Friday Finds: West Elm

I loved browsing through the Anthropologie clearance section a few weeks ago for Friday Finds, so I thought today I’d check out West Elm’s sale section and see what they have to offer. I probably shouldn’t have, though, because I’ve just mentally spent several hundred dollars and had to invoke some serious self-restraint to not turn that into real money spent.

So instead, I’m going to keep my fingers busy typing and away from my wallet. But, uh, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist one or two of these!

(Stripe Duvet Cover – $59)

I want this duvet cover so badly, but unfortunately Corey and I have learned that with 3 dogs who all sleep with us, anything involving too much white is a no-go. We’ve actually debated this one a few times, but we always end up deciding that it’s just too much white for us and we really shouldn’t – we don’t have the energy to try to keep up with keeping that white nice and crisp!

(Sheet Set – $69)

If there was anything on this list that I was seriously SERIOUSLY tempted to buy, this would be it. Corey and I are wanting to bring some coral into our master bedroom and I have a serious crush on anything involving stripes, so this is a big temptation for me. If we had chosen a duvet cover, there’s no way I’d be able to resist, but I probably should wait on the sheets until we decide on the rest of the bedding!

(Paulina Reyes Pillow Cover – $19.99)

Ack, I might have a pillow problem. I just might need this.

(Favorite Throw – $19.99)

Corey and I bought one of these a few weeks ago for the garage and it is so incredibly soft. I love curling up with it, and it’s the perfect weight for us – it’s thin and it breathes nicely, so I don’t get too warm, but it definitely keeps the chill off when Corey has the air conditioner blasting and the fan running!

(Circle Stitch Curtain – $24.99)

I’ve always loved West Elm’s curtain options, and this one is one of my favorites. They’re usually way too expensive for my taste, but this is an awesome sale – Ikea and Target can’t even beat that price!

(Animal Perpetual Calendar – $14.99)

This is adorable! I don’t usually love perpetual calendars (there is just something about crossing a day off the calendar that makes my heart happy), but I might be able to let go of that for one of these guys.

(Bright Shapes Melamine Plates – $2.99)

These are so cute! I’ve developed a little bit of a problem with collecting various melamine plates, though, and I probably should slow it down until I have a better storage solution for them all. I’m definitely going to run out of room soon!

(Kamal Snow Dots Dinnerware – $27.99 for 4 plates)

Corey and I almost bought these dishes around Christmas-time when we were looking for good Christmas dishes. I love the ones we ended up with, but it’s tempting to grab a few sets of these so we have options during the holidays!

(Gemma Orkin Bird Serving Bowls – $19.99)

There are no words for how obsessed I am with these bowls. They are amazing. I want them all.

What have you been drooling over online lately?

Friday Finds: SF Bay, California

It’s Friday! And that means I’m here with some Craigslist finds for my friend, Jenna. She emailed me and said that her and her family just moved and are looking for a few pieces for their new home – and that she’s willing to give the piece some love.

Jenna was specifically looking for a couple of side tables and for a credenza or dresser to use as a media console under her television. I also tossed in a few random pieces that I couldn’t resist, just because they’re awesome. I didn’t have much luck on the media console front (Craigslist is very iffy sometimes – you never know what you’ll find) but I did fine one piece that I think would be awesome for her!

Enjoy the finds!

(SF Bay Craigslist – $200)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $150)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $60)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $35)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $149)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $180 for table and three chairs)

(SF Bay Craigslist – $150)

Find anything fantastic on Craigslist lately?


Friday Finds: Santa Barbara

How was you Fourth, friends?

We had a great one, and I’ll share all about it next week – but first up we’re going to browse the Santa Barbara Craigslist thanks to a request from Brittany. I found some super awesome stuff, and I’m totally jealous I don’t live there and I can’t buy that gorgeous china cabinet!

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $35)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $75)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $160)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $200)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $180)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $58)

(Santa Barbara Craigslist – $100)

Enjoy your weekend! Anyone have an extra long one this week?

PS- If you’re around this weekend, you’re going to want to check out the new TV show Knock It Off! Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative Blog (who hosted the Creating With the Stars competition that Corey and I were a part of) are the designers and hosts of this new DIY/Home Design show and it premieres this Sunday at 7pm!  Check out all the details here! I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to find it online somewhere since we don’t have cable!


Friday Finds

Happy Friday, friends!

Let’s just dive right in today and check out the awesome stuff I found on Pinterest this week. I’m pretty excited about a few of these projects!!

(Via Miss Mustard Seed)

This is such an awesome tip about cleaning wood pieces that are old and scratched/dried out. Who knew oil and vinegar could make such a huge difference! This is definitely going to make me think twice about some of those gorgeous but beat-up old dressers I stumble on sometimes – apparently it’s pretty simple to make them look a million times better!

(Via That’s My Letter)

LOVE THIS! I love door decorations, but I’m not a huge fan of wreaths at any time other than Christmas. This is such a cute and simple way to add a little fun to your front porch and I’m already dreaming about how I can adapt this for our house!

(Via Little Green Notebook)

You guys know Jenny is moving right? Because I am SO EXCITED about her new house and I can’t wait to follow along and see how she makes it amazing. Between her new house, John & Sherry moving, and Daniel & Max’s new house I’m kind of wishing Corey and I were moving, too! Don’t worry, there aren’t actually any moving plans in our future, but all these awesome houses dripping with potential are making me jealous!

(Via Shanty 2 Chic)

This outdoor table is amazing! I absolutely love the casual, rustic look and the full plans are included! I’m definitely saving this guy for when Corey and I finally get around to tackling our backyard – I’m hoping next summer!

(Via Urbanic Paper)

OBSESSED. This is such a gorgeous and simple-looking project. I have a feeling I’m going to have to try this out sometime soon because I am all over it. So incredibly gorgeous!

What did you find inspiring this week?

Friday Finds

It’s Friday! And I didn’t forget about you guys, I promise! Better late than never, right?

It’s been a busy week and I’m pretty relieved it’s over – my graduate school work is officially (finally!) finished. Which means now I can begin my real summer – all the relaxing, the projects, and the cleaning I’ve been neglecting. That is, if I can peel myself off the couch long enough to do it…my dogs get extra cuddly when I’m home all day!

But, thanks to all of my couch lounging, I have had a little bit of time to browse Craigslist, which means that I’ve got some exciting finds for you today – let’s jump right in, shall we?

(Austin Craigslist – $175)

(Austin Craigslist – $290)

(Austin Craigslist – $120 for 2)

(Austin Craigslist – $65)

(Austin Craigslist – $175)

(Austin Craigslist – $30)

I am DYING for that big credenza…it’s on the expensive side but it’s gorgeous! And those pink chairs? I’m obsessed.

Find anything awesome on Craigslist lately?