12.28.2020

Well, Hello There!


Well, helloooooo!  

It has been so long since I sat down to write a blog post and honestly I was very ready this morning to sit down with my laptop and try to process all that has happened since I wrote my last post.  I had no intention of taking any time off and, yet, the plan I had was most definitely not our reality.  I was zooming along the third week of November doing all the pre-Thanksgiving things and trying to slowly whittle away at my Christmas list really looking forward to celebrating our oldest on his birthday and eating the yummiest Thanksgiving dinner. The week before Thanksgiving at 2 am on Thursday woke up to a very sick and sobbing husband who was clearly anything but ok.  After a few hours of trying to manage it on our own I headed to the ER around 6 to get him some help.  I was pretty sure he either had a liver issue or there was something wrong with his gallbladder.  He was violently ill and very much in an emotional state thinking of having to go back to hospital.  It was awful.

11.27.2020

All The Black Friday Goodness ...


Even though the Black Friday sales started a few days ago I have not shopped any of them yet, for me Black Friday still happens today! I love getting up early on the day after Thanksgiving and heading out with my list in the dark and a big coffee and tackling it with the great sales happening.  Since things are so different this year we can both shop it together.  

First I would suggest you check out my Small Business Gift Guide.  I am currently updating it with the sales they are having now and you can see the newest information in green.  I shop for gifts by first making a list and then checking for the best deal on each item.  I find I can always get a happy or two to add to my gift while the sales are happening. I love to be almost done with gifts by December 1 so I can focus on the season and being with family and not rushing around.  As always, I try not to get wrapped up in the sales and buy what I truly do not need. 

11.26.2020

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  I am so very thankful for each and every single one of you that reads the blog and follows along daily.  Without you I would not have the space to share my inspiration, my favorite food + drink, fun decorating tips, and sneaks of our home and our life.  I would also not have the space to ask you to stand in the gap for our family and pray when things get hard.  I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to write for you, share with you, and have you share with me daily.  It is really a gift I do not take for granted. 

11.25.2020

Gift Guide No. 4 - Small Business


I have been working on this list for weeks, its one of my favorite things to talk about and, most definitely, this time of year.  A small business means a family or a person who works their fanny off each and every single day to create a life for themselves and their families.  Small businesses have taken a huge hit this year with closings and quarantine and my heart goes out to every single one of them.  I work with so many, am one myself, and I will support them over a big box every single time.  With the ease of big box shipping it is so tempting to just point, click, and order but I am committed to shopping small every single time I can and would love for you to do the same. 

11.24.2020

Advent Wreaths With Eric Haydel


I was talking to one of my closest, and funniest, friends yesterday and we were just catching up. Eric was in the car and headed to work on a project and we got chatted while he was driving.  When I finally got around to asking what he was heading to do he told me he was heading to make a video for the church on making an Advent wreath.  Since Advent begins this Sunday, November 29, he was making a video for an event he would normally hold in person.  Eric does all the setup, flowers, and staging for the church and this year, with all of the events being held more remote, they have had to get creative with sharing.  When he told me he was creating a video I asked if he would share it with me so I could in turn share it with you.  

11.23.2020

Holiday Inspiration via Southern Home

Scot Meacham Wood

On Friday afternoon I stopped at the market to get a few things and ended up throwing a current copy of Southern Home magazine into my cart.  I love to peruse books and magazines and find it very relaxing.  My friend Mary-Anne stops by quite a bit and her request is always a glass of iced tea and a stack of current magazines.  When my mother comes to visit I see her reading all of my magazines as well and I find it so wonderful to see people enjoying a great stack of good items to read.  I think there is so much inspiration in print even though so many items are going digital.  For me a good magazine is a true treasure.  

11.20.2020

Friendsgiving


Are you hosting Friendsgiving this year?  With things so different and unusual this year I am relishing in the small and precious moments like spending time with those I adore so much.  Being able to FaceTime with friends, family, my parents, and friends far away fuels me so.  I was toying around with hosting my girlfriends in the backyard for a Saturday late afternoon gathering and think that will be our plan. I bought some darling Spode paper plates a while back that would be perfect for snacking and eating with friends. I played around a few weeks ago and set the table to see if I would like it and spoiler alert ... I loved it!

