My Favorite Black Friday Finds

So today I’ve got you some goodies!

Black Friday is coming up and it just so happens to be my absolute favorite shopping day of the whole entire year (because who wants to buy anything full price? Not I)

Here I’ve rounded up some of my favorite finds from some of my favorite stores, and who knows… You may even spot one of these finds in an upcoming project of mine.

Take a look……


1) Safavieh Chatham Rug This gorgeous pastel rug from RugsUSA is now 50% off with free shipping. It’s 100% wool and features a Moroccan motif. (Tip: If you sign up for their e-mail list they’ll give you an additional percentage off your purchase)

2) Sassy Sweet Porcelain Appetizer Plate Set “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Impress your guests with this sweet plate set from Pier 1. Originally priced at $24.95 this set is now $19.96.

3) Doss Mirror Top Console Table This stunning console table from Horchow will really make a statement whether in your entry, living room or dining room. Its features an antique gold finish with a mirror top. This week its 20% off! (And don’t forget to join their e-mail list! New customers receive a welcome promo code)

4) Gridding II Canvas Art Print This abstract art print from Kirkland’s uses cool colors with pops of gold. Perfect for the mantle or even on the dining room wall. Originally $69.00, this beautiful piece is now just $35.00!

5) Zaria Pillow  Z Gallerie is one of my favorite stores for throw pillows. Each pillow is well made, soft, with a touch of modern glamour. Add something special to your living room. All of Z Galleries pillows and accessories are now 20% off when you use the code THANKS20

6) Signal Hill Benchwright Button Tufts Wingback Hostess Chair (Set of 2) Check out Overstock for their Black Friday specials. These dining room chairs, originally $389.99 are now just $218.00. Give your dining room a touch of rustic elegance. These chairs are the perfect style and come in three different colors. (Psst…Overstock also offers discount codes to new customers, just be sure to join their e-mail list)


Well I hope you enjoyed my favorite Black Friday finds! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.


You’ve got a blank space baby

So today we’re talking about the fifth wall, also known as … your ceiling.

Most people pay no attention to their ceilings. The ceiling gets a few coats of white paint and we call it a day.

Committing  to any color, texture or pattern for the ceiling may seem daunting. But making the right choice can make all the difference. You can make your space feel larger, cozier or more dramatic just by giving your ceilings a little love.

Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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Painting the ceiling a few shades lighter or a few shades darker than the color on your walls creates dimension.


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Painting your ceilings the same color as your walls will give the effect of a larger room.


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This technique is probably my favorite. Adding a pattern to your ceiling or painting your ceiling a bright color draws the eye upward, creating the illusion of a higher ceiling.


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Dark ceilings tend to pull the eye downward. This works especially well in a bedroom, creating a cozy and intimate feel while adding drama.


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Who knew ceiling tiles could look this good? I’m loving these classic and stylish bronze tiles. Give your space a rich look while adding warmth and texture.


Dressing up your ceiling is the perfect project if you’re looking to transform a space on a budget. Have any more ideas? Share them here.


champagne taste

Okay so if you know me well enough, you probably already know that I absolutely. hate. doing. laundry.

I would say I hate doing laundry just as much as I hate doing the dishes.

But don’t worry, I’m not a total slob, I swear. I would vacuum and scrub my bathroom floor 3 times a day if I could but who really has the time for that?

So any how, back to laundry. I figured it was about time that we re-vamp the laundry room. I know it’s not one of those rooms like “oh hey! Let me give you the grand tour! You gotta see my laundry room!”…..I get it.

But you see your laundry room, and you have to spend time in it. So why not love it?

So here’s the E-Design I came up with……


Pretty, right?

I really love the gray cabinets. They’re modern and sleek looking yet almost soft and soothing at the same time.

The cabinets are called Maple Greige and they’re made by J & K Cabinetry .


My family’s home improvement company uses J & K all the time. Not only are they affordable but they’re good quality and they have a great selection.

Moving right along to the fixtures and hardware. I am totally OBSESSED with champagne gold. I found these golden champagne knobs by Amerock and I am just in love because they are so stinking pretty! What do you think?champagne-knobs

Then I found this stunning mini chandelier by Jeremiah Lighting .


And of course…… it’s on back order.

This happens to me all the time I promise.

But I am a firm believer in the whole good things will come to those who wait saying. So I’m going to stick it out and wait until November 14th till I can get this baby delivered to my door step.


Is anyone else out there thinking about redecorating their laundry room?

I’m telling you, give your laundry room a little TLC, it pays off when you’re in there for 2 hours folding 500 pairs of socks.

And stay tuned! Because in the next few weeks I’ll be posting some pictures of the final outcome as well as some tips for decorating your dream laundry room.