Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday, lovelies!

Is it just me or has this week been THE LONGEST EVER?! Thank sweet Jesus we made it to the weekend. AND to another Favorite Things Friday! Shall be begin?

First off is the gorgeous Woods wallpaper by Cole & Sons. It is simple and gorgeous and calming and I want it in every room in my house. It’s quite pricy, but I’m thinking of splurging and putting it in my half bathroom (see Half Bathroom-To wallpaper or not to wallpaper?).

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Next are these adorable custom hand-painted portraits by Wink Wink Paper Co. Too cute, right?!

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This rug from Rugs USA is amazeballs. I saw it in someones home recently at a wedding shower I attended and just fell in love. Thinking of getting one for my master bedroom sitting area.

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And finally, not house related but still very  near and dear to my heart, Cheesy Gordita Crunches from Taco Bell. Incidentally, this is what I will be enjoying for dinner shortly.

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And there you have it! Share some of your favorite things in the comments!



Cole & Sons//Wink Wink Paper Co.//Rugs USA//Taco Bell


Chesterfields, chyea! (and cookies).

♫ Currently listening to: German Motor Car by Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s


Some days are just poopy. That’s all there is to it. You go into the day with great intentions and lots of ‘heck yea!’ energy and then, plop. Today has been such a day for me. However, I am currently on the fast track to Kali’s Happy Area.

“How do you get to Kali’s Happy Area?”

I’m glad you asked! I have created a step by step guide below for your future reference should you ever find yourself in the clutches of a craptastic day. These are general steps and need not be followed in order.


Step 1: WINE. This is basically the most obvious. My go-to is Pinot Grigio, however any kind will do.

Step 2: PAJAMAS. Duh. I am currently rocking my favorite pink pajama shorts and one of Joshypoo’s old t-shirts I cut up a-la Flashdance. Comfy and chic.

Step 3: COOKIES. Or basically, any kind of junk food will do. Doritos. Ice-cream. 18 cheeseburgers. Whatever. Just make sure it’s terrible for you and we’re good.

Step 4: GOOD TUNAGE. My current choice is Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s. They are awesome and you should listen to them immediately. They will make your heart feel fluffy and happy.

Step 5: PINTEREST. Because it makes everything better.


Which leads me (finally) to the point of this rambling post which is my most recent obsession: chesterfield sofas.

I have seen so many insanely awesome ideas on Pinterest lately with these classic sofas. There is something about their structured coziness that makes me drool. Check out these that I’ve found:

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You can even do them in funky colors!

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I’ve especially fallen in love with this one from Raymour Flanigan (link below). This is the same sofa as seen on the Thoughts From Alice blog (link below). Her blog is so inspiring. I may or may not have already ordered the saddle blanket on her sofa…if you haven’t visited her page yet, do it now! Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 5.50.01 PM.png

Hopefully one day soon, I will get one of these bad boys for myself. In the meantime, thank God for wine.



Thoughts From Alice//The White Buffalo Styling Co//Stacie Flinner//Anthropologie Blue Sofa//Raymour Flanigan Chesterfield Sofa

Dining Room Table

♫ Currently listening to: Fame by David Bowie


Morning lovelies!

I wanted to share the ideas I have for my dining room table! My dad and brother are super handy and awesome and they have agreed to build me a custom table. We’re even contemplating starting a little side business….

I had a vision of a simple metal frame with thick pieces of wood with rough edges. Not unlike this:

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Amazing, right? Such a statement piece, and so simple. I’ve found similar designs from Pottery Barn and Fixer Upper:

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I’m leaning towards painting the metal black as according to my dad, it would be easier and look cleaner.

My brother randomly scored some STINKING BEAUTIFUL reclaimed wood that is going to be perfect.

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In loveeeeeee. I think I even have enough to make a matching bench as well! Score!

Currently, my dining room situation is as follows:

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So hot, right? (Blatant sarcasm). The light fixture isn’t horrible I guess, but it just doesn’t pop. I love my mirror, but I think that i need something larger on that wall. Still contemplating that one. But the table is going to look KILLER, there is no doubt about that.

Now, if I can only get my brother up off his hiney and start welding….



Rough Wooden Table//Pottery Barn Table// Fixer Upper Table

Favorite Things Fridays

I wanted to start a series showing a few of my favorite things once a week. I’m calling it, “Favorite Things Fridays.”

Creative, right?

Anyways, kicking off our initial Favorite Things Friday (#FTF, LET’S MAKE THIS HASHTAG HAPPEN) (#sofetch), I have just a few of my recent obsessions.

Rifle Paper Co. Grand Dame Recipe Tin from Anthropologie: 

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Peach Harvest Tea Towel from Yao Cheng Design: 

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Libations Bar Cart from Crate and Barrel: 

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Hand Art from Scoutmob: 

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What are some of your favorite things?


Spare Bedroom Design Plan

♫ Currently listening to: Low Life by X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons


Hello my lovelies!

Going to share with you today something I have been working on for a while now. It’s pretty exciting stuff, so saddle up partner!


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My spare bedroom design plan!

Told you guys it was exciting.

I was inspired by a few different bloggers for my original plan. The first is from a home tour on Apartment Therapy (see Apartmenttherapy.com).

