Gift Guide Shop Small

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is support small and local businesses.  I love the personalized touch small shops do to make their guests and shoppers feel extra special. Whether it be a hand written note or pretty wrapping, my favorite small shops go the extra mile. Don’t get me wrong, the ease of a one-stop shop like Nordstrom or Amazon is great, but there is something special about supporting those in your community.


Mini Glass Ornament Set / Monogram Classic Shirt / Gray Malin Beaches Book / Mini Star Garland / Lafco Candle Set / Cashmere Wrap / Monogram Napkins / Christmas PJs/ Tassle Earrings / Needlepoint Pillow / Howdy Doormat

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Home updates, you ask?

Many of you have been emailing and asking why I haven’t posted pictures of our new house in Dallas yet. To be honest, its not finished and not really a work in progress either.  You see, when we moved to Dallas we rented a house because of the quickness of our move. Don’t get me wrong I actually love renting, I love our house and the neighborhood we live in but honestly I have zero motivation when it comes to buying or designing any pieces for this place.  With the idea of buying our first home in the back of my mind, I decided I would rather save my money than fill this space with pieces that fit right now. Thankfully, all of our furniture from our Kansas City abode (see our home tour here) fit perfectly into the new space; that is with the exception of our extremely tiny closet we now share.  Let’s just say that is not the only thing I miss from that awesome house.

It’s been a little less than a year since we moved down to Dallas and of course I am starting to get the itch to change things up a bit, but a little birdy keeps telling me just to wait a little longer.  Instead of buying big pieces that might not make sense in our next house, I decided to switch up the sofa pillows, add some lamps, and swap out our old bedding for a new linen duvet (thanks to Patrick’s siblings for the wedding gift!).So hold tight because it’s just a matter of time before I start talking interiors again :)

xox- a dash of details