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My Latest Target Style Finds

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Hey! So, at the end of January I start to get antsy. I want to buy new clothes, but I want to wait until I shed the last of those holiday pounds. I want to spruce up the house, but I don’t want to spend a lot because, let’s face it,  we just got done spending over the holidays. Plus, there’s the whole we just edited our spaces excuse. So, here are some light on the pocketbook finds that will feed that desire to refresh, but won’t break the bank from non other than Target. Target, the place you cannot enter without buying at least 2 things you didn’t go in there for.

Hey, how did that make it into the cart? Kids, did you throw that pair of ladies leopard shoes in there when I wasn’t looking?! Can’t take you guys anywhere! Well, alright!  Just this once…”

OK, I’ve never said that, but you get it. I just did a guilt-free splurge on the items above because I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. They are my latest Target style finds and some I bought in store and others are online only. It cures the shopping urges I stated above. I’ve been wanting that gold flatware FOREVER and it is finally back in stock. I’m excited it will be here before our annual Valentine’s Day dinner which I am starting to plan. I’m going for a vintage glam mix this year.

Other than that, we will be working on the gold and marble goddess. Getting closer to the finish line!

Have a fab weekend!

the FIND | Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom Accessories to Add Style

 

soap | soap dish | towel hook | vase | tray | art | towels | shelf

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Sorry for my absenteeism earlier this week. We are facing round 3 of strep throat in our family. It is the illness that does not want to leave. Pretty much like the unwanted house guest or Cousin Eddie, if you catch my drift. We have done all the necessary things to try to rid it out of our family, but it is just hanging around like a creepy cousin making all of us uncomfortable. Hopefully, the stronger meds will send it packing this time!

Since I had no desire or energy for that matter to work on anything, I did manage to do some online shopping for our bathroom remodel. Oh, you guys!! The gold and marble goddess…I am ALL ABOUT this makeover! I’m saving this for a big reveal though…no in-process sharing this time, unless you catch my occasional tease on Instagram.

It is full of some gorgeousness with a side of vintage. A few flea market scores have totally added some uniqueness to this space too. We are going to try to have it finished by the end of the month to share with you soon!

As you see above, I rounded up some key things you need for a well-adorned bathroom. These bathroom accessories are the extras that add personality. It’s those extra details that really polish a space and make it feel warm and welcoming. Plus, this bathroom we are working on is the only bathroom on our main floor. It has to function as a guest bath for visitors too.

Until we have the big gold and marble goddess reveal, I will be sharing more about our bedroom design and some new additions to our living room.

My Favorite Office Accessories of 2015

Another year, another way to keep stylish and organized. I love to purchase a few new desk accessories with the beginning of the new year. It’s such a great motivator and pick-me-up.

Being organized is such a huge key to success for me! Without planners, lists, and a place to keep things I use everyday, it would be straight chaotic up in here!

Your workspace, no matter how big or small, should be an inspiring place. Chic office accessories make all the difference. If you have to spend a lot time there, it might as well put you in a good mood, right?

Here are my favorite office accessories of 2015. All of them are on my desk and keeping me chic and organized for another blogging year.

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artwork | pencil cup | calendar | wrapping paper | pencils | 2015 plannerweekly desk pad

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This year, I embraced flower power and wanted the wall over my desk to be full of happy vibes. I adore this Peony Bouquet Print for its colors and peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

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Gold and acrylic office accessories are still a favorite around here. I indulged in my love of Kate Spade with this Kate Spade New York Acrylic Pencil Cup. It says “a stroke of genius” engraved inside. Super cute!

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I HAVE TO HAVE a calendar in plain view. My time flies by between work and the kids. A lot of times, I am quickly checking dates for something. If I am looking at my email to check something, all I have to do is glance up and see the calendar. I can’t tell you how helpful this is and a time saver. When I first saw the 2015 Les Fleurs Calendar, I knew we needed to have a hot date together (get it, I am so funny…to myself and probably myself only). The colors and artwork are A-MA-ZING!

