Sunday, January 3, 2016

Entering nesting mode

Dear blogging friends and avid readers,

As we approach the due date for our first child, I've decided to take a little blogcation. I would like to take the remaining two months before our new baby boy arrives to spend quality time with this handsome guy and prepare our house and the nursery.

While my pregnancy has been a smooth ride, I honestly feel like a slacker. I'm typically a planner in all aspects of my life, but with this baby, I've ironically been so laid back. I haven't done a ton, except go to my doctor's appointments, read my BabyCenter emails and ponder name options.

That's why I feel it's now time to shift focus from other personal priorities (like blogging) to getting ready for our next adventure, so the next two months will be all about preparing for Baby P.

Not having to worry about developing and photographing new content for the blog will be a relief. I'll still periodically post to social media, so you can follow along with updates and inspiration, particularly on Facebook and Instagram.

I thank you for following along for the last five and half years and hope you'll bear with me as a take a little time off. I do promise to share Baby P's southern gentleman-themed nursery when it's complete.

Happy 2016, my friends. May it be filled with joy and many personal victories!

(Photos by our dear friend, Steve from Brookside Photography)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A look back on 2015

It's definitely been a memorable full of many professional and personal milestones. I thank each and every one of you for sitting down with Simply Sarah Style to catch up on inspiration and life happenings. So here's the list...the most popular posts of 2015:


Our gender reveal party


A Betsy Ross American flag-themed bridal shower


A quick and easy yard sale makeover with Krylon


How I stumbled upon $40 chairs at Ballard Designs


The Wedding Series: Part III

Access more of the wedding series: Part I, Part II, Part IV, Part IV and Part VI.


This "My Kentucky Tee" can be your Kentucky tee 


My 12 days of Christmas Home Tour


Holiday gift giving with Hallmark Gold Crown


One dresser: 3 different ways (Another Bargains & Buyouts score)

I'm excited to share that this Dwell Studio dresser will be making an appearance in Baby P.'s nursery

("What I didn't show you in my last Bargains & Buyouts post" and "Another reason to love Bargains & Buyouts" were also popular.)


Breakfast entertaining made easy with Yoplait Plenti

Thank you for your continued support of Simply Sarah Style. Here's to 2016!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Reflecting and remembering those most dear with the Just Simply L collection

It's the perfect time to reflect and remember those who have brought joy to our lives this year.  As one gifty girl, I love to buy gifts for everyone special to me. But really, is that what's truly important? Perhaps it is as simple as a heartwarming card and joyful celebrations. 

I was delighted when I discovered this handcrafted card collection from Just Simply L, a party and stationery studio. As a pretty paper junkie, I had a hard time picking my favorites from this collection. Not only does Lourdes, the designer, carry a holiday selection, she also has a variety of cards for every day occasions. I think I need one of each!

Here are some of my favorites:

Which do you love? Find this selection and more via the Just Simply L Etsy shop.

Merry Christmas, my friends! 

This post was was sponsored by Just Simply L, but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's your turn to join the party

What did you think of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes recap yesterday? Each home tour was full of so many ideas that it was hard to narrow it to a single takeaway per home.

Still haven't had an opportunity to take each tour? Enjoy the guide below!