Hey guys!

It's been way too long. Between a big move, John being out of town for three weeks... then having his catastrophic accident (more on this in another post!).. things have been a little hectic to say the very least! We're navigating through it all and I think I've found my groove on how to get it all done ..AND get back to blogging. Here's hoping ;) 

After John's accident I thought for sure this Mardi Gras season was going to be a no-go for the Emley family... luckily, I was wrong! My parents and I were able to take the kiddos to a parade last Friday. Even though we really missed having daddy there it was such a great time! I knew I wanted to capture it all with my camera so John wouldn't miss a thing. We both were raised going to Mardi Gras parades so this was a big deal being little John & Lottie's first! 

When we got home the kids and I piled on the bed with John and showed him our loot. It was such a great moment that ended with everyone eating moonpies right before bedtime. They loved Mardi Gras so much.. I can't wait until next year when our whole family can go together! 

To celebrate finding our new normal in a new location I've teamed up with Freshly Picked to give one lucky follower a pair of their amazing soft sole moccasins! 

Freshly Picked Moccasins are just the best. Period. The first pair of shoes on Lottie's little tiny feet were Freshly Picked.. the shoes she learned to walk in were Freshly Picked.. and to this day, she's chasing after her brother and going to Mardi Gras parades in Freshly Picked! They are made with 100% durable, wear-tested leather and have an elastic opening.Obviously they're insanely stylish.. but most importantly, she is comfortable and has such an ease with walking and running in them. I can't recommend them enough! If you check out the FP website you'll see they have a TON of adorable colors and styles in the soft sole moccasins - and the winner gets to choose which one they'll receive!!

 image via freshly picked

image via freshly picked


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  • Like the above video on my INSTAGRAM account & tag a friend!

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That's it! Good luck friends! ...and if you took your kids to Mardi Gras this year tell me how it went in the comments! 

The giveaway will run until Sunday March 5th at midnight cst. The winner cannot have won a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins within the last 60 days. Winner must reside in the US and must claim prize within 48 hours. 



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