Lust List

Like all women, I find myself drawn to a lot of different types of products. I usually make a list in a small notebook that I keep for reminders and to do lists but now I think it should be documented on this blog. Usually the things that draw my interest are makeup, skincare, house wares, jewelry, or craft items.  There probably won’t be any such format on here to my “Lust List’ as I like to call it. This weeks short list is from my newest obsession:the show Revenge.

You should go, now, to Netflix and binge watch the first season. I promise you won’t regret it. I covet and crave the fashion from this show almost as much as the plot’s twist and turns.

 

{Jewelry}

 

In every episode you can always find Margeux rocking some amazing earrings. I’m sure this has everything to do with her pixie hair cut.  Seeing these stunners, Sklyar Earrings by Kendra Scott, from this weeks episode of Revenge made me want to go snatch them up this second!

I have seen these earrings before but these stunners on Margeux LeMarshal on this weeks episode of Revenge made me want to go snatch them up this second!

{Skylar Earrings in Black by Kendra Scott}

{Fashion}

 

I relate to Emily Thorn’s ,the main character’s, fashion choices more than any other. This week’s episode was no different as she sashayed out in this amazing Black and White deep V halter dress from the Halston Heritage collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another equally impressive dress was featured lately on the show was the Pamella Rolans One- Shouldered Gown worn by Emily Thorn{pictured right}. She has worn too many red dresses to count but in my opinion this one trumps the others.

 

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Until Next Time Ya’ll!
XO, Danielle

New Pillows to Refresh an Older Style Couch

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Enter Cynthia Rowley and her fabulously lux throw pillows!! I searched high and low and finally found these at our local Marshalls for $20 bucks {regular pricing 50 and up}. I paired DKNY sweater weave pillows for the loveseat and it all came together!!

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I absolutely love the changes that are happening and we have found that our living area seems even bigger even though we actually added a lot more furniture to the room. The heavier side tables fit the new furniture a lot better than the glass ones that we had before.

What changes have you made lately? Do you switch out your throw pillows often?

Until Next Time Ya’ll,

XO, Danielle

 

Back on Track

First of all let me just say that I am the world’s worst blogger! There I said it, I know it, and I have owned it!! That aside I have had a hard time keeping a computer that works consistently. I had an old computer last year that was on it’s last leg and it finally gave up on life. I saved up enough money to buy a new computer at Christmas, fully intending to make this blog amazing, not to mention updating on a consistent basis. My two year old has other plans.

Imagine a perfect morning. Coffee and a bagel with homemade strawberry cream cheese on the side table with laptop in front of me and a fresh topic in mind. I got the last pictures posted into the blog post and in the blink of an eye my son was running to me with the leftover milk from a bowl of cereal. SMASH!! Bowl of milk ruins week old computer!! I had no insurance and was very sad about the death of my newest addition to my technological life. After weeks of searching I finally found a reasonable replacement keyboard for the computer and took it upon myself to pop out the old one and replace that sucker!

She is all fixed and ready to go!! I just thought everyone should know the details on why this blog has sat so long collecting dust and announce that I am blowing off said dust and starting fresh. I have many plans for my home this year and will be updating you all on the good, bad, and the ugly.

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Until next time,

XO,

Danielle

Feelin’ Blue and White

More often than not I get an overwhelming urge to collect certain things. The inspiration can come from anywhere: magazines, things I already own and want to add to, and trips we have taken.

Blue and White China

I inherited some pieces from my Mawmaw and have since kept them in the kitchen cabinet so they wouldn’t get broken. This morning when I reached to get the cereal bowls, I caught sight of them and decided to start collecting a mismatched set of blue and white china and disperse it throughout the house.

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{A few of the pieces I already own}

I will fill the center of the table with a cluster of vases and large pieces of the china. Hopefully I can fill some of the vessels with fresh flowers.

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{via stonegableblog}

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{via Flowers, a book by Carolyn Roehm}

The console table behind the dining table also needs some blue and white lovin’ I want to put larger pieces on it.

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{via Traditional Home, styled by Lori Tippins}

Everything in my living room is either brown or camel so the side tables will also get some blue and white jewelry in the form of china.

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I can’t wait to go thrifting in the next coming weeks and see what I can find. Hopefully I can come pretty close to my inspiration pictures.

OBX or Bust!

We decided to go to the Outer Banks for our first anniversary and it was otherworldly to say the least. My parents went there for their honeymoon and we wanted to go somewhere to relax and have a romantic getaway so it was the perfect place to go.

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Every time when we go to the beach I’m so excited to finally be there I go take a picture.

