Lazy Day

Our weekend was one of those laid-back, not much to do for me and Sawyer kind of weekends. We had a lazy Saturday and went to the park, Chickfila, and took lots of golf-cart rides. We’re headed to Florida to visit family this week. We’re so excited for the visit but not quite as excited for the drive! (11 hours! yikes!) Maybe I’ll do a post about tips for road trips with a baby, if we live, that is. Don’t forget if you haven’t entered the Carolina Clover giveaway to do it before it ends!

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Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Undershirt: Buckle
Jeans: Jbrand
Shoes: American Eagle

Alabama Gold Camp


While my brother was in town last weekend, we all headed over to Cragford, an itty bitty town outside of Wedowee with the cutest main street that consist of three little shops and a post office. It used to be a gold town and the old gold camp is still open and running, so we went to try our hand at panning gold. I had pretty high expectations for myself, I just knew I was going to find that giant nugget, or some kind of rare gemstone.DSC_5338DSC_5337DSC_5399DSC_5405

They showed us how to pan the gold, and then while we waited, I took pictures of Sawyer looking cute on all kinds of old mining equipment.


look at those eyelashes!


We spent the rest of the day panning gold and shoveling dirt into this crazy machine that made a big mess and was supposed to guarantee success. With four men shoveling for two hours straight, and two people running the machine, I was sure we were gonna strike it rich. Two hours and a lot of sweaty boys later, we got to look at our gold. I would have taken a picture, but you’d be blinded by the amount of gold. Naw, the gold masters went home with two miniscule specks of gold that we couldn’t even get to suck up in the little gold sucker you’re supposed to use. Yea, I struck it rich haha. All in all though, we had a really fun time. The kids were so excited to play in the river and look for gold; it was definitely was one those experiences that you have to do at least once and say you did it!

June Giveaway- Carolina Clover!

This summer’s giveaway’s so far seem to all be something really cute, which can also be monogrammed. I guess I’m a sucker for monograms in the summer. And winter. And fall. And spring. They’re always in style. This month’s giveaway features a cute little website based out of good ole North Carolina. They are a Southern as it comes, and they know a good monogram when they see it. Carolina Cover is giving one lucky Good Morning Loretta reader a monogramed Seagrass Clutch Purse.Giveaway

I love how beachy and summery it looks, it’d be perfect for taking to any summer wedding, house warming, barbecue, or out on the beach. You can see all of the color options over at their website here. See below for how to enter and check out their social sites at Facebook Pinterest and Twitter
Giveaway ends at at midnight on June 19th, 2013. Carolina Clover will take care of prize fulfillment.

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Perfect Southern Style

The perfect outfit. That one that you wear out and you feel amazing. That is what this outfit is for me. This skirt is perfect. It’s full, girlie, and a little vintage looking. I feel like I could wear this out shopping, to the farmer’s market, to church, anywhere. Even though the skirt is full, it’s surprisingly lightweight and comfortable and it is the perfect length. I don’t even know what else to say, I love it so much. It’s the perfect outfit for me! Girlie, a little proper, but casual too, and an outfit for a true Southerner.

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Sorry for posting so many pictures but, like I said, I LOVE this skirt. It is that perfect skirt that you spend a thousand years looking for, and then when you find it you want to buy four of so you always have another if one gets worn out. I don’t think I will ever fall out of love with this skirt.

Skirt: Modcloth (same skirt in blue)
Shirt: Target
Shoes: Target
Bracelets: old
Necklace: gift
Earrings: gift

Lake Weekend

In the summer, we do our best to spend every open weekend we have at the lake. My parents have been boating on Lake Wedowee since I was about three or four. It’s like a second home for me. My brother Kyle and his family were in town for the week so we spent four beautiful days at the Lake.  There’s nothing better than relaxing in a muddy, southern lake in the summertime.DSC_5123DSC_5082coDSC_5319coDSC_5145coDSC_5157coDSC_5183coDSC_5263coDSC_5103

This picture of two of my nephews is one of my favorites. After I took it, the one on the right said, “when my Mom sees this picture, I know she’ll get me a dog because I look so good hugging one.” ha. That dog is our adopted lake dog. He shows up when we come out and hangs around until we go home. (don’t worry, he has a home just down the road from us where he is well fed and taken care of).

We also went to the Alabama Gold Camp. Look out for my post on how rich we got there later this week!