Monday, January 26, 2009


There will be some major changes in my life in the next two weeks! I've just become settled in Houston, living in a comfy house with my sister and our two dogs. I have a very secure job with opportunities for advancement. I have friends that I love to be around and I've got a long list of things I've wanted to do since I moved here last June; however, it is all about to change. I've been offered (and accepted) what could be a "dream job" with an amazing potential for a big pay off. Here's the catch, I have to pack up and move to Tyler, TX. Not only leaving my comfort zone, but also a secure job, and my family/friends after just getting settled. I just don't want to live too cautiously and miss an opportunity that could be once in a lifetime. Because I've got the most amazing family and a boat load of great friends, I've had the support I need to make this reality. It still seems so surreal. I've never lived alone and that scares me. And I know it sounds silly, but I'm going to have to work really long hours on some days. That means I would be leaving my more poor little dog alone. There's so many things that make this scary and a huge risk, but sometimes the biggest rewards are from the biggest risks. I know I'm a hard worker and that I am very ambitious. I also just have to rely on my faith to pull me through the hard times. I know there will be days that I will just want to crumble but I'm strong enough to perservere.

But, on the bright side...I get to decorate my very own place!!! I've always either lived with my sister or roommates who have brought there tastes and decor and finally it is my turn! My sister and I have similar tastes but I'm a little more experimental and bold.

So, here is to new starts and praying for the best.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Thank goodness I found this blog posting about Houston. I'm a newbie to Houston, so this guide is oh so helpful! I'm so excited to check out all these great spots, especially Moxie!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I'm going to Taos, New Mexico this weekend! YEAAA!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Red lips and high heels..let's roll!

I'm a Marilyn addict! This also means that I believe that one secret to being sexy is beautiful red lips and a pair of high heels! She is the epitome of beauty/ Exhibit A
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Exhibit Fthese heels are can be found at this lovely etsy shop.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Style Quandary

I'm in a design dilemma! I LOVE decorating; however, I'm so indecisive because I appreciate so many different styles! I love a very dramatic, baroque, elegant, boudoir style bedroom. That is the direction I started in; however, I also really like a natural, playful, pretty bedroom (i.e.-Anthropologie). So, now I'm being torn in two different directions. Here is what I have so far:

so, I figure to finish off the look I would add a zebra (cowhide stenciled) rug and some roses on the sidetable. I also have some damask pillows and a crown pillow from Teresa Sheeley's Etsy store.

On the other hand, I could really see a beautiful, cozy, natural bedroom. I love the Neroli and Peony quilts from I could paint my Ikea scroll frames white and add more natural tones and a funky frame wall. All inspired by one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie.

Maybe I'll just add the quilt and that way I can have a spring room and a fall/winter room. Pictures will come with progress.

Friday, January 2, 2009


I normally don't believe in this kind of thing but I became curious about horoscopes and numerology while book browsing at Barnes and Noble and I found this website: I decided to try it out and this is what it said about me:


The 4 Life Path is practical and down-to-earth, with strong ideas about right and wrong. You are orderly and organized, systematic and controlled, and you are decisive and methodical, employing a step-by-step rationale approach to problem solving. Once committed, you do not give up easily.

You are not one for get-rich-schemes. Rather you use hard work and long hours while building a business career; you seek to establish a solid foundation. Precise tenacious and persevering, you have a great potential for success, but only after putting out effort, and by overcoming the limitations you so often encounter.

Justice and honesty are sacred to you. You are reliable and dependable, a cornerstone in the community. Though not an idealist, you are willing to work for a better world in the community. However, you can be rigid in your ideas, and sometimes too quick in judging your fellow man.

You are loyal to those you love, and work well with others. It is important that while being part of a team, you have your responsibilities and well-defined task, but you perform better when your responsibilities are not overlapping with those of others.

Your potential for success is particularly good in areas such as banking, accounting, management, organization, building, agriculture, science and the legal fields. You have to be careful not to be bossy and rude. You posses rare discipline and perseverance, and not everyone can keep up with you.

You can handle money carefully, and you like the security of a nest egg. Your love for work often leads you into a career early in life. Because of your methodical nature, you can easily become rigid and stuck in convention. You can also be overly cautious when changes are necessary. This can cause you to miss opportunities that present themselves. You must cultivate flexibility in you character.

You are well-suited for marriage and often become a responsible, loving, parent. However, anything that violates your profound sense of order, such as separation or divorce, can be a shattering experience for you? You easily become obsessed and even vengeful, seeking your own definition of justice. You are courageous and a true survivor. You are a builder and the foundation of any enterprise. Your hard work and practical, traditional values pay off to provide you with the rewards you seek and deserve.

It is seems to be pretty accurate (not that I'm going to be crazy and base my life on it...but it is quite interesting).
(artwork by studio236 on etsy: