Today marks 8 years since the passing of my dear friend, Stacy Marie. A lot of you have asked about this tattoo on my finger. It was my first tattoo and was done in memory of her. We share the same middle name, Marie, a name I also share with so many women in my family. Stacy once wrote an amazingly open and honest poem which began with "in case you were wondering my middle name is Marie" and now this name will remain on my finger in Braille, serving a constant reminder of her beauty and talent. I love when people ask about it because I get to share her life and continue her story. Miss you always Stace. πŸ’—

Owning my own business was never part of the life plan but here we are and I couldn't be happier!!! So honored to be featured in @therefinedwoman Boss Ladies series!! Head on over and read the interview! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•πŸ’₯πŸ’πŸΌ #clairezinneckerdesign //link in profile// photo by @kellychristinesutton

EVERYTHING is better with flowers....and a topo chico πŸ’πŸΌ. Getting through Wednesday like a boss. #drivenambassador @lexusofaustin @lexusoflakeway

It's rare that I take time to focus on my own house so when @schoolhouse asked me to try some of their products I jumped at the chance! I'm thrilled with the finished product. My little bungalow now has a fresh facelift with a new outdoor sconce, door knob, welcome mat and planter!!!! Maybe someday I'll actually get around to painting the patch in my front thing at a time. πŸ™„πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #clairezinneckerdesign (Thanks for installing @petrifieddesign!)

TGIF!!! Currently plowing through work, making weekend plans and pretending my kitchen is always this clean. πŸ‘†πŸΌ πŸ“Έ by @mollyculverphotography for @dominomag #clairezinneckerdesign

This year has been such a journey of learning. I'm understanding how to balance friends, family, work and self care. I'm also discovering what it means to be content. Satisfaction is something I've struggled with throughout my life. I'm constantly questioning if I'm doing enough, too much and comparing myself to others. In some ways I think this is what drives me to work harder but I am fully aware that I need to also take time to step back and find joy in the present. Life is a learning game and growing up can be exhausting!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Photo by the amazing @kellychristinesutton #clairezinneckerdesign

Monday morning and I'm missing Mexico City. Throwing myself into work mode and bringing along all the inspiration I gathered during my adventure (and pretending I live here!! πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ)Hope you all have a great day!!!! πŸŒ΅πŸ’•

Real talk // I don't want to leave Mexico City (or @chayabnb! 🌡✨) I am a contradictory mix of unorganized organized compulsive controlled chaos. (does that even make sense?! πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ) These busy past few months afforded little time to plan our trip to Mexico City and we went into it fairly blind. I cannot express how grateful I am that it happened this way. We were able to explore, relax and enjoy the city without the rush of a schedule. It was perfect and I already have a list of things I want to see for next time!!! πŸ“Έ by the talented @kilpat #tresamigasmdcx @jennrosesmith πŸ‘†πŸΌ #realrealityczd behind the scenes in my stories!!

My mom informed me that I was not posting enough photos of my Mexico City adventure on actual Instagram. I've shared this before but I have been struggling with where Instagram has gone and how I want to continue with it. I began using this app because I wanted to share beautiful and inspirational images with whoever cared to follow along. That being said I'm going to push aside my current insta questions and insecurities and just share what joys I find throughout the day and hope in some way it will inspire you!

Confession : I think about how much I love my Lexus RX AT LEAST once a day. Whether it's loading in furniture for clients, clothes for shoots, plants for my house or pups and friends I wouldn't be able to do anything without this car. Even if I wasn't lucky enough to be a #drivenambassador I would definitely still be singing this SUV's praises. I'm in love!!! @lexusofaustin @lexusoflakeway

Tomorrow is Emma's pretend birthday. It has been 5 years since I spotted this peanut living in my back alley. After a month of putting out food for her I gained her trust and she quickly became a member of the #reddoorhome animal circus. It has not always been an easy journey but I can't imagine my life without this little nugget. Rescue dogs are everything. πŸ’• πŸ“Έ by @mollyculverphotography for @urbanoutfitters #clairezinneckerdesign

