Fashion: Fall Essentials!

Fashion: 4 Fall Essentials  | Megan Michele for AshleeProffitt.com

4 Key Pieces to Get You Ready for the Fall!

Because Fall is in the air (for some, more than others!), here are a few trending styles to help inspire your look this season.
  1. Modified Parka Jacket
  2. Booties
  3. Oversized Sweater
  4. Mixed Media Leather Pant

 

All Things Fashion by Megan Michele | AshleeProffitt.com

Megan Michele joins us bi-weekly for a fashion & style post to keep us young busy moms and career women looking our best. She offers simple tips and ideas to create effortless looks that won’t break the bank and beauty tips we are all looking for. Check back here every other week for beauty tips and style inspiration!

 

Intentional Mama: Letter M

Intentional Mama | Simple Ideas for Non-Homeschooling M

Alphabet Focus

Memory Verse Printable | Intentional Mama | Simple Ideas for Non-Homeschooling Mamas

Talk About / Questions to Ask
  • Ask: What does this Bible verse mean?
  • Ask: What does ‘flesh’ mean?
  • Ask: What does ‘fail’ mean?
  • Ask: What are some ways our flesh and heart will fail?
  • Ask: How do we know that God will never fail us, even when our flesh and heart will fail?
  • Read: Jeremiah 31:3 together and talk about how God’s love is everlasting, never ending, always and forever
CRAFT: M is for Mouse (Instructions)

M is for Mouse | Intentional Mama | Simple Ideas for Non-Homeschooling Mamas

TALK ABOUT
  • Learn About Mice!
  • Ask: Where do mice live?
  • Ask: What do mice eat?
  • Say: Did you know, most mice are very good jumpers! They can jump almost 18 inches in the air! (Use a ruler to show them how high 18 inches is!) Fact from LiveScience.com
  • Say: Did you know, a mouse’s heart can beat 632 beats per minute. A human heart only beats 60-100 beats per minute. (Show your child how to listen to check your pulse and count how fast their heart is beating.) Fact from LiveScience.com
READ (check them out in your local library!):
Activity 1 | Make Cookies!

Seems easy enough! I probably do this on a weekly basis with my littles! Why not incorporate it into learning time. My favorite cookie recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip OR these Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Activity 2 | Counting Cookies

Cut 10 circles out of construction paper and label cookies 1-10. Then have your child put the correct amount of chocolate chips on the ‘cookie’ to match the number. A great way to practice counting!

Activity 3 | Mouse Activity Free Printable

Free printable that will help your little practice counting via a simple and fun cut and paste activity. 


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Room Design: Floral + Pink + White

Curated Rooms: Girls Nursery in Floral, Pinks & White | by Ashlee Proffitt

Introducing a new series where I get to play interior designer (my not-so-secret dream job in another life!) I’ll be sharing curated rooms for the entire home with all different styles and aesthetics in mind. Up first, a pretty perfect baby girl’s nursery or little girl’s room!

How much do you love this pretend space?! I’m obsessed with it’s soft, feminine and peaceful beauty. What’s your favorite element?!

Curated Room Sources

Jenny Lind Crib | Quilt | Sheet Set | Crib Bumper | Basket Set | Glider | Monogram Print | Shakespeare Print | Raspberry Pillow | Blush Pillow | Coral Pillow | Rug | Chandelier

Happy September!

Friends! It is September!! I love this month and am getting excited for all that this new season brings.

I am equally excited for this gorgeous SC Stockshop image that I used to create this month’s beautiful Desktop Calendar and iPhone Wallpaper! If you have not done so yet, sign up to receive an SC Stockshop image free to your inbox once a month along with purposeful and intentional business (life!) tips! Sign-up here!

Enjoy friends! Here is to enjoying September and making the most of every opportunity we are given.

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To use Desktop CalendarClick on the image below, and save the large image to your computer. Then set it as your desktop wallpaper. Free desktop calendar + iPhone wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog Free desktop calendar + iPhone wallpapers | ashleeproffitt.com/blog

To use iPhone Lock ScreenClick on the images below, and save the image to your photos. Open your camera roll, select the image and click next. A box should pop up with icons (message, mail, copy, etc.) choose ‘Use as Wallpaper.’ Scale or position the image to your liking and then select ‘Set Lock Screen.’  

To use iPhone Lock Screen: Click on the images below, and save the image to your photos. Open your camera roll, select the image and click next. A box should pop up with icons (message, mail, copy, etc.) choose ‘Use as Wallpaper.’ Scale or position the image to your liking and then select ‘Set Lock Screen.’  To use iPhone Lock Screen: Click on the images below, and save the image to your photos. Open your camera roll, select the image and click next. A box should pop up with icons (message, mail, copy, etc.) choose ‘Use as Wallpaper.’ Scale or position the image to your liking and then select ‘Set Lock Screen.’

