• Friday Favorites – Recent Etsy Finds…

    Friday Favorites – Recent Etsy Finds…

    Happy Friday y’all! Hope everyone made it through this heat wave unscathed. I’ve been trying to keep the plants alive and we finally turned on our sprinkler system this week to keep our grass from dying like last year… oops. I haven’t posted an Etsy roundup for awhile, so I thought I’d let you in on a few items I’ve been coveting lately. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

    01 – I love this stained glass bud vase from Fleeting Stillness. This would look really neat in a bathroom or on a sun porch.

    02 – Awesome Howlite Necklace from Sarah Safavi Jewelry

    03 – I love the color of these Peep-Toe Flats from TamarShalem in Israel.

    04 – This cute embroidered hoop art from Sometimes I Swirl

  • Friday Favorites – Naturally Beautiful

    Friday Favorites – Naturally Beautiful

    I was really inspired this past week by a couple of posts I read on two of my favorite blogs, BetterAfter and Design*Sponge.

    First was this post from BetterAfter where the reader took this hideous (& shiny!) looking midcentury side table and totally gave it new life by stripping the paint off and adding a super cute knob. It turned out beautifully and I’m itching to rehab some gross, painted thing now.

    The second post I saw was on Design*Sponge about 10 Fabulous Make-unders. I grew up watching my grandpa work wonders with wood to create furniture, decorative objects and toys for my sisters and I. And, he very rarely painted anything. He loved to bring out the natural beauty of the wood in his creations, and all of them today have stood the test of time without gooey paint jobs & distressed finishes (I CANNOT stand distressed finishes, personally).

    Here are a few objects that take my Grandpa’s wisdom to heart and let the wood speak in all of its natural glory. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    01 – Simple yet stylish wooden ring from Cool Natural Jewelry

    02 – Wood Tile Placemats from West Elm

    03 – Amazing Wooden Link Necklace by Tory Burch

    04 – Large & Small Serving spoons from EarlyWood Designs, LLC.

  • Friday Favorites – Ikat

    Friday Favorites – Ikat

    The Ikat pattern is a very old, very traditional pattern originally believed to have been developed in pre-Columbian South American regions. It was a technique used to dye fabric and has developed into a very popular modern pattern. I am particularly drawn to the Ikat patterns that look organic and a little fuzzy. I like the bold punch this pattern gives to textiles, particularly in home decor. These are just a few items that caught my eye while scouring the web this week. Enjoy!

    01 – Woven Diamond Ikat Pillow Cover from cwonder.com

    02 – Ikat & Leather foldover clutch from Driftwood & Fossil

    03 – Ikat bowls from West Elm

    04 – Ikat cardigan from Anthropologie

  • Friday Favorites – Farmer’s Market

    Friday Favorites – Farmer’s Market

    This morning was nice and sunny and crisp outside. We had some thunderstorms roll through yesterday and attempt to clear out the muggy, incredibly humid air that has been hanging around here all week. The fresh morning air reminded me of going to farmer’s markets in downtown Madison, WI on Saturday mornings with my mom. I love the clusters of people, the smells and of course, the produce. Though there isn’t any produce ripe for the picking thanks to this late start to spring & summer, here’s a few items I’ll pull from my closet when the time is right. Here’s to hoping you all have a good weekend and hopefully enjoy some seasonable weather!

    01 – This large Market Tote from Milkhaus Design would be perfect for carrying all your goodies back home. And, she’s a local Madison, WI artist!

    02 – I’ve had my original pair of Birkenstock sandals for going on 5 years now and they’re still amazing. I like this colorful option too!

    03 – Of course you have to have some shades! Although I’ve never purchased a pair of expensive sunglasses, I’d consider these from Tom’s because of the charity aspect, and I love the style.

    04 – Pair a simple t-shirt with a colorful striped scarf for a casual look that also helps keep you warm on chilly early mornings.

  • Friday Favorites – Gearing up for summer!

    Friday Favorites – Gearing up for summer!

    Switching it up a little this Friday with a chic and comfy summertime outfit! It’s been chilly, rainy and cloudy here for the past week or so, so I’m ready to celebrate the start of summer with some new seasonal pieces for my wardrobe. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! I’ll be back next week to update you all on the landscaping situation!

    01 – Just might have to go pick up this strapless colorblock dress from Old Navy this weekend. I love the color combination!

    02 – I love these Green Crystal Earrings from KimDulaney. I think that little touch of green is just what this outfit needs.

    03 – I think these strappy leather sandals from Madewell look like the perfect pairing of comfort and style.

    04 – Isn’t this hot pink wicker clutch from J.Crew just screaming summer pool party?

  • Friday Favorites – Out in the Yard

    Friday Favorites – Out in the Yard

    I’ve been working like a dog out in my yard these past couple of weeks – more on that in an upcoming post! But, I’ve been scouring the web for some great planters and decorative items to give my yard some personality. Here’s a few items I’ve got my eye on!

    01 – These awesome Self-watering Cult pots from West Elm

    02 – I love this metal Sun Art for the side of the house. I would choose the painted copper finish as it’s going to go with my new house color scheme. More on that soon!

    03 – Aren’t these Owl Water Feeders awesome? I have the perfect spot picked out for these in front of the house!

    04 – And, you have to have a good pair of gardening gloves. A must!