Saturday, January 10, 2015


I moved to Phoenix for 2 reasons. The biggest reason was that my sister was moving to the City of Angels...LA! I didn't want to live on the opposite side of the country and hardly be able to visit her. Not particularly interested in living in LA, I asked google to help me find a warm place close by. I found Phoenix and loved what I read, and loved what I saw when I went to visit with Lynne in March.

My move was definitely not a very well thought of plan (and trust me, I learned a tough lesson)...I had an apartment and a job...kinda. That job turned out to be part-time, not the full-time key holder position I was led to believe was waiting for me. Luckily the connections I made at that job, led me to the job I have now.

Nothing about the move was easy, the 2500 mile drive, having to start a home from scratch after selling almost all your belongings (I suggest not selling all your things before a big move, it takes much more time and money to replace your things), finding your way around an unfamiliar city, making friends and finding a new job. But in the end, I found more than I thought I would have.

I found a home. I love my little place and the memories being made here. I have a job that allows me to make enough money for bills (ugh), saving and fun things. I live a 6 hour car ride from Lynne and even LA has started to grow on me! I found friends that are amazing. I might not have many, but I have those I can call in the middle of the night. I have found peace, more than I have before. Life is full of positive changes, challenges and triumphs. Phoenix is home - for now.

TV table - homegoods
Wood basket - Joann (link)
Corner table - Ikea (link)
Striped curtains - diy (tutorial coming soon!!)
Shutter - vintage
Bookcase - Ikea (link)
Wicker basket - Ikea (link)
Orthopedic doggie bed - TJMaxx
Couch - America's Furniture Warehouse (link)
Rug - Rugs USA (link- NOW 75% off!!)
Throw pillows - all handmade
Throw - Target (sold out, but similar here)
Coffee table - diy (tutorial coming soon!!)
 Tray - Target (link)
End table - Ikea (link)
Bookcase - Ikea (link)
Little state frames - Ikea (link)
Floating shelf - diy (another tutorial coming soon!)
Gold mason jar + flowers - Joann (pink peonies - NOW 40% off!)
Pug coffee table book - Target (sold out but I found mine here)
Assorted picture frames - gifts for Christmas
I am blessed


  1. Yes, I would like to know where everything is from.

    1. Hey Kim, I just added all the links to most items! Let me know if I forgot something (tutorials will be posted this week and next!) Hope your doing awesome and loving Dallas!!

  2. Looks good Elise, such a lovely place. I wish you all the luck in the world
    Erna x