TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx, you either love it or hate it. I personally think it depends on which location you visit. Some stores are super overwhelming. My local TJ Maxx is spacious, bright and actually pretty organized. I tend to stop in at least once a week to browse for bargains.

If the clutter is something you just can’t deal with, their website is a great option!

Below are 10 Things at TJ Maxx Right Now! (that I want in my home)


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I think I need to add some of these books to my bookshelf. 


Bar Stools: How Many?

Why are odd numbers so visually appealing? I briefly touched on this topic when I wrote about styling bookshelves. One reason odd numbers are so satisfying is because styling with odd groupings creates a central focus that draws the eye in.

I often see lighting, artwork, and accessories in groups of odd numbers. Lately, I have noticed an increase in EVEN groupings when it comes to bar stools! So which is it? Odd or even?

I know that this usually depends on the size of the space, length of the island, and the width of the stools. But, which arrangement do you prefer?


Studio McGee

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Kate Marker Interiors

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Whittney Parkinson Design

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Salt Box Collective

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Jaimee Rose Interiors

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Park and Oak

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Spring at the Magnolia Market Silos

Y’all, I went back to Magnolia Market…again! I can’t remember if this is my fourth or fifth time, but each time I discover something new.

I had family in town this past weekend and took advantage of the opportunity to play host and tourist. The final day of their vacation, we road tripped to Waco to visit the notorious Magnolia Market Silos.

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Joanna changes the themes and displays according to season. This was the first thing you saw upon entering the shop!

Joanna’s newly released cookbook was on display! (along with her adorable yet pricey mugs)

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I love how Chip and Joanna incorporate their favorite design trends throughout the marketplace. Open shelving, subway tile, vent hoods oh my!


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Chip has his own designated section of the store. It features cookbooks (grilling and barbecue), Yeti tumblers, tools, apparel, and more. Oh, and I can’t forget Chip’s book. I gave this book to Jamie for Christmas; he absolutely loved it!

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This wall of clocks is so quirky and fun! I have a similar wall clock in our dining room.

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I am loving the black shiplap and accents. The faux flowers were unbelievable, literally! We overheard a woman explaining to her husband that the flowers were in fact NOT real. He was in disbelief.

The garden was fun to explore. I am envious of their array of veggies. And of course, my favorite…succulents! Succulents and air plants galore!


My cousin, Nicole, was very (V) excited to sample Joanna’s cupcakes.

We tried Lemon Lavender, Strawberries and Cream, and Carrot Cake. The Lemon Lavender was a perfect blend of subtle flavors. The cupcakes are amazing but rich; we could barely finish two!

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The Gaines’ have truly thought out every detail! Even down to the wax paper cupcake “foils”. Rustic and practical!

I love love love the classic black on white.

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Before we left, we took some time to hang out on the swings!


I really enjoy having visitors in town, especially family! I cannot wait until we can host everyone at our home. We are preparing our house to be able to sleep more guests. Our current DIY project is a Murphy Bed! A post on that to come!



DIY Industrial Lighting

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to update your bathroom? Try starting with the lighting! When our bathroom vanity light fixture broke, it was a blessing in disguise! I hated those old traditional vanity lights but I had forgotten all about them until the day the lamp shade fell off and completely shattered. So, it was finally time to start looking for replacement vanity lighting. Yay!

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We looked in Home Depot, Lowes, and lots of online retailers. I couldn’t find anything I absolutely loved and I could definitely not justify spending over $100 on one bathroom light fixture (we needed two). I am incredibly lucky that boy Jamie is both handy and creative! I knew I could get him excited about a DIY project if it involved the word *INDUSTRIAL*.  So that’s when we started brainstorming. We knew we were looking to incorporate industrial lighting in our master bathroom. Our goal was to recreate something like this (check out our inspiration below) but for a lot cheaper.

Our Inspiration:

We both agreed that this was the look we wanted but definitely did not want to pay the sticker price! (The one on the left retails for $355 and the fixture on the right is $180) So, we decided to make them ourselves!

What You Need:

Fixture Base

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Matte Black Spray Paint what you need 2

Metal Lamp Cages

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Light Bulbs

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The Process:

Jamie began by taping off and spray painting the fixture base. To speed up the drying process, we used a heat gun. Get your heat gun here —>  I need one!

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He also spray painted the metal cages to give them a matte finish instead of glossy.

Here is a side by side for comparison!

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The result is awesome! We love how these turned out. Going from three bulbs to four also made our bathroom much brighter!

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2 light fixture bases from a resale store ($40)

spray paint (we already had)

Metal Cages ($4 each = $32)

Total= $45 each!


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Trending Right Now: Velvet

There’s something about velvet that instantly makes a room look and feel luxurious. Velvet is a sophisticated textile that can easily add a touch of glamour to any design. The velvet trend has been going strong since last year and it has been widely called the “it” fabric of 2018.

Below I’ve curated some great pieces (links included) that are both versatile and practical.


Roar + Rabbit™ Swivel Chair

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Whether you love it or hate it, brass is back and better than ever. Roar and Rabbit combined soft velvet with a bold brass leg on this swivel chair. If you’re not quite ready to go bold with texture and color, opt for velvet furniture in a neutral color like these chairs:

Mid-Century Velvet Dining Chair

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Nico Chair in Washed Velvet Grey

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Crowley Hollywood Regency Brown Velvet Gold Arm Chair

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Reminiscent of Old Hollywood luxury, this elegant arm chair brings vintage glamour to the modern-day home. Supported by a U-shaped frame of lustrous satin brass, the plush, wraparound-back chair is upholstered in a velveteen, deep brown for a bold visual appeal and soft plush feel.


Bold and Beautiful

Edlyn Bench

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A velvet bench serves as a bright addition to a foyer or possibly even a dining room. This piece doubles as extra seating and storage! Talk about practical. I do not think boy Jamie would approve of a pink accent piece in our home…

Diamond Ottoman

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Light and Airy

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Show Stoppers

The presence of velvet sofas and armchairs show no sign of fading.  Whether you prefer to opt for a timeless neutral fabric or like to make a statement with a bold hue, velvet sofas and armchairs instantly add elegance and flair to your home.

Derry Sofa

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Velvet furniture can be easily integrated into existing decor. This bold green sofa will stand out in any living room. Details like tufted buttons give the velvet piece character and a timeless feel.


Midnight Blue Velvet Kendall Sofa

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Large, comfortable and full of mid-century style, the Midnight Blue Kendall Velvet Sofa is polished and practical. This plush sofa features hand-tufted detailing, tapered solid wood legs, and sumptuous velvet-like upholstery in a deep blue hue.


Hanna Velvet Sofa

velvet sofa 3 Drawing inspiration from mid-century European looks and classic contemporary silhouettes, these pieces are an ever-elusive anchor for your living room.

Velvet looks good in almost any color, but it looks best in bright jewel tones that will bring a fun edge to your space. Be sure to know your limit and not go overboard with this luxe fabric.