LIFE

Behind the Scenes: HGTV NYE Party!

Well, to say I’ve been really into the holiday spirit this year is an understatement – definitely one for the books. But how on earth is Christmas already over and 2017 just a few days away?!

I’ve been fortunate to spend some much needed quality time in NYC with...Read More »


Geode jewelry box DIY!

AH! That feeling of Christmas being right around the corner and you’re still scrambling to find the perfect gift for your BFF4L or special little lady. We’ve all been there. Have no fear though, I have a quick and painless DIY that will have bae smitten by your handywork and it...Read More »


Baby on board.

Friends, quit jumping to conclusions, this is not a baby announcement! I just had to find a clever way to get you reading – it’s been a while. 

In fact, when I planned this fruity & floral baby shower for one of my best gal pals, Ali, she...Read More »


Barbie girls.

Another cake down!

I’m all about a themed party, so when one of my bests 30th birthday came around, she decided a Malibu Barbie boat party on the lake was how we were going to get down. And I couldn’t agree with her more since Meggie’s practically a little...Read More »


Home sweet home.

One of my greatest accomplishments was the purchase of my first home back in 2013. I remember looking at quite a few properties and feeling discouraged because most were either out of my price range or had multiple offers that I just couldn’t compete with. I didn’t even see...Read More »


Tribeza Interiors Tour 2016

One of my all time favorite events was a couple weeks ago and I’m still gushing about it…

Tribeza held it’s 3rd annual Interiors Tour (check out my write up on last years tour here), where local interior designers graciously open up their homes to the public,...Read More »


A Maker's Affair.

Forget Black Friday madness, the Renegade Craft Fair is coming to Austin this weekend! There’s something about people who are makers and do-er’s and I just love that Austin is full of ’em. From jewelry designers to restauranteurs, this place has a entrepreneurial and creative spirit that makes...Read More »


Popcorn lovers.

Last year I attempted my very first birthday cake project and had so much fun doing it, I thought I’d make another attempt for my friend Ryan’s birthday. Since he always throws the most elaborate birthday soirees AND happens to love popcorn, I tried to go all out, and thought a popcorn cake...Read More »


Feliz Cumpleaños!

I absolutely love entertaining. Even with the stress of perfecting the table arrangement and making sure to not burn the bruschetta toast, it’s always worth it to get friends together and catch up [insert multiple wine emojis here].

A few weeks ago was one of my bests...Read More »


ACL fashionistas.

Ah yes, festival season in Austin, Texas. A time where barely there clothing is acceptable and pretty much anything goes when it comes to outfit planning.

It’s no surprise I love playing dress up. In fact, a major part of why I love the infamous Read More »


Weekending in Chicago.

Chicago is doing something right lately because my insta feed has been blowing up with Bean selfies, Wrigley Field couple pics and other overly saturated touristy photos… Like cool, we get it, you’re on vacation and yes I’m really jelly. I recently picked up the Austin Business Journal and...Read More »


Florida Vacation.

Disclaimer: This post is a little late considering this vacation was a couple months ago. BUT, here it is none the less.

It’s evident the art deco era has come back in full swing, and if you weren’t aware, just open any fashion mag – the words mod, palm...Read More »


Stop and smell the bacon.

First off, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Second, sorry for my absence the last few weeks! I decided I needed a little vaca from the virtual world, and boy did it feel nice to step away from the computer. After a while I...Read More »


Got weekend plans?

Fact: Austin has had more rain this year than Portland AND Seattle!

If you live in Austin, or been keeping up with Al Roker lately, you’ve probably seen the torrential downpours we’ve been experiencing – and I’m not complaining. Mother Nature is getting us...Read More »


LTD.

The tuxedo dress aka my favorite trend of the moment.

I bought this number a few weeks ago (you can buy it here) and seriously can’t get enough of it. I love this look for so many reasons, but mainly because it’s so simple and makes...Read More »


Moms that brunch.

Mother’s day is in just a couple days, so if you’re scrambling for ideas to make her smile from ear to ear, take a look at these bunch spots and breakfast-in-bed ideas that are guaranteed to make her wish Mother’s Day was 365 days a year.

