summer favorites & how to switch to blog lovin’

i’d love to share some of my favorite summer noonday pieces with you~

these are all super fun pieces that can be added to a simple white t-shirt & jeans or shorts & a button down. or add to a great summer maxi. these statement necklaces are a great way to add some style to your already fun summer wardrobe AND do something good for someone else.  each piece you purchase helps support artisans from Ecuador, Uganda & India just to name a few. keeping mamas with their babies, helping them as they make a sustainable living wage and giving them dignity. poverty, nor HIV, can define these women anymore.

i absolutely love this image Jessica posted earlier this week of the beautiful women  from our sewing group in Rwanda!


(i’ve tried to link each image to the noonday page with all descriptions for you)

my favorite statement earrings!~


 the perfect sun hat & filipino clutch are set to arrive at headquarters next week & the week after. if you wish to order one go ahead & do so & you’ll be on the list ready to receive.

ya’ll. that hat. oh my! a classic, stylish & very functional must-have for the summer. look fabulous & protect yourself from harmful rays at the same time.

i love to carry the filipino clutch when i want a simpler option than my large bucket bag. hand made by a Filipino group that dyes & weaves grasses to make this super stylish piece.

{{{update…i had no idea but we apparantly just sold out of the filipino clutch . if you’re interested in purchasing my sample please let me know. i’ll be listing a few of my samples for sale in the coming sorry! }}}




the acai beads can be worn long & layered with other pieces or doubled up for a more choker effect.


now i’m switching gears real quick—-

you may have noticed i’ve added this little button to my side bar.

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as you guys may already know, google reader is saying adios on july 1.

i’ve moved all my RSS feeds on over to bloglovin & it was easy peasy.

first click here :

then it will bring you to this page :

click the blue button that says “import from google reader”

you can re-categorize if you’d like to. i have yet to do this. but now you’re all good to go!

here’s a great tutorial for you too


June 17, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - thank you for the bloglovin infor! I was wondering what to do about that… awesome. And the jewelry. sO cute. I have that hat and LOVE it. Of course, the sun only shines here for about four days a year so I haven’t actually needed it yet. dangit. LOL

the enchanted forest

good morning friends!

i wanted to share one of my favorite Atlanta gift shops with you, The Enchanted Forest.

Kay & Elizabeth ( a mother & daughter team) carry an excellent selection of goodies from which to chose- from baby to wedding. jewelry to grad gifts & everything in between. they’re located at 5580 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd #6, Atlanta, GA 30338.   (770) 399-1923.  c’mon in or give them a call as their southern hospitality will make you feel so welcome. they will gladly ship to you too.

you can also find them on facebook here

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June 12, 2013 - 10:58 am

Robin at Recess - I can certainly see why it’s one of your favorites!!

June 12, 2013 - 11:34 am

Cathy g.c - That store looks so wonderful!!! I’d go crazy in there! Frames, candles, jewelry …. Just heaven!!!!!

June 12, 2013 - 11:52 am

Kerri - I love all of your beautiful photos Paige! I have a lil secret too! I was born and raised in New England, but I am a Southern girl at heart! Y’all have hearts bigger than life! Not to mention nice weather and great food! Do they have a website too? XOXO

June 12, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Robin at Recess - Paige – I LOVE that crown chandelier you have pictured (2nd photo.) It is not on their website. Do you know if it is part of their decor, or is it for sale?

June 12, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Bridgette - Wow! Looks awesome!!!! I will have to check it out!

June 12, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Susie - Thanks so much for sharing about this wonderful little shop. My daughter and I will be flying into Atlanta in a week and a half to make our way down to Auburn for “Camp War Eagle” and registration. I hope we have time to make a stop at this store.

June 16, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Susan W - With your photograph and the fact that this shop is so darn cute there may not be anything left on the shelves-time for reordering!
Love Love Love this place!
If Atlanta wasn’t 6hrs away I’d be spending my time there too! You make it to where I look and see something different each time that catches my eye.
You are good for business! Just might be giving them a call!
Thank you!!