Jenny and I have always been a huge fans of maxi skirts so when we got to style these beautiful pieces from Brickyard Buffalo we were so excited, especially to take a little time to dress up! Since having little ones we've found ourselves rocking the sweatpants and t-shirts ALOT. It felt great wearing these cozy skirts and feeling fancy. It's been a lot of fun getting back into the swing of things with our outfits posts and now that we're doing them together, it's been especially fun to help each other style the posts and think of fun locations that aren't just in our own backyards...although there's nothing wrong with that! 

What Jenny Wore: Floral Kimono - Target // Top - TJ Maxx // Dreamcatcher Necklace - Roots & Feathers // Feather Bracelet - Forever21 // Maxi Skirt - c/o Brickyard Buffalo 

I absolutely love the two different ways we styled these skirts. Jenny's look is very bohemian and flowy which looks incredible with her long locks. I also love how it looks to tuck in a top and wear your maxi at more of a high waist. This is especially convenient when you're on the shorter side and have issues with maxi's being way too long. Before Soren I loved wearing scarfs in my hair and now that he's here and extremely active, I've loved them even more! It's been fun experimenting with different ways to make them work. 

What Savannah Wore: Head Scarf - Thrifted // Necklace - Target // Top - Thrifted // Watch - Fossil // Maxi Skirt - c/o Brickyard Buffalo 

So on top of this fun outfit post we also get to have a giveaway thanks to Brickyard Buffalo!! By the way, if you haven't checkout out their site, it's SO fun. They are a pop-up shop that features beautiful goods at a discounted price. I've personally purchased a few things for Soren over the months and we recently had some of our prints featured! -- The girls over at Brickyard Buffalo are offering one of our readers the chance to win a special surprise swag bag with $50 worth of BB goodies! How fun!! Simply enter below for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents only. On winner will be selected at random and announced within the week!


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


Hello again, friends! In case you missed it last week, Coffee Talk Weekly is one of the many new post series we'll be doing here on the blog. It's a way for us to share fun, interesting facts about ourselves and give you a little update on what's going on in our lives! Each week, we'll highlight a different fact about ourselves or answer a fun question with this week being all about our favorite apps right now! 


ThisLife - I thought I took a lot of photos before having Soren and then he came along and we have more photos and video clips then we know what to do with! I've been using ThisLife to upload and organize all of our photos for Soren. I love that they also have an app so I can easily view them on my phone and share them with others. If you update from their free version you can also use it to store video clips, which is awesome! ThisLife is associated with Shutterfly so you can easily print the photos from your library! Price of app: Free

Magic Hour - Magic Hour is one of those super simple apps that I've found myself using over and over again. We take so many photos for Maiedae and I love knowing the best time of day to take my photos. This app tells you what time the sun will rise and set in your area and your magic hour window. So helpful! Price of app: Free

Honest Baby - I'm a huge fan of The Honest Company and I love their app. Not only can you control your bundle orders and manage your account from this app but you can also use it to record when baby sleeps, eats, and has messy diapers, as well as their growth and milestones! I used this all the time when Soren was first born. The interface is beautiful and so easy to use. Love it!! Price of app: Free


I've always considered myself an "extroverted-introvert". I don't really get energy from being alone, but I'm good to be alone now and then. I truly enjoy it sometimes! At the same time I don't get energy from being in a crowd of people. My battery life runs out pretty quickly, like an old cell phone. ;) I DO, however, get a lot of energy from being around "my people". I could spend 24/7 with my closest friends and family and feel amazing. Ever since having Soren, I've craved people time even more. At the beginning of every week I think about my week, where I'm going, who I get to see, and what days it will be just Soren and I...I get so excited when I get three days in a row with friends or family. ;) - This week I'm getting extra time with friends that live further away so I'm very excited. I'm definitely planning a trip to the "Snoball Cafe" near where we live!  

