life lately & winners

the winner for the $50 carol & company is #78,{ Tanya R – I am in LOVE [yes, in all caps] with the Black Archival Italian Scroll!!!}

congratulations tanya. i’ll send your email to carol & company this morning!!


the 2 winners for the Pearl Event are Tracey H. and Cecilia!! congratulations. please email sibi for your information!! enjoy!!!


May 7, 2013 - 9:54 am

angela - Ok, let me first say I can’t STAND it when someone posts and everyone’s like *Where did you get that shirt, or where did the hat come from?* BUT…(you knew it was coming)…I HAVE to ask/say several things!!!

#1:LOVE the Anthro cereal bowl!!!

#2:The two piece skirt/top your daughter has on is THE CUTEST thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!! What was she doing on stage???????

#3: WHERE oh WHERE did the pom pom blanket come from?

May 7, 2013 - 9:57 am

Karen - Paige,

I just love you! You are truly an inspiration! I feel blessed to have found your blog when your home was featured on the 2012 Holiday Housewalk Party. Amazing! I have admired your floor stand chandelier which is again featured today – where did you find it?


May 7, 2013 - 11:15 am

Ella - It looks like you and yours and your home are doing great! Those flowers make your home look so springy.
I love how you post the lately in pictures since I am a visual person who loves photos.
All your girls look beautiful. I want to know where Savannah got that pink skirt (the whole outfit really) as I am looking for just such a skirt for a while.
You look beautiful in teal photo, especially your hair.
Wow for Emily!

May 7, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Carrie - Ditto on needing the details of the blanket. I need that! And I’m nosy enough to go ahead and ask what was Emily doing on stage? She’s beautiful. And I also wanted to add that I think you were having very good hair days here! (Although, truthfully I didn’t seem the problems before. That could’ve been in your head.). <3

May 7, 2013 - 2:02 pm

pam - I love your blog!! You and your family are beautiful from the inside out.
Just wondering…. where that cool cross necklace you have on came from? Sorry to ask!! I would love to have every piece of jewelry you and your daughters have!!! Love it.. Thanks for sharing!

May 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Kellie - Love the pom pom throw too! I have a question about the green drink…can you taste the celery and cucumber? I cannot STAND celery! πŸ˜‰

May 7, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Peggy - I had to laugh at all the hair comments! Because you know I have always thought you have lovely hair! But you want to know the truth? Its not your hair that I notice the most… its your lovely smile! It truly lights up your whole face! The love of the Lord simply radiates from you!
Cute, cute necklace! You know what else? I think you need to give lessons in how to dress like a girl! Because I would be the first to sign up!!! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful day! Love, love the pictures! (now i’m off to make a mess in the dining room… designing a few new market bags like the ones i found in france… which shrank after the first washing….) Have a great day, dearie!

May 7, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Sandy - Paige, You look adorable in the teal blue top . . love the necklace too. Blessings :O)

May 7, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Tracey H. - OMGoodness, I never ever win anything!! I can’t believe I won a ticket to the Pearl Event and the worst part is I can’t go:0(!!!! I never thought in a million years I would get picked and have booked 2 fabulous Noonday shows for that weekend, which is a blessing!! Please let me know if I need to email Sibi and I hope another winner can be picked!! I would gladly trade for the Carol and Company giftcard too:0) Oh what a day!!

May 7, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Kerri - Paige you are absolutely “beauty-full” in the picture wear you are wearing the blue shirt and cross! (And like Angela, I have to ask where did you get the shirt and necklace?) And the girls are STUNNING in the photo below your picture! XOXO Thank you for always being here for us ladies! WE love you!!!!!!

May 7, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Kerri - ok, not sure where my previous comment went! Paige, you are “beauty-full” in the blue shirt and cross! (and like Angela, I have to ask where the shirt and necklace are from?) And the girls are STUNNING in the photo below yours! Thank you for always being here for us ladies! WE love you! XOXO

May 7, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Destiny - What a great post. Full of life and how you sweetly you live it!
(If you’re sharing, I’d love to know where you cound the metal flower pot; it’s so different!)

