Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Audrey Nadine Bags & Clutches Giveaway

Audrey Nadine Bags & Clutches is doing a fantastic giveaway with All Things Jolie. They will be giving away a Medium Clutch in Natural. Be sure to check out the facebook page to see other designs and inquire about specific bags. The Etsy shop will be up and running in the next few weeks!

Below are a number of different ways to enter. The giveaway will run until next Wednesday, check back then to see who won! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, April 5, 2013


I'm off to Charleston today with friends to run in the Cooper River Bridge Run tomorrow!  Its the longest race I've ever ran (10K or 6.2 miles) that being said I've run like two 5Ks in my entire 25 years so not a lot of experience here.  I might die.  My goal is to not walk.  #goodluckwiththat

And Nene's response to my goal...

While there we plan on doing some shopping, hanging out, and enjoying a nice dinner on Saturday night.  Charleston is one of my favorite cities so I love any excuse to spend a weekend there.  I finally downloaded Vine so I will be sure to take some videos of the run and post on Monday.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

around the house.

Here are a few shots from around the house lately...

(Ignore the two small marks on the table, they are chips in the table finish not crumbs!)

I finally found a console table that I love!  Queue excitement!  It originally had a really wobbly leg and a chip in one of the front drawers.  The leg is fixed, the chip is not.  I'm working on it at this point.  I debated changing the finish or potentially painting the piece but ended up loving the wood so much that it is staying as is no matter if the chip is able to be fixed or not.  #fingerscrossed  If anyone has any tips on fixing wood chips in older furniture please let me know.

The bar is really coming together and I like that the mood board covers the office nook.  I wish I were able to do a little more with that space but at this point I haven't given it enough thought to do something that I really love.  What do you think of the changes?


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

snail mail.

There is something so lovely about receiving a hand-written note in the mail, whether it be a thank you note or a simple hello from a friend I am always smitten when I find something that isn't the everyday bill or letter.  I love that stationary can be extremely colorful and bright or crisp and clean with beautiful accents.  A few weeks ago when I was in D.C. I stopped in the Paper Source store in Georgetown and came across some gorgeous and very affordable stationary suites.  Above are a few of my favorites that I found while there.  I ended up purchasing the pink and red chevron as it is something so different from my usual choices.  I've sent a few of them already and have heard raving reviews from family and friends.  Are you as big of a fan of snail mail as I am?


Monday, April 1, 2013


A few bits and pieces of my weekend... 

My parents came in town for the holiday weekend and we had fun visiting some old and new places. 

I finally scored and found a beautiful mid-century credenza that needed a little love and care but cleaned up very nicely.  The proportions are so much better for the living room I love love, love it!

My mom being the amazing person that she is shampooed the carpet in my apartment which took me back to when we first moved in and there was no furniture anywhere.

Had nachos and beer at The Raleigh Times, my favorite.

Went down to Furbish to look around and found that cute glass piggy bank that almost came home with me.

Cafe au Lait on Sunday for brunch at Cafe Caturra, which I totally recommend.

Cupcakes and macaroons at Sugarland, if you have not tried this place, it is time that you do.

Hot lemon water that I thought was a going to be good for my body and ended up making my stomach hurt?!?!

All in all a great relaxing weekend.