The last time you guys saw the exterior of my house, it was not in the best shape… The light fixtures were dusty, broken, and practically vintage. The paint on my door was peeling and horribly sun faded. My ‘white’ siding was more like a shade of dingy, dirty grey. I could go on and on… The point is that it was bad and I needed some legit help. I was thrilled to partner with Lamps.com on my makeover (see the whole ‘before + inspiration post here), so now it’s time to cue the after photos!
Happy Friday, you guys! I feel like I go through phases… there’s definitely been a black and white phase, but also a simplification phase. Both of those are very ‘now’ in my life. Even last weekend I spent tons of time simplifying and purging in my wardrobe. But every once in a while I fall in love with a pattern and can’t get it out of my head. There’ve been a few patterns, actually! I think it all started with the discovery of this Baggu for Urban Outfitters collection… YOU GUYS, IT’S SO GOOD. I need it all.
It’s finally here — time to reveal my amazing deck makeover with World Market! Remember the gnarly before photos? Well, the days of ugly stain, no furniture, and general sadness are OVER. Feast your eyes on my gorgeous new lounge space (and keep reading for the details of an awesome sale).
Every spring I treat my home to a little refresh — nothing major, just a good deep clean plus some sprucing up with new pillows and a nice throw. I already did the hard part (a full weekend of scrubbing tile grout and clearing out 8-legged friends) but couldn’t decide what direction to take the space in for summer. Then I stumbled onto Alegria Home‘s gorgeous spring/summer lookbook.
They’re an online home goods company that marries indigenous techniques with modern designs. The result is a line of sustainably made textiles in stunning natural colors, rich with handmade details. Keep on reading to learn more + enter to win $150 to shop the collection!
It’s no secret that I am totally overwhelmed by my fixer upper and all the work that it needs. After this post, the resounding advice was to focus on small things first and go from there. Updating the outdoor lighting is not only super easy to do, but also helps to class up the joint a bit more (I’m lookin’ at you, archaic globe fixture full of dead bugs). Thankfully, Lamps.com has been kind enough to hook me up with new outdoor lighting. I started my online shopping over the weekend and wanted to share my before photos with you guys to help me pick what I should get!
I love climbing into a well-made bed at the end of a long day. For me, nothing makes for a restful night’s sleep like smooth, crisp, cool sheets. Here’s the thing though: spending $$ on imported bedding is just not my style. That’s why we’re super excited to share Authenticity 50 with you guys.
Their gorgeous sheets are 100% ‘seed-to-stitch’ made in the USA, meaning the entire manufacturing process — from growing the cotton, to spinning the yarn, to weaving the fabric — is done here. Plus, they’re made from high-grade cotton, meaning the longer you use them, the softer they get. Keep on reading to learn more + enter to win a sheet set for yourself!
At first this post was going to be about a funny debate we’ve got going on in my household: do you use a flat sheet? Or do you go straight-up fitted sheet + duvet combo? Lately, Sean and I have been experimenting with both. I’m one of those people who loves a tightly tucked hospital corner, while he hates having his toes restricted. It drives me nuts when he kicks out the corner on his side because my side still feels all rumped and unkempt. The horror, I know.