1983: A Very Burroughs Christmas
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1983: A Very Burroughs Christmas

Some people may instinctively think of the Griswalds when they consider the quintessential family Christmas story… but I always think of the Borroughs from the 1983 film, “Class.” Equal amounts of 1980s shenanigans, but with Rob Lowe, which automatically makes it better. The only movies I love more than Brat Pack films is anything Wes Anderson. The Anderson aesthetic is both kitschy and chic at the same time. He makes the task of everyday living feel exciting. The colors, quiet drama, specifically and ornately decorated rooms, and carefully, thoughtfully arranged aspect of every single shot, is a work of art. For…

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DIY Oversized Letter Board Party Decor
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DIY Oversized Letter Board Party Decor

It’s official – all my siblings are grown ups! I can’t believe it! It seems like just last year we were barefoot, running through the grass, playing Cowboys and Indians (yes, I grew up in the 90s when kids had books and sticks instead of iPads and wireless bluetooth headphones to entertain themselves with!). Last weekend my family had an intimate little party to celebrate the final “21st!” This post is less about my little brother though and more about this very last minute decor idea my Mum and I came up with the morning of the party! I had…

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Modern Chic Living Room Halloween Decor
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Modern Chic Living Room Halloween Decor

Ah yes. Time to pull out the Halloween/Harvest/Fall decor as the temps get cooler and the clothes get thicker! Y’all know I have a really difficult time with seasonal decor — and by ‘difficult time’ I mean I dislike it! I don’t know why, but being expected to mess with my aesthetic when the seasons change, gives me hives. Don’t get me wrong; I love Christmas ornaments, pumpkins, garlands, wreaths, all of it. Just not in my personal space. Every year it becomes a challenge to make my house festive while still keeping in line with my personal aesthetic and…

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DIY Marble Top Desk Tutorial & A Peek at R.K.C. Southern HQ!
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DIY Marble Top Desk Tutorial & A Peek at R.K.C. Southern HQ!

You’re probably thinking, “I’ve already seen this! EVERYONE is doing it!” 💁 That may be so, but *I* haven’t done it yet, and not all of you read the same blogs and see all the same Pins, so maybe this blog post will have some helpful, new information, even if it’s only new to one of you!😂 A few years ago I showed y’all how I “marbleized” my office magnetic boards and updated an old CD rack to live a new life as a shoe rack using marble contact paper. Since then, the contact paper I loved so much has been…

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Cocoa Couture Easter Tablescape
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Cocoa Couture Easter Tablescape

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of entertaining a group of incredible women for a Progressive Brunch. A progressive meal or “Safari Supper” is made of successive courses prepared and eaten at the residence of different hostesses. This involves consumption of one course at each location. Each of us ladies prepared a part of traditional brunch and Ubered from each of our houses to the next, after each course, enjoying the company and styling of each person’s take on a brunch tablescape! My house was the first stop and I hosted the Mimosa and fruit course! I wanted…

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