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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

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

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

MACRAME RUNNER GIVEAWAY!

MACRAME RUNNER GIVEAWAY!

I’m GIVING away this macramé runner for FREE!!

macrame fiber runner

Hey, friends! As you may know, before we launched our blog we gave away a couple awesome home decor accents including this awesome pink fringe pillow and a leather Moroccan pouf! Swoooonnn! Welp, the party isn’t over yet. We just posted our next giveaway and it’s this awesome 6′ macramé runner from the Etsy shop Fiber and Threads. I love Elizabeths’ work and I already have one of these runners. I love it so much I thought it would be the perfect giveaway for you guys so I got one just for you! Macrame is so hot right now and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon. I’ve seen the one Anthropologie macrame runner everywhere, and now you can have one! This runner is the perfect accent for your home, even for those that do not fully embrace the boho style, this runner will add just the right amount of boho softness to your dining or coffee table, credenza, or bar cart (like I recently did in our fall brunch coming atcha’ soon) or you can even hang it on the wall for a textured piece of art!!!!… Read more

BLOG LAUNCH DAY IS HERE!

BLOG LAUNCH DAY IS HERE!

 

celebration flat lay

EEeeeeee! It’s finally here! I’m so excited to unveil the blog!!! Feel free to browse around! It will make the most sense if you start with the tags above and then begin reading the posts from the bottom first and work your way up. 🙂

I’m so excited to share my little space in the blogosphere, the house and all the projects we’re working on, as well as some of my styling work. I am so thankful for each of you reading right now and I appreciate the support. I’d love feedback on the site and the posts so feel free to comment and share if you like what you see! YAY!… Read more

THE DALY DOGGIES

THE DALY DOGGIES

We are obsessive dog parents. Since our fur babies will undoubtedly make an appearance on the blog from time to time, I thought they should introduce themselves. Here are the Daly Doggies!!

TWIX

Twix the Sheltie

Hi guys, I’m Twix and I’m a sheltie. Don’t I look dapper in that pic? I was in mommy and daddy’s wedding and I took my role very serious. Mommy tells our friends that she picked me from the litter because I was the quiet, chill puppy in the back of the cage, and when my brothers and sisters were all in her face, she decided on me. I’m 7 years old and recently the vet said I needed a “senior panel” since I’m getting older. This made mommy and daddy sad since they don’t like to admit I’m a senior now. I don’t feel middle-aged though and I still run around chasing things like I did when I was a pup. I do not like loud things like thunder and fireworks. I get super nervous, I shake and I jump up on mom or dad’s lap. I’m a little shy but I do make friends easy and usually greet newcomers with a smile and a butt wiggle.… Read more