feel-good friday


Hi guys! It's the weekend - woohoo! How's your week been?

I didn't have Seth to help me film for today's video so it's filmed from my computer and is a little more natural, ad lib style. The challenge for this weekend is based on what I've been doing most of the week. Check out the video to see what it is and if you take on the challenge, let me know! As always, use the hashtag #FGWeekends to share what you chose to do.

See you guys on Monday!
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I was taking a picture of our bed/headboard, but Bailey jumped in to go after the light coming through the window, which actually resulted in some really cute photos. She loves to chase shadows and any kind of reflected light. It's hilarious.

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We have almost no wall space in our kitchen so I wanted to utilize this little bit we do have to liven things up a bit and add some greenery. These plants from Ikea are perfect because they're fake (no watering!) but don't look like it. Someone actually thought we grew wheatgrass!

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HOMEGOODS BLACK & WHITE PILLOW | CRATE & BARREL YELLOW PILLOW | ANTHRO VASE

I've been looking for new pillows for our leather couch but all the ones I really liked were over $60, which I just couldn't justify right now. I found these at HomeGoods and loved them immediately. They were the only two left and were $35 each so I went for it. I think they'd look great with a palm print pillows like this.

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ANTHROPOLOGIE NUMBERS

There isn't a whole lot you can do with a big ugly wall heater besides work around it. The space above it proved to be the perfect spot for these wooden numbers (6 is Seth's favorite number/hockey number, 7 is my favorite number). I like that it makes the space look a little more intentional.

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ANTHROPOLOGIE PITCHER, MEASURING CUPS, & MEASURING SPOONS | CRATE & BARREL BOWLS 
HOMEGOODS TOWEL | TARGET SHELVES

This tiny little sliver next to the window is the only other wall space in our kitchen besides the space mentioned above. Obviously I had to do something with it! I bought these floating shelves from Target for our bathroom and didn't end up liking them there so thankfully they worked perfectly here. 

I'm super picky about dish towels for some reason so when I saw these white and blue ones with the fringy ends, I was so happy! I've been completely obsessed with anything with fringe or tassels so I got two other striped ones that also had fringe. 

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IKEA SHELVES | S&S PRINT SHOP CLASSIC & GLAM PRINTS

The shelves behind our couch are slowly coming together! They add so much to our living room. The styling is always a work in progress. I (surprisingly) barely have enough things to fill it so I'm making do with what I've got for now. 

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A lot of you asked for more home updates in the feedback survey so here you go! ;) The funny thing is, I haven't been able to spend much on home stuff until last week when I found a gift card to HomeGoods that I'd been looking for since Christmas. Timing is a crazy thing. I kind of feel like it was hidden from me until I needed (okay, okay "needed") it the most. 

Decorating your home is such a process, especially when you don't have a ton of money to put towards it. It kind of goes in waves. I love sharing the process so I'll continue to update you as I steadily move along. It's a constant work-in-progress!