Monthly archive July, 2011
Casual Friday

Casual Friday

For me, Friday everyday is casual… I don’t have much need to get fancied up for work anymore. But that doesn’t keep me from dressing in a way that makes me feel good. I love stripes (especially bold ones), classic worn-in jeans are hands-down the best, this Art-Deco style necklace is an instant statement piece,...
Story of a Blogger... Brook+Lyn

Story of a Blogger… Brook+Lyn

I find a lot of inspiration from other bloggers who have chosen to pursue creative endeavors and then share them online. The world is sooo much bigger now that we can all connect through the internet! That is part of why I started blogging myself. One such lady that I have kept up with over...
A Simple Tablescape (yes, that's a word)

A Simple Tablescape (yes, that’s a word)

A couple weeks ago, I pulled together a few odds and ends to create a simple table scape on our living room coffee table. Up until that point, our table sat bare and lonely… nothing on it to keep it company. I had grown so accustomed to the empty surface that when I added a...
A New Look

A New Look

Last night, I finally went forward with a long contemplated website update. Nothing fancy… just a few font, color palette, and header changes. By now, my loyal readers have seen this blog move in and out of a few different site designs. I hope I’m not confusing you with so many looks! Things are constantly...
Gallery Opening!

Gallery Opening!

Several hours of work and much deliberation later, my paper templates are filed away and my gallery wall of personal photos and artwork is complete!! (or, at least until I decide to make the next batch of changes… things are always evolving around here!) Take a look at the beginning of this project HERE. My...
Birthday's Are Lovely

Birthday’s Are Lovely

My 25th came and went this past week. Wow! (For those that follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me mention it.)A precious gift from my dear husband.  All I can say is that it was lovely! Thank you all… thank you for thoughtful gifts, surprise phone calls, warm greetings, fresh flowers, pretty pictures, delicious dinner,...
Cowtown... Part 2

Cowtown… Part 2

Part 2 of my photo adventure in downtown Fort Worth. Beyond the longhorns and cowboy boots, the city is a treasury of beautiful, historic architecture. But it’s hard to forget just where you are… the Texas star is a strong symbol and can be found at every turn! Follow Hilary Inspired on Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin!
My "Cowtown" Perspective... Part 1

My “Cowtown” Perspective… Part 1

In my last post, I shared a fascinating project in which grains of sand, ordinary natural elements that are no more glamorous than dirt, were placed under the microscope to reveal stunning pieces of art at the hand of mother nature. In a totally separate project, I chose to visit Fort Worth’s charming downtown district...
Close-Up

Close-Up

Since I’ve started to publish more of my own photographs on this blog, I have noticed a personal tendency… I am very interested in close-ups and detail shots, especially when they reveal something unexpected. Over the weekend, I came across this project via my godmother, Carla (thank you Carla!), that takes detail shots to a whole...
Work in Progress... Art Gallery

Work in Progress… Art Gallery

What does one do when the budget is tight? FINISH those projects you once started and left undone!! I am finally taking things to the next step with my collection of framed photos and artwork that I intended to create a wall collage with far too long ago. Now that I’ve set my mind to...
Summer in the South

Summer in the South

Summertime in the South (now the Southwest) evokes very specific emotions and memories, all of which seem to be tied up with relaxing and staying cool. For those of you that live there, you know exactly what I mean! In today’s post, which is less about words and more images, I attempt to capture a...
A Bit of Nashville

A Bit of Nashville

Last week, I made an impromptu visit back home to Nashville for the holiday weekend. It was a timely escape during the transition between my old job at Havertys and my new work with Arteriors Home. Here are a few tidbits from the weekend. My mother, brother Nick, and I stopped by the new Antique...
Color Blast

Color Blast

Maybe it’s the fireworks, maybe it’s my recent focus on neon hues, but this cherry red top is quickly becoming my closet fave. I’ve never been a big fan of the color red, but this shade has just the right amount of orange & yellow to make me crazy about it! Those who know me...
Punchy

Punchy

Our home’s color scheme seems to be my main subject of consideration these days (after all of the hundreds of other things I also have running through my brain, of course…ack, to do list, will you ever leave me!!!). I have finally decided to paint our walls… in the near future… sometime soon… down the...