Outfit of the Week

I wore this gold tulle skirt twice over the weekend… just felt festive!

Plaid Top: Mossimo (via the thrift store)
Tulle Skirt: ModCloth
Necklace: Target; Cuff: Simply Southern Chic
Shoes: Steve Madden
Leopard Clutch: So old I don’t remember :)

I’m cleaning out closets and listing a few things for sale via Instagram. I’m adding new stuff all week. Check them out here!

December 4, 2013 - 7:44 am

Outfit of the Week » Pink Coffee Photo Blog - [...] Last wore this skirt here. [...]

September 10, 2013 - 2:14 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Alicia, Welcome to Jax!! There’s quite a cluster of stores on Beach Blvd. They start right around St. John’s Bluff. Send me an email if you want more specifics!

September 10, 2013 - 2:13 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thank you Chioma!!

September 9, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Alicia Smith - Love your blog! I am new to jacksonville and love thrift stores…. where are some of your favorites to shop around here??

September 6, 2013 - 11:23 am


September 5, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Chioma - you look amazing!! i’ve gotta get a tulle skirt asap!

C’s Evolution of Style

September 5, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Allison - I just found your blog from your family photo shoot that was pinned on pinterest and I love, love, love your blog! :) I’m so happy to have found it and start following along!!

September 4, 2013 - 8:34 pm

Shayna - absolutely adore that tulle skirt. and what a fun outfit you put together from head to toe- I am inspired to go play in my closet!

September 4, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Inge - I LOVE this! The mix of the girly skirt and the tougher plaid top is amazing!

September 4, 2013 - 7:49 pm

suburbsmama - Gorgeous outfit! I love that skirt! Would have never thought to pair with a plaid shirt, but it works to well!

September 4, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Shio W. - Lyndsay, you are gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!! And that tulle skirt, I want!! I need to dress more like this, it’s just so lovely!!! Missed your pretty face, I need to stop being so busy and keep up on my blog reading! :) xoxo!!

September 4, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Lisa Dickinson - such a perfect combination of pattern, color & texture! i love this outfit!

September 4, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Lindsey A. Turner - Super cute! I love your photos!


September 4, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Niki - This outfit is perfect in so many ways! I love everything about it! Gorgeous!

September 4, 2013 - 10:59 am

Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe - I LOVE this outfit.
So pretty.
You did a great job styling that skirt.


September 4, 2013 - 10:52 am

Sara - Love this outfit! I don’t know if I could pull it off but you do! I love the tulle skirt with the flannel shirt!


September 4, 2013 - 10:27 am

Amanda @ Dragonflight Dreams - Lovely skirt, and great overall combination of pieces. :)

September 4, 2013 - 9:41 am

annie - Well! Aren’t you the cutest! I’m about ready for NON MATERNITY clothes now that it’s ALMOST fall…and that flannel is really not helping! Love how you paired all of this together!

September 4, 2013 - 8:46 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Allexis!

September 4, 2013 - 8:29 am

allexis - This outfit is perfection! LOVE it!



It Was a Good One

Our Labor Day weekend included a wedding (with dancing that I’m sure will be much more embarrassing in pictures than it was in person), lots of thrift store shopping, good food, fun in the sun, and laughing with friends. And on top of that an extra day to hang out together as a family! Monday morning we went out to a late breakfast (one of my absolute favorite things to do!) at a local hole-in-the-wall then did some shopping and had friends over for dinner. Not bad! We have MUCH to be thankful for, and sometimes in the midst of the grind I forget that a little. It’s good to have some downtime to reflect on the fact that “Everything we have above nothing is a gift from God.” This is one of our pastor’s favorite sayings. :)

September 10, 2013 - 2:27 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Annie, That WOULD be great on pretty much any pf the cool stuff you make. Go for it!!

September 4, 2013 - 9:40 am

annie - LOVE that quote! That might need to make it on a pallet! That’s a GOOOD one! I’m glad y’all had a fun weekend! We did too. LOW KEY. Lots of naps and working on rulers! ‘Twas good!


