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10 Things We Buy at Paper Source

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Our first visits to Paper Source were pretty magical! We adore this store! Paper Source offers basic gift and craft supplies, one of a kind gift ideas items, as well as all of our favorite stationary brands such as Rifle Paper Company, Snow & Graham, and Cavallini. Here are the things we buy:

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1. Craft kits: We can’t wait to make all THESE adorable crafts with our girls. Isn’t THIS wreath kit impressive?!

2. Ribbon: THIS is Em’s favorite ribbon EVER!

3. Greeting Cards: We save more expensive greeting cards for milestone birthdays and anniversaries. Loving THIS one. They also offer packs of cards at a great price, but they sell out quick! THIS card is only $12.50 for a pack of 10.

4. Stickers: A very cheap and easy way to make your own cards, gift tags, place settings etc. We love THESE basic b+w ones. 24 for $2.50.

5. Calendars: Even now most of our scheduling is on google calendar, Paper Source convinces us every year we still need a beautiful one too! See the full selection of 2015 calendars HERE. Em uses hers exclusively as a birthday calendar…see HERE.

6. Gift wrap basics: We love Paper Source’s selection of basic gift wrap, especially for favors and Christmas. We love THESE clear, fold-over and food-safe cellophane bags. 100 count for $6! Loving THIS Christmas gift wrap set from Cavillini. See all gift wrap HERE.

7. Pens: THIS one is our current fave, and seriously makes our handwriting a little better! $1.95

8. Single sheets of wrapping paper: We rarely use these pretty papers to actually wrap gifts. Instead we frame them and hang them as art. THIS one is going in Jane’s room.

9. Twine: Lasts forever. Amazing price! See HERE.

10. Gift Ideas: The store and website is filled with great gift ideas. We love THIS tea towel, THIS art set for the kiddies, and a good notebook is always a good idea!

Do you have any favorites?

Thrifty Black & White finds at Ikea!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Browsing though my pinterest page yesterday I noticed that most of my favorite spaces are black and white. (This wasn’t really that much of a shock…just a realization!) This most classic combination is timeless, chic, modern and all that we love.

Here are some amazing (and cheap) pieces I found at Ikea.


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1. Dying over this light (see HERE). Replacing the builder grade lighting has always been on our list, and room by room we’re getting there. I just need to find the perfect spot for this.

2. These lamps are PERFECTION (see HERE), and will be a contender for above our nightstands when we re-do our master this Fall…yay!!!

3. These place mats (see HERE) were added to our home the week the twins began solid food. Too cute and handy and only $1.49! Holler!!!

4. Lack tables are a must in any home. Ever so versatile and handy for temporary arrangements like house guests or parties. They’re on sale this month with your Ikea family card for only $4.99!!!!!!! Time to stock up. I’m getting 4! (see HERE.)

5-8. Beautiful cushion covers to ump up the contrast in any room. I’ll be getting some for the Master. Such a great deal from $4.99-$14.99)

(5. HERE. 6. HERE. 7. HERE. 8. HERE.)

5 Desk Lamps for Under $30

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Our sissy-in-law Sally is currently setting up a new office space and she asked us what our favorite desk lights are if you’re shopping with a budget. So here you go Sal, a round up in your honor! And maybe perfect timing for those of you who are starting to think of dorm rooms already!

boxwood clippings_5 desk lamps for under $30


No1: The Barometer from Ikea (link HERE) is my favorite of the group. It’s only $29.99 and perfect for any desk. However, I’ve been eying it for over a year to use on my nightstands. (Yes, I’ve been planning our master re-do for a while now, Brock has promised we can move ahead once the twins sleep through the night…getting close.:)

No.2: The Scholar Task Lamp from Target is on clearance for only $10.98 (link HERE), and is simply adorable. Neutral with a pop of color, vintage with a pop of modern!

No.3: The Clip It Desk Lamp is from Land of Nod, $29.99 (link HERE). This one is great if you don’t have a lot of space. It also comes in a great variety of fun colors, but as always we’re drawn to the white!

No.4: The Terital Lamp from Ikea is the best deal at only $8.99 (link HERE). It gives off a lot of light, and it’s classic design can fit into any decor.

No.5: The Arch Desk Lamp is also from Target, $29.99 (link HERE). A super vintage look, but black brings the sleek!

Oh to be young and decorating a dorm again!

Dining Chairs under $100

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

There is scarcely a week that goes by that I don’t fall in love with some sort of side chair. I love how they are so versatile and can be moved around the house to change up decor in a flash. Here are a few I am currently loving, all under 100 bucks!

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1. trendig chair $59 (very close to this)

2. tufted + upholstered $85 (available in gray, blue or taupe)

3. basic slipcovered chair $89

4. mod stackable $99

5. white arm chair $89

6. black rattan $99

7. cane side chair $75

8. metal arm chair $50 (also loving the copper and black colors)

9. modern windsor $85 (reminded me of this much more expensive chair)

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Whitewashed Target Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Spring is almost here, and the first thing to change this time of year is always my house accessories. Away go the faux-fur blankets and throw pillows and out come the greenery and white linens.

Target has impeccable timing. Of course it gets me again with all the right things…

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1. flower statement necklace

2. wood + metal vase

3. faceted vase

4. tufted gold bench

5. wooden pedestal bowl

6. boxwood wreath

7. white dipped baskets

Has Target seduced you with anything lately? Would love to hear your finds!