104 degrees??!

I’m not sure of what part of the world you live in, but here in the South, it’s officially summer and…104 degrees!!

Saying it’ s a scorcher outside, is an understatement. Staying in the house may get a little boring and cabin fever will most likely set in, so partaking in some pool, lake or beach time is ideal. I sure will be hitting the pool– although my little neighborhood pool looks nothing like the inspiration picture above. How peaceful and serene does that look?

How are you beating this blistering heat?

Stay cool, my friends!


Image Source – Pinterest


Life’s a Beach…at least with decor

During my lunch break yesterday, one of my good friends and I took an impromptu trip to the mall (not really that far-fetch if you really know me). While quickly perusing through our favorite stores, we made a bee-line into Pottery Barn. Although this store can be pretty pricey, they do have some select items that actually won’t break your pockets.

Since my friend is getting married this fall (on the beach), she pointed out the beautiful nautical tablescapes that were set up in the store. They definitely leaned more towards a rustic aesthetic, but I fell in love. So much so, I snapped a few pictures for inspiration. My favorite pieces were the large starfish and individual bottles of sparkling water at each seat. Gorg! Wouldn’t you love to be a guest at a festive beach-themed party like this? I sure would!

When entertaining at home, what are your favorite ways to decorate your table? What are your key items to make your tablescapes shine?

*All images by Alexis Young