My Goal For 2018

My Goal For 2018
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2018 is here and eeeeveryone’s got their mind set on a new plan, goal, or resolution. There’s just something about the New Year that inspires us to reflect and change for the better. I for one think that’s a really great thing! To be honest I didn’t really sit and brainstorm about what my New Year goal should be, it’s something Jordan and I have talked about over the past year and I’m excited to put it into action!

There are tons of things that I would like to better myself at. Being a better listener and devoting myself to a longer quiet time are just two of the many! But, setting aside all the personal goals, there is one thing that kept coming to mind throughout 2017.

Here’s the deal. One of the reasons I love running a blog is because I get to share all my favorite finds and keep you informed of all of my favorite products! This year, though, I want to throw a few more projects into the mix along with my favorite products. Incorporating both products and projects, however, is going to take a bit of planning! So, here’s how I’m mapping out the next year for my blog with one simple goal:

Prioritize projects. Plan for purchases. Practice discipline in order to achieve my goals.

I’m going to work really hard to minimize my spontaneous purchases so I can focus on the projects and products that are at the top of my list! And in case you are curious… here is my projects list for 2018! I am really excited to get started on these and can’t wait to take you along with me! *Dates and project order is subject to change. 😉

January & February – Add Living Room Furniture

Hoping to add a few more furniture pieces to finish off our main living spaces!

March & April – New Kitchen Countertops, Sink, and Faucet

I already have the products picked out, now it’s just time to put the plan into action! Cannot wait to get started on this one!

May – Front Porch Makeover

Got a few tricks up my sleeve for this project. It will require just a few minor changes that will make a big difference!

June & July – Master Bathroom Update

People often message me asking to see our other bathrooms. Trust me. There’s a reason you do not see our master bath! One day you will, though, and I can’t wait for the before and afters on this one.

August – Guest Bedroom

I guess you could say I’ve decorated our guest rooms… but I haven’t REALLY decorated them. You know, with a mood board and design plan. The whole shebang.

September – Finish Master Bedroom

I would really like to add some finishing touches to our bedroom. This project will most likely include artwork, pillows, and a chair.

October & November – Door Frames and Doors

All of our door frames have peeling paint and could use a bit of a face-lift. This is one of those projects that isn’t really fun to do, but it will feel really good once it’s done!

And there you have it. If half of these projects get completed in 2018, I’ll consider that a success! It’s important to make a plan, but it’s also important to be flexible and make decisions as they come.

Now that I’ve shared my goals for 2018, what are yours?! Leave a comment below or on my Instagram and tell me about your plan for the new year! Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up to date on all of these upcoming projects.






My Favorite Purchases of 2017

My Favorite Purchases of 2017

I made my fair share of purchases this past year, and today I am rounding up my very favorites! According to a few statistics, these are some of YOUR favorites too, 🙂 So it’s safe to say this is OUR favorite product list for 2017! I have included a few home essentials as well as wardrobe staples that I would highly recommend. You can shop all of these products by clicking on the links or by shopping the small photos at the bottom of the post!

1. Classic White Pottery

THE. BEST. These vases are so affordable and can be used all around your home throughout the year!

2. Fine Hand Soap

I started using Murchison Hume hand soap and won’t every turn back! They have an entire line of safe cleaning products. This stuff smells and feels so amazing. As an added bonus, it’s also safe for pets and kids!

3. Loafers

Hello cozy, casual, and glamorous. Loafers are my go-to shoe. While they may be casual, they make you feel like a million bucks.

4. Pendant Floor Lamp

You know those purchases that you never grow tired of? This lamp is one of them. Its sleek style is timeless and classic. I just know I’ll love it for years to come.

5. Fine Knit Sweaters

As much as I love a chunky knit sweater, fine knit sweaters are my true love They are so affordable and comfortable. Double win!

6. Mudcloth Pillows

It was the year of mudcloth and I’m not even mad about it. I love my mudcloth pillows just as much as the day they arrived! 

Photo Source: Loom Goods

7. Pretty Artwork

I finally selected a pretty piece of art for our formal living room. So many of you have bought this piece as well, and I can see why! I also added a few smaller pieces throughout our home and I’m loving the unique character artwork adds to each space.

8. Loring Line Console and Side Table

This is hands down one of your favorites and mine! The Loring line is just beautiful. I purchased the console table and side table and think the coloring and style is juuuust right. They have tons of other furniture pieces in this line that are both gorgeous and extremely affordable. Click here to see the whole line.

8. My New Camera!

Hello pretty pictures! My new Canon 6D Mark II is a stunner. The perfect high end camera for a ‘middle of the road’ price. I also started using the 50mm lens and 28mm lens this year. They are also affordable and make such a difference in the quality of each photo!

9. Round Mirrors

I added a round brass mirror to our entryway, and a large black one to our guest bathroom. Both are very affordable and make quite the statement. 

