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My Aldi Favorites Shopping Guide

My Aldi Favorites Shopping Guide

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Over the last few years I’ve seen several people share their favorite items from Trader Joe’s, and while I love Trader Joe’s as much as the next gal, the one nearest to us is an hour away. When we’re in the area we usually have a long shopping list of stuff we want to stock up on (we love their coffee and I’m crazy about the dried baby sweet pineapple), but we only make it there every month or two. …

My Favorite Planner for Getting Organized in 2017

My Favorite Planner for Getting Organized in 2017

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Friends, let’s talk about planners! Does anyone else love starting the year with a fresh, crisp, clean new planner? For me it’s a carry over from my college days and while I use Google Calendar for tracking my editorial calendar and deadlines (gotta love those reminder alerts), my daily go-to system for staying organized is a classic tangible pen-on-paper planner. A few years ago (I think it was 2104 to be more precise), I got myself on the wait list …

Our Go-To Netflix Binge Watch Lists

Our Go-To Netflix Binge Watch Lists

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I know, I know, that fall drum is going to be beaten a lot around here and on every other blog in the universe in the next few weeks, but can we talk about one of my favorite fall things for a moment? Catching up on my favorite shows and discovering new ones! Is that completely boring? Do I have an utterly unexceptional existence? Yup. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I like it that way. After a busy, hectic summer full …

Fall Favorites from Target

Fall Favorites from Target

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When I got a peek at the new fall Target Threshold collection a few weeks ago, I went a little crazy on the inside. Then, as soon as it hit stores I was busting through the door at my local store to snag one of the gorgeous brass task lamps for the studio. It’s incredibly beautiful in person, the size is perfect for my desk and the price is pretty amazing. (And, it’s even currently on sale, making it even …

6 Ways to Cozy Up for Fall

6 Ways to Cozy Up for Fall

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At this point I think it’s pretty undeniable that fall has arrived. I can give up the game of saying it’s “late summer,” because although technically true it feels nothing like summer here this week. The leaves are starting ever so subtly to stain red and orange. The wind has a crisp edge even on warm days. This morning it was outright chilly when we woke up! So naturally today, after a busy weekend of travel and hanging out with …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 44

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 44

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Do you guys know Uncommon Goods? I’ve been a huge fan of their quirky and cool collection of home decor, entertaining pieces and accessories for quite some time now. We’re talking unique handmade and recycled pieces that will light up your next party or add that little something-something to any room in your house. Today I’ve …

Loving Kids Rooms

Loving Kids Rooms

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Lately I’ve been finding myself really seriously inspired by kids rooms. Specifically of the beautiful, modern and largely neutral-hued variety. Whether it be with Scandinavian inspired black and white or bright white walls with subtle pops of juicy color, I find these rooms to be so much more sophisticated than the primary colored kids rooms of yore, while still retaining a certain charm and nostalgia that I find irresistible. Think of these rooms like a beautiful canvas just begging for …

10 Modern Ways to Decorate with Plaid

10 Modern Ways to Decorate with Plaid

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As the leaves begin to turn and the air turns crisper by the day, I’m definitely finding myself in the mood to whip our place into shape before the cold settles in for winter. What is it about fall that always makes me want to organize and clean and get all the linens and extra blankets washed and folded up? One of my favorite ways to cozy up the place for winter is with plaid! We have a whole bunch …

Loving H&M Home

Loving H&M Home

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I’m sure I’m not alone in being absolutely over the moon that H&M finally offers online shopping. For so long I’ve just wanted to be able to buy online and have my pretty little things show up in a box on my doorstep. But what I’m really excited about? H&M Home! This was a complete happy surprise for me when I was first checking out H&M’s site the day online shopping was introduced. Packing loads of style but at prices …

Summer Essentials: A Camping Trip

Summer Essentials: A Camping Trip

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I make no secret of the fact that by the time summer comes along I have about zero interest in being kept inside. Once the sun is shining and the days grow long, I’m all about getting outside and enjoying every minute. Give me sunscreen and bug spray and send me out into the woods or to linger along the lake, and I’m about as happy a camper as any you’ll ever find. With at least one, hopefully two, summer …

Morning Coffee Break: Ode to the French Press

Morning Coffee Break: Ode to the French Press

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I’m struggling a bit this morning with my internet access out here in North Dakota, so I thought I’d take a moment for a quick coffee break. If you’re not a coffee drinker, I’m not quite sure how to describe my morning coffee ritual other than to say it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. In our home we’re big on really good coffee and no morning is complete or really ever gets started until the first cups …

Apartment Musings

Apartment Musings

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I have to be honest. All I can think about this week is packing. The lease here on my current digs is up at the end of the month and that means it’s time to move! Again. (If you’re keeping track, this is my eleventh move in six years. Yes. Eleventh.) Of course, I can’t help but be excited about decorating a new place. I mean, that’s the fun part, right? I’m largely going to be working with what I’ve …