Take me to the Beach :)

Hey, Hey friends!! Happy Monday! This week, our crew is heading on a little Beach trip, and I can’t wait! 🙂

I’ll be back on Friday with our Friday Favorites!!

Xo Narci 🙂

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and I couldn’t be happier!!  This weekend is a busy one with a volleyball and soccer tournament, and some sessions Saturday night!  Today, we are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!  I have a FUN  set of favorites this week! 🙂 So, let’s get started!

Next week, we are heading off on vacation, so I have been busy stocking up on swimsuits and a few cute vacation outfits!! In case you are looking for the same, here’s a few of the CUTE things that I found!

Swimsuits

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top (bikini top and bottom) –bottom left (bikini top and bottom) –bottom right  (bikini top and bottom)

I love a colorful swimsuit!  Each of these fit really well….they held everything in nicely on top and had good coverage in the back rear part. I ordered up a size in the bottom right set, but the rest were true to size!

I decided to keep the COLOR going with lots of colors and a cute, casual vacation vibe when packing!

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These shorts are 4 inch, and the scallop is just an extra cute touch!  I love it paired with that royal blue!

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I am all about the skirts currently!  I love this Sidewalk style with a lightweight tank to tuck in!img_8696

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This dress is lined and super fun and beachy.  The ruffle isn’t overpowering, and I think it will be so cute for out to dinner!

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So, this dress is sold out, but these earrings and clutch are totally what make this outfit a knock out!   Also, I am a believer that every girl needs one navy dress that they love!  You can dress it up or down, and it isn’t quite as harsh as black!  Plus, everyone looks good in navy, and it photographs well. 🙂

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I think these next two dresses are so cute for a day of shopping or sightseeing.  They both are lightweight and so comfortable!

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And, finally, I had to show you the two new Stella and Dot summer bags that came in…

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Aren’t they perfect for summer?   I’ll be packing them along as well!  If you want to order any of the bags or jewelry here…you can shop my Stella and Dot store here.

A Royal Wedding–finally

Well, we’ve been waiting, and it is finally here!

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I will be up at 4:30 on Saturday morning to watch!  I am dying to see her dress, what Kate wears, and all the festivities!  Is anyone else planning on watching?  I need to know!

Happy Friday, friends! Don’t forget to link up with your favorites below! XO N

What’s Going On

Hey, Hey, y’all!   Happy Thursday!  Today, I am sharing what’s been going on with our family lately!   We are off to a vacation next week, and it really couldn’t be better timing!   I can’t wait!

In the meantime, we had a sweet little Mother’s Day…..I am so thankful to be a mama to these three precious faces!

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We’ve been enjoying the pretty weather….IMG_8643

And, this guy had his last orchestra concert!   In case you hadn’t heard, real men play the violin! 🙂IMG_8635

We had the best time at our community pool!   The weather has been great for swimming already!IMG_8555

We’ve had Happy Monday pictures….IMG_8601

and I am wrapping up a Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer. It has been soooo good!IMG_8531

If you need a new one, it’s called Discerning the Voice of God. 🙂 You will love it!IMG_8547

Also, this week….selfies with this guy because he’s my favorite….

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and this sweet shot of my besties at the MandaStrong Golf Tourney!   The event turned out amazing, and what a gift this organization is to the Cancer community.  If you want check out more about it, you totally can here.

Happy Thursday, y’all!! XOXO N

Style Club

Hey, hey, y’all!!  Happy Wednesday from our home to yours.   Something dropped over at Stella and Dot this week, and I just had to share about it here!  Stella and Dot is such a great company, and I love bringing you all the fun jewelry and sales that they offer!  Here’s what I do as your personal Stella and Dot stylist over here in blog land…I go through all the inventory, pick out my absolute faves that are right on trend, and let you girls know about them so you can grab them too!  You can always guarantee that I am recommending just the must have pieces that I own myself or the best deals and sales they are offering!

Yesterday, they started offering a VIP group (it’s super similar to Amazon Prime!)   You pay $29 and receive FREE SHIPPING on all your orders for a year, a Product Credit back on every order, and Private VIP sales!  To me, that’s a total deal for just $29! (Hello Free Shipping and Product Credits!!) You can add the Style Club membership to your cart here!

