Friday, February 15, 2019

LURVE LOAVE LUFF



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

  • Blue Mug // That dreamy shade of Yves Klein Blue gets me every single time. Now that's a pop of color!
  • Enamel Organic Shaped Tray // Are trays the new throw pillow? I can't seem to get enough these days.
  • Blossom Drop Earrings // So ecstatic to see they're offering my go-to earrings again in really fun colors.
  • Ellsworth Kelly Stamps // The cheapest work of Kelly's that I'll probably ever get my hands on. Eek!
  • Double Sconce // I'd like to make a few small updates to the master bathroom. These are  on my list!
  • The Crossing by Kathleen Markowitz // All of the rich colors in her work make me want to start painting.
  • Maison Deux Eyes Rug // You guys!! This is a rug. Yes, you read that correctly. How flipping adorable???
  • Paul's Dog Jumper // The price is a bit ridiculous, but sometimes you need a statement piece. Right??
  • Single Row Beaded Brooch // Would you believe me if I told you Ganch made this from a pill bottle cap?
  • Hair Scarves // You can always rely on H&M for one swell of a deal, wouldn't you agree?? Perfection.
  • Striped Washi Tape // I'm getting low on my favorite roll of washi tape and I'm kind of freaking out. 
  • If Not Now... // These inspirational graphics are a dime a dozen on Pinterest, but pink and red forever.
  • Raspberry Wall Decor // Awww, this piece by Fiona Walker reminds me of a toy Tripp used to play with.
  • Ankle Rain Boots // Take a hint from Maxwell and get yourself a set of sunny wellies for the Spring.
  • I Love You! Classic Striped Shirt // This classic and timeless piece gets a hint of whimsy with a heart.
  • Fluxus Sunglasses // Hot tip. These stellar Le Specs shades are half-price on Amazon. You're welcome.
  • Paintings by Scott Csoke // While browsing Scott's work, my eyes immediately went to the cerise splash.
  • Brass Bangle Set by Carli Holcomb // When my mom and I visited Quirk Gallery in Richmond last year, they had the most amazing selection of goodies for sale in their shop. Jewelry pieces like this too! Swoon.
  • Lime Crime Cherry Gloss // This beauty brand is new to me, but I'm loving the design. Have you tried it?
  • Oro Gold Dining Chair // Remember earlier this week when I dreamt about a vacay? Add these to my list.
  • Pom-Pom Natural Hamper // When it comes to pom-pom ANYTHING, you can count me in. Love this!!
  • Kid-O Glow In The Dark Magnatab // Have you ever played with one of these? They're so addicting.

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

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS


BISOU BISOU BY COCORRINA

FEELING: You guys, I'm pretty bummed. I came this close to hobnobbing with Bravo-lebrities two weeks ago and I didn't even know it. Gah! This is so typical of me. I had ONE chance and I blew it. Let me explain. Those of you who are familiar with the Real Housewives of Dallas know a thing or two about BFFs Brandi and Stephanie. Apparently they have a podcast and at the end of each episode they prank call viewers/fans. I was unaware of this until my sister informed me last week. You see, Aubrey listens to their podcast and when they asked followers on Instagram to submit names for potential prank calls, Aub shot them a DM with my information. Apparently they went back and forth coming up with ideas about fake products they might try to pitch me. So when my sister and I were chatting on the phone last Friday, she asked me: "Hey, have you gotten any phone calls from Texas lately?" Clueless, I responded with a "yes" and droned on about all the scam phone calls I get on a daily basis. She went on to ask, "Any from Dallas?" I pulled up my call log and there were FOUR missed calls on January 29th from the DFW area. I shared this with her and she went on to explain the rest. Yep, I was pretty bummed. I can't say for sure it was them, but I'm going to let myself believe they have my cell number and that they gave it a shot. Wouldn't you?! Now, if it was Kam trying to call and tell me I won a lifetime supply of pink dog food for Beesly, I'd decline. In this case, I really DO give a rip!

