Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{DIY} Monogrammed Umbrella Holder

Morning! Things have been crazy for me around here, between the beach trip, a whirlwind trip to Charlotte this past weekend, a sick kid, and then a sick mom (bleh), I am so glad to be home this week with some cooler weather to feather my nest. Aaahhh, fall temperatures have finally arrived here in Atlanta and I could not be more thrilled! 

In the midst of the crazy, I made a quick update to the foyer last week that I am super smitten with.  And of course, since it is "No Spend-tember" I only used supplies I had on hand so this little makeover cost me zero! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

A T-Shirt, Scissors & 5 Minutes

Hey there and happy Friday! We are *somewhat* getting into routine around here. As much as I loved spending two weeks at the beach, I am also happy to be back in the swing of things at home. Of course, it only took two days back at school and Mr. Big Stuff was down and out with a bug, but all is well again and I loved the extra snuggles. :)

Yesterday, I shared my casual outfit in honor of 9/11. Today I am going to show you how I turned an old t-shirt into a fitted shirt with a little more style and a lot less clunk. 



Thursday, September 11, 2014

{Style Files} In a New York State of Mind


In honor of September 11th, I decided to create an outfit with New York City in mind. 

It's hard to believe that horrible day was 13 years ago. I will never forget any moment from that day. I was still living in Athens, attending UGA. My boyfriend-then-husband-now was in NYC. In the World Trade Center. On the 62nd floor. It still sends shivers down my spine. Maybe someday I will share our entire story...



Monday, September 8, 2014

Baby Halo Sleepsack Giveaway

Today I have a fun giveaway for all you mommys and mommys-to-be out there. Actually, it's a fun giveaway for anyone who knows someone that is preggers, a new Grandma, or a new mommy.  Hello free baby gift! :)



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Exciting Announcement - Pretty Preppy Link Party

I have been working on a little project behind the scenes and am so excited to finally share the news with you!  I am so happy to announce a new monthly link party, and y'all are invited to join in!  I'm teaming up with four of the swankiest blogs in blogland to host a monthly "Pretty Preppy Party" where you can link up your prettiest-preppiest-project from the month prior. 

All you Lilly-lovin, stripe swoonin', monogram mavens- this one's for you! 
I told you this was exciting! :)



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Ten Summer & No Spend-tember

Well, to say we were busy this summer is an understatement! Nothing like adding a whole human to your family to keep things interesting! I really appreciate all of my awesome blogging buddies that kept you company as part of the "At Home With" series and for all of your support and sweet comments as we adjusted to being a family of four.

For anyone new around SSOM, here is a recap of the top 10 posts from the summer. Oh! And I am officially declaring September "No Spend-Tember"... Intrigued? Read on!



Of course, I will start with little man Brooks! He was the star of my summer for sure! What an amazing couple of months it has been since he arrived. 

I blamed an innocent Ikea trip for a complete revamp of the living room.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Style Soiree had me wishing I could don vintage scarves. And shift dresses.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Florida Cracker: An "Old Florida" Beach Bungalow Tour

Happy Labor Day weekend sunshines! I hope you have been doing very little laboring and a lot of relaxing. I am still avoiding reality and into my second week of soaking up the Florida sunshine. With my parents around, the hubs and have been enjoying the extra help with the boys and have even managed a few date nights. 

Today I am sharing an adorable beach cottage with a nod to the old Florida Cracker homestyle and lifestyle. Florida the way it used to be...undiscovered. Think modest, casual, comfort with a pinch of Spanish moss, Cypress trees, citrus plantations, and vintage treasures. Think Weekie Wachee Springs and to the time before Walt Disney World even existed.  This is the Florida I love, the "Old Florida."

Although I consider Atlanta my hometown, I was born and lived in Florida until I was nine. In my twenties, I lived in Orlando for three years. Florida will always have a special place in my heart.  This house reminds me of the Florida I love, the "Old Florida".

Here is a tour of The Florida Cracker. Renovated back in 2008, this cottage is full of fun finds, most of them are from Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta.
I hope you enjoy!





Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Go-To Gray Paint Color: Repose Gray

As you know, I started this blog for a personal creative outlet. A place to talk to myself about what is stirring around in my head. But I had no idea just how much I would love my little corner of the internet! 

I love when someone tells me they have been inspired to create something in their own home. Y'all have no idea how happy this makes me! One of the most common questions I am asked is the wall color in our house. (the second most common question is about the fabric for our family room drapes, I still owe you a post on those!)



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8 Electrical Tape Hacks

You know I am a complete sucker for an easy, fast, and cheap project. While my projects are far from perfect, I do know that the littlest detail can go a long way in a room.

Enter electrical tape. 

Seriously? Seriously.