Bluelounge at Target Giveaway!!!

I briefly mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working on a separate work area in the house dedicated to the blog. Mainly a separate desk space and small photography studio. Life gets busy though and that’s how disaster zones happen. I start to focus too much on the new office space and not as much on the everyday space. Suddenly, there are cables lying everywhere…on the floor, wires here, wires there, tangled up in crazy. Where’s my laptop? Under the sofa? Awesome! Ya, not so much. Can’t find my phone charger…as a matter of fact, I can’t seem to even find my phone. Have you seen my keys? Messy, messy, messy.

I needed some practical solutions for my everyday problems. Enter Bluelounge with their rad new line for Target. They had everything I needed for my home electronics organization at a great value. Not to mention, they were also easy on the eyes. It’s hard to lose when you have pretty things to look at, am I right? Anyhoo, I loaded up the cart and couldn’t wait to get back to the house. Wires be gone! Keys be found! Not only that, to get the word out, Bluelounge has partnered with House Of Hipsters to give away one of everything from the complete Target line! THAT’S $170.00 VALUE!

Kii might be one of my favorite items. I just upgraded my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 6. Sweet, right? Totally, but Apple changed their connectors when they launched the iPhone 5. I suddenly realized I only had one charger, and I came to that sudden realization at work while my one and only charger was an hour away, at home…sad face. I needed to buy another one…well, probably more like another four. One for my work office, one for my home office, one for upstairs and one for the kitchen. Or, I could buy Kii. It’s portable and allows me to charge and sync without the need of a cable. Kii is a lightweight USB to Apple connector that fits on your keychain. How cool is that?

Bluelounge for Target

Bluelounge for Target Kii

Bluelounge for Target

Bluelounge for Target Kii

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Surprise, It’s Your Birthday!

Well, not really. My birthday is actually a couple weeks away, but last weekend The Boy pull one over on me. Which I have to be honest with you…is not an easy task. I can sense anything unusual happening in the house like a hipster without his beard and beanie. I knew something was up because I asked him if I could go to the Kinfolk Weekend Retreat at Camp Wandawega. Oh sure, of course, have fun…wait, what weekend are we talkin’ about here? October 17-18. Suddenly a look of panic crossed his face, and he says, “That’s opening weekend for duck hunting.” Ummm, ok…hunt Sunday rather than Saturday. Problem solved. I pushed a tiny bit more…I really wanted to go! He finally said, “Don’t ask questions and DO NOT get upset. You can go any other day except October 18.” Well darn! And quite mysterious.

Friday he tells me to pack an overnight bag for Saturday night. Are we going to Paris? Are we? Are we? Are we? Ya, NO! BUT, we ARE going out. Ummm, ok. What about our children??? You do remember we have children, right? Covered. Apparently grandma and grandpa were coming down. SWEET! Where we going? Can’t tell ya that. Well darn!

Saturday morning I was told to be ready at 1PM, and we promptly left at 2:15PM sharp…it’s how I roll. I also asked how I should dress. Normally I’m a t-shirt and jeans kinda gal, but if we’re going out on the town, I need to play the part. I’m instructed skirt over jeans. Right on, something cute is in order.

Traffic into the city was pretty horrendous, but we finally made it to Destination #1. The Thompson Hotel Chicago. We had stayed here a couple months prior for for a wedding. Let me tell you, this place rocks. Super swank and funky as all get out. The staff, oh so sweet. And they pipe in the most amazing smell to the lobby. Seriously, I want my entire house and body to smell like this. It’s like the best candle and perfume wrapped with in bow. If someone at The Thompson is reading this, please, I’m begging you…please tell me the scent. I must have it.

The Thompson Hotel Chicago Lobby

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DIY Blog Tour

Hey guys! Hope you are having an awesome week! So I have kind of a different post today. Last week I received a sweet email from my new blogger friends Foxtail + Moss asking me if I wanted to participate in a DIY Blog Tour. Ummm, really? YES PLEASE! They too are from Chicago, and I heart their work so much; how could I say no? (Seriously, these girls kick some serious DIY butt, and I’m completely honored they even consider me!) The girls sent me a few questions which I’ve answered below and then I’m handing you off to my favorite DIY blogger. That might just have been the hardest part of the interview! There are so many talented bloggers out there.

DIY Blog Tour

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Interior Styling – Front Room

Interior Design The Front Room

So a long, long, LONG time ago, I photographed my front room and posted it to the blog. This is when I had about 5 visitors a day and you guys probably hadn’t any idea of its existence. So this past weekend, I decided to rephotograph it (since it has change a bit…does that surprise anyone? Nope. Not one bit.) and repost. Y’all know my love for interior styling, #cantstopwontstop, am I right?

This room in particular is probably one of my most favorite in the house and coincidentally also closest to completion…if there really is such a thing? Yes, I keep moving small items like vases and antlers around, but for the most part, this room has not changed much. Oh, I did add into the mix that pretty little Katy Skelton hairpin end table a couple months ago. And yes, those are brass hairpin legs! I know we’ve all discussed that calling furniture sexy is super weird, but in this case, well that table is sex on a platter. (Although I must confess. See that brass planter all sad and empty? The one from Schoolhouse Electric? Umm, ya, I know, it’s in dire need of a nice leafy plant or succulent. I just haven’t found the right one as of yet.)

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