Transitioning to Fall Style

This year I would be lying if I said I was ready for Fall…and here’s my reasoning behind it:

One: It rained a lot at the beginning of summer leaving us with less days to actually enjoy the nice weather.

Two:  I haven’t had a chance to wear all of my summer clothes yet.

Three: The longer we push out summer the longer fall we will have…right!?

Makes perfect sense to me 😉

But it is time to slowly start weeding out some of my brightly-colored summer clothing and transitioning over to a few fall pieces as we get closer to Labor Day weekend {aka when fall officially begins for me}.

Transition to Fall


$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a giveaway around here…and today I have a big one to share with you!

This month I’m teaming up with the contributors of both My Cooking Spot and My Crafty Spot to give away a $100 Visa gift card. There are so many things you could use it for, back to school shopping, a nice dinner out, bills, food, or save it for Christmas (it’s just around the corner!).

Now meet our fabulous contributors for this giveaway!


6 Brilliant Moving Tips

In case you haven’t noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately. My apologizes! I have been spending a lot of time preparing for my next big lifestyle change…moving out of the Purple Palace.

It’s definitely going to be a bittersweet change, but I will talk more about all of that soon. Today I’d like to spend some time talking moving. Nobody likes to move {myself included}, but when you search Pinterest for some inspirational moving tips I think it makes moving seem a little more exciting.

Well…maybe exciting isn’t the best word to use. It helps make your move a little more organized. Here are some of the brilliant moving tips I ran across and fully intend on using when I start packing…

6 Brilliant Moving Ideas


July Faves

July was such a nice, long relaxing month. I hate to see it go, but am looking forward to the last full month of summer {another super long one} before fall begins.

 For the record I’m soooo excited for fall…but let’s recap July {and try to get through the month of August before we start talking about fall just yet}…

July Faves


The Perfect Going Away Gift

Earlier this month my friends and I had to say goodbye {for now} to one of our favorite couples. Talk about a bittersweet experience. Yes, we are happy they are starting this exciting chapter, but we of course hate to see them go.

When thinking about the perfect going away gift I wanted to give something that reminded them of home…just in case they ever get homesick. To me, that perfect gift was a Shutterfly Photo Book.

Friend Farewell Photo Book 2  (more…)

Easy DIY Sea Shell Vase

Earlier this month {while I was enjoying the beautiful Carolina Coast} I decided to collect some sea shells to bring home and eventually craft with. Not only was I planning ahead, but I was also being very resourceful because sea shells along the beach in the Carolinas are free…while sea shells in Indiana cost money.

I love inexpensive crafting :)

Anyways, onto my easy sea shell project!

Sea Shell Vase


Margarita Recipe Round-Up

Today’s holiday might be one of my biggest faves yet…Happy National Tequila Day!!!

In honor of this special day {and one of my favorite cocktails ever} I thought I’d share a few unique margarita recipes that I ran across on Pinterest…because I don’t know about you, but when I think of tequila I can’t help but think of margaritas.

Lots and lots of margaritas :)

Margarita Recipes


Vacay Recap

You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately. Last week, I was in Ocean Isle, NC for a much needed vacation. And this week…well usually when I go on vacay it takes me about another week to recover from it!

While I work on getting back in to the swing of things I thought I’d share a few highlights from my trip with you today…

Vacay Recap (more…)

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