Monday ~er~ Tuesday Mantra: play

Welcome back to reality!  These days are always the toughest…coming off of a long weekend full of fun and playing!!  We had a SUPER busy one with lots of getting things done mixed with a bit of relaxing and hanging out!  Our first official playing in the dirt/ tackling our new yard day {I’m sooo sore!}, hanging out with friends and family & enjoying our new digs!!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.”

~George Bernard Shaw


What kind of fun things did you get into this weekend?  Did you take advantage of some much needed down time or spend your days partying and celebrating??  Whatever you did…I hope it was a great one!

~ Jillian


Happy Friday!

If you have crazy fun plans, a fun little getaway or just a relaxing weekend at home…


We will be continuing to get settled into our new digs.  Hopefully taking advantage of some of the lovely weather outside {maybe even buying a lawn mower…#realhomeowners!}  So whatever you get into this weekend be safe and enjoy!

Happy LONG weekend!!
~ Jillian

I’ll be in the Closet

I think I can safely say its almost every girl’s dream to have an amazing closet.  A space to organize and layout your clothes and accessories and play a little dress up every now and then!  Almost like your own personal boutique!  Until about a week or so ago, my husband and I shared a teeny tiny overstuffed totally unorganized little hole of a closet.  We made it work, getting really crafty with our storage, hanging and stacking!  But now that we’ve moved on out to the country, we have a bit more space to spread out in! {my wrinkly smooshed hanging clothes are thanking me!!}  No matter the size or shape of your current closet, make it work for you and make it fabulous!  So in true HSE form I went straight to Pinterest for a little closet inspiration.  Fancy chandelier, yes please.  girly patterned wallpaper, probably going to happen.  Organized girly paradise, bring it on!! {click here for the sources to all these lovely images!}

closet 1

closet 14

closet 3

closet 2

closet 4

closet 12

closet 1

closet 5

closet 13

closet 2

Ready to start organizing now?!?  If you need me…I’ll be in the closet.

~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: Peace

It’s monday…again…it snuck up so fast!!  I hope you have had a lovely week and weekend {since I’ve been a bit MIA}.  What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been.  Thank you so much for all your sweet words about our new adventure!  I promise to pass on some new house pics soon {still working my way out of the piles o’ boxes!}  I hope this week is a happy one for you, full of peace and joy.

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is,
rather than as you think it should be.”
~ Wayne W. Dyer


~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: smooth road

Happy Monday to you!  Remember how I told you things have been a bit crazy but good around here lately…well…the reason is…

We’ve Moved!!  Oh what a journey we’ve been on the last several months {more on that to come}.  For now I will tell you, as I stare at piles of boxes and bare walls and windows that we are so incredibly happy and blessed to finally be here.  So be prepared for lots of house updates, design inspiration and DIYing details as we turn this new house into a home.  Thank you for bearing with me between posts and know that your sweet words have meant so much!

“May you have warm words on a cool evening,
a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.”


Have a fabulous week!
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: in the end

Happy Monday to you!  I apologize for being a bit M-I-A lately but there are ALOT of fun things happening over here at HSE!!  This week is another crazy one, but soon we will back to business and postings as usual.  For now just know fabulous things are coming your way soon and enjoy your week!

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,
and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
~ Buddha

let go


~ Jillian