Archive for the ‘Lilly Likes’ Category

Date: Nov 30 2017

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Lilly Likes

I’m excited to share my 2nd Gift Guide this season… this one is for the kids. If you’re anything like me you need all the ideas you can get, and these are my best picks!



Book Collection – Books are always under the tree at our house!

Easy Weaver – For all the creatives out there, looks so fun.

Wheely Sneakers – Don’t pretend like you don’t want a pair, too.

Bluetooth Headphones – So you don’t have to hear the song 10x + great for travel.

Hatchimal Eggs – I’m pretty sure this was Fletcher’s favorite birthday gift.

Rainbow Bird – Lilly has. Lilly loves. We even had her birthday cookies made to match.

Gizmo Smart Watch – The #1 item on Lilly’s list.

Scratch & Sketch Book – Trust me on this one. For all the ages.

Hazel Village Dolls – My most favorite stuffed animal to gift.

Umbrella Ice Pop Mold – Kids love ice pops.

Magic 8 Ball – My kids love the one we gave Lilly for her birthday. #nostalgia

Flamingo Slippers – How can you resist these?

Croquet Set – Great outdoor game and it’s portable.

Bumper Balls – Wouldn’t these just be the most fun?

Taylor Swift Record – Because you’re a cool mom/aunt. Pair it with a new…

Turntable Record Player – 1 of my fave gifts to give this year.




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What’s better than back to school shopping? Back to school shopping with your BFF! Lilly and Farris are ready for their first day of school with their new outfits from Kohl’s!





It’s shocking how much kids grow in a summer. Keeping them dressed in cute and comfortable clothing that actually fits can be a struggle, so I’m thankful for affordable resources like Kohl’s. Their back to school collection is pretty cool, and thankfully Lilly agrees (making my life a little bit easier finding first day outfits for under $50).





Cute and comfortable sneakers are a back to school necessity for my kids, and I love that Kohl’s carries both converse and the classic stripe adidas :) Super cute mini style!






And can we talk about how seeing Lilly carrying a Jansport backpack makes my heart happy? I had a pink one just like it when I was little.




These two have their game face on and are ready to crush their first day of 2nd grade. You can check out the Kohl’s back to school collection right here! And a bonus – today is the first day of the Kohl’s big Friends & Family Sale with 20% off site wide! Happy Shopping :)


Lilly Wearing:

navy poplin belted shirtdress, checkered head wrap,

pink converse sneakers, pink jansport backpack


Farris Wearing:

white picot polo shirt, stretch skinny jeans, stripe adidas sneakers


Photography by Gray Benko. Sponsored by Kohl’s and ShopStyle. 20% off sitewide Friends and Family Sale. Gift Cards; Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items; prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare and select brands of fragrance; select electrics; premium electronics and warranty products; consumables; premium sunglasses; sporting goods; sports team merchandise; select online-exclusives; American Girl; Columbia; Converse; Dyson; Koolaburra by UGG; Levi’s; Nike and Under Armour. 8/17 – 8/20.


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Date: Aug 3 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Family, Lilly Likes

As kids grow their needs change. We moved past cribs and toddler beds a long time ago, but for the past 2 years Fletcher has been sleeping on just a bedspring and mattress. At first it was to transition him from side rails because he’s kind of a wild sleeper and I didn’t want him to fall from a high bed. He liked sleeping pretty low to the ground though, which was fine by me. When he recently expressed interest in an actual bed I turned to ducduc because I’ve been a long time fan of their eco-friendly kids furniture.


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While ducduc has a whole collection of really cool, modern furniture, what I love most about them is that you can customize each and every piece and they’re all made to order! Fletcher loved getting to help design his new alex platform bed! He insisted upon having these two large pull out drawers to stash his toys and things he wanted to keep out of his sister’s eye sight.


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And I really love this little bench and storage shelf at the end of the bed! It get’s used A LOT.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


All of ducduc’s pieces are made well with solid hardwood and plywood (no mdf) and are made in Connecticut. They use green materials and finishes that can be color matched to any Pantone color. They also provide white glove delivery service with assembly :)


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Don’t worry, Lilly wasn’t left out. She starts 2nd grade in two weeks and has outgrown her little antique desk that we used to have in her room. We chose this ducduc cabana vanity because it doubles as a desk/vanity.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


It has two drawers on each side (with ouchless, self closing drawer glides) for all of Lilly’s supplies. The middle compartment easily pops up and has a mirror, which is Lilly’s favorite part.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


I love it because it’s the sort of piece that I could totally move somewhere else in our house.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


The kids are so happy with their colorful and cute new rooms. You can check out ducduc’s whole furniture collection right here!


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photo. Thank you to ducduc for partnering on this post.



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Date: Feb 6 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Lilly Likes

I’m highlighting an artist crush today who is full of talent and that I’ve talked about before. Chambers Austelle is a Charleston girl who first caught my eye thanks to her lady portrait series. I commissioned her to do a portrait for Coral House and couldn’t be happier with how the piece turned out. Now she has me coveting more pieces from her upcoming Birdcage Exhibition!



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Lilly and I popped by the Beresford Studios gallery over the weekend for a sneak peek of some of the pieces. This pink lady below is Lilly’s most favorite (and I think maybe mine, too). Isn’t her face exquisite? I love her raised eyebrow.


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I can’t wait to see the whole exhibit come together because these are just the beginning. There will be a mix of portraits and abstracts and prices begin at $150. The show opens this Friday night (February 10th) with a reception from 6 – 9 at Beresford Studios located at 20 Fulton Street downtown Charleston (right by Fulton Five). Maybe I’ll see some of you there? And you can follow along with Chambers on her instagram!



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As a mother it’s important to me that I raise strong, confident children. So when Dove Hair asked Lilly and me to participate in the #LoveYourHair campaign, I jumped at the chance! I love the brand and what they’re doing to empower females.





Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. For many, these pressures began at an early age. Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girl’s confidence. I want Lilly to know that her hair is unique and beautiful… just like she is!




So I remind her everyday :)





Lilly loves to wear her hair different ways – one braid, two braids, pig tails, pony tail… But her favorite way is to wear it down (I think she gets that from me).



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Join Dove’s mission and inspire a young girl in your life to love her hair. Create and share your custom animated message at!





laroque ruffle top, levis jeans,

beaded necklace, wisewear smart bracelet,

black sunglasses, leather mules


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photo. Thank you to Dove for partnering on this post.


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The opinions I have shared about the products are my own. 


We are in the thick of holiday season over here and our schedules are full, in the best kind of way. Lilly and Fletcher’s favorite afternoon activity involves riding through the neighborhood belting out holiday songs and pointing out festive decorations. Such activity requires comfortable (and cool!) sneakers :) So we partnered up with Shoe Carnival for a holiday style remix.




Just call us the Converse Family (even Josh has a pair!). It’s what we each picked out when we visited our local Shoe Carnival! They’re the perfect sneaker for every day activities, plus they’re just a classic. Perfect for an updated casual holiday look.


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These pictures makes me so happy. Pure happiness in Lilly and Fletcher’s faces.







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Check out Shoe Carnival for all of your holiday season shoes – they have a great selection at great prices for the whole family!



On Me: converse chuck taylor shoreline sneakers,

blue sweater, dark skinny jeans

On Lilly: converse chuck taylor all star sneakers

On Fletcher: converse chuck taylor all star hi sneakers


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photography. Thank you to Shoe Carnival for partnering on this post. 

“Shoe Carnival provided me with product and compensation. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own.”


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