6.23.2021

Six Things I Bought + Loved Vol. 9


Happy Wednesday!!  Did the first day of summer sneak up on anyone else, or just me?  I looked at the calendar today and was in shock ... its June 23?  What happened to the first three weeks??  I think that time is marching so fast these days and I have had to go back and look at the photos on my phone to realize what we did and that we are truly soaking up summer and not just working out way through it.  The older my children get the faster time flies.  The little one just mentioned yesterday she will be 17 in three months and I promise you it was a combination feeling of almost passing out and throwing up.  How did my little baby get so big??!

6.22.2021

Kitchen plans ...


As I am putting the very final touches on the powder room this week I am already looking at my next room to tackle.  The kitchen and breakfast room are the largest space on the main floor after the den and definitely the most used!  As it is in any home the kitchen is the heart of the home and we are in there all the time, cooking, eating, and playing all the games.  I love our kitchen, but I did want to switch out just a few things.  We finished it in November 2015 as part of an invited participant One Room Challenge redo.  I loved it then, and I love it now, and will be changing the smallest of things.  It will be an easy upgrade ... so I have it all on the brain and the list made so that the second the rug arrives for the powder room I will be able to hit the ground running!

6.21.2021

Sarah Flint Crushing ...


I shared with you in May that I am completely and totally in love with my new Sarah Flint shoes, so much so that after my Natalie flats arrived I immediately added a pair of Grear sandals to my closet as well.  Well, she has some darling new arrivals and once again I am smitten.  The only question, which pair(s) do I chose?? The magic of Sarah's shoes is the way they are made.  She thinks of every single detail and if you have ever watched videos of her trips to Italy you will notice her care and love for every single piece she designs and sells.  And ... the comfort is worth every single penny.

6.11.2021

LTK Day


Today is one of the best sales you can find this year for Frontgate.  You know I love them, love working with them, and stand behind every single piece we use and own from them.  I can not say enough good things about Frontgate or their products, and right now you can shop for 20% off with code LTK2021.  The sale is live and ends on June 13th so don't delay. 

6.09.2021

Slim Aarons


As I am working on my powder bathroom I have talked about our love for Slim Aarons and his photography.  For me it is the perfect mix of art + the vintage feel I love to add to our home.  We have so many inherited pieces and I find I do well mixing it with both vintage pieces + new pieces to make it feel timeless and not just a museum for old pieces. I honestly do not recall the first time I learned of Slim Aarons and his iconic photographs but I can tell you I truly am a fan of the timeless, and often cheeky, images.  

6.08.2021

Social Media Etiquette



This blog post has been on my heart for so long.  I think I put it off because I felt I wasn't qualified to speak on the topic, but as time goes on I feel called to speak up, so here I go.  Please know this comes from a place of love, kindness, joy, and a place where I think someone really just needs to speak about it.  I can only speak about my experiences, which I intend to do so, and hope to spark a conversation about change.  It needs to happen. 

6.07.2021

Operation Completion ... Powder Room


It's a new week, and a new room, and I am here for it. I really missed not working on a room last week, but also since it was truly so short, I think I would have struggled.  This week is all about the powder room ... and I love the room, but also think it needs some changes.  There is nothing wrong with the room (well, the light flickers and it needs a rug) but it will also benefit from some goodness.  I have had a new light for a while and I am ready to get it hung.  I also snagged a cute mirror on Spring Break and immediately wanted to hang it in the powder room for a change.  There is a whole lot of squares and rectangles in the room and it is begging for some circles.  

6.02.2021

Marrying Faux + Real


Wowza, it's Wednesday ... and I am in shock.  I know we all took Monday off, but it also felt like a two day Sunday so the fact that the week is half over is just crazy to me. Today I am chatting about something I think I have mastered and would love to share.  We are going to break down the topic of faux vs real plants and more specifically mixing them together.  I have always wanted amazing topiaries for the front of our house, but after buying and killing two sets I gave up.  That is until I decided to embrace them in a different capacity and now I am loving how they look.  The funny thing is ... the house I have always loved in the neighborhood that inspired the topiaries are also using faux and I had no idea until I decided to purchase and try them out.  

