link love + Lamps Plus Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Sweepstakes

Greetings from San Francisco! The boyfriend and I are in town for a quick, impromptu trip for Friendsgiving and I couldn’t be more excited to see the sun… and my friends, I swear. It’s just that we’ve had a few soggy days here in Seattle (as you can see above) and it’s been wearing on me. Really though, the excitement levels are pretty damn high lately — next week is my absolute favorite holiday!

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Winners will be notified by @LampsPlus on or about November 30. They’re also sharing a coupon code, use GiftGuide15 through December 31st for $10 off your order of $150 or more.*

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

image via Instagram.

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link love

See that wiener dog? That is exactly what I want to do all. weekend. long. It was a mad dash to complete my bathroom in time for the big reveal on Wednesday, but it was so unbelievably worth it. To everyone who chimed it with comments and encouragement, I wanted to thank you all! I’m excited to try for another renovation… but maybe in like, a month or two? Right now, I’m ready to hunker down and maybe even take a nap.

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

image via Instagram.

link love

What are you guys doing this weekend? It’s that time of year for me when I work through the weekends, with 2 shoots lined up for Sunday. But… that means I’ll be bringing loads of awesome content here to the blog. I’m getting really pumped about all the amazing DIYs, recipes, and essays we’ve got lined up for the holidays.

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

image via Instagram.

link love + halloween round up

Here’s a confession for you guys… I’m not really into Halloween. I used to like it as a kid, but now as an adult, I’m just not really excited by it. Maybe it’s because I’m creative and crafty on a daily basis and don’t feel like doing even more of it? Or I don’t feel like freezing my butt off while dressed like a sexy mouse/cat/bunny/etc. Whatever the actual reason… I can never seem to get my act together and come up with a dope costume. Instead, this weekend I want to stay in and work on some projects that have been ignored lately. Oh, and to get some sleep. I’ve been so tired lately and barely feel like I have the energy to finish this post!

Thankfully, so many other bloggers have been creating some amazing Halloween content. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. floral pumpkin tutorial from Hunted Interior
  2. Spooky cake from La Pêche Fraîche
  3. spiked dirty chai latte recipe from Sugar & Cloth
  4. melted crayon pumpkin DIY from Apartment 34
  5. DIY paint pen pattern no-carve pumpkins from Lovely Indeed

Also, in case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

photo from my Instagram

link love

Do you ever sit back and wonder how time has gone by so quickly? For example, last week I was so swamped, I didn’t even write a post for this column. It just totally slipped my mind. And lately, it feels like that’s happening more and more, but with totally different types of tasks. For example, I didn’t realize I was totally out of food for both the dog and the cat one morning… and that I was running late for a meeting. So they ended up eating a late brunch that day, something for which I actually feel a lot of guilt. At this point, during the busiest time of year to be a blogger, I feel like I’m barely staying afloat. Every day it’s a matter of doing the best that I can and figuring out what can slide to the next day.

Does anyone else feel like this? Any tips?

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

  • desperately wanting this geometric oversized coat from Nordstrom. The colors are really out of my norm, but I’m really into them right now!
  • as a kid I looooved shirley temples, so I’m pretty pumped to find this recipe for spiked ones over on Almost Makes Perfect.
  • Rebecca Atwood launched wallpaper and I am having a hard time restraining myself from covering my entire loft in this one.
  • kind of obsessed with this all-green round up over on Design Crush.

image via Instagram.

link love

I’m kind of late in posting this week’s link love, but I just needed my Friday off and away from the computer, ya know? Yet again, we played hooky and escaped to the mountains for some camping and climbing during the week and my body is feelin’ it. Two days of super hard climbing really took a toll on me (plus, I’ve got some exquisite buises), but to make things even more ‘exciting’ I have also started working with a personal training. Crazy, right?

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

image via Instagram.

link love

It’s here! Fall, my absolute favorite of seasons. I’m sort of having a love affair with how crisp the air smells. I just wished that the days were still as long… I’m desperately needing those extra hours of sunshine!

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

image via Instagram.