Friday, September 24, 2010


Congrats to Shelli Ryan for winning the organization tote from my last post!!! Go check out her super cute blog and tell her congrats!!! She is precious!!

Wowzers....I feel like I apologize in every post for not keeping up with my blog as much as I mean to! Life keeps throwing out these random curve balls and I get so busy and consumed with everything else that my blog keeps getting put on the back burner! I really hate that and I want to try to spend a little more time blogging.

Random question for all of you... what are some specific foundations and/or charities that you are a part of or really interested in? I am looking around and I am always interested in learning about new ones! I need your insight!

Happy Friday everyone!!!



Sunday, September 12, 2010


Do you like to be ORGANIZED?!?

I know I would LOVE to be....but I never am! But WHEN I actually's only because I have found something super cute to actually KEEP me organized! Get ready...I have the perfect item in store for you! You will want to be an organized kind of gal when you see these little beauties!

READY TO SHIP-Small Fabric organizer basket in Flourish

READY TO SHIP-Small Fabric organizer basket in Flourish

I came across Organizing In Style's Etsy shop not too long ago and absolutely fell in LOVE with her super cute fabric organizing bins! Who WOULDN'T be able to use one of these?! She has so many fun bins in so many fun colors and fabrics! I am sure you could order each one to organize something completely different! These are a good size for organizing keys, remotes, make-up craft supplies, hand towels, etc!! Plus, they have a sturdy interfacing in between the layers of fabric in order to keep the basket firm and shapely.

Organizing In Style is so excited to give away THIS small fabric organizer bin to one super lucky winner!! The pattern on this one is called Ornaments.... but it will be festive all year round! I love the big bold patterns and colors!

READY TO SHIP-Fabric organizer basket in Ornaments in Black

Love it already and want to win?!?!

Here is how you do it :

1. You must be a follower of my blog (comment and let me know!) : 1 entry
2. Follow me on Twitter (@hilaryhymer) (comment to let me know!) : 1 entry
3. Go check out Organize In Style's Etsy shop and tell me which patterns you love : 2 entries
4. Twitter and/or Facebook about my giveaway (comment and let me know!) : 2 entries for each
5. Blog about this giveaway (leave the link in a comment) : 5 entries

You have the chance to get so many entries!!

Spread the word!!
This contest will end on Wednesday, September 15 at noon - Texas time!!

I cannot wait to see all of your entries coming in!



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Blues....

Look at all of these little pieces of eye candy! I have recently decided that I would REALLY like to add a little bit of TURQUOISE to my home decor. We have a lot of chocolate, reds, tans, golds, and a little bit of black going on at the moment. I really think I can get away with adding some turquoise in! Don't you?! I am thinking that I could make turquoise into a good transitional color with the seasons, it won't be too springy or summery if I am pairing it with chocolate and black.

I am really wanting to buy two older wing back chairs to recover in a turquoise fabric or leather for one of our sitting areas. Also...we have an antique dresser that we painted black and are using as a buffet/accent table. I might just paint over it with a pretty turquoise and sand it down some so that some of the black shows through. Make it kind of rustic. What do you think?! The thought of adding in turquoise brings me pure excitement! I feel like it will add just the right splash of color to our decor!

Have any of you painted anything turquoise???
Do you have the name of a good paint color that you use or know of one?? I need suggestions please!



(you know....the girl with the turquoise obsession!)

Tweet Tweet!

Man....I feel like I have jumped on the Twitter wagon big time! I don't know why or how I became so obsessed with Twitter! I thought it was stupid and saw no use for it for such a long time. Now...I check it every day and even have the app on my iphone!!

Come along and follow me on Twitter! My username is : hilaryhymer ...don't worry...I will more than likely follow you back! HA!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! It's rainy and gross here and it makes me not want to work at all! But...I am sure I will be back later on today for some cute Fall clothing picks! I have been perusing online and let me tell ya...there is some C-U-T-E stuff coming out for Fall!

What look are YOU wanting to sport this Fall?
Boots, Jewel Tones, Leopard, or another?....I would love to know!



Friday, September 3, 2010

What A Tease....

Okay...sooooo...I have a new slight obsession.

I am a HUGE hairspray advocate....(yes, I use the aerosol kind and no, i do not think it is killing our o-zone layer). I always use my teasing comb and tease back the hair at the crown of my head for a nice little poof and volume. I do this so often that I usually get asked, "Do you wear a bump-it?!" No...thank you....I am not a cheater!!!! :) I have a problem though, I tease the hair and then comb it back....but by the end of the day, it has parted itself again and fallen a little flat.

I was shopping around a beauty supply store with my good friend the other day and came across this AMAZING invention :

BIG SEXY HAIR : What A Tease (backcomb in a bottle)

I read what it did and thought I would give it a try. HOLY COW....I love it! It makes my tease/backcomb stick together all day long! At the same time, it doesn't feel heavy or sticky in my hair! You should definitely go grab yourself a bottle of it if you are teasing queen like me! Let me know what you think! I know you will love it as much as I do!

What do YOU use that gives you good hold and volume?! I am always up for tips and ideas!

I hope you all have a wonderful and fun Labor Day weekend!!!



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Get Your Boots On!

I was really excited to have a cool opportunity this morning through my job! There is a really neat foundation that I have recently learned about called the Boot Campaign. This campaign was started by 5 women that wanted to help out and show their support for the active military members and the veterans as well. They have celebrities and other supporters that have heard about their foundation by word of mouth and who are all big advocates of the campaign now! Anyone from Chris Harrison to Travis Pastrana to Rick Perry to Randy Rogers Band, etc!

Their strategy is very basic.... you buy a pair of their army boots. The money from this purchase will support troops and veterans through the work of the Lone Survivor Foundation. (read up on this foundation as well.... Marcus Lutrell has an amazing story!)

One of the "Boot Girls" is from Tyler and really pushes the campaign in this area. An owner of a company in Tyler recently bought ALL of his employees pairs of the Boot Campaign army boots to show their support. This is the first COMPANY to support the campaign. They had their big photo shoot this morning with all of their boots on and I was one of the very few invited to come along and hang out! It was such a cool opportunity! It definitely pulls on the heartstrings a little bit to see all of these people showing their support and so excited about it!

My only thing I ask of you.... PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS FOUNDATION! It's such a great cause and a cool thing to be a part of! I want them to continue to succeed in growing and gaining more and more supporters.

Let me know what you think! If you buys some boots or know someone who does...I would love to see a picture!