Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!

one // Y’all had me absolutely cracking up over some of the suggestions on how to decorate my entry way wall nook. YES, I want to patch that thing up — badly. Matt says no but I’m still working on him. In the meantime, I guess I’m just going to have to use it as an additional wine station.

OK, I’m on the hunt for a pretty tall’ish skinny’ish but full plant. Fiddle leafs are too high maintenance for me to add a second one to my house. Maybe a Philodendron Monstera? Also, why is it so hard to find a large pretty planter pot?!

two // I cannot get over this hilarious picture of Tom Tom watching the World Cup at Sundries last weekend. He was so glued to the game that he didn’t even notice I ate 3/4 of his fries.

three // A few weeks ago I asked my Publix lovers to share some of their favorite items and y’all came through! I’ve tried almost every single recommendation and had to come back to share one of the very best items — buffalo chicken dip! If you shop at Publix, you must pick this up on your next trip! I brought this over to my friend Sara’s house recently and we devoured every bit of it. SO good.

four // I recently received a pair of Geometric Tortoise Bar Earrings and a pair of Geometric Pearl Shell Studs from my friend Courtney, the owner of Courtney Lambert Jewelry. Her earrings are feather light (!!!), on-trend yet classic and comfortable to wear. Every piece is crafted with 14k gold fill and natural stones + freshwater pearls. I’ve received so many compliments on both pairs! Courtney is offering Carolina Charm readers 15% off all purchases — use code SECRETSALE at checkout!

five // What did everyone snag on Amazon Prime Day?! I am pretty excited about my goodies. I treated myself to a new blow dryer I have been obsessing over for 25% off. I also grabbed the diffuser styling tool for my scrunchy summer hair. I’ve already used my new hair dryer twice this week and could not be happier. It is just as amazing as I had heard. Also took advantage of the lightning deal on Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream at the recommendation of my friend Laura. Last and definitely least exciting, I bought a set of glass storage containers so I can swap out all of our mismatched Tupperware containers for nicer glassware (Matt is gonna be so happy to see our Tupperware disappear).



  1. July 20, 2018 / 6:43 am

    I’ve been washing my hair so infrequently this summer (lol) that I totally forgot how desperately I need a new hair dryer on Prime Day! Wah!! Going save this one and watch if it goes on sale again.

  2. July 20, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Try mother in laws tongue for that wall space. It’ll be happy there.

    • Emily
      July 20, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Yes! Was thinking the same thing! MIL tongue would be perfect there.

    • Christina
      July 20, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Great idea! I have one of these in my bedroom and love it. I just need to find a ginormous one. πŸ™‚

      • Kelly Dellinger
        July 23, 2018 / 8:52 am

        Y’all… I totally thought that was some kind of inside joke at first. lol! I’m going to have to google that to see what in the world kind of plant it is…

        • KATIE THOMAS
          July 23, 2018 / 11:28 am

          SAME!! hahah

  3. July 20, 2018 / 8:28 am

    I love my glass containers…once you go to them, you will never want to go back! Easy to clean and safe! πŸ™‚

  4. Debbie Kimrey
    July 20, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Grabbed 2 Instant Pots for $58 each! Christmas gifts for the kids! I also grabbed the glass containers.

    • Christina
      July 20, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Dang! You are ON the BALL! I wish I had thought ahead for Christmas gifts!!!

  5. July 20, 2018 / 9:21 am

    The Publix buffalo chicken dip is also point friendly for your friends who do WW. Every time we have an event at the office we heat that up in a crockpot and we all devour it!

  6. July 20, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Those earrings are so pretty, and gotta love that they’re light! I’ll have to check them out!

  7. July 20, 2018 / 10:29 am

    That buffalo chicken dip is dangerous! I also dress it up when I need to take something to someone’s house. I’ll put it into a shallow dish, sprinkle some crumbled bacon and cheese on top and heat it up. I add diced cherry tomatoes when I take it out of the oven.

    • Christina
      July 20, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      ommmmmmgggggg. You’re invited over. Bring buffalo dip. πŸ™‚

  8. Carrie
    July 20, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Have you ever thought about turning the “nook” into a small three shelf bookcase instead? I find it easy to style out shelves but one single area seems daunting. I dont think it would be hard to convert it if you all are handy or something to consider for a handyman in the future. I think shelves would look modern and be a nice use of space.

    • Bonnie
      July 20, 2018 / 1:57 pm

      That’s a great idea … it looks like there should be a statue of a saint in there, whereas shelves would give you so many more options that could easily be changed out seasonally.

  9. Mia
    July 20, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I’ve been using that same dryer and diffuser for a year and LOVE IT!

    • Christina
      July 20, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      IT is SOOOO awesome!!!!!

  10. Cat
    July 20, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Could you link back to the post where you described your stair paint/stain choices? I LOVE the dark handrail!

  11. July 20, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Snake plant!! We just bought one for our apt and LOVE the look, and its so low maintenance.

  12. Maggie
    July 20, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I too love the Publix buffalo dip! I add a can of chicken to it to stretch it and make it more hearty than saucy. It’s good baked too with a little extra Franks and finely diced celery!

  13. Quincy Mason
    July 20, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Check out your local Ross, TJ Maxx, Homegoods… I always find the cutest planters!

  14. caleyjaderosenberg
    July 21, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Little Tom is just the cutest x

  15. July 21, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    that freaking buffalo dip… I always home make stuff for my husband’s work friendsgiving, last year I got sick and he just brought that buffalo dip because I couldn’t cook… he came home just raving about how people loved the dip. soooo yea, he’s getting publix dip from now on…. haha!

  16. Meghan
    July 23, 2018 / 9:45 am

    What styling products do you use for scrunching your hair to get it to not be frizzy?

  17. Jenn Creel
    July 25, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    The hair dryer and extension; how do you use this to get the scrunch?

  18. summsteph001
    July 26, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Maybe you could do a pretty hanging plant in the wall space? Also, that dip is amazing!!

  19. July 27, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    I would buy a huge piece of art to cover it! OR something fun, a giant blank canvas and let the kids paint it to hang over.

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