Once upon a time… some of my favorite stories growing up began with those four little words. Who knew that 20+ years later they’d be introduced to me in a new way? ‘Once Upon A Time’ is one of my favorite shows on television. This season’s finale was a-mazing (in my opinion, one of the best episodes), and (SPOILER ALERT) are you as excited as I am for ‘Frozen’ to be making its way into ‘Once Upon A Time’ next season?! Derek is in town for the weekend and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous, so I’m sure we’ll be out about town as much as possible. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, friends and enjoy my favorite links from the week!
Now that I’m back in New Orleans, I don’t get to see my sister nearly as often as I would like. Living miles apart hasn’t been my favorite thing, and while we still talk on the regular, surprises here and there are fun to throw in. That’s why I’ve decided to send her an “In Summer!” (thanks for the inspiration, Olaf!) care package – a few essentials for the long, hot days ahead. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
1. Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 for face. Sunscreen is essential for skin protection from those Texas rays!
2. Clear beach cosmetic bag.
3. Hair ties in hot pink and an anchor print.
4. Flamingo socks for kickin’ it in true summer fashion.
5. Revlon Pink Pineapple nail color. Slightly scented in the prettiest shade of pink (and the name just says “summer!”).
6. Sunglasses. Turquoise is so much more fun than your average shades.
7. Disney’s Frozen. I mean, when you have a snowman that loves summer, it’s a given. Perfect for movie night!
I think she’s going to love it! (Don’t worry; she won’t be seeing this post before it arrives.)
All items were purchased at Target with the exception of the cosmetic bag and hair ties which are from J.Crew and the sunscreen which is from Walmart.
One of the things I have loved about moving into a new house is getting to decorate – making my house a home and creating a space that is truly a reflection of my heart, style, and story. It definitely takes time to create a space like this. You want the things that fill your home to truly matter to you and to serve a purpose. It’s more than bringing just anything in simply to fill a space and cover bare walls.
Two questions that I ask myself when it comes to items I’m considering adding to my home are: 1) Is it pretty? 2) Is it useful or functional in this space?
The dining room was a little bit of a challenge. This room is part of an open concept space, so it was important for me to make sure there was a flow in the design and styling from room to room. My personal home style is a mix of traditional and modern with a few extra special touches that bring a dose of southern charm and welcome into the space. I definitely wanted that to be felt in the dining area.
Enter these southern tea towels. I have admired the colorful tea towels by Belle & Union and sold in the Southern Weddings Shop for quite some time, and the Piece of Cake tea towel was a happy surprise found at Studio Patró on Etsy. I love tea towels, and I knew I wanted to make these three tea towels a part of my space. Framing them was the perfect way to make it happen. They are truly a reflection of my style and my love for the southern lifestyle and aesthetic, and it makes me so happy to see them hanging on my wall.
So, that’s all on the dining room (for now!). I’ll have more to share as I continue to make this little house of mine a home.