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September 21, 2017

Let's start with the fun sale finds for the week!

50% off was $59 now $29.50

dang, they're sold out in my size---I would have been all over this dress---hurry and check for your size!  Here's to hoping they restock it!

I love the back---so flattering!



And how delicious do these two pastas look?!  I'm trying to get creative with Wells' lunches and pasta salad is my new go-to and it's fun to have lots of variation. Both recipes can be found here.


My favorite room of the week is actually an outdoor space.  With temperatures starting to dip, I'm craving evenings outside.  A fire-pit is nice but a big outdoor chimney would be amazing!
If we had this outdoor area I might never come inside.


My desktop, my phone, and my camera lens all blacked out on me on the same day so during my extended online break I've been reading a ton.  A few of my favorites are The girl in cabin 10, The art forger, and Along the infinite sea.


I've also been watching a lot of BBC lately.  I just finished Upstairs Downstairs and Victoria and I need a new show to binge.  Any recs?

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Lounge Outfits + Jeans and Tees

September 20, 2017

Always love a good reason to throw on lounge wear.  In addition to actual athletic clothes, I can't get enough of casual easy looks like jeans and a tee shirt.  Are y'all liking mules with your jeans?  I love it.  It's a little bit dressier than my typical bootie but still not a fancy dress shoe.  I'm a fan!

ruffle sleeve top || jeans (look for less)

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We're selling our house!

Y'all, we are selling our house!!!  We'd love for someone we or our neighbors know to purchase it before we list on MLS in a few weeks.

We have loved this home and our incredible neighborhood so much but we are also really excited for the next chapter in our lives.  A lot of the details of our next move are still up in the air; there are a lot of moving parts!  Change can be so scary but it can also be awesome and I'm ready for the ride!

Check out the details at 205sweetbriar.com and share with your friends in the Richmond area!

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September Accessories for the Home

September 5, 2017

The house is so quiet!  It's really hard to believe I have two kids in elementary school.  Time is going by so fast.  Mamas of babies, I swear it goes by so slow for so long and then you blink and they're old.  I'm still at the bottom of the PTA ladder, though, so I have a while to go before they're really grown :)  So far, everyone is liking school while they're there but they both hate getting up and going.  I think they'd both prefer a three days on four day off schedule.  Mornings are tough, but we're getting as much as possible ready the night before so we just need to get up and go.


I'm still loving blues and brass for the home.  I've already started swapping out some of my summer brights for things that are a bit moodier.  Charcoal grey and wood tones are popping up on my radar. My look feels like it's evolving a little bit more formal.  I want cozy and welcoming!

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Sale Pieces Under $25

September 1, 2017

Whew, what happened to summer?

Our summer was so wonderfully ordinary.  We traveled.  We slept in.  We had no schedule.  The kids fought non-stop.  Bedtime crept past 9:00pm.  I thought I was going to lose my mind most days.  We swam--at the pool, the river, and the ocean.  We ate ice-cream (like every day).  I had happy hour with my husband most nights on our patio.  I did laundry.  Fed the kids.  Vacuumed.  Yada Yada Yada. Then it was back to school time.  Doctors visits, shots, and medical records compiled.  504 plan created and implemented.  School supply lists completed.  Outfits coordinated.   Lunches assembled.  Drop-off zone established.  I all but turned off my phone.  And then it went in the river and died so I reactivated my old phone (I'm waiting on the iPhone to come out soon) without any of the old apps or bookmarked sites I was used to.  Around the same time, my computer crashed and I just didn't get it fixed.  Sometimes its nice to unplug.

I couldn't think of a better time to jump back into things than back to school shopping time!  I've been focused on the kids and getting them set up and now it's time to get some things for myself!  I rounded up some awesome (mostly) tops that work now and can transition when the temperature dips as well.  The best part?  Everything is UNDER $25!

Weekend Sales/Labor Day Sales
Nordstrom // Shop the SUMMER SALE

Ann Taylor // Extra 50% off Sale Items + 50% off select Full Priced Items

Etsy // Up to 60% off select items for their first ever Labor Day Sale

Intermix // Up to 80% Off All Sale Items

Sole Society // Up to 60% off

Beautycounter // free face oil of your choice with every $150 purchase

J.Crew // Extra 30% of your purchase (including sale items) Use Code: YESPLEASE

J.Crew Factory // Extra 50% off Clearance with Code: DELISH

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Marsh Paintings

August 8, 2017

There is no more peaceful view to me than the beach or the marsh.  The smell of salt air lifts my soul. The beach paintings have sold and I've started working on some water watchers like the lady above but she's the only one finished.  I do have a few Lowcountry marsh paintings available in the shop if you're interested!

wrapped canvas






11x14 wrapped canvas

If you would like to purchase a painting please email me at Juliakyleryan@gmail.com 

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