photo c/o Love Letter Photography

With life, comes the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts.

Sometimes, life throws us curve balls and change can come unwillingly, but other times we see the necessity in newness and welcome it with open arms. Either way, we have no choice but to embrace it.

When I replay my lives events, it is very clear that I avoid change at all costs. I fear it. I’ve always played it safe and never ventured too far off from what I know. Typically, I only deal with change if it comes unwillingly. I’m not one to stir the pot.

So it’s ironic that we made that call, when Chris and I split last year. Looking back it still blows my mind that I ran with that decision. I never thought I was strong enough to walk away.

One of the most common questions I’ve gotten here lately is “how did I do it”?… My answer? You just do. You rise up, and take care of YOU because no one else will. And that saying “time heals”? There is no greater truth.

I’ve learned that life is a series of reboots. We live each day with our best foot forward. Sometimes we soar, and sometimes we stumble. And it’s thru the mistakes, that we accept growth, and are granted the grace for a do over. While I marvel at the happiest moments I’ve encountered in my life, I have become the girl I am today, because of the hard times. I can sit here and wish that from this moment forward, it’s all butterflys and rainbows, but I wouldn’t grow from that. I’ve learned to embrace negativity and pain.

While certain things in my personal life have settled down, there are other areas that are chaotic. Certain areas that need renewal and a fresh start. The past few weeks have been tough for me. I’ve found myself searching and begging for a little redirection. It’s almost as though I am being led for greater change. I see the good it has brought me, and I’ve grown to desire it. Am I on to something?

I marvel at the work change has done on my heart. It broke me down and allowed me to build myself back up the way I always intended to. I’ve become aware that life requires constant tweaks and reboots. Newness is healthy. I think for so long I had on blinders as to what life looked like. I only saw things one way. I wasn’t open minded to other ways. It set me up for failure.

Now, I don’t wish for negativity and saddness to hover over my life, thankyouverymuch. I’m just more aware of the signs for when life calls. To me, newness is exciting. Reboots are healthy, and I have a feeling some more change is right around the corner.


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Stella & Dot Foundation Bracelet GIVEAWAY


We have another fabulous Stella & Dot Giveaway for you today.

Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Nicole Gagnon is giving away this pretty “foundation bracelet” to one lucky winner.

{100% of the net proceeds of the “foundation bracelet” go to the Stella & Dot foundation aiding women and girls}

How to enter:

Mandatory: Follow LeeLaLa on bloglovin here

+1 Stop by Nicole’s Stella & Dot website and tell me what you LOVE

+1 like Nicole on facebook and tell her LeeLaLa sent you

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Amanda, YOU win the Neon & Nude Giveaway. Email me!


Neon & Nude Giveaway


One of the many blessings that goes with blogging, is the amazing friends you meet. The girls you have never met in real life, but are certain you’d be instant besties. That’s the case with Jenna of The Life of the Wife.

It was love at first sight. This girl’s got it going on.

Jenna owns this ADORABLE accessory shop called Neon and Nude…it’s kind of a big deal.

Today one lucky reader is going to score a Neon & Nude “Taryn” bracelet in the color of her choice.

I have this pretty in white…

and can her packaging be ANY cuter?

How to enter:

{Please leave one comment for each thing you do}

Mandatory: Follow LeeLaLa on bloglovin here

+1 stop by Neon & Nude and come back and tell me what you LOVE

+1 follow Jenna’s blog Life of the Wife here

+1 follow Jenna on twitter here

+1 tweet or face book about this giveaway with a link back to this post


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Style: Summer Checks

blouse: Conversation Pieces, lace tank: Abercrombie & Fitch circa 2001, shorts: Forever 21, belt: Gap, shoes: Nine West, necklace: Roots & Feathers, “Landyn” bracelet: Jessica N Designs
Photos c/o Love Letter Photography

Summer calls for COLOR, and who doesn’t love some vibrant checkers? Think picnic baskets, lumber jacks, and chess boards. I am a check junkie and can’t wait to change up the colors and roll with this look right into fall.

This farm number is next on my list and will be packed with me on my next Kentucky adventure.


HANNA, you win the Grace Adele Giveaway! Email me!