Adventures in Babyproofing – Part 1

Hey everybody! I am very sorry to have gone MIA the past month and half. Things have gotten real busy as work has ramped up along with regular mommy duties. With all of that going on, it’s been hard to find time, let alone inspiration, for a blog post. Luckily, I had some down time over Labor Day to give me some renewed energy. That energy went towards babyproofing now that A is fully mobile and “ranging” all around (a term hubby has used to describe his scooting and crawling to and fro).

How does one know what needs babyproofing? It’s actually pretty easy to figure out. Step one, find a squirmy infant or toddler. Step two, set them loose and see what they touch or get near…it’s guaranteed to be a safety hazard.  After a couple of weeks of following A everywhere he went and covering corners with my hand, I knew I wanted A to have freedom so that he could explore and learn, but not have carte blanche on the entire house. Considering our first floor is open concept and where we spend the most time, I chose this area as his safe space and made a few key modifications while maintaining its style. Continue reading “Adventures in Babyproofing – Part 1”

Eye On Etsy

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Etsy is not just for small crafty things, it’s also a great place for larger scale items, like beautiful modern lighting fixtures.  These picks are so delicious, I am wishing I had higher ceilings to hang a few of these beauties. Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

Eye On Etsy

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I have home decor on the brain.  Even though our house has been fully fluffed and nested, I still like to think about how to change things up.  The idea gets in my head thanks to some shiny object discovered on Etsy. This month, I am adoring modern home accents in white and grays with gold and brass finishes. Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

Five Days of Gifting

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She doesn’t just dabble in interior design, she lives it.  The “Home Decor Enthusiast” strategically uses beautiful coffee table books to style floor to ceiling bookshelves, turns the average photo into art with a cool frame, and is a softy for gilded animal figurines.   Continue reading “Five Days of Gifting”

Modern Menorah

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This Thursday marks Thanksgiving and the first night of Hannukah.  For American Jews, it’s double the celebration or Thanksgivukkah as some have started to call it.  The holiday celebrates the Jewish people’s reclaiming and re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem from the Greeks back in 2nd century BCE.   Continue reading “Modern Menorah”

Eye On Etsy

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[1. Giclee Art Print / 2. Delicate Hand Chain / 3. Starburst Wall Decor / 4. Vintage Decanter and Glasses / 5. Women’s Heisenberg T-Shirt / 6. Jeweled Cuff / 7. Inspiration Art Print / 8. Wingback Chair / 9. Vintage Three-Piece Outfit]

This month’s Etsy picks is all about femininity and vintage pieces.   Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

Decorating With Dinnerware

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Dinnerware and tabletop pieces have such a variety in both design and prices that it’s almost too pretty to use for food. I catch myself buying plates, flatware, and bottles with beautiful patterns or color and then go out of my way to find a reason not to use them! Continue reading “Decorating With Dinnerware”

Halloween For The Low-Key Individual

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Halloween is upon us.  I always love the idea of dressing in costume and have thrown Halloween parties in the past to ensure a costume would be involved.  I have seen Where’s Waldo?, a guy dressed up as an iPod (Generation 1, “playing” Jay-Z’s Big Pimpin’), a woman who fashioned a table around her waist (a one night stand…get it?), and the return of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang.   Continue reading “Halloween For The Low-Key Individual”

Faux Taxidermy

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Generally speaking, I find taxidermy is a little creepy…the real ones at least. However, I find the faux version very charming. I can’t help but chuckle when I see some of the options out there. They have a whimsical spirit and cheekiness that will brighten any room. Because they are fake, the color choices and shapes available are plentiful. Continue reading “Faux Taxidermy”

Home Oasis

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Like the majority of people, I am worn out by the end of the work week.  By Friday, it is very important to me to have a place of calm and relaxation when I get home.  For this reason, I wanted to ensure that my master bedroom got the proper decorating treatment to help me unwind. Continue reading “Home Oasis”