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Sunday Post: 4 Finds From Around The Internet This Week

Hi friends! Welcome to another addition of The Sunday Post! How’s the weather where you are? It’s been a roller coaster of temperatures here in Houston, and quite a bit of rain. Yesterday was  in the low 70’s and now today the temps will be in the 40’s all day long with clouds. Later this week they say we will be approaching 80!

The frequent changes in weather doesnt’t seem to bode well for our immune systems. Maybe it’s just an old wive’s tale, but it seems that the continually changing weather just keeps the flu roaming around. Which brings me to my first “find” this week.

Getting the flu sucks! And sometimes there is just no way around not getting it. Especially when you live with multiple people in your house. The chances go up! But there are some natural  things that you can do to lessen your chances of going down and out. Check out 12 Natural Flu Remedies over at Dr. Axe.

Photo via Dr Axe

Oh L’amor! Valentine’s Day is almost here. How about making a sweet treat from the heart ♥️  for your loves. Here are 59 Valentine’s desserts that all sound and look delish! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the Cookie Dough Truffles and the Oreogasm Dip are calling my name!

Photo via Delish

Looking for magic in a bottle when it comes to aging? While there is probably no magic potion, there are some things you can add to your daily facial routine that can at least help. Argan oil is an excellent natural choice and this article over at Natural Living Ideas tells you why.

Photo via Natural Living Ideas

I’m always on the lookout for easy, weeknight meals to prepare for my family. You know the kind  that you can throw in the oven on one pan, set it and forget it. This is one of those dishes. Well almost. Over the course of the 2.5 hour cooking time you do have to do a couple of things, but most of the time is spent in the oven while you can do other things. I’ve made this Buttermilk  Ranch Chicken 2 times for my family in the past month and it is a big hit!

Photo via South Your Mouth

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

xoxo Angela

Gift Ideas For Your Galentine!

Yes, it’s actually Valentine’s Day! But that doesn’t mean we can’t show a little love to the “girlfriends” in our lives – our Galentines!

Besides, our girlfriends mean a lot to us! Do they not? In my 40’s I find that my girlfriends mean even more to me now than they did in my 30’s. I guess because in my 30’s I was birthing little people and caught up in diapers and bottles! In my 20’s of course my girlfriends meant a lot, but in a different way…The kind of “thanks for getting me away from that creepy guy at the club and driving my ass home” kind of way 🙄 Don’t get me wrong, some of these gals are still some of my closest friends and always will be!

I’m pretty sure that as the years pass from here on out my girlfriends will continue to hold a very special and important place in my life. After all, our kiddos are getting older, wrinkles are starting to appear, and the dreaded menopause is looming in the distance. Yikes! Something only a girlfriend would understand! And, many of our girlfriend friendships will certainly stand the test of time!

So why not show at least a couple of your closest friends a little love this Valentine’s Day? It really doesn’t have to be anything big and expensive. Even a small token will certainly make her smile. It’s the thought that counts!

And if you would  like to spend a day together to celebrate “Galentine’s” check out my post called 7 Great Girlfriend Dates That Aren’t Brunch! 

Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking. Prices on these items range from $10 to $70. Most of these items can be found in stores locally and if you are reading this from another city, some of these stores may be in your area too, or items can be shipped.

And, don’t forget moms, sisters, and aunts!

How pretty are these? Treat her sweet tooth with a box of macarons from bite Macarons $25

Photo via bite Macarons

Who wouldn’t love some gorgeous Agate Coasters like these from West Elm $50 for a set of 4

Photo via West Elm

She’ll be stylish at the kid’s games keeping water and snacks cold with this fun cooler bag from Lily Rain $28

Photo via Lily Rain

How about some fun in the kitchen at Sur La Table for the friend that likes cooking OR just needs a little help in the kitchen 😉 (prices vary)

Photo via Sur La Table

Remind her how beautiful she is every day with this cute coffee mug from The Paper Source $15

Photo via Paper Source

She’ll be stylish on the go with a Corkcicle from Silly Silly Girls Boutique in Houston $30 – $55

Make every sip sparkle with the new Unicorn Magic canteens! I love these!