If...Read More »


DIY Pom Pom Tote

Unfortunately, like many women, I have expensive taste and frankly my wallet just isn’t full of cash money. I often find myself walking through stores thinking “that’s way too expensive, I might as well make it” and instantly get to work. Case in point this Tory Burch...Read More »


¡Fiesta!

There are many reasons why I love Austin; good vibes, great weather and delicious food. It’s also clear this city knows how to let loose and throw a party from time to time (I mean, there is literally a festival happening every other weekend). So I decided...Read More »


Weekend Details.

Happy Sunday Fun Day! This weekend was full of family, friends and a lot of sunshine; pretty much all you need in life. Unfortunately, we all miscalculated how much sunscreen was needed for a full day on the lake, and now we’re REALLY paying for it, whoops. But...Read More »


Clay makers.

If you’re into DIY projects just as much as me, then you’ve probably heard of Sculpy Clay already. It’s hitting the crafting world hard, and I’ve been up to my ears with projects to try. SO, since I’m really into gardening right now (give it another month and...Read More »


Down to Earth.

First off, Happy Earth Day, friends! Today is all about giving back to Mother Nature and I’m really getting into the spirit. Secondly, sorry for my absence the past few days, it’s been very busy in my little treehouse, which only means exciting things are coming – so...Read More »


East Austin Urban Farm Tour.

All hail EAUFT. My mouth is still salivating from this past weekend where I was wined and dined at the East Austin Urban Farm Tour. Think, Austin Food and Wine Festival, but no lines, half the cost and you can actually see where your...Read More »


That everyday dress.

Nothing says “Spring is here!” more than blossoming trees and flowy white dresses, which is why this dress is one of my fav’s. Truthfully, I wear it far too often, but it’s one of those you just can’t take off because it’s so comfortable and goes with almost any...Read More »


Weekend Details.

Well, this weekend was seriously one for the books! Birthday parties, golf tournaments and urban farm tours were all part of the mix. Now I feel like I need another weekend just to get some down time in… ain’t that the truth.

 I had the pleasure...Read More »


Antiquing in Round Top, TX.

If you live in Texas (or are an avid vintage shopper), then you’ve probably heard of this little Antique Festival that is RoundTop. Stretching more than 20 miles, you’re greeted with thousands of vendors selling their antique pickin’s on the side of the road, aka...Read More »


Weekend Details.

Wrapping up the weekend, finally! I guess better late then never :)

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with family and friends this Sunday. Since my parents live in Seattle, I really love the holidays, because they venture down South and we get...Read More »


So chic.

TGI[G]F! It’s Good Friday people and I’m so excited for this Easter Weekend to get kicked off! My parents came in town for the holiday and we have a full list of activities, but an even larger list of items on our Easter Brunch menu. Considering I come...Read More »


DIY mexican tile coasters.

Clearly, I love a good DIY, so when I saw these mexican tiles at a flea market, I instantly thought, “coasters!,” and knew they were coming home with me. 1) Because these are the perfect size, shape and pattern for coasters, 2) much cheaper to make, than buy,...Read More »


Weekend Details.

This was quite the weekend in Austin and my burnt to a crisp skin can vouch for it. We hit the mid 80’s yesterday, so naturally, the city was full of people jogging the trail, paddle boarding and enjoying the sunshine, aka summer is on the horizon!...Read More »


Street Style and Spring Transitions.

Well, the past few days have been quite the whirlwind, to say the least! SXSW wrapped up, I headed up to Fort Worth for a wedding this weekend (which was b.e.a-utiful) and spring cleaning has been number #1 on my to-do list. Seriously, where the...Read More »


Officially Spring!

Although the Northeast is getting hit with yet another snow storm, and it’s raining here in Austin, today is officially the first day of Spring. AND I love it! It seems that the start of every season, I always think “okay, this is definitely my favorite season,” but I...Read More »


St. Patrick's Day entertaining.

Fact: Green is definitely my favorite color (chartreuse to be exact), so naturally, I think St. Patrick’s Day and I have something in common. BUT that’s about it. I’m not a huge beer drinking (anymore, at least) and even after all my attempts, I still haven’t won the lotto, a raffle,...Read More »


Thin Mint Parfaits.

