Finally! Elledecor online looks awesome with the revamp! I've been a subscriber for years but never was thrilled with the site. Some of my favorite images come from the magazine.

So in honor of it, lets do a giveaway. I will give you a one year subscription to ElleDecor Magazine. It'll be a quick contest of only 2 days. I will draw names on APRIL 2nd 10am pst.

Simply follow me, and leave a comment below, tell me what type of style you are going for in your home, and you'll be entered! Ready...go!

DIY Goodies

via country living, bhg

I wanna know!

We all have our favorite keywords we search on craigslist for, I'd love to hear YOURS!
Comment below, lets see how many different furniture type keywords we like to search for.

Here's my example:
Antique/Vintage Dresser/Chest of drawers
Spindle/Spool Beds
Seagrass/woven/banana leaf

are just a few on my list right now. What's on yours?

Ballard Design

$149 for this Ikat Pillow? Really Ballard? ( i love love this pillow too )


Why. WHY???? Why must these Ballard drapes start at $159-220 per panel??

Eddie Ross Makeover!

Do you live in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York?
Do you have a room that desperately needs a makeover?
The wonderfully talented Eddie Ross is offering such a deal, plus you get a spread
in a magazine! How insane is that? I'm extremely jealous of you east coasters that get to submit your pics for the chance!


Suzani and Ikat Fabric

One more fabric post. I love me some Ikat's and Suzani fabrics, you usually do have to pay a bit more for a legit pattern though.
Here's a couple links to good ones: ( they arent too cheap, but here's a code for you to use to help out a bit: BFCMO ) 15% off

Kaufmann and Waverly

So these are just a few of my bookmarked fabrics for summer. They are Kaufmann fabrics and Waverly Fabrics ( they make great indoor/outdoor fabrics too )
Not sure which ones I'll use yet, but some would make great upholstery or drape fabrics too.

Kaufmann Hip Chocolate
Waverly Lenox Apricot
Waverly Grass ( comes in other colors too )

Waverly Black Lattice ( other colors too )
Waverly Flamingo ( other colors too )
Waverly Nautical
Kaufmann Florian
 Kaufmann Suzani Jewel

Kaufmann Batik Ink

Beverage Dispensers

Speaking of summer...I have a thing for beverage dispensers. So here's a few for ya..( there are tons online...)

Home Wet Bar's
Ginny's Double Dispenser w/stand
Horchow's Square Dispenser
Horchow's Ceramic Dispensers ( diff colors too! )
And finally this one from Pier One, that I own. It's a bit small for my taste, but I still love it.

PB Summer

Oh my my, these latest goodies from Pottery Barn have me very ready for summer.
They've added 300 new products, here are some highlights..

Melamine Plates

Floral Tuffet

Fan Pillow

Oversized Sand Dollar

I love anything Coral
Sealife Pillows
Sling Chairs
Victorian Tumblers
And the hanging mason jar.
I made these last summer ( i had jars left over from making jelly and then hung them from our barn/shed out back  for summer )

Can I talk beauty for juuuust a sec?

Over the last couple months I got 2 emails from readers Lisa and Amber, wanting to know what my favorite beauty products were. So I thought I'd share briefly :)

1. I do not stick with one shampoo/conditioner. I think this is a big reason as to why I have healthy shiny hair ( if i do say so myself ). If I start to get buildup, I'll wash my hair with beer ( yes beer, gross ) or soak my hair in vinegar to strip out the old buildup. Otherwise I buy what's on sale and take my vitamins :) I do love Paul Mitchell and Pureology, but I only buy it like once a year.

( these are clicky )

2. My faaaavorite mascara EVER is Lash Stylist my Maybelline. It's a comb. Bloody brilliant.

3. I stick with MAC for my eye makeup for the most part, including their fluidline and paint pots. Love.

4. Maybelline Lash Curler

5. MAC concealer

6. EveryDay Minerals Powder for Foundation

7. Cinnamon Buns by Philosophy 

8. Paul Mitchell Flat Iron

Everything in between is usually drug store stuff like Revlon.

My money saving tricks are as follows: I buy things i love in bulk on ebay ( best bang for your buck usually ) AND I try to buy my drug store makeup at Rite Aid always, since you can return used makeup that you dont like.

Now can you help me?? Can anyone truly recommend a eyelash growth stimulator product? Especially something under $100? I've heard Latisse, and LiLash but they are $$$.

* and now back to your regularly scheduled program*

ReadyMade Magazine for $3!

This is a great magazine..I just signed up for 2 years ( 12 issues ) for $5.98!!!!

Go HERE and "buy now" then enter code: READY
( select number of years you want )
Hurry! I dont know when it ends!

My free find of the day!

A $99 ikea footstool ( with storage ) for free on the side of the road! Now of to find great fabric to reupholster it with :)

The Pedestal Table

and last but certainly not least, the table i'm lookin for. It's huge, I cant find it for under $400 but you can bet that someday, I will get my hands on it.