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September 2015


Big Things are Coming!

I’ve backspaced this sentence probably twenty times, trying to figure out how to word what I’m trying to say. Today I want to get a little personal, and share a big announcement! I’ve been trying lately to embrace more creative lifestyle. That sounds pretty vague and trendy and dumb, I know. Hear me out.


Six months ago when I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing (I still totally don’t), but I knew I wanted to share how I felt and the things I was doing in my home. This blog still hasn’t really gone anywhere in the past few months, but it’s something that’s helped me find my decor style. And if that’s all that comes from it, I’m totally fine with that. It’s also helped me to find contentment in our rental home. This little blog has been a bit of an experiment for me, something that I’ve just kind of let go wherever it will. But, it’s caused me to want to get into other things as well.

I love my job (I really, really do), but there’s a part of me that needs to be making things, to be restoring beauty to things, and to find others who have the same interests and ideas as me. I love waking up early Saturday mornings looking for garage sales, sifting through the junk in the thrift shop, or looking at the neighbor’s trash piles on trash night. I’m a sucker for a good deal, and I love refinishing things to make them beautiful again. I find myself wanting to explore these things more and more in my daily life. Not that I’m quitting my day job or anything (hello, I’m not a lunatic), but I’m wanting to find new ways to embrace my hobbies outside of work.

That being said, I wanted to share something new with you guys that I’m super excited and super nervous about. Next month, I’m going to be a vendor in a handmade/craft/antique/resale event in town. It’s an outdoor event that’s held in downtown Waxahachie, TX. I’ve been working really hard the past few weeks with different projects, and I’m going to be selling a range of things from redesigned furniture to homemade candles. I will have lots of handcrafted home items (and a few vintage items). I’ll have plenty of little things that I’ve painted or redesigned, and a few signs from my etsy shop. It’s going to he a mix of things, but I’m super excited about it. This is going to be my first event of this kind, and I’m looking forward to see what could come out of doing these types of events. I want this to be something that I do regularly, and so this first event is a big step. Honestly, I’m nervous that no one is even going to stop by my booth or care about my stuff, but I’m trying to be optimistic.

If you’re local, I’d love to see you October 10th at the Junk ‘N’ the Trunk Sale in Waxahachie. If not, I’ll be adding more items to my etsy shop after the sale. This is a big new endeavor for me, so I will need a lot of support. I’ll update you all after the sale (with some pictures of my booth/merchandise too). Until then, I’ve got plenty of work to keep me busy in the next couple weeks.

Thanks for reading along (I know this post is more wordy and has less photos than usual), but it’s something I’ve really wanted to share. Here’s to new doors opening and seeing where they lead! That’s all for today friends, have a fabulous day!

Holidays, Home Decor

Transitional Fall Table Setting

Hey y’all! I don’t know if you’ve realized this…but it’s September now, so that means when it comes to fall decor, it’s on! Here in Texas though, we’re still averaging temps in the nineties each day. I’m ready for fall, but the weather says otherwise! My response to that is a sort of transitional summer/fall decor theme around my house. I’ve put out pumpkins and pinecones, but my hydrangeas are still out as well.

Today I wanted to share with you a quick summer/fall table setting. Y’all know I’m all about cheap decor around here, so this table setting is a hodge-podge of thrifted, gifted, and found items. summerfalltable3

My smaller plates were found at a flea market, and everything else has been bought on sale. I’m learning in decorating that there really aren’t many rules that can’t be broken. Seersucker and pumpkins? Sure, why not?!

(Is there a hand hidden in this picture? I’ll never tell.)


I wanted this setting to say both “summer” and “fall” without being too clashy. This eclectic mix of pieces works for me because it’s casual, easy, and it feels both summery and autumnal.


Just wanted to drop in and show y’all a little seasonal inspiration. I realize this is super quick, but it was easy! Set your table, I promise you, it’ll make you feel like you’re way on top of things. A pretty table inspires me to sit and eat dinner (and staying away from dinner on the couch…which NEVER happens at our house. *cough*).

 Are you bringing in fall decor? Are you in full blown pumpkin mode, or are you more like me doing things slowly? I’d love to hear about it! That’s all for today. Have a fabulous day, friends!