In other news, I'm itching to make some more progress on our home. We've done a lot since moving in almost a year ago (what?!) but we still have A LOT left. This year we are focusing on painting most of the rooms on the main floor, ripping up the linoleum and tiling the kitchen and building a dining room table. Hooray! I can't wait to show you the progress! 


1. This butterfly light pendant is pretty spectacular. It reminds me of my room in middle school. 
2. Love this Creamy Chicken Quinoa & Broccoli Casserole recipe. I'm going to have to make this soon for Jon! 
3.  Speaking of recipes, these cookies look SO yummy and definitely bring out the little kid in me. ;)


Yummly - This is by far one of my favorite apps! Basically, you can use Yummly to find recipes, add those recipes to your shopping list, find recipes based off your shopping list, collect recipes in your "yums", find recipes related to what you've added to your "yums", and share all of this with others! Not only is it an app, but you can also access it on your computer - and it looks as amazing there as on your phone. The recipes have gorgeous photos and are so delicious, you might be like me and end up with a pile of drool all over your phone. Price of app: Free

Secret Starbucks Menu - Okay, not all of my favorite apps are food related, but this one just happens to be, too. This is a secret menu for Starbucks that has all sorts of drinks you can order that aren't on the menu and it tells you how you would order those drinks at Starbucks. You can also submit your own recipes that you've created so others can enjoy! Price of app: $0.99

Ink Cards - I absolutely love this app! You can send the most beautiful cards to whoever you want straight from your phone! It actually sends a physical card to their address and the card options are gorgeous. Each card can be customized with your photos and a personal message. The cards arrive in your recipients mailbox in 3-7 days in the U.S. and cards only cost $1.99. It's so wonderful to be able to order a beautiful looking card from home and have someone else mail it for you instead of going out to buy one and mail it yourself. Plus, cards usually cost a lot more at the store than $1.99. Price of app: Free 


It's been a crazy week in the Highsmith house! :) Rowan has been eating like a crazy man... I think he might be ready for more than just milk. He's such a big boy! We were able to go out to eat this weekend and, afterwards, we checked out an awesome hobby store that I'm sure Rowan will love when he gets older. I told Drew we might have to find an alternative route around the hobby store when Rowan gets old enough in order to avoid a tantrum. ;) There's also a Chuck E. Cheese next door to it, so there's that.

We launched some new prints today for the shop and I loved working on those this weekend! It's so much fun to think of new ideas and create them. I really enjoyed several of ya'lls suggestions and used a few of them on the new prints - so thanks!! :D

I've been working on a post about my Postpartum Journey that is going to post this Wednesday and it's been really interesting writing it. I've suffered with a lot of depression since having Rowan and it's been a challenge to stay positive through all of it. It's weird to be so happy to have a beautiful baby and yet so NOT myself and so very very emotional and sad and hopeless. It's felt like I'm in a fog and I can't get myself out of it. Of course, you'll hear more of my story on Wednesday so I won't share everything. But yeah... I'm an emotional mess. Poor Drew - he's had to put up with a hormonal pregnant woman, a newborn baby, and a crazy depressed postpartum wife this past year. I hope to give him a break soon ;)


1. Brenny posted a gorgeous print that you can download on her blog. Love seeing other artists' work!
2. I don't have a FitBit Flex yet, but everyone I know is getting one and I absolutely love this beautiful Tory Burch Metal Hinged Bracelet that you can put your FitBit in and make it look a little more gorgeous and chic.
3.  Such an adorable idea to decorate for either little ones or for a summer party! 


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


Shortly after becoming a mom, I learned that the trick of packing a bag to go out was an essential art to master. One of those things that you quickly learn through trial and error and something that also evolves as your baby grows. Savannah and I both have our "go-to" items that we always have with us and we wanted to share with you our top 10 combined diaper bag picks.


