Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Randoms

What you missed this week on the internet...

Jenna dished make up tips on Into the Gloss.

We upgraded to a king bed and I am feeling really inspired by granny chic D. Porthault linens

The 10 Most Expensive Houses Ever Sold. Just in case you were wondering.

I have no shame. I am really liking T Swift's new song.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Raleigh Friends: Parlor Blow Dry Bar Opening!

Tonight my friends Emily and Allison are officially opening the doors to Raleigh's first Dry Bar! They have worked their butts off and it has paid off. Follow them @parlorblowdrybar to see the chic new space. 

Stop by tonight for a chance to win some awesome prizes and support "Women for Success".

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For the Chic Mama

I have been lucky enough to make it through the summer wearing old maxi dresses. I discovered early on, I have a really strong aversion to anything maternity. One day while hunting "non-maternity" maternity clothes I came across STORQ. It has been a game changer. Basically, they offer a bundle of basics to get you through your pregnancy. Just layer with pieces you already own and you are good to go.

Layer with classics that you will wear long after the baby comes...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back To School Style

Even though I am 29 years old and about to have a child, the excitement of back to school is never lost on me. Forget New Year resolutions or spring cleaning, I get the back to school itch. It makes me want to buy a new wardrobe and clean out all my closets. While I do not think I will be fitting into high waisted jeans anytime soon I thought I can still share my fall inspiration with all of you. My go-tos include- high waisted denim, a Barbour jacket and slouchy booties.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Currently Obsessed | For The Home

Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray | I cannot get enough of this blue-gray hue. It is great looking for an exterior or interior. 
Tilton & Fenwick Gibbie Fabric | I picked up a sample of this fabric and am smitten. 
Green Sofa | Lee Industries makes an awesome sleeper sofa. We need some extra sleeping space and this could be my chance to make my green velvet dreams come true. 
Scalamandre Tiger Pillow | Williams and Sonoma is now offering the iconic print, but it is going to cost you. Luckily, it will not take much to make a huge statement. 
Brass Fixture | This fixture is the perfect mix of preppy and sophisticated.
Amsterdam Side Chair | I love the subtle pink ribbon trim on these Hickory Chair dining room chairs. This would be an easy upholstering project to add some life to old chairs. 
Botanical Print | This print from Etsy sold out, but Lindsey Carr's Etsy shop is now one of my favorites. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


It has been a while since I have shared anything about my personal life. A lot has happened in the past year.  I have been really busy the past 7 months...being pregnant. Doug and I are expecting a sweet little baby boy in November.  I had my first baby shower this weekend and it made everything seem real.

The first couple of months were really rough. I was sick 24/7 and literally fell off the face of the Earth. It took a while to get back to feeling like myself, but in the past couple months I have really embraced being pregnant. Luckily, two of my best friends are in the same boat.
 So in love with all of my childhood friends who spent their Saturday celebrating with me.
My sweet friend who came all the way from Raleigh.
This might be my favorite picture of all time. It pretty much sums up everything.

I am too lazy to upload the "good" photos off my camera. Thanks to the sweet hostesses and all of my friends and family who came and showered us with so much love.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


The fact that it is 90 degrees and I cannot stop thinking about this vest must mean it needs to come live with me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Update and Thank You

I cannot say thank you enough for all of the support we received last week while trying to sell our house. You all shared it on Facebook and told your friends. It really means the world to me and makes me want to start putting more love back into this blog.

I feel like I owe everyone an explanation after broadcasting we were selling our house over the Internet. Last week we were under contract on another house, so we decided to put our house on the market. The house was on the market less than 24 hours before we realized that the new house was not going to work for our family. We were faced with a really hard decision and ultimately decided that we could not sell our house at this time. I was disappointed my "dream house" did not work out, but that is life. The house hunting process is an emotional roller coaster and I am just sad, that by listing our house we brought other people on our ride. I hate to think that our actions caused someone disappointment. We are still actively looking so if you hear of anything going on the market, let me know!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moving On | House for Sale

A lot has transpired in the past 4 days...

Friday we made an offer on a house, left for the beach,  and the offer was accepted.  I feel like we have had so many ups and downs with the house hunt it was not expected. We literally had one day to get our house ready to put on the market.  

I never thought I would get sentimental about our house, but as we get ready to list it this week I am starting to feel a little sad. I hated everything about this stupid ranch with cream carpet and nasty bathrooms when we bought it. Over the past couple years we transformed it into something I was proud to call my home. We painted every wall ourselves and made so many memories. I started a blog to document the progress of our house and ended up getting a job that I love because of it. I hope it goes to someone who loves it as much as I do. 

The house is going on the market later this week, but I thought I would give readers a sneak peek. If you live in Raleigh and have friends who are interested in the North Hills area please send them my info and I will give them details. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

D. Porthault Look For Less

My dreams are made of D. Porthault's traditional, feminine linens. Unfortunately, my budget has no room for sheets that cost $1000. I came across the new collection at Zara Home and I fell hard. They look so expensive to me. I ordered a set and will let you know how they feel.