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Help Spread Happiness

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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I was recently contacted by the company Novica,  in association with National Geographic, to ask if I would help spread the word of their mission to introduce my readers to artisans from around the world. “I am aware that your blog is not focused on product reviews but this is such a nice project that I thought you may be interested in doing it.”

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I went to their website and immediately fell in love with their company mantra, their products and all of the individual artesian stories:

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Novica is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to
express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. They have thousands of top fair trade clothing, accessories, jewelry, gisfts and
home decor items on their website.

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So very beautiful and unique. I really love so many different items! The prices are so reasonable for all of the hard work and love that is put into each handmade item:

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Are these not the perfect summer earrings?:

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I could keep posting some of my favorite pieces but first I want to offer you a chance to win a $75.00 gift certificate to buy something special for you!

To enter, just visit the Novica website and comment below which beautiful item you would love to own. Contest ends at midnight, Friday March 14th. Winner will be selected by random drawing. Good Luck Everyone!

There is even a special section for the colors of the year:

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Radiant Orchid:

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Placid Blue:

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Love!

Here are just a few more of my favorites:

Cotton Scarves

Womens Jacket

Womens Clothing from Thailand

Sleeveless Blouses

Peruvian Chrysocolla Earrings

Silver Domed Rings

Please check them out! It is a great cause helping others.

HELP SPREAD HAPPINESS

#HANDMADE4LIFE

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The Hunt For The Perfect Pillow

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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I am on a mission assigned to find the picture perfect pillow to finish up a bedroom ensemble:

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As you know, it is hard work finding the just- right style, color and pattern to work with the rest of your room design:

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The pillows are like the jewelry of the room, don’t you think? It is a great way to show off your personality:

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I am looking for a pillow, must be striped with blues and whites that will finish up a new redesigned bedroom here. She ordered the wave pillow of the three I suggested, but the background ended up being more of a tan color than the white that was shown online:

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She suggested stripes so the bedroom will be a little more masculine for her husband. So I am now hunting for a multi-striped blue pillow.

My go-to pillow shopping usually starts with these sites:

Pottery Barn

Crate&Barrel

 

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Target

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Joss and Main

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But my best finds seem to be at Etsy:

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Now I am starting to have more luck looking. She will love this one I bet:

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I now have an assortment to show her that will all work in her room beautifully. Which blue striped do you like best? I will let you know which pillow wins. Do you have any othergo to sources to find unique pillows? We would love to hear them.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly

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Target Debuts New Brand of Home Décor

Saturday, March 9th, 2013


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Have you seen the new home furnishings and accessories collection from Target? The name of the brand is Threshold—a new Target home brand that began to show up in stores in September, 2012 with a full rollout expected this spring.

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According to Julie Guggemos, vice president of Target’s product design and development team, the collection prides itself on personality, exceptional quality and outstanding design. “We know how important great design is to our guest. She’s constantly looking for new ways to update her home. We thought it was time to elevate our assortment, by introducing a new brand with strong personality, exceptional quality and outstanding design. You’re not going to find anything else like it!”:

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I liked quite a few items of their new collection:

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This mirror received great reviews and is only $39.99:

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At only $119.00, this is a great price for a nice looking console table:

 

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I think this dinnerware set is so fresh and pretty, don’t you?:

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Ceramic Solar Lantern:

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Below is one of the looks Target developed for spring 2013 bath fashion collection:

Here is a color board the designers used for summer inspiration. The new products will be available in stores and online April 15:

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Target is running a promotion now for free shipping on orders over $50.00. A pretty good deal. You can look through the rest of collection here. I think they have some pretty items, will have to check out the quality. What do you think of the new Target Threshold collection? Have you purchased anything yet?

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Best Wall Colors For Stained Trim: Part Two

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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Isn’t this room above absolutely beautiful? Look at how well the sofa and rug work together. I researched that gorgeous Chesterfield sofa- sold out. I just love this room!  I have gotten such a big response from my post Best Wall Colors For Stained Trim, with the above photo, that I thought I would find a few more rooms to share with you. This time I uploaded the photos to Sherwin Williams ChipIt! to see what wall colors would come up:

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I think that the colors that are shown in the photos are a realistic representation of the “true” colors. When looking at colors online through your computer screen, remember that although it is a good guide in color selection, the colors are not 100% accurately depicted.

Pretty cool! I think I like this new Chip It! tool. Maybe not a perfect match, but a good head start in the right direction:

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Here are a few Chip It! results from rooms shown in my previous post:

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I hope this helps you select colors for your home. What do you think of Sherwin Williams Chip It!? You can read more about the product here where I explained more about the new product. Any thoughts? Don’t you LOVE that first picture?

If you need help finding colors for your home, contact me today.

You can see more ideas of room colors with stained trim here.

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