Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I like sunflowers. And my backspalsh in the kitchen.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Great Weekend

This weekend, we were blessed to see some beautiful friends get married

And husband looked so handsome in his uniform

And my very dear friend Alysa came back from Canada

I tried to get a little art-sy And we rounded it out with dinner at Tim's with C and all his grandparents!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Until Fall Gets Here

I'll happily take mornings like this:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Going to Go Ahead and Say it...

I'm ready for fall. I'm tired of being sweaty. I'm tired of weeds everywhere. I'm tired of wearing the same summer dresses over and over and refuse to buy more at this point. I'm tired of the mosquito bites that I cannot stop itching.

I want to wear boots
And decorate with pumpkins

And belt sweaters and rock booties

And see baby boy running around in this every Saturday

And watch the leaves change

And then I want to skip right back to spring :)

*Images via Ninewest, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Loft, J and M Bookstore and Ashville Tourism.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blue & White

Is such a great color combination. Last night, I was going through my closet looking for something for my friend Martha to borrow to wear to a UNC game, when I realized just how much blue and white I own. It is clean and classic, perfect for any outfit or any room really.

*Images from Coastal Living, Country Living, Dominio, Traditional Home

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Happy Monday friends! Do you every have one of those weekends when everything just goes right? The past three days have been some of the best we have had in a long time. From enjoying wine and exploration:

To a surprise visit from my parents:

More wonderment from Baby Boy:

And beautiful scenery with some amazing friends, both of which we are very thankful for:

It was definitely one of those weekends that just went right all around. Best of all, on Friday morning we found out Kev was selected for a new job in the Army that he had been hoping for, but didn't think he would get. This means we are staying in the Army for (at least) the next twelve years. I feel an odd sense of excitement and calmness about this. I am proud of husband for following his heart and proud of us accepting this new curve ball thrown our way without hestitation. There is no one I would rather adventure with than these two.

Hope your weekend was a beautiful as mine!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Man Spanx...

are not ok. That is all.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fantastic Find

Yesterday at work, my friend Katie showed up in this number but with a yellow belt cinching her waist. So cute right?

Surprise! It is anthropologie, but technically a nightgown. Now, I don't know about yall, but that looks nothing like the oversized tshirt I rock to sleep. Good news is, this cute-as-a-dress nightgown is about $100 less than a normal anthro design. Here are a few others:

But if you feel like real dresses, here are some b-e-a-u-t-i-e-s from their website. You can add them to my birthday wishlist.

Love the collar on this one, it also comes in khaki and has bottons on the side.

Hello gameday. I can't wait to see you:

I think this draping is just o so fab:

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Wishes

This was not the original intention of my post. I went looking for Marchesa's new line of china by Lenox that was designed to compliment their Fall 2010 wedding dresses (genius marketing), however, the power of google somehow found me on NeimanMarcus.com where I was sucked into looking at several other china designs.

For example, Lenox carries kate spade's line and she has one particular design called "larabee dot" and save the missing 'r', you can see why I wanted all the crytal items when I registered for my wedding four years ago. Much to my delight, she has added items to this line and I have picked out a few birthday wishes...

1. ) They did not have these plates when I got married. I wouldn't want the whole set, I don't like things too matchy (Actually, now that I am thinking about it, I should do a post on my china- it is really wonderful and unique), but with that said I would love some dinner or salad plates to pair with other more colorful ones.

2) Also high on my list, a few of these goblets. For two reason a) it would be awesome to be able to say "I'm drinking wine out of a goblet" and b) 2 out of 2 of these I used to have fell subject to my overly zealous love affair with wine... they are apparently really fragile after a few drinks...sad.

3)How cute is this guy with his black polka dots?? I think it would be gorgeous on a Christmas table.

So that should keep you thinking for the next two months until my birthday arrives. And honestly, Im not that picky, I'd settle for serving dish :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Little Thing

If you can watch this video and not cry, you probably also hate puppies, sunshine and America... just saying.

Monday, August 16, 2010

(Late) C-Monday

Sorry for the late post, we got back in town yesterday and needed some wind-down time. Here is your weekly dose of the little man. He had SO much fun at the beach!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

From the Bottom of My Heart

...off the coast of Carolina!

How cute are these two in their matching suits??

C$ loves the beach!

Happy Hour (we don't leave Cullen out, milk is good after a long hard day!)
Kiawah Island = my happy place. Especially with these two. And if you don't know the song lyrics, I suggest you download Jimmy Buffett's 'Off the Coast of Carolina' right now; it will make you happy.
Have a great weekend!

Wall Paper in the Dining Room...

is definitely in my future. Don't you think it is such a pretty way to add uniqueness to the space? I love my colored walls, but I am itching for pretty wallpaper...

*Images from Domino, Traditional Home and House Beautiful