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TEN FAVORITES I USED CONSTANTLY ALL SUMMER

Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year; I’m probably the only person in the country that isn’t pining for sweater weather and pumpkin lattes, but I’ve just always been a summer girl and can be found holding on to the season with both hands this time of year. We’ve got a ways…

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EXPLORING A SECRET, ENGLISH-INSPIRED GARDEN WITH THE LITTLES

A few weeks before school started back up again, the littles and I swapped our swimsuits for sneakers and headed over to a local horticultural garden for the afternoon.  Down here in the south, August is the hottest and most humid month, but the garden has lots of shade and is completely in bloom, and…

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PARING DOWN + BEAUTIFUL STORAGE

When school let out for my kiddos this summer, any and all home improvement or decor projects came to a screeching halt. It’s been so nice to have had a little break, but my list of items to tackle when they’re both in school again is growing longer and longer by the day! This past…

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LOVING LATELY: BLUE + WHITE + LOTS OF RATTAN

I can’t think of a more quintessential color palette for summer than blue and white.; when paired with rattan, wicker and bamboo, the effect is effortlessly chic! My husband likes to tease me that there isn’t a wicker piece I won’t find to blog about and I have to agree; chances are, a lot of…

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INSPIRED: NON-WHITE KITCHENS TO LOVE BY STEVEN GAMBREL

I love an all-white kitchen – it’s clean, crisp, timeless and, if done correctly with lots of contrast and texture, can make quite a dramatic impression. Lately, though, I’ve been so drawn to kitchens in muted shades of grays, blues and even taupes and especially tone-on-tone or limed oak cabinetry. Soft, subtle colors, beautiful, honed…

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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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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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THE COOK’S ATELIER + FRENCH-INSPIRED PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot recently is what are some of my favorite cookbooks. There are two requirements for me to really, really love a cookbook and they are: one, healthy recipes that are delicious and super quick and easy to execute and two, beautiful photography. I’m not just talking about the…

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WHAT MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH DURING QUARANTINE

We’re getting ready to close out week nine of quarantine (it is week nine, right??), and one of the most asked questions I’ve been getting whenever I post a picture to my stories of my children playing or crafting, is what my kids are playing with/using to keep busy during quarantine. Honestly, if I had…

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DESIGN PROJECT: SELF CARE + MY FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Taking a break from all things design and decor-related today to join Annie from Most Lovely Things and Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home in their latest Design Project: Self Care! I’ll be totally honest, I hesitated when Annie first asked me to participate; aside from daily workouts and the occasional pedicure, self care hasn’t…