Photo via Prep Obsessed

This lavender color called Pixie Dust is fabulous!

Her house will smell divine with this Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Glass Chawan Candle from Lily Rain $26

Photo via Lily Rain

She can serve guests with a touch of glam with the Ursula Serving Bowl from Anthropologie $68

Photo via Anthropologie

Treat your Galentine to a relaxing foot massage! Go together! Most places $30 – $40 for 1 hour.

I love the shiny gold lettering on this cute black tee from Stella & Dot $39

Photo via Stella & Dot

Are You Ready For Some Football? Party Foods That Is…

The big game is almost here! The Super Bowl. Heard of it 😉 Whether your team is in the big game or not, whether you are a fan of football or not, or whether your just interested in the commercials, it’s very likely  you may need to make food for guests coming over or take a dish to share at a party.

Get your shopping list ready! Here are a few of my favorites from around the web to get you thinking, and salivating:

For you Patriots fans how about some Lobster Rolls! Who doesn’t love a lobster roll? These look and sound delish! This recipe comes from Chow Hound.

Photo via Chow Hound

Rooting for the Eagles? How about these Philly Cheese Steak Sliders from Cooking and Beer! When I was pregnant with my first child I crave Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. I could have gobbled up several of these bad boys in one sitting 🙂

Maple Bacon Popcorn from Grandbaby Cakes – Oh so decadent and AMAZING! Thank you Jocelyn for creating this tantalizing treat for the tastebuds 😘

Photo via Grandbaby cakes

Fresh Crostini with Sweet Pea Purée and Pancetta that I whipped up! I got the recipe from Sur La Table. So yummy!

A fresh tomatillo salsa with chips is easy and great for snacking on! I make one similar to this one from All Recipes.

For your sweet tooth, Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes created a football themed sweet treat that is sure to please!

Photo via Grandbaby Cakes

Meatballs on a stick are always a good idea and make for easy noshing. These from Gimme Some Oven look almost too good to eat!

Photo via Gimme Some Oven

I love me some Buffalo sauce and this dip from Gimme Some Oven looks scrumptious! Is it healthy if I eat it with the celery sticks??

Photo via Gimme Some Oven

So there you have it! A few party food recipes to try on Super Bowl Sunday or any other day!

Go Texans! Oh wait, not this year. Maybe next! JJ Watt needs to be in the Super Bowl 😉

A Lost Art: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You

Hi friends! Did you know that Tuesday, January 23rd is National Handwriting Day? Well, it is. What does that mean? Not much really or, maybe more than you realize! Nonetheless, seeing that the day was coming up it got me to thinking about how the way you write can be an indicator of your personality. Per the “experts” in the field of graphology anyway…

But, it also got me to wondering how much people actually take pen (or pencil) to paper amymore. I wonder that as I type this post out on the keyboard of my iPad Pro 🤔 And I can use funny emojis to express feelings 😊 I for one, do still write on paper every single day! I actually keep a written calendar that lists each days activities and things I need to do. Even though I may still log it in my iPhone’s calendar as well (I do like the alarm reminders). Before I go to the grocery store I always make a handwritten list so that I hopefully don’t forget something. And, there’s journal writing too, among other things. But in this day and age of texting, tweeting, instant messaging, emailing, and so on, one might be able to escape an entire day without picking up a pencil. Maybe even days, weeks, or dare I say, months!

I recall when I was growing up that if one found a piece of scribbled on paper on the floor in a classroom you could identify it’s owner just by looking at the handwriting. It didn’t even need to have a name on it. You knew based on just the handwriting who it belonged to. You always knew your bestfriend’s handwriting, your mom’s, your sister’s, your dad’s. Would you be able to pick out the handwriting of a close friend now? I’m honestly not sure if I could! Have we lost one of the ways in which we recognize one another?!?

