Archive for 2014

August 29, 2014

Friday Fancies

 
Seriously swooning over this closest/office combo.
 
Why can't every ride in the New York Subway be this awesome?
 
If you live in Georgia, please run here now!
 
Such a wonderful concept. I want to stop in and grab a meal.
 
In honor of college football starting up, here is a seriously upstanding and honorable player I am happy to say plays for my Alma Mater!! Go Dawgs!

Take some sound shoe advice from a blogger who has a closet full of lust worthy shoes.

An instagram account that will make you start daydreaming of traveling.

Maybe one day I can have my table set with some of these pretties.

Alright loves it is officially Friday and I am looking forward to a long weekend. I hope to explore Mobile some and perhaps travel to the beach or New Orleans for a day. What are you guys doing for Labor Day? Whatever it is have a fun and safe time.

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July 27, 2014

Forgotten Fotos

 
So as I was going through my photos to type up two recipe posts I found some photos of my trip to Athens and a few more from Savannah. So I thought what better thing to do then give those beauties there own blog post. Behold, below pictures from my beloved alma mater, my dad and I sanding a tree trump and my recent trip to Savannah for fourth of July and of course Danielle's birthday!!
 
 
 
Thomas, Lynae, Jeff, Sean and Kimmy walking arund North Campus.
 
 
Ringing the bell....its a big deal to UGA grads.
 
 
Jeff wanted nothing to do with a UGA tradition.
 
 
 
I spent so many Saturdays here with friends. We yelled, chanted, celebrated and danced in this stadium every Saturday for three years. I have so many memories from Saturdays in Athens.
 
 
 

 
 
A tree stump. What in the world is one doing with a tree stump? Well I am going to create a side table out of it. It needed to be sanded first so my dad and I set about to do just that.  

 
He will kill me for posting this but well he is the best. He helped me sand the tree stump. Picture below is him sanding the more detailed spots on my stump. This guy is seriously the best. I find an idea and he brings them to life.

 
 
These are the mountains you can see from my front yard. The beauty was lost on me as a child but my first trip back from Charlotte I realized the beauty I overlooked each day.
 
 
Seriously good coffee in downtown Savannah.
 
 
He doesn't know this picture exists but I liked it.
 
 
Two of my favorites waiting to get into Wet Willies.  
 



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July 18, 2014

Friday Fancies

 
 
A serious kitchen makeover.
Week long Italian festivities and wedding.
Stunning photos in black and white.
Serious girl power, this is a female to admire.  
Stunning headphones with rose gold accents.
Fancying these copper + mirror trays from West Elm.
Loving this shorts + blazer combo.
 
 
Might be adding this leopard beauties to my shoe collection soon. Thoughts?
Such a touching video on how animals help people heal.
 
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Have a great weekend!


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July 16, 2014

Down South


So radio silence over here for almost a month. I kind of stopped posting, well if I am honest, because I didn't think I or this blog were good enough. I was constantly comparing myself to others out there. Thankfully some good friends of mine convinced me that you have to start somewhere and so that somewhere is here and now. I've read that a blog needs to have a clear purpose, if you want fashion post fashion, food post recipes, travel well travel, but the problem is I am not sure what I want to write about. I really want a way to look back at my life and have a diary of it almost. That includes fashion, DIYs, decorating, food and life in general. So I can't promise xyz, Monday through Friday but I can promise you will always get me.

So to start off, let me update you on where I am currently typing from. As of July 6th I am resident of Mobile FREAKING Alabama. Did I ever imagine myself saying that....hell no, but here I am and I am happy I did it. My job offered me a new position in a more sales like role, it is kind of a trial run for us all. For me to discover if I like sales and for them to determine if they need someone permanently in Mobile. So what do you do when offered a position in Mobile, AL? You say yes, drop head first into it all and try your hardest. That is seriously all you can do.

I drove straight from Savannah, GA where I spent the 4th of July with some friends. Which by the way, if you have never been please put it on your must see list. The city is beautiful and historic and full of real southern charm. I have been a few times and each time I love it more. This time might have been my favorite and one filled with countless memories. Window singing to people at midnight, so much soccer watching, fireworks, Wet Willies, good food and friends.

 
At the end I had to say goodbye to all of them which proved to be hard, and some tears were shed but I am lucky enough that regardless of distance they are still pretty great.
 
 
Christina, Travis, Katie and Bruno went on a tour and stumbled upon a man in Forsyth Park with some birds, so naturally they asked to have the birds sit on them as they snapped some pictures.

 
The birthday girl in her birthday shirt! This picture is definitely frameworthy....best friends forever!

 
Thomas, please forgive me for this but it was too good not to post. This guys is one of my favorites and definitely a hard one to say goodbye to. He is constantly making me laugh and let's be honest....that is the best thing to have in a best friend, well that and someone who is willing to drive you all over the place! :)
 
So there is my life update! All thoughts, opinions and recommendations are appreciated.
 


