Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

As yesterday’s blog post demonstrated, jeans season is upon us (like it or not). I’m trying to motivate over here to get rid of a little extra summer fluff. EVERY summer I basically treat the days like a vacation and indulge and live in breezy dresses. Anyone else? And every September I have to get motivated to fit into my jeans again.

New gear and fun props always give me a push! I found the best leggings on Amazon for under $30! They hold me in, are super soft, have a high waist, and come in 16 colors!! The best find!


black knit open cardigan, grey heather scoop neck tee,

black high waist yoga leggings, red grip yoga socks

And this Daily Ritual black cardigan is already getting a lot of wear. It’s super soft and great with workout wear, jeans, dresses… And because the more cute things to motivate you to actually exercise the better, here are 12 more active favorites!

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These little weights really are the best and they come in the cutest colors (thirteen of them, I have the deep blue)! This deodorant is my favorite – it’s safe and effective, and the cucumber mint is my favorite scent. And how cute is this twist front top?

Bonus: These running shorts are amazing and come in different inseam lengths. And this peplum tank has the cutest shape!


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Date: Sep 5 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Hi, Friends! Today’s post is coming to you from Summerville, SC. We are riding out Hurricane Dorian at Gray and Mike’s house. We were a little stir crazy, so it’s nice to be with friends!

I’ve rounded up my latest 10 Amazon Favorites. So many great finds here today :)

I get a lot of questions about where we got our swing bed on our front porch. Josh actually made ours, but I found this wooden one on Amazon and the good news isn’t it isn’t thousands of dollars like so many of them are.

That right there is basically the best little swingy v-neck sweater and it’s just $25! There are a lot of more color options, too.

I FINALLY switched out all of Lilly and Fletcher’s tiny white hangers they’ve had all of their life (I got tired of shirts falling off of them) and replaced them all with these velvet hangers for juniors. They’re not as big as adult hangers, so they don’t stretch out the neck hole of shirts and dresses. Lilly got the pink and Fletcher got grey.

I’m REALLY into these GoodHangUps. They’re little magnet sets that don’t damage your walls and are perfect for kids art and any temporary thing you want to put up. SO fun.

I found a major look for less for my round bamboo bag. Mind blown. Also my floral dress still has some sizes left!! And similar lace up shoes right here.

These bamboo drawer dividers are super smart. They’re spring loaded and adjustable, so they can work for your different drawers. They’re great for your dresser, the kitchen, your desk…

Black is the new black, and it’s even better with a cinched waist. Shown above, how cute is the waist tie midi dress, this waist tie top, and that waist tie jumpsuit?!

Amazon is one of my favorite spots to look for new books. I just finished Summer of ’69 and it was even better than I expected. And American Royals is FINALLY available for purchase. Can’t wait to finish my current book and start it.

Jonathan Adler has a new and affordable home collection for Amazon called NOW HOUSE, and it’s SO good. I love this leopard decorative box, all of the rugs, and this wall mirror.

In yesterday’s blog post I predicted that this utility jacket will be one of the most popular September items. It’s almost as cute as a Burberry jacket, but is only $32. Yep, gonna need it in a couple of colors.


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Date: Aug 30 2019

Filed Under: Entertaining, Fashion

TGIF! Today I’m bringing back an old blog post concept but with a new twist. This & That! :)

Marble Dumbbells + Twist Front Tee

Well if these aren’t the most beautiful dumbbells you’ve ever seen. And this twist front long sleeve tee is exactly what I need to throw over leggings!

Plaid Shift Dress + Green Plaid Scarf

Plaid season is upon us and this pretty shift dress is adorable!! And aren’t the colors of this Burberry scarf so lovely together? Would be so cute with jackets and coats (like this one) this fall.

Pedicure Peel Treatment + Mesh Hem Mules

The reviews have officially sold me, this pack of pedicure treatments is on the way to me! And the heart outline on these heels is so freaking fun.

Stripe Lounge Cardigan + Faux Fur Slippers

This stripe cardigan is not your average loungewear. And these faux fur slippers are cozy and cute!!

Battery Charged Steamer + Red Dot Top

Check out the perfect packable steamer (plus lint shaver!) that is battery charged! And this red dot top is the perfect shade of red and great for a night out!

