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She’s Gone Country

This weekend I made the trek to my homeland of Tejas. It seems like the moment I crossed the Red River every radio station suddenly became country. I was inspired to share these beautiful things with you today!
Clockwise from top right: Scarf, Marshal Arts 79; Light, 31 Prov; Necklace, Bionic Unicorn; Hair clips, Pretty Betty; Hat, Hat Diva; Textured Necklace, Little Paper Crane


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I heart: Cowboy Boots!

I’m a Texas girl at heart. So it should come as no surprise that I can’t remember a time when cowboy boots haven’t graced my closet. In style or out, I don’t care, I just love ’em! How do you feel about cowboy boots?

these boots rock!

these boots rock!


From left: Sunburst Pattern Boot, QUiD vintage; Camel Boot, JessJamesJake; White boot, Dewberry Vintage

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Over the Weekend

Whimsy is the word when it comes to the beautiful etsy shop, Designs by Vanessa. I came upon her by chance and am so pleased for you to get to know her and her delightful wares. Enjoy!


Q: Describe your most memorable weekend (recent or just a fun one you remember).

DBV: A weekend that sticks out in my mind is when my husband and I spent the day at a Kite Festival here in Austin. There were tons of kites that filled the sky and it was such an amazing sight to see. I took my camera with me and got some great shots. One of those shots actually ended up on the local news for a weather photo contest…my 5 minutes of fame!

Q: What is your favorite thing about the weekends?


DBV: When I’m not working, my favorite thing is just hanging out in my pj’s all morning while working on my crafts! I also love dragging my hubby to local bead stores to browse their selections (this is probably my husband’s least favorite thing about the weekend).

Q: What do you do creatively over the weekend?


 DBV: I work full time in the foster/adoption field so I do most of my creative work on the weekends. My two current obsessions are jewelry and paper goods but I do a little of everything.

Q: What is your favorite thing to wear on weekends?


DBV: I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl but I do enjoy getting dressed up for a special occasion.

Q: What do you like to eat on weekends? My husband and I love to try new local restaurants on weekends. Austin, TX has some awesome hole in the wall restaurants. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend Vivo and Polvo’s for tex-mex!

Q: What’s the best place you’ve ever visited on the weekend?


DBV: The great thing about living in Austin is that it is surrounded by lots of great weekend getaway locations. My husband and I try to visit San Antonio at least monthly to do something different and we always have so much fun strolling along the River Walk.










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Ikea has Finally Done it

I thought it would be great fun to get to know a few of my fashion favorites in a more personal manner. The idea is to have a few of my favorite etsy sellers fill us in on “what they did over the weekend”. Fun, eh?

Just so you can learn a bit more about me…I’ll start.

This weekend, the hubby and I made a much needed trip to Ikea in Dallas for storage supplies. My crafting has officially taken over the apartment and I’m going bonkers! So off we went (in our “vintage” jeep), bouncing our way to the blue and yellow swedish monster.

Five hours later, there we were driving down the road with my newly appointed shelving system riding as the third passenger in the front seat. It’s official: Ikea has finally managed to separate me and my husband! lol! We had to spend the rest of the weekend literally yelling at one another through a particle board obstruction!

The hightlight of the weekend was when I found a great deal on a fabulous hotel. It’s called NYLO and has this great Urban Loft feel – complete with a fancy bed and concrete floors!

Oh…and I made a killer necklace to wear! When in the city, right?

A look at my weekend

A look at my weekend


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Country Girl in the City

Sitting here in a fantabulous loft hotel in Plano, Texas wishing that this concrete-clad beauty were my new home…hmmm…

Before retiring for the evening, here’s a sassy sample of some down-to-earth ways to wear the earthy luxe looks seen on the Fall ’08 Runway. Be still my sweet country heart.

From Rural to Runway

From Rural to Runway

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