Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Things I'm Diggin'

just thought I'd drop in and show you guys some stuff that is making me happy lately. It's the little things, ya know?

first up:

This rad bamboo tray that I found at Goodwill for like $1:
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Pretty cute, huh? Also, I got Jordan that Chemex coffee maker for Christmas -- have you used a Chemex? They're pretty cool. My brother is a coffee snob, and uses one daily, so that's where I got the idea, and we love it. When made with the Chemex, coffee is less bitter, more pure, and plus, it's just fun to make. I also appreciate the simple design of the canister.

Anyway, next up is this cute candle I recently bought at Anthropologie:
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I bought it for the color of the glass, which is a greenish-yellow (almost neon). It smells great, too. Jordan and I both love great-smelling candles burning in the house, so they're a treat that we are constantly indulging in :) This one is the Capri Blue brand that is always burning at Anthropologie, but it's a different scent than the regular one - it's Mandarin Mango. It smells good, but I prefer the original one. I really love that colorful glass, though!

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Mika and I love it. I just put the pillow that came with the chair inside the pillowcase for now. Jordan likes the lumbar support of the firmer pillows, so it might have to stay. But I would prefer a down filled pillow. I'm actually having a hard time finding 12x20" down filled pillow inserts - any suggestions?

last but not least, a shot from the studio yesterday. Heather organized my paint supply room which was a DISASTER. Seriously. Disastrous. I wish I had a "before" pic. Anyway, we put together this new shelf, and she rearranged and organized my stuff, and I am ever so grateful.
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9 comments:

  1. Have you tried Lewis & Sharon or even Ikea for the pillow insert? Love the fabric.

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  2. i haven't tried either!!! i guess i should, haha. i have just tried hancock (usually they have them), pottery barn, and some online places. thanks!

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  3. I bought my down pillow, lumbar shapped at TJ Maxx. Your cat is adorable. More pictures of the living room please. You are sure going lighter these days. I miss the livingroom when it had more yellow in it.

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  4. anon - good idea, i'll have to try there.

    yes, it is lighter and brighter now! i'm not done though, it's far from finished (hence the lack of photos). i still will be adding lots of colors. i'm thinking more greens, blues, oranges and yellows, so dont worry ;)

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  5. L&S and Forsyth Fabric both carry that size. Forsyth is cheaper. :)

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  6. I think your kitty needs a comfortable pillow to lounge on and I will be sending you a 12x20 90/10 feather down one with my compliments.

    -Cindy Hoffman
    Trendy Pillows on Etsy
    trendypillows.etsy.com

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  7. I am sure it will look great whatever you do! Have fun with it. I am glad you are going lighter. It will be fun to see it. Looks like you got your pillow. You might still want to look at TJ Maxx sometime they have nice pillows for good prices.

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  8. One of my favorite tricks is to wrap a feather/down pillow in a dacron batting envelope - that way you get the softness of the feather with the support of the poly. Sometimes you have to play with the size of the cover (ie making it a little looser) but the resulting pilow is super amazing!

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  9. cindy!!! that is the sweetest thing ever!!! i love my new pillow, thank you so much!!

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