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hello again!

It’s been over 3 months since my last post and I have missed spark! and my readers so much.  My absence is due to a number of factors, including work and travel, but mostly because I am 15 weeks pregnant!  I have just recently emerged from the fog of fatigue and exhaustion that accompanies the first trimester.

We are thrilled, grateful and enjoying the journey.  I promise that this will not become a baby bump watch or nursery blog over the next five months, but I will share some of my thoughts and ideas on our house shuffle as we prepare to welcome the baby.

This week, I plan on sharing some of the updates that have happened around the house in the last 3 months.  First up, a quick refresh for the front porch.  I don’t think I have posted on the front porch since the front door was repainted.

I added Target outdoor pillows (in a great Imperial Trellis knock-off fabric) and inexpensive lanterns from HomeGoods ($12 each).

The final piece of the “front porch update” will be  this back-ordered doormat that I ordered on major sale (almost 50% off) from Garnet Hill:

{Another related tangent: Why is it so hard to find pretty doormats?  I usually have luck at Target, Pier 1, World Market or Homegoods, but theirs have been really fugly for the past year or so.  Any source suggestions?}

At some point, I would also like to replace the brass light fixtures with some that match the hardware on the door, like a pair of these Farmhouse Outdoor Lights from Shades of Light:

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We use the front porch a lot in the summertime, so we have been enjoying its refreshed look.

It feels really great to “be back” and my new mantra (after reading Good Enough is the New Perfect) is GOOD ENOUGH.  I am going to post as much as my time and priorities will allow!

Next up will be a post on the status of my living room update.  It’s definitely in-progress.  I am not sure that I have ever posted on my living room, so stay tuned, peeps!

Hot Summer Deals and Steals

There are some killer sales out there right now — it’s that time of year when back-to-school shopping is right around the corner and retailers are almost giving merchandise away to make room.

Check out what I found and these deals are so hot, you are going to need your sunscreen:

Ruddy Cheeks (up to 30% off):

I am head-over-heels for this bag.  It’s perfect all year around.  It will be mine.
(Maya Tote, Fossil, 30% off, $139.99 from $198)

Bona Fide Sunburn (up to 50% off):

This would make paying bills a lot more fun.
(Parsons Mini Desk, West Elm, 36% off, $159.99 from $249)

Look at those awesome zebras!
(Lush & Wild Tote, Anthropologie, 41% off, $39.95 from $68)

This would look fab in an entry hall.  Ok, my entry hall.
(Quatrefoil Mirror, Ballard Designs, 41% off, $159.99 from $269)

I am thinking about using these as night stands in my daughter’s big-girl room.  At less than $20 each?  Oh hells yeah.
(Lattice Top Side Table, Urban Outfitters, 47% off, $19.99 from $38)

Loving the modern design and the conservative leather detailing.  Sweet summer bag.
(Beachcomber Sophie, Kate Spade, 47% off, $145 from $275)

Third Degree Burns & Sun Poisoning (over 50% off):

How fun is this??
(Hable Cherries Percale Duvet Cover F/Q, Garnet Hill, 51% off, $84 from $170)

It’s like Burberry meets Nantucket for under $70!
(Know the Ropes Dress, Anthropologie, 53% off, $69.95 from $148)

Jonathan Adler on sale, whaaaa?  And 58.4% off?  White hot!
(Waterspout Taper Holder, Anthropologie, $19.95 from $48)

Love this cheery orange bag.  Especially that preppy tassel.
{York Street Medium, Kate Spade, 65% off, $119 from $345!)

Go forth and shop the sales!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a $70 gift card to CSN Stores before Friday — click here!

Random Things I Am Liking Lately

It’s been a while since my last random likings post, so here’s what’s on my radar these days:

The Lily Mirror from  Ballard Designs would look great above a dresser in a girl’s room (or my room, whatever!):

I am looking for any excuse to purchase one of these amazing Bogart Flat Weave Wool Rugs from Garnet Hill.  Using one of these as a runner in a hallway would be perfect.

Currently coveting this amazing Scallop Trim Coat from Boden for the transition to Spring.

I am head-over-heels in love with these Nest and Egg Prints from Wisteria.  I could design an entire nursery around these babies. 

This clean-lined Apex Bookcase from West Elm would fit perfectly against a short wall that would otherwise be wasted space.

These quatrefoil design Firenze Embroidered Panels from Ballard Designs are gorgeous.

Imagine the vignettes you could create on mantels, consoles and bookshelves with these adorable Hear No, See No, Speak No Owls from At West End.

These fresh and feminine desk accessories from PB Teen would look fabulous in both my daughter’s play room and my home office!

Have a fabulous weekend, y’all!

 

Buy This, Not That — Rugs!

