Category Archives: on a dime

03.18.14

our home tour on smp.

I was so excited when Jacquelyn Clark from Style Me Pretty Living contacted me about posting a home tour of our house.  Well, it went up on Friday… here is a peek.  Check out the full tour here.

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03.06.14

ultimate ikea hack.

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ultimate ikea hack  |  kiki's list.ultimate ikea hack  |  kiki's list. Have you all seen this Ikea hack from Sarah Sherman Samuel?  It’s genius!  Apparently there is a company out there called Semi Handmade that makes custom doors for your Ikea Cabinets?!?  It’s perfect because at Ikea you buy the cabinets and the doors separately.  No doubt that I love Ikea, their cabinet quality is actually pretty great. However you are somewhat limited by their designs.  Now you can have custom cabinets at a MUCH lower price point.  I am DEFINITELY doing this for our bathroom renovations!

01.30.14

best homegoods eva.

HG Chair

Last week I bought this chair at my local HomeGoods for our basement media room that is FINALLY getting finished.  As much as I loved it, I was stressed about my purchase because I needed two of these chairs and my HG’s only had one.  The hunt was on.  I spent the first half of Saturday calling every HomeGoods within a 40 mile radius (luckily there are quite a few.)  After an hour of calling several stores, describing the chair, giving the style number and price (over and over) I was ready to give up.  E was at my side cheering me on just when I had lost all hope.  As I said to her “This is useless baby.” I heard a voice ask on the other line “How much would you love me if I told you I had it?”  I started screaming “SHUT UP, SHUT UP!”  Sure enough, he had it.  So E and I hopped in the car and drove about an hour to the Kingstowne store and all I can say is HOLY SH&% that store is REDONKULOUS!  Just check out some of the HomeGoodies we found…

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Loved this linen/nailhead sofa.HomeGoods

Somebody pinch me…..

HomeGoods

I think I’m dreaming. Gorgeous, right?  Would need to find a match for this one too!

HomeGoods

It KILLED me to leave this there.. But I had no place to store it or clients that had a need for it.

HomeGoods

Yep, this is not a dream.HomeGoods

This guy needed a few tiny mirrors to be replaced, but it would have cost under $30.  Looks a lot like the infamous Peacock Mirror, right?

HomeGoods

This picture doesn’t do this lamp justice.  It was stunning in person.

HomeGoods

I’d paint this guy.. So many options!

HomeGoodsThey actually had two of these.  Perfect for an office!

HomeGoods

I scored this lucite antler for myself.

HomeGoods

Isn’t this pillow awesome?

HomeGoods

Doesn’t every home need a pair of geode bookends?HomeGoods

I just loved this pillow for a little boy’s room.  It would be a perfect match with that blue and white Stark striped rug on OKL this week!
HomeGoods

After all was said and done, the other half of my duo made it home.  Squeal!  This room is gonna be amazing!

12.13.13

fashion friday: last call.

Last Call

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Let me introduce you to one of my favorite designer discount sources:  Last Call by Neiman Marcus.  Not only is everything 30-40% off of retail already, but you can almost always get another 15-30% off plus free shipping!  They are running an AMAZING deal for the 12 days of Christmas.. See-  sometimes is pays to procrastinate. ;)

12.11.13

e turns 8.

Sleepover Invitations

It’s hard to believe it’s been three months already, but I am finally getting around to posting pictures of E’s sleepover.

Cupakes

All of the invitations and party printables were custom made and will be available online soon.  If you are looking to purchase them immediately, email me.  We were able to make so many decorations from the printable package.  I loved how everything turned out!

sleepover cupcakes

We attached cutouts of the pillow design from the invitation to lollipop sticks from Michael’s and used them as cupcake toppers.

Sleepover Party Favors

We filled these boxes from Michael’s with all kinds of spa goodies.  We wrapped the tops in paper from the printables.

Party Favors Sleepover Party Favors

Flowers

I printed paper and glued them together to make a table runner.

Fireplace

We mod podged the same paper to a cardboard E from JoAnn’s… and also used it for the banners.S'mores Boxes

We made individual s’mores packages for each girl.  You can get the boxes here.

S'mores BoxesI just love how they turned out.
Flowers

Porch

We made several attempts to dip the balloons in glitter.  The first prototypes had way more glitter, but I didn’t account for the weight of the glitter weighing down the balloons.  This was the most glitter that we could apply and still allow them to float.  Flowers

Girls Girls

S'mores Boxes

Campfire

i think they had fun. ;)

Images by Jan Michele Photography