Before Photos // Girls’ room makeover

08/29/14

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Since we’re on topic of homes this week, I thought it’d be fitting to give you a run-down on an upcoming room makeover that I partnered up with Valspar on to showcase their new Valspar Reserve paint. I hope you’re ready for a color explosion! Okay, not really, although there is definitely more color involved than the usual white walls you may be used to around here (this one’s for you, Dad. He asks me on a regular basis to use colors that are easier to see!).

We’re going to be making over a little girls room, specifically my friend Cara’s daughter Ainsley (see her in all her cute glory here), to make it a bit more adult for her to grow into. Plus they just had a new baby and we want to make the space just girly enough for Ains, but gender neutral enough for a new baby brother and guests too. Now for the before photos and new room sources…

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6 Must-have patterned fall dresses

08/28/14

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There’s just something about a good shift dress that I just love to freak out over. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it’s the closest thing I’ve found to wearing a muumuu around to work while still remaining socially acceptable and feeling cute. Add that in with a funky print and I’m double sold!

What I’m really trying to say is a cute and easy to wear dress is pretty much the solution to all of my wardrobe problems, and I’ve picked out some of my favorites that are all under $100. Let’s be honest here, I’m a modestly sized blog.,$100 is pretty much my max dress budget…

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DIY // Printable surprise lunch notecards

08/27/14

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Designs by Victoria of Oh So Pretty 

I know I’m a sucker for anything done out of love and a hint of a surprise, but really, how cute are these notecards that Victoria designed for surprise lunch notes?! I love them… and you… and everyone… so I’m happy to spread the surprise love with this these cute and easy DIY printable notecards for your kiddos and loved ones as the year starts back up.

In case you’re not quite to the stage of life that requires a packed lunches or soccer practice, we also have super cute desktop and mobile wallpapers for you! Don’t worry, I’m still in this category, too… unless my cat Thomas counts, which I don’t think so…

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House hunting… and dreaming

08/25/14

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While pretty much everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby, I’m dreaming of houses. Leave it to me to be the odd man out, but what can I say? It’s like a disease. I seriously drive by every house and think of what I could do with it, but it just seems so far out of reach most days, especially in the heart of Houston. Property here can be kind of ridiculous if you’re wanting to stay inside the loop.

Real talk: Did/do you all ever have the “How am I ever going to afford a house?” thoughts? I guess considering I’m not married, 26 years old, and trying to kickstart my own business that I’m probably really jumping the gun on this, but sometimes I feel like I barely afford life, let alone buying my own home in the kind of up and coming area I’d want to be in without a mountain of debt.

My Dad is Mr. DIY so I lucked out on the sense that I could buy a river rock and between his handiness and my ideas, we could turn it into a diamond, but even river rocks cost a pretty penny these days! What I lack in cash I make up for in Pinterest boards though, so we’re practically all square. Here are some of my dream spaces for someday…

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