Apple Picking

Happy Saturday! We spent the morning Apple picking at Styers Orchard. Kennedy had so much fun finding red apples and picking them from the trees!  We ended up with a bucket full of apples and I can’t wait to tackle some apple inspired recipes!

Our dresses are from Old Navy & sadly we didn’t get a chance to wear them all summer. I’m hoping Kennedy will fit into hers next season too. I need another opportunity for some cute matching mini me photos!   xo, S



Goodbye Summer

I can’t believe Labor Day Weekend has come & gone. This summer has seriously flown by, leaving me reminiscing of all the priceless memories we shared as a family together in Ocean City, NJ {my H A P P Y place}! One of my favorite beach weekends was shared with my Sister & her Daughter. Our father had purchased the girls matching seersucker blue dresses at our local children’s boutique, Bowfish Kids, and I’ve been dying to take photos of our girls in their matching outfits! Kennedy also just finished a mini-photoshoot with BowFish Kids which I’ll post about later on!

Here’s a few shots of the girls I took on the beach one early morning. I’m obsessed with these two beauties. Kennedy loves her baby cousin Charlie so much! Its the sweetest thing to watch them play with one another.

What do you think? My passion is Photography and I can’t wait to share more photos with you.

XO, Stephanie

Pediped Footwear Giveaway

{G I V E A W A Y } I’ve teamed up with awarding-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® to giveaway a pair of shoes for Back To School! pediped® has unveiled their 2016 Fall/Winter collection featuring over 70 new styles across their three signature lines; Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Highlighted by an extensive back-to-school collection, adorable fashion boots, as well as athletic styles made with Ultra Light Technology™, this collection is sure to meet any fashion requirements for babies to big kids. pediped also has great uniform friendly classic shoes in black, navy, and chocolate brown. pediped is truly a one-stop shop for back-to-school shoe shopping!

Kennedy is wearing their new fall Flex® Naomi in Black! I love the quilted detail!

To enter my giveaway: 

1. Follow me @MissStephanieH and @pedipedfootwear on instagram

2. Tag a friend in separate comments. Each tag is an additional entry!

3. LIKE this photo!
Giveaway will end 9/10 at 9:00pm ET. Good luck!! 😘  This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Instagram.

How we met….9 years ago

My husband Chad and I met the summer of 2007 in Dewey Beach, DE. Chad is a Delaware beach boy & I have always been a Jersey Shore girl! I randomly moved to the Delaware beaches the summer of 2007 without really knowing anyone (& after learning that Delaware had a beach town). I wanted a change of scenery. Chad’s friend Cory Mayo had mentioned if I still wanted to do promotional work to contact his friend (Chad from NKS Distributors). Cory and I met one another in Acapulco, Mexico where we both lived that past March while we worked for I started working for Chad in May of 2007! Below is our 1st emails we exchanged!

From: stephanie hayden
Sent: Tue 5/8/2007 11:38 AM
To: Chad Minix
Subject: Alcohol promotions this summer in delaware/ referred by Cory M.
Hi Chad,
My friend Mayo (Cory) gave me your email address in regards to
possible alcohol promotions this summer in the dewey beach area. I am moving
down to Bethany Beach on Thursday for the summer and i am looking for PT or
FT promotional work. Currently,I am a Philly Coors Light girl but i have
also promoted various liquor Diego products as well. Attached is my resume
and some photos for consideration. I would love promote this summer
especially since i am new to the area.

Talk to you soon,

Hey stephanie,
The position I was talking to Mayo about is a part time promotions job in the Dewey Beach area with Red Peg Marketing. I have forwarded your resume and pictures to them and told them to contact you about the position. Let me know if they do not contact you by memorial day weekend. I work for Anheuser Busch and also need people to do promotions in the area every now and then. So i will also contact you about any promotions that you could work.  Cya in dewey!
Chad Minix
On-Premise Marketing Manager

NASCAR Dover, DE races…First time I met Chad!

I continued to randomly work for Chad throughout the summer. I was also a bartendar at one of the local golf courses in Bethanny Beach (Bear Trap Dunes). It wasn’t until the end of July when Chad and I actually hung out together. He was always telling me to come up to Dewey to hang out but I pretty much ignored him. Little did I know, Dewey was so much fun & I was missing out all summer. Chad scheduled me to work a promotion at Bottle & Cork in Dewey one Friday Night in July. I was selling shots & he was holding all the money I made (including my tips…why am i so trusting?!! After the 2 hour shift, he asked me to stay for a drink & hang out. Long story short, we kissed & been together ever since…..but our official anniversary date is October 13th (University of Delaware’s homecoming). Chad met my brother and sister at Homecoming & he introduced me as his girlfriend to all his friends!



Elements Studio {Videographer}


I must admit, I am one lucky bride! I ended up hiring the BEST vendors for our wedding in Cabo San Lucas back in May 2013. Through my wedding photographer, Amy Bennett, I was lucky enough to meet Seth Warren who shot & edited my wedding videography.


Seth is the man behind Element Studios. He is an award-winning outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer and videographer. Check out his new website at I know for a fact many couples never watch their wedding video, often or at all, after the wedding . I probably watch it at least once a month, if not more. Its actually one of my daughter’s favorite videos….she’s 18 months young.

Videography is just as important as photography, if not more important, when allocating your wedding budget funds.  Its the day you’ll remember forever!

Seth’s documentary style of filming is elegant and personal, and not unobtrusive. I honestly only remembering seeing him maybe 2x!

If you’re looking to hire someone with talent & a whole lot of passion, Seth is your guy!

Thank you again Seth for traveling to Cabo San Lucas to capture our special day!


Style Me Pretty

I am so excited to share that my wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty yesterday! I absolutely loved reliving our wedding day through the endless amounts of photographs and videography posted on SMP. I also love the sweet introduction by SMP, “Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful weddings you will ever see.  It’s sophisticated and fun, intimate and elegant and all kinds of pretty.  In other words, it’s Cabo San Lucas done oh-so-right, complete with seaside “I do’s” and an al fresco reception that will take your breath away.  See every gorgeous moment (and there are a lot of them) captured by Amy Bennett in the full gallery.”

UntitledThank you once again to my amazing & talented photographer, Amy Bennett for capturing our wedding day and submitting our wedding into SMP! Cabo San Lucas & Esperanza will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Congratulations, Chelsea + Adam

One of my best friends recently got engaged in Maui, Hawaii, and I could not be more excited for her and fiancé. Since my friend lives in California, I had to send her some engagement gifts to celebrate right away.

It feels like FOREVER ago (okay, 3 years) when I got engaged. It’s such a fun & special time to celebrate with friends and family!  I wanted to send her gifts that are fun and actually usable, so I decided on Colin Cowie’s wedding planner + organized, and a bedazzled BRIDE wine glass.

Chelsea, here’s too many more celebratory cocktails as you plan your dream wedding! Congratulations! XOXO

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