This week’s wish list is a mix of things I have and things I’m loving. A random blend, but sometimes those are my favorite kind.

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I am a HUGE fan of Loving Tan. I have been using their 2-Hour Express for a few years now, and I’ve heard amazing things about the Platinum Express. I can’t wait to try it.

I keep a pair of gold Birkenstocks by the door as my “garden shoes,” as well as grab the mail, quickly go outside, etc. I never wear them out into the world but let me tell you, I wear those things all the time. They are so comfortable and I love this more stylish version.

These Mary Jane’s were ordered a little while ago on Amazon and can’t wait to see how they look in person. I will update you when they arrive!

This kettle was a gift for Christian for his birthday and we’ve both been loving it. I use it much more than I thought I would.  I also ordered this rope door stopper for our side door and it’s been great. Originally I wanted this one but then thought… I bet I can find this for less. And I did!

I recently got this gray pullover and matching shorts. I can’t wait to wear them when the weather warms up more. That AirEssentials line is just so crazy soft. The best.

I bought this set in green and highly recommend it. I haven’t bought a second color yet, but I should.

Thank you so much for checking in and reading! Talk soon – xo –

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I have seen so many cute spring pieces lately, so I wanted to round up some spring staple picks. The kind you can wear in many different ways and still look timeless and classic.

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striped cardigan

I can’t get enough of stripes. In a tee, a cardigan, a collared shirt… never goes out of style.

I have some linen shorts like this and I get so much wear out of them. Highly recommend. Also love these!

These look so much like the designer version, really pretty.

I just got these rollers and have used them once. They are nice and wide which helps them to stay put better – so far, so good!

Wearing these small gold hoops as I type this. I love that they are a little misshapen and textured.

I have a few chambray shirts but none are oversized. I love this one. So great with some ecru denim.

Thank you so much for checking in and reading! xo –

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annie selke sisal rug

– getting our second Annie Selke rug for the main living space that really ties it all together –

dough bowl

– finding this beautiful dough bowl at Scott’s Antique Market for our kitchen island –

tahari three drawer bedside table

– loving these new bedside tables in the guest bedroom (more expensive version here), similar version here

black H sandals

– shocked at how good these designer dupe sandals are (and I also own the real thing!) –

birthday crown

– my baby Theo turning 2 today (felt crown) –

1)  I cannot believe my little blue-eyed baby is turning two today. My most difficult pregnancy. My dreamiest baby. My most difficult toddler. My biggest snuggle affection lover. He is sugar and spice in all the ways. Christian says he will be a CIA interrogator because he breaks people, and yet he still falls asleep on our chests like a precious angel. God has taught me so much through this firecracker son of ours.

2)  Our guest bedroom is ready to go for our second round of guests, and it makes me so happy to share this new home with people! We hosted our small group this week as well, and it was so fun to feel ready to share this space with more of our friends.

3)  We placed the order for dining room wallpaper this week. EXCITING! I’ll share the before and after when it’s up.

4)  We officially booked a long weekend at Dollywood, and I honestly can’t wait. You guys gave me so much great feedback about Dollywood for kids under 5. I think it’s going to be such a fun family trip and the boys will love it.  Thank you for all of your encouragement on social media!

5)  I am excited to think about what I want to plant in our new house. I finally think some of the super cold nights are starting to level out, so I need to be thoughtful about what space we have (other than a necessary herb garden of course) to expand some of my favorite pretty things. I love spending time outside in the spring. I’m really looking forward to it!

Thank you so much for checking in and reading! I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend – xo –

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Shopbop is having their annual Spring Sale Event, and I wanted to share some of my favorite brand picks that are included in the sale! It ends tomorrow, so snag your picks while you can –

Shop the pieces by clicking directly on the image or below. Thank you so much for reading! xo –

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We are seeing glimpses of beautiful weather in Georgia and I can feel that spring is around the corner. I am excited to ditch the vests and sweaters and embrace dresses, linen, and tanks.

I put together a roundup of some of the pieces I’ve got my eye on for spring. I’ve already ordered this set, fingers crossed it’s as cute in person as it looks!

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I got these drawstring pants a week or so ago and have already worn them. So comfortable and love that they also come in ecru.

I love this jumpsuit. It’s on sale for $30 right now and it’s taking everything in me not to order it. I don’t need another jumpsuit but man, it is so cute.

This pink cardigan is so sweet. In my opinion, light pink goes with everything and can really act as a neutral.

This hot pink tweed blazer is a recent addition to my closet, and while I haven’t had the chance to wear it yet, I can’t wait. I know it will carry into spring beautifully.

I do not need another vest, but this one? Gorgeous. I love the length!

