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Personal Thoughts on the Loss of my Father-In-Law

Personal Thoughts on the Loss of my Father-In-Law

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal.”

I am sorry for being MIA the last few weeks but sometimes life happens. My family recently suffered an unfortunate event. My father-in-law, a great man, passed away after a battle with ALS. While he was sick, we thought we had more time with him then we ended up having. It’s very sad but we’re all trying to find joy in the memories we have with him. He always read my blog and so I wanted to just say a few words about him here.

Frederick Michael Daly was his full name, but I always called him “Mr. Fred” because when I first met him when my now hubby and I were in high school, “Mr. Daly” felt too formal but “Fred” too informal so that’s where I landed. He was the most patriotic person I ever met. He spent time in the Army during Vietnam and always flew an American flag in his yard. He was very thorough in everything he did. He was also very frugal.… Read more

Things I’m Diggin’

Things I’m Diggin’

Happy Friday! I’ve been hoarding a few things I’m diggin’ lately and today I’m sharing all the goodness. I’m pretty excited about everything here! Let’s jump in.

Target x Magnolia Collaboration

Target recently announced a new collaboration with Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. There will be about 300 pieces, most under $30 and will include pieces in tabletop and home decor. I can’t wait to check out the collection but we’ll have to wait until early November. Here’s a sneak peek from Target

TV Art!?!

You guys! This is a TV to be excited about! Samsung has a new TV, The Frame, that displays as art when the TV mode is off. There are hundreds of works of art to choose from or you can choose to display personal photos instead. The TV comes in 55″ or 65″ and fits flush to the wall. The frame colors are customizable too. Gone are the days of a big black hole on the wall. It’s so genius. I’m especially loving this idea for our bedroom – where I hate seeing a TV but have grown to love having one in that room.… Read more

Bali Inspired Photoshoot

Bali Inspired Photoshoot

 Our Anniversary Session

A few months ago hubby and I celebrated our third anniversary. In honor of the day, we had Anniversary photos done. We chose a Bali-inspired theme for our anniversary shoot to honor the place we got engaged. Experiencing Bali was amazing in itself, but to have gotten engaged on a mountain while visiting the Island of the Gods, well that’s just a dream. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than a Bali inspired photoshoot.

Having styled many photoshoots, I wanted to style our engagement shoot myself, and boy was that tough! It was my first time being the stylist and the subject and it wasn’t without hiccups but it was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, to say the least. Huge shout out to my friend and our photographer Ashlee who not only captured the occasion flawlessly but also picked up some of my slack when I was late for hair and makeup. 🙂

Huge thanks to Artfully Wed for featuring our Anniversary shoot!

Here are a few of my faves from the shoot.… Read more

Current Mood (Board): Desert Mountain Vibes

Current Mood (Board): Desert Mountain Vibes

Inspired by Utah’s Desert Mountain Vibes

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m in Utah right now. Hubby had to take a short trip to Salt Lake City so naturally, I insisted I join him and we make a trip out of it. We met up in Vegas and hit the road to Utah to explore Bryce and Zion National Parks and we will end with a couple of days in Sin City. I had never been to Utah and after spending a lot of time planning our trip, I am so so excited about it. You just don’t see anything close to desert mountain landscape in the sunshine state. The scenery and terrain are enough to make my terracotta-loving heart beat a little faster. I’m feeling so inspired by Utah, I decided to put together a desert mountain mood board that reflects my current state of mind. My personal design style favors earthy tones and boho elements so I feel right at home amongst this desert mountain oasis.

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It’s going to be tough not to buy all the terracotta pendant lights when I get home!… Read more

Friday Finds

Friday Finds

It’s Fri-YAY!

Happy Friday, friends! I’m currently in New England for a wedding in RI and a getaway to Martha’s Vineyard. I’m so excited to explore the quaint island and visit its lighthouses, cute shops and restaurants, and of course, the gingerbread cottages

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Here a few tidbits I’d like to share with you for this weeks edition of Friday Finds. Enjoy!

Handmade Ceramics

I discovered Cathy Terepocki Ceramics and I am so happy I did! She makes kitchenware, vases and other unusual pieces like this beaded air plant hanger!

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Boho Entertaining

As most of you know, I love me a good tablescape. It’s something that has stuck with me from my days of styling weddings and events. I still peruse wedding blogs to keep up with what’s trending and draw inspiration for my own entertaining editorials. This boho bridal shower featured on my favorite wedding blog Green Wedding Shoes is worth checking out! I love the use of textures and florals and the decadence of the food. The styling is on point and this one has me swooning.… Read more

Friday Finds

Friday Finds

Heya, friends! I’m starting something new this week. A casual Friday post where I share fun/inspiring/interesting things I stumbled upon during the week or recently, and I’m calling it Friday Finds. Here goes!

First, I cannot get over this eclectic farmhouse tour featured on Coco Kelley. The house is stunning and is the perfect marriage of rustic, modern and boho elements. I love this home tour so much because it emulates what I’m trying to accomplish in the Daly Digs, staying true to the farmhouse style but combining rustic with modern and boho vibes. It’s tough you guys!

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I want all of these chairs in the wicker chair roundup Design Sponge did this week! I am a sucker for woven chairs, I love the texture they add to a space. I have two of these Malawi chairs and of course the vintage peacock chair from our guest room. 🙂 P.S. If you guys didn’t see the guest room reveal, check it out here. I’m still so smitten with it. 

Studio McGee is one of my favorite designers to follow and these 5 insane before and afters give me hope for the hot mess that is my house.… Read more

THINGS I’M DIGGIN’!

THINGS I’M DIGGIN’!

Heya folks! I’m back today with another edition of Things I’m Diggin’! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these and I’ve been seeing some pretty great stuff lately – especially as I think about styling out our built-ins (which are still in progress…don’t ask). Also, we’re officially kicking off our guest room makeover next week so stay tuned, it’s gonna be awesome!

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  1. You guys, I am alllll about some Kantha lately. Kantha is a type of South Asian embroidery made from stitched together saris and miscellaneous pieces of cloth to make a large piece. Each side is different too, so you really get some bang for your buck with these. The one pictured above from Etsy, but even Amazon has some listed. Kantha pillows are often seen too. I’m thinking of incorporating some of this fun, bright textile into my guest room. 🙂
  2. Am I the only one that has a love affair with Target? I am all heart eyes over their recent global collections. If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I already have one of those orange earthenware wood base planters.
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STYLING WORKSHOP RECAP

STYLING WORKSHOP RECAP

Styling Workshop Recap

Last month I attended a styling workshop hosted by one of my prop stylist idols Annette Joseph alongside Anne Sage, another stylist and blogger that I love. I was already scheduled to be in LA when I caught wind that Annette was hosting a workshop there the same week, so I took the universes hint and booked myself a spot. Annette is the queen of styling and has been in the business for over 20 years, before people knew what a photo stylist was. I’m a big fan of Annette and I own her book, Picture Perfect Parties, the bible for entertaining. Annette hosts workshops all around the globe, including summer workshops at her Italy home, which is definitely on my bucket list!

Styling Workshop Day 1

The workshop was held at Light Lab, an awesome studio and venue that Anne runs, which was designed by another blogger and designer that I follow, Sarah Sherman Samuel. So, it’s safe to say that this was a pretty darn good weekend for me! Day one began with a light breakfast while we all got to know one another and our objectives for attending the workshop.… Read more