September 21, 2016

My Fall Home Tour 2016

Happy First Day of Autumn Eve!  Since tomorrow officially starts the new season, I thought I would share a mini fall home tour today.  Just as the season slowing transitions from summer to fall, so does our home.  I gradually change out pillows and décor, making it a bit more cozy and warm for the season.  We have been in our home for almost 5 months now and it is slowly coming together.  If you've been around my blog awhile, you already know that I love simple décor, so my fall decorating consists of a few little touches here and there.  Lets take a look, starting with our front door that leads to our foyer as we are greeted by this girl.

To the right of our foyer is our study/piano room.  I added a few white pumpkins in the foyer and this soft, cozy plaid throw.  For fresh flowers and greenery I love Trader Joes.  They have a great selection and you just can't beat their prices.  This year I was really drawn to simple greenery, with a little bit of purple.

Shop the look | foyer, study, piano room:

Next stop is our dinning room, which is directly across from our study/piano room.  This space is one of my favorite rooms to decorate.  I love creating different tablescapes to fit the occasion or holiday. 

Simple fall décor in here consists of fresh fruit as my centerpiece and a sprig of greenery tied with a nude satin ribbon on my place settings.  I picked up the ticking striped table runner in Rosemary Beach this summer.  While the rest of my family was shopping for beachy clothing and accessories, I was hitting the home décor shops :)  I think it will be great for so many occasions.

Shop the look | dining room:

And we'll finish up the tour in our family room.  It's still a work in progress, but I added a few little touches of fall on our mantel that I thought I would share.

Again in here a vase full of fresh greenery and fresh pears are easy decorations.  The faux chalkboard print adds a little whimsy to the mantel and you can find it here.  

So that's a wrap on my fall tour.  My changes are minimal, but among our neutral palette home they make an impact and cozy up our home a bit.  Now cool weather, we are ready for you.  My kids have still been in our pool a lot this month.  So even though I am making it feel like fall on the inside, the weather definitely still feels like summer on the outside.  Hopefully, the weather will catch up soon!

September 13, 2016

Early Fall Looks I Love

Hi there!  I hope your week is going well.  My wardrobe is majorly lacking short sleeve tops.  I feel like I have a ton of sleeveless and long sleeve, but nothing in between.  I always struggle with that when the seasons change and I'm not sure why I can't seem to build up a good variety of these tops.  Loving this blue plaid top above!  I ordered it over the weekend with 40% and hope it works out when it arrives.  GAP is still offering 40% off with the code FALL4IT. 

P.S.  The $315 Cate Diamond Bracelet Giveaway is still going on.  Look for the picture of the bracelet on my Instagram on how you can enter. 

Have a great day!

September 12, 2016

Laura J Finery Jewerly + Giveaway

Good Morning!  Today I have a little something fun to start off the week.  I am excited to share Laura J Finery, which is an upscale jewelry line handmade here in Texas.   The owner/designer, Laura Jorn, started her semi precious and fine jewelry line in 2010 and works to make custom, unique one of a kind jewelry for her clients.  She has an amazing eye for creating beautiful pieces and I immediately fell in love with her brand. 

Gorgeous, right?   Laura J Finery also does trunk shows, which is a great way to gather your girlfriends and shop for jewelry.  And what I love is that your guests can buy the jewelry available for purchase and take it home the same day.  Custom requests are available as well.  So, if you're in the Houston metropolitan area and interested in hosting a trunk show, you can email Laura at 

Communicating with Lauren about her jewelry line, I also learned that she is hosting a fundraiser at Rice Village on Sept 15th at Bar Bleu form 10am - 1pm benefiting a children's charity.  If you are local, grab your girlfriend and spend the afternoon mingling, shopping, light bites and wine tasting with part of the proceeds benefiting a great cause.  I am also planning to attend and would love to meet you!  You can learn more about it here.

And Laura is continuing her generosity for you guys today too, by giving away one of her beautiful pieces.  This Cate Diamond Charm Bracelet - Moon & Matte Black Hematite pictured above is going to one lucky reader.  It is easy to slip on and stack, and features a medium size diamond moon charm in gold and gunmetal, with matte black hematite gemstones.  Retailing at $315, this gorgeous bracelet will be a great addition to your accessories!  Head over to my Instagram to see how to enter.