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BEDSIDE BLISS WITH THE KEY

Williams Sonoma Inc. This year we set a goal to make our house feel like ‘our home’. I feel really good about the progress we’ve made in the last five months––see our living room and dining room reveals. The next room we decided to tackle was our bedroom and with the help of The Key rewards program we made magic happen!

Aerin for Williams Sonoma Home Frame / Pottery Barn Lamps / West Elm Jewelry Box / Williams Sonoma Marble Bowl 

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

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Holy moly people, this week has been a doozy! Between my job, social engagements, watching the World Series (Go Cubs!), and creating some of my holiday content, the last 5 days have been chocked-full of craziness.  This weekend I am going to try and finish my 4th annual Holiday Gift Guide Magazine and try a few new recipes.

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MORNING DETAILS WITH NESPRESSO

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Morning are kinda my thing.

It’s my time of the day where the house is still quiet, the dogs are running around in our backyard and I can enjoy my coffee without interruption.  Without fail, my morning routine is consistent to say the least. I wake up between 6:30-7:00, depending on if I hit the snooze a few times, hop in the shower, and head straight to the kitchen to make my first cup of coffee.  I head to my desk to press publish on my post for the day (or let’s be honest: I sit on the couch with the TODAY show in the background), check social media, and sip my coffee while I check out my favorite sites and respond to emails.  After cup number one, I continue to get ready for the rest of my day.

I would say I am somewhat of a coffee snob, I always have been, because life’s too short to drink bad coffee, right? So when my friends at Nespresso sent me over their new Nespresso VertuoLine, I couldn’t wait to try their new American full cup of coffee + authentic espresso maker. I am normally a latte kind of girl, but sometimes I just want to be able to sip on a cup of regular coffee, so needless to say I am completely obsessed.  Did I mention I am on my 2nd cup already? It is perfect for a little extra energy at about 2pm (or 10am if you are like me), especially because you can make a single cup in an instant.

What’s your morning routine look like?

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J.Crew Chambray Shirt / 7 For All Mankind Skinny Jeans / Cleo Suede Loafers (on sale!) / Catbird Rings / Anthropologie Initial Mug / Rebecca Atwood ‘Wave’ Pillow / Buffalo Check Pillows (custom from Nell Hills in Kansas City) / Restoration Hardware Sofa / Gold Flatware / West Elm White Bowl / Nespresso VetuoLine (c/o) / Peakaboo Clear Coffee Table

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photography by PRS for  A Dash of Details

LOVE YOU, SATURDAY

 

Hello, weekend. So happy to be home this weekend enjoying a little bit of relaxation and playing a lot of catch up. I have some really fun things in the works for the blog in the upcoming weeks that I am so excited to share with you.  Here are some links from this week: 

Yesterday was my last post for T.J. Maxx and their Fall Style trends. I had so much fun working on this project, and I hope ya’ll enjoyed it too.  In case you missed it, I styled a cashmere cardi 3 ways, played with leather, mixed prints, and talked Fall layers.  

A few of my favorite blogger friends played with Fall layers too! How cute are Jessica and Hallie?  They found some major scores too! 

With the temps dropping like crazy, I have been craving tomato soup, how amazing does this reciepe look from Strudle and Cream I found of Pinterest

Tory Burch is having a crazy 70% off sale, the perfect time to buy this tote I have been dreaming about, and this pair of sandals, even if it means I can’t wear them until next season. Oh and did you see her new amazing home decor line.  Could this pillow get any cuter?  To say I am obsessed is an understatement.  

Did you see this video yet? I was laughing out loud thanks to the Man Repeller’s Best of the Interenet.  

Loving this casual look on Brighton? I mean could she be any more adorable? 

The holidays are coming up and I am so excited for my friend Erin’s DIY party at West Elm! If you are in the Columbus area, be sure to RSVP, you are not going to want to miss this! 

Does anyone else watch Nashville? I am obsessing over the music this season, especially this song 

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the support and following along everyday! 

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image via here (I cannot find the orginial source, please let me know if you do!) I love this clutch! 

