Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pretty flowers from Austin Bridal Extravaganza.

Here are few of the pretty bridal bouquets I had the opportunity to make at the recent Austin Bridal Extravaganza for Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Hey, stranger! It's been a while!

As you've probably noticed, I've taken a much-needed hiatus from blogging to get settled into my new town. And let's just say, it's been fast and furious since. I've since taken on two jobs, and am slowly finding the balance to make it all happen.

I won't say it's been the easiest transition, but I'm learning to trust my instincts, follow my heart and prioritize what's important in my life. And when I thought about it, I missed writing, blogging and photographing life so much. When I first started this blogging journey, I loved sharing things that inspired me, what I had been working on in my home studio and playful musings about life. Somewhere in there, I felt pressured to post the best of the best to gain pins, stats, followers and features. It started to feel more like a job and less like a pure form of expression, and sharing with thoughtful sweet readers (like you!)

So, I've decided to revive the blog and go back to basics. My posts may not be frequent, but they will be real. They won't be perfect, but they'll be from the heart. They might run the gamut and be completely random, but that's just me.

Here are a few vignettes in my new little apartment in San Marcos, Texas. I'm learning to love this little river town and all its quirks. I'm learning to live on less, but infuse everyday life with simple things that make it more beautiful.

Gallery wall in the living room. Peacock painting, map and one pair of footprints made by me. :) 

A colorful dreamcatcher I painted this afternoon.

My foyer greets us daily with a great reminder.

Succulents in mismatched glass I scored at a yard sale for 50 cents each. Love me a good bargain!

On River Time. One of the first hand-stitched  projects I made for our new locale.

So, those of you who have visited before, thanks for coming back. I'm looking forward to making creativity a priority and sharing it with you.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dollars For Doggies Giveaway!

Hello lovely readers!

I am excited to be a part of a fantastic giveaway that supports an AWESOME cause that's near and dear to my heart with my fellow blogging friend Kerry over at KerryingOn.

As a rescue dog mama, I am a huge advocate for standing up for pups in need because my own have enriched my life so much. So, of course I said yes when Kerry asked me to join other bloggers in raising money for two wonderful rescue organizations: Second Chance Rescue NYC and  Dogs Without Borders.

Here's the info on how to donate and how to enter to win!

From Kerry: Last year, for my birthday, I asked friends & family to donate to an animal rescue instead of buying me any presents. The result? $600 and my best birthday yet. This year, I'm sweetening the deal with an amazing GIVEAWAY and by reaching out to the incredibly supportive blog community to see if we can beat last year's total for two amazing dog rescues. Without further ado, I present to you...

With these kindhearted bloggers...

And these generous businesses...

All to benefit two incredible rescues:

Here's what you'll be entered to WIN:
a dog print from Bubby & Bean // gorgeous teal triangle earrings from Katilda
beautiful lavender earrings from Walkin' In Memphis In High Heels // custom hoop art from Ten Feet Off Beale

$25 Sephora gift card from Heather Hearts // $25 Starbucks gift card from KerryingOn (that's me!)
custom blog header and social media icons designed by Of Corgis & Cocktails
$25 Etsy shop credit from Let Me See You Sparkle
$20 Etsy shop credit from Head Over Heels

the stunning Muuto Flow Jug, generously donated by Viesso

and.. a FULL Scholarship to ZivaMind, generously offered by Ziva Meditation!

To Enter, please make sure you complete your donation here.
The minimum donation requirement is $1 but if you can give more,
the dogs and rescue folks would surely appreciate it :)
The giveaway will run through the end of the day (11:59 pm EST) of May 20th, 2013.
THANK YOU so much to the generous bloggers and companies for their support,
and Thank YOU for donating & Good Luck!
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Changes coming soon!

Hey lovely friends!

If you remember, I am in the throes of moving my happy butt across the great state of Texas, so I am sorry about the blog neglect!

That being said, I'm ready for a fresh start and plan to have new and fresh content here soon. Promise! 

In the meantime, follow me on Bloglovin to be a part of a really great giveaway I'm taking part in soon.

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Can't wait to update y'all on this crazy new adventure I'm having.

Love love love,


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Warrenton Antiques Week Part I and Easter at the Ranch

Hey friends!

Just wanted to share some eye candy from the Warrenton Antiques Week here in Central Texas! I'm taking a little inspiration vacation, and this is just the place to do it.

Here are a few pretty pictures from the beginning of this week. More to come!

Hanging out with my love in the Gypsy Wagon.

The super cute set up at Gypsy Wagon

The world-famous Royer's Round Top Cafe.

The bad-ass Aistream at Paris Montana.

Sweet little Dana having fun on Easter.