Friday, September 27, 2013

Charity: Water

Thanks to all you beautiful people I was able to donate another $300 to Charity: Water. I can't thank y'all enough for all the love and support. You are helping change the world one step at a time, by giving a little piece of hope towards those in need. 

There are multiple ways to help the cause

2.) Donate directly to Charity: Water where 100% of the proceeds go towards building water wells in developing countries
3.) Start your own campaign, and come up with fun ideas on how to raise money. They don't call it FUNdrasing for nothing...yep I just did that ;)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Compose Yourself Mag

Compose Yourself Mag did a fashion feature on Little Pieces of Hope! If you haven't heard of CYM, I would highly recommend checking them out. Based out of Dallas, Texas they provide your daily information about music, health and wellness, as well as fashion and photography. Take a look at the Little Pieces of Hope article here

You can find Compose Yourself Mag on Facebook & Instagram 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tunesday Artist: Cat Stevens

Today's Tunesday artist of the day is the delightful Cat Stevens. Recently I haven't been able to get this song out of my head. Between the lyrics and the guitar, I find myself wanting to listen to this over and over. There is just something so comforting about Cat Steven's voice. Take a second and enjoy the music ;)  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Studio Inspiration

For the past few weeks I have been scrambling to finish my studio. Since I am a total Pinterest junkie I figured I would look online for some inspiration on how to decorate. I couldn't help but fall in love with Another Feather's studio. Here are a few pictures of her lovely studio, and absolutely beautiful jewelry. 

My favorites from her shop include

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tunesday Artist: Wild Belle

Wild Belle. If you haven't heard of them yet, I highly recommend you go to Spotify immediately and listen up. You won't regret it. 

Wild Belle is a indie rock duo, composed of Natalie and Elliot Bergman. No they aren't married, they are actually siblings! My favorite part about this band, besides the music of course, is Natalie's style. I love her effortless bohemian look, and messy long hair. Can't wait to see them at ACL festival ;) 

Take a look at their newest Music Video, "Another Girl"

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Jewelry

I've added new jewelry to the Little Pieces of Hope Etsy shop. Make sure to check them out! 

Proceeds will benefit the Charity: Water September Campaign. If you are interested in helping the cause feel free to donate directly to Charity: Water here.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wild & Free

These past few weeks I have been talking with the wonderfully talented Corina, designer of Wild & Free jewelry. If you haven't seen her Etsy shop yet I would HIGHLY recommend doing so. Such beautiful creations such as this flower crown, and some ahh-mazing boots and jewelry. Can't wait to wear this crown during Austin City Limits Music Festival. Thank you Corina :) 

Some of my Wild & Free favorites: Monarch Dreams Headband// Eclipse Necklace// Custom Boots

Friday, September 13, 2013

Weekend Warrior

It's the weekend. Finally time to let off some steam, and become a weekend warrior. 

I have always been a candle person. I have them in my bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and just about everywhere else in between. Aromatherapy Genuine not only makes candles but also those amazing smelling diffusers. The bottles and candles always have cute phrases on them such as "choose happiness" or "be amazing". I haven't found one Aromatherapy Genuine product that I didn't like the smell of. These definitely make a new home feel a little bit more cozier. 

Lately I have become a huge fan of the boots and cutoff shorts look. Not to mention these booties will transition smoothly into my fall and winter wardrobe.

Lastly the Zilker Feather crown. You can't be a weekend warrior without a little bit of wild. I just recently added these feather crowns into the Little Pieces of Hope Etsy shop and I can't get enough of them. 

Candles: Target// Booties: Target // Zilker Feather Crown: Little Pieces of Hope

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Townlake Sunday

"The greatest act of courage is to be & own all that you are. Without apology. Without excuses & without any masks to cover the truth of who you truly are." 

Pictures taken at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Iced Green Tea

Iced green tea, my favorite summer drink. It is almost guaranteed that our household has a pitcher of this in our fridge at all times. Not only is iced green tea a refreshing drink for the hottest Texas days, but it also is packed with health benefits. Green tea is said to help with skincare, diabetes, heart disease, depression, weight loss, and even some forms of cancer.

I always like to make my own iced green tea, that way it's not packed with unnecessary sugars. I first start by heating up a pot of water. I then steep my decaffeinated green tea bags. Sometimes I like to mix my green tea with other tea flavors too, such as mint or jasmine. After about 5 minutes, I take out the tea bags and begin to add honey. I prefer local honey due to the fact that local honey is supposed to help with allergies. The honey in these pictures was one of my farmer market finds during my recent trip to Fort Collins, Colorado. BEST honey I have had thus far. You can usually find local honey in your regional grocery stores, or even farmers markets. We usually add 3-5 tablespoons of honey (we like it sweet) but this is totally dependent on your preferred taste. You can add tablespoons, and taste as you go. It's important to add the honey while hot, or else it will be more difficult to mix when the tea is already iced. Finally, it's time to put some ice in a cup and pour in your freshly brewed tea. Voila, thirst quencher.