Holiday Update Part I

It is hard to believe it has been a year since this beautiful event! In other ways it seems a lifetime ago! Time is a crazy thing isn’t it?!

2018 has been full of new challenges and and more change for our family and my business. We moved again, my office moved again, new clients and partnerships forged and my boys are getting so so tall! And you know what, we are still healing. Maybe you are healing or hoping to heal from something too? Be gentle with yourself, it takes time, sometimes more time than we want. Call me crazy, but I was hoping a season would literally be A SEASON but no, a season can take years apparently!  And that is okay. You can’t put healing on a time table, you can dress it up and make it happy for a little while but it still requires time and attention.  

I keep coming back to the fact that the important things in various areas of our lives truly do take time. Whether it is building a new relationship or business collaboration, moving and getting settled in a new home or work space, raising kids and helping them through challenges or recovery from a major life such as a divorce or death. Important things take time and deserve time. And that is hard in this fast paced world where clients are demanding, school and activities are demanding and let’s be honest, we expect a lot from ourselves.  We need to MAKE. THINGS. HAPPEN. And that can cause stress and pressure, things that don’t help healing or productivity necessarily. It is easy to think “when will I ever get it together and be enough” Especially with the rapidly changing images on social media scrolling greatness at us constantly.  So maybe we withdraw in the name of simplifying.  Our poor little brains just can’t take one more thing. We aren’t machines after all and we do have to prioritize energy.  But then suddenly a break from Instagram becomes a long silence that has people concerned.  But in your heart of hearts (I switched persons here didn’t I, but I can do that, because its my blog; one reason I love social media, it gives us each a VOICE) you know social media isn’t going way, the world isn’t slowing down, it can be fun and has its place, and so YOU HAVE TO MANAGE.  And that is what I am trying to do (yet again) manage my involvement in social media, along with my local design jobs and clients and my important role as a mom and a human.  Because at the end of the day, the Internet, like the printing press and tv are not evil its just how we react to them as humans. And isolation can be damaging too.  I am learning I have to walk a thin line.  Stay involved, pray about transparency and privacy, but not give up or isolate. How you regulate the social media in your business and or personal life?  Doesn’t it feel good when you have some boundaries!  But we all still want to know what is going on right?? It is fun and its okay to say that too! 

           Social media in moderation vs. total ISOLATION

 So as yet ANOTHER NEW YEAR APPROACHES, I look forward to spending more time here with you, because I truly do love connecting with readers and clients and friends online, and also myself time to continue healing, mothering and working on EXCITING NEW PROJECTS GOD HAS PUT IN MY LIFE.  So thank you for your patience with me during this “season.”

One of the good things ahead in my business and life is a new collaboration with Willmark Custom Homes, a local homebuilder! I am going to tell you more about them in the coming days and in part 2!

 

Round Top hangover

Well another Round Top Antiques show has come and gone!  It was fun and productive and yes exhausting!  I am trying to get myself together to tackle computer work and catching up! and laundry! But I had to drop and show you a few things…first, a photo from a fun Country Living dinner that design besties Becki Griffin and Jenny Johnston and I went to last week.  So fun! I didn’t get great photos of the styling but it was so cute and I bet Becki will do a fun post on it in the weeks to come!  She always gets better photos because well she is a photographer and all;;

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Also speaking of Country Living, the November issues is ON STANDS and in mailboxes and it features the Old Glory house I told you about..the project I was working on over the summer and blogged about here! This is my first time to have my work in this publication so I am excited! AND Becki yes OUR BECKI of Curious Details styled it for Country Living…so proud of her..she rocked it! of course!

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Sorry for the cheesy grainy picture and goofy frin…hubs took this with his ancient cell phone (laying on the sofa) when I ran into the house to show him!! SO proud of this project and adore the homeowners and everything about what we did so much! Holly Kuhn gave us a lot of creative freedom and trusted me on this project and also gave me a great canvas to work with and all of her antiques at my disposal..dream job!

So aside from all of this, I was also searching for antiques and rugs the past few weeks for clients in Louisiana and Oklahoma and Dallas!  I found a great rug for my Dallas client and also THE most amazing table for my new Louisiana house I am working on…Just look at this…8 feet of French cherry BEAUTY!  19th century yall!  SEATS TEN!

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It has a leg in the middle and I love the apron on the ends, it will look so amazing in my client’s new home with monogrammed parsons chairs all around!

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Oh and last but certainly not least…Melaine from the fab blog MY SWEET SAVANNAH was in town for the show with her gorgeous friend Tonya!  It was so fun to finally meet Melaine.  Paige and Smoot Hull of the Vintage Round Top hosted us at their place for a little mini blogger get together..so fun! I can’t wait to see Melaine’s blog post about her visit to Texas.  She is just as gorgeous in person and so sweet…Loved meeting you Melaine!

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(from the left, Tonya, Paige Hull,Becki Griffin, moi, and Melaine from My Sweet Savannah)

That’s it for now..sorry I didn’t get more beauty shots of cool stuff in tents but my iphone kept getting clogged up with photos (I haven’t found my cord to download and erase since moving)…

Have a great week y’all!  I will be back soon to show you more from the Old Glory house that Country Living did not show…so many nooks and crannies in that house that need blog time!

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