We all know Girl Scout season is coming to a close when we no longer see those adorable faces selling boxes of tagalongs at the grocery store corner (although I’m always secretly thankful…ahem, beach season). For many, we stock up on thin mints and load them in the freezer for...Read More »


South by south fresh.

Here we go, South by Southwest (SXSW) is full steam ahead here in the great city of Austin, Texas! Come this weekend, thousands of people will flood the city with their innovative ideas for the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the coming year. Ever heard of Twitter? Yep,...Read More »


Weekend DIY - image wood transfers.

I just love a good DIY project. Considering the weather lately is keeping me from doing anything but bundling up and sipping some tea (thanks Camille), this dreamy DIY is just what the doctor ordered. Ever heard of image wood transfers? Well, today, you’re in luck.

I’ve always...Read More »


Chia, baby.

Since my childhood days of eating fruity pebbles and cinnamon toast crunch are long gone  (100% sugar no longer qualifies as a protein substitute), I’ve been getting creative in the kitchen coming up with some delicious breakfast alternatives . I’ve had this thing for blood oranges lately, check out my...Read More »


Animal wall art.

TGIF!

This has been one of my favorite DIY projects thus far, because it’s really that easy and makes such a statement. I mean how cute are these animal silhouette cutouts? Not to mention, you can probably whip these up with items you have just lying around your...Read More »


Leave it to the vest.

Everyone has that one piece of clothing they can’t live without. For me, it’s this long quilted vest I picked up at Anthropologie (and it’s now on sale!), earlier this winter season. I honestly could rock this every day, it’s warm enough for winter, light enough for spring,...Read More »


National Margarita Day!

Aren’t you thankful someone made up such a wonderful holiday?! I decided since there are so many of these wacky “holidays,” that are simply forgotten and go unnoticed, I’m going to keep you up to speed and post about them from time to time. Aka a great excuse to break...Read More »


Let's get organized.

 For many people, January marks the time of new beginnings. Clearly, I’m a little behind since it’s already late February… whoops. The feeling of a fresh start is very therapeutic for many, including myself, so I decided to dedicate this post on some organization tips that help me get through...Read More »


Mardi Gras party poppers!

Party poppers are pretty much essential for every holiday, birthday, bar mitzvah, whatever. Given we’re in the midst of Mardi Gras, here is a super easy tutorial on how to make your own party poppers for this vibrant Fat Tuesday. If you’re not into breaking out the beads...Read More »


V-day dessert run.

I don’t mean to alarm you, but Valentine’s Day is technically less than 6 hours away, which means if you haven’t decided on what to do/make/eat yet, your other half might go running for the hills (well, let’s hope not). In order to save you from a potential...Read More »


Fredericksburg Weekend.

This past weekend was a busy one, as mentioned in my prior post on the Modern Home Tour, but let me tell you it was non-stop F.U.N. One of my bests, Nicole, invited us to stay at her parent’s newly renovated fixer-upper (which I could totally...Read More »


Modern Home Tour 2015

Well I was a woman on a mission this past weekend! We had a girls trip in Fredericksburg for wine tasting and shopping (more to come on that later) and it also happened to be the sixth annual Austin Modern Home Tour. So I did a lot...Read More »


Valentines smooches?

It’s kinda silly how excited I am about this next project… and for good reason. Not only do I love candy, but I wear lipstick for almost every occasion. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d make some sweet treats to send to my loved ones, and...Read More »


Tuesday Trending.

Remember the rise of UGG boots? The first time I saw them (way back in junior high!), was at the Cheesecake Factory in Seattle and this very stylish european man walked in the door wearing a B&W checkered scarf and furry tan boots. I immediately asked him the brand and added...Read More »


re-PETE.

   Here we go, SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!

Since I hail from the great state of Washington, it’s no surprise I am rooting for my home team, and clearly the best team; the Seattle Seahawks. I thought it was appropriate to bring some snacks to the party tonight and...Read More »


Pottery class for two.

I found another hobby this weekend.

Remember back in grade school, when we were blessed to have a designated “arts and crafts” time? AKA the best time of day! Well, I felt a little bit like a kid again Saturday night when my friend, Nicole and I decided to...Read More »


Inside the Tribeza Interiors Tour

You know that moment when you walk into an amazing store, see way too many things you HAVE to have, then proceed to get overwhelmed because you literally just. can’t. even? Well, that happened to me a whole lot while attending the second annual TRIBEZA Interiors Tour this past weekend.