What would happen if, God forbid, all technology shut down?! All digital forms of communication were gone?! Actually, I don’t think that I am going to go there in this post. That’s a whole other story on it’s on that could get very deep…

Anyway, tomorrow, Tuesday January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. Instead of rambling on, I would just like to encourage you to pick up a pen or pencil and write! Write a letter to a dear friend, write a note to your son or daughter, write out your grocery list, just write something on paper! And for fun, you can take a handwriting personality quiz with your family like we did. According to graphologists, there is very little you can’t tell from a person’s handwriting style. Everything from the size of your letters to how closely you space words can reveal intricate details of your personality. So they say…

Here are some of the most common handwriting features you can study and learn more about your personality type:

1. Letter size: In general, the size of your letters can reveal whether you are outgoing or shy. Compared to a standard lined sheet of paper, if you write with tiny letters that do not reach the top line, ou are likely to be timid and introverted. If you write large letters that go over the top line, you are the opposite – outgoing, confident, and attention seeking.

2. Word spacing : Studies suggest that those that space words widely like freedom and independence, whereas those choosing to write with small spaces prefer to be among others and hate to be alone.

3. Dotting your i’s : The way you dot, or do not dot, your i’s says a lot about your personality; those placing the dot high have imaginative personalities and those writing it off to the left tend to procrastinate. If your handwriting shows a circle instead of a dot then you allegedly possess a childlike quality, and using a dash is said to be typical of overly critical individuals. Only organized and emphatic people place the dot firmly above the i when writing by hand.

4. Crossing your T’s : The length of your T-cross reveals further personality traits. Long crossers are purportedly determined and enthusiastic, and short T-crossers are lazier.

5. Pen pressure : If you apply a heavy pressure when using a pen or pencil then you are committed. Really heavy pressure is said to reveal uptight qualities. Light pressure denotes sensitivity and empathy.

6. Signature : What does your signature say about you? Illegible signatures (those that resemble a squiggle) speak of someone that is private and closed. A readable signature shows self-confidence.

Is handwriting and personality analysis accurate? It is difficult to draw firm conclusions as we often change our handwriting style in response to our mood or different writing materials. I know that to be true in my life.

I found a fun handwriting test on Buzzfeed. You should try it!

My handwriting test said that I was organized. Quote, “You’re organized, from your workplace to your life. People think you have it all figured out, and honestly you just might. You love a good routine, you’re never late, and you love a good dinner party, as long as you’re the one in charge of throwing it.”

This analysis is mostly accurate. I want to be organized, but sometimes it’s a struggle. As I stated at the beginning, I still keep a written calendar to be organized and I prepare a handwritten grocery list, even in these days of technology… Not sure if I “have it all figured out”, but I strive to. I definitley crave routine! I’m fine with some spontaneity, but in my daily life routine rules! Never late? Well, I used to never be late, but adding 2 kids to the mix has caused me to be late more than I am comfortable with. I do indeed love a good dinner party! Fun Fun! And yes, I like to throw them, but have come to enjoy them even more when they are at someone else’s house. Less stress for me 😉

So, I chanllege you to take the handwriting test at Buzzfeed and come back and comment in the comments section below with your results. Did they get it right? Do you think handwriting analysis can correctly identify your personality?

Below is the paper that I wrote the quiz sentence on. I had my husband and kids (12 and 8) write it down too. My husband’s result was CONFIDENT. My kids both got ORGANIZED. I pretty much agree with the assessment of my husband. I beg to differ with the results that my kiddos got. I don’t see much organization around their rooms 😂 But I do think that they have pretty good handwriting!! Xoxo, Angela

Sunday Post: 5 Finds From Around The Internet

It’s Sunday Post time again! This week you’ll find posts from around the Internet about a yummy  asparagus soup, healthy organic “shots”, a DIY lip scrub, and more! So read on!

Y’all, I have been making this Roasted Garlic and Asparagus Soup recipe lately that my husband and I absolutely love! I know it is such a simple recipe, but I still wanted to share. I whip this up and serve it with a little salad and some gluten free Brazi Bites and we sit back and savor… Up until recently I had never made asparagus soup. Crazy, I know! The health benefits of asparagus are top notch! Check it out!

