Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Get the Look: Using Candles for Budget Friendly Tablescapes

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You can never go wrong with adding candles amongst low lighting to your tablesetting. It is the most budget friendly decor and with the highest level of impact you can do for your dinner entertainment.

The most economical is to put tea lights onto trays or in an existing household container. 

But if you want to add the most elegant drama, use candles of varying sizes and use candleholders that add texture or decor to your tabledecor theme. (Cute options here and here and a masterpiece here)

Also, if you plan on using a lot of candles and making them your intentional focal points, then be mindful of the height of your flowers so that they don’t detract from your intended focal points.

Lastly, don't ever use scented candles for tabletop decor. The fragrances from scented candles will impact the taste of your wine and food.

Romantic, chic, elegant and urban are the words I think of for this table setting. 


Effie's Paper: The Future is Female



I know a few women who have earned some hard fought promotions in their organizations and this is what I plan on gifting to them: a travel mug with a chic, of the season floral design.

This travel mug is by Effie's Paper and it will empower their morning java run!

So chic and a great reminder: The Future is Female

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Megan Hess Illustrates Parisian Mouse Dreams

Credit: @MeganHess_official

Just in case you didn't know it I'm obsessed with Australia and it's people.

I've had this obsession since I served on a Habitat for Humanity trip to New Zealand and became besties with my witty Australian roommate.

We connected instantly over her humor, wit and one-liners that made even building a house in the heat and using port a potties humorous.

So I'm so excited to tell you all about a new project by my favorite illustrator Megan Hess!

She has a new children's book out starring a chic little mouse living her dreams in Paris, the city of lights.

The launch part dinner with it's florals and gorgeous tablescape was nothing short of whimsical and and what fantasy pink dreams are made of!

I love a great launch party!

And you can pre-order the book HERE


Credit: @MeganHess_official

Credit: @MeganHess_official

Credit: @MeganHess_official


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Testimonial: "President Of" or Be It?

Credit: @ruthie_davis


My 3rd job in footwear was VP Women’s Footwear at Tommy Hilfiger.

I took all-American preppy into a new chic, fashion street direction.

One day between work trips, my husband asked, “I’m curious…is your goal to be President of Tommy Hilfiger or Tommy Hilfiger?”

My answer was clear and soon thereafter I launched Ruthie Davis.



I love this startup testimonial by Davis because as a coach I have found that there really are two types of people in this world and that's okay!

There are those who aspire to be what I'm calling "President of", meaning you work brilliantly for and with someone else who calls the main shots.

And then there are those whose visions are so strong and innate that their brilliance shines the best when they "Be it", meaning the person calling the shots to make sure the vision happens.

Neither is right or wrong.

Just make sure you play the game according to your most brilliant lane!