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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Scenes From Our Weekend

Aug 29, 2016

Can y’all believe that September starts this week??  Oh my gosh, I am having major anxiety over how fast this year is flying by!!  It is going to be Christmas in the blink of eye.  Truth be told we had a really low key weekend, not one single plan.  It honestly was nice, sometimes you need a weekend with nothing to do. 

Thursday night we enjoyed some time out on our patio while we waited for pizza to be delivered.  I am wearing the gray jeans I blogged about Friday.  I just love the light color. 

Crossbody | Sandals | Sunglasses | Jeans | Bracelets


Friday after school I took the kids to Jeni’s ice cream.  I had been promising them ice cream all week.  I have been trying to not eat many sweets but I just could not resist.  I had the Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks and it was simply amazing.

Friday night OOTD.  my tee shirt is now on sale 40% off and only $21 now:)

Tee Shirt | Necklace | Shorts | Purse

Saturday morning the boys went to the beach to look for shark’s teeth so Frances and I went to the gym and ran a few errands.  I let her wear her Princess costume and she was so excited.  I love her infectious smile.  These pictures just make me happy every time I look at them.

Saturday night we made our favorite Cauliflower Tacos but with lettuce instead of shells.  I didn’t even miss the shell.

Saturdays OOTD.  This tee shirt dress has my go-to dress this Summer and it is now on sale!  I am wearing a size 1 for reference, I would equate that to a size small.

Dress (on sale) | Flip Flops | Purse | Necklace

This book has blown me away.  I finished it in 3 days and I swear I am about to read it again, it’s that good.

Sunday was a church and pool day. 

Cover-Up/Dress  also here on sale | Hat | Sandals | Tote

We stopped by CVS to get a few things and all the Halloween stuff was out.  We had a little fun with the masks:)

This chopped salad is my new go-to salad.  

Chopped spinach + cherry tomatoes + cucumber + red bell pepper + kalamata olives + hearts of palm + pepperoncinis + red onion.  Then I mix olive oil, red wine vinegar and salt and pepper for the dressing.

Who would think a pool float is more fun inside than at the pool?  These two love to play with the floats inside.

Bedtime snuggles.  I honestly cant get over how big Sterling is getting.  He is about to be taller than me soon! 

Have a great start to your week!

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Feb 29, 2016

Can y’all believe this is the last Monday of February already??  I am not gonna lie I love March. Mainly because it is my Birthday month and it usually means Spring is close.

Friday we had a low key evening in. We did our standard pizza dinner and watched Fuller House on Netflix.  Totally cheesy but I kind of liked it.  John Stamos looked amazing but man what happened to Bob Saget and why was his voice so weird??

Several of you asked about our shower curtain and it is Serena and Lily.

After the kids went to bed I had time to browse my new Chrissy Teigan cookbook and it is so good.  I think I fell in love her a little more.  She is hilarious and loves to eat.  All the recipes look awesome too.

Saturday the kids and I ate lunch at LaTabella.  I love their Bang Bang Shrimp salad. Sterling loves their shrimp too he cleaned his plate.

New favorite Equipment Dress. I love the leopard print and the fit is super cute too.

Equipment Dress | RM purse (on sale) I have the sandstone color | Julie Vos Ring 

Saturday night we met up with a few friends at the Yacht Club for happy hour.  We caught the most beautiful sunset.

since it was super chilly on the water I got to wear my new Rebecca Taylor jacket that I scored on major sale. It is also on sale in the shorter version too.

Sunday everyone was up bright and early so I made Banana pancakes and bacon.  I swear my kids ask me to make pancakes everyday, it is their favorite breakfast.

The weather was just perfect, with highs in the 60’s so we went on a super long family walk.  We explored a beach near our house and the kids loved it.

Sunday afternoon I went to an hour and half barre class that was a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. It was a great workout!

Sunday night we grilled out and watched the Oscar’s red carpet.   Our new cocktail of choice is vodka with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Wearing my new favorite bling (my cocktail ring is under $45 too)!

I wanted to share a picture of my white dress on that I mentioned on Friday that is currently on sale.

It is fully lined with a cotton slip.  It runs on the large side, I am wearing an XS. Such a fabulous white dress.