Silicone Dish Scrubber + Lidded Plastic Bowls

We have these silicone dish scrubbers and I haven’t looked back since we made the switch. I can’t say enough about them!! And soup season is nearly here (though it never really goes away at my house), and these lidded bowls are perfect for lunches and leftovers!

Suede Boots + Blue Floral Swing Shirtdress

Not every boot is created equal, and these suede ankle boots are looking REALLY pretty. They’ll pair perfectly with jeans and cute dresses alike, especially this blue floral swingy shirtdress (which comes in black and in green as well)!


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Date: Aug 29 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I don’t know how in the world we are already leading into Labor Day Weekend, but here we are. Anyone with me? There are a ton of great sales happening and I’ve rounded up my 10 favorites below, including this gingham dress!

cherry gingham dress, woven sandals, circular bag

The Best Labor Day Weekend Sales:

ANTHROPOLOGIE: Take an extra 50% off of sale items. Seriously. This long sleeve button down shirt is the prettiest blue, don’t you think? And this stripe shirtdress adorable!

BLOOMINGDALES: Take an extra 20% off of sale! I love this white midi dress. And you all know how much I love a trench coat, and this navy trench coat is pretty great!!

BODEN: Take 25% off children clothes! They’re one of my favorite spots to shop for Lilly and Fletch! They get jackets from here each year, and this one is awesome! And we got this top for Lilly for school this year, it’s SUPER soft.

J.Crew: 40% off of your purchase! I could go on and on with favorites here, but in an effort to save a little time, how great is this sweater blazer? And this roll neck sweater is a classic.

LINDROTH DESIGN: 20% off of the outdoor entertaining collection! I’m obsessed with every single thing, but my most favorites are the Harbour Island Lanterns, the woven tents, and these seagrass wrapped glasses.

LOFT: Take 40% off of almost everything! Yep.

MACY’S: 40% – 60% off of the Labor Day Sale! This marled sweater is fantastic and comes in a lot of colors. And this navy tie front top is adorable and flattering!

SERENA & LILY: 30% off dining! These barstools are the cutest kitchen update.

SHOPBOP: Up to 75% off of the sale section! However these amazing flats found themselves in the sale section I don’t know, but they’re one of my all time personal favorites. Same goes with this bag, it’s one of my favorites and I always get compliments when I carry it. And this top is so cute for a girl’s night!

WISTERIA: 20% – 40% off site wide! I’ve been obsessed with this dining table for months. This chinese chippendale chair is gorgeous and is available in a lot of colors. And I love their collection of side tables, so many unique ones!


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Date: Aug 16 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

TGIF! Finishing the week with a bunch of home things for my fellow homebody types out there! I just got this brass pineapple drink table this week! West Elm is having a big sale and I had been eyeing it. It could be used for drinks, plants, anything really, and is cute next to a sofa or chair as well! Or by a tub! Man I need more of them. Also, more on my new blue grasscloth console soon! But it’s fantastic.

brass table, blue grasscloth console, white scallop plant basket

While perusing Serena & Lily’s new arrivals I came upon this set of 8 hanging baskets and about flipped. ALLLLL the possibilities. 

You can even break up the set of 8 and put them in different spots!

And here are a few more home favorites from around the web!

the color teil – charleston’s own’s beautiful coffee book!

42 pressed candles – the new collection is here! I have this one!

banded towels – love this tailored look.

rattan lantern – my favorite decor!

portrait painting – titled “friends in foliage”. love it.

grasscloth console – the neutral version of my blue one!

blue patterned trays – i love the colors and pattern on these trays!

upholstered ottoman/coffee table – love the shape & totally customizable!

s&l’s new napkins – super pretty and with a pretty holder!

plaid door mat – a fall update for your front door!

blue abstract painting – really loving this piece, alone or in a group!

Have a great weekend, Everyone!


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Good morning!! Today is an Etsy day! One of my favorite posts to write. I spend weeks accumulating these favorites for these favorites posts and I’m always so excited when I have enough to share!! Here are my latest Etsy finds!

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On a recent girls night we were discussing the merits of keeping your butter out at room temp. My Granny has always done this and it’s just so much better this way. I’m a convert. Plus, how adorable is this ceramic butter dish?? And that linen tie top is freaking amazing. Really into it. And the matisse prints, really into those as well. Thanks for being awesome Etsy!!


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