Saturday, May 31, 2014


Time for my May favorites!! --- We're heading out soon for a vacation in the mountains. I can hardly wait! Happy weekend, friends! Hope it's been a wonderful month for you! -- PS...Maiedae Mixer tickets go on sale TOMORROW! Ahh! 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014


Lately I've been reading "The Honest Life" and I'm loving it SO much. It's re-ignited my passion for whole, "honest" living in all aspects of my, food, health, home, fashion, baby. I love educating myself on product ingredients and feeling confident in what I'm using on myself, on my family and in my home. I just love it! I've been thinking a lot lately about how to incorporate this more into my videos and blog. :)

ALSO, between some awesome upcoming Maiedae projects, additional work and family things, I have been busy, busy! -- With that said I'm going to be taking it easy on this here blog for a couple weeks, temporarily. I'll be sharing my weekly videos, some updates and maybe a few home progress reports but I won't be posting daily. I need a little "summer break" and want to spend some time re-focusing and getting ready for something SUPER exciting at the end of this summer AND our Maiedae Mixer in September! Psst - Tickets go on sale in THREE days! I seriously can't wait. :)

Snapshots of the Week: 1// New little clothes for Soren! 2// Buddy cuddles. 3// Reading and re-reading The Honest Life. 4// Those eyebrows and little lips! I die.

Favorite Posts/Pins/Articles:
* Don't forget to get your Maiedae Mixer ticket this Sunday!!
* Love this (new to me) blog! No More Dirty Looks.
* I must try this baby legging DIY, too cute. Any recommended online shops to purchase cute fabric?
* One article of clothing you can wear 30 different ways?! Yes!

Inspiring Me this Week:
Getting my closet/style back together. I've definitely let fashion fall at the wayside since having a little one. To be honest, I'm in a little bit of a fashion dilemma/rut. I need to figure out my closet and new pieces I want to invest in. I also think I might be ready for a hair change? Maybe a different red? Maybe a shorter cut?? We'll see!

3 Things About Yours Truly:
* My hair is giant when I brush it out.
* I love watching documentaries on volcanoes and tornadoes.
* Bad dreams usually put me in a funky mood.

Question of the Week:
Do you have a favorite all-natural, organic company that you love?! Please share!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I am a HUGE fan of subscription box services. I've been a faithful subscriber to both Popsugar and Ipsy since last year and am now exploring a few new (to me) options. For this video I collected 7 different boxes throughout the month of May to unbox and share with you! I had a really hard time not opening them right away and waiting to record this video. ;) I hope you enjoy!

Naturebox - Get 50% off your first box! Definitely worth trying.
Citrus Lane - Also get 50% off your first box. Yes! And there is a multiple month saving option!
Popsugar Must-Have Box - $40 per month, also has a multiple month saving option.
Ipsy - Take the quiz and review the products you receive in your "glam room" to get products that fit you better. :)
Julep Maven - You can get your first box free, but note that you have to call in order to cancel your service if you don't want it automatically renewed month after month.
Sample Society

On top of already loving Popsugar and Ipsy, I think my new all-time favorites are Citrus Lane and Naturebox. What are some of your favorite subscription services? Any you recommend I should try?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Soren has many nicknames at this point in his life. I have a tendency to use an excessive amount of nicknames before finding "the one" that really sticks. Soren has been...butter, baby-do, muppet, little bear, pudding, lovie...I'm sure there are a few food and animal related names I'm missing. ;)

Today my little muppet is 4 months old! These 4 months have been incredible, challenging, beautiful, magic, tiring, emotional...everything. I never knew I would love being a mom as much as I do. I love it so, so much. Soren is over twice his birth weight now and is filling in with a little chunk and rolls. I can hardly stop squeezing his little legs. He smiles SO much, giggles, drools like CRAZY, loves noming on his hands, flirts, coos softly, squeals with delight, loves being with his mommy and daddy, sleeps during car rides, can roll onto his side, doesn't love tummy-time, gets really quiet during one of my very favorites.

Cheers to 4 months baby butter!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Guys! The second annual Maiedae Mixer is THIS September! We are SO excited and have been busy behind the scenes planning and putting together some fun things for this year's event. Last year truly was amazing and it was so wonderful to meet so many of you and have an event to celebrate and meet new people. A few things to note and be excited about for this year:

1. This year's Mixer will be held in the downtown Atlanta area! We will be announcing the venue SOON and we think you'll really love's beautiful and perfect for the Mixer!

2. The event will be on Saturday, September 20th 6:00PM-9:00PM. Be sure to mark your calendars!

3. We will only be selling 80 tickets, so be sure to get yours! Tickets go on sale June 1st at 12:00PM EST. :) - Tickets are $125 and include an amazing swag bag, delicious food and drinks, Smilebooth, crafting time, your name entered to win some amazing prizes and an incredible evening to meet new people and dress up! We have a few more surprises in store and we can't wait to announce them soon!

