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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Obsessions

Mar 19, 2013

:: ZINKE ZOE COVER-UP DRESS::

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::STARBOARD ONE PIECE::

I am obsessed with this swimwear line. Love the print on this dress and bathing suit.  I would rock this dress not as a cover-up but for everyday wear!   Love the colors and pattern.

:: GAP PRINTED LEGGING SKIMMER JEANS::

It is no secret I am obsessed with Floral Prints for Spring.  I picked up these at the Friend and Family event last weekend.  They are so cute on and perfect for Summer.  I picture them with a white tee or loose white blouse.

 ::TKEES FLIP FLOPS::

I heard these are the best flip flops.  I love a simple nude flip flop for the Summer.  You can wear them with everything!

::CALVIN KLEIN TIE DYE STRIPE MAXI::

I tried this dress on and love it.  It is so soft and comfortable.  Order a size up than you normally wear as it is a little clingy.  I got a 6 so it wasn’t skin tight.

  

::SUMMER TIME CHOPPED SALAD::

How amazing does this salad look? I am obsessed with chopped salads.  This one is full of so many tasty ingredients.   It is on my list to recreate asap.


 

::HODSELL MCKENZIE FABRIC:: 

I need this fabric for my wingback chairs.  I tried to google it but can’t find it or pricing anywhere online.  I am assuming that means it is crazy expensive and out of my price range!  Any designers know the price range?


::BAUBLEBAR GALATIC GEM BIB::
I wanted this necklace a few months ago and it was sold out when I went to buy, it is finally back in stock now!  Hardest choice is deciding which color to buy!   If you want one you better snatch it up before they sell out again!
Pink, Green, or  Silver?

::LEATHER ENVELOPE CLUTCH::
Ladies this clutch is only $39.99.  I swear it looks just like ones I have seen that cost $200+.  It comes in 4 great colors but the Mint is my favorite for Summer!  You can get 10% off today with code TUESDAYS.

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Obsessions

Jun 19, 2012

SUSANA MONACO ZOLA DRESS

I am a huge fan of Susana Monaco Dresses.  They are soft, comfortable and can be washed not dry cleaned which is a big plus in my book.  I am smitten with this summer maxi dress.   Needed her like yesterday.  Really love the alight cut-out and navy color.

CLIFFORD BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC

I picked up this wine at Costco last week to serve at my Supper Club because it was on sale for $6.50 a bottle.  I figured if I was serving that many people wine I needed to go on the cheap side.  Normally in my opinion cheap wine = bad wine,  but not this beauty.  This Sauvignon Blanc really surprised me, it was delish.  I think it normally retails for $10-11 a bottle but if you are a Costco member,  get your butt over there and snatch it up while it is $6.50.  I bought 4 bottles to save.

RACHEL ZOE GLADYS FLAT SANDAL

I have been eyeing these sandals for awhile now ever since seeing cute Reese Witherspoon wear them, and btw how adorable is she pregnant?.  They seem like the perfect casual summer sandal.  I think they would look cute with dresses, jeans or shorts, super versatile.  Can’t decide if I want the nude or brown color….

PRAIRIE HARVEST CRISP CRACKERS

These little crackers are my new snack obsession.  i can’t wait for my afternoon snack everyday because of this tasty treat.  I pair them Aged Gouda and it is so darn good.  They come in a few different flavors but I bought the Sunflower seed, Millet, and Oat version.  They are super crispy with just the right amount of savory/sweet flavor.


 

ALEXIS BITTAR CRYSTAL ENCRUSTED HORSE SHOE PENDANT

My mom just got this necklace and now I am convinced I need it too.  It looks great with everything and it is short enough to layer with other necklaces.  It is a real stunner in person, just gorgeous.

A.P.C BLOTCH PRINT DRESS

I picked up this dress a few months ago from our local Boutique Hampden Clothing and have been obsessed with it.  It is the perfect easy summer dress.  I wear it at least once a week. Usually Matt is not a fan of most of my clothes but he actually commented on this dress and said he really liked it.   Added bonus it is cotton so you can wash it too!  I am always looking for cute washable clothes because my two year old keeps my dry cleaning bill super high!