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And on top of all that, with your first Style Club purchase, you get one of these FREE welcome gifts.  How fun!!!StyleClub_WelcomeGifts_JPG

If you want to sign up for the Stella and Dot Style Club, you can here.  Just make sure I am listed as your stylist, so I can help you with any of your needs after your purchase! 🙂

Need a refresher on all my favorite items this season?  here are just a few…

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AND, Dot dollars are in full effect also…so that means you are earning extra dollars toward future purchases on top of all your Style Club benefits.  🙂

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Have questions about the Style Club or ordering?  You can email me anytime  to ask (narcidphotography@gmail.com).   I am happy to walk you through it!  Need a reminder on where to go to sign up for Style Club? You can add it to your cart here!  That’s a whole bunch of goodness for just $29.  Honestly, they had me at just the free shipping!   Shopping at Stella and Dot just got way easier, friends!

Happy Jewelry and Accessory shopping!   XOXO Narci

Tuesday Talk

Hey, y’all! Today, I am linking up with the sweetest girls, Ashley and Erika, for their fun link-up “Tuesday Talk!”

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Each month, we link up and discuss a different topic, and I love getting help and ideas from you all!  This month, my topic is simple but soooo helpful! I don’t know about you, but I need simple during the month of May….my days are full of REMEMBERING ALL THE THINGS, and I need a little bit of a brain break!

Today, I am asking for your help about books!!  For the past month, I haven’t read much of anything at all…all my extra time has been devoted to work and our family…And, I need to refresh my summer reading list.

We leave for a little beach vacation next week, so I will be putting all your suggestions to good use! My favorite books are easy, light reads that are entertaining or even funny with a thriller or two thrown in for good measure.  I also love memoirs and Christian books!   So, leave your favorite and latest reads in the comments!  I can’t wait tot hear all about it!

Y’all are just the best!  Happy Tuesday! XOXO Narci

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Hey, hey friends!   Happy Monday to you!  I don’t know about you, but I loooove a good dip.  Give me a hearty dip, and I can call it dinner.  🙂 Add in a dessert, and I am in heaven!  Dips are kind of a big deal in my world, so, today, I am sharing my favorite go-to dips.  These are the ones that I bring again and again to potlucks and make for my little family!  Enjoy! XOXO Narci

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix together Parmesan cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and mix with spinach mixture.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Serve with crackers or toasted bread.

 

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 4 oz can diced jalapenos drained
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon divided
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.  I use my quiche pan, but any shallow baking dish will work.

  2. Add softened cream cheese and mayo to a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and combined.  Add 1/2 the bacon, jalapenos, green chiles, cumin, and cheeses.

  3. Transfer to prepared dish, smooth out with a rubber spatula.

  4. Combine melted butter, panko, and Parmesan cheese.  Sprinkle over the top of the dip.  Sprinkle remaining bacon pieces over the top.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes, until panko is lightly golden brown and dip is bubbling.

  6. If desired, top cooked dip with slices of fresh jalapeno.  Serve hot.

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey, y’all!! It’s Friday, and I am just SO happy to be here!!  Life is a little crazy over here, but I am just so very thankful for all the fun things in our life!  What a blessing!  Today, We are hosting Friday Favorites with my girls, Erika and Andrea!  I don’t know about you, but I am super excited for the weekend!  I have a FUN  set of favorites this week! :). So, let’s get started!

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Oh, hello warm weather!! I am so happy to see you!  Mornings this week have been perfect for a walk outside!   It has been so nice!

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Also fun?  I have been refreshing the house a bit…a summer weight blanket for our bedroom and the boys bathroom received a little refresh with new linens and such…

and I picked up some CUTE Melamine plates and a serving dish for summer.

I can’t wait for summer entertaining and grilling!

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My favorites from this week include special lunches with this sweet boy….

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and costume week at Ballet for this girl

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Also, I ordered these Nakoma earrings, and I am LOVING them.

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Here’s a little better look at them!  Aren’t they soooo fun?  Also, they are SUPER light!!  You can grab the Nakoma earrings by shopping this trunk show!

