Friday, July 12, 2019


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

  • Striped Apple Pillow // OEUF NYC, I wish I could quit you. Your cheeky pillows just might be the best!
  • Capri Dolce Vita Book // You better believe this will be the next coffee table book I add to my pretty stack.
  • Engraved Stationery Set // A thank-you note is easier to write when you have beautiful stationery at hand.
  • Yours Madly // Want to see something fabulous? Check out Maddy Nye's fabulous portfolio. Perfection.
  • Hello Noteset // I laid eyes on this chic set and immediately thought they were made for THE Gen Sohr.
  • Claim Your Style Blue Ballpoint Pen // Can we talk about the metallic looking blue barrel? Delightful.
  • Color Intense Lipstick in First Date // Lipstick queen, Sarah James, rocks this shade on the regular. LOVE!!
  • Jaguar Midi Sac // Make the ultimate statement with spots. Clare V's jaguar print is my latest favorite.
  • I Brake For Abstract Expressionism // I've never been one to slap on a bumper sticker, but this different.
  • Pull-On Paperbag Shorts // Has anyone been to J.Crew Factory lately? I can't help but wonder about these.
  • Vintage Cotton Tank Top // I've strayed away from J.Crew's tanks for a year or two, but it looks like they've got it right again. I'm obsessed with this wardrobe staple. After getting the top in four colors for 30% off a few weeks ago, I'm VERY pleased with the purchase. Thank goodness for great basics!!
  • Fringe Sandals // Zara has brought us the sweetest sandals this Summer. They come in orange and yellow.
  • Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream // I got a sample from Beautycounter's new line and ever since I tried the night cream, I've been itching to place an order upon its release. It made my skin feel insane!!
  • Brass Twist Cuff // Described as an artful twist to your everyday outfit or a fanciful night out. Yessssss!
  • Glow Candle // The ceramic candle is gorgeous with the gold interior, but I promise it smells even prettier!
  • Paper Botanicals by Ann Wood // The latest issue of Martha Stewart Living features this artist. Swoon!!
  • Color Pop Stackable Mugs // Brighten any morning instantly by sipping from a set of these beauties!
  • Margo Selby Mix Geo Pillow // I picked this up at West Elm a few weeks ago; I'm crazy for the colors!!

Have a fabulous weekend, m' dears! Make it count.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019



Happy Thursday, m' dears! Let's get straight to the Delaware deetz. A lot has transpired since we last touched base:
  • Flyboy left for a week-long trip (that eventually turned into two weeks), and it included several pitstops in Hawaii. Sitting next to Jon Lovitz on Waikiki Beach and sporting a tacky aloha shirt with his coworkers were just a few highlights from his stay. Lucky for us, he came home with Maui Onion Chips, trinkets from Olive and Oliver, along with a mean case of jet lag that gave us all a great excuse to take long naps. After being home for a whopping three days, would you believe he's gone again? Yeah, I know.
  • As some of you might remember, we planned on having my other set of in-laws visit us for the 4th of July; however, they ended up getting pesky chest colds and had to postpone their trip. It ended up being for the best, as FB wouldn't have made it back home in time to join us anyway. 
  • Despite plans changing and frequent good-byes, I'm left feeling more grateful than ever that FB got to return from his deployment like he did at the beginning of May. This fall is going to be a busy one for us, and I'm not sure how we would have fit in all the visits and whatnot had he returned in early August as originally planned. Things always work out and sometimes for the better. Who knew, right?!
  • When life starts to get a little unpredictable, I can always rely on Max's imagination and curiosity as my constant. In the past two weeks, we've added tin foil solar panels to his wooden barn, created a LEGO Chinook, dabbled with upcycling by creating our very own robot out of recyclables, and plotted all the ways in which we could get to Papua New Guinea, to learn more about the Swallowtail Butterfly—his latest obsession, thanks to a book we checked out at the library.
  • Remember when we got two truckloads of dirt delivered last October with the hopes of adding a berm to our backyard? Y'all, it's filling in quite nicely and brings me more joy than I anticipated!! Call me crazy, but I look forward to checking it out every morning because I swear something new happens every night. Right now it's the Zinnias (from my aunt's seeds!!) that are really stealing the show. I adore the bright colors and Max loves the fact that they attract ALLLLL the butterflies and honey bees.
  • I wasn't sure if I was going to post this week or not because I wanted to soak up all the quality time with FB. But then we learned he'd be leaving again for a quick trip, so I cooked up one swelluva Love List in a snap, and I couldn't possibly wait another week before hitting publish on this one. Get excited! 

Well, that's all I've got for now. How the heck are you? I'm dying to know.
We've got our fingers crossed Flyboy comes home this weekend so we can hit the beach. Huzzah!