The Jacksonville Zoo

Last Saturday the weather here was amazing; overcast and only about 80 degrees in the morning, so Anderson sent Kingston to wake me up (they usually let me sleep in on Saturdays) saying “Let’s go to the zoo, Mamma!” How could I turn that down? So we packed up and headed to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. In true Almeida style we found ourselves there on “kids get in free day” without realizing it. Our kid still always gets in free, so how would we know?! Oh well, we and the other thousands of families enjoyed ourselves. The Jax Zoo has some great exhibits, but we laughed the whole time as Kingston stood in front of really cool animals and said things like, “Look at that big rock over there!” Ha! As usual he was more interested in running around and looking for things to climb on (hence the excitement over cool rocks!) Boys.

September 4, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Shio W. - I seriously could NOT ever grow tired of looking through your pretty pics!! Every pic is just so lovely!! xoxo!!

August 31, 2013 - 11:10 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Rachel! It was a good day. :)

August 31, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Rachel G - That looks like such a fun little adventure! You got great pictures of it, too!

August 31, 2013 - 5:19 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks buddy! I know. They’re growing up FAST!

August 31, 2013 - 7:50 am

JoJo - These are great! Aren’t those 2 cement slides so fun?! I also love the picture of Kingston running in the splash park. He looks so grown up there! Super handsome!(:

August 30, 2013 - 4:12 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Akshara! I like going too… about once a year. ;)

August 30, 2013 - 4:12 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks so much Kristen! I got it here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Southern-Chic/484174454977917 They have some great pieces!!

August 30, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Kristen - Always love your photos!! You have such a cute family :) I also love your shirt- where did you get it?!

August 30, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Akshara Vivekananthan - The kid in me always loves a fun trip to the zoo. What an amazing day trip adventure- your photos say it all. Happy Weekend to ya!

Simply Akshara

Master Bathroom Update

I’ve had the itch to update our bathroom for a while now but just couldn’t fit it in between everything I needed to be doing. Then one day I looked up at the “perfect pair” painted on the wall and couldn’t take it any more. So I walked into the garage, grabbed a can of paint that was leftover from our living room/kitchen area, and went to work! This bathroom has been the same for about 4 years (that’s a long life for decor at our house!), and I was excited to move on. Here’s how it turned out:

I used black and white elements with pops of color and gold details. It fits the current style of our home so much better now… we’ll see how long it lasts. ;)

I don’t usually like indoor plants. It’s just a weird quirk, but I decided to try one anyway. I painted a plain pot then planted a few succulents, including some aloe, because we can always use that around here. The elephant was a decoration from one of my baby showers. I think he needs to be in the pot though. “Please live little plants!”

The window is one of my favorite parts of the room. When we first moved in (and I initially decorated) Anderson insisted that this window have a curtain. Our neighborhood only had a few houses then, and the lots around us were empty, so He said he felt like people were peeking in. :) Now that the neighborhood is completely full, and our neighbor’s fence is on the other side of the window, he’s a little more okay with it being uncovered. I never liked how dark it made the bathroom, so I wanted to leave it open this time. But it needed a little something. So I ordered more gold polka dot decals from Land of Nod, then cut them in half, and outlined the window.

When I want to change up a space I like to walk around the house and look for accessories to move around. The pink “A” was a wedding decoration that I had shoved in a closet (y’all know I’m a pack rat) and Prince Charming was in the kitchen. They fit great in the bathroom, and I didn’t have to buy them. So… Yay! I also spray painted our toothbrush holders, laundry basket, and other little details gold.

Do I even need to say that the giant image is my favorite part?!? This picture of Kingston makes me smile for so many reasons. I wanted the piece to be black and white with pops of color, so I mounted a 3′x4′ engineering print from Staples (just like the one I did in our entryway) to a canvas. Then I painted a teal strip across the bottom, hot glued some striped fabric to the top, and finished it with a row of polka dots cut from Pantone paint samples.

Now I’m excited to move on to another project. I think the “drum room” is next!