{The obligatory photo on the beach!}

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{We stayed at the Outer Banks Inn for four nights and five days. Everyone was nice and we received great customer service.}

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{The first night we went to Goombay’s and had their famous crab dip for an appetizer. I had tuna tacos and Derek had the ribs.}

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{For dessert we came back to the Inn and had our wedding cake with Pink Moscato. We both had a small piece of chocolate and vanilla. It tasted just like it did on our wedding night.}

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{The second day we went to the Wright Brother’s Memorial. The admission of 8 dollars gives you access to everything for several days.}

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{This is the scale model of the first airplanes built by the brothers.}

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{It was really interesting to see how everything came together to make flight possible.}

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{The husband standing in front of the storage building for their plane.}

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{The marker for the first flight}

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{The marker for the second flight}

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{The marker for the third flight. I also thought it was neat that the brothers took turns on each flight.}

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{The marker for the fourth flight and the first real flight over 300 feet}

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{A photo of the markers for the first three flights. The fourth one is too far away from the others to see in the frame.}

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{Wright Brothers Memorial}

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{Day three was our day for lighthouse touring!! Bodie Lighthouse was first!}

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{So many steps!!!}

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Ocracoke Island was a completely different thing...It involved a scheduled ferry ride across the ocean.

{Ocracoke Island was a completely different thing…It involved a scheduled ferry ride across the ocean.}

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{Ocracoke!!!}

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{Derek sarcastically thanking me for taking him to see it}

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{We stopped on the way back to the ferry and spent the entire rest of the day on this untouched beach!}

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{Only our footprints! <3}

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{One entire section was full of giant seashells!}

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{My sunhat full of huge shells!}

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{To end that day trip to Ocracoke island, we had a beautiful sunset on the way back on the ferry! Some of the other droolworthy …err noteworthy places we frequented were The Outer Banks Brewing Company, which was a nice seafood restaurant one night and doubled as a club the next;Chili Peppers, a local bar with corn hole and amazing drinks; and The Kill Devil Grill, which not only was in authentic dining car from the 50′s but also boasted the best crab cake sandwich and steak egg rolls I have ever tasted!}

All About the Details

It blows me away that we have been married a year already. It seems like only weeks have passed since we walked down the aisle hand in hand seconds after being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Cline, excited to start our lives as husband and wife. It seemed appropriate to make a post about my favorite moments captured on that special day!

The most important part of the wedding for me was the details. With out remembering details a wedding is just a wedding. There were a few running themes in the wedding. There were lovebirds on all the tables, napkins, and the cake, antique items were dispersed through out, and yellow and grey were the wedding colors. I call it a modern wedding with vintage accents. I included a lot of sentiment into the details so they’re also some of my favorite pictures. {All pictures are by Ashley Fretto Photography and flowers were by Joe’s Florist. The venue and cake was The Gingerbread House.}

~ACCESSORIES~

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{My something blue was an antique pin that I fastened to my garter. I also purchased a garter set that resembled antique lace. My something old was an antique handkerchief that had gray embroidered to match the theme of the wedding.}

I couldn't find a ring pillow that I liked so it ended up a DIY project. I purchased a plain white pillow and attached pearls and a ribbon with a glue gun. I then finished it by placing hand cut petals out of grey toole in the center to make a flower. I sewed a ribbon into the center to hold our rings.

{I couldn’t find a ring pillow that I liked so it ended up a DIY project. I purchased a plain white pillow and attached pearls and a ribbon with a glue gun. I then finished it by placing hand cut petals out of grey tulle in the center to make a flower. I sewed a ribbon into the center to hold our rings.}

I wanted a statement pearl necklace but also wanted to incorporate grey or yellow into it. After going a million places, I found this set at a local boutique for half off!

{I wanted a statement pearl necklace but also wanted to incorporate grey or yellow into it. After going a million places, I found this set at a local boutique for half off!}

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{A pearl and gem tiara by Jessica McClintock}

~THE DRESS & VEIL~

I had no idea that I would want a fit and flare dress until I saw the Ariel one by Alfred Angelo. I loved everything about it but the tightness of the bottom. After I looked through a bunch of AA dresses I found this one {2083} and fell in love with it. I had it altered to include a sweetheart neckline and a bustle and also added crinoline underneath to make it more poofy.

