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{valentine’s day table setting}

Plates: Walmart | Basket: Target | Velvet Heart Garland: Target | Eucalyptus Garland: Target | Table Runner: World Market | Lace Trim Napkins (BOGO 50% off): Pier 1 | White Pitcher: Pottery Barn

Happy Tuesday peeps! Sorry for the multiple posts today. Yesterday’s {weekend notes} was all set and ready to publish and somehow about half of the post was gone. Deleted. Nowhere to be found. And I chose to drink wine instead of work on it more last night. Priorities…..You know how it goes.

So today you get a BOGO. Except you didn’t have to buy shit to get the second one free. lol.

I was flipping trough a Taste of Home magazine last week and stumbled on these adorable marble meringue hearts. I’m such a sucker for cheesy Holiday tchotchkes + treats. And since I had all 4 ingredients for the meringues and there was no school yesterday, I recruited Bay the Baker to whip some up. I have one on each place setting.

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{weekend notes}

WOW, Monday sure did come fast! Hope you had a great weekend! We had equal parts kick it + all over the damn place. Typical.

Intentions for the Week:

  • catch up on paperwork/entry forms/permission slips
  • national random acts of kindness day
  • set a pretty Valentine’s Day table
  • figure out my fitbit issues…the app is no longer working?
  • make returns
  • start 3-day cleanse {on wednesdays we wear pink}
  • find the perfect black pair of shoes
  • heart dessert
  • show you guys a really cool new photo editing app
  • target finds

This week on the blog: Valentine’s Day table with a cute napkin fold. Galentines idea. Strawberry Tart.

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{shopping is my cardio}

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Floral Top ($20)// Coffee Mug ($3)// Bracelet ($9)// Bracelet 

Shopping is my cardio.  Target 🎯 shopping, that is. It’s been a little quiet over here. Just needed some off time…literally. But I did hit up Target once or twice.

Okay fine, three times in the last week 🤷🏼‍♀️

My motto: When all else fails, just got to Target.  Buy a cute top. Get a new mug. It solves all the problems 😂

so let’s chat about all the new finds I scored at the one, the only, Target!!

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Let’s start with cute tops, because you know I’m a sucker for a cute $20 top!  I have to admit this was the ONE section that was a little disappointing.  I’m gonna give Target a pass this time though.  They are transitioning to Spring….and I cannot frickin wait.  I vowed today to not buy another long sleeve top!  Sooooo…Target best get that shit out STAT!  Ha!

ps…All the underlined + bold words are “clickable” links.  They will direct you to the actual item on Target.  I’m saving you all the searching time 🙂

Yellow Off the Shoulder //  Red Blouse

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{DIY $12 eucalyptus wreath}

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Annnnndd it’s FRIDAY!

Can I get a hell yeah?!?!  Hell Yeah!

Did you catch what Bay baked in my Instagram stories this morning?  She was asked to bring dessert to the Truitt’s house tonight and she straight up killed it.  It’s a little more formal than the occasion, but I love her creativity.

I’ve gotten lots of messages asking me to share more details.  And don’t trip chocolate chip….you know I will!

 

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You guys, the SUN is trying so hard to come out today.  Which makes it kinda feel like beer drinking weather.  You know what I mean?  That spring weather that makes you wanna ditch work and get hammer-timed.

After all the rain lately, I think we’re all craving some vitamin D!

Anyway, switching things up today.  I just wasn’t feelin the normal {friday 5} thing.

Yes, it’s another DIY that involves eucalyptus.  You know my love for eucalyptus is REAL!  This aromatic greenery is typically referred to as a “filler” Which to me kinda means, the extra stuff.  Cheap.  Not the real thing.

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But, let’s keep it real….I would choose eucalyptus over any flower.  Wellll, maybe till Spring.  Then I may add tulips.  Only white ones though.  Ha.

You’ll find some kind of eucalyptus variety around my house year round.  And once it dries, it’s even better.

This simple DIY took me about 20 minutes.  Closer to 15ish…then an extra 5 to perfect it.

You really only need 3 things.  Unless you’re like me.  Then you’ll need all 4!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • grapevine wreath (I used an 18″) Joann’s // Michael’s // Amazon
  • fresh silver dollar eucalyptus ($2.99/ bunch at Trader Joe’s.  I used 3 bunches)
  • scissors
  • glass of wine

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{let’s kon marie}

KonMarie hit Nexflix last week.  And peeps are freaking the fuck out!  Ha!  I have seen some of THE best meme’s and they crack me up.  I’m going to hit Goodwill this weekend…I bet they’ll be stock full of good shit!

I’m all about organizing.  Simplifying.  Decluttering.  If you don’t use it or love it….toss it.  Or as Marie Kondo says “if it doesn’t spark joy” Haha…to be honest, not much sparks a shit ton of joy from me these days.

Anyway, I found this January Organization Calendar and I’ve been following it each day!  It makes hitting all the sections of the house more manageable.

I’ll be posting each day as I tackle the January Organization List!  Stay tuned.

Oh and you can click on the image to print a copy of your own!

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Here’s my progress so far:

Day 3 – Fridge //

Items used: Ceramic Egg Crate // SOMA Water Pitcher // Rubbermaid Food Storage 38 Piece Set with Easy Find Lids

Take out all the food.  Toss the expired or shit you don’t/won’t eat.  Wipe EVERYTHING down.  Even the shelves.

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I cannot tell you how happy a clean fridge makes me.  TRUST me, you’ll feel the same way.  Then want to move onto the next thing.  Oh, and do the freezer too!

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Day 4 – Pantry //

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{diy trader joes arrangement}

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Happy Tuesday friends!  If you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling around like a wild women.  So, let’s keep it short and sweet.

