March Favorites

It’s time for my monthly favorites! I feel bad having skipped last month (or did I? I forget) but all that means I’m back with a handful of favorite things I’ve been loving! P.S. did you enjoy yesterday’s April Fools joke? I hope you did! My dad and I enjoyed making it for you all. :) Be sure to check out last year’s April Fools as well–it’s one of my favorites. Click on to see what products I mentioned and where to purchase!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Texas Style Council Recap

photo by elissa

This past weekend has been a whirlwind. Some of it was fabulous, some of it was tragic. On Friday I drove to Austin, Texas, home of my undergraduate education (The University of Texas) looking forward to a fun-filled weekend at the Texas Style Council, where I was scheduled to speak on Sunday.

Saturday morning I received the tragic news of a death in my future family–a loss that is at once both heartbreaking (as the loss of only the most truly wonderful people in this world can be) and, strangely, joyful (as only a long-suffering illness that has ended can inspire). And that same evening my 3 year old niece was in the emergency room back home for swallowing a bracelet (she’s fine)–a future fashionista in the making.

HB insisted that I remain in Austin, however, because he knew I would be of no functional help (I wasn’t) and I’m a stickler about following through on my commitments. I’m glad I stayed, because I had such a wonderful time at the conference on Sunday, meeting new faces and catching up with old friends. Click for more photos!Please Click To View The Full Post →