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Aug 16, 2011


My mom recently bought some gorgeous Simon Pearce hurricanes and now I am obsessed with his line. He makes the most beautiful glassware you will ever see. Some of it is quite simple but it still stands out so much. I am hoping to acquire a few pieces one day. Check out his website to HERE to view the whole collection.


My sister-in-law just got one these IPad cases and it is using it as a clutch. A genius idea and now I want one! They are bigger than a regular clutch so you have room to fit all your stuff in it, and we all know oversize clutches are in for fall. They retail for about $128 which I don’t think is horrible for a cute purse.


My parents had the most delicious jar of pickled vegetables while I was home. It was filled with cauliflower, red peppers, celery, carrots and peppers. It was so tasty I ate it everyday for a snack! If you love pickles you need to get some pickles veggies asap. I was no stranger to pickled veggies as we always eat pickled okra but this mix was so good. My rents bought theirs at Costco but I came across a great recipe on Smitten Kitchen HERE to make your own.


I am on the hunt for the perfect white blouse. I am not a huge fan of plain white button-up blouses, just because they don’t look great on me and aren’t my style. I tend to gravitate towards towards a looser, flowier look. Here are 3 I am considering. I think they will pair great with skinny jeans and colored jeans for the fall.

Blouses: Madison Marcus, Elizabeth and James, Elizabeth and James. All via Shopbop.


After seeing Nancy’s amazing transformation of her front door on Marcus Design, I am smitten. I am going to try and tackle this project this weekend and paint my front door black. I love that she painted the outside and inside black as well. I am also in love with her lion head knocker, I need one of these! Check out Nancy’s project HERE

Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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  1. Laur says:

    LOVE the black door! Looks great!

  2. Tess says:

    I, too, am obsessed with the look of a black door. I love it from the outside AND the inside, and for just a can of paint, I think it can make all the difference in the world.

  3. loving the black front door as well! We finally painted our front door in Pawleys and I couldn't believe we waited so long!

  4. megan says:

    I think I'm going to email Cameron right now and ask if we can paint out door black! The dog rubs up against the door and it just shows too many scratches! And thank you for the link to the pickled veggies – you know I'm going to be a fan of those!

  5. Sara Mueller says:

    I love black doors! Good luck on your project!

  6. Jill says:

    I love the black door, one of my friends painted every door inside her house black and it looks amazing!!

    Cant wait to see the pictures!!

  7. I am registering for some Simon Pierce pieces for the wedding! There is just no way to describe how amazing they are!

  8. The Hawkins says:

    I love Simon Pearce. My mom gave us the goblets from the Essex collection for a wedding shower gift. They are on loan to her right now until we move back to the US but she uses them all the time.
    Can't wait to see what the black front door looks like.

  9. I agree with everyone – love a black door. Ours was black when we bought the house but I repainted it recently (and featured it on the blog). I recommend taking it off the hinges though. It just worked better for me – I'm a messy painter! I love all those shirts too šŸ™‚

  10. I love black doors! We had one at our old house. Love the 2nd two white blouses for you!

  11. Lisa Fergus says:

    Great obsessions! I want that second white blouse!!! šŸ˜‰


  12. As always I love your obsessions. Those white blouses are so pretty and I LOVE the black door!

  13. Carly says:

    I love the black door! Think it looks great. Also, that glassware looks amazing!

  14. That glassware is beautiful! And great idea about the ipad case being a purse!!


  15. OOO that glassware is gorgeous! And what a fun idea for an oversized clutch!

  16. Kyle says:

    Definitely go for it with the black door! Such a statement.

  17. Am I the only one immature enough to make a joke about "nice knockers"??? Of course I am! I *love* the idea of the black door…and that blouse with the exaggerated banded cuffs is ridiculously awesome (c:

  18. Love this roundup of things I should definitely purchase. Love that ipad case turned clutch! Also, those vases are so chic!

  19. OMG- I did not know MK made an ipad case- now I must get an ipad so that I can have one! Ha! šŸ™‚

  20. Great idea on the Ipad case. That is not a bad price.

  21. Laura says:

    Those vases are so pretty, I love the clean lines! I'm with you, the flowey blouses are so pretty and feminine, I love the look. And the black door looks fab!! Can't wait to see yours when you are done.

  22. Melanie says:

    LOVE simon Pierce. We have the pitcher and vases you showed. It's very classic, but items you will love forever.

  23. Kat Tanita says:

    love your blog im your newest follower! hope youll follow back šŸ™‚ that black door and door knocker is gorgeous…


  24. Love that 3rd shirt, super cute!

  25. Thank you so so much for posting about my front door Natalie!! I really appreciate it šŸ™‚ And thank you to every one for all the kind words! I hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend, hugs
    Nancy xo