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So gorgeous, amirite? I had been totally and completely uninspired about our spare bedroom for the longest time. It essentially had (up until a few weeks ago) been a dumping ground for stuff that didn’t match with the rest of the house, old wrapping paper, broken things that I will totally one day for sure repair, and a few truly terrible watercolors done by yours truly.

However, one day as I was perusing Pinterest, I stumbled upon this gem of a bedroom. And I thought, “Blue headboard? WHAT?! YES YES YESKKFDJFKD;JGKEJAGEJFDKLJKER!!!” (I got really excited at this point and my words stopped working). Inspiration had struck.

And then, it struck again.


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DROOL. Just drool on the keyboard.

That mirror, that dresser, all that delicious stuff on top. Just all. This was found on the fabulous Drivenbydecor.com, check it out!

And finally, a very similar design concept found on Vanessafrancis.com.

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More drooling.


So here is my version (cheaply done, of course!):

World Market Brass Metal Loop Mirror:

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World Market Antique Gold Scoop Desk Lamp:

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Jennifer Taylor Kay Tufted Headboard in Navy:

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Shades of Light Modern Diner Ceiling Light:

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Belle Maison Antique Olive Print Set No. 1:

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Target Riva End Table in Black:

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I’m also planning on hanging some bamboo shades with white curtains not unlike this from Meohmymama.blogspot.com.

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In addition, I’m trying to convince my husband that we really do need a king size bed in the master, and then I can just plop my beautiful white Pottery Barn duvet upstairs. I will keep you posted on my success (or lack thereof, at this point).

Anyway, that’s what I’ve got so far! I still have a few other things I have to nail down, but these were the biggies. I haven’t started anything at this point (besides day dreaming). I try to space out my purchases, so this should be done in approximately 28 years. Just kidding (hopefully).

Let me know what y’all think!


My dumbest mistake ever.

Do you ever have a moment where you just have to laugh at your own stupidity? When you make such a dumb error and it’s so ridiculous that you just have to sit down on the floor and giggle?

I had one of those moments recently.

It all started with a Pinboard. My Dining Room Pinboard, to be exact. Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 8.06.46 PM.png

I had this vision of a metal and wood table, my black china cabinet, and a large, red, Persian rug. I was a little concerned since I had to find something that would complement my new china. However, I stumbled across the pretty lady on the right via Etsy.


She was perfect. Perfect colors, perfect patterns, perfect price. The Etsy shop, a little rug store in Italy, was selling it for $370. A steal, right?! Absolute deal of the century! And, after doing some quick measurements in my head, I determined it was the perfect size for the dining room. I sprinted for my purse, whipped out my credit card, and the deed was done. My fate had been sealed.

I was ecstatic. This was my best purchase for the house yet. It was going to just MAKE this room. I even bragged about it on Facebook:

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So naive. So dumb.

Literally, I get a notification the next day saying this puppy has already shipped. This week is just getting better and better. I wait patiently until finally, the day arrives. The package has been delivered to my door. I toil away at work and try not to think about this majestic purchase waiting on me. Just waiting on me to make my dining room amazing. I leave work as soon as the clock strikes 4:30pm. I make a quick pit-stop to pick up some celebratory Pinot Grigio. I will be toasting my genius later. Finally, I near the house. My eyes scour the porch for the large package.

I don’t see anything.

Okay, maybe they put it in the corner where I can’t see it from the driveway.

I walk to the front door. I look around.

Nothing. The only thing at the door is the tiniest box in the world. Surely that’s something Josh ordered. That’s not my rug. They just delivered it to the wrong address, right?

I furtively look around to see if I spy my rug on another persons porch. Nada.

I look back at the box. I’m starting to get worried.

I’m trying to be optimistic. Maybe it’s really thin. Maybe he’s rolled it up really really really tight in some sort of space suit bag that makes things a million times smaller than they really are. It’s okay. This is fine.

I slowly cut open the box. I unroll the protective plastic. And I find my worst nightmare.


My rug is the tiniest rug in the world. My rug is a rug for babies. Or elves. How could this happen? I was so careful, I measured, I….

Italy. My fancy Italian rug would be using their fancy metric system. Centimeters not inches. 

It’s around this point that I take the following photo and send to my work friend.

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Sometimes, you’ve just gotta laugh. Thank God for Pinot Grigio.



My mother-in-law is better than yours.

Hello loves!

So I have to say, I am so incredibly blessed to not only have the best mom in the world, but the best mother-in-law as well. So much love, lemme tell you! My m-i-l recently moved and while helping her unpack, I found the most gorgeous set of china.


Beautiful, amirite? She bought them while she and my father-in-law were living in Germany right after they got married. They almost look like something that would come from Anthropologie! Immediately, I swooned. I commented on how stunning they were and she surprised me by saying she was planning on selling them! Instead, she said she would be happy to give them all to me. This entire HUGE set of china. Just give them to me. Say what?!

Pretty sure my face looked something like this:

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Josh (my hubs) balked since we technically didn’t have a place for all of these pieces of china. Our dining room at that point was a crap table with a huge scratch on top, a mirror, and a lime green coat rack. Not really a show stopper.

But the hubs should have learned by now that a lack of furniture is never a problem for me. Never fear, hubs.


Ta-dahhh! I scored this dude at Ken’s Bargain Outlet (that name cracks me up!) for $250. It’s a great size, although I haven’t quite decided what to do with the two platters you see on the floor.


I’m so excited! So much more to do in this room, but this was a huge first step.