I’m so so excited to announce my new site to you!! I’ve been patiently working and waiting for this to happen so I’m so happy it’s finally ready! The new site was designed and developed by me except for a little development outsourcing on the portfolio page. It is a blogsite – portfolio and blog all in one so I will also be posting over there now. Make sure to update your bookmarks!  I’d love to have you check it out and let me know your thoughts!! Here’s my new url:


Happy clicking!!

MONDAY INSPIRATION | fall photography

These beautiful pictures are reminding me of how autumn really feels.

Clicking on the picture will take you to the photographer.


At first I wasn’t a big fan of fringe – think cowgirls and spurs, but it has grown on me since seeing it around this year. I’m especially loving the fringe bags! I’ll have to get one for fall :). So what do you think of this trend? Yay or nay?

Images found via lookbook and weheartit.


My purse of choice is a dark purple satchel from Urban Outfitters. The straps are kinda falling apart but this is my favorite bag. It’s not too bulky and the color surprisingly goes with a lot of outfits. It’s going to take a lot for me to get rid of this one!

(1) Bobby Pins. I always have these. Everywhere.

(2) Work Badge. If I forget this when I go to work, it’s a giant hassle to get through security. Sometimes I panic a little when it’s not in my purse. haha

(3) Anthro Member Card. If you haven’t signed up for one of these yet, I encourage you to do so! You get %15 off on your birthday and other coupons the more you buy. Plus you get the catalog in the mail which is full of inspiration!

(4) Clutch Wallet. Love the pretty design and the gold interior and it was a birthday present from Dustin :) I carry my bank cards, change, receipts, and my ID in it.

(5) Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Lip Color. I like this product because it stays all day but its not super heavy.

(6) Liplicious Tasty Lip Color in Cranberry Cocktail. Tastes yummy and it’s fun to put on. I sometimes wear it over the Colorstay for gloss.

(7) Keys. I try to keep these in my purse but for some reason I’m always searching for them. My husband and friends can testify. haha My sister gave me a pretty Coach keychain that I have on it too.

(8) Thrifted Sunglasses. An essential in Arizona.

(9) Mini Tape Measure. Very handy to have. This one is branded by the US Forest Service where my husband works.

(10) Teasing Comb. My hair is really heavy so throughout the day it will get flatter on top which means it needs a little boost. This one is from Sally Beauty Supply.

(11) Business Cards. Duh.

(12) Banana Boat SPF 45 Lip Balm. This is my favorite chapstick because it keeps my lips smooth and it smells REALLY good.

(13) Palm Pixi. I love the size of this phone, it has a touchscreen and a keyboard and I can check facebook when I’m not at home. hehe

What’s your one must-have in your bag??


There’s so many great DIY projects online, I’d thought I share a few of my favorites. Most of these have to do with home decor, enjoy!

Genius Dry Erase Board
Simple DIY Wall Art
Pillows made from vintage hankies
Great alternative to wallpaper
Pretty Coffee Can Lanterns
Numerous things to do with doilies!
Creative Book Page Wreath
Easy way to print on fabric
Floating Vases

Have you found any cool tutorials lately? Link them up in the comment section! Happy Monday!

FASHION FRIDAY | my favorite skirt

My Outfit:
Shirt: $1.00 Golden Goose
Skirt: $8.50 Forever 21
Bracelet: Express
Headband: Target
DIY Sandals

p.s I got a Lookbook now so go check it out and leave me some hype :D


I always love reading posts like this because isn’t it fascinating to see in other people’s homes?? I even like going to open houses just to see how others decorate and to get ideas for my own home.

I’m definitely not an interior designer but do appreciate home design and since I’ve had a home of my own, I’ve really enjoyed looking at home magazines, shopping for special home accessories, and personalizing my own space. I really like incorporating original art, refurbished antiques, and thrifted items. Obviously everything is a work-in-progress but I’m learning how to be happy with the things I currently have and making them work with the space. I like Nate Berkus‘s quote that “your home should rise up to meet you.” I want my home to be a reflection of who my husband and I are and greet us with feelings of peacefulness, inspiration, and relaxation.

My parents have definitely influenced how I see my home and have given my a large appreciation for DIY projects, paying on a dime, and working with what you have. Some of my pieces were even built by my dad or are projects that I’ve done with my mom. :)

Dustin is also enjoying building pieces for our house, which I love benefiting from! I can’t wait to show what he’s done!

I’ll start with the living room which is the first thing you come to when you open the door.

These are a couple painting reproductions I did:

My dad built our TV cabinet for us!

My mom and I re-covered the pillows that came with the couch:


Talullah likes to be in the pictures. haha

I love owls, Dustin gave me that owl cookie jar for Christmas.

Our Bedroom:

Our DIY headboard was a joint effort between me and Dustin and both my parents. I love it! And my mom recovered that chair for me and I made the pillow on it.

Of course our suitcase dog bed ;)

My peach and gold combination:

Our Bathroom:

2nd Bathroom:

Studio (a work-in-progress):

Hope you enjoyed!