11.18.2020

Gift Guide No. 3 - Girlfriends


Happy Wednesday!  I am sitting in my office all bundled up, its so cold today, and loving the view outside my window of the amazing leaves.  I feel like I am in a Hallmark movie with the colors I can see outside my window, and I most definitely am soaking it up. I am in shock that we are almost a week away from Thanksgiving, the second half of this year seemed to fly by in warp speed, am I right?  I am here with another great gift guide for you  ... for those of us needing gifts for girlfriends.  That could be your sister in law, best friend, carpool buddy ... any of the people in your life that classify as a girlfriend.  I am excited to share this guide, there are such cute things on this fun list.  So grab a fresh cup of coffee and let's shop together!

11.16.2020

Blue Willow China


The ever popular Blue Willow china has made a resurgence in the last decade as more of us are completely leaning in to our "old is new again" desires. For me I have always loved blue and white china having seen it in a cabinet in my grandmother's breezeway for many years.  She collected two different items, amber glass + Delft.  I loved the beauty of the blue and white and how stunning it looked together and next to all of her beautiful wicker pieces.  It was something I stared out with my nose pressed to the glass for many years.  

11.13.2020

Bourbon Apple Cider Goodness

For me apple cider is the ideal sign of fall, when the markets start carrying it I know fall is coming quickly.  The best apple cider I have ever tasted is found at our favorite apple orchard which is about 90 minutes away, but I think Trader Joes comes pretty close.  I like a cloudy cider with lots of crisp flavors + cinnamon ... and I like it ice cold. Since you know I love bourbon and we drink more of it in the fall the apple cider makes a perfect base for a cocktail if you are entertaining.  I make a batch of punch and then you can serve it as is for a group, and add spirits to it as you wish.  It is so very yummy!

11.12.2020

Cornucopia Goodness

This fall may be the prettiest I have ever seen.  The trees are in full color and driving in our area is just magical with all of the gorgeous colors in full show. I think the seasons this year have been my favorite, the spring was stunning, the summer was perfect, and now the fall is just as amazing.  I do love a crisp morning seeing all the trees blowing and the leaves falling.  It has been true magic. 

11.11.2020

Gift Guide No. 2 - Decorating


Happy Wednesday ... I am back with another gift guide.  I expected this week to have finished my small business guide, but I support and adore so many that I am still compiling.  I will have it ready for you next week. It will be sooo good. 

11.04.2020

Gift Guide No. 1 - Monogram Gifts

(adorable bag from Crab & Cleek)

Holy present time!!! It is time to start sharing my gift picks for this holiday season ... and I am both shocked it is here (already) and super, super excited to share.  I love to pick out gifts and try to go above and beyond when I give someone a happy.  When I pick it out I have already pictured it in my mind of how they will use it and, hopefully, love it as much as I do. Since I am starting earlier than normal I plan to share one a week with you, always on Wednesday, and that way we can both knock out our shopping a little at a time and get an early start on that holiday list.  Each week I will tackle one group of giftee with great picks for a number of price points to give you ideas and point you in the area of things I love to gift others.  Since some sales have already started it will be great to grab items while you can while the prices are great. How about we all finish our shopping by the second week of December ... don't you love that idea?

11.03.2020

Don't Forget To Vote!

 


It's election day ... which means one thing only, don't forget to vote.  💙💗

(video courtesy of Serena & Lily + Jackie Greaney)

11.02.2020

Plaid Season

Can you evenHow did it become November?!  It was a full and fabulous October so I refuse to complain ... but also, this year has flown by, wowza!! Since it is officially November it is officially plaid season for me.  I love plaid ... as in love it, would wear it every single day.  For me plaid is like the fall and winter version of gingham, which is one reason I love it so.  I grew up in the amazing high of Ralph Lauren plaid and it has truly imprinted on me.  It will never get old ... and if it does I may still love it. ❤

So with that ... I have gathered up all the plaid goodies for you currently on the scene ... and I may want it all.  For some reason this year plaid is even more special to me.  I happened upon a plaid mecca a week ago and can't stop dreaming of all the goodness.  I will be wearing it, using it, decorating with it, wearing it, and in case I didn't mention it ... wearing it.  

The stunning plaid picnic goodness from a wonderful Hazen & Co. fall photo shoot a few years ago has inspired my Christmas plan this year and I can not wait to share.  Can I move right into the photo? 

Bring on plaid season ... 

10.28.2020

My New Estate Sale Bag

Since I seem to be shopping estate sales weekly now I needed a bag stocked with goodies to make the day go smoothly. Estate sales are different than antique shops because you have to make decisions so very fast and there may not be time to think on items before someone else snags it.  I prep my bag with all I need to make it work and set out for the day.  I love using this new St. Anne tote from Barrington Gifts as it is filled with pockets and is so roomy so I can load it down with smalls and littles and leave my hands free for bigger items.  Barrington Gifts is always a go to for me since I can design them as I want ... and this fall bag is one of my favorites so far. 

