A Little Bit of This

June 27, 2014

When summer comes around I feel the sudden need to edit my surroundings. From dishes to dish soap, I switch out the warmer tones to those that are more seasonally upbeat.  My faux fur blanket becomes an oversized turkish towel, and bright colors become more prominently placed. I’m going to keep it simple today, it is

Into The Designer Den

June 26, 2014

I love summer, but the Texas heat makes me like summer better indoors. While laying by the pool with a good book sounds appealing, being covered in sweat and bug bites (and getting wrinkles) is not. Lately, there have been plenty of fabulous thunderstorms that call for lounging on a comfy couch, reading a good book,

Wedded Bliss

June 25, 2014

Wedding is a word that has become an integral part of my vocabulary over the past two years. I’m at the age where all of those around me are tying the knot and setting high standards for the other brides that follow. While I am not on the train headed towards wedded bliss and a

Meyers Magic

June 24, 2014

You may not recognize Nancy Meyers’ name at first glance, but I guarantee you know her movies. Her titles include Father Of The Bride, The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated. When you think of all these movies, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people the immediate answer would be

Bathing Beauties

June 23, 2014

Ideally, I would spend all day in cashmere loungewear, with a fragrant candle, glass of Oregon pinot noir, and endless time for Netflix (Olivia Pope inspires bad habits). Oh, and definitely french macaroons- rose and pistachio flavors preferred. The end to my perfect day would be in a wonderfully relaxing bubble bath. Sadly, today is not that day,

Summer Scents

June 20, 2014

Candles always make for a reliable and universally pleasing gift. Most people love to receive them, however some people never use them. My mom often will buy candles that look pretty and smell wonderful. The only problem is that she never lights them. They sit there. For a long time. Sometimes collecting dust (if you

Eyesore No More

June 19, 2014

When I think of essential items for the home (which is rare- I am all about the unpractical), I think of how to make them more pleasing to the eyes. For example, a laundry room. Chances are it is not your favorite room, some horrible electrician probably installed fluorescent lights, with an equally horrific counter

White House Wednesday

June 18, 2014

So now that you saw my first love (see My Affair With A House), I wanted to show you the homes that I currently gravitate towards. Some are cream color, egg-shell, soft beige, picket-fence white, really white… Do you see a pattern? I didn’t realize this “white hot” obsession until recently, and it is not

My Affair With A House

June 17, 2014

I have always loved pretty places. I think part of that stemmed from growing up with a very stylish grandmother and great-grandmother. Not to say that my mom is less stylish, I just think she was over-saturated as a child with too much fabric, china, and antiques that she decided to take a more fresh

Southern Hospitality

June 16, 2014

This weekend my friends and I hosted a bridal luncheon for dear friend who is getting married in Atlanta in the fall. She is the quintessential southern belle, who is a fabulous combination of preppy, stylish, and charmingly witty. She is also the ultimate entertainer, so we had to make sure this party would live