Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Baby and Some Blogs

Happy Sunday all!  So, my (obviously) biggest news for those of you who don't know is that my husband and I welcomed our son, Forrest, on Friday, August 15th.  Forrest was a whopping 10 pounds, 11 ounces (yes, I had a c-section) and 21.5 inches long.  We absolutely adore our little (big!) boy!

A few pictures...

In other news, my sister in law let me know that she and my brother's wedding from last September was featured on the The Fete Blog.  It was a great feature and there are even a couple of pics of yours truly!  Sarah Whitmeyer was their photographer and she is absolutely awesome.  Recommend her highly if you are in the market for a photographer.

Lastly, my friend Liz sent me this link to this blog mocking Anthropologie furniture and I nearly died laughing. Don't get me wrong...I love Anthro as much as the next person but she provides a hysterical commentary on the ridiculousness and impracticality of their pieces.  Totally worth the full read here.

Enjoy your Sunday...hope you are getting more sleep than we are in this household! xo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nod Just for Kids

Some of the kids catalogs, Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids, etc. have some great deals on furniture that doesn't have to be solely relegated to a kids room.  Prices tend to be considerably less for not just furniture but accessories, lamps, etc. so you should always think outside of the box and keep your eyes peeled for good pieces.

I just got the latest catalog from Land of Nod and am in love with a couple of things for myself!

The space that really caught my eye was this one:

I mean could that campaign desk get any cooler and I LOVE the green!  Also love that such a classic piece is paired with a super mod ghost chair.  But the goodness doesn't just stop there - the gold lamp with the navy shade is killer and I really love the circle printed cork boards as a wall accessory.  Oh, and did I mention the desk is less than $350 and the lamp is less than $100!

While we're on the topic of campaign furniture - there's also a great campaign chest that would be great in a bedroom or any room for that matter.  People are constantly taking crap Ikea pieces and doing hacks to turn them into campaign style dressers.  Well look - here's an affordable one and you can save yourself all that time and effort!

Love these honeycomb shelves.  They come in a wide variety of colors and you can lump together several sets to take up as much wall space as you need.  Would look just as cool holding books, plants, accessories as they do toys.

I never met a spindle I didn't like.  It brings back happy memories of a piece my grandmother had in her house when I was growing up.  I love this Jenny Lind shelf that also comes in a wide variety of colors.  It would look great styled in a living room or even set up in a kitchen or dining room as a bar with accessories.

And if you didn't get enough spindles on that shelf, I love this chair.  It is featured in a nursery but this is one piece that surely would transition nicely to any other space in your house for years after you are done with it in the nursery.

Any other tips on places you look to save money on great, classic pieces?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Can't Stop Looking At...

this space from BHG.

This is what I want my home to feel like - cozy, comfortable, useful, colorful with a neutral base, eclectic and livable.  I love everything about this room in Kate Jackson's home.

More images from Kate Jackson's home here.
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