Spring Deals | Area Rugs

Everybody loves a good sale, right?!  I am in the market for a new area rug…and in my online shopping I found some great deals at Overstock.  Overstock usually has deals, so you may be saying “duh!”, but this week they’re giving an additional 10% off of certain area rugs.  I pulled a few of my favorites to share with you so you don’t miss out!

Rug Sale

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None of these rugs is more than $300 and they range in size from 5×8 up to 8×10! Seriously.  Go check it out!

Enjoy your weekend, friends!



Tips and Tricks | Online Shopping

As designers, we spend so much time shopping…shopping online, shopping in stores, even looking through catalogs, and pinterest, and houzz….and wherever else a product can be found and purchased. We’re always shopping….for someone.

We’re not complaining because we do enjoy shopping, but we’re not kidding when we tell you that the level we take it to could really qualify it as a sport.  The hauling, lifting, packing, unpacking, searching, and WALKING that shopping requires is absolutely a physical workout.

…Which is why we like online shopping.  Online shopping isn’t as tasking as shopping in a physical store(s) but there’s still a bit of challenge involved in that it’s important to know where to look.  We all have our go-to websites, so we thought you might like to see some of ours.  You can add them to your online shopping lists for future reference!

Joss and Main

One Kings Lane

Hayneedle (formerly The Foundry)


World Market

Pottery Barn


Home Decorators Collection

Joy & Revelry


You may notice that there are a few “one time deal” sites listed.  There’s something to be said for the product finds and prices available on these types of websites so don’t discredit it just because they require you to register.

We hope this is useful!  We’d love to hear about some of the places you frequent too!

Jen & Jenna

Spring Cleaning | Pillow Talk

Happy first day of Spring! (if you’re getting this on Thursday, that is…)  I was in Virginia last week for work and the high on Wednesday was like 37.  Yeah.  No thank you.  I’ll take my Florida 80s anytime.

There’s no place like home.

Since I’m sure many of your are trying to fluff your house for Spring ( I mean, Easter is only  a few short weeks away.  No, seriously.  It is.), I thought it was appropriate to share a tip and a deal with you today to help you get your spring cleaning moving right along.

The deal.

The Bluebird Shop is having a 15% off Sale on all of it’s pillow covers!  They’ve got some fantastic and fun fabrics AND the price is right.  Check out a few of my top picks for under $20.

The Bluebird Shop Pillows

keep in mind that these are only the covers so you’ll have to purchase the pillow forms separately. Which leads me right into The Tip.

Well, actually a few tips…

#1 When purchasing pillow forms (or pillows in general, for that matter), always go with the down-filled pillows.  They are a little more expensive, typically, but they can be fluffed-up so that they look super-full which is totally worth a couple of extra bucks.  My little trick is to buy pillows from the clearance section (you know, the ones in that very last aisle at HomeGoods), keep the form and throw the cover away.  Then, as long as the size is right, it doesn’t matter if the cover is ugly because you won’t be using it!

#2 If your cover is made for a 20 x 20 pillow, buy the pillow form that’s one size larger.  Again, it makes for super fluffy, full pillows which are the best!

#3 I wouldn’t recommend buying pillows that are any smaller than 18×18 (filled with a 20″ form, of course), especially if it’s for a sofa.  Smaller pillows can be ok for an accent here and there or maybe for a dining chair, but not for some place where they’re really going to get used.

Hope this was helpful!  See you next week!

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Color Crush | Mint

I’m over dark colors and pale skin.  It was fun while it lasted but I’m ready to move on. Even though we’ve had some 80 degree whether, it still feels a little like winter around here…maybe because of all the rain.  I’m hoping the time change this weekend will help.

Regardless, I’m looking forward to fun spring colors and one of my favorites is mint!  Mint was popular last season, but I think it’s still going to be big this year.  So this week, I’m featuring it as my color crush and I’ve put together a little board with some great mint accessories.  Maybe it’ll help us all get a head start on Spring decorating!


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What’s your Spring color crush?

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Recent Doings | Photography

Like I mentioned earlier, I like to play around in photography.  There are so many great photographers out there with incredible talent and I just love drooling over their photos.  I think I like photography because it captures a whole story in just one moment.  There are beautiful things that happen around us all the time…but they are only there for an instant and, if you’re not paying attention, are easy to miss.  If that moment is captured on camera, though, it can be enjoyed forever.

My sweet niece was born a few months ago and my sister-in-law wanted some updated family photos–here are a few shots from their session.









If you’re interested in seeing more of my photography ramblings, I’ve added a Photography tab to the blog with full sessions.  I’d love for you to check it out!  This full session is here.

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