Guys! I am so honored to have been featured in the July issue of @austin_monthly. Pick up a copy to read about some of my favorite things! (Monte and Emma made the list, obviously!) πŸ“Έ by @jessicapages .....and yes, this is the same outfit I was wearing yesterday. I really do have about 5 outfits I just cycle through..πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #realrealityczd #clairezinneckerdesign

One of the best parts of my job (according to me!) is that I get to buy furniture and accessories for "myself" (i.e. my clients) any time I find something I love! Luckily my Lexus RX has enough space to hold all the items I am constantly picking up and dropping off (including my pups!!) #clairezinneckerdesign #drivenambassador @lexusofaustin @lexusoflakeway

This past week I got to style a little shoot for @the_citizenry with my dear @ruthielindsey. Talk about a dream job! @sophiabush @ruthielindsey and I had so much fun moving all the beautiful pieces around the house. The result was πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ and @rebekkaseale captured it perfectly!!!! Can't wait to share more with you all!

I've been too busy having fun to take an "Instagram worthy" photo so this one will have to do to capture the incredible time I've had these past few days. The lessons I've learned, the conversations I've had and the friendships I've made during my visit to Nashville are indescribable and all thanks to this very special lady in the center, @ruthielindsey πŸ’• I'm so grateful to have her sweet heart in my life. I can't WAIT to continue the fun in Austin with these two amazing ladies!! πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ’•πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»

β€œTo be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson . . I am so grateful for your sweet messages of encouragement, understanding and sharing of your own life journeys. When I was in the throes of my struggles I happened to look at another girl's sent me into a spiral of insecurity and self doubt. This is why I decided to start #realrealityczd ...I wanted to share with you guys the every day reality, for better or worse. I never want to make anyone feel less than because of some silly photo I share. It's just a small glimpse of my real life. We all have our own struggles - that's what makes us human and that's why we should always remember to encourage and support everyone around us. πŸ’–

One of my favorite parts of my job is when the client turns into friend. That is definitely the case with @creativeparasol during the remodel of her balcones home. Head on over to @jenpinkston's blog to see a sneak peek of one of my favorite projects!!!! ✨ #clairezinneckerdesign //link in profile//

Reunited and it feels so good! I always hate leaving West Texas but coming home to these two stinkers makes it brighter. (also - wanna see how many mistakes it takes to get these photos? check out my insta stories πŸ‘†πŸΌ)

New memories are the happiest πŸ’– I escaped to my favorite place for some much needed quiet and rest. Left my Lexus at home and my over packing self is missing her and her roomy trunk.... 😳 #czdtravels #drivenambassador

Someday we will finish this house and get it professionally photographed πŸ™πŸΌ but until then here is a little sneak peek!!! #clairezinneckerdesign (see more in my Instagram stories! πŸ‘†πŸΌ)

This year I challenged myself to be vulnerable, to admit that I'm not always perfect, to be okay showing that side of myself to others and to teach myself to love that messy imperfect part. It has been such an incredible journey that has led me to such happiness and so many wonderful friendships. Thanks to all of you for following along, showing support and for all the sweet likes, comments and dm's!! πŸ’– (photo by @ruffadventuresatx)

Typical morning at #reddoorhome. I've been working since 7a....and they've been there since 7a. I keep telling them to get jobs but they just ignore me. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Confession // most days I'm jealous of my dogs. #clairezinneckerdesign

Happy Tuesday but feels like Monday!! πŸ˜‘ Since so many of you asked about my nails from last week I decided to do a fun (and easy!) nail #diy in my Instagram stories!! πŸ‘†πŸΌ Check it out and leave a comment below to let me know what you think! Also...isn't peony season is the best! πŸ’– #clairezinneckerdesign

Dressed to match the air streams yesterday in my new favorite romper from @esby_apparel ...check my Instagram to see the back! The weather was gorgeous and the wedding was so full of love. Can't go wrong with a party @ranchopillow! ✨ #czdtravels