2013 recap

2013 has definitely been a life-changing year for me. I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store! Here are a few of the highlights:

January: I started my year off with this quote as my inspiration. I never dreamed how far it would take me!
February: We took a road trip around DFW and I officially made the decision to quit my career as a teacher and go into interior design.
March: We celebrated 11 wonderful years together.
April: Our living room, bedroom, and dining room were featured by West Elm.
May: We moved into our lovely new home.
June: We celebrated two years of marriage!
July: I made my dream job happen and began taking on interior design clients.
August: I got my first sister-in-law!
September: I went back to school for interior design,
and welcomed another sweet sister-in-law to the family.
October: I celebrated my 28th birthday,
and joined Kufri Life Fabrics as a stylist and marketing assistant.
December: I completed my first semester of design school with a 4.0, and had the most wonderful Christmas holiday to date!
Bring it on 2014! 

Next week I'll be sharing a few of my goals for 2014. What are you most looking forward to in the new year?


christmas home tour

I can't let the season go by without sharing some photos of our place decked out for the holidays!
This view every day makes me so happy. You just can't be in a bad mood with colorful twinkle lights.
I made both of these wreaths for less than $20, when I found something similar I loved for $50/each!
My new favorite ikat pillow from Kufri Life!
Glitter on top of glitter - it's why this is my favorite time of the year.
Have you posted your home decorated for the holidays on your blog, instagram, or twitter? Make sure to share a link in the comments - I'd love to see the fab spaces my readers have put together for the holidays!


look for less

It's no secret I'm obsessed with the Robert Abbey Delta Lamp. I've blogged about it here, here, and here (and probably a lot more).

If you love this lamp like I do, but don't want to fork over the $167 + for it... REJOICE! 
I've found this Diamante Lamp from Lamps Plus for a budget friendly $80!


last minute gifts under $30

I know you've probably seen a hundred gift guides by now, but I thought I'd share with you my favorite last minute gift ideas under $30 that will work for anyone on your list!

last minute gift ideas under $30

1) brass wine rack - $25
2) lidded mini basket - $20
3) tortoise round frame sunglasses - $15
4) gypsy pens - $15
5) faux fur neck pillow - $28
6) blue splatter trinket dish - $16

P.S. Today is the LAST DAY to order prints from my Etsy shop to guarantee delivery by Christmas!


instagram updates

Wow, last week was a doozy. I burned my eye with a steamer (I mean, really???), my car broke down, and we had our first ice storm of the season. Basically, anything crazy that could happen... did. All while I'm up to my eyeballs in school work and working double time to get the new Kufri Life Fabrics website up and running! Thankfully Friday and Saturday we were iced in and I was able to get an obnoxious amount of things done. I also took an annoying amount of cute dog pics. Enjoy!
This is what happens when southerners expect an ice storm. We act like the world is ending!
When the tree skirt I've been lusting after from Furbish sold out, I decided to take matters into my own hands and sew up my own version. I'm sort of obsessed with the pink pom pom trim!
My fabulous Anthropologie throw arrived just in time for the storm. I spent most of my weekend staying cozy under this baby.