Monday, September 15, 2014

Home Tour: Kitchen

Kitchen  //

Backsplash Tile: Lowe's
Pinot Grigio Candle: West Elm 
Measurings Cups + Spoons: Anthropologie
Cutting Block + Knives: Similar available at JCPenney
Tea Kettle: Target [identical at World Market]
Austin, TX Cup Towel: Cat Studio [most major cities available!]

KitchenAid Stand Mixer: Gift [available at Zappos + free shipping!]
'Wine Tops Her Food Pyramid' Print: Etsy [currently unavailable]

Cracker Barrel Canister: Estate Sale
Milk Glass Sugar Bowl: Vintage

Hallway  // 

Chair: Vintage [I reupholstered, thanks to Austin Upholstery Studio classes.  Read the post about it here!]
Fabric: Calico Corner's Expedition Coral
I Heart TX Pillow:  The Crooked Antler
'Patty Griffin Live at Austin City Limits' Poster: ACL Studios
Frame: Aaron Brothers

Click below to shop the look!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Home Tour: Dining Room

My living room and my dining room are basically 'one big room,' so my eclectic style flows from one space to the next.  While I admittedly eat no more than 5% of my meals in my dining room, it's easily one of my favorite spaces in my home, as it houses my overflowing collection of vintage barware and glassware.  Click below for product sources and then scroll below to 'shop the look!'

Dining Table:  Four Hands Home [also available at Horchow]
Chandelier: West Elm [no longer available, similar here]
End Chairs:  Four Hands Home [also available at Horchow]
Ghost Chairs: Collectic Home [Austin retailer, also find them here and here for a steal!]
Cowhide Rug: My parents' [find great options here and here]
Elephant Lumbar Pillow: Home Goods

Blue + White Ginger Jar: Hobby Lobby [also available here and here]
Brass Candlesticks:  Vintage [more options in my Etsy shop!]
*For my 'Embellished Candle DIY', see my post here!
Brass Bird Salt + Pepper Shakers: Vintage [similar here]

Buffet: Round Top Antique Fair [similar available here]
Mirror:  Home Goods [also available at]
Lamps: Home Goods
Tray: Estate Sale
Coffee Table Books:
Coral: Home Goods [also available at Furbish Studio]
Orchid: Home Goods [similar here]
Hand Sculpture: Hobby Lobby + spray painted [fancy version here]
Volluspa Candle: Nordstrom
Calligraphy brush: Coming soon to my Etsy Shop!

Bar Cart: Round Top Antique Fair [similar here and here]
'Drink More Gin' Print:  Available here

China Cabinet: Round Top Antique Fair
Vintage Glassware: Round Top, Wimberley Market Days, Estate Sales, etc...
Agate Bookends: Home Goods [also available online here]
Blue + White Jar: Estate Sale
Brass Elephant: My Etsy Shop!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Home Tour: Living Room

Of all the rooms in my home, my living room is by far the most eclectic.  It's the perfect showcase of everything I love and have collected over the years, whether those things be old or new.  It's probably the best reflection of my style and personality--a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, a toast to what's on trend with a nod to the past.  Click below for product sources and then scroll down to 'shop the look'!

Couch: Four Hands 'Abbott' Sofa [available here]
Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn [similar at World Market]
Side Table [left]: IKEA + spray painted
Bar Cart [right]: Vintage
Coffee Table: Home Decorators
Rug: Rugs USA [similar version here]
Blue Lamp: Home Goods
Flokati Pillows: Target [no longer available, similar at West Elm]
Magenta Pillows: Furbish Studio [out of stock, available at this Etsy shop]
Center Pillow: Anthropologie
Sunburst Mirror: Hobby Lobby [similar here]
Johnny Cash Art: Local Austin artist [unknown]
Willie Nelson Art: Found image + IKEA frame
'Just Keep Going' Print: Ampersand Studios
Feather Print: Furbish Studio 
Turquoise Foo Dog: Vintage [available new at Furbish Studio]

Gold Peacock: Vintage

Sea Urchin Sculpture: Z Gallerie
Silver Tray: West Elm 
Candle: Anthropologie
Coffee Table Books: Amazon
Brass Shrimp: Vintage [available in my Etsy shop!]

Entertainment Center + Shelves: IKEA + painted interior [Behr's 'Lipstick']
Hardware: Vintage + spray painted
Accessories + Knick Knacks: 85% Vintage + 15% Home Goods [if I had to guess!]

