I wore a locket to dinner last night and found out my friend’s wife has been obsessed with lockets lately. I went through that last year and ultimately impulse bought the one I wore last night when I discovered it in an Aerie. Maybe it’s time to go through that phase again? This Octopus Locket Necklace by CosmicFirefly on Etsy is just my style.

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DIY Wire Knot Ring


This Lovely Wire Knot Ring Tutorial by Handmadeology is so sweet and so pretty.

(via Pinterest)

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Color Wheel Pendant

Our Workshop | Colour Wheel Pendant.

I rarely care to post about jewelry but this is just so pretty.

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So Eclectic is a blog dedicated to great ideas for home design. Austin, Texas-based writer Mary Marcum and Savannah, Missouri-based writer Jess Rezac feature affordable decor, decorating solutions, and inspiration. At So Eclectic, we experiment with design together. So Eclectic posts new content every weekday.

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In our hope chest, we share products that complement our home aesthetic or make us excited about the directions of new design.



I live with Kyle, my husband, in Kansas City, Mo. We have a dog, Oats, and a cat, Logan.

I am a development professional who specializes in museums and the performing arts. I write grants, fundraise, and assist with marketing in the form of donor communications. My academic background is in history and museum science, focusing on the presentation and interpretation of Africa in American museums.

As a freelancer, I work with clients in need of websites, Wordpress upgrades, and FileMaker Pro database solutions.


Hi! I live in a small two bedroom home in Austin, Texas. I believe in vintage, re-purposing, recycling, and making my home comfortable for us and everyone that visits. After grad school, I developed a love for design and giving old furniture a new life. Hope I can take you all along on my journey to rid my house of the "college days" furniture (or at least re-purpose it)! Welcome, and I hope you stay a while!

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