Five on Friday

Happy Friday readers!

Is it just me, or has this week felt like the longest ever?

It has been raining here pretty much nonstop since Monday night which has certainly put a damper on things...it looks like the weekend ahead should be clear, though!

Today I'm linking up with the lovely Five on Friday ladies!

The cover of this month's House Beautiful

If the weather doesn't take a turn for the better and things stay gloomy outside, I wouldn't mind curling up with this latest issue of House Beautiful! That kitchen...mega swoon! I majorly need that island in my life...and those pendants. Speaking of kitchens, Bryce finally agreed to paint our cabinets white, something I've dreamed of for years! As long as I agree to keep our front door black, he's okay with us doing the interior painting projects I've been wanting for quite some time! I'm not sure how quickly we'll get around to it, as the house needs a few other things worked on first, but I am documenting it here as proof to hold him accountable to our agreement! 

Chris Stapleton

Last week we were listening to Van Morrison radio while cooking dinner, and the station was killing it! Several Chris Stapleton songs played during the course of the evening and I think he now counts as my new music obsession. Are you a fan?

Fall Fashion

I am seriously struggling with the fact that fall weather isn't quite here yet. It finally feels cool enough today that I'm wearing my riding boots. On my fall wish list this year is: a plaid, non-blanket, scarf, a cream colored Patagonia vest, and some trendy clogs! What's on yours?

Ultimate Fall Salad

Since starting my new job, I've been eating more salads. I pack my lunch most days, rather than going out or home, and have been trying to make big salads that I can eat throughout the week. I am dying to make this Ultimate Fall Salad with kale, butternut squash, and farro! I think some crispy prosciutto would also be a great addition! What are your favorite salads that stay good throughout the week?

This Photo

Credit: J&D Photography

How gorgeous is this sneak peek of my UVA bestie Anna's wedding!? I can't wait for all the pics to be revealed in the next few months! Standing by her side all weekend was so special and it was an incredible weekend! I can't wait to share more details with you!

What's on your mind this Friday?

Fun weekend plans?

Does it feel like fall where you are?

Have a great weekend!


Curb Appeal: Doormats

Happy Monday friends!

Did y'all have a good weekend?

Mine was just about perfect! Bryce was traveling, which I typically hate during the weekends, but this weekend, I enjoyed having some "me" time. We've been going, going, going for the last month or so, and I didn't realize just how badly I needed to recharge!

During my recharge, I found myself extra inspired. The start of fall, or perhaps just finding time to "stop," got my creative juices flowing and I'm excited to say that I have a list of about 10 blog post ideas ready for the coming weeks!

Today's post is all about curb appeal. It should come as no surprise to my seasoned readers that I love driving around looking at houses. I could spend an entire day, just driving around my favorite Richmond neighborhoods, admiring the homes. Aside from architecture, what really makes a home stand out is it's curb appeal. Those exterior details that beg you to come in.

I spent a little time working on our fall curb appeal yesterday and am smitten with the results!

Millie likes the new fall decor, too!

Recently when thinking about curb appeal, some favorite Instagrammers (I'm talking to you DiffMiller and Mrs.AndreaLee) have been majorly putting fun doormats on my radar!

When it comes to doormats, I'm partial to coir, and thought I would round up some of my recent favorites!

(our current doormat)

(see DiffMiller's here)

(see Mrs.AndreaLee's here)

And in honor of Halloween being right around the corner...

How do you add curb appeal to your home?

Have you pulled out your Fall decor yet?

Have a great day!