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Obsessions

Jul 19, 2011

PINK DINING ROOM CHAIRS
I am currently lusting after pink dining room chairs. My dining room walls are a pale gray so I think pink could look really great in there. I love all these dining rooms with their gorgeous pink chairs!





AUGUSTA’S OLIVE PIMENTO CHEESE
This is a company based out of Charlotte that makes delish pimento cheese. I just tried their new white cheddar olive pimento cheese and it was off the hook. I adore cheese and olives so this was the perfect spread for me. They also make original and jalapeno flavors. The best part is you can read and understand all the ingredients on the label. There are no weird additives or flavors. Just pure delicious cheese. Another reason I love it, Augusta is my sister’s middle name:) They are sold at Harris Teeter. I couldn’t find a website for them but they do have a facebook page, so check them out!


MINT ICE CUBES
I frequently make lemon and lime ice cubes and love them. I had an abundance of mint in my garden and decided to make mint ice cubes. They are so refreshing and tasty. I use them in water and my green tea, they give the perfect touch of mint to your drink!


FIREFLY LANE BY KRISTIN HANNAH
I just started reading this book and I am already almost half way through it. Without sounding like too much of a nerd I look forward to reading it every night and don’t want to put it down! It is the story of the friendship of two girls and it follows them over a 30 year time span. I highly recommend this!! Has anyone read any of Kristin’s other novels? Just curious as this is the first book I have read by her and might want to check out her others.


MARA HOFFMAN MAXI DRESS
I am in love with this maxi dress. I love the twisted strap, the colors and everything! It is still out of my price range even though it is one sale, but maybe if it gets reduced again I can snag it!

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Obsessions

Apr 19, 2011

I can’t believe April is half way over already! This year feels like it is flying by! Here is what I can’t stop obsessing about this week!
xoxo

ROBERT PATTINSON

Yes, I admit I am a Twilight fan. Loved the books and especially love Robert’s character. He is so darn good-looking! I can’t wait to see Water for Elephants. I loved the book and I couldn’t think of two better actors to play the lead roles. I am loving that Robert is making all the rounds on the morning shows this week. Why does he have to date bad attitude Kristen? He is way too Hot for her!

THIS ROOM

It is perfection. I love the wall color, furniture, art work and especially the rug. GORGEOUS!

MY FATHER’S DAUGHTER

I can’t wait to test out some of the recipes in here, starting with the Tuna Burger. I saw GP make it on Regis and Kelly and it looks delish and super easy. Fresh tuna and ginger is the perfect combo in my book!

BEADED CLUTCHES FROM BANANA REPUBLIC


How awesome are these beaded clutches from Banana Republic? I love the turquoise one, perfect for a summer night out! Via

TIBI MAXI DRESS

I am seriously obsessed with Tibi. I would fill my closet with their entire Spring/Summer line if I could. This dress is way out of my price range, but I love it! via

MY HERB + VEGETABLE GARDEN

I finally finished planting all my herbs this weekend: Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Parsley and Chives. There is nothing better than growing your own fresh herbs. I have already been using the basil like crazy! I also planted some arugula, mixed greens, jalapenos and habanero peppers. If our yard wasn’t so sandy I would grow all kinds of vegetables, it is so rewarding to grow your own.

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  1. Tess says:

    Great list. I, too, am anxiously awaiting for My Father's Daughter. I ordered it last week, and can't wait to start making some of the yummy recipes. Hopefully you can use some of your new herbs in the recipes (very, "Gwyn")!!

  2. -Kasey says:

    I am currently reading Water for Elephants and LOVE it. Can't wait to see the movie!

  3. Jill says:

    I love your list!! I just started the book, and cant put it down. If water for elephants is not in my hands then GP's cookbook is!

    Yes,i will take the turquois beaded clutch too

  4. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Awesome list!! I a seriously in love with that Tibi dress! It is beautiful!!
    I am looking for a new book to read, maybe I will ick up Water for Elephants! I def want to see the movie! Rob is a hottie!

