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.american honey.

the song american honey, its a feel good song for me. it soothes my soul..

there’s something about these girls that make you feel so good. no matter who you are they make you feel welcomed and loved. they love you like they’ve known you your whole life. and so much of my heart wishes i’ve known them my whole life. meet sarah, caroline, holly, and kara. when i walked into their apartment i could feel the love. they love each other SO well its unreal. they make each other laugh SO hard its unreal.

i wouldnt have traded this morning for anything in the world. i secretly hoped it never would end. because these girls are this much fun.

i can’t wait until the fall to hang out with them again.

girls thanks for letting me follow you. thank for you reminding me how sweet and thankful i am to have girlfriends that love me so well. you girls are blessed and you dont take it for granted. what a sweet thing to watch.




so this past weekend i had the biggest honor of my life so far. i got to be a groomsgirl. groomswoman. i’m not really sure what you are supposed to call a girl who is a groomsmen but i’m going to go with groomsmaid. because it sounds more girlish and awesome. this wasnt any ordinary wedding or opportunity that i had the chance to be a groomsmaid. it was for my brother jonathan’s best friend. after jonathan died john and traci sat with me in my room and over tears of disbelief and frustration and shock they told me that in no way did they want to take jonathan out of their wedding. (how awesome are they of friends) and when they figured out what they wanted to do to honor jonathan at the wedding they wanted me to be apart of it. (at that point i also took over duties of being dogmother to their amazing dogs. jonathan took so much pride in being their dogfather and the fact that they asked me to take on those duties meant so much. i’ve sucked at being a dogmother and will never be as good as jonathan at that but i know i dont suck at loving them as much as jonathan did.) so a few months down the road coop (john) told me he wanted me to stand in jonathan’s place as a groomsmaid. i can’t even tell you how pumped i was. it was the biggest honor to date. i get to stand next to my brothers best friend, who is a 3rd brother to me, as he commits to traci, a girl that i have come to adore and consider as a sister, and become husband and wife. a team. a family. who from day one loved my brother better then any other friends. who supported him in his bowling dreams, hawaiian shirt mondays or tuesdays or wednesday or everydays. who fully supported jonathan in his crazy lets have fun attitude which was every second of the day.  and two people that trusted jonathan’s heart, decisions and outlook on life. two awesome friends that even though jonathan isn’t here, they still make a point to stop by our house to give us hugs when they are in town. how could you get better friends then that? so to the new john and traci cooper. thank you. thank you for still being apart of our family and loving me to an unreal amount the past 7 months. for checking on me and sending me encouraging emails and texts. thank you for waking me up on sunday morning at 640 to go to waffle house with you guys. thank you for letting me be apart of this special day. i love you both dearly and couldnt be more excited about your marriage and lives together. i heart you both. and since a post isn’t good without pictures, here are some i snapped the weekend of the wedding.









its october 1st. where the heck did that come from? and because sharing is the nice thing to do, this is what you need to do today. go visit these 2 blogs.

the first one.. my friend cristin is the author behind carolina cristin. she scopes the internet for great finds in the etsy world, dress world, food world, wedding world, diy world, you name it. she will find it. i love looking at her blog because i feel as if she read my mind on exactly what i need to find that day or week.


blog numba 2. my friend chrissy. i think her spritual gift was blogging. seriously. and humor. she is by far my funniest friend. she gives you an inside scoop of what its like working behind the desk at a hotel. to make your day better you have GOT to read her blog. blahggin from the front desk. read everything on her blog. even the about me section. it will surely brighten your day and give you useful information to apply to your daily life.


and because every blog needs a picture…  i miss these girls and the way they cuddled with me every morning






its because when you know that you are having the worst days of your entire life, that when you open your mailbox and see all of this… you know that you are loved more then you should be loved and at some point its going to eventually get better. you just dont know when and how but it will.


i seriously have the most beautiful friends. a couple months ago i went with lauren to get her bridal portraits taken in clemson. the place where her and clark’s relationship started. the place where she spent endless saturday’s cheering on the clemson tigers. the place where she spent endless afternoons climbing trees with clark and endless days of them learning about each other and falling in love, and ultimately where clark asked lauren to spend the rest of her life with him. and she said yes. fast forward over a year later and yesterday, august 1, they finally said I DO! yay yay yay! its now safe for me to post some of these that i snapped in between the photographers pictures of just lauren’s personality. she has the most contagious laugh and the most giving heart of anyone i know. i am so thankful that i can call her a best friend.

these are the boots that clark gave lauren…


and clark love fishing…


and lauren loves clark


and she loves her cowboy boots


prime example of how my friends are beautiful


and SO much fun


the next two are two of my favorites






IMG_2879elove you besta..


so i have really insanely talented friends. really i do. well you should check out these two jems. statice they are affordable, CREATIVE, awesome, loving, fun girls. i mean really look at this!!! yes you need them for your wedding, your events, whatever you need flowers for you NEED them 🙂  go check them out!



IMG_3254elindsey and i have known eachother since way back in high school. we played soccer together and one thing that hasn’t changed is how sweet and stinking BEAUTIFUL lindsey is. we hung out at furman the other day and seriously, she is a hottie :), i had so much fun doing this shoot because it landed on a day that i really needed to keep my mind on other things and occupied and she did that. lindsey thank you SO much for asking me to do this. i had the best time. you are going to do so so great in kentucky. and i’ll say it again.. she is stinking BEAUTIFUL. but best of all, she is the most precious, tender heart.







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