Thursday, October 30, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{diy lit star}

I recently found this pink wood star at a thrift store for $1.99.
It had cute little peg hooks and was probably darling in someones nursery at one point.
But, I had other plans for it.


 I took the pegs out and drilled 16 holes all over it.


In the same shopping trip I picked up some cute little white 
globe lights in the holiday section.
They were $3.99.


After I drilled the holes I painted the whole thing off white and added the lights 
to the back, securing them with a staple gun.


I am not a professional photographer, but I think it turned out pretty cute and I think it will be really cute during the holidays.
But for now, it's in Savannah's room, because she is obsessed with stars.


I will be back tomorrow with the winner of the volume twenty five giveaway!
xoxo

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

~my favorite source for online pillow shopping~

2 words.

I honestly won't buy pillows anywhere else online.
Why?
Well, because they have the best selection with a fast turnaround.
All their fabrics are whats currently trending as well as other timeless fabrics.
Their customer service is impeccable, and they will work with you quickly on custom orders.
They are offering free shipping to my sweet savannah readers!
Just enter the code

FREESHIPPING 

at checkout!
{100% my opinion, I was not paid to say this}

Here are some pillows in our home that I have purchased through Spark Modern.
This betwixt lumbar pillow can be found here.
It looks great in the fall and winter months because it is dark and bold.
But as you can see in the picture below, it also works in the summer with bright flowers and lighter pillows mixed in.


I'm literally obsessed with these new Euro pillows I just got for Savannah's room. 
I want to steal them off her bed.
These are 26"x26" and they have a hidden zipper.
Did I mention I love them?


You can find them here.


These betwixt pillows have found many different homes in my house.
They go everywhere, with everything.


Yesterday I showed you where they currently are, in our hallway nook.
You can find all the betwixt here.
I don't currently see this color way.


Bad quality photos below, but these large pillows are another favorite. 
Currently they are on our master bed.
I love how versatile all these pillows are!
This Volpi Navy is currently out of stock, but check back in soon.


This little blue pillow below can be found here.
It's a great soft pillow to throw in the mix.


Want to see more of my favorites from their shop?
I am loving these and hope to add them to my "collection" soon.








And, I'd love to get this pillow to match our wallpaper!


Please use coupon code

FREESHIPPING

when checking out at Spark Modern.
Now, if they only made drapes……..

Happy shopping!
xoxo

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

~eeny, meeny, miny, moe~

I recently shared with you our hallway update.
If you didn't see it, you can go here to view and see sources.

What I didn't share is how long it took me to come up with
 the perfect pillow combination for that little nook!

Here is the end result:


I tried orange with my Ballard Designs monogram lumbar pillow….


Just lots of orange for fall……
{I love orange and charcoal grey}


I tried my betwixt pillows with a grain sack pillow……


I even tried moving my pillows off the couch over to this area….


In the end, the betwixt won.
The grain sack pillow {2 photos above} was a little too small so I added this king sized grain sack in a matching mustard yellow color and a small charcoal grey pillow from Restoration Hardware.

I also swapped out the wood bins for more grey baskets.
They were perfect, but…….


 They were too small!
Boo hoo!!!

You can see how I rigged them below for the picture.
Now I am on a search to find these same Ikea baskets but in a perfect size for the cubbies here.
The tupperware containers cannot stay!


xoxo

Monday, October 27, 2014

~vol 25 giveaway~{new apparel shop!}

My friend Jessica, the one that creates these amazing science posters that I have in my home, has just launched a apparel line which I think you are going to love!





Volume Twenty Five is giving away a t-shirt to one of my lucky readers!
Head on over to their shop, browse their selection, then come back here and comment on which one you would pick if you are the winner.

Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
I will announce on Friday.
Good luck!

xoxo




Friday, October 24, 2014

~country living house~{a before & after}

A couple years ago now I had the opportunity to help with a magazine shoot for Country Living.
You can read the article here.
It was so fun to see the way they styled it, and I always think it's interesting to see if the homeowners keep everything the way it was styled.

Well, the homeowner just so happens to be a friend of mine, and I went back recently and took some photos to share with you.

The photos on the left are from the Country Living shoot, the photos on the right are the way it looks today.

In the dining room the homeowner has changed out her table and chairs and added back this sign {that I made!} It was taken out for the photo shoot because this picture was actually on the cover of the magazine and they needed it to be blank for the text.


Things here stayed pretty much the same.
 Country Living added some curtains that are no longer up.


The large clock that the homeowners made is still up and the same chair is there.
Just a few accessories were changed out.


This cool chalk lettering was actually up for the photo shoot but was photoshopped out.
I love it!


I love the way they styled the fireplace mantel in the master bedroom.
Again, Country Living shot on the left, my shot on the right.


And just because I thought you might want to see a bit more of this gorgeous house,
 here is their movie room.
I think it is my favorite room in the whole house.


Love how the bar cart in the dining room is styled.


This leopard stair runner was recently added, love, love, love.


The kitchen was not featured in the magazine.
Here is just a glimpse.


The patina on these lockers is amazing.


And I love how the homeowner clips branches from the yard for a fall display.


Looking into the kitchen.


Gas fireplace for those chilly Seattle seasons.


And in the kids loft, this cabinet she had built just for this space.


Isn't it fabulous?
She really has a eye for design.
Happy Friday friends!

xoxo

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