Gift Guides & DIY Inspiration!

Christmas is officially ONE WEEK AWAY! *Cue hysterical jingle bells* That means that if you haven’t put together a holiday ambiance at your home/desk/car, you should GET ON IT! Also, if you haven’t purchased (or made) gifts for everyone you know (and a few more, just in case), you can refer to any number of…

Random Fun Wednesday – Vintage Style, Hair & Ads!

For whatever (awesome) reason, this week has been full of lots of great articles about vintage style! I’m always excited to hear about it, whenever and where ever (as long as they’re for it), so I’m passing along some of the vintage delights! First up, one of the more well-known icons of the 50s and…

Vintage Sewing Pattern Extravaganza!

So, I was casually scrolling on the Facebook yesterday, and saw a post by We Sew Retro about a version of Simplicity 1795 done by Miss Allie Mass. Well, her version looked so nice, and the pattern seemed pretty simple/straightforward, so I immediately sought out a copy via Etsy. As some of you may know, vintage patterns…

#MakerMonday

Happy #MakerMonday and #CyberMonday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (those of us fortunate enough not to be working retail, and to everyone else, good Lord, I’m sorry), and hope you got enough buttery foods to eat! I certainly had a delicious day with the family, made mashed potatoes, and two…

Estate Sales

Ok, lords and ladies, this is where it may get weird. Being the progeny of hoarders, as well as the fortunate inheritor of lots of furniture (and SO many other things), it won’t likely be shocking to hear that I love estate sales. And I do. I super, really do! Not just that they’re a…

Make-Up Brush Holder Tutorial

I had a rare Saturday to myself, without Boyfriend or social obligations (There was a pretty amazing party later that night to celebrate White Linen Nights in the Heights, for those of you who know about Houston good times.), so I decided to rearrange the ever-growing makeup collection! My amazing shopaholic friend and I went…

Let’s Not Forget Those Ladies, Y’all

My mother’s family hails from the oldest Anglo-Saxon settlement in Texas, San Augustine. Her mother’s family is from Northern Louisiana, and my great grandmothers were both incredible women in completely different ways. One (Louis D’Or) was an avid quilter, knitter, and in the 1930s obtained her Master’s Degree! She taught at what was then called…