. I want new revelation from what I read in the Word. I want more scripture adorning the walls of our home. I want to pull others into His Word with me – through social media, random text messages, or coffee dates. However it happens, I just want more of it.
Less time comparing. This one is hard to write because I almost hate to admit it. But it’s a thing. Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s a nasty trap. And I’m not getting sucked into it this year! That may mean I unfollow 300 bloggers on instagram – but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Cheers to having enough, being enough, and being happy right where I am.
What do y’all want to see more (or less!) of in 2017?
I don’t know about y’all but this year was pretty darn perfect! Definitely busy, definitely challenging, and definitely amazing. 2016 brought lots of firsts, fun achievements, goals accomplished, and memories made. Below are links to my 16 favorite blog posts! I can’t thank y’all enough for your love and support this year! Cheers to an awesome 2017!
Goodness. I can’t tell y’all how excited I am to finally share these photos with you. The vision board for this shoot consisted of Southern Belles from the 1800’s, gorgeous fresh hydrangeas, Spanish moss, floppy hats, pretty monograms, a splash of tulle, and the perfect pop of color.
Well, hey! I realize that Thanksgiving is now old news but I totally meant to get this post up on Monday. Oops! We had lots of fun over Thanksgiving and I hope y’all did too! I’m actually STILL unpacking (my golly, please tell me y’all take a week to unpack from big trips as well?!) and editing pics from the trip. We took a TON!
Y’all, it’s an absolute honor to have one of my favorite up-and-coming Southern artists, Brooke Ring joining us on the blog today. I found Brooke and her gorgeous art on Instagram (best app ever for connecting with other creatives!) a few years back and have enjoyed following along ever since. Brooke’s colorful, classic paintings adorn the walls of homes across the country, I think you can see why! I’ll be sharing how I styled a few of her darling prints, right here on Somethin’ Southern in just a few weeks. She so graciously agreed to an interview for you all, so without further ado, here’s Brooke Ring!
Howdy! Hope y’all had an amazing thanksgiving weekend! We’re still in recovery mode from our trip up to Athens (I’ll be sharing more about that later this week). Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite gift ideas the ladies in your life. Moms, sisters, besties, aunts, and grandmas included! As always, I’ve included a few items from every price range so there’s sure to be a little something for everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
I recently received blogging advice regarding the importance of penning special events while they’re still fresh on your mind. Thankfully, even though this special day took place three years ago, I still remember the sweet details.
Anyone else crazy into Christmas shopping this year? I got started on my list realllllly early (like this summer!) It’s been so much fun choosing something unique for each person on my list (btw, our EL Shopping List printable is the cutest and SO helpful for keeping up with your purchases!). Today I’m sharing a few ideas for the guys on your list – this guide was made with dads, grandpas, husbands, boyfriends, and brothers in mind! I’ve also selected a few things from every price range to be sure you can find something special this year, regardless of your budget. Happy shopping!