2016 Fall Favorites

Our intern, Elise, gathered her 2016 fall must-haves! From booties to water bottles and everything in between, we've got you covered this season!

1. Steve Madden Cynthia Black Booties

These Steve Madden booties are the perfect addition to any fall outfit. With four different colors to choose from, they are sure to step up your outfit game. Not only are they comfortable, but they can be worn both day and night.


2. Madewell Campfire Scarf

This scarf is the perfect fall accessory. It easily complements any outfit and helps add a little flare to the simplest of looks. The best part of it all- the pattern is instructions on how to build a campfire!


3. Gather Canvas Container

These hand-painted canvas containers are the perfect combination of functionality and charm. Whether you need a table centerpiece to hold your fruit/squash/napkins or little storage for your bedroom & bathroom these guys are the ideal organizer. Come by our Texture Design Co. shop on King Street to grab yours today! 218 B King Street, Charleston, SC

4. Henri Bendel 2017 Travel Girls Pocket Journal

This pocket journal is perfect for any girl on the go. It easily fits into any purse or tote and will keep you organized throughout the new year.


5. Vince Camuto Crisintha Over the Knee Boot

Over the knee boots made their mark in early Spring 2016 and this fall they’re more popular than ever. While the iconic Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot will cost you an arm and a leg, these boots still encompass the sleek and slimming elements of the shoe all while coming at a much more affordable price.


6. Ray-Ban 52mm Sunglasses Top Black

Fun, trendy sunglass styles have been all the rage throughout the spring, summer and now the fall season. These Ray-Bans are the perfect way to spice up your style all while maintaining a classic, timeless look


7. S’well Water Bottle

Whether you want to keep your coffee hot or your water cold, this water bottle is the perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.


8. Reversible Leather Tote Bag

This leather bag is perfect for toting around books or everyday essentials. With it’s convenient reversible feature you can pick and choose what color you want to showcase on a given day.


9. Kate Spade Holland Skinny Strap Watch

Needing a new watch this fall? Well this is the one for you. This Kate Spade timepiece is sure to pull together any look. The skinny strap adds a youthful, yet sophisticated touch while the gold face adds a bit of elegance.


10. #Thankful Greeting Card

Our new Texture Design Co. notecards are the perfect way to get in touch with friends this season. Whether it is an invitation, a thank you, or a simple hello, these cards are sure to add some modern flare to your fall.

Thanks for following along and happy fall y'all!
-Emily & Elise

Thanksgiving Freebies

I can't believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away! This holiday is a good reminder for me to have a heart check! I find it so easy to get caught up in the stresses of life and worrying about what we need or don't have. So I decided to make a pretty list and write out for myself the many reasons I have to rejoice and be thankful! Then I thought, why not share the template with others! So today is a little freebie package! 

The first item I created was a list for me to write down/brainstorm what I'm thankful for. You can see the start of my own list. I figured I could hang it on my fridge to remind me every day.


Then I started thinking it would be fun to have little cards at our Thanksgiving meal where everyone can write a little something to be thankful for. Then you can save them for year to year or hang them up for a little while!


Lastly, I was having a good time designing and added a little table name card. What is better than coordinating paper goods? :) So feel free to print the sheet out, trim the name cards, and fold in half! 


Each downloadable file is created for an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. Print on cardstock paper and trim around the light grey lines. For the name cards, fold them in half where you see a light grey line. Enjoy!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." -1 Chronicels 16:34 

Emily Kirby

Thanksgiving Post: What Am I Thankful for this Year?

Looking back over 2014, there have been so many blessings! 

I thought it would be good to take a moment to list a few of the things I'm thankful for! 

1. A thoughtful and adoring husband who loves God even more than he loves me!

(photo by Leah's Opus Photography)

Definitely the biggest thing in my life this year was getting married to Martin. I constantly become more thankful for how God put him in my life and the man that he is. He has so many characteristics that I appreciate  -- a GIANT heart, very steady, always serving others, quick to forgive, compassionate, and so loving. But I'm most thankful that he loves God so much. I know we let each other down at times, and we do not always see eye to eye (surprise!). But I always know that he is seeking the Lord, and so I can trust that God will lead both of us. I'm so thankful for that.

 2. An encouraging and supportive family

(photos by Leah's Opus Photography)

The older I get, the more thankful I am to have such a loving family (and new family). We don't get to see each other all the time, but they are such a joy to be around. I am thankful for the example they set for me and for Martin. We hope to follow their lead, and love on and encourage other people like our families have done for us.

6. Genuine friendships that survive long distances

The above picture was taken at my bridal luncheon. It makes me smile because the photograph is full of incredible, genuine, loyal, and thoughtful women. Another thing I'm learning is that great friendships are worth holding on to and working to keep/build. A lot of the ladies in the picture don't live near me, but it has been so cool to keep up with them as life takes us different places. It requires being intentional to call, email, text or send a note. Intentionality is definitely an area I'm trying to grow in, but I'm so thankful for the friendships God has placed in my life!

3. The opportunity to do what I love!

I love being creative, and I'm so thankful for the chance to be creative in my work!  It has been exciting to watch new opportunities open with Texture Design Co. this year! Who knows what directions God will lead the company next year, but I can't wait!

4. The opportunity for Martin to go back to school

Sorry, don't have a picture for this one. (Just picture someone sitting at a desk and reading). Martin was able to go back to school this year to get his masters. To be honest, it was a hard transition because it meant we wouldn't have as much time together in the evening. Weekends are now filled with tests, quizzes, or homework. However, I'm SO proud of how hard he has worked and how much he has learned. I know it is a blessing that he is able to go back to school right now, and I do think it has made our relationship stronger as we figure out how to set time aside for our relationship. So I'm thankful!

5. Our humble home

We currently live in a little one-bedroom apartment. Most people walk in and say it is very cozy...translation "it is tiny". Ha! But I've come to love it! Yes, some day I dream of having an office in our home or a guest bedroom or more than one bathroom! But right now, it is perfect. The best part, is there is little to clean. So we have more time to focus on other things. But we also learn to be content in all things. So as silly as it sounds, I'm very thankful for our little home.

6. God's grace

Well, I guess since getting married, I see more of my selfishness. And therefore, I see more of my need for God's grace. SO THANKFUL that He forgives and redeems!

"This righteousness

 is given through faith

 in Jesus Christ

 to all who believe. 

There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,

for all have sinned

 and fall short of the glory of God,

and all are justified

 freely by his grace

 through the redemption

 that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:22-24

There is a lot more on my thankful list, but that is my short list for now! Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?