Ebola is reason #7659831 that I am grateful to not be from Dallas.

Houston is comfortably distant. 


So this may come as a bit of a surprise, since I moved into my apartment less than 3 months ago…

But after lots of consideration, I’ve decided to redecorate my main room. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything I have in there. But I’ve had it all for 6 years. & am ready for a change.

As you’ll see in the inspiration pictures here, I’m going for something a little more glam but also sophisticated. My amazingly talented mother is helping me choose pillows & fabrics & table trays & the works. So far, we’ve ordered the fabric for some leopard accent pillows and locked down a tufted coffee table…

…which is a big deal for me since I’m obsessed with my current antique train cart coffee table…

& yes, I’m sad to see my coffee table go, but it’s simply too big for the apartment. I can barely walk around my kitchen island because the table takes up the entire room. I definitely am not getting rid of it. My parents will keep it until I eventually live in a bigger place. & can decorate multiple  rooms!

Anyways, I’m excited for everything to come together. & I’ll be sure to post before & after updates once it’s finished!

Follow my decorating board here.


Public Service Announcement.
First of all, if you aren’t shopping on Joss & Main, you should be. In summary: awesome home decor items at a major discount.
Second of all, I get a lot of questions about my headboard. Mine is a part of a full bed from Crate & Barrell, but this one is extremely similar and is currently on Joss & Main for $168.
Do it, you deserve it. Thank me later.

Public Service Announcement.

First of all, if you aren’t shopping on Joss & Main, you should be. In summary: awesome home decor items at a major discount.

Second of all, I get a lot of questions about my headboard. Mine is a part of a full bed from Crate & Barrell, but this one is extremely similar and is currently on Joss & Main for $168.

Do it, you deserve it. Thank me later.


Fall is a Southerner’s reward for surviving summer.

James Farmer 

{…..still waiting…..}

(via keepinupwithkel)


& the Unofficial Wedding Tour of America continues!!! This time here in Hustletown, TX for Tumblr’s very own, simplyjess !!!

Jessica has been one of my favorite life long friends since we met in 6th grade. Words cannot describe how hilarious she is. Love her blog? Wait til you spend time with her in real life. You will laugh until you are blue in the face and have more fun than you’ve ever had in your life.

& her new husband Andrew is absolutely wonderful. Watching the love they share has been a delight for all of us. I cannot think of a more fun loving duo than these two, and wish nothing but eternal happiness for them both.

Mazel tov, Jess & Andrew! Please, please, please pack your bags and move back to Houston ASAP!! I miss you too much for you to be so far away.

What a stunning bride. & stunning overall experience at the Crystal Ballroom. Jess, I love you always.


Damn momma when did I get so old? #Bonnie #catbirthday #partyhat 👌😼🎂 (at Fairmont Museum District Apartments - Houston, TX)

Damn momma when did I get so old? #Bonnie #catbirthday #partyhat 👌😼🎂 (at Fairmont Museum District Apartments - Houston, TX)


Have y’all heard about Instacart? Um, I hadn’t either. & now I have. & my life has changed.
Basically, this is online grocery shopping. They deliver straight to your door from 9am-Midnight every day. Incredibly convenient! For a girl who works ~11 hour days like myself, this is quite possibly a life changing discovery.
But that’s not all! It also has tons of cool recipes that you can select, and it will fill your cart with the necessary ingredients. Super awesome. & a fun way to try new things without the hassle of running around the store with a list.
I just ordered my first delivery for tonight. & I can’t wait to use this regularly! 
Follow my referral link so I can get free things and you can experience the same grocery convenience. 

Have y’all heard about Instacart? Um, I hadn’t either. & now I have. & my life has changed.

Basically, this is online grocery shopping. They deliver straight to your door from 9am-Midnight every day. Incredibly convenient! For a girl who works ~11 hour days like myself, this is quite possibly a life changing discovery.

But that’s not all! It also has tons of cool recipes that you can select, and it will fill your cart with the necessary ingredients. Super awesome. & a fun way to try new things without the hassle of running around the store with a list.

I just ordered my first delivery for tonight. & I can’t wait to use this regularly! 

Follow my referral link so I can get free things and you can experience the same grocery convenience. 


A little bit about me.

Hi friends, & hi new followers! Don’t know where this slew of followers is coming from but thanks for jumping on my Tumblr train! I was just inspired by smallnmighty's post giving a few fun facts about herself and decided I wanted to do the same. Here we go. If you have been following for a while feel free to keep scrollin’. 

  • First, let me explain my blog name. I’m a real estate developer. No, not a broker. Not a realtor. A developer. I build buildings. I am currently managing the development and construction of two 15 story Class-A office buildings here in Houston. I visit the sites a lot, and thus, heels & hardhat. Now you know.
  • Speaking of Houston… I’m obsessed with it. It’s not a city that a lot of people are obsessed with. But I think it’s awesome and never want to leave. I lived in Austin for 2 years while getting my MBA at University of Texas, and still, I prefer Houston. I could win a Houston vs Dallas argument in my sleep, so don’t even try.
  • I’ve been blogging for 5 years on Tumblr. 3 of those years were under a different blog name.  My friend Jessica introduced me to Tumblr and I’ve never looked back. Sometimes I disappear because life is busy etc, but I always come back.
  • You can find me on pretty much any social media site under the name of CourtBlackburn. Instagram & Pinterest are my faves, would love to see you there.
  • I am obsessed with Britney Spears and Monograms. I’m obnoxious about both of these things. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. More people call me CMB than Courtney because I monogram everything. Except my nephews, they call me Coco.
  • I’ll be 29 on November 5th. & am almost weirdly excited about approaching 30? Idk, I just don’t think it needs to be so scary.
  • I have an insane number memory. I remember the phone number to the house I lived in ages 2-7. I can recite all of my friends license plate numbers without even trying to memorize them. It’s weird, it’s creepy, I know. I can’t help it. 

Any other questions for me, just ask. I love getting to know all of you on here, & hope you’ll stick around!


October 1st.

Ah yes, today is the day. Today is the day that all Houstonians reference for at least 6 months. 

October 1st.

October 1st is the glorious day that is rumored to be the day when the weather actually cools down. For good. You’ll experience a few fake-out “cold fronts” in september where it ends up being 66 degrees for like 10 minutes in the morning. However, all summer long, you hear "We have to put up with this heat until at least October 1st!"

Well. Here we are. & so far this morning, it’s about 100% humidity outside at 75 degrees with a high of 90. Le sigh. Maybe next year.


Turns out if my “most life changing moment in time” were a human, it would drive a car.

Turns out if my “most life changing moment in time” were a human, it would drive a car.