Fall Scouting at H&M

Every few months I love to go online at H&M and see what new goodies they have.  H&M is such an affordable luxury.  This fall, they have rich jewel toned velvet and warm metals all over the place.  This fall, I am going to use more green in my home, but I want it it to be a deep rich green or sea green.  H&M as plenty of goods to meet my needs this year.

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All of these are under $30!!!  Crazy, right?  Do you have a favorite?

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RugpadUSA Review and Giveaway!

Happy Monday my lovely readers!!  I have a fun giveaway for you today! A few months back, I was lucky enough to get to try out and review a RugpadUSA rug pad.  I can’t tell you what a difference this made for our area rugs.  The problem we were having was that our rugs were thin and our old rug pad did not provide enough padding.  In addition, the rugs would constantly bunch up and wrinkle.  Our rug pad from RugpadUSA fixed both problems.  You can read my full review here.

The wonderful thing about RugpadUSA rugs is that they are environmentally safe.   In case you did not know, most rug pads are made with pvc or plastic, often chemically ridden, toxic, and harmful for your floors. RugpadUSA offer an eco-friendly alternative to all the cheap and toxic pvc rug pads traditionally available in big box stores.  This has become increasingly important to me, now that I have little ones and a dog who are often so close to and playing on our rugs. RugpadUSA has generously offered to giveaway an 8×10 Superior Lock rug pad to one lucky reader.

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All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter contest below!  Head over to RugpadUSA to check out their full line of eco-friendly rug pads.

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Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by RugpadUSA.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Good luck!

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Currently Coveting at H&M

Hi loves!  I wanted to pop in today to show you the fun spring finds I saw at H&M.  Their home goods, like their clothing is chic, yet reasonably priced.  You can read all about their home store debut here

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Beach Towel / Gold Planter / Tassel Pillow / Fringe Throw/ Leaf Dish / Pillow Cover

How amazing is that gold planter?  I am also tempted to use the palm print beach towel inside as a bath towel!  Have you checked out H&M’s new spring line?  What is your favorite item from the collection?

My only complaint is that I don’t have a store closer to me!!

xoxo

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Hey all!  I am popping in today to share my picks for Mother’s Day this year.  I actually do these gift guides for personal reasons because sometimes the hubs actually reads the blog and takes the hints.  Last year I got the adorable flamingo flats I wished for here.  Apparently, compulsively dropping hints verbally does not work!  Getting this up later than I planned, but better late than never! OB-Mother's Day Gifts

Tote / Pajamas / Necklace / Perfume / Trinket Box / Throw

Aren’t the macaron trinket boxes adorable?  What is your favorite pick?  Anything special on your wish list this year?

Have a great Monday!! xoxo

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Decorating with Vintage Rugs from Chairish

Happy Friday loves!  I was approached by designer site Chairish and challenged to create a room using one of their vintage rugs as the centerpiece.  Challenge accepted!

If you have never heard of Chairish, you can read about them here, as I did an entire post about how much I love the site.  In a nutshell, it is an online consignment marketplace for the design obsessed.  It is basically a Craigslist or Ebay with only the good stuff!!  Amazing, right?

I chose a gorgeous Missoni rug with lots of color as my centerpiece.  You can see sources for all of the products used at the end of the post!

Chairish Design Board (2) Tulip Table / Chandelier / Fiddle Leaf Fig / Ghost Chair

What do you think?  I love it because it has a nice balance of traditional and modern, and has just the right pop of color!

If you have never checked out Chairish, I highly recommend it.  You can find some amazing deals on unique designer decor!

Have an amazing weekend!  I will be working on hard on my patio!!

xoxo

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Gift Guide for Him (AKA Mr.Hard to Buy for)

Hi everyone!  I am so proud of myself.  I have managed to put together not one, but two gift guides.  Although, this one was put together for purely selfish reasons.  My husband is sooo hard to buy for, so I had to come up with a list of possibilities.  He won’t even take the bait when I ask him what he wants or hint at possible gift ideas.  I on the other hand could not be easier to buy for.  I drop hints left and right and even put together gift guides for her (okay me).

So, here are some ideas for the husband or man in your life.

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Scarf / Barware / Toiletry Case / Shirt /  Chess Set / Jacket

Do you have any hard to buy for guys in your life?  Do you have a “go-to” gift for men?  Do share in the comments.  We women must unite and share ideas!

xoxo

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Gift Guide for Her (Okay . . . for me)

So last year, I sat by as all of the talented bloggers I follow published posts on holiday gift guides. Gift guides for him, for children, for pets, for the hostess, for the obsessive compulsive, etc.   I really wanted to publish my own last year, but there was simply not enough time.  I am learning that when I surf the internet trying to come up with amazing gifts, I get sucked into websites and lose track of all time!