Antlers: Wimberley Market Days + spray painted
Willie Nelson Art: TIME Magazine image + IKEA Ribba Frame [similar frames at West Elm]
Autographed Willie Nelson Guitar: Gift
Mirrored Lamp + Shade: Target [no longer available, similar at West Elm]

[Not Pictured]
Turquoise Velvet Side Chairs: World Market
Leopard Print Lumbar Pillows: Etsy [similar at Furbish Studio]
Side Table: Home Goods [similar here]
Terrarium: West Elm 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Home Tour: Master Bathroom

Should I ever win at the scratch-off lottery, my bathroom would be the first room in my house to get a complete makeover.  While the tile work and fixtures are a bit 'dated,' it's spacious and houses two of my most valued possessions: my makeup + accessories!  Read below for product links!

Python Tray:  Furbish Studio
Zebra Jar:  Furbish Studio
Make-Up Mirror:  Target
Brass Mint Julep Cup [for make up brushes]:  eBay [also available at]
Turquoise Ceramic Box:  My grandmother's

Art: Wrapping Paper from Paper Source + IKEA Ribba Frame
Hand Statue: Vintage
Candle:  Target
Striped Tray:  IKEA

Shelf:  Vintage [gifted] + spray painted
Milkglass pieces:  Vintage + My grandmother's
Mercury Glass Candle Holders + Candles:  Pottery Barn [similar here]
"Life's Short..." Sign:  Paper Source
Turquoise Glass Canister:  My grandmother's

Click the links below to 'shop the look!'

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Home Tour: Master Bedroom

Yesterday, I finally  made the time to take updated photos of my home, so over the course of the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing them with you room by room.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for product sources.  Without further adieu, I present, my master bedroom! 

Headboard: Target
Duvet + Euro Shams: West Elm
Pink Shams: Anthropologie
Long Pillow: Anthropologie
Mirrored Nightstands: Z Gallerie + TJ Maxx
Lamps + Shades: Target
Antlers: My dad killed + I spray painted
Gold Peace Sign Sculpture: Hobby Lobby + spray painted

Dresser: IKEA
Dresser Hardware: Lowe's + spray painted
Silver Lamp: Home Goods
Tall Mirror: Home Goods
Milkglass Vase: Thrifted

Desk: Home Decorators Collection + spray painted hardware
Round Mirror: Vintage + spray painted
Desk Chair: Vintage + Reupholstered
Arched Lucite Lamp: Home Goods
Stationery Holder: Estate Sale
Lucite Stapler: Anthropologie
Lucite Tape Dispenser: Anthropologie
Mirrored Chest: Urban Outfitters
Brass Magazine Holder: Target
Initial Mug [used as pen holder]: Anthropologie

Click below to 'shop the look!'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Sales!

What cures those 'Back to School' blues better than a three-day weekend and a TON of great sales!?! Not a whole heck of a lot, if you ask me.  Once again, it's time for holiday sales, and retailers are offering great steals and deals to wrap up the summer. I've scoured the Internet and tried to find all of the best sales for you, plus I've included my top picks from each retailer.  Not enough? Click the SHOP LABOR DAY SALES link for a one-stop shop of all of my favorite sale items. It's almost too easy to take advantage of all of these Labor Day Sales!  Simply, click on the store names below to shop their respective sales, and be sure to check back throughout the weekend as I'll be adding more sales as they're announced.  Happy shopping! Oh, and I hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE Labor Day weekend!

Anthropologie  //  Take an extra 20% off sale items, hundreds of styles just added. Discount reflected at checkout.
PICKS:  Tangerine Suede Wedges [great for game day!] | Ballard Chambray Shirtdress |  Dutch Blue Tee

ASOS  //  Up to 75% off sale items + take an extra 10% off when you use code HAVE10 at checkout.
PICKS:  Ted Baker Crepe Tunic with Frill Hem | River Island Crepe T-Shirt Dress | French Connection Tropical Maxi Dress 

Banana Republic  //  40% off your purchase [exclusions apply], in stores and online.  Use code BRLABOR at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Adelia T-Strap Pump [Valentino-inspired!] | Ivory Box Pleat Skirt | Faux-Leather Front Crew 

Bauble Bar  //  Up to 50% off of summer's greatest hits!
PICKS:  Organic Fringe Bib Necklace | Bonnie Drops | Andromeda Tassel Pendant 

BCBG  //  Take an extra 20% off all markdowns, in stores and online. No code necessary.
PICKS:  Joice Strapless V-Wire Dress | Mirabella Sleeveless Embellished Jumpsuit | Eva Jacquard Moto Jacket

C. Wonder  //  30% off full price items + 50% off sale items + free shipping on orders of $100+.  [see terms]
PICKS:  Gold Chevron Glassware | Zebra Stampede Dinner Napkin | Linen Grosgrain Placemat 

Club Monaco  //  Take an extra 50% off clearance + an extra 40% off sale styles, use code HEYFALL at checkout.
PICKS:  Tika Cut Out Dress | Kelly Soft Short | Loeffler Randall Tamsin Pump

