New Years Word: Patience

I picked up a little New Years inspiration from Camille Styles over the weekend.  Rather than setting a resolution for the year (which I had already and do plan to keep), I came up with a word.  One word which I hope to lean on as the year progresses.  My word for 2012 is "patience" and I selected it because it's something I've always been short on and more so lately, I've needed in abundance.

There are so many things I feel like I want right now (to feel settled in our new house for starters) and not having them happen in my personal time frame brings me down.  I know that life doesn't go according to my schedule but that doesn't stop me from wanting and therefore waiting.  

So in the year ahead, I am asking for patience.  Leaning on the hope that with patience, the things I want will happen but more importantly, I will enjoy the process of getting there.

What's your word?


Pictures from The Dark Room

Our moving truck won't arrive for another week but we're spending our first night in our house tonight!  I've made up reasons to go by there for the last several days and with each visit, I am more and more excited.  The painters have worked fast & furiously and it's unbelievable what a coat of paint can do.  Most of the colors are staying the same (I love it just the way it is) but we're making a few exceptions... One of which might seem a little goth but is sure to end up glam.  A black guest bedroom with white beds, bedding and gold accents.  I.  Can't. Wait.

Photos: Pinterest


Looking Forward

Photos: Pinterest

If I had to describe this year in one word it would be: FULL.  We have survived highs and lows, major life changes, huge disappointments and have rounded out the year with a cross-country move.  It's been an interesting ride but with all things in life, we take these hurdles and use them to make us stronger.  I'd be lying if I didn't confess I've been looking forward to 2012 for awhile now and I welcome all of the surprises it has in store.



Out Of The Office

We've  been living in denial about our move and not a single thing is packed.  But we've enjoyed the city to its fullest these last few weeks so no regrets.  Time to get cranking' though... will resume regular posts later this week as the dust settles a bit.  


Sparkle & Shine

Photos: Glitter Guide, I Dream Of..., Know Your Rights

I'm sure you know that glitter and sequins are mad popular right now, which is most unfortunate because  sparkles aren't really my thing.  My style is always evolving but my inner tomboy doesn't make extreme exceptions.  Admittedly, I love these looks and know they are gorgeous and festive and full on glam but getting me out the door in such a shiny ensemble would not be an easy task.  But the shoes, and the bags, now that I can manage... less is more in my case.

Be sure to check out the other sparkles over on {long distance loving}.


Banquette Style Seating

I'm not sure why I hesitated when good friend and talented interior designer Ashley Goforth suggested banquette seating for the breakfast room in our Houston home.  I always want a booth in restaurants and if they offer half booth/half chair the poor Hubs always gets stuck in the chair (like the other men) while I sit comfortably on the other side.  After stalking images online, and seeing that this is both a practical and stylish (if done well) seating arrangement, I concurred.  So to compliment our gorgeous Mies van der Rohe chairs, a bench will be an option for those crave who comfort for breakfast.

Photos: Elle Decor, Lonny Mag, Pinterest