10. My Very Favorite Levi Jeans

These. Are. So. Good. These jeans are under $100, are super cozy, and have the perfect amount of distressing! Did I mention they are super comfy? Dress them up or down to feel like a million bucks.


What are your favorite purchases of 2017? Leave a comment below or stop by on Instagram to let me know! Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date with my upcoming projects and purchases that I have planned for 2018!

New Years Eve Party Guide

New Years Eve Party Guide


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Ready or not, New Years is just a few days away! I’ve always enjoyed celebrating NYE because it seems to draw out the holiday season juuust a little longer. Whether going out or staying in, I love to embrace all things glitter and gold to ring in the new year. To make things easy for all of us, I’ve put together a quick NYE guide that includes a few fun and easy DIY projects as well as outfits for any occasion. Keep reading to find out a few easy ways you can add a little extra oomph to your holiday party this year!

DRESS (similar) / NECKLACE (similar 1) (similar 2) (similar 3)

SKIRT (similar) / SWEATER / BRACELET (similar) / BOW HEELS (similar)

Simple NYE DIY Projects

Wrap Your Wine Bottles

I added a bit of NYE glam to the wine and champagne bottles by wrapping them in construction paper that I picked up at Michael’s Craft Store. I used glitter stick-on numbers to spell out the new year and a gold sharpie to write!

Cover It With Confetti

Confetti really makes New Years Eve feel like New Years Eve, doesn’t it? I picked up this bottle of gold confetti at Michael’s Craft Store, and just started sprinkling it on all the things! You can also find so many great, gold-themed party supplies here!

Blow Up Balloons

Forget the helium! Blow up a few balloons and scatter them throughout your space. They look just as pretty on the floor!

Create A Photo Backdrop

The simple photo backdrop used in this post was created with a few simple items! First, I purchased white wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby and laid it on the floor against a white wall in our garage. Then, I purchased a white baseboard from Home Depot and set it on top of the paper to make it look more polished and flush to the wall. Add some confetti and balloons and your guests can capture their evening in a fun and unique way!

Dress Up Your Drinks

When I’m trying to dress up my drinks for the holidays, I often opt for cranberries, greenery, and fun paper straws. Take it a step further and roll your cranberries in water and then sugar to make them look frosted! This year I also created a fun champagne topper that says ‘sip sip hooray!’. After printing and cutting them out, I glued the toppers onto a BBQ skewer and placed them in the flutes. CLICK HERE to receive your free printable on 12/30.

Outfits For Every Occasion

Whether you’re going out or staying in, I’ve got you covered. Click on the photos to shop directly!

Going Out

Staying In

For The Home

CLICK HERE to shop other gold party supplies!

I hope you have a Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read. Don’t forget to subscribe for post notifications and giveaways! *CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE.

After Christmas Sales

After Christmas Sales

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Can you believe Christmas has come and gone once again? Seems like just yesterday I was setting up the tree and filling our home with twinkle lights and Christmas music. It always goes by way too fast! I know so many of you have mixed feelings about the season coming to a close. Some are sad to see the festive decor come down, others are ready to simplify and de-clutter. Good news is the excitement isn’t over just yet! There are so many amazing after Christmas sales that are just waiting to be shopped. I’ve linked the best sales below and hand-selected some of my favorite sale picks! Happy shopping!

NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE – Great prices on the best products.

ANTHROPOLOGIE – Extra 30% off sale items.

WORLD MARKET – 15% off + free shipping with code 15CHEERS.

JCREW – Extra 30% off final sale styles.

ABERCROMBIE – 40-60% off entire store.

OLD NAVY – Up to 60% off sitewide.

POTTERY BARN – Up to 70% off.

WEST ELM – 20-30% off furniture. Up to 30% off rugs. 20% off bedding. Extra 20% off markdowns with code BYE2017

CB2 – Up to 60% off.

CRATE & BARREL – Up to 70% off clearance. 

AMAZON – Tons of year end deals!

My Favorite Sales Items



World Market


A Simple and Natural Holiday Table

A Simple and Natural Holiday Table

When Jordan and I got married two years ago, I decided not to register for a second set of formal dinnerware. I just felt like it was something we wouldn’t use very often! Opting out of that registry item, however, left me without a second set of dinnerware to use for special occasions and parties. When I saw these black plates last month, I knew they would be a great investment that I could use for entertaining in the years to come! They’ve been such a fun and festive change from our everyday dinnerware. I paired them with our gold flatware and these gold trimmed cups to create a neutral, moody tablescape that’s sure to put our guests in the holiday spirit! 

Did I’m mention the large plates are only $3, the small ones are $2, and those gorgeous glasses are $5? Talk about a major deal! I’ve got big plans for using these beauties as the foundation for my tablescapes in the seasons to come. Here’s how I’m using them this Christmas! 