CUSP   //  40% -65% off regular prices + free 2-day shipping + free returns.
PICKS:  Theory Boat-Neck Dress | Rebecca Minkoff One-Button Jacket | Lovers & Friends Maxi Dress

Express  //  40% off every single item, in stores and online.
PICKS:  High Waist Elastic Stripe Full Skirt | High Waist Full Midi Skirt | V-Neck Jumpsuit 

Forever 21  //  Labor Day specials starting at $2.80!
PICKS:  Textured Crew Neck Sweater | Knit Dolman Cardigan | Slouchy Knit Sweater

Furbish Studio  //  15% off everything, use code ENDOFSUMMER, at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Lucite Candle Gift Set [pink] | Lopburi Pillow Pair | Tortoise Shell Highball Glasses

Gap  //  Up to 40% off everything.  No exclusions [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  1969 Western Denim Shirtdress | Snakeskin Textured Slip-On Sneakers [in tan] | Military Jacket

Gorjana  //  25% off site-wide, use code LABORDAY25 at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Teagan Cuff | Bravo Ring | Mika Opposition Drop Earrings

House of Harlow  //  Up to 35% off selected styles.
PICKS:  Minnie Bootie | Triknoa Necklace | Emery Tank [in black]

J. Crew  //  25% off selected styles + take an extra 25% off final sale styles.  Use code ALMOSTFALL at checkout.
PICKS:  Tassel Trim Earrings | Vintage Denim Jacket [a wardrobe staple] | Silver Two-Strap Sandal

J. Crew Factory  //  40% - 60% off everything, in stores and online.  [ends 9/1]

Kendra Scott  //  15% off everything, in stores & online.  Use code 2014LDW at checkout. [ends 9/1]

Last Call  //  Take an extra 35% - 75% off everything, in stores and online.
PICKS:  Kendra Scott Canopy Earrings | Fringe Zip Clutch Bag in Bourdeaux | Croc-Embossed Mini Crossbody

Loeffler Randall  //  Enjoy 15% off, use code LABORDAY at checkout.
PICKS:  Matilde Flat Boot [perfect for fall!] | Junior Work Tote | Leopard Tamsin Classic Pump

Lulu & Georgia  //  Take 25% off, use code LABORDAY25 at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Prada Marfa Print | 'I Am Very Busy' Print | Painted Desert Rug 

Macy's  //  Extra 20% off + free shipping on orders of $75 ore more + free returns.
PICKS:  Steve Madden Maiden Lace Up Sandals | Keurig K45 Single-Serve Brewer | Martha Stewart Collection Enamled Cast Iron 8 Qt. Round Casserole 

Madewell  //  Take an extra 30% off all sale styles + 20% selected dresses and boots + free shipping on all orders, in stores and online.  Use code YESYES at checkout. [ends 9/2]
PICKS:  The Billie Boot in Suede | Silk Playa Dress |  Modern Safari Vest

NastyGal  //  Up to 60%+ off selected items.
PICKS:  Roxanna Shorts | Alessia Romper | Mandalynn Betty Swimsuit

Neiman Marcus  //  'Real Deal' sale, up to 40% off regular prices.
PICKS:  Clare Vivier Leather/Calf Hair Fold-Over Clutch | Joie Lexington Suede Ankle-Tie Bootie | Diane von Furstenburg Ilsa Sleeveless Printed Fit-and-Flare Dress [OB-sessed]

Nine West  //  Buy one get one 50% off + free standard shipping.
PICKS:  Angellica Gladiator Booties | Scout Peep To Pumps | Dashiell Booties

Nordstrom  //  Clearance sale, save up to 40% off. [ends 9/7]
PICKS:  rag & bone Newbury Bootie | Kendra Scott 'Elle' Drop Earrings [in maroon, for you Aggies!] | Ivanka Trump Delfino Sandal 

Old Navy  //  Everything up to 50% off, in stores and online. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Ponte-Knit Circle Skirt [black] Penny Loafers [gold] | Loop-Terry-Hooded Denim Jacket

Pier 1 Imports  //  See store website for savings + free shipping on orders of $75+. Use code FREESHIP75 at checkout.
PICKS:  Zhu Mirror | Gold Iron Rings Table Lamp | Mother-of-Pearl Salad Server Set 

Pottery Barn  //  Extra 25% off all outdoor clearance, use code EXTRA25 at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Taryn Rattan Chair | Hammock Sling + Headrest | Round Market Umbrella 

Rent the Runway  //  Take 30% when you spend $100+ and choose a delivery date before September 14th.  Use code LDW2014 at checkout.