Do you shy away from faux plants?  Maybe you shouldn't.

6.01.2021

Operation Completion, The Office


Why oh why did I not decide to tackle my house one room at a time a long time ago.  This is so good for my type A finish a project self.  I have found I instantly love walking into rooms that are "done" vs rooms that have a pile of anything anywhere.  I have no idea why I made piles to begin with, except that I have been super busy running a blog + a shop, and I just lost my focus.  

But this ... wow, it has been incredible.  

5.31.2021

Memorial Day ... We Always Remember


I hope your weekend was relaxing and lovely, ours was perfect.  Today we pause to remember all of those who gave their lives for our protection and freedom.  I always buy and use all the flags I can find.  They are in our pots, at the front door, in the flowers, on the porch, and on the kitchen table.  This year I remembered we own a large wool flag and the Hubs and I hung it on the porch in remembrance. I loved walking by the door and being humbled by its presence. I am very blessed to come from a family of service and to have never lost a loved one in the military. But ... I am very aware many have and continue to have their loved ones serve for our freedom.  

5.27.2021

Cheeky Needlepoint



I love a great cheeky piece ... something that makes you giggle when you read it.  I have a small collection of cheeky needlepoint pieces and I am looking to add more to the collection.  Recently I snagged a cute piece at the pop up at The Studio at Candler Park and I think hanging it in my office only fueled my want for another piece or two.  I have my eye on this piece which I think would be so cute finished as a pillow ... can you imagine it on a side chair in the den?  I love it.  

5.26.2021

Sea Marie .. Make A Note


While perusing my favorite blogs this morning I was stopped in my tracks.  So much so that I moved what I was intending to post today to share it with you.  First of all, if you are not reading
Diana Rose Spier's blog you need to asap. I love Diana and her style and everything she curates is beyond.  So when I was checking on the sources I was so excited to discover that it all came from my favorite headband girl, Sea Marie.  

5.25.2021

A Little Office Update ...


So ... since we can call the dining room done, well at least while we wait on the chairs, I am moving on to room number two.  I wasn't planning on doing the office next, but since it is an easy do I am starting it today and will be done this weekend.  My office is basically exactly the way I want it, but does need a few tweaks.  It will be an easy week, with lots of organization, a few minor changes and then bam ... we can cross room number two off the list. 

5.24.2021

Dining Room ... the after

Wow ... that took two weeks, but guess what?  The dining room is done.  I am sooo excited to mark it off the list and no longer have post its and little items stashed all over and under things waiting for me to finish the room.  I can not tell you how happy I am I made the decision to start this process.  I woke up the morning of day one so motivated and now I can not, will not stop.  

So, let's chat ... 

5.20.2021

Memorial Day Inspiration


Anyone else so ready for a holiday we can celebrate with others?  I am usually dragging my feet for school to last so the kids will not be another year older, but this year, I am over it.  School is hard, especially on the kids, and I think they need a real break.  So ... bring it on and let's celebrate all summer long. 

5.18.2021

Girlfriends Guide to Estate Sales Event Recap


We had the very best time on Saturday in Candler Park.  The Girlfriends Guide to Estate Sales was a hit and meeting all of you was the highlight of my week.  We sipped mimosas, chatted, shared secrets, tips, and the very best swag bag with each of the live participants.  For ninety minutes Nicole and I talked and shared all the things from how to find a sale, how to prep, what to hunt for, and how to find details about and clean what you purchase. All of this while absorbing the talent and incredible art from our host Shannon Coppage in her new space, The Studio at Candler Park. I can't say it enough, it was sooo good. 

