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.  It’s been dreary and rainy which the moss loves.  Do you spy my terriers?

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


forces to be reckoned with

Am I about to dedicate an entire post to an iron and a hand vacuum?  Yes.

Are you in the market for a new iron? Perhaps I could make a recommendation?  I had a Rowenta, which I loved, but it was leaking.  So I ponied up some credit card points and ordered this one below.

ironI read the reviews on Amazon before ordering.  I have no regrets, I just ironed a shirt in half the time it would have taken me with the old Rowenta.


dyson hand vac


Darby has the Dyson hand-vac (above).  When I visit her I like to use it.  Then I like to go to Target and look at it.  That’s all I do, look at it. Actually, one time I put it in my cart, but walked about 12 steps, then took it back to the shelf.  I have shopped for it online, but I can’t bring myself to spend the money.  The Dyson is $349.  I can think of a billion things I’d rather have for $349 over a hand vac.  (Darby’s was a gift, I assure you she would never have bought that for herself.)  I hate Dust Busters, I’ve never had one that works properly.  I just wanted a good powerful hand vac.  So I was doing some research after I bought the fancy iron and came across the Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Hand Vac.  It had me at “powered by an interchangeable 18-volt Lithium-ion battery that provides fade-free power“.  So when the battery dies, it dies.  But when it runs it runs strong to the end.  I love it.




Now, anyone with eyeballs will likely agree… he’s a little nerdy looking.  I think the design of the Dyson is better, but this little machine really gets the job done, and looks aren’t everything.  His first night with us we found ourselves crushing up tortilla chips and throwing them on the ground, just so we could suck them up.

What’s  next for me in the domestic technology department?  Perhaps a Vitamix blender?  Or maybe a nice toaster, because I still haven’t decided on one.

 While this post sounds like an infomercial, I assure you I am getting paid by no one to review these products.  


bag ladies

I love bags.  From a big ole bag to a little bitty zipper pouch.. I like them all.  This photo above is a common scene at Urban Grace Interiors.  We bring our lunches, and we bring them in style.  Do you know how much we love Baggu bags?  A lot.  Marla turned me onto them a couple of years ago and they are simply the best.  If you don’t have one, you should order one, or two, or ten.  They are so lightweight you can stuff one (or two) down in your purse and you won’t even know you are carrying an extra bag.  I carried mine all over Italy this summer and was so glad to have had it along for the ride.  Here are a few more of our favorites…