Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Date: Jun 17 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Lilly Likes

Today I’m so excited to introduce you all to my amazingly talented friends’ new project – Lil Bit Lit! It’s a new type of children’s publishing house founded by these three beauties – Jenny DiBenedetto, Molly Fienning, and Raven Roxanne.


Photo by Elizabeth Ervin.


Their mission is to create beautiful, art-forward story books – written and illustrated by awesome Southern artists. They’re first story book, A Raven’s Nest, is a tale of a young girl named Raven and her mischievous dog Willie. Expect to see whimsical, abstract nests and a lot of color by Charleston artist, Raven Roxanne.



But A Raven’s Nest needs our support! I just purchased my advance copy through their Lil Bit Lit Kickstarter! I hope you’ll purchase your copy, too! And you HAVE to watch the video the girls made – it’s beautiful. Check it out right here!






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Do you ever wish you could go back and do your wedding registry all over? Me, too. It turns out that so many of the things that I thought I had to have, I never use. Our lifestyle is much more casual than what I imagined (like, we never throw fancy dinner parties). So I’m excited to partner with Macy’s to share some awesome and practical wedding registry ideas! And guess what – Macy’s Win Your Dream Registry Sweepstakes is happening now! Five lucky winners will win all items on their registry, up to $5,000 each!



Wouldn’t that be so fun to win? Macy’s has a huge product assortment with so many great brands like Le Creuset, Dyson, and Kate Spade. Plus, did you know that Macy’s offers a 20% discount on most remaining items on your registry for up to 6 months after the wedding?!



Casual outdoor friendly pieces get a lot of use at our house, and this new kate spade new york strawberry melamine collection is my latest obsession for summer entertaining. The dishes have the cutest strawberry and gingham designs, and the coordinating gingham tray is so fun.





Are there any other Ginger jar collectors out there? Isn’t this blue and white ginger jar so pretty? It looks great as decor and is even prettier filled with flowers.



And a folding outdoor bistro table is always a good idea. They’re so cute and take up very little space.



To enter the Macy’s Win Your Dream Registry Sweepstakes fill out the entry form here after you create your registry! If you already have a registry you can still enter, just be sure to fill out the entry form. A qualifying Macy’s registry of $500 or more is all that is required to enter. Sweepstakes period is 6/01/18 – 6/30/18.




bistro table set, strawberry melamine salad plates,

strawberry melamine tidbit plates, gingham melamine tidbit plates,

gingham serving tray, blue & white ginger jar, leaf napkins



red floral smocked shirtdress


And be sure to scroll through the widget below to see more of my dream registry ideas!


Photography by Abby Murphy. Sponsored by Macy’s and ShopStyle.


Macy’s Win Your Dream Registry Sweepstakes: No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including District of Columbia. Must be 18 years and older with a qualified registry. Ends 6/30/18. For official rules:





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You all know that Out of Hand is one of my most favorite shops, so I thought it might be fun to take you inside to see what’s in store right now. And there’s a lot. So I’m narrowing it down to 7 reasons why you should stop in next time you’re in Charleston!



Top Skin Care:



Out of Hand (OOH) has a whole Beauty department with so many of my favorite brands, including Tata Harper. I love their resurfacing mask.


The Best Make Up Brands:



I regularly pop in for new lipsticks and refills on favorite products. OOH carries my most favorite brand, RMS Beauty. Plus the ladies here know what they’re talking about!


Entertaining Supplies:



OOH knows a thing about entertaining, their sister business is OOH Rentals! Naturally all of their glassware, dishes, and other entertaining items are the cutest.


The Perfect Gifts:



They’re my go to spot for gifts. Tons of great ideas here like the best candles of your life, hedgehouse throw beds, and jewelry. Plus OOH gift certificates make the best teacher gifts.


Gardening Supplies:



No detail is too small here! How gorgeous is this floral gardening set?


Baby Products:



Something for everyone, including THE best smelling baby product out there, Noodle & Boo. This scent brings me straight back to when my kids were babies.


Floral Shop:



And my most favorite reason of all, the flower shop! OOH is my favorite florist in town and they do all of my arrangements! They always have a gorgeous selection and are available to work something up quickly when you need it! Everyone at OOH is the best, and I promise you’ll love the shop!


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photo








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Date: Jun 8 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

A few things for Friday…


Kate Spade:



To say that the sudden death of Kate Spade shook me is putting it mildly. I’ll probably always remember where I was when I heard the news (Trader Joes parking lot). She brought so much beauty to the world. Her death is a tragedy. My thoughts are with her family, especially her daughter.


Gibson x Nordstrom Collection:



My friend Cassie teamed up with the brand Gibson on an adorable, colorful collection available at Nordstrom and I’m so happy for her! We’ve been following each other’s blogs for 9 years now and she’s one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve met. I love this dress in all the colors, and this gingham top!


Summer Recipe:



We have made these ground chicken thai lettuce wraps probably 5 times and LOVE them. They’re light and delicious and easy to make. Perfect for summer! I follow the recipe exactly and have noticed that fresh ingredients (like the ginger and the garlic) are important.


Plus Size Collection At Draper James:



Draper James has THE cutest plus size summer collection. This dress is adorable!


Outdoor Collection Sale:



One Kings Lane is currently offering up to 40% off outdoor furniture. Yep. Run over there now! I love this wicker dining set this blue stripe hammock, and these melamine dinner plates.





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Date: Jun 6 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family

I have summer barbecues and parties on my mind! Anyone else? Remember this blogger lunch I threw a couple of years ago?



Such a great day! Half the fun of entertaining is picking up cute things along the way. Here are some great pieces to help you get in the summer party mood!



Watermelon Doormat: I mean. So cute.

Island Wrapped Pitcher: Prettiest pitcher and has matching glasses!

Flamingo Watering Can: Gardening is so much fun with this.

Shell Napkin Rings: For the cutest tablescape.

Ruffle Edge Plates: These will look good paired with almost anything.

Woven Fruit Platter: A little height for the tablescape.

Woven Picnic Dome: Keep the flies away! I have this at Coral House.

Printed Tablecloth: Love this pretty pattern.

Rattan Barcart: Maybe my favorite bar cart I’ve seen yet!

Yard Flamingos: We have these and it makes the back yard so much more fun.

Greece Cookbook: Perfect summer recipes for your next party!

Dip Platter: What’s your favorite dip? Mine is any kind of cheese dip.

Island Wrapped Glasses: I have these. THE cutest.

Wicker Picnic Dome: Bc the flies will try to get to all your amazing Greek dishes, too!





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Summer… Lazy mornings, long afternoons in the pool, and scarfing down ice cream cones before they melt. We are officially on summer break and I’m so glad about it. We have some sports, some fun camps, and some travel ahead of us in the weeks ahead, and I’m so excited to soak up all the days with these two.



I’m Wearing:


off shoulder linen dress, criss cross sandals


On Lilly:


gingham romper, knotted denim sandals


On Fletcher:


white linen shirt, red shorts, chambray sneakers



We are wearing ALL Old Navy here. Isn’t Lilly’s gingham romper so cute? They have so many cute dresses and shoes right now! I also have this navy midi dress and love it.



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And not shown, but these gingham bow sandals? SO CUTE! I also found this black belted tiered maxi dress after I made the collage but it might be my favorite of them all!!


Right now you can take up to 40% off – check out the whole Old Navy site right here!


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photo. Thank you to Old Navy for partnering!





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