5.17.2021

My New Favorite Shoes


In the last year and a half I made a decision to invest in shoes.  I do not mean collect them, I mean spend the extra money for well made, great fitting shoes so that they last for years and years.  I am done with the days of snagging an inexpensive, cute pair of shoes that hurt my feet and show wear immediately, I am searching for a well made, great fit, can wear for hours and hours ah-mazing shoe. 

5.13.2021

Design Books


Happy Thursday!  This was not the post I had planned for today, but when my friend suggested I talk about this subject the timing could not have been more perfect.  During this week of dining room work I have picked up and flipped through a total of four of the books in my collection.  It started with monogram inspiration, moved to chair cover inspiration, then moved to sconce placement inspiration, and then last night I was trying to figure out if I placed a sconce the way I wanted it and so back to my design book library I went.  The point being ... I have a great collection of design books and I use them all the time for inspiration, for great relaxation, and for blog post ideas.  I love the ones I have and I USE them, which was Nicole's point.  Her exact words to me were ... you should write about that.  You use your books all the time and I don't use mine and I can't be the only one who doesn't.  

5.12.2021

All The Things On My Radar Currently


That was a mouthful of a title, but it is true.  I have screenshot so many fun things to go back and checkout and I figured why not share it with you.  I have been so busy this week, in the best way possible, working on the dining room and I can share with you I have also slept so well.  I don't know about you but I sleep so much better when my head is clear of the mental to do lists I make for myself.  I can walk into a room and before I know it instantly feel the stress of all the things I have not finished.  This project I have now taken on for myself is truly the best idea I have ever had.  

5.10.2021

Dining Room ... Week 1


I was so excited when I woke up this morning knowing I was finally tackling something that has plagued me for months.  It is the beginning of Operation Completion and I am HERE FOR IT.  For so long I have left rooms in various stages of completion and for what reason I will never know.  I am very type A and this behavior was anything but.  I think I got busy and kept thinking I would have time.  Guess what, you only have time for what you make time to do.  And it was time to make this happen. 

5.06.2021

Operation Completion ... the plan


I can not tell you how pumped I am for this project.  I have already felt a weight begin to lift from my shoulders ... and I love to create home content so this is a major win, win.  Yesterday as I was going through my day I would walk into a room and think ... soon, you will be tidy and finished.  It was such a great feeling.  Can Monday hurry, maybe just a little bit?

5.05.2021

Operation Completion


I was on Instagram yesterday and noticed a few of my friends gearing up for a spring round of the One Room Challenge.  I was thinking back to all the rooms we have transformed in our house with that six week crunch of work, excitement, and more work.  I love working in our home and creating new rooms that work for our family and watching them come together.  As I was instantly trying to figure out if I could jump in I realized I do not have the budget or the time to do the room that needs it the most, our basement den.  I am just not up for it ... but hopefully this summer is the time. 

5.04.2021

Market Umbrella Shopping


We had our deck power washed last week to prepare to stain it again and then seal it.  It has been needing some TLC for a while and I finally the first stage crossed off the list. It is only through stage one and I am already feeling so much better about the whole thing.  I love porch and deck weather and it was needing some love and attention in a bad way. While we were moving furniture I noticed that my umbrella had been damaged in a recent storm.  I have had it for about four years and I guess its time with us was just done.  

5.03.2021

My Favorite Sandal


I have let you down.  I promised you that I would share my favorite sandal with you and then somehow the post I created didn't post and I have no idea where it lives now.  Yep, so there is that and we move on. 😂 I ordered a few dresses recently, which I shared, and then also a number of my favorite summer sandal in a number of colors so that I will be ready to completely ready to embrace all the warm weather headed our way.  For my trip to Florida few weeks ago I packed one pair of sneaks and then all the sandals ... because I love them that much. 

