Warning: Most of my upcoming posts will be home decor related, because we are hopefully closing on a new home in two weeks-ish.
We found the perfect house for our little family. This precious home was built in 1978 and has all the charm we were looking for. The bonus is that it was remodeled within the past year. There are a few minor things we will change (front door, paint colors, some light fixtures), but overall we are completely smitten.
We downsized, thank goodness. However, we didn’t sacrifice the things we loved most about our previous home. It has an open living/dining/kitchen area, a efficient floor plan (no wasted space), loads of built-ins, and an amazing yard. I’ve been up at night arranging and rearranging our furniture in the new space… in my head.
I’m too excited to sleep.
One of the spaces I’ve been planning out is the entry from the garage. It is a spacious laundry room with a door to the backyard. Naturally, I want to turn it into a mudroom as well.
There is a perfectly open wall… just right for vintage lockers. Perfect for creating a laundry/mudroom. Right? Right.
The problem? Lockers are going for hundreds of dollars, man. I’m now on the constant hunt for a set of cheap lockers. Let me know if you find any!
I will certainly share this decor journey as we go. Moving in count down: 12 days. Eek!
We’re in the midst of a huge transition. We moved from Nashville, TN to Northwest Arkansas. Who knows when we’ll feel settled again. So many questions: Do we rent for a bit? Hurry and buy a house? Which city should we live in?
Blah, blah, blah.
Let’s discuss the important things.
When is there a better time to sell both of our couches on Craigslist and find a new, dream one?
I’ve always preferred leather over fabric. Bringing our sweet MJ into our life only confirmed the necessity of being able to wipe milk, juice, and pee stuff off of the couch we live on. Yep, we live on our couch.
About a month ago, my friend Hannah over at Sundry Mumsy suggested that I share some sandals from the Whoa, wait. Walmart? project with Momfilter for their Summer Sandals Series. I immediately emailed Momfilter to introduce myself and ask if they would like to share our favorite sandals. Within a week or two I received a reply from co-creator, Yolanda Edwards. She was excited to share the sandals for their series, but also asked if they could interview me for their We Want to Know More About series. Completely shocked and flattered, I agreed (of course).
Yolanda emailed me the interview questions. I spent a week agonizing and analyzing answering the questions perfectly the first timeand editing my answers. I emailed her my responses, along with some pictures, last Saturday. When I woke up this morning, I had an email from her saying she published it this morning!
It was such a fun experience to work with Yolanda and Momfilter. I hope our paths continue to cross. If you haven’t read their blog before, check it out. (Even if you aren’t a mom.) They have great style advice, tips for the kitchen and travel, and beautiful pictures.
Have you been interviewed before? Did you fret over your answers or is it just me?
More times than not when I get the urge to dig through the dirty shelves of a thrift store, my sweet girl is napping. Alas, I don’t get to go very often. She’s asleep right now and I just had said urge.
Then it came to me: I need an online thrift store.
I found two that are help those in need and seem fairly easy to navigate.
Shopgoodwill.com has more of an eBay feel. You set up an account and bid on items. They pull items from all over the country to post online.
Here are a few vintage (turquoise, Ray Bans, Coach bag) finds…
The other site I found is called WebThriftStore. This site allows anyone to donate items, the money goes to a charity, and then the seller gets a tax receipt. No bidding here, you can buy what you like immediately.
Here are a few more vintage (Marc Jacobs and CHANEL) finds…
Do you thrift online? What are you favorite sites?
I am definitelymight be considered picky about what my daughter wears. It can be a real challenge to find trendy kids clothing at an affordable price. It has to be affordable, they stain it or out grow it.
Do you shop in department stores? I typically try to avoid all department stores, with one exception. Nordstrom. (I swoon a lot, but buy very little.)
The other day, a JCPenney ad showed up in our mailbox. I can’t remember the last time I walked in that store. Obviously, an ad that cute intrigued me to check them out. Now, I’m in love with their Joe Fresh line. Most shirts and pants are under $20.
Don’t worry, they have stuff for women too. (Post coming soon!) Men, so sorry. Nothing from this line in the jcp stores for you. If you’re in the northeast sometime, look up the stand-alone Joe Fresh stores. You can view, but not purchase, online.
Here are several of my favorites for girls…
And for boys…
Do your kids own any Joe Fresh clothes? What do you think?
Last weekend, my mom treated me to a pedicure. (Can’t thank her enough!) One of my favorite parts of the pedicure is pillaging through the stacks on stacks of past magazine issues. The pedicure was relaxing and rejuvenating, but during it I read an article about Drew Barrymore. I’m a longtime fan.
Who knew she had a makeup line? Not me. Maybe I’m just late to this party.
She created Flower Beauty with the intent to sell high-end cosmetics at low prices. How might she do that without compromising the quality? No advertising. Yep, you read that right. She promotes it. Brilliant, Drew. We all thank you. Where might you find this product line? Walmart! Don’t worry, they carry it online as well.
I haven’t had the pleasure of trying it out, it’s not carried in every Walmart. This week I’ll be hunting one down that carries it. SO excited. If you’d like to see my favorite products from the line, head over to follow or like Whoa, wait. Walmart? on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Have you tried Flower Beauty yet? If so, what are your favorite pieces from the line?