Consigning With The Real Real

Does anyone else tackle their closet this time of year to start fresh with a clean and organized space?  My closet is one of the spaces in our house that can either bring me joy or truly stress me out quite a bit depending on the organization and tidiness of the space. My closet is a good size but most definitely not large and is organized the best it can be with the size it is and the sheer amount of the items inside.  Sometimes I feel like I own the Carrie Bradshaw closet with all the things stuffed inside which was clearly bigger and deeper than it seemed.  The main difference being, obviously, the clothes inside being very, very different


A Great List Of Interviews ...

A week or so I put out a poll on Instagram asking what you would like to see on the blog this year and one of the topics I added in was who you would like to see interviewed.  I got some great suggestions, and have noted down each one.  What I realized was how many of you that have not read some of the interviews I have completed.  The most requested person was one of my dearest friends, Emily McCarthy.  Emily is one of the best people I know, both inside and out, and I interviewed her, and she interviewed me a while back.  I talked with her last night and we agreed we needed to update the interview which will happen most likely LIVE on Instagram very soon.  I just love that girl. 


Winter ... At Our Door

Last week when I drove into the driveway I was sad thinking that when my holiday decor came down my front door would look so different, and honestly sad.  Winter is not one of my favorite seasons due to the fact that there is nothing green or living showing. I do love fire season and snuggling up in the house but greeting a front door without a cute wreath and something living just sounded not fun at all. So ... I decided to change that up and make it fabulous, and I am super excited about the result. 


New Morning Mercies

Last year about this time, maybe a month or so later, I purchased the best book I have purchased in a long time, New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp.  Every single time I share it in my stories I get a ton of questions about the book title.  It comes from what I have shared, which would be a tid bit of what he has written.  It will catch your attention and then you need to know what book it is I am quoting from.  It is truly the one book we could all add to our daily routine. It is a fantastic devotional that will speak to you, convict you in love, and give you something very clear to think about all day long.  I could not love it more. 


Cottage Journal ... Editor's Favorite

I am super excited to share that our home has once again been featured in The Cottage Journal. In the current issue, entitled Southern Cottage, our home is part of the editor's round up of favorites of the year. I truly can not believe we were chosen, the honor is the best way to start off the year. The feature is identical to the one from the summer but if you missed it the first time this is your chance to see it again.  I truly can not believe it was printed twice, it is such an exciting way to start the year. If you do not see the magazine at your local market you can purchase it here online


Blue + White To Transition

When I worked at The Gap in college after Christmas the first two shipments would be all blue and white items. There would be a lot of navy, some cream, some white and a variety of blue pieces to make the transition to spring. I recall it being a great gateway to the colors of spring and also one of my first impressions of how much I loved blues + whites together. When I was taking down Christmas decorations yesterday I was thinking of how much I love all of my blue and white pieces and how the first Shop Pink Clutch sale of the year needed to be all blue and white. It just seems a perfect gateway, don't you think?


2021 Goals

A brand new year and I have some serious thoughts running around in my head about what I want to accomplish and what I am giving up ... not really resolutions, but rather goals. In 2019 I worked really hard on abolishing expectations in my life and I have done really well managing that for the most part.  Last year I worked on faith and using my inner strength.  This year I have a list of things I want to accomplish both personally, professionally, and for our family.  Honestly, I am thrilled to start a new year with a whole new mindset


Six Things I Got + Loved Vol. 6

This post is always one of your favorites and I am thrilled to continue this series into the new year.  I don't buy a lot of things, but what I do I put a lot of time and thought into and when I share it you can be sure it was a keeper in high rotation.  I have tried to edit my closet and life over the last year to keep only what I wear and force myself to do so.  I have had the same style for so many years so it is easy to know what I love and wear, and hopefully, what looks the best on me.  I tend to gravitate to classic style and, as always, still have the prep in me.  It just is what it is. 

I have found a few things the past few months that I really love and have found that I have purchased them each more than once. When that happens it is time to share with all of you.  Two of them I am new to wearing and loving and the other four are classics in my life.  Two of these photos today are straight from my Iphone, they aren't the best but clearly you can see I wear my stuff as I say I do. 😉


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