the-happy-list-threephoto via Studio McGee

Happy Friday, friends! Here are a few things that have brought me a little more joy lately:

  1. Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney: Choose Optimism. An excellent post from The Disney Institute on optimism and how it can (and did) make a difference.
  2. Floral Eyelet Top. This J.Crew top is a little bit Victorian and very much southern. I just purchased it in ivory.
  3. New Ginger Jar Stationery from The Grove Street Press. Perfect for handwritten notes to family and friends!
  4. Hillside Kitchen Remodel by Studio McGee. The floor and open shelving may be my favorite details of the space.
  5. Madewell Wrap Shirt. Loving this vintage-inspired top! Great color for fall, too. I would wear with a wide leg or flared denim.
  6. Monogrammed Canvas Weekender. Perfect for those end of summer, weekend getaways. Plus, it’s on sale!
  7. Skinnytaste’s Chicken Enchiladas. A friend told me these were delicious, and I’m eager to try them. Look so yummy!
  8. The Best Small Towns for Christmas in the South. Of course, we’ve still got time between now and the Holiday Season, but there are a couple towns here I’d like to check off my holiday travel list. Which would you like to see?
  9. Jessica’s how-to on wearing a plaid skirt to work. She nailed it! Classic style and a great transitional look for fall.
  10. A Sweet Valley High movie is coming. If you loved this book series as much as I did, you may be interested to see how the translate it to the big screen.




photo via Camille Styles


Happy Friday! Here are ten things that made it on my happy list this week.

1. The new Disney x Jansport Collection. So many fun designs, and I can’t help but think, “how perfect for our trips to Walt Disney World?!”

2. Ruffled shorts in the prettiest color. Plus, they’re on sale!

3. Six 20-minute meals. I want to try the pasta with shrimp and basil and the chicken lettuce wraps – Mmm mm.

4. Ashley’s new Backyard Series. My own backyard is a project yet to be done, and I was so inspired by her recent backyard makeover – it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see all the DIY’s she has lined up!

5. Caitlin’s look for Capri. Easy, comfortable, and so cute!

6. Jillian’s post on packing the perfect picnic. Love her tips for summer picnics!

7. Liz’s living room project. I love Liz’s bright and airy style, so I’m excited to see the decorating process for her living room.

8. Caitlin Wilson’s Summer Collection. Her pillows and home decor are some of my very favorite, and the new styles do not disappoint!

9. Camille’s Backyard BBQ with Target. LOVE!! This party is colorful, fun, and totally doable; and Camille gives the best tips for making it happen. You will enjoy every bit of this.

10. A new show Gilmore Girls fans may love. The first episode is on Amazon Prime, and I’m eager to see it. Do you think it will be as fun to watch as Gilmore Girls?