Thursday, October 30, 2014

On the Nighstand

The back corner of my bedroom right next to the window is my favorite spot when I want to curl up with a good book, catch up with my favorite blogs, take a catnap and do schoolwork. And since I refer to this small corner as my little nook, I like it looking neat, clean and pretty. These are just a few of my favorites and essentials that are sitting on my nightstand. This Jane Austen candle is a must and a fantastic small gift for a friend. What is on yours?

You + Me

1. Fall or Spring Fashion? 
I don't know what it is about fall fashion; but hats, heavy scarves, chunky knit sweaters, boots, dark shades of nail polish and berry colored cross-body bags scream my name. When I moved to the mid-west for college, I could not wait to go shopping for ear muffs and leather gloves and colorful mittens. Walking through brisk and chilly weather bundled up makes me sublimely happy. 

2. What book is on your nightstand?
I recently ordered Travelogue by Lucy and Knisley and New York Diaries edited by Teresa Carpenter. I'm really excited to dive into the newest Lucy Knisley comic. I love her work and highly recommend her two other books, French Milk and Relish. 

3. What motto do you live by? 
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn." 

(image via chic too chic)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Chair Crush

When it comes to accent pieces, my mom has excellent taste in home decor. Our styles may be completely different, but the love for pretty and polished homes is something all the women in my family share. Even though my mother and I have clashing tastes in interior design, there are a few particular pieces that come to mind from my childhood home that I will always love. In our living room, my mom has this beautiful accent chair that I've always admired but can never remember where she got it. The thing I want the most is an old rustic looking mirror. My mom found a re-purposed mirror that use to be a window from a Parisian Train Station in a boutique just down the street. Yes, it sounds just as lovely as it looks. While my mind is constantly thinking of ways to decorate the living room, I am having a Chair Crush over at One Kings Lane shop. With many nights spent perusing all these fantastic styles, these are the final few I have come to love. Need a fun and new accent piece, head on over to my favorite home site.  

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Living Quarters

With so much home inspiration from magazine clippings, home design books and home improvement bloggers, my mind is in many directions when it comes to my home. I wish I could hire an interior decorator to help me make decisions and find what my style truly is. Until then, I'm totally loving the living space in this brownstone :)  Any recommendations or suggestions in a right direction?
(images via apartment therapy)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkins and Glitter

After a very successful day of games, scary stories and giving away prizes for the best costume at this weekend's Halloween festival held at the library, I was excited to have a low key Sunday morning. With a few crafts in mind, I had a few hours to play with glitter and a bag full of baby pumpkins. Although my home craft corner may be small, I always make sure to have thisthese and a pair of nice scissors on hand. And since you can never go wrong with glitter, I found this simple, easy and glam way to decorate pumpkins this year. With a lot of home do-it-yourself projects in the works, Raise has become my new favorite internet find. With holidays and birthdays sneaking up, I'm finding gift cards are the way to go. Now I can spend my weekends decorating/working on crafts and projects. If you are in need of ideas for gifts but have no idea what to do or where to go, check out all the great brands that are featured on their site

(images taken for sit and stay awhile, content approved by Raise)

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Since everyone knows that Halloween is my day (because I talk about it all year and my decorations are over the top), my boyfriend was kind enough to send this link over my way. These are all fantastic last minute ideas, if you are in a hurry to get your house ready for Halloween this Friday, watch this short video to get some quick tips, tricks and ideas. 

(video via sun gazing)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

 copper red highlights and soft waves kind of day.
 enjoying a quick/excellent bite before the show.
 my aunt likes to treat me with starbucks gifts :)
 what i am carrying around lately. 
 I have been waiting for this show for a month, 
it was awesome :)
ready to take on another cure challenge. 

(images via instagram)