May 8, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Cecilia - I can’t believe I won! Thank you so much! I hope you will be there too, we would love to see you!


May 9, 2013 - 5:23 pm

tara - i want to spend time with you this summer.
please tell me i can come with lydia and hang in your neck of the woods.

your life lately is beautiful.

May 11, 2013 - 9:55 am

jodi - great shots, your family is adorb! I love the teal top and your hair looks fab! πŸ™‚

kitchen papers & a $50 giftcard giveaway

truth be told, i think i enjoy setting a pretty table more than i enjoy doing the actual cooking. i’m sure there are many shaking heads & looks of disapproval right now! i do enjoy cooking & preparing meals, especially with fresh summer veggies and a breeze blowing through my kitchen window and james taylor or norah jones playing….just not as much as i enjoy picking out lovely dishes and cloth napkins. and flowers too.

kitchen papers is one of my favorite elements to add to our table. they’re fun. they’re festive. they’re affordable. you can even personalize them. and then just toss ’em when you’re all done. what more could you ask for? besides someone to cook your meal.

carol & company carries a great selection of kitchen papers! today i’m sharing the chevron placemats ( in gold.LOVE), archival perfect setting, ( also shown here), flourish monogram placemat ( personalization available), cutlery table wrap & the dinner napkins.

carol & company is offering all my readers a special 10% off your entire purchase, site wide! ( enter PAIGE10 at checkout) this is good through friday, may 10.


one lucky reader will win $50 giftcard!

to enter for the giftcard leave me a comment on what you might chose if you were to win, remember this can go towards anything on carol & company’s site!

i’ll post the $50 winner middle of next week. oh & be sure if you tweet/instagram or do any social media sharing to leave an extra comment for each share so you’ll be entered again!

just in case you wonder,

the dishes & serving ware are all mackenzie childs

red /white bowls with gold rim are from c.wonder

lavender glasses are from anthropologie

as are the salad plate & bowl in last few images

May 3, 2013 - 12:25 pm

kayla - carol & co. has such cute stuff! i love the gold chevron placemats. also a big fan of the celebration placemats! these would be perfect for all sorts of fun stuff coming up this summer.

May 3, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Nicole W. - First, l-o-v-e all your photos! Wow.
Next, if you PICK ME, I’d be over the moon to get the John Wind Jewel and Gemstone Heirloom Gold Bracelet in orange. My boys’ school color is orange and I love to wear it to cheer them on at games!

May 3, 2013 - 12:43 pm

tiffany day - Hi Pagie!

So fun!! I would get the place setting placemats and napkins and maybe the monogram ones to. and lots and lots of the bracelets – too many to choose from :))

have a great weekened!!

May 3, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Denise - Paige, You have had me in tears this week with Lauren and Sibi. Lauren losing her daddy hit home hard. My youngest is also a senior in high school(my oldest is a jr in college)both girls, and we lost their dad (my husband) in March to leaukemia. Its hard……Im planning a graduation party for my senior and trying to go about a normal life. HAHA…..normal doesn’t exist right now. Sibi reminds me of several very dear friends of mine who have been my support system for many months now. How I treasure my sister-friends! I’ve gone back and read some of your older posts and you have no idea how much its help. Thank You!

May 3, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Michele Camp - I love them all!!! I’d choose the gold chevron tooooooo…pick me!!!!!!!

May 3, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Judy L - How fun – a giveaway! I think I would get one of the John Wind initial necklaces for my daughter. I think it looks great on Savannah.

May 3, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Melissa - You have gorgeous table settings! I love the chalkboard looking ones or the gold chevron. Tough call. I am with ya – setting the table is my favorite part of meals.

May 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Wendy - I love these and since my kids are 5 and 9, it would be an excellent way to add some fun and color to the table without worrying about spills and stains. I like everything you displayed, but especially like to have the ones with the outlines of the plates and proper placement of the silverware. We are guilty of just throwing the utensils on the table and this would help us teach the girls the proper placement. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some kitchen papers. Thanks!

May 3, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Lindsay - Lots of cute things!!! I would get the Clairebella Personalized Cell Phone Case Trellis!

