slow down.

May 04, 2016

I had to share this song and this video because it's so many thoughts and feeling and emotions all wrapped up in a song- my kids are truly the greatest gift I have ever been given in my life, they are my world- get your tissues, sweetest song ever! 

Shopping with Lyst.

May 02, 2016

I have been really excited to team up with Lyst because I recently found their site and it's such an amazing way to shop- it has all your favorite shops and tons of different options, all in spot. More and more I need things to be quick and simple and Lyst absolutely makes online shopping, just that! 

You can get on there and search through dresses, bags, shoes- the list goes on! 

I love that you can even search a favorite specific store and narrow down your categories that way! 
Below I was checking out maxi dresses from Forever 21! 

Check them out, they are awesome! 

*post sponsored by lyst, all thoughts and opinions are my own

Life Lately in Photos.

May 01, 2016

For your Face for Mothers day!

April 30, 2016

Awhile back I shared some of my skincare routines and my love for The Spin for Perfect Skin :)!

If you want to spoil the lady in your life for Mother's day this is an amazing deal and such a great gift!

It comes with 4 different attachments and it comes in 6 colors! It will cleanse, exfoliate and eliminate dirt and oil trapped in your pores from your head to your toes. I also love that you can use whatever your favorite face wash soap is with it.

Now that it has been months of me using it I love it more than ever- between good face wash, essential oils and this incredible face feels better than ever,  it truly has a glow to it!

For $30 this is a total steal and a great gift for someone you love or for yourself! 

 70% off//
 this brush is normally $100 but with this code you can snag it for $30

use code: withlovecasey- (click here for website)

*post is a partnership with Vanity Planet but all thoughts and opinions are my own

Like a journal.

April 27, 2016

A few weeks ago I text Danielle and sent her an article I had seen- it felt convicting and so I wanted to hear her thoughts on it. Isn't it the best to have a friend you can send those hard conversations to? The ones that really need processing through? We talked a lot about it throughout the day and those conversations led to the nudge to do a biblestudy together. I have always felt my personal connection with the Lord strong- moved by music and prayer. Moved by nature and even simple moments with my family. I can see Him in all of it. But reading my bible daily was more of a struggle- so we decided to pursue it. I wanted to be intentional. And I know that when you seek the word, it can literally come alive.

In such a season of trusting the Lord with this sweet new life growing in me- taking the time to put the word present in my mind was something I felt was important. Not only that but I want to be intentional in the areas that don't come as naturally. It's easy for me to hide behind working from home, having three kids, being pregnant- all the business of life.... but I didn't want to do that. 

Danielle sent me this idea to do a study on Exodus. We have been reading for about two weeks now and even though I am behind on answering questions and I haven't daily done exactly what I hoped I would- I AM seeing stories and verses come alive for me. Moments in the day a thought will come up and I will think yes! This is the word coming to life in my mind. 

I am learning again how much God loves a good redemption story, how He loves to give people the chances to turn from their sin, to turn from their ways. How he gives chances for hard hearts to turn soft. 

Life is so busy right now- Aiden has about 5 or so weeks of school left and I started weekly progesterone shots at 19 weeks ( we are almost at 22 now)! Knowing this will be the last one is so bittersweet in moments. Just knowing a chapter will be closed- I guess maybe it's never easy to walk away from a sweet season of life? My heart has changed so much through all of our hurt. Each kick and flutter is so cherished, there isn't a moment I don't give up all my thanks. I love seeing how much each of our kiddos are growing and changing. It feels like this year has been leaps and bounds of growth for each of them in so many areas. 

I love seeing in this season what sponges they are. I can even hear it in their little prayers at night- how they repeat sentences that I say night after night or take a sweet conversation and process through it outloud. I often find myself at night saying "are you hearing this Lord?! "- I know He is, but their precious, pure thoughts and prayers coming out are something I will hold in my soul forever. 

I couldn't be more in love with them if I tried. I am not confident in many areas of my life, it's something I lack greatly...but when it comes to knowing that my kiddos will know how well loved they are- that I am confident 100%. 

