Life Lately

Who else is excited for Halloween?  I for one am ready to pack up all our Halloween decorations:)  So over it.  I am such a Christmas girl at heart. I love my white lights and sparkles.  I am excited to see the kids get dressed up and how excited they are about Trick or Treating. 

I caught the most beautiful sunrise this morning.  I will never get tired of living so close to the water.

Last weekend Matt and I had a date night with some good friends.  We tried out a new restaurant on James Island,  Stereo 8.

Wearing Mara Hoffman Dress

I have to say I walked in expecting to be disappointed but it far exceeded my expectations.  The Tuna Tartare and Thai Ceviche were incredible. The Kale chips were also amazing.  I will certainly go back.

Last Saturday our local DNR station hosted the coolest open house.  It had so many fun activities for the kids.  Sterling had a blast.

Frances is trying hard to convince me we need a small dog.  She and Sterling love taking care of my parent’s Maltese.  The little star top she is wearing is such a cute fit and style,  I bought it in the penguins print too.

Wearing: Star Top (use code STYLE for 30% off) | Leggings | Native Shoes

Not sure how this guy would do with another dog in the house he has such anxiety issues.  But he is such a sweet dog.

 This Cabernet is a new favorite. It is under $20 and both Matt and I loved it.  We are super picky about red wines but this one was excellent.

I cooked Penne A La Vodka for the first time last night.  My brother in law passed the recipe to me.  Now typically I am not a Rachel Ray Fan but this recipe was awesome and so easy.    You can get the Recipe HERE.

Our planter finally arrived for the dining room.  It had been backordered for 2 months.  I am still waiting on a few more pieces to arrive hopefully before we host Thanksgiving and I can do a full room reveal!  I am off this morning to get some moss filler to go around the plant.

Planter + Stand

Frances Moon enjoying some Bojangles.  

Enjoying Happy Hour in my cute new cups Paper Snob sent me:)  You can see all her “happy” cups HERE

I just ordered this Mara Hoffman Sweater.  I love the bright colors and fringe and it was just reduced.  I will share pictures when it arrives.

Mara Hoffman Sweater

My new favorite boots.  

SM Boots (55% off) | also in black


And because it’s Friday and who doesn’t love a little eye candy.  I mean Blake Lively is one lucky lady.

Have a great Halloween Weekend.


  1. October 30, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Your dog is so dang cute!! Great post! Have a fun weekend!

  2. October 30, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    That sunrise is to die for 🙂
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

  3. November 1, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    First off,thanks for the eye candy 🙂 Secondly, I am a Christmas girl too! Have already taken down the Halloween decor this morning, have left a few fall touches, and cannot wait to get Christmas started!

  4. November 3, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Hi Natalie. Love your blog and posts. Living in New England but saying to move to the South. Would you mind telling me where you got the buffet in your dining room. I have been looking for one for a while. Best regards, Cheryl.

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