Beauty in my inBOX

Feeling the love this week

First I received a sweet phone call from my favorite "har-do" salon in Big D letting me know I was featured again in TX Bridal Magazine- specifically on the website! And even better, I received an email from Chris that The Beauty Box was writing a blog about the featurette photos and included a link to OCD! {thanks Chris!!}

So my connection with the Beauty Box runs deep- I have referred a small army who are also now loyal "box ladies". I can't help running into someone I know when I am there. You can't beat Rosa Marrufo's magical hands and keen eye for all things blond! {or brown, or red, or black. She is just good.} 

Best part- she is super fun to be with. I love those hours chatting- I often forget I am there for hair.

So just how good is this Rosa I speak of?

Well honey, let's just say Southwest Airlines should send Miss Rosa a thank you card- I fly back to Dallas from my Houston home just to get my hair "did". 

Check out the post HERE!

And in honor of finding my computer and camera again {yes, it has been a while!} check out some of my new teardrop gem earrings.

I am obsessed with them.

And apparently, so is everyone else. I keep selling out of these beauties!! Send me an email to to order or get on the list. And if you live in Dallas- check out my newest jewels each month at Exhale Spa. {zen!} 


teardrop gem beauties- prices range from $60 to $110


necklace or bracelet? you choose!

I change my mind all the time. 
It is one reason why I have never gotten a tattoo, but also why I own 100 shades of lipstick yet never wear more than the clear stuff. My indecisiveness also means that on numerous occasions, I have packed 2 or 3 pairs of black heels for a weekend trip.

While the "Silkee" won't help me choose lipstick or encourage me to get a tat, this multi-use accessory will help save space in my Samsonite!! I love having more than one choice.... sometimes.

"the Silkee"
silk string wraps with tiny pearls and/or vermeil beads
(choose between gold or silver beads & hardware)
$40 to $60 each 

double it around your neck, 
or wrap five times around your wrist.
you can even put it around your ankle, miss surfer girl.

it's up to you. if you can decide.

oh darling, love ya. 


the 10 best methods to jumpstart creativity....

1. Go for a walk and collect stuff that gets your attention.

2. Lay on the grass and see figures in the sky.

3. Ask your kids to draw what they like.

4. Take a break, call a friend and talk about life.

5. Enjoy a glass of wine near a fireplace.

6. Listen to music really load.

7. Get in a traffic jam.

8. Go to sleep with a notebook under your pillow. Dreams are amazing.

9. Design un-useful stuff for yourself.

10. Make a brainstorming of stupid ideas.

Javiera Aldunate


happy birthday to one half of OCD

happy birthday to my beautiful sister missy
you are my inspiration, my organizer, my laughter and my best friend
i am thankful for you


blue is my favorite color

favorite hoops with blue iolite drops    $86