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Friday, June 28, 2019


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

Have a fabulous weekend, m' dears! I'm taking next week off to hang with the fam for the 4th.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019



FEELING: Sometimes Flyboy's job takes him to really cool places. Sometimes he gets to return to a beautiful island where we used to live, and I'll get texts with photos of beaches and onolicious treats. I *should* be happy for him, but instead I just get really annoyed and respond to his lovely messages with every eye-roll gif I can find. In the event he eats Mac Nut Pancakes at Boots and Kimo's, he better pay in cash because if I see the restaurant show up on our banking, I'm going to fire up the lawn mower and start doing wheelies in his precious grass. That beloved Toro TimeCutter is going to be fueled by gin and jealousy. Ha Ha! Kidding, kind of...

THANKFUL FOR: Since FB is out and about jet setting, Max and I might swing down to D.C. for a few days and visit my parents before the second round of in-laws arrive next week. The planner in me thinks I should probably stay home and clean some more since we'll be having guests, but for the sake of our marriage, it's probably best I get a change of scenery. I mean, I'm starting to run out of perturbed gifs I can text him and I'd hate to see our emerald turf all torn up as a result of my joy ride (#greenwithenvy, anyone?!). Our Amish grass man works REALLY hard.

THINKING ABOUT: We recently got this mini projector and portable projector screen from Amazon so we can watch movies outside this Summer. We haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but we're super excited to make it a thing, especially on the weekends. Stocking up on snacks will be easy, now to figure out what movie to stream first. Ideas?

READING: Whenever I put this out into the blogosphere, it manifests, so here we go. I'm going to be predictable AF and tell you that I can't seem to find the latest Summer issue of Domino anywhere in Dover. I'm pretty bummed, as it hit newsstands June 1st. Sure, this wouldn't be a problem if I just subscribed to the glossy already, but then I wouldn't have anything to complain about. Of course, when I do find it, I will feel like a champ. It's a vicious cycle.

LISTENING TO: Do all four year olds think they're an expert about everything? Mine feels the need "Maxplain" it all, and it's a bit much. I always thought it was just tweens and teenagers that acted this way. Should I go ahead and assume this behavior will continue for the next thirty years? After he's got a few decades under his belt, maybe, just maybe, he'll agree that his mom was right at least some of the time?? Heck, I may have even taught him a thing or two.

WATCHING: I don't know what it is about Teddi on RHOBH, but I simply can't stand her this season. She really didn't bring much to the table last year, but I didn't mind her. This time around, however, it's as though she's found a newfound confidence since buddying up with Kyle (who I like). Now that she's seated at the cool girls' table, she comes off as desperate and as though she's trying too hard. Does this make sense? Am I being too hard on her? Aside from holding everyone "accountable" and stirring the "puppygate" turd, she adds very little value to the show.

EATING: Whenever someone comes to visit, most of the planning revolves around food. Add a holiday like the 4th of July on top of things and we've got some BIG decisions to make. Now, I realize we're still a week away, so I should probably slow my roll, but I could use ideas!! So far we've got 50 Stars BBQ Chicken via In Honor of Design and the Pioneer Woman's Best Baked Beans (she's not lying!) on the menu. What about dessert?? Another side dish?

: In my ongoing pursuit to get a nice bronze glow on my face without the sun damage, I decided to try St. Tropez Self-Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist (what a mouthful!). Fully prepared to return the product, I filed the receipt in my wallet when I got home, but it looks like I can go ahead and just throw the paper away because I'm obsessed with the mist. I still haven't figured out how this magic potion works, but the application goes on evenly after I've moisturized my face in the evening (I apply every 2-3 nights). Then you wake up with a nice bronzed glow the next morning—no weird streaks or spots like some other face tanners I've tried in the past.

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

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Botox has been incredibly effective in terms of my migraines. Hallelujah! But there's another perk to the injections that didn't occur to me until after I got poked the very first time and that's HEADBANDS, y'all!!! I LOOOOOVE a good headband, but whenever I tried to wear them in the past for more than an hour, the sides of my head would start pounding. Now that I don't have to say no to this hair accessory and there are oodles of adorable options available, it's opened up a whole new world of accessorizing for yours truly—not to mention, an extra day or two without having to wash my mop. SCORE! Over the past few months, I've dabbled with several brands (J.Crew, Amazon, Madewell, Shopbop, H&M, etc.), but I keep coming back to Anthropologie. Most of their headbands cost less than twenty dollars and the fit is incredibly comfortable. They've got a variety of patterns from stripes, seersucker, and polka-dots, in a rainbow of colors, constructed from materials like linen, chiffon, and even raffia. Here are m' faves:

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