As...Read More »


You've got… Snail Mail!

Now, I’m old school when it comes to many things, i.e. I’d rather call then text, use my spiral bound instead of a google doc, tear images out of magazines than pin, and lastly, I’d take the Flintstones over the Jetsons, any day. But one thing I’m sure we can...Read More »


Marfa, Marfa, Marfa!

There is no way to get around this… Marfa, Texas is a weird place. The closest comparison that comes to mind is a combination of Waco, Texas and Colfax, Washington. Ever heard of those places? Unless you hail from Texas or are a fellow WSU Coug, probably not.

A...Read More »


Birthday suit.

PRADA, MARFA: finally something Queen B and I have in common. This weekend (actually today!) marks another year wiser for me and I had the pleasure of celebrating in this funky little town called Marfa, in the middle of Nowhere, Texas.  What a trip! From the teepees, mod...Read More »


Weekender.

Weekend trips can be super easy to pack for if you have a game plan. Unfortunately, there have been many times we end up packing an excessive amount of clothing, and don’t end up wearing half of it (guilty). Or more importantly, don’t have enough room in our bag to put...Read More »


From drab to Fab!

One of my favorite hobbies is scouring flea markets and antique stores. There are some hits and many misses, but I really lucked out when I found this lovely pair of Louis XV chairs. They weren’t in horrible shape (minus the totally drab fabric), but I decided to give...Read More »


Buzzworthy at the Golden Globes.

It’s no surprise the stars on the red carpet of the 2015 Golden Globes, which aired last night, really struck gold (or should I say Marsala – Pantone color of 2015 ). The A list stars really upped the ante this year, and the push-ups, giving us some of...Read More »


Birthday bubbly and Joan.

This was my second attempt at making a cake and surprisingly a little more challenging than the first. One of my best friends, Nicole, was having her birthday celebration in Fredericksburg, Texas, which is famous for its boutique antique shops and wine tours. Therefore, I thought making a...Read More »


Woven Rug Tutorial

Rainy days are perfect for crafting, thus, I spent my last weekend crafting up a storm, but really. I never realized that weaving a rug was actually possible until I found this quick and easy tutorial online, shortly thereafter I was off to buy some supplies. The wonderful thing...Read More »


Faux wallpaper.

Home Depot has stole my heart over the past year and half. Since I moved into my condo, I probably frequent the paint section (among others), more often than I eat ice-cream (and that’s saying something considering I have a MAJOR sweet tooth). This go round, I decided...Read More »


Well, hot dog!

I’ve had this thing for making cakes lately. My boyfriend, Peter, happens to really love hotdogs (strange, I know), so for his 29th birthday I had my first attempt at a hotdog birthday cake, my first ever birthday cake for that matter.

 To make the shape...Read More »


Mirror, Mirror.

Since I bought my first home last year, I’ve been in decorating heaven. No joke. I had the idea to install some mirrors in the foyer/dining of my 1,065 sq ft place to open up the entry way. These mirrors were placed into the already inset wall, so they...Read More »


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2015 being your best year yet!

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Stripes on stripes.

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...Read More »


Monochromatic Monday.

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 (Read More »


Oh deer.

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...Read More »


Moscow Rules.

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...Read More »


Chalkboard fun.

On weekends, I spend a few hours working at Mockingbird Domestics, just south of downtown Austin. This place is your one-stop-shop for locally sourced fine crafted furniture and home accessories. I love the modern meets rustic aesthetic of the store and REALLY enjoy getting crafty with the window displays...Read More »


Holiday Soirée

I love a good party… and by that I mean I love a good party with A LOT of tasty treats. Therefore, since winter is the season of gathering with family and friends, I decided to host a little holiday party at my 1,065 sq ft loft (talk about...Read More »


New York, New York.

Last week, I had the pleasure of strolling the streets of NYC and I’ve decided there is nothing better than a vacation to NYC during the winter time. Strolling down 5th Ave in awe of the window displays from Anthropologie to Saks and Bergdorfs is every creative enthusiasts...Read More »