Home Upgrade: Motorized Shades by J. Geiger powered by Somfy

Over the past 10 months we have been working on remodeling certain parts of our new home in Charleston. AJ and I collectively decided to focus on two key areas in our home where our family and friends would dwell the most, the living room and the kitchen.

The living room space was first on our to-do list. AJ and I both agreed that renovating and designing anything is a journey which can at times come with added stress. So to ensure we knew exactly what we wanted, we enabled the help of an interior designer and project manager. We both put a lot of forethought into what we wanted aesthetically in our living room with an objective to get the most use out of the overall space. Someone once told me,

“Think long-term. Remember to plan not only for this stage of your life, but for the next phases, as well,”

and thus this became our mantra for our entire design process. This threw me for a loop as my list consisted of new shelving, remodeling the wet bar, etc. I completely overlooked the blinds. Then randomly the Instagram gods blessed us with an advertisement for motorized shades designed by J Geiger and powered by Somfy. We knew that these architecturally conscious motorized shades would be perfect for our new home. All J Geiger shading systems are thoughtfully designed, custom made and expertly installed to ensure all of your design needs are met. In addition to the sleek design, these motorized shades come with a long list of benefits for your home. They can help reduce energy bills, are cordless and child friendly, prevent floors and furniture from fading, boost security and privacy, provide UV protection, and improve your home’s resale value.

Our local J Geiger/Somfy dealer has been phenomenal to work with and they are true experts in their craft with helping my family choose blinds that would fit our needs and the overall aesthetic of our home. After working closely with a design consultant, we chose J Geiger’s new ‘Inception Shades’. They are child-pet safe, cordless and controlled with the simple click of a button or from your smart home device with voice command. They offer hundreds of high performance solar sheers, light-filtering privacy fabric and blackout fabric with your choice of silver or black aluminum hardware to give your home a stylish new look . No unsightly wires or screws, just a seamlessly concealed design to give any space an instant upgrade.

They were installed in less than 15 minutes and it was a game changer for our living room!! My favorite morning routine has easily become opening the motorized shades as the sun is rising over the lake in our backyard, all with a simple, “Alexa…open the living room shades’.“ J Geiger shades powered by Somfy  are an outstanding investment for your home. Functional, stylish and unlike any other shades on the market! From sunup to sun down, no need to look elsewhere… J Geiger & Somfy have everything you need to master the aesthetic of any room with minimal effort!

A Letter to 2017

Dear 2017,

Oh, how exciting you have been!

I got to learn about how the biggest blessings sometimes come after long periods of frustration (emphasis on blessings, click here to check out my full post on fertility and our long journey to getting pregnant with twins). Though our road to grow our family wasn’t as quick or simple as we hoped, twins were well worth the wait!! Since finding out the news earlier this year, our family has gone through some major changes in preparation for our two new additions!

We moved! I LOVE our new home!! Though it’s still a work in progress and decorating a new home has been an interesting feat midway through a pregnancy, it’s been a joy to to fill it up with the help of Willow now that she’s a little bit older to have an opinion. Though we’re still working on a few rooms, our new home is certainly being filled with new memories! We’ve already hosted a few parties! Christmas Day, the twins gender reveal, and countless girls days with my sister, niece, and friends!

With the family expanding, thank you for giving me the time to discover a newfound love for trying new recipes. Since we will soon have more mouths to feed, it was especially fun to get a famous chef in the kitchen (major thanks to Cat Cora for enlightening me on how to make the best cookies!! Recipe here). I’ve also found some other new healthy favorites, and started to get Willow in the kitchen to help! Check out all of these here.

Speaking of food, time for a snack (pregnancy food cravings have been hitting me every two hours)!

So I’ll leave you with this 2017 – thanks to you, I am ready and looking forward to the new year! I can’t wait for EVERYTHING that’s to come!

I wish you and your families a 2018 filled with love, laughter and light. Thanks for following along.






Cyber Week Sales Guide


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! There are some major sales going on today and throughout the weekend!! Click the name of each site to shop and pay attention to special codes!!!

Happy Shopping!! I will add sales to this post as they come in! So keep checking back!


ANN TAYLOR // 50% Off Everything with code: THANKFUL.

ALL SAINTS // Up To 40% OFF Everything!

ASOS //Take 20% off everything with code WIN20

VALID IN: US, US Minor Outlying Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada.

BEBE // Black Friday Steals! Take 30-50% Off Select Styles

BERGDORF GOODMAN // Save up to 40% off during the Designer Sale @bergdorfs

BOBBI BROWN // Get Gifting! Shop Exclusive Palettes & Sets on BobbiBrown.com all at 25% off for Cyber Week. Plus, spend $50+ and pick 5 free minis. Shop now!

BOLL & BRANCH //Get 25% off all orders over $150 for #BlackFriday when you shop with @bollandbranch. Shop the softest gifts of the season

BOOHOO // Take 50% off everything!

BUFFALO JEANS //12HR Early Bird Black Friday Special! 50% off EVERYTHING+ FREE SHIPPING Before Noon

CHEAP MONDAY // 25% off everything, no code needed. Discount will be applied at the checkout

CHICWISH // Black Friday : Enjoy Extra 15%OFF Order Over $50/£40CODE : BLK15


DR. SCHOLLS //Black Friday Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping


E.L.F COSMETICS // Get 50% off sitewide using the code CELEBRATE on orders $30+. Plus, your order ships free for a limited time. Exclusions apply.

FARFETCH // Take 50% off 

FITFLOP // FitFlop Shoes, Sneakers, and Boots Up to 60% off + Extra 20

FRANCESCA’S // Black Friday starts here. Buy one, get one 60% off all clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home & gifts at francesca’s. Stay tuned for more cyber specials!

HORCHOW HOME // Black Friday Sale! Save up to 40% off select items + enjoy free shipping on orders $50+ with code HOLIDAY

HUDSON WAY // The Black Friday Sale at Shop Hudson Way starts now – 50% off all regular priced purchases including new arrivals!

HUNTER // Shop the Black Friday Sale alongside an exclusive offer up to 40% off a new Hunter product every day.

J CREW //Take 40% off everything

KEDS //Black Friday Sale: 30% off full price + 10% Off Sale CODE: NOLINES

KIEHL’S // $20 Off $65+ CODE; JINGLE

KOOLABURRA BY UGG //25% off – valid on all Koolaburra styles CODE: KOOLASAVINGS

LACOSTE //25% off on the fall winter collection

LOLE  //30% Off Select Merchandise CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

LUCKY BRAND //Shop the Lucky Brand Black Friday Sale – Save 50-60% off 

MADEWELL //Take 25% off everything  CODE: DONTSTRESS

MATISSE FOOTWEAR // Black Friday Sale Announcement: Up to 70% off and free shipping on orders over $125

MISSGUIDED // Own the night with the new season party collection from Missguided and get 50% off all dresses (excluding sale and CarliBybel items) using code DRESSYBABE in the US and DRESSLOVE in the UK

NASTYGAL // It’s Black FriYAY with Nasty Gal

NEIMAN MARCUS //Today Only- Black Friday Sale! Save up to 60% off when your take an extra 33% off select merchandise at NeimanMarcus.com!

NET-A-PORTER // Take up to 50% off sale styles

NIKE //Take an extra 25% off sales with CODE: EPIC25

NORDSTROM // Cyber Monday at NORDSTROM! Extra 20% OFF selected sale items. FREE shipping. FREE returns.