May 3, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Kristen - Le sigh. Can I just come live at your beautiful home? πŸ™‚ i’m currently planning a tea party for my daughter’s 11th birthday and I’m trying to go “all out”! I would most definitely choose something to make the table setting more special – maybe the celebration placemats…? Thank you so much for this opportunity!

May 3, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Deidre - Though I LOVE the papers, I would choose the John Wind Gold Initial bracelet since I have wanted it forever!!! (Beautiful table settings πŸ™‚

May 3, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Jennifer hill - Pooh….I would love the paper runners.

May 3, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Jennifer hill - Opps…meant. Ooooh not pooh! πŸ™‚

May 3, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Chris K - Hmmm….tough decision! I love everything on the carol & co. website. I would be torn between the john wind initial monograms and the adorable paper placemats. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

May 3, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Ginny - Love the Moon & Lola monogrammed necklaces!

May 3, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Karen - I would volunteer to cook AND clean up to be able to eat at your beautiful table! My favorite is the butcher paper runner with the kitchen utensils – adorable. I may have to save up for those precious cake stands and pitcher – too cute!

May 3, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Sherry - They have such cute stuff, I love it all. I plan on purchasing a gift for a graduation present.

May 3, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Dana Carter - I almost snagged a table liner up the other day @ Swoozie’s, but alas I was on a groceries only budget that day:)

May 3, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Tracey H. - I am so glad that I started following your blog:0) I love the gold chevron placemats, but the monogram ones make this South Carolina girl’s heart happy:0)!!! I would definitely get some placemats, a runner and some more of those fabulous bracelets!! Happy Friday:0)

May 3, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Tracey H. - Oh and I meant to say I shared to pinterest and twitter:0)

May 3, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Kitty - Oh my goodness!! All of the papers are so pretty it would be hard to choose. I think if pressed I would pick the Perfect Place Setting. {heart}

May 3, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Yesenia - I love the monogram ones. Gives it a special personal touch to the table. I can see them on the antique table my mother gave to me as a present. Love your page.
Going to purchase a few jewelry pieces also they are so breath taking. God bless you.

May 3, 2013 - 6:00 pm

carol jane - The island cowgirl divine love necklace, is what I would love!

May 3, 2013 - 6:11 pm

dana - I love everything….I especially love the placemats!

May 3, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Shari B. - I really love the John Wind Colorful Keepsake Necklaces.

May 3, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Karen - I would get the monogrammed kitchen papers ! How fun!

May 3, 2013 - 9:37 pm

Deborah - Thanks for the opportunity. Love the paper place mats. And your photos are as lovely as ever.

May 3, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Terry - I would love to have either the Waxing Poetic bangle of silver ball bracelet!

May 3, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Judy Barack - Love the Nora Fleming items that Carol & Co. sells. I would stock up on minis!!

May 3, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Cari - Beautiful images! I love Carol & Company! If chosen I woud pick a Lenny and Eva sentiments bracelet…it would be the perfect treat to myself for Mothers Day!

May 3, 2013 - 11:20 pm

Allison - I would choose one of the pick-up sticks charms & necklaces. So stinkin’ cute!!

May 4, 2013 - 12:03 am

Lynda Del - I love the Wimberly Charm Circle Acrylic Initial Necklace in Cobalt! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

May 4, 2013 - 12:08 am

Ellisa - Ooh! I love the table runner but I’d definitely get those chevron placemats and even the cloth napkins too! I’m getting married in June and my fiancΓ© and I both love to host dinner parties. These would be so fun to use then!

May 4, 2013 - 12:10 am

Ellisa - I also shared via twitter πŸ™‚ (@emjosephs)

May 4, 2013 - 12:15 am

Ellisa - I instagrammed the chevron placemats with a link to your blog! I’ve been a long time “secret” fan. I read EVERY post but never comment…until now!

