Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Orleans!

Alright so my trip. It was amazing! So Sunday it was a 12 hour ride and we finally got there and stayed at the Baptist Seminary. The dorms were really really ghetto! The really fun part was doing clubs with the kids! They were so sweet and made me feel like part of their family. One of the kid accepted Christ and it was amazing to see how curious he was about everything in the Bible! Two other kids wanted to know about how to get closer to God! We also went to a women's shelter and worshiped with them. It was so powerful to see how at their lowest point they can still praise God and trust in Him. We also did homeless ministry and it was great to help and pray for those people. It was an amazing trip!

Hopefully I can have pictures tomorrow! Love y'all! - Hailey

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

soooooooo sorrrrrrryyyyyyy

Hey! well if Shian wins the worst blogger award.....I'm a pretty close second. I have had a CRAZY past couple of days and hardly have time to write this! I promise that I will get on it tomorrow and tell you all about my week in New Orleans! and everything else on the blog like Trendy Tuesday and Pinterest Poutporri will go back to normal (YAY). People say it's a beautiful crazy life...but honestly I felt the beautiful last week and the crazy this week. So i will tell y'all about the beautiful tomorrow!

ALL MY LOVE - Hailey

Monday, June 25, 2012


yeah, i know, i deserve the World's Worst Blogger Award. i do feel bad for not ever blogging so i hope that makes you feel better ;) but I'm back today for a quick post.

Hailey came back from her mission trip yesterday. I cant wait to hear about her experiences, hopefully she will do a post on it :)

I am leaving to New Hampshire tomorrow! I'm flying by myself for the first time, so I'm super excited and a little nervous :) Both of my parents were born and raised there so i have a lot of family and friends there. Cant wait to see them all, especially my best friend, Chastity :)

My church, The Apostolic Lutheran Church, is having it's annual conventions in New Hampshire this year. The Apostolic Lutheran churches from across America come together and its a great time of fellowship and worship.

My moms family is also having a family reunion. I'm also looking forward to that because my family is AMAZING.

Please keep me in your prayers tomorrow as i travel and please pray that God will bless our church conventions. Thank you so much!

I hope your Summer is going wonderfully!

Love, Shian :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pinterest Poutporri

Happy Wednesday lovelies! The week is almost & I'm too excited :)

Here are my top ten from Pinterest this week!

um hello, can I please look just like you ?

LOVE these shorts, and the top with it is adorable and so cute for summer!

PERFF bracelets <3 I want all of these.

can I please get paid soon so I can go shopping!!

Really want to do one of these for my bedroom.. super cute.

I have no words to describe the shorts. I'm in love with them

really need a polo hat before the beach

OH YES! Mint chocolate chip cookies! What could possibly be better?

Fringe bathing suits are seriously the cutest

Well I hope the rest of yall's week goes by fantastic. I love yall!!

-Maylon :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight!

Hey everyone! Hope your having an amazing start to your week :) Check out two of our June sponsors. These two ladies & their blogs are so amazing & definitely worth your time!

First up is Cynthia from Ramblings of a Brunette

Hello Bloggy Friends of Southern FlairI am Cynthia from Ramblings of a Brunette.

I am so excited to be swapping with these girls! They are just the sweetest! I live in the Upper Mid-West missing the true Sun and REAL beaches. I blog about&nbsp;my adventures through my last month of school and learning how to balance high school endings and college beginnings while I also balance being a nanny and a desk worker at a gym... Exciting huh?! Even though I work at a gym, I find some way to lack fitness in my life. BUT something that is great is that I blog about the fun and interesting recipes that my family, boyfriend, and I try out frequently. Well don't forget to stop by!

Next is Alexis from Christian Wifestyles

instagram: username is alexismeacham

Hi! My name is Alexis and I blog over at Christian Wifestyle! Blogging has become an outlet for me to write about life as a young married lady trying to live a life pleasing to Christ. I just started blogging at the beginning of April and I love it so far! I have "met" so many amazing ladies already. I got married at a young 18 and have been married for almost 3 years. I am a University of Florida alumni - Go Gators! I wish I was craftier than I am, but I am a work in progress. I am a Florida girl through and through. I love sunshine and sweet tea. I have been asked more times than I can count where I'm from because of my accent, which I am learning to love. Stop on over and say hi, I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Special Sunday Post

We don't usually blog on Sundays. But I guess today is just special. Hailey left today for a week to go to New Orleans on a mission trip.

Hailey, along with other people from our church will be having a Vacation Bible School for some of the children in New Orleans. They will also be doing street evangelism which will take you so much out of your comfort zone.

It would be so awesome if yall could say a special prayer for her this morning as they are traveling.

P.S. I'M BACK! It feels like I've been gone forever.

