1 | Dalmatian Print
I have been LOVING Dalmatian Print. I love it in the home, on my shoes, clothes, purses…the list could go on. I have a feeling Dalmatian is going to be the Leopard of 2014…at least in my book. ;)
2 | 31 Bits Holiday Collection
I’ve had my eye on 31 Bits for a while. Not only am I a huge fan of their mission, but I LOVE their jewelry. I believe every woman should on a piece of Jewelry by 31 Bits. ESPECIALLY from their 2013 Holiday line. Check it out here!
3 | Sweater Stocking
Brandon and I made each other stockings when we first started dating and we have used them for the past 5 years. This year I decided we needed matching “grown up” stockings. I’m so happy with what I found at Anthropologie. They are so soft and when the light hits them just right you can see a hint of gold in the fabric.
4 | Be Merry & Bright by Too Faced
I bought this palette on a whim and I’m so glad I did! I love the vibrant colors and how easy they travel. Not only will they come in handy for the holiday parties to come but I’ve also had some fun with my normal “everyday” makeup. :)
5 | Dove’s Dry Shampoo
My best friend introduced me to this Dry Shampoo a few weeks ago and it’s my new favorite. It smells great and gives great volume to my hair. I feel like the bonus to this dry shampoo is the design.
Quick Tip from Ashley: Apply to roots and let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing it in with your fingertips.
1 | Mega Effects Mascara by AVON
I have been so impressed by this mascara! I love that the brush is designed to go from root to tip. I’m also impressed with how easily the mascara washes off when I take off my make up. I don’t find leftover clumps on my eyelashes or hard to wash off “raccoon eyes”. Another plus, this is only $10! Pretty great for fancy mascara. ;)
2 | Prize Candle
This went on my Christmas list the moment I heard about it. How cute are these Prize Candles?! A Prize Candle is a candle that has a ring in the middle of it. (see how it works HERE) The rings are BEAUTIFUL and you can check to see what the ring appraises for on their website. The website says they can be worth anywhere from $10 to $5,000!
3 | Live Creatively Mug by Lindsay Letters
As you probably know by now I’m a huge Lindsay Letters fan! I love the gold type and inspirational phrase to inspire me as I get ready every morning.
4 | Sparkle Cable Knit Pillar Candle
These candles are so perfect and so cozy. I know it’s not *quite* time to decorate for Christmas but these aren’t TOO Christmas-y right? :)
5 | Camping
My husband and I just went on our first camping trip together and it was so much FUN. He had been counting down the days for our Texas weather to finally cool down and when it did we planned our first free weekend to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. I plan on making this a fun family tradition that we can pass on to our children someday!
A few weeks ago I got to take photos of my sweet Brother and Sister in law. I’m so honored that they asked me to take them!
Justin and Candace were so much fun to take photos of! I love their love for each other AND that we got to use their brand new TEXAS sized truck as a prop. Enjoy!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Designer Vaca in Palm Springs with 50 incredible female graphic and web designers. Designer Vaca was founded by Alyssa Yuhas and Promise Tangeman in 2012 to create an atmosphere of relaxation and community in the graphic design world for females. (You can read more about their vision HERE.)
I had so much fun getting to meet other women in the graphic design industry. I was so impressed by everyone’s talent and their passions for their careers. I especially enjoyed the panels where we heard from other girls about their experiences and backgrounds.
I’m not even really sure where to start when it comes to sharing my experience there as I still feel like I’m processing all the information and encouragement passed around all weekend. All I know is I am feeling so inspired to push myself in design and to form more relationships. There is nothing quite like a community. Thanks to my new friends, and this community I’ve been introduced to, I feel more than ready to just GO. I’m excited to see where this new desire and push takes me in the next year.
Here are a few photos from my trip.
( left: My roomie Jessa and new friend Ashley / right: Promise Tangeman and I )
Be sure to sign up for Designer Vaca’s mailing list to get more information about next year!
1 | Illustrated Gems Boxed Set
I’m just a sucker for beautiful stationary. I love the lines, the water color and of course the GEMS. I also love that these can double as artwork.
2 | Jewelry Display
How cute is this jewelry display! I love how the necklaces are displayed like a piece of art.
I’ve been looking for fun ideas that are cute, functional and are anti-tangle! This will be an upcoming project in my house.
3 | Fall Shorts
This might be a little easier to get away with since I’m in Texas but I love the look of shorts paired with a sweater or long sleeved blouse. It’s a simple way to still have your summer clothes mixed in with fall.
4 | after school boy blazer by Essie
I’ve been loving dark nails for fall but true black has always been a little to harsh for me. I’m pretty pale so I look a little on the Goth side. This dark blue is a perfect compromise! It has the depth of the dark color without washing out my skin.
5 | Classic Houndstooth Coat
I’ve decided that EVERY girl should own a houndstooth coat. This is a timeless statement piece that can be worn year after year. I’m very excited about the upcoming trend for houndstooth so I’m sure these coats will be easy to find!