THANKFUL FOR: I don't know whether to be appreciative or weirded out by the following, but in the spirit of gratitude I'm just going to roll with it. In an age of Siri, Alexa, and a creepy number of targeted ads, I found it oddly convenient that Xfinity opted to give us a few weeks of Showtime for free. I was just talking to my mom and Flyboy about how difficult it would be to wait for the final season of Shameless to be released on Netflix. Not even 24 hours later, I was flipping through the guide on our TV and realized we had a trial subscription through February 24th. I'm all caught up on season 9 now, but have this fear the trial will end before the finale. Yoo hoo! Big Brother, if you're reading this, please don't cancel my Showtime until I complete the series. Ya year??

THINKING ABOUT: I guess I figured that since there wasn't any catchy term for age four (i.e. terrible twos, threenager, etc.), we would be in the clear. Kinda? WRONG! Try again. Life with a four year old is like living with an impulsive and emotionally unstable attorney. The need for power and constant negotiation is downright exhausting. I worried I might have trouble sleeping while Flyboy was away, so I bought a bottle of melatonin gummies a few weeks ago. Guess what?! Don't need 'em. By the time I get Max to bed and my head touches the pillow, I'm down for the count.

LISTENING TO: Last week I shared that Max and I have a front row seat on the struggle bus these days. All aboard! Yes, this past Sunday ranks up there as one of the worst days of motherhood ever—right next to the infamous airport meltdown of 2017 in which he escaped from his stroller and several strangers came to check on us and offer me water. Anywho, it's been a wild ride for this mother-son duo. I won't bore you with too many details from this dreadful day, but it did include my son screaming at the top of his lungs: "I don't like you! You are the WORST-EST mommy I ever had!! Worst-est mommy EVER!!!!" Upon sharing this with an online friend who has four-year-old twins, she reminded me that a really bad mom would have corrected his grammar. Hehe! Trust me, I was tempted.

WATCHING: Seth Meyers and Ina Garten day-drinking!! Please tell me you watched this already. If not, stop what you're doing and prepare for ten minutes of giggly bliss. It is THE best!! I've never seen the Barefoot Contessa quite like this and by the end of the segment the two are blitzed. "Can we NOT talk about Jeffrey!"

EATING: I don't know what it is about pot pie, but I swear it's my kryptonite. I can't remember the last time I ate it because I literally become a ravenous animal when it's placed in front of me. I suppose this comfort food takes me back to my childhood (my sister and I were obsessed) and because life is short, I should probably just eat the damn pot pie. Since cooking for one is kind of boring and a low priority right now, I might take a hint from A Cup of Jo and try these Shortcut Pot Pies, made with Trader Joe's ingredients. They look amazing!

LOVING
: Per Lara's recommendation (she's been my go-to beauty blogger for the past few years—her picks never disappoint!), I'm giving the Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow a shot. I've been alternating it on the nights I don't use the Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel and Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream. So far I'm pretty impressed with how glowy it makes my skin look in the morning. While I understand that anti-aging products like this typically take six weeks or more to really see results, I have a feeling this will be a regular in my skincare regimen. 


How are you feeling today? Any plans for Valentine's Day? Thanks for stopping by!! 



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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TAKE YOUR PICK

A. BELTED COLORBLOCK // B. TIPPED SEERSUCKER // C. POLKA-DOT
Anyone else wish they could slip away for a few days and pack nothing but a swimsuit and sun hat? In the event I hit it BIG time, I promise to take you all with me. Ya hear? For now, I will stay cozy in Delaware and live vicariously through all the fancy bloggers on Instagram who have friends with homes in the Bahamas (Say what?!), stare at the wintry mix of weather forecasted on my phone, and dream about which one of these one-piece suits I'd take with me on my fake sunny escape. All snark aside, J.Crew is kind of killing it with their swimsuit selection right now. I have no business browsing, but if I did it would come down to one of these three happy options. Which one is your favorite?



