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LuLaRoe Julia: My Go-To Dress

My LuLaRoe Julia has been a staple in my closet this summer. Every time I’m reaching for something cool, comfortable, and flattering, you can bet I’m walking away with one of the several Julia’s I’ve got hanging in my room. This dress has everything you could possibly want. It’s light enough to be worn on the hottest days, but still form-fitting enough in all the right places to make a fashion statement.

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I’ve had a blast accessorizing my Julias this summer. Dress it up with heels and and bright jewelry, or keep it casual with Converse sneakers and rolled up sleeves. Either way, you’ll look great and I you will feel comfortable and confident because you’ll be super stylish!

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This fall I plan to layer my Julias with some Lindsay kimonos, or throw a pair of leggings on and wear her as a tunic! These dresses are going to look amazing with my new fall booties as well!

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I would love to help you find your very own Julia, I promise it will be love at first sight. Find me here for lots of great clothes and some awesome giveaways! If you would like to join my team, find that info here!



Azure Skirt

I have a confession to make: when I got my initial inventory, I was not really a fan of the LuLaRoe Azure. It just seemed like a skirt that you could get so many other places. Yeah, the fold-over waistband is really nice, but I’m pretty sure I had a skirt just like this from Target years ago, and I’ve seen sooo many of them at Old Navy.


So my plan? Sell them off and carry something more interesting in my shop, of course! 😉


But then I tried it on. Let me tell you, this skirt is way better than any of the other dime-a-dozen knee length skirts that are out there. The material is smooth and silky and falls juuuuuust right. The fold-over waistband lets you lengthen or shorten the skirt so it hits just at the right spot on the leg. AND it allows you to wear the skirt higher at true waist level or lower at the hips. And then the biggest reason this skirt has been a favorite for this summer–it is cool. The fabric is so nice and light and the skirt itself is airy and flowy. This summer was a scorcher and I reached for this skirt over and over again.


We took our kids out to the park this weekend and I threw on a yellow Classic Tee–knotted at the waist–with this blue Azure and (of course) my Ugandan beads which seem to go with anything and everything. The whole outfit was cool and comfortable, which is just what I needed in this NC heat. But I felt put together and cute at the same time!

Have you given Azure a try? What do you love most about it? If you’re interested in shopping LuLaRoe, join my shop here!


We’re Alive! And (Mostly) Making It!

Ok, I’ve neglected this spot for a really long time. I say that a lot, don’t I? But this time it was kind of an intentional break. I love having this blog so I can look back at certain times in our life as a family to remember what was going on and how it was all making me feel. But after we brought our girls home, I just really needed time and space to be really present and experience the changes without having to analyze things or organize my thoughts. And to be really honest, Uganda was hard. Like really really hard. And I needed some distance from it to be able to process things before I talked a lot about it.

BUT–we’re making it! Well, we’re mostly making it. Some days are better than others. Actually, we’ve had a lot more of the better days recently. There are still days where I have to just ask myself at the end of the day, “is everyone still alive?” and if the answer is yes, I’ll count it as a win. But every day I am just so so grateful to be where I am and living this life I’ve been called to.

So, some Hart family updates–

  • In July we went on vacation with my whole family. It was by far the most interesting vacation we’ve ever taken together. Full of critters, power outages, scorching temps, and no air conditioning. Oh yeah, and having the water shut off on us. Corey and I voted it our most Ugandan vacation–that wasn’t to Uganda. Weird for sure–but also quite memorable ;).

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Baby Jesse is wondering if these cousins know what they’re doing ;).

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I cannot get enough of this picture. So cute, all of them.


Leiper’s Fork, TN, photobombed by JJ.


I’m as obsessed with baby Jesse as the girls are. He is so sweet and squishy!

  • Over the summer we also decided to home school the girls. I am so excited about this decision, but over the last week I’ve started to get really nervous! I think it will be amazing though, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.


(Ok, I’m not gonna lie. This was taken during the most grueling game of Memory ever. Bonnie and I just about lost our minds. Hoping home schooling goes better than this. I mean, it has to, right??)

  • In August, we took our first just-girls roadtrip to PA to visit my family. It was so much fun–the girls had a blast and came back to Durham totally.exhausted. I’m really looking forward to doing this every summer.


I love how much she loves him. Are you noticing a theme here? I think this was the summer of baby Jesse!


We went to Delgrosso water park while we were in PA. The girls had such a blast! We can’t wait to do it again.

  • One of the biggest things for me this summer is that I onboarded and started selling LuLaRoe clothing! It has been challenging and time consuming, but so much fun and I’m really excited to see where this is going to go.


That’s all for now. I’m so glad to be back here writing. I’ll share more with you as I’m able. Thank you for keeping up with us and our adventures!