Transform Your Patio with an Outdoor Rug

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This post is brought to you by Wayfair. I am participating in their “From Rug to Room” campaign and have been compensated for this post, but the ideas and opinions discussed are completely my own. They also have provided a great promo code for my readers, so keep your eyes peeled for that at the bottom of this post!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that we recently splurged on some new patio furniture. Since we bought our home in 2012, the outdoor space has been an uphill battle. We started with an overgrown and under cared for yard and spent the better half of year one removing plants.

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5 Etsy Shops with Storage Solutions That Are Beyond Gorgeous

When it comes to the digital world, I like to think of myself as an early adaptor, or at least a member of the early majority. I don’t have a problem “getting”most social or e-commerce platforms, but one site that I have never really thrived on is Etsy. Maybe I got into the game too late, but I find Etsy too overwhelming to shop. Maybe you feel the same way?

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5 Reasons to Check Out Lost & Found’s Capsule Collection at Anthropologie

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This week marks the exciting initial drop of Lost & Found’s capsule collection for Anthropologie. This is the first time Anthropologie has trusted an outside source to curate an entire collection and they couldn’t have picked a better partner. Jamie Rosenthal started her shop Lost & Found fifteen years ago in Hollywood, CA and her aesthetic speaks to the global and eclectic style that is the Anthropologie girl. (more…)

Easy Dip Dye Tote Tutorial

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A few weeks ago, I attended Lia Griffith’s Cricut craft party. Baby D was about a month old at the time, so I brought him along in the Ergo carrier and (luckily) he slept the whole time. There was a fabulous crowd of crafty Portlanders and bloggers alike as well as amazing paper crafted decor, fancy appetizers and sweet treats. I had a fantastic time meeting new people and playing with the new Cricut Explore. There were THREE crafts for party-goers to create and take home with them when they were done. (more…)

Announcing a Birth with Minted

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I should start off by saying I’m sorry. It’s been 4 weeks since I last posted and I didn’t leave a note. I didn’t plan on taking such a long break, (or any break at all for that matter) it sort of just happened. “Tomorrow” became “next week”, which quickly became 4 weeks and the longer I stayed away from blogging, the harder it became to come back. (more…)

Reasons Why I Love Getting Older

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Today is my birthday.

I share that with you reluctantly at the risk of sounding like I am fishing for birthday wishes, but I assure you, that’s not the case. It’s not that I don’t like my birthday or that I dread getting older, but as an introvert I shy away from drawing attention to myself altogether.   (more…)

MUR Mini Triangle Wall Installation

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Today I’m super excited to share with you an easy way to spruce up a wall. Vinyl wall decals are a fun way to add some interest to a wall without the commitment of paint or wallpaper. They are removable and repositionable, so there is no pressure to get it perfect the first try and this is a great option for renters. (more…)

Land of Nod Teepee DIY Copycat

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It’s been two and a half weeks since we came home from the hospital and the reality that my husband is returning to work soon is finally setting in. We are so fortunate that he was given three weeks paternity by his employer and our older son and I have really gotten used to having him around the house. We have been having so much fun as a family, I almost forgot to post about the last two projects I completed before heading to the hospital.

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