// "On The Move" - Tea Box Express - June + A Giveaway!

Tea Box Express June 2015 Giveaway
June's Tea Box Express was totally on point! It was perfect for the season. It's been so sticky hot and humid here in Tennessee, drinking a hot cup of tea or coffee really hasn't been a priority come mid-day. Andrea hit it out of the park by rounding up the perfect mix of vendors and products for this installment of the subscription box. The Steepware Steep & Go travel water bottle infuser is definitely my favorite of the bunch. It's perfect for the Tea Spot tea that was included, but can also be used with any other loose-leaf tea on the go. I haven't tried the almond butter yet because I want to save it for Linden to try, too. He's eaten every possible allergy-causing food, but obviously we're holding off on honey until he's officially one (Nevermind the graham crackers I've let him munch on here and there...) He loves peanut butter though, so I know he'll love this almond butter, too. If it tastes as good as it looks, we're all in for a treat!

Want to win a Tea Box Express box of your own? Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing about Summer! It's that simple! I'll choose a winner next week!

If you want to keep up with Tea Box Express happenings, check out the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages! (I'm always cracking terrible jokes and sharing really fun tea-inspired gifts, so it's worth it, I promise!) You can also swing by and pick up your own subscription and get 20% off your first month with the code CLUELESSGIRL20. The deadline for upcoming boxes is the 5th of each month, so get to it! I'm a little biased, sure, but it's by far the best tea-centric sub box out there.

xo KB

PS; If you sign up for a subscription or are already a subscriber and you win this giveaway, you'll be credited for that month's box.

PPS; Happy freakin' July!

// Lace and Lavender

I received this dress in a Stitch Fix package a few weeks ago and as soon as I opened the box I shouted "Holy beautiful!"... I then proceeded to put it on, dance around in it, and tweet my excitement. I couldn't really come up with a the perfect "pairing" for it so I could wear it out and about, but then I found this lavender cardigan in my closet and I was sold. It was the perfect combo! This dress is so elegant and well made. I could rave about it for days! I love that it can easily be dressed up or down. It really is a dream dress and I suggest everyone get a Stitch Fix of their own and specifically request this little number haha! The whole top part of the outfit is light and airy, so the black platforms weigh it down a little. I normally would have opted for my brown version of the same shoes, but they're lost in the abyss that is the underside of our bed ha! #Realtalk 

Anyone have any fun plans for 4th of July? My parents usually have a cookout every year, but our neighbors invited us and the kids out to their little shindig, so it sounds like we might have a pretty fun weekend ahead of us! We don't really get into the fireworks or anything, but I love a good excuse for a BBQ and some pool time haha This might sound totally ridiculous/crazy, but it's so nice to have neighbors we actually like and enjoy hanging out with. Mike and I have had our fair share of "interesting" neighbors in the past 6 years, but we love Doug and Amy next door, and their kids are all great and have so much fun with Toby. I feel like we've waited a long time to say that about our neighbors ya know? I started to think "Maybe it's us. We're the common denominator..." but no, we've just had some doozies over the years haha! Anyway, Happy Tuesday! xo

Bangle bracelet via Rocksbox (use code kaelahxoxo for one free month!)
MIA platform wedges

xo KB

// Linden Atlas - Eleven Months

This sweet boy of ours turned eleven months old last week. His first birthday party planning is in full swing and he is a bright spot in our days. I keep wanting to soak up every single minute of him because I find each passing day to be more and more heartbreaking (and exciting! and fun! and overwhelming!). Sometimes I can't believe that Mike and I made this perfect little dude. It's kind of the coolest thing ever. Just one more monthly update... *sigh* I'm not ready!

At 10 months old Linden:
+ went swimming in the Tennessee river for the first time (and LOVED it!)
+ started consistently signing words to communicate with us.
+ slept like a champ... still! *knock on wood*
+ tried so many new foods, and loved every single one of them.
+ started running! Yes, running! HELP!
+ finally got in a bucket swing and was the happiest kid in the world.
+ got in the pool for the first time, too!

Just a few more weeks and my baby won't be a "baby" anymore... he'll be a toddler. I don't even know where the past eleven months have gone.

xo KB

// Tobacco Farm

Tennessee Tobacco Farm
Tennessee Tobacco Farm
Tennessee Tobacco Farm
Tennessee Tobacco Farm
Tennessee Tobacco Farm
I have carried you, always. 

Before you were conceived, I carried a part of you in my soul. When I met your father, I looked into his eyes and saw the other part of you, and knew you, and prayed that you would come to be. 

Before you were born, I carried you in my womb. When you were restless I sang to you and soothed you and told you how I loved you. 

When you were born, I carried you in my arms. I kissed you and held you and put you to my breast, so that you would know that there is light and warmth and goodness in the world. 

Later, I wrapped you in cloth and carried you close to my heart. I held you close so that you could hear that my heart beats like yours; that we are the same, you and I, and that you would never have to cry alone. 

After a while, I carried you on my back, so that you could look at the world with confidence and joy and know that you belonged; so that you could share all of the beauty of the world as an equal to all that live in it. 

Now, later still, I carry you when you are tired or fearful. So that you know that no matter how weary you become, or what life holds, you can always depend on others for support and comfort. 

When you grow older, my darling, and your adventures take you further from my arms, know that even in my last hour I will carry you. I will carry you in my heart, for you are always with me. 

I will carry you, always. 

 - Christine Maguire

xo KB

Old Navy dress
Old Navy chambray shirt
Old Navy hat
Sanuk flip flops
Sakura Bloom "Cedar" ring sling

// Things I Love Thursday v.227

these floral donuts with orange glaze! ♥
♥ this was hilarious! ♥
♥ this = #heaven! ♥
♥ this made me laugh ♥
♥ this is one of the best gifs ever ♥
♥ this! the botanical gardens in montreal are wild! ♥
these photos by elizabeth gadd are beautiful ♥
♥ this view ♥
this shirt! ♥

// AFFIRMATIONS! This is such great advice. I hope you check it out!

// 5 secret Amazon Prime perks you didn't know about. (Okay, maybe you did. But just in case!)

// I hated breastfeeding. I've received *so* many emails re: my breastfeeding story in the past several weeks. I came across this and wanted to share it so other moms could feel like someone else understands.

// Hooray for Soul Carrier! They surpassed their Kickstarter goal in just 56 hours!

// 14 things all Southern women know to be true. This was just a funny thing to laugh at (and nod my head at!)

// Unpopular opinion: I hate all of these gratuitous childhood graduations. Part of me was really sad Toby didn't have a kindergarten graduation, but part of me also agrees with this.

// Get your first month of Rocksbox 100% FREE (as many shipments as you can get in 30 days) by using the code kaelahxoxo.

What are you loving this week?

xo KB