Friday, December 14, 2018


Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • White Penny Round Tiles // I've fallen down a rabbit hole of tiles and I don't hate it. The organic shape. SWOON!
  • Marine Marble and Wood Cheeseboard // Show off your charcuterie skills in style this holiday season. Also, stripes.
  • Color Study Acrylic Drop Earrings // The girls at Ampersand Studio created an adorable line of earrings. #wishlisted
  • Acrylic On Wood Panel // I love all of Ashley's work, but when this piece speaks to me in the most colorful manner. Gingham, stripes, polka dots, and Matisse. It's practically everything I adore all in one 20" x 20" canvas.
  • Live Citrus Wreath // Don't mind me, I'll be hanging out with my glue gun attaching clementines to all the garland. Ha!
  • Ann Mashburn Editorial // I love seeing what the ex-fashion editor has her eye on at the moment. It's witty to boot.
  • Merry Mailbox Set // I have a confession. I didn't get around to sending Christmas cards. These are super adorbs!
  • Neon Heart // Unleash your inner tween and add this pop of fun to any gallery wall or decorate your closet with it.
  • Vinebox // Still looking for that perfect gift to give your wine loving bestie? I think I've got you covered.
  • Kristin Ess Flat Iron // My flat iron crapped out on me yesterday, so I'm eager to see if this lives up to the hype.
  • Polka-Dot Flannel Pajama Set // How cozy are these? You'll find me living in them through the end of March.
  • Dark Chocolate + Malted Milk CollaBARation // Any time there's Jeni's involved, you can count me in!
  • Cable-Knit Throw // J.Crew is selling home goods and I can't say I mind. Has anyone purchased anything from the line?
  • Personalized Sleep Mask // Based off today's selection, it's clear I've got snoozing and relaxing on my mind.
  • Verve // Matisse loved graphic design. Browsing through this selection of little-known book illustrations is magic.
  • Hot Pink Linen Pillow Cover // I have every intention of adding this vibrant cushion to our bedroom mix. It's gorgeous!
  • Apple Green Notebook // Gimme all the chores and errands if it means the to-dos are listed on something this cute.
  • Wallet Clutch // Clare V does it again! This piece is an instant classic, but I'm loving the entire line. Simple and sweet.
  • Unladylike Patch // Not that I know anyone who's unladylike. Hehe! Shout it out with a snazzy piece of flair.
  • Matchstick Dog // Thanks to LR's Craft Fair, I was introduced to the delightful world of Eleanor Bostrom. Squee!
  • Bravo Doormat // How did I not know this existed until last week?? Why isn't it on my front porch already? Sigh.

Have a fabulous weekend, m' dears! Make it count.

Pin It!

Thursday, December 13, 2018



FEELING: Four year olds at Christmas time are PURE magic! Don't get me wrong, Max is still Max, but OMG his genuine giddiness about Santa and snowmen is infectious. Last week we put our wily one to bed early because NO NAP, and as we got ready to watch our shows, we heard a siren in the distance. Initially we thought someone was hurt or there was a fire down the street, but then I remembered the family that sold the house to us mentioned Santa comes to the neighborhood each year on a fire truck and passes out candy canes. We immediately flew out of bed and grabbed Max so we could take in the impromptu festivities together and catch a glimpse of Father Christmas. The sweetest part about all of this is earlier that day Max kept begging me to buy candy canes and I forgot to grab a box at the store. You can only imagine the look on his face when he was surprised later that evening with the red-and-white striped candy. He looked up at me with the biggest grin and said, "SANTA KNEW I WANTED ONE OF THESE!!!"

THANKFUL FOR: The hair stylist I see in DC returned from maternity leave last month, and I got a chance to visit her a few weeks ago for a much-needed cut. It was straight-up fan girl status when I saw her because I knew I missed having bangs, but then she started to do her thing and I found myself talking way too much because I was so excited to have my hair styled again. Just think of a dialogue between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore, except for the fact that it's one-sided because I was the one doing ALL the talking.

THINKING ABOUT: I got to hang out with my parents while the boys were in Missouri, and I can't stop laughing about my mom and dad's knowledge of gypsy culture. Who knew, right?! Hahahaha! After watching a few hours of TLC's show, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, one Saturday evening, they filled me in on the term "gorgers" and introduced me to the magic that is Sondra Celli's custom wedding dress designs. You guys, this is just TOO good! It *almost* rivals Teem Mom in terms of trash TV. Almost.

READING: Do you follow the Avery & Augustine blog? I swear it's like a treasure chest; there's always something new to discover! The site is created by the founder of the Little Lit Book Series, Michelle Sterling, who shares the BEST children's books. Whenever we have a trip to the library planned (just as we do today!), I like to reference her posts for titles to bring home.

LISTENING TO: Have you seen the new Grinch movie yet? Squee! It's absolutely adorable!! Max and I have been listening to the soundtrack nonstop since we saw it at the Alamo Drafthouse two weeks ago. Tyler, The Creator's remake of the holiday theme song is pure genius. Do me a favor and download the latest jingles and stat. You can thank me later.

WATCHING: For those of you who aren't fans of Bravo (Is that even possible?) or the rest of us that require a break from the feuds of Kelly and Vicki along with Lala and James, I highly recommend the series Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime and the movie Dumplin' on Netflix. Last weekend, I threw Flyboy a bone and watched John Krasinski not be Jim Halpert. Oddly enough, the thriller piqued my interest and I've already Googled whether or not there will be a season two. In the event you're looking for something a bit more feel-good and charming, promise me you'll give Jennifer Aniston's Dolly-loving pageant hit a shot. It's flipping precious, y'all!

: On Tuesday night, I whipped up Art From My Table's Easiest Ever White Chicken Chili and it was surprisingly delicious. I mean, I knew it would be good (How do you go wrong with ingredients like this?), but it didn't seem that different than similar recipes I've tried in the past. Then again, I did improvise a little by using a some cream cheese since I underestimated how much shredded cheese we had available and had no intentions of going to the store. I'd go ahead and make that tasty little tweak again.

: I adore my sunny wool coat from J.Crew, but the yellow can easily get dirty and dull. As a result, I've had my eye on the Perfect Winter Parka for the past few months, but wasn't prepared to pay full-price for the wardrobe workhorse. I told myself I'd hold out for a great sale at the beginning of the new year, but much to my surprise, I managed to snag the coat for $80!! I rarely stumble upon deals this good, so it felt like I hit the jackpot!!

How are you feeling today? What are you up to? Thanks for stopping by!! 

Pin It!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018



Happy Wednesday, m' dears! Last week's gift guides aside, we haven't really touched base since before Thanksgiving. What the what?! My favorites made their way to Missouri for a boys' trip (Oh, I missed them so!) and ever since their return on December 1st, we hit the ground running and it's been full-on falalalala mode in Delaware. The Christmas bucket list has been drafted and over 100 ft. of fresh garland has been purchased. We're about a month away from Flyboy's deployment departure and I'm so grateful we have twinkle lights and ribbon to distract us because writing wills and seeing FB lay out all of his gear in the spare bedroom makes it all feel too real. While I'd love nothing more for time to slow down, we're having the best time decking the halls for the holidays. Something about celebrating for the first time in our new house seems really special, so it's helped us stay present these past few weeks and has directed our focus toward the positive. I love this family of mine something fierce and thank God every day for letting me do life with them. During this season of love and giving, I'm humbled. I already have everything I need.   


Pin It!