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10 Favorite High School Memories


I remember it like it was yesterday. The nerves we would trip on stage, the excitement we were free. The tears for friends moving far away, the laughter while sharing one last summer together.

As I watched my sister-in-law graduate from high school yesterday, all I could think about was my four years at BHS.  I met my future husband while there. I found my passion for theater. I became close with an incredible group of girls. I loved high school.

So in honor of Tori’s graduation, I got nostalgic looking at old pictures and wanted to share 10 of my favorite high school memories.

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1. For one night only, we were Bentonville’s Next Top Models.


2. My first concert and “road trip” without my parents and we wound up meeting both bands we saw – Brand New and Dashboard Confessional. [Pictured with Chris Carrabba, lead singer of Dashboard.]


3. High school would not have been the same without theater. Most challenging role – Wicked Witch, The Wizard of Oz. Most fun – dancer in Footloose, pictured.


4. Husband and I went to three proms together. As we were reminiscing this weekend, we decided my Junior year was our favorite. Love these beautiful ladies.


5. Snow Days. You can read my thoughts on that topic here.


6. Through my church I got involved in this little thing called LYO. Little did I know the few weekends we got together every couple months would be some of the most random and most fun I’d ever have.


7. Road trip to Ft. Smith for a BHS football game. Bathroom stop at Chester, population 99 = unforgettable.


8. Top 3 in Miss BHS. Loved every second of this opportunity.


9. Powderpuff football game. As much fun as I had, this solidified the reason why I never played sports.


10. And of course, our senior trip to Panama City. Still in my top best trips ever taken. I’ll never forget these girls!

xo xo

Rain, Rain Go Away, It’s Farmers Market Saturday

IMG_4427{first stop: coffee}



{next stop: the square with our guardian penguins}


{then a little shopping}



{final stop: Crepes Paulette, Nutty Monkey + Strawberry and Nutella}

xo xo

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breakfast with penguins

Mom and I got up to the cold, snowy morning to go explore the lastest Bentonville has added to the square – 21c Museum Hotel. 21c is a luxury hotel with contemporary art and there are only 3 in the country – Louisville, Cinncinati and Bentonville. It has been incredible for me to see how Bentonville has changed over the last 20 years. With the introduction of Crystal Bridges and now 21c, we’re quickly becoming a tourist destination for more reasons than the Walton 5 & 10. If you’re in the area, you must go to 21c whether just for a drink and art browsing or for dinner at the restaurant The Hive.

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the distinct details of 21c.

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Happy Saturday! xo xo

life lately

{brunching in downtown Bentonville}

{reminiscing about college after finding our names on senior walk}


{enjoying this awesome “congrats on your new job” card from a dear friend}

{corn mazing}