This bag is such a great bag, and I have it in a different colorway. It also would make a great gift!

lily and bean tote bag

Thank you so much for reading! Aiming to get a Friday’s Five up this week as well. xo –

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valentines flowers

– beautiful flowers from my boys on Valentine’s Day –

black mary janes

– the prettiest mary janes

white counter stool

– getting new counter stools 20% off with the code SAVE –

faux coral

– adding some antiques from my parents into our new home –

framed scarf print

– getting the scarf frame up –

It’s been a minute since we have had a Friday’s Five and this felt like a great time to start back. I took the majority of January off because I knew the move was going to be demanding of my time and wow, thank God I did. I got super sick and it made everything a bit more challenging than I expected.

But now that it’s February, I’ve been able to return to working and getting back in the swing of my normal routine, which has been so wonderful. While I’m still battling some symptoms (the month-long cold that won’t seem to go away), I still feel much more like myself than I have in quite a while.

  1. Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. I can’t get enough of this show. I loved the first season of Feud: Bette and Joan. Ryan Murphy is so brilliant and just like Bette and Joan, I find myself googling and reading all of these articles about these New York socialite women, Truman Capote, and the scandals that made this story so fascinating. Highly recommend!
  2. Presidents Day Sales. I am anticipating some good sales on Monday, and I’ll be using the day to both entertain my kids while seeing if a few home items we need/want are marked down.
  3. I got this ivory belted jacket, and I can’t express how beautiful it is on. It is seriously so chic. I’ve only gotten to wear it once so far this winter, but I’m looking forward to wearing it again because it’s so gorgeous. It’s an investment, but it’s on sale right now!
  4. I saw this quinoa salad come across my Instagram, and I realized I had most of the ingredients. I want to make it this weekend!
  5. I stumbled across a movie on Amazon Prime starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus called You Hurt My Feelings. We watched it and were laughing several times throughout. The character Michaela Watkins plays (the sister) is hilarious. Definitely worth a watch!

We are planning on a long weekend of family time, popcorn movie nights, and getting a wallpaper quote (yay!). And of course, shopping those President’s Day sales, hunny. Thank you so much for checking in and I hope everyone has a great weekend! xo –

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My January uniform was sweatpants only. And I have no regrets because I was focusing on surviving the day. So even though I’m now getting properly dressed maybe… 3 out of 7 days, I’m rounding up some of my favorite sweats and loungewear right now.

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I have several of these claw clips and I love ’em. I don’t have this color assortment though – the ranges of taupe are so good!

I’ve been seeing the girlies wearing these taller athletic socks with the horizontal stripe and I just love them. So retro, so fun.

Love these city logo sweatshirts. Too cute.

Last month I was wearing matching sweats and an oversized vest daily. It was great. Lots of pockets for keys, phone, chapstick, headphones – everything I need.

Hanes mens sweatpants = underrated. For real.

I bought myself new sneakers last week, and it was such a treat. I love these, the beige is so great in person, and they’re marked down!

Loving this striped top and short combo. I’m envisioning it in the summertime after the pool.

Thank you so much for checking in and reading! Stay cozy (and warm!) – xo –

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This is the last day of January – what a BLUR. But I’m going to look to the light and that’s red, pink, hearts, and all the fun Valentine’s Day things.

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I have some holiday-themed spatulas and they are the cutest little things to pull out. I love this ruffled heart baker. How cute is that?

I confess that I bought a large bag of these delicious gummies and I don’t know who loved them more – myself or Hudson. I might need another bag for Valentine’s Day.

This is kept in my car and it’s a daily pick-me-up.

How cute is this simple sweater? I kind of love that it’s not obvious pink and red, making it wearable all season.

I have these pajamas and they’re great. You can’t go wrong with classic red!

Festive socks – too cute.

I try not to hop on too many trends but… I am into these. And I’ve seen them on other and they look so cute and different. What do you think?

I hope our Valentine’s Day is spent with takeout at home. Getting sick + this move has worn me out, I am hoping for some lounge time in February.

Thank you so much for stopping by and more to come! xo –

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Women often say, “little boy clothes just aren’t cute.” And sure, while they may not be ruffly and scalloped, there are still plenty of adorable little boy clothes out there. You just have to know where to look!

I always joke that I find so much joy in dressing Hudson and Theo because I’m just creating my dream guy. Collared shirts under chunky sweaters with slim-cut joggers and lug boots. YUM.

Below I’m sharing some of the places I’m most likely to shop for my little guys.

