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Scenes From Our Weekend

Dec 12, 2016

Hello Monday.  Can you believe Christmas is 13 days away??  I have lots of shopping and wrapping left to do.  Hoping to knock it out this week!

Thursday was a long day after my girl’s Christmas party.  Taco Bell was needed.  I know Taco Bell can be so gross but I secretly love it, especially a Mexican Pizza.

Later that night we met up with my parents for dinner. 

I had several questions about sizing for this sweater and it runs TTS, I am wearing a small.

Off Shoulder Top | Earrings (30% off with code LOVE30) | Jeans | Booties (40% off in a lighter shade)

For the next 2 days Baublebar is offering 30% off the site with code LOVE30.  This is a great time to buy gifts. These Crispin drops are my favorite.  They are light weight and come in so many great colors.  I am wearing the royal blue above.  

Multi-colored Drops | Blue + Hot Pink | Stripe

The Pinata tassels are another favorite of mine.  I wear my pink and ivory ones often but all the colors are gorgeous.

Tassel Earrings

Friday morning it was so cold here!  I loved how adorable Sterling looked in his cold weather get up.

My mom and I did a little Christmas shopping and stopped in Antiques of Windemere.  Frances was really trying to convince me she needed this leopard chaise.  It was pj day at school that day hence her Christmas jammies.  

Friday night we had our next door neighbors over for happy hour.   

My blouse has the cutest split back, I own the white version too.  They are great basic blouses to dress up or down.  

What I wore:

Blouse | Jeans | Necklace | Booties

I made sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and they had a blast! 

My neighbor Rick (he does amazing photography) entertaining the kids.

Saturday’s outfit.  I ran a few errands and tackled laundry.

My sweater is now 40% off and only $23! 

Sweater | Leggings | OTK Boots | Purse

I whipped up a chopped salad for dinner.  This is my favorite chopped salad I make it frequently for lunch. 

I use a combo of kale/romaine then add toppings:  chickpeas + cucumber + cherry tomatoes + hearts of palm + yellow bell pepper + red onion + kalamata olives + pepperoncinis.  

I usually just mix olive oil and red wine vinegar for the dressing.  

Sunday I took the kids to see the Nutcracker with a few of their friends.  I had grand visions of a fun afternoon but the kids weren’t feeling it.  They told me they were bored a million times and kept asking when they could leave.  Then Frances started making farting noises and Sterling was asking why the boy’s pants were see through. It was then I decided we should leave:)  I thought Sterling would be old enough to enjoy it but I knew Frances would be a wild card.  I will say at the Gaillard before the show they had cookies, ornament decorating and pictures with Santa that the kids really enjoyed.

Frances Moon’s dress is available HERE.  If you love smocked clothes Smockingbirds has a great selection and great prices too!!  I just love her Christmas dress.

Frances Moon and her best friend Anna Louis.

Sterling and his best friend Oliver.

We didn’t want to spend a ton on tickets since we didn’t know how the kids would do so we were pretty high up.  I still really enjoyed the performance.  My friend Sarah and I joked that next year we would leave the kids and come alone!

This face cracks me up.

What I wore:

Dress | Booties

Have a great start to your week!

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Oct 12, 2015

Happy Monday Friends.  Poor Sterling ran a fever all night so I have a sick boy home with me today.

Luckily he got to enjoy our weekend before he got sick.

Thursday I took Frances to the pumpkin patch at her school.  She was so excited to see all the pumpkins.

Since Matt had friends in town, Friday we decided to head to my parents condo and have a sleep over with some of Sterling’s friends.  

I had not made a cheese platter in forever so I whipped this up for me, Caycee and Ashley.

This Pinot Grigio is a new favorite. 

On the platter : Raisin crisps, grapes, truffled mustard, Brie, 365 crackers, pepperoni, salami,  prosciutto, peppered goat cheese, and white cheddar.

All the kids before bed.

Me, and Caycee, and Ashley.  We had way too much fun after we put the kids to bed playing on Snapchat and Dubsmash.  The kids snapped this picture hence why I am half cut out:)

We saw the most amazing sunset. It truly was breath taking.  Lately Charleston has had the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.  They almost remind me of what the Northern Lights might be like.

