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Let’s Talk Terrariums!

28 Feb

I’ve been getting so many questions about my cute little terrarium and thought I’d share all the information with you here. First of all, if you don’t know what a terrarium is, don’t fret. I’m sure you’ve seen them around. A terrarium is an enclosed, indoor garden, usually small and made of glass so that you can see your collection of plants. Before I knew that they were called terrariums, I was searching for ‘Geometric plant holder” and open air vase” on Pinterest and google until I purchased mine from West Elm.

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Now that we’ve covered the name, let’s talk about how cute terrariums are and how neat it is to have a living piece of art in your home. I also love how low maintenance they are- I literally mist mine with a spray bottle once a week and nothing more. Making it was quick and easy as well (and I am NOT a crafty person). It took me about 20 minutes total. Pinterest gave me inspiration and I looked up you tube videos on how to layer the terrarium in different ways and chose the look of white rocks on the bottom to match my current gold and neutral theme. Some people incorporate sand as well as tiny figurines. I kept mine more minimal and layered it starting on the bottom with white rocks, then added some dirt from outside, planted succulents in the dirt, then topped it off with some moss. It’s fun to make them your own!

I bought the succulents, white rocks, and moss from Home depot and the actual terrarium is from West Elm. I definitely recommend a terrarium if you want to add a cool piece of living breathing art to your home. They are easy, affordable and super cute!!!

Shop my Terrarium (pictured below) HERE Also, these particular terrariums come in 3 sizes. Check the dimensions so you get exactly what you’re looking for. Mine is the ‘small’ size. They also have extra small and large. 

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Treat yourself to the perfect Valentine’s Day ring under $100

3 Feb

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and finding a gift for your loved one can be a daunting task. So daunting in fact, that you should reward yourself with this dainty cutie from Catbird.  This adorable heart ring can be worn alone or stacked and makes the subtlest of statements. I personally own this ring in rose gold, but they are available in yellow gold and silver as well. Go on…. treat yourself!

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Shop dainty heart ring HERE  Solid Yellow or Rose gold $96  Sterling Silver $56. You can also personalize it and add an initial stamp for a additional $5.

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Bar Cart Style! (Updated)

14 Mar

Hallelujah, I have finally finished styling my bar cart! I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to style it when I first started, all I knew was that I wanted a gold cart with 3 shelves. I started brainstorming and decided on a mostly pink and gold palette. As far as what to put on the shelves, I had to have a cute ice bucket and a pitcher with roses, everything else came to me as I went along. Bar carts are popping up everywhere and for good reason!  They are a fun way to showcase your personality and style, while being totally functional at the same time. When I have people over, my cart will be put to very good use. I love fresh flowers, pink and gold- my bar cart is all of that and more. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement!

  Now, let’s get to the important stuff…..where did I find everything and how much did I spend?

Let me start by saying if you google ‘bar cart’ right now, you will quickly notice that they can be upwards of $500+!! For the cart alone! BEFORE you style it with all your fun trinkets, alcohol, mixers etc. Let me also tell you that if you really look, you CAN FIND AN AFFORDABLE CART! Check out these Prices below…..I spent under $300 for everything pictured including liquor and mixers.

*Bar Cart $150( I got it on sale for $119), Ice Bucket with tongs $30, silver cocktail spoon $3, Silver muddler $5, glass fruit bowl $2. All from Cost Plus world Market.

*Pitcher/Vase $8 at Home Goods.

*Crystal Decanters $40(I got them on sale for $20)each at Macy’s

*Corkscrew and shaker I already had, but you can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond.

*Mason jar $1, pink straws $5, Glass sugar bowl with lid $4, Key shaped bottle opener $4 all  from Target.

*Hand stamped decanter tags $10 each at Etsy shop Seize the night designs.

*Booze and mixers all from Total Wine

*Roses $7 at Trader Joes

 

Styling tips: Stick to 2-3 main colors. Fresh flowers are always a good idea and I really love the look of fruit as well. Fill the shelves, but don’t overpack them. Make it your own, add personal touches.

UPDATE: Pink sugar cubes have arrived and are in the tiny glass bowl with lid, I also purchased teeny tiny tongs from Crate &Barrel.

My Bar cart is complete!!!!

Custom sugar cubes available at Etsy shop Heather Holidays.

 

Affordable Ring Stack Alert!

19 Jan

Seriously you guys, How cute is this ring set from Madewell?

