The Not-So-Glamorous Life of Instagramming

Ever wonder how people can look so good on Instagram? How their life, their home, their business, their church, their kids, can look so perfect?

Yeah, I catch myself swooning over and over with all the beautiful and perfect lives I see pictured throughout the week. And then I catch myself comparing my life to their lives. And sometimes that ugly green monster called Envy wants to settle in my heart. No bueno!

Well, I have to admit that as a business owner and creative, I try very, very hard to make my appearance seem perfect, too. We all want people to think we have it all together. The reality is none of us do. We are all struggling with something. We are all secretly thinking why we weren’t invited to that get-together. Or why she always has a good hair day and we don’t.

Behind every perfect picture I post, is all the MESS I made to try to make it look perfect. We only see what’s in front of the lens in a 1:1 frame.

Next time you catch yourself wishing to have a better life, better kids, better whatever, remember you only see part of the story, not the full picture. Cut yourself some slack! (Geez, I need to say this to myself every day!) And as I like to say, chose grace over perfection.

Just for fun, here are some NOT-SO-GLAMOROUS pictures of my work space / home because we are all a work-in-progress and so are our lives:

P.S. Yes that’s me with no make-up and crazy hair. And nope, I’m not sorry.😉

October Mobile & Desktop Wallpapers


This fall, neutrals and warm colors are my eye candy. Those colors have really inspired my work lately because they’re cozy and elegant at the same time. And you’ll see those colors all throughout our Fall Collection, as well as our digital downloads. For this month’s wallpaper,  I was inspired by ornate lettering with flourishes and I’m so sooo happy with the results. While this wallpaper still has the Styld by Grace aesthetic, I definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone. And it payed off! I hope you love it and share it with your peeps.


To download, scroll down and either long press on the images if you’re on a mobile device, or right-click if you’re at a desktop.



Fall Collection-Prints & Chalkboard Art

What a work of love this Fall Collection has been for me! The hours spent, the brainstorming with friends and family, the erasing and starting over. It’s all been well worth it. I hope you love these pieces as much as we do. You can find them in our Etsy Shop today!




Grace Glass Mug has Arrived!


I’m so excited to share the first product of our Fall Collection. Every piece is based around the concept of Grace (you can read more about our design process here). Grace can mean so many things to people. Grace can be a prayer. Grace can mean kindness. Or grace can be considered to be elegance. For us, here at Styld by Grace, Grace is what we stand for.

Grace is open, visible, available, palpable, and unlimited. It’s “larger than life”, while still being simple enough to embrace. Grace is a gift, a treasure that adorns our hearts and lives. Grace is meant to be shared, it’s meant to be savored each and every day. We believe Grace is acceptance. Acceptance from God to be exactly who He called us to be.

And with that, I present to you our ‘Grace’ Glass Mug.

They’re waiting for you at our shop. Click here to get yours!

Give Me All the Pumpkin Spice Lattes-Digital Downloads


It isn’t Fall if we don’t have some Pumpkin Spice Lattes, am I right? Hope you’ve enjoyed your first cup this week. If not, or if you’re obsessed with PSLs just as much as the rest of the world, here are a few digital downloads for your phone and desktop. Happy Pumpkin Spice Season, peeps!

To download, scroll down and either long press on the images if you’re on a mobile device, or right-click if you’re at a desktop.