Hi Friends! I’m Natalie Mason. I live in Charleston, SC and I am mom to Sterling 12 , Frances Moon 8 and our mini golden doodle Dolly.



Browse my easy, family-friendly recipes and get some dinner inspiration!


Check out my outfit ideas and family finds for inspiration.


My best beauty tips and tricks for glowing skin and shiny hair.


Visiting Charleston?

check out my faves!

Thoughts For Thursday

Mar 22, 2018

Happy Thursday Friends!  This week has flown by and I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing.  Today is my favorite brain dump day!  Lots of random thoughts coming your way!

Found a new tee I am loving.  I bought both the solid and stripe version.  I am wearing an XS in both, runs on the large side.

Solid Tee | Stripe Tee

Two dinners I loved this week:

Roasted sweet potatoes, Trader Joe’s Chicken jalapeno sausage, Arugula with Green Goddess dressing + a little parmesan and a fried egg.  Even the kids ate this and loved it.

Taco Salad Bowl | Ground Beef + Shredded white Cheddar + shredded lettuce + tomatoes + refried beans + plantain chips + guacamole.  The plantain chips were so good in this!

I have been reading a new book called Unfu*k Yourself and really loving it.  I seriously love to read self help books.

Love this page about getting out of your comfort zone.  Something I am so guilty of.

I had been hearing people rave and rave about the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk lipliner and lipstick so I finally ordered it and y’all I am obsessed.  It is quite possibly the best and most flattering nudish pink.  You will love it I promise!

Lipstick | Lipliner


One of my favorite tee shirt dresses is back in stock.  I am wearing a size small.

Ruffle Tee Shirt Dress

I asked you guys for natural deodorant recommendations and by far the most recommended was Native.  So I ordered two different scents to try and I will report back.  In the past I have tried a few natural deodorants (Toms and Lavanila)  and I still smelled like BO.  Several of you mentioned detoxing your body first taking a break from regular deodorant before you start the natural one.  Also giving the natural deodorant 2 full weeks for your body to adapt to it and start working.   Also many of you recommended this detox mask as well which I think I may try out!

Detox Mask

A little outfit inspiration and this dress is only $32.  It runs on the large side, I got a 2.

White Dress | Necklaces | Sandals

Ben built me a new dining table for our patio and I am on the hunt for chairs to go with it.   The table is similar to this one, and I love these chairs.  Anyone know where I could find chairs like these?

Rebecca Taylor is running their Friends and Family Sale use code FAMILY25 to save 25% off everything.  I love this drop waist dress.

I have this dress and love it! Now 25% off.

Stripe Dress


Colleen Rothschild finally restocked their 3 best selling products and you can use code ITSBACK20 to save 20% off them.  I swear by this Extreme Recovery Cream.



If you are looking for a fun Easter treat to make these Coconut Macaroon Easter Nests.  We made these a few years ago and they are so cute.

Have a great day!


+ view comments

Leave a Reply

  1. CC says:

    Hi! The chairs in that patio photo are Knoll bertoia chairs 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I made those macaroons too when I saw them on your blog last time. Surprisingly easy and of course delish! Also, I put the Native Lavender & Rose deodorant on at night and the scent helps me sleep. Hope you enjoy that brand. xo

  3. Andrea says:

    Please share a photo of you wearing the Charlotte Tilbury lipliner and lipstick! I’ve been contemplating it for awhile too but it’s a tricky decision since it seems to look so different on everyone depending on their coloring.

  4. Elle says:

    Search for bertoia chairs, there are tons of replicas available!

  5. Abby says:

    Eat Plants. Made me LOL!

  6. Emily says:

    Check out They have some patio chairs that look very similar to the pic!

  7. Erin says:

    We have those chairs in the cafe at my office, they look great, but aren’t that comfortable. I have seen them on the website AllModern, you could try there. Hope that helps if you decide to get them.

  8. Mother Henn says:

    This is going to sound gross, but just trying to be helpful…..I ruined some blouses when I was experimenting with natural deodorant. I didn’t know about detoxing first, and I think that’s exactly what my body was doing. I had large pit stains (so gross, I know) on some shirts and blouses that I couldn’t spray and wash off. I don’t think it was just sweat (although it does feel weird to sweat because most natural deodorant is not an antiperspirant – so be prepared to sweat – maybe keep some deodorant wipes handy), I think it was the chemicals from previous deodorants coming out. I work in a professional environment, and ultimately went back to regular deo/antiperspirant. I’d like to try again, but maybe during some time off, and doing the detox first……and definitely while wearing old shirts. Just my two cents worth. Good luck.

  9. Holly says:

    Please take a pic and post on instagram of you wearing the lipstick! Im so on the fence if its worth it. I am fair skin girl like yourself so I anxious to see how it wears.. Thank you!

  10. Julia says:

    I used Native for six months or more after having used Lavanilla for more than a year, and I found them to be very similar. I just switched to Pink Hippo made locally in Charlotte, and I love it so far. It’s also available on Amazon as a third-party seller. Definitely recommend it!