An Inspiring Visit to Cincinnati's Homearama

I attended Homearama for the first time this past weekend! I'm really surprised it has taken me this long to make my way to this annual event. Without a doubt, I would live in this Carriage Hill community, especially since it provides a horse farm atmosphere. Here's a recap for those of you who couldn't make it this weekend or those looking for inspiration. Enjoy!


Stacy Brown Designs

I received the most adorable birthday gift from my aunt last week. This wooden hand painted monogrammed bangle bracelet from Stacy Brown Designs is to die for! Plus, it's not too clunky nor too heavy. (I personally have a hard time wearing chunky bracelets to work. They always seem to get in the way.)


Monogram Favorites for the Home

My home wouldn't be "me" without a monogram here and there. I would say every room has at least one initial item adorning the wall or topping the table. Placing a "personal stamp" on things make them feel more special and more yours.

Getting married presented a new opportunity to outfit our space in new pieces. Here are a couple I have been eyeing. All gorgeous and perfect for different areas of your home.

Whether you're buying for your own home or hunting for the perfect gift, I think you'll find something to add to your "to-buy list."

6 - Williams-Sonoma Monogrammed Glass Pitcher
7 - Mark and Graham Linen Dinner Napkins

Customizing a Retirement Gift

I never thought this day would come, but my mom has retired after 24 years at a local university. I knew I would be throwing her a retirement party, so my budget for a gift would be limited.  

Retirement party decor and menu planning details to come soon!

After serious thought, I decided on a hobby-themed basket. My mom has been telling people that she can't wait do some "flea marketing" and turn trash into treasure. I know she is also looking forward to cleaning out her own home and hosting a couple sales of her own. With that in mind, here's the helpful basket I put together...


Patriotic Sparkle: Outfit Inspiration for the Fourth of July

The husband and I will be heading to his hometown for a Fourth of July parade tomorrow. Because we'll be standing outside for long while in the July heat, I want to make sure I'm comfortable, but cute.  When attending outdoor events like this, I consider three things:

With that in mind, here's what I suggest if you're aiming to stand out in the crowd while having a little patriotic sparkle...

Love these pieces? Check them out here: 

Happy Fourth, my friends!
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