Friday, 28 September 2012

Feature Friday: McGee Life

Today I am featuring the home of Amy McGee from the blog McGee Life. Amy's home truly looks serene and heavenly and that's just how her blog feels. Her girls are adorable and her blog makes me appreciate all the ups and downs of motherhood. Here is how she describes her style: 


You can read more about this room here

Thanks Amy! Make sure you check out her blog here

To see past Feature Fridays go here 

Fall is nigh. Maybe.

Dress and sweater: Banana Republic outlet (similar dress) Boots: Franco Sarto, from Famous Footwear (similar here), Purse/Camerabag: Theit, Necklace: Outfit Additions

Well, well. Aren't I just the little walking blogger cliche? A striped dress, a mustard sweater, AND brown riding boots. Gotta love it.

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A few things:

- Yesterday was six months since Edd left us. I sat in front of my computer for what felt like forever, trying to find words, but even now, half a year later, words mostly won't come.  Long story short, we miss you, Edd. You're never forgotten.

- It's supposed to cool down a bit in Austin this weekend. And so begins our bipolar is it fall? Is it not fall? Should I wear a sweater? I'll be sweating by 10:30. Is that tree changing color?! Oh wait, it must have just died over the summer. Why is my AC on while my windows are open? Oh, because it's 91 out. Well, damn. Should I make chili?

- Also, have you guys seen the new Myspace? Watch the preview. It actually looks pretty rad. And I don't even use that word.

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Happy Friday, love bugs. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Don't you everywhere

To follow on from the last post, this is how I would like my breakfast tray to look.  Just add a latte.

via Dreamy Whites
I am on holiday with my lovely family next week, so posts may be sporadic.  I hope the holiday includes a breakfast tray like this one.  With latte ofcourse, and cuddles from Miss E and Miss J too.

Taking New Clients and Life Lately

The above pictures are a little sneak peak at the newborn photo shoot Jylare did for us a couple of weeks ago. She also took pictures of the nursery! I can't wait to share them with you. 

I can't believe it's already been 4 weeks since little Jane was born. It has certainly been wonderful but also overwhelming. We are slowly adjusting to life with two kids. Some days are better than others but overall the good outweighs the bad. I'm taking each day step-by-step trying to get back into the swing of things. 

Running my Interior Design business has been rough this past year. With a horrible first trimester and then trying to stay afloat for the rest of my pregnancy I've had to turn away a lot of great clients. But I'm happy to say I feel like I can slowly start taking on new clients. 


I am taking on a limited number of clients for this Fall! I'd love to help you make your home amazing. 

To get started please fill out this form and send me an email! 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

don't you inside

This is what the spaces in the moody masculine post would look like with flowers.

The Voice of Reason can't deny that they make the spaces sing.
From top left: Elle Decor, Mia Widlake's home (right) and bottom both via Number-Nineteen.

What I believe in

There's a post going around (originated by Erin, I think) called "I believe in..." and the more I thought about it, the more I became curious about what my own such post would include.  I've enjoyed reading a few others here and there, and I really do think you can tell a lot about a person based on what they believe in. Here's my version...

I believe in fate. I believe that certain people walk in and out of our lives for a reason and at the perfect time, and certain things--accidents, blunders, painful circumstances--are often part of a plan we're too small to wrap our heads around. But I also believe some things happen that'll never make sense. I don't  like the catch all answer, "it's all part of God's plan." I don't think it IS all part of God's plan, sometimes. That's the point, isn't it? That we have free will and often we decide to really screw up a beautiful thing? Then our poor decisions effect others, and it's a domino effect, resulting in a very imperfect world. 

But I still believe in fate.

I believe that photography is one of the best investments you can make, and not just because I'm a photographer. Photography is art, but art that captures real life and real relationships and real light and real beauty, often in unexpected ways. It captures it, then freezes it, so you and others years and years after you can go back and peek into a long gone moment, and wonder about the people and the things in the pictures, and even feel them and experience them a little.  

I believe in sweet tea. The more sickly sweet, the better.

In theory, I believe in exercise and eating healthy and not complaining about your body if you're not willing to do what it takes to change it.  In theory.

I believe in following dreams--even if it's just a little inkling of a dream--a little spark of something you find that makes you happy and fulfills you. Even when other people think it's silly or not worthy of your time.  

I believe in homemade popcorn. Once you try it, you never go back.

I believe in saying what you want and what you mean (preferably in a nice way).  Being indirect only serves to confuse others and leave what you say up to interpretation and misinterpretation. 

I believe that passive aggression is one of the worst human female traits imaginable and I try to avoid it --both doing it, and having it done to me.

I believe that reading a good book, one where you become so engrossed in the storyline and addicted to the characters, feels almost exactly like falling in love.

I believe that feeling fur between your fingers (specifically dog fur) has a medicinal effect on the SOUL. Bonus points if you wake up every morning to a tail thumping on the mattress beside you, happy you're alive and it's a new day.

When it comes to politics, I believe the truth exists somewhere in the middle. Everyone is influenced by their own unique set of factors: age, race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, personal experiences, and upbringing. Is it any wonder there are so many different "truths?" I believe that being extreme on either end of any argument usually just makes you look ignorant.

I believe in the power of words. Or as Dumbledore would put it, "words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

What do YOU believe in?

Dream Nursery: Marissa Waddell

Today our dream nursery was dreamt up by Marissa from Roost who is also one of my best friends from High School. It's so fun that we both share a love of Interior Design. She has impeccable taste so I was excited to see what she came up with for a nursery. Here is how she describes her "Dream Nursery". 

Thanks Marissa! Check in next week to see a nursery designed by Dina from Honey and Fitz