Labor Day sale finds for home.

September 4, 2017

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I rarely buy anything for our home at full price, and often browse for things at local antique stores or flea markets. If I come across something online that I really love, I will bookmark it to wait for a sale weekend like Labor Day! Here are some of the best Labor Day sales for the home I have found along with favorite items.

Now is the time of year to get your outdoor furniture since stores are trying to clear out and make room for seasonal product. Wayfair is having up to 70% off their selection.

Joss & Main is having an additional 20% off sale finds, and I can’t believe some of the prices. Love this unique console table, and their sofa selection is all under $900 which is rare for a good quality couch!

West Elm is having up to 70% off markdowns, so this would be the time to snag one of their rugs (they have some of my favorite designs like this one), or bedding sets!

Anthropologie rarely goes above 20% off sale, so this extra 40% off sale finds is impossible to ignore, darn it! These tag sales are usually when I will pick up a few things for the kitchen or snag one of  their super plush pillows and throws.

Holding out on throw pillows or lighting? Target is having up to 30% off their home line. We have this floor lamp and a few of their side tables.

Extra 30% off the Urban Outfitters sale section. This is where I have found a lot of our planters!

I’ve been eyeing up Rejuvenation’s hanging pendants for months, and they are all 20% off!

 

Hope this is helpful for you all. Enjoy this extra day of rest!

 

5 Labor Day Weekend Staycation Ideas.

September 1, 2017

 

After traveling a good deal the last few months, we are more than happy to stay put this weekend. Here are a few Labor Day weekend Staycation ideas you can use in your own living room or backyard to make the most of time with your family!

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DIY large scale wall art.

August 31, 2017

 

I usually have art commitment phobia, and it takes me forever to get together a picture ledge or gallery wall. I like art in our home to have meaning so I overthink everything, and end up not being able to execute any decisions. This time around I went for a different approach by making my own large scale art. It saves a pretty penny, and also gives your art a little more significance in the process.

  1. Choose an image you have taken from travels, your city, or in my case, just from a stroll around my neighborhood! You don’t have to use a fancy camera. I think the biggest surprise for me was that this printed pretty clear even though the image was from my iphone.
  2. Open your image in a photo editing program (I used photoshop) to convert to black and white or edit contrast, brightness, or color. I set up the image horizontally and split them into two even images. Save as separate files.
  3. Print your images on wrap around canvas through a discount printing site like Easy Canvas Prints (they run up to 85% off deals). The total cost for both of your art work will still be less than buying a custom one large piece from most art print sites. These black and white images were printed in the wrap around canvas style in size 30” x 40.”

Hope this is helpful! I can’t share too much of our living room yet, but I will be posting the full tour very soon! We will be sharing how we made these picture ledge/ book shelves as well.

 

 

Hurricane Harvey relief – Ways to send aid to Texas

August 30, 2017

 

Like many of you, we feel completely helpless in this devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey. If only we could cross the miles to offer our own two hands! It is surreal to see so many people losing everything they have.

I am sure you all have seen many different organizations offering to help, but in case you need some additional ideas, here is what I have found from many of you readers near the area:

Team Rubicon – This directly funds volunteers who are trying to reach victims by boat or helicopter.

Salvation Army – Food and water to first time responders.

Airbnb – Offering emergency accomodations.

Greater Houston Hurrican Relief Fund (Set up by the mayor.)

Preemptive Love Coalition

Dream Center – Fund volunteers

Adore Ministries – Relocation, temp housing, and clean up crew

St. Vincent DePaul of Houston-Galveston

Sugar & Cloth Sponsor a Family – Adopt a family who has lost everything.

Texas Diaper Bank 

Foster Village Austin – Helping foster children misplaced by the hurricane.

Hope Supply Co – Blankets and Hygiene boxes for the homeless.

 

Monetary donations are the most effective way to help right now! If I have missed any, please comment below.

Our prayers are with you Texas!

 

 

3 quick steps for building a fall capsule wardrobe.

August 28, 2017

It dipped below 90 degrees here which seemed to validate the word Autumn here in GA. It doesn’t get cool enough for jackets here till about November, so I may not be wearing my favorite staples until then, but I have a feeling many of you will be needing warmer pieces in under a month! Below are some quick steps for building a fall capsule wardrobe if you are interested in creating one, as well as some good base staples to get you started.

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Sleep Routine Tips for Kids.

August 24, 2017

We want to start answering more of the questions we have received centered around family life that can be more thorough a quick social media response. Today I want to dive into the topic of the great mystery of sleep habits for little ones! I think most parents have experienced desperation at some point or other. You know that feeling of fog and confusion because everyone is sleep deprived, and you feel like you are willing to sign over your life on the dotted line just to have one night of good sleep? There really is nothing worse than a child OR parent who hasn’t hit a good REM cycle in a while. With 5 little ones, have tried just about every combination and trick in the book for getting our kids to develop good sleep patterns. I don’t think I will EVER figure out that first year of life (so unpredictable!), but there are some things that have seemed to help encouraging consistent sleep routines for kids both at home and while traveling.

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22 Piece Summer Capsule Conclusions

August 21, 2017

 

At the beginning of this capsule the number 22 seemed like a small number to work with for a whole summer. This is funny to me now considering there were a few items I only wore once or twice. I could have probably worked with 15 and been fine! It was eye opening to realize how I’ve lived in a state of excess for so long. It’s much easier not to think through what we wear and where we buy our clothing than it is to be intentional about it. I often just don’t feel like I have the brain space to think through a whole month’s worth of outfits. However, as I mentioned previously, after it was all said and done, this experience saved me time and money in the end! It also felt like I had an interior and mental shift along with it.

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