If you're a fan of Lululemon, then I'm sure you've heard that they are having quite the sale! It's rare for Lululemon to have a sale of this caliber so I definitely checked out a few pieces to see what I wanted to stock up on. My favorite leggings are my Wunder Under tights but sadly, all the sale variety were sold out in my size. I did find a couple a new style I'm excited to try and snagged a pair of shorts for Stephen, too!

I've always loved a gorgeous white dress. When I was engaged and searching for dresses for our various wedding events, it always felt like a challenge to find a white dress I love! But when I'm not looking for them, I see them everywhere I turn!

We got in this gorgeous dress to the shop and everyone was absolutely in love! We sold out immediately and did a restock that is just about gone as well. I'm also rounded up a few favorites that I love. Whether you're a bride who needs a pretty little something for an event or engagement photos, a look for family photos, or you just love a good white dress, here are some favorites. 
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It's been a long time coming but we are slowly but surely making progress on our kitchen update! I've been wanting to paint our cabinets for years (pretty much since we moved in). Over the course of the three years we've lived in our home, we've gotten a new refrigerator, dishwasher, and our stove/oven range. Those updates have really changed the look of our kitchen since we first moved in but I can't wait to see everything fully completed! I'm going to share a full kitchen reveal once everything is finished, but in the meantime, here's a little bit of what we've been working on. 

The long to-do list:
  • Paint cabinets & bar
  • Update hardware
  • Change lighting in kitchen
  • Install light above breakfast table
  • Backsplash
  • New faucet
What we have done so far:
  • Painted Cabinets & updated hardware
  • Lights installed next week
Our cabinets so far have been the biggest improvement! We have a lot of oak trim in our house and had birch cabinets in our kitchen. As much as I dreamed of a white kitchen for so long, I will say that I got nervous right before painting as the birch cabinets were really nice. But now that it's all done, it has brightened up our space so much.

I've had this light for our breakfast nook for months but just haven't had it installed! But it has worked out that we will get all of those adjustments done at one time (which I'm hoping will be in the next week!).  I initially loved this light to replace our flush mount but it was going to require some ceiling work so I found a true flush mount to replace the one we have, which I think is going to work out better in the long run anyway. 
The next two projects I'd like to accomplish are adding in a new faucet (I think I'm going to order this one) and a backsplash. I think the faucet may come first which is totally fine as I am so ready for an update. While I would absolutely love to go ahead and work on a backsplash, that project will probably come at a later date. 

I also want to change up some accessories in our kitchen as well. One of my best friend gifted me a gorgeous tea towel by Printed Hues with a watercolor print of Wrightsville Beach as well as a dough bowl candle. Both of those will be perfect in our updated kitchen! I also have a space of wall beside our cabinets that held a board of invites, announcements, etc. While I thought I loved it there, when we took it down for the painting to be done, I realized how cluttered it made the space feel, so that's finding a new home. Now I just need to find the perfect piece to go there!

I can't wait to share the final product of our kitchen update! Stay tuned!

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One of the silver linings of spending more time at home has been that I've also spent more time reading! When I was little girl, we lived about 45 minutes from my favorite book store and by the time my mom would get us back home, I would have finished my latest book. The trend continued into college and I would stay up late reading. But then came work, social media, and lots of distraction and I didn't pick up a book nearly as much as I should. 

Now that I've not been on the go as much, I have spent much more time reading and it has been wonderful. I've also been trying to read more before bed instead of playing on my phone, and I've found that it helps me sleep better as well! 

What I've Read During Quarantine:

  1. Feels Like Falling 
  2. Beautiful Ruins
  3. Dear Carolina
  4. Summer Friends
  5. The Castaways

What's Next on My Bookshelf:

  • 28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand
  • Summer of '69 - Elin Hilderbrand
  • Sunset Beach - Mary Kay Andrews
  • Queen Bee
  • Surfside Sisters
Check out a few of my favorite beach reads below!

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It's been a long time coming but one of my stay-home projects has been updating our front porch, and most specifically, our front door. At some point, we would love to get a new front door, but in the interim, ours really needed a fresh coat of paint. After Hurricane Florence, the paint on our door started majorly chipping. Our front door isn't weathered all that much due to the depth of our covered porch but with all the blowing rain that hurricane brought, the door was really impacted. What started as a few small paint chips ended up with large chunks of black paint chipping off. Super cute. 

I looked at front door paint colors for months and had narrowed it down to a few favorites. I was continuing to look on Pinterest but finally just called ahead to our local Benjamin Moore store, ordered Hale Navy for curbside pick-up and got started! 

Front Door Paint Steps:
  • Sand down windows and door
  • Clean thoroughly with Simple Green cleaner
  • Lightly sand again
  • Do one more wipe down with Simple Green
  • Tape windows and hardware
  • Paint!
I painted our bathroom vanities back in the fall so I had some of the materials I already needed + a good idea of how long the project would take, but even still, when I first got started, I thought I had made a huge mistake. Thankfully, after the second coat of paint, everything looked nice and smooth! 

Materials Used:
  • Quart of Benjamin Moore paint 
  • Sandpaper bar
  • Paintbrush
  • 4" roller brush
  • Painter's tape
Once our front door was updated, I wanted to freshen up our swing area as well as the planters around the front door. While I decided to keep our faux topiaries and front door rug, I knew I wanted a little bit of color around the door. I searched online for new planters but ultimately found a set from one of our local plant nursery's. I also bought a set of elephant ear plants to complete the look! We love hydrangeas so I bought two small ones to put in these little planters. 

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I've been spending a lot of time in comfy basics as I'm sure y'all are too! While I'm still getting dressed in my normal "work" clothes when I go to the shop, I've been wearing lots of work out clothes & comfy tees when hanging out at home.

We've gotten some fun new arrivals into the shop + I snagged a couple of things when I placed a Target order last week!
Boxy Oversized Tee - wearing size M
How cute is this t-shirt? We sold out of our first round from the shop but we are taking pre-orders that will ship to customers around the first of May. Use code spring20 for 20% off your purchase at the shop!
Friday Tee - wearing size M
Another cute little tee from the shop! I love the fun graphic & embroidery detail!
Weekend Graphic Tee - wearing size M
Living for the weekend! A simple but fun little graphic tee that would be cute with your favorites shorts or even a skirt.
Trapeze Blouse - wearing size M
How cute is this little top? I love Anthropologie's blouses and this one did not disappoint. It's cute and lightweight! Size wise, I could have done a S but prefer the oversized fit of the M. I also love the panther print but sadly they were sold out in most sizes.
Ruffle Crop Tee - wearing size M
This tee is such a steal! Less than $10 and a cute and easy throw-on and go option. Love it paired with these jean shorts.
Boxy Cropped Tee - wearing size M
This is another little tee that I ordered for athleisure. We've been going on a lot of walks so this little cropped tee will be perfect for that as well as my at-home barre workouts. But I love it with the shorts as well!
Tiger Tank - wearing size M
Hello, Tiger Queen! How fun is this cute tee? While I ordered this to wear while working out, it's super cute with jean shorts too. 
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