LOVE LETTERS: The New Look!

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I have been working hard on some new and upcoming changes to the blog! For the past two years (wow I can not believe it has been that long!) I have really been focused on my content, finding my voice as a blogger, and really diving in to what I love to write about. I feel like I have kind of let the look of my site go to the wayside while I found my footing. I am so excited to change up my theme (loving FICTIVE) and hopefully in the future have a custom site! I am also trying to focus a lot of energy on my next step in the blogging world. First on the list, getting active in social media! Here is to the next chapter of LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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DIY: Ikea Hack Inspiration

I have found an AMAZING “Ikea Hack” for our home, and I have been diligently working on it all weekend (don’t worry and DIY post is to come) I think everyone in their twenties has at least one piece of Ikea furniture. It is cheap, easy, and often extremely stylish. Now I REALLY don’t recommended having a whole house full of Ikea furniture, a couple of pieces is wonderful and great, but it won’t last you forever so it is always nice to invest in lifelong classics. However, there is a great little website called www.IKEAHACKERS.net that has sparked a trend of taking basic Ikea furniture, using all of its pieces and parts, and created something wonderful, unique and specific to your space. Here are some great home-spiration images (ALL of these are Ikea pieces reused and repurposed) to inspire you to DIY your own Ikea hack.

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REINCARNATION: Floor Poufs

The floor pouf. A fancy way to say pillow? or so much more? I am going to say, for me, the jury is still out on this idea. This floor pillows have been around forever, and I find them perfect for a family with kids, but I think there might be a sophisticated way to bring them in to any space! Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for floor poufs, and some of my favorite pick for any space.

 

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They make sure a great foot rest!

They make a great foot rest!

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I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the "dinner party" Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!

I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the “dinner party” Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!


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I don't think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

I don’t think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

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Here are some of my favorite poufs for your space…

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249. I love how large this is!

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99. Perfect for smaller spaces!

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220. If you’re really looking to make a statement!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

 

If you are crafty and looking to make your own pouf, these DIY examples are super simple:

STYLE ME PRETTY: DIY Pouf

MAKES ME SMILE: DIY Floor Pouf

RETROPOLITAN: From $3 Floor Mat to Floor Pouf

 

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: A Place for Mr. and Mrs.

Of course like every bride I have a Pinterest board full of wedding ideas, and one of my favorites is the Mr and Mrs sign on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs. I hear from so many recently married women that when things get down to the final months there are a lot of wedding day dreams you have to let go of because you quite simply just don’t have time! This is one that will be at the top of my priority list so we can snag one of these adorable photos. Here are some of my favorite Mr and Mrs sign inspirations!

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HA! No, this would not go over well.

HA! No, this would not go over well.

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Now if you are about to walk down the aisle, have no fear, BHLDN of course will come to the rescue! Here is a great sign for any wedding, and it is just a click away!

Sightline Chair Sings for $68

Sightline Chair Sings for $68

HOLIDAY: Election Day Party Theme

Happy Election Day to all! I think everyone can agree that it is great to be an American and vote, and it is also great to throw a party. I have an amazing love for the ability to vote, one of my favorite moves is Ironed Jawed Angles (A MUST SEE for any woman! and now currently available on Netflix) This themed party is an amazing way to combine my love of celebrating and my love of voting! Here are some of my favorite election day themed party ideas…

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What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

A great gender reveal theme!

A great gender reveal theme!

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Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

Adorable political wedding invitations!

Adorable political wedding invitations!

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PRODUCT FEATURE: Kate Spade and GAP Kids Collaboration

I just love a good fashion collaboration and this one is just too cute to not be completely in love with! Kate Spade and GAP kids collaborated to create some of the CUTEST children’s clothing and accessories! Here are some of my favorites.

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The Girls Gift Bow Ballet Flat for $59.95 (also available in red! but the pink is definitely my favorite!)

The Girls Gift Bow Ballet Flat for $59.95 (also available in red! but the pink is definitely my favorite!)