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Rifle Paper Co. is KILLING IT lately! This Emerald Peonies Wrapping Paper can be used for so much more than just wrapping paper. I knew it would make some pretty fabulous wall art, so that is just what I did. I was inspired by the De Gournay wall paper panels that I love so much. This is my really inexpensive version of the look. I have another sheet leftover so I am thinking of lining my desk drawers or making book covers with it.

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I have learned over the years that I am a 7-year-old-child and need to write things down in pencil so I can easily erase them.  Deadlines change, post line-ups get altered. I am a planner, but you need to be flexible in blogging. Shipments arrive damaged or late, I may get inspired by something and want to write on that instead of what I had planned. Pencils are just a better tool for me. Plus, I prefer to draw designs in pencil. It’s my inescapable artist background. I just treated myself to these girly themed She is pencils.

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I am so 1993, and this Sugar Paper 2015 Daily Planner is my grown-up Trapper Keeper. Creative people can be scattered-brained. Let’s face it, we are a unique breed. I love this planner because it is a good size and has monthly calendars and a day-by-day scheduler. I am an if-I-write-it-down-I-will-do-it kind of person. I like to check things off and organize my thoughts and schedules. I tried doing this on my phone, but it was a huge fail. I’m just a pencil and paper kind of girl.

2015-weekly

Ah, yes! When I schedule my week for the blog, I then break it down into tasks to finish each day. With several projects going on and planning for new ones, it is a lot to balance. I love this weekly desk pad for doing just that. This helps me manage my time each day. One day may read: source bathroom accessories, reply to this email, write this post, paint this room, photograph this project, etc. It really helps me fit in what needs to be done and helps me spread it out over the week so it is doable. Without doing this, trust me, nothing would get done in a workable time frame!

There’s what’s on my desk for 2015 and maybe a little too much insight into how I operate!

Let’s make this year amazing!

My Favorite Design Books

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and I am always happy to see a design book under the tree. For the design lover in your life, you really can’t go wrong giving them one as a gift OR a piece of art they’ve been eyeing for that matter! Am I right, design happy people out there? Well, art aside, today I wanted to help out and share my favorite design books and the ones I’ve been eyeing…hint, hint …if you have any last-minute gifts to grab for me. 

Favorite Design Books from B@H

All these books above I love and I have already. They all offer me something different and I love to flip through them. They also look pretty great on a coffee table, because books are decor too you know.

Left to right: Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Colors, Celerie Kemble Black & White, Domino The Book of Decorating, Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody, Will Taylor Bright Bazaar.

My Favorite Design Books from B@H

These books have been on my wish list for Christmas. I have pawed through a few of them at the bookstore. Yep, I am one of those people who goes to bookstores and sometimes just browses, OBNOXIOUS, I know! You will notice that when I say design books that also means from the world of fashion. I pull so much inspiration from fashion too, because, essentially, you are “dressing your home”. Design is design is design.

Left to right: Allegra Hicks An Eye for Design, Vogue Living Houses Gardens People, Erin Gates Elements of Style, Mary McDonald Interiors, Impact 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

My Favorite Design Books from B@H

These are the books I want to know what’s inside! I love Chanel…hello! Black and White forever. And the rest of these I’ve seen the covers and I am oh so intrigued! They got to be good, right? Look at the covers…don’t judge a book by its cover…Well, I think they all look pretty darn good!

Left to Right by title: Artfully Modern Interiors by Richard Mishaan, Tom Ford, Chanel Set of Three, Campion Platt Made to Order, Markham Roberts Decorating the Way I See It.

Give the gift of books and make someone’s holiday! They are usually quick to ship from online stores too, so easy holiday shopping at your fingertips.

Merry Christmas!!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess marble board | cake & knife set | toasting flutes | kitchen towel | pitcher | candle | coasters 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOSTESS

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas here. It’s snowing, it’s Thanksgiving week, it’s SNOWING

The weeks ahead are full of family gatherings, holiday parties, and travels. Here are some great gift ideas for the hostesses in your life. I always like to keep some gifts on hand this time of year to have ready-to-go for our next holiday gathering. These are sure to please and make a stylish “thank you”.