LATELY

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What a weekend! I know it is Tuesday already but Monday really just flew right by, I did not even have a second to blink.  We finally made some major progress at the house this weekend. Hanging art and getting ourselves a little more organized was so nice.  The pool opened on Friday so of course I had to take a half day and enjoy a little R&R and few cocktails in the sun. I am loving my new suit.

We snagged some fresh peonies from TJ’s on Saturday and picked up Bill the Buffalo from the framer.  How do you think it turned out? Side note: please excuse my bookshelves and lack of sofa pillows- they are still in the works.  The talented, Rebecca Atwood is making a custom pillow for the chair and I cannot wait to see it.

 

American Buffalo from the Animal Print Shop / Sofa and Chair – Restoration Hardware / Coffee Table- CB2 / Lamps- HomeGoods / Honolulu Zig Zag Swim Suit / Beddding- West Elm 

GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE HOSTESS

Have a friend, aunt or uncle, cousin who love to host a party during the holidays? Always hate walking in empty handed or with a standard bottle of wine?  Well, here are a few unique gifts that any hostess would love.  From the wine lover, to the cook, there is a gift for every hostess on this list.  

Made With Love Cheese Board / Diptyque Holiday Candle Set / ri bourbon / festive Old Fashion Glasses/ Tartan Cocktail Napkins / C Wonder Herringbone Throw / Ina Garten- How Easy Is That? / Table Topic Games / West Elm Gold Flatware / William and Sonoma Gingersnaps / Wine Lovers Package 

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A Feast To Remember

I mean who doesn’t love a little gold with the best meal of the year? I absolutely love Thanksgiving, and it could have something to do with no cell reception or internet.  Going completely off the grid is nice every once and a while.  I get to enjoy quality time with some of my favorite people and watch ALOT of football and reruns of the best TV movies.  While my Thanksgiving meal tends to be a little more relaxed and typically includes some unusual tastings (mostly everything is chicken fried), this is what I always envision my dream table to look like if we ever had a sit down dinner type meal.  Gold rimmed glasses and plates, beautiful pies, and simple place settings would add the perfect touch to the wonderful fam that surrounded the table.  I am so thankful and blessed for all of the wonderful people and changes happening in my life right now (and ya’ll are part of the fun- It is hard to imagine where I would be if I didn’t start this blog almost 2 years ago).  Anywho,  Hope you all enjoy a delicious meal around a delicious table.  

You can find all of these goodies at West Elm, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, William and Sonoma, and your very own backyard (well, maybe not my AZ friends).  

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This and That

 

The Trend: The Monogram 

For You: Wear this BaubleBar monogram necklace with a gingham shirt and these shorts. 

For Your Home: These West Elm Monogram Sheets would add the perfect personalized touch to any bedroom.  

images via BaubleBar  and West Elm 

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I Feel Pretty

Every once and a while I get in super girlie moods where I want to curl my hair and wear lipstick (if you know me, this doesn’t happen too often).  Well today was one of those days when I was getting ready and wished I had a super girlie vanity. Ya know, one of those with all of my makeup brushes and perfumes out on display. I am tired of going into my bathroom to grab all of my essentials for getting ready instead of having them in my room (this is laziness at its finest, folks). Plus, I would love to display my brushes and perfume rather than storing them in a makeup bag.

I am seriously thinking about re-arranging my room so I can fit this West Elm Parson’s Desk (shown in the first picture). Add a circle mirror and lucite chair and I will be set with the perfect spot to make myself feel pretty! Do any of you have a vanity in your room or bathroom? 

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Artist to Know: Luli Sanchez

I came across Luli Sanchez when I was browsing Pinterest the other day.  Her graphic designs are what really caught my eye.  I started looking at her portfolio and fell in love with a few prints and then noticed she collaborated with West Elm to create a collection of graphic wall art, decorative silk pillows, and much more.  She is known for her work in the fashion industry creating in- demand prints.  I love the whimsy of her designs and her use of graphic patterns. 

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images via Luli Sanchez