Monday Manners: Southern Hospitable Scents

When the girls are playing upstairs, and I come up to check on them…
here’s what they’re usually doing…no joke.
While trying to get E to smile…

…here was W behind my shoulder, trying to get E to smile.

I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!  We stayed around the house this weekend, cooking out on Friday, and enjoying a fire pit on our back deck with the in-laws on Friday night – it was the perfect weather for it!

On Saturday, the girls and I went shopping with my mother-in-law, and had the best time!  The girls were spoiled with new books, L got some new clothes at Janie and Jack, and we finally got W to agree on a Halloween costume.  I’ll show you her costume in more detail in a later post, but basically she’s the butterfly from Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The ladies at Pottery Barn Kids were so sweet and were such lifesavers!!  Last week, W kept changing her mind about what she wanted to be, a chip (yes, a yellow, round tortilla chip) or a submarine.  She hasn’t seen either of these costumes, she just has a VERY big imagination.  So thanks to the ladies there, I don’t have to try and create a submarine or lordy, a CHIP!  And I could just see it…I’d create this elaborate chip costume, and the day of Halloween she’d change her mind…and I was not going to let that happen!

On Sunday, we made it to church, after missing four weeks because of L being so young.  Well, he came with us this week, to Sunday School and the 11:00 service, and he was such an angel.  I carried him around in his carseat carrier, and he slept most of the time.  At six weeks, we’ll probably start leaving him in the nursery.
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Two weekends ago, we all headed over to our friend’s house, whose son was turning 3, for his birthday party.  We all had the best time!  The girls’ favorite part was definitely the pinata, and getting to bring so many treats home.  After posting a photo of myself last week, I’ve had some emails from readers asking me to post more pics of some of my outfits I wear.  Here’s what I wore to the party…

Lilly Pulitzer Noelle top, J.Crew shorts, Abita Cowboy Boots, Ray-Ban New Classic Aviators, MK Watch

Shooting some hoops

Of course, E wanted to be in the middle of all the excitement, next to the birthday boy…

…while W watched, excitedly, from afar.

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As important as hospitality is in the South, a welcoming scent is part of the Southern ambiance, when walking into a home.  At our home, we always have a candle burning on the mantle.  While, I do love my Yankee Candles, I also love the Volcano candles from Anthropologie and Nest candles from Neiman Marcus.  I use the Volcano candles more in my bathroom and bedroom, and the Yankee Candles more in the kitchen.  The last ones we’ve been through were Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Wreath is lit right now.  After this one burns down, the next one I purchase will be…

It’s perfect for the Thanksgiving holidays!
It’s such a warm, inviting scent that my family and friends will love, when entering my home.

And by the Christmas season, I’ll be getting my hands on my ultimate favorite…

Smelling this scent, smells like Christmas!
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Hope y’all have a great start to your week!
Stay tuned, tomorrow I’m announcing a new giveaway!

8 thoughts on “Monday Manners: Southern Hospitable Scents

  1. Your girls look so cute in their Lilly dresses! I love candles too – Henry Bendel makes a great candle called Lavender Leaves that great for the bedroom/bathroom! I'll have to look for Nest the next time I am shopping!

  2. I love how cute the girls look (and you look fantastic!!!). I've never heard of these candles before, but I love me a good candle, so I'll have to check these out.

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