10.26.2020

The Strand

I was checking out the news, etc. online this morning and noticed a people.com article about one of my favorite New York stops, the Strand bookstore. I have mentioned before loving bookstores and libraries and getting lost for hours just wandering the aisles and the shelves.  While estate sale shopping I always stop at the books, checking the titles for anything to add to my own collection or something fabulous for resale.  The article shared that this iconic New York bookstore is truly struggling with the economy the way it is and the lack of patrons due to quarantine.  They have been very forthcoming with their needs ... they need their fans to shop online, pop in if you are in New York, and purchase from them or they will have to chose their doors.  

10.24.2020

What I Would Buy On Sale

There are some really great sales happening and, while it is very tempting, I am truly sticking with purchasing only my favorite basics this year.  I have already snagged a couple of sweaters, two pairs of pajamas, a pair of boots, a pair of ballet flats, and a coat. My favorite retailer is offering 50% off right now and I am ALL IN.  Classic J.Crew?  Yes please! 50% off ... that is basically Black Friday sale prices ... and I am completely shopping the whole sale!

10.22.2020

Serena & Lily Fall Sale

I popped over to check out the new arrivals at Serena & Lily this week and noticed they are currently in the middle of a fall home sale.  To know S&L is to adore their products ... and their products on sale is even more adoration.  We have quite a few S&L pieces in our home and love them all.  I like how versatile they are and how much we use them, most definitely for entertaining and making our house feel so much like a home. 💙

10.21.2020

My Skin Care Routine

I have received a number of messages lately asking if I am still using Beautycounter + loving it?  The quick answer is yes and absolutely, but there is a longer answer as well.  I am still 100% in love with my skin care routine and think it is making true changes to my skin and its "age".  When I begin to notice the question coming in more and more I decided it was time to update you on my products and how I am using them and new ones I have added to the mix.  I think as new products are being released my routine will change some, but I see that as a good thing.  To keep up with the best of the best I will continue to try out the new products that are released, and then change my routine to make sure I use what is best for my skin and what I respond to in the best way.  All that being said, there are some things that I have not changed since the moment I tried them, so it is clearly time to give you an update. 

10.20.2020

A Fall Playlist

Are you moved by music as much as I am?  I think it started for me working retail when I first moved to Atlanta.  We had seasonal tracks we played and to this day if I hear one of those songs I am taken right back to the mid 90's and stocking shelves + motivating a team. The biggest imprint of all would be Christmas music, it instantly will remind me of a holiday collection of clothes ... am I the only one who ties music to experiences?

10.19.2020

On My Radar

Happy, happy Monday!  I am pretty much in shock that we are entering the end of October.  Please someone else tell me that I am not the only one who things time is flying by in warp speed?!  I swear it was just early September like 2 weeks ago.  I hope your weekend was a good one, ours was equal part relaxing + productive so I will call that a major win.  It is the beginning of the week and I am ready to make a plan and see it happen. I was just looking through my photo stream for an image to share with you and noticed I seem to have screen shots of the same thing over and over ... so clearly I have some things on my radar, four of them to be exact. Do you do the same, screen shot things and then go back and see you clearly have some ideas on your brain?  I think this would be such a great topic of conversation, so ... what is on your radar?

10.13.2020

All The Amazon Things


Have you shopped Amazon Prime Days yet ... I say yet because I am pretty sure every single person has grabbed an item or two from the sale list. It is crazy the amount of items we as a family purchase from Amazon. It is so easy to open the app, search for what you want, and then click and purchase it in a few easy steps.  Within two days it shows up at your door. When I ordered my new coffee maker a few weeks ago it came the exact same day ... I mean, can it get any better?  Amazon is most definitely our go to for Covid, and with good reason. They are currently in the middle of a two day Prime Day event where you can score amazing items at even better prices as a prime member. The deals really can not be beat!

10.12.2020

At Home Tailgate

Per usual for 2020, football season is so different this year.  If you are anything like us you know what college games are on each weekend, what time they are on, and what time you plan to begin the snacking for the day.  We love college football, and as a dating couple would go to UF games on Saturdays.  Lawyer was always impressed with my ability to get really great tickets for us for every home game.  I still have not given up my little secret on that one.  😉 Since we are not attending games, and tailgate this year looks so very different, I have some ideas for you on how you can make it feel somewhat normal in a time that is anything but normal. 

