Some recent furniture finds!! I am a hunter. I see something I love, I try & find it cheaper, make it for less, or hunt the actual one down & I have to say I’ve gotten pretty good at it!!
Both pictures on the left are the pieces I wanted to incorporate in my home. Both on the Right are the pieces I found!! Top left was a piece from Crate & Barrel they no longer make, was around $650-$699ish. I found two of mine (top right) at Marshall’s for less that the price of one from C&B!! (Not to mention I went to 7 stores to find the second one, I needed two for nightstands. Yes I was nuts) Bottom left picture Anthro Illusorio Cabinet (no longer available) price was set around $1695ish (yikes!!) Found mine bottom right at Home Goods for a fraction of that price!! Yes even less than a third of that price!! I am sooo happy, my list of furniture to build was getting a bit ridiculous & now I can cross off three Big projects which is a HUGE relief & blessing because they are all Real wood too Hoo Ha!!
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1. Dainty necklaces
-I am loving all of these dainty necklaces, short & long. I love layering them or just wearing a single strand. I used t be big on accessories & I still am but I just love the simplicity of little gold chains
2. Fall colors, well fall in general
-Fall is probably my favorite time of year. I love the cooler (but Not cold) weather, cool enough to wear warm clothes but don’t have to hide them under a parka. I just Adore fall colors!! Burnt orange, hunter green, rich plum, black, gold, you name it!! I just gush when I see all of the gorgeous trends for fall in those colors!!
3. Puppy snuggles
-As Diesel has gotten older he doesn’t snuggle as much as he did when we first got him, I know it has to deal with us being more strict in him not getting on the furniture anymore. But then he used to fit in our arms & laps, we had cuddle sessions every morning. He still sneaks into bed with us in the mornings before Chris leaves for work & then stays & snuggles me after daddy leaves & I love every second!!
4. Hugging & Smoochin the hubsters every time he walks through the door after a hard days work
-I hope I never forget to do this. It started off as lovey dovey newlyweds just so excited to see each other after being thrown back in to the new working world called life, & we would just be so happy to see on another & we’ve done it ever since. It may just be a girly thing but I just always want him to want to come home & know he is loved & that I am always there for him. We had a day in our first year of marriage when Chris came home (he had previously called telling me his job was letting him go, no two weeks, nothing, due to the economy & he was the last one hired) I will never forget the day he walked through our door & we just hugged. Maybe that’s why we do it I have no idea but I am so glad we do! Not to mention I pray for him like crazy while he is away, never take for granted safe arrivals home, no matter the job, no matter the distance.
5. Anything Lumberjack (black & red buffalo plaid)
-Well this should be a given. haha! I truly do love all things lumberjack!!
6. Cozy Snuggle Blankets
-I am a blanket & journal hoarder (okay hoarder is a little strong). I love cozy blankets & throws of all materials & patterns, furry, soft, crocheted, ruffly, love them!! If I could have everyone of Anthropologie’s throws & blankets I would, well I would be one happy gal! & Journals, I just love them I always have, I am a big list maker & big on writing things down. It just works best for me & I try & always have one on me in case of who knows, a prompting, a quote, a thought, or goal. I try & find unique ones that I don’t have already, But I am a huge fan & do have several of these ones from Barnes & Noble that are leather, Love em!!
8. Coconut Hibiscus Lotion
-I LOVE lotion & I am picky with it!! I have to use lotion because I have had surgeries, but I also Love using it! I won’t bore you with what I look for in a lotion but I recently found Shea Moisture products & I am in LOOOOVE!! I have been using their Coconut & Hibiscus Body Butter, I use this only before bed, it smells AHmazing. I love their Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Infused Shea Body Butter as well. However I did find first OGX Coconut Milk & Hibiscus Body Lotion & I use this for after shower all over lotion & with my Coconut Papaya Shampoo I smell like Hawaii. (I’ve never been to Hawaii but I’d like to think that’s what it smells like.)
9. Balmshot Chap stick
-Living in Utah I believe, ruined my skin forever. I went through gobs of lotion & tubes of chap stick. I’ve used just about every chap stick out there. I have always loved Burt’s but I have found a new love… Balmshot. This stuff rocks, I first picked it up while checking out at Bed bath & beyond. I was immediately attracted to it due to its tube, A shot gun shell. We are Huge gun enthusiasts in my family & in our home so I knew I had to try it. Not only is the packaging awesome and Genius, but the chap stick itself is awesome, keeps my lips soft & for a long time, I personally can always tell a Good chap stick when I don’t have to reapply it 50 times a day.
10. Home Depot
-Oh Home Depot why do you tempt me so??? I don’t know about you but Home Depot is my Target. I always come out with more than I go in thinking that I am coming out with. I am in the process of decorating & redoing furniture so I am in decor/remodel mode. I want to do everything at once but am taking things one project at a time (there is a light at the end of this tunnel right?) I just love Home Depot, mostly because I think of my Dad every time I walk in & around the store (frequent trips with dad when I was a youngin) I just associate the smell of lumber with my dad (hint hint another of the many reasons behind the name of this blog) I just Love Home Depot, its so fulfilling fixing, making, creating, something yourself & seeing the outcome of all of your hard work. Home Depot is my Disney Land, it makes all my dreams come true!! (I’ve never been to Disney so maybe Home Depot is more capable of fulfilling dreams I don’t know ha!)
I was in Home Goods one day, they had just put out all of their Halloween & fall/Thanksgiving stuff. While walking around looking at all the pretty things, I came near the candles & sconces, I am a sucker for yummy smelling things!! I proceeded to smell & gush over anything vanilla & lots of others that made me gag & then on the bottom I saw several black canisters, I was hesitant to smell them because there were some that were packaged kind of similar to where it reminded me of the horrific scent of said candles.
BUT!! I HAD to it said Lumberjack, & By golly you bet your tukas it was meant to be holy hannah I LOVE this candle!! I tried to Google some info on these candles & supposedly Neiman Marcus used to sell them? Don’t quote me on that, that’s what Google said. But aside from eBay I have not had luck finding these anywhere!! Until one day I was checking out at Marshall’s & they have all of those racks that tempt you with things you don’t even need or to keep you entertained while you wait in the line with everyone in the store who decided that when you check out is the best time to check out, & I spotted it!! That same black canister, I turned it around & it said… Lumberjack!!
I did a happy dance inside. If I ever come across more I am for sure going to snatch em. Have you tried these candles or let alone heard of them? I hope they are still around somewhere & not gone forever that would be so sad. I also have the suit & tie candle & that one smells just as yummy!! You know how good your Honey Bun looks in a suit? Yeah if you could put that into a scent, that is what the Suit & tie one smells like, sexy man 😉 They are definitely more masculine scented but in a strange amazingly good way. If anyone knows more info on these Please tell me!! I will bake you cookies & let you snuggle Diesel!!