Home Decor Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2017

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I have a gift guide for the home decor obsessed.  It’s a heavy board because, well, it’s my favorite topic! Let’s begin:


I posted a blog on this recently, but I LOVE JYDH prints.  I think one definitely needs to go in our new powder bath.  I’m eyeing this one. They’re beautiful and at a great price point.


I’ve been blogging about Mandy’s shop since day 1.  I love her online store.  She has a uniquely curated shop full of gems.  I love the cactus vase, memo board and this candle pagoda.


Diane Keaton has a book out on her new home and it is at the top of my wish list. What a great addition for any cocktail table.


These planters are perfect for any mantle or counter needing a little punch.  Throw in your favorite succulent or flower and you have a beautiful statement piece.


I also love a gift that is not only beautiful but functional.  This Tic Tac Toe piece is good looking and fun for any party guest.

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Black Friday Giveaway!

November 20th, 2017


‘Tis the season for giving! I teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give back to you! We are giving away $500 in Paypal cash to TWO WINNERS! The winner will be announced on Friday, November 24th just in time to get your Holiday shopping started! See below to enter and good luck!

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Hotel Saint Cecilia

November 18th, 2017

It’s no secret that I love Austin, Texas.  If I had to move back, it would be my top city of choice.  It’s the Boulder of the south.  This weekend my friend mentioned Hotel Saint Cecilia and now I want to plan a trip.









Amazing, right?!

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Beauty Enthusiast Gift Guide

November 17th, 2017

Hello and Happy Friday! I have to admit, I am loving the gift guides this year.  It’s so fun to see what people pick and learn about new things.  Today I’m coming to you with a guide for the beauty enthusiast in your life, which I feel like lately is everyone.


I got a blow out in New York last year and was very impressed by the flat iron she used. For someone who has always been an avid CHI user, it was a big deal for me to branch out.  This flat iron heats up ridiculously fast and works amazing.  I love it.


I got one of these last year and am a huge fan.  For someone like me who has sensitive skin, it works like a charm.  If you’re tired of having to wait out dramatic sleep lines on your face, a silk pillow cover is for you.


This hairdryer was a discovery from our girls trip last fall to New York.  My mom had this dryer and IT IS AMAZING.  It will blow you into next week.  If you hate drying your hair, you need to make sure you have the right tools.  This powerful dryer is salon grade and cuts my drying time in half.


I have to say, I’m a sucker for any eye palate from Bobbi Brown.  I love her shadows, and their collections are always beautiful.  This one is pretty, small enough to throw in your purse and easy on the wallet.


I got a Sephora sampler recently and am obsessed with the Egg Cream Mask.  Denver is so dry it will literally turn you into a reptile.  This cream hydrates so intensely without provoking a breakout.

What are your favorite beauty products? I’d love to hear!

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Men’s Gift Guide

November 15th, 2017

Today I have a gift guide men, inspired by the fabulous ones in my life: husband, dad and brother in law. The men in our family have a love of cars, working out, and speakers.  They are also REALLY hard to buy for.  This is the gift guide I need the most. With that in mind, let’s begin!


My husband and dad wear dry fit shirts all the time. You could say it’s their version of active-wear.  This shirt from Old Navy is cheap and fantastic.  Tim has quite a few short sleeve, but no long.


My dad has season tickets to the F1 race at the Circuit of the America’s in Austin.  This has gotten all of us really into racing.  I think this back pack could be really cool for the hubs (even though I’m the Mercedes team fan, and he loves Red Bull).


I’ve promoted these a million times, but I love my S’Well bottle.  I got my dad this wooden one for his birthday last year and I think it’s actually converted him into a water bottle user.  Not only is it stylish, it will keep your water cold for 12 hours.


Tim has installed these all over the house and they are amazing.  You can turn the outlet on and off from your phone.  Worried that you left your flat iron on? No problem, check the app.  Need to turn off the lamp quietly while your baby is asleep? BAM.   You get the idea.


My husband does not exactly love to dress up.  These socks are hilarious, and would add a little flare to any dress pant.

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Brass Sea Urchin Chandelier

November 15th, 2017

I’m currently loving the brass sea urchin chandelier.  It adds quite a bit of glam to any space it inhabits. Arteriors has a fantastic version called the Zanadoo.

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Pretty right?

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Ladies Gift Guide

November 13th, 2017

I’m coming to you today with a gift guide inspired by my sister.  It’s perfect for any of the ladies in your life (mom, friend, etc). I took a poll on my Instagram recently about whether or not gift guides were tired, and it came back with a resounding no, so here we go!


My sister loves a blanket, and if you haven’t experienced Barefoot Dreams, you better check this one out.  For now, I’m loving this faux fur trimmed throw.


She’s also really intrigued by beauty masks and I’ve started to experiment myself. This Rose Gold Mask from Nordstrom has pretty packaging and is targeting all my current facial issues…


I know I’m late to the game, but I’m obsessed with my Converse slider shoes.  They are beyond comfortable and easy to throw on, especially for this mom on the go.  These are currently on sale at Nordstrom Rack.


Confession: I’ve been wearing the same shade of Mac lipstick since the 7th grade (you can find it here). My mom gave me a few colors of Charlotte Tilbury and I am OBSESSED.  My current favorite shade has a tacky name…


If you haven’t tried a Voluspa candle, you haven’t lived.  Baltic Amber is my favorite scent, and this mini version is the perfect stocking stuffer!

What other guides would you like to see? Bring on the holidays! I am ready.

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Ready for the Holidays

November 11th, 2017

Normally, I don’t think anything Christmas should be out prior to Thanksgiving.  This year, however, I’m making an exception.  I’m ready for everything holiday.  We’ve experienced loss and sickness recently, and it’s to make things cheery. Bring on the holiday spice flat white, sweaters, and boots.  You know what else is cheery? A GIVEAWAY! I’ve teamed up with August Ink to giveaway a $50 gift card.  If you haven’t experienced one of their shirts, they are adorable and incredibly soft. Their holiday collection is out and it’s the perfect way to get in the spirit.  Head over to my Instagram to enter!



November 7th, 2017

There is no color more timeless than navy, and I’m currently coveting it for all things interior.  Maybe because we have a giant sectional, but navy is on the brain.  Look how stunning:

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If you’re looking for recommendations, Sherwin Williams 6244 and Benjamin Moore’s HC-158 Newberg Green are my current favorites.

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Yesterday’s research led to the discovery of Julie Hillman, a high end residential designer out of New York.  A graduate of Parsons and recognized fashion designer, Julie made the move to interiors in 2000 at the request of her clients. Her designs are all unique and very striking:









Consider me a fast fan.  I’m adding Julie Hillman Design to my watch list.

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