This year I was determined to come up with a guide, so here is my gift guide for her.  I am hoping to publish a few more, maybe for the hostess or for him, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, this can give my husband a wealth of ideas!  Worth a try, right??

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cosmetic case / bracelet / scarf / gloves / wallet /earings

How are you doing on your holiday shopping?  Any special gifts on your list?  I am usually much more organized and on top of things, so this year I may be down to the wire!!

xoxo,

 

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Kate Spade for Gap

As the mother of two girls, I go a bit gaga over girl clothes.  Did you hear about the line of girls and boys clothes that Kate and Andy Spade did for Gap?  They are quintessential Kate Spade and even better  they are affordable!  Check out some of my favorites below.

Gap Kate Spade Gap 1   Here are a few of my favorites from the collection. OB-Kate Spade

Sweatshirt | Purse | Pants | Skirt | Flats | Dress | Jacket | Ear Muffs

They are selling out fast so I would hurry if you are interested! Do you have a girl you are lucky enough to outfit??  Do you have to restrain yourself like me??

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DIY Faux Fur Wine Collar

Faux Mink Wine Collar 4 Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I was surprisingly productive despite my family being under the weather.  I was flipping through holiday catalogs over the weekend, and was inspired by this cute faux mink wine collar from Grandinroad. I thought it would make a fun bar cart accessory or hostess gift.  However, at $19.00 I could live without it. Mink Wine Collar I started to think about purchasing some faux mink fabric to do a knockoff, but it was upwards of $20 per yard everywhere I looked.  That is when I realized I had this old toddler coat my girls had outgrown (sorry for the lame iphone pic.) Perfect, right?  I also ended up using the rest of the coat as a tree skirt on a mini tree I am decorating for Christmas.  Stay tuned!! photo I used a seam ripper to detach the collar and then just pinned it and sewed a few stitches with my sewing machine to close up the frayed edges.  I also had an old brooch my grandmother had given me a few years back.  I think it adds just the right amount of sparkle and has special meaning to me. This is how it turned out.  Not bad for free!! Faux Mink Wine Collar 2 . If you are not in a DIY mood you can get a very affordable version at World Market for only $6.99.  It even comes with a hat topper! *_478067_WINE_BOTTLE_FUR_HAT-SHAWL Did you tackle any fun projects this weekend?  Stay tuned in the following weeks as  I have a ton of easy holiday DIY’s coming your way.  In the meantime, you can check out my DIY faux fur tree skirt from last year!

 

Linking up over at the DIY Showoff, Thrifty Thursday and the Creative Collection!

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An Ode To The Rug Pad: A RugpadUSA Rug Pad Review

You keep the rug from slip sliding away. But you hide under beautiful rugs all day. You add to the plush feel underfoot. Yet no one gives you a second look. No one appreciates the hard work you do. That is why I wrote this poem for you. I promise that my product reviewing skills are better than my poetry!  In all seriousness, I was beyond thrilled when RugpadUSA offered to send me an amazing environmentally safe rug pad to try out.  I had heard great things about RugpadUSA’s rug pads from other bloggers.  I selected the Eco-Solid rug pad in a 5×7.   I selected the Eco-Solid rug because I have small kids and a dog who are often playing on the rug and I wanted it to be environmentally friendly. The area rug in my dinning room had a really old rug pad that was just not staying put any longer, so I wanted to try the new rug pad in this room.  Here is the rug that I needed to stay put! IMG_7441 First, when the rug pad arrived, I noticed it was practically odor free and did not have that chemical smell that some rug pads have.  So far, I am very pleased with my RugpadUSA Eco-Solid rug pad.  The rug pad is nice and thick and adds an added plushness to the carpet.  My dinning room is a high traffic area and the rug has stayed put.  Hopefully, with time, it will hold strong. IMG_7413 IMG_7447 I would highly recommend ordering your next rug pad from RugpadUSA.  You can shop by rug type, size, or material type.  You can even have a custom rug pad made!  They also sell outdoor rug pads.  It is your one stop shop for all your rug pad needs and has excellent prices.  We are very happy with our new rug pad.  Now all I need is a new rug! This is a product review.  The rug pad was provided by RugpadUSA, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.