COFFEE TALK WEEKLY + OUR FAV INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Happy September friends!! Are you ready for Fall? Fall is probably one of my all-time favorite seasons. I do love Winter, but just because of Christmas. ;) I freaking love Christmas!! On this week's Coffee Talk, Jenny and I are sharing our favorite IG accounts with you! What IG can you not get enough of? Share your favorites in the comment section below! 

PS --- We have an awesome Labor Day Sale going on in the Print Shop! Buy TWO prints, get TWO free!! Use coupon code: LABORDAY2014 -- This sale is running until Wednesday so be sure to get your prints! :D

JENNY'S FAVORITE IG ACCOUNTS

1. // @bevcooks - This is one hilarious mama of twins. Every caption leaves me laughing uncontrollably. Oh, and she also takes the most beautiful photos :)

2. // @sugarandcloth - Ashley probably has the most beautiful feed I've seen. My favorite thing she does is her DIYs - she is so artistic and every post is brimming with beauty.

3. // @studiodiy - I mean... photos of funfetti popsicles... need I say more? 

4. // @omydarlingsblog - This beautiful mama of two shares gorgeous photos of their life and her heart on motherhood. I love her sense of style and how her feed looks like a party I would definitely want to go to.

A LITTLE UPDATE ON JENNY'S LIFE...

We spent the weekend with family and friends which was so lovely. I think one of my favorite parts about motherhood so far is watching people you love, love on your baby. I love seeing our parents hold and kiss Rowan or my siblings fight over whose turn it is next. It just makes me smile. :) This week I've been thinking a lot about balancing being a mom and the other things in my life. It's difficult to realize that some things you just have to let go of ... like cleaning every day or going out as often. I've become okay with letting some of those things slide and the OCD side of me only rears it's head up occasionally ;) I do still, however, like to color code my closet by hue (yes, I'm that person). I've got to have one area that I can still be a little OCD about. 

We've been hard at work on Mixer preparations and it's getting down to the wire! We are thrilled at how everything is coming together and can't wait to see a lot of you there!! There are still some tickets left, so if you've been wanting to come, now is the time to grab yours! It's going to be an awesome party you won't want to miss :)

CHECK THIS OUT

1. // I love this simple reminder to slow down... and I love that it's on a mug because coffee is my friend :) And not like an imaginary friend... because it's not like I'm crazy. Just a close friend who keeps me company during the day and who I talk to when no one else is around. 8D

2. // Drew and I have been watching a show about tiny houses and I think this one is so pretty!! It's such a fascinating idea that speaks to living simply. I love that.

3. // Love these balloon-dipped mason jars!! Such an easy project and they make the jars so colorful :) SO much fun for a party!


SAVANNAH'S FAVORITE IG ACCOUNTS

1. // @emily_jeffords - Emily has a beautiful way with her paint brush. Her artwork is bright, thoughtful, peaceful and insanely beautiful. I just love her gorgeous photos, thoughts and pictures of her precious girls. :) 

2. // @treasuresandtravels - I first met these adorable ladies at ALT in New York and couldn't help but follow their blog and IG accounts. Come to find, they are SO FUN, have an amazing blog and share such beautiful, inspiring photos on their account! 

3. // @moeblake - Morgan is a new friend that I met at a photo-shoot a couple weeks ago. She is local to ATL and is an amazzziiinnnggg photographer. I love, love, love her work. Her IG is beautiful. I can't wait to have her take some photos of Jenny and I soooon. :) 

4. // @theghostonmyback - This is my favorite food IG account of all time. All of her creations look like art and are healthy. I love the colors, styling and lighting of all of her photos. 

A LITTLE UPDATE ON SAVANNAH'S LIFE...

Welp, Soren had his surgery early Tuesday morning. He did wonderfully and was so brave! The healing process has been a little tricky however, he's been waking up a lot throughout the night  so it's kinda felt like having a newborn again. I am SLEEEPPY. Yesterday and today he was back to his old self and Wednesday we have a follow-up appointment so everything should be back to normal soon. He slept through the night finally last night so I feel much more rested! 

Not really getting the sleep you need is like a special type of torture. ;) 

CHECK THIS OUT

1. // Makeup Geek eyeshadows are kinda my new obsession. They have the same quality (if not better) as a MAC eyeshadow, they are cruelty free and less than HALF the price. YES! My goal is to own ALL of them. Ahhhh! -- I get the "pans" of the eyeshadows and put them in a Z-Palette. Also her YouTube channel is amaze-balls too. 

2. // Just got my shipping confirmation that this way cool t-shirt is on its way! I can't wait to wear it this fall. 

3. // Really, really love this ship illustration. I've been wanting to get a tattoo similar to this and LOVE how this looks. Gorgeous. 


POST CREDITS

Authors: Jenny Highsmith & Savannah Wallace // Photography: Maiedae
Find Jenny Here: Instagram // Pinterest // MooreaSeal 
Find Savannah Here: Instagram // Pinterest // Beauty Channel // Disney Baby


LABOR DAY PRINT SHOP SALE + BUY 2 GET 2 FREE!

Savannah and I had a great day today hanging out with the boys and getting work done! I showed up to her house and we were both wearing similar outfits ...haha! We do that a lot. Long weekends are so wonderful, especially because I love having Drew home to help with Rowan. I love spending every day with him and I'm so blessed to be able to work from home, but it's nice to have help especially when trying to get things done! :) OH!!! And Rowan rolled over for the first time yesterday! Such a special moment.

We are celebrating Labor Day with a special print shop discount starting today and ending on Wednesday, September 3rd. Buy 2 prints get 2 free!!! All you have to do is pick out the 4 prints of your choice and enter promo code LABORDAY2014 at checkout to receive your discount. We hope you enjoy this special promotion and have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Love you guys!


POST CREDITS

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


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!
Please select the posts you love reading here on Maiedae the most! (check all that apply)

POST CREDITS

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