Wednesday, October 1, 2014


fall cozies

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yesterday's feeling fall post left me wanting more fall, more faster! (lol)
i can't wait for a cozy afternoon all snuggled up under warm blankets! candles burning and cozy drinks to stay warm!
(good cocktails or warm teas are both ok with me!). 

peacock alley has some serious cozy blankets to choose from... i'm thinking one of these needs to end up on my sofa this fall:)
but zara home, never fails to disappoint either. hello pretty home decor everywhere! they do not have a zara home in dallas, but they had one where i lived in germany and spain and it was divine every time i stepped foot inside their store!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


feeling fall

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its trying so hard to feel like fall in dallas these days..
mother nature must just be squeezing out the last few drops of summer!
meanwhile, i cant wait to update my fall wardrobe with a few staple cozy pieces... and oldnavy and sole society have me drooling over their falls styles!
i have had this bag on my radar for quite a while now- perfect carry-on / weekend get-away
wouldn't you say!?

also, there's a new kid in town: riffraff has opened their doors in dallas at preston center..
i can't wait to shop their college game-day wears and cute & affordable goodies in person!

Monday, September 29, 2014


w e e k -  t h i r t y  n i n e

'For as the body without the spirit is dead, 
so faith without works is dead also.'

j a m e s  2 : 2 6 
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Some have accused James of attempting to answer Paul in this passage. Since James wrote his letter in 48 AD and Paul did not write the Roman letter until at least 58 AD, this theory has no merit. James and Paul were coming at the same issue from different perspectives. Paul was writing to the Judaizers who were saying that one had to add works of the law to faith in order to receive salvation. Thus his emphasis was on faith alone as the basis for salvation. Paul was arguing for his primacy of faith. James, on the other hand, was writing to people who went to the other extreme.
They claimed to have faith but, in reality, had only intellectual assent. Therefore, his emphasis was on what Jesus called the 'fruit' of our faith. James was simply arguing for the evidence of faith. 

Paul consistently emphasized that no one enters God's kingdom except by faith and by faith alone. James was in agreement with him. He began his letter saying, "[God] chose to give us birth through the word of truth" (James 1:18 NIV). Here in the second chapter, James was simply reinforcing the point that good works are the natural response of true saving faith. He was not saying that works are the requirement for salvation, but that they are the result of our salvation.

"As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead." It is not a faith with works at issue here, but a faith that works. Paul reminded us that "we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10, emphasis added)/ We are saved by faith alone, but faith that saves is never alone. 

As you memorize this verse, meditate on the relationship between faith and works. And remember, it is a faith that works that pleases God. 

pg 198-199

Friday, September 26, 2014


baby must haves

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happy friday friends!
around these parts, it has been the year of the baby.. or more like babies! babies everywhere!!
when your not one of them having the babies, you get to watch your friends go first and see what works, what doesn't work, learn - watch, and find all the cute and more importantly 'functional' items!

the first set of 'functional' items is inspired by my dear friend kendall, whom i met in yoga-teacher -training two years ago, and from their we built a wonderful friendship! and just one month ago today, she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl!
i asked kendall to help me put together a list of a few things that have helped her make the first month with a tiny human a little easier…
kendall's top three mommy-must-haves: wubanub , mod swad, and the puj tub

this next set of little-lovelies, are from me following new mommies on instragram and those new mommies loving on some local etsy shops and inspirational mommies who have taken what they have leaved from having little ones into a little business! (was that confusing enough for you?!)
two of my favorites from this set are for sure the antler blankets and the gold-polkadot headbands!
baby must haves
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do you have any mommy-must-haves that i didn't cover on the list?!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


JULEP inspired
summer K A M  inspired
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fall R O C  S O L I D inspired
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recently the lovely ladies at JULEP asked me how i would transition my favorite summer bright color into a beautiful fall shade.. based on some of their 'autumn style shift' and pretty nail polish colors!
this was such a fun 'challenge' - i picked the color that i wear the most in the fall, inspired by college football season of course :) SIC EM BEARS!

 ** my style board is summer KAM to fall ROC SOLID inspired **