Welcome! I’m Amy, & I’m excited that you stopped by my little corner of the internet. I started this blog as a creative outlet and a way to share my ideas on simplifying life, without compromising style. I’ve always been true girly-girl & my friends call me a princess. I’m kind of like a raccoon – anything that shines will get my attention! The more pink & sparkly, the better! I currently live in Shreveport, Louisiana with my boyfriend, Patrick, & our two animals. Patrick takes most of my photos & it has become a fun project that we can share!
I loved to play dress-up as a child. I have so many memories of sifting through my mother’s clothes and jewelry, clomping around in her way-too-big-for-me high heels. I still love dressing up and love the way that a perfectly put together look can change your whole outlook on the day. My taste tends toward classic & preppy looks, combining affordable pieces & a few splurges.
Home is where the heart is! I truly believe that your home is a reflection of your personality. I’d like to say that mine is cozy, elegant, and streamlined, but it’s still a work-in-progress. I love to find ways to display items that have been collected over the years & I love being surrounding by happy memories. I want everyone who walks into my home to feel comfortable and welcomed. Patrick and I share our home with our animals, Cassie & Cat. (Yes, he is named after Holly Golightly’s cat, my Audrey obsession at its finest.)
I spent many awkward years struggling before I realized one simple truth — Beauty shouldn’t be about looking like someone else. Makeup & other products should be used to highlight our best features, not to cover up who we are. Makeup & beauty should be fun, & certainly shouldn’t be something that takes up your entire morning routine. I’m always on the lookout for tips & tricks to help make the most of what I have. Like most areas of life, in beauty, simple is better.
Life is short, so it’s important to make the most of the time we have. I’m always looking for ways to simply my life, so I can have more time to do the things I really enjoy. I’m Type A, so having everything in it’s proper place & having a plan for everything is critical to keep my sanity. It helps to keep my career on track, makes keeping a home so much easier, & frees up time for the more important things! I love to read, so carving out a few hours to curl up with a good book is pretty close to heaven. I also love to travel and experience new things. I enjoy playing host to friends because so many fond memories are founded in a good meal and a bottle of wine shared with loved ones.