  1. Scarf // Michael Stars
    I love having a nice scarf on hand at all times in case I need to nurse Rowan in public or in a quiet room at my in-laws. I've found a long, lightweight scarf works so much better than a blanket because I can wrap it around my neck and it stays in place much easier. This scarf from Michael Stars, as well as another I have from Target, are the perfect length and extremely breathable. 
  2. Burp Cloths // Embry Goods
    The Embry Goods burp cloths are a must-have because Rowan is constantly drooling or spitting up. He is a voracious eater and whenever he eats, he almost always chokes himself trying to swallow too much at once. So I carry these burp cloths in multiples at all times. I absolutely love how absorbent they are and the patterns are adorable!
  3. Pacifier // Bright Starts
    I love a pacifier with a little cozy animal that Rowan can hold onto :) It makes keeping up with his pacifier easier for both him and I. As he is learning to hold onto things, I can see where this pacifier is going to be a lifesaver for us both. This one from Bright Starts is great because the animal is removable so it's easy to wash and Rowan really seems to like the shape of the pacifier itself. 
  4. Healing Balm // The Honest Co.
    Rowan hasn't shown any signs of sensitive skin so far, but he does occasionally like to spit up and lay his face in it during tummy time... haha. Whenever he does this, I try to catch it and wipe it off immediately. However, several times after he has done this, a little rash has shown up on the affected area and I've loved how this healing balm lotion helps to not only keep his skin soft, but it also makes his little rash go away quickly.
  5. Bottle // Kiinde
    After Rowan was born, for some reason he just wouldn't latch on to eat. We tried and tried, but he kept refusing. So, I pumped every 2 hours and stored my milk and bottle fed it to him. During this time, I used the Kiinde system and it was a lifesaver! I could pump my milk into the bag, store it, heat it up, and feed it to him while keeping the milk in the same bag. It was so easy and made the difficulties that we were experiencing a little easier to bear. I also loved how the nipple on the bottle is an "active latch" nipple - meaning they are designed to teach and reward deep, wide, natural latching. By requiring suction and massaging of the nipple, they discourage "lazy latching", and help to ease the transition between bottle and breast. Thankfully, Rowan learned to latch at about 5 weeks old and has been nursing ever since. Occasionally, though, whenever we want to go out on a date or Drew is watching Rowan while I work, he still loves his Kiinde bottle. And it's nice to have it on hand if we are going out together just in case :)


  1. Foaming Hand Sanitizer // Babyganics 
    I can't tell you how many time we've had a "poop crisis" with Soren in the middle of traveling or running errands and have been more than relieved at having a little sanitizer on hand. I love the Babyganics sanitizer because it absolutely doesn't have a strong scent and is free of alcohol. We also have a big one of these that we keep at home and love that we can travel easily with this size. We recently purchased a huge bottle to use as a refill. 
  2. Diapers // The Honest Co.
    Not only are Honest diapers WAY cute (we just love the little skull and giraffe patterns) but they are also eco-friendly and plant-based. Which is awesome! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of The Honest Co. We currently get diaper and essential bundles delivered to us regularly and love it. I can't lie, I love how they look packed in my diaper bag. I'm all about natural, awesome products that look great, too. Can I get an amen?!
  3. Natural Wooden Teething Ring // Alexandra Rose
    I purchased this teething ring on Brickyard Buffalo a couple months ago and Soren loves it. I'm always sure to pack a few toys for him to keep busy while we travel. One of my favorite things about this teething ring is that you can remove the fabric and wrap it around a frozen teether to make it easier to baby to hold. 
  4. Glam Bag // Ipsy
    Ipsy is a monthly subscription service for beauty products. I've been a subscriber for over a year now and always look forward to receiving their package in the mail. One of my favorite things about Ipsy is that they always include a zippered pouch. I'm always using these cute pouches as organizers in my diaper bag. I'll use one for mommy stuff, one for baby, one for snacks...they are perfect!
  5. Coconut Oil // Skinny & Co.
    When traveling, I always find it easier to pack multi-use products. Coconut oil is one of those things that can be useful in SO many ways. I love having this handy for Soren's sensitive skin. 


