Tuesday
Oct012013

If I were to be buying new fall shoes these would be at the top of my list. Every pair would make my uniform of leggings and a tunic much more fun. I am LOVING the short boots as of late and of course I will forever be a flats girl. Don't the Ballet Sox with fleece lining look so cozy?

clockwise:

boots 1

boots 2

ballet flats

leopard love

Friday
Sep272013

The Pantry {good eats and design}

A few days ago I had a doctor'sappointment and I had about an hour to kill before picking the kiddos up from school. I found it to be ample to time to dine at one of my favorite eatery's, The Pantry. The offerings change daily due to season. It's owned and run by Stone Hollow Farmstead who specialize in artisanal farming. Oh, and the most important part... it's delicious! Well that and the design of the whole thing is brilliant. I could move right in.

The Pantry is small and is perfect for a lunch out with friends. What I love most is that it's housed in a cottage AND it still looks like a cottage. The trough planters are filled with herbs and flowers.

As I said the menu changes daily, but they do have a few staples that I get every time. They take me being gluten free into consideration too. I get the trio platter and change it up every time, but my one constant is the pimento cheese. It's the most delicious. It's not offered as a side on the menu, but if you ask I am sure they will oblige. I am also sure to never leave without a shake. They make them with goat and almond milk. I am dairy sensitive too so this is a true treat to drink it and not be queasy after.

My lunch was a rather late one so I did not feel guilty about taking the best seats in the house for myself.

They also offer some spreads, cheeses, and the like to buy. This time around I came home with my very own pimento cheese. I swear it's addicting.

One of my favorite design aspects is the worn floors. I would guess they came in and stripped them then let them be. You can see every drop of a dish, wet shoes, and pure age spots. I am a huge fan of wear and tear. Things that are too pristine tend to make me nervous. HA.

Eatery: The Pantry

shoes: similar, but these are next on my list.

Thursday
Sep262013

A Free Printable {thanks to a reader!}

I love when readers reach out via email. Even if it's a quick hello or something that they think I will enjoy. Shalene happens to one of those. She shared a beautiful watercolor she created for her readers to print. This verse speaks volumes to me. A little {or huge} reminder that no matter the circumstance He is always on my side. Thank you Shalene!

You can download one yourself HERE. I also adore THIS ONE. Really her whole blog is quite lovely.

 

Tuesday
Sep242013

A Harvest Party with Home Depot

When the most fabulous ladies from Home Depot ask if you want to do another Style Challenge it's hard to pass up. This time around it was for Halloween, to be honest we aren't big on the holiday so instead we made ours into more of a harvest theme. Celebrating fall is something I am 100% behind. It is my favorite sesons afterall. These are a few out takes from the day. The best part it forced me to think outside the box and of course, have a fun party with the family. The only down fall is during shoot time is was ridiculously HOT. HA. I must say though I am quite proud with the way this one turned out. It's been awhile since I have done a DIY and this one still makes me giddy. I also shared a few entertaining tips that serve me well. Hope you will go take a gander...

Saw horse farm table DIY here.

Style Challenge here.

Monday
Sep232013

Fall {hip-hip-hooray}

It's the second day of fall and I could not be any more thrilled. A new season always brings me new beginnings. A fresh start to conquer the things I have been wanting to do. First on the agenda is to be a better blogger. HA. The season also brings all the meals that I am actually not too bad at making. Soups, chillies, and warm baked goods will abound. The Mr and I purged the kiddos rooms over the weekend and let me tell you, I feel more at peace. Cardigans will be donned. Totes to carry all our baseball, ballet, and horseback riding gear will be put to constant use. I am not sure about you, but I always enjoy adding a new piece to the house too. My eye is on the tucker chair currently.

CLOCKWISE:

cardigan

chair

two ellie for Home Depot {goes live tomorrow}

tote