Weekend Round-Up

Hi All! Happy looooong weekend! I had an amazing few days celebrating my birthday by taking in the local sights with hubby, and gathering with my family for a delish turkey dinner made by my Mom- Thanks Mom! While my parents watched the kiddos on Saturday, hubby and I went to the Beak & Skiff Orchard, where thankfully the weather broke long enough to enjoy lunch (and delicious hard cider) outside.


And then it was off to Patisserie in Skaneateles for caramelized onion and gorgonzola focaccia bread, among other treats!


Hubby booked us a relaxing afternoon at Mirbeau Spa, after which we headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Arad Evans Inn, for dinner.  We then had to hit Wegmans and get our shop on (I loathe grocery shopping but somehow doing it with hubby, and at Wegmans makes it easier).

Couldn't resist a pic in the the pumpkin patch @wegmans!
Couldn’t resist a pic in the the pumpkin patch @wegmans!

So in sum, we ate and drank our way through the #315! So.much.fun!

My hat is from Drooz and Company in Skaneateles. Stop in and see the amazing selection of adorable gift ideas!
My hat is from Drooz and Company in Skaneateles. Such an amazing selection of adorable gift ideas!

I also received some fabulous gifts from my family, including the beautiful blazer from Talbots that I wore above (very Chanel inspired), this gorg sweater that comes in several colors (love the scalloped details), along with this adorable dress (love the bows!):




And while the temperatures are far from Fall-like, here are some sales this weekend that may help to motivate me to swap out my Summer wardrobe for chillier Fall days ahead:

Talbots 25% off regular prices

Banana Republic 40% off (some exclusions) and free shipping over $50

Gap 40% off everything and free shipping Code: ForYou

Ann Taylor 50% off everything Code:FALLFAST

J.Crew 30% off Code: GOSHOP

And if you are hunting for something special for your Fall home decor:

World Market 30% almost everything with Code:FAMFRIENDS

PotteryBarn and the entire family of brands (Kids, West Elm, Williams Sonoma Home etc.) 20% off and other perks for card holders Code:Friends

Ballard Designs 20% off Rugs and Holiday and 25% off Wall

Serena and Lily 20% off with Code: HAPPYDAYS

Happy Shopping All!



P.S. All opinions are my own. There was no paid sponsorship or product review in this post. Just thought you would like reading about some fun things I found;)

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It’s All About the Trim- Details, Details, Details

Hi All! I have been spending mucho time on Pinterest lately researching paint colors (see yesterday’s post) and gaining some layout inspiration for a project I am working on which I will share later….aaaaaannnnd while on Pinterest I got sidetracked (shocker!) drooling over ribbon and trim details on all things decor and fashion.  It is such an easy way to update a look and make it totally personal.  I bought these curtains from West Elm (similar here) a few years ago and added pink greek key ribbon to them for my older daughter’s room, and loved the key tape so much I recently added it to pillows for her as well. Coordination and personalization…Done!sara langley designsSara Langley Designs Greek Key Trim









And for the love of navy, I added the navy key tape to my fav curtains du jour for the dining room:


and then on some pillows for the living room (did I mention I love navy?):


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and solid navy for a lampshade in my younger’s daughter room (along with a pop o’ polka on the pillow):IMG_5525

and I love my stripes, in navy of course, so naturally I added some to the bamboo shades we hung in our kitchen:

Sara Langley Designs

Here are some great trim options from around the web that would also make fab DIY projects:

Some gorgeous trim on monogrammed napkins from Mark and Graham;


Why not add some ribbon to a pinboard just in time for back to school like this one from PBTeen;


Love the infinite possibilities of adding multiple trims to a solid pillow case like this one shown at BHG;


Here is another drape option (though no longer available at Serena & Lily ,p.s. they are having their tent sale through 8/7);


And I would be totally remiss if I didn’t add some fashion pics that showcase all things ribbon (and bows!):

My daughter chose these cute sneakers with ribbon laces for back to school (guess some things are really genetic);


Although this tank sold out, it would be very easy to add your choice of ribbon to a simple top for some DIY fashion;


and there are many examples such as this one of gorgeous necklaces with ribbon tie closures;


and lastly, while technically not trim, here is some arm candy with a purpose, which I ordered stamped with Perspective as “my word” because I truly believe it is how you choose to look at things that defines your journey;


Have a wonderful day All!



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What I am Loving…


Hi All! Give yourself a high-five- you made it to FRIDAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! Woo hoo! What’s on tap this weekend? Well hubs and I are celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary with a quiet 24 hours to ourselves.  I booked a couples massage, scoped out some restaurants and previewed an art fair I am thinking of perusing.  Also planning to take kiddos to a movie this weekend and get some overdue yard work done.  It is supposed to be sunny and gorgeous all weekend…cannot wait!

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So lately I have been feeling totally blech about my style, or rather “overall lack of pulled togetherness.”  Perhaps this is because we have NO (and this is not an exaggeration) local shopping options, or perhaps it is because I have happily slipped into the Summer mode called “hair-on-top-of-head”.  Regardless, I am feeling the tug of a Fall rebirth to my style.  I always look forward to the doorstop edition of the Fall Vogue, and although I am not rushing a Summer that is already moving too fast…here are some fun Fallish pieces I am loving, including my go-to fav, blazers.

From Banana some classic accessories:

Fun take on a classic accessory
Fun take on a classic accessory


Love this and bonus...On Sale!
Love this ring and bonus..it is On Sale!


For my new biz cards...when I finish them, lol
For my newly designed biz cards

This classic ensemble from J. Crew:


and this well priced blazer (love the elbow patches) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:


and back to a cozy option…

So cozy casual

and a fun August 2017-December 2018 planner from Kate Spade:


and I am excited to try a new lip gloss…never mind that I have several in a similar shade in the bottom of my purse…


and speaking of bags….loving the strap on this one!


And there you have it…Happy Friday and have an amazing weekend All!  Take a deep breath and enjoy some time to be still….



P.S. You can find the “be still” downloadable print on Etsy here.

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A Toast to Green

gin and tonic photocred:mackenzieandaddison.com

Happy LUCKY Friday all! Today is always a special day for me because it was my late Nana’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day so it doesn’t get much luckier than that. I have been loving all things green lately (isn’t it funny how you can get hooked on a color?) so what better day than the present to share my green snaps with you!

Baubles from J.Crew

This lovely bauble arrived from J. Crew this morning!

Shamrock Plant

My parents stopped by with shamrock plants for the girls, an annual St. Patty’s tradition.

Sara Langley Designs

So excited to announce that I have been working on setting up a Sara Langley Designs Limited Edition Pop-Up Etsy Store. Stay Tuned!

Therese Marie Designs via Etsy

Gorgeous green with greek key detail, Therese Marie via Etsy

castaway cay

A palm pic from our recent Disney Cruise vacay to the Caribbean. Take me back NOW!

southern living

I have been debating a glossy green front door like this one via Southern Living.

lands end

Classic trench in Kelly Green from Lands End, now 30% off code:gold, pin:6075.

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A toast to my Nana, Beefeater and Tonic, TWO limes.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May all your wishes come true!

XO, Kelly

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