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There are two things I feel like I need in my house at all times.
Fresh flowers and scented candles.
Today I am sharing one of my new candle loves Glint Candles. This is such a great concept you guys! Do you ever love the scent of a candle but not the packaging or vice versa? I have that issue. I like my candles to add to my decor and have a scent I love at the same time.
Here’s how Glint Candles works.
• Choose your candle size
• Choose your scent
•Choose your stamp
All candles are 100% soy and handmade with essential oils or high quality soy based fragrance and have a cotton wick.
The fragrance selections are unique and sport fun names like “Quick & Dirty” or “Man of Few Words”. I love the stamp choices too. They are pretty quirky and fun!
Here’s some of my favorites:
I decided to go with their limited edition Valentine’s Day candle. What can I say? I was in a lovey-dovey kind of mood. I choose the Summer Love scent made up of cherry blossom blended with apple, hydrangea, and a splash of peach.
This candle smells pretty tremendous! It smells natural and not too perfume-y. I love cherry blossom and it has just the right mix of fruit and flower added in.
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Oh, and seriously– the couple behind Glint Candles… ADORABLE! You can read all about them here.
I’d like to thank Glint Candles for providing my candle for this review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Just one more thing…
I’d love for you to come over to my friend Julia’s blog Cuckoo 4 Design today. I’m blog crashing for her Living Pretty with your Pets series. If you need a quick cute puppy fix– this is where you need to be!
Howdy! Today I am sharing the review of our new Rugs USA area rug. I’m being a little sneaky because this rug is meant for my office, but the office isn’t ready to share yet. I brought it up to the living room and I got to say I really like it in here! It might have to stay here, I don’t know.
I selected the Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug. I chose this rug for a few reasons. I love the look of Moroccan shag rugs. They are so plush and beautiful. I wanted something plush for my office space since it is in the basement and it is cooler down there. I also needed a rug that had gray in it. I loved that this rug had a gray option.
Another plus to this rug is that it comes in a variety of sizes. I selected the 6’7 x 9 size based on my room measurements for the office. As you can see, it also fits nicely in my living room leaving about a foot border of the hardwoods. I love using rugs to anchor and define a space.
Sam is a big fan of this new rug too. Everyone in the fam has been walking on it barefoot because it is so comfy on the footsies!
I love the larger pattern too. It is a nice way to bring in some pattern without being too over-powering.
A lot of Moroccan shag rugs are wool but this one is 100% Polypropylene. So it is ideal if you have kids and pets. Easy to clean and vacuum. Zoey has spent many hours just laying and rolling on it.
Here’s just a few more shots of it in the living room. I am really considering leaving it in here now and doing something different in office. What do you think?
I think I am pretty sold on the fact that I may have to look for something else for the office now. These photos are convincing me!
I would highly recommend ordering from rugsusa.com you guys! They have a great selection and fantastic prices and sales. We are very happy with our new rug!
Plus, now until Feb. 19th thousands of rugs are 70% off plus free shipping!
This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Two weeks until Valentine’s Day!! Here’s my Lust List Valentine’s Day edition for this week. My favorite finds from around the web. If you feel like getting your craft on, check out my DIY Heart Arrows. I shared the full tutorial yesterday.
|| one || These Love Me Knot Stud Earrings from CWonder come in a great color palette. I love knot earrings. They are a fun way to mix up your regular studs. || two || I love Michelle Dwight Designs shop, especially the pillows! Add the XO pillow in gold to bring a little fun to your decor. Just in time for Valentine’s Day and great anytime of the year. || three || A romantic Valentine’s Day would be complete with a festive drink to share with your loved one. I love this clear wine rack from Target. || four || You guys know I love gold prints and this new love print from Made by Girl is super cute! || five || One thing I would love is a set of these Threshold Tufted Ottomans in pink and gold for my office makeover. They come in other colors too, but these pink ones would work so well in my space. I would totally use these in place of a coffee table.
Have a fantastic weekend friends! I will be working on some more Valentine’s Day projects to ready for our big dinner.
You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.
I’ve been crushin’ so hard on some finds this week. Here’s my favorite finds from around the web and in-stores.
|| one || These Antler Melody Knobs from Anthropologie caught my eye for a furniture makeover I have up my sleeve. They come in an array of colors. || two || I love love love these Mid-century Printed Bowls from West Elm. They would be so cute on a desk. || three || OK, so like I really need another lamp! I am trying to justify a reason to get this awesome Nate Berkus Table Lamp and NB Lampshade with Gold Foil Lining. I saw it in person at Target and it is pur-ty! || four || This Greek Key Handle Tray with Bamboo Stand from CWonder got me weak in the knees. So, so gorgeous…maybe I’ll splurge on that soon or a possible Valentines’ Day present?? I’m going to be dropping some not so subtle hints about this one! || five || And, yes! I am a stationery glutton. I love the classic simplicity of this Kate Spade Monogram Card Set. There is just something so wonderful about gold, black, and cream together. So decadent!
