Daily Inspiration
Inspired By Photos & Words in Book Form

Inspired By Photos & Words in Book Form

Given my recent preparations for the new blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about design, layout, graphics, and the like. This new online project will, in fact, be a blog, and the inherit home of such a thing is, after all, a website. As such, my mind is stuck on typeface and layout repeat… always...
A Few Regular, Daily Sites

A Few Regular, Daily Sites

The past few months have taken me to Nashville, TN, High Point, NC and now Boston, MA. I rarely travel this much but the change in pace has been welcome and exciting! Eventually, though, it feels good to slow down and get back to a regular routine. These photos are just a few snapshots outside...
Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

I’m not exactly what you’d call a “numbers person”. I can work my way around a generous tip calculation, but let’s just say that my talents shine more brightly in other areas. Good thing. Because I’ve been desperately looking for an excuse to avoid adding up the days since I posted on this blog last....
Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

In all my anti-clutter, regular purging mania, do you know the one thing that I have so much trouble getting rid of? (ok, besides my weird collection of dried leaves and flower petals)… Magazines!! They are perhaps the least expensive publication a person can get there hands on and resale book shops everywhere have loads...
Coffee and Catching Up

Coffee and Catching Up

At this quiet moment on Sunday evening before the hustle of another week begins, I’m thinking back to two weeks ago. David and I were on our Thanksgiving trip home to Tennessee, visiting family and catching up with good friends. We ate delicious food, took it easy, and gave thanks for our blessings. Life was...
Clear the Decks for Style Visa!

Clear the Decks for Style Visa!

They say a group is only as good as their leader. Extend that logic to your home and suddenly you have an entirely new perspective on the influence of your furniture in your life! Without much fancy analysis, the state of my home office was one thing… pathetic. Piles of paper, notebooks, and unsorted mail...
Just for You

Just for You

Let me take you back to a moment in my life from this past week. Opportunity knocks I get super excited about a once-in-a-lifetime experience Adrenaline soars I gather my nerves Then find myself energized and utterly inspired Ideas bursting at the seams of my brain Tempted to tweet, post, ‘gram… anything!! Don’t… Instead, the...
Being a Creative Freelancer

Being a Creative Freelancer

During my visit with Stephanie a few weeks ago for her Style Story feature, we also sat down to discuss a topic that’s especially relevant to me and my current work situation but one that I’m sure anyone in a creative field could relate to… being a creative freelancer (particularly outside of the major cities...
Speckled Leaves

Speckled Leaves

Color seems a little scarce these days. Most outdoor greenery in my corner of the world is either shriveled up or lacking in vibrance and, of course, none of the leaves have begun to change colors (thank you, two-season Texas). As a former resident of the Southeastern United States, I’m still sore over the lack...
Weekend Ritual

Weekend Ritual

Guess where I’ll be again this weekend? You got it!! With David’s high school band at tonight’s football game. This is such a funny thing for me. You see, I was home schooled in high school and my brothers were more into wrestling and show choir than football and band. Sure, I’ve been around David long...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

The temps are slowly creeping back up to their usual high self but they are never the less lower than they were a couple weeks ago. We’re making improvements! David has a little extra time off this weekend (no football game or band competitions) so I plan on taking full advantage of our free time...
In Quiet Moments

In Quiet Moments

My mind is rarely quiet. It’s constantly buzzing with the activity of upcoming tasks, growing to-do lists, beeping texts, junk emails, flooded calendars, nagging invoices, big projects, and so on and so forth until what seems like the end of time. As it turns out, my work is a huge distraction in my life! (ha!!)...
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...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

… it feels good. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

This week has been a little strange. I mentioned our tree catastrophe in yesterday’s post. It’s kept David, Ives, and me in the dark for the past 24 hours and improvements aren’t promising for at least another couple days. I won’t lie… it’s been irritating but the one upside has been my forced separation from...
Color Study... Ep. 12

Color Study… Ep. 12

This past weekend really started to feel like Summer. I know, I know… Summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21st, but let me tell you, it might as well be here already! Perhaps it was our more relaxed schedule finally catching up with us or maybe it was simply the color of the clothes I...
Walking the Line

Walking the Line

I often walk a fine line between endlessly inspired and hopelessly overwhelmed, wobbling back and forth between the two daily. When my work is inspiring, I feel energized and capable of anything. When it’s not, my days drag and the work seems to never end. This week has been an odd combination of both. Now that...
Color Study... Ep. 11

Color Study… Ep. 11

Loving the warm hues of ivory, red, and tan on my front porch these days. In my last Color Study episode, I mentioned a special project coming up. It’s still in the works so you’ll have to keep you curiosity at bay for just a little while longer.  In the meantime, here is another behind-the-scenes...
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...
Twice as Nice... Summer Abroad

Twice as Nice… Summer Abroad

Last week’s “Twice as Nice” post was so much fun to compose! I stepped away from these “editorial” style features on the blog a while back and haven’t felt the desire to pick them up again until recently. Ever since I created my Currently Obsessed account, I’ve been hooked on scanning the webs for unique...
Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls

How often do you really open your eyes to the details of your surroundings? Most days, I’m very aware of what’s around me (except when the house needs cleaning and the laundry is piling up… then I’d rather ignore my environment). Today’s photographs were taken while running around town late last week. Each scene struck...
Color Study... Ep. 8

Color Study… Ep. 8

Spring time is well on it’s way to peaking here in Texas! I missed the blooming trees that Tennessee so spectacularly produces but regardless, I’m enjoying the fresh breeze, mild temperatures, and relentlessly chirping birds – they seriously never stop. A few colors that have seemed especially prevalent are the ivory and white-washed hues as...
Color Study... Ep. 7

Color Study… Ep. 7

My week has been a beautiful mix of flowers, turtlenecks, and vintage jewelry… three of my favorite things!! The subsequent color scheme couldn’t have been more lovely either. Blush pink, mustard yellow, and emerald green feel incredibly fresh and unique together, not to mention the perfect color recipe for this in-between season we’re in. What...
Valentine's Left Overs

Valentine’s Left Overs

I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day! David and I stayed in and cooked delicious dinner together. Well, he cooked… I cleaned.  (he’s much better at that than I am). Of course, along with any Valentine’s dinner comes flowers, but instead of requesting a perfectly composed bouquet from the grocer,...
These Days

These Days

Hello again dear friends!! My sincerest apologizes for abandoning you so far this week. Things are constantly in a state of unsure balance around here and occasionally that balance gets shifted towards the direction of work, leaving this space in the dust. To give you an idea of what’s been happening in my life lately,...
Big vs. Little

Big vs. Little

Here are a few brief thoughts for the weekend. I created my first inspiration board for 2012 this week. So far, it’s been wonderful!! I look up at it and am refreshed with a wall of new ideas and thoughts. Each new thought leads to a new plan, which in turn leads to a new...