-Maylon :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pinterest Potpourri

peacock feather. Just really pretty :)
tutorial on the waterfall twist. Its actually really easy. and cute :)
i do.
oh im feeling this, having to pay for gas now. joyyy.
really cute, perfect for holding back "baby hairs".
gonna make these Cream Cheese Brownie Bites next week. Hailey is witness to the fact that i make some amazing brownies ;)
haha wow i do not miss this at all!

every day.

magnetic strip for bobby pins? okay thats just really smart and why didnt i think of that?!
Hope ya'll are having a great week so far!

Love, Shian :)

Road test!

Hey! This is gonna be a short post because I'm suppose to be asleep, but just wanted y'all to know I'm taking road test tomorrow so keep me in your prayers! I will let you know how it goes! -Hailey

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Monday, June 11th

Hey yall! Here are two more of our June sponsors. These ladies both have adorable blogs & you should definitely go check them out!

First up is Kara from Styled With Life

Hey! My name is Kara, and I'm a 20- something just starting out in the bloggingworld! (I’m really loving it!) I was born in Idaho, have lived up and down thecoast of California, but feel most at home in the Bay Area. It’s where I wentto college, work, and most importantly where I spend time with my wonderfulfamily and friends. I
lovefashion, interior design, bad reality TV, bright colors, neutrals, rom-coms,animals, Kristin Wiig and Keri Russell (just to name a few things!) I’ve cometo a place in my life where I’m learning to love the little things and take inevery moment. I am constantly reminded of how lucky of a girl I am. I find timefor gratitude everyday.
Styled WithLife is a “lifestyle blog” where I share my love of fashion, interior designand products I’ve come across. I also love to share tidbits of my life, work,family and friends. I’m also an Independent Stylist for Stella and Dot, which Ilove and you’ll see a lot of! I’d love for you to stop by my blog, and maybeeven stay awhile! I look forward to meeting you!

Then Elizabeth from Fearless and Frugal

 Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I’m a 20-something recent college grad getting ready to start grad school. I love writing, trying new things and saving money (who doesn’t, right?) I’m obsessed with organizing, drinking coffee and listening to country music. I have a newfound love for the outdoors, old movies, crafting and cooking. I’m a yoga enthusiast and recently fell in love with Pilates!

After the summer of 2011 I found myself with an overwhelming number of credits to take my final year of college so I had to quit my job of 2+ years. Although I had spent my entire summer working and taking classes, I still found time to shop, vacation and spend way too much money. At the end of the summer I was hit with a wake up call -- despite all the hours I had put in at work, my bank account was devastatingly low. I realized I couldn't spend like I had been any longer.

Now I’m finding it more important than ever to save money. I thought that by starting my blog, I could share my tips and tricks I've developed and learned along the way to help others who were living on a budget, or just trying to save a buck or two here and there! I am by no means an expert (I'm in grad school studying Elementary Education), but I have developed and adapted a lot of tricks that work for me. Come visit me at Fearless & Frugal! :)

Copy Cat

Okay so im about to totally kind of copy THIS post from Jones Design Company. I had actually been thinking about doing one like this before i saw it, so im going to anyway. Jones Design Company has an amazing and inspiring blog, you should really go check it out :) Hailey has also done a post on ombre hair.

Ombre. What is ombre? in my own words, ombre is when colors graduate, or fade into, each other. As a lover of color and design, i've been seeing ombre everywhere and i love it! Here are some of my favorite examples :)

(I put together all collages, but i dont claim any of the individual images) :]

So what do you think? I'm liking it a lot. So many possibilities! :)

I hope you have an amazing start to your week! Im planning on kind of taking it easy this week because last week was spent working all week :)

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Shian :]

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Hey yall! So Saturday I leave for a week to go to Columbia for CEF training. I know, I have mentioned CEF before so now I just thought I'd take the time to tell yall about it.

CEF stands for Child Evangelism Fellowship. It is such an awesome ministry & I have the opportunity to work for them this summer. They are a Christian organization that focus on leading children to salvation.

This Summer, Me & other CEF employees will be going out in teams of 4 or 5 and teaching Bible Clubs around our community. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see what God is going to do through me and these children this summer. I'm so thankful to be apart of this ministry & to have the chance in leading children to Salvation.

This video shows past Summer Missionaries for CEF.

It would be so amazing if yall could pray for me and for these children this Summer. That God will work through me and speak through me as I teach these kids. Also, that these children will show up with open hearts & ready to hear God's Word.

Love you guys. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pinterest Potpourri

I remembered that today was Wednesday! And I decided since well i'm watching the CMT Awards and ready to show you my 10 pins! .Alright then here we are some of my favorite country pins and some other things:
I need to apply this more!

And I do like my tea (;

carrie underwood
Carrie Underwood, she is so pretty!
Keith Urban
Keith Urban, kinda makes me wish I had someone for this long hot summer!

CMT : Music Video : Don't Take the Girl : Tim McGraw
what I'm watching, duhh (:

I want to do that sooooo bad!

