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A Recap of March 2023

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Unlike February, this month has flown by, and we’re already well into April, but I wanted to highlight some of the best moments and products from a memorable March. Things are budding and coming to life here in North Carolina, but that won’t ever stop me from buying fake plants, and I may or may not have “planted some outside.” This $17 oversized resin planter is the MVP, and you’ll never guess where it’s from. Thinking about where I can put more of them! Maybe the front porch? Also, notably in March, the study got repainted for the third time, and we added built-ins and pocket doors. In other project news, our team office is coming along great, and we’re all trying to decide which room is our favorite.

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We had these picture lights installed in the study built-ins and they’re looking so bright and handsome in there.

Never want to take this necklace off. So darling.

Faux is the way to go for me, and the running total I have going for these plants outback is 4.

These are the sneakers of the season. I’ve been wearing them on repeat, and they’re so comfy.

This is the new credenza in the CLJ office, and I want to steal it for our house; I love it so much.

These are the new chairs I got for the study and I can’t wait to show you!

In case you didn’t know, low-cut socks are becoming a thing of the past, and I’m totally okay with it. These are my new fav.

I got this dress for our Mexico trip, and I’ll definitely be wearing it all spring and summer. The fit and quality are top-notch.

Can’t believe this planter is only $17! I want to get at least 2 more.

My tried-and-true self-tanner took the cake in our extensive test and carried me through Mexico.

The new Stanley colors are still in stock, so grab one while you can!

This cutie made its way into the CLJ office, and I’m so obsessed with it. Shared some other wicker lamps here.

My very favorite suit I wore in Mexico! The fit is absolutely flattering, and I can’t get over the darling print.

This has been my go-to workout tank lately.

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