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Sh!t or Get Off the Pot

Hello world!  I’m alive.  I’m well.  I’m here, BABY!

It’s been an interesting break, to say the least, and a lot of it had to do with some major life changes.  We’ll get into that later, but let’s just say that when you’re reevaluating your career, you start to challenge everything.  And I certainly went down that rabbit hole; Was blogging something that I wanted to keep doing?  Was it bringing me joy?

After some internal debates, I finally had a lightbulb moment last week.  YES!!  I miss taking bad photos and making y’all look at em.  I really do enjoy that.  Wink.  An you know what?  I’ve been a busy bee around here!!  And I was feeling the need to share.

But what to share first?  Well, how about getting back into the game by talking about this amazing piece of technology?!  I’m pretty sure ANYONE can appreciate a product with the words “self-cleaning” in the title.

A self-cleaning toilet. Wwwhhhaaaattt?!?

Meet the Acti-clean from American Standard.

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Sign me up!!  Did I mention that it’s only $350?!?  And sold at a place that you actually already go to??  (It’s currently a floor model in Lowes.)

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It’s pretty purdy too.  Wanna know how it cleans?  You. Push. A. Button.  BOOM.  Toilet, Cleaned.  (Well, the inside anyways.)

Wow.  Saying “self-clean” is kinda turning me on.  If only it cleaned the surrounding floor around it too.  Raaaarrrrr.

Can I just say that I really, really want one of these?  Is it wrong for a girl to long for a toilet?  We changed out the last two oldies in our house last year, and I’m so bummed this wasn’t out yet.  It seems like the perfect addition to a guest bath since you can push a button if people drop by and not look like the mess that you are.

Drool.

So, I guess this is little ol’ me saying that, er, I’m not getting off the pot.  I’m making decisions, and I’m feeling good y’all!  It’s like, I’m not constipated with indecision anymore… that was bad, I know.  But you guys, I live with 5 dudes and all they do is talk about dumps!  Forgive me?

It’s no wonder I’m fawning over thrones.

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Santa Baby – 2016

Happy Holidays!!

Ya going crazy yet?!  I can’t believe how good my shopping list is looking this early in the game.  Wow.  I think I might actually be learning from the frantic finish the last 10 years.  But truth be told, holiday shopping is SOOOOOOO hard for me.  Sadly, I just keep buying myself stuff.  And y’all know I have zero self control when it comes to a $10 sweater.  $10 DOLLA, HOLLA!  And yet, will all those fun goodies there are still plenty of things on my Santa list.

Check it out!

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Nike Running Shoes, Match Safe, Glass Water Bottle, Oscillating Tool Kit, Can’t Adult Today Sweatshirt, Flatware for 5, Pin Set

You guys, that match keeper!  I found one roaming an antique store with the hubs.  Mine is a bit older, but shoot, it’s super cute!!  And those Nike shoes are running shoes.  You can wear them to the gym?!  Not like I would, but hey, who can resist a two-fer?  I have been dreaming of new flatware for about 3 years now and I LOVE this set.

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Collared Peplum Top, Glass Dish with Lid, Dyson Air purifier, heater and fan, Copper KitchenAid, Nars Blush/Bronzer, Set of 6 Knobs, Persian Runner

The knobs are gorgeous – I may just need to pop those right into my cart – wink!  But the piece I’m drooling over?  That Dyson air purifier –  I WANT ONE.  You know how much I love Dyson stuff, so eventually my pretty, you will be mine.  The peplum looks perfect for that office holiday shindig and the glass dish make my party loving soul happy.

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Invisibobble Hair Ring, Shearling Clog, Coffee Card, Vortice Chandelier, Fondue Set, Apple Purse, Amazon Echo Dot

Are you judging my Birkenstock pick right now?  Let me explain… there was this mom (don’t all stories start like this?), who is very chic and very cool and would wear these clogs with jeans, a button up AND SOCKS ON to drop her son off at the baseball field.  Seriously, they looked so good.  I may not go to her country club (or any country club) but I can sure steal that look!!

If you check out nothing else, please see Shop Sapling Press for the coffee card!!  Their stuff is so good and guaranteed to make you LOFL!  It was hard to pick a favorite, but damn, if that coffee quote ain’t me, I don’t know what is!

I may need to frame it.

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A Persian for Me

I’ve always loved Persian people, so it’s no wonder that I love their rugs too.

You throw in a Persian (rug, that is) and instantly your room is rich, textured, special.  It’s like inviting the “world’s most interesting man” to your dinner party – it just livens it up.  And you?  Well, you have just upped your decor status to world traveler with fabulous taste.

Needless to say, I’ve had Persian rug on my “Finds” bucket list for a very long time.  You know how some people have a travel bucket list?  I have a list of stuff I want to own and horde and stare at and not ever share with anyone else.  Don’t you?

