Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quick & Easy Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bags

Tomorrow is Halloween and, while I'm not much for decorating with witches, bats or ghosts, I did get into the Halloween spirit by prepping a quick and easy treat bag to hand out.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ikat Pillow Giveaway from US (a $160 value)!

Is there a better way to start a week than with an awesome giveaway? Have I got one for you...

My friends at US--who kindly reached out following my den reveal--were generous to offer two amazing pillows to give away to my readers. It's like the holidays have already started!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Our Harvest Tablescape

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Sometimes, it's fun to craft just for the sake of crafting and that's just what I did earlier this week. I felt the urge to add a little fall feeling indoors so, with the simple addition of some paint and inexpensive craft supplies, I created a harvest tablescape in our kitchen. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On Slow Decorating

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I had a bit of an ephiphany during a Craigslist transaction recently. While it’s very unlikely that those words have ever been written before, I swear it was a moment that really made me think about the approach I’m taking in decorating our home.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Our First Experience Planting Bulbs

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It's about time I posted an update on our gardening progress! I shared our fall gardening goals back in September and, more recently, posted the new planters at our front door. With the days growing shorter and the temperatures dipping lower, it's come time to start bulb planting--a priority on our gardening goal list.

We planted our bulbs this past weekend. And while it will take months to enjoy the fruits of our labors, I wanted to share the process.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Faux Bois Dining Chairs

Meet Me in Philadelphia's already Thursday? I know I've been bad at posting this week but I've been busy resuming my non-vacation know, grocery shopping, cleaning, prepping for trick-or-treaters, etc. One of my (many) errands this week: dropping off donations to one of my favorite thrift stores, which I did yesterday.

While there, I had the find of a lifetime--a complete set of 6 faux bois Louis dining chairs. I know, right? Oh, and they were $35 a piece. Let that sink in for a bit...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ashley Shops Internet

One of my favorite things to do is shop, though I've definitely tempered my shopping lately thanks to budgets and know, the un-fun but very necessary requirement of adult life. Even though I might not be whipping out my credit card every time I see something I like, I still love window shopping the internet. In the meantime, I'm sure to gather all my finds in my Ashley Goes Shopping board on Pinterest.

These six pieces are calling my name and I'd be super-grateful if anyone wanted to splurge and buy one (or all of these) for me. Bon shopping!

What have you found lately while browsing the internet? Help a recovering shopaholic out!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Made in Maine

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I'm heading home to Philadelphia from New England today. Before I leave the topic of Maine all together though, I wanted to highlight a few of the great products that have the distinct feel of the Pine Tree State and can make any getaway to the state last a little longer. 
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-Count the days as they pass with this calendar of classic Down East magazine covers.
-Cuddle close under a cozy heirloom-quality Swans Island wool throw.
-Foster a love for Maine with Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal or One Morning in Maine.

Lobsters, scallops, clams or other seafood are optional (though heartily encouraged).

Happy weekend, friends! Glad to be back home!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Quick Trip to Maine

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Late last week, I snuck up to New England with my Mom. As the weekend began we headed up to Maine, specifically to Mount Desert Island to spend several days with my aunt, grandmother and some of my cousins. 

Though our intentions to visit Acadia National Park were unrealized thanks to the government shutdown, I still enjoyed my time on Maine coast during this gorgeous time of year.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Comes to Our Front Door (Thanks to Terrain)

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Let me preface this post by stating that I never win any contest, giveaway or raffle I enter. Ever.

But about two weeks ago I got, not like that. I'm talking about winning something.
I got an email from the ├╝ber-popular Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo announcing that I had won her recent $200 Terrain gift card giveaway! What the what?!?

Needless to say, I was thrilled. Awestruck. Dumbfounded. Excited! My winnings went a long way to bringing fall to our front doorstep and, today, I'll tell you all about it.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Links That Made My Week, 10.4.13 Edition

The first week of October has come and gone--can you believe it? The change in season must have given everyone the creativity bug because there were some inspiring projects and developments in the blog world.

Here are the links that made my week, 10.4.13 edition.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Tale of Two Chairs

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 
And working to revamp this pair of decrepit $5 chairs embodies the worst of times.
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This post is dedicated to all of those blog readers who wonder, "How does so-and-so make her blog projects look so easy?" I'm lifting the veil today and revealing that DIY projects don't always go as least not for me.

This is the tale of two bamboo chairs.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

All The Den Details

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Hello, friends! Before I begin I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the tremendously positive comments on my den, which I revealed yesterday. Your feedback overwhelmed me, honestly. I constantly remind myself that I'm not an interior design professional. I just follow my eye and my heart...sometimes, it actually works out!

Since a number of you wanted to hear about specific items, I'll break down all of the details of the space today.

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