How to Style A Bookcase

Bookshelves can make for a stunning focal-point or they can look like a cluttered mess if you just randomly throw things in them. Ditch the disarray, and create a functional and streamlined display with these tips. 1.    Mix up the book placement.  No bookshelf is complete without books, but keep it interesting by mixing up your arrangement. Flip the spines in. Try a mix of vertical and horizontal arrangements. Don’t just go for any books—this isn’t the place for worn paperbacks. 2.    Try arranging your books by color. This might be a bit controversial for bookworms, but if you don’t have thousands of books it should still be relatively easy to find your book of choice. 3.  … Read More

Steals & Deals: The Best of the West Elm Friends & Family Sale

I mentioned yesterday that West Elm is having their BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR right now. But hurry ! It ends this weekend! EVERYTHING in stock is 20% off with the code FFSALE at checkout. You even save on already marked down items. This a great chance to get huge savings on furniture and accessories! If you have been eyeing something, now is the time to buy. However, to help you get the most bang for your buck I snooped out the biggest deals! I went through all the sale items and found the deepest discounts. Some of the items are 50% or more off!  Click on the pictures below to shop. I even listed the before and after sale pricing… Read More

The Friday 5

Today I’m bringing you a new regular post – The Friday 5! It’s short, simple and to the point because really who can digest much information when you’re only hours away from your weekend! What’s the Friday 5 exactly? I’ll share (you guessed it) 5 quick things that have been on my mind this week.  This might be project sneak peaks, Pinterest-fueled inspiration pictures or the hottest sales. 1. Once an IKEA hacker always an IKEA hacker. This is supposed to be a birthday gift for E, but it might actually be the fulfillment of my own childhood dreams. Buy the house here. 2. Speaking of our little princess, we finally selected a wallpaper for her big girl room — Schumacher… Read More

Preggers

Let’s cut to the chase. I’ve been holding out on you guys for what feels like a really long time… 29 weeks to be exact! If the t-shirt didn’t give it away for you, I’ll straight talk. We are expecting baby #2 on November 28!  I AM PREGNANT!  Needless, to say we are beyond ecstatic! While we are all eagerly awaiting our new arrival, Little Miss E is ready to take on the big sister role ASAP. She sings twinkle, twinkle little star and whispers “Baby, I’m going to be your big sister” to my belly almost every night. It’s enough to make a hormonal mother ugly cry happy tears. Translation to the non-pregnant, that means it is very, very sweet. There… Read More