WHAT WE LOVED ABOUT AUGUST

This month has been filled to the brim with fun posts! This was the first FULL month of blogging together on this new space and we've been loving every minute. We've learned a lot over the past 1.5 months and we're so excited to bring you some incredible content in September! To wrap up this month we are sharing our 10 favorite posts from this month! Cheers to September and the beginning of FALL! 

1. // IDEAS FOR UPDATING YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET - Moving into a new home can be overwhelming and exciting! I shared a couple of my best secrets and tips for easily making updates on your home that don't break the budget. Hint: A lot of paint is involved! ;)

2. // BABY NAMES - The Coffee Talk Weekly series has been one of our favorites. We love sharing life updates with you can doing a fun, unique feature each week! This one was one of our favorites. 

3. // DIY WAX RESIST WATERCOLOR ART - This was SUCH a fun DIY to collaborate on! We love how soft and intricate this DIY turned out. I'm also a huge fan of the fact that anyone can do this! 

4. // TIPS FOR CREATING AN EDITORIAL CALENDAR - We shared our top tips for putting together an incredible editorial calendar for your blog! These steps have helped us tremendously while trying to balance other responsibilities and little ones. :) 

5. // NEW CUSTOM ARTWORK! - I can't get enough of these beautiful, custom chalk-art pieces now available in our shop. Need the perfect gift for a wedding/baby shower, house-warming or just because? Be sure to pick one up for your loved one for the holidays! I have one hanging in our kitchen that Jenny made me and I love it. We get SO many compliments on it from our guests! :) 

6. // SOREN'S FAVORITE TOY PICKS - I loved writing about Soren's favorite toys on this review post! I continue finding myself packing these in my diaper bag daily for Soren to enjoy! 

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7. // TWO DOWNLOADABLE FONTS + TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN! - These simple fonts are too cute for words. Jenny also shares a few of her easy tips for creating your own!

8. // YOU'RE GOLDEN T-SHIRT LAUNCH - We are in love with these beautiful t-shirts, created just for you! - I'm a huge fan of american apparel tees and I love how soft these are. The "You're Golden" handwriting is such a beautiful glittery gold! - Be sure to pre-order yours here

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9. // JENNY'S GETTING READY NOOK MAKEOVER - I absolutely love the little update Jenny made in her master bedroom. It's amazing what a can of bright white paint can do to a space. The lighting in here is incredible and it's my firm belief that every girl needs a fun place to get ready in the morning. ;) 

10. // SEPTEMBER DESKTOP DOWNLOADS - We love designing for our clients and for you! Enjoy some beautiful desktop images created by Jenny. She has too much talent to handle! 


SOME FUN STATS FROM AUGUST

1. Your top FIVE favorite posts from this month have been: Jenny's Postpartum Journey, Savannah's Postpartum Journey, Ideas for Updating Your Home on a Budget, August Desktop Downloads & Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar

2. Our most visited page is our Print Shop!! :) 

3. Our highest traffic day was August 5th. 

4. Our most pinned image was Jenny's favorite summer coffee pick from a Coffee Talk Weekly! 


READER SURVEY

What were some of your favorite posts from August?! What would you like to see more of here on the new blog? Thank you again for making this transition incredible for us. We are so thankful for you and excited about this journey! We would love your feedback! Let us know what posts you are loving and want to see more of by filling out the brief survey below! Thank you friends!

READER FAVORITES!
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Author: Savannah Wallace // Photography: Maiedae
You Can Also Find Savannah Here: Instagram // Pinterest //  Beauty Channel // Disney Baby


BOOZY BUTTERSCOTCH FLOAT POPS!

Summer will be coming to a close before we know it, so let's soak up the last bit of hot weather with some delicious homemade popsicles! Making beverages, baked goods, and popsicles is one of my favorite things. I love the experimentation that can go into making beverages and popsicles and the science that goes into baking. Also...I LOVE sweets. So, so much.

These popsicles are inspired by my trip to Universal Studios two years ago and the DELICIOUS butter beer from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So much yum. These popsicles are the perfect dessert for a lunch-time BBQ in the backyard with your closest pals. They are *sllliiightly* boozy, so not for the littles but you can easily replace the Schnapps with a non-alcoholic butterscotch flavoring. ;) 

BOOZY BUTTERSCOTCH FLOAT POP INGREDIENTS - MAKES 10 POPS

* 1 Cup Coconut Milk
* 1.5 Cups Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
* 1 Cup of Cream Soda
* 1 Cup of Butterscotch Schnapps 

I highly recommend picking up one of these amazing popsicle makers from Amazon. They give you the classic popsicle look and make it so easy to layer your popsicles. First you have to make the ice-creamy part of the pop. Use 1 cup of coconut milk (or almond, soy, whole...whichever you prefer...I like the slight flavoring of coconut) and 1.5 cups of vanilla bean ice cream. Vanilla bean is pretty much the BEST and makes this layer SO creamy and delicious. Blend the two together for 1 minute. Using a funnel, pour the cream into the popsicle maker, only filling up 1/3 for each pop.

Put the top on the popsicle maker and insert the popsicle sticks. Place the pops in the freezer for 3-4 hours to completely freeze before adding your last layer. Mix 1 cup of cream soda with 1 cup of butterscotch schnapps. Take the pops out of the freezer and using a funnel, pour in the remaining layer. Place the top back on and let freeze for 4 more hours. You'll notice that some of the creamy part floats to the top giving you an extra small layer of vanilla cream. 

Once the pops are frozen, run the pop maker under warm water to loosen the pops. Eat and enjoy!! These are SO stickin' good and such a delicious and unique dessert!  


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Author: Savannah Wallace // Photography: Maiedae
You Can Also Find Savannah Here: Instagram // Pinterest //  Beauty Channel // Disney Baby


MINI MAKEOVER - JENNY'S GETTING READY NOOK

As I mentioned on Instagram, I've been working on painting and doing a little makeover on our master bedroom. We moved into our house almost a year ago and I have several rooms left to paint. The entire house was beige and mustard yellow with wood trim - a little too dark for my liking. So, I've been slowly working around the house to paint all the trim white and give the walls a fresh coat of paint. It's amazing how a little bit of paint can transform a room!! 

I decided to start our master bedroom because Rowan is now sleeping in his own room at night and Drew and I really need a space to relax in and feel peaceful. I'll be sure to reveal the whole room with before and afters once it's complete! But for now, here's the little makeup/getting ready nook we created using a piece of plywood and some stuff around the house. It's perfect since our bathroom has one sink without much counter space. I love how much the white brightens everything in the room!!

Details: Paint - Behr in Ultra Pure White 7050 // Plant Pot + Umbrella Ring Dish - Anthropologie // Artwork - Emily Jeffords // Faux Fur Throw - Ikea // Mirror - Target // Cake Stand - Lenox French Perle // Vintage Stacking Chair - Overstock


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Authors: Jenny Highsmith // Photography: Maiedae
Find Jenny Here: Instagram // Pinterest // MooreaSeal