Gingham For Spring 2018

Gingham is the most obvious thing ever for Spring, but something about it just draws me in every year!  You can literally find it everywhere this year and I am loving the fresh new ways it is being used from bags to shoes to housewares.  It just looks so happy and crisp to me, exactly what we need after this bi-polar winter we have had going on.  PS, even Gucci has some gingham shoes out!  (crazily priced, but still!)  I tried to round up some atypical finds that weren’t your usual gingham button down or shorts and hope you love them as much as I do!  As always, click on the pink link to see the item in store.


Off the Shoulder Top

First up is this adorable off the shoulder top.  It would be so cute with white jeans or shorts and would look equally good with black pants.

Wrap Gingham Top

Love, love, love this wrap gingham top.  It’s so airy and gives you full coverage if the off the shoulder top is too much for you.  Again, would look amazing with white jeans.


Gingham Dress

I call this one the grown up Dorothy dress.  I love it’s elbow length sleeves and the wrap top.  Such a cute dress!

Lace Up Denim

I was sincerely not prepared for how cute this lace up ankle denim is!  Gah!  Pretty sure I am going to have to purchase these.  I must warn you, they are very pricey!  Wait for a sale!  They come in both plus and missy sizes, petite and regular, so we can all geek out on our gingham!!

Not sure gingham is for you?  Ease into it with this headband.  Could it be more southern preppy?


Gingham Flats


How about these gingham flats for Spring and Summer?  For all of us who wear black all Summer long, these are perfect!  Pretty sure I am going to need to buy these too!

Monogrammed Gingham Clutch

The sight of this clutch made my monogram, preppy loving heart explode!  OMG!  This is a must have!  And the perfect gift for all those Spring birthdays!  FYI, she makes a ton of really cute bags in different fabrics.  Love them!

Gingham Mules

I like that these are so different and not your typical gingham shoe.  And I think you could get away with them from now until early September since they are closed toe.  Kinda torn between these and the other flats above.


Gingham Plates

Gingham for Spring doesn’t just stop at clothes!  Look at these all kinds of adorable gingham plates!  How cute would these be for Easter?  or the navy for Fourth of July?


Are you a gingham fan?  I’d love to hear about if you love or hate it in the comments!

Buffalo Check Christmas and Home Decor

I absolutely love buffalo check (or plaid) and especially love it for Christmas!  I’m having an phone issue, so I can’t upload a picture of my front porch, but it is currently sporting a buffalo check be-ribboned wreath and welcome mat!

I started seeing it in Christmas decor last year and this year, it is EVERYWHERE!  I rounded up some of my fave buffalo check home and Christmas decor below.

Monogram Buffalo Check Throw

This monogrammable buffalo check throw from Nordstrom would make a great Christmas gift!  I love the subtle gray and white.

Buffalo Check Sherpa Throw

I have a similar sherpa throw and I am totally in love with how soft and warm it is.   I don’t know which of these I would buy, I am torn between gray and black and red!

Deer Ornament

How cute is this deer ornament?  It would make a great gift topper!


Buffalo Plaid Stocking

I am in love with this fur trimmed stocking!  It would look amazing with some of my other Christmas decor.


Technically a mousepad isn’t Christmas or home decor but I couldn’t resist! How cute would this be as part of a gift with the deer ornament as a topper?

Buffalo Check Pillow Cover

I have been trying to resist these buffalo check pillow covers since October!  I think having the red and black all year long would make me get tired of it and I can’t justify buying them just for Christmas.  I still love them though!!


Buffalo Check Duvet Cover

Same story with this duvet cover.  I have always wanted to have a Christmas bedroom and this would be perfect! but alas, the cost factor!  It would make a really cute boys room too.  Speaking of, I’ve seen some adorable buffalo check nurseries lately!

Do you love buffalo check like I do? What do you have in your home that’s buffalo check? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


Best Gifts Under $10

10 best gifts under $10

I am a firm believer in bargain shopping and I have found tons of great gifts under $10 in the past.   You can find steals at stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.  Bath and Body Works is always a place you can score something under $10.  If you would rather avoid the Christmas crowds, I found ten fantastic gifts under $10 that are available online.  No need to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  These are also the best gifts to have on hand for times you need a quickie gift.  They appeal to a variety of people, which is what you want for your gift closet!

Without further adieu, here are the best gifts under $10!

Ten Best Gifts Under $10

Adult Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage, you can find them at book stores, card stores, pretty much everywhere.  I have this one and the intricate designs really are relaxing.

