Effie’s 9th Birthday! + Life Lately

Effie celebrated her 9th birthday on Friday!  Can you tell she was just a little excited?

Eight years ago.  They grow up too fast!

Her party request was a ‘Cupcake Wars’ theme with unicorns and a dance party.  Each of her friends decorated two cupcakes with frosting, sprinkles and different cupcake toppers.

I’m pretty sure she got it!

Wheeler created these for the party and incorporated some of Effie’s favorite things…like ham?  So random.  Haha.

She made her own birthday cake!

Thinking hard about her birthday wish!

We cooked out with friends over the weekend.  One of my friends made this amazing charcuterie board!

And y’all, this stuff is soooo good!  It’s just the right amount of spice!  One of y’all said you had it on pizza.  Sounds delicious!  Goes so well with cheese too.

Best Loaded Greek Salad!

Wheeler was in the top four in the running for treasurer at school.  Her sweet dress is from Pink Chicken NY.  The girls got them earlier this year for a Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance.  She also wore it to her school talent show in the spring.  It’s a special dress!

So proud of her speech!

Loving the colors of this scarf so much! // Jacket // Sunnies // Earrings (all colors are currently 25% off) // Jeans // Flats // Crossbody

Team Spirit Night at church last week!

Holy Rolly Hand-Rolled Ice Cream – I mean!  Amazing!

One of her birthday gifts was this jean jacket and she seriously hasn’t taken it off!  Only $19.99!

With my now 9-year old! // Wore my new v-neck I got last week (only $19.50)!

Couldn’t have asked for a prettier day yesterday!

The Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament was going on over the weekend, so we decided to venture out and watch some of it.

Dress // Sandals // Crossbody

Unlocked the Christmas Movie Vault with Love Actually last night!  Next up, The Family Stone.

Goldbug Bracelet – still a fave!  Would make a great Christmas gift!


This is the softest sweater, hands down!  And it’s currently on sale!  And I’m sure you’ve noticed, but this has definitely become my go-to crossbody lately.  Just love it.  Holds everything I need.

Hope y’all have a great start to your week!