summer essentials

Summer Accessories

If you didn’t know, my Ma is majorly fashionable. She is fabulous and has always been on trend. She legitimately needs a YouTube channel. #MakeUpMama

She has a passion for fashion, she follows fashion bloggers, loves fashion magazines and IG influencers. When we get together we trade secrets and obsessions. She shares her gems and treasures with me, while I take mental notes and wonder to myself…Why aren’t you a personal shopper for celebrities? #SKILLS

Here are some fabulous summer accessories from my Mama Dukes: Woven handbag, Statement Earrings, Solesociety sandals

Flower Power

Planting herbs gives me great joy. I’m in love with basil, rosemary and mint. If these three herbs are not in plenty on my deck, then Houston we have a problem. We also have four planters that I fuss with daily. In two I planted creeping jenny, purple calibrachoa and a calamagrostis acutiflora for height. In the others I placed a boxwood in the center with alternating creeping jenny and blue star creepers round the exterior. My minimalist approach to ‘gardening’ keeps me sane and gives me just enough landscaping to tend to. That said, my husband is our groundskeeper. He is officially obsessed with mowing our yard, watering the beds, weeding the beds, seeding the yard, and trimming all the trees, flowering plants and shrubbery. He’s my #LawnBoy and man does he get after it! It’s his pride in our lawn and attention to detail that gets our lot a double take. #GreenThumb