Thursday
Apr042013

4 Things {lamps}

Sharing my favorite finds from budget sources has quickly become one of my favorite posts to do. It features what I do best...shop. Ha. Today I am sharing lamps from JC Penney. YES! You heard me right. I used the floor lamp as an option in a recent room design I have been working on. I am pretty sure the Mr wanted it for himself though. I would think a shop like this would have great sales. Am I right?

1. Is this lamp not so fun? Reminds me of a Stray Dogs piece. Would be fun in a child/teen room or on an entry table for a dose of fun.

2. This lamp is not only blue, but has two shades of it. Obviously it's right up my alley. Looks like piece that could have been used in It's Complicated.

3. I adore the simplcity of this wall sconce. Wouldn't it look amazing lining a small/long hall. Could look nice over a mantel too if the proportions were right. Can't quite tell if I love the shade. May have some shine to it? If so I may recover it or even use the ribbon wrapping method that Sarah Richardson used during this show. I am big fan of mixing styles.

4. This is the floor lamp that I am pretty sure the Mr would love to have. Well, me too for that matter. It's adjustable which is superb. Not a fan of too short floor lamps. I would use it by a sofa. Simple really.

Tuesday
Apr022013

One + One {an outfit and a room}

We had the most wonderful Easter weekend. Even though if was mostly just the kiddos and I with the Mr splashed in here and there. It was full of fun, candy, good food, and most important Jesus. We attended Easter service on Friday night and I left with good tears. If you like you can watch here. The testimonies really do show the goodness of God and I am sure you will see why the Mr was so busy and the reason why I don't mind it one bit. As for this post, ha, this is what I wore to service. We go to a church that is half really dressy and half casual. I went with the middle ground since it was only a Friday. I also thought my outfit went perfectly with ikea's botanical chart. Quite a pairing if I do say so myself.

outfit:

Gap Jeans {they rarely leave my body}

Target Wedges

Top by Cynthia Rowely bought at TJ Maxx

Friday
Mar292013

Happy Easter!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!! The Mr has been busy this week getting ready for the Easter services at church. I think the kiddos and I will go tonight to celebrate the risen King! On a lesser topic have you all ever bought calla lily's? My go to tulips were out so I grabbed these instead. They make the whole house smell amazing. May be a new fave.

 

He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.

~ Matthew 28:6

Thursday
Mar282013

4 Things {world market}

 

I kind of had fun doing last weeks 4 Things for Target. I thought it might become a little series. Today I am sharing 4 things from World Market that have served me well in projects that I have done. They all have great price points and look MUCH more expensive then they really are. Hopefully I will be able to show a few homes that they have made there way into as of late.

1 - Bookcase. I used two in a beach house make over that is currently in process. It flanks french doors and fills in the empty spaces in between.

2 - This owl lamp made a sweet addition to a nursery.

3 - I have used these rattan chair and currently would love to have them myself. Ha. They are great way to break up a dining set and keep it interesting.

4 - This settee I have used twice. One in a beach house nook and another as a dining banquette. The gray is a great tone.

Tuesday
Mar262013

In the Kitchen

Lately I have been wanting to be in the kitchen more. The Mr does most the cooking simply because he is MUCH better at it than me. I am sure the change of season has a lot to do with my new yearning. Spring to me signifies a new beginning. The warmer weather, the sea of green and the new buds put a refreshing energy in me. The raised veggie beds {will share soon} are coming along and I can't wait to add the actual veggies! The kiddos and I talk endlessly of all the yumminess that is in store for us. As you may or may not know I live gluten free and much of the time we are considered paleo. I simply feel better this way. While reading the April issue of SELF magazine I found myself quite excited about Gwyneth Paltrows new cook book, It's All Good. It's all about clean eating. They shared a few recipes and I can't wait to try them. I went ahead and pre ordered the new book {set to release April 2nd} with a gift card that I earned. I will let you know what I think once I get it!

She is quite the natural beauty isn't she. As a side note doesn't her new book blend seamlessly into my kitchen. It's like they belong together. ha.