Awesome Find: Lowe’s Coupon

If you are looking to make any major home improvement purchases at Lowe’s, check out this link to a 10% coupon off purchases up to $5000. You can only use one per household (period) because it’s a “moving” coupon. Personally, I don’t feel bad using this coupon even though we haven’t just moved because we weren’t able to purchase anything with the actual coupon we received when we did move two years ago. From what I understand, it is good on sale and special order merchandise as well.

Awesome Find: Free Sewing Patterns!

Ever wanted to learn how to use a pattern or wanted patterns for something without paying $5-7 a piece? McCall’s has a whole bunch of patterns free for download. Check them out!

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/free-downloads-pages-748.php

Oh, and don’t forget to set your printer to borderless printing.

Mod-velous

Great design isn’t always about decor; sometimes, it’s about clothes, too. While I have neither the money nor shape (especially now that Bumpy is on the way) to wear great clothes, I still very much appreciate them, just like any other girl. One of my favorite shops to look at dresses is ModCloth.com. It’s actually kind of funny, because I don’t generally like “mod” style items, but this site seems to have some really interesting finds. Here are some of my current favorites.

Gramercy Park Dress – not only do I love the actual Gramercy Park in NYC, but I love this dress and it’s vintage feel. I think the ruffles are an adorable accent, and in the back is a keyhole cutout and button.

Soda Fountain Dress – This cute, feminine, and flattering dress comes in three colors, but this yellow is the most punchy. The 40s and 50s had it right when they accented women’s natural curves.

The Chictopia Dress – Looking for a classic LBD? This one won’t go out of style and can be paired with many different styles of jewelry, updating and reinventing it with the times.

Thunderchrome Dress – Changing gears a bit with this one. This is more of a current fashion, and would look great with some black leggings and these bootsand you’ll have a great casual-Hollywood feel.

Sweet Dress o’ Mine – This one is just gorgeous. Pair it with a cute solid cardigan in a punchy pink or turquoise for Easter, or put on some extra earrings and wear it out for cocktails.

What do you think of these dresses? They have some pretty ugly unique dresses, but a lot of the dresses are timeless and/or vintage and can be timeless for years to come.

Awesome Find: Crate & Barrel BestBuys

Today, I got Crate & Barrel’s BestBuys catalog in the mail, and I was excited to find a lot of pieces that I love. Generally, I don’t like CB’s mod style, but it seems like they’ve been offering  a broader range of styles as of late. Here are some of the pieces that I absolutely fell in love with:

Optic Sea Glass Table Lamp – I love the cool natural look of the sea glass in this lamp. This seems like something I’d find on YHL or something I’d like to give to my mother-in-law for her Florida house. The different shapes of the base and the shade make it interesting.

Sedona Totes – the natural look and feel of these totes just makes me want to have all my belongings out to share with the world. They look so soft and touchable, and would be nice to make a space feel more approachable.

Again, I love the natural look of these woven rugs. They come in great colors so they can be neutral or add a pop to a room, and they are indoor/outdoor rugs, which means that they will be more durable than a traditional rug, especially if you have kiddos spilling stuff or pets running around.

Troy Twin Sleeper – This oversized chair is a perfect addition to a kid’s room, office, or even a living room because it converts to a twin sleeper bed. Can you imagine how much better sleepovers would have been as a kid if you had one of these to sleep on? Plus this chair is big enough to curl up in on its own and read a great book. This could quickly become my favorite chair ever.

Marimekko Madison Bed Linens – While they are available in many colors, I love this fun pop of yellow that can help bring spring into any house. They also have similar shower curtains, and I think this would be a fun way to go to make any bathroom brighter.

Glass Canisters with Lids – We have some canisters similar to these in our kitchen (except ours are that thick poly plastic) and we love them! At  first, Jason was skeptical of having everything out in the open, but it really does bring a cool texture to the room. Plus, the contents are always a conversation starter – especially the whole wheat flour!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick overview of some of the wonderful things that Crate & Barrel has to offer. What are some of your favorite pieces from the BestBuys catalog?