Who doesn’t love a great tote? I have been eyeing and pinning several different weekender bags lately, and what a perfect time of year for it. Weekend getaways, road trips, family vacations, and pool parties- all really important events for a great bag! Here are a few of my favorite bags at different price points that would be perfect to grab your gear and go:


Mark and Graham $65


J Crew $148


Gap on sale for $94.99


West Elm $18 (my inner tool-lover loves this for Home Depot runs!)


J McLaughlin $245


And my very favorite from ikabags via Etsy $129… and guess what? It’s a baby bag!

Anyone headed out for vacation soon? I can’t wait to be back in the Florida sun in just a few weeks. Rainy days like this make me gloomy, but at least I won’t be sad about being in the office!

Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

Dream Vacation: Belgium

My mind is just not even here.  I’ve been dreaming about Belgium for weeks.  Joseph and I are talking about ideas for our five year anniversary in 2015 and my vote is for a stop in Brussels.  I don’t know what it is, but it could be this:

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images via google search

I came across this hotel and now I’m just dying to go.  In the city center of Brussels, Stanhope Hotel would be such a dream.  The decor is traditional, and oh so warm and inviting.  I just need a fireplace, a coffee, and a book.

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We love dreaming about places we want to see, and right now all I can think about is Belgium.  Everything about this place is just breathtaking!

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via another google search

Happy Monday everyone!  I am back in action this week after taking Friday off to love on this little sweet pea:


And do some of this:


A sneak peek, oh yes.  Come back later this week to see my new dining room!