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Proper Pie

Proper Pie

I love sweets but I’m not a big pie lover…but maybe it’s just because I haven’t had one that I actually love. One of my dear friends loves pie. That’s her choice of dessert, which seems so crazy to me. For her birthday, I gave […]

River Run Dental for Relaxing Dental Care

River Run Dental for Relaxing Dental Care

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like going to the dentist. It’s not even like I’ve ever had dental problems. I just don’t like going. And I’m sure I’m not alone. I would guess that most people don’t like going to the […]

Greenbrier Getaway

Greenbrier Getaway

We were looking for a fun spot, within close proximity to RVA for a quick weekend getaway. A friend suggested The Greenbrier, a national historic landmark and world class resort that’s been welcoming guests since 1778. We’ve been wanting to try it out for quite […]

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

I was so excited to meet Elizabeth Gow, the face and fashion behind The Northern Southern and take a peek into her beautiful Hallsley home. From the minute I walked into that beautiful front door (don’t you love that color?!), I fell in love. Her […]

Spreading JOY through celebration!

Spreading JOY through celebration!

I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Julia Warren, the founder of Celebrate! RVA and this girl is the real deal! This is an amazing organization – I was so excited to learn more. Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a […]

Giveaway: SCOUT Bags, Tweed, & RVA

Giveaway: SCOUT Bags, Tweed, & RVA

Today combines three of my favorites – SCOUT bags, Tweed and RVA! I love SCOUT bags and use them for so many things. They’re my go-to summer bag for the beach and the pool, and my favorite for running around town. Not to mention how […]

PRAI 5K for a Cause

PRAI 5K for a Cause

Mark your calendars for the PRAI 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at Westchester Commons in Midlothian on September 30, 2017. What is PRAI? PRAI stands for PANS Research Advocacy Initiative. Did you know that 1 in 200 children are estimated to suffer from PANS […]

Love in Every Nook & Cranny

Love in Every Nook & Cranny

From the minute I walked into this precious house and met Rachel with a hug, I knew we’d be instant friends. She was a delight and Wally…well, Wally was just about the cutest thing I’d ever seen (other than my own Winston of course). Rachel […]

A Blooming Business

A Blooming Business

Carrie Walters is Paper Rose. You may have seen her beautiful flowers at the Brunch Market this past spring, or in various places around RVA. Her flowers are truly amazing. I loved getting to know the creative artist behind these beautiful works of art. What […]

A Genius Idea for RVA

A Genius Idea for RVA

Have you ever tried to plan a fun date night, but have no idea where to go? Or a girls night out but not sure what would be fun with your group of girls? Or even worse – you’re sitting there on Monday morning looking through […]

Crock-Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Crock-Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Check out this recipe below, compliments of Katie of Real Food with Gratitude. Whether it’s summer or winter, a bowl of this apple cinnamon oatmeal topped with seasonal fruit is the perfect way to start the day. Quick, easy and delicious! And my favorite…kid friendly! […]

Cool Down with Nightingale Ice Cream

Cool Down with Nightingale Ice Cream

Summers are HOT in RVA! The perfect time to grab a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich…or maybe a new and improved version. If you haven’t tried Nightingale ice cream sandwiches, you are missing out! Last summer, waiting in line at Tom Leonards, we saw a […]


SPOTLIGHT

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

Behind The Northern Southern Blog

I was so excited to meet Elizabeth Gow, the face and fashion behind The Northern Southern and take a peek into her beautiful Hallsley home.

From the minute I walked into that beautiful front door (don’t you love that color?!), I fell in love. Her home is a delicate balance of bright and beautiful, and simple and spacious. The walls are painted soothing hues of greens and blues, creating the perfect backdrop throughout the house for her art and accessories.

I loved the gallery wall in the dining room of beautiful family photos. It adds a personal touch as soon as you enter the home.

The white entry table accessorized with beautiful accents of blue and gold and fun texture in the stools beneath, caught my eye the minute I walked in.

I immediately fell in love with this little desk area just inside the mud room. What great, quiet place to sort through mail and paperwork or sneak away for some homework. I love that it’s tucked away off of the kitchen.

I also love the open concept kitchen and family room, especially as it looks out onto this amazing screened porch with stone fireplace. What a perfect spot for a cup of coffee on these crisp Fall mornings. I asked Liz several times if I could just move in.

Walking up the stairs, I looked down from the stairwell into her desk area – how cool is that?! It’s a beautiful desk, tucked away between the family room and living room/office area and how fun to take a peek from the stairwell. I love unique little nooks and crannies like this! Not to mention that bold and beautiful red bookcase!

There are stunning light fixtures and hardware throughout the house, including these fun white door knobs.

Harrison’s nursery is just precious. The bookshelves are a great place to store his books, and serve as fun art for the room. Liz is excited to transition Harrison into his big boy room soon enough now that they are welcoming their sweet baby girl in February. I can’t wait to see that sweet new nursery!

The master suite is soothing and simple with touches of blue and gray, leading into an absolutely amazing master bath. I mean the pictures don’t even do this bathroom justice. The beautiful tub, chandeliers, shower details, marble countertops and sparkling fixtures are dreamy.

And then just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I found my way to her closet – where a lot of her photos are taken for her fashion blog. This closet was created with her love of fashion in mind. From the beautiful animal print carpet to the shelving to the built in dresser…plus mirrors and good lighting for showing off her amazing wardrobe!

Her home feels polished and comfortable and is perfect for their growing family!

It was such a treat to meet Liz, chat about her popular fashion blog and take a tour of her beautiful home.

We can’t wait to get a sneak peek into her baby girl’s nursery (which I’m sure will be stunning) and her precious son’s big-boy room coming soon!

 


Our Favorite Finds

Greenbrier Getaway

Greenbrier Getaway

We were looking for a fun spot, within close proximity to RVA for a quick weekend getaway. A friend suggested The Greenbrier, a national historic landmark and world class resort that’s been welcoming guests since 1778. We’ve been wanting to try it out for quite […]

Spreading JOY through celebration!

Spreading JOY through celebration!

I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Julia Warren, the founder of Celebrate! RVA and this girl is the real deal! This is an amazing organization – I was so excited to learn more. Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a […]

A Blooming Business

A Blooming Business

Carrie Walters is Paper Rose. You may have seen her beautiful flowers at the Brunch Market this past spring, or in various places around RVA. Her flowers are truly amazing. I loved getting to know the creative artist behind these beautiful works of art. What […]

Crazy for Stir Crazy

Crazy for Stir Crazy

One of my favorite things we’ve been doing as a family, is visiting local coffee shops. I love coffee and my kids love tea and hot chocolate, which we can usually find at these fun, local shops. One Sunday, we ventured to a whole new […]

A Southside Jewel

A Southside Jewel

  It’s easy to see why Hallsley, located on RVA’s Southside, was named 2017 Community of the Year. Resort style amenities, beautiful architecture, great schools and minutes away from some of RVA’s fabulous dining and shopping. We loved getting to peek inside one of their incredible […]