Also, don’t miss out…the Wrist Soirée giveaway is still going on…

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I love jewelry…giving it and getting it ;)

Happy Holidays!

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Wrist Soiree Sale and GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday! I thought we’d end the week with an awesome sale and giveaway from Wrist Soirée. I’m sure a lot of you are already familiar with this fabulous jewelry and accessory brand, but incase you aren’t — you are in for a treat!

As a special bonus, I have a SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE and GIVEAWAY for you too!

Wrist Soiree Sale and Giveaway

With the holidays almost here, it’s a great time to start thinking about gift-giving. It’s also time to step up our style game for all those holiday parties! Nothing completes a holiday look better than a little sparkle. I have been thinking about what to buy the stylish ones in my life as I have been decorating for the season. I think some Wrist Soirée is a pretty good idea.

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Our home is starting to get the holiday treatment and a little Wrist Soirée on my arm is the perfect inspiration for that extra sparkle.

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What I love most about Wrist Soirée is even if I am just wearing jeans, these bracelets take my whole look up a notch.

I am wearing the Metallic Leather Tassel Bracelet in Gold and the Amelia Bracelet in Crystal both available on http://www.wristsoiree.com now.

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I have a thing for metallics and it shows in my Wrist Soirée

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I am going to keep decking the halls around here and will have some holiday interiors to show you soon!

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While I keep making my house sparkle hard…Check out my favorite holiday picks from Wrist Soirée that will make great gifts or add the perfect sparkle to your holiday attire.

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I’d like to thank my sweet friend, Lakeitha, for offering this special sale and giveaway for Wrist Soirée. Not only is she the talented designer behind Wrist Soirée, but she also writes the fabulous lifestyle blog http://www.lakeithaduncan.com. She is doing amazing things and inspiring others to live healthy and sparkle hard.

Happy Weekend and let the holiday shopping begin…

Starting the Big Kid Room

 

Kid Room Plans Starting with a Bookcase

 

A few months ago, I showed you how I updated a space in our home using a bookcase. With little man’s bedroom completed, it is time to move on to the big kid’s space. The Tower Bookcase from Sauder Furniture is something that has been used a couple different places in our home. Its clean lines make it work with many different design styles.

It first was in my office, then it became a temporary pet station in our kitchen, and now it is giving our son’s room some much-needed shelving.

I have just started revisiting the design plan for my oldest’s bedroom. My boys definitely have opposite styles, so it is going to be fun to switch gears for this room makeover. I don’t want to share too much of the room just yet, but I did want to show you how we worked the bookcase into his space.

He needed a place to display the things he likes. This tall bookcase is a great space saver and the open design makes it appear to not eat up space or affect your line of sight.

Whether it’s an adult space or kid space, I think it just adds to your atmosphere to have a lovely styled piece of furniture. If you can display the things you love in a meaningful way, it adds something special to a space.

This is where this bookcase is going to stay and I can’t wait to get cracking on the projects for this room!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

My New Favorite Shop | Hattan Home

 

Fab home decor from Hattan Home

zebra dish || pouf || tray || lotus votive || muah! || love || pom pom throw

Happy Friday loves!! I especially love this Friday because I discovered a new-to-me shop that I just adore. You know I like some great home accessories and Hattan Home does not disappoint! It’s right up my alley and I just had to share it with you today.

All those goodies above are from Hattan Home. Their tagline “treats for your home” is perfect because there is so much deliciousness to choose from in their shop! They are right on trend and offer a great selection of home decor, office accessories, and more!

I just received the Capiz Lotus Votive and had some fun styling it up in my home. Lotus decor is on trend right now and it’s a classic look so ,of course, I love it!

