Dainty, Dainty, Dainty

I really want to set the tone of this post and the title is said to the tune of sexy, sexy, sexy from ODB’s Baby I got your money.

Now that’s out of the way we can really focus on the actual point of this post: dainty jewelry. In the past few years I’ve really moved from large statement pieces (although I’m not above them in the right situation) to smaller, minimal jewelry.

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Below are some of the pieces I’m currently craving. My go-to shops are Catbird, Etsy and Moulton. Have you gotten any good pieces lately?

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Dainty, Dainty, Dainty

Bed crushing

So lately I’ve been really wanting to update our bed. Casey and I have had the same bedroom set for a few years (since we started living together).

I really love this entire platform bed trend – but we’re at a point where we would have to update a lot of things for it to not look too disjointed.

Is there anything in your home you’ve been craving to update?

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Bed crushing

Buy or DIY: Wall Hangings

Has anyone else been enamored with woven and tassel wall hangings? (No, just me? whatever).

Like seriously my Pinterest is flooded with them. At Texas Style Council Camp last year we had this as a DIY activity. Let’s talk about time consuming. Granted, most things in life worth doing are. I still want to try my hand at making my own, but luckily there are quite a few on Etsy and I’ve bought one from the Dallas Flea before.

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So whatcha think? Are you into the trend? Would you buy or diy?

Buy or DIY: Wall Hangings

Blanket Weather

So (at least in Texas) we’re in weather where it could be warmish during the day, but chilly at night. Which means, having several stylish blankets around is ideal. They’re great for Netflix marathons and for the patio with your gal pals.

I got an amazing blanket when in Costa Rica and it got me searching for some more to keep the house stocked. I’m borderline obsessed with that white blanket from The Citizenry. What do you look for in a blanket?

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Blanket Weather

Etsy Faves

I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. I flipping love Etsy. I love finding unique things and its perfect for gifts, home goods, etc.

I could probably write on and on and on about my prolific love, but I’d rather just show you what I’m currently crushing on (despite my wallet’s disapproval).

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I’ll admit, finding good stuff can take time and years of building up your favorites so Etsy knows what to reco for you. It’s worth it. I find such unique stuff and sometimes for a WAY better price.

What are your Etsy faves? Any tips on finding great shops?

Etsy Faves

Make work less suck

I’m gonna be real. This is the first time I’ve been really happy in my job. Granted, every job has push and pull of good and bad. My first job out of college I loved because it was a small all-female office and we all got along really well. Like, so well that I still hang out with a lot of them and they went from work friend to real friend. Yet, we had little freedom, were constantly monitored and were paid really poorly. My next job was another all-female, small office. It was actually all the bad things of the first, but no one talked to each other. It was soul-crushing as an extrovert to be alone at my desk all day, the only silver lining being how much a I loved my client. After a year of breaking my back, I was told I didn’t do enough and moved on.

My first year at my current office was hard. Really hard. I gave it time, made friends, and I really feel good. (I hate saying comfortable because somehow that feels lazy). I’ve discovered ways to make work suck a little less…because little things can make a difference.

Make your desk somewhere you want to be

Might seem really obvious, but you spend a lot of time here. Invest in some artwork, plants, mugs, magazines, whatever that makes it feel more like home. I also highly recommend a lamp (especially if you work near creatives, I’ve noticed they tend to keep lights very dim).

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Take a walk

Sometimes all you can do is get the F out of dodge. Get away from your desk, grab some fresh air or maybe even a coffee. This has saved me on numerous occasions. Whenever I feel the tears or anger welling up, I let my feet hit the pavement and plug in some headphones. It’s a great reminder that your life is more than just your job. It also allows you to have your “moment” of whatever you are feeling so nothing gets suppressed and its easier to move on.

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Make friends

This might seem like the worst advice, and I suppose dependent on your field this might be bad advice, but really try to make some office buddies. I stress that you should still be really discerning with what you share with your coworkers. I’ve had a lot of “work friends” blossom into friends outside of the office. Plus, it makes the day way better when you have someone who will tell you if your outfit looks cute or to grab lunch with you on a  meh day.

What do you do take make sure the old 9-to-5 is empowering versus soul crushing?

 

Make work less suck

My own little corner

Spring is that season where we all go on Pinterest and watch HGTV and think: “Yes I CAN!”

I’m sure I’ll come crashing down from this high in a month, but until then I’m really loving these tribal, boho home trends. (Again, can I just pick up and move to Marfa?). Now sneaking this stuff into the apartment without Casey noticing is a completely different story (commence covert operations).

Two cute beds? Yes please. I call an instant sleepover.

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Look at me writing my memoir in this nook. (Use your imaginations people, I mean c’mon!)

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If your home is going to have southwest vibes a hat rack is a must (DIY is just a plus) for your wide brimmed hats.

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If all else fails, just surround yourself with cacti. There was a time when almost every week I came home with a new succulent. Just remember less is more…even if your latte induced mind says otherwise.

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My own little corner