the spirit of the summer…all year long

August 28, 2019

Summer may officially be over now that school is in session but we’ve got a ways to go around these parts until it starts to feel anything like fall.  Summer is my favorite time of the year and I love to bring the feel of the beach inside my home all year round, regardless of…

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a few things on my radar for spring

February 7, 2018

I’m walking around like a zombie the last few days, partly because Luca is still not sleeping well but also because the hubby and I have not been able to get the littles to bed fast enough so we can make a cocktail and binge watch as many episodes as possible of Breaking Bad.  I have…

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on my radar: goodies for summer

April 25, 2017

We just got back from a week at the beach and now, aside from lamenting over the decade we lived right next to the water, I’m so beyond ready for summer!  I definitely don’t believe you need to live by the water in order to reflect one’s love of the sea in your home – especially if you pick elegant…

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summer vibes

May 10, 2016

Just when I finally decide to take the plunge and repaint my black exterior doors and shutters NAVY BLUE, I end up falling in love with black and white all over again for summer.  You just can’t beat the combination for summer, especially when paired with lots of seagrass, bamboo and fresh greenery.  Here are…

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fab finds from furbish

February 24, 2015

Furbish Studio is one of my favorite home boutiques to pop into whenever I’m in Raleigh and I always check out whatever new goodies owner Jamie Meares has in stock online.  She’s got quite a few items I’m loving lately and, as is typical with me, when I started putting them all together, I realized…

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loving lately: blue+ white + lots of texture

August 6, 2014

Happy Hump Day!  I can’t believe it’s August already – where has the summer gone?  The last month Baby Girl has been waking every 1.5-2 hours, so I’m pretty sure I’ve missed most of this summer just by sauntering through it in a foggy haze. In my mind though and, if I’m being honest, in…

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loving lately

March 25, 2014

I hope you are all off to a great week!  Sunday, for me, was spent in my pj’s, playing with Baby Girl and making my way through a stack of shelter mags and retail catalogues – quite low key compared to Sunday Fun Days of the past, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! …

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lots to love at ballard!

January 24, 2014

I’ve been slowly but surely making my way through the mountain of design magazines and retail catalogues that have accumulated over the last few weeks and I have to say, as I flipped through the latest from Ballard Designs, I was excited to see they are KILLING it with their new goodies! Here are a…

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loving lately

November 27, 2013

While getting my Christmas lists together for family and friends, I managed to stumble onto a bevy of fun finds that I happen to be loving lately myself.  From flattering flared jeans to the most amazing Christmas-scented candle, here are a few things I’m loving lately: Can I tell you how much I am anticipating…

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random goodies I’m loving lately

August 6, 2013

Just a few goodies I’m loving lately to get this Tuesday kicked off properly! Fall is right around the corner (boo!) and camel and navy are two of my favorite color pairings for the season.  So, naturally, I’m LOVING this rustic leather K.slademade clutch with navy tassels.  The perfect finishing touch to my uniform of…

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