Bliss at Home styles it up with the Capiz Lotus Votive for Hattan Home

One thing I am a little addicted to is reworking my bookcases. They provide such a great opportunity to do something new in my home when I feel the urge to refresh.

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

I love the addition of the lotus votive. It’s just the right, chic touch and blends nicely with the rest of the accessories.

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Bliss at Home styles it up with Hattan Home

Be sure to check out Hattan Home. It is such a well-curated shop that is full of style. With the holidays right around the corner it has some great gift options. Have a fab weekend!!

This is a sponsored post for Hattan Home. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

Styling | Hanging Art on the Bookcases

Howdy! So, I was cooped up indoors yesterday. It was rainy and one of my kiddos had the dreaded tummy virus that has been going around. Needless to say we could not go anywhere. I got a little stir crazy and decided to rework my bookcases. Hanging art on the bookcases also happened.

I went into my storage room and saw one of my favorite pieces of art leaning against the wall. This Laura Dro Ikat Kaleidoscope print I had taken down to do some painting.  I never hung it back up because we went out East for the summer.

Styling | Hanging art on bookcase

I decided to reframe it and hang it up on the bookcase. I have been wanting to hang something there for a while now.  Just the pop of pattern and color that was missing!

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

 

This is not a sponsored post and I purchased the art almost 2 years ago. I just really love Laura’s textile-inspired abstracts. The colors are stunning and even the prints are of high quality and look like canvases. I really love supporting artists I admire.

 

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

I’ve been feeling lively and vibrant lately. My home definitely mimics my mood. With the exception of my kiddo getting sick, this house has been bustling with activity. It just feels right to showcase this print center stage.

Styling | Hanging art on bookcases

This print is still for purchase on Laura’s website: http://www.lauradrodesigns.com

You can also check out these awesome lucite trays that can be customized with a monogram and print selection. I just love them!

4th of July Beach Style

It’s a short blog week over here due to the holiday. This is my last post for this week since we are leaving to enjoy a few days at the beach. I popped into Old Navy the other day and found some great summer essentials and got inspired to put together an outfit post. Here’s my beach style inspired by Independence Day!

Fourth of July Beach Style

Here’s my 4th of July beach style this year.

First off, Old Navy has been impressing me with their summer selections. I have been pleasantly surprised lately! I snagged a white gauze blouse and those boyfriend cuffed shorts. They are perfect to work into your wardrobe all summer long. I love this over a bikini and it’s great for strolling the beach.

In the spirit of the 4th, I found these cute mix and match swim separates at J.Crew. There is a really great selection of red, white, and blue to choose from. I love their suits too.

Another recent favorite of mine are Turkish towels. I received a Turkish T towel in my recent Popsugar Must Have Box and I adore it. The pattern, the fringe! It’s big enough to use as a beach towel and doubles as a sarong or wrap. Love, love, love!

Sunglasses are a must for a day at the beach, and I have a confession here. I go CHEAP on sunglasses. My kids grab them, scratch them, I end up leaving them somewhere…it is like throwing money away if I buy super nice ones! But, you know what? I get compliments ALL THE TIME on my cheapos from Forever 21. These cat-eye sunglasses are so flattering and for the price you can stock up!

I don’t know if it’s being on the East Coast right now, or the fact that I never met a bold stripe I don’t love, but a striped tote bag feels necessary for a beach day, does it not? This Sea Stripe Tote Bag  from L.L.Bean is a great price point and well-made. It’s canvas, has rope detail, and you can monogram it. What’s not to love!?!

I guess I’ve been living under a rock, but Jonathan Adler for TOMS! Ummm…yes, the collection is as good as it sounds! These Navy Geometric JA Correa Sandals are beyond yummy. I just adore them!

Last but definitely not least…my beach ensemble would not be complete without an anchor necklace. This simple gold anchor necklace from Charming Charlie is the perfect accessory for this look.

I can’t wait to slip into this for our beach day! These are pieces I will get use out of all summer long.

I wish you all a happy 4th! Have fun celebrating and be safe!!

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