Wednesday, February 26, 2014





after all of this cold weather (cold for SC is snow twice in one month), i'm itching for spring.  i really hope it gets here soon.....

Saturday, February 22, 2014














it's been long overdue but i wanted to thank y'all for the wonderful suggestions for our trip to California.  i will never do another trip w/out asking for your help....it was just that fun.  we literally did as much of it as we could in the short time we were there.  here were our favorite things from the trip:
Abbie's at Seal Beach...asian nachos.
Running in Laguna Beach and La Jolla- such a fun way to see the city and the views were amazing.
Drive on Hwy 1
Eating at Bull Taco in Cardiff...never would have known this existed....thank you Grace.
Croughnut at VH Donut....OMG
Hike in Torrey Pine...amazing
Dinner at Georges- best waiter, steak, and dessert....we loved La Jolla.
Coffee Cup, Ryan Goslings twin works there.
Authentic Mexican restaurant, Las Cautro Milaps (recommended by our waiter at Georges)
And the sunset at Coranado
Y'all are the best!!  Thanks for taking time to help plan our trip!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014




i'm not really a yellow person but lately i have been eyeing the color....i'm kind of digging just a jolt of yellow interjected into a space.  thinking i should try some in my house...

*images courtesy of kirb appeal, amber interiors, nate burkus, good bones great pieces/ domino 

Friday, January 24, 2014




i need your help!!  i'm taking a super last minute trip to california w/ my husband....we will be in la, huntington beach, laguna, and san diego.....he has work in huntington and then we have 2 days to do anything in the southern california area before we fly out of san diego.  please give me some ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay, and most important- where to shop!!!  we have no idea and no agenda!!

*photos note to selfsavvy home, style court/ ruthie sommersdomaine home

Tuesday, January 21, 2014





thanks so much for your sweet words....y'all can make a girl feel loved :)  happy to be back again...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014




 i remember the day mom and i were painting my porch swing and i told her "i think i'm done blogging"...i didn't think i really meant it but obviously i didn't come back.  then, whenever i would sit down to do a post it seemed very daunting...today, i was talking to my mother on the phone and she said "your dad's mad that you aren't blogging anymore"...well, i can't have my dad mad at me....so i'm back.  i've missed you.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

life.

here's some updates on things i've been working on around my house....
i painted the inside of the bookcases and had lights installed...

my parent's arrived w/ the barn door for our playroom and bed swing for our porch....
mom and i have been working hard caulking, sanding, and painting.....


a peek of what is going to be the swing's cushion and pillows......

next week, i'm hoping dad will be able to install this wallpaper into my powder room.....
 okay, off to put on yoga pants and start painting again....btw, if you follow me on instagram, those orange bunkbeds are the hardest thing i have ever painted....i'll post pics when they are finally okay to show...(aka when warren helps me finish painting them)....hope y'll have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013









y'all deserve a post....and i promise to give one as soon as things calm down.  right now, the best i can do is unload some iphone pics.  we are officially in our new home and wake up everyday extremely thankful for it.  thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on instagram.  i will do a real post soon (promise).  here are some answers to your questions: the pendents over the island are circa lighting, the lantern is regina andrews, and the table is oly.   i'm really excited b/c my dad is going to come here next week and help with some fun projects.  he built a barn door for our playroom and a swing bed for our porch.  i can't wait to see them (and paint them...he does the wood work but the rest is for me to do).  i'm putting him to work while he's here....he is going to tile our kitchen backsplash and wallpaper my powder room.  i am so grateful to have such a talented dad.  he's a lifesaver...
i hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!  i'm off to unpack boxes.....