Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Hey y'all! Welcome to another WHW. I love that y'all come and link up with Jenn and me each week so we can all touch base. I must admit that I did not have enough content for a reno update this week but I will definitely be back with one next Wednesday so stay tuned. (Mostly because the siding was supposed to start last Monday but got delayed due to materials not coming in and we're rushing to finish trim so floors can be refinished!) However, I've still managed to stay full steam ahead on design and can't wait to share some new things with y'all next week!

Last week Andi and I took a 7 hour road trip down to Atlanta to visit my bestie from college and her family. Y'all..the trip down was a TOTAL disaster due to a cracked tire. We made it 4 hours into our trip and the tire pressed dropped dramatically. We got off on an exit and filled it with air (with the help of a fabulous stranger but thankfully I've now learned how easy it is as long as there's a gauge). We thought we were good to go but a few miles later the PSI dropped even MORE! We pulled off in a tiny town and made it to the nearest tire shop with about an inch of tire left to spare before it hit the rim. (Thanks Google maps) The tire shop was small and the people were friendly BUT time was not a priority there. We sat there for.....ready? FIVE HOURS! After 4 new tires and way too much $ later, we made it to ATL by 9:30pm. WHEW! Can I just say how flippin' fantastic my child was? She was so amazing and never complained. She loved the snack machine, watching passing trains and turning Paw Patrol on in the little waiting room. In the car she loved singing, sleeping, coloring and playing with barbies. She was a total dream boat and it was more fun traveling with her than grown adults!

Anyway, we made it to Atlanta and had an absolute blast for the next 48 hours. My friend has all boys so it was a nice (and wild) change of pace. Her new home is absolutely stunning and we enjoyed good food, wine, babysitter time and a trip to the Aquarium with the kiddos. Oh.. and then she surprised me by introducing me to her interior designer and taking me to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center so I could browse all things furniture, designer, rugs and more to my hearts content. The showrooms were insanely beautiful and I literally could have spent a week in that building. SWOON! I really wanted to stay an extra day but needed to get back to VA to look into another potential fixer upper showing that you probably saw if you peeked into my insta stories on Sunday (hint: total hoarder status and mega project alert)

Scenes from ADAC

I hope y'all have a fabulous rest of the week and thanks for linking up today!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Design Inspo

Hey y'all! Happy WHW! We just got off Spring Break and the mini break has been awesome. With my birthday last weekend and all the nights out happening, the break was welcomed! Speaking of birthdays, it was fantastic and we celebrated from Thursday to Sunday. Last night my sister took me out to Mexican and showered me with sweet gifts so the celebration continued again! (Thanks Sis!) 32 is looking like it will be a great year. 

Cheers to 32!
Today I want to share some design inspiration that has been popping up all around me. I've discovered some fantastic new IG accounts and I've been swooning over so many new design books and posts on a daily basis. I'll list my favorite sources and designers below just in case you want a peek into swoon worthy interiors as well for a little inspo. 

Navy & Green and all the wicker!

I spy two Fitz Dalmatians that I must score! 


Custom Drapery

via Eric Ross Interiors

All the Chippendale, all the bamboo! 

Spring! Outdoor entertaining! 

Fresh Flowers, gold and blue

Topiaries & Copper 
via Shelly Johnstone Interiors 

Faux Orchids or attempt a real one??

All the custom wrapping paper!

I want all the planters for new house plants and someone give me a traveler's palm! Its on my radar!

All via the best place ever: The Enchanted Home 

And the continued wallpaper decision. The love of my life wallpaper may be out of price range so I'm trying to order some more samples to see if I like another one before I take the plunge. Here are some of my contenders:

I know, I have a theme..and a color...#blueandwhiteforever

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Friday, March 1, 2019

My Stay Age

Hey y'all and happy Friday! Today I'm popping in really quick to share with y'all that the time has come...and I'm in shock...but I have 'stay age'. A stay age, by my definition, is the age you will stay for however long you see fit. At a mere 21 years old and a junior in college, I decided that 32 was way more believable than the average 29 and right then and there I decided that when I turned 32 I would be 32 for at least 4 years or so. With that said, when Sunday hits I will be 32. After all those jokes and champagne toasts, I am almost 32. My thirties have been fantastic thus far so I'm not too upset about it. My girlfriends are coming in for a packed weekend of fun and I just pray that I can function once the weekend is over. Old age is definitely a thing when it comes to those extra champagne toasts don't ya know?

So without further ado - Cheers to 32 (AKA my stay age)

When being 21 was all that mattered! 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WHW: About Me

Time to get to know me a little better folks! I always love the Questions & Answers sections in magazines and blogs so thought it would be a fun way to learn a little more about me. I also don't think I've ever done one of these! Oh and better late than never on getting a post up for today right? I'll come back next week with a Renovation #3 update for sure.
Also - The link up site we use is about to require a [aid subscription. Do any of y'all know a link up hosting site to use? Jenn and I are worried for this fab little link up! 
What’s your Favorite Book? The Kite Runner 
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip always
What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Running up to the wrong family to excitedly show my seashell finds at the beach - went on for 5 minutes before I realized the shore had carried me down a few feet and the man I was talking to was wearing the same color (way too short) bathing suit that my Dad had on 
What are your 4 Favorite Movies?
1. Pet Sematary (new one coming out this Spring!)
2. The Family Stone
3. Fear
4. The choice & Safe Haven

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Barbados

Our Honeymoon

What accomplishment are you most proud of? My baby girl Anderson (Andi) I'm so lucky to be her Mama. 