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And, finally, I found the best little boutique online!! Girls, you are going to LOVE it!! A bunch of you asked about this top from last weekend!!img_8332-1

And, it is all kinds of adorable!!img_8334-1

I bought this top from a boutique  called Jojo & Lou…and they have the cutest clothes at awesome prices!   Y’all know I love to promote a small business!   My dad is a small business owner, and I am too!   So, when I find another small business owner out there, I love to share about them with you guys!!  You can shop all their items here. 🙂

I also grabbed this cute t-shirt. img_8440

Just cute right?? 🙂

And, I picked up this black crochet dress for our beach trip in a few weeks! img_8472

It would also make a darling beach or pool coverup!  It’s super lightweight and the crochet neckline is sooo pretty!  Go ahead and check them out!

Have a happy weekend, y’all!! If you need me, I will be doing sessions, going to soccer, volleyball, and celebrating Mother’s Day.  If you blog, don’t forget to link up with your favorites below! XOXO N

Senior Moment

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’ve been a busy girl over here?! Spring finally hit in our neck of the woods, so we are over here  doing all the warm weather sessions!  It’s been busy, but I love every last minute of it!

I’ve had a handful of seniors on my schedule lately….this is not something that I do a lot of (I’ve always thought my younger clients were my stronger suit ;)), but I am actually really enjoying the change in my normal lineup….and because I love nothing more than to check out someone else’s professional pictures (Does it give you all the warm fuzzies, like it does for me?)…I thought I would share a few of one of my recent senior sessions…just for fun on this beautiful Thursday.  Enjoy! XO N

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What’s Going On

Hey, y’all!  Happy Wednesday from my little world to yours!   This week called for cloudy weather  with a high chance of giggles and sequins. 😉img_8211

It involved a little roller skating just for fun.  img_6801

Presley went to the cutest birthday party for 2 of her girlfriends, and Rob and I were busy reliving our 11 year old best lives with a little throwback skating! haha!img_8269

It really was a fun party, and this is the same roller rink that I went to  when I was a child!   What fun!img_8306

The week, we’ve been up to our normal Saturday fun…img_8328

sports and dinner with our crew for the win!img_8332

And, I’ve been doing some work on a few precious newborn sessionsdsc_6773_preview

and spending plenty of time at my desk for good measure.  🙂img_8254

We went to Muffins with Mom at Luke and Presley’s school…img_8236

and I got to hang with some of my favorite ladies  at our Women’s event at church!img_8346img_8350

Plus , I managed to squeeze a few snuggles in with this sweet boy.  He gives the best cuddles in town. 🙂img_8342img_8374

It’s been a great week over here!  What a blessing these days are!  Happy Wednesday, friends! XOXO Narci

Swimsuits and Cover Ups

Hey, y’all!   I don’t know about you, but I am over here thinking about summer vacation!  We are going to visit 30a in Florida this month which means that I am busy stocking up on swimsuits, cover ups, and such!  I’ve compiled a list of what I love to make your vacation shopping a little bit easier!  Here’s the deal……I am okay with spending a little extra when it comes to swimsuits and coverups…We wear them every day from May-September down here, and I really think you get what you pay for as far as quality goes!  However, if I could also make a car payment on a small car instead of buying a swimsuit….I think that’s a little much! ha!  So, all of these items are in that sweet spot: where quality, fashion, and budget meet!  Let’s get started!

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Give me all the tassel coverups, and I love that this one is a bit longer than most!   I see this on the beaches of our vacation for sure!

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Also this black romper is darling.  I love the idea of strapless coverup!

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This is a fun colorful coverup that totally reminds me of Trina Turk at about half the price!

Also, I am loving all of the lemons that are everywhere this season!!

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This romper is precious and the perfect coverup for summer!

Need a few one piece options for swimsuits? These are great for moms who bare chasing babies at the pool and or if you just prefer some coverage!

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I love this teal floral option

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and this pink and grey floral option!

If you are looking for two pieces, I love a halter option.  It’s fun, but I feel like it keeps everything contained and is generally flattering!

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I am LOVING this pink and blue pattern halter set

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this black halter with the crochet details

and this spaghetti strap option!

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Also, if you need a budget friendly swimsuit….I love the selection at Target!!

Bring on the warm weather and vacation!   We are going to be ready!! Happy Tuesday, friends! XOXO N