just beachy


Polyvore by dthoskins

As I head to the beach for Labor Day (YAY!), I am busily packing in preparation.  Sometimes it is hard to decide what to pack during these transitional times.  I’m so over my summer clothes, but it is still too  warm for fall.  Late summer vacation means that my travel clothes aren’t newly purchased, they are 3 months old!  I’m planning to putting a nautical twist on the clothes that I take to give my summer clothes a boost.  It’s a look that is timeless, ageless and perfectly beachy.  Plus, a new manicure and pedicure in a light and airy color will make me feel extra polished and fresh.


What are your favorite ways to give your summer clothes new life in the final few weeks of summer?

katherine Greene

christmas in july

For those of you following along this summer, you know that it has been a rough summer for our family.  Not to be melodramatic, but I’ve been sick for most of it.  Thanks to new meds, I seem to be getting a little bit better every day.

All of the time stuck in bed meant that I was extra excited to getaway in late July to the Smoky Mountains.  My little boy loves to visit the Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN and they were having a fun week of Christmas in July festivities.  The easy drive time and relaxing, laid-back atmosphere made it the perfect destination for a few days of fun.  We enjoyed Christmas movies at the pool, milk and cookies with singing Santa, eating out, pizza in our hotel room, outlet shopping and lots and lots of swimming.

Here are a few photos of our fun:





A little time swimming and shopping (and Christmas cheer) makes all things better!

katherine Greene