friday things!

it is officially november!! cue the holiday music, red cups, and yummy desserts. i am so extremely excited for this month and the upcoming holiday season! november has been and always will be one of my favorite months of the year because after daylight savings on sunday things start to feel that much cozier. i’m so excited to spend most of the weekends this month relaxing on the couch with holiday music, cozy socks, and a few good reads.

here’s what i’m loving this friday!

one . red cups


 [my very first red cup of the season – well documented of course! nothing makes me happier than that little cup of cheer at 8 am! my favorite holiday drink is also officially out as well – skinny peppermint mocha! what’s yours?]

two . michael buble holiday pandora


[it is never too early. never.]

three . desk inspiration


[i am truly loving scouring pinterest for some major desk inspiration. it’s my goal to have my desk organized and a new inspiration board by the time i leave for thanksgiving break!]

four . mark and graham


[absolutely in love with this little monogrammed shop. i will definitely be getting some holiday goodies from here!]

five . sam edelman


[i still need to have these heels. sam edelman himself is coming to ohio state tomorrow for a fashion show benefitting a cause near and dear to my heart – buckeyethon! i’m so excited to play dress up with my best friend and have so much fun at the event!]

have a fabulous weekend and go treat yourself to your favorite holiday drink! you all deserve it!

xo, Samantha


hello, again!

hello friends!!

after two weeks of crazy out of control packing and finishing summer work and saying goodbye to friends and family i am back at school! today was my first day of junior year and after hearing all three professors today talk about how there’s no excuses for missing classes because we’re not little underclassmen anymore, reality has set back in. these next two years will be it before i’m thrown into the real world and the real life twentysomething job search….HELP.

on a less intense note, i’m buried under j.crew bags and tupperware boxes filled with pretty things for my new/old apartment (same place, no roomie, hello decorating frenzy)

there will be pictures to come once i have a majority of it decorated and presentable but here’s what’s inspiring the design!


[never enough monograms]

Image[navy is my favorite color]


[lilly things….i made these!]


[cape cod inspired guest bath]

since i am finally back to school and not working crazy hours anymore, expect to hear from me a lot more!! i’m also working my way through a cookbook, stories to come i’m sure!!

xo, Samantha