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And then there were four....

Hey, friends, our baby girl is finally here! Brielle Fiona arrived June 6th at 7:27 am, weighing 7lbs, 1 oz. To say we're in love would be the understatement of the year!

floral baby swaddle headband set

Recovery from my c-section started off a little rougher than I anticipated thanks to a stomach bug I contracted two days before heading into the hospital. Unfortunately, it continued to haunt me through out our stay there. So needless to say, I've been laying low giving my body time to heal and then of course, there's the baby snuggles. I mean I wouldn't give those up for the world, so hope you'll stick around until I get back into the groove of things! I started photographing the nursery and can't wait to share it with you in a few weeks, along with a couple DIY tutorials I worked on for the room.

Pssst....I'm sure I'll share some early sneak peeks over on Instagram, so hope you'll come hang out. #GotToGoSniffMyBabyNow



Best Home Sales to Shop this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day sales have started! I seriously love me some holiday sales. I've been known to hold off on some of my "most wanted" home items for months just because I know I can score a better deal over a holiday weekend.  To make life a little easier for you (and to justify the amount of time I spend online browsing) I've compiled a list of some of the best home sales to shop this weekend. Enjoy!

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Wayfair: Score up to 70% off on patio and home furniture, rugs, and lighting during their Mega Memorial Sale. I'm seeing some great deals on some of their patio seating, like this set!
 I just recently started shopping at Wayfair over the past few months and I have to say I'm incredibly impressed with their customer service and shipping times.

Target: The chain is offering 30% off patio, home, and furniture items. Get another 15% off using promo code HERO  I am obsessed with this bedding (perfect for a girl's room and what a deal!) and this blanket.

Cost Plus World Market: Enjoy 15% off plus free shipping on orders over $150 using code MAYSAVE (online only)

Joss & Main: Get yourself an extra 20% off with code MEMDAY

Kirkland's: Use this coupon to score 25% off one regular priced item in-store or get 15% off  your entire online order using code MEMORIAL15 They have some great deals on there outdoor cushions going on right now!


Serena and Lily: Use code AMAZING to score 20% off everything 

H&M: Yes, they sell home decor! This weekend they have deals starting from $5 (some of these cushion covers are even less!) You can also enjoy up to 60% off and free shipping using code 4791. They don't offer free shipping very often (unless you spend a certain amount) so this is definitely a good time to take advantage of it!

Land of Nod:  Looking to spruce up a playroom or nursery? LON is offering 15% off your entire order.

Pottery Barn: PB is running their Buy More, Save More Sale right now PLUS free shipping with promo code SAVEMORE

Rugs USA: In the market for a new indoor or outdoor rug? Score some MAJOR deals (we're talking 70% + 30% off plus free shipping) with code MEMDAY30

I'd love to hear about any deals you score! Comment below or come chat with me over on Instagram and Facebook.




Budget-Friendly Fixer Upper Inspired Chandelier

Remember that one time I shared those super easy home sourcing tricks on how to score some of your favorite decor for less? Well, pee-my-pants-excited doesn't even come close to describing how I feel about saving over $400 on my favorite style chandelier!

dining room chandelier


 Let me back up a minute (or a few decades).

 Soooo....you'd think sponge painting your bedroom walls hot pink would be the epitome of decor embarrassment, right? Stop judging, it was the 90's. Unfortunately, over the years I've made and lived with other household arrangements that were just as mortifying, like our infamous zip-tied chandelier.

farmhouse dining room ideas

If you follow me over on Instagram  you've heard me mention this thing a time or two (or a thousand).  This light fixture hung in our dining room and to say it was a major annoyance to me is the understatement of the year. I tried to find proof of said annoyance but I was always really strategic in cropping it out of pics whenever I took a close up but even from a distance (like in the pic above) you could always tell there is something awkward going on with the chain links.

fixer upper style dining room

Long story short, when we first moved into this house the chandelier was hanging crooked and my hubby decided to use a zip tie for a quick fix. That quick fix turned into two years and to make matters worse, this wasn't a black zip tie that blended in... no, no, we decided we wanted to make it REALLY obvious that we keep things classy around here and went with an eye-catching hunter green zip tie.

If anyone ever had the desire to zoom in on my pics, there it would be!

tobacco baskets for wall decor

Aside from the zip tie, this builder grade chandelier wasn't my cup of tea anyways so a few months ago I finally decided enough was enough and went on the hunt for a new one. I immediately fell in love with this chandelier from Pottery Barn, but I like a real good bargain AND this is where the Pinterest's Visual Magnifying Tool really came in handy (Learn more on how to use this nifty Pinterest tool here).


After a short search, I stumbled upon a very similar chandelier being sold at Lowe's and you want to know the best part? It was only $99! I also happen to have a 10% off coupon for Lowe's at the time, so we ended up scoring the light fixture for even less.

inexpensive light fixtures
$99 versus $499: The Look for Less!
Sources left to right: Lowe's Allen & Roth Chandelier and the Pottery Barn Armonk Chandelier


I love how this light creates a focal point in the room without distracting too much from the other main attraction; the botanical prints. I didn't want something that would block or overshadow the gallery wall, so I was really happy they marinated well together.


I was a little concerned that the bronze finish would come across too harsh in this space but I actually think it was just the pop of color our dining room needed.

farmhouse table

Although on a smaller scale, it reminds me a lot of the light fixture used in "The Dutch Door" episode of Season 2 of "Fixer Upper". See Jo Jo, you and me, totally alike.


Dutch Door House Fixer Upper Dining Room
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That carpet is out the door next (seriously I want to give a wedgie to whoever though carpet in the dining room was a smart idea!) Also, these pics are an accumulation of photographs I've taken over the past two months, so you're not crazy, the decor is different from pic to pic!


DIY door casings


farmhouse style dining room

farmhouse chandelier

This chandelier makes me so happy every time I walk past our dining room, although, after living with a light held up by a zip tie for years my expectations obviously weren't that high!  I still have a long ways to go before proclaiming this space as finished but slowly it's starting to become my friend. A space I actually look forward to seeing instead of ignoring! 
So what kind of mortifying decor decisions are you living with?

PS. If you like money (as in you like to see lots more of it in your bank account), then don't forget check out my tips on how to source your favorite home decor for less!



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