I’m Loving…

I'm Loving

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This I’m Loving edition is a little decor heavy, because what else does one focus on when they move into a new space? If you’re moving soon and decorating a new place (or re-decorating your current one), you really can’t miss Chairish, mentioned above. It’s pretty much my new favorite site to browse!

Hope you’re having a good week. Nearly Friday!

"All we wanna know is where the stars came from, but do we ever stop to watch them shine?" - Jon Bellion

I’m Loving…

 

Happy Tuesday! Just wanted to pop in and share a few things I’ve recently treated myself to — from late night binge watching, to fun new beauty products.

Work has been intense the last week or two, but in a good way — there are so many interesting challenges to meet with my current client projects! I’ve been using up a lot of creative energy there, so if posting seems kind of light over the next week or so, that’s why (though who knows; I feel like every time I say that, I get a burst of creative energy from somewhere and end up posting more). My usual cure for sparking creativity is to go for a walk or do something outside, but with the recent spate of freezing cold weather (and it’s snowing here today. Again.), walks in the park have not really been on the agenda. What do you do to re-spark creativity?

So as for these picks, every single one of these things are items I’ve recently purchased and are currently providing little bits of joy in my daily life. I’m especially glad to have tried Bite Beauty, which is a totally natural beauty brand that uses food-grade quality ingredients — you could literally eat their products. And, after not being able to stop thinking about it since mid-December, I finally popped into a Williams-Sonoma and purchased one of these French presses, in white. It feels both French country and modern to me at the same time, and I’m pretty obsessed with it!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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I’m Loving (and a Lucy update)

i'm loving and lucy

First of all, thank you so much for all your comments and emails last week. This has been a tough experience for the three of us, but all the support (and hearing from dog owners who have been through the same thing) is really comforting. I’ll get to a Lucy update in a minute.

A few really fun things to share with you to kick off the week (is it cold where you are? Temps have really dropped here!). I can’t say enough good things about these sweatshirts from Everlane. Joe calls them my Bill Belichick sweatshirts, because the concept of a short sleeved sweatshirt confuses him. But you can ignore my husband — trust me when I say, these sweatshirts are amazing. They’re warm, but not too hot, soft, roomy, and chic enough to wear out (they’d look great with a pair of leather leggings — faux or not — and a big statement necklace). Plus, I can’t get over the price — only $30 each!

Gift guides abound online, and like previous years, I won’t be bombarding you with too many posts here. However (like previous years), I’m going to launch a little Holiday Shop sometime this week, with lots of gift picks from both big and small companies, as well as a link roundup with gift wrap inspiration, entertaining and recipe ideas, DIY gift ideas, and more. It’s nearly done — I’ll let you know when it’s live. But in the meantime, you should check out Restoration Hardware’s stocking stuffer collection. It’s one of my favorites to peruse every year, because they stock some of the coolest, most unique little gifts. I’ve bookmarked a couple different things to give to Joe!

So yeah, Taylor Swift. Who all has downloaded 1989? I kind of love it. You too?

The “Julie” from the movie Julie & Julia is pretty much one of the O.G. bloggers, so I have to give her props for that; however, when I originally saw this movie, I couldn’t wait for her scenes to end and Meryl Streep’s to begin. Luckily, someone has rectified that little problem — by cutting together all the Julia scenes from the movie, and eliminating all of the Julie ones. Poor Amy Adams. You can watch the whole thing here. Thank you for sharing this, Cass!

Finally, I’ve said it before, I’ll probably say it again: where has this year gone? Here I am, ordering holiday cards. HOLIDAY CARDS. I can’t believe it. We’re ordering from Minted.com again, and like last year, I’m teaming up with them to host a giveaway here! Look for more details on that early next week; in the meantime, you should check out their card collection here and their art prints here (for you or for gift ideas!), to plan for what you’d get if you won the giveaway. :)

Okay, on to a little Lucy update.  Read the full post +

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Sweatshirts from Everlane, $30 | Stocking Stuffers from Restoration Hardware | & Julia movie | Cards and Art Prints from Minted.com