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RECENT ETSY FAVORITES

I’ve been purchasing and sourcing so much from Etsy over the last year and it continues to be one of my go-to sources for everything from entertaining, tableware and barware to hostess gifts, French market totes and antique finds. There really is a treasure trove of beautiful items at such great price points with a…

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5 EASY STEPS TO A BEAUTIFUL CHARCUTERIE BOARD

A beautifully arranged charcuterie board is my favorite way to unwind from a long week; there’s just something so therapeutic about creating something both beautiful and delicious (especially since I’m completely inept at food styling, otherwise!) I also love a beautiful cheese board to welcome friends for dinner and drinks and while I’ve yet to…

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A SIMPLE, MUTED TABLE SETTING FOR SUMMER

As I’ve grown older, I find myself seeking out the simplicity in everything and that, most definitely, includes my table settings. I can certainly appreciate a beautifully set table with all the bells and whistles like napkin rings, elaborate centerpieces and a million pieces of silverware but when it comes to setting the table for…

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MAKING MY CASE FOR BLUE SHUTTERS + EXTERIOR DOORS

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know we were back up in Nantucket last month for another unforgettable family vacation. I’m still working on a recap post, since many of you asked about what to do on the island with littles and the best places to eat, etc., and it’s coming, I promise!…

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: A NANTUCKET SUMMER

One of my favorite things about blogging and social media is that I’m always coming across quite a few incredible small businesses and boutiques with some of the most beautiful products, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of my favorites here on the blog to share with you all!…

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MY (NOT SO) SECRET WEAPON FOR INCREDIBLE FERNS ALL SUMMER LONG

Whenever someone comes to my house for the first time during the summer months, they always know which one is mine by the ginormous ferns flanking my front door! For me, it’s just not summer without these quintessential southern beauties; when I first moved here from the northeast, my neighbor laughingly told me it was…

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

Over the past couple months, I’ve been slowly clearing out closets, cabinets and pantries and getting rid of/donating quite a lot of junk that I just don’t need anymore. Making space has improved my whole outlook toward my home and how I am able to function in it and it’s been so therapeutic tossing things…

outdoor ent 2

ALFRESCO DINING FAVORITES

Since the weather has been so gorgeous and the pollen has finally cleared out, we’ve been eating as many meals as possible on the deck and it’s been glorious! The kids love it because they get to be outside and I love it because I get to use more of my favorite entertaining pieces! The…

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TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT? NEW COUNTER STOOLS FROM ONE KINGS LANE

The past few months I’ve been beating feet and FINALLY getting to all the little cosmetic updates I’ve been wanting to tackle around here the past year and, for someone who is constantly starting projects but rarely finishing them, I can’t tell you how good it feels every time I cross another one off my…

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SPRING ENTERTAINING FAVORITES

Spring is in full effect here in the south and there’s nothing I love more than throwing something on the grill, whipping up a batch of cocktails and having a few friends over for a poolside dinner! While I like to keep the food and drinks super simple, I still love going all out on…

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BEAUTIFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS FOR MOM

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I can’t think of someone more deserving of a little something nice than all the momma’s I know! A guilty pleasure for me and a lot of my friends is a beautiful coffee table book; it makes the perfect gift because it’s something I know many of…

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A FRESH TABLESETTING FOR SPRING + AN EASY ALTERNATIVE FOR A FLORAL CENTERPIECE

One of my favorite quick fixes for a table centerpiece when it’s slim pickings in the floral department, or as I’m anxiously awaiting my garden to bloom, is to pull pots of garden flowers from the porch and patio in and onto the table. It’s such an easy way to add fresh color and greenery…