Have you ever found a blog/person/company on social media and immediately get hooked? That totally happened to me when I saw this gal. I stumbled upon her feed coincidentally (probably looking through hashtags on instagram!) and immediately feel in love with her feed - and adorable pup! I think the first photo I saw (and ~tbh~ the reason I started following) was a picture of her new blue merle pomeranian pupper. I immediately showed Daniel because our lil' home girl is also an adopted blue merle pomeranian (and we are obsessed with her, duh).
She and her hubs live in the most beautiful, re-done, Nashville abode and makes life there look like perfection. Crisp white walls, big windows, gorgeous vintage pieces that fill the house...her kitchen is insane and they are always crafting up a delicious cocktail, homemade meal and enjoying the slow life with their fur babes. Definitely want a yard now, ha! *sends daniel zillow listings...
Speaking of Nashville, ever since my favorite YouTuber picked up her entire life on a whim and moved from sunny, Southern California to Nashville, Tennessee, I've been enamored by the city! I'm dyingggggg to visit again. Daniel and I visited about 4 years ago and stayed with a few friends but haven't been back since. Something about Nashville seems magical and easy, slow but present and all around somewhere I wanna be. I'm hoping we can make a road trip to this pretty city in early 2018... #tbd on this. ANYWAYS, you should follow her and see the precious pics of her blue merle, Ida (that name, I MEAN?!) and her beautiful, stylish, vintage home.
If you've ever felt intimidated by thrifting, I gotta tell ya - the cure might be a thrift challenge. For me, walking blindly into a thrift store with no plan, no need, just fun...I can almost always find something special. It's just how my brain works - I like to treasure hunt for interesting pieces I can transform and wear in modern ways. However, if you've walked into a thrift shop and wandered aimlessly because you have no idea what to look for or how, try a thrift challenge. Challenge yourself to find something specific or copy a look you love. I promise you'll have a lot of fun and when you see that cashier ring up your low cost bill, you'll be doin' a happy dance.
You can check out the thrift challenge I did for my youtube channel and see how I took mismatched pieces from Goodwill and made a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting for only $7.
I met Rachel at a Flea Style show earlier this year and "oo-ed and ahh-ed" over her gorgeous handmade jewelry. She has the kindest spirit and is so dang sweet! That's why when I saw her at our fall Flea Style Dallas show back in October, I knew I couldn't miss out on purchasing something from her handmade collection. I opted for three 14K hammered stacking rings. I loved that I was able to try each size on in person and pick and choose where I wanted my rings to be placed on my hands. Also, this was immensely helpful because I have zero clue what size ring the majority of my fingers are, ha! I wear mine on my thumb, pointer finger and as a middi-ring on my middle finger. I love and wear them every day! Perfect go-to, daily rings. The quality is great so I know they will last me a long time. You should totally go check out her website! ALSO, if you are in the Houston area, she'll be at our Houston Flea Style (along with sooo many other amazing vendors) this Saturday on November 18th from 9am-5pm at Silver Street Studios. PS... that gorgeous picture of Oh Little Foxes rings on the right is from her website!
Ever since I snagged my v much needed fall candles, I've been lighting our candles like a mad woman. Bathroom? Check. Bedroom? Check. Kitchen? Check. Living Room? Obvi. This precious Smokin' Matchbox by RBTL© Paper is just about empty and I am so, so sad. Aside from being completely in love with the company (and the amazing woman/team who runs it!) they curate the most perfect selection of quirky and easy gifts for every person in your life. Their own line of paper goods is just too good. Melinda, the mastermind behind the company is lovely, unbelievably witty and as compassionate as they come. Why would you not want to support these pals?? I'm such a fan of these humans.
These matches have lasted me throughout this season and I am for sure going to rush and get more. This time I think I'll get the "Ooh, Burn" matchbox because #duh it's precious and hilarious.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.