Saturday  comfort was key as we had a rainy day again.

I have been living in this tee shirt lately.  I love that it is long enough to wear with leggings.

The leggings are the Spanx leggings I mentioned last week.  They seriously suck you in- they are especially great post baby.  I bought mine right after I had Frances to suck it all in.

Tee Shirt | Leggings | Booties

 We ended up keeping Ashley’s daughter Wheeler for the day and another sleepover.  I took the kids out to lunch and loved that they wanted to share a drink.

After lunch we looked at boats and watched the storm roll in.

Sunday was low key.  

I stayed in my lounge clothes most of the morning.  This is BR fringe sweater and JCrew sweatpants I mentioned in Saturday’s post, both are on sale.

Sweater (50% off with code BRSAVE)| Sweatpants

I caught these two sneaking in a nap.

We have become quite addicted to Quick Foxes a food delivery service in Charleston (they also have one in Charlotte too).  Lately we have been loving Tasty Thai.  This Tom ga Kai Soup is amazing.  I always get it Thai hot.

Have a great start to your week.

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Mar 12, 2012

Happy Monday Dolls! Several of you asked what Marshalls I shop at when I am in Charlotte, it’s the one at Cotswold. We always go to that one because it gets in pretty good brands (ie. Vince, See by Chloe, Paige, J Brand, Marc Jacobs, Prada- just a few they have right now). You still have to dig but you can find some great stuff there.

We had a good weekend, but they sure do go by fast! Here’s what went down:

I ended up staying in Charlotte til Saturday. I decided to stay and meet one of my oldest friends for a drink Friday night. Here is what I wore:

Tory Burch Cardigan, Micheal Stars Tank Top, Seven “The Skinny” Jeans, Halston Flats.

Got new lamps for our dining room buffet and a new Lucite chair for our desk. Thank you Mom for the lamps and thank you TJMaxx for the amazing Lucite chair.

We took Sterling on his first bike ride and he absolutely loved it!! Anyone know where we can find a cute kids Helmet? We just took him for a slow spin around the block because we couldn’t find a Helmet.

My mother-in-law gave me the most gorgeous Oscar De La Renta Coffee table book. I love it so much!

The tulips the hubs gave me for Valentines that we planted finally bloomed this week- look how pretty!

Tried the best flatbread ever from Trader Joes, Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle. This will be eaten on a regular basis around here (although I did add more cheese to ours, I love ALOT of cheese).

We cooked one of my all time favorite side dishes to go with our Burgers, Confetti Corn. See Recipe Here. I added fresh Swiss Chard from our garden and it was the perfect addition!

Lastly I am guesting posting over at Sam’s gorgeous blog “The Peak of Tres Chic” about my Monday Inspirations!

Check out my post HERE! Sam’s blog is a must read if you havn’t visited it before!



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  1. love that lucite chair! What a find!

  2. I can't believe you found that chair at TJ Maxx! They have them at a boutique in my neighborhood for $300 each, I love them.

  3. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Looks like a great weekend! Love your Friday night outfit! I wish I could find some great deals at my Marshalls!! And Sterling looked adorable on the bike!!! I bet he loved it!!

  4. Sara says:

    We got a helmet for my daughter at The Bicycle Shop by Krispy Kreme on Savannah Hwy.

  5. I got Lilly's helmet at the bike shop on Johnnie Dodds in Mt P. great selection!

  6. I love that chair! I saw one at the TJ Maxx in California last year and I was smitten.

  7. I love that chair! I saw one at the TJ Maxx in California last year and I was smitten.

  8. That chair is awesome!! I love when we have finds like that!! and you look hot in your little cardi and skinnies!! xoxo

  9. LOVE that chiavari chair! What a great TJ Max find!! Your cardigan/outfit you work for drinks is super cute!

  10. Natasha says:

    you are the third person i have seen talk about the TJ's flatbread and how amazing it is…i guess i am going to have to try it now!!! looks amazing

  11. I didn't realize you we're in Charlotte at times… that's my home and I'm constantly in the Cotswold Marshalls… best by far… their shoe section! You've got to be kidding me, AMAZEnuts! Your a doll and excited that your a CLT gal!

