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With all of my travels over the past few weeks, it’s a wonder my head is still attached to my body. To say I’ve gotten a bit disorganized is an understatement. I’m usually sliiightly scatterbrained, but throw in travel and jet lag… and, well, I’m a hot mess. Case in point: during my recent 10-day trip to the east coast, I forgot to pack a pair of glasses! This means that not only did I forget to wear glasses to the airport (thankfully, I didn’t drive myself there), but I also walked around without glasses on for a full day before I realized what was missing.
Oops. Let’s just say that I was more than grateful when Zenni reached out to partner on a post because I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to remedy my mistake, try out some new frames, and share an awesome eyewear resource with you guys!
Truly one of my favorite sales of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us and it is finally open to the public to shop! Nordstorm always offers an early access preview to card holders, but I’m not a store credit card kind of person. I’d rather use a card that gets the best perks for travel! Anywaysss… I think by now we all know that this is the best sale of the year. My preference is to shop this huge store-wide sale and use it as an opportunity to stock up on all of my favorite items from jeans to dresses to shoes (oh, the shoes… so many great styles this year) to beauty and skincare products for the coming season. I always wrestle with whether I should share my top picks with you guys because it feels like everyone and their mom blogs about the Anniversary Sale… but every year you always seem to love my picks so here we go!
All of the must-haves I’m eyeing for each category:
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It is a known fact that I am obsessed with Rejuvenation lighting. During our bedroom makeover, I had the opportunity to meet with the team in Portland and tour the factory where they hand-make and finish many of the gorgeous pieces you see in their stores. As I become a more conscious shopper, I love adding pieces to my home that are made in America and feature heirloom-level quality and materials. Rejuvenation checks off those boxes for me, while also bringing a classic, yet modern design aesthetic to any space — even a small space! After perusing Rejuvenation’s Online Lighting Guide, I felt inspired and wanted to share which lighting would work best for a small space with you.
Every time I travel back to the east coast, especially Philadelphia, I’m always blown away by how many of you are from there… I had no idea! (For the record, I absolutely love when you guys DM me on Instagram with tips on your hometowns… keep ’em coming!) I only lived there for 2 years, and admittedly, they weren’t the happiest years of my life because of some personal stuff I was sorting through. That being said, my best friend lives there which gives me reason to visit from time to time and I’ve actually developed a bit of a soft spot in my heart for one neighborhood in particular, Fishtown.
I lived just outside of Fishtown for a bit in Kensington, but those areas have really blended together over the past few years. While I was there last week, I was astounded by all the new super-cute boutiques and restaurants that have popped up while I was there and wanted to share with you my finds. If you’re planning a trip to Philly or just live there and want to find something new in your city, hopefully this travel guide overview will help!
Styling a #shelfie is by far one of my most favorite decor tricks in my portfolio. I could literally spend hours tweaking the placement of my books, various home decor accent pieces, dishes, vases, and ephemera… it’s almost therapeutic! During one of my many living room re-styling sessions, I realized that there is one key element upon which I always rely: accent trays! This basic, yet essential decor piece has so many uses and styles… I just knew I had to share some tips on how to incorporate a stylish tray into your home + some of my favorites!
Happy Friday, friends! I’m posting The Weekend Edit a day early AGAIN, this time from Maryland. Sean and I are in town so he can meet my parents and see a bit of where I grew up. It’s sort of like hometown dates on The Bachelorette… but not. HA. I can’t believe how much has changed in my hometown since I was here last. It’s definitely been an experience to show Sean around but also to feel like a stranger here myself. And, of course, it’s been great to see family, eat home cooked meals, and take some time off. I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule next week and have some really great posted lined up, so be sure to stay tuned.
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In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:
When I first planted our garden, I was convinced that I’d be able to grow all of the veggies we needed and we could give up going to the grocery store totally. Then, when we added chickens, I thought it was even more possible! But… I’d basically have to turn our entire yard into a garden for that to happen! Sean vetoed that idea, so now I frequent farmers markets whenever possible. One of the best farmers markets in the entire city just so happens to be within walking distance of our bungalow, so we walk there every Sunday to scoop up what is freshest! During our many visits to the market, I’ve learned what is absolutely essential to a successful, waste-free market trip.