Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Girlfriends' Travel Guide to Charlottesville, VA

I had the pleasure of traveling to beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia with two of my girlfriends - Shelby of Pretty in the Pines & Taylor-Rae of Style Soufflé - for the ultimate Galentine's Getaway, and let me tell you: it was a blast! I traveled to Charlottesville around this time last year for Shelby's bachelorette trip but it was such a treat to head back and explore parts of Albemarle County that I did not get to see the last time I was there!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Recently Purchased

Happy Wednesday! I'm finishing up my last day of our Galentines trip to Charlottesville and then headed back home to my little family! In preparation for this trip, I did a little shopping for the first time in awhile and snagged a few new pieces that are under $100! Everything I purchased works well as we transition into spring as well!


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bar Refresh with Gathered

If you read Southern Style last week, then you may have seen my collaboration with my friends over at Gathered, who styled my console table in my living room. It is so easy to get caught up in wanting all new things when you get tired of a space, but one thing designer Lindsey did was take some of my current pieces and do a little bit of a refresh in my dining room.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Console Styling with Gathered Group

Today, I'm very excited to introduce to you one of my favorite local businesses, Gathered Group. Gathered is based out of Wilmington, North Carolina as an interior design group but what is wonderful is that they also have a storefront. I don't think I've ever walked into Gathered and not left with at least a little something! 


Monday, February 5, 2018

All The Things Vol. I

Happy Monday! Today, I'm excited to start a new series, All The Things, which features quite literally all of the things. Whether it's a new favorite recipe, what I've purchased lately, a frequently asked question, etc., I'll be sharing all the things every couple of weeks. 

This morning, I'm working on a fun collaboration with one of my favorite stores in town: Gathered. I've admired Lindsey Cheek and her design work from afar for quite some time, but after they held a pop-up at the grand opening of ZIA, we became fast friends. I look to Lindsey as a mentor and friend, and I'm looking forward to showcasing our collaboration in the coming weeks! 

Latest Purchases:

+ This fiddle leaf fig: I've been wanting something to go in the corner of our living room for quite some time, but our Christmas tree filled the void during the holiday season. Once it was taken down, the corner felt so empty. Originally, I was thinking I wanted a live plant, but I love the aesthetic of this one (and I don't have the opportunity to over or under-water it). 

+ This off-shoulder sweater: I love a good versatile sweater. I was lazy in it on Sunday but it would be so cute over a swimsuit when it gets warmer and with denim shorts. 

+ This candle: I'm on my second of this (purchased from Gathered - call them to order!) and it's such a great holiday/winter candle. It stayed lit all through Christmas but has more of a crisp scent so it's perfect when you aren't quite ready to transition into a spring candle. 

Latest Reads:

+ Advice from Women Married 40+ Years: Still being a newlywed, I loved reading this sweet article. 

+ Practicing Self-Care at Work: This article offers some great tips. Working is a little different for me now that I have the store, but I do have an office there and there are times that much of my work day is spent behind a desk. 

Latest Recipes:
+ Mexican Sweet Potatoes: I made this last week and it was hit for both me and Stephen. Definitely putting it on the rotation list. 


Friday, February 2, 2018

Valentine's Gifts for Her Under $25

What do you do for Valentine's Day? Stephen and I have never been overly into February 14th. Most times, we'll grab dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, cook dinner together, or order pizza. I normally get him a funny card and some candy or a little gift card to his favorite lunch spot. Nothing too fancy. It is fun to show someone you love them on Valentine's Day, so here are a few cute gift options for your mom, bestie, or... ladies, send this to your boyfriend/husband as a little gift guide! Each item is under $50!