Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Palm Trees

Even though I've lived in the southeast region for almost 2 years, it still gives me a special feeling when I see palm trees. Maybe it's because they remind me of vacation and beautiful places, but seeing them never gets old. I am looking forward to a weekend in Charleston, being surrounded by plenty of palm trees :) Cheers!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I have mentioned earlier {here} that I have tried to take up baking, and I think I am slowly getting the hang of it {event though I have not tried anything too tricky.} This new hobby has made me more interested in bakeware items, and below are some that are not only functional but also beautiful. Maybe I should just register for all of these... :)


Piebox transportable pie box via Scoutmob {here}
Anthropologie baking set {here}
Art et Manufacture quiche plate via Etsy {here}
Anthropologie raised measuring cups {here}
Fortessa Tableware Solutions borosilicate glass nesting bowls via Food52 {here}
Anthropologie flower apron {here}
Mood for Wood cat rolling pin via Etsy {here}
Park Woodshop black walnut spoon via Food52 {here}
Art et Manufacture pie plate via Food52 {here}

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Crostini Happy Hour

I love Friday nights at home more than pretty much anything. It's become a tradition that once we are home, we open some wine or make a cocktail, and I'll cook either a new recipe or one of our favorites {it usually involves pasta and/or seafood}. This usually ends in Netflix and slowly falling asleep on the couch. I changed up our Friday tradition recently by making a little apertivo before dinner. I love bruschetta/crostini of all kinds, and I thought a little crostini happy hour at home would be a fun way to kick off the weekend. I sort of created my own with a baguette, goat cheese, sliced peaches, a little balsamic, and topped with a sprig of thyme grown in our little herb garden. This, along with rosé and sparkling water, might have to become a new tradition! Some other crostini recipes I either love or want to try include this Giada favoritethis Smitten Kitchen one, and this array from Bon Appétit. Cheers to Fridays and happy hours at home! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Scents

I have to say that I love fall/winter candles best, but it is nice and refreshing to have a few with light, summer scents. I know I mentioned The Archivist candle before here, but it definitely became a bedroom staple for these summer months. Another great summer candle is "Laurel Canyon" by Cardinal Points candles {purchase here}. I bought it in Charleston last year, and it had been in a closet because I tend to hoard candles {I hate when I burn them too quickly}. It is light but fragrant, and sweet but not too overwhelming. I finally bought the Food52 x Hawkins New York "Tomato Vine" candle {here} I had been coveting, so my summer candle repetoire is growing quick {will have a review of it sometime soon!}. What are your favorite summer scents?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Relaxation

Happy Friday! This weekend I plan on, first and foremost, RELAXING. I forsee lots of pizza, wine, and Netflix in the near future. There will be a little working, cleaning, unpacking {maybe even some baking - still peach season!}, but I think I will often take breaks to continue the relaxtion {also known as laziness}. Have a great weekend :) 

Thursday, July 21, 2016


I love supporting small businesses and artisans for so many reasons, but the main reason is because their products are always better and more beautiful than anything you can get from a large corporate brand. Scoutmob {check out here} is one of my favorite sites that offers the most amazing pieces from independent designers and artists; below are a few favorites currently available that I would love to add to our home and my closet:


June & December hemlock branch kitchen towel {here}
Aziza Jewelry XO stud earrings {here}
June & December cedar branch kitchen towel {here}
Khristian A. Howell iPhone case {here}
Umbrella Collective canvas and leather duffel bag {here}
Fettle & Fire ceramic pineapple dish {here}
Objective striped linen table runner {here}
Fyxation leather yoga mat strap {here}
Anagram Press Ohio state art print {here}
Ceramics by Lina Lav vine wedge ceramic pie plate {here}

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Old and New

I'm back! After a week without internet and lots of moving/packing/unpacking, I am back to blogging and am feeling pretty awesome about our new place. We still have a lot to do {and decorate}, but we are settling in faster than either one of us thought. Even though we've been going back to our old neighborhood any chance we get {missing Five Points Bottle Shop and Independent Baking Co. in particular}, I know we will fall in love with our new place :) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

It is HOT down here. So much so that it makes me wish for cooler, fall nights immediately. That being said, there are a few good things about the dog days of summer, which include lots of hydrangeas, summer fashion {sundresses and hats, duh!}, summer hued nails, and light scented candles that smell just like summer {image via This Is Glamorous}:

Dog Days of Summer

SEA crochet dress via Net-A-Porter {here}
Essie gel couture nail polish in "Looks To Thrill" {here}
Curial Vintage copper watering can via Etsy {here}
Food52 x Hawkins New York season candle in "Tomato Vine" {here}
Rebecca Taylor blouse {here}
NARS body glow via Sephora {here}
Tory Burch sandals {here}
Terrain woven raffia hat {here}

Monday, July 11, 2016


It may be Monday, and we may be in the midst of moving hell, but we are also saying "cheers" to our last night in our first home together, and to our new place! Like I mentioned here, I cannot wait to set up and decorate - after we stop living out of boxes! And probably getting take-out all week. Now, time to pop a bottle :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Home

 This weekend will be all about packing up and enjoying the last few days in our first place together. Moving is never a fun activity, but I am so excited to have a lot more space, redecorate, and settle into our new home :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer Clutch

Although this clutch is not technically just for summer, it's blue tones makes it feel perfect for this time of year. It is kind of an oldie, but definitely a goodie; J.Crew makes some of my favorite accessories, and their clutches are always awesome. This particular clutch is no longer available, but I am loving these J.Crew clutches and this one Kate Spade clutch: herehere, and here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Currently Coveting: July

July has been HOT so far, but in addition to summer dresses and fashion, I have had my mind on lots of home decor/design..because we are moving next week! {And have 3 bridal showers next month!} Below are some items I am currently coveting for July, I envision lots of chill evenings at home setting up and decorating our new place {image via This Is Glamorous}:

Currently Coveting: July

Smeg 50's style blender and kettle via Shop Domino {here} and {here}
With Love + Ink oyster cocktail napkin via Food52 {here}
Farmacy rise 'n shine moisture lock day cream via Sephora {here}
Too Faced lipstick in "Mean Girls" via Sephora {here}
Food52 x Hawkins New York seasonal candle {here}
Mason Pearson bristle hairbrush via Net-A-Porter {here}
Umbra hub ladder via Shop Domino {here}
J.Crew off-the-shoulder dress {here}

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stylish Wedding

I would describe our wedding style inspiration as 1920s-glam, but I do love the look of stylish/more edgy weddings. I came across this on Green Wedding Shoes and was in awe of their awesome venue, and the incredible style of the bride and groom! I wouldn't change anything about our wedding planning/style/details, but I do love seeing how other couples' put together their big day. How amazing is her two-piece dress!?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Cat

 Happy Friday! I try not to post too many photos of our cat so I don't come across as an insane cat mom. But I am! And sometimes I just can't help but share adorable photos of our sweet girl that I am beyond obsessed with. Cheers to a weekend of snuggles with the greatest cat in the world :)