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I hope y'all have had great weeks and are enjoying fall whenever you are!

I've got some pretty things, some yummy things, and some inspiring things to share with y'all today before I head out for the weekend. Enjoy!

*As usual, if you like something you see here, please pin from the original source. The link is always right below the photo or in the caption. Give these sites some love! :)

1 | Let's start off with a bang, shall we? How awesome is this bathroom wall from Classy Clutter? She made the floral pattern out of vinyl decals to mimic some gorgeous wallpaper.

2 | I love the rug Julia added to her living room.

3 | And how about another pretty living room? There are lots more photos over on Style Me Pretty :).

4 | Kirsten's DIY thank you cards have me dreaming of making some cute stationery. Great gift idea, yes?

5 | Garlands are such an easy way to make a room look festive. I'm loving this one created by the gals from designlovefest.

6 | Brussel sprouts are my favorite veggie right now (which is kind of hilarious since I pretty much hated them until a few years ago...), and this pasta dish looks super yummy.

Happy weekend everyone!

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Favorite Finds {Target}

Every once in awhile (ok, more often than that) I get this urge to clear out my entire house and start decorating from scratch. Since that's most definitely not happening in real life, I let myself pretend and window shop until that urge goes away. Right now I'm on a neutrals and lighter colors kick (with a little gold mixed in) and I decided to browse Target to see what I could find in those categories. I found so many things I loved and I figured y'all might enjoy going on a little window shopping adventure, so here are a few favorites!

The three collections I'm particularly excited about are Nate Berkus, Threshold, and the *new* Faribault Woolen Mill Company. They've got an awesome line coming out in November. I can't wait to check it out in person!

Do y'all have any favorite Target finds right now? It was so hard for me to narrow it down to the few above. Whenever I go there I have to factor in an extra 30 minutes just to browse the aisles. (Please tell me I'm not alone in that!)

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November iPhone Lock Screen Wallpaper {Herringbone}

In just a few short days, Halloween will be here, and then all of a sudden, it will be November!  Crazy! Fall is in full swing here in Philly...the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, flannel and boots are becoming my full-time uniform...and I have to say I'm loving it.

We spent last weekend in Princeton with my family (my dad went to school there) and had the perfect fall weather for the annual Princeton/Harvard football game. Unfortunately, Harvard blew Princeton out of the water, but that didn't dampen our spirits. We had a wonderful time regardless! There's a little life update for you that has nothing to do with today's post! :)

Today, I've got my monthly iPhone calendar freebie ready for you to download for your lock screen! This month I decided to create a classic pattern - herringbone - but with a hand-sketched twist. I like the way that the pattern feels playful, but still has that timeless look. It comes in three colors: pink, mint and blue. The instructions and links to download are below. I hope you enjoy it!

The downloads come sized for the iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus. You can also download them for any other smartphone screen (the dimensions will just be a little different).

How to set the calendar as your lock screen on an iPhone:

  • Click the link below to the download you'd like to use (from your phone). This will take you to the image in Dropbox, where I've set them up for you to download.
  • In the bottom left corner there is an icon that looks like a box with an upward-facing arrow coming out of it. Click that and choose "save image." It will download to your photos.
  • Go to your home screen and open your photos. 
  • Select the calendar image. 
  • Again click the button in the bottom left corner that looks like a box with an upward-facing arrow. Select the option that says "use as wallpaper."
  • Click set, then choose "lock screen."
You're done! If you have any questions, let me know!


{click the link that corresponds to your iPhone model}

5  |  6  |  6 Plus

5  |  6  |  6 Plus

5  |  6  |  6 Plus

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Lovely Links

We're heading out to spend time with my family this weekend and I can't wait! The weather is supposed to be sunny and perfectly fall-like, which is such a nice change after a few dreary, rainy days here in Philly. What do you have planned for the weekend?

Before I head out, I wanted to share six of my favorite finds from the week. This time I've got pretty homes, a DIY gift idea and a photography trick among other things. Enjoy!

*As usual, if you like something you see here, please pin from the original source. The link is always right below the photo or in the caption. Give these sites some love! :)

1 | I'm loving the look of shiplap paneling after reading this post from The Inspired Room.

2 | Gosh this fireplace and mantle are gorgeous. Sometimes simple is best dontcha think?

3 | How adorable are these little wreaths? You can download a whole set of them here.

4 | These coasters would make a great hostess gift.

5 | Lucy's fall home tour is so refreshing. Her style is so approachable and comfortable. Makes me want to go hang out there for awhile!

6 | I've always wished there was a way to stabilize my camera for slower shutter speeds without hauling out my tripod, and this week I found a trick. Click over to the article to read what it is! Definitely going to make myself one of these.

Happy weekend everyone!

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Thinking About: Painting the First Floor White

Sometimes I like to use this blog as a place to brainstorm ideas since y'all are so great at helping me out! And today I want to talk paint. Specifically white paint. I'm really itching to paint the first floor of our little house white (or maybe a very pale gray) to make it as bright and fresh as possible. It doesn't get a ton of natural light, so I think painting it white will help. Now all I have to do is pick the right color. Not too hard, right? Riiight. Too bad there are so many different whites to choose from! Thankfully many others have walked this road before me and have done a lot of the legwork, and so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites that I've found around the design world. I'm crossing my fingers that one of these would work for our little place!

If you have any wisdom regarding choosing a white paint color, I'm all ears!

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Shoji White by Sherwin Williams

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

China White by Benjamin Moore

Ivory White by Benjamin Moore

Whimborne White by Farrow and Ball

Of course, paint colors can look dramatically different in different homes, so I'll have to bring home a few sample pots and see which ones look right in our house. We've got a lot of warm-toned wood and our kitchen cabinets are cherry, so the white we choose needs to make nice with those wood tones :). It'll probably be awhile before this whole painting thing happens, but I figure I'd better get rollin' (pun totally intended) on figuring out what that color will be once the time comes!

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