.the look
Shian pinned this today and I was like yes, we do that!

teacup pug ..... just too darned cute!
I will own a teacup pig.

or maybe one of these!

This made me laugh soooooooo hard!

I know I got really random at the end but I love these things! Just like I love y'all- Hailey (:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight

So Today we are introducing two of our lovely sponors for this month! They both have amazing
 so you should definitely stop by and check them out!

First is Bevery from la la Love Learn and Laugh

Hey! My name is Beverly, and I'm a 20- something year old gal who is a newborn to the blogging world! I am a native to Southern California... where the sun shines, the smog is thick, the traffic is bumper to bumper, and where you can be in the mountains, beach, forest (ok... Rainforest Cafe), and desert in ONE day!! My blog is a fulfillment in my life which helps me to stop and be present in the here and now! Come on over and let's chat about life!

Lauren from TIPPEE CANOE

Hey Y'all, I'm Lauren! Friends call me Lo! I'm a 20-something, born and raised in a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada. Where the wind blows fiercely, and the snow falls in truck loads (as do the Cowboys!), but when its beautiful it sure is BEAUTIFUL!
I first started my blog last year as a way to keep my family and friends as close as possible while I was busy moving here there and everywhere. But along the way I haven fallen in love with it and it is starting to grow! After moving a lot in the last year (places include Hawaii and Idaho) I am currently back in good ol' Canada, doing my day job of cleaning and fixing teeth, and trying
to find ways to keep myself excited about life!
I am a lover of all things spontaneous, creative, yummy and wonderful!
I love to dance, travel, bake, take pictures, sing, play the guitar, paint and most importantly laugh!
Because that's what life is all about!
Over the last couple of years, I have really learned to embrace life and go for my dreams. And if I fall flat on my face, to just get up, keep on going and make it work! Life is for living and not just enduring!
TIPPEE CANOE, is a glance into the things I love, my life, and where it takes me.
 A little here,and a little there, and whatever happens along the way!

So come on over and stay a while, I won't mind!

Monday, June 4, 2012

i'm baaaack!

I know I've been M.I.A. for awhile now on the blog so I'm here to do a little catch-up!

attempt at sparkler photos.yeah thats a star lol ;)
my brother found this turtle on the road. I named it Stanley and he liked me enough to let me take his picture but not enough to live with me. He ran away :( but really, how awesome does he look?! God is an amazing creator!

photoshoot with my sister in a dandelion field :)

I've spent this past week camping in North Carolina with my family. I had an amazing time, so much good food and fun times and good memories :)
aw little boys on a canoe. Too cute :)

Not even gonna lie, as fun as the camping trip was, it felt good to take a hot, non-camp shower and sleep in my own bed instead of on an R.V. floor :)

My summer hit the ground running and i don't think it's planning on slowing down any time soon! I'm loving not having to worry about any school work (don't remind me of summer reading) and sleeping in! Summer is definitely my favorite season of the year! :)

Some things I'm looking forward to this summer:
- Trip to New Hampshire. Both of my parents were born and raised there so i have a lot of family and friends that live up there. It's a beautiful place, and I look forward to going every year, especially to spend time with my cousin and best friend, Chastity :)
-meeting new friends!
-My mom to feel better. her pregnancy has made her sick for the past weeks, but it's for a good reason and the sickness is almost over! :)
- A week at the beach. my family usually spends a week in August at Myrtle Beach and it's one of the best times of the year! Hoping we can go again this year...
-getting a job. Oh, wait. that goes on the Things I'm Dreading List. oops.
-Spending time with Hailey and Maylon! unfortunately, we haven't spent any time together yet, but hopefully this week we can! i miss them!

Whatever else happens this summer, I'm ready for it!I've been hoping to make my 16th summer a big one and the best yet! Life might throw me a curveball and all of my plans may be ruined but I'm trusting God to do whats best for me!

Hoping yalls summer is going amazing too!
xoxo~Shian :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

High Five For Friday!

Today we're linking up with Lauren for High Five For Friday. This our first time linking up with her, pretty exciting!


1.  Having a very unhealthy lunch at Kid's Planet Park. But a $3 quesidilla and 42 cent icee, I mean come on. It doesn't get much better than that!

2. The fact that I played at the park like a 5 year old but had the most amazing time ever!

3. My sister and cousins left for the beach yesterday & I'm stuck at home alone! All I want to do is lay out on the beach, get a nice tan, & meet cute beach boys. I'm totally jealous she is doing all that without me.

4. I declared my unhealthy, no working out slump over officially today! It had been going on for too long, and I can feel it starting to catch up with me. Tomorrow morning I'm planning a nice, long run :)

5. I start my job at CEF in a little over 2 weeks!! I'm so excited that I have this opportunity. I will tell yall about CEF in the future. :)

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I know I am!