Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To The Eggstream

Easter Egg decorating used to be, by far, my favorite Easter time activity – even more so than the Easter egg hunt… now that is saying something! I am still in slight amazement over how many different ways there are to decorate an Easter egg now a day.

When I was still running around in smocked dresses and monogrammed panties {yes, in the south we children’s monogram underwear} the only way that I knew of to color an egg was with those egg dying kits you picked up at Krogers. I much prefer the glitter and painted eggs that have become so popular within the past few years; they’re not only prettier but also far less messy.

Unfortunately I don’t think I am going to have the time to boil some eggs and decorate them in time for Easter; cannot believe it is only 4 days away! To compensate for having undecorated Easter eggs I thought I would share with you some eggsperation I’ve come across on Pinterest – aka the best place to get ideas!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nantucket Brand Clothing Co.

The weather in Nashville is always very unpredictable this time of year; one day it could be 75 the next 40. During this transitional time of the year it is wise to have a classic trench coat and a cable knit sweater on hand. I have been following Nantucket Brand Clothing Co. on Instagram and Facebook for a good while now; let me just say, if you are a fan of cable knits, nautical themed clothing, and all things classic you will love this company!

NantucketBrand Clothing Co. was founded in 2005 and I am impressed with what this company has accomplished and the quality of products they have managed to produce in just 10 short years of being in business. Each item produced by this company is inspired by generations on Nantucket and is meant to fit the “Nantucket lifestyle”.
I received this oh so classic crewneck cable knit sweater a few weeks ago from Nantucket Brand Clothing Co. and am just now getting a chance to share it with you due to icepocalypse, snowpocalypse, and then the rain and windy weather… I’m so relieved that sunny days are starting to make a regular appearance again. Confession: I may or may not have worn this sweater way too many times since I received it a few weeks ago.
One thing I love about cable knits {especially navy ones} is how versatile they are. So far I have styled this sweater with jeans and leggings and fully intend to wear it with a white skirt on those cool spring and summer nights.
For this post I choose to style the classic Nantucket Brand Clothing Co. navy cable knitsweater my favorite way, of course. Since we are sill in the early days of spring I styled the cable knit with an oxford shirt underneath, black pixiepants, Tory Burch flats, and to finish off the look a trench coat {similar} and a pair of sunglasses. I love the fit of the sweater, the material feels great, hasn’t stretched out, and seems to hold its shape very well. As a side note I usually wear an XS in sweaters but decided to order a small in this sweater; I prefer cable knits to be a little roomy.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Sweets

What would any holiday be without some festive treats to go along with said holiday? Not the happy sugar fest it should be, that Is what a holiday sans deserts would be.

I always love the egg shaped, bunny shaped, lamb shaped, duck shaped, etc. that go along with the Easter holiday. Guilty confession of the day: I have some Easter shaped chocolate chilling in the fridge as I write this post – it is the week of Eater after all…

With Easter Sunday just a few very short days away I thought I would share with you a few Easter treats and deserts I have stumbled onto via Pinterest.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Night Thought


Easter Tablescape Inspiration

Easter is exactly one week from today – seriously, where does the time go? I had a feeling 2015 was going to be one of those years that flies by…

I basically love pretty much any holiday. If there is a holiday or event worth celebrating, count me in! One thing that is always a must for any holiday is a beautiful tablescape. Pssst…if you don’t have time to do an over the top tablescape a fresh bouquet of flowers can work wonders. Christmas and Easter are hands down my favorite holidays to create a tablescape for – they both involve such beautiful, classic colors.

To help you on your way to create the perfect Easter tablescape next Sunday {believe it or not} below is some Easter tablescape inspiration!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Hour Time

Well. Well. Look who finally decided to show up! It’s so nice to finally see you again Friday, feel free to stop by more often! Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, Easter eggs are being colored, and hot cross buns are being baked in preparation for next Sunday! Here’s to a chilly yet beautiful spring weekend ahead. Cheers!

“You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”
~ Alice in Wonderland

Drink Special!
Classic Cosmopolitan
1 ounce vodka
½ ounce triple sec
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce cranberry juice
Ice cubes
Lime wedge for garnish
Shake liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lime wedge.

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: 2015 Nashville Rollergirls Home Season Opener at Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Saturday, March 28, 4:30pm
Wilmington, NC: Walking Tour of Historic Wilmington at Latimer House Museum, Saturday, March 28, 10:00am
New Orleans, LA: Lenten Fish Fry at Our Lady of the Lake, Friday, March 27, 5:00pm
Atlanta, GA: The Atlanta Film Festival at Plaza Theater Atlanta, Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29
Summerville, SC: Flowertown Festival at Azalea Park, Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29