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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Apr 30, 2013


I had been hearing about this lip balm for along time.  I was at the Pharmacy waiting yesterday for Sterling’s prescription and saw it front and center and on sale!  I bought the strawberry and fresh mint flavors (at Harris Teeter they are on VIC special for $2.50, usually $4.99).  I am obsessed.  They are filled with Shea butter and other natural ingredients and feel so moisturizing on your lips.  Plus how cute is the little container it comes in?   Highly recommend.

{DVF For Baby GAP}

Ok I will admit it sometimes I wish I had a girl simply for the clothes, they are just way cuter than boys clothes.  I am in love with the new DVF line for Baby Gap.  A few of my favorites I may just stock up and save for gifts. 



I am such a nightgown girl.  Love to sleep in them every night.  I used to wear sleeveless ones but Matt keeps our house so darn cold I started wishing I had a long sleeve one.  This reminded me of the Eberjey version I wanted but for half the price.  I have seriously slept in this every night since I bought it.  It is the softest shirt ever and cute too:)

Asos is becoming one of my favorite budget friendly websites.  I am obsessed with my Tie- Dye Dress from there and now I have my eye on this floral shift.  I love all the bright colors and I have been wanting something floral to add to my closet for Summer!


I love these outdoor chairs from Ikea.  Really want a pair for our patio.  I need to hit up Ikea next time I am in Charlotte.

I am beyond obsessed with Alex’s bedroom.  I seriously love every single detail.  But that pink headboard and bedding are perfection.  Alex is such a true talent.
You see the whole feature on her bedroom HERE.

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Oct 30, 2012

{Gold Name Bar Necklace}

I am absolutely in love with this name plate necklace from Etsy. I have seen several options similar to this one, but the price of this necklace beats the rest.  It is only $47!!  I am ordering one for me with Sterling’s name on it for sure.  This would make such a sweet gift to give a friend who just had a baby as well.

{Parker Colorblock Wrap Dress}

I am in love with this dress.  I have the Multi-squares version from last year and wear it all the time, it is such a great versatile dress.  I love the nude sleeves paired with the black such a classic combo.

This is me sporting my version, it really is a such a great dress, I am convinced I need the colorblock version.

{Homemade Fruit Chews}

I am so making these for my little man.  He is seriously obsessed with fruit chews- eats like 3 packs a day.  I always worry about how processed they are.  These look delish, even I want to eat them!

{Pency Standard Warrior Blazer Blazer}

I need this blazer in my life.  It is soft (french terry cotton) and I love the color blocking detail.  Plus it is steal for a blazer.  I am actually digging this model’s entire look, such a chic casual look.  Must recreate.

{Fleur-de-lys Juice Glasses}

I spied these gorgeous glasses at the Anthropologie store opening here in Charleston last week and I have been dreaming about them ever since.  I love the pink mainly because I have a set of small pink wine glasses from my grandmother and I would love a few more for entertaining purposes.  These are supposedly for juice but I would use them for wine or liquor drinks.  They also come in clear, yellow, and green.  These would make Christmas gifts!

{Land of Nod TeePee}

I really want to get this for Sterling for Christmas but dang it is expensive for a teepee!  Love the modern look of it though.  He would be so excited to see this Christmas morning.

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Nov 30, 2011

Happy Tuesday Lovelies. Confession, I lost my IPod last week (I think I left it at the gym and someone stole it) and our computer crashed Sunday. It has been a bad week for technology in the Mason Household. Running without music is torture and not having a working computer sucks. My husband is the real one having withdrawals he doesn’t know what to do at night without the Internet. And of course this all happens right before Christmas when we need our extra money to Christmas shop! Luckily I am visiting my rents this week so I can use their computer til we get a new one or ours gets fixed!

Here is what I am obsessing over this week:

This is pure genius to me. I think you all know how much I heart a zebra rug so imagine how much I love these gorgeous walls. Perfect for a foyer or bathroom.

Love me some Tory. I was so excited to see these new designs she came out with. What a great Christmas gift (hint, hint).

I am pretty simple when it comes to my Christmas decorations, I only use silver, gold, and white. So it is no surprise I love an all white Christmas tree! I know one day this will change when Sterling actually has an opinion for how he wants to decorate the tree (sigh, I can just picture our tree now covered with trucks and dinosaurs) but until then this Mama is decorating how she wants to!

via Pinterest
Here is a sneak peek of our tree, not all white but lots of lights. My motto is the more the lights the better, I am seriously considering adding a few more strands.

I have been hooked on my Bobbi Brown eye cream since I got it, but several people recommended this eye cream to me so I picked up a sample a few weeks ago. It is beyond amazing. A thicker consistency than the BB cream. It hydrates great and left my skin feeling so smooth. It is most def on the pricey side but my sample has lasted forever. I think I may stick with the Bobbi Brown cream during the day because it is lighter and splurge on this for the evening.

