Where the Heart Is

“Home is where the heart is.”

For 18 years of my life, home has been in Dallas. I’ve visited, toured, and explored so many places outside of the big D, and have even fallen in love with a few (Charlotte, Seaside, Manhattan Beach) but nothing feels as right as home.


I think that’s one of the reasons I adore this Swoozies necklace so much.  I love the sweet reminder of memories made where the little heart is placed. And now that I’m a few hours away from home, I’ve come to cherish this little trinket all the more. (Any guesses as to what I’ll be gifting my girl friends this Christmas?:)


Peplum Top (similar) // Jeans // Riding Boots // State Necklace


I loved the subtle statement it made with my favorite white tshirt and jeans.


It’s only been over these past couple of weeks that the weather has finally allowed for riding boots, so I was a little too excited to finally put mine to use. You East coast girlies have had me chomping at the bit to bring out mine for over a month now!


While I won’t be breaking out snow boots anytime soon (…or ever, for that matter) I’m quite content with scarves, jeans, and cranking up the AC for the next few weeks.


I’m also quite content thrilled with the fact that the boy stepped in as photographer this weekend. (I personally think he needs to throw on some JCrew and Tory and post an #ootd. This kid has got the look, y’all.)


Squeal!  Isn’t he the handsomest? I got to spend this past weekend in Ft. Worth celebrating our 2 year anniversary, and I can’t WAIT to spill all about it and everything else that’s been going on lately. So stay tuned, we’re due for another Coffee Date soon!


If your schedule has been as crazy as mine these past few weeks, I hope that you’ve been getting some rest and enjoying some time outdoors! I know I’ve loved taking a few minutes to relax with hot coffee and Jesus Calling in the gorgeous weather this week. What are your favorite things to do to recharge? I’d love to hear!

As always, lots and lots of love from Texas!


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  1. Kelly said:

    Oh my goodness, love that darling necklace! Busy seems to be an understatement lately, but I always love enjoying my coffee and reading Jesus calling. It leaves me so refreshed!

    Published 10.24.13 · Reply
  2. Meggie said:

    That necklace is so adorable, Kate! :) You look fantastic, happy 2 years with your boyfriend as well btw!!!


    Published 10.24.13 · Reply
  3. Laney said:

    I love your blog! It’s my favorite! My favorite thing to do to recharge is watch an episode of friends(avsoloutely love that show)! I also wanted to ask, could you do another room tour post? From the pictures you have posted on Instagram, it looks super cute! And I need some I dead for my room! Thanks:)

    Btw, huge congrats on two years! That’s fantastic!

    Published 10.24.13 · Reply
  4. That Necklace is adorable I might have to get a Florida one! You and your boyfriend are too cute, congrats on two years!

    Published 10.25.13 · Reply
  5. Kerri said:

    Love the necklace! The whole outfit is cute. And you’re a very lucky girl with your boyfriend there. Sounds like one of the good ones. :)

    Published 10.27.13 · Reply
  6. Linda said:

    Love that Texas inspired necklace! We’ve got some great lonestar state tanks to match!

    Tailgate Queen – game day dresses

    Published 10.29.13 · Reply
  7. Lucy said:

    I Love the necklace! It reminds me of the Texas anklet I have from when I lived in Texas as a little girl! I’m so happy I stumbled across your blog! Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary with your boyfriend!

    Published 10.30.13 · Reply