Soaking Up The Summer ...

We are home from Palm Beach and I am taking the day off to completely soak up the day with my kids. Regular season of swim team ended last week so I have a lot more time with these people I adore. Time flies by and I don't take for granted that I only have a small window to truly make an impression on them and summer is a huge part of that.

So far this morning we ate waffles together, caught up from all the chatter from their weekends and starting thinking about things we want to do with the last four weeks of summer.  They have some amazing ideas and fun requests and I can't wait to make it all come true.  Plus camp is coming in a week so we have to squeeze in fun, summer reading and plenty of late nights staying up to play cards and hang out.

On the top of my wish list is plenty of time by the pool and many hours reading books and jumping up when I hear the ice cream truck.  Anyone else love a good afternoon ice cream treat?

Oh and I can only hope my freckles all connect and one day I will be as brown as our olive skinned baby. 

Who am I kidding ... that will never happen!

Don't forget to enter the giddy paperie giveaway, it ends tomorrow!!

Happy Monday!


Saturday Scores ... Vol. 6

Face Cleansing Towelette || Book || Face Lotion || SPF Lip Balm || Fragrance || Eye Mask (J.Crew)||

I'm in Palm Beach for the weekend (yay!!!) so I am sharing all my travel essentials for you today.   We all have those favorite things we can never leave home without whether it be stain remover or your favorite fragrance. I thought it would be fun to share my must haves ...


National Pink Day ... Yes Please!!

OMG!!! Tomorrow might just be my favorite national holiday! Did you realize it was National Day of Pink tomorrow?  I almost exploded with pink confetti when I found out! Pink is a classic, girly, happy, and fun color, but it is one you can truly use your whole life when you do it right. You can never go wrong whether it be millennial pink, bubble gum pink, baby pink, or hot pink ... they're all too good.


Introducing Giddy Paperie

As you know I am a Florida girl and I am drawn to all things coming from the Sunshine State.  I can't really describe it, but I will say I am truly attracted to something I know comes from "home".  I know we share a love of citrus picked straight off the tree, flip flops in all months of the year and desire to spend a full day at the beach.  We just get each other.

This describes my excitement to find yet another amazing company based in Winter Park, Florida.  I loved everything about giddy paperie from the introduction email to the incredible art that becomes note cards, tea towels and so much more.  The Orange you Glad note cards above took me right back to my childhood summers scouting orange groves with my grandfather for the best fruit to purchase. It is like we were able to finish each other sentences from the get go.  I am thrilled to be able to share my newest business obsession with you today.

Located in sunny Winter Park, Florida, giddy paperie, launched a little more than three years ago with the goal of making art a part of everyday life. Whether writing a note, planning a celebration or cooking in the kitchen, their goal is create an artful home and office. Working together, the mother-daughter team has built the business from the ground up and is now sold in a variety of boutiques and stores across the country and online.

Leslie was recently recognized as "10 Designers to Watch in 2017" within the Stationery Industry and they have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and The Today Show recently as well. The new "Chin Chin" collection is the latest in creating what has always been a favorite Blue and White Chinoiserie decor.

"As a painter for all of my life, it's easy to find inspiration in the the everyday 'Littles of Life': a little joke, a little fun and a little perspective." Leslie Chalfont~Founder|Designer

Aren't you obsessed too?

I have such respect for artists, they have such a way of capturing life in a real and tangible sense. Leslie is such a master at capturing her love for her life and the simple things she enjoys with the trends of today.  I love her chinoiserie drawings that combine the classic blue and white with the shells and birds that are apart of her life in Florida. Oh and then the leopard? I truly can't get enough!

I could stare at her art all day long!  I have a huge collection of stationery but I never tire of adding to my collection.  I can't decide between the Blue and White meet the Tropics and Tortoise Time with its amazing bamboo initial!  There are all so good!

I have the privilege of sharing this goodness with you with a fun GIVEAWAY!  I have partnered with giddy paperie to give one lucky reader a set of Blue and White meet the Tropics folded note cards + a set of Pagoda Princess folded note cards both in the color way of your choosing.  I am so excited to share this with you today! I absolutely love giving things away, it is so much fun!!

Enter below and good luck!! 

Have the best Tuesday filled with sunshine and all the simple things you love most!  


Saturday Scores ... Vol. 5

Bamboo Pens || Diptyque Candle || Matches (personalized shown) || 
Think Big Tray (similar) || Calendar

A desk in my opinion needs as much love as possible since I spend my working hours there ... especially on Mondays. I like to style my desk with items for inspiration as well as necessity. My essentials include everything from family pictures to business cards to a tape measure to coffee in a darling mug to my sweet pup ... and maybe a sweet pup stapler!
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