le dinner en blanc

Le dinner en blanc is something I look forward to every summer. A local Amarillo family started the tradition, and I'm so happy they've kept it going all these years. This year I got to head up the table decor...turned out pretty great in my opinion. (A huge thanks to my gal Parie at Parie Designs for loaning me the beautiful centerpiece!)

freehand for friends

...that might just be my new favorite hashtag. I absolutely love the fact that I have such a dear friend that is insanely talented when it comes to not only all things freehand, but graphics as well. Kat Browning recently started her own little endeavor on top of managing The NAT for me. It's called Font & Fiddle and the creations coming out of it are to die for! Here's a little something she did for a bachelorette weekend in Austin. Crazy cute, right? For contact details and to see more of her designs click here: font&fiddle

Is this for real!?!

Yes, this is real. We at The NAT are giving all of you a chance to win a $1,000 Gift Card in Celebration of the upcoming Festival on Sixth! Simply swing by any time between now and June 20th to purchase as many $1 Raffle Tickets your little heart desires. Several other shops are offering great prizes as well so be sure to drop a Ticket at their location also!

Texas Ivy: Route 66 Memorabilia
OPJ: $1,000 Gift Card
Two Loons Warehouse: XL Yeti Cooler
Real Food Cafe: Cake & $25 Gift Card
The 806: 2 $25 Gift Cards
Cowboy Gelato: $25 Gift Card
Alley Katz: $500 Gift Card
The NAT: $1,000 Gift Card
Tiques on 66: $100 Gift Card

Mark your calendars

Sixth street boasts 100 plus shops & restaurants all nestled inside quaint historic buildings. The merchants there strive to provide a unique and fun filled experience for locals and tourists alike. One of the ways we are doing that is through our first (hopefully annual) Grills & Grills Festival coming up June 20th. We would sure love to see you all there so Mark those Calendars STAT! Also, we still have some team openings for the Hamburger Cook-off. Download the Rules & Regulations sheet along with the entry form here: TheNATRoute66 If you have any questions regarding the festival I would be happy to answer them.

See you on Sixth!!! 

Monday Muse

The whole "farm to table" concept...yeah, they nailed it.

Wyebrook Farm Identity Film from CinemaCake 2 on Vimeo.

Social Media Boot Camp Part 2

I sincerely hope all of you that attended the Chick Bosses Social Media Boot Camp had a wonderful time and learned a lot. A huge thank you to Dr. Nick Gerlich for taking the time to walk all of us through the history and details about various social media platforms. We noticed however that there were a few of you that may have been a little lost at times. If you feel like you could use more of a beginners tutorial regarding the online presence of your business, we ask you to join us for this free follow up course taking place this Tuesday, May 19th at 5:30pm. Sharing of ideas, Wine, & Laughs all welcome of course.

(Again, thanks to Mallory Henderson for this snapshot during our first event!)

Drop a line

Alright, so this is going to be one of the more lengthy posts that I occasionally do, but I'm dying to hear from you guys.

As you know, I tend to mix things up quite a bit. If you've followed me here for a while you well know that this blog and the from6th brand was originally created as a way for me to get the word out about events I was hosting at my first homewares shop, NEST, as well as an inspiration outlet for all of the things that inspired the designs there. Things have changed quite a bit over the years. I tried to hold on to my small shop for an entire year after remodeling & opening The NAT just down the block; however, running both was too difficult! Trying to employ, stock, and design the two locations was overwhelming to say the least. After closing the NEST doors, I absolutely refused to let go of the building with hopes that one day I would find the time to return to my first love. Today, I'm still operating The NAT, which is wildly successful, and have gone back to my Interior Design roots by teaming up with my father & husband at NEST Interiors & Construction.

The only problem is that I still feel like something is missing. I've gone back & forth trying to figure out exactly what is lacking from my life considering I've got things pretty good. Shortly after joining forces with several other creative female entrepreneurs in a group called "Chick Bosses", it finally hit me. I miss the hands on creative day to day experiences I used to have when I would spend my time at NEST. I used to regularly interact with a variety of individuals that inspired me, and would take that inspiration and put it to use by making things & hosting events. I'm not saying I plan on reopening the space or anything, but I would love to begin using it to create in again...this is what brings me to you.

I'd love to get some feedback through a short survey about what you want to see from from6th. If you are not already on the NEST email list, please send me your contact either here, on Facebook, or to from6th@icloud.com.

Keep an eye out in your inbox this week!

found flowers

We all had so much fun learning the basics of flower arranging at Parie Designs' new warehouse last Saturday. Several of us opted to have our flowers supplied, but the lovely Krystal O'mara, one of the attendees, brought the house down when she showed up with multiple tupperware buckets full of flowers she rounded up early that morning from all over town. I had no idea that our desert area had so many beautiful plants to offer. One of my favorite things I found in her loot was the yellow sweet clover. After the class, I've now noticed this type of clover can be found all over town...who knew? The best part of the workshop was getting to style our arrangements for the crazy talented Mallory Henderson to shoot. I mean, just look at these! Are they not some of the most beautiful images ever? If you're kicking yourself for missing out, be sure to follow Parie Designs on Instagram & Facebook to stay in the know about their next class!