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June 30, 2015

Tuesday Temptations: Home sweet home

Tuesday Temptations: Home sweet home

Real life: home decor intimidates me. It's not like buying a new shirt, wearing it once only to realize it was a huge mistake and then tossing it in the donate pile with not a whole lot lost. Furniture is a totally different animal. It's expensive. It's an investment. It's a commitment. One bad choice can make you hate an entire room for pressure or anything!

Which is why now that we're moving into a new home, I'm really trying to get it right. I've spent months researching and thinking about the look I want and what I truly love. This is hard for me since I'm an "all in" kinda person and I want to have everything done all at once. But forcing myself to slow down, focus on one thing and make one decision at a time is ensuring that I end up with a look I'm happy with for years to come. Even if that means delaying the instant gratification high!

That's not to say I'm not doing a ton of online window shopping. Which is what I wanted to share with you today. We're definitely going for a neutral but chic look, and there are a few items I'm almost positive I want. Some version of this dining table is an absolute must, and this couch is serving as the inspiration for the living room. New lamps for the bedroom are also going to be happening pretty quickly since I hate the ones we have now (prime example of a hasty decision) and I'm almost 100% that this is the chandelier I want for over our dining table.

There's also the chance I'll change my mind completely as I find more inspiration and get more used to the home haha! But I'll be sure to keep you posted ;)

June 26, 2015

Happy Friday + Link love

Sorry to be all kinds of MIA on you this week, but there's been a lot going on. Namely, we bought a house! Eeeee!

You might remember me saying earlier this year how we were basically spending every waking moment of our weekends house hunting and how exhausting it was becoming. I'm not exaggerating when I say we had to have seen around 50 homes. (Is this normal?) Then, when we found the one a few months ago, I was hesitant to share because I'm superstitious like that and thought if I "announced it" and something went wrong I'd feel stupid for jumping the gun. So I kept a lid on it until it was official -- which it is now! We're homeowners!

There is a t-o-n of work that has to be done to get it where we want it to be, but I'm so excited to start! I plan on sharing lots of updates, inspiration, DIY projects and before/after photos with you guys, so be sure to keep checking back and follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks at what I'm currently working on.

In the meantime, back to your regularly scheduled link love for the week ;) Happy Friday!

-These might be the perfect casual shorts for summer. And they're so soft!

-I don't think I could ever pull off this dress, but it keeps crossing my path and I love it every time. Maybe it's a sign?

-After gaining a little DIY confidence from Sofia's first birthday party, I'm tempted to try making this for the new house. This stair project is also on my list. (Please send prayers.)

-I love, love, love this gorgeous dining table and it might be something we end up splurging on!

-Or, if you're seriously crafty, you can make it for me - ha!

-How cute would this stars and stripes one-piece be for July 4 festivities!?

-I got this light blue polish on my toes recently and I love it! It's the perfect summer blue and I might have to pick it up next time I'm at Target.

-Forever 21 has the cutest sports bras (and workout gear in general) right now. I love this caged one!

-These are so good, I just had to remind you again that they're on sale ;)

June 19, 2015

Happy Friday + Link love

-Let's be honest. Wine is the reason you work out, so of course this is necessary.

-My favorite white tee is on sale! I already own two, but the price is so good I'm considering adding a third to my collection!

-The espadrilles I included here and here just went on sale for $12!

-Looking for a five minute Friday distraction? How about trying to match the Disney building to its movie? I was surprised at how hard this was!

-So I just found out that an in-shower self tanner exists. You guys. If this actually works, it could be life-changing!

-Speaking of life-changing products, this lotion is my new favorite. Make sure you toss it in your cart during your next Target run. I promise you won't regret it!

-Sad news for Lucky magazine fans. After a tough couple months, it looks like the print edition is done-zo.

-I love a bright clutch for summer and this one is so cute with its metal detailing!

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