Life Lately in Photos- End of Summer ’17

Life Lately in Photos- End of Summer '17 Edition

Hey everyone! Hope all of you are safe and doing well right now. My heart breaks for all of those who have been affected by the storms and disasters going on around the world right now, and just know that you are each in my thoughts and prayers. The part of Georgia where my husband is at right now is unfortunately supposed to get hit pretty hard this evening, so please keep him in your prayers alongside everyone else.

My absence on the blog last week was completely unplanned, but trust me when I say I wasn’t just sitting around binge-watching Netflix (haha don’t we all wish we could do that?!) In fact, things have been super busy lately, which is why I wanted to share some updates with you and of course share some fun photos from all the happenings in my world!

Life Lately in Photos- End of Summer ’17

First of all, I wanted to share our good news! After what felt like weeks of ups and downs, we finally found a home we absolutely love and are in the process of closing on it! The inspection cleared last week so now all that’s left is selling our home here in Virginia. If everything plays out right, we’ll be Georgia bound the first weekend in October! I just want to say thank you to all of you who sent me such sweet comments, and I truly appreciate all of your prayers and well wishes!

And now onto the photos!

Our boys’ officially started school a couple weeks back, and here’s a photo from their first day of Kindergarten and 2nd grade!

My little cuties are growing up so fast, so I love snapping photos with them every chance I get.

We also love being silly every chance we get!

Our oldest just recently had to get glasses and I think he looks so adorable! I told him he is now part of the cool club, since both me and his brother have glasses too! šŸ˜‰

Last but certainly not least, we recently had family photos made, and I’m in love with how they turned out! Here’s just a few of my favorites from our session.

And in case you’ve missed any of my posts lately, I’m sharing all my latest posts below. Simply click the image, and it’ll take you right to the post! šŸ™‚

Recent posts you should check out

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Blogging News

In the blogging world, I’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work on some upcoming projects that I’m super excited about! I’ve really been re-evaluating the types of content I want to share on my blog moving forward and I’m excited to be partnering up on some amazing collaborations this fall! If you wanna be in the know of my plans for the blog, simply subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

Favorite Finds Friday

I also recently started a new series on the blog called Favorite Finds Friday, where each Friday I share my favorite weekly steals and deals under the “Shop” tab! You can check out last week’s post over here.

As you all know I’m all about finding the best beauty and fashion deals around, and I’m excited to now be sharing those with you all! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this series, and any other future posts you’d like to see from me.Ā P.S. My blog subscribers always get early access to the post, so be sure and sign up if you’re interested! šŸ™‚


How’s things been going for you lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

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54 Comments

  1. Nadine wrote:

    Love love love the family photos!!! I hope that Chris and I start doing this with Zoe. If not every year…then every other year or something. The pictures of the boys are too precious. Congrats on finding a Georgia home!!! When my family moved there when I was in HS, we moved in October too! Its a good time to go šŸ™‚ I wish you all the best on the sell of your current home.

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Believe it or not this was the first time we had family portraits professionally made. My husband is like anti photo, which is funny because I take photos all the time lol. But I’m really happy with how they turned out and I think I can prob convince him every couple years or so now lol. And thanks! We have an open house this weekend so fingers crossed we have a good turn out.

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  2. Jennifer wrote:

    Yay, yay, yay on the house news! I’m so excited to hear/see more details. Also, your family photos are just stunning. I love them so much. Just beautiful!

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! We’re so excited to finally be moving forward! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  3. Your family photos turned out so good! Love the dress you are wearing in them. I had to get glasses when I was in the third grade, but I definitely no where near as cool as your kids are with their glasses!

    Posted 9.13.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Haha and me too girl. Mine were huge frames and were super nerdy looking lol.

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  4. Emelia wrote:

    Yayyy for the house- so happy for you!! Your family pictures are beautiful! I can’t wait to get some of us updated.

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Aww yours will be so precious with your new princess! Haha I’m so excited for you!

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  5. Whitney wrote:

    Congratulations on the house news!! Your latest family pics are gorgeous! Love your dress and the boys in blue

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I thought it was the perfect color combo for the bright look I was going for. I’m super happy with them! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  6. Those pictures of you and your family are just precious. I love all of the, I don’t even know how you are going to pick a favorite! I love your favorites post! Looking forward to reading that each week.