Best gifts under $10


I have one of these monogram mugs on my desk at work.  At $8, they make a great gift and are available in gold for $4 more.   Every letter is available online, much appreciated by those with hard to find first initials!

 Ten Best Gifts Under $10

4 Size Pompom Maker

Perfect for the crafter on your list!  This set has four different size pompom makers included and is under $10! Much easier than the old self made cardboard way!

Ten Best Gifts Under $10


This adorable umbrella ring holder would make a great gift for a teacher, coworker or even a teen!  I like to buy ring holders for the newly engaged too.

Best Gifts Under $10


For the quirky unicorn lover on your list!  I adore this unicorn finger puppet!  A fun and funky present sure to make them laugh!

Best Gifts Under $10


I have a similar to do pad next to my phone at work.  It makes me happy every time I use it!  Again, a great universal gift for so many people!

Best gifts under $10

We Ate Your Stick Family Decal

A great gift for any Walking Dead fan!

Best gifts under $10


I have these Pottery Barn tortoise shell candle holders and they are beautiful.  As of Saturday, they are onsale for $6, marked down from $8.  Definitely looks more expensive!

Best Gifts under $10

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

This book has been all the rage for the last year, but there still are people who haven’t heard of it.  It is an interesting concept to reducing clutter.  I used it on my closet and was able to let go of a ton of stuff.

Best gifts under $10


I’ve actually seen people with this Sriracha to go on their key chain when I’ve been traveling!  Perfect for your friends who never think their food is hot enough!

Pottery Barn Finds

I was desperately in need of a 3 day weekend to just decompress from the last couple weeks, hang out with my husband and take care of some things around the house.

I did spend a bit of my weekend shopping and got the chance to check out Pottery Barn.  They were set up for Fall and starting to set up for Christmas, pretty much half and half.  I took a ton of photos and left with some great ideas for my own house.  I only had my phone with me, so I apologize for the quality.  I did catch a guy doing bicep curls with his shopping bag, but didn’t post it, though I was tempted!!

Xmas Tablescape

The first thing I saw was this Christmas tablescape.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the santa pants, which I think are wine holders, maybe? I did like the rest of it though and loved the simple centerpiece.

Xmas Tablescape Close up

I absolutely loved the simplicity and think I am going to do the same thing for my Christmas centerpiece.  Check out the cute placecard holders in the lower part of the photo near the logo.  Adore them!

Tree Tablescape

These birch candle holders can work for fall through Christmas.  They were lovely mixed in with the lit trees.  I was very tempted to buy them, but spoiler alert, I found them somewhere else cheaper.

Fall Arrangement

I even found inspiration in the Ladies room.  I had some of the basic materials to do a similar tablescape at home, so shot a photo for future reference.  It had a very Thanksgiving-y feel to me.

Fall Tablescape

I put together my own tablescape with a few things I already had and some new ones.  I had the rope handled glass bucket from Home Goods this summer.  I bought the vase filler and the birch candle from Home Goods (the birch candles were much cheaper there) and bought the tortoise candle holder at Pottery Barn.  I really wanted the large version of this candle holder because it is GORGE, but it is almost Christmas and I have to be aware of budgets!

Though now that I think of it, I think I have a Pottery Barn gift card around here somewhere!

Have you been to Pottery Barn lately or checked out the catalog?  What’s caught your eye? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.


Pottery Barn Lighting Look ALikes

I consider myself quite the online investigator, especially if it involves a bargain. I love the look of Pottery Barn and I love even more finding that look cheaper!  I’ve been looking for a new light to update our entryway and I was surprised at how many Pottery Barn look alikes I was able to locate.    I could have researched these all night!  Here’s a roundup of some of my finds!

Pottery Barn Lighting Lookalikes Roundup

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These all look pretty similar in my book! Definitely worth saving the money to buy the lookalike.  Would you like to see more posts like this? I’d love to hear if you do in the comments!

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Teenage Dream

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Have you seen the Emily & Meritt Collection for Pottery Barn Teen yet?  It is absolutely lovely!  It’s a dreamy mix of textures with some Rock n Roll style thrown in.  I love it!  It’s a teen/tween dream room for sure.  Right now it is 20% off using code Save20 through July 15th.  I love so many things, it may make me redecorate my office/guest room before it’s even completed.


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I am smitten with this mixture of pillows.  I do think the rose skull one is too much for a young girl, but I think a teen would love it in her room! And the black heart sheets!  Love!

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Love the black glitter cat pillow and the bunny ears alarm clock!  Definitely would give your room character.  The gold star bedding could definitely grow with your child depending on the accessories.

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All photos courtesy of Pottery Barn Teen.  Check out the entire collection here.