Monday, March 18, 2019

Hello, Monday.

Hey, y’all.  I had planned to have a weekend recap up today as I always do on Mondays, but unfortunately 2019 continues to pummel us and we had a bit of a rough start to our weekend to say the least.  There are a WHOLE BUNCH of details involved and I simply didn’t feel like putting in the time on Sunday to revisit it all, but I promise a full recap back here, probably on Wednesday, since I'm still trying to get caught back up from the weekend going awry. 

And just so I don’t leave you hanging on a sour note, I am okay and, fortunately, the story has a happy ending.  

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Five on Friday – My Birthday Wish List

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In the spirit of my upcoming birthday month (April) I thought I’d share some things on my wish list right now.  I love doing these for my birthday as well as Christmas just because it’s neat to go back and see how my tastes and fashion choices change throughout the years. 

I also love to have everything on my wish list summed up in one post because then whenever I end up with a gift card or extra spending money I can just click on the post and everything I want is right there waiting for me!  All I have to do is make the decision.  Seeing all of the pictures in one place also enables me to prioritize which items I’d like to purchase first.

Most of the stuff on my wish list this year are large items to complete our home once and for all, so this is probably the biggest wish list I’ve ever had!

O N E – For the Home

Woven Wicker Serving Tray Khaki Threshold – I want two of these… one for each of our nightstands to add some depth and texture.

Montreal Wren Assembled Table Lamp White Project 62 – I want two of these as well… one for each of our nightstands.  Our lamps are outdated and they’re also too small. 

Stitched Medallion Quilt Opalhouse, Blush, King Size – The finishing touch for our master bedding makeover.

Davinci Jayden 4-Drawer Dresser, White – I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect piece to go in our living room to house our large DVD collection, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a chest of drawers will be the best option.  The space where the furniture will sit is pretty awkward, so the piece needs to be exactly 36x36.  It also needs at least four shelves/drawers to be large enough to hold all of the DVDs we have, so that’s a requirement as well.  I have browsed media cabinets, media chests, and media storage for YEARS, and I have come up empty handed every time.  I finally stumbled upon this one on Amazon the other day and I cannot believe how perfect it is!  It’s simple and classic and checks every box!

West Elm Candlewick Blanket, Full/Queen – We keep a good snuggly blanket downstairs at all times because someone (usually me) uses it every single night while we’re watching TV and winding down for the day.  Our current one is frankly an embarrassment – it’s torn on all four corners, it’s battered, and it’s covered in stains because – KIDS.  This one from West Elm might be the dreamiest throw blanket I’ve ever seen.  Y’all know I’m the queen of polka dots, so that pattern is perfection, and I want nothing more than to have this on my couch now!

Kenya Fleece Tufted Rug Project 62, Cream, 7x10 – We’ve been living in our house for almost ten years and we STILL do not have an area rug in our living room.  Sigh.  I’m suuuuper picky about rugs and rarely do I ever see anything I would even consider.  Well, #TargetDoesItAgain, because this one would be perfect in our space!  And I don’t think it’s so trendy that I’ll be tired of it in five years. 

Pottery Barn Mia Faceted-Crystal Chandelier, Small – I currently have a ceiling fan in my office that I never use so I’d like to switch it out for a chandelier.  This one from Pottery Barn is soooo dreamy, but pricey.  If anyone has ever seen a dupe anywhere for this one let me know!

World Market Warm Ivory Elsie Upholstered Office Chair – When we first moved in our house, I bought a $20 hot pink desk chair at Staples to hold me over until I could get something nicer.  Well, here we are nine years later and I’m still using said chair.  I think it’s safe to say that we’ve gotten our money’s worth from it and it’s also safe to say that my butt and back could benefit from something a little more substantial.  I’ve had my eye on this desk chair from World Market for months… it will go perfectly in there!

World Market Multicolor Felt Triangle Flag Garland – While we’re on the subject of World Market, I stumbled across this little banner and I love it so much!  I’m a sucker for rainbow stuff and I want this for my bulletin board in my office.  Kind of random compared to everything else, I know, though!  Ha!

