January 13, 2018

Friday Night Style

Happy Weekend!  Wow, what a crazy start to the New Year!  We had a wonderful time over the holidays and took a loooong break from anything work related or blog/social media related.  It was soooo nice.  But January 2nd rolled around and everything started up with a BANG.  The kids started back to school and afterschool practices resumed, I headed to Dallas for the week for work, we traveled to Galveston for a two day cheer competition, and then I stayed over one more night to work an event the following Monday.  With that crazy week behind us, we are finally settling into our normal (still busy) routine.

Because of all that, this is my first post of 2018, so Happy New Year!!  I can't believe half of January is already gone!  Anyways, I shared this cute outfit on IG and had lots of interest in it, so I thought I would share on here too.  And I know those of you that are not signed up for @liketoknow.it, having a direct link is helpful :)  I've had the booties for awhile and love.  The sweater I recently purchased and adore the bell shelves and ties.  I've received so many compliments on it!

Have a great weekend!!

P.S.  The necklace, booties and sweater are all on sale!

December 31, 2017

Top Nine for Twenty Seventeen

My top nine favorites for 2017 from my IG account. I didn’t use the website that picks these based on likes, but picked out some of my favorite, most memorable photos from 2017. It’s been a fun year! We had a couple of fun vacations skiing and beaching. Preston started junior high and my work status changed to full-time. We were in our home for the entire year of 2017 and our pup Sadie turned 8 this year (nothing special, but I had to include her :) We remodeled two rooms in our home (office and kitchen.) We survived Harvey and although our home was spared, it was a sad time for our neighbors and city. We watched the Astros win the World Series and saw the city of Houston enjoy the event. After 8 years, we had snow! And most importantly, everyone was happy and healthy!

Looking forward to 2018!!

Happy New Year!! 


December 8, 2017

My Christmas Home Tour 2017 | 12 Days of Holiday Homes

Welcome to my 2017 Christmas Home Tour!  I'm so happy to be part of The 12 Days of Holiday Homes again this year with so many of my favorite bloggers!  The inspiration from this group always amazes me.  You can find the complete line up of all the participants with direct links at the end of this post.  The tour is hosted by Jenny from Evolution of Style and Christy & Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane, who lined up a fabulous group.  A big thank you to them for organizing and to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring the tour.  Today three of us are sharing our homes, so be sure to hop over to Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss, and The Creativity Exchange and check out their gorgeous homes decked out for the holidays.  So let's get started...

I loved using fresh greenery again this year starting with my front porch.  The beautiful wreath on my front door is from Lynch Creek Farm which arrived so perfect.  I choose the Blended Bay Wreath and then paired it with a mini Christmas tree and basket of birch logs for a simple holiday front porch

I still haven't jumped on the flocked tree bandwagon for our big tree, but added this mini one to our front entry this year.

I'm happy to say that those wrapped presents actually contain gifts.  A few years ago when I did my tour I was behind on my Christmas shopping and wrapped empty boxes.  But not this year!  They sit below our family Christmas tree with everything from our fancy ornaments to all our special homemade ones.  I don't do anything else to it and love it like that!  It's so meaningful to us and fun to pull out the same ornaments every year and reminisce about them.

I added fresh garland to both our mantel and stair banister.  

A peek in the kitchen where I added a mini Christmas tree garland across the window and a fresh wreath on the back door.  The kids and I put together a few gingerbread houses last weekend and the simple, white ones are my favorite (big surprise)  We have two other houses that got a little crazy with an explosion of candy.

I added a simple ribbon with gold bells to finish off the banister.  We do an artificial tree, so it's nice to have some fresh greenery throughout our home.

Our last stop on this home tour is our dinning room.  I used my favorite white plates and chargers paired with gold flatware.  My table runner is actually a gray and white plaid throw which added a nice cozy touch to the space.  We are hosting Christmas for my husband's family this year, so my table will be ready to for guest.

And that wraps up my Christmas Home Tour.  Below is a complete line up of all the participants.  I've been so inspired by these homes and pinned lots of great ideas for next year!

The 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour
December 2nd  Simple Details  |  Shine Your Light
December 3rd  11 Magnolia Lane(Amy)  |  The Heathered Nest  |  Maison De Cinq
December 4th  Stylehouse Interiors  |  Domestic Charm
December 7th  Life & Home at 2102  |  Home by Heidi
December 9th  The Pink Clutch  |  Evolution of Style
December 10th  11 Magnolia Lane (Christy)  |  Citrine Living
December 12th Holiday Tour Recap

Paint Colors - All walls and ceilings Palomino Gray by PPG

Front Porch - Doormat, Birch Bundle of Logs, Basket (similar), Striped Ribbon, Live Wreath - Blended Bay from Lynch Creek Farms, Mini Christmas Tree - Whole Foods

Entry - Plaid Pillow, Small Flocked Tree - Homegoods (similar flocked tree), Gold Mirror - Homegoods (similar gold mirror), Nailhead Bench - Tuesday Morning

Family Room - Wooden Christmas Trees (Target last season - no longer available) Linen Stockings, White  Cable Knit StockingsNavy Border Rug, Sectional with White Twill Slipcover, Plaid ThrowWicker Trunk - GrayGray Round Mirror - Homegoods, Basket - Homegoods, Bamboo Cordless Shades

Kitchen - Roman Shade, Riviera Counter stools, gold pulls

Breakfast Room - Set of 3 Harmony Bells, Gold Pendant Light (similar), Wicker Dining Chair (similar)

Dining Room - Nailhead Dining Chairs, Chandelier, White Dinner Plates, Gold Flatware, Wine GlassesRattan Placemat, Gray and White Plaid Throw (table runner) - Homegoods, Wooden Christmas Trees (Target last season - no longer available), Reclaimed Wood Table (DIY by my husband)