Navy One Shoulder Ruffle Dress / Silver Bamboo Earrings / White Hermes Sandals (similar sandals for less) / Similar Dining Table / Outdoor Wicker Dining Chairs / Juliska Splatter Paint Dinner Plates / Faux Bamboo Flatware (currently 25% off!) / Juliska White Napkins / Juliska Bamboo Napkin Rings / Juliska Berry and Thread Acrylic Tumbler / Juliska Berry and Thread Acrylic Wine Glass / Blue and White Happiness Jars / Silver Lantern (on sale) /  Blue Acrylic Pitcher

Can you believe the Fourth of July is less than two weeks away! Where is the summer going?! Today, I want to share my Patriotic Blue and White Tablescape to inspire your July 4th entertaining.

This Patriotic Blue and White Tablescape is the sister to my Blue and White Summer Tablescape with a few simple changes.  Funny story…one of the simple changes/additions I forgot to make was adding small American Flags to my flowers!  We were on Day 4 of having no electricity because of crazy storms in Dallas and this table was the last thing we photographed. I was HOT, sweating and frazzled and totally forgot!  So, for an extra fun, patriotic table, add the flags!

As I shared last week, I love to be able to use items from my home to create a beautiful tablescape.  Don’t be afraid to take something you display on a mantel or shelf and incorporate it in your centerpiece.  I originally used the lanterns on the deck steps at this outdoor party and the many of the blue and white pieces live in my family room.

These darling red and white gingham placemats set the tone for a fun, casual July 4th cookout.  They would be great with just a red and white theme BBQ dinner table setting as well.

I layered these blue and white splatter paint melomine dinner plates over the placemats. You’ll remember them from this summer tablescape.  I’ve loved using them since last summer!  You’ll be seeing them again as they go so well with our new Blue and White Outdoor Living update. If you missed this home tour with five of my other favorite lifestyle bloggers, be sure to check it out! There’s lots of fun summer inspiration there!

The frilly ruffle napkin is a fun contrast with the gingham and splatter painted plates.  I’ve used these napkins so many times.  You can see them here and here.

I have accented the table with these darling felt stars that I found at one of my favorite local stores Nicholson Hardie. I also found them here online if you don’t live in Dallas.  They are actually coasters but add a fun festive element without a lot of effort.

As we entertain more and more I’ve added a few new acrylic pieces like this blue pitcher and shatterproof glasses.  They “live” in the Cabana typically though.  I think we’ll have a big crowd this year, so I’ll be pulling everything out!  I love having a home full of family and friends though!

I’ll be sharing a full boutique of what to wear for July 4th but I’m loving the navy version of my favorite white summer dress.  I’ve worn this dress so much and it still looks great!  This fabric is so great for travel as well.  I’ll be taking it on our family vacation which I’ll share soon! I know the navy will be the same.  You can see the white one here, here and here.



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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


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The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

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Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 

St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.