Spotlight On: StickyGrams


In this digital age we live in and with everyone taking so many pictures on their phones, it’s rare that they become something tangible.  As a fan of photos of our loved ones all around the apartment, StickyGrams are a unique way to get numerous pictures out of your phone and in our case, on to our metal front door.  StickyGram uses your Instagram photos, keeps the same sized square shape and filter, and creates matte finished magnets.  Every time we come and go, the pictures are reminders of memories with some of our favorite people.

(Don't mind Hudson's gnaw marks on the sides of the door)

(Don’t mind Hudson’s gnaw marks on the sides of the door)

I ordered ours back in the fall when they were running a 2 for 3 promotion as they aren’t the cheapest option around but after being such a fan of the product I wouldn’t think twice about ordering our next batch outside of a promotional price.  Anyone else love them?


Spotlight On: Bar Cart

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I have been eyeing this bar cart for a while now and was so disappointed when it sold out around the holidays and I didn’t make the purchase.  After seeing it again the other day I checked the Target site and not only was it back in stock…it was on sale….with an additional 15% off!  That softened the blow of the shipping cost, something I almost never will pay but I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t get it this time around.  We have been growing our bar on a West Elm tray but excited to move it over to an official cart and get some new accessories.

Clockwise from Top Left:

Happy Hour Print | Ice Bucket | Tumbler | Shaker | Cheers Coaster | Polka Dot Coaster

Party Print | Tortoise Glasses | Whisk | Stirrer | Wine Rack

Spotlight On: Rag & Bone Booties and an Alternative

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When the Rag & Bone Harrow booties came out in the fall I continued to eye them but never pulled the trigger because of the sticker price. These Dolce Vita are a great alternative and more than a quarter of the price on sale.

Reach: Rag & Bone Harrow (top | bottom)

Grab: Dolce Vita Hilary (top | bottom)

Friday Favorites

Get yourself an extra cup of coffee this Friday

Welcome back to Friday Favorites!  In addition to the holidays, this polar vortex has been quite bitter this week!   I’ve been MIA from the blog for a bit but I am back and ready to share some great stuff with you in the New Year.  As a teacher, I always think about my new year starting in September when it’s a new class, new kids and a fresh start.  I’m not big into the resolution thing as I can never seem to keep them anyway.  However, I hope that 2014 is happier, healthier and more fun than last year and I’m sure it will be with lots of weddings and celebrations coming up!  Happy Reading and TGIF!

Here are some links I loved this week:

100 years of fashion in 100 seconds? Yes, please!

I am so happy that one of my favorite shows, Downton Abbey, is back and it appears that millions of others are as well

New Yorkers will understand

This man and his wife are doing incredible things

We love all things Anthony Bourdain and hope that his plan works out…as I love some chicken rice!

Apple introduced the first iPhone 7 years ago this week and this article was an interesting look back and comparison to our smartphone reliant world today

I’m sure you’ve seen this Olympic commercial floating around this week but maybe you missed this one from the 2012 London games?

I know that I saved those Beanie Babies for a reason (but knowing my luck,  none of mine are worth anything)

Just about every store is having crazy post holiday sales.  Many in store sale sections have been picked through but you can still snag some great deals online from all our favorites!

Friday Favorites

Hoping to squeeze in a visit to my favorite tree this weekend!

Merry early Christmas from Beyonce today!  She surprised the entire industry.

Mindy Kaling is always good for a guaranteed laugh, this was no exception.

Can’t wait to try this guac recipe!

What an inspiring husband :)

The internet and texting have ruined spelling…I see far too many homophones misused everyday.

What a special gift to her parents.

There are so many sales going on right now, that there is no reason to pay full price when holiday shopping!  Here are just a few: 

25% off the entire Lo&Sons site.  They make the most incredible bags, especially for travel!

30% off your entire purchase at J.Crew in store and online now through Christmas Eve. I have my eye on this, this and this among the majority of the site.

and then Factory is 50% off the entire site plus 10-20% off of that!

Everything’s 30-50% off at Old Navy through Sunday

C.Wonder is additional 40% off sale and 30% off 3 jewelry items

Piperlime is additional 50% off sale

Ann Taylor is additional 60% off sale & Loft is 40% off jewelry and 50% off sale

Up to 70% off markdowns at West Elm

40% off online at Gap until 12/14