Tablescapes In Columbia

It's Monday and a brand new week and I am tackling it with a BAM.  Last week was so hard but I am hoping this week is and feels so much better!!  The weather is a major plus as it feels very much fall like in Atlanta this week which makes this girl happy to be able to pull out a few favorite sweaters and to snuggle up in the evenings on the porch.  So far I give this week a solid 8/10.  💥


Customize Your Crest

I think I have mentioned a few times my love for Lettermade napkins.  I met Malia a few years ago and since then I have slowly but surely managed to collect a few of her designs to add to my ever growing linen collection.  Lettermade is just a step above.  Her designs are original, the napkins are perfection, and the stitching and colors are always spot on.  I love using her pieces ... they just make a table and cocktail hour a little fancier.  I have watched as she has grown and grown and yet still stayed true to her original commitment to her work, which makes me even more proud to own and use her products.  And a bonus ... she lives in Winter Park, Florida which means my adoration for her runs deep.


Holiday Beauty

The holidays arrived early this year ... well, they did for beauty anyway.  A few weeks ago an enormous box of Beautycounter arrived and I literally squealed.  I am so excited to be venturing into safe beauty and skincare and most definitely during the holidays and gifting season.  When I finally opened the enormous box of happy a few days later I could not believe all the wonderful goodness inside.  Beautycounter released 19 limited edition gift sets for holiday ... and when they are sold out they are gone.  There are so many amazing pieces in each set, some of them are brand new and exclusive to holiday, and when I tell you they are so good, I am not even kidding.  Each of the darling white and red boxes has gotten me in the mood to think about the coming holidays, all the lovely events that could be happening and all the wonderful gifts I have the opportunity to give to those I adore.  💓


Wednesday With Us

Wow, Monday slid into Wednesday and I am spending the day with a bit of a to do list and dodging the crazy chilly and wet weather.  It goes from raining to not to raining again.  I think it is a sweater, legging, Tretorn day, but I think I am more than ok with that. It has been a hard two days as we lost our pup on Monday.  I can't believe this is the first time in 15 years he isn't right beside me following me everywhere I go.  Even in the last few months when I could see he was fading he refused to not follow me everywhere and I tried to sit as much as I could since I knew he was so tired.  To say he was a trooper is quite the understatement.


Serena & Lily On Sale

Do you know the feeling when someone or someplace you love is having something special and you can't believe how excited you are?  Like you are so pumped you think about it all day long??  That is how I feel about Serena & Lily at the moment.  I am dying over every single thing they post, I am loving all their new products (especially the pajamas) and I am over the moon with the sale they are having!  It is so good and I may or may not have made two separate purchases for things I have had my eye on for quite some time!


Fall Feelings

I will declare it, I think fall has officially started in the south.  Of course, the minute I say it in print it will be in the high 80s next week, but I am making the statement anyway!!  I first noticed it last night.  There was a chill in the air, it was breezy, and to be very Lorelei Gilmore ... there was a cleanness I felt.  When we got up this morning and the chill was still around I was ready to officially think about it and plan a sweater day.


Chippendale Crush

image via Parker Kennedy Living

Anyone else have a crush on all things Chinese Chippendale?  Our new chairs on the porch allow me to look out the breakfast room windows every morning and take in the beautiful pattern. I feel like Chippendale has made a huge appearance recently and I am thrilled to see it in interiors with railings and staircases, and on front porches, and decks.  It makes me desire to use a Chippendale pattern when we finally decide to rip off our deck and rebuild it with new railings.


I Swiped Right

I have a confession to make.  Rent The Runway has been around quite a while but I knew next to nothing about the program.  For me the knowledge was limited to what I saw in the Sex And The City movie when Carrie's darling assistant rents her amazing bags.  I have known so many people who have used RTR and rented amazing pieces but I just never checked into myself.  I can tell you I finally took the plunge, swiped right, and we are now in a committed and fruitful relationship. 


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