Easy Summer Entertaining Ideas

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. We are in the middle of the dog days of summer and it's as hot as can be right now! When it comes to summer entertaining, the key is to keep things simple and casual, and if you have access to a pool, … [Read more...]

My Top Five Prime Day Picks

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It seems like this week is all about shopping, with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicking off (see Amy's top picks in this post) and now it's Amazon Prime Day! My next post will be full of updates on my progress at our new (old) house, Magnolia Cottage, but today I wanted to share what I think are … [Read more...]

Our New House: Magnolia Cottage

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Today I am taking a much-needed break from moving and painting to show you guys a few "before" photos of our new(est) house; Magnolia Cottage. If you're not caught up on the details, we are leaving the cute little MCC House and moving a scant two blocks east. My husband has orders to come back here … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Fourth of July Ideas

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We're just a few short days from my favorite summer holiday--the Fourth of July--and today I'm going to share some of our best ideas for decorating and entertaining for Independence Day. If you're following what's happening in my life outside of this blog, then you know that I'm right in the … [Read more...]

Favorites From the Tory Burch Summer Sale

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Since we are one week from beginning our move and my house is the definition of a train wreck right now, today I thought I'd share some of my favorites from the Tory Burch summer sale. I love to carry high quality bags and shoes, but I also try to make the majority of those purchases on sale. … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to the MCC House

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We are just a few short weeks from moving out of the MCC (Mint Chocolate Chip) House, and it's been a great two years for us. For those of you who missed the update on what we're doing next, you can get caught up in {this} post from last month, but to make a long story short, we're just moving two … [Read more...]

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father's Day is next week, people! If it's snuck up on you like it has many of us, today I'm sharing some things that you can buy today or tomorrow and still have in your mailbox before Sunday. I find that dads can be hard to shop for, even my own dear husband, because they've reached an age … [Read more...]

Budget Design Series: Farmhouse Chic Master Bedroom

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It's been a few months since we shared a budget design plan, and as I start the process of dismantling our house for our next move, I thought I'd share some of the sources I used for my own master bedroom. Right now my room features a very neutral palette of grays and pale pinks; after all, the … [Read more...]

A Review of the Dyson DP01 Air Purifier + Fan

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This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own.   I’ve mentioned this quite often, but our family is very brand loyal to Dyson. Case and point is our DC07 upright vacuum cleaner that we’ve had since--wait for it-- 2003! | They don’t even sell the DC07 anymore but … [Read more...]

The Best Graduation Gift Ideas

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  Last night we attended a graduation party for the seniors at the school my son graduated from last year--and by the way, I can hardly believe it's been a year! The setting was the most perfect backyard in Pinehurst, that belongs to our friends Mark and Kathie: | Read more about last … [Read more...]

New (to Me) Porch Furniture from HomeRight

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  This post was sponsored by HomeRight. All opinions are my own.   A few weeks ago, I scored a new-to-me set of porch furniture from my favorite thrift shop; at $75 for all three pieces, I thought it was a great deal. As many of you know from {this} post, we're planning on … [Read more...]

Before and Afters From My IPL Treatment

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This post was sponsored by Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute. All opinions are my own. One of my New Year's resolutions was to do a better job of taking care of myself, which is kind of a huge task because that includes everything from getting more sleep, to exercising, to eating … [Read more...]

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