Hey folks! Today I’m sharing a DIY that’s perfect for summer entertaining. I love creating unique flower decor and this one is inspired by preppy nautical style. This nautical themed centerpiece is also a little twist on the traditional red, white and blue for July 4th! It’s a really simple arrangement and you can choose any type of flower you wish to recreate the look. I originally shared this DIY on Casa & Company and now I’m happy to share it with all of you!
Happy Monday! I am fully recovered and back on pacific standard time again. I shared tons of photos from our Southern road trip on Instagram using the hashtag #planningprettytravels, but now I’m finally posting pics on the blog! Today I have a few of my favorites, but I will post each city separately. I’ll list all the places we visited and any recommendations I have for each city. My recaps will follow the itinerary of our drive across the Southern states. First our stops in Athens and Atlanta, then the day trip to my dad’s hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Next the bulk of our trip, New Orleans and all the pretty shops I found! Lastly, Austin where we found more cool things to do in 48 hours than we thought possible.
The road trip ended being a fulfilling historical and cultural experience. Both my husband and I have family roots in the South. I enjoyed getting to see the city where m dad was born, visit the memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King and experience the amazing mix of cultures in New Orleans.
Hello everyone! We are back from our awesome Southern road trip. I’m catching up on work and prepping for my next photoshoot. We really had a wonderful time in Atlanta, Austin and especially New Orleans. Now it’s time to get back to work and planning. Today, I’m sharing my article written for Chairish! If you aren’t familiar with Chairish, it is a wonderful marketplace for vintage decor. You can sell your furniture and find great pieces sold from all over the U.S. My post focuses on the wonderful challenge of decorating as newlyweds. My husband and I went through this fete and achieved a pretty balanced combination of our styles. I was surprised how much he like vintage decor in the process. Definitely once we have our own home, we’ll be able to customize our decor even more.
My article focuses on the process and planning a newlywed home. You come back from your honeymoon and suddenly you’re slapped with building a home together. Decorating a home on your own can be a daunting task, let alone with someone else. It can cause arguments early on. so I’ve laid out a plan to keep the process as peaceful as possible. Starting with discovering your individual tastes and then finding a way to mess them together. It’s so much easier if you have an idea of what you want as an individual. Otherwise your opinion may get drowned out by your spouse. I even suggest hiring a designer to consult or do the entire home if you really can’t agree.
So bounce on over to Chairish blog to read all about decorating as a newly married couple! I hope it’s helpful to any of you just getting married, engaged or simply moving in with boyfriend/girlfriend. Your home should feel special whether you live alone or share your space. Happy decorating!
Hello everyone! I am in the midst of my Southern road trip. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you’ve seen the beautiful scenes of New Orleans and Georgia. We are on our way to Austin now and can’t wait to try some local treats. However, I did write a post over on Casa and Company just in time for Father’s Day! I’m sharing helpful tips for setting up the perfect bar setting for the fathers in your life, from husbands to dear old dad. I had a lot of fun styling this shoot in the studio. It’s great to create more masculine settings every now and then. Bounce on over to Casa and Company now!
Happy Monday! I’m now less than a week away from my down Southern road trip. On our itinerary is a visit to one my best friends in Athens, Georgia, followed by Atlanta. Not sure if we’ll make it the World of Coca Cola or the massive aquarium, but we do plan to visit a few craft breweries, see a few historic sites and enjoy delicious food. After that we’re driving to NOLA, New Orleans that is, with a quick stop in my dad’s hometown of Mobile, Alabama. I visited New Orleans over 10 years ago. I love the and can’t wait enjoy the cuisine, nightlife and architecture all over again. After a few days there, we’re heading to Austin for the last leg of our trip. My husband is planning to eat as much bbq as humanly possible and I will not get in his way.
We started building an itinerary a few weeks back and have a long list of interests. It’s still in the organizing phase, but we have the must-see list ready to go for the most part. Please send your suggestions in the comments below. I would love to hear your recommendations!