My Life
To Boston for my Brother

To Boston for my Brother

No doubt about it, I’m a homebody . It’s actually kind of scary how long I can be content to work at home, Pandora humming and puppy dog roaming, with little to no human contact. But even the best homebodies need time away!  Enter this Spring and my whirlwind (to me) travel schedule. It may...
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...
The Scoop... (what's up with Hilary Inspired?)

The Scoop… (what’s up with Hilary Inspired?)

Okay, folks. I realize that I’ve been throwing around a lot of coded language and veiled comments these past several months. For those of you who have the convenience of knowing me in person, you’ve probably already heard the news. But for the rest of you, I can only imagine your total confusion. Well, grab...
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....
It's All About to Change!

It’s All About to Change!

I’m a lazy New Year’s Eve-er. I’d rather stay in with a fridge of tasty left-overs and self-serve drinks, a cozy blanket and my current favorite Netflix pick, my husband and my puppy. I don’t spend much time reflecting on the previous year and my new year’s resolutions typically consist of no more than a...
Flower Cooler of Ideas

Flower Cooler of Ideas

My brain is a flower cooler of ideas right now. In the winter time of creativity (when a person is too busy with other things to do much of their own), a slew of ideas have been blossoming in my mind. They’re still not fully matured yet and the timing isn’t right. So, for now,...
Compensating

Compensating

A rushed morning begun much later than usual. No time for breakfast much less coffee. Creative inspiration for dressing… zilch. Yep, it happens… often. You know, some days you’ve just got to dress for comfort. Oh, yeah. And some days despite all non-chalant efforts, the outfit still doesn’t work! Don’t be fooled by Sam’s excellent...
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...
Less Than 24 Hours in... Hot Springs

Less Than 24 Hours in… Hot Springs

I fell asleep last night to sweet dreams of family, friends, and less than 24 hours in Hot Springs, AK. I believe I was smiling as I drifted off. All I could think about was how wonderful the past week has been! David and I returned to Fort Worth on Saturday after a heart-warming trip...
Off We Go...

Off We Go…

So, what’s been putting me in such a rush recently? Among other things… Tonight, David and I are embarking on a much needed out-of-town trip. We’ll be flying home to Tennessee to gather with friends and family in the celebration of Thanksgiving. This couldn’t come soon enough!! All I can think about is hitting that...
Fall Staple... In a Rush

Fall Staple… In a Rush

Ok, friends, I’m on the move and in a rush. Oh, you too? Perfect!! Then we’ll keep this brief. Here’s a look that is saving my “fashion life” these days. Black maxi dress + bag + scarf + boots = an easy combo of staples that you probably all have in your closets as we...
Life Balance

Life Balance

“Life Balance”… what do you think about this post title?! Are you peeked with curiosity? Dreading the tiresome topic? Eager to hear my possibly profound insight? Well, I hate to disappoint but my insight is neither profound nor complicated… just perhaps different from what you might expect. Here’s how I happened upon it…   I’ve...
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...
Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Congratulations Devin!!! You are the winner of this Copious giveaway! I’ll be emailing you shortly with details. This giveaway is now closed.   If the saying goes that we all have skeletons in our closet, then mine are the ugliest kind because what’s inside isn’t pretty! Picture this (or, better yet, look at the photo...
Lately...

Lately…

Lately I’ve been thinking and reflecting… blogging, blogging, blogging… planning… visiting lovely people… and working. It’s been great despite the challenge of the juggle that inevitably comes with a busy life. My posts have been a little less regular recently but for good reason. I have some really cool things coming down the pipeline! More...
A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life…

I’ve been working on a little side project for the blog that I am now prepared, whether wisely or not, to share with you all. Fear of perfection is the downfall of many a possible success, right? With that in mind, here goes. This is a short video of the many possible happenings from a...
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...
New Casual

New Casual

Want in on a little secret? As much as I love dressing up, I’m usually dressed down. When you work from home as much as I do, it just makes sense! In fact, I’ll take this reveal even further and show you precisely what has become my everyday “uniform”. And this is the honest truth....
Meeting in the Middle

Meeting in the Middle

This overcast weather that I blogged about yesterday seems to be sticking around, which is quite alright with me. The temperatures have been held at bay at least for the time being and spending time outdoors has never been pleasanter! Despite the temptation for sluggish behavior, I’ve packed my week’s schedule so full of blog...
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!!)...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

Thankfully I can say that this week ended on a much better note than the last. A few highlights included the celebration of my sixth wedding anniversary on Sunday, the launch of an online resale store for my discarded clothes and accessories on Monday, and my participation in this month’s PULP Design Duel post with my...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to put this week to bed!! It’s been a tough one and I’d just as well leave it behind for the next. Here’s hoping it can only get better! Today is Friday, the temperatures in Fort Worth have dropped, and I plan on visiting the water gardens with...
Worn Out

Worn Out

The saying “when it rains, it pours” has never felt truer than it did this morning. After a frustrating lock-out incident at the beginning of the week followed by a necessary tune-up on Tuesday, a malfunctioning car battery early this morning, and now a blown-out tire shortly after that, I’m feeling a little worn down...
One In, One Out

One In, One Out

I mentioned the mysterious reproductive nature of my flower vases in yesterday’s post. Yes, they (plus other mischievous household items) have a curious way of multiplying without my notice. My amateur florist-self believes everyone of these beauties (and there are many more) to be completely necessary – each one serving a unique and irreplaceable role....
Monday, Already?

Monday, Already?

Is it really… Monday, already? It seems like the weekend just flew by. Now, I’m sitting at my computer composing this post and already this morning I’ve been up and out of the house, to the other side of town, locked out of my car (ugh!), rescued by my prince in shining armor (thanks, sweety),...
Off Stage

Off Stage

As you may have noticed, things have been very quiet around here this past week! My time has been heavily committed to other happenings outside of this blog including my recent participation in a modern dance festival with Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth at The Modern over the weekend (artistically inspiring & a great evening out in Fort Worth). Other “off...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

Sometimes simple things such as the time of year are enough to make a person happy. This week has been an unusual one, both in good and bad ways. A business trip, family loss, and out-of-town guests have been just a few of the things to occupy our time. It’s been what you might call...