house dreams

My apartment doesn’t really have much room for new additions or improvements {it’s a small rental after all}, but I can say this ladies-only bungalow, featured on Domaine, is what house dreams are made of. I’m booking marking these photos, with hopes of a future space to use this inspiration. From the yellow lamps, to fuzzy bedroom benches and the clean feel of it all, I love it! And of course the dog too!

House Dreams

getaway

We all have those moments where you just have to getaway. Pull yourself away from your routines and get out of dodge. My bf and I did this in December and it was just what we both needed. Some much-needed time together, time away from work {I even put my work email on silent}, and a little wandering around a city we don’t get to very often. We took a road trip to Asheville, NC and had the best time. Asheville is such a fun, cute little city with so many great new restaurants and old favorites to see {like the Biltmore} and being there around the holidays is pretty magical. I have to mention, we had the best time putting my camera on self-timer and taking our own pics. We had a few turn out pretty amazing, hey whatever works, right?

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reach

I’m not one to make resolutions, cause let’s be honest, we could all eat healthier, get in better shape and spend more wisely. Instead of making resolutions I like to think about the year that was and what changes I want to make in the upcoming year. As I looked back on 2013 I realized how close I was to achieving several goals, from personal to professional and even for the blog, this year I am going to keep on reaching, with hopes to achieve those goals. Reaching out and reaching up. So here’s to 2014, the year I reach a little further.

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cheers to the year that was

2013 was a good year, but I have to be honest I am anxiously awaiting 2014, and can’t wait to see what is in store. In early 2014 a few babies will be making their debuts {including a niece for me!!}, and I have a few weddings that are sure to be ones for the books. Personally I plan on paying more attention to my own goals {and making them achievable}, especially the ones I really let slide this year.

Looking back over Lucky Girl Finds throughout this past year I created some of my most favorite DIYs to date, traveled well and overall just had fun! A few {more like 22} of my favorites are included below. Thanks for following along and Happy New Years to you and yours!

{Warning; photo heavy post. Click through each image to see the original post} 

A Little Bite of Happy

The Goody Bag

Black and White in NYC

doors of Savannah

Sweet Southern Town

DIY Chalkboard Signs

DIY Beach Bag Charm

Cookie Time

Beach Walks

personalized dish

Shop SCAD

NOLA Love

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Texas Style Council

Sister Style

Apple Inspired

Lipstick Tip

New Orleans City Guide

DIY

DIY Tassel Necklace

Basics

In Details

{all photos my own, except the bride and groom image}

top it off

For once we had a very cold Christmas, and I loved it! Normally our weather is all over the map, but this year we had a traditional chilly Christmas. These past few days I have been reaching for my hats when going outside {which rarely happens around here}, but when my head is warm, the rest of me is as well. I only have two winter hats I switch between and if this colder weather sticks around I may have to add one or two more to the collection.

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Shop Here: Pink, Lime, Red, Black Stripe, Pink Stripe

well wrapped

You have all your gifts, now what? Gather supplies and get to wrapping! I purchase all my wrapping paper from T.J. Maxx or Marshalls and usually stick with basic paper and more festive ribbon. Dollar Tree is the best for boxes and tissue. For tags, I always turn the to the web for free printables. This year, I came across these precious designs which come in two color schemes, one more traditional and one more fun with black and gold. See a peek at one of my wrapped gifts over on instagram!

Free Printable Gift Tags

Free Gift Tag Printables

 *check out the ones I used last year HERE

P.S. Apologies for the lack of post lately, I took a little winter getaway to Asheville, see a few pics HERE

for him, by him

I did something a little different for this gift guide and reached out straight to the source. I had my boyfriend compile his favorites and I have to say the gift selection is pretty good! Looking for other gift ideas? See my other two guides here and here. Also, don’t forget about the new Lucky Girl Finds shopping section, with all my favorites.

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1. Barbour Gloves 2. Yamazaki Whiskey 3. LL Bean Boots 4. Linen Towels 5. Key Fob 6. Card Holder  7. Mophie iPhone Case 8. Travel Kit


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