Must have Mondays

Never Have I Ever

{in the beginning stages of reading this and I cannot get enough}

Davines Hair Products{discovered/fell in love with this Italian brand – purchased shampoo, conditioner, and this}

Beach Beauty{took the pups for a beautiful walk on the beach – minus the large gusts of winds}

Birthday Dress{what do you think of my birthday dress? – can you believe they wanted this much for it}

Industrial Coat Rack{industrial inspiration for a coat rack}

As cliche as it is to say…I got a new hair cut Saturday and it feels like a good change. See I’ve had bangs for half of my life – and not just side swept whispers, I mean heavy duty full frontal bangs. I began growing them out sophomore year of high school and every fall since, I contemplate cutting them back to an updated version. So Saturday I just went for it! I did a much lighter, longer version and am still in the process of getting use to them. But with a new hair cut comes some other new changes. Hope you all have a wonderful week! xxxooo


Holiday Gift Guide


1. OK Store Porcelain Vase

2. Pottery Barn Leather Backgammon Set

3. West Elm Wall Jewelry Branch

4. Smythson Textured-Leather Notebook

5. Gorjana Gold Ring

6. Pottery Barn Silver-Plated Breakfast Tray

7. Jayson Home Quartz Votive Holder

8. West Elm Pedestal Stone Box

9. Pottery Barn Leather Travel Jewelry Portfolio

10. Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw

Must have Mondays

image{Texas shaped blueberry waffle = a good start to the day}

image{my favorite place in the world to visit}

image{driving through small towns like this make me wish I grew up in one}

Rag & Bone Treat{treated myself and bought these}

Skull Candles{not sure if these were festive or just cool decor but I love these skull candles}

Took a long weekend to celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday in Texas. Given the distance, I don’t get to see a lot of my family as much as I’d like to. Which makes the few times a year we see each other even more special. In addition to all the family time, the rest of it was spent enjoying delicious Tex Mex, the best donuts I’ve ever had, and of course ridiculously good BBQ (did I mention Texas has really amazing food too?).  4 more days until Halloween…Happy Monday! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

20130728-171138.jpg{in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Greece}

20130728-171049.jpg{a creative take on designing this movie poster}

20130728-171059.jpg{my beach necessities}

20130728-171117.jpg{an adorable elephant sweater found here – at their store in Malibu}

20130728-171105.jpg{my drink of choice over the weekend}

Another summer month is coming to a close. So before I blink and September suddenly arrives, I’m making the most of my days off. Spending them napping on the beach, taking in more pilate/yoga classes, swimming in the pool, sipping cocktails with friends, and completing my summer wish list. I hope y’all are able to do the same. Happy Monday! Xxxooo

DIY Greeting Cards

materials{supplies: a ruler, pencil, eraser, glitter, glue, and cardstock paper}

nail polish{nail polish is an easy way  to add some special touches of design}

foldpenhappybdaycardpink dots

I’m not sure why it took me this long to think about making my own greeting cards. But it makes perfect sense and it saves about $4 for every card I’d normally buy. For birthdays or thank you cards you can design them ahead of time and keep them stored. Plus the supplies are normally found around the house with a little unexpected surprises – like nail polishes, lipsticks, sprinkle, sand – nothing is off limits. Now there are no excuses for never sending a thank you note (which I’m a big proponent of).