I don’t know about you, but I am so grateful the holidays are over! Not to be bah humbug, however it is so nice to get back to normal. This weekend was very low key! I figured it was about time to relax!
Living near the gulf coast in Texas makes relaxing on the beach very doable as my home is just a short trip away. Within minutes I can be parked and sitting on the sand looking for dolphins!
It is time to ring in a new year and let me say I am ready for 2019! Let us pray it is kinder than its’ predecessor! In order to prepare for the New Year’s Eve I have put together some outfit ideas. Better yet is the fact that on New Year’s Eve you can wear alllll of the sparkles at one time! Continue reading New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas→
I have been missing from Channelling Dolly for a few months. Ironically the last post up was entitled “Find Joy Where You Are”. Then all hell broke loose. One of the most important things in my world was tragically lost and honestly finding joy anywhere since my precious Barkley first got sick in August has been extremely difficult. October 10th was the last day I was able to kiss his pretty face and it has taken me to now to muster up the strength to tell our story and the most important lessons in life I learned from my 12-pound pup. As hard as it is to write this our love story of a puppy, mama and papa deserve it. Though it is not the usual happy, sparkly content I enjoy here on Channelling Dolly it is life. And sometimes the sparkly times fade.
My husband and I never had children, well a human one that is. We were married for five years and then in 2004 Barkley came into our lives. I had been dealing with some medical issues and had become very depressed while switching doctors trying to find a correct diagnoses for an entire year. At this point I convinced my husband Gabriel that a fur child was the one thing that would help me. And boy did it help! On August 8, 2004 after searching pet adoption agencies for two days I saw the most spectacular ears I have ever seen peeking out of a cage at the SPCA in Houston. At that moment we knew our family was complete. Barkley would be our child.
Often times we get so wrapped up in our day-to-day activities that it is easy to overlook the little things. We take for granted things that are right in front of our face because we are rushing about in a constant stressed out state. Feeling that we can only relax when we are on vacation or somewhere other than where we currently are. We can be happier if we lost ten pounds or were a few years younger. Enough of that nonsense! Why not find joy where you are?
Recently a friend and I tasked each other with finding new places to see in our city of Houston. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut! I have decided to take it to another level and push myself to be more creative in finding new spaces as well as trying new things fashion wise. I don’t know about you but I find so much joy in colorful places and clothing. In order to keep this promise to myself to live outside of my box and hopefully to inspire you to do the same “Find Joy Where You Are” will now be a weekly feature on Channelling Dolly! Continue reading Find Joy Where You Are→
The number one question that I get on the Channelling Dolly Facebook and Instagram pages is where do I take my photos. Houston is such a vast city with so many great locations for photography. Like any other large city Houston is also constantly changing so there is always a new favorite place on the horizon. Below you will find a list of Houston’s most Instagram worthy hotspots! Continue reading Houston’s Most Instagram Worthy Hotspots→
With the 4th of July coming up this week there is not much time left to plan a party. If you are at a loss as to where to start no worries! Check out this post originally written last year on Channelling Dolly for tips on how to throw a great 4th of July party!
You all know that we love a good Dolly gift around here! Whether that gift be for someone else or for yourself an awesome Dolly find makes a great present for any occasion. This week on Yes Please! you are in for a treat from Steph Barnes wearables & interiors via Etsy.
Show your love of Dolly with these super cute Dolly earrings! Such a fun accessory that is certain to be a conversation starter! For more info check out Steph Barnes wearables and interiors here.
Art is such a great way to give each room in your home that special pop. The only downfall is that it can be so expensive. Fortunately, with some creativity, it is very easy to create custom pieces to adorn your walls. At a loss for how to start? Check out this DIY Glitter Wall Art that I was able to complete in a few hours! It makes my entire room sparkle! Continue reading DIY Glitter Wall Art→
Looking for a way to up your nail game? Let Dolly give you a hand! Thanks to Jane’s Tiny Things Dolly can do just that with these fun nail decals!
Not a professional nail tech? There is no need to worry about that! The Queen of Country Handpainted Dolly Parton Nail Decals are easy to apply. They are activated with plain water just like a temporary tattoo. Still doubting your inner nail tech? Jane’s Tiny Things has you covered there too! Each package comes with full instructions for application.
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Each package of the Queen of Country Handpainted Dolly Parton Nail Decals comes with four of Dolly’s iconic looks, plus one of her trusty wigs, “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” and “Dolly.” 67 full color decals in two different sizes. Currently priced at $9 plus shipping and handling these are perfect to buy for all of those Dolly fans in your life!