Thursday, April 30, 2015


For the past couple of months, I have been trying to stretch and challenge myself.  I am a person who is not a huge fan of change, it unnerves me.  For the past couple of months, I have been quietly job hunting.  I have been with my current job for over three years and just felt the need for a change.  This week I put in my two weeks notice and am super excited to start a completely new job on May 11.  On top of a career change, I have tried to change up my weekend routines.  My friend Catherine and I have been challenging each other to come up with different things to do out of our "zone".  We've met new friends and have done all sorts of random, fun things.  I'm starting to think that change isn't such a horrible thing after all!

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Friday night Dean & Deluca petit four in Lilly Pulitzer colors-soooo delicious!
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I ordered this dress on a whim and love it!  Please excuse my messy bedroom!  Mama I swear I cleaned it after this picture ;)
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I love pretty much the entire Aerin Lauder line, but especially her perfumes....they are to die for!  Favorites include Rose De Grasse, Waterlilly Sun, Gardenia Rattan and Ikat Jasmine

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Chickpea Orzo Salad

I love a fabulous pasta salad, but this chickpea orzo salad is one of my faves.  It is super fresh and light, which makes it the perfect Spring salad!  I ate this for lunch literally all week and preferred it cold.  Enjoy!

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1 cup uncooked orzo
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (I used fat free and may or may not have had a heavy hand)
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 red onion, diced (I used almost the whole onion)

For the Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 lemons, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Cook orzo pasta according to directions
  •  In a large bowl, combine orzo, chickpeas, cucumbers, feta, dill and red onion. 
  •  In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the salad and toss until everything is mixed.

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Friday, April 24, 2015


Woop Woop for the weekend-time to relax and catch up on sleep lost from last weekend!  I have a lot of fun events coming up such as my best friend Megan's baby shower, my cousin Kellie's graduation and Mother's Day to name a few-time to get organized!!  That is my goal this weekend-to get ahead of all the fun, get everything ready to roll since these fun events are back to back weekends.

I have been waiting and waiting for The Cadillac Three to release, "White Lightning" and they finally did this week, which makes my heart go boom boom!  Go download it immediately and while you're at it, download the new Alabama Shakes CD....sooooo good!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Love it.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

JCrew Gives Back

By now if you've read my blog, you know that I LOVE JCrew.  I love their clothes and their partnerships with unique brands such as the Ropes of Maine and Donald Robertson.  I love being able to support causes through buying select products and JCrew gives me great stylish options that help support causes I appreciate and want to support.  Below are a few of my favorite tees that support a variety of important causes.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Beach Weekend

These bracelets make my heart go boom boom-I love the positive words on the charms!

Worn out from the car ride to the beach

I mean look at that sassy pose-who doesn't "mow" the grass in just their shirts?!?!

We had the best time on the beach!  Check out my new Twine & Twig love!

Sunrise....God's gift to the morning!

Dance Party on the beach in our adorbs new bathing suit! 
M3 trying out the Lilly Pulitzer for Target chair I snagged...let me tell you how intense that was!  I got in line at 7:15 and the line went to the end of the building!  My bestie Kip and I plotted our plan and got most of what we wanted....but oh the anxiety and craziness.....

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet Weekend

My nephew M3 and I are road tripping to meet my parents at the beach for the weekend!  Super excited to spend a weekend with this sweet babe!  My friend Kippy and I have been plotting our attack on the Lilly Pulitzer for Target merchandise for weeks now-thank goodness we will be in the same city this weekend.  True besties plot, plan and stalk the situation and we have come up with a plan to hopefully get the goods we are DYING for!  Wish us tons of luck!

I am obsessed with Mumford & Sons and CANNOT WAIT for their new album to drop!  Their new single, "Wolf" is awesome and such a departure from their old stuff.  I love that they have taken a leap of faith and gone into a completely different sound musically on this new album! 

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Sweetest Things.....

These are some of the sweetest pictures from Pinterest, they make my heart melt.  The innocence of youth and the ease of laughter and being silly should never be forgotten even when we become adults.


@Megan Ward Archibald

lovely peonies...

 Life is better when you laugh!

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Monday, April 13, 2015


These pants make me swoon and I'm loving colorful bracelets in my stacks!

I can't wait to spend this weekend with my nephew M3....doesn't he look studious in Mimi's glasses?!?!

I ate my last peep from Easter....they are my faves!

Friday, my friend Erin and I hit up Dean & Deluca for salads and bubbles before seeing Insurgent....ohhh how I love Four in that movie!

Ahhhh new color Flash Tattoos!!! 

Selwyn crew!  We met up Saturday and went to Selwyn to watch the Masters and enjoy the sunshine.   We also had dinner at Nolen Kitchen and bubbles at Petit Philippe....quite the Selwyn stops!

Sunday-I babysat for my three favorite little boys-Henry, Erik and Jon-Everett....we had quite the adventurous day!  We saw the movie Home (super cute-best music), ate some gelato, hit the park and found lots of creepy inch worms and caterpillars!  This is Henry and I eating our blood orange gelato!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Yay for the Freakin Weekend.....

I don't know about y'all-but this has been the LONGEST week EVER!!!  I blame it on the gorgeous weather and the fact that I had Monday off-the struggle was real all week!  I'm catching up with friends this weekend and babysitting some cute little boys on Sunday.  Should be an adventurous weekend-just the kind I like!  I am loving the new Love and Theft single, "Whiskey on My Breath."  I haven't listened to a ton of their stuff, but this song kills me!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

 Fashion is all about your personal style and what makes you comfortable, so stay confident and rock it!

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