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Something about January makes me feel all crafty (and I am never crafty!). I’ve been looking into something to add a little more life to our walls. Here’s a few amazing project ideas I stumbled across. Click through each of the photos for tutorials!

wall project delightfully tacky hexagon wall mural
Hexagon Wall Mural via Delightfully Tacky

wall project taylor made patterned dot wall
A custom dot wall via Taylor Made

wall project a beautiful mess paint pen statement wall
Paint Pen Statement Wall via A Beautiful Mess

wall project everything emily washi tape wall decals
Washi Tape Decals via Everything Emily

wall project a beautiful mess gold moon wall
Gold Moon Wall via A Beautiful Mess

Isn’t that gold moon just stunning? I can’t get over it! Hopefully once I tackle the January Cure, I can start getting creative!

tulips the somewhere

Well now that we’ve gotten back into the swing of normal work weeks, it finally feels like the new year has truly begun. I’m still focused on making it all the way through the January cure this year (so far so good!), but here are a few fun links from around the net this week:

The best January party idea
Loving and seriously considering this fabulous tattoo.
A gorgeous house post that’s got my hot pink heart beating.
My math brain could watch this for hours.
Hip loungey adorable t-shirts
This sums up my new year’s dieting plan pretty well.
genius idea for housecleaning, that I might mash up with my January cure. Definitely a two-in-one win. Also this brave post on motherhood and growing up from the same talented blogger.
This awesome dad is giving me ideas for my nephew’s first birthday.
I kinda want pretty blouses to be my new fashion thing in 2015.
Reading through A Practical Wedding Reclaiming Wife tag is so, so good. This site kept me sane during and after wedding planning.
This print is going up in my cubicle asap.
Obsessed with these glitter resin earrings my sister got me for Christmas. I want them all!

(ps) finally made my favorite risotto again after 2 years and it’s just as delicious! recipe here.

Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

image via the somewhere

Ah! My headed exploded this morning with news of this fab collaboration. Two of my favorite things ever combined to make some pretty adorable housewares. Perfectly pretty prints & pieces.
Check them out!

kate spade saturday floral bedding

Kate Spade Saturday floral bedding


kate spade saturday globe floor lamp

Kate Spade Saturday globe floor lamp


kate spade saturday mirrored wall art

Kate Spade Saturday mirrored wall art


kate spade saturday building blocks bedding

Kate Spade Saturday building blocks bedding


kate spade saturday shifting shapes pillow

Kate Spade Saturday pillows


Eek! I want them all!

images via west elm

The January Cure has officially begun! And I’m officially two steps in. Phew! What’s the January Cure you say? It’s this wonderful idea from Apartment Therapy on how to get your home organized.

They said it best:
“Do you want 2015 to be your best year yet? We believe that when your home is under control, fresh, clean and organized, good things happen throughout your life. If you are ready to get your place back in shape, the very best way is one manageable step at a time, during our once-a-year-only January Cure. By the end of the month, you’ll be sitting pretty in a clean, fresh, organized home. We can do this – together!”

January Cure 01

I love that the weekend assignments include flowers. Really does brighten up the place.
Yesterday I tackled the list. I did a walk-through of the whole house, and wrote down notes of all the little projects and things that need to be taken care of. And I’m posting it here so that I’m a little more committed to it (eek).

  • Living Room
    Clear out the clutter from the living room
    Create a better mail/bills organization
    File the mail/bill things that are laying about
    Hang all the wall things
    Reorganize both book shelves to mix/match items and books
  • Kitchen/Dining
    Clear out the clutter from the dining room
    Find a place for the extra pots, pans & large appliances
    Reorganize the bar
    Put away the extraneous things that are on top of the fridge
    Find a better more accessible place for cookbooks
  • Bedroom
    Clean out and sell/donate old clothes
    Organize my nightstand
    Hang all the wall things
    Reorganize the shoe closet
  • Basement
    Fix the vent in the downstairs bathroom
    Reorganize the downstairs bathroom closet/toss old makeup things
    Rearrange the area around the ellyptical for better use
    Get a lampshade for the Guest Room
    Put the remaining tiles up around the pole

It looks like a WHOLE LOT, but the idea isn’t necessarily to get everything on your list done this month, but to locate trouble spots, set goals, and begin a new rhythm of staying organized. And I could really use the help!
There’s still time to sign up here if you’re interested. xoxo

Ah! I received a message today “I can’t believe it’s already December!” I definitely knew it was coming, but just didn’t expect it to be here so soon. And so it has begun! And the first list: kitchen wishes. A few great ideas for the chef in your life!

non-stick baking mat
A non-stick baking mat! If I baked more, I’d have 10 already.

foldable grater
A foldable grater! Genius. I have at least 3 that are either too difficult to hold or too big for the drawer. This one is perfect.

cutting board colander
I think this sink gripping cutting board & strainer combo would help me make a little bit less of a mess in the kitchen (and I think my dear husband would be grateful!)

reusable food saver
These awesome reusable food savers! How many times do you use just half an onion?

magnetic stickers
Although these magnetic stickers are shown in the bathroom, I’m pretty sure I could find a use for them in every room.

So many fun little goodies! Still dreaming of that bigger kitchen…

Happy Friday! I hope your holiday weekend is filled with friends, family & food.
We’ll be grilling for sure and crossing our fingers for no rain!

provisions 2 provisions

Provisions, the gorgeous shop of my favorite recipe site food52, is giving away $30 credits to new customers when you spend $50. They have everything from beautiful copper dishes to french fry cutters to DIY Gin making kits to the most delicious almond butters you’ve ever seen. I recently bought this “tap it” cap so my darling husband can keep his beer carbonated a little longer in the growler. Love!

Click here to claim your credit!

I know this store is supposedly for kids, but I am completely obsessed! It’s a great mix of cute and classic, with fun colors, clean lines and great art. It has just the right touch of whimsy.

neon-nightstand and lamps

So many great lamps! How could you ever choose just one?! But it’s the little neon nightstand that has caught my eye. We don’t have room for it now, but it’s definitely high on my wish list.


These little honeycomb shelves are just the cutest. I’ve got some cute little Johnathan Adler pieces I think would look just perfect on these geometric beauties.


Gorgeous, anthro-esque bedding. I’m thinking this might look great in the guest room…


And seriously fab wall art! We just bought a sweet little piece of canvas for the bedroom, but this one would look fantastic in the kitchen.

I’m sure I’ll find another 50 things I’m in love with by the end of the night. Their rugs are lovely too…

images via land of nod