little luxuries: sheets

 

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A while ago, I talked about how I’m becoming more aware of what I use in my home. I love trying to use organic in as many places I can without spending a ton of money. Recently, caché district contacted me to review their new premium 100% organic sheets and of course I was super excited about trying them out!

A few things that caché district offers that I love are the fact that they are local (Richmond), they are a family owned company (a husband and wife!) and that their focus is to bring organic, comfy sheets (400 thread count- yes please!) while being very affordable. These sheets are soft (and cute!) enough, that they have quickly become a household favorite.

They just launched their crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Head on over to help this great company get going. I have a feeling big, exciting things are headed their way!

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[Thank you to caché district for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own.]

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

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

bathroom: before & after + accessories

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our mini bathroom update (paint and tile) was finished right before thanksgiving and i never shared- sorry about that! although they were just small changes, it really did a lot for the space. ultimately, we’d like to gut/ rearrange it but for now, its good to go! now i’m just looking for small accessories (ie new knobs, some hooks, hand towels) to finish off the look.

 

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before (scary!)
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after (tiny places are so hard to take pictures of!)

 

 

weekend edition

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since this is our first christmas in our new neighborhood, it’s been so fun to see all the decorations. pretty much everyone goes all out- its amazing!

such a sucker for a converted home.

hey santa, i’d like this in my stocking please!

meet my new instagram crushes.

some good coffee table book picks.

can i live in ina’s pantry?!

did y’all know they had bedding?? perfect for a little girl’s room or guest room. even better- 50% off right now!

don’t forget to follow me on pinterest and insta! (i’ll be posting over my break!)

i have one more post next week and then i’m going to take some time to be with my family for the holidays. hope everyone has a happy, cozy christmas and a fun (and safe!) new years- see you in 2016!

 

decking the halls

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as y’all know, (since i confessed here) i kiiiinda like love am obsessed with christmas.  i keep things pretty simple and traditional but i’m such a sucker for vintage christmas decor. without it getting too theme-y/ cliche/ your grandma’s house, i love to add touches here and there (think bottle brush trees, pastel-y glass ornaments, tinsel) and mix traditional and vintage. i scour ebay, etsy and estate sales for items on the cheap but if that’s not your thing, so many stores this year (especially, it seems) have put out some nostalgic goodies.

some items on my wish list:
-some sort of old christmas related sign (see above)
-my granny had a bunch of these and i loved them when i was little
-some vintage children’s picture books
-look for some pretty antique stockings to add to the mantel
– frame old piano book lyrics/ record covers/ postcards—> YES