May 4, 2013 - 12:16 am

Ellisa - And finally, I also instagrammed the cloth napkins. So cute! OOOOH, I just want these so badly for my new house! πŸ™‚

May 4, 2013 - 1:49 am

Tina Gayman - I love coming to your site and reading. It’s like a cup of tea in in the morning. The place settings and papers are all beautiful. I wouldnt’ even know where to begin. It’s just stunning. I have two adult daughters. 21 years old and soon to be twenty year old. I so can relate. That’s what brings me back to your site. A very Blessed mommy of two beautiful Daughters. Blessings to you . Was a Beautiful day in Pennsylvania today.

May 4, 2013 - 6:31 am

Elissa H. - I love Carol & Company! I was introduced to them through your blog, and have since then bought several pieces of jewelry and a nora fleming platter. I would now love some kitchen papers, especially the chevron placemats! I love setting a beautiful table too, even though my teenagers are constantly telling me I’m too “fancy”. Thanks for all the ideas you have here on your blog, it’s where I get most of my inspiration. Have a great weekend!

May 4, 2013 - 7:45 am

Dina - I love everything in the pictures! I would also love some mini charms to go on my charm bracelet. Thanks for the give away!

May 4, 2013 - 8:28 am

Sue H. - Love your style Paige!!! All these photos are wonderful. I love the chevron placemats and the dinner napkins!

May 4, 2013 - 10:30 am

Barb Harris - Love the archival papers, all the flower papers and love the fork knife spoon table runner in white. The jewelry looks amazing too!

May 4, 2013 - 10:36 am

Robinanne - I have wanted one of those “saying” leather cuffs forever…that’d be my pick. Fabulous photos as always. Thanks for the chance.

May 4, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Loretta - Your photos are fabulous and carol & co. has so many beautiful things to offer. I would choose the bow cuff in silver…love it.

May 4, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Kaitlin Boles - Absolutely love the flourish typewritter font placemats!

May 4, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Wendy - What a fun giveaway! There are lots of great things at Carol & Company. I do love the cutlery table wrap roll. You do set a beautiful table! Blessings. xox

May 4, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Kristen L. - I love the crab on kraft kitchen papers placemats! Perfect for our Maryland crab-loving family!

May 4, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Jenny - I absolutely love all of those paper place mats! πŸ™‚

May 5, 2013 - 1:37 am

Cynthia Riley - I would love to choose something by Nora Fleming..I love the platters and holiday minis.

May 5, 2013 - 10:17 am

beth cleary - I adore the Butcher Block Table runner..I need that ASAP!!

May 5, 2013 - 11:19 am

Gloria Hamilton - Love the Carol & Company giveaway! I think the John & Wind initial necklaces would make a great gift for my daughter.

May 5, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - Holy cow!! The cuteness factor is sky-high here. Makes me want to host a big dinner party. I LOVE these. I have one of the paper placemats with utensils on it and I framed it.

May 5, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Kim I. - Oh, heavens!! Too many great things to choose from. While I do love all the paper items {so unique!} I think my jewelry hoarding instincts would point me toward a monogrammed bracelet. Had my eye on those for ever so long. Thanks Paige!!

May 5, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Lori H - I love to set a pretty table and would love to try the paper place mats!

May 5, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Lori Martin - Wow! I’m in love with all the papers, I want one of everything. I’m loving the chevron placemats and the brown paper w utensils ❀❀❀❀

May 6, 2013 - 7:00 am

Meg - I love all your tablescapes Paige! Since I just ordered some jewelry from Carol & Co. last month (John Wind summer bracelet and Monogram Necklace) I’ll share my favorites from the Kitchen Papers collection (or at least a few, I love them all!). The fork, knife, spoon paper runner, the classic monogram placemats, and the perfect seating placemats are just a few favorites! Now I have to work on making my place settings as gorgeous as yours : )

May 6, 2013 - 8:02 am

Susie P - I am in love with those chevron mats!!!

May 6, 2013 - 8:52 am

Dawn Gahan - Lovely tablescapes! And a lovely giveaway, too! Thank you!

May 6, 2013 - 8:55 am

Rachel R Adams - Sister ~ These images are amazing! You have such a gift for photography! I love that you share it with all of us on your blog. Hugs! Rachel

May 6, 2013 - 10:47 am

Yolanda McLean - I love the chevron, but the monogram are lovely too.

