Saturday, September 28, 2013

Painting Party

I finished two new paintings this week! Both specially made for my friends and up on my Etsy shop

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! It's rainy here in Dallas so I may just do some more painting :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ahhhhh, I have been so busy blogging for Ciao Bella that I haven't felt like blogging for myself... First world probs, right?

Well, Wednesday was a full day of errands and David time. We still have some wedding gift cards so I often head over to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy some things with our free money. Since we don't have much leisure money, most of our house decorations are from BBB because it's basically free so David can't get mad at me for spending money :)

After David got home from work, we headed over to Plucker's for trivia night! Unfortunately, none of our friends could go so we sat at the bar like loners and played trivia with Team Farrington, woo hoo. We actually ended up making friends with an Indian man and his two children. Without them, we probably would have gotten about 5 questions right. The son was a genius! The whole family had napkins out, scribbling down math problems and trying to come up with the correct answer for everything. It was so funny! Hopefully next week we can have some of our friends come with us! Or maybe the Indian family will meet up with us again, haha!

I wore a comfy and cute outfit for errands and trivia. I love this new top!

Top: Ciao Bella Boutique (
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Payless

Monday, September 23, 2013

Moving in Monday

Today has been an exciting day for Ciao Bella Boutique! We got the opportunity to put some of our items in a salon's shop! Amanda and I spent the day moving our stuff in an shuffling around everything else. I wish we took before and after pictures because the changes are astonishing! We are planning on moving a few things in next week to fill up the space more. In addition to having Ciao Bella's stock in the salon, I got to put up some of my paintings!! The salon owner saw them and told me that she could give me part of a wall down the hallway! I hope my paintings sell and I hope people love my work, ahhhhhh. I am feeling so blessed for all the opportunities and people in my life right now. 

Be sure to check out the sweet salon who is letting us use their space! They are located in Plano, TX and their website is

I've still got a fun night ahead of me consisting of friends and football planned so I hope everyone is having just as an eventful day as me... Now if David would get home already!
Happy Monday!
Wowza. I can't believe it's only Monday! The last 48 hours of my life have been pleasantly chaotic. Yesterday David and I went to church, had a speedy lunch with some friends at Chipotle and then I had to head to the Ciao Bella Boutique fall fashion shoot! It was so exciting! The models started getting their make up done at 3 pm and that ran until about 6. While that was going on, I was at the photo site (The Blase Family Farm in Rockwall, TX) setting up the scene! Here is what I wore:

So stoked about my new floral necklace from ! I want to wear it with every outfit.

For the shoot, we had four gorgeous girls to model a few of our adorable fall pieces and I have a little sneak peak for you :) Here is Ashley, one of our beautiful blonde models. She was working it for the camera!

Can't wait to get the all of pictures back!
Remember to keep checking for cute new items!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Is It Chilly Yet!?

Fall is slowly inching nearer! Who else is excited for some much needed sweater weather? I sure am! Unfortunately, I'm not sure with that will happen here in Dallas. It will be our first fall season here and I am interested to see how the weather will be! While the dream of chilly weather bounces about in your brain, check out Ciao Bella Boutique for some new fall items!

I wish I could have them all!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This is an easy outfit I put together while rushing to get ready for church today. I got the inspiration from a Pinterest post - duh, what's new?
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Glitter flats: Payless
Gold bracelet: Etsy (search "gold chain bracelet" - there are a million different kinds!)
Pearl/floral/gold bracelet: Lia Sophia
Watch: Gift

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! Mine has gone by abnormally fast. Friday after work, David and I went to Chili's for dinner and margaritas! - so yummy. (I suggest the Mango Gold Margarita). He told me a few days beforehand that he had a surprise for me. My guesses were as follows: a new puppy (love you, Miley), my littlest sister, or Beyonce. Well, turns out I was half right.. And by half right, I mean Beyonce concert TICKETS!!! I. Am. So. Excited. My best friends had tickets for us to go over summer but it didn't work out. I was legitimately depressed for a day or two.. or five. I thought I had lost my chance to ever see this goddess. Fortunately, I have an amazing mother who gave me a very early birthday present.