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"How to Shop Craigslist" with D Living TV

“How to Shop Craigslist” with D Living TV

I wasn’t sure whether I should publish this post or not… watching yourself on video is incredibly awkward and sharing it with the rest of the “world”… well, it isn’t much easier! But then, of course, this clip has already aired through many a Dallas home by now, not to mention this isn’t exactly the...
Self-Gratifying Flowers

Self-Gratifying Flowers

Disclaimer: This post may err more on the side of self-gratification than usual. You’ll have to forgive me. It’s been a rough couple days and I needed these flowers to cheer me up.   I had a major slight in comparison digital crisis on Thursday. While updating and syncing my phone, an error occurred and...
3 Bed Styles with Abbe Fenimore & Peacock Alley

3 Bed Styles with Abbe Fenimore & Peacock Alley

Today I’m dropping in to share a quick video that was filmed last Fall with my friend Abbe Fenimore and the folks at Peacock Alley. Abbe, who I’ve had the great pleasure of working with on a multitude of design projects, was invited to style 3 different beds at the Peacock Alley showroom in Dallas,...
Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Let me take a quick hand count… how many of you wonderful readers out there are in the North Texas region? Excellent! Now, how many of you write blogs? Even better!! And, of those left, who of you discuss the topics of fashion and design on your blogs? I have a feeling there’s more than...
The Locals' Living Room... Brewed Fort Worth

The Locals’ Living Room… Brewed Fort Worth

So, speaking of coffee shops… All world-class museums and cultural districts aside (which i love), do you know one of my greatest frustrations with the city of Fort Worth? It’s lack of cool coffee shops!! Not exactly a pressing community issue, I know, but none the less there’s a need. Coming from Nashville where hipster...
A Dress from Grandmother

A Dress from Grandmother

Last week I ventured out with Sam to snap a few photos for THIS recent blog post. We’ve been helping each other out by playing outfit photographer for one another. It’s turned out to be the perfect arrangement as our husbands can rest their weary feet in peace at the end of a long day rather than...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

New York Fashion Week officially ended yesterday. And what does this mean for me besides my mini “Fashion Moment” series coming to an end? (ok, yes, i’ll still be blogging about fashion) Not much, actually, except that I’ll now be getting my runway photo feed from across the pond in fashion’s next destination, London. Backtage hustle, streetstyle...
Wall Treatment

Wall Treatment

Yesterday, I made a visit to Michelle Nussbaumer’s Ceylon et Cie showroom in Dallas (remember this post about her son?) while assisting my friend Abbe of Studio Ten 25 with a few design projects. I’ve always been a huge fan of Michelle’s culturally curated aesthetic. She has a very distinct eye for bringing together the old and...
Side by Side

Side by Side

Traveling home is wonderful. I grab coffee with old friends, enjoy tea and cookies with my grandmother, discover new shows on Netflix with my family, and surprise numerous others with my unannounced arrival. It’s a good time! Now that I’ve been away from Nashville for just over two years, I’m starting to realize that another...
Blogshop Dallas + The Mine

Blogshop Dallas + The Mine

Last week was just plain yucky… the weather, my work, our cars. But I made a commitment to put all that behind me on Friday and, wouldn’t you know, things improved dramatically from that point on! (that’s what a positive outlook will get ya’) Saturday evening I waged against the torrential rains in my once-again...
Weekend Cheers...

Weekend Cheers…

Hello friends! I’ve taken a quick jaunt home to Tennessee for a family reunion and to visit some very special babies. In my time here, I’ve had the chance to dine with a few friends at some of the coolest cafes and coffee shops in Nashville. It’s been a much needed break!! This weekend, call up...
Museum Treasure

Museum Treasure

Last week I modeled for a drawing and watercolor class at the world-famous Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. I was working with another member of Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth on abstracted interpretations of specific topics such as escape and conversation. I’ve never modeled for a drawing class before… lesson learned, it’s exhausting to...
Between Extremes

Between Extremes

Texas in August can be, more than perhaps any other time of the year, summed up by the idea of extremes. Scorching heat and blaring sun contrasted against frigidly over-accommodating air-conditioning. And let’s not forget the long stretches of brittlely dry days followed by torrential rains and flooding. Light and dark, hot and cold, parched...
Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

After yesterday’s “hefty” subject matter about the importance of art, today I find myself in the mood to simplify. Easy enough! Recently, I visited the Fort Worth Water Gardens and found them to be the perfect place to escape for a quiet moment of reflection or mindless relaxation. I’ll let the photographs do most of...
Color Study... Ep. 10

Color Study… Ep. 10

The end of last week and the beginning of this one have been a pleasant blur. My parents came into town on Friday and between preparations for their visit and their actual stay, I’ve had little time for blogging. Our days were spent browsing local shops, enjoying Fort Worth dining, sharing time with our new...
Art & Life

Art & Life

When was the last time you visited an art museum? Be honest… last month, last year, last century?! If you haven’t recently, I implore you, make it a priority. David and I visited The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which we are now members of, and left with a renewed enthusiasm for and understanding...
Vintage Heaven

Vintage Heaven

Last weekend I attended the first ever Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show at the Grapevine Convention Center. (remember THIS post?) For one prone to a short attention span in normal environments, this particular event posed a special challenge… making it through to the end without my mind exploding from vintage overload!! Needless to say,...
Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Well friends, this is going to be one busy week to say the least!! I’m heading off to Austin this morning with my friend Erin for my first blog conference, the Texas Style Council Social Media Conference. To sum up my excitement… I couldn’t go to sleep last night yet still hopped out of bed...
The Flowers

The Flowers

Last week I posted about my lovely experience in a floral arranging class at Bows and Arrows in Dallas. Today I’m sharing the product of my efforts as photographed in their final resting place. I relished every last minute that they sat on my dining room table!! I don’t believe a girl ever felt so...
An Evening with Bows and Arrows

An Evening with Bows and Arrows

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you may have picked up on the fact that I adore flowers!! In all their delicate and temporal beauty, one of the things that I love most about them is the their ability to become something so much more when arranged together. If I...
Love the Local

Love the Local

My, my, my… this has been one heck of a week. I apologize for my unexpected absence from the blog. As you can imagine, a lot has been happening recently. To make it easier for all of us, here’s a list of recent events in the life of Hilary: Shared a holiday gift guide on...
A Night at the Thrift Studio

A Night at the Thrift Studio

Oh dear, dear, dear…. we are already half way through the week and I haven’t spoken to you once! The weekend is well over and I am a full week and a half behind in telling you about what I did the weekend before! Despite my tardiness and delayed posting, however, here I am –...
Weekend Art Seeking

Weekend Art Seeking

As you all well know, David and I are enthusiastic supporters of the arts in all it’s forms. With busy work and school schedules, a small pocketbook, and in some ways limited resources, it is not always easy to get out and actually do the supporting that we like to talk about! But occasionally things...
Spiral Diner

Spiral Diner

Speaking of dear friends and good food, I had the joy of receiving my friend Mandy as a traveling guest in our home a few weeks back. We enjoyed a beautiful day of delicious food, thrift-hunting, and catching-up. For lunch, we dined at the Fort Worth famous Spiral Diner & Bakery, a vegan cafe for...
Antiques Around the Corner

Antiques Around the Corner

  I’ve told you about my Thrifting hobby and given a few pieces of scavenging advice, but I haven’t yet mentioned that antique shopping is also a favorite activity of mine, though a bit less frequently done. Lucky for me To make matters worse, our house is just minutes from one of the better antique malls...
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...