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!

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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

Friendsgiving Recap

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

It has been a busy few months for us, we are enjoying settling in to our home and were able to celebrate Friendsgiving a couple weeks ago. I did not take too many photos because we were so busy, but I will share with you all of the details!

We do not have a dining room table yet so we used a folding table and miscellaneous chairs we had, as well as wood folding chairs. I purchased this tablecloth on Amazon and I love it because I can use it any time of the year. I also purchased these napkins for the place setting. The price is fantastic for a set of 12 and the quality is great. The plates are a set I found at Goodwill. They were originally purchased for my sister's graduation party, but glass is great for any occasion. The other dining details are vintage finds.

We used my bar cart to hold the punch bowl and cups. My bar cart is old from Target, however Walmart has a near identical one on sale found here. The punch bowl is also vintage, but I found these great cups hooks here. I also found the perfect matching ladle here. For drinking glasses we used these modern wine glasses and these ridged champagne glasses.

Typically for Friendsgiving since it is a little bigger than a typical dinner with friends, we ask everyone to bring one of their favorite Thanksgiving dishes over. For our dish we made a gluten free turkey dressing based from a family recipe. I did not take a picture of it, but it is my favorite Thanksgiving dish. We also found some fun cookies and desserts for everyone. For the main drink we made a cranberry punch. Here are the ingredients:
  • Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • Ginger Ale
  • Frozen Fresh Cranberries
  • Dried Oranges (took around 3 hours to dry)
  • Sugar (if needed depending upon preference)
For my Friendsgiving outfit I wore an old Banjanan dress, orangish-red toned lipstick, and a pair of old Tory Burch flats. We had so much fun and played board games after dinner. 

To watch a video of the setup you can visit my TikTok here: @prettyasapeony
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Thanks for reading!

Fall in Savannah

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Hey guys! The weather has definitely gotten cooler since my last post. It is starting to actually feel like November here in Savannah. I waned to share with you guys some photos of how pretty the city is in the fall. The old buildings look so pretty when they are decorated for the season. I am currently planning a Friendsgiving dinner and can't wait to share the details with you guys!

Thanks for reading!

My New Favorite Dress

Monday, November 14, 2022

Happy Monday guys! Even though it is fall here in Savannah, the weather has been in the 70's. We were hit last week with a tropical storm and we expected it would cool off some, but it has not much yet. My husband and I are moved into our new home and slowly renovating it and unpacking at the same time. I wallpapered my whole office by myself and am so proud of how it turned out. I can't wait to share more details. 

I purchased this dress earlier this year and have loved it. I wore it out for one of my birthday dinners and have worn it to church a few times. The fit is impeccable. I don't usually pick longer, body hugging dresses, but it fit so well. The dress is from Rouje.com, but seems to no longer be available. I have seen it on Poshmark and eBay recently as another option. My heels are old J. Crew.

I look forward to more home projects this week and can't wait to photograph some updates!


Evening Tennis Match

Monday, October 3, 2022

Hey guys! Glad to see you back for another outfit post. My husband and I like to play tennis some evenings, so I have a small collection of tennis dresses that I love and this is by far my favorite. I love the drop waist design and vintage feel it gives. You can find it here on Tory Burch's website.

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Coffee Date No. 7

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hey guys! I am so glad to see you all back for another coffee date. Some big life news, I posted a little bit about it on the blog last week, but we are in the process of buying a house. I am so excited! We have lots of projects we will need to do, but I love projects and I can't wait to share more.

This was a photo from an actual coffee date. I spent the day helping my family do some yard work and after we went downtown to walk around and enjoy coffee. The weather has been amazing. This is probably one of the best times of year in Savannah. It is sunny and the temperature is perfect.

Here is a photo from Labor Day weekend. We spent the weekend with family and the neighborhood cats love to stop by when they hear people outside. This is my husband playing with one of them.

This is a photo of my husband and I from my friend's baby shower that we helped host. The baby shower went perfectly. The dress that I wore is from Reformation and you can find it on Reformation's site here.

I have been looking for an antique desk for some time and found this one over the weekend. The legs are brass and can be polished, which I will do once we move. One of the rooms in our new house will be an office and I think this will be perfect.

Here is a photo from walking around downtown. My jeans are from Madewell and I ordered a couple sizes up so that they would fit slightly baggy. My shoes are from Sam Edelman and can be found here. My top was a gift from my sister. 

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Guide: Planning a 'Baby-Q' BBQ Themed Baby Shower

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Happy Monday guys! Recently I helped host a baby shower for one of my best friends. She wanted a co-ed baby shower, so she picked a 'Baby-Q' BBQ themed baby shower. Her mom and I organized the event and it was a ton of fun. When I plan any type of shower or party I usually start a couple months in advance so I can budget, spread out purchases, and find things on sale. 

Her mom rented a local venue and I think the space was perfect. We had about 30-35 people total for the baby shower. On the other side of this room, there was a bar area where we had the food. The room was set up with several tables so that people could sit and eat. The table pictured was the head table for my friend and her husband. Behind their table, we had the gift the table.

Here is a picture from the dessert table. The tablecloths were from Party City and I think I purchased them around the Fourth of July. For dessert I purchased custom cookies from a local cookie shop. I also made an order of plain cupcakes from Publix. Below I will describe how I decorated them. Her mom also made a tray of brownies.

I ordered these cupcakes from Publix. They were vanilla with a cream cheese icing and plain white liners. I then added these liners from Amazon and purchased these little cheeseburgers to put on top. I am so excited that they turned out so cute! 

I ordered these cookies from a local cookie shop called 'Two Smart Cookies' which can be found here. I used Pinterest to find some inspiration. The jar cookies had their last name on them, but I just covered them for privacy. 

We used this table for cups, serveware, straws, and trays. It was slightly funny, but I was the only one who used a cute straw. The basket was a thrift store gift from my husband a few years ago. We used red checkered napkins to wrap the serveware. The straws were also an Amazon find here. The red and white striped trays can be found at Hobby Lobby.

This table was used for the party favors. I found the giftbags on Amazon here. I wanted the favors to be something people could actually save and use, so I picked koozies. I used these which had customizable text and I included the shower date and their last name. 

Her family got these perfect customized BBQ sauces. They also had BBQ catered and it was phenomenal. For activities, I had several games. We used yarn to guess how big my friend's baby bump was and we had two guessing games. I also had prizes for each game. The shower came together perfectly. She and her husband along with their families had a great time. 

Thanks for reading!
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