Monday, January 21, 2019

Life Update + What I have been Up to

     Hey everyone and welcome back! It has been awhile since I have been on here but with the holidays and then school starting life has been crazy!

     So one of the cool adventures I got to go on to finish 2018 and welcome in 2019, was to go to Hilton Head Island with my family! We stayed at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town. It was the most amazing experience and I would say anyone and everyone should go stay there. The rooms are amazing and the staff are some of the sweetest people. This year we started off our new year by watching the ball drop down the lighthouse at Harbour Town, instead of watching the ball drop in NYC on TV. It was one of the best New Years celebrations I've ever had!

Now that I'm back home and everything has settled down after the holidays, I've started back college! This semester is very different for me. Even though I got into Georgia Southern University for the spring semester, I decided to stay home for one more semester and go to the college here in my hometown while I try to get some more of my core done. I have a lot of different reasons why I decided to stay home for a semester, and so far it has been a great decision.

My classes are definitely harder than I expected for this semester. Two of my classes that I'm taking are math and science which are not my strong subjects, I'm more of an English and Literature class type of girl. But I'm hoping with a lot of studying and hard work, I will at least be able to make it out of the semester with decent grades!

That is about all that has been going on in my life right now. Let me know what you have been up to in 2019 in the comments below! Thanks for reading and I'll talk to you again soon! And now here are some pictures of my recent adventures!

We climbed up the lighthouse! Such a pretty view!

View of the lighthouse from the club.

Harbour Town! 

View from the lighthouse! 

The 18th Hole! 

My outfit for dinner at the Old Oyster Factory 
A picture of my friends and me at The Yard for a back to school get together! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Victorian Tea at Christmas Time + Church Ornament Party

Hello lovelies! Welcome back! We're only 10 days from Christmas, how exciting! Another thing that is exciting is I went to my first Victorian tea time with one of my best friends. The decorations in the hotel were so pretty. It was at the same hotel that I took these pictures at. We got to pick from multiple different bag and loose leaf teas. I went with my usual English Breakfast tea. They brought out so many yummy sandwiches and little desserts. The service was wonderful, everyone was so sweet that worked there. I had a wonderful time catching up and drinking delicious tea with Dianna. 

After we did that, we headed over to our friend's house for our Ladies' Ornament Exchange party. Basically everyone brings an ornament and you can open one and then steal other people's. We also had delicious soup and desserts. It was so nice to spend time with the women of my church. 

I wore my favorite jumpsuit to tea. 

My outfit for the Ornament Exchange.

All the ladies and the ornaments we got.

You can watch my vlog of the entire day here. Clips of the hotel are included! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Room Tour

Hey everyone and welcome back to Blogmas! I took a day off from it yesterday to do a fashion blog post, but today I'm showing you my room while its decorated for Christmas! Christmas is my favorite time of the year so I like to go all out for my room. Let's get started!

*disclaimer: Ollie does not stay in his pen. He is a free roam bun and the door on his pen is always open. He goes in and out as he pleases. 

I'm going to go ahead and start with the door! I got this super cute fresh cut tree sign from Michaels and I felt like it just went so well with the theme I had going on for my room. 

Even though I have a stocking in the living room, I wanted Ollie to have a stocking so I got him and me matching stockings to hang on the wall. 

Under the stockings, my hamster, Lulu has a winter wonderland going on. 

 I kept my dresser super simple with these wooden trees and a gnome. 

I'm not going to lie, I'm so obsessed with the gnome trend that is happening this Christmas. 

I couldn't have a real tree or any tree that sat on the floor because Ollie would eat it so I opted for the small fake tree that I could put on my shelf. And then I just sat the elves in front of it. 

I have loved elves ever since I was little because of my "magical" elves that use to come visit me every Christmas season. (Blog post on that tradition coming soon!) 

Ollie's pen is decorated with little lights, gnomes, and signs. Also isn't Ollie just the cutest?!

Ollie is excited for Santa! 
I just put this little sign on my windowsill. 

 I didn't like how this pillow looked on my bed so I put it near my mirror for a cozy look. 
Here's my side table. The candle is Evergreen from Bath & Body Works and it is my favorite. 

Here's my bed! I love this festive bedspread. You can find the bedspread here

Here's an up close look. The llama is from last year and the Merry Christmas pillow is from a few years ago but I will try to find similar ones for y'all. 

I hope y'all enjoyed this and I will talk to y'all tomorrow. 
P.S. I filmed a YouTube video so that will be up soon. Get excited!! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Perfect Pink Jacket + rewardstyle

Hello lovelies! I'm so excited to share this jacket with y'all today! This pink jacket is my absolute favorite. On the outside it has the sherpa material and on the inside it is a silk material. This is perfect for any of your holiday parties or a night on the town. The dress I am wearing is velvet and you can dress it up or down. I paired this outfit with my favorite booties from Old Navy. 

Also I'm so happy to announce that I have been accepted into the rewardStyle program and now you can shop all of my outfits through the Shop My Post feature. You can also follow me (madisonscupoftea) on the LiketoKnow.It app! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Ultimate Christmas Mug Guide

Hey everyone and welcome to Blogmas day two! Today I am doing my ultimate Christmas mug guide. Here you can find all different types of Christmas mugs that you might need. I was super excited to put this list together because honestly mugs in general are one of my obsessions. Below are some of the super cute ones I found and some are even on sale! Now you can enjoy your hot tea, hot chocolate or coffee in the most festive way possible! 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Gift Guide: For Her

Hey everyone! I'm a few days  late but I am planning on doing Blogmas. Blogmas is basically where everyday until Christmas you write a blog post on Christmasy things. So to start it out, I decided to do a gift guide for her. I hope you find these helpful!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Velvet Dress + Ladies' Banquet

 Hey y'all and welcome back! I'm so excited to share this outfit with you because it is super affordable and comfortable but still cute! You can wear this dress to something causal such as a date night or you can dress it up for a holiday party. Tonight I went to my church's ladies' banquet so I did a dressy, casual look. I paired it with one of my favorite cardigans and booties. Then I threw on some statement earrings and walked out the door. 

  For the banquet, everyone brought a soup or a cake and then there was singing, games and a speaker. It was so good to take time to see to everyone that I haven't seen in awhile because of my busy schedule. Also, the decorations were absolutely beautiful, I'm sad that I did not get any pictures of them, but I did snap a picture of the hot cocoa bar that they at there just in case y'all might want to use the idea for your own holiday party. It was literally the cutest thing and the hot chocolate tasted so good! 

Thanks for reading and hope y'all enjoy some of the pictures from tonight. Also, what have you been up to for the holidays? Have you been to any banquets or parties? Let me know in the comments!! 

With Love,

Dress: Target // Cardigan: Target // Shoes: Old Navy // Purse: Nordstrom

Here's a picture with my sweet Mama. 

And a picture with one of my bffs!