4.30.2021

Vouge Life In Looks

I stumbled upon a great series recently that I think you will love as much as I do.  Vogue has a Life In Looks series on YouTube and they have included a number of celebrities I have enjoyed watching.  The premise is to present each of them with a book of their looks and have them comment on each.  The first one I watched, and my favorite, was Gwyneth Paltrow.  To me Gwyneth is the ultimate cool girl.  She always looks so effortless, has beauty that truly comes from within and, her looks are always so ... just cool.  I have loved her red carpet looks and this was so fun to hear her thoughts on each, who they were, and why she chose them. 

4.29.2021

Sterling Silver ... Part Deux


Happy Thursday ... for each of you that are lovers of sterling silver, as I am, you are in for another treat and post from Nicole Letts. She did such an amazing job with the first post, which I knew she would, and this piece is just as amazing. The first post talked about why sterling silver is so collectible and desirable for every day use.  And yes, can you believe it goes in the dishwasher?  This post is a great resource for identifying all the amazing pieces in a collection.  

4.28.2021

Girlfriends Guide to Estate Sales


I am so excited to have scheduled my first event of the year, honestly two.  I am partnering with my friend Nicole Letts and the ever so talented Shannon Coppage to create a pop up in her studio.  We are thrilled and have been shopping for months to hand pick items that will fit perfectly in her studio space.  To celebrate the launch of the pop up Nicole and I will be speaking on all our tips + tricks + must haves for successfully shopping estate sales.  We are both very organized when we head out and I hope our tried and true method will be helpful as you shop.  If you are new to estate sales this is a must do event, and if you are an old hat at it I hope we will give you some of our learned tips and tricks. 

4.27.2021

Mother's Day ... Gift Ideas


Mother's Day is a mere 12 days away and it is time to make sure you have your gifts ready to go.  I have rounded up some amazing items for you, all that will most definitely make it to you, or to her in time.  I picked out every single thing I would want, and that I think would make amazing gifts ... so check it out and get to shopping! 

4.26.2021

Life Update 4.26.2021


Happy Monday!
  I am still a little sleepy from last week's shopping trip, but all in the best way possible.  We worked hard, we met up with my friends, we ate and sipped, and we soaked up the gorgeous Florida sun and air.  I was truly in heaven.  I had been craving some serious Florida time and was shocked to realize it had been over two years since I was "home".  I say home in quotes because other than our home in Georgia it is the place that feels the most like home to me.  Most of my family is still in Florida and between Orlando and Lakeland, it's home

4.20.2021

My Paige Gemmel Art

When I was sitting in my den this weekend I looked up and saw this Paige Gemmel art that we love so very much.  I was thinking about when she painted it for us and how excited I was when it arrived.  Paige and I had been chatting for weeks about the details and when it arrived I was truly blown away at how she had taken every single conversation we had and nailed the details.  This is a custom piece, as you many know, but what you may not know it was the elements mean to us.  Paige was amazing to work with and let me customize any and every single thing I wanted to which created a piece that was really so very me. 

I had been a huge fan of Paige's work and then met her in a chance meeting while attending a book signing in West Palm Beach.  She was there dropping off some work to the shop and had also come to the book signing with her mother.  At the time she was living in Del Ray, which was not far from West Palm. We chatted and I asked about buying one of her pieces and then the conversation turned to the den I was working on and the rest, as they say, is history

So, the painting ... let me break it down for you. 

The monkeys ... they are meant to be my husband and myself and as you can see they are working together, much like we often do as husband and wife. 

The orange tree ... my grandfather owned a harvesting and hauling company and they harvested citrus, mostly oranges and grapefruits and sold it to the juicing plants in Central Florida.  When I was a child we looked at a lot of groves!!!

The orange tree also represents Florida as both my husband and I were raised in the state, he is born and bred from Jupiter and myself from Lakeland. 

The blue and white pot ... just a nod to tradition and classic taste.  When I was growing up my grandmother had a collection of Delft that I saw a lot and Nathan's grandparents used their Blue Willow dishes every single day.  For us it is just the things we saw then and still use and collect now. 