10.08.2020

Bring On The Cozy



Cozy times curled up on the porch with my best girl?  Yes please! The chill in the air is really my favorite thing about fall ... well, that and a great fire.  I have been living in sweaters + jeans lately and discovered that my sweater collection needed a few new ones.  I got a few from a few weeks ago and still wanted to add a few more to my collection.  Since I seem to gravitate to the same sweaters season after season I thought I would share my favorite styles with you.  My classic prep style most definitely shows up most in the fall and winter months as I seem to have a sweater, jean + loafer (or ballet flat) habit.  When it works, why make a change, am I right?

10.06.2020

One Year Later

Yesterday marked one year since we brought Nathan home from the hospital.  I felt off yesterday and then when I finally noticed the date I realized why I was feeling so strange.  I am most definitely one who subconsciously feels things and then remembers a day or so later what that date meant to me.  I can not believe that it has been a full year since we took a huge leap of faith and brought him home.  I was scared, honestly frightened, to do it on my own without the support of the hospital staff who had cared for both of us for two months.  The doctors felt it was the best time to give it a try ... so I prayed hard and God left the door open and we brought him home. 

Do You Shop Thrift?

I chatted about my love for thrifting great pieces of clothing and accessories in this blog post and got a lot of great emails.  I think it is apparent to me that a lot of us enjoy finding great pieces (both mainstream and luxury items) at incredible prices.  I remember buying my first Louis Vuitton Neverfull on my 40th birthday with money my grandmother sent me.  She told me to spend it on something fancy for myself and I did.  I love that bag, I love that seeing it reminds me of the gift, and it is a timeless piece that has aged and worn so well.  That being said ... I do love buying luxury pieces second hand, and getting a great deal while doing so.  I have purchased two pairs of Stubbs & Wooten loafers, numerous luxury scarves, and a second great Louis Vuitton bag second hand.  I can't say enough about it ... and have some tips and tricks for you to do the same. 

10.02.2020

Happy October

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It has been a busy week ... I promise I will get it together and be back to posting five days a week next week! Every single time I got the time to write something would interrupt me and I could not get back to it.  This week we have a brand new driver ... sniff ... and that is lots of details to start out, plus I am finishing up for next week's launch, and wow, just busy being a mom.  I am not complaining one single bit but I need to get back on my own schedule for my own sanity, I do love a routine!

9.28.2020

Sweater Weather '20

Remember last week when I was complaining about the seasons changing?  Yes, I do too, and now I am here to tell you I was wrong.  As sad as I am to see another summer go ... I am really enjoying the cooler weather.  We have had crisp mornings, warm days, and then cooler evenings and I am here for all the sweater weather!  Cue the cute sweaters, jeans, and loafers ... I am ready!

9.25.2020

Creating Plate Walls



I love a great plate wall.  I will admit that I am a plate addict and have collected some great ones over the years.  I see a collection of plates and either immediately think they are perfect to set a table ... or think how pretty they will be hanging on a wall.  I am not sure exactly when I started hanging plates on the walls of our home, but it was early on right about the same time a plate I had put up on a plate stand in our kitchen fell over and broke.  I can recall thinking there must be a better way and then spotted an article in a magazine with a plate wall.  The plate wall instantly resonated with me and that began a lot history of plates hanging on our walls. 

9.24.2020

Shopping Thredup

I love finding a deal and a great piece while hunting.  I think it is one of the best things I love about consignment and estate sales, you find a treasure and it is just soo fun!  I also love scoring something I missed out on the first, or even second, time and enjoying it for years.  With retail it happens a lot, you see something you want to try and it sells out in your size and you think you have lost it for good.  Finding it later at a consignment sale is so fun, and the piece somehow means more this time around. 

9.23.2020

Staffordshire Dog Statue Calendar


I do not know about you ... but I may be pretty excited about the prospect of a brand new year.  Do not get me wrong, I am definitely embracing all that 2020 has blessed us with, but the idea of a new year with a clean slate sounds amazing as well. The only thing that makes me even more excited about a new year is a new calendar full of my favorite things ... Staffordshire pups! 🐶

9.22.2020

First Day of Fall

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Wow, I can not believe we are entering a new season.  This year has both crept by like a snail and rushed past. I absolutely enjoyed every second of spring, loved every minute of summer (it is my favorite season), and hope to fall in love with autumn.  With the stunning show spring displayed in Georgia I am hoping for an equally beautiful fall.  I really experienced my first fall the year I moved to Atlanta, in October of 1993.  I was 23, ready for an adventure.  Oh, and also trying to get over a breakup ... I have told that story many times ... so the season really was a nice break from the endless Florida months which can feel daunting in the dead of summer.  That first crisp leaf, and the smell of fireplaces, it will forever make me feel like I am 23 all over again. 

