to all mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, out there...

i love this picture of my momma that i quickly snapped when we were recently at animal kingdom. grateful for everything she does for me! i wanted to share the lyrics to a song that the littles sing for mothers day at my church, that has my heart forever swooned and thankful for the power of motherhood, and that one day i will frame by my bedroom wall as a reminder to not want to strangle my future children when they get crazy haha.

"I often go walking in meadows of clover, 
And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over; 
Dear mother, all flowers remind me of you.

O mother, I give you my love with each flower
To give forth sweet fragrance a whole lifetime through; 
For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,
I learn how to love them, dear mother, from you." 

happy mothers day momma! and to all the mothers out there in the world. and in general, daughters, sisters, aunts, and all women. generations and generations of life are forever influenced by your love, kindness, and sacrifice.


girls night

^^ can't you tell our favorite one was the Mini Berries & Cream Entremet? i didn't get to snap an individual pic of it because we ate it that quick lol ^^
^^ the Spumoni cake! ^^

with my mom flying in and out of the state every other week, our work schedules, and my school schedule, rarely do we ever get to go out us girls for a girls night. so with the free time, we ate out, did some shopping, and ate dessert, also to celebrate a mini pre-birthday celebration between my mom and I since we're both May babies!

this place has become one of my favorite places to eat at for dessert! a couple weeks ago, my friend becca and i, checked it out for kicks after looking up dessert places at winter park. mind you, i've only been there twice, but i'm in love with it. The Glass Knife! it's located in Winter Park and it has the chicest ambiance ever. pinks and pretty lights everywhere. i'm solely convinced that i'll be having my bridal shower over there! 

i also hear that their doughnuts are to die for, but they usually run out by 3pm. so with that, i'll probably be back early next week to catch them! 


somewhere in wonderland

i'm a killer for a good spot to eat with a good atmosphere and even better company! this morning we planned a little tea time at the Tea Room in Celebration, and it was just the cutest thing ever. the food was pretty yummy and the presentation of it all- just all of my tea party dreams as a child came true lol. and with it being an Alice in Wonderland theme made it all the better. 

we also felt pretty legit and grown up catching up with each others lives all while sipping a cup of tea, haha. but these ladies and their lives, so so sweet to listen in on their adventures and plans. hope to find an even better spot to just do it all over again soon.


something simple.

over the years i've been feeling like my style has been changing. lately when i'm shopping, i'll spot something that i feel like i can rock, but know that i'll only wear it a couple of times because it's too loud of a piece. i feel like i'm leaning towards more on the comfortable side of fashion, but still have that pop of something different whether it be a pattern or color. i've always dressed up according to my mood anyway, and that fluctuates on the daily. and on this day i wanted to wear something more airy, comfy, and different.  

also to join me, daniel got all dressed up to, and without me asking him to! so proud girlfriend moment over here. 

i'm wearing: 
top- tj maxx
bottoms- super old, can't remember the name of the store
sandals- ross 
bag- kate spade 

he's wearing:
top- jcrew
blazer- perry ellis 
bottom- most likely american eagle
shoes- uhh.. im not so sure lol 


later gator.

last week we had the chance to spend a birthday for one of my sweet friends! and she chose to celebrate it by going kayaking! coolest way to do it too! so here are a few of our adventures! 

and to add to that, daniel and i had a little adventure of our own...
we had to leave the group early so i can make it to work on time. as we turned our kayak around, and went on our little merry way back to where we came from, we headed into an area that we didn't recognize. actually, daniel didn't recognize it, and i was distracted on my phone trying to give my work shift away (ugh). 

as we continued kayaking forward, going towards the edges of land (and sooo dumb of me for still being on my phone) out of alertness, daniel alarmed me that we were heading straight towards a 6 foot long ALLIGATOR!!! we were only 3 feet away from it, and out of panic i kept rowing... but rowing towards it. yes i know guys, my flight or flight is not to par and I WOULD be the first one to die in a horror movie because of it. as we approached the gator (cause you know i was rowing as fast as I can -___- ) it dived straight into the water and splashed us with it's tail and swam to the other side of the river. thankfully we came out okay. but because where we rowed into was a dead end, we still had to pass the gator that was now on the other side of that river. we silently and speedily rowed out of the little grove and just couldn't believe our luck. 

so lesson learned: if texting and driving shouldn't be a thing, texting and rowing shouldn't either... especially in florida. 

also, other lesson learned: sometimes you'll only have .3 seconds to react in dangerous situations... i'm gonna need to work on that. 

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