Thursday, March 31

Blog Love

I absolutely love Brooke's Blog, Pure & Noble. Brooke is such an inspiring and beautiful person and she is down right creative too! go on over to her blog today and check out how to make your own vintage cakestands! Can't wait to do this one! Goodwill here i come!

Pure & Noble

Friday, March 11

Somethin's Gotta Give

I miss yall...I really do! But with my crazy life...somethin's gotta give...and better it be blogging than school, work or my family, right?

Don't worry...we're not breaking up...just cooling things down...we can still be friends....its not you, it's me...

I will still be posting sparatically and dreaming of the day we can be together in full force again....

Wednesday, February 23

Around the House with Baskets

via West Elm

I can't beleive it's been over a week since my last post! This full time work schedule and online classes is leaving me with little to no time for blogging...and yes i did say full time job! I am no longer unemployed. Let's just say God is good and his timing is perfect!

Getting to the baskets...So the other day I found Dallas' best kept secret....well I guess it's no secret anymore...but then again, maybe it was never a secret...maybe I'm just late on this one...I tend to be the last one to find out  about cool things like this so that's probably the case...but I'll just keep on thinking I happened upon an undiscovered treasure's more fun.

I stopped by to see what it was all about and came out having to make two trips to my car to haul nothing but a ton of baskets! i will try to hold back on my excitement, but i was. so. excited about my new score! I have a weird thing for baskets...I guess I love that they are practical and pretty...two prerequisites I try to have for anything I put in my home...and baskets add a nice natural element too! I got three sets of 4 nesting natural seagrass baskets...each set was marked down from $62 to $14! I went home and decided to divide and conquer! so they are now scattered throughout my house solving {almost} any previous organizing conundrum...oh the beauty!...

I don't have any pictures yet of my new baskets in use but here are a few pics of other baskets around the home:

in the guest bath...

hanging baskets... 

accessory (scarf) storage in the bedroom....

my mom's old vintage footlocker for office supplies...

 here is more basket inspiration from the web...






Some of my faves....1. Target  2. Pottery Barn  3. West Elm   4. World Market   5. Anthropologie

What are your favorite storage solutions around the house??

Monday, February 14

Etsy is for Lovers

In honor of this LOVE-ly holiday I'm sharing with you my top ten Etsy finds for Valentines!  Enjoy!

I Offer My Heart Valentine Card   C. 1930s
1930s Vintage Valentine via Muse of Memorabilia

Initial Heart Handcarved in Birch Bark & Framed via Nana Montana Studio

Vintage Pink and Lace Dress via Aiseirigh Vintage

Love Letter Necklace via Lulu & Mumu

Pink & Red Pom Pom Garland via MadeMary

'I am loved' handmade ring via tiny shiny ones

L.O.V.E. pillowcases via Pure & Noble
LOVE is All You Need Art Print - 8x10
'Love is all you need' print via Oh Louise!

Pink Rosebuds and Jade earrings via PeaPod Treasures
CARNATIONS - Lovely display of delicate pink frilled white carnations in grain softened muted green setting. Fine Art Photographic Print, 8x10.
Carnations on Table photograph via grainyman

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers! How will you be celebrating LOVE today??

Thursday, February 10

sharin' the love

I Love You More Than Coffee Valentines Day Card
via tweetletwill on etsy

with valentines day upon us, I thought I'd let yall in on some things i've been loving on the web lately....

 I'd love to rock this on vday!

 and pass out these and to all the people i love...

 and make  these for my valentine

and learn to crochet so I can decorate my home with this!

oh, and how cute is this idea for the kiddos!

right now I wish I were eating this!

and I would love to wear this on my hot date on valentines day!...but im definitely lovin this flirty number too!

what are some of your latest valentine loves?

Tuesday, February 8

Owl Love You Forever

My friend Chelsea is preggers so some of us put together a baby shower for her the other weekend. Owl love you forever was the was really our excuse to incorporate owls into everything! it was so much fun! Here are some pics...

Invitation by Eleanor of Oh Louise! visit her shop on Etsy!

Yarn wreath by amanda...she's amazingly talented and the best hostess! watchout she's opening an etsy shop and is going to be huge! Ill keep yall posted about the opening of her shop so you can
order all your party decor from her!

Owl love you forever print compliments of Oh Louise!

Owl cookies made my Eleanor's mom!

Raspberry cake made by Amanda!

Chelsea is the cutest pregnant girl ever! I made an owl onesie for baby Caroline...since clearly that's the only thing I can do to contribute to this shower thrown by insanely talented girls!

Aynsley had a bunch of bird cages left over from her beautiful
wedding reception you can read about here and here that she brought for us to use!

 The favors were 2 raspberry macaroons made and packaged by Amanda! 

with little owl stickers made by Eleanor to match the invites!

Eleanor also made Chelsea thank you notes to match the shower theme!

To say the least I was ultimately impressed by the way everyone came together and used their talents to make the day super special for Chelsea! I have some of the most talented friends ever!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

Monday, February 7

Vintage Love: Scarves

We all know that I love rummaging through thrift stores and walking out with some great finds, vintage scarves included. I love the bold prints and bright colors of an old silk scarf! You can find these babies for like a measley .50 at any thrift store. They are all so different and unique in their own way!

surrey & bucks

They are the perfect wardrobe accessory and there are countless ways to wear them:
esme and the lane way



via thisnext

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via girl-fashion

And the perfect home accessory, too!
quilt via ounodesign

curtain tie back pure style home

framed wall art via Domino

retro throw pillows via ounodesign

bold, beautiful, unique, creative, vintage... and for mere pennies!

How do you accessorize with your scarves?