Check out the Mixer site for more details!

Do you make handmade goods or run a shop? We would love to work with you for this year's Mixer! We will be putting together a beautiful swag bag for each attendee and we want to feature beautiful handmade items and goodies from your shop! -- We also have an opportunity for you to contribute to our raffled prizes that we will be giving away throughout the night. Contributors will be highlighted at the event AND on our "Friends & Resources" page of our site. Interested? Contact me at for more information!

Monday, May 19, 2014


Sorry it's been so quite around here lately! Between the excitement of Jenny having her little one, planning the Maiedae Mixer, and some super exciting projects coming up this summer, things have been a little busy, busy...resulting in a slow blog. :) But don't worry, I've got some super exciting plans/posts coming up this summer so just hang in there with me! We'll be back into the swing of things soon. Promise! -- In the meantime, you can still expect weekly videos and updates. Yay! You can also follow me on Instagram for daily updates! (@savannahmaiedae)

On a personal note, I've been having a lot of fun being with Soren and watching him grow SO much. He'll be 4 months this Wednesday and it's blowing my mind! We've been enjoying taking him out and about more and seeing him smile and giggle. It's just the best. :) We have an anniversary vacation planed for June and I'm really looking forward to taking him with us and enjoying some time off and away with my family and some of our friends. Can't wait!!

Snapshots of the Week: 1// I've been taking the Blog Life e-course by ABM and I LOVE it. I highly recommend it to any beginner or seasoned blogger. 2// Celebrating Mother's Day with the family. 3// Buddy is growing in stature and cuteness! 4// Celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary last week!

Favorite Posts/Pins/Articles:
* Love this DIY Car Kit. Kinda love organization baskets like this, like a lot.
* These Indoor S'mores are not helping my sweet-tooth issues.
* Speaking of food, I like this Buzzfeed Clean Eating Challenge, so cool!

Inspiring Me this Week:
I've been making a conscious effort to make more time to read lately. It's been so nice to fill some of my spare time with quiet reading time and finally get to some of the books I've had stacked on my nightstand!

3 Things About Your Truly:
* I am SO much more thirsty since having Soren!
* I really love shopping and browsing lately; grocery shopping, baby necessities shopping, beauty name it. It's been nice to have some "mommy" time and get out by myself here and there.
* The only magazine I currently subscribe to is HGTV Magazine. :)

Question of the Week (comment with your answer below!):
What are your favorite types of blog posts to read when sitting down to catch up on your favorite blogs? What do you love about them?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Had a wonderful shopping trip with my sister recently and wanted to share some of the products I picked up and am SUPER excited about! ALSO: Please excuse the poor focus, I had some technical difficulties and had the focus thrown off, boo! Thanks for watching, friends!

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Monday, May 12, 2014


It was so special being able to celebrate my very first Mother's Day. We didn't plan much but we spent a lot of time as a family and it was my very favorite. We went to a baseball game to see my sister perform the National Anthem. I got to see my best friend, Jenny, be a mommy for the first time and see little Rowan in the hospital. Visited Stone Mountain park and had a picnic (we have a season pass and have been loving our walks and time there this year)! ON Mother's Day we went to church, afterward we met up with my parents, siblings, significant others, and Jon's parents to celebrate over brunch at a quaint little restaurant in Grayson.

Jon and I spent the rest of the day together with Soren, going out, watching turned out to be such a relaxing day. Leading up to Mother's Day I wasn't quite sure what type of traditions we would consider or what we should do to celebrate both Mother's Day and Father's Day. It's kind of crazy getting to the point where it's time to make your own traditions around your family. -- Jon and I decided after a successful first Mother's Day that we would make it a tradition of keeping it simple and make it a family day. I can hardly wait to celebrate Jon in June. :)

On a side note, I saw some beautiful posts honoring mothers on Instagram yesterday. Many of them recognizing and sending love to mommies who had their little ones taken away too soon, women who ache to be mommies, women who have lost their mommies. All of the beautiful moms. I wanted to second those sentiments and send celebration and love to all of you. What a beautiful time to recognize all of the women in our lives. Happy (belated) Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 08, 2014


A few weeks ago I posted a photo on Instagram asking you to submit questions for me to answer! I loved all of your questions and had so much fun putting this video together for you. :) I tried to answer as many as possible and was even inspired to make separate videos/blog posts out of some of your questions, so thank you!! It's a little on the longer side but I've got some fun old photos of my
hair and of Jon and me that you won't want to miss. ;)

* Blog Life E-Course - A Beautiful Mess //
* My Favorite Red Lipstick Picks //
* Faux Nose Ring Shop on Etsy //
* Blogilates YouTube Channel //
* Crazy Sexy Diet //
* Jaclyn Hill //
* Missglamorazzi //
* Grav3yardgirl //
* Arden Rose //
* Essie Button //

Thanks again for all of your questions!! You are awesome! I hope you have a fantastic rest of your week and an amazing weekend. Lots of love!

