Mother’s Day… It’s a day we can all celebrate the amazing mothers in our lives! I say the word mother’s because they are so many women who have impacted my life and taught me so much! My mother is my best friend, biggest cheerleader and supporter. I wouldn’t be where I am today if she had not sacrificed her life to have me and my siblings. She taught me so much as a child about life and manners, things that made me who I am today and I will be forever grateful! There have been countless women in my life who have been like mothers to me and today I want to say “Thank You” to all the amazing women in the world who each and every day support and nurture! I am a firm believer you don’t have to be a biological mother to be a mother.
This year is extra special because my sister-in-law and my best friend are both mother’s for the first time and I am so excited for them! I have been able to see and feel feelings I never knew I could for another human being with! Mother’s Day is a day that we all need to remember those amazing women that have made us who we are today! I have been searching the Internet for some amazing gifts, many Under $100 that will hopefully be perfect for those women in your life! I have made a shoppable boutique for you all below as well as a Mother’ Day Tab on the blog that I will be updating this week! I hope you all find something you love! If you are a mother or a mother figure to someone, HAPPY EARLY MOTHERS DAY!
Mother’s Day Shop: [Read more…]
Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Today I am so excited to share about one of my most recent trips to the beautiful KEY WEST, FLORIDA! This particular trip is one I will remember for a lifetime because it is the trip I took with a group of amazing ladies for my soon-to-be sister in laws BACHELORETTE party! I also must give the credit to her amazing maid of honor Caitlin and sister Brice for the amazing planning on this trip. Ok, so who is ready for a tour across Key West?!?!?!? [Read more…]
Happy Saturday, babes! Is any one else just plain exhausted this weekend?!?!? My traveling has officially caught up with me and my body! This week I had the pleasure of attending Charleston Fashion Week for the majority of the week, it ends tonight, and I had a blast! My peak of the week was seeing my little sister showcase her line on Wednesday night on the runway as an emerging designer…. she did not win, but we were so PROUD she was selected to show! I had an opportunity to interview Trace Ayala, co-founder of Justin Timberlake’s brand, William Rast which is carried in Belk stores! I even got to meet one of my FAVORITE reality show stars, Mike from American Pickers (he is INCREDIBLE!)
Happy SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, ya’ll! I rarely do a Sunday post, but I figured what better time to share a local spot in Raleigh where I wish I was lounging up having a get together with lots of food and friends to watch the big game! I am not a huge football fan (sorry to say, but true 🙁 ) However, the Super Bowl is different because I enjoy the ads, the energy and Half-Time Show! I just got home from Atlanta yesterday and as you can imagine I now know The Falcons are in the game! Who do you all want to win?!?!?!?
Today, I am spotlighting THE DARTMOUTH North Hills a new apartment complex in the middle of Raleigh’s growing Midtown. I love to share special places and boutiques in my home state for any of you who may be looking or possibly moving to the area! This past week I got the GRAND TOUR of this amazing facility and died! My jaw literally hit the floor the minute I walked in! The entire facility had clean lines, abstract designs and was a tenants dream! I felt like I walked into Restoration Hardware mixed with West Elm accents… my personal favorite looks all in one place and immediately fell in love! Today’s blog post is going to take you on a quick and by no means full journey through this amazing venue, because if I shared EVERYTHING I swooned over in this place the post would never end hahah! So here we go! Let’s start with my room for the day! [Read more…]
Happy “Workout Wednesday” ladies! I feel like many of us had the New Years Resolution to workout, but lets face it, sometimes it’s so hard to make the time to make it to the gym or to class! I have the luxury of having a phenomenal studio within 5 miles of my house that I have been going to for 3 years now and it truly is the best part of my day! My workout time is my time to fully unplug and enjoy “me-time!” I go to pilates 3-5 times per week and have seen incredible results not only in my physique, but also in my strength and mind! The studio I attend is Pilates Barre Extreme in the Wakefield Commons Shopping Center in Wake Forest! What I love about this studio is every instructor is super sweet, but they work you and PUSH YOU to BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE! I’m the person who if I am paying to go to workout I want to work hard! My husband has even come to a few classes and he can testify to how hard it is for ANYONE! With that said, if you ever have a chance stop in and meet owner, Libby, or any of the amazing instructors and try out a class; it is totally worth your while! Also, they recently launched an online boutique with some pretty amazing gear so I have linked to that as well HERE! [Read more…]