9.21.2020

Paige Minear + Buckhead Gift Co.

Happy Monday ... I so intended to share this post with you last week and with weekend planning (Covid makes all things hard) + me feeling not my best I got so behind with work!  So ... here we are with a great new week, all sorts of amazing things to share, a chill in the air and here we go. 

9.15.2020

Six Things I Bought + Loved Vol. 5

Happy Tuesday ... I hope your day is starting with the sun shining.  It is raining here in Atlanta and all I want to do is hunker down with a movie and a great blanket but there are things to be done ... so fun music and coffee will have to push me through. I hope you found some goodies at the Lilly sale, I am waiting to see what is up for sale today, and I have my eye on a few goodies + accessories.  I so love the Lilly sale!

9.14.2020

Lilly After Party Sale Tips

It is that magical time again, where you can shop Lilly Pulitzer and snag some amazing deals.  If you have shopped a Lilly sale you know to get online early, go ahead and create a profile and then stay online from about 7:30 am until your time to shop is up.  I usually get up early, get online and then as soon as the sale goes live I have about a ten minute wait time.  This sale is highly shopped as us Lilly lovers know so you go to be prepared! The sale will last two days, today and tomorrow, and they will release new items tomorrow so make sure you shop both days to make sure you see all the items available.  I usually shop both and snag about 4 items from each, last year I over shopped, but I did love getting some happy mail while Nathan was in the hospital and I put the cooler pieces to use in that cold hospital room.  

9.10.2020

Entertaining Beautifully

image by Simon Upton

Stop the presses!  Ha ... literally since this post is all about a great new design book you need for your library, coffee table, gift giving list, and for your best friend.  In case you missed the news Aerin Lauder has a brand new book and it is good.  As in, really, really good and you are going to want it asap.  Think all things classically Lauder + entertaining tips and images.  It is really that good.

9.09.2020

French Curtain Rods


via Pinterest

If you take notice in magazines and designers work you will see a number of French curtain rods emerging in the design world.  I had seen them here and there for a bit and then began to notice them more and more.  At first I assumed (silly me) that it was just a small brass rod and then with more detective work noticed that they have a return on the side and were much more classic than my first impression.  After going down a rabbit hole (anyone else do this?) I noticed that so many of the interior designers I love to peruse were using them quite a bit. With even more digging I found the proper name for the rods and the history behind their usage. 

9.05.2020

LBD Sale Roundup

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are enjoying this amazing weekend ... and maybe even slept in.  #yesplease. I have my coffee, I am easing into today and I have even checked out some great sales happening this weekend.  I have not shopped online much recently so I found some great sales, and even more fabulous items to share.  Why is it at the end of the season that the clothes look the best?  Is it just me?

I have a list of amazing sales for you to check out ... here you go!

First up, eyebobs!  I posted on Tuesday all about my favorite eyeglasses ... and then see that eyebobs is having an amazing sale this weekend.  Everything on the site is 25% off and this includes readers + blue light glasses.  Use code LABORDAY25 when checking out to take advantage of this amazing sale! I have a few pairs of eyebobs and I love them all.  One of my favorite pair was a promotion pair to bring awareness to cancer.  Had I known when I received them that those Stand Up To Cancer glasses would mean what they do to me know I probably would have bought a dozen pairs.  If you are new to eyebobs you will love them! 

I mentioned Thursday on Instagram that all the sale items at J.McLaughlin are another 40% off and there are some amazing pieces to shop!  

J.Crew: 40% off your purchase with code BYESUMMER

Madewell: Long Weekend Sale, Up To 50% Off (Including some new cool-weather faves) Use code HIFALL

Factory: 50 to 80% off everything!

Elemis: Get 25% off select favorites with code LABORDAY

Shopbop: Take 70% off sale styles

Williams-Sonoma: 20% off Tabletop, Bar & Wine items.  I am in love with the Fiore Collection!

Wayfair: Take up to 70% off bedroom furniture, area rugs, storage solutions and more now through September 7.

