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A Visit to Hamilton Pool Preserve

Locales     |    July 26th, 2016

After talking about it for years, I finally had the opportunity to visit the unbelievably beautiful Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Texas. I first heard about this natural wonder from a magazine article about Texas treasures. Although the pool is only about 90 minutes from my grandmother’s home, heavy rainfall, swimming restrictions, closures and general […]

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FS at Home: Throwback Thursday

Design     |    July 21st, 2016

The only thing I enjoy about moving is the opportunity to decorate a new space. With every new apartment or house, belongings and decorations take on new life and fill the space in an entirely different way. This was my apartment when I first moved to Dallas two years ago. My ‘bedroom’ was actually the […]

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Happy Fourth of July

Events     |    July 4th, 2016

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand,” Harry S. Truman. Happy Independence Day to each and every one of you. America may not always be perfect but I’m proud to call it home. Be safe and have fun today everyone!

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Two Years in Texas

Events     |    July 1st, 2016

On this day two years ago, my Mini Cooper rolled into Dallas packed to the brim with my belongings, my cat, my dog and my own excitement for a new adventure. I had spent three days alone, driving 1,700 miles through California, Arizona, New Mexico and finally Texas. I had no idea whether I was here […]

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The Majestic Pineapple

Design     |    June 26th, 2016

There’s a fruit out there having its 15 minutes of fame. Its cute, quirky and a little bit strange. Tropical in nature and currently making appearances on wallpaper, clothing, art and even in your pool. I’m talking about the green spiked head and curvaceous yellow body of the majestic pineapple. Growing up, my grandmother had a pair of […]

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Inspired by: The Women of Grey Gardens

People     |    June 22nd, 2016

If you haven’t seen the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, then you are in for a treat. A strange yet weirdly inspiring treat. Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale are the mother-daughter ‘stars’ of the Maysles’ brother iconic film. Known to all as “Big Edie” and “Little Edie,” they were former society women whose claim […]

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Rental Sweet Rental: Five Tips for Finding Your Perfect Pad

Locales     |    June 16th, 2016

The time has come to find a new place to live; Maybe your lease is up, you’re moving for work, tired of your roommate or perhaps just ready for an upgrade. Regardless of the reason, nearly everyone can agree that apartment or house hunting is a stressful and time consuming process. As a frequent relocator, I have lived in […]

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Four Must-Haves for an Awesome Summer Roadtrip

Events     |    May 30th, 2016

Memorial Day weekend always feels like the perfect kick off to summertime fun. It’s finally warm enough to BBQ outside and even swim, but the oppressive heat of summer hasn’t yet worn down our spirits. This summer, with airport wait times at an all time high and gas prices at a low, there has scarce been […]

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The Joy of Hand Me Downs

Design     |    May 23rd, 2016

Growing up, I hated hand-me-downs. The very word sent shivers down my spine knowing this could mean used, outdated and not my style. Mostly this was due to the fact that my hand-me-downs were mainly coming from my male cousin which consisted of boys carpenter jeans and once a creepy clown costume. No thank you. However, […]

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FS at Home: The Guest Room

Design     |    May 16th, 2016

After a few months of living in our new home, and seemingly endless hours spent priming, painting, arranging and then rearranging, we finally had the opportunity to host our first guest in the mostly completed guest room. I put together a welcome basket complete with a few snacks, necessities and some non-television entertainment. When time differences […]

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