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lately.

J: Hi. Busy life happening over here. We’ve missed you. Let’s catch up, shall we?

As you know, Jay and I are expecting a little boy in May and we are officially in FULL nursery planning/baby shopping mode. We will do a nursery reveal once we have the furniture installed, but here are a few items I’ve scooped so far:

Curtains: Had. To. Have. These. They’re pretty perfect for basically any room in your home.

Pottery Barn Pom Drapes

Accent Table: A table very similar to this was one of the first purchases I made for the nursery to go next to the glider. Super cute. Great price. Target wins AGAIN.

Target Table

Animal Heads: I obsessed over finding wall decor for the nursery that wasn’t cheesy. Really difficult task. BEHOLD the most precious white animal heads we came across at Z Gallerie and purchased on the spot.

Z Gallerie Animal Heads

And now for a few pregnancy must haves…

  1. My girlfriend, Annie turned me on to Mama Mio products and they are nothing short of amazing.
  2. This top. In every color. Perfect for the layering I’ve been doing in the chilly weather. Perfect fit. Super soft.
  3. Still sporting heels on the daily, but these slippers are sweet relief when I get home. And in gold. Naturally.

Promise we won’t stay gone long this time! We have Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day on the horizon after all!

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currently coveting: l’s picks.

I am in LOVE with these five items. Bright colors and tassels feel so right!

1. Kate Spade Licorice Pumps. These actually go with EVERYTHING. Jeans and a tank? Shorts and a tee? Ev. Ery. Thing.

The Glitter Life Kate Spade Licorice Pump
WANT WANT WANT

2. Tory Burch Mochilla Suitcase. Words can’t express how much I love this suitcase. Talk about Wanderlust – doesn’t it make you want to just throw stuff in and GO?!

The Glitter Life Tory Burch Mochila Suitcase
oh, the places you’ll go…

3. Jonathan Adler Zodiac PillowI am a proud Scorpio, and I love anything emblazoned with my zodiac sign. This would look great (and help me start each morning with a smile) on my dressing room chair.

The Glitter Life Jonathan Adler Scorpio Pillow
sssting!

4. West Elm Essex Printed Bench. I just upgraded my living room with these curtains and this coffee table. I think this bench is the final piece of the puzzle.

The Glitter Life West Elm Bench
i would stack art books on top.

5. Tassel Garland. I don’t know where I would put this. But I love it so!

The Glitter Life Tassle Garland
maybe above the cash wrap at dish statesboro?

What are you coveting currently?

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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: melanie herrington.

We’re a little late on our weekend wrap-up…we blame a manic, manic Monday. Here’s what we were up to:

J: Had a R&D session with my boss/coworkers on Friday at Chuy’s. Saturday, Jay and I headed to our home away from home, Lake Oconee, for a relaxing evening. Sunday we got in a little golf (even though it was frigid) and enjoyed a cocktail at Fado.

Weekend Collage
friday, saturday, sunday

L: Did a little cooking and experimented with up-dos (both will be on the blog this week!), had a mini-photo shoot, enjoyed a date night with Joe, and finished the weekend with a good friend and glass of wine at home.

Weekend Collage
modeling // shopping // chops // great friends // updo // orange + cream + turquoise // pizza with homemade kale pesto

And now, for this week’s Glitter Girl, Melanie Herrington.

About Melanie: Mel is an artist extraordinaire and stay-at-home mom to three adorable girls. She’s got city-girl tastes but lives in the small town of Dublin, Georgia. We love her style and couldn’t wait to share her with you!

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most?

Besides wearing a side braid almost each and every day, my most-worn staple would be my drop-hook diamond earrings.  My grandmother gave these to me before she passed and they have proved to be a classic pair!  Since they have no post, they are a comfy to sleep in, too.
2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, on line or bricks and mortar)?
Etsy is my number one favorite store-if you can call it that.  I love that the stores on Etsy are filled with unique finds made by unique artisans.  This site brings a hand thrown bowl made by a potter in Oregon directly to my doorstep. I like that!  Check out these super finds:
Blood Orange Lip Balm. 100% Natural Lip Balm. Vegan. Shea Butter.
Fun Abstract Aztec Tribal Inspired Pattern Art Block Print 5 x 7 Home Decor / Gold / Hand Pulled Linocut / Gift
  little love notes teeny tiny note cards
Pottery Bowl - Seafoam Green Dot Bowl with Handle - Noodle Bowl
West Elm Market – Lately I just cant get enough. The utilitarian feel and the simplicity of the images in general keep me coming back for more. The clean look of the products and site is attractive for shopping and selecting the perfect piece for your home.  The spices, the sauces, the syrups, the appliances, the furniture, the cute little things–it is all so good.  Some of my faves are:
Krups Espresso Machine
Cake Kitchen Paper - Table Wrap
Spoonable Caramels
Labeled Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set
And last but not least…Hobby Lobby! I love a good craft store shopping trip. I find it hard to shop on-line for art or craft supplies unless I need something specific. One great thing about Hobby Lobby is their framing. Oh, their framing!  It is quick and reasonably priced, and therefore hard to pass up. Dont forget your 40% off coupon!
3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter.
What is twitter? We may have to change this question. Apparently none of our friends tweet as much as we do.
4. Your last meal. What is it?
Easy!  A goat bomb!  There is a small little Victorian on a side street in Savannah where The Starland Cafe lives.  This eatery makes the most delectable dishes.  One of these being a goat bomb.  It is piping hot bowl of tomato thai soup topped off with a gigantic dollop of goat cheese served with ciabatta bread wedges pressed and grilled.  Dip this bread in, swirl around and there you have it-all other food has lost its taste.
 