Welcome to the RUG edition of Buy This, Not That!  I found some good match-ups — three pairs of the exact same rug!  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

[Light Wheel Rug, Anthropologie, $298 (5′ round)]

BUY THIS!

[Fair Isle Wool Rug, Garnet Hill, $178 (5′ round)]

LOVE THIS?

[Celia Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $289 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $50 Less!

 [Chains Indoor/Outdoor Rug, World Market, $239 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Spiral Vine Tufted Rug, Garnet Hill, $678 + $20 add’l shipping (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $64 less!

[Vine Tufted Wool Rug, Dash & Albert, $634 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

 

[Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Dash & Albert, $288 (for 6×9)]

BUY THIS!

[Diamond Jute Rug, West Elm, $129 (for 5×8)]

LOVE THIS?

[Vintage Box Hooked Rug, Sundance Catalog, $1,200 (for 8×10)]

BUY THIS!

Same. Exact. Rug. $155 less!

[Vintage Boxes Wool Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert, $1,045]

LOVE THIS?

[Striped Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Ballard Designs, $299 (for 5×8)]

BUY THIS!

 

[Chic Indoor Outdoor Striped Rug, Shades of Light, $198 (for 5×7)]

HAPPY BARGAIN HUNTING!

Seasonal Stocking Sampler

It’s almost time to deck the halls!  In our house, each year we hang a hodge podge of stockings that include our childhood stockings and various newer stockings that we have picked up along the way.  I like the nostalgia and “vintage” look, but everytime Christmas rolls around again, I am tempted to buy a set that all match.  Here are some of the best around:

I love the muted colors of these stockings from Garnet Hill ($38 each).  How about those ruffles — adorable!  Free monogramming too!

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The Scandinavian feel of this Colossal Sweater Stocking from Anthropologie ($148) is fabulous.  I love the pom poms too! 

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Sorry for the small image, but you should check out these shell stockings from Horchow ($148).  They would be great for all of the snow birds who flock south for the winter.  The detailing is amazing and I love the neutral color scheme. 

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Speaking of a tropical Christmas, aren’t these Lilly Pulitzer stockings so much fun?

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[From WeLoveLilly on Etsy, $29.99]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

These Vera Bradley stockings are unexpectedly preppy and fun too ($22).  I like the little pocket in the front for a bonus stocking stuffer!  (sorry for the blurry picture).

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If you are looking for something more traditional, I like these knit stockings from Pottery Barn Kids ($29 each).  The fair isle sweater vibe is Christmas cozy!  Oh, and free shippping too. 

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These patchwork stockings from Pottery Barn ($24) are pretty too and would look great hung on any mantle.  Monogramming is available and free shipping again!

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I like the homemade feel of these unique stockings from Unica Home:  

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[Cool Pointsettia Stocking, $50]

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[Birds Holiday Stocking, $42.50]

And I am loving this retro reindeer stocking from Bebesniklefritz on Etsy ($22):

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And last, but not least, my favorite stockings of the season are from Plum Cushion on Etsy ($40 each).  I found these when Plum Cushion was featured on Little Green Notebook, and fell in love!

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So, which are your favorite?  Are your stockings matching or do you have a hodge podge of different stockings hung on your hearth? 

Merry merry!

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

btntpillow1 

[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

btntwreath1

[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That — Bathroom Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Buy This, Not That.  This time we are visiting the bathroom and finding lots of fabulous bargains.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

anthro

 

[Samanid Shower Curtain, Anthropologie, $98]

BUY THIS!

costore

[Blue/Green Print Shower Curtain, World Market, $29.99]

LOVE THIS?

ballard[Harlequin Rug, Ballard Designs, $89 for medium in khaki (23×39)]

BUY THIS!

garnet

[Cobblestone Bath Rug, Garnet Hill, 21×34 in Savannah Tan, $28]

LOVE THIS?

horchow

[Animal Parade Towels, Horchow, $34 for Bath Towel]

BUY THIS!

pottbarn2

[Giraffe Jacquard Bath Towels, Pottery Barn, $19 for Bath Towel]

LOVE THIS?

 

horchow

[Newport Striped Shower Curtain, Horchow, $198]

BUY THIS!

ballard

[Monogrammed Shower Curtain (with or without monogram), Ballard Designs, $42]

LOVE THIS?

crate[Hapao Tissue Cover and Wastebasket, Williams Sonoma Home, $68 & $48]

BUY THIS!

SedonaBathGroupS9[Sedona Wastebasket and Tissue Cover, Crate and Barrel, $19.95 & $16.95]

LOVE THIS?

lg

[Argyle Bath Mat, Layla Grace, $50]

BUY THIS!

target[Simply Shabby Chic Criss Cross Rug, Target, $24.99 + free shipping]

HAPPY BATHROOM BARGAIN HUNTING!