With the beginning of every new year I choose a word to act as a driving force for the months ahead. Right now I'm working with a business coach, and she is always asking me why things are important to me. I love being held accountable to having an answer to that question. The truth is, choosing a word every year is important to me because it helps me be in charge of the trajectory of the year ahead, even if that path isn't what I had hoped it would be. In 2016 I choose the word quality and it revolutionized what I bought, how I consumed fashion, food and media, and how I viewed myself. All around it was a great word, and I enjoyed nearly every aspect of it. It helped me get to know myself and my new city in a way I wouldn't have otherwise. As for 2017's word, I ended up in a different place than I expected with it.Read More
My 26th year of life was, as you know, all over the place. I changed a lot as a person, as a wife, as a business owner, and as a human being. And I was lucky enough to be surrounded by a community of people who loved me and encouraged me to continue doing self work, even when it was messy and difficult. What I accomplished in my 26th year of life was actually a great deal now that I'm reflecting on it. But, with that being said, a few of the items from my '27 before 27' list didn't get accomplished and I'm 100000% okay with that. Here's what I did accomplish.Read More
When I first heard about the concept of choosing one word to encapsulate an entire year of your life I was skeptical. How could that do anything for you? What's the point? A good friend sat me down and explained that's it's less about trying to decided what the year is going to be like, and more about deciding what you're going to work on for the year.Read More
Growing up, my stockings were always full of socks, oranges, and candy. It was in no way a highlight of the Christmas season for me. My mom always made me open my stocking first, and I'd have to feign excitement about each and every candy cane and mandarin.
When I spent my first Christmas with my now husband, Tucker, I was shocked at how big of a deal stockings were in his home.Read More
Tis the season to be shopping small-la-la-la-la... you get my point! That's right! You guessed it! This year my gift guide is all about shopping small! It's no surprise to you if you've been around here for a little while, that I am a huge fan of small businesses. Living here in Austin, and choosing the word 'QUALITY' as my word of the year for 2016 made me examine the root of each and everything that I purchase. I'm not perfect, but I always try to shop small when I can, and that is especially so during the holiday season. Many of my good friends own small businesses so this roundup seemed to be a long time coming. In this guide I'm hoping to introduce you to some brands that I really love, that maybe you haven't heard of yet and give you a few gift ideas in the meantime. So sit back, relax, and grab a cup of hot cocoa in your favorite reindeer mug!Read More