The List wk 4

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Happy Friday, Friends!  I was MIA yesterday and a little late on the draw today, but for good reason!  I’m currently in Salt Lake City at the Alt Summit conference and I’ve been busy socializing, networking, and having a good time with my fellow creatives and bloggers.  It’s my fourth year here and just like every other years it’s a total whirlwind filled with fancy parties, insightful panels, and inspirational speakers.

I am working on a little round up for next week to share the highlights, so stay tuned!

The List week no. 4

FRANÇAIS vs ITALIANO:  I am pretty obsessed with learning new languages.  Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I’m always trying to teach myself a new one – Spanish, German, and Mandarin have been a few of my past endeavors.  Now, with our upcoming anniversary trip, I’m turning my sights to either french or italian.  I have been bouncing back and forth between the two because I just can’t choose, but the bouncing means I don’t learn a good amount of either.  French sounds so beautiful, but I feel like I’d be better at Italian, so I’m stuck. Do you speak another language?  Do you have experience with either french or italian (or speaking them in their home countries) that you could share?

SUNDANCE: Each year during Alt Summit, the Sundance Film Festive is also going on up in the mountains.  This is the first year that I’m actually headed up and I am going to try and do a little celebrity spotting!  I’m headed up with the team who is here from Airbnb and I couldn’t be happier to be spending the evening with them. I am not quite sure yet which film we’ll be seeing, but I’ve read this list of the top films for 2015 and am looking forward to catching a few.

CHIC READ: I’m sure you’ve heard lots about How to be Parisian Wherever You Are and I just finished it on the flight to SLC.  It was a quick, fun read that had me laughing out loud at certain parts.  It’s one of those books you could pick up and put down and always go back and just read little excerpts when you need a little dose of witty female humor.

HOT & DELICIOUS: Being up here in the mountains makes me always want to indulge in rich, hot  drinks.  This nutella hot chocolate from Lark & Linen looks amazing!

LET’S TALK: I am so so excited to be speaking at a panel this year and feel honored to be speaking alongside some other brilliant women!  I’m speaking with Alexis Mattox, Ali Edwards, and Caitlin Wilson on how to launch a product line.  We all have very different takes how to take a design or concept and make it a reality.  This is obviously a topic I’m passionate about since launching my own shop and I LOVE talking with other people about it!  I’m going to record the talk and will share some tidbits with you all!  Anything in particular you’re dying to know? Darling grey spotted pillow by Caitlin Wilson. 


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Friday Faves 11.28

Friday Faves 11.28

ONE gold and gingham are great together.  C.Wonder Mug at Shopbop.  Shopbops always has amazing sales and for this Black Friday (and entire weekend) they’re offering:

15% off orders of $250+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $1000+
Includes All Full-Price & SALE Items
Use Code GOBIG14 at Checkout  - SHOP THE SALE

TWO we all know that I love Lulu and Georgia and this Jordan Carlyle Cushion from their site is topping my list right now.  Their black friday sales are great if you’re looking for a larger investment piece like their amazing rugs and furniture.

20% off orders of $250+ using code PUMPKINPIE20
25% off orders of $500+ using code PUMPKINPIE25
30% off orders of $1000+ using code PUMPKINPIE30
Includes All Full-Price & SALE Items – SHOP THE SALE

THREE mini topiaries from Grandiflora Home + Decor are so cute for the holidays.  wrap in mini lights and decorate everything from a mantle to the bathroom vanity.  The Grandiflora sale is good on the entire collection and is great if you’re planning to buy some big pieces!

$25 off when you spend $250 using code BFRIDAY25

$50 off when you spend $500 using code BFRIDAY50

$100 off when you spend $1000 using code BFRIDAY100

Includes all Full-Price & Sale Items – SHOP THE SALE

FOUR stock up on hostess gifts this black Friday at World Market where these monogram jute wine bags are just $2.50… You’d be crazy not to!  The rest of their site (and in store) as some pretty amazing deals too including some Buy-one-get-one!!  SHOP THE SALE

FIVE a chunky knit throw is always the perfect gift for yourself or for others.  This sandy colored knit variety is on sale for $46 down from $78!!  The rest of Nordstroms sale is pretty great too.

They’re offering 20% off select sale items (in store only) and all sorts of sweeping deals online.  SHOP THE SALE.

SIX I love the simplicity and rustic feel of this marble topped side table from Anthropologie.  Today only for black Friday they’re offering 25% off everything in the store!  SHOP THE SALE



There are lots of great sales going on today!  Make sure you check out my top picks if you’re shopping from the comfort of your computer like I will be!  I have never really gotten into the black friday shopping bonanza mostly due to the high value I place on my sleep and sanity!

What about you? Do you get out there early for the deals?  Or sit back and just enjoy the turkey coma?


