Friday, January 30, 2015

HAPPY FRI-YAY

FRI-YAY FINDS 1.30.15

DIY Marquee Kit | Marble Lamp | Horn Object | Snake Skin Shoes | Souk Rug

Happy FRI-YAY!  Here are my favorite finds from this week from DIY Marquee Letters to Snake Skin Shoes (every time I say that, I say it to the tune of Elvis's Blue Suede Shoes -- no judgement, please). 

If you've been to Michael's in the last week or so you may have noticed the DIY Marquee letter kits on an end cap.  They're amazing -- if you love Marquee letters, and I do totally do, these are perfect.  They're not very big, around 8" x 6", but at $12.99 they're worth trying out.  You can also pick up coordinating tape and paper packs to personalize your letter.  I picked ours up, and the girls and I will be putting it together for a little weekend project!  

I'm also a little obsessed with anything white and ceramic or marbled.  The fabulous marble table lamp is from West Elm and the Jonathan Adler Horn can be found at Lulu & Georgia.  The Souk rug is also from West Elm, I literally swoon every time I see it.  I threw in the shoes from Target, just for fun and because snake skin makes me happy.  

Have a great weekend!
xx

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

V Day For Him 2015

V Day For Him 2015

Beer Tasting Set | Mug | VitaMix | Jabra

Have I ever mentioned how hard I find it to shop for men?  I don't know if it's men in general or the men in my family -- specifically my husband.  I mean how may pairs of underwear does one man need? One year for Valentine's Day I literally sewed him a pair of red heart boxers.  I was young, don't judge me.  

This year I decided to round up some cooler gifts, befitting of the grown man he's become.  These four gifts are a great jumping point for any guy in your life -- from a beer or coffee connoisseur to a smoothie lover.  And for the techie man, I threw in the Jabra, the coolest bluetooth car speaker.  

Have fun shopping for your man!

xx.

Friday, January 23, 2015

FRI-YAY: Bedroom Office Inspiration

Bedroom Office Inspiration

Kate Spade Storage Boxes | Marble Wall Shelf | Fangio Table Lamp | Kate Spade Office Stapler + Scissors 
Custom Cork Board | Kate Spade Tray + Supplies | Parsons Desk | Eiffel Chair | Beyonce Print | 2015 Planner

Happy Fri-YAY!  Tomorrow is my birthday, so I'm extra giddy today.  For those of you who don't know me, I've decided to go back to 25 this year, additionally, I plan to stick to 25 for the next -- oh, 10 years?  I don't know, how long can one get away with pretending to be 25?  I'll let you know when I find out.

We made our first purchase toward my bedroom office space this week and we get to pick it up and bring it home this weekend!  It's the big ticket item in this little office inspiration board but we got a hella (is that how you spell that?) deal!  And we don't say no to great deals in my house.  We got the West Elm Parsons Desk for $100!  Say what?  That's right -- $100.  It's a slightly used one we found on our community Facebook buy and sell group but it's in great condition and about 1/3 of the price tag.  Sounds good to me!  

So with that taken care of, I decided to round up some of my favorite desk accessories -- specifically the ones I'd like to see on my desk!  Kate Spade has some of the cutest desk accessories, her desk accessory "tackle box" is adorable and it comes in a lucite tray to match the tape dispenser and stapler.  The storage boxes are also from Kate Spade, but I don't know that I'll realistically spend that much on storage boxes.  Which means an Ikea DIY project inspired by Kate Spade will be coming your way in the near future.  

Did anyone else notice the "What Would Beyonce Do?" print?  I found it while perusing Etsy for wall art and I'm honestly obsessed.  What do you think Bey would do about this desk?  And  yes, I call her Bey -- we're not close.  

What's your favorite desk accessory?  

xx

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pillow Talk @ H&M

Pillow Talk @ H&M

Mint Linen Cushion Covers | Enjoy It Cushion Cover | Floral Cushion Cover | Heart Cushion Cover

Last week I gave you guys a peek at a room design for little girls shared bedroom.  I was looking to do a bit more of a pop of color with the pillows since we'll be going with all white bedding but I fell in love with these pillows over at H&M.  They're a little more muted but so perfect for spring and really well priced.  It's always good to have a few extra sets of pillow covers that you can switch out when you're washing or want to change things up inexpensively.  You can snag all five pillows for around $60.   

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finding My Own Space



Tips For A Happy Desk | The Monogrammed Life
via The Monogrammed Life
We live in a small two bedroom apartment (for hopefully not much longer) so finding a little bit of space to write my blog and keep my self sane is a little bit hard to do.  I've cleaned out a wall in my bedroom that I think will be perfect for a little bedroom office nook.  So in planning for this perfect little space I've started gathering inspiration pictures, as I usually while pre-planning for any project.  



Install shelves above a desk to make the most of a small work space. ...now go forth and share that BOW DIAMOND style ppl! ;-) xx
via Homey Oh My!

I'd like to keep my home office a little brighter using white furnishings but black and white always speaks to me.  I absolutely love the use of the vertical wall space, which is so important when working with little spaces like mine.


Cute idea for an office space in my apartment! Lauren Elizabeth: Apartment Style: Bedroom
via Lauren Elizabeth Blog

This space is so multifunctional -- drawers, a shelf, a cute pop of color on the chair!  I especially love the extra bit of decor on the wall between the shelf and desk.  

Can't wait to get started on this little project.  Finding the perfect furniture to fit in such a tiny space is the most important part, which I'll be working on in the coming weeks.  

xx

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fri-YAY


Nothing gets me more excited than getting notified of new sales, coupons and special discounts via email.  West Elm is giving us a little extra luck with their LUCKY15 Coupon Code that allows you to take an extra 15% off all clearance items.  I don't plan on missing out, you shouldn't either.

Happy Fri-YAY!

xx

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Girl's Bedroom Design Plan


My youngest, Ry, now refuses to sleep in her crib and ends up in bed with me most nights of the week... so what a perfect time to over haul their bedroom and create a space both of them will enjoy.  Having a six year old (going on 15) and a two year old sharing a room can be a bit of a challenge, especially because Adrienne is a mini designer already! If you follow me on Instagram you'll notice, I already found her perusing Rugs USA last night looking for the perfect pink rug.  She actually picked the one I've had in the plan and in my shopping cart for a few weeks!  #proudmoment

So, diving into the design plan, I decided on taking two twin beds and making it one larger corner bed.  It's appealing for my situation for two reasons -- 1.  Adrienne loves the idea of having a bed full of pillow that resembles a seating area when friends are over for play dates.  2.  Ryleigh loves sleeping close to her big sister, so it will help smooth the crib to big girl bed transition.

Their current dresser works well in the space and is currently painted a strawberry mousse color, that may be changing to a real stained wood look down the road to bring some warmth.  The Billy book case is fab for storage of toys that don't fit in the closet and the Eames inspired Eiffel table and chair play set will be perfect in terms of size for the space and is great for homework or play time.

We've already started making some big changes in the space that I can't wait to share with you.  There's actually a lot of changes being made all over the house, so tune in!

xx