Saturday, September 23, 2017


Fall is my favourite season to decorate for, I love everything from the warm colours, to the pumpkins, wood accents, inspiration from nature, and everything in between.  Today I want to share with you some fall home decor inspiration. I had so much fun decorating this year! The following are two of my favourite displays I made!

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'Blessed' Wooden Box: Michaels
Hydrangea's: Michaels
Gold Antlers: Michaels
Burlap and Lace Table Cloth: Amazon

'Thankful' Wooden Pie Box: Michaels
White Pumpkin: Michaels
White Metal Pitcher: Passed down from my Grandmother
Cotton on Sticks: Michaels
Wooden Stands: Passed down from my Grandmother

I hope you enjoyed the fall decor and got some inspiration for your own home. If you would like to see more decor ideas for the home and various seasons and holidays, make sure you are following me on Pinterest! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

My Experience with Marleylilly

Want to know a fun fact about me? ... Although I may live on the East Coast of Canada, I still love all things southern. Their lifestyle, colleges, houses, food, clothing and most importantly everything monogrammed. I was recently scrolling through Facebook and an ad for Marleylilly appeared, having not heard of this company before I decided to check them out and I am so glad that I did!

Marleylilly is a super cute online store based out of South Carolina. They have everything from women's monogrammed shirts, jackets, jewelry, shoes, hats, vests, gifts and so much more.  Their website is easy to navigate, extremely organized, and in my opinion just plain beautiful with all of their fun graphics and bright colors. 

Features that I love about their website:
  • When you first open their site you are welcomed with a FREE GIFT, usually a piece of jewelry. Once you you provide your email address they will send you a promo code for your free gift that you can than use on your order.
  • At the bottom of the page you will find a section called 'Monogram Bloopers'. As they say on their site "We're only human, so sometimes we make mistakes. Search for your monogram to discover already personalized and non-personalized products up to 70% off!" I love, love, love this section. 
  • In the States, they offer free shipping on orders over $75.
  • They frequently have Flash Sales with TONS of reduced clothing, accessories, etc.
  • At the top of the page is a link to their other boutique, Monday Dress, which has hundreds of beautiful clothing, jewelry, accessories, etc.  Although the items are not monogrammed it is still a site I highly recommend checking out.
After filling my cart with countless items, it was time for the difficult task of narrowing down my items to just two or three (especially since shipping was not free to Canada). After a hard time deciding as it was all such beautiful clothing, this is the shirt I decided to go with!
(sorry for the awkward lighting!)

*I would like to mention that all items were bought with my own money and opinions are my own. However, I would be open to collaborating with Marleylilly or similar clothing companies in the future if the opportunity presents itself!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Farewell Summer 2017

I'm in denial that I am currently writing this post, how can summer possibly be over? I feel as though I blinked and summer disappeared... Now with that being said,  I will be the first to admit that I did not accomplish all of the things on my 'summer to do list', but I did have an amazing summer spent with friends, family, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Over the years I have come to realize that if you ask someone what summer means to them, you may get a variety of answers. Everyone has their own traditions, vacations, memories, etc. I love that a simple season can have such a different meaning to every individual.

As a send off to summer 2017 I thought I would share with you what summer means to me. Enjoy!

Summer Is...

  • Long scenic walks to clear my head.
  • Late night drives with no destination in mind.
  • A visit to Peggy's Cove. Natures beauty only a 20 minute drive from home.
  • Countless hours spent lounging in the pool.
  • Beach days. From anywhere in Nova Scotia you're no more than 67km from a beach.
  • Kayaking around the lake with friends.
  • Road Trips. This summer was to beautiful Prince Edward Island (make sure you check out my travel diary if you haven't already) and Moncton, New Brunswick.
  • Planning a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary party for my parents. They deserve the world.
  • Campfires with delicious smores.
  • Patio drinks with friends.
  • Laying out under the stars wondering what else is out there?
  • Ice-cream, lots and lots of ice-cream. 
  • Working full time then wondering where all of your money went when it comes time to pay tuition.  (oops!)
  • Visiting my cottage, my all time favourite place in the world. 
  • Blueberry picking.
  • Seeing my cousins almost weekly, they truly are like sisters to me.
  • The freedom to lay in bed all day without having to worry about tests, assignments, etc.
  • Binge watching new shows on Netflix. 
  • Eating vegetables straight from the garden.
  • Driving around jamming to music with your best friend. 

What does summer mean to you? Leave a comment letting me know and maybe it will make an appearance on my Summer 2018 to do list!

Thank you Summer 2017. You won't be forgotten.
© Sarah Lillian. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.