Happy Friday, friends! I hope you had a great week! Can you believe that February is already here? January was a fun month full of self-care, travel, and getting back into the swing of a new semester. Tomorrow, David and I are heading off for a little staycation, but don’t have a ton of plans in February and are really excited about that! For now, I am excited to share favorite scenes from January and welcome February!
Back in December, David and I tried the new 88 Oaks Restaurant at the recently renovated Hilton near North Hills. We had a great date night, but I took advantage of a cancelled dog sitter and stayed by myself so I could really focus on my goals for 2019.
David and I have been working on getting our master bedroom finished up so we can start on our home office. This month, I’m sharing a post on master bedroom essentials, so be sure to stay tuned for that.
Wayfair Headboard | Pottery Barn Duvet | Gray Pillow | Rifle Paper Co. Pillows (custom made)
Etsy Prints | White Frames | Target Throw | Wayfair Quilt Set | Euro Pillows & Cases
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray | Target Curtain Rod | Target Curtains
I was so excited to spend time with my tall friend from Chicago twice over the holiday break. I picked her up from the airport and then took her back to RDU on her 2 week adventure. I am even more excited about a trip back to Chicago this spring to celebrate her 30th!
I shared my top 5 favorite beauty products for winter skincare. See my review on each product here.
I loved pairing my overalls with my favorite glitter flats.
I shared birthday reflections and some of the learning that I experienced in 2018. For that post, I headed over to Junction West with my tall friend Kayd & Glory to take these photos, and I swear taking photos with friends is the best!
Another favorite artist of mine is A Thing Created and this one is no exception. I shared on my birthday with the quote “Remember, George, no man is a failure who has friends.” That is one of my favorite quotes from It’s a Wonderful Life and I usually share during the holiday season. I didn’t this year, but after the love and support I received on my birthday, it felt appropriate.
This mirror is a new favorite addition to our master bedroom.
Another scene from our date night at 88 Oaks. Their sweet potato fries are the best I’ve ever had!
I got this shirt and those earrings as birthday gifts, and I don’t think my friends could have picked better gifts for me! I wore this outfit to see On the Basis of Sex at the Alamo Theater in Raleigh.
This outfit from last spring is still one of my favorites. I wore it to try Hummingbird, and now Hummingbird is offering an outstanding weekend brunch menu!
Ever since we moved into our new house, I am becoming more and more of a home body. I really look forward to spending time relaxing with Winston & Gizmo during the weekend. One of my favorite snacks is POP SECRET® Popcorn, and you can see more from planning our ultimate night in here.
I am so glad that I spent my birthday in Surry County. It is such a gem in western North Carolina! Check out my full itinerary here.
I love fresh flowers and this bouquet from Brewery Bhavana was perfect for my birthday bouquet.
This coat is on major sale right now! I’m wearing a size 6 for reference.
Another scene from our Surry County visit
One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh is Driftwood Southern Kitchen! This pimiento cheese is some of the best in the area!
Shop my suitcase from my Surry County Trip here:
Recently, I’ve been pairing favorite t-shirts with sweaters or blazers for weekend wear. This one is definitely on heavy rotation right now.
One way I take some time for myself each day is with Oikos yogurt. I’ve never been one for dessert, but the flavors in this yogurt are ones that I gravitate towards when I am looking for dessert options, like lemon merengue and key lime. See more about my intentional self care tips here.
Are you following me on Instagram? Be sure you do! I’m sharing a giveaway for the month of February this afternoon. Plus, follow along a date night/staycation David and I are doing this weekend.