House Hunt Update

Sweater / Leggings / Sneakers
This is from outside of a house we viewed and liked yesterday! But, it did not have the best yard for Val!

Hiiiii!!! Thank you all so much for the love and support on our moving news. I wanted to give y’all a little update with where we are now with our move and house hunt. I shared a little bit about how easy our movers made the process for us, and how they packed and unpacked EVERYTHING into our rental… we didn’t even have to unpack one box. The whole move itself was so smooth, and since then, apartment life has been just as seamless.

We have truly enjoyed our two bedroom, two bath rental. I have definitely learned that I can live with A LOT less… For example, we do not feel crowded or stressed at all downsizing from 3,000 square feet to a 1,200 square foot apartment. We have realized that our next house needs to be somewhere in the middle!

I also thought that we would really miss our old house location. We lived in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, which is a fun neighborhood close to Southend and Uptown Charlotte. I thought we would miss walking places, but it turns out that we walk to way more restaurants and do so much more where we are currently renting. So, we have expanded our house hunt location!

Lastly, we were so afraid that Valentine (our giant Newfoundland dog) would be crammed in an apartment and not get enough playtime or energy out. It has been the total opposite! Valentine has made so many friends in the dog park and gets way more playtime and walks than ever before. It has been so good for him to socialize with other dogs outside of the pups he grew up with at his daycare! Valentine loves apartment life. BUT… A nice, big yard for Valentine is still on the top of our house hunt list ;)

For all of these reasons, we slowed down our house hunt… actually we pretty much never *seriously* started! We were instantly comfortable and happy here. I think it is partly because we never lived apartment life, and went straight to living in our previous house that came with a lot of responsibility and upkeep. BUT, we do not want to stay here forever (and can’t! we didn’t sign a year lease!) so recently we have been on the hunt again.

I will update you all on here with our house hunt progress- and don’t forget to keep up with me on Instagram stories! I will try to post stories when we look at houses. Love you all, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog posts!

Xoxo, Olivia

Wish List: For The Home

I love decorating our home! It is so much fun to look for things to fill all of the different spaces. When we moved into this new place last summer, we didn’t bring ANYTHING! Not one thing! We hired Maggie from Lucy & Co to do our living room, dining room, and master bedroom. But, I still like doing some random things myself. I’ve learned that it takes a lot of time and patience to fill every space. There are still so many items that are on my wish list for the house, and I have slowly been checking things off the list. Here are some of the items that are still on my wish list!

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Anthropologie White Dipped Ladder / $98. I am planning to purchase this ladder for the master bathroom!! It is almost identical to this $348 white dipped ladder from Serena & Lily. Since when does Anthropologie make these affordable pieces?! Loving it!

Anthropologie Storage Bath Caddy / $148. I am getting this caddy (eventually-lol) for the master bath as well! I think it will add something extra to the space.. and you can fill it with your favorite candle and bath accessories. 

Anthropologie Blue Marisol Pillows / $98 each. I love these pillows for the master bedroom!! I am hesitant because I love to find a deal, but I might go ahead and pull the trigger on these because I haven’t found any that I love more!Slide View: 2: Marisol Pillow

Anthropologie Chevron Hand Towel / I am planning to get this for our powder bathroom downstairs! We have fun blue printed wallpaper in that space, and this towel will accent the walls perfectly.

Pottery Barn Moroccan Twist Fireplace Screen / $199. We are planning to get this fireplace screen for the fireplace in our living room. I can’t wait! I think it will really make the room look more complete. I also like this $78 option from Joss & Main.

Minted Anemone Art Print / $ depends on size. We are putting this piece over the fireplace in our dining room! I’m so excited to see this hanging. I am all about all blue everything! "Anemone" - Art Print by Denise Wong in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.World Market All Weather Wicker Outdoor Chair / $199. I have been eyeing these chairs for so long.. I need to just go for it! I would love to have these as an addition around our outdoor fireplace or by the “spa” area. They look so similar to these $600 West Elm chairs!

Pier 1 Hanging Chair / $249. One more thing I would love to have outside is a hanging chair! This would look perfect in the corner of our covered porch. I’m not sure how functional these are, but they are so cute! From what I have seen, this one is a great price.

That is the majority of my wish list! There are more accessories that I have in mind, but I change my mind on those on a daily basis. What is your approach to shopping for your house? Do you like to do everything at once, or slowly finish each space?! Would love to know your thoughts and tips!! Xoxo, Olivia


World Market Finds & Favs

Hi friends!! I wrote about some of my World Market favs in my Outdoor Inspo post a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve gotten so many goodies from them, and have even more on my wish list. I love the high quality they offer at affordable prices… and how World Market is always on trend. You get the high end feel with HomeGoods pricing. Win-win!