  5. megan says:

    Love love love your list! That room, those clutches, Tibi maxi dresses! I'm pretty obsessed with my container garden, too. I can't eat my basil & romaine fast enough! Just planted some cilantro and jalepenos last weekend, too.

  6. Taryn says:

    *sigh* I also have a weak spot for Rob Pattinson! Hoping to go and see Water for Elephants this week šŸ™‚

    xoxo
    Taryn

    http://tsurfersparadise.blogspot.com

  7. Cait says:

    ajfsajdfk ahhh love love love love ! i seriously hated Rob Patt in Twilight – but then I saw Remember Me and DIED! sooooo good! i'm finishing up Water For Elephants and can't wait to see the movie! xo

  8. Carly says:

    I can't wait to see Water for Elephants! The book was so so good, I hope the movie is too.

    The clutches are beautiful!

  9. So this is the very first thing I clicked on this morning because you have my boyfriend's picture up (c: I'm so going straight to see that movie! I'm a pretty big "twihard"…don't judge. And that room! You are spot on with that rug…freakin' amazing…and pretty much everything on this list. I {heart} awesome lists

  10. I had some catching up to do over here! You are so hot in those outfits…your body is sick! I think I need to get the DVDs!! Motivation is a problem for me. I think I'll print a pic of you out…that ought to help!

    Love my some RP, your pic got my heart racing. But I need him to be with KS bc, well, bc of their characters. I mean really, who else could he date?!?!!?

  11. Just watched Reese on Regis and Kelly this morning, cannot wait to go see that movie!

  12. Congrats on your garden! I'm not a Twilight fan, but I do like Robert Pattinson- if you haven't seen Remember Me, you must rent it!

  13. Bravo, dahling! I love everything! My obsession with Robert Patinson stems from assuming that he IS Edward Cullen, the other love of my life. I was so sad when I had finished the books, and can't wait for the next movie! SO impressed with your garden. I'm off to Hyam's now to get some stuff. xoxo

  14. Taylor says:

    I heard a rumor that Rob and Kristen broke up šŸ™‚ I agree that she has such a bad attitude & and I am not a fan at all! A bunch of the recipes from her cookbook are on Self.com right now – I was just browsing a few of them!
    Also – thanks to you I am ordering the mat workout to try out some Tracy Anderson – you gave me the push I have been needing!

  15. You had me at Edward, I mean Rob! Definitely want to see that movie! I love to wear maxi dresses in the summer and that one is beautiful! Great List!

  16. I love the beaded purses for sure! And their floral dresses for spring!

  17. My former bosse's wife is Sarah Gruen (Water for Elephants author). Cool right? Dying to see the movie!

  18. Wow! I am in love with these things you listed. Can't wait to see Water for Elephants and those clutches from BR are awesome! Also drying to try the tuna burger too! Great finds!

  19. seriously, why do I love him so? And even more mysterious is why he loves that blah-face Kristen. The book's on my short list and I can't wait to read it so I can go see the movie too!

  20. love love love that dress!!!! and i am waiting for my cookbook to arrive in the mail any day now!!!
    xoxox
    E

  21. I seriously love it all – can you just shop for me for my husband for Christmas – he stuggles. Simply can't wait for Water for Elephants! I think its going to be epic!

  22. I can't wait for WFE this weekend!!!
    I also can't wait to hear what you think of the recipes from Gwyenth's cookbook!
    I would totally buy the entire TIBI spring collection… if I could afford it that is.

  23. Definitely can't wait until our house is built for a herb garden!

  24. I so so agree with all of your obsessions. Nee Gwynnie (yes we're on a first name basis) cookbook. And Rob, nothing more to be said. Gorgeous.

  25. Michaela says:

    Girl crush!!!! <3
    And I cannot wait for Water for Elephants! It's almost here!

  26. Kandice says:

    i can't wait for water for elephants!! i've heard such great things about the book (i have yet to read it myself) but i'm definitely going to both see and read water for elephants eventually.

    also, i'm kinda jealous you have a garden… yeah.. šŸ™‚

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