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Happy Birthday, Lara!

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It’s Lara’s birthday, y’all! That means it’s time to have a little out-of-the-office dance party in her honor! She’s not only our amazing boss, but an incredible source of inspiration and courage (not to mention one hot mama!). We SW ladies may not all be together today, but we’re sure together in wishing this lady the best birthday yet.

Photo by the awesome Nancy Ray

Please join us in wishing her a year full of joy, love and so much happiness. From the bottom of our hearts, we hope you have the best of birthdays, L!

Marissa, Emily, Nicole and Kristin (and Grace)

From Kristin: Happy Birthday, Lara! I hope this day is full of magic and sparkle and a lot of Gracie giggles. Enjoy this day. I hope you feel wildly loved and celebrated. (And I hope your celebration involves a big slice of red velvet cake!!) I know that this last year has been chock full of some serious amazing and my birthday wish for you is that you experience even bigger amazing for the next 365 days! Sending you big, big birthday hugs! xo, Kristin

From Nicole: Lara, I am so grateful that we’ve gotten to spend more time together this year. From late nights doing layout to picking tomatoes, I’ve learned so much from your wild ideas that come to life in amazing ways. I hope this year brings you so much happiness (and gold foil and chickens)! xo, Nicole

From Emily: Lara, I am so glad you got to celebrate with your family one day early, because I know nothing could make you happier on your birthday! I hope the year to come is filled with amazing #southerndoins and much Southern love. We’re all excited to see where it takes you! xo, Emily

From Marissa: Dear Lara, happy, happy birthday! I hope you know how much you’re loved by all of us, and by God. I hope your day is filled with joy and lots of gold glitter (the kind that stays in your hair for days and reminds you just how much fun you had!). And I hope that every year you can look back and think it was your best year yet! xx, Marissa

Please join us by leaving your birthday wishes for Lara in the comment section below!

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  1. avatar Chelsey Morrison reply

    Lara, I hope you have an amazing birthday! You are a role model to me and so many others. Thank you for all your insights and kindness.

  2. avatar Dee Shore reply

    I would sing Happy Birthday but I have laryngitis and sound like a sick duck lol Happy Birthday Lara!

  3. avatar Lisa reply

    Happy birthday, Lara!! Wishing you a beautiful and blessed day full of family, friends, and red velvet cake!

  4. avatar Lara reply

    I love y’all so much! Thank you for all of these very sweet words! So grateful for each of you!

  5. avatar Lauren reply

    Happy Birthday Lara! You are such an inspiring and positive source in this world! I’m so happy to have found you in this blog-world! xoxo

  6. avatar Jillian Nicole reply

    Happy, happy birthday, Lara! I hope this year brings you so much joy–in your marriage, motherhood, work, and everyday little things! xo

  7. avatar Jessica Clinch reply

    Happy birthday sweet Lara! I hope this upcoming year is as fabulous and filed with love, friendship, family, and fantastic memories as the last. Enjoy!

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Every day on my way to the baseball field, I pass an authentic vintage truck with the bed full of baskets of fresh peaches. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve never stopped! BUT that could change soon, because now, a visit is officially on my summer (and #southerndoin) to do list. Nothing could be more appropriate, actually, because August is National Peach Month! Yum – just another reason to love August! In honor of this juicy fruit, we’re rounding up our favorite sweet as a peach finds for you. Keep an eye out for a few more peach-centric posts throughout the month!

A. Keep cool on hot summer night with this Peach Tea dress from ModCloth. This softer shade of Nicole’s favorite color is sure to have you looking sweet.

B. Peachy-colored invitations definitely make for a fun twist on the classic ecru. We love this modern square style.

C. We can’t help but include this Serendipity Romper from our friends at Love Ophelia. Even Emily’s favorite, the former Bachelorette, Ms. Maynard, is a fan!

D. After seeing this shade of Essie on my girl Ashley Brooke, I can’t help but be obsessed with this peach polish called Tart Deco.

E. Poms are one of my favorite easy-peasy decorations for summer soirées!

F. I think adding these adorable stripe straws to sweet tea at a bridal shower or bridesmaids’ luncheon would be the perfect detail to any peach party!

G. This cult classic Georgia Peach blush from Benefit may be my secret weapon for bright summer skin! It gives the ultimate peachy-keen sheen on cheeks without being overpowering!

H. Looking for a unique hostess gift? This waterproof vessel combines the ombre trend with a soft pop of peach color sure to brighten her day!

Have you seen our past posts? You’ll never want the summer to end!
A Day at the Lake
A Weekend Barbecue
Summer Essentials from A Southern Lady
Beach Getaway Essentials
Summer Escapes
Watermelon Wonder

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  1. avatar Ashley S. reply

    Cute post Marissa! I’m loving peach and coral right now and I’m wearing that color nail polish as I type this! LOVE. :)

  2. avatar Stephanie Creekmur reply

    I am loving peach this summer as well! I love all your peach finds & can’t wait to see the rest! Love these Summer in the South posts! :)

  3. avatar shelby reply

    You better stop by quick! Those are probably the last of the season!!

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Let’s face it, friends, we love our sweet beaus, but sometimes you need a few days with your best gal pals on a gorgeous beach with a (monogrammed) koozie in your hand, and your toes in the white sand! Can’t you just imagine how much fun that would be? Well, in today’s edition of our Summer in the South series, we’re going on a beach getaway! Grab your girls and your Jack Rogers and let’s get road trippin’, y’all!

A. In this hot Southern sun, a girl has to keep her skin protected. Don’t forget to lather on the Coppertone!

B. Feeling a bit pale? A little St. Tropez on your legs before you go will keep you looking sun-kissed without the risk.

C. Whether it’s inviting your girls on the trip or sending out a sweet thank you after, I’m dying over these adorable bikini notecards from Design Darling! Don’t they make you want to put on some Barbie pink lipstick?

D. To me, the summer means seersucker! This Marley Lilly monogrammed cosmetic bag is the perfect summer size bag! Toss a bit of cash, some lipgloss and your ID and stash in your beach bag!

E. Add a little nautical flair to any outfit with these Swell Caroline anchor earrings! Now, all you need is a striped tee and some red shorts!

F. Whether they’re for a rainy day game of war or a girls night game of hearts, I cannot think of a Southern girl who doesn’t need a set of personalized playing cards!

G. Giant bow, bandeau bikini top, and SEC colors available. Enough said – adorable!

H. This J. McLaughlin duffle is the perfect weekender bag for the rough-on-luggage girl (like myself)! It’s actually made of durable sail material!

I. Nicole and I are both crushing on this C. Wonder Girlfriend shirt! We’re pretty sure it’s the ultimate gingham shirt for the summer!

J. Follow Kate’s lead, and dive in! One can’t go wrong with this super fun Kate Spade beach towel!

K. My friend, Emily Ley, and I have kind of a koozie obsession, and these monogrammed ones are right up our alley!

P.S. Beat the heat with more of our Summer in the South series:
Blue Eyed Yonder
A Weekend Barbecue
Summer Essentials from A Southern Lady

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  1. avatar Swell reply

    Thank you so much for including our Anchor Earrings; xo Southern Weddings Ladies!

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