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Cheap Thrills: 5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home on a New Years Budget

January 11, 2018

budget decor tips

Each new year, I crazy clean the house, set our year’s budget, and get an overwhelming urge to redecorate. Coming right off of the holidays though isn’t the best time to splurge on big-ticket items. Try a few easy, low cost ways to refresh your home instead. read more

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5 Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites for a Low Key Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Picks Trader Joes

Last year we hosted Friendsgiving in our small apartment in Chicago, making do with 0 counter space, one kitchen cart, and a one rack oven. When hosting, I’m all about looking for easier ways to add special touches so you can actually enjoy hosting instead of running around. A handful of Trader Joe’s items helped make it happen for us, so I’m passing along our 5 Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites to help you. You can even use the printable grocery list from last week to remember 😉

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Learning New Skills, Brainstorming New Series, & Wanting to Hear From You

October 19, 2017

curate crew, it’s polling time. I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and really have loved creating posts for you but I feel like I haven’t heard at all from you lovely readers. What posts have you liked? What have you hated? Are the series interesting or are you wondering ‘what series’?

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Neutral ‘California Casual’ Picks from Target’s Project 62 Line

September 20, 2017

neutral picks Target's Project 62

It’s here! It’s finally here! Target’s new Project 62 line is fully available online and it is taking all my willpower to not just hop in the car and go! (That and the fact my wallet is en route from Michigan after going to a wedding this weekend so…)

Between the highly anticipated, gorgeous pieces and some that just look like re-packaged Threshold items (I see you Target) there is so much to sort through. Luckily I was the kind of student who read textbooks cover to cover and am the kind of shopper who delights in going through all 863 items 😉 read more


Favorite Picks from Etsy’s First Ever Labor Day Sale

September 2, 2017

I got so excited though when I saw Etsy announce their first ever, site wide sales page I wanted to shoutout to my favorite makers! Etsy has always been one of my favorite shopping grounds for unique pieces so I’m sharing my picks from the sale. (And then I saw a few other favorites on Urban Outfitters and Poketo and couldn’t help but tag them on at the end too 😉 )

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