The summer months are magical in any part of the world. Yet in some areas (like Upstate New York where I live) it is a very short magical experience. God's gift of a few short months of warm weather, lots of sunshine, and gardens in bloom. I always look for simple yet impactful ideas for projects that I can take on that will make this quarter of my year functional and fun, but won't break the bank.
Sometimes you just need one little spark to ignite your imagination - - - and that's just what happened with this sitting room space that I designed. I saw a gorgeous settee on Wayfair and I thought "Hmm...where could I put that? What could I pair it with?" That led to a full fledged online shopping adventure and new (FREE) vision board for my readers.
Bringing cape cod inspiration to our urban farm home
Every summer my husband and I pack up the car and head to the Cape (Wellfleet to be precise). We've been going since we met and now our children get to enjoy the tradition that we started many years ago. The feeling of vacationing in the Cape is one of tranquility, reflection and good eats. We focus SO MUCH on the fresh seafood and summer cocktails. It's truly something I look forward to all year long. So I thought, why not bring the look and feel of the Cape right into our home? Who cares if we live in upstate NY in a farm-style home, let's do it! Plus - my kiddos loved the idea of feeling like they were at the beach :)
Like most human beings, I look forward to a good night's rest after a long day. Over the years I have purchased several sheet sets with never giving much thought to my selection other than thread count. I was always told that the higher the number, the better the bedding - right? WRONG! There is a lot more that goes into the perfect bed sheet besides thread count.
Heading into Target is typically dangerous territory for me. I enter with good intentions of saving money and getting the necessities, but usually leave with impulse buys galore! Luckily, most of the time these impulse purchases might cost just a few bucks as I really love to rummage through the dollar bins. Today I'm sharing some really cute office stationary with you that I found last week. These Target finds have brightened up my desk space and didn't break the bank.