Mardi Gras

You can take the girls out of MOBILE, but you can’t take the Mardi Gras out of the girls….

macaroons

jambalaya

 

jalapeño cocktail

girls

clutch

dance party

bra shot

baby Jesus

sparklers

jambalya

 

DIY: Shoe Embellishment

You can change a simple pair of heels in a non-permanent way in 3 simple steps.
{1] Find a pair of heels that need a little love
{2} Find a pair of feathers in the same size and color
{3} Find a pair of interesting clip-on earrings

Combine all three on the toe and viola!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today is a day for good family and friends, food and most importantly a time to stop and appreciate all the gifts that surround you! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

hand turkey

Three for $15

In this weeks trio, I picked up ombre tassel drop earrings {$8 | Target}, 4 paintings by a local artist at an antique store {$5e | North Highland Antiques} and aloe-infused socks {$4 | Target} that are unreal:

 

Roadtrip: Asheville

This past weekend I went to visit my sister and her fiance in Asheville (they actually live in Weaverville). I hadn’t been there since I was a child and holy cow it is AMAZING! The charm and beauty of this part of NC is unreal! Live music everywhere, open market arcade, UNC Asheville, a little house decorating, handmade chips… I can’t wait to go back! Here is the photo diary of my trip:

How To: Baby Bathtime Bouquet

I recently decided to take on this crafty idea and promptly found out how hard it is to “trim” wire flowers, so I can’t say I will try this again but it turned out pretty good this time…

I chose a set of 3 wash cloths,  towel and baby wash to make the bouquet:

Add a leaf and wrap with more wire.

 

Then secure with floral tape and continue wrapping the pic about half way down.

Repeat for each wash cloth and then add to the oasis in a vase.

Continue to fill in with silk flowers and leaves.

A Baby Shower au naturale

I recently co-hosted a beautiful baby shower with a very clean, natural theme. We hung twine and attached onesies and baby’s breath and later decorated the onesies with buttons and felt letters. We drank mimosas and lemonade iced tea from mason jars topped with chalkboard lids and everything was tied with burlap ribbon and fresh flowers. And a very sweet and beautiful contribution of wreathes, a diaper cake, punch bowl and 2-tier cake!

photos: Sarah Beth Lambert & Me

Share the Soundtrack of Your Life

Are you ever in the car or a restaurant and hear a great song that sparks a memory or feeling, and can’t wait to text to call someone to tell them what you just heard…SoundTracking is absolutely the answer! You can share a track, photo and location in a single post.

You can share whats currently playing in iTunes or live at a concert and you can share posts on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. I am not typically musically cool but this could def help me get better!

Three for $15

In an effort to find bargins here are three recent finds each $15 or less:

$4 Water Pitcher {Ikea}

$3 Etching {Antique Store} | $3 Fame (Ikea)

$15 Necklace {Streets of New York}

The most wonderful time of the year…

My Birthday! I have love my birthday since I was a child (and i realize how terrible it sounds to love your own bday but oh well)! And this year I went to NYC to celebrate – it was the MOST amazing trip!! Followed by a tailgate at Auburn for the Florida game!
Great food, amazing friends and hilarious memories!

The MOST amazing treats

I'm obsessed with the color and sparkle of this bag (and the cross body strap)

Limocello shots?!

I love when the team first comes onto the field

Gnocche, my fav dinner from Frankie's

Birthday gift - Turban

Leg guitar

Totally aware this is not in focus but I love it

Amazing handmade card and Shan's beautiful handwriting

Antique Pearl Pin/Necklace from my parents

Handmade on the street in Soho

Gold bracelet with little "A" (all my high school girls will have the same one made for them when they turn 30)

Birthday Tailgate

Cupcakes with floral icing

Halftime