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What I have purchased so far:

Blush Verona Tumblers (set of 4). $15.96. My favorite purchase from WM has to be these tumblers. My Nana had a beautiful collection of blush colored depression glass, and anytime I see a set like this it reminds me of her. I was about to purchase 8 of these $10 tumblers from Anthropologie when I decided to search for a cheaper alternative at World Market. I am so glad I did! They are beautiful. I purchased two sets of 4.

Blush Verona Tumblers Set of 4

Indigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Spoon Rest / $6.99. Matching Ombre Utensil Holder / $14.99. I love this set!!! It looks so cute on my kitchen counter top beside my stove. I have tons of wooden blue spoons in the canister and it looks great against the neutral backsplash in my kitchen. I feel like these look SO much more expensive than they are! $22 for both… can’t beat it!

Indigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Spoon RestIndigo Blue Ombre Ceramic Utensil Holder

Indigo Blue Enamel Salad Servers (set of 2) / $12.99. These are some of the spoons I have in the ombre utensil holder! They are so stunning in person!!! They definitely look like they could have been purchased on some exotic vacation or something- lol.

Indigo Blue Enamel Wood Salad Servers Set of 2


Brass Geo Terrarium size Medium / $29.99. I have this sitting beside my ombre spoon rest and canister! It is so pretty!!! I am so in love with how it adds a little bit of a funky twist to my kitchen countertops.

Brass Geo Terrarium Medium


Mini Succulent Cement Pots (set of 4) / $15.96. I have one of these in the medium sized brass terrarium. It is definitely the best looking fake succulent I’ve seen. Others can be sooo fake looking and cheesy. These are so cute!! I love adding a little greenery to my kitchen… even if it is fake! Ha!

Mini Succulent Cement Pots Set of 4

Faux Cacti in Cement Pots (set of 3) / $20.97. I have one of these on the other side of my stove by my knives, cute little beach print, and a different brand ombre vase. They have the option of only buying one in store. It is so adorable!!! If I had the set of 4, I would definitely stick the others on shelves and bathrooms throughout my home.

Faux Cacti in Cement Pots Set of 3

White Lotus Capiz Tealight Candleholder / $7.99. I have one of these on the built in shelves in my kitchen! I have lots of blue vases and silver frames on them already, so the gold and fun shape really adds so much to the shelf.

White Lotus Capiz Tealight Candleholder

Black Graphic Woven Indoor/Outdoor Rug (I have size 8×10) / $359.99. Let me just say, we purchased this rug before it was even on sale and it was worth every penny!! It is so incredibly gorgeous. We have it in our semi-covered porch outside and it is holding up really well. This would also be perfect inside because it’s not too stiff. BONUS- it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles, so it is eco-friendly!

Black Graphic Woven Emerson Indoor Outdoor Area Rug 8' x 10'

What’s on my wish list:

Wood Pillar Candleholder size Medium & Small / $12.99 & $14.99. These say gray online, but they are equal parts destructed brown wood in person. I should have grabbed them in store!! They are soooo dreamy! I want them in size medium & small on both ends of my mantle.

Gray Wood Pillar Candleholder

5 Ft Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant / $129. This has such good reviews and I have been wanting it for the corner of my living room. It has such great reviews and I think I will finally take the plunge! It’s amazing what a pop of (faux) greenery can do to a space!

5 Ft Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

Large Black & Neutral Seagrass Calista Tote Basket / $39.99. World Market had the most gorgeous basket selection when I was there a few weeks ago. I am going to order this one for the file leaf fig plant!

Large Black and Natural Seagrass Calista Tote Basket

Gray Woven All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Chair / $199. I would love two of these chairs to add to our backyard! They are so similar to these West Elm chairs that are $549 each.

Gray Woven All Weather Wicker Andalusia Outdoor Chair

Let me know what you think & if you order anything from World Market- I would love to see & hear what you think! Xoxo Olivia


Loving Lately

Hi guys!! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!! For the last few Sundays I have been telling y’all 3 things I am obsessed with through my Instagram. I’m sharing these things on a blog post so that you can find the links easier! Yesterday was a little crazy with the big game, so I’m doing it today instead :)

SO…. Here are 3 things I have been crushing on lately.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation / $50. I have been using this foundation for about a year. I used to swear by Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but they changed the formula and it’s just not as good as it used to be! I love my Bobbi Brown foundation because it is so natural and goes on my skin smooth and easily. It is not heavy at ALL, but still gives great coverage. I use color “Natural”- and I LOVE how many different shades this comes in- there really is a shade for everyone.


Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer / $10. I love this self tanner!! It is that time of the year where I am at my palest… and I hate it! I have been using this self tanner lately and I’m really impressed with the gradual/natural color it gives. And it is such a great price!


