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Oct 30, 2015

Who else is excited for Halloween?  I for one am ready to pack up all our Halloween decorations:)  So over it.  I am such a Christmas girl at heart. I love my white lights and sparkles.  I am excited to see the kids get dressed up and how excited they are about Trick or Treating. 

I caught the most beautiful sunrise this morning.  I will never get tired of living so close to the water.

Last weekend Matt and I had a date night with some good friends.  We tried out a new restaurant on James Island,  Stereo 8.

Wearing Mara Hoffman Dress

I have to say I walked in expecting to be disappointed but it far exceeded my expectations.  The Tuna Tartare and Thai Ceviche were incredible. The Kale chips were also amazing.  I will certainly go back.

Last Saturday our local DNR station hosted the coolest open house.  It had so many fun activities for the kids.  Sterling had a blast.

Frances is trying hard to convince me we need a small dog.  She and Sterling love taking care of my parent’s Maltese.  The little star top she is wearing is such a cute fit and style,  I bought it in the penguins print too.

Wearing: Star Top (use code STYLE for 30% off) | Leggings | Native Shoes

Not sure how this guy would do with another dog in the house he has such anxiety issues.  But he is such a sweet dog.

 This Cabernet is a new favorite. It is under $20 and both Matt and I loved it.  We are super picky about red wines but this one was excellent.

I cooked Penne A La Vodka for the first time last night.  My brother in law passed the recipe to me.  Now typically I am not a Rachel Ray Fan but this recipe was awesome and so easy.    You can get the Recipe HERE.

Our planter finally arrived for the dining room.  It had been backordered for 2 months.  I am still waiting on a few more pieces to arrive hopefully before we host Thanksgiving and I can do a full room reveal!  I am off this morning to get some moss filler to go around the plant.

Planter + Stand

Frances Moon enjoying some Bojangles.  

Enjoying Happy Hour in my cute new cups Paper Snob sent me:)  You can see all her “happy” cups HERE

I just ordered this Mara Hoffman Sweater.  I love the bright colors and fringe and it was just reduced.  I will share pictures when it arrives.

Mara Hoffman Sweater

My new favorite boots.  

SM Boots (55% off) | also in black

 

And because it’s Friday and who doesn’t love a little eye candy.  I mean Blake Lively is one lucky lady.

Have a great Halloween Weekend.

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  1. Kris M. says:

    Your dog is so dang cute!! Great post! Have a fun weekend!

  2. Chelsea says:

    That sunrise is to die for šŸ™‚
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  3. Monica T. says:

    First off,thanks for the eye candy šŸ™‚ Secondly, I am a Christmas girl too! Have already taken down the Halloween decor this morning, have left a few fall touches, and cannot wait to get Christmas started!

  4. Hi Natalie. Love your blog and posts. Living in New England but saying to move to the South. Would you mind telling me where you got the buffet in your dining room. I have been looking for one for a while. Best regards, Cheryl.

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