A Lovely Little Baby Shower

18 Mar

This weekend I had the great honor of throwing Sam, one of my best friends in the entire world, a baby shower. She is expecting a little girl in May and I can’t wait to meet her! This was my first time throwing a baby shower and it was so much fun! Lots of DIY goodness and sweet moments with amazing people! A huge thanks to my sweet grandmother for helping me put everything together.

Here are a few pictures from the big day. Hope you enjoy!
Music Themed Baby Shower - The Lovely Lantern
{A Music Themed Baby Shower}
Complete with musical shaped rice krispies treats, music note garland and a beautiful ombre cake by the wonderful Jennifer at JK Baking Company!

IMG_2399{Baby Picture Display}

Lavender Lemonade - The Lovely Lantern{Lavender Lemonade}
Find the recipe here. It was delicious!

Baby Girl Clothes
Bagged + Loaded{Girly Gifts}
Do you recognize this tote for Bagged + Loaded?
Sam{The Guest of Honor}

Friends {Sweet friends since the 6th grade}


Baby Love

27 Feb

Grady and I are on a mission to stretch ourselves creatively this year! That was part of the reason behind starting this blog. It serves as a creativity accountability partner. In the past month or so photography has been my focus, something I’ve always been interested in but never disciplined enough to actually work at. Here are a few of my favorite shots from a 3-month shoot with my nephew Bruce.

Bruce was born on Grady and I’s one year anniversary, November 12. I like to think Bruce and I have a special bond because we both came into the Nichols/Tyndall family on the same day. He is so precious and I just love him!

Bruce on The Lovely Lantern

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Share the Love Giveaway

14 Feb

Bagged + Loaded Giveaway

Heart Tote from Bagged + Loaded on EtsyRemember this Signature Personalized Heart Tote from Bagged + Loaded that I posted on my Valentine’s Picks for Her Gift Guide?

Well, here is your chance to win your very own! Tammy with Bagged + Loaded has graciously offered to give away a tote to a lucky reader! Be sure to visit Bagged + Loaded on Etsy and explore all the amazing totes available. Just think of all the possibilities: bridesmaid gifts, diaper bag, welcome bags, travel or just because!

 See below for how you can enter to win.

To Enter:

Complete any of the following tasks:

Like Bagged + Loaded on Facebook
Like The Lovely Lantern on Facebook
Favorite Bagged + Loaded on Etsy
Sign Up to Follow The Lovely Lantern Via Email (Look to Your Right)


Leave a comment on this post stating which of the above four tasks you have completed.
Your name will be entered into the drawing once for each of the above tasks you complete if you leave a comment on this post stating which you have done (4 chances to enter).

The Bagged + Loaded Tote Giveaway will be open February 14th until 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. If a response is not received within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Good Luck and remember to share the love this Valentine’s Day!


Thank you so much to all who entered the Bagged + Loaded giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is…
Rebecca B. 

Congrats and be expecting an email from me!

The winner was selected using random.org.

Valentine’s Day Picks for Him

12 Feb

Just a few picks for the man in your life. These are all husband and dad selected and approved!
For the Man in Your Life
1. Garden and Gun
Find it here.
This magazine has it all: Food, Travel, Gardening, Sporting Life, Arts and Music, Stunning photography. Southern ladies, you will love it too.

2. Anson Belt and Buckle
Find it here.
Both my dad and my husband rock these belts. They are micro-adjustable with detachable buckles. Super stylish and the technology is just plain awesome.

3. MensDept. Hair Products
Find it locally here.

4. Olloclip 3-in-One iPhone lens
Find it here.
Clips on to your iPhone for fisheye, wide-angle and macro shots.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Picks for Her

9 Feb

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Single or taken, it’s just fun to celebrate love around you. Love of friends, family, children or a spouse. Plus, there is chocolate EVERYWHERE! It’s just awesome to me that there is a whole day dedicated to love! Here are a few finds that any gal would be thrilled to receive on February 14. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - The Lovely Lantern

1. {Made with Love Cookie Stamp from World Market}
Find it here.
This cookie stamp will make your sweet treats extra special with a personal message.

2. {Foiled Hearts Infinity Scarf from Charlotte Russe}
Find it here.
This adorable heart scarf would make cupid swoon.

3. {Signature Personalized Heart Tote in Mustard from bagged + loaded}
Find it here.
bagged + loaded has many fabulous totes but this one tugged on my heart strings!

4. {On the Mark Necklace from Stella and Dot}
Find it here.
This little arrow certainly hits the mark.

5. {I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg}
Find it here.
Grady gave me this book for our anniversary. A simple answer to the question “Why do you like me?”

“Even if it was way down at the bottom of November even if it was no place particular in January I would go on choosing you and you would go on choosing me over and over again”

Excerpt from I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg and illustrated by Jacquline Chwast

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