Fresh Friday Finds: Crate & Barrel Wall Art Pieces

Fresh Friday Finds: Crate & Barrel Wall Art Pieces

As soon as we became homeowners, we started exploring a little area in Houston known as Highland Village. It was basically where I lived before the pandemic. Seriously, I would spend so much time in that area exploring all the stores. I quickly found out which stores contained most of my style, Crate and Barrel (C&B) being one of them.

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Need a new planner? I have a suggestion or two!

Need a new planner? I have a suggestion or two!

If you are in search of a new planner, I may have a great suggestion for you!

I have used planners for a very long time (10+ years) so I know what to look for when I need a new one. A few requirements include:

  • A glimpse of the entire calendar year
  • A glimpse of every month
  • A weekly view for each month
  • A few blank pages for notes, inspiration, affirmations, goals, etc.
  • And it must be pretty (and preferably pink)
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Happy July & A Warm Welcome to New Readers!

We are officially halfway through the year – like WUUUT?!? As much as I enjoy summertime, I am actually ready to fast forward to the fall season simply because I am not traveling anywhere, lol! (At this point, I have no trips planned for this month.) And since I have an outdoor space to enjoy, I am ready to sit on my rooftop patio to enjoy the cool breeze with a homemade pumpkin spice latte in hand. (Ugh, I know, so basic.) Anyway, I am looking forward to making this month a productive one – per usual. If you are new to the blog, welcome. Here’s a virtual hug from me to you! At the beginning of every month, I like to give new readers shoutouts. 😉 And normally, I keep it short and simple, but this month, I want to give you an in-depth introduction about myself. I want you to know the meaning behind my blog and why I decided to create this online escape.

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Tips for Hanging Heavy Items in the Home

Tips for Hanging Heavy Items in the Home

Happy, happy Tuesday! Hope you had a wonderful day! I am loving this week because we (the company I work for) have officially completed our fiscal year (meaning it’s like Dec. 31st) – and tomorrow is my Friday! (Thursday AND Friday are company holidays for the 4th of July!!!) So happy we cleaned our patio last weekend so we can actually kick back and enjoy it this weekend.

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Top 5 Posts in May

Top 5 Posts in May

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine in Dallas celebrating the little sister’s birthday. It was a nice getaway and a great time with the fam bam.

I normally share the top five blog posts from the previous month during the first week of the new month, however, I delayed it a bit this month. I do this to help those with crazy schedules. I know life is hectic so this is my way of giving you the scoop. The top five blog posts from May were:

  1. May Giveaway Deets – Thank you to those who entered last month’s giveaway! It was actually the first giveaway of the year. The winner was randomly selected (selection process was shared through IG stories). I would love to do another giveaway this summer so stay tuned as I begin to brainstorm fresh ideas.
  2. Strawberry Mint Margarita – Guys, if you have yet to try this recipe, you are missing out on a helluva margarita.
  3. Changing Gears: A Journey of Discovery – To find out how I flipped the script on one of the hardest years of my professional career, this one is for you.
  4. Tips for the First Time Homebuyer – The title says it all. If you are about to purchase a home, or plan to in the near future, I compiled a list of tips for you.
  5. Our Home Buying Experience – I finally opened up about our home buying experience. I covered details about the whole thing so if you are curious about what went down, check it out.

That’s a wrap for tonight. Here’s to a productive week ahead. I am excited to do a try on haul later this week – more about this here.

xx

Profresh Friday Picks: Target’s Designer Dress Edition

Photo by: Target

Almost one week ago, Target debuted an exclusive designer dress collection in collaboration with three designers – Cushnie, LoveShackFancy, and Lisa Marie Fernandez. They’ve been working on this project for over one year and the collection was made available to the public just last week. (So sad I missed the dress I really wanted 🙁 It’s sold out and they do NOT plan to restock any of the items.) The collection is made up of 70+ dresses – all ranging from sexy to flirty to vacay vibes. They made sure to make it an all-inclusive collection by including sizes from XXS to 3X, all ranged from $40 – $60.

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Birthday Outfit Deets: Pink Skort Romper

Birthday Outfit Deets: Pink Skort Romper

I hope you’ve had a wonderful day so far. I cannot believe it’s Wednesday already, where has the week gone?!? Anyway, I am sharing all of the deets about my birthday outfit. (By the way, I shared trip details here.) If you are looking for something lovely (and pink) to wear this summer, I gotcha covered, gf!

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Birthday Weekend in Fredericksburg, TX

Birthday Weekend in Fredericksburg, TX

As promised, here is lowdown on my birthday weekend in Fredericksburg, TX (aka the hill country). If you have never gone to Fredericksburg, I am encouraging you to save up for your trip now. It is a BEAUTIFUL hill country escape. I loved it so much, I actually see ourselves living in the hill country in the future. I seriously cannot wait to go back.

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My Thoughts About Last Week

My Thoughts About Last Week

When I first learned about George Floyd’s video, I will be the first to admit, I waited to watch. As furious as the people were, I knew it had to be bad. Watching heartbreaking, or heart wrenching videos, weigh heavily on my heart for quite some time. I carry that pain with me for a while. (Gabriel Fernandez is an example of the pain I carried for months.) But I knew I had to watch the video. I knew I had to watch it because I felt compelled to know exactly what happened. After watching the video, it wasn’t about me anymore. It wasn’t about the pain I would carry for the months to come. It wasn’t about what George Floyd did. It wasn’t about what the internet was fighting about. It was ALL about the injustice that exists in our world today. It was about realizing how naive I can be sometimes. It was about speaking up. It was about taking action. It was about bringing up the fact that racism still exists in our world. It was about #blacklivesmatter.

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