Tuesday, July 9, 2013


After Megan blogged about this dress I knew I needed it. Such a great light weight summer dress and the print is fantastic!   I have a feeling I will be rocking this all Summer (pending my belly can still squeeze in it).

I was so excited when I saw Jenny and Furbish teamed up.  I love her artwork in a major way.  I so want one of these for the nursery, just need to wait to find out the sex because if it's a boy I don't want too much pink up in his room:)  These would look great in any room in your house.  Snag one fast, I am sure they will sell out quick!

How fab is this dress?  and it is only $59!!  I am so in love.  The colors and floral print are perfect for summer.  Would look great for running around town with some cute flat sandals.

Holy crap this cover up is awesome, although I would wear it as a dress.  Would totally be cute on any of you preggos.  I have been into the tribal prints this Summer and love the embroidered neckline.  Plus it is under $100, go get you one.

Joie is hands down my go to brand for blouses.  I love the ruffle detail at the bottom of this blouse.  So great with shorts or jeans into fall.   It also comes in a fabulous blush/nude color.

Loving these woven bowls.  They would look great as decoration with moss or glass balls in them or they would make a killer fruit bowl.  On major sale sale right now, 50% off.  They also would make a cute hostess gift.

The other day while I was shopping I spotted a woman wearing jeans, a black tee shirt, and hot pink flats.  Seems like a simple outfit right?  But she looked so pulled together and chic and I realized it was the pop of pink from the shoes.  Now I have been on a mission for a pair of pink flats.  I didn't want to spend alot of money on hot pink shoes so enter these Gap flats.  They are so cute on and a great shade of pink!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Scenes From Our Weekend

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I decided to take a few days off from blogging to hang with the fam and relax. It was just what I needed!  My rents were in town too so I got to spend time with them as well. 

I finally reached the halfway point in my pregnancy.  I feel like I have been pregnant a mighty long time but alas I am just halfway there.  Good news is I remember the second half with Sterling going by much faster.  Sorry if y'all are bored with the belly pics, I seriously took zero pictures while pregnant with Sterling so I have been trying to document this pregnancy a little better.  So you got 20 more weeks of pics to come:)  Wish I had more pics from when I was pregnant with Sterling so I could compare my belly size and shape- so curious what this baby is!

I have been living in the Tibi dress in the top picture.  I made it my goal this pregnancy to buy no maternity clothes (besides my one pair of maternity shorts).  They are so expensive to wear for only a short time, better to invest in something you can wear before and after baby.  The Tibi dress fit before I was pregnant and still does at 5 months pregnant.  It is a loose flattering fit and I get compliments everytime I wear it.
Lucky for you gals, the dress is on sale now, I highly recommend it.  I also recommend going down a size or two,  it runs on the large side. I got a 2 and I am normally a 4 in Tibi.

 A few pics from our 4th of July- sad to say we didn't even make it up for the fireworks:(  I am so tired these days and Sterling missed his nap so we were all in bed early but had fun at the Yacht Club earlier in the day.

We cooked up some amazing food this weekend.  I finally made the Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad that has been all over Pinterest and we also made some ridic Chicken Gyros and Greek Salad.  Can you tell this preggo is loving her Greek food?

I got Sterling the cutest shoes for the beach and boat.  They are called Native shoes and way cuter than crocs in my opinion.  They are plastic so they can get wet and dirty and are so easy to clean.  They carry them locally here at Sugar Snap Pea (where we got ours) but you can also order them from Nordstrom.  I love the bright neon yellow/green color Sterling picked out.  My man loves some neon.  They also come in blue and pink and purple, olive or black.  The olive was our second favorite.

I picked up the most glorious veggies from the Farmers Market.  I had not been in two weeks so I stocked up.  We will be eating some fresh meals this week.

While Sterling stayed with my parents last week I finally painted our den and hallway, Benjamin Moore's  Revere Pewter.  Let me tell you I underestimated what a task taping and painting such a big area by myself at 5 months pregnant would be.  Not fun, but I accomplished it in two days and it made such a big difference.  Plus I saved money by doing it myself!   Revere Pewter is the best neutral ever!  It really brightened up our family room and gave it such a fresh clean look.
Next up I need some curtains and small ottomans for the den.

