I just adore Kyle of Knight Moves! Being from the same town, she and I have had the pleasure of meeting several times & I can tell you she’s just as adorable in person as she is on her blog. She’s a fellow blogger & designer, so I look forward to getting to know her much better! Cocktails, Kyle?! Without further ado… Meet Kyle of Knight Moves!
Besides the really important stuff like family, friends, and good health, here are ten things that make my life splendid…
Wear :: Fun clothes, shoes, and accessories all fall under the umbrella of fashion, which is certainly a component of a splendid life! While I like all of the aforementioned facets of fashion, the following are specific elements that I wouldn’t want to live without. For starters, I’m a maniac for scarves and I love wearing them in all kinds of ways. For jewelry, I wear the same necklace and watch every single day along with my wedding ring so earrings are usually my main outfit-specific accessory. Big, cabochon earrings are definitely my style. Also, I’m shoe-obsessed. I mostly wear Tom’s and Rainbow flip flops, but for parties and going out, nude peep-toe pumps are my go-to. Finally, I wear my hair in a bun constantly and I swear by Goody Spin Pins.
Indulge :: Along with laying out by the pool, getting a manicure and pedicure is a favorite indulgence of mine. I’ve gotten hooked on the new gel polish for my fingers. CND’s Shellac is the best!
Nest :: Our bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. Our bed is super comfy…honestly I get kind of excited to get in it every night!
Drink :: My husband and I drink an obscene amount of G2. I am also a tea fanatic…I like lots of varietals but Paris by Harney & Sons is my top pick. I add honey and a bit of cream…splendid, indeed. For booze, I’m a non-discriminating bubbly drinker.
Eat :: Sushi is one of my favorite meals and both R+D Kitchen and Shinsei in Dallas make awesome pressed sushi [photo via Dallas Modern Luxury], which is how I like it best. I’m also a whore for desserts and love simple chocolately things like donuts, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cake!
Make :: I really like to sew and thankfully Dallas has a hip sewing scene thanks to City Craft! This is project that I recently finished, an outdoor bench cushion. I had to sew a new cover for it because the squirrels tore up the old one…plus it was ugly I also really love to paint and I’m hoping to make more time for both sewing and painting this summer.
Plant :: Since moving into a house with a big yard, I’ve become fixated on gardening and landscaping. I have an urge to plant trees, hydrangeas, yews, and roses ALL over our yard. I never thought I’d say this, but there is something really gratifying about growing (aka not killing) plants! In the fall I’m hoping to finally plant the vegetable garden I’ve been dreaming of.
Watch :: As far as TV goes, I recently got into the show After Lately and I’m anxiously awaiting the return of Mad Men. In terms of movies, we never go to the theater so I know nothing current! Notable movies that come to mind include A Single Man, An Education, and The King’s Speech.
Visit :: I will never get enough of Paris…it’s my goal to go at least every few years! There is so much to see and do and I admire the French lifestyle.
Volunteer :: For over five years now, I’ve been a foster mom with Russell Rescue, a rescue group for Jack Russell Terriers. While I can get extremely disheartened by all of the cruel and negligent people out there, it’s really rewarding to be a part of rescue. I’ve been blessed with wonderful foster dogs and with equally wonderful adopting families. Also, two of our “permanent” dogs, Jazzy and Miley, were former fosters that we fell in love with and didn’t want to adopt out…and they are certainly a splendid part of my life!
Thanks so much for sharing your splendor, Kyle!!
Be sure to hop on over to Kyle’s blog, Knight Moves, for some inspiration!