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June 25, 2014

Open Shelving

Lately my Pinterest and blog search have been all about home interiors. I noticed that I am constantly drawn to open shelving. Which got me thinking, why don't more people have open shelving? You can display your dishes, unique glasses, fun storage containers and so much more. Below are some of my favorite open shelving finds.
 


 
I love the wood shelves in the white kitchen.


 
This white + gray marble kitchen is swoon worthy.
 
 
The gold and black hood with the white subway tile and wood shelving is a perfect kitchen combo.

 
I like this one because even in a small space you can make open shelving work.

 
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June 13, 2014

Friday Fancies

 
Quite possibly the funniest instagram account created.
 
This parody of Iggy Azalea's Fancy is hysterical.
 
Because sometimes you just want one.
 
This gold stripe nail art tutorial and these super cheap nail strips.
 
A great way to revamp your Pinterest boards.
 
This lamp goes perfectly with my new bedrooms colors.
 
This is a sequel I am so excited to go watch.  
 
Currently reading this book and love this article on why Shailene Woodley is amazing.
 
Loving this fresh take on animal print dress from Wendy.
 


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June 6, 2014

Friday Fancies

 

Serious apartment envy.
 
Another enchanting place to add to the bucket list.
 
Flower petals used in fashion design illustrations.
 
Debating on this satchel or this cross-body. Thoughts?
 
 
A good friend just revamped her blog...check her out, she is UH-mazing.
 
Tinder in Paris is where it' at. 
 
 Ten life lessons from a navy seal...number 8 is something I will remember. 
 
Transformations just from make-up.
 
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May 23, 2014

Friday Fancies


The difference between should and must...incredibly eye opening.

Tray inserts for those who change their mind constantly on d├ęcor.


I bought this ring (on a ring binge) the other day and it is set to arrive TODAY!

This had me in tears in 20 seconds; such a touching moment.

A maid of honor rap toast.....quite possibly the best toast ever!

A great round up of fun and fairly easy DIYs from A Beautiful Mess.

Nordstrom is having their  Half Yearly Sale.

Love this dressy/casual look from Krystin and especially those palm print pants.


The above picture is one I hope to experience in real life at the end of this year...details to come later.

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May 16, 2014

Friday Fancies

 
All of these arrangements look simple and stunning.
 
Simple and easy smoky eye that even I can pull off.
 
I think this gold lipped beauty is going to be a great new addition to my mug collection.
 
 Just order this rose gold beauty and this love knot yesterday.
 
 
Going to try a nice ginger soak this weekend.
 
These bridesmaid dresses are a dream come true.
 
This reception setting is beyond perfection.
 
Craving this gorgeous pair of black wedges from Vince Camuto.
 
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I promise at some point on I am actually going to post more than once a week and hopefully that starts next week....a goal not a promise.
 
Have a great weekend!



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May 9, 2014

Friday Fancies

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I have a serious girl crush on Emma Stone and I am pretty sure if you didn't love her before her lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon you will afterwards.
 
I went to a small town high school so I can vouch that ridiculous things like this happened.
 
You can thank Hallie for finding the perfect stripe tee for under $13.
 
Anything rose gold is a win in my book.
 
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The most beautiful couple.
 
Are "smart" phones creating "dumb" people?
 
Pure Barre told through the eyes of a man...who tired it.
 
The perfect heeled sandal with touches of gold.
 
I didn't get to share the news yesterday so I will share it today. If you follow me on instagram you already know but I became a foster mom to a precious pup named Miles. He is mine until he gets adopted permanently.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am traveling home for Mother's Day as well as to see one of my friends marry her best friend. Also thanks to that wedding I get to see some of my favorites all in one place.
 
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the mother's out there!!



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May 7, 2014

Dominican Trip Part 3

 
 
On our way back to Fuente de Vida to hike the mountain, we passed a truck being carried by another truck. Strangest thing I saw while there for sure.
 
Once we arrived at Fuente de Vida we were met by Pastor Mario, two guides, one of the guides son and a dog. Abby and Josh didn't think we needed a guide at first but once we started hiking and they started to use a machete to clear our path it became obvious we need a little assistance.

 
Half way up the mountain there is a cave that we decided to stop at and check out. When I say check out, I mean I gave JP my camera and let him take some pictures. Once you view below you will see why I was happy I stayed outside.

 
Yes those are coach roaches just hanging out.....YUCK!

 
Samuel the most precious little guy ever!



 
 
The views were stunning and the peacefulness of it all was breathtaking.




 
That moment when you do something kind of stupid like make a face and the camera snaps just in time.





 
 
Josh found an old mortar while hiking down the mountain.
 


 
 
After we stopped and left the mortar back on the trail (most of us were a little scared it would go off and I wasn't quite ready to blown up just yet. But don't worry right after leaving the spot where the mortar was dropped off, I slipped and fell creating this awesome scrape. Best news......I didn't even cry (if you don't me, that is a seriously big deal for me)!!



 
Overall this trip was one for the books. I enjoyed getting to see the future site of Fuente de Vida, to see how others live and work and to meet such friendly and welcoming people.
 
Come back tomorrow for some super exciting news!


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