World Change + Passion Talk with Purpose Jewelry


I've always loved companies with passion. I believe not much good is ever achieved if it lacks passion. It's a driving force, it's a gut feeling, it's a never-give-up mentality. We live in a very fallen, imperfect world, and it's up to us to create change, and bring as much good as we possibly can into this place. 

I love that Purpose® Jewelry is doing this very thing. If you've never heard of Purpose®, I'm about to change your life, just as they've changed lives and continue to do so!

"PURPOSE Jewelry is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. By Purchasing with Purpose® you are providing freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans. "

There's Purpose to their jewelry, it means something. They are simply changing the world. They are taking on a huge problem and making a difference. And we can help. We can be part of this movement. 

We can give hope to these women, ensuring that they have a new life. Purpose shows these women that they are so loved. They are so precious. I love how every piece of jewelry is crafted by one of these women. I love the heart behind this so much, and I'm passionate about it.

Today, they launch their spring collection, and the pieces are simply STUNNING. See for yourself.

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God calls us to be a light in this dark world. How can we do this? We need each other. How can we light up the shadows? Find your passion, chase it. Let's make a difference together!


Just remember, if you want to change something, you can. Let's join together in the movement. 

The Red Brick House: Living Room Makeover


Have you ever experienced just a giant fail of some sort? If you have, then you can relate to not taking "before" photos of a home renovation project...

Hand, meet face.

Like, really? How did we forget that? I'm still kicking myself and I'm super annoyed at myself but, we are moving on. I'm trying to put it behind me. Let's move forward. Onward, Talley Ho. Let's go.

SO, this home renovation is a long time coming. My sweet parents are so patient. My dad is a contractor, and flips properties for a living. He's seriously amazing. He does them all by himself, and they turn out looking like complete STUNNERS. Since he's a one man show, his own home got put on the back burner, but this project goes to show you that patience and timing is EVERYTHING. Because this house is turning out simply gorgeous. I'm a little obsessed and also a little bias since I'm designing it alongside my super talented, gorgeous, hot mama! I think we three make a great team. 

We are working our way through the entire house, and I'll post more of their space as we complete it and get it photographed. For today, I am presenting to you their living room space. The space you see when you walk through the front door. I'll do my best to explain what we did since I don't have those before photos. (sad pouty face) WAIT... I have just had a stroke of genius.

Remember all that stuff I said about not having "before" photos? I lied. I snagged them off the MLS listing of my parent's house before they had purchased it. Genius. I tell you, pure genius. So, what you see is the original state of the home. The before photos were taken before my parent's purchased, so the furniture and everything else is not theirs ;)

My mom's style leans more to an eclectic side. She likes color, texture and unique elements, but also loves that clean and simple look. So our goal was really marrying those two styles and making a beautiful baby. 

It's really beneficial to create some sort of vision or mood board for your space before you start designing. The reason for this is to create a clear and concise vision of your space, and to make sure the elements and pieces you're choosing look cohesive and blend together well. 
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This is the board I threw together quickly to give my parents an idea of what I was thinking. This is also great for when you already have furniture for the room. For example, my parents had curtains and a couch already chosen for the space, so I incorporated those into the board and designed around those pieces to make sure everything blended before they made any large purchases.

This project is making me so excited, and if you like this room, just wait. I'll be showing the dining room, fireplace room and the kitchen next! I cannot wait to share more of this gorgeous house with you soon! 


XOXO, Daryn



(Some items below are similar Items + Styles)


1 Year of Marriage- What I've Learned

Marriage... is what brings us together today. Name that movie... If you didn't instantly think of this movie as you read that first sentence, it's truly inconceivable. Anyways, it seems I'm pretty bad at writing those catchy intro paragraphs to my blog posts. My high school English teachers are probably face-palming somewhere! So- without further adieu, let's just get to this.

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So, in addition to never being married, I never lived on my own, away from my parents. So, with a new husband, also came a whole different kind of learning curve; being a wife, and being in charge of a household. I must say, I was so shocked how easy I fell into it all. It just all felt natural. Well, I didn't ask Carson how he thinks I did, but I bet he thought I did a good job *wink*. I really truly love being Carson's wife, and making our house a home together. Something clicked in me, as soon as I was married I thought, "Yep. This is the good life." And it really is. I have loved learning more and more about my husband with each new day and each new challenge, and victory! We're a team and I love it so much. 

March 31st is approaching, which is the day one year ago we said "I do!" In honor of that, I wanted to bullet point some things I've learned about marriage, about Carson, and the quirky things we do that we didn't realize we did.

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Who knew? I hate doing laundry. I wait until I have 3 loads worth to do, trying to make outfits from the last few pieces of clothing in my closet. ANYTHING to not have to do laundry. Then, when it comes time, I throw everything in, whites + colors together, then throw in the dryer on whatever the default dryer setting is. I learned quickly that Carson's laundry habits are a bit different! haha. He washes on cold, dries on cool, and cleans out the lint thing every time. I also shrunk and turned all his clothes blue the first week we were married. He was so sweet about it, but we each do our own laundry now! *insert laughing emoji here*

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This one makes me laugh. Whenever I cook, or bake with eggs, I crack them then throw them in the sink to later put down the disposal. Carson definitely didn't mention how he thought this was funny for a couple of months probably. Until one day, I think he asked me why I do that. I was confused cause I was like, "to get rid of them?" hahah. Am I the only one who does this? I thought it was normal.





Yep, sex is good. Ok, So this one was something that has so many preconceived notions about going into it as a wedding night virgin. But, I'm happy to report we've always both been on the same page with this one. More is better is the motto around here. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, or you want to read a really good book, read this. Also remember, the process of sex starts in the morning; flirting, booty grabs, and all that good stuff can be done whenever and wherever. LOVE ON OUR PERSON! 



This is something that I think is a facet of every relationship that is a huge learning curve. I think it's difficult because every person communicates differently, then they have a certain way they like being communicated to, then you have to figure out those things about your partner, then you have to be sure to implement them into the every day life. Sometimes it's hard. But, what I've learned as we still continue to learn to do this is; as long as you always remember you're on the same team, remember their heart and give the benefit of the doubt whenever there is a communication lag, you'll figure it out.

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I never thought about it because it was just always done. My dad always took care of it, and I didn't even really give it a second thought. But, I appreciated it. When we got married, I was so blown away by Carson and how he took such good care of the yard. I'm always super impressed by that! Who knew, mowing grass could be such a big turn on? ;P 




I think that learning the way your partner feels loved, and gives love is so beneficial. It makes that person make more sense. I think that knowing their love language makes a huge difference in the day-to-day. If you don't know your partners, and you don't know yours, I seriously recommend taking this little quiz to find out! Here.

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This year went by so quickly, and I loved being able to experience so many firsts with my best friend by my side. I'm so grateful for a husband that loves me so well. I'm so excited for the years ahead, the lessons we'll learn, the growth we'll have, and the adventures that await. I'm excited to learn more of Carson's idiosyncrasies that make him who he is, and to just continue being awed by his hard work daily. Loving another person is the best honor we as humans have, so may this be a reminder to love and to love well. 

Cheers to the rest of the years, baby.