To my friends on the east coast, I hope you are surviving the great freeze! It’s cold here too, but it sounds like you guys are getting hit hard! Stay bundled and drink lots-o-cocoa!! That’s my advice! I’ll be doing the same except it will be tea since I am on this AI Paleo plan.
You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine!! Enter here.
I thought I’d share with you some our latest thrifty finds and what we’ve been up to this weekend.
We started our fireplace makeover which I am so stoked about! We finalized our mantel plans and started the task of making a level surface on the stone. Here’s the thing about DIY projects…they teach you patience! I am always reminding my kids to be patient. I think pretty much daily around here. I consider myself a somewhat patient person, but I am so anxious to start tiling! The thing is– we can’t rush the prep part. It’s the foundation of our entire project. We have to build a completely flat and level surface before we can start the tiling and it’s taking time. We started Saturday morning with high hopes we’d be tiling by Sunday. Well, that hasn’t happened. We finally are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and should be able to start tomorrow, but it was quite a process to get the surface ready!
So in-between wait times on the fireplace, I finally made some design decisions. Do you remember our hallway I had started? Well, the doors are painted, the trim and baseboards are installed, but it’s not done. I was having some lighting issues. The first fixture I ordered I ended up returning. I was hoping to find something fab around the local thrifting scene, but haven’t had any luck. So, I decided yesterday to order another fixture. Fingers-crossed this one is a winner! I also tried to find a mirror for my fireplace, but I decided I am going to DIY one so I drew up plans for that too.
We had a couple of trips up to Wisconsin in October and got to check out some shops. Here’s a few of our latest finds that have made their way inside our home.
I found this new little deer buddy at TJ Maxx for $5.99. I think he will make a perfect key hook in our entry way.
While at the cabin, I snagged a bundle of birch logs for $3. I love them. Growing up, my Grandma always had some by her fireplace.
I also added to my plaid stadium blanket collection with this one for $13. Never seen it before, it’s going to be my go-to outdoor blanket for bonfire nights.
Switching gears to holiday time, I found these awesome appetizer plates at Target the other day as I was doing my grocery shopping of course! I’m glad I needed batteries on the other side of the store and saw these on my way. The set is priced at $19.99 which is pretty darn good.
This pair of vintage brass deer were only $6 at an antique store. I think we’re on a mission to see how many gold animals we can fit on our bookcases. If you think they are just decorative they are not, I assure you! Sam on a daily basis plays with them. So, you see, they are pretty and serve a purpose. That’s how I justify adding to the gold animal menagerie.
I also have been thinking about holiday time, so I brought the sequins pillow back out. It’s not new, but has been in storage since last Christmas. I can’t help myself, but it’s going to be a gold, silver, and black Christmas again! I love to change things up, but I haven’t tired of this combo yet for holiday time.
I may even do a holiday craft today if I get the time!
Remember our little visit to The Tile Shop a while back? Well, one of the projects we are going to tile is our fireplace. We just found out our tile is in and we get to pick it up this weekend! You can’t see me, but I’m doing my happy dance!
While we get started on our fireplace makeover, I thought I’d share with you our new fireside chairs.
DHP furniture offers a line of affordable, stylish, and kid-friendly furniture that’s great for a family like ours. We chose the Gray and White Trellis Pattern Accent Chairs to use by our fireplace. Eventually, the fireplace will be white with some marble tile, so we thought some pattern would look great against it.
The chairs are a microfiber fabric which is easy to clean when little fingers decide to make a mess. They are also really comfortable and have a low enough back for sitting by the fire.
The legs are solid wood and have a rubber bottom so they don’t scratch your floors.
We just added the sheepskin and needlepoint pillow for fall. You can purchase these chairs here.
I am so excited to get going on this fireplace! Also, I am so glad it will be finished before the holidays for all of us to enjoy. I will have a mantle to hang our stockings on.
I thought I’d share some other products from the DHP furniture website that I really like. The thing to love about this furniture is the affordable price and that it is made with children and families in mind.
