A WHOLE NEW WORLD

There is very little to do where I live. When people ask what I do in my spare time, I answer honestly. I watch Netflix and I rearrange my furniture a lot.

Last night I couldn’t wind down enough to go to sleep so I stayed up and completely flipped my room. I don’t have a before photo, but my bed was where the sofa is, the shelves were on each side of the sliding glass doors to the left of the chair, and the sofa was in front of the sliding glass doors. My bed is now in a corner on the other side of the room with my desk as my bedside table.

I LOVE this arrangement and it gives me so much more space and better light.
Pinckney loves being able to look out of the sliding glass door and go out on the balcony. The balcony was just fixed so now we can actually enjoy it!

My next organizational project is my upstairs bathroom. I have set my plans and I am one shopping trip to Ikea away from really fixing that space up. Stay tuned!

IKEA FOR LIFE

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been helping my brother pull together his first apartment on a shoestring budget and it has been going really well!

After buying a few basics for his kitchen and doing some basic rearranging, I went shopping! We have TJ Maxx to thank for the Kilim pillows. They were only $16.99 each! The tan Ralph Lauren pillow in the middle was something like $25.00.

Brother really needed a TV stand and additional storage for DVDs, games and knickknacks and I hit the jackpot at Ikea. The shelves are just shy of 6′. They just look small in the photo because my brother is a giant human being.
Bookcases: Finnby $29.99 | TV Stand: Lack $14.99 | Lighting: Maglehult $14.99

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I picked up a couple little tables (Lack $7.99) and a neat lamp (Hektar $54.99) at Ikea also.
Brother’s apartment is finally beginning to feel like a home!

AUGUST WISH LIST

Out of the items on my list last month, I purchased an Akola necklace (x2, great sale!), a Barbara Gerwit dress (another great sale!), and I am striking the Apple Watch off of my list because I bought a new little Fitbit instead. It was absolutely the right choice.

Custom Ring – I went to try on my new ring over the weekend and it’s still not quite ready. This process has taken way longer than I had hoped, but I can’t wait for the final result!

New Computer – This is still on hold. I’m going to wait a bit now that I am settling into new car payments.

There’s nothing else on my wish list at the moment, but I’m sure that will change come September!

JULY WISH LIST

Custom Ring – My ring is in the works and here’s a sneak peek! I’m so excited and you can be sure I will be posting about it when it is finished. Hopefully I will have it back by the end of the month.img_4944

New Computer – This is still on hold. I’m going to wait a bit now that I am settling into new car payments.

Apple Watch – I’m having second thoughts about this again. I have heard people complain about the battery life. I may wait until the next version comes out to see what improvements they have made.

Persifor Dress – I would love a Persifor dress, but may settle for a fresh Barbara Gerwit. Both are very cool and comfortable for summer and excellent for travel.

Akola Necklace – These necklaces are popping up all over the place in boutiques. I love them and with so many colors to choose from, you can bet I’m having a hard time picking just one!

Polaroid – I would love to have an old Polaroid 600 Camera. I have always wanted one and just never pulled the trigger. They are harder to find now which is such a shame. I’ll be keeping my eye out for one for certain.

SOMETHING BLUE FROM TJ MAXX

I have always been a fan of TJ Maxx but over the past year or so I have not had much luck there. I visited a TJ Maxx yesterday afternoon on a whim and found a couple of things that I know I am going to enjoy.

First I found this Lauren Ralph Lauren Chartree Sleveless Top in Atmosphere Blue. It is very soft and feels wonderful on. This is going to be a go to work top during the dog days of summer. It almost feels like a Susana Monaco piece. I don’t have a link to this top because I cannot find it online in the United States, which it a little weird, but if you find this in a TJ Maxx or Marshalls, try it on and see how great it feels. I’m not sure what it went for retail, but I picked it up for only $19.99.

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On my way to the checkout line I passed by a summer themed table and found this great hammock!
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I have been looking at La Siesta hammocks on Amazon for a while now and was stunned to see on in TJ Maxx for only $29.99! They are usually around $60+ each! I’m hoping this hammock works for my space and if it doesn’t, I’ll just return it.

I bought a few other odds and ends like gift bags and tissue paper, but those were my two main purchases. You never know what you will find in places like those and I enjoy the hunt!

PERSIL PERFECT

I lived in Ireland with my family when I was little and we used Persil laundry detergent. It smelled so good and smelling that scent now brings back so many memories. Persil is now available in the United States and I’m over the moon.

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Since seeing this product for the first time in my local grocery store, I haven’t bought any other kind of detergent. It’s the best and it smells heavenly. It is a little pricy, but it’s so worth it!