May 6, 2013 - 10:57 am

madelyn villari - Love the Monogram placemats. Thanks for giving me a new Christmas gift idea for the people on your list that have everything!!!

May 6, 2013 - 10:58 am

Leslie W - I adore Carol & Company! If I were so lucky to win I’d have to get the Cake Kitchen Paper – Crab on Kraft Placemat. It would look great in my kitchen!

May 6, 2013 - 11:03 am
May 6, 2013 - 12:07 pm

sheri - I love the Crab on Kraft Place Mats. Love love love them. πŸ™‚ xo

May 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm

lacey poag - photo delight! any of this would be such a treat!

May 6, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Kendra Hen - I would LOVE the chevron placemats or the silverware table runner! SO perfect for outdoor dining!

May 6, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Sharon - I love it all! It would be hard to choose but I think I would pick a piece of the jewerly!!!

May 6, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Lisa - I think I would buy the Chevron paper placemats!! Gorg!!!!

May 6, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Missy - LOVE the monogrammed ones and my girlies could have much fun with the paper pearls!!!!

May 6, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Christy - Wow, loving the paper options, My favorite is the Confetti placements!! How fun these would be for a birthday or special day

May 6, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Jen@thecottagenest - I have forever been wanting the cake kitchen papers perfect place setting paper placemats! I love your table setting. It’s so much nicer than everything matching!

May 6, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Ashley U. - I would love the gold chevron placemats! πŸ™‚

May 6, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Sharyn - just moved into a new home and I would LOVE to use these for my first dinner party!

May 6, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Heather L. - Hi Paige! LOVE the pictures. I would absolutely get the place mats and napkins. I have a wedding shower coming up and I know she would absolutely love them!

May 6, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Vicki - A Lenny and Eva bracelet!!! Beautiful pictures too, Paige : )

May 6, 2013 - 7:15 pm

tara - your images are beautiful…you set an amazing table, friend.
Love all the dishes…and would love the chance to win the giftcard. (thanks!)

May 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

Michelle - Paige- I love Kitchen papers too! The scroll cover was on my table this fall and I’ve used for the various placemats for lunches. I haven’t seen the gold chevron placemats so I think I would get those if i was the winner!

May 6, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Melissa Lynch - I would work on my 16 year old’s John Wind bracelet!

May 6, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Tanya R - I am in LOVE [yes, in all caps] with the Black Archival Italian Scroll!!!

May 6, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Diane Henderson - Would love some kitchen papers but could also use a Clairebella monogrammed iPhone case

May 6, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Amy G. - I would get the Cake Kitchen Paper – Blooms Paper Table Wrap – 30″ x 50′ roll.

thank you!

May 7, 2013 - 1:07 am

Ashley - I’d love some Nora Flemming platters!

May 7, 2013 - 1:52 am

Jane - Ive never seen paper placemats before! What a wonderful treat for a special occasion or to make a regular dinner a bit fancy! I regularly have my niece for sleepovers and would love to set the table with the chevron placemats for us!

May 7, 2013 - 9:32 am

Peggy - OH Paige, how can a girl pick and chose?! There are so many adorable things… from the plate perfect placemats to the large floral blossoms (love peonies!!) to the beautiful jewelry (and me not being a jewelry girl!! some of the necklaces simply make me swoon, i just might be changing over to the “dark” side just yet, ha ha!)

Have I told you how I am simply in awe of your talent? I know it is a gift of God and just want to say thank you for sharing it with us! You, my dear, brighten my day every time I read what you have to say! (even when the Lord is chastising/convicting me with your words!) Thank you for being receptive to the Holy Spirit’s leading and for blessing my heart!

May 7, 2013 - 9:37 am

rachel - Oooh, lovely site. I’d get the Vintage Rose Wraps Mustard Stripe Navy Headband.

May 7, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Grace Inman - I love anything from Waxing Poetic, especially the Round Signet Charm!

May 8, 2013 - 7:13 pm

Celeste - Loving all of the monogrammed necklaces!

May 15, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Amanda Stevens - Tough choice – everything is beautiful. But I love the horseshoe necklace!