SO it’s been a GAZZILIION years since I have blogged. The move + life in general kept me overly busy the past few months. Being an extremely optimistic person, I just kept saying yes to different projects and trips thinking “oh it’ll all work out”. And I mean, it did all work out, but I honestly am SHOCKED that it isn’t still June. Where did the summer go?
So, I’m going to get back into this with a post about one of my FAVORITE brands right now. Sseko. Their products are so well designed and made. My favorite bag right now is from there. It’s the perfect size for travel, and makes finding everything I carry with me, so easy. My new wallet is from there, and you will probably hear me blabbing about it at least ten more times, because it makes life so easy. It’s beautiful + my passport fits in there. Which is a HUGE DEAL to me. Cause when I am traveling, I feel like I never know where to put my passport. It needs to be somewhere safe and secure, but also easily accessible, and normally I just feel so confused about where that space is. But now I know – it’s in my beautiful wallet!
Enough about my materialistic obsession with this brand – here is why I LOVE them.
“Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. And it is working! Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree or has graduated from university and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place.”
So, when you buy an amazing wallet, gorgeous bag, or the most comfortable pair of shoes, you are helping to send a girl in Uganda, to college. You are literally changing someones life. That makes treating yourself to a new pair of shoes that much sweeter, doesn’t it?
Huge thank you to Stephanie Brooke for taking these photos of me ON A WORK DAY. You da best.
This wedding was such a fairytale. The bride was chill and sweet all day long, and when the couple were together, they exuded love. The vibe of the whole day was so relaxed and romantic, and I felt so lucky to be there photographing so much beauty. If their wedding is any indication, I am guessing their life together will be the sweetest, happiest thing. Cheers to these two, and love!
florals – Ted and Debbie’s
event planning / coordinating – Inspired Help
We made the cross country move from Tulsa, OK – to Portland, OR!
The drive was easier than we expected, but definitely exhausted us. We are settling in to our new home and still working to make it ours. One of the (many) things I love about our new place is sparkly clean white bathtub. Up till this point, J and I have always opted for older homes with lots of charm – somehow we always ended up with tubs containing a bit too much charm *cough* water damage *cough*. So having a lovely tub just waiting for me to light some candles and soak my sorrows away with some bath salts and other goodies, is almost too exciting for words.
All natural products that smell like heaven, and also look cute in the bathroom. That’s a win-win in my book.
so here they are friends – what I chose for a relaxing bath tub getaway.
I got this lovely Marc Bale watch, and bangle from The Peachbox, and since getting it, I have absolutely fallen in love. The rose gold is so beautiful and rich looking, and I love the classic style of the face. It’s the perfect size – just over-sized enough.
If you love it as much as I do, or anything else at The Peachbox, you can use the code mb-abby_tohline to get 15% off! You have till the end of March to take advantage of the coupon code.
I love getting goods to decorate my home with. Especially if it’s gold, or can hold a plant.
Moorea Seal has all that and (way) more. A billion lovely home goods, and a bunch of accessories that I absolutely need right now. I am not joking – I have a list of things “to get” and more than half is from Moorea Seal. This post is basically just to inform those who didn’t know, that this place exists, and that you probably need it in your life as much as I do.
The things that I have (so far) just in case you love/need
I am totally in love with each of these items.
So I eagerly jumped on the spin brush train, and now I am wondering why it took so long because the Skin For Perfect Skin by Vanity Planet is amazing! My pores have definitely gotten smaller, and every time I use it, my skin is baby soft. BONUS : yesterday, a girl told me I had “a nice complexion going on” YAY! I’ve been waiting forever to hear that.
I don’t know about ya’ll, but the older I get, the duller my skin gets, and the more obsessed I become with good skincare and sunscreen. And those things are definitely amazing and helpful, but this spin brush is like my secret weapon in my arsenal of trying-to-age-gracefully (and slowly) this particular one has interchangeable brushes, so you can use it for a bunch of different things. And it’s safe to take in the shower, which is great. I love this thing, and will never go back to washing my face without this bad boy.
Now, I am super excited about this part – if you want to get your own (trust me babes, you do) Vanity Planet has graciously offered to give you guys 70% off!
just click here and use the coupon code AbbySpin to get your own spin brush for $30 instead of $100 ! ! !
I love social media for this exact reason.
One day I was watching some snapchats and came across Albion Fit.
I had been looking for some new workout pants, and these were everything. After getting a pair, my love for Albion Fit grew even more. The material is just the right amount of thickness, and is so insanely comfortable. The fit is perfect, and the prints, you can see for yourself, are absolutely adorable.
I have also heard that their darling swimsuits are amazing as well. I can’t wait to get my own.
Now, here is the fun part – you can get your own Albion Fit gear for 15% off when you use the code abbyxalbion15. The code expires February 24th, so use it fast!
I have known Hannah since we were both bespectacled little fourth graders. Getting to photograph her and her future Mr. was such an honor.
hot cocoa, a sweet puppy running through the field chasing birds, and two people in love made for a wonderful sun filled evening.
have I said recently how much I love my job.