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



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Jun 18, 2013


Ok, who knew Old Navy had such cute one pieces and all are under $40! My four favorites.  I ordered one to try out while preggo, guess which one?



 I actually own this dress and love it. I have been living in it. It is so lightweight and the color is just gorgeous.   Seriously it feels like you are wearing pajamas it is that comfy!


Loving these Splendid Booties.  I have been on a real bootie kick lately and I need these to add to my collection.


This dress is even prettier in person. I looked at it last week and I am regretting not buying it.  The colors are fantastic and who doesn’t need more leopard in their life?


How freaking cool is this Planter cover from Furbish?   It would look so good with a Fiddle Fig Tree in.  I also think it could be cool in a nursery for toy storage.


Tell me this dress does not look just like Mara Hoffman, in fact I thought it was until I clicked on it.  It looks just like MH but for a fraction of the price, this maxi is only $76!!  Get it while its hot!

This weekend while trying to put together outfits for our wedding weekend I realized I am majorly lacking in the heels department.  I could really use a few new pairs of heels for special occassions. I came across these and then saw the price and it made me love them even more.  I think they would be great for special events or even paired with skinny jeans for a night out.

I am not a big ice cream person but every now and then I like a couple bites.  This is hands down the best ice cream flavor ever.  Matt and I are addicted.  It has huge chunks of Heath Bars in it, my favorite part.

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Dec 18, 2012

{Agate Gold Leaf Coasters}

I found a fabulous new website (at least to me) called High Street Market.  They have some great house stuff for cheap.  I am obsessed with these agate coasters.  A great gift for anyone.  Only $38 such a steal.  They come in several different colors but I love the natural brown.

{Equipment Brett New Love Blouse}

I have yet to own an Equipment Blouse and I really want one to add to my collection.  Loving this hearts version.  So classy yet fun at the same time.

{Cheese Knives Set}

As most of you know I am big into cheese trays when entertaining.  I recently realized I have only one cheese knife so I have been on the lookout for a great set.  I found both of these sets at Target (online only, not in stores).  They are a great price and so cute to put out when entertaining.

Stainless Steel Cheese KnivesHome Oxford Cheese Knives

{Kova & T Oxy Leggings}

Been on the lookout for a pair of leather looking pants/leggings for awhile.  These are the best I have come across and best part they are under $100.  How great would the Equipment blouse look with these leggings?

{Sam Edleman Penny Riding Boots}

I recently realized I have so many brown boots but no great black boots.  Love these Sam Edleman ones.  Would be so cute over jeans or leggings.  I have several pairs of Sam Edleman shoes and they always hold up really real and are a great price.

{Bath Room Tile}

Beyond obsessed with this bathroom tile.  Just gorgeous.

{Foiled Dot Napkins}

How awesome are these napkins?  They would be so fun to put out when entertaining.  Love them and I want a set of both colors.

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Sep 18, 2012


Awhile ago I saw this image on Pinterest and I loved it.  Loved the girls hair, but I especially loved her shirt.  Well I found it online and it is just lovely.  Dying to add this to my blouse collection!


BB Dakota is quickly becoming one of my new favorite brands because everything is so affordable. 

I love vests for the fall.  They can really spice up an outfit.  You could throw on this vest over anything and it would look cute.  I picture if with a blouse and skinny jeans or for an edgier look with liquid leggings and a tee shirt.


This front porch is simple yet chic.  I would love to do something similar for our screened in porch.


Ladies you need to get to Old Navy STAT.  They had some really cute stripped dresses for only $19.94.  They are light weight and perfect for this time of the year.  I think they will also be great when it gets cooler with boots.

I didn’t see this version in our store but found it online.  Love the neon yellow stripe dress.  You could buy 4 of these for less than $100! A real steal.  Such versatile dresses and great for layering pieces.

{Old Navy Stripped Jersey Dress}


This has become one of my favorite meals.  I have been eating Black Beans burgers like crazy whenever we eat out.  Anyone have a good recipe to make them at home?  The burger below is from Triangle Grill here in Charleston and it remains one of my favorite Black Bean Burgers.  Served with a side of Collards= best meal ever!


This is so random but I picked these up the other day at the Grocery store while I was checking out- dang you grocery store and your food displays near the register, they suck me and Sterling in everytime.  These are so bad for you but so good.  I allow myself 5 a day to have a sweet snack and they are so delish I always want to shovel the whole box in my mouth.