Emily Chaise Lounger in Vanilla
Be sure to check out DHP Furniture for a full line of stylish, family-friendly furniture at an affordable price. They have chairs, tables, convertible furniture, kid furniture, pillows and more!
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This is a sponsored post for DHP Furniture, but as always, all opinions are 100% mine.
So Sunday was the first official day of fall. Did you get the memo? After I dropped Sam off at preschool last Friday, I stopped into Target and they were putting out the new fall home decor. It was tempting. Here’s some of my favorite finds from Target to help you bring some cozy fall touches into your home.
We celebrated the beginning of fall this weekend with a trip to the apple orchard. We have been doing this with the kids for quite a while and they always get excited to go. Here’s some of the highlights. Happy Fall!!!!!
Now, 3 of us are sick here which is no fun. It’s the icky kind of sick too. Yep, that one. So, this week may play out a little differently. I thought I’d share with you some of our recent thrifty finds. We love to go to flea markets, antique shops, and thrift stores to find pieces for our home. It’s something Dave and I love to do together when we have a free Saturday.
This guy is hands down my favorite find from our last trip to the flea market.
I get made fun of by my friends for purchasing this. Here’s my argument. Not only is it sculptural and hauntingly beautiful, it could be used as a weapon if an intruder broke into our home. It weighs about 40 pounds. You throw that baby at somebody and they’re not getting up. Form meets function. I’ve seen these at garden centers and in upscale home stores with a pretty hefty price tag. Like $200-$400 each. I knew what this was when I saw it and snatched it up for $30. I also spray painted him gleaming white and he will live in my office when it is finished.
I also scored some more blue and white for my collection. This guy was only $2 at a rummage sale. That’s crazy!
This giant hand-made blanket was $1. It is heavy, made for tall people like me, and I love the black and white stripes. It looked unused and I just gave it a good washing and everyone loves it.
These brass deer candlesticks were $2 at that rummage sale. I’m thinking holiday something with these.
We also hit the quirky mug jackpot! We have a dream of having our cabin in the next five years. If it does happen we are totally going to use these mugs there. If it doesn’t happen we will plan for in 10 years and drink coffee out of these mugs while we talk about it.
You saw our gallery wall and this cutting board we used as art. It was only 50 cents and the perfect addition to our wall. It even has the heart where we live.
Last but certainly not least–books. I always check out books for our library. The rummage sale had some good ones and only for 50 cents each.
So there’s another “This is Why I Thrift” post for ya!
Monday was little rough for me. My health is acting up again and what I wanted to have ready just wasn’t doable. So, while I will be painting away on our next home project with this guy:
I thought it would be fun to share some of the catalog findings I am coveting for the new fall and winter season.
It all started with a new catalog from Pottery Barn. I always love their holiday catalogs. I hopped online after looking through it to see more.
I like to switch out the pillows on my couch when the seasons change, and I have the feeling sweater pillows will be making an appearance this year. I love these from Pottery Barn.
Hand-Knit Cable Pillow Covers
I also really like this one:
Martin Fair Isle Pillow Cover
Then, I started to look at their holiday collection and was happy to see these stockings:
Faux Sheepskin Stockings
Faux Fur Stockings
I will actually have a mantle this year to hang stockings on so these are my kind o stockings! They also had this:
Faux Fur Tree Skirt
Then I popped over to Land’s End. I live just a couple of hours from Wisconsin, the Land’s End headquarters–it’s a staple there, and I always stop at one to do some shopping in the fall. They have some really great home offerings.
Look what I found… another sweater pillow!
20 x 20 Lakeland Cotton Cable Decorative Pillow Cover
Next, I went over to my new favorite Crane & Canopy and saw these beauties:
Dark Gray Studded Velvet Throw Pillow
I purchased a faux fur throw last year and it is the ultimate cold weather cuddle blanket. I noticed these over at West Elm and love them:
Faux Fur Throws
Sweaters, velvet, and furs, OH MY! Perfect for a Midwest fall and winter season. I can’t wait to transition our home into fall!
Now it’s time to go get my paint on again!
Today I wanted to share my favorite selections from Crane & Canopy. Monday, I shared my new bedding from their Linden Gray Border collection, but there are so many other great choices it deserved a post! We love our new bedding, I mean LOVE! I have a major crush on it.
Here’s some of the other collections that caught my eye and I was seriously thinking about:
The Noe Gray
The Valencia Dove Gray Pintuck
The Monaco Blue Border
The Linden Coral Border
Those are my favorites. I really want to do a guest room again soon and this will definitely be my go-to place. You can see all their designer bedding collections and select the one you love.
Or you can be like me and get this one: