Midwest Charm with Anna

Matching Napkins


Dress: Goodnight Macaroon, Wedges: Steve Madden, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Napkins: TJ Maxx

“When you’re in chaos you match your napkins to your outfit or your outfit to your napkins. I’m not even sure but it rocks.” <– This is the text I sent to my friends on my way to Holland where I was meeting them for dinner. I wish I was kidding when I tell you that I packed napkins to bring to the restaurant because they were adorable and they matched my dress. Who does that?! …Apparently I do! The dress in the pictures above is what I wore and I felt so fun and summery in the colorfully embroidered pompom little number. It was great to see my friends who are constantly lifting me up and encouraging me, especially being on the brink of what I call “moving week” for my family. I knew I was headed for an emotional one ahead, as did they. Sometimes it’s nice to just spend time laughing with your friends. The best medicine is laughter and we certainly laughed. It was hard not to! At one point the waitress wandered over to ask if it was my birthday or a special occasion because of my festive napkins. My friend Denni openly confessed to her that I only packed them because they matched my dress. Maybe it was one of those “had to be there” moments but let me tell you, we laughed so hard, as did the waitress. Again, who packs their own napkins?! I embarrass myself far too often but at least we got a good laugh out of it!

We are in the thick of packing at my childhood home. The moving trucks come on Thursday. Stay tuned because I have a lot to say thanks to this move. My next post is titled ‘What If I Told You Sometimes I Lose My Faith’ (thanks Darius Rucker for the inspo). As much as I would love to laugh my way through ALL of the chaos, I just can’t. The reality is that it is incredibly painful to leave a place that I love so much and my heart is hurting. While the greater part of me trusts that down the road the sun is shining, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have my doubts every now and again. Praying for trust and comfort as we forge onward! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Xoxo, Anna

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