Weekend Cheers
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...
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...
Weekend Cheers... Fashion Moment

Weekend Cheers… Fashion Moment

Here’s the thing about fashion in September. It’s all the rage! The shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan create a ripple effect of frenzy in just about every fashion-loving young ladies mind. And as I mentioned yesterday, you don’t actually have to be in those big cities to experience the thrill. I got...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

Let’s keep it simple, shall we? Flowers are pretty. They smell great and instantly freshen any room. If you can, indulge in a small bouquet this weekend and enjoy one of nature’s finest gifts! Happy long weekend, friends!
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...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

Just in case you missed the exciting news on Wednesday, Rue Magazine launched their first-ever Texas issue and I was honored to  write the story accompanying Samantha Sano’s beautiful Dallas home (pg. 126). Perhaps my favorite element of Sam’s space is the undeniable ambiance it carries! A big part of that experience was undoubtedly the...
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...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

I may dream of being a dark, exotic, sun-tanned bathing beauty but truth of the matter is I’m quite fair… all year round. When I was younger, my brothers and I would spend hours everyday of the Summer at the pool – playing, splashing, and – yes – tanning, of course! But now that my days...
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...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

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

Weekend Cheers

Surprise! Did you think I had disappeared? Left you for good? Some weeks are busier than others and the reality is, I can’t do it all in those situations. Sadly, that meant that you were left to yourselves this week, dear readers. But I wanted to pop in at the end to assure you that...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

This week’s happenings have all had a single theme in common – making good from bad and finding beauty despite hardship and distress. Here’s the short list: A guest post for my friend Jennifer about the imaginary life of a street style girl A fallen tree beautifying our home A special introduction to the women...
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...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

This week I’ve watched my potted plants take off in the high heat and intense sunshine of our Texas Summer. Everyday there seems to be another neon green shoot popping up from the soil. In a similar fashion, I’m doing some “branching” out of my own with an exciting new endeavor. Poppy Magazine is an online publication focusing on...
{long} Weekend Cheers

{long} Weekend Cheers

The best holidays seem to always come after the longest stretches of work. This past week was full both in my “day job” and here on Hilary Inspired. Here’s a quick look at the week’s highlights: Front porch facelift for The Home Depot Special feature on The Everygirl ShoeMint giveaway for Hilary Inspired readers Since...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

This weekend, so far, has been tremendous! After two very long and difficult years, David graduated with his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University. We spent all yesterday relaxing, celebrating, and giving thanks for the many incredible blessings we’ve been given. Today promises to be no less wonderful. Here’s a photo I snapped of...
Fresh & Lovely

Fresh & Lovely

The weekend is almost here. It’s time to put away the business work and take some time for simple things like creating a beautiful bouquet of flowers or cooking a delicious meal. It makes a person feel so much better… promise! Have a wonderful weekend, friends! See you all back here on Monday.
A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea

I’ve be less than my usual self this week on account of a bothersome head cold that keeps bringing me down. When you feel like this, sometimes the smallest things make a difference. I steeped a hot cup of herbal tea yesterday and felt tremendously better… at least for a little while! If you’re not...
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...
A Touch of Winter

A Touch of Winter

The crunch and crisp of Winter has begun to set in. Early mornings are frost bitten and late evenings have a chill that will bite you to the bone. The mid day is still relatively mild here in Texas but cold none the less. I took this photograph earlier in the season and it caught...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 friends!!! Here’s to a new year of opportunity, prosperity, and cherished experiences. I’m looking forward to some wonderful things to come and am grateful for the chance to share many of those things with you here!
Christmas Cheer!

Christmas Cheer!

Merry belated Christmas, everyone! I am writing this post from a cozy place on my in-law’s sofa with a belly full of Southern-style Cracker Barrel breakfast and sitting beside my husband. It’s wonderful! Between my plate full of work projects and David’s busy school schedule, we’ve been hustling quite a lot for the past several months....
Quiet & Still Weekend Cheers

Quiet & Still Weekend Cheers

While making a quick stop by the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens earlier this week, I noticed the gold fish pond was moving very slowly. I stopped to look closer and remembered that the cold weather causes gold fish to hibernate essentially by slowing their movement considerably. This idea struck me at the moment as being...
Leaves, Bridges, and Weekend Cheers

Leaves, Bridges, and Weekend Cheers

Phew! What a week!! I have been running from here to there, hither and tither, and back again. My time has been spent working on some wonderful projects with fun and inspiring people recently and I can’t wait to tell you more about that later but for now, here is a quick photo I managed...
Hallow e'en Cheers

Hallow e’en Cheers

The weekend is well upon us and before long sugar-high children in all assortments of costumery will be prancing the streets for candy. Although I’ve never been the biggest participant of Halloween spookiness, I do have many fond memories of homemade childhood costumes – Sacagawea, Ana Pavlova, Amelia Earhart… we had a thing for historic...