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  1. I make a mean black burger. I have to say. I am buying these Old Navy's as we speak. Totally copying. We need to pair your blouse infested closet with my skirt infested closet. We could rule the world!

  2. Shut up with those Reese's Whoppers. I think my head is going to explode right now…I wish I had not learned these existed.

  3. That first blouse is so insane, I love it! And that ON dress looks great. They didn't have anything in our stores in the colors I wanted or my size last week when I checked. Boo. I need to learn to make black bean burgers. I love black beans!

  4. Melissa W. says:

    You are slowly changing me! When you first started posting your love for blouses, I would skip right down to your next item. They would scream "grandma" to me. My granny always used that word, "blouse." Fast-forward a few months and I caught myself buying one, loving it, and now looking for more! LOL! I think I just may go to F21 this weekend for some "grandma shirts!" kidding šŸ™‚

  5. I was in ON last week and saw a ton of great stuff. And that black bean burger looks divine. Really. And I have that porch saved too, major inspiration for my side area when we move our current patio furniture out back.

  6. Loving that Club Monaco blouse-would look so great on you!!! I too am a sucker for black bean burgers!!! Would love a great recipe if you find one!!!

  7. Kyle says:

    I love the ON dress. Melanie had posted about it a week or so ago. I picked up the navy and red version. Cute and versatile. Will be great with boots or booties. Those black bean burgers look yummy.

  8. Annie Malone says:

    The very first picture in this post is from Emily at http://www.cupcakesandcashmere.com. If you don't already read her blog, you MUST start. You would love it. Love your obsessions posts!

  9. megan says:

    So many things I'm loving about this post. First, that blouse is so amazing. Old Navy has really been stepping it up lately and I'm loving those dresses. And I need to buy those PB Whoppers for my Dad. Pretty sure he would freak he'd be so excited. Have a good day!!

  10. I haven't tried it yet, but Melissa d'Arabian has a black bean burger recipe in her new cookbook…here's a link from another blog http://delishasrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/08/black-bean-nacho-burger-with-guacamole.html

  11. Maia Price says:

    Those dresses are darling and would look fab with some brown riding boots and a brown belt!


  12. Viviana says:

    The Club Monaco shirt is stunning!

  13. nicole says:

    Try this one from Iowa Girl Eats: http://iowagirleats.com/2012/06/18/chipotle-black-bean-burgers/ Sooo good and it makes great leftovers:)

  14. Christina says:

    I have that ON dress in grey/coral. It's so comfortable and cute w/ flats. I tried the black bean burger at Triangle last Saturday…mine totally fell apart! Did yours? I liked the one at Sesame better. Maybe I just got a bad one bc I feel like it had no flavor. šŸ™

  15. nicole says:

    Try this one from Iowa Girl Eats: http://iowagirleats.com/2012/06/18/chipotle-black-bean-burgers/ Sooo good and it makes great leftovers:)

  16. Get out..going to get that Old Navy Dress asap!

  17. I'm obsessed with black bean burgers too!! I even like the ones by Morningstar.

    It's already sweater weather here in Chicago!!! YIKES.

  18. Stefanie says:

    I picked up one of those striped dresses but it has red stripes with the navy on top. Can't wait to layer it. And thanks for sharing those Whoppers… now I can't stop thinking about them.

  19. That Club Monaco blouse is so beautiful! And I love that porch!

  20. Love the Club Monaco top!
    I just purchased the gray and green stripe dress from ON. It's a perfect dress for casual fall days.

  21. Loving ON's dresses! So cute! And that first blouse is gorg!

  22. Taylor says:

    dying over all of your shopping finds!! the blouse and vest are incredible – and the neon yellow striped dress (esp for that price) is a must have!


  23. Amber Steel says:

    That Club Monaco shirt is killer, great find! Now I want a black bean burger.

  24. Nat says:

    Love that Club Monaco blouse! ON has such good stuff last time I was there, I was shocked!

  25. Angie says:

    Look up Houston's black bean burgers. It's a lot of work but definite,y worth it.

  26. Bud and Leo says:

    omggg reese's whoppers! i can't!

  27. I'd love for you to show how you would wear the old navy dresses with boots and if you wear tights with them.

  28. Bri Buzali says:

    I just bought BOTH of those dresses for old navy, I can't wait for them to get here!