Diesel Paws

When I think of rain . . .

the sounds, the smell

open windows w/ the trickle of drops grazing every surface from the leaves of the trees to the sun beaten blades of grass

pajamas all day & cuddles

the crackle of flickering candles that embrace the air w/ aromatic smells

the soothing tunes of vinyl making the rounds on the record player

cozy blankets nuzzled up w/ a mug of marshmallow topped cocoa

intriguing books & romantic movies

breakfast for dinner

diesel paw prints

a face mask & sugar scrubs soaked in a hot bubble bath

getting creative w/ colors or projects or crafts or paints

belting out ballads

puppy kisses

squeaky rain boots & bubble umbrellas,

puddles & dancing

the only thing missing is a fire worthy of toasted roasted gooey marshmallows


Deals & Steals

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!!

What are your furniture finds?

Need help finding a piece?


Anthro Steals

I Love finding me a good deal. If you know me I Love Anthropologie, along with many other things haha I love the way they style their stores & just the unique items they get in. My least favorite thing about them along with other stores that have things I’d love, is the price. But having the awesome Momma I do, she’s taught me to find deals, find things for less, or make it myself & I’ve gotten pretty good at it if I do say so Myself. These are small things but I figured I’d share if  you’ve stumbled upon these same items as I have & save ya some cold hard Benji’s.


 Anthropologie – Creature Kingdom Hook, Owl – $22.00

IMG_20141106_125906Hobby Lobby – Antique Bronze Metal Owl Hook – $5.99

They used to have these available online & I hunted for a link but they may be out online but check back they sometimes get things back in online, but I know I just saw these in stores not long ago so check in store!!

Now Hobby Lobby puts different items half off every other week, so I actually scored these little darlings for $2.99 each!!

(So if you go into your local Hobby Lobby & what your needing to buy is Not on sale then WAIT it will be next week)


Anthropologie – Hand-Cut Agate Bookends – Green – $128.00 ea.


Home Goods – Agate Bookends – Green – $12.99 ea.

Yeah this is quite the difference in price. I bought these at my local Home Goods before I saw these on the Anthro website. I was just browsing on Anthro one day & was like Hey I just bought those!! Then I clicked the color & then saw the price & was like WOWZA, Thank you Home Goods for saving me $100 bucks!!

I hope this Helped you!! I have so many other finds I have found that have saved me a ton of money, so stay tuned & I will make sure I share. I’m all about doing things for less as much as I can, I just love finding things that I have been on the hunt for & end up finding the exact thing for less or something similar that I end up loving more!!

What are some steals & deals You have found?