Kitchen Plans

When we bought our house 2 years ago I had big plans for our kitchen; but other projects kept popping up. Since the beginning of the year though, the stars have aligned and we have made MAJOR progress! Here's my 'idea board' for the space:

At this point, we have the counters, sink and faucet installed! We are finishing up painting the cabinets and installing the hardware. Still to do is the wallpaper (swoon!), the backsplash and the floors. So, A LOT. And it's a slow procress. But I can't wait to share photos of the space with you once it's a little further along!


Lucite Love

Happy Monday!
I love all things Lucite for our home. If you remember when we moved in I added Lucite drapery rods (similar) and linen curtains to the living room (seen here) and a while back I added them to the dining room/office area. Ever since our last glass top coffee table broke while vacuuming we've been on the hunt for a new one. We have a lot going on in terms of furniture and furniture styles in a relatively small room so I think the Lucite coffee table is the perfect compromise. It doesn't take up a lot of visual space in the room and also brings together the more contemporary couch with the federal mirror and the antique cabinet.

lucite coffee table

Lucite Coffee Table // Ikea Linen Curtains // Nate Burkus Tassel Throw (similar)
What do you think? Do you love Lucite too?!


Our Annual Holiday Card

As I have learned, it's never too early to work on your Christmas cards. Actually the earlier the better- one less thing to do as the craziness of the holidays gets near!
This year I went with Basic Invite for our Holiday cards. I was also looking for something that was FUN! In years past we went with a traditional plaid Christmas theme but we were always celebrating something- engagement, wedding, our first house- and this year we have no specific special occasions to celebrate and instead are celebrating a blessed life. So something with a little pink and green seemed fitting!

What I loved about Basic Invite is that all parts of the card can be customized and you can see changes as you make them! And there are over 175 color options- so you can get your exact color! AKA the perfect pink and green!
Another feature of Basic Invite is the backs of all the cards can be completely interchanged with the front. That way you get the best of both! We choose the timeline format and changed all the colors and fonts to match the front.

It's the little details like a matching return address...

And a pretty little gold liner that adds a special touch!
If you are looking for personalized holiday cards this year, make sure to check out Basic Invite! And right now they are offering 30% off!

And as I do every year, if you would like exchange Holiday cards please let me know! I love receiving them from all of you!


Ginger Jar Favorites

I've mentioned this many times before, but I just love ginger jars! I love to collect them when I'm out antiquing or checking out the many estate sales in our neighborhood. I've also fallen for fun accessories with a printed ginger jar pattern.



And a throwback for fun; I was wearing my ginger jar printed scarf at the Met in NYC when I spotted this giant ginger jar!

Are you just as obsessed as I am?!!


Fall Front Porch

I wanted to share our fall front porch before fall slips away and it's officially the Holiday Season!
I kept it rather simple this year, but most notably I switched our old bench for this pair of chairs. I really love the chairs for several reasons- I can add fun pillows (the bench had no back) and CWF and I can now both sit out here in the evenings.

 The pillows were a Target dollar spot find! The perfect color scheme for our green and navy house. The pumpkin wreath and raffia pumpkin are old, but also from Target.



What I Wore: Baptism

A few weeks ago I attended a baptism for my cousin's daughter down in Orange County. If you remember I hosted her baby shower back in March. In the weeks leading up to the baptism I told my cousin I wasn't going to be able to make it due to a few other commitments. But I had a trick up my sleeve... I was flying down to surprise her!! One of my other cousins told everyone she was going to the store but she was really picking me up at the airport. It was such a surprise to everyone when I walked in the door!
The next morning was the Baptism followed by a luncheon. I ended up wearing a wrap dress, nude wedges and a classic clutch. It was perfect for a family event!

It was a such great weekend spent with family! XO


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I have the day off work which makes the day even sweeter! A few of my favorite things from the past week:

We've been working hard in the back yard all summer making a few updates and planting lots of new plants. It's great to see some of our hard work pay off in the way of new blooms on the hydrangeas!

Have you heard that Rifle Paper Co has come out with a new fabric line?! The fabrics are totally gorgeous and at great prices too. I can imagine this one recovered on a accent chair and this one made into a little girls' ruffle dress. 

This week was our annual block party and I made a pineapple upside bundt cake. It was my first attempt at a bundt cake and I think it turned out pretty good!
I used this recipe.

My summer tablescape. Love all the bamboo accents! The napkin rings were a thrift find in Maui and the chairs were a birthday gift. 

What is everyone up to this weekend? After several weekends of travel we are keeping it low-key. And looking forward to watching the Olympics tonight!


Outfit: Easy Summer Dress

Well hello there! It's been a busy summer over here and I'm happy I finally get some time to share some of the things I've been up to!

This dress has been my go-to outfit of the summer. The temps have been over 100 degrees pretty consistently for the last week or two and the lose fit plus lightweight cotton make it an easy choice. Perfect for running errands on the weekend or a happy hour on the back patio.

Lilly Pulitzer Essie Dress

Dress (also in navy!) // Bosom Buddy Bags, Custom Canteen Bag with Gardenia // Palm Beach Sandals (I love ShoeBuy for their free shipping/returns and coupons! I can always get at least 20% off!!)

Bosom Buddy Bags, Lilly Pulitzer

Do you have a 'go-to' summer dress?!


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