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I’m so excited to share my recent partnership with Serena & Lily with you today. Our master bathroom is an important part of our home and I’m so happy with our recent updates. It feels good to switch things up and I’m loving the neutral palette.



As a reminder, we use to have a lot of pink in here. I love pink, obviously. But it was time for a little change.



This new look feels really clean and calm to me. And really, there is just something special about fresh white towels, am I right? If you’ve ever considered the Calistoga Bath towels, let me assure you, they’re just as sumptuous and dreamy as you’ve imagined. I always choose white towels because they’re so easy to clean and feel the most fresh.



Close up of the scalloped capiz shell chandelier. Feminine, but not overly so. It gives the room this really lovely glow, too.



I’ve always loved Serena & Lily’s dip-dyed furniture. This little stool is the perfect spot to sit soaps for the bath, this way everything you need is within reach.



And the teak dip-dyed ladder makes a great spot for storing my new FAVORITE throws. I’ve coveted all of Serena & Lily’s Casablanca pom throws for too long. These are perfect for curling up with on the sofa or for layering over the end of beds. But I also love them displayed like this.



Lilly and Fletcher both love the new Ahoy bath mat. Soft and clean and so easy to just throw in the wash, which is so important when it comes to bath mats.



Speaking of the wash, isn’t this stripe basket fantastic? We’re using it as a laundry basket, but it’s great for all sorts of storage. I love buying versatile items that can be used in multiple ways in multiple spaces.



Light, white, and bright… just how I love it. Check out Serena & Lily’s full new collection right here!


Featured Serena & Lily Products:

capiz scalloped chandelier, teak ladder,

casablanca pom throws, dip-dyed stool,

stripe storage basket, ahoy bath mat, calistoga bath towels


Thank you to Serena & Lily for partnering on this post. 



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Date: Jan 11 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

Serena & Lily just launched their new collection and, per usj, it’s magnificent.


Outdoor daybed of my dreams…



Rattan side chair perfection…



The best outdoor dining situation I’ve seen in a while.



Scalloped umbrellas



And the most adorable bar cart.



Let’s take a little look at some of my dream pieces from the collection:



stripe table lamp, outdoor dining table, striped outdoor sectional,

rattan side chair, stripe linen & silk throw, sandbar woven tray,

blue throw pillow, rattan outdoor daybed, stripe scalloped umbrella


Check out all of Serena & Lily’s new arrivals (there are over 700 of them!) right here :)



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Date: Jan 8 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Good morning from snowy Charleston! We had the most delightful snowfall last week and it has just been the most magical few days here. Charleston sure makes a beautiful back drop, don’t you think?



That gorgeous photo up there was taken by Sarah McCay. Meanwhile I was at home with the kids having the best time ever. Similar black puffer coat here.



Our yard turned into a winter wonderland.



We made a sled out of tupperware storage box lid and pulled the kids behind the golf cart… not the coolest, but it worked.



I’ve broken out all of my coats and furry scarves. Similar pink coat and fur scarf here. My favorite black boots are here – I want all the colors.



Weird that just a week before it was warm enough to read on the front porch on short sleeves…



Our Christmas porch…



I’ll be sad when we take it down. Which probably needs to happen soon… Similar fur scarf here.



We had a fantastic Christmas in Kentucky and Indiana.



It snowed a little bit while we were there, just flurries, but the kids were pretty psyched.



Our Christmas card this year – we got it from Minted. We took this photo in Harbour Island over Thanksgiving. Lilly found this fallen branch and “planted” it in the sand and it seemed Christmas tree worthy…



And I leave you today with my favorite earrings



Some more colors riiiiight here!







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Date: Jan 4 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

From mood lifting knitwear to motivational wall hangings – here are my latest Etsy favorites to kick off the new year!



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I LOVE Janet Hill’s art – and now she has a calendar! And I find that This Is Us doormat to be so sweet, don’t you? Check out the entire magical world of Etsy right here!






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I hope you all had a great NYE. We had some friends here and took it pretty easy. The kids all had a blast together. And yesterday Lilly and I caught up on all the new Fuller House episodes. We LOVE it. Anyone else?


Like many, at the beginning of each year I set some goals for myself for the year ahead. It’s a good time to sort of check in and evaluate yourself. My list of goals this year is extensive, with the desire to be a loving and present mom, wife, and friend at the top of my list. And in an effort to not bore you all too much I’m sharing just a few “mini-goals” for the year.




  • Be sillier. Exhibit A above.
  • Start my morning with a healthier breakfast option, like my favorite smoothies. I’m guilty of skipping breakfast too often and let coffee take it’s place.
  • Finally buy the sandals I’ve been coveting. In nude.
  • Go for more long walks. It’s one of my favorite activities to do solo with my headphones and a great playlist. And I’m due for a fresh pair of supportive shoes – how awesome are these flashback sneakers?
  • Pack my luggage and travel somewhere I haven’t been. New Orleans seems to be calling me. I really want to make it happen in 2018.
  • Organize my tupperware cabinet with this storage bowl set. I love the color combos. Just need a sale.
  • Read more. Next on my list is this book recommended by my friend Grace.
  • Entertain at home more. I just ordered these glasses (on sale!) & they’re begging to be used.
  • Spend as much time as I can at Coral House. Pretty much my favorite place.


What’s on your list of goals for the year?


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Date: Dec 19 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I’m already doing better about the Life Lately posts! Second one this month :)


Our front door dressed for the holidays. I have a thing for plaid doormats.



We had our annual Christmas party this past Friday. I never do a good job of taking photos throughout this night for some reason. I do have this on my camera roll from right before it started and am so glad we took the time to snap it. I’m wearing this new black wrap ruffle dress and you can’t see my new sparkly earrings I’m wearing but trust me they’re SO fun, check them out here. Also, I mix pom pom garland with my garland.



I did snap this photo of Anna the next morning after the party floating on the swan



Josh had a birthday and we celebrated with a night at the Dewberry Hotel. The kids helped me decorate the hotel room with balloons and it looked so good. We had friends meet us at the lounge bar there because the hotel is dressed to the nines with the most amazing holiday decor right now. Such a fun night. We went to the spa the next morning and it was amazing as well.



The birthday boy. I’m wearing this dress (a look for less here), a Chloe bag, and these big blue earrings.



The kids love our Christmas train track. It was my grandfather’s.



My friend Molly hosted an amazing night with the founders of La Ligne NYC. The two blondes seated met while working at Vogue and left and started their brand devoted to stripes. It was a lovely, inspiring night and a lovely collection. I especially love this sweater.



Poms on my plaid toes. Also a plaid vest. And speaking of sweaters, this one is amazing.



I love Charleston this time of year, there are so many fun things going on and great excuses to get out to my favorite local shops. This was at Candy Shop Vintage with Deirdre and Elizabeth. My coat is Kate Spade and my gold crinkle leather heels are here!



Our little tree in our mudroom. This lil guy just makes me so happy.



And finally here’s a picture from an amazing afternoon at Out of Hand with sweet friends and the founder of RMS Beauty. Rose-Marie gave us all her tricks and did our make up and it was such a fun day. My favorite RMS items that you HAVE to try – the Living Luminizer, the Lip to Cheek Color, and the Volumizing Mascara.





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