Holiday Wreath

I love the holidays; the parties, the lights, the decorations, the incredible spirit of giving, and of course – gifts! Years ago, I took a quick quiz to find out what my Love Language was (see the book here.) While the quiz revealed that my primary love language is acts of service, gifts came in […]

Free Styling Tips

My mother taught me resourcefulness from a very young age – and if nothing else, having ten siblings can really teach you how to be self-reliant.  I was involved in church groups and activities that encouraged increasing and developing our knowledge, skills, and talents.  I was in 4-H (does anyone else remember that or am […]

Pick the Perfect Sweater

5 Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Sweater black funnel-neck sweater (here) // gray cashmere travel wrap (here // moto legging with zippers (here) // leopard slip-on tennis shoes (old H&M, similar here, here and here) // B rope pin (vintage, love this one!) // gold bangle bracelets (Meadowbelle Market) Sometimes I find myself staring at […]

Living Room Ideas

Last week I attended a rather swanky party for the new RH Gallery (Leawood, KS.) Hosted by the Chairman & CEO of RH himself, Gary Friedman, benefiting the Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, with live performances by Larkin Poe and a DJ set by Rob Garza, this was easily the event of the summer season! […]

Rose Lemonade

Several years ago, I tried a slice of Champagne Cake that was being served during a work party. It was Absolutely Fabulous (like the movie!) It was chilled (I don’t know if that was because like champagne, it’s meant to be served chilled or if it simply hadn’t been allowed enough time to properly come […]

Pom – Poms

I fell in love with DIY tulle pom-poms a few years ago when my brother got married, and when you apply a similar (but so much simpler!) concept to yarn – well, you get a pretty darn fantastic yarn pom-pom!  I’m going to get wild and crazy (eye roll) and try some multi-color pom-poms this year. […]

Destination Dinner Party

One of our most memorable vacations was to Turkey.  We started in Istanbul (so amazing!) and went inland to the Cappadocia region for a real look into the culture of the Turkish people.  We loved hiking, exploring the outdoor museums (so rich with history – thousands of years!), waking up to see the sunrise from […]

Red Roses

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been planning valentine’s cards, and class parties and a date night (and I’m exhausted!)  I’m re-using these red, pink, and white pom-poms I made last here, and this year if I find the time I may experiment with using multiple colors for each pom-pom; I know, things get wild […]

Holiday Skirt, 4 Ways

I love the holidays, I love the holiday parties and I love the holiday dresses; any excuse to wear jewels, sequins and furs is fine with me!  The Mr doesn’t love me spending our entire budget on dresses that won’t get a lot of wear, so I try to get creative when shopping for holiday-specific […]

FALL LAYERS

I have a love-hate relationship with fall.  I love jackets, blazers, scarves, boots and layers.  The day starts cool – cool enough for a sweater, and a scarf wrapped carelessly around my neck.  As the sun warms up the sky (or the car, where the trapped air starts baking in the relentless glare of the […]

One Dress: Day to Evening

A quick way to take a party dress from day to evening with a quick swap of accessories, or switch out the t-shirt and belt to reveal the bodice of the dress, seen here.         I love an evening dress just as much as the next girly-girl, but I always look for […]

DIY Sequin Hanger

I’ve seen these gold sequin hangers around for awhile now and I finally decided I had to have one.  Ever the glutton for punishment, I decided I could easily make my own DIY sequin hanger.  I thought I would document it for any other people who love to make their own things:  DIY Sequin Hanger […]