Monday, April 10, 2017


Happy Monday! My schedule has been in full-force these last few weeks. I've been working on a new project that I'm hoping to share in the next month or so, which has taken over a good bit of my time, making me a little MIA here. We also have just had so much going on! Between weddings, bridal showers and parties, and work, the weeks are flying by (and we're less than 4 months from the wedding which is just crazy.

Life Lately:
+ So on Sunday, I tried to work on building a new retaining wall for my front yard. My yard slopes to the side, and last summer I put in a flower bed that has now eroded. I decided that for this summer, I really want to have a cute yard so a retaining wall is pretty much the only option to help with the sloping. My mom and I picked out over-sized cement bricks to create the look and I decided I would just start the project myself. I thought I was doing a great job until I realized my wall was uneven and "sagging" in the middle. Stephen got there and pretty much had to undo everything I did. So much for my DIY! If you have any landscape reno tips, let me know!

+ This coming weekend, SW and I will be heading to Boone for a friend's wedding. I haven't been to Boone in the spring so I'm excited for a roadtrip and to see our friends say I do!

+ I've also been working on my front porch - I found a small set of topiaries, potted two hydrangeas, and then purchased a gardenia (which is now blooming!). I do want to get some great porch furniture - a fun porch swing and some great rockers. How gorgeous is the photo above?!

Loving Lately:
I have stayed true (for the most part) to my shopping hiatus in honor of lent. It's been difficult at times but at the same time, it's been nice taking a break from the unnecessary spending. I have, however, had my eye on some perfect pieces.

+ This gorgeous colorful maxi
+ These cute wedges - so versatile!
+ These Joie sneakers are still on my list - I need them ASAP!
+ How perfect is this dress for wedding season?

Cooking Lately:
Who am I kidding... I haven't been cooking at all. BUT I have been pinning some new recipes that I'm excited to try!

Cheers to this Monday! Hope you have a great week!


  1. I'm curious to know your new project

  2. Landscaping is such a bitch, lol! Sounds like something that would happen to me. Glad everything is well by you!

  3. I usually don't give things up for Lent, but a shopping hiatus is a great idea. Sounds like you have some fun things going on at home. I don't think I could do a wall on my own!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. You sound like me with a DIY project. Any time I've tried to tackle one on my own, my husband has had to fix it, oops! Excited to hear about what you've been working on!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  5. Love all the home stuff you have going on - I hope you share how it all looks when everything is planted and bloomed! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. So excited for you and I'm sure you're staying busy. Can't wait to hear more deets!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  7. I feel you on being busy lately! But I can't wait to hear about your new project! And that maxi is SO pretty! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Wow you had quite your hands full! Love all of the maxi dresses that you linked in this post!

    Jessica |

  10. Wow girl way to go tackling that retaining wall for the garden! Sorry it was sagging, but I'm sure that and the porch will turn out amazing in the end <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. That porch that you featured is stunning! My husband and I are starting to go through house plans-we're planning to build in 2-3 years, and I'm pinning everything that I love like a crazy person. Hope you'll share your porch/yard with us when it's done, because I love seeing house stuff from you since we have similar taste!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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