Gift Guide: John's Christmas List 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to shop for my husband, John. His list is usually short and includes some kind of several-hundred-dollars tool or like a $3.99 thing from Amazon. While it’s nice to have an idea of a fun splurge gift for him and a couple things to put in his stocking, I like to find things for him that are a mix of both quality and quantity - it’s more fun for ME to watch him open a few gifts on Christmas morning rather than one big gift.

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Gift Guide: Emily's Christmas List 2018

It feels so strange that we are already peeking into the Christmas season this year! I think, for me, it feels like Christmas really sneaked up this year because I was SOOOOO sick with severe morning sickness from late July until early November. Like, flat on my back in bed for three months. It was really rough to say the least. I’m so thankful that I am feeling better these days just in time to get back to writing on the blog and enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!

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Amazon Finds: Planters & Pots

The design of indoor planters and pots have come a long way, allowing for green thumbs of all shades to incorporate stylish plants in every room in their home. They look great on a bookshelf, in a corner by an arm chair or even on the kitchen counter. Picking the right pot for the plant and for the design of your home does not have to be overwhelming.

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Backyard Deck Plan and Moodboard

It's no secret that John and I looooove spending time outside, especially when entertaining friends and family! We have dreamed for years about building a large deck off of the back of our house. A place where we can enjoy coffee in the morning, drinks and dinner al fresco and sit around a fire pit and enjoy the more mild months of the year. 

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: My Picks and the Best Deals

Happy Amazon Prime Day! It's Amazon's biggest sale of the year, similar to Black Friday, and it is only open to Amazon Prime members (does anyone not subscribe to Prime?). If you don't have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can get a free 30-day trial here so you don't miss out on the sale! The best part is that the sale is actually about a day and a half long. Here are some of my favorite picks from the sale so far - I'll continue to update this post with more deals throughout the afternoon and evening. Happy shopping!


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Get on the Windowpane Trend Train!

One home decor trend of 2018 that I particularly LOVE is the geometric windowpane pattern. Sheets, blankets, curtains, throw pillows; I like the pattern just about anywhere. It's a fun way to make neutral, basic textiles a bit more interesting with a punch of texture.

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Our 3rd Home Anniversary: The Good, the Bad and Would We Do it Again?

Happy Home Anniversary to us! It's been 3 years since we bought our house - gosh, how time flies! We have come to love this house more and more with every year. A thousand projects later, I still can't believe how quickly the time has passed! Here's a picture I took the day we moved in. John's brother and his wife drove up from Atlanta to help us move in. It was an exciting day but exhausting!

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Using Instagram's Bookmark Feature and 15 Inspiring Accounts That You Should Be Following

Do you use the Bookmark feature on Instagram? I recently started using it and I have to say, It's such a convenient way to save images from Instagram that inspire me. I like to Bookmark things I find because, as you know, the Instagram algorithm changed a few years ago where you can no longer find content in chronological order on your feed. So if you saw an image an hour ago on your feed but don't remember the account that posted it, chances are very slim that you will ever find that image again.

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