When I began designing the theme of my home, I wanted it to be clean, neutral and warm, thus, I thought stripes would play an important role is this concept. Stripes seems to have a classic simplicity to them and they are perfect for painting (I mean, compared to a mural), so I decided to have my go at it on my entry way wall. The width of the horizontal pattern I chose was rather thick, about 1.5 ft (I think the skinnier the stripes, the more casual the look= no good). This grey neutral is called “Pussywillow” by Sherwin Williams. Check out the before and after below!
Before. (Tape has been added for pattern design).After! With Lucy, my pup, by the door :)
I just love this Texas fall/winter look! Perfect for day and night. More details below.
Pants: Anthropologie (similar here), Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here), Top: Anthropologie (similar here), Clutch: Vince Camuto, Necklace: Francesca’s (similar here), Ring: Kendra Scott, Nail polish: OPI.
I’m all about repurposing anything and everything, especially for the sake of art. So when I found this awesome deer skull at my boyfriends grandparents ranch, I knew I had to turn it into a coffee table artpiece. This DIY pattern was another Pinterest find and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
Start by cleaning the skull with a water/hydrogen peroxide mixture and letting it soak overnight. Once dry, glue any pieces back into place and prime the skull with white paint.
Using a pencil, draw your pattern onto the skull.
Add your color order to the skull. Paint all of each color before moving onto the next color.
Spray the painted skull with a clear lacquer and let dry for a few days.
Place on your coffee table for an instant pop of color!
Since moving to Austin, I’ve been introduced to one of my favorite beverages of all time; the Moscow Mule. Also known as The Polish Pony (seriously), this drink packs a lot of flavor and is relatively simple to make. This drink is also very popular because of the way it is served in those statement making copper mugs.
For Christmas this year, I thought, how cute would it be to give a “Moscow Mule kit” as a present? Aka everything you need to make this delicious drink wrapped into a fun little basket. I included the following: 2 copper mugs, vodka, limes, ginger beer, stirring spoon, ice bucket, horseshoe for decoration and of course a hand written recipe.
Moscow Mule Recipe: 1/2 lime, 2 ounces of vodka, 4 to 6 ounces of ginger beer. (I also like to add some sliced jalapeño which really kicks things up a notch).