Joie Dress

This is the last Beauty Counter Makeup Monday.  Today you get a free powder brush with with your powder purchase. I don’t currently use this but I have heard rave reviews about it, so I am going to order it today to get the free brush!

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jun 29, 2015

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

Friday the kids and I ran some errands and hit up East Bay Deli for lunch.  I love that place.  I had to laugh at this picture I snapped of Frances.  I tried to steal one of her chips and she was not having it.  She takes after her Dad and does not like sharing her food.

That afternoon we picked up some fresh blueberries and made Blueberry Banana Muffins- I found the recipe HERE.  Martha never disappoints.

Matt surprised us with a golf cart this week.  We had been wanting one forever to cruise our neighborhood and drive to the Yacht Club.  Everyone was pretty excited.  It is used and she needs a good cleaning but otherwise works great.

We caught a beautiful sunset on our ride.

Saturday Frances and I headed to Loft because they were having a major sale.  This weekend everything in the store was 50% off.  I have been really impressed with the Loft Summer collection, super cute stuff.

This dress was a winner.

Fun with my little lady, waiting on the boys to get back from fishing.

Wearing

Joie Blouse | Shorts 

My necklace is from Waffles and Honey.  My friend Karina designed it for me and it has the kids initials on two small charms.  I wear it everyday!

 Saturday evening we headed to the Bohemian Bull to have an early dinner with friends.  That place is so great with kids because they
can run around in the back and play all the games out there.

The food was really good too.  Matt had the bratwurst and I had a grilled chicken salad.

Frances loved her cheeseburger.

Sunday morning I went on a much needed run.  Sterling frequently likes to ride his scooter and come with me.  I always enjoy the one on one time with my little man.

After my run we took the family and met up with my blogging friend Carmel.  It is always so fun to meet blogging friends in real life.  We had so much fun with her and her hubby.  Carrnel was just the sweetest- check out her blog if you never have!

Wearing: Loft Dress | Kendra Scott Necklace | Ray-Bans

The Loft dress above is so soft and comfortable.  It runs TTS.  I am in a small.  It would be perfect for 4th of July.  Some one on instagram asked if it would work pregnant and it totally would because it has plenty of stretch to it.

We ate brunch at Heart and I had the most amazing breakfast flatbread.  It was so good!  You know I love a fried egg on anything!

We ended the weekend with a golf cart ride and grilled kabobs.

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jul 29, 2013

How is it possibly Monday already? This weekend flew by, like all they always do! 

 I started off the weekend with a girls shopping date with Caycee, I wanted to look for cute stuff for baby girl but found nothing! 

 I did however manage to snag these Rebecca Minkoff sandals for half price. I found them at Shoes on King– can you believe I have never been in there before? They have a great shoe selection, and a huge sale going on right now,  and the owners were super nice and helpful- not pushy at all! I am so in love with my shoes, they are suede so I plan to wear to them into fall too! 

  

I could not find the flat version anywhere online but they had a few sizes left at Shoes on King for any of you locals.  I did find the heel version online at Revolve Clothing, which I equally love.

{Rebecca Minkoff Mirra Heels} 

 

I tried on this super cute long sleeve maxi at F21 but didn’t buy it, probably should have for $19.  It was so comfortable.  It comes in gray and black too.  I love the idea of long sleeved maxis for the fall.

{F21 Basic Stripped Maxi}

 

Friday night we ate dinner at the Yacht Club. My sister and her husband were in town and we had so much fun.  My sister is the skinniest person ever post baby.

 I got in alot of quality time with my nephew.  Its a good thing I am already pregnant or he would be giving me baby fever.  He is the sweetest baby ever.

My sister bought all the new flavors of the Lays chips and we tried out the Sriracha.

They were good with a bit of heat but didn’t really taste that much like srirachia.

We actually ate alot of junk food all weekend.  Sterling and I stopped at the gas station and we picked up some Bugles.  I used to love these growing up and had not had them in years.  Sterling loved them and I guess all kids think to put them on their fingers- I know my sister and I always did.

For brunch we tried out a new restaurant on James Island, Cory’s Grilled Cheese.  They have a food truck and just opened a place off Maybank.  We tried 4 sandwiches off the menu and they all were awesome!  We will most definitely be eating here again!  I had Cory’s Famous Grilled Cheese it seems weird but it was so good- Cinnamon Raisin Bread with Muenster Cheese, Bacon, and Honey Mustard. 