The pale pink background ... it is my favorite shade of pink. 

The combination of pale pink and pale blue ... this was not intentional but as I look at it now it was the two colors of the sofa Nathan had when we met.  It was a huge sectional, as everyone had, and the background was pale blue and the flowers were pale pink. 

4.19.2021

Influenced by Grace


Happy Monday ... I unintentionally took a few days off, my work load was so big for the shop I needed to focus and I have been writing the day of recently ... and wow, I just slipped.  It happens, but yes, totally did not plan that one.  😁  I have such good news to share and I am so happy to be able to share as I have been planning this, with two friends, for weeks.  Yesterday we, Christina, Lee + I, launched a brand new Instagram account, all about God and inspiration and I could not be more thrilled. 

4.14.2021

Six Things I Bought + Loved ... Vol. 8


While pulling this post together I realized there were a number of things I bought recently and really, really love, so there will be more than six items plus a few things that are on my radar.  Spring is in full swing and there are some darling dresses on the market + sandals + a few things I have seen and am completely smitten with.  So, all of that to say, this post will be longer than usual because I have so much to share. 💙 

4.13.2021

Sephora Sale Time


It's that glorious time of the year where all the Sephora goodies are on sale.  I will admit I stretch products around this time knowing I can restock while they are sale prices ... so let the restock begin.  I don't buy a ton of things at Sephora, but what I do buy I am committed to repurchasing.  I am a loyal girl and don't change up my routine much, but here and there I will come across something that I see another friend using and want to try.  The best part about Sephora is that they have an amazing return policy so you can try different things and what doesn't work you can return. That makes trying something new easy peasy. 

4.12.2021

Bring It On ...


It is a Monday after a great week of vacation and normally I would be super down and sad that the week is over.  Don't get me wrong, I am sad the week is over, but the gratitude is larger than the regret and I am thrilled.  I am so thankful that we had the ability to get away, I had an amazing four solid days at the beach, and that the world is beginning to come back to a normal space after a year of fear + isolation.  Just being able to sit on the patio in St. Simons (where it was chilly) and see so many people walking and hanging out with their families and their pets brought so much joy!  It was a great week, and I am ready to use that time of refueling for good. 

4.08.2021

Meet Me At The 19th Hole ...


I am beyond excited for this spring.  We are getting vaccines, the world is starting to celebrate again, and The Masters is on.  As soon as the azaleas begin to bloom I begin to dream of Masters weekend where we watch golf on repeat and our lunches consist of pimento cheese sandwiches with endless Arnold Palmers.  Last year my friend Mary and I planned some darling content to share during this week, but of course, it did not happen.  I have been so excited to share this with you, and hopefully just in time for you to gather some fun items for Sunday's round. 

4.05.2021

Trim Upgrade

 

One of the easiest tricks I have in my arsenal is also one of the best, in my humble opinion.  A few years ago when I was working on my master bathroom I decided that the bamboo blinds that were hanging behind our tub looked boring.  I thought about adding a valance, small drapery, and then settled on gussying up the blinds themselves.  In a matter of minutes I had gathered some trim tape, some glue, and come up with a plan. Also, in my opinion, the blinds look way better than they did before the trim update and the whole process could not have been easier or more fun to do.  In just minutes the blinds went from simple to fantastic ... and I did not need to add anything else to the window to give it some depth. 

4.01.2021

Sterling Silver, What's Not to Love?


I am really so very excited for this post today.  As you know I have a friend here in Atlanta that I estate sale with and run my shop alongside.  It has been a blessing to have another shop owner to chat with, shop with, and learn new things from the last six months. Nicole Letts is wicked smart, she is witty, and she has become a dear and treasured friend.  Her passion for things is similar to mine, but she has knowledge in areas I do not and this makes us truly helpful for one another.  One of her areas of expertise is sterling silver as she is an avid collector and hunter for the finest pieces.  I have learned so much from her about our own collection and how to spot and hunt for the best pieces.  I asked her to write three articles for you on sterling ... and today is the first of three.  You will truly love this piece. 