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thanks Sarah! Yeah I probably have about 30 favorites lol. I couldn’t pick just one. And so glad you like my new weekly post! In case you want to get alerts you can sign up for my newsletter and it will send you a notice when the deals go live! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  7. Mistle wrote:

    Hope your husband is staying safe with the hurricane! Your family photos came out so good girl!! What an adorable family!! Congrats on closing on your new home!! How exciting! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thanks! He ended up being just fine, thankfully! And I’m so excited to be moving soon.

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  8. marie wrote:

    Congrats on finding a home! That is so wonderful. Beautiful family pictures!! They came out amazing. Your son is so cute with his new glasses. I had to get glass when I was little too and it was an adjustment. Even to this day, I always say four eyes are better than two!

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! And I love that- I’ll have to tell him that. I always think glasses look so cute! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  9. La Shell wrote:

    Congrats on your new home! Beautiful family and I love the family portraits! Your guy is super cute with is glasses. Haha!

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I think they look adorable but I’m probably biased. šŸ˜‰

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  10. Wow a new home? That is pretty amazing. I am in the process of moving now and it has to be one of the most stressful things. Hopefully, you get all settled and in a new routine soon šŸ™‚

    Posted 9.12.17 Reply
    • Oh my gosh- nobody tells you it will be THIS stressful haha. So much chaos, but it’ll all be worth it soon. Hope your move goes smoothly as well! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  11. Helen wrote:

    You have the most beautiful family and your babes are so cute! Your life is nothing short of eventful lately!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thanks so much Helen! It’s been SO busy but I’m just trying to soak it all in! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  12. Looks like you and your fam had a lovely summer šŸ™‚

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • We’ve had a GREAT summer. Busy but amazing! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  13. Lauren wrote:

    Omg those cinnamon chocolate chip muffins look sooooo good!!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  14. SMD wrote:

    Love the family photos!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  15. I love your new photos – your family is beautiful! And your boys are so sweet!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  16. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Your kids are so cute!!! Loved this post!!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  17. Congrats on finding a house! Love the family pics! <3

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thanks! It was such a Godsend! And I’m in love with how they turned out. šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  18. Timothy J Ferguson wrote:

    Love the blog and love you guys. Love the pictures of you guys too.
    Dad and Mom

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  19. So much fun stuff going on in your world.

    Your boys are getting so big!!!
    Your family pics – BEAUTIFUL.
    Love your dress you picked out for it. So soft & beautiful with your hair.

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Life is definitely BUSY right now haha but I’m trying to soak it all in. šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  20. Lily wrote:

    So glad you guys have found a house!! Praying the move goes well, from here on out for y’all.
    I love, love the family pictures — y’all look great!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thanks so much! We’re t-minus two weeks from moving and trying to get our house sold right now. Moving can be such a stressful thing but I’m excited to finally get to see my hubs again! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  21. Oh, I’m loving that palette! Your family photos turned out cute!

    Mariah
    http://www.likehoneyblog.com

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  22. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Your guys are so precious and I LOVE the family photos!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  23. So many good things!! You family is darling! What great photos! I also have a little guy going into 2nd grade! AND you are stunning!! What do you do to get your teeth so white! They look amazing, and I may have to look into that makeup pallet! Great post mama!

    https://www.theweekenderafashionfieldguide.com

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thanks Jessica! You’re so sweet! I use Colgate Optic White toothpaste for everyday and about every 3 months I whiten them using the Smile Science whitening system. Not trying to be salesy at all but if you’re interested you can get it for $29 with my code CARAMUA. I’ve also used the Equate brand whitening strips from Wal-mart and they’re like $14 and work awesome too! Have a great weekend!

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  24. I’m so glad that everything has worked out for you!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! We’re excited to be moving forward. šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  25. AW your family is so precious. And I still need to make those muffins!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thanks Sarah! And you should- you won’t regret it! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  26. Congratulations on finding your new home! These family photos are beautiful! I am excited to take some of our own! Love your new series!

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! We’re so excited to finally be moving forward after what seems like months of a waiting game.

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply
  27. what great pics! i keep telling my husband that we need to do that …. but we always seem to forget lol

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! This was the first time we had professional portraits done together as a family so I’m super happy with how they turned out.

      Posted 9.22.17 Reply