Saturday, September 30, 2017

September // What I Read

The Nightingale 
by Kristin Hannah 

Hands down, my favorite read this year. Paris, World War II, and the story of two very different sisters...what could be better? I adored the characters of this book and I experienced sheer joy and heartache to see their stories unfold. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Words Fitly Spoken

This past week I received the most encouraging direct message on Instagram from a girl whom I had "met" on social media awhile back. To be completely honest, we had followed each other and admired one another's work but that was about it. Her message came completely out of the blue and totally took me by surprise.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Favorite: Fossil Q Accomplice Watch

Fall is right around the corner and I am already dreaming of cozy knits, endless amounts of coffee, and accessories to compliment my wardrobe. One staple item I have already decided on is my Fossil Q Accomplice watch. It is a beautiful rose gold timepiece that partners beautifully with all the rust and green colors of autumn. Along with it's classic design, it is also a hybrid smartwatch so it keeps me connected to modern technology. I absolutely love that you would never know that though. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Some thoughts as summer comes to a close...

Summer is almost over and as it comes to an end there are moments that come to mind that I want to remember from favorite summers past...

Josh and I dining at Ellsworth in Paris and feasting on fried chicken (picture above) 
the summer my friend Lauren and I dressed up and walked along the boardwalk in Atlantic City 
flea marketing with my sister and parents in Charleston 
making raspberry cordial from my Anne of Green Gables cookbook 
picnics and swims at Lake Lanier 
my mom making homemade popsicles out of red plastic molds 
long afternoons getting lost in Paris art museums 
heavenly hash ice cream and charades in a Maine cabin on the lake 
Sunday afternoon coffee chats at Borders with my four best friends 
picnicking on pastries and wine at the foot of the Eiffel Tower 
back road drives to my brother's house for dinner and movies 
camping with the family on Prince Edward Island 
Saturdays in bed reading for hours 
Audrey Hepburn film hunting with my mom and sister 

There's something about one sentence igniting a world of emotion isn't there? How wonderful it is that at the mention of one memory it evokes the happiest of times. These are just a few of mine.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August // What I Read

Miss Jane
by Brad Watson 

I do love a beautiful cover. When I first saw this book I wanted to own it just for the cover but then the description grabbed my attention and I thought it would be an interesting read. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place - namely, sex and marriage.