    LRT ~ http://www.lindseyreganthorne.com

  12. Vinyasa Mama says:

    That chiavari chair is all kinds of awesome! Love great TJ Maxx finds! We live in Charleston, too, and got our little man a helmet at the skate shop on coleman in Mount Pleasant – they have a great selection for boys

  13. Summer says:

    I got my daughter's helmet at Target and they had a ton of cute ones for kids! Love your outfit!

  14. Carly says:

    I love the mint julep cup as a vase. So pretty!

  15. YUm you definitely have a well fed fam!! So impressed. And love your outfit, you look adorable!

  16. That lucite chair- I can't believe you found it at TJ Maxx! What a great find! You look gorgeous in that leopard sweater. Thank you for the shout out- I love hosting you!



  17. I have had that flat bread and it is delish!! And I love your outfit…super cute! Off to check out your guest post!

  18. I am in love with the cardigan!!! Sounds like a fun weekend!

  19. You look adorable, love the TB cardigan! I can't believe you found that lucite chair at TJ Maxx! Amazinggggg.

  20. Oh my goodness you had an awesome weekend! I'm so happy to have found another mommy blogger — your family is adorable!

  21. Christina says:

    love the sassy cardigan. sterling looks so cute on the bike! our weather has been amazing — glad you've enjoyed it! did you get the email about the necklace i sent you on friday?? i hope i didn't send it to the wrong person!! it went to your gmail one šŸ™‚

  22. Julie says:

    I just found your blog and am loving it and your style!! Thanks! šŸ™‚

  23. Kyle says:

    That lucite chair is AMAZING! T.J. Maxx can be such a goldmine. Will try the TJ flatbread…looks yummy.

  24. Jill says:

    you scored big time with that chair!! I got the cutest helmet for Scarlett at target, it a rabbit and it has these huge ears that stick up and buck teeth that hang over the front, they also have a cat…they are so darn cute!!

  25. Looks like a great weekend and what an awesome find that chair is! Is that a mint julep cup you have your tulips in? It looks so pretty I think I need to go on the hunt to find one! xo

  26. i have found that the best TJ Maxx's and Marshall's are in cities where there are big department stores like Saks or NM. I am going to STL for work this week and I can't wait bc their TJ Maxx's are SO good. They have a runway section in one with pucci, dior, missoni, and all kinds of crazy stuff.

  27. megan says:

    Great TJMaxx find! Loving the cardigan, too. Such great weather for a bike ride!

  28. Taylor says:

    love your outfit friday! and my lord I'm so jealous of all the great finds you find at your marshalslls + TJ Maxx! That confetti corn looks incredible as well!!!

  29. I love that chair! and marshalls and tjmaxx too. ever since my son was born *4 months* ago, ive turned into a big time Maxxinista lol.


  30. Jen Watts says:

    love, love, love that lucite chair! have you seen the helmets at restoration hardware??

  31. oooh… Tory Burch makes the BEST cardigans! Love yours!!

  32. love that sweater, and that chair…and Sterling is the CUTEST!!

  33. emily says:

    I love your sweater and that chair is fabulous, to say the least!

  34. that flatbread looks AH-mazing!!! oh yum!

  35. Holy amazing chair batman! I seriously can not believe that was a TJ Maxx find! I kind of hate you right now. šŸ˜‰ Looks like you had a great weekend!

  36. Michaela says:

    Such fun pictures! Great find in that chair right there. Loving your outfits always, too šŸ™‚ You've got some serious luck at discounted stores…love it! I also can't believe you still have your V-day flowers. Mine died and I almost cried…but I'm pressing them now šŸ™‚ xo

  37. Dana says:

    Love the lucite chair and loving your TB cardigan….what a cute outfit!!!

  38. Megan says:

    I live down the street from the Cotswold Marshalls- love it!! Looks like a great weekend!!

  39. Kristin says:

    You got that chair at the Maxx?? Awesome!

  40. Bud and Leo says:

    you look gorg! I love the cardi! And the two on the bike? Stop it they are just precious!!!