Tuesday Things – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? Here are a few of my current favorite things from Etsy, which would make awesome gifts for the lucky guy, gal, or pooch in your life! (Yeah, you probably can’t get these in time for Valentine’s day now… but in my opinion EVERY day is a great day to show your people (& pets) how much you love them. 🙂

For the Ladies

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1) “Pining For You” canvas tote from Urban Bird & Co. // 2) Adjustable, silver-plated Arrow Ring from Bellajoo // 3) “Hello my Darling” 11 x 14 Print from Livy Love Designs

For the Gents

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1) Maple Wood Watch from Tmbrwood //  His & Her Ice Cream Spoons from For Such a Time Designs //  Acoustic iPhone Dock Amplifier from Schuttenworks.

For the Pups

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1) Sparkle Hearts Bow Tie Collar from Chucklehounds // 2) Sweet Heart Sweet Potato, Natural Dog Treats from The Kind Puppy // Personalized Heart & Bone Dog Bowl from Purple Glaze Pottery UK.

Have a great day! ❤

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Tuesday Things

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Are you all caught up on sleep after Superbowl Sunday? I’ve got a few favorites for you today in preparation for Valentine’s Day. The theme is “arrows” because I happen to be obsessed with arrow decor right now (as you’ll see again in tomorrow’s DIY!)

 

These Earrings

image_originalThese earrings from Little Big Fabric are so simple & sweet ~ I ordered a pair last week 🙂

 

This Awesome DIY

80fd2c69a61bd74d03d92890a461bec9These DIY Giant Cupid’s Arrows from For The Love Of… would be an awesome project for a kid’s party, Valentine’s Day party favor or decor, or just a fun way to recycle cardboard gift wrap tubes!

 

These Cupcake Toppers

cupidsarrow-1I love these cupid’s arrow cupcake toppers from Creature Comforts – not to mention those cupcakes look pretty freaking amazing, too.

 

Enjoy my V-Day, arrow themed faves for the week & have a great day!

Kitchen Sources

Hey guys! As promised, I’ve got a list of sources from our kitchen makeover. The big purchases get a paragraph all to themselves, while the little items & accessories are noted in the picture captions!

DSC_0111Artwork –  Joy print by Katie Daisy; Tea Towels – Pottery Barn; Tea Kettle – Copco Steel Tea Kettle from Amazon

AppliancesFrigidaire Gallery Collection (stove, dishwasher, over-the-range microwave & refrigerator). I absolutely LOVE the smudge-proof stainless steel finish. It looks great and has been really easy to keep clean. I particularly love the gas range we purchased, which has an interchangeable center griddle plate that has been really useful for Saturday morning pancakes, grilled cheese sandwich making, etc.

Granite – Our granite is called Ivory Fantasy. We did a lot of comparing of different counter top materials & prices, and in the end were really happy with the price & the overall look of this granite. The goal was to find a light colored design that would go with our tile floor (new flooring was not in the budget!), yet work with the new stainless steel appliances & chrome details. It has browns and greys running through it, and in person makes a nice but subtle contrast with the white cabinets/tile/walls.

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Soap Dispenser – Sea Salt & Lychee from Anthropologie; Ring Dish – Nordstrom; Weck Jar Candle -The Farmhouse Store; Yellow Striped Dish Towel  – Pottery Barn.

DSC_0050Faucet – Moen Brantford Pull Down Faucet in Chrome (Amazon); Knobs & Pulls – Liberty Chrome Finish Cup Pull & Polished Chrome Knobs

 

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Pendant Light – I’m in love with the pendant light above our sink. It looks a lot like this expensive (beautiful) pendant light that I loved when I made my kitchen mood board – except it is $100 dollars less from the Home Depot Home Decorators Collection. It’s super beautiful in person – even though I had a hard time capturing it in these photos. But I love love love it!

DSC_0094Jade Cake Stand Shop Sweet Lulu; White Cake Stand & White Pitcher – Pottery Barn; Mugs & Bowls – Threshold Beaded Collection (Target); Artwork Eat. Say. Love.; Brie Dish – Target; Berry ColanderHow to Live Too, Beach Haven LBI; Fruit Bowl – Target.