Remember how I keep saying I’m craving minimal + simple decor?  Not a lot of color.  Natural.  Greenery.  Clean.

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Marble Top Coffee Table //  Sunday Suppers Book // Candle Wick Trimmer //  Candle: Sweet Citrus // Mercury Glass dish

I was playing around with some ornamental cabbage I picked up from Trader Joe’s last week.  By the way, it’s only $4.99!!  And I was in TJ’s yesterday and they’ve got enough for everyone.  I kept sticking the long stalks in a vase and just wasn’t loving it.  So I chopped the stems and stuck them in a salad bowl.  Grabbed some seeded eucalyptus that I had in a vase.  Popped it all around the base.

And it was magic.  I fell in love with it.  This simple arrangement meets my checklist of needs: clean + minimal + natural + green.

Not to mention it cost me $8.  Trader Joe’s has hands down, the BEST flower section I’ve ever seen.  And right now it’s better than ever.

You could always add some flowers.  Hydrangea would be beautiful.  Or even babies breath.

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Marble Top Coffee Table //  Sunday Suppers Book // Candle Wick Trimmer //  Candle: Sweet Citrus // Mercury Glass dish

Here’s what you do:

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{diy blanket ladder}

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knit stockings (on sale) // sting lights // mercury glass garland 

Anyone else living life without a fireplace?

Where in the H-E-double hockey sticks to you hang your stockings?

I’ve tried our armoire…but, let’s be real, I don’t want anything blocking Vanderpump Rules.  And moving the stockings each time I want to watch the tube…nahh!  I’m good.

How does Santa get into your house?  When Bay was about 4-ish years old we had to leave a key to our house tied around the door knob…on the outside.   Beaucse we didn’t have a chimeny back then either.  I’m telling you, the stuggle is real.

Last year I said fuck it, and didn’t hang stockings at all.  It was kinda sad, really.

Christmas morning I chucked Bay’s stocking across the living room floor next to the tree.  DONE!

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knit stockings // sting lights // mercury glass garland 

This year though, I vowed to hang the damn stockings.  I mean, let me be 100% honest….the ol man comes down the chimney (I mean front door…remember – NO fireplace lol) in 12 days and we still don’t have a single ornament on our tree.  I did tie a pretty bow on the top.  And strung about 2 grand lights.

I’ve got this weird minimal Christmas vibe that I can’t shake.  I want everything to be clean and simple.

But, I really, really wanted a place to stick our stockings.

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I went to Pinterest and searched “ways to hang stockings” and about 8,237 DIY blanket ladders popped up.  Some say $10 ladder.  Or you don’t need a man to make this.  Others said, just buy the damn ladder and call it a day.  I pinned about 25.  You can check them out here: DIY blanket ladder Pinterest

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I printed them all out.  Waited till Cory was in a really good mood….about 5 bud lights deep, then showed him my idea.  We was on the fence….haha.

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{giveaway}

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* G I V E A W A Y *

BIG thank you for all the sweet comments on yesterday’s Tablescape in a Box. It was so fun to create. The holiday Tablescapes have found a home and I can’t wait to see how they look on their new table ❤️

And since this is the season of giving and I’m feeling crazy thankful + grateful for all my readers + followers…..I want to do a fun little giveaway!

Who wants one of my Garland Centerpieces?

Details: 8′ live cedar garland (treated to last through Christmas) with fresh eucalyptus + pine cones + string lights.

Which doesn’t necessarily have to be used on a table.  This garland can be draped over anything, really.  Even outdoors!

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Here’s how to enter……

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{bay’s christmas bedroom}

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{bay’s bedroom makeover}

May you never be too grown to search the skies on Christmas Eve ♥

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Santa Pillow

The struggle is real when you’ve got a tween.  Does Elf On The Damn Shelf even come to our house this year?  Or do you donate her?  Pack her up in storage?  I’ve hinted about the Elf and haven’t really gotten a response.

Trying to come up with new age appropriate traditions.  No more Polar Express.  Letters To Santa.  Pictures on Santa’s lap.  So, what to do to continuing making the season extra magical?

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Felt Mistletoe // Pottery Barn Stocking (Bay’s is 12 years old)

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{all the things // target hearth + hand}

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Garland Eucalyptus Pinecone

{all the things // target hearth + hand}

Today is going to be a fine day. I’ve been writing down 5 thing each morning that I’m grateful for.  Obviously health, home, food + water…always number one.

But what really put the extra pep in my step today…

Getting my hair done last night.  Blonde af + a fresh blunt cut can really make this girls day!!  Thanks Allison!

Pulling out all my Christmas tubs.  You should have seen the look on Cory’s face when I asked him to put up the outdoor light today.  He’s a man of many faces, but this one is my favorite.  It’s a mix of confusion and disgust.  And it straight up kills me.  He said not till after Thanksgiving.  I think we settled with, I promise not to plug them in till after Thanksgiving.  Fair….I think!

Hopping on the scale this morning and I’ve lost 4 lbs since Sunday!  #sugarcleanse shared all the details on the blog yesterday {on wednesdays we wear pink}

Bay kissing me goodbye at the middle school drop off line ♥

And last, but certainly not least – The holiday Hearth + Hand collection at Target. Thanks to everyone that voted….I went with the eucalyptus garland.

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And today I’m sharing ALL THE THINGS I fell in love with at good ol Target!

Just a warning – Target is very, very dangrous this time of year…lol!

I spent wayyy more time than I like to admit at Target lately.   Here’s a few things I’ve picked up so far.  And everything I’ve got my eye on!

Glass Belly Vase // Stoneware mini cake stands

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