Friday, August 26, 2016


It's no secret that I love North Carolina brands, and I absolutely adore finding a company that is based right out of Wilmington. I started following SouthHaus on Instagram awhile back, and since that initial following, SouthHaus has evolved into a store as well as offering professional services for a variety of business ventures. 

Abigail, the curator behind SouthHaus, was sweet enough to send over an item from her store. I've had my eye on a glass water bottle for awhile, and this gold foil version is perfect! I'm also loving some of the other pieces in the store, like the pineapple tray. And how fab is her branding? Absolutely loving the #southhaus concept.

The below was shared on the SouthHaus facebook page, and for me, it so accurately captures what SouthHaus is all about. Gorgeous colors, clean lines, an inviting environment - SouthHaus is an ideal that is is so perfectly captured by the brand. SouthHaus also has a blog, so for everything pin-worthy, be sure to check it out.
P.S. If you're in the Wilmington area, be sure to stop by Pure Barre Wilmington on September 8th for a fun pop-up shop! Get the details here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Planning for Happiness

Ever since I can remember, I've loved a good paper planner. Sure, I love online project tracking tools and the reminders on my iPhone, but there are few things better when it comes to my organization than a paper planner. When it was time for a new school year to start, I was always excited to head to Barnes and Noble or anywhere that sold planners to find the perfect organizer for my year.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Work to Wedding

dress, similar shoes here and here, neverfull

Versatility - if I've said it once, I've said it a million times, but I love a good wardrobe staple that can be used for a variety of occasions. I went into J.Crew a couple of weeks ago looking for a new pair of denim shorts, and instead, I came out with this printed silk dress instead. It was more than half off, and I couldn't resist the pretty pattern. My original intent was to wear it for work, but when I got home and tried it on again, I realized how great it would be as an occasion dress as well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Coffee Date: Volume 6

What a month it has been! July ended with a big work event and vacation to the Bahamas, and August kicked off with work prep for several more big events. In addition, Sophie has been sick off and on for the last month, which has resulted in several vet trips and us still trying to figure out what's going on. Luckily, she's back to her normal self for now, so I'm hoping we'll be avoiding the vet for a little while (although we love the everyone at our vet's office!).

Friday, August 12, 2016

Navy Tunic + Swim Sale

Hello, weekend (almost)! Today, I'm sharing the last of the photos that we took in the Bahamas. That vacation still feels like a dream and I wish I could go back. I could cetainly go for drinking coffee on the bow of the boat admist the clear blue water and no noise aside from birds and waves!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Know Your Stuff

When I was eight years old, Hurricane Floyd hit the eastern seaboard of the United States, and the impact for coastal North Carolina was substantial. Though the actual hurricane did minimal damage, North Carolina received a substantial amount of rain. We were living in a riverside community at the time, and about two days after the hurricane, my parents woke my brother and I in the middle of the night and said we had to evacuate immediately. The amount of rain had caused the river to rise and water was coming towards our home from three angles. Thankfully, my parents knew exactly what they needed to do.