Friday, April 05, 2019

Moody Blue Mood Board

A few months ago, Wayne surprised me with a pair of ice blue earrings from Kendra Scott while we were in Baton Rouge. I absolutely love them. But there is a problem. See, I don't really have anything to wear them with. I guess he gave this girl more than he thought he did because now I have an excuse to go shopping! 

So needless to say, the earrings are the inspiration for my moody blue post today. Blue has always been a favorite color of mine. You may be thinking, I thought purple was your favorite color? Well, it is and since purple is in the blue family, it counts! Just look at that blue hydrangea!! Absolutely gorgeous!
Confession: I can be a little moody at times. I like to withdraw and be by myself from time to time. I'm an introvert and I don't always like the social buzz. This may be a little shocking to some of you because I love to hang out with my friends and entertain and do all the fun things, but sometimes I just need space to be alone. To be still. To rest. To reflect. And in the world of raising a teenage daughter, simply to catch my breath. 

Using the earrings as inspiration, I created a mood board of items that reminded me of that solace time when I like to retreat and step back from all the activity. 

Blue Coat || I'm a winter person, so I love long wool coats. Especially pea coats because they remind me of my Daddy when he served in the Coast Guard.

Beach || Maui will forever be my favorite beach destination.  There is simply no comparison.

Books || Will forever be my favorite way to spend "me" time. 

Pillows || I've always been a fan of gingham and toile. Our first couch that we bought was cream and navy gingham. We still have the love seat upstairs.

Hydrangea || The cross-mixing and planting of this flower family simply amazes me. 

Typewriter || My grandmother had one just like this except it was green. She kept it on a desk in my "Uncle Gary's room" and me and all the cousins absolutely loved to play on it! We would be so disappointed when the ribbon would dry out and the letters would no longer show on the paper. Fun family memories. 

Don't judge if I'm a little moody because our weekend plans got nixed because of the rain. I guess the April rain showers have officially arrived here where we are, but I hope your weekend is filled with lots of warm sunshine and happiness! 


Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!


  1. Think of all the brilliant blue hydrangeas those showers will create! I am exactly the same way, I have my days and moments and just want to be! Those earrings are beautiful! That typewriter is sooo cool. But the coolest of all is you and I hope your back up plan brings you and the Mr. joy and relaxation. Thanks for making my week soooo great. Love you! xo

  2. Oh girl, I love gingham and toile! I don't have either in my house at the moment but they are what I am drawn to. I have a feeling you will find some fun blue pieces to wear those gorgeous earrings with!

  3. I am definitely a moody gal, Just ask Tony. Ha! I used to be a very social butterfly and on the go all the time, but in the last few years, I have become so much more of an introvert. I don't know exactly how that happened but ??? it did and here I am. That is probably why I enjoy reading everyones blogs and social media. I just live vicariously thru everyone! :) Happy Friday!

  4. I learned to type on a green typewriter as well... when I was like 5 years old. Seriously - my brother was in high school then & he took typing & came home & taught me... my mom has pictures of me itty bitty sitting in front of the typewriter where I'd type out all my books. SERIOUSLY - haha... needless to say, when it came to typing when I got to high school - everyone was like step1 & I was already at over 100 words per minute :) haha

  5. Oh I love this girl!!! Your moody blue board is beautiful just like the inspiration earrings. Hydrangeas are some of my absolute favorites and old timey typewriters are just so cool. I'm kinda sad for kids today who haven't had the fun of taking typing and 10 key. They don't know what they're typing letters to their boyfriend/girlfriend in typing class. I wish I'd saved those. LOL XOXO

  6. I love every single thing on your mood board, especially those earrings! Our weather forecast has taken a turn too and I'm not happy about it. Guess I have to start another book!

  7. I love them all! My favorite color is blue and I love it in all it's shades.

  8. I love all of your moody blues. I know what you mean about needing space to step back and reflect by yourself at times. Especially during those teen years! Hope you have a good weekend - ours will be rainy too.

  9. I love your blue mood board and I really love the earrings. I bet you'll find the perfect outfit to match them. Perhaps in time for Easter. :o)) Happy week Laura!