With that ... here is Nicole -

3.31.2021

Salt Cellars With Eddie Ross

image via Eddie Ross, Modern Mix

I love using a salt cellar ... I think it adds something a little extra to the table, and of course, is very user friendly.  I think the first time I even knew what a salt cellar was happened many years ago.  My grandmother had small dishes that she would add Jordan almonds to and I just assumed that was their use.  Now that I look back on it I am pretty sure they were meant for salt but because Nana had a great Tupperware set she used them for something else. 😂 Fast forward many years and it was an event at Atlanta's Mart that I was attending to chat with Eddie Ross after that I saw him use them with darling Lucite pieces underneath.  Having inherited some from my in laws I immediately stared using them.  

3.30.2021

Cute Spring Pjs For You

Yep, I am a pajama addict, but we all know that.  There is something to being able to slip into a pair of pajamas, top and bottom, and slide into bed.  I think it makes me sleep better, but that may just be all in my head.  I prefer a two piece set over a gown, I get all caught up in a gown when I roll over. I really like ones with a collar and buttons, but I will easily sacrifice that for softness.  There is always a time of day when my outfit turns into whatever top I was wearing + pj bottoms or shorts and then transitions into a full set of pjs sometimes right about dinner.  Have I said I just love them?

3.29.2021

Needlepoint Canvas List


This year I have taken my love for needlepoint to the next level.  After learning from the master in July of 2019 I completed four canvases while Nathan was in the hospital and recovering but last year I struggled more with finding time to stitch.  You would have thought that with quarantine I would have completed more than ever, but I just didn't.  This year I made a commitment to completing 12 pieces and so far I have completed four and am half way done with number 5.  What is the difference?  How I store it, honestly.  I use to put it away after working on a piece and now I have a basket on the table between the chairs at the end of our bed and it is ready for anytime I sit down.  I can spend ten minutes on a call or I can watch a whole movie (like we did last night) and stitch away.  

3.26.2021

Easter Table Scheming


Oh Easter ... you will be here in a blink and I need to be ready.  This year we will be spending Easter at the beach since it is the beginning of our Spring Break so I will be planning a simple table and taking a lot of cues from a tablescape I worked on last year.  If you recall I was in Charleston last year with some besties shooting a great table and sharing some fun new paper products from Sweet Caroline Designs.  This was the first project that Caroline, Mary (Mrs. Southern Social), and I worked on and it was so good.  The colors and the citrus, it was a simple design but turned out to be more than stunning.

3.24.2021

Spring Break Plans


After the longest year, for us all, I am thrilled to have a vacation planned.  One of my goals this year was to have two planned, safe vacations and I am so very excited to be heading out in two weeks for our first. We get our first vaccines on Saturday and the second in mid April and I am feeling so light knowing better days are just a month or so away.  With teenagers you get a very real sense of the end coming with them heading to college and pulling away from home.  The struggle is so real and so hard to process.  With mine getting older I have taken on a second "job" with the shop so the time away with my family will be so good for all of us. I truly can not wait

3.23.2021

Short Sleeved Please

This time of year I crave a good short sleeve shirt.  It is chilly in the morning, pretty warm in the afternoon, and then chilly in the evening ... but that middle of the day is warm!!  I love popping a short sleeve shirt on with jeans and either sneaks or loafers.  In the summer that changes to shorts and flops, but the recipe is pretty much the same.  I have always preferred a woven over a knit when it comes to pairing with jeans and shorts.  I do love a good T, don't get me wrong, but I love the way a button down feels.  I think most of the time they are cooler and easier to wear and the collar is always a good idea.  You can do so much with them ... and I am a huge fan. 

3.22.2021

Office Debut ...


