Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites: Twine & Twig

Twine & Twig... these two sisters from Charlotte are killing it. I am beyond obsessed with their new Spring collection. The leather and suede straps and all of the natural shells and glass beads are so gorgeous. Hopefully one of these will be arriving in the mail to me for Valentine's day (hint hint Gray!) and can perk up my daily uniform of a denim shirt and jeans. 

Twine & Twig is having a flash sale just in time for Valentine's Day. 
Enter CUPID20 to receive 20% off! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poplin & Queen Interiors Website

I am so incredibly excited to share that Poplin & Queen Interiors website is live! Shannon and I have been hard at work the past 2.5 years building our business and have been collecting photography of our work along the way. Our website has been in the works for quite sometime and I am thrilled to finally be able to share it with you all!

This is just a small snippet of our design projects over the past few years. Our largest projects have been out of state and are still in progress, so as soon as those are wrapped we will add those as well!
Shannon and I are also sharing updates on projects, design inspiration, and a few favorites on our new blog!  Take a peek over at our new website and blog. I would love to hear what you think!
website design by Gadabout Creative

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello there...

Y'all....this is Maines. 
He's almost five months old and I am so excited to finally introduce him to you all. He is the sweetest, most darling little boy and I can't wait to share his birth story and his newborn photos. 
But first I wanted to just say hi.

It has been months since I've blogged. We have moved, had intensive design work, and OH! I had a baby too!  So many new exciting things with life and with Poplin & Queen Interiors coming up in the next few weeks and months. With so much going on, something had to give, but I have missed this little blog and all of you so much. So no promises or scheduled post, but when I have something that I think is just too good not to share, I'll be back to share it with you all. 

thanks Millie Holloman for the sweet photo of Maines

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Currently Craving: Crispy Autumn Kale Salad

I looked at my instagram profile yesterday and was embarrassed by how much food I've been posting. The hazards of being 7 months pregnant I guess. This salad is too good not to share, especially because it's right on par for all of you that are trying to get back into the healthy swing of things for the New Year. I can't remember where I found it (pinterest is my best bet) but I traced it back to a new favorite blog, How Sweet It Is
This salad is seriously good.

Crispy Autumn Kale Salad

1 Bunch of Kale, torn from stems and torn into pieces
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of apple cider
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 shallot, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 sweet potato, diced
1 Honeycrisp apple, diced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup pomegranate arils

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place kale in a large bowl and massage olive oil, apple cider, 1/8 teaspoon salt, nutmeg and pepper into for 1-2 minutes. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 10 minutes. Toss well and roast for 5-10 minutes more, until slightly crispy but not golden.
While kale is roasting, heat a skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until crispy and fat is rendered (about 2 minutes), then remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Add the shallot, garlic, sweet potatoes and apples to the skillet, tossing with remaining salt and cinnamon. You want the sweet potato and apple finely diced, about the same size as the bacon bits and only slightly larger than the pom arils and pine nuts. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
In a small saucepan, add pine nuts and toast over low heat for 5-6 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Set aside.
Combine kale with apples and sweet potatoes, pine nuts, goat cheese and pom arils. I don't find this needs any sort of additional dressing (the kale will not stay crispy) but feel free to add some if you'd like.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


 just be the most perfect shoe for Spring. 

Less than three months until this little boy arrives and I think these would be the most perfect shoes to break out after I have him. 
Don't you agree?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

There is nothing more that I love then getting dolled up and going out on New Year's Eve, having a delicious meal and great cocktails with Grayson and a few great friends. This year is a little different with being pregnant and having a two year old. We are going for an early dinner with a few favorite friends that have kiddos too, then coming home to have a cozy late night together.  It can be just as fun, and a lot less stressful doing it at home. Here’s the plan:

Cozy Up:
You can still get dolled up, but tonight is the perfect excuse to splurge on darling silk pajamas and slippers. I love Equipment shirts so much, and they now have gorgeous pajamas. They are pricey, but I've heard they will last for the long haul. 

Fancy Foods and a Movie
Break out the china and crystal, even if it’s just for you and your better half or best girlfriend. Since we are doing dinner out, I've picked up a few sweet treats and Grayson's favorite wine for later. We are going to watch a movie and hopefully make it until the ball drops at midnight. 

2013 has been an incredible years with blessings, struggles, and lots and lots of laughs. I know 2014 will do the same. I hope you all have an incredible last day of 2013 and a very happy New Year!