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus

Photo via Diet Hood

Oy vey! This has been a crazy winter in Houston. Snow twice! And it’s been downright cold most of the time as compared to our relatively mild winters in the 6o’s. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a welcome change to actually have a “winter”, but all the indoor heat, dry air, and frigid temps are taking a toll on my skin, including my lips. This DIY lip scrub from One Good Thing sounds yummy and something I’d definitely want to put on my lips. I can’t wait to try it!

Pucker Up! Your Lips Will Love This Edible Scrub.

Photo via One Good Thing

Speaking of winter, are you doing anything extra to try and stay healthy this year? Besides my extra vitamins C and D, I started drinking these turmeric shots by Buda Juice, once a day. Our local grocery store, HEB, sells them, but you can also get them other places as well or order online at Buda Juice. A pack of 6 runs about $10, but so far this year I have not gotten the flu! Fingers crossed! There are several great formulas to help keep you up and running at your best!

Buda Juice Organic Juice Shots

Photo via Amazon

Who doesn’t love a nice leather tote! I really like this NEW simple one from Mark and Graham! It comes in several colors too! While gifting season is over you may just want to gift yourself with one of these!

Mark and Graham Mia Tote

Photo via Mark and Graham

I’m always exited to discover new apps that make life easier or just a little more productive. And, I had no idea about the phone battery hack! Genius! Check out the list on The Chriselle Factor. I think I am going to try the Acorns app and the Halide app. Have you tried them? Do you have any apps that you love and want to share? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Apps and iPhone Hacks You Need in 2018

Photo via The Chriselle Factor

Happy Sunday!!


Pantone Ultraviolet Is The Color Of 2018: Ideas On How To Use It In Your Home And Life

Purple Rain, Purple Rain! The Pantone Color Institute has declared ULTRA VIOLET as THE COLOR of 2018! A gorgeous shade of purple!

Looking over this post before publishing it I thought, “wow, this is a really pretty post.” I need more purple in my life. Purple really pops!

Have a look!

Keep scrolling to get some “purple ideas” for yourself and your home.

Photo via Pantone

The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, power, and luxury. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Spiritually, the colors purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while calming the emotions and keeping us grounded. Purple is also associated with independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Prince was and still is synonymous with the color purple. He certainly had many of the attributes listed above. Creative, mysterious, imaginative, and somewhat magical. At least in my eyes…

Photo via Billboard

Beginning in the year 2000, The Pantone Color Institute names a particular color “Color of the Year”. This color then becomes the “it” color of that particular year. From, clothes, to jewelry, to home furnishings, to makeup, marketing, and more.

This year ULTRA VIOLET has won top honors and is described as “ a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Pantone states:

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”

I don’t know about you, but I think this color is FAB-U-LOUS!

While I don’t plan on going all out purple this year, I do think that I can incorporate it in small details. Maybe a potted violet in the kitchen window, beautiful ultra violet hydrangeas in a vase, purple nail polish, or gorgeous agate coasters. Keep scrolling to see them below. They are fab!

How do you plan to incorporate some ULTRA VIOLET in your life? Maybe with throw pillows, an accent chair, nail polish, or piece of art? Or are you more adventurous and willing to try a new paint color for a room in your home? Perhaps a purple sofa? Purple hair?

Whatever you do, make sure and get some ULTRA VIOLET  in your life this year!

Here are some images to inspire you!

A throw pillow makes for an easy way to add some purple in your environment.

Photo via Society6

Oh my Agate! These purple agate coasters are absolutely gorgeous! I think I am going to buy some now! Get them here: Set of 4 Natural Agate Slices Dyed Purple,Beverage Coasters Cup Mat,Irregular Healing Crystals Collection Home Decoration, Drink Gift 2.95-3.15 Inches (4pcs-Purple)

Purple hues can be found throughout this painting by local Houston artist Caryn Landauer and can be purchased via Franquiz Fine Art with shipping available.

