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Bright + Elevated

See that fan in the living room? I’ve been wanting to get rid of it since we moved in . It looks fine, but isn’t great. The light on the fan is pretty bad. So I’ve been thinking that we can transform the entire aesthetic and ambiance of the living room just by changing out this […]

We really need to talk about the lighting in the living room

living room with ceiling fan, sofa and accent chairs

Carl + I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day – it’s just another day for us. Are we weird? Okay, enough about me. You probably celebrate Valentine’s Day and I’ve got some great gift ideas for your partner/parents/kids/friends/pets… Shop the Post:

It’s here: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Every Christmas, I go all out when it comes to food: Sigh. Do you make the same things every holiday season or do you change it up every year. OR do you go to someone else’s house and have them stress about it (you’re so smart)? Here’s what we’re eating + the recipes I’ve relied […]

Join us for our annual Christmas feast

I’m not doing anything fancy this year when it comes to wrapping presents. Just some simple kraft paper, ribbon + tags. The one thing I did splurge on were these vintage-looking bells. They’re so pretty in person and is the perfect finishing touch to presents (I also added the bells to garland and wreaths around […]

Keeping it simple: how I’m wrapping presents this year

It’s hard to keep track of all the Black Friday Sales happening this week. Good thing I put all the sales in one place for you. *Don’t forget to get a few things for yourself. ART Framebridge – they make creating gallery walls incredibly easy. Use code GW15 for 15% off gallery walls. Juniper Print […]

All my favorite Black Friday Sales in one place

Let’s not wait until the last minute to shop for everyone on our holiday list this year. My favorite gifts for this season. . . GIFTS FOR KIDS Click to shop below: GIFTS FOR WOMEN Click to shop below: GIFTS FOR MEN Click to shop below: GIFTS FOR COOKS Click to shop below: GIFTS FOR […]

The Holiday Shop is open

My favorite coat in my closet is a vintage houndstooth Pendleton coat. It’s the perfect weight: just right for fall, perfect for winter, and light enough to layer for spring. Long coats can be an investment, but it’s so worth it since you’ll keep it for decades. Shop long coats

Long coats for fall + winter

It’s time to shop Wayfair’s Way Day Deals. Shop today and tomorrow for up to 80% off! Here are my favorites from the sale:

Way Day Deals

Every year, I tell myself to start my holiday shopping in the summer so I’m not the fool buying stuff on Amazon two days before Christmas hoping gifts will arrive on time. Eeeek. Well, not this year – I’m breaking my sad procrastination habit. There are so many good things on sale during Amazon’s Prime […]

Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop

I’ve been using the same holiday wreaths for more than a decade and I’ll be using them again this year. I’m actually surprised they didn’t get lost in the cross country move or get ruined by weather. Thankfully, I was smart enough to put them in storage bags. I can’t believe I’m already thinking about […]

The best holiday wreaths out there

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