30 January 2015

Friday Finds: Pretty in Pink

It's probably just nostalgia for Spring (is it here yet???) and the anticipation of Valentine's Day, but I'm finding myself unable to get pink out of my head and my wardrobe. I love pink. Pink pink pink pink pink. So when I went to look at Anthropologie today for this edition of Friday Finds, I decided to look for a little pink... from blush to fuchsia.


Enjoy these pink finds.

Happy shopping!



29 January 2015

I'm Late... I'm Late...

... for a very important date! No time to say hello (goodbye!). I'm late! I'm late!

Well, I'm not late. But I do love these clocks. I have a clock in almost every room in my house because of my tendency to be late, and my husband sometimes secretly moves the minute hand forward ever so slightly so that I am juuuuust a little more likely to be on time.

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If you're a fan of clocks, head on over to Joss and Main.

Happy shopping!

28 January 2015

Books on my nightstand

My super sweet husband surprised me on my birthday with books that I didn't know I wanted but loved all the same. Here are a few books that I have on my nightstand that I so enjoy picking up in the evenings before I fall asleep. Sometimes it's my favorite moment of the day.

This first book, Date Night In, comes with a resolution to cook a bit more at home. The way the author talks about her intentional evenings with her husband after the kids go to bed is so inspiring. 


Letters of Note is a book that I had always hoped I would write but never had the time. It came from a blog of a similar name, and spotlights famous and notable letters. 

   

It's a sick sick pleasure, but I adore Emily Post's Etiquette. Even when I don't need the information, I love knowing how socially acceptable it is to send a thank you note three months after a wedding or whether you should bring a bouquet of flowers or wine to a dinner party. 

 

Any good books that you're reading right now?

27 January 2015

Skincare from Anthropologie

I have to admit something... I often choose my skincare products by the packages. I know I should be a really responsible and fancy blogger and tell you that I have this regimen that I swear by and tell you all about how organic and non-toxic and bpa-free it is. But frankly, I just choose my skincare by how nice the products will look in my bathroom.

So, shallowly, I love the skincare that you can find at Anthropologie precisely because it is beautiful on the outside. Doesn't hurt that it really is fantastic and works well. Anyone else have a review on these products?


Happy shopping!

26 January 2015

10 Anthropologie Decor Hacks

Over the last few weeks I've been doing a series of Anthropologie Hacks--things that you can DIY that will let you capitalize on Anthropologie style without the Anthropologie price tag. If you want to catch up you can read about some Athropologie Furniture Hacks and Anthropologie Clothing Hacks in posts I've written in the past couple weeks.

But for today, here are ten decor ideas I adore from across the internets:

10. This awesome vase, with instructions to make this flower from modeling clay (it's super easy):

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9. This ruffled ombre shower curtain:

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8. These chalkboard spice jars--although you can store anything in them:


7. This vintage-looking industrial lamp that's made from a storage basket:

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6. These sweet hair pins:

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5. This ruffled curtain:

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4. These speckled wine glasses (would be so fun for outdoor picnics in the summer):

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3. This monogrammed mug:

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2. This quilted pillow--that only cost $3:

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1. This "birdbath" jewelry bowl:

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Hope you enjoyed and happy crafting! Let me know if any of these end up working out for you!

25 January 2015

Permission to do nothing

It's Sunday, and I don't normally post on Sundays, but I was going to use today to plan out all of my posts for this week. But today I just needed a day off, and gave myself permission to do nothing.

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Sometimes it's really hard to give myself permission to do nothing. I'm a pretty driven person. I almost never take a sick day from work, and I'm terrified of people thinking that I am not pulling my weight.

But there are some days that come along that I just want to give up on... before I even do anything. And at the risk of sounding lazy and self-indulgent, I think it's important to give up on the days that you need to give up on. Tomorrow, all of the things will still be there. People will forgive me for skipping a day of writing on your blog or of doing your laundry.

So today is one of those days... and if you're in a similar place, I absolutely encourage you to do the same.

23 January 2015

Friday Finds: Fun and Funky Under $30

It's winter and all gloomy but I'm thinking of all the wonderful bright fun and funky things that will lift my spirits on this cold day.

To the Anthropologie sale section!

This week's edition of Friday Finds features some lighthearted and beautiful items, all on sale, and all under $30.


Happy shopping!