Lulu & Georgia Pali Rug / $310. I can’t even tell you how many times I get asked about this Lulu & Georgia rug!! I have it layered in my living room over this similar braided jute rug. The Pali rug is so beautiful and such a great price for the quality! Definitely one of my favorite pieces in my home.


Xoxo Olivia

Outdoor Design Inspo

I cannot wait for spring to come to use our outdoor space! Anyone else? I envision having family and friends over by our fire pit with yummy food… and lots of wine! I am in the process of finishing our covered porch. I’m going for a neutral color palette with cream, tan, and pops of BLACK prints! I thought I would share with you the things I have already purchased, and what I’m planning to add to the space as well. I love adding these ideas to my outdoor Pinterest board… if you don’t follow me already, click here!

Jona Sofa from Joss & Main / I ordered two of these sofas for the covered porch! They have amazing reviews and are only $569 each… and they are HUGE! I wanted the sofas to be neutral and these were an easy pick.


Black Graphic Woven Indoor/Outdoor Rug from World Market / This rug also has great reviews, and I cannot wait to see it in the space! I love how it incorporates my color scheme of black, tan and cream in the geometric print. I ordered it in 8×10.


Wooden Outdoor Coffee Table from World Market / I love this outdoor table- it is so pretty and only $179!


Black and Ivory Geometric Pillows from World Market– I love these indoor/outdoor throw pillows!! I think they will help tie the rug and sofas together! World Market has tons of other great outdoor throw pillows in different colors.


Braided Jute Floor Cushion from CB2 / These $79 CB2 floor cushions look so similar to the Serena & Lily ones that are $208 each! They have great reviews and I think they will help warm up the space. Plus, they are great to have for when you have a lot of guests over!


Pod Hanging Chair from CB2 / I cannot wait to get one of these for the corner of the porch!! I love this option from CB2. You can see the jute floor cushion in the bottom left corner!


Outdoor Cabana Curtains from Target / We are also doing cabana curtains for the covered porch! These are a great affordable option with 5 star reviews. I love when people have these.


White Metal Drum Stool from World Market / I love these side tables! I am thinking one for the covered porch, and one for between our lounge chairs. It has great reviews and is only $69!!


Patio Loungers from Joss & Main / We have had these lounge chairs since last season, and they look SO much better in person. They do not come with that weird towel- lol! It’s $379 for a set of two, which I think is a great deal for the quality! These are out by the spa area.


Cabana Stripe Beach Towels from Gilt / I was searching for a good deal on black and white stripe beach towels, and finally found this set of 4 for $34. I ordered several sets of these because I feel like we never have enough towels for when people come over to the hot tub!


Alright, that was a lot! What do you guys think? What are your favorite things?! Let me know if you have any tips for making an outdoor area a cozy, beautiful spot for everyone to hang! Xoxo Olivia



Nordstrom Sale: Home Edition

Lately I have been interior design obsessed because we are in the middle of furnishing and designing our home with Maggie from Lucy and Co. I cannot wait to show y’all the finished product!! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things from the home section of the current sale going on at Nordstrom. *Click on links or photos to go to product page!*


I am in love with everything BLUE for my home. So of course I love this pillow that is on sale for under $30. It would be so cute on a neutral couch or in the bedroom for a fun pop of color!


I am loving this Le Creuset pitcher for serving drinks or for using as a vase! This would make a great Christmas gift with the $45 sale price. It also comes in a soft white color.

Stripe Rug

This casual striped rug would be perfect as a runner for a kitchen or hallway. It has that beachy cottage vibe that I am so drawn to! The runner size is only $118, which is a great deal considering the five star reviews.woven suede pouf

I cannot wait to show y’all the poufs we picked out for our living room! Maggie and I looked at so many beautiful options before deciding on the perfect ones. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have so many amazing pouf options at the Nordstrom sale. I really love this woven suede pouf! These may seem expensive at $247 each, but this is actually a good price point for a high quality pouf with great reviews. I love the suede and silver fabrics that are woven into this one.


I have this herringbone rug in my guest bedroom in the “Indigo” blue color (shocker)!! It is so gorgeous and on sale for an amazing price! The 6×9 size is currently $238. It is high quality and looks much more expensive than it is. I considered getting the coral color pictured above, which I think would have been equally as beautiful.

navy canvas bin

These monogrammed organizing canvas bins are great for storage closets and shelves! They are on sale for $30 and are nice and sturdy. They also come in this bigger size.


My final pick is this beautiful teal stitched throw blanket on sale for right under $30. It is so soft and luxurious looking. This blanket would be great thrown at the end of your bed or sofa. It would also be the perfect Christmas gift.

They have a lot of other great sale options for the home, so let me know if you find anything that you love! Don’t forget that they have free shipping and returns.. which makes it a little too easy to order these goods online ;) xoxo Olivia