Our Havenly Experience

Becoming a homeowner earlier this year was a HUGE milestone. We moved in, unpacked the boxes, got our furniture unwrapped….. then took a look around and realized we needed an interior designer!

I’d like to think I have a good eye when it comes to interior design. However, we really needed some help with the living room and I’m so glad we got design ideas from Havenly. Havenly made the whole process SO easy and I loved working with our designer Sarah Jones

You can use my referral link, and get $50 off a Full design package or $20 off a Mini design package . read more

Outfit Inspiration with Francesca’s

The first time I went to Francesca’s I thought it was a small boutique in the mall… little did I know it a pretty big retail store based out of Houston, TX (my hometown!). Each store is set up to feel like a boutique with a great assortment of clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses and even fun gifts. I recently stocked up on quite a few outfits from Francesa’s during their semi-annual sale.

Two Pieces Set

This two-piece set is sure to make you smile with the fun lemon print and pleats. I went out of my comfort zone getting this set and I’m so glad I did! The shorts are high-waisted with buttons in the front and the crop top has a zipper on the side. I like that you can order the top and bottom separately because I ordered different sizes in each (top-small/bottom-medium). read more

Vodka Cocktail with Edible Flowers

edible flowers cocktail

Summer is here and that means long nights with drinks on the patio. It’s fun to try new cocktail recipes and change it up a bit for parties. Today I’m sharing a twist on one of my favorite cocktails. The Deep Eddy’s Red Ruby Vodka with Club soda is my go-to drink for the summer, not to mention the company is based in Austin, TX so it’s great to support local distilleries.

To mix things up a bit, I put edible flowers in the ice cubes. The drink was a hit at my last party. The edible flowers smell great and add a nice flavor to the cocktail. I got the edible flowers from Central Market, the brand is That’s Tasty. If you don’t have a Central Market nearby you can also buy the edible flowers from Etsy. read more

How to make a Balloon Garland

I had a blast putting together this balloon garland for my friends birthday party this past weekend. She wanted to have a talent show for her birthday and I thought long and hard about what my “talent” would be. I decided my talent is party planning and I would make a balloon garland to show off my party planning skills.

I snagged this Balloon arch kit from Amazon and a balloon pump to put it together. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how I put it together. It was a hit at the party and I can’t wait to make another one. read more

DIY Personalized Coffee Mugs

This blog post as been a long time in the making! I wanted to make these personalized coffee mugs as gifts for my friends after I saw these reusable starbucks cups on Amazon. I LOVE how they turned out and at under $5 per cup they are super affordable to make. Keep reading to find out how to make your own. It’s not a problem if you don’t have a silhouette cameo you can also order vinyl stickers from Etsy and add them to your coffee mugs.

Supplies

Below I’ll go into detail about how to make a vinyl sticker if you have a Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have one, no problem, you can order a vinyl sticker from Etsy for super cheap and add the stickers to your coffee mug! Here are a few vinyl sticker options: Name OR Monogram. read more

Business Casual Looks From LOFT

Happy Monday!! I’m excited to share 3 business casual outfit ideas to help you get through the work week. I tend to be more productive during the week when I am intentional about my outfits, wearing something that is stylish AND comfortable. Currently, my favorite place to shop for business casual clothes is LOFT.

Outfit #1

Pro tip: If you dress for success you’ll feel more confident at work! I got quite a few compliments on this dress last week. I paired it with my classic Kate Spade tote bag and matching clutch. This dress even has pockets. read more

Trend Alert | Straw Crossbody Bags for Spring and Summer

amerii Rattan Crossbody

I’ve been searching for the perfect straw bag for summer when I found amerii.com.They have a variety of rattan bags that I fell in love with. My favorite is this braided rattan bag with blue detailing. The inside is a fun paisley print and it’s big enough to fit everything you need for a night out. My birthday is coming up next month so I might drop a hint to Justin about this cute clutch. Use the code “EARLYBIRD30” for 30% and free shipping!

Find more cute Spring purses at amerii.com

I’ve rounded up my top eight straw bags for this Spring and Summer. I love the fun shapes and designs. There are a variety of price points from $15 to $55. Comment below, which bags is your favorite? My favorite is #2, I wore it out to a friends birthday and got so many compliments. read more

Wedding Planning with Eventective

This past month I have had a blast wedding planning. We started looking at venues for the ceremony and reception and I’m excited to share that we have decided on the venue and a date for the wedding! Keep reading to find out what venue we picked for the ceremony.

My Thoughts on Wedding Planning

Wedding planning sounds easy, right? Pick a color for your wedding, pick a place and call it day?

In reality… wedding planning is complicated and comes with a side of family drama. I’m starting to realize why brides get wedding coordinators. I was thinking about getting a wedding coordinator until I found out about Eventective. Eventective is a brides go-to wedding planning website to get real-time quotes for vendors all across the country. read more

Bridesmaids Proposal

The Tradition of Asking

Yes, it sounds silly, the thought of asking your best friend to be your Bridesmaid. What is the tradition behind asking and why should you ask rather than assume? Because being a Bridesmaid is a lot of WORK. Believe me, I was Maid of Honor for my sister’s wedding and I did plenty of work for the wedding. Last year I planned a bachelorette party for 17 girls and an amazing bridal shower! So yes, you do have to ask your friends to be your bridesmaid, because it’s a time commitment and financial commitment. read more

Guest Post: The Dizzy Cook

I’m excited to welcome Alicia Wolf from The Dizzy Cookfor my second guest post! I first met Alicia three years ago, through my boyfriend Justin, and a lot has happened since then. In 2016 Alicia was diagnosed with Vestibular Neuritis and Vestibular Migraine, two vestibular disorders that are not commonly known by the medical community, which makes them difficult to diagnose. To put it simply, your vestibular system (inner ear) is what is responsible for your balance. Vestibular Migraine is not what one would think of as a “migraine headache”, but is characterized by extreme light sensitivity, vertigo, a feeling of imbalance or unsteadiness, a lightheaded or floaty feeling, and dizziness – hence the name “The Dizzy Cook”. This chronic illness would previously leave Alicia bedridden for days. She says, “I’ve gone from bedridden to extremely active by following the Heal Your Headache Diet”. read more