Is there anything better than spending time outside with friends and family, eating and enjoying their company? For me, Independence Day is a day to step back, remember those who fought for our freedoms, and surround myself with those I love most.
At my house, the 4th of July means laying out by the pool, cooking burgers in the backyard and watching the fireworks when the sun goes down.
Whether you are firing up the barbeque or spending the day at the lake, let us not forget the true meaning of the holiday, and give thanks to those who made our country what it is today.
Finally! School is out and it’s time for my annual journey to the place where it all began….Seaside. It’s a dreamy corner of the world whose white sand beaches and crystal clear water attract families from all over. The salty air and gorgeous Southern inspired beach houses complete with wrap-around porches and swings fill my senses and inspire my creativity. It’s a place where you bike or walk rather than drive, a place where the neutral color palette is anything but boring because it serves as a backdrop to all of the colorful, happy emotions you feel when you are there.
In one way or another, all of my creations tie back to Seaside, to memory, to family, to the beauty that comes out in each of us only when we can truly relax. I love this picture of my daughter, Katie, enjoying the beauty of Seaside. Take a look at my favorite Seaside inspired pieces below, and maybe we will run into each other on the beach!