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I happened to stumble upon it while shopping at the Madewell store yesterday. I have been obsessed with Madewell’s jewelry for some time now. I love the finish of their gold rings and bracelets-It’s like a brushed, antique gold tone. It seems to compliment all of my other jewelry and definitely looks expensive. The great news, is that Madewell rings are affordable! The even better news is that this particular stack is on sale now for an additional 30% off!  original price$28, on sale for $20 online. If you shop in store, you can take an additional 30%off  and that brings these cuties down to $14!!!!!!  Come on….. let’s be ring twins!

Shop ring set HERE.

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My Bedroom Makeover!

7 Dec

I’ve been wanting a tufted bed for a couple of years now and was unsure if I should just get a headboard or an entire bed frame. After shopping around, I decided to go with the entire bed frame SINCE IT WAS SO AFFORDABLE at Target! Once I purchased the bed frame, I went ahead and got two bedside tables as well. When the beautiful bed arrived and I felt weird just throwing my old mattress on there, soooooo I bought a new mattress and box spring at living Spaces. The new bed pretty much snowballed into practically all new bedroom furniture and accessories…. Once the complete bed was set up the night stands arrived, I needed lamps and cute decor so off I went to Lamps plus, Z Gallerie, Macy’s and Home Goods. Fast forward 2 weeks and my bedroom makeover is complete. I am so happy with it and wanted to share where I purchased everything from since most of them were BARGAINS! Minus the bedding- I went a little “fancy” with the bedding.

Anyhow, let’s get into the good stuff….places to purchase and prices.

   
   
  

   

 TARGET:

Tufted Bed: $400!!!! YES for the entire bed! That is cheaper than most headboards alone. (took 2 hours for 2 people to put together)

Night Stands: $139 each (took 1 hour for 1 person to put together)

LAMPS PLUS:

Lamps: $35 each Yes $70 for 2 gorgeous lamps. I chose 19″ lamps because my bedside tables are tall and I didn’t want the lamps to be taller than the headboard.

HOME GOODS:

Decorative snowflake pillow: $25

Jewelry box: $6

Isaac Mizrahi picture frame: $5

Magnifying Glass: $7

Mrs. & Mrs. Ring dish: $3

Small square vase: $4

MACYS:

All bedding Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Comforter: $220 (on sale now for $109)

Sheet Fitted: $115

Sheet Flat: $115

Pillow Cases: $90

OVERSTOCK:

Safavieh Faux Fur pillows: 2 for $80

Z GALLERIE:

Perfume bottle coin bank $20

HOME DEPOT:

Fancy knobs: 2 for $7!! This was a great way to elevate the look of my nightstands. they came with black knobs, so I chose crystal knobs with gold base. Very pretty.

 

 

 

  Budget Friendly Dainty Rings!

23 Jul

Dainty rings are my jam and I often get asked where all of my dainty delights are from. Hands down Catbird is my favorite place to get my dainty rings.  They are handcrafted from pure gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones which is amazing but comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re on a budget, have no fear….I have been finding the cutest dainty rings at Forever 21 lately, sure they might not last for years but at such affordable prices, it okay!! Below are my most recent finds, they are VERY similar to my favorite tiny heart and initial rings from Catbird.

My Favorite Quilted Bag!

22 Jan

Quilted handbags have been around for quite  awhile and are the perfect timeless style to include in your handbag collection. The beauty about quilted bags is that they can be worn with anything from an evening dress to a t-shirt and ripped jeans. Every designer has their own take on the quilted bag with Chanel being the most recognized. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock- you can’t get your hands on a Chanel bag for less than $1500 and that’s the LOW END. That brings me to the entire point of this post; Most people would love a Chanel bag yet most people could never afford one- and there aren’t too many great options for a well made quilted bag without going bankrupt in the process… UNTIL NOW- Rebecca Minkoff has outdone herself with the Quilted Love Bag!!! These bags are so well made and are priced at $295 for the standard size and $195 for the mini. Not exactly cheap but totally doable!!! They look and feel like a million bucks and are available in an array of colors and hardware options. I have one in the standard size. I love it and highly recommend it!

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The Quilted Love bag can be worn with the chain long for cross body wear, with the chain doubled for shoulder wear or worn without the chain as a clutch! Who doesn’t love options??!!!! I also love how these bags have an outside pocket for phone or keys!

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