Photo via  Franquiz Fine Art

Look at that fabulous violet door!

Photo via Little Elysian

An elegant vase of Hydrangeas add glamour and beauty to any room. Get tips on keeping them from wilting by clicking on the link below the photo.

I love Alliums! The gorgeous purple color really stands out in the landscape! And, they just look cool…

A purple chair really pops in a neutral toned space.

Photo via Home Adore

Prop your feet up on this purple ottoman from Iconic Home. I love the color and the acrylic legs! Get it here: Iconic Home Samson Modern Purple Velvet Button Tufted Acrylic Ottoman

For the adventurous types, purple hair is always an option! If you want to give it a try without committing to the color longterm you can try Clairol Color Crave Semi-permanent Hair Color, Orchid

Photo via Pop Sugar

Purple nails are a fun and easy way to incorporate the 2018 Pantone color. I’m loving this color by OPI called Norther Lights! Get it here:  OPI Infinite Shine Turn On The Northern Lights

Butter London offers several different products highlighting this year’s Pantone color!

Aren’t these African violets pretty? I think they would look great sitting in a kitchen window. They are small and easy to grow. Just click on the link below the photo for care instructions.

Photo via Almanac

So what do you think? Are you going to add ULTRA VIOLET to your life this year? Which of the above options are you most likely to try?

*This post contains affiliate links.

What to Eat In January: Seasonal Produce Guide

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It always seems to go by so fast and things get kind of hectic.

I know I’ve been like crickets over here with the holidays, but I am trying to get back in the swing of things with the blog so I hope you check in often. And, please share with your friends. I would love to grow my blog this year!

I am kicking off 2018 with a Seasonal Produce Guide. I hope to provide you with a list each month highlighting what is in season, along with some recipes you can try.

Seasonal Produce Guide for January is all about potatoes, and citrus. It is a New Year so start it off right by eating the freshest foods available. That means buying as many things seasonal as you can.


Eating foods that are in season has it’s benefits. More vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

There are many good reasons to eat seasonally but the two really big reasons are, it’s good for you and it is good for the environment.

* You will also get the best tasting food because it will be the freshest possible, giving optimal flavor.

* You will get the best nourishment from your food because the produce you buy will be picked when they are ripe and fully developed. Which means higher levels of antioxidants.

* You will reduce on the environment due to less “food mileage”. Seasonal food means that it is most likely local and less transportation is needed.

* You will be supporting your local farmer, which is great for your local economy. I highly recommend shopping at your local farmer’s market!

* You will be supporting your immune system. The natural cycle of produce is perfectly designed to support our own cycle of health.


Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta or Bacon from Skinny Taste

Photo via Skinny Taste

Spaghetti Squash with Feta Cheese, Black Olives, and Fresh Basil from All Recipes

Photo via All Recipes

Teeny Tiny Potatoes with Rosemary from Skinny Taste

Photo via Skinny Taste

Greek Kale Salad from Cookie + Kate

Photo via Cookie + Kate

Happy January!! Happy healthy eating!

Easy Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup in The Slow Cooker

Summer was back, but it’s on the way out again! Here’s an easy beef and vegetable soup to warm you up when the temperatures drop. It’s a cool weather favorite around our house! My grandma used to make this soup on the stove top, but I love the ease of throwing everything into the slow cooker so I can set it and forget it!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11.5 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste or approximately 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Elbow macaroni (optional)


In a non-stick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer to slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Enjoy!

* I often boil macaroni and add some to the soup when serving. My kids love it that way!


A Thanksgiving Day Roundup: Hostess Gifts, Recipes, Wine Pairings, and More!

It’s almost here! A day for family, friends, football, and FOOD! Also know as Thanksgiving. This is surely one of my favorite days of the whole year! I absolutely love the food and the time with family and friends! It’s an all day event for sure starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning, followed by football games, the big meal, and ending the day with a classic holiday movie and another round of turkey 😉 And all day the house smells heavenly!

If you are still looking for some Thanksgiving day inspiration, I have rounded up a few things from around the Internet to help make your Turkey day a success! Tablescapes, hostess gifts, movies, and more!

