our coastal wedding

We had talked about spending the whole day apart – I didn’t want to. But Marsh said “It’s tradition!” – I lost that one. I was constantly thinking… “I could sneak out…. they’d never know. I could just take a peek…” – Don’t worry.…

diy: bridal bouquet

I get a TON of questions about everything from our wedding. Apparrently, quite a few people want the name of our *Wedding Planner*. Hint: it was me. I won’t say it was easy. And it wasn’t stress free. But I would LOVE to do…

send your kid to camp

Nearly half of camps report having community service or good deed programs incorporated into their programs. The top projects conducted at camps were community clean-ups, food drives, recycling programs, and volunteering with senior citizens and hospital patients. (2011 ACA Sites, Facilities, Programs Report) Just one of…

what saturdays are for

brunch. beach. hair appointments. manicures. massage. bbq’n. rest. date night.   nope. our my saturday was full of laundry. and cooking & cleaning. I mean, I am pretty proud of myself – breakfast, lunch & dinner were all made before noon. dishes included. #winning…

how to tie bean boots

We. LOVE. Bean. Boots! They’re perfect. Flawless. Useful. AMAZING. These are technically a Christmas gift, that happened to be on backorder until MARCH. So Merry Christmas to me! New boots! Did you know there are 23456599 ways to tie boots? There are. I looked…

Chemo Comfort Bags

**I did this project in early 2015 as a way to give back to patients on the journey through Chemotherapy. I am not currently working on another round of this project. Please feel free to use this idea in your hometown!*** Scroll down to…

little blue truck: birthday

  Bennett turns TWO! Don’t you just LOVE his shirt? My best friend Hope has two of the cutest boys you’ll ever see! They are full of hugs and kisses and the sweetest baby giggles! Hope threw Bennett a Little Blue Truck themed 2nd birthday party…

living room tour

We just finished installing Bamboo Hardwood Floors in the main living areas of our home! The bedrooms are next, but in the mean time – here’s a photo update of our lovely living room! ————————————————————————————– Since we have amazeballs friends all over town, we…

etsy printables

Take a look at the Etsy Shop! Check back frequently for new designs! You can click each image to see the Etsy listing! Email annaleethomasson@gmail.com for custom orders!…

printastic photo albums

This morning I’m coming to you from my new favorite work place, The Post Cafe here in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina! With great coffee and a ton of snacks and meals to choose from, they’ve also got local artwork, coffee mugs, shirts and hats,…

whale tail door knocker

My whole life, I always loved this whale tail door knocker that my grandmother had on the front door. My mom says that it was on the front door of every house they owned, and it made the move when my grandparents retired to…

finish well: 2015

finish. reflect. plan. hope. pray. rest. believe. wonder. discover. decide. prepare. even my quiet time is jam packed!     ok but seriously… most mornings, now that I have my own car again, I’ve been stopping at the dock for some quiet time by…

family photos & new traditions

HEY FRIENDS! So now that everyone has their Christmas cards (check your mailbox, ma) I thought I’d share our 2015 family photos! The lovely Jana from Magnolia Photography (our wedding photographers) did our Christmas photos – and I can definitely say, that will be…

we didn’t get each other christmas presents

As 2015 is coming to a close, and another Christmas is in the books, I’ve found complete joy just in being with family this holiday season.  Last weekend we did Christmas with M’s family in the mountains – and what a blast we had!…

floral arrangements & a coastal wedding

One of the biggest surprises when I started my DIY wedding, was that I couldn’t actually handle all of the flowers on my own. — gasp —  — I needed help! —  — totally DIY was totally too much work — While I made…

my one word 2016: JOY

joy joi/ noun 1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. “tears of joy” synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation,rejoicing   The start of a new year is like the greatest Monday there ever was! Yet, this Monday morning was about the Mondayest Monday morning there ever…

a journal prompt & hot chocolate

I’ve been rewatching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – I’m at a point in the show where Meredith is going through her mother’s old journals. I got to thinking, what if our future children, find my journals one day? What do I want them…