Wedded Bliss

June 25, 2014

Wedding is a word that has become an integral part of my vocabulary over the past two years. I’m at the age where all of those around me are tying the knot and setting high standards for the other brides that follow. While I am not on the train headed towards wedded bliss and a

Meyers Magic

June 24, 2014

You may not recognize Nancy Meyers’ name at first glance, but I guarantee you know her movies. Her titles include Father Of The Bride, The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated. When you think of all these movies, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people the immediate answer would be

Bathing Beauties

June 23, 2014

Ideally, I would spend all day in cashmere loungewear, with a fragrant candle, glass of Oregon pinot noir, and endless time for Netflix (Olivia Pope inspires bad habits). Oh, and definitely french macaroons- rose and pistachio flavors preferred. The end to my perfect day would be in a wonderfully relaxing bubble bath. Sadly, today is not that day,

Summer Scents

June 20, 2014

Candles always make for a reliable and universally pleasing gift. Most people love to receive them, however some people never use them. My mom often will buy candles that look pretty and smell wonderful. The only problem is that she never lights them. They sit there. For a long time. Sometimes collecting dust (if you

Eyesore No More

June 19, 2014

When I think of essential items for the home (which is rare- I am all about the unpractical), I think of how to make them more pleasing to the eyes. For example, a laundry room. Chances are it is not your favorite room, some horrible electrician probably installed fluorescent lights, with an equally horrific counter

White House Wednesday

June 18, 2014

So now that you saw my first love (see My Affair With A House), I wanted to show you the homes that I currently gravitate towards. Some are cream color, egg-shell, soft beige, picket-fence white, really white… Do you see a pattern? I didn’t realize this “white hot” obsession until recently, and it is not

My Affair With A House

June 17, 2014

I have always loved pretty places. I think part of that stemmed from growing up with a very stylish grandmother and great-grandmother. Not to say that my mom is less stylish, I just think she was over-saturated as a child with too much fabric, china, and antiques that she decided to take a more fresh

Southern Hospitality

June 16, 2014

This weekend my friends and I hosted a bridal luncheon for dear friend who is getting married in Atlanta in the fall. She is the quintessential southern belle, who is a fabulous combination of preppy, stylish, and charmingly witty. She is also the ultimate entertainer, so we had to make sure this party would live

Let’s Play Pool

June 13, 2014

As a native Floridian turned Texan, I know a thing or two about heat. Currently, it seems as if summer has jumped right in and that it won’t be departing anytime soon. So while it is here, I am also going to jump…right into the pool and into my weekend! Happy Friday and Happy Everything!

Stairways to Heaven

June 12, 2014

Have you ever been to party where there is plenty of good food, drinks, and entertainment, yet all you want to do is walk up stairs and tour the rest of the house? Frankly, I have been to my fair share. It is uncouth to ask for a tour, yet it is even more brazen