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies | Kate Sacra for Ashlee Proffitt

Recipe curated by Kate Sacra and created by A Delightful Home

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (Softened slightly (or use solid, just beat a little longer))
  • 2/3 cups Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 cups Flour (Any type of flour (oat flour, whole wheat, all purpose, etc.))
  • 3 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons Allspice
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Optional

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Cranberries

Frosting

  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons Orange Extract

Directions

Step 1
Beat together the coconut oil and honey. Add eggs, pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla, then beat until smooth.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients then add to the liquid ingredients. Stir to blend.
Step 3
Drop slightly heaped tablespoons of dough into a lightly greased cookie sheet (coconut oil works well for greasing). Leave about an inch between each cookie.
Step 4
Bake for 15 minutes at 350* or until lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.
Frosting
Step 5
Blend the cream cheese, butter, and honey together until smooth. If using the orange extract, add it now and blend to distribute.

Once the cookies are completely cool, frost each with the cream cheese frosting. Decorate with a small piece of pecan, if desired.

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies | Kate Sacra for Ashlee Proffitt


 

Bio-Pic-KateKate Sacra joins us bi-weekly for a real food recipe post and tips for living a natural, holistic lifestyle.  She desires to create quick, easy recipes that are healthy, while still being affordable. And one of her most favorite challenges are make real alternatives to store-bought favorites. Check back here every other week for yummy, healthy recipes and holistic living tips!

Branding: Gorgeous Collateral

Branding Elements & Collateral Pieces | Dear Sweetheart Events | Branding by Ashlee Proffitt

A brand is made up of a million working parts. It’s like a puzzle and each piece plays an important role. A client’s collateral pieces are an enormous part of that puzzle, making up many of those working pieces. I challenge my clients to really think deeply about each client touchpoint as we develop their client experience. It’s more than beautiful paper goods, its about figuring out what your client needs most and meeting those needs, addressing her fears in beautiful ways and reassuring them along the way that you were in fact the best choice for them.

I am just beyond excited to show you a few of Dear Sweetheart Events’ gorgeous collateral pieces.

Thank you to  Andrea Pesce Photography for capturing these beautiful images! You can find details on the complete brand elements, including the gorgeous website, here

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And the binders?! Seriously, I die.

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Hooray for beautiful, complete, thorough and thoughtful brand elements and collateral pieces that create an unbelievable client experience!

 

Fashion: What to Wear to Wine Country

For that trip to the wine country you’ve been dreaming about, we have the perfect outfit ensembles for you (AND winery recommendations!)

From Megan Michele:

My husband and I just returned from a little getaway to northern Georgia’s wine country. Vineyards are a newer craft in that area, but it’s exploding right now and quickly becoming the “Napa of the east coast” (along with Virginia). So what’s better than drinking exquisite wine? Being incredibly fashionable while drinking exquisite wine, of course!

Here are a few outfit ideas that look amazing with a vineyard backdrop, or any winery for that matter! Along with a few suggestions for wineries to check out if you’re ever in the northern Georgia area.
What to Wear to Wine Country | Style & Fashion by Megan Michele for Ashlee Proffitt

Outfit 1: Ideal for a more relaxed winery, such as Wolf Mountain Vineyards

What to Wear to Wine Country | Style & Fashion by Megan Michele for Ashlee Proffitt
Outfit 2: Ideal for a more upscale winery, such as Yonah Mountain Vineyards or Montaluce Winery and Estates


All Things Fashion by Megan Michele | AshleeProffitt.com

Megan Michele joins us bi-weekly for a fashion & style post to keep us young busy moms and career women looking our best. She offers simple tips and ideas to create effortless looks that won’t break the bank and beauty tips we are all looking for. Check back here every other week for beauty tips and style inspiration!

 

Intentional Mama: Write a Letter

Intentional Mama: Write a Letter | Ashlee Proffitt

This summer flew by. FLEW.

Having experienced two summers now, I knew that this summer would be no different. So I did my very best (with lots of opportunities to show myself grace) to pursue my children this summer. My desire was to simply make the most of our time together. I wanted to look back at this fleeting moment in time and remember laughter and friends and family and adventure… not errands and work and to-do lists. And while I am not perfect and my children are not perfect and there were plenty of moments of frustration and tears, I can say that overall our summer was a massive success.

I enjoyed my children. Enjoyed them fully with a heart that desired to be present and attentive. I am thanking God for answering that enormous prayer that I begged of Him at the onset of summer. So, so grateful.

I was thinking yesterday about how I want to remember this summer and while my goal is to eventually do a photobook of this entire year, I wanted something to detail this summer so I could remember it fully. I decided that writing a letter (or 2 or 3) was the perfect solution. Write out all the things we did that were so fun, the adventures we want to try again, what worked and what didn’t, memories we made and laughs we had. I am going to have Drew write one as well. I think pulling these letters out at the beginning of next summer will not only help me plan a great summer again, but will provide an opportunity to reminisce on the blessing of this summer. I may even write a note to each little with my favorite memory of them this summer.

Will you join me in writing a letter? If so, what was your favorite memory from this summer that you want to remember forever?

P.S. The Intentional Mama Series will be back in it’s regular rhythm starting next week! Hooray for intentional time with the littles we still have at home!