It’s been a while since I’ve shared what I’m loving lately, so let’s just dive right in!
I’ve been on a house kick recently. When we moved into our house a couple of years ago, the office became the dumping ground for things we didn’t know what to do with and the “I’ll-deal-with-it-someday” pile was getting overwhelming. It was the one room that hadn’t been painted or styled and as a result, we weren’t really using the room. Finally, I decided to toss the things we didn’t need, get rid of the things I didn’t like, and buy a few new pieces to help tie the room together.
My favorite find was this vintage chair I snagged on CraigsList for $40! Don’t you love finding a steal? We kept the same desk and just switched out the old rug for a new, more modern one.
We got these marble shelves from World Market and they are so heavy but Alex was a good sport, spending a Saturday afternoon mounting them to our plaster walls. I haven’t totally decided how I want to style them but for now, it’s succulents and small containers!
I’ve also been loving the home accessories from H&M. I don’t think they carry much of it in stores (at least not around here) but I ordered some fun pillow covers and accessories online.
How cute is this pillow cover?! They have a bunch of different ones for less than $10, which is such a cheap way to switch up a room!
Now that the weather has been warming up, I’m starting to focus on our outdoor space. I’m a total novice when it comes to anything gardening-related so I decided to chat with a pro. There’s a local nursery here in Richmond (Sneed’s) that does consultations for $25 which seemed like money well spent considering that everything I’ve planted in the past hasn’t survived very well.
I was feeling totally overwhelmed trying to figure out what would look right, so it was a relief having an expert sketch out some designs for us. I’m excited to do some landscaping!
I’ve been reading more lately, which is a nice change of pace. I recently finished For The Love which was awesome. It’s sort of a random collection of life advice and it pretty much covers everything from your expectations in life to parenting. I even enjoyed the parenting sections, even if they’re not totally relevant right now 😉
I also skimmed through The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I know people tend to have strong feelings on the Kon Mari method but I like the general idea. I think it gets a little too…”out there” for me but the idea of having less stuff around is appealing. I’ve been purging a lot of junk and trying to focus on buying quality items that I won’t have to replace all the time. I know I literally just showed you all the things I bought but I’ve been trying to buy things I really love, not just the first thing I find.