Who would you like to live like for a day? Blake Lively (Who wouldn’t?!)

If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?
1. Are you actually saying something when you bark?
2. Do you always understand me?
3. Who’s your favorite parent?
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Open a bottle of wine. Duh!
Using one word, how would you describe your family? AHMAZING
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Conjuring. I am a huge scary movie fan and this was so well done y'all. Terrifying! 
Who’s your celebrity crush? Mark Wahlburg - always. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Back to Italy 
If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? Ballard Designs
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Vet, until I realized how much math and science I would have to take..and pass :( 
What’s your favorite day of the week? Saturday
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Can I please say Blake Lively again...or Minka Kelly...or Kelly Preston? haha I have no clue 
What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? Olives - but I always try!
What’s your pet peeve? unloading a dishwasher and rude or mean people!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Reno #3 Update

Hey y'all! I'm coming in hot with a few updates on renovation number 3. We're busy trucking along and so thrilled with the progress thus far. The hubs has 100% finished the interior painting and it all looks incredible! (very happy with using Sherwin Williams paint this time around) We took a few (but fun) risks in the color department and I'm absolutely loving it. I wish I could better share with y'all how each room looks but today's post is brought to you by Mr. iPhone only (haha) They're now finishing up stripping and repainting all the trim and molding so that it can go back into place.  The pictures and rooms will look so much more put together once we get that trim back in place. Doors are also starting to be painted and its really brightening every single room! Speaking of brightening a room, the dining room ceiling is Hague Blue and I ordered the below ceiling medallion to go smack dab in the center. I'm swooning over it since it was delivered yesterday and cannot wait to get it up! 

We just initialized siding and if you remember from the last renovation, the siding is what almost (did) brought me to tears. It makes the world of difference to update and transform the dingy exterior in a home that hasn't been lived in or touched in over 30 years. Start date for siding is March 11th so stay tuned!

cannot wait until the siding goes on! Y'all may need sunglasses...

On the design front, I finalized and ordered the kitchen sink, drain, faucet and ceiling medallion for the dining room.  I'm in love with all of them and cannot wait to see them installed. I'll link them all in the final reveal. I recently snagged two
Chippendale style rattan chairs for the sun room and started to line up a schedule on when to lacquer the dining room table and chairs. The wallpaper for the wet bar and butler's pantry has been finalized. However, recommended by my interior designer bestie, I've ordered a sample of the wallpaper that will most likely go in the laundry/half bath just because its a tad more bold than the wet bar pineapple choice. Its coming in from Europe so it should take a little over a week to arrive. (Thanks Hill and Davis Interiors!) 

I'm thinking two of these chairs in the bright white sunroom

I still need to decide on three matching light fixtures to go down the hallway and y'all it is still killing me. However, the rest of the fixtures are sort of picked out. Anyway, I digress. Lets dive into a big ole' photo dump of paint colors and room updates shall we?

Andi's little bathroom is pretty much finished! 

Living room in Sherwin Williams matched Wisteria Snow by Valspaar

This is SO hard to really show! It looks so much darker in pictures.
The color is Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue

Master bath sconces going in and SW Repose Gray

Master Bedroom in SW Naval (can't wait for the trim to go up!)

Closet in SW Destiny

Kitchen in SW Pure White

Andi's room in SW Lighthearted Pink

Sunroom in SW Pure White 

Entryway and halls in SW Alabaster White

Happy Wednesday and thanks for linking up today! Stay tuned on Insta stories for more up-to-date renovation #3 updates! follow me @jessisdesign

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Friday, February 15, 2019

5 things that make me happy

Hey y'all! Happy Fri-yay! I hope everyone had a great Valentines day or I hope you're about to have a great celebration this weekend. I'm currently at the bay and just enjoying being by the water (cold or not) Today I'm joining in on the Friday 5 fun with the usual gang because it has been quite some time since I linked up and shared 5 fun things. Join me! 

Happy weekend!

1. Green, blue, neutrals & greek key all paired together 

2. Speaking of green, I want to add more of it into my wardrobe! Loving these pants and this clutch from Red Dress Boutique (fun fact: I knew I had seen Hannah G on the Bachelor and its because she's on of the models for that website..ha!)

3. We finalized the plans for the closet island and instead of going with a granite or marble top like we did in the last renovation, we've decided to go with the glass inserts with jewelry storage. I'm obsessed!

4. Y' I need these shoes? I just added them to my Amazon list because they will practically match my black legging uniform when I'm out and about or at home. I mean, how cute are these?


5. This tweet from Chrissy Teigen gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME - I want to be her friend!

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