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


I'm excited to let you know that a few of our prints are for sale over on Brickyard Buffalo at a discounted price! If you've never visited Brickyard Buffalo, you should definitely go check them out. They are an online pop-up market that showcases individual companies and their freshest items and I have found many a gem on their site. The thing is, the items are only up for sale for a couple of days and limited quantities are available. So be sure to grab yours before they sell out!!!


Author: Jenny Highsmith // Photography: Maiedae 
You Can Also Find Jenny Here: Instagram // Pinterest // MooreaSeal 


Georgia is HOT, so Jon and I are constantly finding ways to stay cool and keep little Soren comfortable. On top of the heat, Soren is starting the teething process, so his gums are sore. Poor buddy! I'm SO glad we don't have to teethe as adults. That is both relieving and horrifying.

I wanted to find a way to create popsicles for Soren so he could stay cool and numb is gums. I came across these adorable Munchkin Fresh Food Freezer Pops and knew they would be perfect. The ring at the bottom makes it easy for Soren to hold and I love that it creates smaller sized popsicles that's easier for baby to enjoy and doesn't make as much of a mess!

Since Soren isn't eating a huge variety of foods...so far we've tried pureed avocado, carrots, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I wanted to try something simple and something I knew he would love. I easily created two different flavors. The first is made 100% from breast-milk so you can call those "boob-sicles", "milk-sicles", or something else clever. ;) What's great about this is that you can choose to use breast-milk or easily make this with formula. It's a familiar flavor for baby with a chilly twist. ;) For the second flavor I mixed together breast-milk and pureed avocado to create a creamy avocado popsicle! Here is the step-by-step for what I did:


1. Mix 2 ounces of breast-milk or formula with 2 tablespoons of fresh avocado in a blender until finely pureed and a "soupy" consistency. 
2. Pour contents into your popsicle maker.
3. Let it freeze for at least 4 hours. 
4. Give to baby to enjoy!

Super easy right?? So you can make these using JUST milk or mix in some of your little one's favorite foods. I think next time we might try a sweet potato "Milk-Sicle". Yum! 

As soon as they were ready, I gave one to Soren to try. He devoured it in minutes!! He absolutely loved it. He went from fussy to completely content and focused on his new treat. This kid is serious about food! :) 


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


So I know it's been a while since either Savannah or I have done outfit photos. We are a little rusty, but had a lot of fun getting back into the swing of things. For this look, we wanted to show typical outfits we might wear during the week when we need to go out with the babies. These looks are comfortable, easy for nursing, and keep us feeling chic without much effort. We both typically wear our hair up during the day while working since it's better out of reach for little hands. :) Savannah likes to tie hers up with a hair scarf or pin it in a bun and I like to pull mine back in a braid or into a twisted chignon sort of do. 

Savannah is wearing: Scarf - Target // Kimono - Forever21 // White Tank - Target // No Sweat Pants - c/o Seamly // Boots - Forever21 // Watch - Fossil
Soren is wearing: Batman Shirt - Baby Gap // Lighting Bolt Leggings - Brickyard Buffalo 

Jenny is wearing: Pants - Target // Deerskin Moccasins - Minnetonka // Lace Top - Forever21 // Lace Kimono - TJMaxx // Georgia Necklace - Oh So Antsy 
Rowan is wearing: It's a Brave New World Shirt - BabyGap // Striped Shorts - Carter's // Shoes - Carter's



Author: Jenny Highsmith // Photography: Maiedae 
You Can Also Find Jenny Here: Instagram // Pinterest // MooreaSeal 


One of my all-time favorite ways to add a "pop" to any look is a bold, beautiful lip color. Most of you know that I LOVE rocking a bright red lip. I have more tubes of red lipstick than I know what to do with! This summer, Jenny and I wanted to try out a few different, bright lip colors that really reflected summertime! We came across a semi-new company called BIte Beauty that has natural, non-toxic, food-grade lip colors. They have a gorgeous selection of colors and we love their buttery, high-pigment lip pencils. I'm a super big fan of supporting companies that work towards creating safe and awesome products for their customers.