Hosting Thanksgiving at your house and looking for some decorating inspiration? Some top designers share their tips at My Domaine.

Going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving this year? Need a Hostess gift that isn’t wine? I love these 10 Affordable Hostess Gifts at Apartment Therapy!  

Photo via Anthropologie

Recipes galore and other Thanksgiving tips can be found at Kitchn. 

Photo via Kitchn

You can find some great tablescape inspiration over at The Spruce! I really like #12, the modern organic tablescape! This Rustic and Refined setting is great too!

Photo via The Spruce

White, red, bubbly? Need a little help with Thanksgiving day wine pairings? Check out this post!

The kids’s Table doesn’t have to be boring and blah. Give the kids a special table of their own with another one from The Spruce! Heck, the adults may want to sit there too 🙂

Photo via The Spruce

Skip the store bought pies and wow them with your baking skills with these homemade pie recipes from Country Living.

Photo via Country Living

Last, but not least, when you’re done with football watch a classic Thanksgiving day movie! I found a great list at Esquire. An all time favorite of mine is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that your day is filled with family, fun, laughter, and blessings!

Trending: Velvet Crush

Fall has come and gone, but I heard it’s coming back again in just a couple of days! It’s time to bring a little fall fashion into your home! One of the biggest trends this season, not only for clothing, is velvet! And it’s not hard to see (or feel) why. This luxe fabric instantly makes a room look more expensive and it feels divine! Ahhh, velvet! It makes everything seem just a little more luxurious. With it’s regal good looks and unsurpassed softness, it’s hard not to love it. Velvet is chic, stylish, and timeless.

You can add velvet to your home in a number of ways, like pillows, sofas, throws, and accessories. And there are colors of velvet to suit just about anyone’s taste and style. Adding velvet doesn’t have to be super expensive either.  There are so many pieces of small-scale furniture and accessories out there, so no need to invest in a huge (and expensive) velvet sofa. Unless you really want to 😉

Like a melting pot, velvet has a lot of different looks. The variation depends on either the characteristics of the fiber used or its construction.

Velvet Varieties

Linen velvet. Linen velvet has thin striations and a nubbiness to give it a textured, dry appearance. Unlike heavier wool velvets, linen velvet is cooler on the body and has a more casual aesthetic.

Silk velvet. Silk velvet is the epitome of indulgence. Usually considered the finest of material for velvet. Once you run your hand along silk, you’ll never forget it. It is an experience. Silk filaments act like little prisims and reflect the light, which is why it has a pronounced luster. Silk velvet tends to have a “wet” appearance.

Mohair. Mohair velvet is made from the hair of Angora goats. It is the least susceptible to crushing or matting, and is often used in high-use commercial applications.

While mohair velvet is durable, it’s not as shiny as silk and synthetics like rayon. Mohair velvet has a subtle glow rather than a marked sheen. It’s also quite thick, so it has limitations on smaller components, like upholstered arms and welting.

Ready to take the plunge? Keep scrolling for some velvet inspiration for your home!

Add a pop of color with a velvet footstool!

Go glam with a footstool in a muted tone.

Mackenzie Bailey in Houston

Toss some neutral toned velvet pillows on a chair for an instant update!

Makenzie Bailey in Houston

Add a velvet bench to the entry or end of your bed.

Photo via West Elm

A vibrant blue velvet chair is sure to make a statement!

Photo via Wayfair

In the cooler months switch out your usual duvet for a velvet one!

Photo via Nordstrom

One of my favorite colors, teal blue velvet really pops in a neutral room!

These velvet pillows from West Elm are an easy way to add a touch of velvet.

Photo via West Elm

A velvet desk chair makes for a comfy place to sit.

Photo via Domino Mag

A pale velvet sofa on a natural wood base is so bohemian…

Photo via Poppy Lane

Spruce up your dinner parties with velvet dining chairs!

Photo via West Elm

Cozy up to a velvet lounging chair and just relax…