I had the best surprise gift in the mail this weekend.  Sweet Sarah from Social Dress Shop sent me this dress I had been eyeing as a congrats on having a baby girl.   The dress is on sale right now and I can’t say enough good things about it.  The colors are so gorgeous in person.  It is such a fabulous maxi, there are only a few left so snag one before they are gone!  It is perfect of you are pregnant because the body part is loose.

{Annie Griffin Maxi Dress} 


Have a great Monday!  I am off to pick up paint samples for the nursery, I have to make a decision by this weekend so my Dad can help me paint!

xoxo

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  1. You are looking great! I ate junk all weekend as well. Feel terrible this morning!

  2. Natalie says:

    That SDS dress is gorgeous on you! And I love the Rebecca Minkoff sandals, amazing score. The grilled cheese looks insane, I want to try re-creating it!

  3. That dress in the last picture is gorgeous and you look fantastic in it! That sandwhich looks freaking insane. I'm going to make a point to go there on my next trip down. For sure!

  4. caycee says:

    All we ate was junk all weekend girl!! Omg that dress on you is amazing!! Seriously my favorite on you yet!!

  5. Amy Florez says:

    Wow I love both of those dresses! You should definitely go back for the F21 dress. I may need it too! I told you that you would love Shoes on King! Their sale is too good to pass up right now! I had to stop with my 2 pairs of shoes (I found about 5 that I needed). Your sister is sooooo skinny but so are you! Good genes!!!

  6. You have such a cute little bump! I hope you go with the pale pink for the nursery!

  7. Love those shoes!! Cory's Grilled Cheese sounds Ah-mazing!! Definitely will be trying it out soon. And where do I sign up to be Social Dress Shops friend?! I'd like to be surprised with that dress in the mail too please!

  8. Layne says:

    Your dress is gorgeous! And be sure and let your dad do all the painting. Those fumes aren't OK for baby girl! šŸ™‚

  9. That dress from Social Dress Shop looks so beautiful on you, love it!

  10. Dina says:

    I love that dress! And I received my bracelet in the mail last week and have been wearing it everyday-Sarah was great šŸ™‚

  11. Bugles, my oh my it's been a long time since I've seen those. You look beautiful!!

  12. Sarah Baucom says:

    Taylor looks amazing, what!?! You two have the BEST genes I swear!! Love those RM shoes, you know I am her biggest fan! That AGC dress is beautiful on you momma!

  13. Leslie says:

    I love that dress on you! It looks so lovely. Also, I love the picture of Sterling with the Bugles. My siblings and I did that as little kids too! I hope your week is off to a good start.

  14. Meredith says:

    Holy $HIZ you look amazing in that Annie Griffin dress!!! (you always look great, but that dress is killer!)

  15. Megan says:

    The F21 for $19 is pretty amazing, you should probably pickup a few! How tall are you? You can rock a maxi so well, I'm 5'2" and they swallow me!

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  16. That Annie Griffin dress is AMAZING!! So perfect. And your nephew – adorable!!

  17. That dress is the perfect fit on you! The design and color are so complimentary too!

  18. looks like you had a lovely weekend filled with good food and good people! xo

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  19. Love that dress!!

    I had so much pizza this weekend. Friday & Saturday night. I need detox from Italian food!

  20. Tess says:

    That dress is stunning on you! Wowza!

    And I'm with you on the junk food all weekend long. And now – I feel like junk, quite frankly.

  21. Loving that maxi dress on you…that print is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see which paint colors you choose and can we talk about how ridiculous that cheese sandwich looks?!!

  22. sara-kathryn says:

    go back & get that maxi from Forever 21 – you can't afford not to! it looks great on you, & you'll probably wish you had it in October……

  23. Blair M. says:

    cutest dress/preggo lady EVER! You go girl.

  24. love the dress on you and those sandals are fab!

  25. Nat says:

    Love those sandals and that dress! Your nephew is so adorable and your sister looks great

  26. Christie says:

    Next time you are at James Island Center (Cory's Grilled Cheese, J Paulz, Piggly Wiggly, etc), stop by and see me, I have a gift for you! Christie

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  28. go back and get that F21 dress! So cute for $19!

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