Sweet Savannah

One day during break we decided to drive over and spend the day in Savannah, Georgia! I can’t think of a better word to describe it than sweet! It was only an hour or so from where we were staying in Hilton Head. Honestly I feel like I cannot begin to get across to you how beautiful that town is! Trees and flowers and moss and foliage EVERYWHERE.

I love, love, love, love it.

We had lunch at a really cute place called the Soho South Cafe. The food was really good! I really enjoy all the lights and greenery. I think all of us agreed though that we could have eaten twice as much haha.

After lunch we just kind of wandered around. We found a really good coffee shop. I don’t remember the name but it was right across the street from Chippewa Square. Some of you may think this place looks a little familiar. Any Forest Gump fans out there? This is where Tom Hanks sat on the bench in the movie!

Also shout-out to Rachel and Lori. Yesterday I was in my car on my way to class and my nose started bleeding. Like bad. And I’m a nosebleed pro, so for me to say its bad means its bad. So I was just sitting it out in my car. Listening to some psalms (lol). Normally it stops in like 5 minutes. But there goes 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and I’m out of paper towels. So I start driving to their house since its close praying they’re there. Lori comes up to the door (by now we’re at like 20 minutes) and I’m just standing there with a bloody nose and I’m like “HELP ME.” I’m still just laughing thinking about this hahaha. But sure enough 5 minutes later it stops, right before we were about to go to the doctor. I know this sounds dramatic but it was so bad haha. Then Rachel gets home, they give me a La Croix and I go to class (late). Maybe tmi, but I still just kind of think its hilarious!

But anyway, these are just some great friends to have!

And they have got me drinking my coffee black now. WHAT.

Also speaking of coffee, we’ve got another coffee-lover….Teagon!

(No need to comment how bad this has got to be for him.)

Every morning my dad gets up, makes a cup of coffee, pours in his french vanilla creamer, then sits and reads his Bible.

When Kelly and I were little we would sit with him and he would give us sips of coffee (really more creamer than coffee for us haha) and now someone else is following in the coffee-loving footsteps. One difference though… Teagon will drink it black. No joke!

Crazy little thing!

Also, I got Teagy some lil’ vans for his birthday and I think they are the cutest!



While I was trying to take pictures, JL and I actually got split up from the group for a bit, but then we came upon this sweet little bridge. And then we went back across the bridge because we were lost haha.

I bought this jacket right before spring break. We have a J. Crew warehouse sale a few times a year here in Lynchburg and they also have tons of Madewell which is my favorite! This jacket was only $30! Its got 2 stains on it, but I think that just makes it kinda funky.


Savannah, I love you a lot, and I want to come visit again! Maybe when its a little warmer though. 🙂

I also want to tell you a little bit about my new blog set-up, which I loveee! I found Kotryna Bass who designs amazing templates for blogs first on Etsy 2 years ago when I was starting my blog (now she has her own site). Let me tell you, she is incredible. Even before I had purchased anything from her she was answering questions and telling me what I ought to do. If anyone’s ever started a blog/website you know it can be a little tricky and overwhelming at first! But after you purchase a template from her she comes in and sets it up for you. Seriously all the work. Last year she came in and gave my blog a little makeover. This past week I reached out to her wanting to change things up a little and she did everything so quick. This past time she even transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress. I really can’t say enough good things about her and would definitely recommend her to anyone starting a blog or anyone wanting to transfer to a different host. Check out kotrynabassdesign.com. You can find out a little more about her migration services here.


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17 responses to “Sweet Savannah”

  1. Julia says:

    Love the new blog set up! Also I love the jacket…seems like it would go with a lot of things!

  2. Amanda says:

    Did you use presets on these pictures and if so which one(s)? They are so bright and beautiful!!! Someday I would love to visit more down south! 🙂

    • Halee Albrecht says:

      Yes please do tell!

    • marykate says:

      Pretty much all of these were edited in Lightroom with VSCO filters! A fav of mine lately has been Fuji Superia 400+. Then I just kinda play around with it depending on the picture!

  3. Teagon is too cute. Savannah looks beautiful!


  4. Shari says:

    LOVE IT❤️?

  5. Kat says:

    Your friend who is on the far right in the coffee drinking pictures, where is her outfit from? It’s super cute!

    • marykate says:

      I’m assuming you’re talking about Lori! She’s so good at putting clothes together and layering things…love her style. I know her slip is from Free People, here. And she is so great at finding things at Goodwill and thrift shops. Her shoes are Birks, similar to these.

      • Kat says:

        Thanks for letting me know! I also wanted to mention that when I click your link to your pinterest it shows that there is a error, just so you know 🙂

  6. Erin Chucoski says:

    Grew up in the county right beside Savannah (Effingham). Love that I get to go “home” often enough to still enjoy it (my husband and I met at LU and still live in Lynchburg!). Glad y’all got to experience it!

  7. Love the new blog layout. What type of restaurant was the Soho South Cafe? I have always wanted to go to Savannah, Georgia and your photos inspire me even more!! Thanks for the update 🙂

  8. Selina Barajas says:

    Been following your blog almost since the beginningiand I loooove it ! It’s sweet ! And glad y’all had a good time in savannah I’m planning to go with my sisters on a road trip (:

  9. Ava L says:

    Hey I feel you! I get nose bleeds SO often it’s ridiculous! Glad I’m not the only one haha! Such cute pictures, love it Mary Kate!

  10. Ashley Madden says:

    Mary Kate, girl, I adore you!! Praying that we cross paths one day! Xoxo

  11. Paula says:

    Hi Mary Kate! I absolutely love your blog. It’s so cute and very inspiring. I was wondering where you got your hat? It’s super adorable!
    Best wishes

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