These Hi5 Graphic Mittens are too cute for only $24.95

These Hi5 Graphic Mittens are too cute for only $24.95

Hello Adorable! This is the Ruffled Oxford shirt (ages 2-5yrs old) for $34.95

Hello Adorable! This is the Ruffled Oxford shirt (ages 2-5yrs old) for $34.95

I had to put a few boys items in here as well! Jack Spade Toddler Boys Graphic Tee for $29.95! Though this definitely could have been worn by me as a child!

I had to put a few boys items in here as well! Jack Spade Toddler Boys Graphic Tee for $29.95! Though this definitely could have been worn by me as a child!

LOVE! The Hotdog Scarf for $24.95!

LOVE! The Hotdog Scarf for $24.95!

HOME-SPIRATION: Brick Floors

Of course after our recent renovation, I wouldn’t take anything but our gorgeous hardwood floors (mildly obsessed… yes) But I came across a picture of this gorgeous entry way with brick floors and I thought it was just too amazing not to share. I didn’t realize how many spaces could really support and look amazing with brick floors. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for brick flooring.

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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Plaid Fox

In my opinion it really takes time and effort to find good online home goods stores that are the generic West Elm or Pottery Barn. Don’t get me wrong I do love those places, but sometimes you are wanting something a little bit more original, something a little less expensive, or just something new! The website of the week posts really started so I could keep track of all of the wonderful and amazing home goods online stores in one place. Now I really just can’t wait to share them with everyone! Here is a new one I found just the other week called http://www.PLAIDFOX.com

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My favorite part about this online home goods story is that you can shop a specific style. If you’re looking for a great industrial piece of furniture you can go straight to industrial, if you’re looking for a great coastal accent for your lake house you can go straight to all the coastal home goods! LOVE.

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It just gets even better, because if you don’t know what your style is, or really don’t know what you’re looking for but want something for your space you can take their “Find Your Style” test and see what would go best with your taste! Here were my results:

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They also run an amazing blog called THE DEN with home decorating ideas, recipes, and interviews with artists and designers.

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Now, here are some of my favorite products from THE PLAID FOX…

The Arvensis Wall Clock for $500

The Arvensis Wall Clock for $500

The Gaffert Iv hanging pendant light for $160

The Gaffert Iv hanging pendant light for $160

The Gramercy Pillow for $65

The Gramercy Pillow for $65

MY FAVORITE!! The Suspension book ends for only $50!

MY FAVORITE!! The Suspension book ends for only $50!

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Little White Dress

I love the idea of having a reception dress for the evening of your wedding. Maybe it is the fashion major in me, or my need to have a special outfit for everything, but I love the idea of having a gorgeous dress to marry in, and a dress to party the night away in celebration. Here are some of my favorite LWD inspiration images, and a few dresses you can snag for yourself!

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Here are some of my favorite little white dresses you can snag for your own wedding reception or bride-to-be event!

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The LILIAN DRESS from BHLDN for $420

The LILIAN DRESS from BHLDN for $420

The IVORY CLARA dress from J.Crew for $295

The IVORY CLARA dress from J.Crew for $295

Native Rose LACE CUTOUT dress from ASOS on sale right now for $55.22

Native Rose LACE CUTOUT dress from ASOS on sale right now for $55.22

EMBELLISHED STONE DRESS from Ann Taylor for $129.99

EMBELLISHED STONE DRESS from Ann Taylor for $129.99

This may not be white, but it is still amazing for a reception dress! Erin Fetherson's PHEOBE Ostrich Feather Hem dress from Nordstrom for $395

This may not be white, but it is still amazing for a reception dress! Erin Fetherson’s PHEOBE Ostrich Feather Hem dress from Nordstrom for $395

REINCARNATION: Something Blue

I spend hours hunting down the best accessories or furniture for the spaces in my home, and I love doing that for spaces that aren’t mine as well!  Here is a stylish bedroom, with a little something blue, and where to get similar pieces for your own space.

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I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy's on sale right now for $139.99

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy’s on sale right now for $139.99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!