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 and floor decor. Here I had a little chalkboard fun and created a warm fireplace to fit within the mantle near the front windows to show a little holiday cheer.

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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 getting cozy), to get into the spirit. I asked friends to bring their favorite seasonal dish to share with everyone, while I cooked up a few of my own (and of course, some holiday cocktails as well).

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SAMSUNG CSCThis pinecone cheese ball was super easy to make and a quick way to add some holiday flair to the assortment.SAMSUNG CSCFrom the looks of my kitchen by the end of the night, everyone came hungry and left happy, and I can’t wait to do it again next year! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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 dream. #icouldmakethat. The Rockefeller Christmas tree at night with hot cider in one hand and my charming boyfriend in the other was just the icing on the cake. New York is a magical place and the lights during Christmas just amplify the beauty of this magical city.

City Bakery decadent hot chocolate.

The Standard for brunch with friends.

Bergdorfs window display.

Anthropologie window display.

Chelsea market.

Rockefeller Christmas tree.

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