LITTLES  |  IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites: $50 and Under!

LITTLES IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites budget-friendly, space-saving essentials $50 and UNDER! Baby stuff can cost a fortuneeeeeeee! Luckily, our Sweedish friends aren’t down with that. They’ve infused their simplistic, economical ways into the baby, toddler and kid world and this new-Momma couldn’t be happier. I may work in the high-end designer world, but my … More LITTLES  |  IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites: $50 and Under!

DESIGN | Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery

{handmade stuffed animals from an organization that supports women in Nepal – found at the Buckhead Farmer’s Market} DESIGN  |  Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery {striped crib sheet by aden & anais  //  tripod lamp by target} I’m so excited to {finally} share my favorite room in our home – little MJ’s nursery! Little Miss is … More DESIGN | Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery

DESIGN | dropcloth dreams for a headboard DIY project

DESIGN  |  Dropcloth DIY Headboard “I love the look of the drop-cloth, a beautiful natural color with subtle texture, and the nailheads bring the added style that helps to tie it to the rest of our room.” Shortly after getting married, Josh and I had the DIY itch to makeover the pieces that we acquired … More DESIGN | dropcloth dreams for a headboard DIY project

LITTLES | Essentials for Starting Solids: Helpful Products for Baby-Led Weaning

At 5 months old, MJ started to join us at the dinner table. She was so interested in watching us eat and it was so fun to have her sit with us! We gave her a baby spoon {our favorites listed below} and she had fun bringing it to her mouth and chewing on it … More LITTLES | Essentials for Starting Solids: Helpful Products for Baby-Led Weaning

HOPES & DREAMS | 4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life There are countless friends, family members and acquaintances that have shaped and changed my life – and all of them deserve so much praise. They’ve spent time getting to know me and are able to tailor conversations and advice to precise moments in my life. Mmm so … More HOPES & DREAMS | 4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

DESIGN | Minty Green Master Escape with Target

DESIGN  |  Minty Green Master Escape with Target My friend, Jess, contacted me today looking for some ideas to update her master bedroom. Now, I am not a professional designer, but I love creating a mood board and any excuse to ‘shop’! Before we go any further – how adorable is Jess and her little family?! We … More DESIGN | Minty Green Master Escape with Target

LITTLES | Baby’s First Toys – Registry Favorites! 0-3+ Months

LITTLES  |  BABY’S FIRST TOYS – REGISTRY FAVORITES! AGE 0 – 3+ MONTHS I love watching our little miss discover color, texture, sounds, and her own abilities! These are some of our favorite toys that have greatly helped her with grabbing, holding, tracking, tummy time, focusing and more. one.  |  chicka chicka boom boom board … More LITTLES | Baby’s First Toys – Registry Favorites! 0-3+ Months

COOK  |  Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

I heard ya, “once that baby comes, kiss the cooking goodbye!” But…. I really really really didn’t want to!!! So, thanks to my rockstar husband who lets me semi-disappear into the kitchen, I still manage to crank out a couple of meals each week {for now…}. Yeah, they have gotten much more simple, but nothing … More COOK  |  Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Comfort

Throughout my pregnancy, I kept a running list of the things that helped make my pregnancy more enjoyable. I’ve tried to really pare it down to the must-haves because of course there were dozens of little tips, tricks, people, and products that helped with each changing week! I’ve categorized the ‘pregnancy must haves’ into three … More LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Comfort

COOK | Perfect Roasted & Crispy Brussel Sprouts + The Best Sauce Ever!

This post has been sitting as a draft for 146 days. 146 days is a really long time to hoard my favorite way to prepare Brussel sprouts from you. I’m sorry.  Why bring it out now? Because as I am typing out my *new* favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts {read: time saving for these … More COOK | Perfect Roasted & Crispy Brussel Sprouts + The Best Sauce Ever!

CREATE | coffee & coconut oil scrub

CREATE  |  SWEET COFFEE SCRUB   Prepare yourself for some skin tightening & smoothing! This coffee scrub smells amazing and will leave your skin silky soft. The caffeine increases blood flow to your skin, helping it appear smoother and even a little tighter, while the sugar exfoliates to get rid of dry winter skin! Ingredients 1/2 cup ground … More CREATE | coffee & coconut oil scrub

oh, it makes me uncomfortable, but I am oh so excited!

happy {belated} thanksgiving! I loooove this season of being thankful but really it should last throughout the year like this verse says. {love this verse like crazy!} Though not over yet, this year has been so fun and exciting {thank you!!!} And an extra thank you to everyone that has supported my little handmade jewelry … More oh, it makes me uncomfortable, but I am oh so excited!

Shop Local | Shop Handmade | Support Small Businesses

  We are gearing up for the season of giving and with the “launch” of my little Etsy.com shop, A. Macy Hall, now more than ever I believe in shopping local and shopping handmade. Atlanta is full of local artists and their designs are nothing short of treasures! I love to hear the stories of … More Shop Local | Shop Handmade | Support Small Businesses

oh hello there

  Happy Friday!!! WE MADE IT THROUGH MARKET! Guys, that totally deserves an all-caps shout out. The best part…it went well! If you follow me on Instagram I am sure you saw the pictures of some of our speakers- Ted Allen, Emily Henderson, Lara Casey and so many more. {+ posted below}   As we … More oh hello there

Wish List: IKEA

{Wish List: IKEA} We are moving soon {keys in hand!} which means we have a couple of new corners to fill, new DIY project ideas in mind and some room re-dos in mind. {one} Eivor Throw $20 {two} Lidan Baskets $10 {three*} Tarva Chest $80 {four} Fjalltag Area Rug $25 {five} Rens Sheepskin $30 {six*} Agen … More Wish List: IKEA

home happenings

So it’s a rental apartment…but its our home and we are happy.  {and the fireplace turns on like a light switch. amaaaaze!} Updates, projects and crafts have been of abundance post-wedding! I am so very lucky to have a husband that is tolerant of my constant need to always be adding and updating and re-positioning {on a … More home happenings

we celebrated anyways

Thank you to everyone that made my birthday so special! It was a weird one to celebrate since I feel like we have spent the last 10 months celebrating with all of the wedding/bridal festivities. Believe it or not, I actually felt like I met my “Amanda Celebration Attention!” quota…but alas we celebrated anyways.  The … More we celebrated anyways

well lately…

It’s been almost a month since I last posted…a disgrace. November is my favorite month {birthday month!!!} so the Hall’s have been super busy. Therefore instead of an instaweek or instaweeked or whatever it was that I used to do- here is a look back at the month, in true instagram fashion. Makes my life … More well lately…

a reminder

Before October passes us by in a couple of hours, I have to take a moment or two to shout out to the many breast cancer survivors and warriors out there.  Many of you know that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was in college, it was a big shock to our … More a reminder

Boo! It’s HALLoween!

  It’s HALLoween! It’s a spirited and spooky day at work 🙂  Last night I whipped up the only dessert that I know how to make. Brownie Cookie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting.  Crazy easy to make and decorate!  Eek! 🙂  Artsy Angels! Our creative department matchy matchy matchy!  Seeeeeeesters!  Trick or Treat!  🙂 amh….or … More Boo! It’s HALLoween!