Do you dread dragging out the same holiday decorations year after year? Do you struggle to find the time and energy to put up your holiday decorations? Well we have the solution for you! We recently met Ariana Almaguer, owner of A Collection of Beauty, which specializes in styling homes for the holidays! Their services range from styling Christmas trees to decorating for a special holiday party. Ariana is not only a local Pearlander, she’s a new mom and wife. Check out our interview with her below!
How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
I have a daughter named Olivia that is 10 months old.
How long have you lived in Pearland? What made you decide to live here?
We have lived in Pearland for 5 years. We decided to live in Pearland mainly because of the proximity to the rest of our family but also because we were looking for more bang for our buck. Living in Shadow Creek just made sense for us.
What’s your favorite family activity Pearland?
Our favorite activity at the moment is spending time at the Town Center. Olivia is growing so quickly. I am making a ton of trips to H&M to recycle her unwanted clothes and of course also pick up some new items for us while we are there :). We also love going to Barnes & Noble for story time on Sunday mornings.
Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your Pearland?
Favorite place to shop is H&M. I feel like the H&M in Pearland has a great selection – specifically if you are looking for children’s clothes. I also love that I can get a discount if I take in old clothes to recycle.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
People would be surprised to know I took ballet for over 15 years. I am secretly hoping Olivia will be interested in dance as much as I am.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
It truly takes a village. My husband is super helpful which is great. I think it is key to have a partner you can count on. I am also lucky to have family in town that can help. I have friends that are parents that share all kinds of helpful tips and lessons learned – all of which have helped me grow and evolve in my new parenting role.
How has the Pearland community been instrumental in getting you where you are now?
A great place to live, a good neighborhood to raise children in, and a reputable place to leave your children while you go to work is critical to a family’s success. We have been lucky enough to have found all of these things in Pearland. Additionally, having a piece of mind knowing our home life is taken care of allows me to be focused and determined in my career.
Where do you go locally for pampering or a Moms night out?
When I take time for myself, I enjoy going to a yoga class at YogaWorks and going to get a mani/pedi at Milano Nail spa.
Please share with us how you juggle working full time, running your own business and being a mom?
It is not easy juggling all of life’s demands. I try my best to be present no matter the task at hand. Having said that, becoming a mom has taught me that I am capable of more. I look back at the first few months after having Olivia. It’s incredible what you can do with very little sleep when there is someone depending on you.
It’s all about being committed and dedicated while still making time for the things that are important in life. I am also really big on self-care. I know I have to take care of myself before I take care of others, so every week I make it a point to take time for myself which helps me recharge and reassess. At the end of the day, things always have a way of working out.
Can you tell us about your interior design business? What services do you offer?
A Collection of Beauty stems from the idea that life is a collection of beautiful moments many of which occur in our homes. Our holiday styling service is an extension of this idea. Growing up Christmas was always a big event at our house. I always look forward to transforming our home for the holidays. There is something so special about that feeling that has never left me.
We specialize in styling homes for the holidays. Our holiday styling services range from Christmas tree styling, holiday design dilemma’s, to styling your home for a holiday party. We bring the holiday magic to your home. Letting us style your home for the holidays will take the stress out of hosting family and friends and will allow you to enjoy the holiday season.
Every styling session is different and depends on a client’s needs; however, below are a few ways we can help:
– provide styling services to bring a fresh perspective to existing decor
– can consult on color combinations, missing holiday items, ribbon, etc.
– provide access to our curated holiday inventory which clients can shop from to either add to existing decor or create a new holiday look
– provide personal shopping to fill the gaps in holiday decor