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CHOOSING ART WITH MINTED

When it comes to choosing what adorns the walls in your home I am a believer it should be something that first makes you happy to look at. It can be anything you want it to be, as long as it brings you joy when looking at it. It could be very overwhelming selecting pieces for your space but choosing art with Minted has been my newest obsession.

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Minted curates art from independent artists and showcases their pieces on their website. I love finding pieces that are unique and ones that connect to my family and to me. My personal approach to choosing art is to find a piece that I can relate to, whether it something that has to do with fashion, family, food, travel, the beach, my kids. You get the idea. And when I say relates it does not have to be as transparent as a picture of a beach or a piece showing a fashion week runway. I like to select things that make sense yet have a whimsy touch to it.

We are currently choosing art for this space right now above the couch. I cannot wait to share with you what we select and how we lay it out on the wall.

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Here are my favorite pieces and I will tell you why…

Which is your favorite??? Come back in a few weeks when I reveal the space and to see what we have put together with Minted!

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Hey friends! If you are like me you are still holiday shopping. Here is a good one stop shop for some last minute gifts! Brands are starting to threaten us with “must order by” dates so this is one of your last chances to buy! I included some options for her, him, littles and home! Enjoy!

For her…

For him…

For the littles…

For the home…

SALES

Anthropologie: 30% off clothes, shoes and accessories and 20% home and beauty

Express: 50% off and free shipping

Loft: 50% off everything

Banana Republic: 40% off regular priced styles

Gap: 45% off your purchase

West Elm: Free shipping week!

I might be back ONE more time with ideas for you super late shoppers AKA myself. We will see! We are finally moving into our house on Friday so talk about crazy holiday timing. We just want to be in! Have a great week everyone and happy shopping!

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A PIANO MAKEOVER

I grew up playing the piano and when my husband and I bought a home that was big enough to house my childhood piano, I jumped at the chance to have it when my parents offered. It is currently in our front living room and the kids just love “playing” it every day. We recently had our kitchen cabinets painted and they look a million times updated so I thought painting the piano would really help to modernize this sentimental piece. An old friend now owns a furniture restoration business so I immediately asked her to take on the task.

Here is the old gal before…

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And here she is after! Doesn’t this piece look amazing???

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I styled the piano with some new art prints. My dad is Ukrainian so I just loved the coral and black figures print which were created by a Ukrainian artist. The framed sheet music is the first page of music from our wedding song. And it would not be my house without a touch of fashion- a  classic vogue cover and a vintage sewing machine complete this meaningful gallery.  This glass vase and vessel are both from my fave, Target! I seriously love how this came out!!!

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LITTLE TOES AND LITTLE FINGERS ARE THE BEST!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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ALL PAINTING WAS COMPLETED BY RACHEL AND CHRISTINE AT FURNITURE RESCUES. IF YOU ARE IN THE NEW JERSEY AREA I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR WORK!

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