The Very Best Fourth of July Sales

Home: Wayfair: This ones big. HUGE! Up to 70% off + FREE shipping. Lulu & Georgia: 20% off all rugs with code JULY4 Serena & Lily: 20% off everything with code 4TH Williams Sonoma:– 20% off clearance, and up to 75% off American-made brands, including Al-Clad, Kitchenmaid, Vitamin & more. West Elm: 20% off through tomorrow (7/5) with code JULY4 Crate & Barrel: 15% off using code SAVE15 & free shipping on orders over $49 McGee & Co: Free shipping ending today. Use code FREE The Vintage Rug Shop: 30% off all rugs through Friday (7/6) with code SUMMER30 Apparel: J.Crew: 30% off with code ALL-STAR J. Crew Factory: 50% off EVERYTHING! + and extra 20% off your purchase with code SUPERSTAR Madewell: 20%… Read More

Freestyle Friday

*This post contains affiliate links. I’m back and better than ever temporarily disabled!  In seriousness, I apologize from the lack of attention the blog has been getting. Writing took a backseat to some other opportunities (Check us out in the April Issue of Design & Living) and to some DIY projects around the house, namely our basement stairs. Then a week ago, I broke my foot stepping off the side of those just about completed stairs, minutes after meeting with a contractor to finalize the railing measurements.  In my defense it’s less than 2 ft high. I thought my bones could handle it. I was wrong. (Get the whole story here.) It was a very “Katie” thing to do, and I… Read More

Cyber Monday’s Best Deals

*This post contains affiliate links. Happy Cyber Monday! Today is the day to buy all of the furniture and home decor you have been coveting and there is still a few hours left! I apologize this post is getting so late to you in the shopping day, but I’ve collected today’s promotions for some of my favorite places to shop for furniture and home accessories. I had intended to post a more elaborate gift guide, but I’ve succumbed to the stomach bug going around our household. It’s lots of chicken noodle soup and online shopping from bed around here.  I also picked out a few pictures from our house and linked to products on promotion that will create the look!  … Read More

Freestyle Friday

Things aren’t always as calm in our home as it may seem. I routinely take pictures of E cuddling on the couch because these moments are precious and fleeting. Very fleeting. Sometimes our house feels like it is being taken over by kid things, but we make a conscious effort to design our spaces in ways that make everyone in the household feel welcome, including the adults. Decorating with kids can be a challenge, so this month I shared my best tips with Design & Living Magazine. Spoiler – My biggest secret is closed door storage. You can read the full article here.     In other news. I swapped out a piece of abstract art from Home Goods with a unique Clare Elsaesser… Read More