Friday, August 18, 2017

My Favorite Bookshops

Ever since I can remember, books have been a huge part of my life. Growing up, I recall my mom telling me the story of my grandmother always saying that the only thing my parents would ever own were babies and books. Coming from a family of six and owning a bookcase in about every room in our home, I'd say she was about right.

Some of my most cherished memories was my mom taking my brothers, sister, and myself, to the library every Saturday. Being as my dad was a traveling preacher, our family would accompany him on the road most of the time and one of our favorite ways to break up the monotony of a long road trip was to make visits to various bookstores along the way. The best ones were always in New England.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Inspiration Series: Basket Bags

One trend I have embraced and adored this season? Basket bags! I love all the different varieties I have seen and it takes some major self-control on my part not to swipe every one I find right up! Unfortunately, this one I purchased this summer from Free People is now out of stock but I've included some of my favorites below for you to browse!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

July // What I Read

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 

I love studying World War II and the Holocaust so this book was right up my alley. Lilac Girls is the story of three women and their vastly different perspectives of the Holocaust. This book unfolds the stories of a New York socialite helping with the war efforts in France, a Polish teenager working for the underground resistance movement, and a German doctor assigned to Ravensbruck, one of the most notorious concentration camps for women in Germany. Based on real people and true events, this book revealed things that happened during that dark time in history that I never knew. I love when a book intertwines stories of characters and plot lines and this book does a wonderful job of that. Be sure to read the note by the author on what inspired her to write the book, and her efforts in penning what I believe is a modern day masterpiece. 

Friday, July 28, 2017


Ten things I am obsessing over at the moment....

1. Being an avid reader, I love to collect books and am always desiring to add to my library. Thrift Books is a very affordable way to do that. Most books you can pick up on there for under $4 and you only have to spend $10 or more to get free shipping!! It's been a life saver for my book obsession. If you use this link you can get 15% off your first order!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Feature Friday: Rebekah Murray of Virginia Dare Dress Co.

I remember seeing Rebekah's beautiful dresses for the first time and admiring the feminine design and whimsical fabric. After receiving a couple of her dresses to add to my wardrobe I knew I just had to include her in my Feature Friday series. It has been a pleasure getting to know her and I hope you enjoy our little chat.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Old Fashioned Girl // Virginia Dare Dress Co.

I have long admired the beautiful dresses that comprise the collection of Virginia Dare Dress Co.  I've gotten to know the designer, Rebekah, a little bit better over the past few weeks and I appreciate her heart and love for gorgeous clothing to adorn the old soul. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

My Favorite Podcasts

Today I am sharing my absolute favorite podcasts to listen to. From true crime to book recommendations to gardening to travel...I am sure there is something here for everyone. Podcasts have become super popular over the past couple years and are a hobby of mine that I find myself listening to whenever I am in the car, folding laundry, washing dishes, gardening, or enjoying a bubble bath. They are a great outlet to broaden your knowledge, introduce you to something new, or just make your day a little brighter. I hope you find something here that you can enjoy!