DSC_0061Pub Table – Nantucket White Bistro Table from Home Depot (except we shortened it by about 8 inches); Stools – Pier 1 Imports.

Some of our other additions included the 2″ x 6″ white subway tile (Home Depot), the white shelves & corbels, and the crown molding (Home Depot via contractor prices).

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I’m so happy with our new kitchen – it is fresh & cheerful, and meets all of our practical needs. I especially love all the endless possibilities for playing with color & decor against the white/neutral room!

So, what do you think guys? And do you have any kitchen projects going on right now, too? I’d love to hear about them!

Inspire ~ Create

Recently I came across the wonderfully eclectic, vintage & sweet designs of Pick Up Sticks Jewelry – the handmade creations of cousins Sabrina and Glena.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the two sides of my new Inspire ~ Create charm. I love the vintage prints & typography and the inspirational sentiment.

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In the online shop you can find a huge collection of beautiful charms featuring vintage photos and lovely words. They can be mixed and matched – so you can “DIY” your own perfect piece of jewelry art!

 

I hope you’re feeling inspired today, too!

 

Recent Etsy Finds

I’ve picked up some awesome things from some crafty Etsy artists over the past month – check ’em out!

I am IN LOVE with these rustic frame mason jar wall vases from Designs by MJL.

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They are so shabby chic & pretty! I bought two, which are hanging on either side of the amazing canvas print we’ve hung above our sofa (it was a fantastic find – on sale – from our favorite place to shop, The Farmhouse Store).

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And for something completely different, how amazing is this white hippo planter from Coastal Moss?

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He is SO STINKING CUTE! I named him Carl. He makes me happy.

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What have you found on Etsy lately?

A Few of My Favorite Things (Birthday Style)

My birthday was a few days ago, and I was quite spoiled by my loving husband and family. If you follow me on Instagram you likely saw some pics from my fun-filled “birthday week”. Here’s a round-up!

Birthday Collage1 & 2) the week started off with a mani-pedi date with a friend, so I’ve been sporting Essie Mademoiselle on my fingers & Turquoise & Caicos on my toes. 3) Pretty tulips from the grocery store bloomed all week in our living room. 4) More tulips – a lovely flower bed outside a hotel in NYC spotted while my BFF & I walked the streets on a fun-filled evening. 5) Drinks, dinner, a show & time with my bestie. 6) Gorgeous flowers delivered on my birthday from my amazing husband! 7) New favorite shoes (Reva by Tory Burch). 8) Happiness. 9) Seriously spoiled – a new bag for toting my laptop & work essentials (Longchamp Le Pliage), a new springy cellphone case (Botanical Rose iPhone Case from Rifle Paper Co)., and a basket for my bike (Nantucket Bike Basket Company).

I love having a Spring birthday – it is such a happy & optimistic time! Now if the weather would just get it together, I would have zero complaints!

Have a great day everyone! Xo!

Get Some Cutey in your Life!

We all need some extra cuteness in our lives, right? Well, Cutey is a fantastic UK-based company that sells customizable jewelery and gorgeous bags that are all, officially, cute! (And gorgeous & glamorous!)

cutey6I am in love with the fun, colorful charm bracelets – especially Eros, named for the goddess of love – but I especially adore these Shamballa bracelets! I was so excited to receive two of them, a gold & a crystal/white, from the fashionistas behind Cutey.

Cutey7These adjustable bracelets are adorned with nine gorgeous, sparkly beads. Inspired by “Sambhala” – the mythical kingdom of happiness and peace in Buddhism – these bracelets will bring a little piece of happiness into your life!

Cutey5I love how easily adjustable the bracelets are. They fit perfectly- and their simple but beautiful design adds a bit of glam to any outfit!

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And talk about sparkle – each bead packs a whopping 84 crystals, which make for a truly eye-catching accessory.

Cutey4The Shamballa bracelets come in a variety of colors and can be shipped worldwide. I think they are super unique and stylish – thanks, Cutey!

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To get some Cutey in your life, check out the website, and follow them on Twitter & Facebook!