Revolve Clothing  //  Styles up to 70% off.
PICKS:  Valley Eyewear 'Genius Child' Sunglasses | Joie Bonnie Heel | Free People Mini Slit Skort

Rugs USA  //  70% off select items + free shipping.  Use code LBR70 at checkout. [ends 9/5]
PICKS:  Tuscan Moroccan Shag Rug [I have this in my living room and love it!] | Windsor Damla Overdyed Rug

Saks Off Fifth  //  Take an extra 40% off your entire order, use code LABORDAY at checkout.
PICKS:  Joie Jaclyn Leather Ankle Strap Sandal [so comfortable!] | French Connection Randy Leather Peep-Toe Mules | Kelsi Dagger Convertible Crossbody Bag

Sephora  //  'Summer Send Off Sale' save up to 75% on summer favorites.
PICKS:  Perfectionist Makeup Sponge | Sephora Collection Colorful Matte Eyeshadow

Shopbop  //  Markdowns on hundreds [literally, hundreds] of items.
PICKS:  Sam Edelman Louie Fringe Bootie | Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Bag | J Brand 811 Midrise Skinny Leg Jean

Sole Society  //  'Long Live Summer Blowout Sale' with up to 70% off select styles. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Anneke Studded Pump [another Valentino-inspired pump!] | Kaarina Sandal | Katherine Tote

Stella & Dot  //  Take an extra 25% off all sale items. [ends 9/2]
PICKS:  Mallorca Chandeliers | Spring Awakening Necklace | Paloma Stacked Ring Set 

Steve Madden  //  "Oh, Snap!" Sale: Get 20% off $100, get 25% off $125, get 30% off $150 + free shipping on all orders [exclusions apply].  Use code SNAP at checkout.
PICKS:  Powerwlk Bootie [love!] | Winola Bootie | Slidee Sandal

Sur La Table  //  Extra 15% off sale and clearance items, use code EXTRA15 at checkout. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Blue Ruby Wine Glasses, Set of 4 | Airbake Pizza Stone | Kuhn Rikon Paring Knives

Tibi  //  Fall wardrobe event: take 20% off curated picks, use code HELLOFALL at checkout.
PICKS:  Tapestry Print Top | Leona Heel | Felted Wool Cape 

west elm  //  Save up to 25% off all sofas, chairs, and sectionals + 15% off mirrors and shelves + up to 70% off markdowns. [ends 9/1]
PICKS:  Mercury Glass Octagonal Hurricanes [perfect for the Holidays!] | Copper Bar Tools | 'Ain't No Thing But a Chicken Wing' Market Tote Bag

World Market  //  Save up to 50% off ALL dining + dining room furniture. Limited time.
PICKS:  Jackson Metal Tub Chair | Metal Orb Chandelier | Gold Mirrored Tabletop Tray  //  20% off everything with code LABORDAY2014 at checkout.
PICKS Kate Spade Acrylic Stapler | Jonathan Adler Gold Zebra Dish | "I'm So Fancy" Mug 

Don't forget check out the SHOP LABOR DAY SALES link above, for easy one-click shopping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Make the Best Game Day Bloody Mary

T-4 days until my beloved Longhorns kick-off in what will be Head Coach Charlie Strong's inaugural game donning that oh-so-good-looking burnt orange.  What's a better way to welcome Coach Strong to Longhorn Nation than by toasting to him with the perfect Game Day Bloody Mary? [Editor's Note: Aggies, Sooners, Baylor Bears, 'Enter Your School Here,' please keep reading.  No matter where your loyalty lies, this Bloody Mary knows no team color, it only knows how to ensure that you have a good time come Game Day.]

I blame my love of Bloody Marys on my mother, who is never without a travel-size of Tito's and Zing Zang, in case of emergencies--whether the emergency be you're down by 7 or you've just had a crap day.  My 'recipe' for the perfect Game Day Bloody Mary is by no means elaborate, but it's simple, delicious, and in some diets, counts as your daily serving of vegetables--so you're welcome.  
  • Fill your glass with ice. [duh.]
  • Using a jigger, measure your vodka of choice [or don't measure, we're in a non-judgment zone] and pour over ice.
  • Top off your glass with Bloody Mary mix.  I highly recommend Zing-Zang, but to each their own.
  • Squeeze 1/4-1/2 lime into your glass. 
  • Pour mixture into either a martini shaker or another glass to mix. 
  • Pour concoction back into glass. 
  • Garnish with celery stalk, olives, and pickled vegetables of your choice. [I chose my mom's homemade pickled green beans!]
  • Enjoy!
Here's to wishing everyone a successful and safe season! Cheers!  Scroll below to shop the best Bloody Mary barware. To order a custom wood-burned football cutting board for your team, email me here.