{I had no idea that I would want a fit and flare dress until I saw the Ariel one by Alfred Angelo. I loved everything about it but the tightness of the bottom. After I looked through a bunch of AA dresses I found this one {2083} and fell in love with it. I had it altered to include a sweetheart neckline and a bustle for the reception.  I also added crinoline underneath to make it more poofy.}

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{Another picture of my dress! The sequins and bead work are amazing in person.}

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{My veil was another detail that I absolutely loved. It was a scalloped one layer veil with pearls accenting each scallop.}

~THE WEDDING PARTY~

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{The right side of the wedding party. The guys wore a tux by Calvin Klein in the color slate and a saffron tie. I think Hayden was scared of the candles.}

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{The left side of the wedding party. The girls wore Alfred Angelo dresses in the style 7138 and the color charcoal. The maid of honor wore the same dress in black.}

The bridesmaids wore an Alfred Angelo dress in style 7138 and pearl earrings and bracelets. Their nails were also painted yellow to match the flowers and shoes.

{The bridesmaids wore a pearl earrings and bracelets. Their nails were also painted yellow to match the flowers and shoes.}

Yellow shoes to go with the bridesmaids grey dresses.

{Yellow shoes to go with the bridesmaids grey dresses.}

~FLOWERS~

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{My flowers were yellow and white roses with yellow statice and craspedia tied together with gold wire. It was important to me to have something special in my bouquet. On one side of the bouquet I had my Grandmother’s antique pin. It was also my something old.}

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{On the other side I had the florist place a large succulent in memory of my Mawmaw from her garden. I also used her succulents in the boutonnieres and the maid of honor’s bouquet. }

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{The bridesmaid’s bouquets were yellow roses with yellow statice and tied together with gold wire.}

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{The men’s boutonnieres consisted of craspedia and yellow statice. The groomsmen also had a succulent tied in with theirs. Isn’t my baby handsome in his tux? My other ring bearer didn’t have one because he would have eaten it.}

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{We had assorted wildflowers including sunflowers tied to either side of the alter. After the wedding the alter was where we had our sweetheart table. The center pieces were white hydrangeas with yellow roses tucked in.}

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{A more detailed pictures our our centerpiece}

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{ The same arrangement was on each table along with assorted candle holder}

~A PRIVATE MOMENT TOGETHER~

In lieu of a cocktail hour we decided to take the majority of the pictures before the wedding. It was a personal decision and while a lot of people are still doing it the traditional way we decided it would be best to have a private moment to see each other. That way we, along with our wedding party, wouldn’t have to rush to pose for 1100 pictures and miss out on a large part of of our reception. Many people would say that it takes the excitement out of seeing each other while you are walking down the aisle but it really just makes even more special because you got to see his real reaction, not the one he would have given in front of all the guests.

Our first look! I didn't think that I would be nervous but having a special moment before our wedding, wearing a wedding dress and seeing his tux changed everything!

Our first look! I didn’t think that I would be nervous but having a special moment before our wedding, wearing a wedding dress and seeing his tux changed everything!

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{We both got a little misty eyed.}

~FAVORITE MOMENTS~

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{Hanging out with my guys before the wedding}

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{This!}

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{My mom putting on the finishing touch, my veil. She cried shortly after this picture was taken.}

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{This picture in between poses. We were so in our own world.}

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{My girls!}

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{Walking back down the aisle married! I was so excited to be married that I forgot my bouquet.}

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{Our first dance!}

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{Cutting the cake! We smashed it into each other’s faces!}

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{Our lovebird themed cake was strawberry with strawberry filling and icing, chocolate with chocolate ganauche, and vanilla with vanilla filling and icing. One flavor for each tier. }

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{Our wedding rings and the program}

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{And more dancing}

Pirate Party!!

My boys turned 6 and 2 this week and since they both like Jake and the Neverland Pirates I had a pirate treasure themed party.

One of the kid's favorite parts was the treasure dig game. I bought play sand and a big container at party city and buried gold coins, costume necklaces and rings.

One of the kid’s favorite parts was the treasure dig game. I bought play sand and a big container at party city and buried gold coins, costume necklaces and rings.

The boys loved hitting the Pirate Ship Pinata.

The boys loved hitting the Pirate Ship Pinata.

I found this sign at a thrift shop for a dollar and painted it and added stickers for the front door!

I found this sign at a thrift shop for a dollar and painted it and added stickers for the front door!

For the tables I used burlap, antique pirate ships, and plastic crocodiles.

For the tables I used burlap, antique pirate ships, and plastic figurines and crocodiles.

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The kids were able to pick an eye patch and decorate it with pirate stickers that I picked up at the dollar store.

The kids were able to pick an eye patch and decorate it with pirate stickers that I picked up at the dollar store.

I made the cake using fondant for the gold doubloons and Peter Pan figurines. The inside was multicolored.

I made the cake using fondant for the gold doubloons and Peter Pan figurines. The inside was multicolored.

Everyone took home a Pirate's Booty cake ball and a bag of pinata candy and treasure!

Everyone took home a Pirate’s Booty cake ball and a bag of pinata candy and treasure!

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