Happy Monday ya’ll!! So last week I shared a peek into my office! That very day my rug came in, so I had to share it with you all! My rug is from Rugs USA! I searched and searched for a white fluffy rug for weeks! I went shopping in stores and online, but either they were not white or they didn’t have the soft texture I was looking for! I found this silky shiny white rug and knew I had to have it! Not only that, but it was ON MAJOR SALE!!! Finding a good quality rug Under $200 for a 5×8 is HARD and this one truly is an amazing piece for your money! Just for you all, I am partnering with Rugs USA to offer 15% OFF in addition to the already reduced price with code: MAKETODAY! I put this rug in my office under my coffee table and it completely softened the look and made it more cozy! There was another rug that I contemplated this Bermuda Easy Shag Rug, but the grey tones weren’t quite right for my space, but I equally loved it so I wanted to link to it in case it would fit your space! Rugs USA is running 70% off a lot of rugs right now so while we are all stuck inside with this cold weather, it’s a great time to update our rooms we are “living” in! [Read more…]
Photos: Carrie Gilliam Photography
Home is Where the Heart Is; This Statement is so true for me! No matter where I travel to, I am always ready to come back home! Today I wanted to share a small corner of my newly updated office space! I will be sharing more of the renovation when it is complete, but today’s post is how I made this space feel “homey” with blush and gold accessories! When my husband and I moved into our home there was a ladies office already there with lots of build in cabinetry which was not my personal taste. The color of the cabinets were almost a white blush and the walls were almost a watermelon color. After a couple years not using the space, I decided it was time to update! The built in cabinets and desk were nice and to conserve it didn’t make sense to pull them out, so instead I decided to change the wall color to a clean white tone with a hint of pink to blend. I am a huge fan of blush and gold and I decided that would become my new color palette!
Nordstrom has a HUGE sale right after Christmas and this year they incorporated HOME! I was so excited when I stumbled upon these pillows! My sofa was one that we already had and I just moved it into the space and decided to add my ‘touch’ with pillows (a way more affordable option 😉 ). The square pillows are the Fae Accent Pillow, the Mira Accent Pillow, & furry one is the Sumptuos Faux Fur Pillow . The faux fur pillow was sold out last night in the blush so I have also linked a similar style in the same color and it is the Cuddle Up Faux Fur Pillow. I LOVE faux fur and I think it softens a look and makes it look so cozy and inviting! I accessorized the sofa with a white faux fur throw I have had, but here is a very similar one the Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw. [Read more…]
It’s been waitin’ for you
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sofia Crossbody (ON SALE)
Happy Thursday, loves! Yesterday morning I left my workout and was listening to one of my favorite radio stations and typically when it comes to, “pop news” I change the channel, but for some reason I kept it on and the announcer was talking about the hashtag that was trending hard on Twitter right now and that is, #awordthatIloveis …. I did a little research and I can’t figure out where this hashtag originated, nor can other people! I think it’s a fitting hashtag for the New Year no matter what the purpose of it was originally! I decided that it would be awesome to start this year with a word that I LOVE and that I hope to use as a tool to keep me motivated and on track in the New Year and that word is: ENCOURAGE!! According to Webster’s Dictionary ENCOURAGE means to INSPIRE with COURAGE, SPIRIT, or HOPE.
INSPIRE, that word alone is what I hope to do each day through this blog! I hope to inspire not only, you all but myself to be the best we can be!
The definition says to Inspire with COURAGE! I hope that each day I can help give each of you courage to step out and take fashion risks, travel to places you have never been and to be who God created you to be! We each have talents/abilities that are unique to us, we just have to use them! [Read more…]