Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Project - Organize Kitchen

Good morning everyone!! I finally got my butt in gear and reorganized our entire kitchen. I read the first chapter in The Complete Book of Home Organization, and found it super helpful! I followed most of her process, which is to plan, set up, purge, organize, clean, label, and tidy. I didn't do as much labeling as she suggested, but that's because I didn't think I really needed it for certain things. 

The hardest part for me was planning and figuring out exactly what pieces I really needed to help organize. Once I had inventory of the shapes and sizes of all my cabinets / drawers it was on! I searched the web and read a lot of reviews, and in the end, I was able to find everything I needed. 

After sharing my kitchen organizing journey with you all on my Instastories, I had a lot of requests to show you finished pictures and the sources for my bins and other organizing gadgets. 

Note: These pictures aren't staged, and are definitely not Pinterest worthy, but my kitchen is organized and I already feel like a new woman! 







Also, these are the markers I used to write on the glass canisters






Some of you asked about my white plates and bowls. They are from World Market, and they have so many quality dining pieces at great prices! 




I just used the two deep drawers underneath my stove to store all of our pots and pans. 



And then I used the cabinet to the left to store all of the lids, cutting boards, and a few bakeware pieces. 



Sorry for the bad lighting on these photos below...I clearly had my camera on the wrong settings.

Lazy Susan Storage Bins (these things are awesome) 












To organize all of our smaller drawers, I ordered several different sizes of these drawer organizers.





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grilled Shrimp Tacos + This and That

// Our good friends came to visit for a few nights this past weekend. Mariah and I were really close when she lived here, and even though I don't see her often, it's like we never miss a beat when we get together.

On Thursday evening, we decided to grill out on the Todd's new grill and enjoy the new patio! I'm telling you guys, these two things are already making summer more fun! A few of you asked about Todd's grill, so here it is. This is the best price on this grill I've found, and they will also come and assemble it for you for free! 

Now, back to those tacos and Mexican corn...

Todd and I eat a lot of beef and chicken for dinner, but after eating these shrimp tacos I think we're going to start adding in more grilled seafood to our diet. 





And you guys, at the last minute I realized that I didn't have any cilantro for our homemade guacamole, so I used fresh basil instead and it was delicious!! 



What I wore


//  On Friday, Todd and I got a sitter for the kids and for happy hour before dinner we headed to one of our favorite spots, The Islander

Mariah got the cucumber mule and I ordered the spicy strawberry margarita, and both were so good!




What I wore
Dress // Bracelets // Earrings // Wedges sold out similar here 


// One of my favorite off the shoulder dresses just came out in a beautiful pink, and also in a pretty blue color! 

This dress is only $55 and it runs tts. For reference, I'm wearing the 4 US (fits like a 0-2). 


// I finally started our kitchen organization yesterday, and I somehow managed to finish!! Oh, I can't tell you guys how good this feels! And I know a lot of you had questions about my containers and baskets, so I'm planning to do a full post on all of that hopefully by tomorrow. 


// Todd and I ended last night with a glass of wine while listening to the frogs croak in our new favorite spot. It was a great ending to a long day :) 






Monday, June 26, 2017

What I'm Wearing - Print Halter Dress (under $50)










Happy Monday, loves! I'm excited to share this cute summer toss on dress with you all that is under $50!! I love the print, along with the gorgeous blue and pink colors. The fit is nice and loose, plus, this strapless bra fits underneath perfectly. For sizing reference, I'm wearing the xs, but could have taken the xxs. It runs a bit big, so make sure you size down one or two sizes. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with old friends, dinner outdoors, and a lovely beach day. I know a lot of you guys requested the taco and corn recipe we made this weekend, so I promise to post that for you all tomorrow. 






Friday, June 23, 2017

Our Patio / Porch Reveal with Grandinroad

Happy Friday!!! I am so excited to finally share our patio and porches now that everything is finished! Teaming up with Grandinroad on these spaces was truly a dream come true. I am so thrilled with how everything turned out, and I can't say enough about the beauty and quality of all their pieces. 

This sitting area may just be my favorite of all the spaces. I already know we're going to get a ton of use out of the Fulton fire pit, and I love that it can be changed into a table with this copper tray. So, not only is it pretty to look at, it's also versatile as well. And the plantation chairs are so comfy. 




Our little chocolate lover trying to steal all the Hershey bars :) 






And this Holly dining set has me more excited than ever to eat dinner outside. The prima linen collection brings such a fun pop to the color to the table, and I'm also seriously obsessed with the Bexley melamine dinnerware




I love that we were able to create a space for relaxing, while also creating a space to enjoy meals outdoors as a family. 




The Yorkshire sectional was the perfect fit for our smaller side deck. I've already spent quite a few evenings cozied up on this comfy couch with a glass of wine and a good book. 




And last, but not least, here is our front porch. In the evenings our front porch gets a really nice breeze, so rocking in these beautiful Nantucket rockers is one of our favorite things to do. 


Hydrangeas staying alive and vibrant thanks to these awesome self watering planters! 


And what's a southern front porch without a few good monograms...haha! But all jokes aside, this monogram coco boarder door mat is pretty incredible. 


A HUGE thank you to Grandinroad for helping us make our outdoor space even better than we pictured, and also for gifting us with the items linked below. 

Fire Pit Area













Dining Space










Side Deck





Front Porch



Outdoor Monogram Pillow



My Outfit

Dress (on major sale)  // Necklace // Flip-flops

Photos by Kim Graham