Holiday Party Attire

Holiday Party Decor

Now that we’ve got the table settings all figured out, who’s cookin’?! 😉 Can you believe Christmas is almost here. Eeee! Enjoy every last minute of the holiday season, friends!

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Last Minute Christmas Shopping
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Haven’t bought any of your Christmas gifts yet? Don’t worry, I’m here for you! Many stores are offering AMAZING deals and guaranteed shipping by Christmas. Early bird gets the worm? Nah, sometimes it pays to wait until the last minute! 😉 Today I’m sharing the last of my gift guides for all the loved ones in your life! Click on the photos and links to shop and stock up on some great gifts for Christmas. 

Deal of the Day: Abercrombie & Fitch

50% off and Guaranteed shipping by Christmas! 

Gifts For Girls

Gifts For Guys

For the Interior Design Lover

Now that you’ve got all your shopping done, don’t forget to take a moment to remember the greatest gift of all, and the true meaning of Christmas! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Scents of the Season: My Favorite Holiday Candles

Scents of the Season: My Favorite Holiday Candles

Decorating our home in a way that feels cozy and chic has always been important to me. While making our house look and feel welcoming is important, making sure it smells like Heaven the second I walk through that door is also a top priority! That’s why I have always loved burning candles throughout every room. I do it just about every night! There’s just something about the scent and ambiance that really makes a house feel like home.

I get so excited during the holiday season because there are so many festive holiday candles to choose from! Not only do I love purchasing holiday candles for myself, but I also love giving them as gifts! I recently started using Chesapeake Bay Candle Company’s Heritage Collection throughout our home, and can’t even begin to express how perfectly they set the mood for the season. Their simplistic, neutral design is exactly what I was looking for, and their scent selection is unbeatable! This season I can’t stop burning the Balsam Fir and Cinnamon Spice. It feels, and smells, like Christmas every time I light one!

So whether you’re looking to bring the ambiance of the holidays to your home this season, or find the perfect gift to give away, make sure and try out my new favorite candles  from Chesapeake Bay Candle Company and let me know what you think!



This post was sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle Company. All opinions and creative content are my own!

Green Monday Sales

Green Monday Sales

BED (similar) / WHITE BEDDING / BEANIE (similar) / PAJAMAS (similar) / FAIRY LIGHTS / WREATH / SWEATER (similar) / BLANKET (similar)

If you’re anything like me you didn’t even know Green Monday existed until, well, like yesterday. I was excited at the news because it’s one last chance to finish up my holiday shopping before the sale season ends! So, if you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday, today is your day! 

I’m so excited to bring you a few of my picks for the girls, guys, and the interior design lover! I really hope you’ll take a look at my new favorite store, SHEIN. Their selection is adorable, and their prices are insane! I just might find myself heading to Nordstrom a little less because of this new-found gem. Do yourself a favor and take a look 😉 Hope you find something you like! Click the links to head to the store, or check out my picks from each sale below! 

For the Interior Design Lover

WORLD MARKET / Get 10% Off Everything w/coupon JOLLY10. Shipping is free $50 or more

JOSS & MAIN / Up to 75% off select styles

 For the Girls

SHEIN / 50% off everything

MADEWELL / Up to 30% off with code OHWHATFUN

LOFT / 40% off entire purchase with code NEWNOW

EXPRESS / 40% off everything + free shipping

GAP / 40% off everything with code MERRY. Extra 10% off evrything with code STYLE

OLD NAVY / Entire store 60% off. Extra 10% off with code STYLE

For the Guys

EXPRESS / 40% off everything + free shipping

 Happy shopping! Hope you found something you like. Thanks for stopping by! If you want to stay up to date on the latest posts, don’t forget to subscribe to receive post notifications and giveaways! 

Gift Guide 2: A Cozy Christmas

Gift Guide 2: A Cozy Christmas
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Just come out with it already… we all know you spend 99.9% of your life in your favorite sweatpants. Oh wait, is that just me? I hope not! And as if your love for yoga pants, cozy socks, and oversized sweatshirts wasn’t strong enough, winter has to come along and make that love grow even deeper! With colder days just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the cutest comfy clothes you can get your hands on. Lucky for you I’ve rounded up all the very best so you can enjoy the season of comfort and joy in style this year. 😉

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Cheers to being cozy!






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Gift Guide 1: My Wish List

Gift Guide 1: My Wish List

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If I were to write a letter to Santa and tell him what’s on my wish-list this Christmas, this would be it! Today I am sharing my first holiday gift guide for the every girl. Whether you’re looking to buy a gift for a sister, mother, BFF, or even yourself, there’s something here for you! Yes, even you! Don’t forget to leave this post open on computer so your friends and family can see exactly what it is you want for Christmas this year. 😉 

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