DecentHome Rectangular Storage Ottoman, Beige – Okay, I already have a storage ottoman in my office, but I regret buying that one because it is covered in the trendy 2014 chevron pattern (slaps forehead).  I am obviously regretting making that purchase, but the good news is that it didn’t cost a lot initially anyway because it was from Ross.  I still want a storage ottoman in front of the window, but in a neutral, less trendy pattern that will grow with me for a long time.  Amen.  The good thing is the old one is still in excellent condition so I’m sure I can sell it on FB Marketplace!

Refrigerator and Freezer Storage Bin with Lid, Set of 3, Clear – I want this set of three to house all of the medicine/first aid/sunscreen in our master bathroom.  They are the perfect size for my needs!

Ameriwood Home Parsons Deluxe Desk, White – I’ve outgrown my current desk and would like something a little bigger.  This one is perfect because it would enable me to get my printer off of my desktop and down on the bottom shelf.  No more eyesore and, most importantly, MORE SPACE! 

Unique Loom Modern Plush Solid Shag Contemporary Area Rug, Pure Ivory, 7x10 – I’ve also wanted an area rug under our master bed for years and never made that a priority either.  We’re doing our room in whites and creams and blushes right now and I think that this rug will be the perfect touch in there.  And it should never go out of style because it’s simple and classic.

Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser, White – I’m starting to dabble in essential oils and I’d love a diffuser for our bedroom.  This one is so dreamy!  It would look gorge on my nightstand!

West Elm Fringe Blanket, White, Full/Queen – My name is Lindsay and I’m a blanket hoarder.  I want this one to put at the foot of Olivia’s bed.

T W O – Clothes

ECOWISH Womens Dress, Blue Plaid, Small – I would love this for our beach trip in June!  So classic!

Wildtrest Women's Pleated Tassel Trim Strappy Loose Casual Flowy Tank Tops, Grey, Small – Looks like the perfect comfy staple for summer.  I'd love one in "Grey" and also one in "Navy Blue 2."

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Coat, Light Pink, Small – I know it’s weird to have this on my list in March, but I’m in need of a good warm jacket.  We don’t have too many super cold days here in Georgia, but when we do, I always freeze my hiney off because I don’t own a truly warm jacket.  My old puffer jacket is at least 13 years old and it’s so short it barely covers my belly button.  Haha.  I’m not even sure why I still have it. 

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Down Vest, Blush Pink, Small – Another thing I won’t need anytime soon, but it’s been in my Amazon wish list for a long time!

FASHION BOOMY Womens Zip Up Safari Military Anorak Jacket W/Hood, Olive, Small – This item is the perfect transition piece for spring and fall and it’s been in my wish list for a long time, too!  Love it!

T H R E E – Accessories

Rothy’s, The Flat, Flax Birdseye, 7.5 – Okay, I want to drink the Rothy’s Koolaide but these are way out of my budget.  I’m intrigued, though, especially since they are machine washable!  I live in flats during the winter and I’d love a good sturdy pair that will last for years.  My current ones were $6 at Walmart so I’m sure they’ll bite the dust soon.

Tatuo 8 Pairs Teardrop Leather Earrings – I love the leather earrings trend because they’re so lightweight… this set is perfect because it has every color I’d use… gold, rose gold, silver, grey, and black that would go with anything, red for Georgia games, and pink because it’s my favorite color.  :o)

Chantelle Intimates Soft Stretch Seamless Bikini – You know you’re getting old when you have underwear on your birthday wish list!  But seriously, I am THE PICKIEST about undies.  I like for them to be low on the hips, cover my whole butt and not ride up, and be seamless and thin so that they don’t show lines through your clothes… especially leggings.  I’ve tried so. many. kinds.  the last few years and I finally found the ones that have my heart.  Naturally they’re only sold at Nordstrom and cost and arm and a leg, but they’re worth every penny.  I'll take tons of these in all the colors, please!

