HomeStyle: Patio Perfection at Target

For two years or more I have been on the hunt for the perfect patio furniture. Sounds simple, right? It is…if you have an endless budget and want to spend more on furniture that sits outside in the elements than you would spend on your entire living room. I lusted after a set at Crate and Barrel for several summers, but couldn’t justify spending that kind of cash on our tiny patio. After a lot of searching I finally found the perfect set and all for under $1000 at none other than To top it all off with a cherry, the patio sets are 20% off with free shipping. And if any of you know how much it costs to ship furniture, then you know what a treat that is. It’s scheduled to arrive next week, so I’ll update once I get it all set up! If you are on the hunt for your patio, be sure to check out the selection at



StyleHome: Entryway

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When it comes to my personal style in my home, I have a bit of design ADD in that I am attracted to a little bit of everything. But if I had to categorize it, I would say my home leans more towards a classic, shabby chic look than anything else. I definitely have a mix of affordable Target and IKEA items along with classic pieces from Pottery Barn and West Elm. And while I would love to be more original in my home shopping finds, I usually end up shopping at these places out of convenience. But I do have a rule to only bring home things I truly love, which is why it is taking me four long years to attempt to decorate our home!

In an effort to add the finishing touches to my home this year (famous last words), I pulled together some inspiration for my entryway. It’s the first thing people see when they walk in the door, so it’s only natural that I start there! Plus I have made it past the painting and purchasing the console table, so it shouldn’t be that difficult right?!

StyleHome: Beautiful Books


Lately I’ve been searching for little ways to update and add style to my home on a budget. Nothing adds instant sophistication to your home like stacks of beautiful books, especially oversized ones perfect for both reading and vignettes. Here are a few of my current must-haves for my bookshelves, coffee tables and nightstands.