Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Decor by Bloggers

After our soccer game on Saturday, I pulled out my two bins of Fall decor to get started making this home feel more like the cozy Autumn days we're starting to have.  I didn't get too far in decorating, but managed to change up a few pillows in the living room.  The ideas are still brewing. . . .  Then, on Sunday, I joined Better Homes and Gardens Pinterest board "Everything Fall" and wanted to share a few of my very favorite Fall Decor pins with you.  Sometimes I get stuck in my small blog world, but seeing all these homes with gorgeous Fall decorations makes me want to share with everyone how much talent and goodness are still in blogs!  #iheartblogs Please visit the original source, which I've linked to.  You may find some new blogs to fall in love with!

Emily A. Clark's fall front porch.  Emily is so good at "design simplified."  It's her tagline after all! 

Craftberry Bush made the coolest feather wreath out of book pages.  And the cloche styling is fantastic- love the beautifully layered neutral tones.  

Bliss at Home adds warm gold metallics to her fall decor- a woman after my own heart.  

Dwellings by Devore sets a gorgeous fall table with a cool piece of driftwood and inexpensive flowers in mason jars.

Just A Girl turned her kitchen sink into a happy Fall place to do dishes.

At Home with The Barkers shows that less is more with their Fall mantel. 

The Wood Grain Cottage's welcome sign blows me away.  There's a tutorial on the blog.

The Golden Sycamore embroidered this pillow and shows you how.  

Perfectly Imperfect.  Just wow. 

Sand and Sisal made this perfectly rustic Fall wreath and shares the step-by-step process.



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekend Steals & Deals

I'm so happy I made it through this week! It's been one of those crazy busy weeks and I need a break!   Like many of you, everyday this week was jam packed, but it feels good to have made it to Friday. Today, we get to start relaxing and I'm looking forward to a nice lunch with friends and a playground playdate after school.

On the blog, it's a cozy good edition of this Weekend's Steals & Deals.  I love this time of year- the weather's getting cooler, the school routine has kicked in and we're back on schedule, and at the stores, prices are getting lower and lower.  I'm seeing so many Fall fashion items that have been reduced more than once, which makes this a perfect time to stock up on those things you've been eyeing.  

Bobeau Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap Cardigan $39.90, $58
I'm cRaZy over this asymmetrical cardigan- I can't believe I didn't see it sooner!  It has over 1,000 rave review- that it nuts! But, I can see why people love it- comes in a bunch of colors and you can wear it with leggings, jeans, pants and you're instant cozy chic. 

Olivia Moon Ruched Sleeve Jacket (Regular & Petite) ($79.50 $47.40) 5 colors
I'm so excited to see this jacket I posted about a few weeks ago go on sale for 40% off! And they still have every size in the Regular version. 


This jean jacket isn't on sale, but it's a great price for such a stylish one- dig the cut and color on this one. 

Gibson Textured Jersey Sweatshirt $23.40, $39 (4 colors)
This is the kind of shirt I live in for casual days.  

Caslon Shimmer Split Back High-Low Sweater $45.90, $69 (also in rose)
Or one like this!

MODlusive Ruched Sleeve Cardigan $25.20, $42 (4 colors)
I'm big on cardigans over here.  This one is such a great price with close to 400 reviewers loving it. 

Halogen Stripe Block Merino Wool Three-Pocket (regular & petite) $46.80, $78

LOFT Camp Pants (was $59.90, now $44.99 + 40% off) (petite, regular, tall) also in tan, white
LOVE these kind of pants for running around in. 

I kinda gasped when I saw this blouse, there's only limited sizes left, so if you're a large or XL, snatch this up!

NYDJ Sleeveless Henley Blouse $47.40, $79 (also in blue and white)


Shirtdresses were my favorite for work- two fun prints here. 

Maggie London Shirtdress $58.80, $98 
Maggie London is a quality brand I love, especially in dresses. 

Everyone needs a great pair of well-make leggings in their wardrobe.  This corduroy pair with faux pockets looks super comfy. 

Oohing and ahhing over this skirt!  Would be so cute with booties too. 

Jessica Simpson Arriel Bootie $76.96- 20% off (also in red, black)
Vince Camuto Fenette Peep Toe Bootie $69.47- 50% off (also in black and pebble grey)
Steve Madden Yale Belted Boot $127.46- 25% off (also in black)
Nine West Bridgider $89.90- 35% of (also in tan, red)
Franco Sarto Linden Bootie- $99.90- 33% off (also in tan)
Vince Camuto Kasi Pointy Toe Bootie $89.37 - 40% off (also in red, black)

Speaking of booties, the prices are going down! 

 Micahel Kors Cooper Watch $167.49, $250
I'm still a fan of a chunky gold watch and this one is awesome!  I almost never see them on sale, so this is a great price at 33% off.

My favorite fall scarf right now. 

GAP also has a great selection of scarves from $11 - $20.




weekend steals & deals 

ANN TAYLOR:  50% off select Full-Price and Sale styles. No code needed.  FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. Ends 9/29.

ANN TAYLOR LOFT:  Flash sale until 10am Friday ($50 off $100 spent and $60 off $100 spent with your LoveLoft card.  Use code FLASH

BANANA REPUBLIC:  $25 off every $100 you spend. Use code BRHERENOW  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.  Ends 9/30.

EXPRESS:  Semi-Annual Clearance Sale, up to 60% off. 

GAP:    Extra 25% off your purchase.  Use code EXTRA Ends 9/29.  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

J CREW:  Extra 30% off final sale styles.  Extra 40% off with your J.Crew card.  Use code PICKASALE $5 flat-rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders of $150+

NORDSTROM:  Clearance Sale! Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

ZAPPOS:  Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing. 

have a great weekend!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Snakeskin Kleenex Box from Duct Tape

I'm busting out the duct tape again and turning an ordinary wooden kleenex box into something fancy!  I originally purchased this duct tape (Duck Tape brand) at Target forever ago and turned a shoebox lid into a cool tray.  But, for this project, I ran out mid-way through and then couldn't find it anywhere.  I looked at two Targets, a Michael's, and two Hobby Lobby's.  I eventually had to order more from Amazon.  


As you would imagine, creating this faux snakeskin kleenex box was as simple as wrapping the tape around the box (I started with the top, then the sides).  The pattern on the tape is forgiving, but you can try to line the pieces up.  I painted the very bottom black with craft paint so that I could use just three strips of tape along the sides and so the bottom wasn't taped close- you have to slide it open to insert the kleenex box.  For the hole in the top, I made a straight cut in the tape, then folded the tape underneath the lid part. 


I think I must be getting allergies as I get older, because it seems I'm reaching for a kleenex several times a day.  I keep boxes everywhere.  It's nice to have a stylish box on my bedside table.  Especially next to that Homegoods lamp! Score! 


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If you missed yesterday's post, I wanted to let you know that I'm at Pinterest Told Me To, sharing my "Closet Confessions".  The Internet ate half my post yesterday morning and I had to fix it, so I wasn't sure if you saw that part.  ;) 

See you tomorrow with this Weekend's Steals & Deals! 




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