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We got a new rug for our front living room. It’s been tough because our front door opens right into this room, so it’s inevitable that dirt and leaves are going to find their way in. I used to have a little jute rug by the door and then a 5×8 jute rug under the coffee table, but it just looked too choppy. Too many rugs so close together. And I would feel the need to vacuum twice a day to keep everything clean because they showed every speck of uncleanliness. I just needed something thicker that had more color dimensions. Not that I’m trying to hide dirt so that I don’t have to vacuum, but maybe now I won’t feel the need to do it multiple times a day! (Not that I EVER did, by the way.)

This new rug is from a Joss & Main event that has since ended, but you can find the same one here, too. It’s great because it’s big, thick, and has a beautiful texture/dimension to it. I’m in love with it! 

2 //

My best friends threw the sweetest baby shower for me on Saturday. Here’s some of the crew that came. I’ll share more photos and details later this week! My heart is very full. I wore this dress (not maternity, but sized up to a medium for reference) and hey! 50% off. Plus, these earrings.

3 //

Wandered into Peyton William on King Street on Sunday and scooped up these earrings. There is so much good stuff in there—all handmade by the same designer. I’ve been having a lot of fun with jewelry since being pregnant since my wardrobe is pretty limited. Couldn’t resist these. I love turquoise. 

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I thought about saving this for my 34 week pregnancy update this week, but I’ll have plenty to share there as it is. My Great Aunt Carolyn sent me the sweetest package for our W. She joined a knitting club at her church and learned to make these adorable hats, baby blanket, and scarf. Handmade gifts are so special—especially when they come with a note to save forever!  

5 //

Sunday and 70 degrees.

In my new Twine and Twig shell necklace and neutral layers

P.S. //

It’s Beautycounter’s Makeup Monday again, y’all. This is just happening during February, by the way.

Today only, receive a free $35 angled blush brush with the purchase of any of our powder blushes! They are amazing blushes without the unsafe and harsh sourcing of the ingredient, “mica” in them. I’m taking this from my team leader, Christi:

Did you know that mica (the sparkles in makeup) mining is one of the top child slaveries in the world? Children (as young as 5 years old) are sent into the mines under harsh conditions for up to 12 hours each day so that you can have glittery blush and eyeshadow. Even if you are using a safe mineral-based makeup, chances are they may be getting their mica from a child labor source.

The great thing about Beautycounter, we are a B Corp. This means we have to meet extremely strict standards in regards to the sustainability and ethical practices of the ingredients we use. Our blush duos not only come with a Certificate of Purity (no heavy metals), but peace of mind knowing that the mica comes from ethically extracted sources.

Here’s how our expert makeup artist uses the brush and the blush duo to create a natural contour. Watch below …get your FREE brush here!



  1. February 22, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    You look amazing! I also had one of my baby showers this weekend and I know what you mean about your heart being so full – it's incredible to have such amazing friends/family who already love the little one so much:) And those hats your great aunt knitted are ADORABLE!! Looking forward to your 34 week update 🙂

  2. February 22, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Your orange top at the end is so cute! Where did you get it from?

  3. February 22, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    The brass pineapple knocker on your front door…! I am hunting for my own right now 😀

  4. February 23, 2016 / 12:00 am

    LOVE those earrings!! If they weren't sold out, I'd scoop them up!! Do you use a self tanner? Jealous of your tan!

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