Friday Faves 11.21

Friday Faves 11.21

ONE vintage mid century handlebars make the coolest faux antler art – and a bonus is that it also functions as a set of wall hooks, $260.  The brilliant idea came from Hilary at Flea Market RX who is as creative as she is kind!  I had the pleasure of talking shop with her last week!  TWO aren’t these little vintage napkins the cutest?  They would be perfect for a vintage inspired holiday table! $30 for a set of 4 from EthanOllie.  If you like mid century vintage, you have to check out their whole shop. THREE this herringbone throw is darling on it’s own, but then throw in pom pom fringe and you have a winner!! $55 from Waiting on Martha. FOUR I absolutely love the sentiment communicated on this enamel mug… To the Mountains! Just $13 from Meriweather of Montana. FIVE the natural linen monogram cushion is a versatile way to add custom touch to your home.  $48 from Grandiflora Home + Decor. SIX I really love a good apron and think they’re underutilized. When preparing for a dinner party, I always wear one when I’m putting finishing touches on a meal, but after I’m dressed for guests. This one is a beautiful buffalo check linen from Kanorado Shop.


Happy Friday guys!  Our Thanksgiving holiday is getting a kick start this weekend with our Friendsgiving tomorrow.  I’ll be planning and cleaning all day today, so I’ll be excited to get a break from the planning and cleaning to have a nice dinner out with my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law tonight.

Tomorrow, we’ve got a wide array of meals coming from all of our friends and we are managing the Turkey (which we’re smoking in the green egg) and the stuffing (because I’m a control freak and need to make the stuffing). Aside from that, I’ll be creating a Kahlua bar for after dinner sweet drinks (photos on Monday) and serving this layered dessert.  The table will be mostly white with hints of natural linen and plaid (inspiration here).

I’m excited to decorate the table and will share complete photos on Tuesday so you can be inspired for your Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful weekend, guys!

Friday Faves 11.14

Friday Faves 11.14

ONE what a tease!  This cute little lacquered box with resin knob is one of the Grandiflora holiday products that is coming to the shop on Monday!  Get excited! TWO oversized matches from Illume are my favorite for lighting the fireplace without burning my little fingers, $5. THREE this navy blue nordic wool blanket is the perfect decor element for my living room this winter, and $119 isn’t bad for all all wool blanket! FOUR quick like a fox!  These laser cut fox bookends are stylish but neutral.  $64 from Design Atelier Article. FIVE the perfect Thanksgiving platter is just $10 at World Market right now (down from $20!) run, don’t walk! SIX nailhead detail on this black ‘X’ table is a great way to jazz up your neutrals. $125 from Target.


Happy weekend, friends!  This week has just flown by for me and has been chalk full of action.  I’m going to really hit the ground running this morning and try to get as much done as humanly possible so that I can relax a bit this weekend.   Matt and I have the best strategy this weekend – we have no concrete plans, but are just going to go where the wind takes us.  That might be a cool bar or that might be our warm couch.  We’ll see!

Do you have anything on your weekend agenda?


Friday Faves 11.7

friday faves 11.7

ONE I’ve heard great things about Martha’s new One Pot Cookbook!  I might treat myself to it this weekend since it’s just $16 on Amazon! TWO these gilded stemless wine glasses from World Market would be perfect for entertaining from Thanksgiving straight through until Christmas and at just $19 for a set of four, they’d make a great gift too.  THREE If you want a great live wreath that will bridge the holidays, try one made of Bay laurel.  It smells awesome, but is totally appropriate for before Christmas. This one from McFadden Farms is just $34 which is a steal for a live wreath.  FOUR isn’t this rust colored arrow rug gorgeous?  Would you ever believe it was just $149 from Urban outfitters?  I might have to snag it! FIVE I’m still on the lookout for pretty B&W patterned pillows for my bedroom makeover.  These from Chanee Vijay Textiles are printed on greige hemp which makes them look more rustic and natural than start black and white can be. SIX if you’re looking for a good beverage bucket for entertaining this year, look no further than this planter from Ikea.  It’s just $19, which is such a deal.


Happy Friday guys!  Have you ever actually had a week where Friday gets here too soon and you’re left with a long to-do list still?  I know its a little crazy, but I kind of wish I had just one more weekday to get some things done which would allow me to enjoy my weekend a little more.

This weekend, I have friends coming in from out of town and we’re going to do all of my favorite columbus things and eat at my favorite columbus restaurants.  We’re starting this morning with a trip to Pistacia Vera, doing a little Short North Shopping during the day, eating tonight at 3rd & Hollywood.  Tomorrow we’re heading out east to Wyandotte Winery then doing dinner at Basi Italia.  Of course there’ll be a trip to Jeni’s thrown in there as well.  Any suggestions to show my guests?

Have a happy November weekend, all!