Vintga Bamboo Handbag – Yes, these have been popular for a couple of years now so I’m a little late to the game, but I keep seeing this one on Amazon and thinking it would be absolutely perfect for our beach trip and date nights!

Jessica Simpson Women's Raquelle Flat Sandal, 7.5 – These have been in my wish list since 2016!  How fun would they be at the beach?  At one point last fall they had been reduced all the way to $27.99 at one point and I’m regretting not buying them then.

F O U R – Books

F I V E – Gift Cards

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Master Bedroom Bedding Refresh

*This post is sponsored by Sam's Club but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Lindsay's Sweet World.

Hey y’all!  As you all know, I’m on a journey to get things DONE in 2019 (my word for the year) and one of the things that has been on my list for a long time is to do a little bit of updating in our master bedroom. 

B and I built our current house and have been living here for TEN YEARS in October.  I can hardly believe it!  When we moved in we had all hand-me-down, mismatched furniture, so we spent the first few months selecting new pieces for our living room and bedroom.  Our entire bedroom set is from Ashley Furniture, and I still love it just as much today as I did when we first bought it.  However, our bedding has never been my favorite.  See the picture below?  Eh.

I have always been so picky about bedding and honestly there’s not much out there that I like.  I have always wanted white bedding, but I knew back when we furnished our bedroom that we’d be adding babies to the family (as well as a dog) soon, so I just didn’t think it was practical to go with white at the time.  I ended up finding something in the pattern that was all the rage in 2009 – damask – and I went with it.  It was nice for a while even though it wasn’t exactly what I’d had in mind, but I had fully intended to get it updated in a few years when I found something better.

Well, life happened and there we were in January 2019 with the same bedding almost ten years later.  Since 2019 is the year for me to get things DONE and checked off of my master to-do list, I decided that refreshing our bedroom was going to be a priority. 

I ended up finding EXACTLY what I was looking for at Sam’s Club and since we’re on a tight budget I decided to reach out to Sam’s Club to see if they wanted to collaborate and they did!!  B and I have been loyal Sam’s Club members for nearly a decade (best place to buy diapers and formula and snacks and fruit and so many other things!!) so it was a dream come true to work with them!!  Ready to see the new bedding?  Come on in!

I picked out the Prairie by Rachel Ashwell Textured Stripe Comforter Set in White and they shipped it straight away along with another little surprise – new plush King Size Pillows to go in our shams!  I am SO impressed with the quality and the overall look of this set and I could not love it more!  It’s plush, it’s soft, it’s so luxurious, and it’s SO affordable, y’all!  The best part of the bedding is the textured fringe stripes… having all of that texture should prevent any stains from showing like they would on a smoother pattern, and that texture also helps mask the wrinkles and imperfections of an otherwise “smooth” comforter. 

And my very favorite characteristic of this set?  IT’S MACHINE WASHABLE!!!!  Praise hands!!  Our last comforter set was dry clean only and #AintNobodyGotTimeFoDat.  You can probably imagine it didn’t get washed nearly as much as it should have for that reason.  #Yuck

Wanna see some more pictures?  Why yes, yes you do.  ;o)

In addition to the new bedding, I bought a couple of new blush throw pillows as I’m trying to incorporate my favorite color – pink – into the room.  So dreamy.  Now I only have a few more things on my wish list and our room refresh will be complete: 

- Wall art to go over the bed (I already have something in mind)
- Bigger lamps for our bedside tables
- A large area rug to go under the bed for some extra texture
- A blush end-of-bed blanket/quilt for a little more color/coziness

Stay tuned... I’ll be sure to provide another update once it’s all done!  In the meantime I’ll just be over here enjoying all of the new airiness in our bedroom that this white bedding is providing!  And if you want another look, I'll be over on my Instagram Stories later with a live look at it!  You can also see my original master bedroom tour here if you want to get a better idea of what the room looked like before the refresh.
Thank you so much to Sam’s Club for providing product to facilitate with this refresh!  It’s so nice to finally have our master bedding exactly how I’ve always dreamed!

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