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Hi there! Happy Happy Friday! We finally made it! I had a bit of a tough week in a bunch of different areas. For one, my mom’s former co-worker, Jonathan, who I mentioned in this post last week, passed away the other night. It just breaks my heart … how suddenly things can change and people can just be … gone. He was healthy and happy, living life changing the lives of little ones in China then he got in a sudden, tragic scooter crash and … it changed everything. The only thing making me feel better about it is just the thought that my mom has him in Heaven with her. Y’all … I was crying the other night reading the messages they would leave on each other’s wall. They were all so silly. He adored her, and vice versa … like mother and son. I hurt for his family but find comfort in knowing he’s got a Momma with him upstairs.
Speaking of Momma’s … this weekend is going to be tough for me. Especially Sunday. Scrolling through social media with be hard. Mother’s Day is when there is a big magnifying glass on who I don’t have here with me anymore. I’m not trying to have a pity party but, I just want to encourage y’all to NOT worry so much about what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day. The greatest gift you can give her is just yourself … be with her, take selfies with her, text her every hour on the hour with funny quotes or sayings or inside jokes or “i love you’s”, help her with her computer, watch a movie with her, go for a run or walk with her, unload the dishwasher, iron some clothes, WHATEVER you can do … as long as you’re with her. Or surprise her with FaceTime or … something. Get creative. But, your time and how you spend it is everything.
If you are without a Momma, for whatever reason, I am hurting with you and praying over you this weekend. I know how hard life is to walk through without her. It’s excruciating. Whether she met her Maker before you were ready to let her go or she just wasn’t a very good Momma to you … I know, honey. It sucks. But, you don’t have to be alone in your hurt. Email me your name and your story. I’d be happy to come before the Lord on your behalf. Email me here.
I was trying to get my spirits up the other night, so I decided to attempt to get myself a little more organized. I used to be SO organized when I was in school, but ever since then … I have been horrible about keeping up with my planner. Until I get overwhelmed, then I need to write it down. Anyway, so I wrote all my events and trips out … and it worked! It brought my spirits up and got me excited about the rest of the summer. I am going to the Destin area next weekend; Jupiter, Florida for Memorial Day Weekend; Nashville for CMA Music Fest in June; and a week in the Keys almost immediately following that. I NEED to go somewhere I’ve never been though. I think it’s important to travel but, more than that, to explore and learn about places outside of where you live and where you’re used to going. 

What are some of your favorite places to travel to in the summer?

It’s already started to heat up in Florida. Like, it was 91 degrees yesterday, but BEAUTIFUL. I was so bummed I couldn’t sneak away to the beach. But, it did just make me happy. Yesterday was a brighter day. I hope today is, as well. It’s actually Fish & I’s FIVE year anniversary today!! We celebrate anniversaries, instead of his birthday, because we don’t know when his exact birthday is. I think he’s taking me out to a nice dinner tonight. Gosh, I’m so lucky 😉 iiiiii’m a dork, I know. But really, I love that little honey. So thankful I was in the right place at the right time to “rescue” him … although he’s done his share of rescuing me along our little journey together as well. Swoon. 
Happy Friday, y’all! Have a great, great day! xo.

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With love & sequins,
“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity,
your mind for truth, and your heart for love.”



  1. Lauren wrote:

    One more question 🙂 — will a cute pair of sam edelman espadrille wedges go with this? Or should I only be wearing gold flat sandals?

    Published 6.13.15 · Reply
  2. Lauren wrote:

    Hi Haley! I plan to wear this minkpink floral dress this weekend for a bridal shower. I've noticed it's see-through. What did you wear under it to hide everything?? Help! 🙂 thanks so much

    Published 6.13.15 · Reply
  3. Melissa wrote:

    Hi Haley – I really loved your 'Extremely important side note'. I am lucky to have my momma around to love, appreciate and have her support, but my heart always goes out to the ones that do not have their moms or dads around when it comes to these "holidays." I think it's so great how you write about some hard times in your life and instead of having a pity party, you use it to comfort others that are going through similar things. I think it's so great and just wanted to say 'thank you' and that you're a really great role model.

    x Melissa


    Published 5.12.15 · Reply
  4. Natali wrote:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Me and my husband will celebrate 7 years wedding anniversary in June and I can not believe that it's been so long time ago when we said: "I do!"
    You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit, the dress has such a pretty floral print.
    Sorry to hear about you having hard times on Mother's Day… Your mom is watching over you and you'll always cherish moments spent with her in your heart. That's something that nobody can take away from you.
    Have a great beginning of this new week!


    Published 5.11.15 · Reply
  5. Unknown wrote:

    Lovely dress!! Love the outfit!! xx

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  6. Fancyherstyle wrote:

    i'm so sorry for your loss, Haley! I was thinking about you today after I saw your post on IG! Praying for you sweet girl! xxx



    Published 5.10.15 · Reply
  7. KNRstyling wrote:

    I lost my mom a year and a half ago, it is so hard. Holidays just never feel the same without them.


    Published 5.8.15 · Reply
  8. Sarah Shely wrote:

    Haley, I will be thinking about you with the loss of Jonathan and especially, over this Mother's Day weekend. I have read several of your posts about your mom and they are truly touching. I sob through them. I can tell you were close with your parents and I can only imagine how hard it would be to lose one of them. I do know, however, that the Lord has great plans for you and is protecting your heart. He is always faithful. Thinking and praying for you.


    Published 5.8.15 · Reply
  9. Kayla Burke wrote:

    I'm very sorry to hear about Jonathan, but it sounds like the life he lived impacted many people in a positive way. This will be the first Mother's Day i'll experience without my mom. So I know exactly what you mean when you say your week has been really rough, I don't doubt it for a second. This whole week has been really rough for me too. Getting my butt out of bed to get to work every morning has not been my favorite thing to do. Unfortunately the first year anniversary of her death comes the day after Memorial Day, which is about 3 weeks away. Last year on Mother's Day we spent it in the emergency room with my mom. I remember last year's Mother's Day vividly. My dad called me in tears and could barely get words out telling me that he needed me to come over and help him call 911 because he couldn't do it. Anyways, sorry, that got very personal and emotional, and you have a enough sadness in your life already! Do you do anything special to remember your mom other Mother's Day? I'm trying to think of something special I can do for her even though she's not here.

    Published 5.8.15 · Reply
  10. Paola wrote:

    Dear Haley, I'm so sad for Jonathan, a big hug

    Published 5.8.15 · Reply
  11. Katy Amezcua wrote:

    I'm so sorry about Jonathan, Haley.
    I love your dress! Gorgeous as always 🙂

    xo, Katy

    Published 5.8.15 · Reply