I think technically there’s only so many weeks of fall left making this post relatively useless, but I’m not really bothering to pay attention to that. Arizona really only has about two real seasons anyway. Since there are still plenty of fall time left, I put together somewhat of a fall shop. It’s filled with things I really love right now and things that just are great to have. It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things only I’m not Oprah, and this isn’t a special segment on GMA.
Growing up Halloween was a huge deal in my house. As a kid my sister and I would get free rein to decorate whatever we wanted. I still remember these incredibly 1980s felt, orange pumpkins with silly expressions we hung on all the windows (Oh wow I found them online: here). Most of our decorations ended up being those buckets from McDonald’s and the dress up chicken nuggets because they were fun. We never really carved pumpkins except for the day before Halloween (or even on Halloween) because of my parents policy on making messes. Pumpkin carving is by far one of the messiest activities for children and pumpkin guts are disgusting. As an adult it’s still really fun to decorate for Halloween. I still don’t really do much in the way of pumpkins. I’ll display them but carving just isn’t my thing. Not only is it messy, it’s also dangerous for a clumsy person such as myself. I love Target sells fake, designed pumpkins and pumpkin art for me to stick on them instead.
Sorry for the sparse posting as of late. I’m lacking a bit of motivation and inspiration right now. I’m also working so incredibly hard on so many things all at once. I’m a bit of an overachiever I’ll admit. Most of the things I’m being bogged down by are almost over, so hopefully now I’ll be able to post more regularly.
That said this weekend I’ll be attending a sip and see for my friend’s new baby. Apparently sip and sees are a real thing and not just something seen on the Real Housewives franchise. While I find the concept utterly baffling, I guess that’s a thing I will be doing. Hopefully with far less drama than an episode of the Real Housewives of whatever. I also hope it doesn’t begin to stir any sort of baby fever within me because babies are the most fun when they aren’t yours and you get to pass them back. But one thing is for sure, getting older sucks when everyone reminds you where you should be in life, but just aren’t.
Talk about being a Debbie Downer. Instead enjoy some fun things from around the internet, and have a great weekend.
- There’s a scientific reason people (okay definitely me) love pumpkin spice
- Would you try a Fireball flavored bagel?
- A light that mimics the sunrise for a more natural wake up
- La Croix has a new flavor
- A great illustration on friendship
- What to make this weekend: Skillet Nachos
- I need this rose gold wine chiller from Target’s new home decor line
- My new favorite Instagram account: @basically
- Have you heard my latest monthly mix?
Featured Image: Madewell
Keeping up with all of the cool things on the internet can be tough. There are so many things worth bookmarking from clothes I want to buy, music I want to listen to, and random things I insist I’ll revisit later when I get a free second. Truth is I probably only revisit those things when cleaning out my bookmarks further on down the road.
I’m not entirely sure this post actually solves that problem, but it does give me the opportunity to share some of the things I really like this week with whoever is reading this. So enjoy!
- This cute ceramic pineapple cookie jar from World Market
- Fleet Foxes’ Fool’s Errand because I’ve waited for what seems like forever for new FF music
- BECCA x Chrissy Teigen palette is limited edition, finally back in stock, and I really hope it will give me a beautiful summer glow (as promised)
- Zara polka dot top since I can’t ever have too many polka dots or stripes, right? (Same)
- These metallic Reebok sneakers are what sneaker dreams are made of
Modern by Dwell Magazine for Target has finally hit store shelves and I couldn’t be more excited. Sorry to that Target employee who had to witness me gasping for air when I finally saw the items in person.
What I love about this collection is how it is an affordable, elegant, and modern solution to home furniture and decor. Modern design and it’s principles are my favorite and I’ve studied them for quite a while. This collection is perfect because the pieces can stand alone as individual pieces or as a whole harmonious collective unit. They are stylish, simple, and just plain beautiful to look at. Each piece has been innovatively designed to convey a sleek style while serving its function. The pieces breathe new life into concepts we see every day with indoor and outdoor living spaces. The metal outdoor sofas, chairs, and bar stools have decidedly abnormal, eye-catching silhouette that can be covered with padding for a more comfortable feel. The collection has some interesting pieces that give off a 1970s vibe including some rugs and the cocktail glasses. There are many mixed materials in the collection.
The collection itself is appealing to a wide variety of lifestyles, and even if you aren’t a modern design lover, there is likely to be something eye-catching.
A few weeks back I was feeling a bit down so I decided to get a tiny little Christmas tree decoration at Target to lift my spirits. I realized afterwards that Christmas time is probably the time where my decorating goes absolutely nuts. Doesn’t everyone go a little crazy though?
I don’t have a ton of space to decorate, but I do my best to spread Christmas cheer throughout the season. I have my tiny little baby tree, my favorite frosted cranberry candle from Bath and Body Works, and usually (in about a week) it will constantly smell like some kind of baked good. With that in mind I went internet browsing to find some other really great things for decorating and entertaining this holiday season.
How beautiful is that Sugar Paper blush pink wrapping paper?
1 Sugar Paper wrapping 2 Sugar Paper stocking 3 Christmas Crackers 4 Throw pillow 5 Naughty or Nice napkins 6 Hot Mulled Cider candle 7 Merry Christmas garland 8 Cookies for Santa plate 9 London ornament 10 Twig tree 11 Blue Silver Copper ornaments 12 Christmas tree cheese markers
For years Dwell magazine (and their website) has been one of my favorite places to see well designed homes and home products. There is always something beautiful to look at when it comes to their magazine. So, it’s no surprise I was over the moon when it was announced Dwell would be collaborating with Target.
Launching this winter in stores and online, Dwell is collaborating with Target on a line of home furnishings and accessories made for design lovers at an affordable price. Target is adding to their brand by embracing unique collaborations for fashion, beauty, home furnishings and everything in between. The line will feature 120 items from decor, accessories, and home furnishings ranging from 17 to 400 dollars.
I can’t wait to add so many of these pieces to my home because I know they are going to feature and encompass many of the things I love about Dwell and design at a price point I can afford.