The best news in this whole post?  Here’s the beauty that just got a cleaning in my garage

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I found her last (last) Sunday at the Pierce College Flea Market for $350 big ones.  You guys, this rug is massive.  And so beautiful.  It’s in perfect condition.  Like a totally and utterly squeal worthy find, which caused me so much anxiety….I only had $300 in my hot little fanny pack but I wanted the rug badly.  (I’m bringing Fanny Pack – Ya!)  Would she take $300?  Nope.  I left.  I WENT HOME.  I twisted my hands into knots for the next two hours, at which point I finally could NOT take it anymore and hurried my dumb ass back.  Clouds parted, yaddiyaddiyaddi, and the rug. was. still. there.  Like, that never happens!  She’s mine, all mine!!

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I’m planning to keep it safe from young boys and their non-stop spillage.  Don’t you think a Persian rug in a bedroom is just the best?!  I do too.

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The Nesting Game

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Houzz – Midcentury Eclectic

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Houzz – Contemporary Bedroom

So that’s what’s going on here.  I’m sure that once my new rug is in place, I’ll totally want a new bed.

I’m so predictable.

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Duvet; It’s French for Expensive

We live in a modern world with an insane amount of choices.  But when it comes to bedding, I’m pretty sure we all want the same things; Quality workmanship with hand-stitched details, gorgeous, hard-to-find fabrics that are both unique and extremely durable, which can be washed in our own home without fear of shrinking, wrinkling or change of any kind, organic, sustainable, not made by children in a 3rd world country, stain resistant, soft, comfortable, covetable, at least a million thread count AND affordable.

Yes, affordable.  As in, I’m not crying like a little school girl because my “Freebok” knock-offs were just called pedestrian.  True Story.

I want a duvet that’s so good, I’m happily handing over my hard earned bills.  Take my money!!  I want that DUVET!!  Is that wrong of me to want so much?

Turns out, it kinda is.  Man, it ain’t easy to find a duvet that not only looks fabulous, but feels fabulous from every angle.  But here are a few that I’m contemplating… these just about check off every box.  And they may, (just may) make me want to switch out the duvet I’ve had on my bed since I got married.  Yup, I’ve had that sucker for almost 9 years and it still looks good.  Quality!!  Gots to have it.

Calle Woven  – $219

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Linen Italian Stripe – $379

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Kelly Wearstler Paragon – $120

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Block Stripe – $179

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Lindstrom Grey – $199

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You can see that I want something neutral, but with texture.  I figure I can add in fun elements with pillows and a quilt.

So, what do you think?  Which do you like best?

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Thrift Store Finds – Spring 2016

Just when y’all thought baseball season would be ruining my thrifting game, well it hasn’t… not entirely at least.

An addict will find a way.  Amiright?!

So, here are some cool things I’ve spotted in my last few jaunts around town at thrift stores…. Anything fun, you’ve picked up lately??

Oh blue velvet chaise, do you have a twin on One King Lane? Only you are perfectly priced at $75!
Oh blue velvet chaise, do you have a twin on One King Lane? But only you are perfectly priced at $60!
I KNOW these are designer, but who?! Still, so gorgeous for $370 for the 4 pieces... I love the stainless and wood details!
I KNOW these are designer, but who?! Still, so gorgeous for $370 for the 4 pieces… I love the stainless and wood details!
Cute little bamboo chair - $40! But that cushion has. to. go.
Cute little bamboo chair – $40! But that cushion has. to. go. Yuck!
Glass table with metal bamboo legs, pretty sexy at $45
Glass table with metal bamboo-esque legs, pretty sexy at $30.
Brand new barstools for $25
Brand new barstools for $25
A table for 12 y'all! With wood inlaid details, that I couldn't capture but were beautiful!! $395
A table for 12 peeps! With wood inlaid details, that I couldn’t capture but were beautiful!! $395
Yes, those are bow details. Someone could rock this for sure! $35
Yes, those are bow details. Someone could rock this for sure! $35
Asian style table with 4 redwood chairs - AWESOME!! $125
Asian style table with 4 redwood chairs – AWESOME!! $125
I'm still SO crushing on these! Such a steal at $25 each.
I’m still SO crushing on these! Such a steal at $25 each.
A little purple velvet footrest? Why yes please! $15
A little purple velvet footrest? Why yes please! $15
A fancy schmancy crystal chandelier $90, would anyone's meatloaf taste better!
A fancy schmancy crystal chandelier $90, would make anyone’s meatloaf taste better!
Who could resist brass bullet inspired table legs? $100 for the glass table
Who could resist brass bullet inspired table legs? $100

But you know what?!  I’ve been soooo good.  I’ve been trying to actually clean out my stash so that I can get new stuff that I actually need and love.

I hope you’ve scored some fun stuff!!

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