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Friday, February 8, 2019

LURVE LOAVE LUFF



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! Make it count.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

LIFE'S LITTLE DETAILS


"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES

Happy Wednesday, m' dears! Let's dive straight into the Dover deetz, shall we?
  • We got two inches of snow last Friday and yesterday it was 65 degrees. What gives, Mother Nature?! Whether that means we need to bundle up or grab a light jacket and sunnies, I'm learning just how important it is for Max and I to go outside and get some fresh air while Flyboy is away. Winters in Texas were mild, so we had no excuse but to get outdoors daily and we did. Unfortunately, we've gotten in a bad habit since it got colder here in Delaware and we haven't made it part of our routine. Time for a re-think!
  • Max has been struggling quite a bit in his dad's absence. He's exhibited some aggression and over the past few days has talked A LOT about how long FB's been away. This is difficult for me because I know we've barely made a dent in this deployment. I'm trying my best to figure out how to deal with his frustration, but some days are easier than others. Thanks to FaceTime, Max gets to talk to FB a lot. We get out our world atlas and globe on a daily basis and point to where he's at on the map. Scrolling through old photos and videos on my phone is one of his favorite things to do before he goes to bed and his Daddy Doll has been a godsend. It's uncharted territory for us and I pray we find our groove soon. One day at a time.
  • Support from family near and far has been incredible. My in-laws have been sending snail mail regularly and they even gifted me with a surprise subscription to The Magnolia Journal. It was such a treat to find a copy of the Spring issue in my mailbox! And as mentioned last week, my parents made their way to our place over the weekend. It was really nice to see their smiling faces and enjoy some company. Mom and I visited Terrain and Trader Joe's to help break up the mundane, and it was just what I needed! Dad came in clutch as babysitter, but also helped give Max the boost he needed to participate in soccer on Sunday.
  • I've been trying to make more time to read lately and I forgot how much I missed sitting down with a book regularly. It's so easy for me to fall into a Bravo black hole when FB is gone, so I'm trying to set aside at least 30 minutes a night. The book, Joyful, is currently on my night stand and I'm fairly certain the author has given me the green light to surround myself with ALL the color and flowers FOREVER. Right??

Enough from me. How the heck are you? I'm dying to know.

FEATURED DETAILS: Bowl // Joke Book // Heart Pillow // Lamp // Calf-Hair Flats // Phone Case // Planner
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Friday, February 1, 2019

LURVE LOAVE LUFF




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

  • Rifle Paper Co. Pillows // Tell me you're equally obsessed with Rifle's latest line of home goods. Eek!
  • Statement Fan Earrings // My mom has these in light pink and they're oodles of fun. I want a set too.
  • Confetti Hearts Wall // I adore the idea behind artist Evelyn Henson's latest work. Talk about Insta worthy!
  • Candle Holder // I laid eyes on these and it was love at first sight. Then I learned they're discontinued.
  • Driving Moccasins // Remember when we lived in Hawaii and I was on the hunt for driving mocs? I think I may have even devoted an entire post to the topic. Ha! Some good things take six or seven years to find.
  • Snake Toy // We read My Snake Blake and now Max thinks he needs a snake of his own. Will this do?
  • Dylan Wicker Shoulder Bag // You guys!! Wicker and stripes. Now if we could just work on that price tag.
  • Carnival Round Sunglasses // Round, oversized, and the epitome of cool. Maybe they're Iris inspired?!
  • Rain Jacket // I didn't believe this coat could be any more perfect until it came in Sundrenched Peony!!
  • Esme Heart Pins // It's officially FEBRUARY so we get to smear hearts on all the things. Don't mind if I do.
  • Crossbody Strap // Flyboy got me a new CV bag for Christmas and I think this is a necessary companion.
  • Delaunay Playing Cards // How gorgeous is this set of playing cards designed by Sonia before she died?
  • Kaleido Tray // This royal blue beauty by HAY is dreamy! Let's mix and match the atypical shapes.
  • Thank You For Being A Friend // Keep things organized and honor the Golden Girls while you're at it.
  • Pink Sedan // Gimme, gimme, gimme. I need, I need. This is what bubblegum dreams are made of. 
  • Yes You Can Mug // Nothing like a vote of confidence each morning from your cofveve cup. He He!
  • Caliana Slide Sandal // As if I didn't want to escape somewhere warm already, these up the ante BIG time.
  • Tess Smith-Roberts // I love how the artist incorporates great typography with her whimsical illustrations.
  • Dresser // No, I'm not crazy ($$$). I just can't help but wonder what the linen looks like in person??

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