Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Club Friday: The Night Circus

Hey y'all!  
Today I am sharing this book:
 Here is what says about the book:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
Honestly, after I read the description, I was like meh..It didn't really sound like the type of book I would like.  BUT...several friends on Facebook were just raving about how awesome it was so I thought I'd give it a go.  
I must say, I LOVED this book.  I thought it was so unique and creative.  I was scared to finish the book because I just didn't want this story to end.  I am also impressed that this is the first book Erin Morgenstern has published.  I'm sure every first-time author wishes for the debut she has made with this book!
Have you read The Night Circus??  What did you think?
Don't forget to link up with Blonde...Undercover Blonde and The Nerdy Katie

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three Things Thursday

Hey y'all!  Today I'm linking up for Three Things with hosts  Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies and Myranda @ Pretty Living PDX and co-host Kelsey @ Running With My Tiara On

Today's things are movies!  I love movies but rarely see them in theaters because it's hard to get my 5 yr old to sit still for that long.

Here are three of my favorites:

1.  The Goonies
 This movie never gets old. I love that my children love this too!

2.  How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
 "Our love let it diiiie"
So many funny moments in this movie. Kate Hudson is so adorable and this is one of my favorite Matthew McConaughey movies.

3.  Definitely, Maybe

 This is such a great movie.  Even my husband loves it.

There are so many other movies I could list... Sweet Home Alabama, 13 Going on 30, Clear and Present Danger, Laura (from the 1940s), etc. 
This is my first link-up. If you want to link up, be sure to go check out Kelsey, Myranda and Kristyn's blogs!
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spotlight on: Reminded Designs

Not long ago, I received this beautiful necklace from Canadian etsy shop Reminded Designs:
You can see it on me here. 
I love the lariat style of this necklace...I think it is so creative!
Here are some more of my favorites from Christa's shop:

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or on Facebook. 

I won the necklace featured at the beginning of this post from a giveaway posted on The Sweetest Digs. I was not asked to post anything about Reminded Designs as a condition of the giveaway. I think the pieces are so adorable and just wanted to share!

Have a great weekend y'all!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bea Arthur and other randomness

My friend Patrick swears it wasn't him, so who out there was the anonymous bidder that paid $1.9 million for "Bea Arthur Naked" by John Currin??!
Link above has the full picture of the painting

  Have I already posted this...
I think about this dress way too much. I just need to go out and buy it.
Anyone else bought anything in the Let's Cha Cha print?!

I'm currently reading:
 I've wanted to read this book for awhile now. I'm about half-way done and it has been really good thus far. Anyone else read it? What'd you think about it?

Loving this song so much:

Off to get my kids and then head to the pool! It's hot out there today!
Have a good one y'all!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Polo Invitational

Good Morning!
The family and I spent a lovely Mother's Day at Hyde Park Polo Club for the Spring Polo Invitational.

 Look! A weimaraner! I am so obsessed with this breed.
 My daughter and friend Chris (in the scarf) stomping some divots.

 Me and my husband
 My husband and kids got me some pretty tulips and antique brass penguins :)

For some more polo pics, check out Desmond Kinlaw's blog, Chinos & Cheescake! You can see part of me and all of my cute Lilly insulated bag in picture 7 :)

Hope y'all had a great Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Well...we didn't get the house we put the offer in on... I secretly hope that deal falls through and we get another chance :)

While we wait for more houses to come on the market though, I've been daydreaming about decorating our new house.  We have been in an apartment since we left our house in Savannah back in October.  We didn't expect to be here past April so we have done zero decorating. We don't even have anything hanging on the walls. I'm ready to get started!

I would really like to make a fabric headboard (or two) when we move. I'm obsessed with these fabrics from Caitlin Wilson.

I'd also love to have a few of Caitlin's pillows too...Two of my favs:


Thursday, May 2, 2013


It is currently 0808 AM. Within the next twelve hours, we will hear back from the seller of the house we put an offer in on yesterday.  Ugh. Waiting sucks. Waiting sucks even more when you know there are multiple offers and you just hope your offer gets picked!   I know that if it is meant to be, it's meant to be but I can't help but be a teeny bit stressed.

I could not sleep last night so I started the first Kay Scarpetta book by Patricia Cornwell
 I've read a couple more recent Scarpetta books but have always wanted to start with book one.  So far so good!

I just bought some of this the other day

I think I like it?  Idk.  I'd like it more if it was more coconutty. What's your fav LaCroix sparkling water?  I want to try some of the others.

Now run, run, run over to Danielle Moss' apartment tour on The Every Girl
It just went live today (yes, I've been counting down the days)
Here's a peek:
So obsessed!!

Have a great day!!