I've always loved the way a simple and less dramatic eye looks with a bright, bold lip. I think this look is easily applicable to everyday wear and can be easily worn in a casual setting or a night out, especially if you just deepen the color of your lipstick! Below we are sharing two ways we like to rock a bright lip!


This has been one of my favorite looks for the summer. I love wearing this shimmery, bright eye with a light cat eye-liner, and lightly flushed cheek. Wearing this soft champagne look on my eyes makes it really easy to wear any lip color I want and it looks great during the day and evening. I'm all about an easy and bright look! 

For this look I filled in my brows using a dark brown shadow. My favorite is Sandstone from the Stila "In the Light" palette. For an eye base, I used R.S.V.P creaseless cream shadow by Benefit which is GREAT and stays on beautifully throughout the day. Afterward, I sprayed my brush with MAC's Quick Fix Plus and put on a good amount of Blonde Streak pressed pigment from MAC. This shadow adds such a gorgeous glow and the Quick Fix Plus creates almost a metallic look on the eye. I highlight under my brows and in the corners of my eyes with Stila's Kitten and that's all for shadow! I love using Tarte's Amazonian Clay cream liner and the new L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara on my top and lower lashes. For the face I am a die-hard fan of the Beauty Blender to blend out my foundation. I'm currently using Covergirl's Outlast 3-in-1 foundation in Ivory and Benefit's Boiing concealer in Light. I finish off my face with Bliss blush by Tarte and finally, the lips! I love using a liner and my favorite trick is using a nude liner to really define the shape of the lip and help prevent your lipstick from feathering. I finished off the look with Bite Beauty high-pigment lip color in Zinfandel, a beautiful electric coral. I love how this look manages to be soft, glowy, AND bold! 


This look also rocks a neutral eye but with a twist! We loved how this rosy lip color paired with the green shadow we used on Jenny's eyes. Gorgeous! For those of you that are looking to wear a bold lip but want a little more punch of fun, give this look a try!

Jenny used Bliss and Bubbly all over her lids from the Stila "In the Light" palette. She did a thin line over the entire eye and followed it out with a little bit of a cat-tail for her eye-liner. She loves using Maybelline's Master Precise liner in black and their Pumped Up Colossal mascara. To finish off the eye look, Jenny blended a beautiful "Gusty Green" from Maybelline under her eyes. I just love how the little pop of color brings out her hazel eyes so beautifully. For the face, Jenny uses Mary Kay's Timewise foundation in Ivory and Bare Minerals blush in "Vintage Peach". To finish it off she used Bite Beauty's high-pigment lip color in Tart. I love how perfectly fresh and summery this looks, especially with that floral kimono! 

Alright! Time to go rock some fun lip colors this summer! If you're not sure what colors look good on you I totally recommend taking a friend to your local beauty shop like Ulta, Sephora or a MAC counter and trying on different colors. You can play with colors without the commitment of buying anything and have someone there to give you their honest opinion. Have fun! xox -Sav


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


Hello, friends, and welcome to one of many new post series we'll be doing on the new blog! Coffee Talk Weekly is a way for us to share fun, interesting facts about ourselves and give you a little update on what's going on in our lives! Each week, we'll highlight a different fact about ourselves or answer a fun question with this week being our favorite summer coffee picks! We'll also each share a little paragraph about what's going on at the Highsmith and Wallace households and finally, we'll be sharing a few favorite links from around the inter-webs. A fun way to kick off the beginning of the week, eh?! :) 



