around the house

Moving On Up

The one thing I’ve been dreaming of these last few years, has finally happened – I’m a HOMEOWNER! I found the perfect place in the neighborhood I wanted to be in and am now the proud owner of my OWN home!

Let the decorating commence! I am taking it slow, for multiple reasons, but mainly because I want everything that comes into my new home to be thoughtful, special and full of meaning. I moved in with no living room furniture and have begun to fill the space with several pieces I have had my eye on for years.

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Shelved and Stacked

It’s no surprise that I love a perfectly styled bookcase.  I use books all throughout my house to create height, balance and to fill my shelves with inspirational titles. I just scooped up two new books recently {thanks Amazon} and have a few more on my wish list. Looking for a gift? A beautiful coffee table books is always a good idea! Shop my favorites below.

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Markette Nola

My local West Elm and Juley {of Upperlyne} hosted the greatest Etsy Pop-Up shop a few weeks back. I had the best time browsing local vendors and even picked up a few things. I scooped up a small original piece from Markette and absolutely love her work. The perfect addition to any gallery wall and the prints {and cards} make great gifts!

Markette Nola

Around the House

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{a few birthday gifts; can’t wait to dig into this book}

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{the cutest little birthday sign}

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{Eataly; a cookbook I can’t wait to experiment with}

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{Still can’t get enough of this Stryker & Elizabeth necklace}2015-06-04_14-37-52  {A favorite new toner that is perfectly refreshing in this summer heat}

Fill Your Walls with Pieces you Love

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As I get older I give more thought to the things I purchase and am trying to invest in pieces I truly love and that I will keep forever. One thing my boyfriend and I both enjoy is art! He and I are both always on the look out for original art that fits our budgets. I recently commissioned my first painting and I am truly obsessed! I’ve always loved the unique look of Frida Kahlo and now she hangs proudly on my wall! The other two flower paintings are by an artist I found through a friend, Jesse. You can find both artist on Etsy!

{Frieda by Rayne Housey ; Flowers by Hayley Mitchell}

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*In New Orleans this weekend? Stop by The New Orleans Museum of Art, for the 2015 Art in Bloom! 

Bedroom Confessions

When it comes to my bed, I’m extremely OCD. I won’t leave the house without the bed made, EVER. Even if it means running late. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, and if someone else tries to make it, it’s not the same. When I was younger I was never the girl to let my friends hang out on my bed, it was a place for sleeping and I didn’t want it messed up until I was ready to get in it. Crazy I know, hence the post title. But there is something to be said about a well made bed. It sets the tone for your bedroom and your day and creates a sanctuary to call your own. What’s funny is whenever I see a really well made bed, I get a little envious and the itch to change my own. What’s even more funny is I happen to work for an amazing linen company, so everyday I see beautifully well made beds, that are constantly providing inspiration.

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Weekend Snapshots

The last two weekends have been packed with fun activities and the most beautiful weather. From a pumpkin patch visit, to French Quarter bike rides and trying new places; I wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s a glimpse. 2014-11-03_19-24-52{Finally picked out a new welcome mat

2014-11-03_19-20-11{My nieces shoes are way cooler than mine; in the cutest little pumpkin patch}

2014-11-03_19-22-09{Cornmaze fun} 

2014-11-03_19-26-42{Wine flight at the Tasting Room, such a fun weekend treat} 

 

Poppin | Work Happy

Even though I’m far out of school and I don’t have any little ones, I LOVE school supplies. New pens and notebooks, I can’t resist. This time of year the urge to buy new desk accessories is in full force! That’s where Poppin comes in. Poppin is such a fun place to shop for new supplies. I love how you can shop by color or interest. And the pen selection, to die for!

Poppin | Work Happy SHOP POPPIN


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