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The places I most like to shop for my boys:

Cadets

Cecil & Lou

Grace and James Kids

H&M Kids

Janie & Jack

Little English

Little Paper Kids

Old Navy

Poppy Kids Co

Shop Danrie

Sun House Childrens

Zara Kids

cute boy clothessun house childrens clothing

If you have any favorite little boys spots to shop, please let me know! Thank you so much for reading – XO –

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Kicking off 2024 with some organizational inspiration because that feels right. It’s January clean-out and straighten-up season, and nothing gets me more excited than cleaning out a drawer or closet.

Two things I’ve read before that changed my organizational life are:

  1. If you can get it done in 60 seconds, don’t wait, and go ahead and do it now. If you can do it quickly, there’s no reason to put it off.
  2. When it’s time to clean out an area, take it one drawer/section at a time over a few days. So often we just blanket think about organizing as setting aside an entire morning or afternoon, etc. But even if you took one bathroom drawer a day… by the end of the week the entire bathroom would be done and you would only spend a small fraction of the day getting it done.

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I plan on getting some of these pant-loop hanger hooks. Especially if you have the right space for them.

This drying mat makes so much sense. I love how easy it looks to roll up and out of the way.

These nesting bowls are so great for saving space. I have and use them almost daily.

How smart is this little rolling shelving unit for a closet? Makes so much sense.

I try to only use black velvet hangers and it saves a lot of space. Once you go no-slip, there’s no going back. Ladies, am I right?

We have two of these in our house and they are so convenient. Highly recommend!

A few more organization posts you may like:

Hudson’s Nursery Closet

Primary Closet Reveal

Pantry Organization

Christian’s Closet Systems

I hope everyone is having a great start to the year. I wrote “2024” yesterday for the first time. WOW. That always gets me!

Thank you so much for checking in and reading – xo –

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bought a housenavy blazer

New house, same city!

The home we are currently living in has been our home for 4.5 years. I love this house, and it was the first home we purchased for our family, before Hudson had been born. I don’t know that we necessarily thought it was our “forever home,” but it has been a dream come true for me. I’ll never forget how I felt moving into this house… pinch me.

With that being said… I was not looking to move. But I am the kind of person who takes advantage of opportunities when they cross my path… and so is Christian. Twice before there have been housing situations that came up that we explored. However, during those times we both felt like it wasn’t the right move for our family.

This time, a home was presented to us and we thought, “let’s check it out… but I hope we don’t like it because this isn’t a great time to move for many reasons.”

wooden trikeempty house

Well… we loved it. The timing was mid-fall and together we decided to put in an offer. But we didn’t have the passion or energy to counter back and forth, so we put it to rest and moved on.

Or did we move on?

Christian kept thinking about the house for sale and after a little convincing, he encouraged me to put all our chips in and list our house. I had very mixed feelings about it. I have slowly been working on this house for many years and just this year thought, “I’m finally done for now until we add on xyz in a few years.”

After four days we had a several offers and that’s that.

There were so many dominoes that had to fall perfectly into place, and it was so layered that I truly put it in God’s hands. If this is the right thing for our family, please let it work out. If not, we are just fine staying put.

pickleballsparkling grape juice

So now we have closed on both houses and are moving in a few short weeks. I am so happy to be able to share this now because it has kept us very busy, on top of work + the holidays. I feel like I was doing the least in my business because with the holidays, kids and spontaneously buying/selling houses I was simply trying to stay above water.

I feel relieved to share what had me doing the least compared to years past! I hope the gift guides were still helpful to you guys and this move will soon be behind us and my creative wheels will begin to turn again.

While I will deeply miss this house, our first to call our own, I know this is the right choice for our family. And I’m looking forward to sharing the design process with all of you! Thank you so much for checking in and I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year! xo –

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Rounding out our gift guides this year, we have some last-minute gifts (including some places you might be able to grab in person!) for those of us who aren’t quite done shopping for our loved ones just yet…

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A few of these items I have and love. Let’s get into it –

This lip treatment is the best. I have one in my bedside drawer and one in my car. And trust me, people love receiving it as a gift!

laneige lip mask

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Everyone loves these. And they stop working so great after a few years so it’s a great time for a refresh!

I couldn’t live without my upholstery cleaner. I mean I could… but with small kids, I wouldn’t want to.

My mom bought me one of these a few years ago and I pull it out when I feel achy. Combine it with a heating pad and enter: heaven!

THE clip-on light for photos and videos is a game-changer. If you have a pre-teen or teen to shop for, this is your gift.

Have you ever seen a cuter playhouse? Obsessed!

I bought this for my dad for his birthday and my mom will send pictures of him using it. Not only pretty but a great way to help your candle burn evenly.

Thank you so much for checking in! For more gift guides, check out the “holiday” section of this site or the “holiday gifts” collection on my LTK shop. I hope ya’ll are winding down and ready to get cozy! xo –

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