Even in the summer, I typically enjoy a hot coffee beverage over a cold one. For some reason, even if it's 90 degrees outside, a hot coffee just makes me so happy :) However, if it's July in Georgia, that means the weather has turned to 150% humidity and your skin feels like it's dripping off of your face. So, when that happens, I go for something cold. My favorite cold drink is a Green Tea Frappuccino with caramel drizzle on top... just to be snazzy. I really like my coffee black and my drinks are usually pretty boring - like a regular latte or cappuccino. So this Green Tea Frappuccino is perfect for someone who isn't all about ordering a white mocha-latte extra whip, extra sweet, candy-flavored drink. It's more for those who prefer their coffee to actually taste like coffee... except that this doesn't taste like coffee at all... okay bad analogy. You know what I mean. ;)


Drew and I have been having a blast with Rowan as he nears the 3 month mark. This stage is our favorite so far... and SO much easier than the first 2 months. He is constantly smiling, cooing, giggling, and this week he has started to roll over! He has such a wonderful disposition - always so calm and happy to just be alive. I love it! Please don't hurt me... but he has even started sleeping up to 10-12 hours some nights. Don't worry, we have our fair share of other issues. ;)

Saturday, Drew let me get out of the house for a few hours and it was SPECTACULAR! I felt like a new woman. It's amazing what a little bit of alone time exploring or walking around can do for your brain. We've had so much fun learning how to be parents together and we are constantly working on how to take good care of each other and make sure that we stay sane. 

As for me, I'm really pumped about this new season of life! The Maiedae site launch was thrilling and I'm working really hard to lose my extra mommy weight. I can't wait to fit into my clothes again! My body still looks really strange to me... kind of like extra curves in all the wrong places. But, hey, that's okay. Because I made a human! And that's awesome! My family is planning a trip to the mountains in early September and I am really hoping for a beach trip in late October. :)


1. Love this t-shirt from Look Human. This is how I feel on the inside most days. :)
2. Emily Steffan got it right with this cake topper. I'm thinking we need this for the Maiedae Mixer!!! 
3. I'm in love with this free printable wrapping paper from Maiko Nagao. Perfect for last-minute gift wrapping or even for decorating! 



The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is my usual go-to drink during the fall and winter, but when it's too hot for a hot, hot beverage I love having my favorite drink blended! I also have a HUGE sweet-tooth so my coffee picks are usually always sweet and fluffy. Pretty much dessert. ;) Also, I usually always get a tall and hardly every finish it, Jenny always gives me a round of applause if I actually finish a coffee drink. (Except for when I was pregnant with Soren... I had no problem finishing a tall or a grande.) ;)


Life is good in the Wallace abode! Soren is nearing 6 months (what?!) and he's busy, busy. He's learned how to roll, sit, get in the crawling position, and scoot. He is SO CLOSE to being able to crawl and wants to so badly. We've recently gone through the adventure of transiting him out of our room and into his own crib. It was a little tricky at first but we made it and he's sleeping so much better at night. I've also been able to have a little more "me" time or time with Jon in the evenings after he goes to bed and it's so refreshing. I've been sleeping better, so that's completely amazing, too! 

Jon and I have been working on our home, visiting with friends and family, and continuing to learn about parenthood and how this changes the dynamic of our relationship. I absolutely love seeing Jon as a father and I love being a parent with him. So much. 

I turned 26 on the 7th and am actually really excited about getting closer to my 30's. I've been watching a lot of "New Girl", "Bones", "House", and "Boy Meets World" lately. AND I'm so, so, so happy about this new transition for Maiedae. I love blogging with Jenny and working hard on creating great content as well as challenging myself more creatively. :) 


1. Jon and I are pretty big fans of Weird Al. He recently came out with a new album and I'm really loving his song "Tacky" and the music video that goes along with it. So great. Also, Jack Black. 
2. Citrus Lane is quickly becoming one of my favorite mommy/baby subscription box services. I love the brands they feature and the fun toys for Soren.
3. Fluffernutter cookie sandwiches, omg. Making these asap! 


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