It seems like life is speckled with these moments or wakeup calls when you realize again and again that life is short- perspective is everything... knowing that we get to wake up each day and experience LIFE...we get to breathe air and hug our babies and hear them laugh. It's all such a gift, a gift that I hope never ever to let go to waste, even for a moment. Love is everything. 


April 26, 2016


Mary Beth Johnson is a wife and mum to four schooners, as she's dubbed her children. On a normal afternoon, you would find her in moccasins, skinny jeans and a comfortable tee, camera in hand. Recently moving to the suburbs of Atlanta, Mary Beth spends her days homeschooling, sneaking away to the bookstore, trying to act the part of a southerner, and sifting through recipes in The Vegetarian Times. Food is her love language.

Every spring we spend the best $15 we'll ever spend on a little pool for the kids to splash in on the back patio. The cold of the winter is still fresh enough that the novelty of a 1 foot deep pool is enough to tide us over till May when the big pool opens. Our water bill is significantly higher from the hose running constantly in April but if you could hear those kids laughing and cackling from the kitchen window while you wash dishes, you would think it was completely worth it too.

The other night we had our first al fresco dinner on the same patio with the kiddy pool. It was chilly enough that I needed a sweater by the end of the meal but it felt like summer anyway. I made caprese bread with fresh mozzarella and snipped off bits of basil from our little herb garden and everything felt perfect in a the-baby-has-green-beans-stuck-in-his-thighs-kind-of-way.

My girls decided to make a night of it. They laid blankets out on the grass and watched a movie in their pajamas underneath of the stars. It had me itching for school's end when we don't have to worry about getting to bed early and we live by the light of the sun rising and the sun setting at the end of the day. Here's to summer coming and fresh everything! Especially basil. ;)


 1 loaf ciabatta bread, horizontally cut in half 
4 tablespoons salted butter 
3 cloves garlic, minced 
12 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
2 medium tomatoes, sliced 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 

 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place both sides of the baguette on a large baking sheet with the cut side up. 2. In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic and spread evenly on bread halves. Place the mozzarella cheese slices on top of the bread, making sure the cheese covers the bread completely. Bake the bread for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 3. While the bread is in the oven, make the balsamic reduction. Place the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring the vinegar to a boil, decrease the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by about half. This should only take about 5-7 minutes. Set aside. 4. Remove the bread from oven. Top the bread with tomato slices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Cut into slices and serve. 


April 25, 2016

Every summer we head to the beach and up until that time we spend as much time as possible at the lake or the pool. I desperately crave being by the water and being outside with my family, it's something that I cherish dearly. 

When we connected with Beachmate I was SO excited because it's literally genius. 

It keeps all of our beach essentials organized in one bag... food, drinks, toys, towels, sunscreen, books, wallets and more - no more juggling several bags over your shoulder or dragging awkward wheels through the sand. It's seriously genius! 

Since we wont make it on our beach trip until this summer we have been loading it up as we head to the lake... filled with everything we need, all in one spot! 

And you better believe that the first chance we have for a beach trip we will be busting out these amazing sand castle tools- thats our favorite beach activity. Ainsleigh is already asking to get buried first! 

Yes, I LOVE when something has multiple uses. Those gorgeous strong ( seriously good quality) sand buckets...they can be flipped over for cup holders and lunch trays. 
Seriously best.ever. 

I love that it was lightweight yet sturdy and also it's stylish- finally a pretty system that does everything I need and looks good doing it! 

^^^ LOVE that it has our name on it. 

We love meeting friends at the pool and this is so nice that ours is beautifully labeled! 

Beach mate’s lined cooler system keeps food and drinks cold while keeping the sand out. 
Pack snacks, sandwiches and juice boxes for the kids!

This is SO handy for a day at the beach or lake with little ones! 

You will thank me for this one! Every family needs one of these beauties! 
Learn more and get your Beachmate for this summer HERE!

*post sponsored by beachmate, all thoughts and opinions are my own