Monday, May 05, 2014


Uh, what happened to the weekend? Since Thursday, Jon and I have been spending a ton of time working on our house. We've been here for 8 months and have made great progress, at least in our eyes. It's nowhere near finished, but rooms are becoming more and more functional and our home is feeling like ours more and more everyday.

We did some more painting, made a "quick" trip to Ikea for some furniture. Moved lots of furniture around, organized, and we're still working on some decorating and putting things away. My studio space is nearly done and I LOVE it. It's looking so professional, clean, and like a place I am really going to enjoy working in. Can't wait to show you soon!

I also got to spend some time with Jenny on Friday. It was so good to see her and enjoy her pregnant belly. :) As of today she is 4 days past her due date and we are all on pins and needles waiting to meet little Rowan. I'm so excited!!

Snapshots of the Week: 1// Shopping trips with my sister are the best. 2// Spent some time scouting locations for this year's Maiedae Mixer in September! It's seriously going to be incredible this year. I can hardly wait! -- We'll start selling tickets soon. Be sure to mark your calendar for September 20th! Atlanta will be the place to be! ;) 3// Reading to Soren. Love being a mommy. 4// New rug for my studio! From IKEA. :)

Favorite Posts/Pins/Articles:
* Have I been living under a rock? I'm SO loving the Evernote app and am fully addicted to it after having my friend show me the ropes. Jon and I are using it for everything now.
* I've been taking the Blog Life e-course lately from ABM and it's amazing!! Worth every penny. I just love those girls. They are so incredibly inspirational.
* Oh my yum! Making this asap!
* Just got my first makeup brushes from Sigma and I LOVE them.
* Tips on "Making it Through the Last Month of Pregnancy" from Jenny. I very much needed this when I was in my last weeks with Soren.

Inspiring Me this Week:
Jenny and I have a super awesome, exciting announcement about Maiedae coming up in the next few weeks and we are SO excited. It's been giving us such a jolt of inspiration and has been in the works since 2013. We can hardly wait to see everything come together. :)

3 Things About Yours Truly:
* Now that I'm no longer pregnant, my sweet-tooth is gone and I'm all about the savory snacks!
* I'm a plant killer. I cannot keep anything alive, even cactus and succulents. :(
* I feel so fulfilled and pumped after getting house projects done.

Thursday, May 01, 2014


In my last living room progress post, I shared our fireplace makeover with you! That labor-of-love project made such a huge difference in the space. From the beginning, this room has been deemed the most "dingy" room in the house and needed the most paint work BUT it was also the room with the most character. Although we knew we had a lot to do, and still have a lot left! Jon and I are SO excited to see this room complete. It already feels SO different from when we first moved in!

The above photos are from the home listing.

So, our next major project for this room after the fireplace was to paint ALL of the wood trim, doors and windows. We also wanted to replace door knobs, light switches and outlet plates since we had a variety of gold, black, brown and beige going on before. ;) Not cute.

Since having a baby makes projects a little more tricky to knock out in a few full days, we spread this project over a couple weekends. Here is a little list of what we did to the space:

* Caulk and spackle everything. There were so many cracks between the walls, trim and windows, it made everything look so sloppy. After spending almost a day working on this it made a huge difference!

* Prime, prime, prime! We had to do two coats of primer on all of the trim, with very careful attention to the wall of windows. We used Kilz Primer and it worked really well! This is the same primer we used for the fireplace.

* After spending a lot of time priming, we put two coats of semi-gloss bright white paint over all of the trim, windows, and doors. We decided to do two coats just to make sure we got everything and that there would be absolutely no wood showing through. We also figured that if we were going to take on this major project that we would do our best to do it right! ;)

* And finally, we prepped everything and painted the walls a beautiful grey color to really make that trim pop. We were very much done with the dingy green tone that was in there previously.

We are SO pleased with the final results! We still have a lot of work to do in this space, but the major project is done! We have so many excited plans for our home this year and I can hardly wait to share them with you. :)

* Replace the odd patch of carpet with something new, and get rid of the scary transition strip, or "toe ripper" as I like to call it.
* Paint the built-in with a fresh coat of white paint and possibly paint the backing a different color.
* Purchase some furniture pieces and get this room decorated!
* Mount TV.
* Hang some beautiful pictures.
* Replace the "boob" light on the ceiling beam.