Nov 19, 2014

Lemonade on the Porch {with Garden & Gun}

Fall in the south is one of the most exquisite times of year. The salt air is fresh, cool and for just a few short weeks we can dust off our boots for the Lowcountry's best outdoor events. The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance is an event for car, boat and plane lovers and admirers. It's the only event that merges the craftsmanship of vessels and vehicles, puts them under the live oak lined Port Royal Golf Club and serves up the best in local cuisine and cocktails. Its a bright and festive event for every age and offers up some of the best Instagram photos. {Check out @VisitHiltonHead or @HHIBChamber's Instagram accounts}

This year I was lucky enough to work with the amazing team at Garden & Gun for a special event. Lemonade on the Porch featured G&G's original lemonade recipe and put spectators front and center with the October/November issue that put a multi-page spotlight on Hilton Head Island. For details on who was featured visit -

Look for more in the December/January issue coming in the next week. Cheers and many thanks to Brittney, Molly and CJ!



Aug 29, 2014

Scenes from a First Birthday {Pinwheel Love}

August marked many milestones for our family. End of summer, a new school year, Greyson's first birthday and the start of a never ending game of chase {Greyson's first steps that have turned in to a full toddler jog in just two weeks}. And while I've taken a break Lowcountry Spoiled for some time now - being back on schedule has given me more time to share life's big moments.

I struggled {like most moms} to find the perfect birthday theme and after much internal debate I went with something Greyson loves more than puffs and bananas…PINWHEELS.  It was a fun and memorable day thanks to many helping hands - we had a blast celebrating Greyson's big day. Special thanks to Janet at SillyGoosePhotography for capturing our special day.


Oct 21, 2013

Paris in the Fall {Savannah's Most Charming}

Part of the charm of living in the Lowcountry is having access to several great cities and towns. Savannah being one of them {just 35 minutes from Hilton Head Island} and with great restaurants, retailers and the growing influence of art {thanks to SCAD} Savannah has become one of my favorite day trips. Now that the weather is cooler - We have have been strolling towards these hotspots on a weekly basis.

One of our favorite stops is The Paris Market on West Broughton Street. Trust me when I say you should reserve extra time for this fun shop. From exocentric coffee table books to hysterical seasonal finds, owner Paula Danyluk provides treasures from all over the word. Lovely accessories from the English country side, gorgeous jewelry {no doubt inspired by Parisian fashion} and an inviting cafĂ© that allows you to enjoy the afternoon as if you have traveled across the pond.

Getting in the spirit for Halloween with creative trinkets and spooky vintage photos

Oct 6, 2013

Halloween Entrance {DIY Burlap Boo}

Put together a burlap wreath, black tulle, wooden ghost and glitter ribbon and you have a rustic and fun wreath for your front door. Wrap the black tulle around any wreath, then play with the fabric so that it spreads all over {similar to a web - see images below} then place your favorite Halloween sign in the middle. I used black glitter ribbon from the Dollar Store since this is an outdoor project - no need to buy expensive ribbon. Check it out below...BOO! 

Oct 2, 2013

Pantry to Party {Thrifty Fall Tablescape}

Yesterday we went strolling through the thrift store and finally spent some time decorated for fall. The {Cancer Thrift Store off Bluffton Parkway has a smaller selection of glassware but you can often find more sets beyond two glasses} We found two sets of eight glasses that I painted gold and cost just thirteen dollars {$6 Glasses + $7 Paint}. With Martha's line of metallic paints you'll never want to turn down a cheap set of wine glasses ever again! 


Placemats {Target Clearance $1.16 each} Glassware {Bluffton's Cancer Thift Store - Set of eight for $2} Gold Paint {Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels} Orange Vase & Pumpkins {Marshalls} 

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