15 Best Mid-Century Modern Sofas Under $1,000

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    Growing up, I’ve always been a lover of all things vintage. When living in Miami, my favorite hobby was to visit thrift stores on the weekend and do my best to sort through relics for gold. I pore over clothing patterns at JoAnn fabrics, marvel at the fashions in shows like Mad Men and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and find myself constantly diving into the past for inspiration. You could say my taste in furniture is in the same vein. There is nothing I love more than a mid-century modern couch.

    My current living situation has posed a bit of a challenge with my personal style, but times are changing! I’ve been pinning mid-century modern home decor for years, and am finally ready to put my obsession with aesthetics to good use as we look for a couch of our own. Styling a home can quickly add up, so I decided to pass along a few unique gems I’ve found while online shopping to help you score the perfect mid-century modern sofas under $1,000 from some of the best home decor brands online. Continue Reading


    Celebrating 90 Years of Sparkle with Deutsch Houston + How to Layer Necklaces

    Who doesn’t need a little sparkle in their life? From graduations to anniversaries, there are certain moments in life that will stick with you forever. I’ve always been one who loves to associate fond memories with a token to carry with me for years to come. My family has always passed down jewelry and given us special gifts for major occasions. There is something magical about a piece of fine jewelry that can carry your memories and evoke emotions from the day you received it. I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Deutsch Houston, the city’s outpost for all things sparkle, to celebrate their 90 years in business.

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    How to Become a Freelance Writer: Best Tips and Resources

    Imagine this: seven-year-old Jillian with a pencil in one ear spying on the neighbors, siblings, and parents with a magnifying glass in one hand and a notebook in another. I didn’t want to be a detective, I wanted to be a reporter. I veered off the path multiple times, landing on ideas like sea lion trainer, teacher, performer, speech pathologist, and eventually a publicist. After all the many turns, writing was always polar force tugging relentlessly at the needle of my compass. I’ve known I wanted to be a writer for forever, but I didn’t truly learn how to make my art my job until my twenties. 

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    My Journey to a Brighter Smile with ARC

    You’re never fully dressed without a smile. I would sing that song at the top of my lungs when I was a kid, scuffing up my family’s floors with my tap shoes while reenacting the film “Annie.” I suppose not much has changed in the last two decades. Yes, I still sing to showtunes like no one’s listening. Most importantly, I still believe that our smile is our best accessory. Our smiles give us joy, confidence, and the willingness to be ourselves, which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to ARC.

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    Best Swimsuits for Summer

    The Best Swimsuits Trends for Summer

    We are a blink away from summer, so it’s time to stock up on swimsuits! Between you and me, I’m a total fan of fall and winter but I know that a summer swimsuit is always a staple to have on hand. Houston’s pool season is going to heat up, so choosing an affordable and trend-focused option for summer it a priority on my seasonal shopping list. While I chipped away at researching the perfect swimsuit for myself, I wanted to make a list of the best swimsuits for summer that I’ve come across. I’ve rounded up my favorite summer trends, including some size inclusive and sustainable options. At the bottom of this blog, I’ve gathered more than 30 of the best swimsuits for summer. Happy tanning!

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