The Prettiest Road in Savannah

Sunday, January 29, 2023


Happy Monday everyone! One of my favorite things to do is walk around downtown. We recently took these photos on one of the prettiest roads in Savannah, Jones Street. Jones Street has some of the most beautiful houses downtown and the oak trees and spanish moss over the road really highlight it's beauty. 

I wore one of my standard work outfits with some vintage red shoes and a vintage leather handbag. It's funny, because I now buy probably 85% of my wardrobe second hand. I have such a hard time finding quality pieces that I really love when shopping regular retail. I don't want to spend money on clothes that I only kind of like. This was really prominent when I went to the mall this week. I went to several department stores and they were selling a lot of very expensive clothing that was poorly constructed. Browsing eBay, Poshmark, and local consignment stores, I have found beautiful older and more unique pieces that I love and the quality is so much better. The older I get the more important good quality has become. 

I am curious what other people think about buying clothing second-hand? I grew up thrift shopping and second-hand shopping and loved it, but when I was younger I think it was looked upon poorly. With the popularity of TikTok and thrift shopping hauls, I think it has grown more popular. I'd love to hear your thoughts below!

Thanks for reading,
Lauren

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Planning a Pink Themed Party

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all having an excellent start to the year. Mine has been fairly busy with our house. We finally laid the quarter round after pulling it up months ago to lay new floors. The quarter round was the color of the old floors and we wanted white quarter round to match the base-boards. Instead of buying new to save money, I opted to paint all of it with the same paint from the base-boards. It feels great to have that big project out of the way!

I wanted to share today some details from my sister's pink, coffee themed graduation party. When she told me that is what she wanted, I knew it was right up my alley since pink and coffee are two of my favorite things. We opted to rent a venue on Tybee Island since it was a special occasion. My mom was in charge of food and I was in charge of decor and coffee. We asked everyone to dress on theme in pink, black, or white.

I have a fairly large collection of silver serve-ware from thrifting and antiquing over time. We used a ton of these and I found the perfect pink tablecloths at Target. I loved that they had the scalloped detailing. I also started collecting glass plates at Goodwill. We thought that would be nicer than disposable and almost as cheap. I am usually the person who throws parties so I know I will be able to use these in the future.

From left to right for the coffee portion I used a punch bowl and cups my husband found for me a few years ago. I found a matching crystal ladle off of Amazon here. A friend of ours made coffee punch for everyone and it was a huge hit! We also had these fun metallic straws.

I bought these plastic champagne coupes to make a champagne tower. I also had a pitcher of vanilla iced coffee and next to that we had the glitter pink lemonade. I made it by mixing one of the frozen lemonade packages you can get at a grocery store and adding this pink edible glitter. I served that in an antique glass and silver pitcher I found while thrifting.

My dress is an old Zara dress and my shoes can be found here. They matched the dress perfectly! Everyone had such a great time at the party and we are so proud of my sister for graduating from college. Hope you all enjoyed!

Lauren

Happy 2023!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Welcome to 2023! I genuinely feel like 2022 flew by. It was a very exciting year that ended with my husband and I purchasing our first home. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reads my blog. I love blogging and want to make more time for it in 2023, which leads in to my goals for the year!

- I would love to give more time to my church. They do so much for the community and I plan to give more time this year.
-Dedicate more time to blogging. I think this will be easy to do.
-Reach my fitness goals for this year. One of those includes my sister and I starting a new-to-us workout routine this year.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing more this new year!
Lauren 

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Christmas in Savannah 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas. I wanted to share with you all a compilation of Christmas photos from the past couple weeks. I had so much fun walking around downtown and seeing all of the Christmas decor. I was also a guest at one of the most beautiful Christmas parties. It was at a hotel in downtown Savannah and we had a fantastic view of the city. 

I hope you all had a merry Christmas!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
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