Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WHW: Siding!

Hey ya'll and happy hump day! Sorry I've been MIA lately but for some reason our days have been packed - true end of summer fashion I guess. I am beyond excited to bring ya'll a 'House Update' today because it has been since probably about 2014/2015 since I did one. Each Monday I'd still link up with Biana and Meghan but it would always be a house update post and friends and family loved it. This was when we were all consumed with the inside of our home. The inside took over a year to complete and we hadn't turned on focus to the outside yet.

We recently decided what route we wanted to take with the exterior and decided on a 7-inch white vinyl siding with attached insulation. After 60 days of intense heat, construction workers, blood, sweat and maybe some tears, the project is complete. I am so in love with how this house has truly transformed into our dream home. (its so bright now that when I pull into the driveway I feel the need to keep my shades on!) after the inside reveal, the porch reveal and now the siding reveal, I can focus on all things landscaping next Spring! So without further ado, I present to ya'll: completed siding - check!


Before Pictures when we purchased in March of 2014




Starting to take off the old aluminum siding





Tada! The completed and gorgeous facelift! 








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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WHW: Fav Pins

Hey ya'll and happy what's hap-"pinning" Wednesday! Its been awhile since I actually made this post strictly about Pinterest finds so today that is exactly what I'm doing. I must admit that this is my FAVORITE time of year for Pinterest...the time when all the Fall pins on fashion, food and decor start to surface. Today I've rounded up some of my favs in a whole bunch of different categories. Remember to grab our button below and join in and link up! You can share whatever is happening in your life currently! I hope ya'll have a great rest of the week! 


Current Favorite Recipes:
drink via          salad via

Favorite Home Pins: I love the giant kid photos and that mudroom is everything!


Favorite Crafts to try out:


Favorite Outfit Inspirations:


Fav Makeup Hacks:

Tips for Blue Eyes via

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekending

Hey ya'll and happy start to a new week! I am so happy to be home, sipping coffee, feeling this lovely but random, no-humidy breeze and writing this post. Charleston was SO much fun this weekend but last night I was in bed by 8pm so I could catch up on sleep! Girl time is seriously good for the soul. I'm talking pool time with a giant blow-up champagne bottle, champagne in the amount of like 46 bottles, little black dress night, king street shopping and excellent food ya'll! There's really no place like Charleston. The architecture alone excites me more than anything else (haha I know..dork) I was able to finally try Husk for brunch and 82 Queen for dinner before we went out to a place called Calhoun's and then treated ourselves to bottle service at Republic. It was incredible! I was keeping my eye out for any Southern Charm casters but no luck ya'll, no luck.

We also hit up Tease salon and blow dry bar on King and I would recommend those ladies to anyone looking for fabulous hair and make-up! I felt like Miss America and was so sad to wash my face that night. Overall it was an ah-mazing weekend and to make today suck less as a Monday - its the annual Lilly Pulitzer after party sale so hurry up and get in line! I've scored 2 of my wish-list items so far but will be checking back tomorrow for more!











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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WHW: Randos

Hey ya'll and happy what's hap-'pinning' Wednesday! Grab our button below and join in on the fun! Also, keep my counterpart Jenn in your prayers this week if you don't mind. (love you girl!)


Today marks my 400th post and I'm literally celebrating by sharing all things randomly going on in my life from snaps to wishlist items. Andi has been killin' it lately on the sweetness and kisses and I love capturing those moments any chance I get. I know it won't last forever but I am so incredibly thankful that I have a sweet little snuggle bunny. I just have to share some of the snaps I've saved up. We took her to my parent's farm the other night and introduced her to the new baby cows and oh my heavens ya'll she yelled "moooo" every chance she got! It was absolutely hilarious and she loved riding the gator through the property.



Twitter has been pretty fabulous lately too! I love it - so easy to randomly connect with your fav celebs in real time! I'm no stranger to Chris Harrison (you know, we're total besties) and he just happened to like another one of my tweets during Bachelor in Paradise. Who's watching that hot mess with me? I can't get enough! Also, speaking of my favorite reality shows, Cameran from Southern Charm and I shared a mini convo too! I adore her and I swear she's my spirit animal! Season 4 better be on its way Bravo.... Lastly, I HAVE to order something with a pineapple monogram like these cocktail napkins and how cute is that confy tee below? I might have to order that as well! Alright, I think that covers all things random today. Ya'll have a great week!





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Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekending

Ya'll - what a fun weekend! I'm all about a good wedding but I also just love a good ole' fashioned road trip with my hubby. We took the scenic route up to Northern VA to avoid the traffic of 95 and the drive was absolutely beautiful. My friend from college, Emily, got married on Saturday at the most beautiful, rustic chic venue. Even though there was a heat advisory (bless her) their ceremony was literally 10 minutes and nobody passed out! (haha) It was absolutely beautiful! The flowers and natural backdrop of mountains and hills made the photos stunning. It is always nice to have a mini Hollins reunion and see all of your college pals. Other than sporting a terrible hangover the next day, I'd say the weekend was perfect!

Getting back home Sunday afternoon and being reunited with Miss A after her trip to VA Beach was just the icing on the cake! Mama took her to my cousin's baby shower and she won the hearts of everyone there! Snuggles and cartoons made for a perfect Sunday evening. Now the countdown is on for another Hollins reunion to celebrate our friend Hannah's bachelorette in Charleston next weekend! Bring on Charleston (and no more hangovers....yeah...right) Linking up today with Biana and Meghan for Weekending!











Miss Andi celebrating baby Davis!


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