Beginner’s Teacup Patio Garden

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I have a garden, y’all!!  Now, despite the history of my family – my Papa and Daddy were/are avid farmers and lovers of tractors – I am in no way a grower of things.  I plan to change that, though.  I’ve tried my hand at not killing plants before, but I hope to approach this with a more positive outlook from the start this time.  I want to help these babies grow, and most importantly, I want to eat them.  I can’t do that if they wilt away and die.  Therefore, I am sharing the journey with you all!   Read More →

DIY Urban Outfitters Inspired Pillow

DIY Urban Outfitter Inspired PillowI am a lover of this here old world, so this Urban Outfitters cartography style pillow instantly caught my eye.  As with many things I love, I had to figure out how I could make it for myself.  I also wanted to personalize the look, so I crafted a DIY version that we all can create!   Read More →

Easy Cajun Tilapia and Shrimp Spinach Salad

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Tilapia, jumbo shrimp, spinach salad, and a vinaigrette.  What a mouth full!  Looks fancy, right?  This quick and easy tilapia and shrimp spinach salad recipe came in quite handy for a weekend luncheon with my neighbors.  The best part?  I got to watch and learn as my neighbor, Candice, showed me how to assemble this beautiful, filling meal.

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Cookie Lyon’s Style {Thrifted}

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If you are into prime time television, you have probably been drawn into the all new and record-breaking show, Empire, on FOX.  The leading lady of the show, Cookie Lyon, is the fiercest mama-jama of them all. Read More →

Three Year Blog-aversary!!!

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My blog baby turns 3 today (12 February 2015)!!!  Three years ago on this day, I posted my first blog post, not knowing what was in store down the road because of it.  I sincerely love having the privilege to share my world right here, in my own way.  I love when you all comment because you can dig it, or because you see something old used in a new way.  There’s a lot of love in the blogging community, and I’m blessed to be a part of it.  In honor of this day I did a photoshoot, because I love my blog baby so.  This is the longest running job I’ve ever had, so it definitely deserves candles and cakes and a photoshoot.  And guess what?!  I’m doing a giveaway to share the Old World New LOVE with you!   Read More →

How to Slay in Indecisive Weather

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You know that time of year in Texas (and other states with crazy weather) where it was winter last night, spring this morning, summer time this afternoon and heading into fall this evening?  Well, it is upon us, and my body can’t decide whether to shiver or to sweat.  Quite frankly, it’s confusing as heck – but you won’t ever catch me saying “No!” to 70 degree weather in the wee days of the new year.  I mean, didn’t the ground hog just say we’re getting more cold days?  I’ll take a little sunshine wherever I can get it.  I also plan for this “can’t make my mind up” weather and slay it with my style.  We can still have the power, ladies, shiver or sweat.  Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

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Thrift Haul January 2015

January 2015 Thrift Haul

Thrifting and eco-fashion are a way of life.  I am fascinated by both, and I honestly think if more people thrifted and purchased eco-friendly fashion pieces, we could save the world.   Read More →

Green-ish (Sustainable) Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him, Her & Kids

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Valentine’s Day is all about the love – and we love buying things for everyone – for the love of our classmates, for the love of our boo, and for the love of that pink and red candy!  Well, what about for the love of the earth?!   Read More →

Bellacures’ All Natural Mani & Pedi

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If you learn nothing else from this here page on the internet, leave with the knowledge that “everything you do can be done sustainably.”  Prime example: I got my nails did  – (yea girl, got ‘em “did”) – in an All Natural Mani & Pedi from Bellacures – Preston Center in Dallas, TX.

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How To Thrift Your Family’s Closets

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This highly decorative sequined jacket was “thrifted” from my aunt’s closet.

I love thrifting (Old World New – I like to make old things new again).  I believe it has the potential to save the world by helping to reduce the overproduction of not so good clothes, and thrifters also get to wear pieces that no one else has at the time.  Old things in general are awesome.  I go thrifting every time I visit my family and hometown because I don’t get to frequent the thrift shops there like I can in Dallas.  It really is a family event, even the kids look forward to it!  Over Christmas 2014, though, my Aunt told me I didn’t have to go thrifting because I could thrift her closet.  *Insert perfect jazz hands here* Thrifting your family’s closets!

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