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 


Our giveaway celebration week is coming to a close, but that just means we get to dive into our new blog content starting Monday! We've got so many fun and beautiful posts planned for you! Ahh! I can't wait! 


Along with our new blog content we've also started a new ad program! We have THREE ad options that are perfect for bloggers, small business owners and great brands! We have our "Diamond" spot that sits at the bottom of every page for the highest visibility and our "Golden" and "Silver" spots that live on the right column of this page. We run our ads through Passionfruit and you can purchase one of your own on our Partner page! We also have some awesome collaboration opportunities where you can be featured on our blog too, just check out this page for more information. :)

Want to partner with us!? Awesome! We are offering an amazing 40% discount on our Silver spots! We have a limiited amount available at this discount! Just enter the discount code: MAIEDAEHOORAY during checkout! Yay!! -- If you're having a tricky time accessing our ad shop on our Partner page, check out our Passionfruit profile here

GIVEAWAY TIME -- Win a "Golden" sponsor spot on our blog! A $150 value! Giveaway is open to everyone. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted within the week. :) xox -Sav


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


Ever since I started the print shop, my love for it has grown more and more. I'm so happy to have merged my shop into a piece of Maiedae. The shop started as a way for me to create artwork that encouraged and inspired those I loved. Then it grew to me selling these pieces online as well as creating some unique designs for other shops, including Moorea's online store. The more prints I create and send out, the more I'm inspired and excited to create more!!! :D It's a great feeling to be making art again and I can't explain how excited I am for the vision I have for the shop as it grows! 

P.S. If you own one of my art prints, I'd love to see how you've displayed it! Tag a photo of it on Instagram with #maiedaemakes and - who knows! - your photo may get featured on our site or on our Instagram ;)

Now... time for a GIVEAWAY!! Woohoo! Don't you just love this week??? ! :D For this giveaway, THREE lucky people will each win TWO prints of their choice. To be one of these winners, all you have to do is ...yup you guessed it... enter below! :) Good luck, everyone!

BUT WAIT!!! We want everyone to feel like a winner :) So we are also offering everyone a special discount starting today through July 23rd (one week) The discount is BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. All you have to do is pick out the three prints of your choice and enter the promo code HOORAYMAIEDAE at checkout to receive your discount. Enjoy!! xo Jenny


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


Last year we had such an incredible time planning and preparing for the first annual Maiedae Mixer. One of my favorite things we did was decide that every year we would pick a different theme that would be used to determine what the food and decorations looked like as well as give attendees an idea of how to dress for the occasion :) This year, we are excited to announce that our theme for the 2014 Maiedae Mixer is: YOU'RE GOLDEN. So start preparing to dress to show us just how golden you are! 


We are busy having so much fun preparing for the Mixer and we would absolutely love to see you there! This year's Mixer will be on Saturday, September 20th from 6:00-9:00pm at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a "Get Fancy, Get Connected" (as we like to call it) networking event for bloggers with delicious food, great music, swag bags, giveaways, crafting time, photo-booth...and a couple more surprises in store for the 2nd annual Mixer!! It's a time to pamper yourself, meet creatives and best of all, dress up! We are only selling 80 tickets, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

Want to know more about the Maiedae Mixer? We have a whole section of Mixer information on this site including: event information, how to purchase your ticket, photos from last year's mixer, and ways that you can be a part of this year's Mixer

To help us celebrate our launch week, we are giving away a ticket to this year's Maiedae Mixer to one lucky winner! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below. The winner will be chosen within the week. Good luck to everyone!!!

It's going to be a party you don't want to miss! I hope to meet you there! xo Jenny


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


Hey, everybody!! We hope you have had time to look around the new site and that you really love what you see so far. :) As Savannah said earlier, we are thrilled about this new adventure and are so excited about the posts we have planned for you! We have been hugging, dancing, and jumping for joy today at this momentous occasion ...well without music or talking because we have 2 babies napping at the same time -- which calls for a party in itself. ;)

To help celebrate, we are excited to give away a 16GB iPad mini to one lucky reader! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below for your chance to win. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and the winner will be chosen within the week. 

Check back tomorrow for another giveaway and a special announcement about the Maiedae Mixer! We wish you all the best of luck and thanks again for making this launch day such a special celebration :) xo Jenny


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


The day is finally here! Welcome to the brand new Maiedae site!! We have been working on this project for the past year and it's hard to believe that it's finally here. I remember the day we decided to make this transition. Jenny and I were both in the early stages of our pregnancies, we were enjoying a Starbucks date (one of many), and we got to talking about Maiedae and where we wanted things to go in the future, especially with our families growing. 

Deciding to leave our old blogs and start blogging together was a slightly scary concept at first, however, that quickly faded into pure enthusiasm as we dove into the process of dreaming up this project. We've always done things better together and this transition just felt natural and right! We have so much amazing content planned for you and while you'll still find the same personality and views into our everyday life... you can also expect better quality posts, beautiful photos, and new original content. 

ALSO, our logo has a new look AND you can absolutely find everything Maiedae-related here in one single space. This alone has us currently throwing a dance party in Jenny's living room. To further outline some of the awesome things about this new site, check out this little video we put together for you!

On another note, we seriously want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. This has been an incredible community to be a part of and we are so thankful that you've taken your time to support Maiedae over the years. For those of you that are new to Maiedae, welcome! We are thrilled to have you!! And for those of you that have been with us for awhile, THANK YOU! We are so happy to have you along for the journey. :) We are sending lots of internet hugs your way!

And finally, to celebrate the new site launch we will be having a launch party on our blog all week! Each day for the next 5 days you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the new site and enter to win some amazing prizes!!! Starting with later today, come back for a chance to win an iPad mini! What?! So grab a snack and some tea and take some time to look around! There is plenty to see! :D

Lots of love and confetti! xo Sav

PS - Don't forget to like us on Bloglovin and change your RSS feeds!! Hooray!


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