December is, of course a special month- but for us we have two things to celebrate, Christmas and our sweet baby girl’s birthday. I always try to make her birthday celebration a priority before I think about Christmas. After having 2 boys, planning a birthday for a little girl is a dream for me and for 16 years I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. Since we’ve reached the sweet 16 milestone, I wanted to do something special. So, we decided to take her and 11 of her besties to Billy Bobs for some good ole Texas fun! Then the theme evolved into a shabby/cowboy vintage theme- aka burlap and lace. We started the night with Texas BBQ then went for some Texas two step fun. We returned home where the boys joined in for some bonfire/hot chocolate fun.
Since the Christmas season is winding down(Wow how did that go so fast?) I thought I’d reflect on my favorite moments and decorations….. Decorating….This year I made some changes after 13 years and decided to go more neutral/vintage with my decor.(guess where that inspiration came from?) I started by going through all 15(yes 15!!) of my boxes and purging the old/broken/outdated items and then bought some fun new vintage finds and a beautiful new scripted neutral ribbon. I became obsessed with glitter houses(thanks Pinterest!) and decided to make some of my own. After a fun shopping trip to old town McKinney with my sweet girlfriends, I found some sweet little additions to go with my new glitter houses. Here’s how my vintage, glitter house vignettes turned out…
Chez Soi Boutique, my dream store. A small boutique I owned and operated with my mom once a month at the Canton First Monday Trade Days…. we had a lot of fun and success & met a lot of great people. The set up work was tough and after a year, we needed to move on to other things so we closed up shop. My dream would be to find a permanent spot to set up. I often had trunk shows at my house and still have people ask if I will have any more…maybe one day!
A little vintage Paris in East Texas….