Small Joys

Small Joys: Volume 10

Small Joys: Volume 10

Happy holiday weekend, belles! Whether you’re off on a fun adventure, lounging by the pool, or getting cozy with your couch, I hope you’re having a lovely one! Here are all of the little things I’m grateful for lately:

1. A new (to me) consignment shop! If you’ve read any number of posts on this blog, you know that I love a good consignment shop. I discovered a new one in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago! I’ve actually walked past it a dozen times on my way in and out of Whole Foods but didn’t realize it was a consignment store. (Sidebar – does anyone else drive past things every day and take zero notice of them, until finally looking up five years later and actually realizing what that store/building/place is?? I am constantly amazed by the things I “discover” that I’ve been looking at all along! I think this is just another symptom of being constantly bombarded with external stimuli. At any rate, I digress…)

dress is super fun because they feature a mixture of consignment, boutique overstock, and new items. I went to the Wade Avenue location last week and purchased an awesome pair of distressed white designer jeans and a J. Crew tee. Can’t wait to continue to hit them up for trendy, sustainable fashion!

dress Raleigh - consignment shop | Fairly Southern

2. Chocolove Raspberries in Dark Chocolate. Um. How have I lived my whole life without this deliciousness? I can’t even talk about how good these are without losing my mind and turning into a total heart-eyed emoji. Just try one–you’ll see what I mean. Also, I just at this very moment learned that you can buy them in bulk on Amazon. My hubby is going to keeeeeel me.

Chocolove Raspberries in Dark Chocolate | Fairly Southern

3. Flowers. Our yard is in bloom, and I love it! My absolute favorites, our hydrangeas, came out in full force this week! Our peony game has also been strong.

Small Joys: Volume 10 | Fairly Southern

Small Joys: Volume 10 | Fairly Southern

4. Paint Nite! My sis-in-law and I did a dog-themed paint nite recently. I am worse at painting than many kindergarteners, but I still find it to be super fun! There is something about brushing paint onto canvas that is incredibly relaxing.

Small Joys: Volume 10 | Fairly Southern

5. Weddings. We’ve attended a couple recently, and it has been great to celebrate our family and friends…and catch up with other wedding guests!

Small Joys: Volume 10 | Fairly Southern

6. My Mother’s Day tulip. You can read more about it on Insta. It was such a small gesture, but it gave me the biggest smile and soul-lift! I carried my poor tulip around all day–out to brunch, to Wes’s cousin’s house, to his grandmother’s house. It looked pretty worse for the wear after a couple of hours, but it perked up again after we stuck it in some cool water.

Small Joys: Volume 10 | Fairly Southern

7. Bought a new swimsuit that I ADORE! Y’all helped vote on which one I should purchase on Instastories. Can’t wait to show you which one I got!

8. My recent post about how I buy Lilly Pulitzer ethically. I’ve been thinking about this post for awhile…it’s one of my favorites!

How to Buy Lilly Pulitzer Ethically | Fairly Southern

9.  Girls weekend. At the time this post publishes, I am in Charlottesville with my mom + sis having a fabulous mother/daughter weekend! Rainy skies cannot deter our excitement for adventure (and by that I mean another glass of wine)!

What are the small things that are bringing you joy lately, friends?

xoxo Laura

P.S. – I was not compensated for this post in any way.  All opinions are my own! This post does contain referral links, which means that if you click on a link and purchase a product, I may receive compensation.


  1. What a happy post!! Also, how ironic that I just found an iBotta rebate for Chocolove bars last night that I’m now REALLY excited to use!! 😂

  2. Love all of these things, and that chocolate bar sounds divine. I also love a good consignment store. I’ve been to dress! It’s has great items.

  3. Yay to small joys! Paint Nites are so fun and finding a treasure to take home from a consignment shop always makes me feel like its my lucky day!

  4. I love post like this because I always learn something new or find out about a cool place. I knew about Dress, but I’ve never actually gone in there to look around. I definitely want to try it out now!

    Loving your garden, peonies are a favorite of mine. Picked some up from Trader Joe’s this week! 🙂

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