Feeling Blue


We’re feeling blue this weekend–in the good way! 


Water Blues…

Virgin Gorda

Today is our last day in beautiful Virgin Gorda. (Sadly!) You know how when you’re getting ready for a trip and you have a million things to do and it’s so stressful trying to get everything in order to leave not to mention triple checking for plane tickets and passports and hotel reservations and you catch yourself thinking, Is it even worth it to go?


Top Ten Posts of 2015

Happy New Year, readers! We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your amazing support and encouragement over the past year. We love getting to know each and every one of you and can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of your lives. It is a true pleasure! This year has been especially wonderful for me with the release of my first novel, and you can’t imagine how grateful I am to each of you who were so supportive. It was a dream come true, and would not have been nearly as successful without the support of all of our incredible blog friends. To celebrate a fabulous 2016 ahead, we thought we would share our top posts of the year. Happy reading! And, even moreso, best wishes for a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

Dear Carolina Launch Day




The Houses of Dear Carolina




Summer Chic with the Annie Selke Companies!


Good morning, chic friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day. We know we are! We had the distinct pleasure this week of working with one of our favorite, favorite, favorite go-tos for style: The Annie Selke Companies! If that name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because you’re more familiar with the divisions of the Annie Selke brand. Pine Cone Hill’s lusciously chic bedding. Dash and Albert’s fun and classic rugs. Fresh American’s charming table linens, pillows, pet accessories and poufs… We’ve swooned over the products for years and put them in our own homes, which is why we were so thrilled to get to design a room using all products from Annie Selke’s brands. It was so much fun!



As guest stylists, we were, at first, completely overwhelmed by the choices. What direction to go? What fabulous pieces to pick? But, you know us. It’s summer. We love the beach. And so, we decided to create a room that would be beautifully beach chic, that would embrace all we loved about summer, be a chicly soothing retreat. Natural fibers were a, well, natural choice. The neutral tone, the texture, the chunky weave. This rug was a perfect anchor to the room and the pouf a great accessory. 

Water blues are some of our favorites anywhere really but almost seem like a requirement at the beach. And the textures on these pillows? Too good to pass up. They add so much interest while keeping the colors serene and calming. Crisp white bedding is always chic, and easy to clean between guests. But we had to have a touch of whimsy. We think these fun sheets did the trick nicely!

So how did we do? What do you think? Does this room feel like summer to you?

 For more inspiration, make sure to check out Annie’s Blog, Fresh American Style. It’s full of tips, tricks and photos to brighten every day! Want to recreate this summer-chic look? Annie is giving one lucky reader a Paintbrush sheet set from Pine Cone Hill on the Fresh American blog—valued at $298! Contest ends on Thursday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  View the full details. 

(We didn’t want to tell you because we wanted to win, but… It’s just a testament to how much we love y’all!)

Thanks for visiting us today!

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