5 Ways to Style Small Paintings in Your Home

June 12, 2017

Filed Under : Interiors

Small paintings are the perfect accessory  to add a pop of color to a room. I love that they are small and make a statement, without being overwhelming. These cute little paintings by Julie Marriott are currently residing in my living room, but I wanted to share with you a few other ways to style them!

1 | Use them to accessorize a credenza – For my prints I went with a blue and pink color scheme, to match the rest of our living room. I love that Julie can customize them to bring the colors in a room together. It was the perfect little missing piece to our credenza.

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2 | Style honeycomb shelves – I think honeycomb shelves are such a cute addition to any room. I have loved them in Piper’s nursery and switch out how I style them every once in a while. Small square paintings fit perfectly on them and add a fun pop of color!

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3 | On a bookshelf – Pattern mixing at it’s finest. Mix it up by adding a print to a bookshelf.

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4 | Over a crib –  I have them styled here with a set of three, but they would look just as adorable in a set of four or five. Instead of one big print over a crib, opt for multiple small ones.

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5  | As part of a gallery wall – Add some dimension to a gallery wall by incorporating multiple small pieces of art amidst larger paintings and frames.

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Some other ways to style small prints include on a mantle, over a reading nook. The possibilities are endless! It’s also an affordable way to feature original artwork in your home.

See more of Julie’s work, and snag your own paintings, here.

My Favorite White Top for Summer

June 9, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style

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I hope you’ve had a great week! I am so ready for the weekend, and looking forward to spending it with some friends and family. Scofield and I are going on a date tonight to celebrate our 5th anniversary (celebration part 2!), and I can’t wait. We are finally getting around to going to a cute little restaurant here in Greenville that we have literally been trying to make happen for a year in a half. We had reservations for my birthday when I was 9 months pregnant with Piper, but I went into labor so we obviously weren’t able to go. We’ve trie to make it happen a couple other times, but something else always seemed to get in the way, or we weren’t in the mood, etc. So finally we are going!! Babysitter is booked, and mama can’t wait!

This little top is perfect for a casual date night. I also love wearing it with denim shorts and sandals. The fit is so flattering, and you can’t help but feel amazing when you put it on.

Happy weekend friends!

Wilson’s on Washington With Alterna Hair

June 5, 2017

Filed Under : Around Town - Lifestyle

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After I had Piper, my hair went through a major self destruction discovery period. Postpartum was rough on my locks. I lost so much hair, and it started to become dull and brittle. I quickly realized my drugstore shampoo was not going to cut it anymore, and it was time to invest in some quality hair products. I switched to a couple higher end shampoos, conditioners, masks, and serums that worked wonders on my hair.

The Alterna Caviar Collection has been on my list of products to try for quite some time. I was so excited to get to spend an afternoon at Wilson’s on Washington to finally try them out. I started off talking to my hair dresser, Taylor, about my hair so she could decide on the best products to use. Since I use a fair amount of heat styling on my hair, and have had a lot of trouble with breakage in the past, she decided on the Caviar Repair Instant Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner. It has strand building proteins that help repair damaged hair, so not only is it preventative, it’s restorative as well! We paired it with the Caviar Style Luxe Shape which might just be my new favorite styling product. It is so smooth and lightweight, that it doesn’t even feel like anything is in your hair. You can put it in wet hair before styling to help protect from heat and smooth your hair, or you can let your hair air dry and it’ll help tame fly aways. My hair isn’t naturally curly, nor naturally straight (I call it ‘naturally confused’), so this product really helps manage any frizziness. Not to mention it leaves my hair feeling like silk.

There are so many wonderful Alterna Haircare products, depending on exactly what your needs are. I’m also hoping to try the Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner in the future as well.

Taylor was so helpful in teaching me not only about the products she was using, but about the type of hair I have as well. My experience at Wilson’s on Washington was tailored perfectly to my hair needs and was such a wonderful experience. I left feeling pampered, and completely refreshed. The salon is absolutely beautiful, and everyone is so friendly. I highly recommend it if you are in need of a hair cut, color, or blow out. I already can’t wait to be back!

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Piper at 18 Months

June 1, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

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How is this girl already 18 months old!? It’s been a  year in a half with her, but it already feels like a lifetime. What was life before her? She is such a light, and keeps us laughing all day long.

I will say though….18 months has been tough. At times it feels like pure.total.chaos. I’ve been in the process of fully weaning her, and she hasn’t taken it well. Which means I haven’t taken it well either. She’s has been falling apart over it, which just breaks my heart. I think we are over the hump though, and every day gets easier…for the most part.

EATING

Piper has quite the appetite and hasn’t had too much trouble trying new foods, thank goodness. We introduced her to crackers recently, and when she’s hungry she chants “cracker, cracker” which sounds more like “dada, dada.” ha. A girl after my own heart. She’s finally warmed up to broccoli, she’ll eat fish when we call it chicken, and she’ll devour any and every fruit.

SLEEPING

Just like me, this girl loves some sleep. She had a week or so where she was sleeping until 10!? I was worried at first, but figured it was just a phase so I welcomed the extra quiet in the morning. Lately she’s been going down at 7:30 and sleeping until 8:00 or so. She’ll go down for her afternoon nap at 1, and on a good day sleep until 4 pm. One thing’s become certain, and that’s that she has to have her blanket to fall asleep at night.

FAVORITE MOMENTS

It was probably around 17 months, she was taking a bath and kept pointing to her bottom. I held her on the toilet just to see if she’d respond, and she used the bathroom in the potty for the first time! She has yet to do it again, and sometimes I’ll point to the toilet and she’ll exclaim “no.” Watch us be the last ones to potty train now ;)

Her favorite game is “Where’s Piper,”….where she covers her face or hides behind a chair, or table or curtain and yells “Where’s Piper!!” It’s my favorite too. She loves to sing and dance, and often points to our bluetooth speaker and asks, “dance, dance?” When we sing her to sleep at night, if we stop even for a second, she signs and says “more, more.” She’ll watch Clifford on weekends or when we’re in a pinch and really need to keep her occupied. She loves it. So now she refers to TV’s as “dog.” haha. I just love seeing her little personality pop out.

photos by sophie brindle photography

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