Where I’ve Been + Happy Weekend!

First of all, I want to apologize for my absence, as I have been trying to keep up with the blog in between a teething toddler (which means lots of nap drives and Starbucks drive-thru runs for us the past two months), and now a sick toddler after a play date last week.  I would typically blog during a nap time, but since I’ve been out on nap drives instead, this blog has had to take a back seat for a little while. The good news is that during those nap drives, I’ve been able to do a lot of brainstorming for the blog, so between my little one getting rest, I’ve been productive too!
On a random side note, I’ve actually started to get up about an hour & 1/2 before everyone else in the house (around 5:30AM) to do some blogging and sip my first cup of coffee while the sun rises. It’s actually really peaceful & relaxing for me.  Contrary to what some people think of a SAHM life is, there’s no such thing as “me time” or “free time.”  I wouldn’t have it any other way either. I LOVE taking care of my family.  So, the nap time blogging is changing to early morning blogging going forward.
For all of those still with me, thank you, and please know that I love this little creative space of mine, and I do intend to have tons of great posts to share with you! I just wanted to pop in and give you a little update on me/us, so you don’t think I’ve forgotten about you!

What are your plans for this long weekend ahead? Our plans include: relaxing and painting our master bedroom. Which really means, my husband will be painting, while I watch our toddler! This has been on our “to-do” list since we’ve moved into the house 3 years ago, and I could not be more excited! For 3 years, I’ve been thinking of painting it a “seafoam” mint color; however, now I’m thinking…a very light gray? What to do?

Here are a few bedroom paint colors that have inspired me from Pinterest:
Which color do you guys like better?

I hope y’all have a happy labor day weekend!

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday, Everyone!


I hope y’all are looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead. I know we sure are! We have little to no plans right now, and that’s fine by us. We’ll probably head to our favorite pancake place tomorrow morning with our little one, and “go with the flow” the rest of the weekend.

Even though I am so ready for Fall, I love this camisole below from J.Crew’s new arrivals. It’s currently 30% off with the code “GOSHOPPING.” The ruffle hemline is timeless. I would totally wear this year round with skinny pants, wide leg denim and so much more. I would even layer it under my sweaters, too.

Ruffled Hem Camisole


What are your favorites from the J.Crew sale?

Until Monday, Friends!

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!


We are entertaining company this weekend, and celebrating my husband’s birthday (We had a fun celebration last night with my family already!), so we’ll be pretty busy this weekend. I have to sign-off and go clean like a crazy woman now. Why do I always wait until the last minute? My house isn’t dirty by any means, but I need to do little things here and there that just take time. I love entertaining, but since I was raised Southern, and to be a wonderful hostess, that means in my book, everything must be “perfect’ for my guests. I was raised to have high standards for myself in everything I do in life, and I like it that way. At my core, that’s just who I am. Even though it can be exhausting, it’s worth it. It makes me happy to try and make my guests always feel welcome and at home when they visit. But I’m not going to lie, sometimes I feel as though I need a vacation after entertaining. Does anyone else feel this way? Oh well. I’ll just have an extra cup of joe to get me through the day!

Do you have fun plans ahead? I sure hope so! Enjoy!


Design Darling & Top Picks

Have you heard of the boutique Design Darling? I discovered it a little over 3 years ago.  It’s a really cute and chic online boutique. This boutique features everything from candles to tassel earrings and even home decor. All of her stuff is happy and bright (two of my favorite things to be), definitely a perfect place for the typically “girly girl,” which I just so happen to be.  Mackenzie has exceptional style and that’s exactly what she passes onto you in her online boutique. She also has a great blog, too. Another great one to add to your daily reading list. Her dog is precious too.

Here are my top picks from the Design Darling boutique! Some of these things may or may not be on my birthday list.

Happy Shopping!

 Scalloped Desk Organizer – Pink Waves


How cute is this for your desk? It would be a great addition to my desk upstairs!

 Ginger Jar Guest Towel


This guest towel would be perfect in our half bathroom downstairs!

Le Pen – Periwinkle Set of 12


These would be a colorful addition to my desk for writing notes in my planner, thank you notes, etc…

 Camera Print


I took photography in high school, and to this day I still love it. This print would be a nice addition to my office gallery wall I am building.

 Pearl Tassel Earrings


These would definitely be a “splurge” item for me, but I know I would love these for many years to come. Classic tassel earrings in my opinion.

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish – Navy Blue


This would be a welcomed addition to my nightstand. I constantly have loose odds and ends like earrings and my watch on my nightstand. This would at least keep them organized.

 Note Taking Queen Notebook


My love for elephants continues…I am constantly writing “to-do” lists, adding things to my “dream list” and so this notebook would be a happy one to open anytime I need to jot a thought down on paper.

Desk Style

I am in the middle of redesigning my home office/desk style. I love having a little sliver of space in our house to let my creative juices run wild. In my opinion, a desk should reflect the person sitting there, and also inspire and stretch that person creatively. As my blog grows, and I grow as a person, I think I will be constantly redesigning this space over and over again, which is really quite exciting to me.

I’ve always said, “good things take time,” and this stands true for a desk space/office style, too. Add one piece of inspiration at a time. You’ll know what you like when you see it. It’s the little details that truly make it a reflection of you, and you should love each one. My desk is my happy place to write this blog; therefore, everything in it should be “my kind of happy” to me. What things make you happy at your desk? How would you define your “desk style?”

Of course I turned to the one and only Pinterest to get inspired. Below are a few images that are helping me during this redesign phase. Maybe little pieces of each space will inspire you, too.











All images via


I see a lot of mint, pink, navy and gold accents coming into my office soon. The most important aspect of any space you’re designing is that you must be true to yourself, otherwise you won’t love it. I believe you should love the space where you work. You spend a lot of time there, and you should invest all of yourself into making it a space absolutely perfect for you.

Happy Tuesday!