Eyes Wide Open

Whenever my sister first sees something she's really excited about, her eyes get really wide, and you can read all over her face that it's made her day.  It cracks me up.  I'm sorry to say that I don't share her same enthusiasm quite as often, but when I do, it's usually about stuff for the house.  Or brightly colored food, like this: Yum.  It has summer snack written all over it. I mentioned before that I managed to book myself a vacation this month, and I'm really looking forward to … [Read more...]

Home Styling Ideas

Last night, I took a trip down to Atlantic Station (an outdoor shopping center in the heart of Midtown Atlanta) to do a little window shopping and pick up some light bulbs from Ikea (which is technically not in the shopping center, but I still refer to it as "going to Atlantic Station" because people who live here know it very well).  Why take a trip just for light bulbs?  Because I'm trying to keep my little lighting experiment as safe as possible with low-wattage bulbs that are still round … [Read more...]

Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

What what, what, what... From here. Have you ever actually strutted through a thrift shop?  As of yesterday... um, yeah, I have.  If I could have taken an exact picture like Macklemore's, I would have.  But I wasn't shopping with anyone, and this isn't really an asking-a-stranger kind of photograph. Poppin' tags! (This post is an attempt to spice up an otherwise boring post about shopping at a thrift store.  For it to make any sense at all, you need to … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Turns Master Suite

My master bedroom is where I spend most of my time at home.  And since part of my new years goals are to create more of a home for living in, the master bedroom has been getting a little spruced up lately.I started with an upgrade to the bed by getting a new mattress cover and foam top to make the bed more cozy (I bought them during a Black Friday sale on Overstock.com).  It worked - I've been getting better sleep lately.  I have also been keeping a new comforter, duvet cover, and pillows in the … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Use Pinterest

We all know Pinterest is a place to pin inspirational photos, DIY projects, and recipes, right?  But that's not always what I use it for.  Sometimes if you're not finding what you really need through traditional search methods (especially if you prefer a visual search rather than looking through written articles), you can use Pinterest in other creative ways!(by the way, I'm not being paid by them to promote their site; I legitimately use it for these reasons and thought you might find some of … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Winter Shimmer

I suppose that it's only natural for us to enjoy seeing a little sparkle when the weather turns cold.  Everything turns wet and gray; I can't help but want to dust a little glitter on everything around the house.  With that idea in mind, here are six picks with the perfect amount of shimmer.1. sequin pillow/ 2. metallic tank/ 3. foiled glass jar candle/4. trinket bowls/ 5. sequin scarf/ 6. champagne beanieSarahPsst:  Want more?  I love to post sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Gift Ideas for the Craft Beer Lover

In long-term relationships, we tend to pick up interests or habits that we may not have otherwise had if we hadn't met the significant other.  In my ex's case, his occupation in the beer industry spurred my own appreciation for the hoppy stuff.You might be surprised to know that Georgia is actually very craft beer friendly.  There are several local brewers including Atlanta Brewing Company, Terrapin, and Sweetwater.  I myself am a hop lover, so I gravitate toward IPAs whenever I have the … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Emerald

Pantone has announced the 2013 #ColorOfTheYear:  Emerald.sourceConsidering that emerald just so happens to be my birthstone color, I think this is a sign that 2013 is totally going to be my year.  Here's what Pantone had to say about the color's meaning:Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.Oh, Pantone, stop.  You know I blush when you flatter me.  Though, I should correct you; I'm not lush; my drinking habits make me A … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Girly Gift Ideas for Under $25

I consider both being covered in sawdust and not being in sawdust as pampering myself.  I honestly love indulging in creams, fragrances, and other "girly" things.  So, today's post is about six things that made my Christmas list despite the fact that none of them have a power cord or motor to speak of.  Enjoy!I have a thing for bicycles, apparently.Life Cycle Scarf, $18, Blonde BirdieI like the yellow one!Macaron Linen Trinket Box, $16, TheLittleTreehouseSomeday, I will own the perfect … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Tea Towels

Because it's Thanksgiving week, and this week is always about family for me, I wanted to feature something a little closer to home:  tea towels.Plain, thin, white tea towels will always remind me of my grandmother.  She uses them all the time, has a ton, and keeps them forever.  I've been thinking lately that I'd like to have a few of hers and screen print them with something to use in my own kitchen, more or less as a decoration rather than something functional.On Etsy, there are a lot of shops … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Hardware Store Jewelry

This weekend, I found myself staring at plumbing supplies for possible DIY jewelry inspiration.  And why not?  This trend is right up my DIY alley.utility rope necklace from Honestly WTFAnother from Honestly WTF - hex nut braceletfrom Style Hurricanecrimp sleeve connector necklace from Stripes & Sequinsfrom One of Each(as if I need to tell you) from P.S. I Made ThisSarahPsst:  Want more?  I love to post sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also find me on Hometalk and Twitter at … [Read more...]

Saturday on Six: Carpenter’s Ruler

My new obsession: carpenter's ruler.via EtsyI haven't noticed or given them much thought until I went to the Country Living Craft Fair with Mom last weekend (more on that coming next week I hope - so many pictures to go through!).  I spotted a few in some of the vendor booths and nearly purchased one (it was less than $20 and I loved the aged look of it), but decided against it since so many of the other items in the booth seemed overpriced.  I figured eventually that I'd find one I really … [Read more...]