death and texas

Been meaning to tell you that the girls here at the office gave me this Death & Texas clutch for Christmas and I absolutely love it.
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Here it is if you might like one for yourself.


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It is the perfect size for my phone, lipgloss, checkbook, a few pens, and my wallet. Sometimes I throw it in my big purse, but usually I just carry it alone.

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In random garden news… the moss on my patio is really green these days. ย It’s been dreary and rainy which the moss loves. ย Do you spy my terriers?

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My mom has always said that buttermilk will grow moss. ย I haven’t needed any buttermilk, but when I saw this on pinterest I was intrigued. ย Momma was right.



  1. Erika- I am new to your blog and absoulutely LOVE it. I am so intrigued by your style but even mroe intrigued by little Sloane’s clothes. I recently had a little girl after two boys. I am of course over the moon with this. Can you give me some of the names of your favorite shops for little girl clothes? Thanks and keep the posts coming I am completely entertained!!

  2. What thoughtful friends! Where in the world did the etsy owner come up with that name? Too funny!

  3. “pinning” it and buying it…the perfect clutch

  4. I’ve wanted one of those clutch bags for so long! I love it and since you said you like it so much I’m thinking it’s about time I bought one! The color of the moss is beautiful! So fresh!

  5. That clutch is gorgeous! And, as a Texan, I LOVE the name ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I just found your blog, and I am in love! It is so pretty. Your moss looks great- it’s so green for this time of year. I’m impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Oh girl gimmie dat clutch! Death + Texas so punny

  8. girl, anything with texas in the name gets me fired up ๐Ÿ™‚ okay, and the moss! it’s so pretty! we have sliders off of our master bedroom that are begging for a mossy patio to land on… could i do this myself? hmmm… xoxo

  9. your patio = perfection!

  10. We had a lot of moss in our backyard in GA that I loved, and I recall a local gardener had her ENTIRE backyard covered by moss instead of grass! It was simply amazing. She learned that using a leaf blower would blow the spores and help them to spread and grow. I tend to think she is right because after I started using our leaf blower more, our moss spread further, quite noticeably. Your patio looks very pretty!

  11. I’ve always heard that bit about buttermilk too…I really want to do this now! I think Tracery Mountain Brook needs a moss sign!

  12. Well of COURSE I love the clutch, being that it’s a “Texas thang.”
    …and, I rarely met a moss I didn’t like


  14. Ha!!! Come to Seattle and I’ll show you all the moss your heart can dream of.

  15. Great clutch.

  16. So glad no one died! Phew. Love the terriers.

  17. Love that clutch!!!
    And, oh the moss…I so want a patio like that someday!

  18. I love that clutch and have been eyeing it for a while. Maybe I’ll finally take the plunge and get it… it’s really too cute not to have it.

  19. Just curious does Sloane ever feel like Suri Cruise? Lol. Maybe she should have her own blog too. She could give fashion advice and dish about her super cool mom and co workers:)))

  20. The moss seems to good to be true. So of course I have to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. ah, i’m with marianne… tons of moss viewing in seattle! we used to live there (up until a few months ago) and i loved my moss that grew before my own eyes without even trying. now i’m in texas… i’ll probably never see moss again (except on blogs…).

  22. Love mossy green; especially against the slate colored stones!

  23. Random… Love the way your mind works. Like mine. A clutch and moss growing. Bookmarked both for future reference. Thanks fo the smiles.

  24. Beautiful clutch! The terriers are pretty hidden in there..looks like they’re foraging for something. Cute:)

  25. I love the bit about the moss (I’ve heard the buttermilk thing, too!), and am now feeling in good company with my latest post re: my newfound love of moss!

  26. My oldest brought me some moss the other day, saying “I brought you some of your favorite stuff!”

    Buttermilk then? Who knew!

  27. goodness that clutch is so simple and perfect. and how silly that i am jealous of your moss? that’s new york city living for ya. someday… xox

  28. Barbie Harper says

    hi erika, totally random thought but i love your style and i’ve never seen a post of how you style your bed (or other beds)…i’m seeking inspiration and would love to see what you do…just in case you’re ever looking for a blog post idea. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m endlessly impressed with your yard every time you post a shot or two. envious even.

  29. SO JEALOUS!!!! Did you plant the moss or is is just a natural thing? I have a stone path at my back deck similar to yours…I have wanted moss, but the few different kinds that I have bought have not survived….how DO you do it???

  30. Hi Erica,

    Heard about the awful tornado that hit Illinois and I thought about your parents. Don’t they live in Illinois? I pray that they are well and safe. All the best.

  31. That clutch is adorable! LOVE IT!

  32. LOVE the clutch! And the moss, actually. I’ve been daydreaming about making a stone path with moss lately. You may have just pushed me over the edge ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Hi Erika,

    I’m new to the site and loving it! Your pictures are gorgeous, would you mind sharing what camera you use? Thanks in advance!

  34. I love this clutch so much, you’re right it is a perfect size AND it will work with anything. I love the neutral combo, it’s darling! Thanks for sharing. Also, I found your blog via Sheridan’s…it’s wonderful!! So glad I stopped by ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday!
    Twirling Clare

  35. Love the clutch and the green moss on the patio. Speaking of green, I saw the new green ming side chair at Crate and Barrel and thought of you. Love keeping up with your blog.

  36. LOVE that clutch!

  37. your mom is right! buttermilk DOES grow all kinds of groovy moss and lichen on rocks, with this caveat: i experimented with it on my raised stone beds when we lived in montana and our two weimaraners spent an entire afternoon licking every surface sparkling clean. That was before we put up some darling garden gates (one of the weims also learned to harvest all my tomatoes!) The next year, lichen and moss everywhere!

  38. Beautiful clutch! The terriers are pretty hidden in there..looks like theyโ€™re foraging for something. Cute:) To see more click here