Over the past couple of years you have seen bits and pieces of my office, but not a complete reveal, until now.  Recently the team at Hoffman Media reached out and asked me for images of my office for Small Space Homestyle.  The article is about home offices and I am thrilled to share that you can see five images of my favorite space in the issue out on stands now.  It is so fun to see a space that means so much to me in print and I can't wait for you to see it.  

3.19.2021

Spring Wreath


Last year when I made this wreath a lot of you loved it.  It was so fun to take this wreath and add some lemons to it to create a fun wreath for the glorious spring weather. Since using fresh citrus isn't ideal for long term I found these faux lemons you can use to create a similar look. This year I will be using the same wreath and adding in some darling vintage enamel lemons I found while at an estate sale. I always add in a fun bow with either ribbon from Michaels or Hobby Lobby and both have amazing options each year.  You can search online, but if you are like me, shopping in person and seeing it for myself is the way to go. 

3.18.2021

Revere Bowls


I find and sell so many Revere bowls in the shop and they always go so very fast.  I know when I find them they will not stay for more than a day or so before flying out the door.  Why?  I think the Revere bowl is the most useful piece of silver plate you can own. They come in various sizes, with and without plastic or glass liners, and truly are so very useful.  I suggest that people use them for many things, anything from dips to holding a collection on your bookshelf to holding jewelry on your vanity.  There is nothing you can not do with this very versatile piece of silver plate.  

3.17.2021

28 Years Together ...


I share this story every single year, but it is so special to us I will keep chatting about it.  Our first date was St. Patrick's Day of 1993 when we were working together at a law firm in Orlando, Florida.  It was a long week of trial prep, I was working late and he simply said to me ... can I buy you a green beer?  Knowing how much of a simple man he is this may be the most romantic way to start our lives together.  That green beer + shared plate of nachos turned into a whole life.  Yes there were ups and downs, but as my friend Nicole told me once ... "you know how it ends, the rest doesn't matter"

3.16.2021

Easter Wish List


I just found an old photo of my with my Easter basket sitting in my grandparents living room.  I remember the image, but was too young to remember the moment. It is one of my favorite photos and the little tiny me is so very excited about her Easter basket.  Do you remember being that excited?  I recall Easter being so fun as a child and not understanding the true meaning of the holiday that basket was everything. I stared at this photo for a while and just tried to soak it up.  The innocence of being so little ... the big gathering around my grandmothers table where we barely fit ... and the endless egg hunting.  It was a great holiday tradition. 

3.15.2021

Gingham For Life


If you know me even just a tiny bit you know that I am completely obsessed with all things gingham.  If the color options are plenty and there is a gingham one I will hands down choose the gingham every single time.  I think my love for it goes all the way back to my Nana's kitchen with its yellow gingham wallpaper, I just think it is fun, fresh, and always a good idea.  The image above is one of many on my inspiration board ... and you can find gingham in all areas of our home and in an abundance in my closet. 

I just love it so

3.11.2021

Serena & Lily Spring Sale


I am so very ready to fling open the windows, clean the house from top to bottom, and swap out all my winter linens and pillows for my spring ones.  We do not have travel volleyball this weekend so I think this is the perfect plan for my time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  I can't wait to clean and fold up the old and pull out the new.  It is such a great way to let go of the winter and all of its baggage.  So many months have been so bumpy for all of us ... and our winter brought Covid to us, a canceled Thanksgiving, and a very quiet Christmas.  Since my parents have now gotten their vaccines and are waiting to make some plans I feel like Spring will be oh so fabulous. 

3.10.2021

Spring Table Dreaming ...


The warm weather has me absolutely craving an alfresco meal with a table set to the nines.  I mean, it may just be take out ... but I feel like the first alfresco table needs to be set to the finest of details, don't you think?  There is something about eating outside that just makes me oh so happy!  Since I have yet to set a table outside this year I thought I would showcase one I set this exact time last year which I think is still so very perfect ... I mean blue + white is always right!!
 

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