October 18, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Toilet Room Update » Pink Coffee Photo Blog - [...] have to admit that when I updated our master bathroom recently, I was lazy. So much that I didn’t even touch the toilet room. You know what the [...]

September 23, 2013 - 9:49 am

DIY – TV Trays » Pink Coffee Photo Blog - [...] Tranquil Bay) from our kitchen/living room area. This is also the same paint I just used in our bathroom. We over-bought just a bit. :) Thankfully I love the color, and we’re finally down to the [...]

September 4, 2013 - 8:44 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Kristy, You really should! Yes. I used foam mounting squares and placed them generously all over the canvas, then mounted it from top to bottom really slowly. I’ve tried spray adhesive and Mod Podge before, and neither had good results. :)

September 3, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Kristy - I’m SO doing this! Can you please just confirm – did you use the foam mounting squares to attach this photo to the canvas? If not, what did you use?

Great job!

August 29, 2013 - 3:45 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Hey Kate! Thank you so much! Just checked out your site and love your accessories!

August 29, 2013 - 1:32 am

Kate - Im a new follower! Love what you did with your bathroom! fab!

August 27, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Danielle Thomas - Girl, you are SOOOO creative. I love that you do stuff “out of the box”.
Love you

August 27, 2013 - 3:53 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Or “Do you have a question?” Love you too!!

August 27, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Pops - I think you you need a caption under the picture. Something like, “I have a question.” ;) Love y’all.

August 27, 2013 - 12:06 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Andrea! It was one of those “AH-ha!” moments!

August 27, 2013 - 11:50 am

Andrea Worley - Love all the pops of gold & pink! And I love the idea of putting an engineering print over a canvas. such a good idea!

August 27, 2013 - 11:39 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks JoJo! It was really fun (except for the painting!) Ha!

August 27, 2013 - 11:28 am

JoJo - Oh my…amazing!!! I LOVE it!

Deck the Halls!

Fa la la la la, la la la la!

Believe it or not, it’s time! Christmas photo shoots are right around the corner, and I’m already booking into late November. So if you’re planning to work with me this year, let’s chat ASAP. (Current clients get first dibs!) Last fall I had to turn some families away, and I hated it.

And a little something to think about: Last year we took our family pics at home, and I’ve never been so happy with a set of images! In fact, we’re doing the same thing this year. And I’m really hoping some of you will be crazy enough to do an “at-home” session this fall! Yes. I know. I’ve heard all the excuses for why not to do it. The most common are: “My house doesn’t look good enough” and “It’s too much pressure.” But from one mamma (and wife) to another I can tell you that these are my favorite images of the three of us. And we take a lot of pics — as you know-ha! There’s just something about capturing life as it happens that tugs at the heart, and I’m dying for some of you to experience that. Don’t worry. I promise not to harass you if you choose to go to a cool location instead. I’ll still be thrilled to work with you. ;)

You can see more of our “at home” shoot here. Thanks so much to Stephanie Mortimer for taking some of my favorite moments EVER!

**UPDATE: I only have 3 slots left!**

August 26, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Tai Badowski - I love the photos of your family at home and I am soi jealous to recreate that vibe with some future. photos hopefully!

August 26, 2013 - 3:15 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Jen, You are the cutest! I’m IN!!! Just tell me when. :)

August 26, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Jen - Someday when I have a home and a family I will fly you to MN to take pictures of it. Or else I’ll just throw a big party for my 30th bday next year and have you be the official photographer. Either way I need you to photograph my life. And just be my real life friend.

August 26, 2013 - 1:27 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Annie, I KNOW!! :( Nashville 2014? Ugh. I really hope so.

August 26, 2013 - 9:58 am

annie - was really hoping YOU were going to take our pictures in a few weeks…but looks like I’m going to have to figure out something else. :( SAD SAD SAD.

These pictures really are fabulous!

August 25, 2013 - 10:58 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Brooke, That’s the truth! And I loved your family pics last year so much!

August 25, 2013 - 10:51 pm

Brooke - When you have little ones doing photos at home is your only good option! They’re more comfortable & you don’t have to be embarrassed when they scream & destroy the place!

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