Home Depot: Take up to 40% off select appliances, kitchenware, patio furniture and more.

Frontgate: Up to 50% off the entire site!

Serena & Lily: Living Room Furniture Event ... great prices!

Amazon: Save up to 50% on select items across all categories.

I hope you have the best weekend ... and happy shopping! 🎉

9.03.2020

All The Blue + White For Labor Day

I for one am not ready for summer to end.  Honestly, I never am.  It is by far my favorite season and I truly soak up every single day.  This summer was much quieter and it has been amazing and I do not want the goodness to be replaced with fall, not quite yet. I have a quick little trip scheduled for this weekend and I know I will be packing all the blue and white pieces I have to be able to soak up the last full weekend of summer ... and can it please go super slow?

9.02.2020

Hey, Hi ... What's Up?

How are you?  How are you doing, feeling, coping in these strange times?  I was sitting here this morning listening to Lauren Daigle as the sun poured into my otherwise dark office and just felt peaceful.  But I was also aware that I have had a few days very recently where I felt completely frazzled and anxious and uncertain. The struggle bus was very real and I had to use all of my tips and tools to control my anxiety. It made me aware that I am on a weekly, sometimes daily, roller coaster to have peaceful days and moments, but aren't we all?  These days and months are unprecedented and hard and we all need all the grace that can be handed out.  

So, on that note?  How are you? 

9.01.2020

My Eyewear Collection


The number one question I get from readers and followers is ... where did you get your glasses?  I can recall many years ago when I had perfect vision thinking it was so cool seeing others wear different and fun frames.  Fast forward to turning 40 and the "dream" of wearing cool glasses and looking sophisticated became a real reality when my eyesight went from 20/20 to needing a pair of readers to now requiring glasses most of the time.  When I started wearing them I decided I would pick great ones, ones I loved picking up and putting on ... and I now have quite the collection.  This collection is one I get so many compliments on and questions about daily, so I decided the best way to help you all pick ones you love is to share details on where mine are from, how I order them, and what makes a cool pair for me. 

8.31.2020

Mental Health Map

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #Genomind campaign, sponsored by Genomind.  Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

As I have shared many times, our family has been dealing with some issues that have brought up the conversation of mental health again and again.  As someone who has dealt with some level of anxiety since having our second child I understand how much information and insight and tools bring peace of mind.  With the cancer journey our family is on plus the mental health issues my son has experienced the last couple of years we talk about it a lot.  I have said time and time again that mental health should be something people feel comfortable discussing and I really feel like our family has made progress in this area but I still see it as more of a stigma in society.  I will never stop sharing my personal experiences in the hopes that it helps one or more of you speak up, ask for help, or just share with another how you are feeling.  Mental health is definitely part of our overall health and deserves the same conversations the rest would receive.  If it had not been an open conversation in our home things could be oh so different

8.27.2020

Six Things I Bought + Loved

 As you can tell I took off yesterday to kind of soak up every single minute of the day.  We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and since the last one was spent in the ICU I wanted to treat this year as if it was two years in one, and give it all the attention.  The day started off completely normal, the best plan EVER, and then we both worked all day, also the best way to spend it, and then the evening we hunkered in for take out Chinese and our favorite TV show.  After all the chaos from last year it was exactly how I would have spent it ... doing life things and starting and ending the day with big hugs and lots of love.  I am thrilled to be healthy, happy, and feeling all the blessings that have been poured on us.

8.25.2020

Vintage Sheet Crush

When I was very little I stayed with my grandparents in the summer and during other times when I was sick and could not go to school.  At the time we lived about 30 minutes from them and my mother would take me half way and they would keep me at home.  I remember meeting at a certain chicken place somewhere in between like it was yesterday.  The things we recall, if only it was what I did yesterday, 😳.  My grandmother's guest bedroom was a light pink color that filled the whole room with light and fun.  I recall the way it looked, smelled, and most of all laying out on the twin beds she pushed together thinking it was just HUGE.  The biggest bed I had ever seen, can you even imagine how big a king size bed would be to a six year old. And the best part ... the beautiful pink floral sheets.  

8.24.2020

Stripes + Gingham ... + A Sale

Happy Monday ... anyone else excited about a brand new week?  Last week was a dooooozie for me and I was so ready to flip the calendar to a new week and begin again! I am starting off today in a super cute outfit (if I do say so) and a great sale for you. I call that a double win ... and if you count the fact that I was also wearing makeup I would say it's basically early 2020 once again.  😂

 

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