I just had my first one of these of the season Sunday after church. Holy crap I forgot how delish this drink was. I always associate Peppermint Mochas with the holidays and shopping so this drink makes me very happy!



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Aug 30, 2011


Since we live at the beach I tend not to like my house to be too beachy. But lately I have been drawn to some small natural beachy accents. I am really smitten with the mirror and fish chandelier.


If you love the Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay you have to try their Processco. My good friend Erin just told me about it and I immediately went to the store and bought some. It was $11.99 a bottle and delightful. The perfect amount of bubbles and not too sweet.


After Jill blogged about these I knew I had to try them. They are so tasty and at only 90 calories the perfect snack. Best part is my little man loves them too. I can’t decide which flavor I like better, the dark chocolate and peanut butter are equally fabulous!


How insane is this lamp? I absolutely love it and want it for my den! I also think it could be super fierce in a nursery.

Matthew Studios


I know I already listed my top 5 fall fashions but I think I need to add this dress to my list. It seems simple, but to me that is the perfection of it. You could dress it up with a great necklace and heels or wear flats for a daytime look. I love the rich purple color. Jewel tones are my favorite color palette for this fall.

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  1. Cait says:

    Gronla thins are my fav right right now too! esp the dark chocolate! that purple dress is fab girl!

  2. I love those granola things! I've been eating them all the time!

  3. I adore that fish chandelier, and totally agree about the beach theme. There is a fine line between classy and tacky when are you talking about the beach šŸ™‚

  4. Jill says:

    Yeah!! I am glad you like the granola thins, they are so yummy!!

    That chandelier is TDF, I love it!!

    I just bought cupcake wine for my party Sat. night I saw the processco but skipped it because I didn't know of anyone who has tried it, I think I am going to go back and pick up a few bottles.

  5. 17 Perth says:

    We live at the beach too and I love simple, small little accents that mention the beach versus screaming to visitors that the beach is right around the corner. Haha. That light fixture is awesome…Love, love love.

    As far as the granola thins—YUM. : )

  6. Prosseco is my favorite, I need to try this ASAP! And love that dress. And those granola things look so great on the commercials, need to change!

  7. There's a Cupcake Processco too? My day has officially been made šŸ™‚ I love Cupcake's chardonney and sauvignon blanc so I can't wait to try the procssco!

  8. Cheryl E. says:

    That first starfish mirror is grogeous!

  9. Kyle says:

    Love the purple DVF dress, and those Nature Valley granola thins are yummy.

  10. Mmm I love drinking champagne + I love Cupcake wine = so I've been meaning to try Cupcake Prosecco!! So glad to hear it was delish! Definitely getting some. šŸ™‚

  11. Have you tried the Cupcake reds? Like candy!

  12. Jen Watts says:

    I need to try that cupcake wine! Also, my missoni loving sister- have you seen their pelligrino bottles? I like them so much I don't want to open them!

  13. Laura says:

    I rarely see commercials since I don't watch live tv…but I saw a commercial for granola thins the other day and I am totally wanting to try some!!! I love a subtle beachy look!!

  14. I LOVE all of the cupcake wines, both reds and whites, I didn't know they made a Prosecco, I cannot wait to try it!!

  15. That mirror is off the hook! Love that dress, I have one like it from French Connection

  16. Ohhh those grahams look so good! And I have never seen a lamp like that!!! How divine!

  17. Lisa Fergus says:

    never tried the granola thins….ummm…doing so asap! šŸ˜‰


  18. I don't know if there are H&M's where you live but there is a knock-off of that DVF dress in stores right now. It looks almost identical!!

    Love Cupcake Proseco too!

  19. I love Granola Thins! They don't sell them in Canada so every time we go to the States I "indulge" in them (and bring home a couple of boxes ;))

  20. Will definitely try the prosecco! Love that lamp and the DVF dress. Granola thins are so good and my daughter loves them too! šŸ™‚

  21. Bud and Leo says:

    Love the beach inspirations and the granola things are TDF!


  22. Megan says:

    Thanks for the snack review… I didn't throw them in my cart last week thinking they were liable to taste like cardboard. 90 calories and your stamp of approval, sign me up!! And I'm with you; I always love a beachy accent

  23. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Great post Natalie! Sorry I have been MIA….been a little busy! šŸ˜‰ hopefully I will be around more. I have missed reading your blog. I will have to try the prosecco! Sounds good! And I am def getting those granola thins! Yummy!

  24. Oh that DVF…she always comes up with the best freakin' stuff! I pretty much have a mile long list of wants from her at any given time. And that snake skin lamp…oh the lusting!!! That is the perfect touch of animal chic (c:

  25. Taylor says:

    I love that first mirror that you posted! It's gorgeous!

  26. can't wait to try the cupcake prosecco! yummy!

    xoxo navy & orange

  27. I love beach themed decor too! And DVF's dress ofcourse!


  28. Heather says:

    We love the Granola Thins too. I like the PB flavor the best.