happy new year +one table, two ways

happy new year! as with so many people i know, myself included, i’m so glad that 2016 is over- yay for 2017! i always treat the new year as a pre spring cleaning- there’s just something about dejunking, purging and starting with a clean slate to head into the year. one of my first projects this year is amping up some of the spots that have been ignored. our house doesn’t have much of an entry so i’ve been scheming a plan to give the illusion of a grander/ more exciting entrance.

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which one would you pick?

hello! + wallpaper in small spaces

hi again! i’m not going to sit here and make excuses as to why i haven’t posted since the fourth of july (oops) but lets just say it was a long crazy (but good!) summer trying to keep a busy two year old entertained. but i’d really like to come back and be here more consistently.

anyway, i’ve been wanting to experiment with a statement wallpaper in a small space (one of the bathrooms, the entry, the linen closet, butler’s pantry or even the back of a wardrobe or secretary desk).

some inspiration:

 

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via  laundry// floral //clouds & birds //pantry //office //

navy & dots //floral 2 //butler’s pantry //black & white dot

fourth of july sales

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i love how every holiday has become just one big excuse to shop. here are the best home goods sales. happy 4th and happy shopping!

 

anthropologie– 30% off sale- use code ‘evenbetter’

celadon-20% off everything! no code needed

crate & barrel– up to 50% off of outdoor furniture- no code needed

design within reach– save up to 60% on summer items- no code needed

furbish– 20% off everything- use code ‘fireworks’

land of nod– up to 65% off site wide- no code needed

lulu & georgia– save up to 75% off- no code needed

one kings lane– head to the website for a blowout sale! no code needed

open door– take 20% off select items- use code ‘july4’

pottery barn– 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500,25% off $1000-use code ‘savemore’

serena and lily– 10% off $100, 15% off $500, 20% off $1,500- use code ‘summerbreak’

studio mcgee– 20% off everything- use code ‘america20’

sur la table– save up to 60% on summer items & free shipping on $59 and up- use  code’shipfree’

target– site wide sales!

the company store– save up to 70% site wide- use code ‘g16july4’

west elm– 20% off most items and up to 70% off clearance- no code needed

williams-sonoma– 20-50% off & free shopping- use code ‘july’

world market– 15% off everything & free shipping on $100 and up- use code ‘yay4th’

 

crushing on: jersey ice cream company

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i stumbled on this amazing duo recently and am obsessed! i love how they came up with their name and i love every single thing they do. great story, great branding and amazing talent.

a little bit about them:

“Jersey Ice Cream Co was founded in the summer of 2010. Two kids in love found an old embossing stamp at a flea market, dreamed up a design empire, and then set to work trying to create it. Today Tara Mangini and Percy Bright spend their time moving house to house, job to job, leaving beautiful homes in their wake. They believe in craftsmanship, timelessness, and leaving things better than they found them. They do not make ice cream, but will happily have some if you’re offering.”

and here’s some of their work:

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pretty great, right?!

all pictures via

things in my shopping cart

i know i’m not the only one who always has a bunch of tabs of ‘shopping carts’ from favorite sites, just sitting there waiting to bite the bullet. i thought it’d be fun to talk about some of the good things i’m desperately wanting.

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eames style chair– such versatile chairs (and they come in a million colors!) think; a closet catchall chair, dining room chairs, desk chair, etc)

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gold flatware– yes.

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crosby collection swing arm sconce– i love these a lot. i can’t believe the price although i’m eager to see the quality. now to find a place for them….

 

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lexmold molded plastic rocker– theres this really cool old house down the street from us that i’m in love with (i’m dying to go inside because i have a feeling they have it decorated amazing!) and on their front porch they have two hermès orange planters with lettuce planted in them and then off to the side, one of these rockers. i love it! the juxtaposition of the mod and a national register historic house, is just too much for me to handle!

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minnen bed frame– how sweet is this toddler bed??

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(off topic but) air/hotel reservations are also sitting in my virtual cart. we’re planning a trip to california (santa barbara/ monterey/ big sur/ san francisco/ napa) in a few months and would love some recommendations!

mother’s day gifts

happy (almost) mother’s day! my ideal day would be to sleep in, breakfast in bed and then, if the weather is nice, go to some vineyards. do y’all have any fun traditions?

a few ideas for all the moms in your life! spoil them- they deserve it!

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a lantern and a speaker in one!

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i love pretty much everything by marysia but this one might be my favorite.

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flower delivery and/or subscription from the bouqs.

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blue apron meal/s- we use them about once a month and it is the best. we’ve loved all the meals and it’s so easy and convenient, even for someone like me who doesn’t love to cook.

cuyana-leather-laptop-sleeve-in-blushi’m a huge fan of cuyana. loving this laptop sleeve!

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loving this terrafirma tray from open door shop (a charleston favorite).

these books look really good.

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how cute is this? the notebook inspired vintage travel poster. i just purchased this from (couldn’t resist) windowshopgal‘s etsy store. there are more from other movies/shows too-love! (realllly into this breaking bad one too.)