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My Favorite Holidays Picks

Did anyone else shop til they collapsed on Cyber Monday?  The deals were so good that I ended up doing most of my shopping and scoring a few things for me as well.  I mean, when in Rome, right?  Now that the cyber dust is settling I have pulled together a list of my favorite things I bought and where to find them just in case you also need some ideas for the people in your life.  This year I started with the hardest person in my circle to buy for ... and when I had that person covered it was easy to knock out the rest.  I have some fun ideas for you and while I can't tell you what exactly I bought (peering eyes from the Hubs + kids) I can tell you all the stuff that caught my eye.  I found some amazing ideas that I am super excited to share with you today.  😍


Cyber Monday Deals ...

Image via Kristen Hechler

I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing, I know ours was fabulous and per usual I ate my body weight in turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes.  It happens, and I will be wearing leggings all week.  The only thing that would get me out of bed before the alarm on a Monday morning would be Cyber Monday sales and this year I was up before six shopping like crazy.  There are some incredible deals and sales happening today!!  I have linked all of them along with my favorites from each shop, which I also did for Black Friday, and they are still amazing picks!

Get an extra large coffee and turn the Christmas music way up because here we go ... 


So Very Thankful

As I mentioned this year we are celebrating Thanksgiving with Lawyer's family in the mountains. I am very excited to dine and spend time with family and do so in the crisp, cool air.  We love to travel to Blue Ridge which is the perfect little mountain town just a little over an hour north.  I will be squeezing my blonde nieces and making funny videos and s'mores for two straight days.  We will head home on Saturday to celebrate our oldest and then a family dinner on Sunday in our set dining room.  I can not wait to sit down with their beautiful faces and just revisit the whole weekend.

Family + Food + Fun is my love language for sure. 


Black Friday Goodness ...

Anyone else love some Black Friday shopping??  Even though I spent years in retail and swore I would never set my foot in any store the day after Thanksgiving I have clearly broken my rule to get up at zero dark thirty to shop with friends and family.  Something about leaving the house when its cold and dark and heading out to grab up some sale things with a large coffee in hand gets the blood flowing.  A lot has changed and you can now shop from home with your laptop in hand cuddled under a blanket with a glass of wine and a fire in the background on Thanksgiving evening.


She Took A Chance And Nailed It

I was so thrilled to open up the November issue of Veranda magazine and spy my friend Danielle Rollins and a gorgeous feature on her newly completed home.  Although I pass the home quite often our schedules have never worked out to pop in for a drink and a tour of the home.  I have watched the renovation from the time she purchased the home and I can tell you the before and after are drastically different.  Having the beautiful issue and seeing the home was more than a treat.  I am honored to be able to share these images with you today along with an interview with Danielle on renovating her home, the journey and this amazing new chapter in her life.


Friendsgiving Swoo-torial

Two weeks ago I was asked to teach some tips for hosting Friendsgiving at Swoozie's in Buckhead. I absolutely adore all things Swoozie's and I was so excited to host an event with this talented team.  I love a pop in to this fabulous shop whenever I have time.  They literally have everything you need for gifts and hosting and when you leave you have a pep in your step and a wrapped gift ready to give.

What more would you need?


Plaid ... And On Sale!

As you can see I snagged this cape which I told you I was obsessed with the other day on Instagram.  Honestly I love it more than I even thought possible ... I might wear it again tomorrow!  It is definitely a new favorite and it looks fabulous with every single thing I paired it with when it arrived and I insisted on a full fashion try on.  I love it so much I may name it and take it everywhere I go.  It is truly fabulous!



Fiesta Fifteen Bar Cart

When my precious friend Taylor Miller asked if I would style a bar cart for her 15 year celebration party I immediately responded YES PLEASE!  I mean, style my favorite thing for a fabulous event ... Fiesta Fifteen ... how could I possibly say no?!!


Random Thoughts #11142017

Is this room not just divine?  I can't tell you how much I truly love plaid and this time of year I am completely plaid obsessed!! Maybe a need a plaid headboard in the guest room.  Since I am still working on this space it could totally happen. Hmm ....

And of course this image belongs to the king of plaid himself Scot Meacham Wood.  No one else does it better!!  The entire article is fantastic ... you must check it out.


Introducing Elizabeth Wilson Designs

Immediately when I think of Elizabeth Wilson Designs my mind conjures up images of perfectly designed and well made clothes that compliment any woman or girl who wears them.  I can recall the moment Elizabeth's designs caught my eye and I immediately googled and researched to find out more about the darling clothes I spotted on a fellow blogger.  The ruffles were an immediate love for me and I recall vowing now to turn in that night until I had discovered the designer and source for the darling shirt I had spotted. 


Preppy Table For A Fabulous Cause

My dear friend Eric Haydel recently hosted a table at the Heading Home To Dinner design to dine event in Boston.  The event was part of a three day extravaganza to raise money for Heading Home, a Boston non-profit organization that "re-houses and provides a supported pathway to self-sufficiency for young families in the Boston area".  Each designer invited was given the choice of designing a bar cart or dinner table and in true Eric Haydel fashion he chose the dinner table and truly knocked the design details way out of the park.


White Jeans Every Day

As the weather starts to change and the mornings are crisp and clear with leaves falling to the ground most would think that the white jeans have been put away along side the Lilly Pulitzer shorts.  One would be very wrong in my case.  I am a girl who thinks white jeans don't have a season and, in fact, when traveling in fall and winter for work have to ask friends what their view is on white jeans year round. If they don't make the cut they immediately go  back in rotation the minute I return home.  


PKL Scott Antique Market Tours

Did you hearMy favorite design duo is headed to Scott Antique Market later this week for guided tours at the best location for antiques in the southeast. I am so excited to be able to share that this talented team is available for group tours to shop at Scott's this month, which just happens to be one of the best months at Scott's for the year. It is a well known fact that is it is the second weekend of the month you will most definitely find me at Scott's at least one day of the weekend.  And even more than that, hands down I will be with one of the PKL team.  Shopping with this duo is not only one of my favorite things to do but is also one of the best ways to find the best things out there.


Chin Chin To Dallas!!

I am over the moon excited to be heading to Dallas, Texas this week for a fun and fabulous event.  Think two amazing brands + new releases + shopping + signature cocktail.  Doesn't it sound amazing?  🍸


Book Obsession

I am pretty sure I have mentioned that I spent afternoons after school in the local library a lot of the days as my mother was getting a degree at the local college.  I would happily bound into the library and hang out for a few hours doing homework and scouring the shelves for amazing books.  I was the master of the dewey decimal system and could find any book I wanted.  After a quick browse through the card catalog I was off to browse the shelves in my uniform, knee socks and penny loafers.


Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Anyone else completely obsessed with these incredible blue and white painted pumpkins?  I mean, give them all to me and back away quietly.  Am I right?  🙋🎃


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