- Year: 2015 -

Thankful

The holidays are a crazy time for everyone. It is really easy to get caught up in the twenty million things that you need to buy and complete, and I often do. I enjoy every holiday, but sometimes I regret taking on so many holiday related tasks, ideas, and presents. Yes ten foot DIY ornament garlands are super fun to make, but do I really need one for my holiday to be successful? No. Do I really need to make three different side dishes for Thanksgiving when my mom clearly has it covered? No. This year I have been truly blessed. I have met some amazing people that have truly changed my life, and let go of some of the people that have negatively impacted my life as well. While the bad times have…

Holiday Gifts for Him

| Leather Duffel Bag, Barrington Gifts | 3/4 Zip Pullover Sweater, Vineyard Vines | Key Fob, Mark and Graham | Whiskey Stones, Amazon | Rocks Glasses, Mark and Graham | Watch Case, Mark and Graham | Watch, Daniel Wellington | Candle (Mahogany Teakwood), Bath and Body Works | When it comes to buying presents for the men in my life - it can pose a bit of a challenge. How am I supposed to know what boys want for Christmas? After extensively questioning said men in my life, I have come to one conclusion. Men, like women, like to receive nice stuff that they won't ever get around to buying for themselves. I mean really.... who legitly puts whiskey stones on their shopping list of things to buy for themselves? Not I. Therein lies the beauty of…

50+ Interior Design Secrets

Designing the perfect space is hard! You think that you may know what you want, but when you put it together, it still doesn't have that professional look that you were going for. You think to yourself, if they can do it, why can't I? I have soooo been there. While designing your dream space takes patience and a creative eye, it isn't something that can't be done with the right interior designer tips and tricks in your arsenal. After years of research, trial and error, and personal experience, I have discovered and utilized the design tips and tricks that I am sharing with ya'll today. I just got really excited! Did you?! Good. Let's do this! 1. Symmetry is one of my Tried and True Design Rules. If you place a sconce on…

Faux Fur for Fall

| Camel Coat, ASOS $162 | Grey Fur Coat, ASOS $123 | Green Coat, ASOS $170 (clearly they have a good selection of faux fur) | Pink Fur Coat (my favorite!), ASOS $189 | Ox Blood Sweater, GUESS $128 $60 on sale! | Black Faux Fur Vest, Top Shop $125 | Fur Pom Pom Beanie, ASOS $22 |  Faux Fur Wrap, Missguided $28 | When faux fur first came back onto the scene last fall and winter, I wasn't sure if I was on board with it yet. However, when the crisp fall weather rolled around this year, I knew that this fall 2015 fashion trend was something that I needed to try out. It is no coincidence that faux fur has reemerged onto the fashion scene this year along with all of the…

Design Finds: Week Five

Land of Nod, $25 Stray Dog Designs, $500 (but still freaking awesome) All Modern $145 for the pair  Wisteria, $279 (How awesome is this thing? So many possibilities!) African Art, $249 (Such a neat wall piece!) XOXO.

Easy Party Food

via Honestly Yum  Fall is hands down my favorite season. There are so many fun parties, holiday events, and seasonal activities to keep me busy and in the holiday spirit! Nothing makes me happier than pulling on a pair of riding boots, bundling up in a sweater, grabbing a bottle of wine, and heading out to a fun get together with friends! I love hosting little get togethers just as much as I enjoy attending them! Below is my go to collection of easy party food that I love making for my own parties, or bringing along with me when I am attending as a guest. The Perfect Fall Cheese Board If you need to know one thing about me and my eating habits, know that I am beyond obsessed with cheese boards. I can't…

Design Finds: Week Four

Pier One Imports, $599 All Modern, $52 (46% off!) Pier One Imports, $425 (on sale!)  All Modern (Jonathan Adler), $98 All Modern, $336 (46% off)  To browse the rest of October's design finds check out Week One, Week Two, and Week Three, or type Design Finds into the search bar. XOXO.

Design Finds: Week Three

Z Gallerie, $499 15% off!  (Sigh. Maybe one day.) Anthropologie, $1,358  Anthropologie, $948 (comes in 9 million colors!) Wayfair, $199 (on sale!) Wayfair, $799 (my dream mirror) Check out all of my other Design Finds! I'm a little in love with everything that I have featured! XOXO.

Nautical Bedroom Design (With Style)

| Bed Frame, Serena and Lily | Tassel Curtains, Serena and Lily | Bedding, Serena and Lily | Pendant Light, Serena and Lily | Night Stand, PB Teen | Campaign Dresser, West Elm |   | Campaign Dresser, West Elm | Mirror, Wayfair (50% off!) | Chair, One Kings Lane (50% off!) | Pillow, Pottery Barn | Hurricane Candle Holders, Serena and Lily | Fiddle Leaf Fig Stem, West Elm | Wall Sconces, Lamps Plus | Ginger Jar, One Kings Lane | The Look When I first laid eyes on that beautiful campaign dresser I fell in love. I will probably never get to own this beauty, but I knew that I wanted to style it anyway!  I wanted to create a space that reflected the nautical vibe of the campaign dresser without being over the…

Design Finds: Week Two

| Shell Wine Chiller, Z Gallerie | | Baxter Glassware Set, Z Gallerie | | Glass Straw Set, CB2 | | Monogrammed Tumbler and Cocktail Glasses, Mark and Graham | | Glass Ice Bucket, Mark and Graham | For this week's collection of Design Finds I focused on cocktails and barware! If I had it my way I would have seven different ice buckets, ten different sets of rocks glasses, and four different sets of monogrammed cocktail napkins. Life essentials clearly... I suppose one of each will be more than sufficient. XOXO.