Party Planning with Paperless Post

I’ve been out of the event planning and bridal world for a few years now but now I’m hopping back in full force- my little sister got engaged a few months ago and I couldn’t be more excited to be back. First up on my Maid of Honor (refuse to acknowledge that I’m actually the Matron of Honor- who came up with that name anyway??) to do list, is the bachelorette party! I’m super excited to be planning this although I’m a little intimated being that I’m seven years older than my sister and all of her friends! (Trying to be a cool mom and not a regular mom, ya know?) The location has been picked (Austin- let me know if y’all have any recommendations!) and the details are coming together- so exciting!

Paperless Post was my first stop for picking out a fun and festive invite. There is such a great selection- from baby showers to wedding invites to holiday parties to bachelorette parties. (Sidenote- despite their name, they also have the best paper invites as well. I’ve used them for all four of my son’s birthday parties and I got SO many compliments!)

I have a few more events coming up and I can’t wait to use >Paperless Post again!

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*Paperless Post gifted me online coins but all opinions are my own.


fourth of july sales

i love how every holiday has become just one big excuse to shop. here are the best home goods sales. happy 4th and happy shopping!


anthropologie– 30% off sale- use code ‘evenbetter’

celadon-20% off everything! no code needed

crate & barrel– up to 50% off of outdoor furniture- no code needed

design within reach– save up to 60% on summer items- no code needed

furbish– 20% off everything- use code ‘fireworks’

land of nod– up to 65% off site wide- no code needed

lulu & georgia– save up to 75% off- no code needed

one kings lane– head to the website for a blowout sale! no code needed

open door– take 20% off select items- use code ‘july4’

pottery barn– 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500,25% off $1000-use code ‘savemore’

serena and lily– 10% off $100, 15% off $500, 20% off $1,500- use code ‘summerbreak’

studio mcgee– 20% off everything- use code ‘america20’

sur la table– save up to 60% on summer items & free shipping on $59 and up- use  code’shipfree’

target– site wide sales!

the company store– save up to 70% site wide- use code ‘g16july4’

west elm– 20% off most items and up to 70% off clearance- no code needed

williams-sonoma– 20-50% off & free shopping- use code ‘july’

world market– 15% off everything & free shipping on $100 and up- use code ‘yay4th’


weekend edition

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cookbook research

a few finds from the past couple weeks. hope y’all have a great weekend!

brownstone love

love articles like this

rachel roy’s home office

love these melamine plates– so summer-y!

how to find art on etsy

loving this quilt

also, some things on my mind:

  • i always have a love/ hate/ commitment issue with color but i really love this vintage collection that one kings lane just put out. such a fan of layering and pattern play!
  • one of my dreams is to own a store, so i’m always mesmerized by articles and pinterest about the interior design of stores. loving the new pretty plum sugar space featured on glitter guide. (also, follow my “storefronts” board on pinterest!)

spring cleaning inspiration

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a warm cloudy spring morning in virginia.

i’m SO excited its finally spring- farmer’s markets, gardening, flowers, cleaning, light colors, open windows- it really is the best. i’ve already gotten started on a few projects that i’m excited to share soon (master bedroom purchases, landscape projects, window boxes, exterior painting, rearranging and organizing!)

here are a few links to get going!

how to make flowers last longer

spring cleaning tips

easy fixes, big impact

how to spring clean in one day

some design books to update your coffee table


a year in review

here’s a little photo timeline of 2015. it was a pretty good year with a lot of changes. excited for 2016 though!


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charleston’s winter was very mild and we spent a lot of time at palmetto islands county park. ‘nature island’ is tiny and jungle like and you take a beautiful boardwalk path over the intercoastal to get there. miss that place so much!


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a day full of event planning meetings, including one at ‘out of hand’ and ‘polished’s warehouse- i could spend hours in there.


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loved trying out cannon green and attending a bridal fashion show there.
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a trip to virginia to house hunt. and a stop by king family vineyard obviously.


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enjoying the last of my hydrangeas.


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may was mostly comprised of hanging out and visiting my favorite spots.
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cute seating at candlefish.
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picking up some of my favorite things at one of my favorite charleston stores, candlefish.


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the night before the move. those nightly golf cart rides to the beach are sorely missed.
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boxes on boxes on boxes.
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exploring main street.
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pippin hill vineyard. a little piece of charleston and charlottesville!


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celebrating the big first birthday/ housewarming (THREE weeks after we moved in) with a picnic/ farmer’s market theme- ants and all 🙂
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one of our new favorite vineyards.
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the new date night.
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i love the fact that we can walk to the farmer’s market.


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took the best trip to nyc. love that city.
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a relaxing anniversary getaway.
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summer concerts in old town.


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i’ve loved watching the meticulous renovations going on down the street. that copper roof though!
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we have two HUGE maples in our front yard- this was only the beginning.


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went to charleston to participate in the big fake wedding- we were the bride and groom!
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and the weather made me miss charleston all over again.



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did a quick renovation on our downstairs bathroom (i know, still need to post about that!)
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first time cutting down our christmas tree.


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went on a holiday architectural tour in our little town.
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homemade treats for our neighbors.
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a sister date at timberlake’s for grilled cheeses + peppermint milkshakes- the best!
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and a quiet moment during a very warm christmas eve.



a weekend edition for the new year

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hope y’all had a fun night and are feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning 😉 we hung out at home since i have the worst cold ever and started watching this/ hgtv/ the ball drop. but i was up for making some cocktails with my new favorite- casamigos– and popping some bub at 12. this weekend i hope to unpack and organize after two weeks of being out of town. do y’all have any good resolutions? i’m not a huge fan but last year, i jotted down twelve words that i wanted to focus on in 2015 (organize, health, create, etc) and paired them a month. overall, i think it went well and am trying it again this year. happy 2016!

how to get organized in 2016

top 10 home tours of 2015

the best interior trends of 2015

2016 home trends

top posts for organizing

must-see countries of 2016

feeling inspired??

lighting dupe: ikea vs anthropologie

i’ll be back friday with a special new years weekend edition but just  wanted to quickly pop in with a little dupe.

a few months ago, i found this light at ikea to hang over my kitchen sink. i love the gold hardware and the black and white cording- i actually think the details are prettier on the ikea one.

ikea’s ranarp pendant light $24.99
anthropologie’s paxo pendant light on sale now for 149.95 (orginally $298)

pretty good right??

ikea ranarp// anthropologie paxo


when i was younger, my family and i would visit nyc most christmases. there isn’t anything more magical than the city around the holidays, no matter your age. one of my most favorite parts was the windows on 5th avenue. i loved taking in every last detail of the intricate designs.

here are some- past and present. [i’m SO jealous of the amazingly talented people who get to call this their job- definitely a dream job for me!]



ps- a quick video of anthropologie’s gumdrop lane- love this so much!

wrapping paper round up

i’ve finally started my christmas shopping and the packages are starting to show up on my doorstep- time to start wrapping!

when i was little, my aunt wrapped every present in craft paper and drew the prettiest bow and name tag- it was the best. maybe one day, i’ll be cool like her but for now i like to keep things pretty simple (ie craft paper, bakers twine, maybe a sprig of holly or rosemary tucked in) but these are just too pretty! [link under each picture]


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