  Happy Monday- I know I am happy because Sterling has camp all this week at his school and he is so excited to see all his friends and play!  I need to take advantage of the few hours to myself and tackle some more house projects before bebe arrives.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blueberry Bread

I think everyone loves a good piece of Blueberry Bread, if you don't you are crazy!  With all my trips to the Farmers Market I have had an abundance of fresh blueberries and knew I needed to whip together some bread. I love the fact that this bread is made with yogurt and the lemon zest gives it such a bright flavor. This bread is not super sweet which I like,  it mainly gets it sweetness from the berries.  If you want it sweeter I suggest adding more sugar or use vanilla yogurt- I used plain Greek yogurt.  The best way to eat this bread is warm smeared with butter and drizzled with honey- pure heaven I tell you! 

:: B L U E B E R R Y  B R E A D ::


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups blueberries (12 oz)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, regular or lowfat


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Add the blueberries and lemon zest and toss to combine.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the yogurt then the dry ingredients, mixing only until incorporated and being careful not to crush the blueberries.
  4. Scoop batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting gently onto a plate.
Yield: makes 1 loaf

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


 There is nothing I love more than a shift dress, probably my favorite style of dress easily.   This dress is such a steal at $59.  It comes in black and royal blue too, for the price you should buy two!

I looked at this tunic in the store over the weekend and loved it.  The colors are so vibrant, glad I didn't buy it because now all JCREW Swim is 40% off, so I can get an even better deal!  This tunic is beach perfection.

I am all about loose flowy tops paired with jean shorts.  My favorite outfit combo this Summer.  Love this Free People version and the price is great!  It would also look cute with skinny white jeans.

I have lived in my Vince tunic these past few weeks so pretty sure I need this dress next to add to my collection.  I feel like I could wear this dress thru the Summer and then into Fall.  Such a versatile number.

I have really been loving this line, Sabine, on Piperlime.  The pieces are really cute and so affordable. This top is so cute, I love the detail at the bottom.  Just can't decide if I love the white or blue more!  It is only $49 ladies, doesn't it look like a $200 shirt?!

I have the larger version of this necklace and love it.  It is one of my favorite necklaces.  The small one is perfect for layering!

Shopbop just added a bunch of new arrivals to their sale and this dress is one I have had my eye on forever.  Such a classic dress and I love the detail in the back.

These sandals are only $59!  A great Summer sandal paired with dresses or shorts.  I could even see them worn into fall with skinny jeans.  Since clothes don't really fit me anymore I am really into shoes and hoping to snag these!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fab weekend. We had a lovely time in Charlotte and I am headed back to Charleston solo. My parents offered to watch Sterling for a few days for me so I could finally paint our den and get some work done. I have not been by myself for three days in a row since before Sterling was born- I am seriously worried I am going to be lonely. I have attachment issues, but I know it is good for both of us to spend some time apart.  So wish me luck in my 3 solo days.

Now on to our weekend.  We spent alot of time with my sweet nephew Finley.  I honestly can't get enough of him.  He is just the sweetest baby ever- much more chill than Sterling ever was!  I got alot of practice in for juggling two kids and let me tell you this is going to be interesting!

I reached my 19th week of pregnancy this past week, this week marks my official halfway point. Crazy, I remember the second half of my pregnancy with Sterling flying by so I guess I need to get on some nursery decorating.

Did a little shopping with my mom and scored this fabulous jacket at JCrew.  It was originally $140 and I got it for $20 (I talked my mom into getting herself one too).  I love deals like that!
It is light weight and reminded a bit of a Chanel jacket.

Of course we could not forget my sweet little man.  I swear shopping for boys age 3 and up is nearly impossible, the pickings are slim. Crewcuts is honestly my favorite place to shop for him and really the only place we shop.  He was very proud of his picks:)

This is what was in Sterling's shopping bag, he wore his whole ensemble to church.

We also got him this Neon Sweatshirt which is bright orange and the cutest thing ever on! Can you tell orange is Sterling's new favorite color?

I got a much needed pedi and used Essie's Bachelorette Bash.  The perfect pink for Summer.  Still rocking my Enzo Snakeskin Sandals, I have certainly gotten my moneys worth out of them!

While I was getting my nails done I browsed Oprahs' magazine which if I am being honest was really boring.  Not much I wanted to read, but I did come across this amazing salad dressing recipe from her chef.  He said he uses it on Arugula salads and quinoa.  It sounded so delicious to me.

and because it is Monday and I have to admit I have really been missing my wine, this made me laugh so hard!