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is a monthly subscription to the Jones Design Company printable collection.  This guilty pleasure won’t break the bank–it’s less than ten buck-a-roos per month.  I look forward to the end of the month when I find an email from Jones Design with the new collection attached.  Every monthly collection differs slightly.  I thoroughly enjoy these weekly calendar printouts, cute little shopping lists and a sometimes there is even a craft project to complete with the kiddos.  Check it out here.  It is worth the look.
Melanie
melanie herrington
Side braids, Hobby Lobby, goat bombs…so easy to see why we heart Mel. Hope you enjoyed her interview as much as we did! We’ll introduce you to another Glitter Girl next week. Dont forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.
XO
L+J
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how to: pink and red.

Happy Valentine’s Day, glitter girls! We heart you.

Inspired by Valentine’s Day and this cute feature on The Glitter Guide, we have pink and red home decor on the brain.

Mary McDonald
one of our favorite rooms by mary mcdonald.
Erin Featherston
erin featherson‘s living room, as seen in an old domino via moodboard. [domino, we MISS YOU.]
Pink Painting
this pink oil painting would also look fantastic against a pale grey wall. image: martha stewart.
Strawberry Living Room
bright strawberry walls are the perfect backdrop for a chinoiserie mirror and pop art in this miles redd room.
Miles Redd Living Room
another fantastic miles redd room.
Pink Parsons Desk
a pink parsons desk pops against a blue wall. image: design manifest.
Mary McDonald Rooms
more by mary mcdonald.

L says:

Over the years, my home decorating style has evolved from a strictly neutral palette (cream, black and khaki – classic to be sure, but also pretty boring) to one with more and more colors (a little green here, some turquoise there). Over the last year, I’ve added a few red and pink accents to my home. Here, my two faves.

Red Jenny Lind Bed
inspired by this Land of Nod catalog photo, i painted joe jr’s Jenny Lind bed from Target red. bed no longer available.
Robert Abbey Gourd Lamp
this robert abbey gourd lamp sits in my living room next to a stack of books.

And now, a few things on my To Buy list. Joe, stop reading.

For Like Ever
i’ve wanted this poster for…like…ever. buying it!
Red Metal Chairs
wouldn’t these be perfect on your patio for this summer? they’re on SALE.
West Elm SMEG Refrigerator
west elm smeg refrigerator. just, love.
Fucshia Chevon Rug
this land of nod fuchsia chevron rug would be amazing in a neutral kitchen OR funky office.

What do you think? Are you a neutral-only person, or is your house a riot of color? Tweet us @glitter_blog _xo!

XO

L+J

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dream office.

It’s Workspace Wednesday, glitter girls. We’re always thinking of ways to improve our office environment. I mean, we practically live at our desks. They shouldn’t depress us…but they kinda do. So here’s our plan.

First, the Inspiration. A glitter girl’s gotta dream, right?

Parsons Desk + Palm Beach Mirror
clean lines and bold accessories.
Elegant Sawhorse + Oriental Rug
our office fantasy. we love everything…but where do the cords go?
Parsons Desk + Sculptural Lamp
this office actually seems doable.
Parsons Desk + Chandelier + Zebra Rug
crushing on the chandelier…and that chevron tissue holder.
Chinoserie Desk + Pagoda Lamps
interior designer Mary McDonald gets to work in this awesome office everyday.

Now, the pieces.

1. Desk. First things first! Several of our inspiration images feature a West Elm Parsons desk. This adaptable style suits almost any aesthetic.

West Elm Parsons Desk
designers love this basic style.
Mirrored Parsons Desk
comes in a mirrored finish, for those who like shine. that’s us.
Metal Sawhorse Desk
go the DIY route with a painted metal sawhorse desk. warning: no storage.

2. Chair. There are lots of cute options…just make sure it’s comfortable.

White Tufted Leather Chair
elegant and functional. dig the casters.
Pink Desk Chair
love the nailhead trim on the back of this bright chair.
Toile Desk Chair
chevron in the front, party in the back.

3. Lamp. Light your space with something pretty, or go for industrial chic with a task lamp. Either way, choose a color, especially if your desk is white.

Pink Gourd Lamp
L has this Robert Abbey gourd lamp on her desk.
Yellow Task Lamp
this fun yellow task lamp really brightens up your space. get it?

4. File Cabinet. File cabinets are UGLY. Transform yours with this DIY from Better Homes & Gardens.

File Cabinet Redo
love, love, love.

5. Accessories. Style is in the details.

Turquoise Beaded Chandelier
go ahead, hang this in your home office.
Chevron Tissue Holder
hide that ugly box of Kleenex with this.
Green Faux Bois Mirror
this faux bois mirror adds whimsy to a boring wall.
Gold Skull
use this to top a stack of books. that’s a lot of style for $14.95.

Thanks for reading! Now get back to work.

xo

L + J

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cubicle cuteness.

Our friend (and honorary Glitter Girl) Brooke faces that age-old decorating dilemma: how to beautify a boring cubicle. We put together this wish list of cute cubicle accoutrements, keeping in mind her haute hippie aesthetic. Here you go, Brooke!

Bamboo Dry Erase Board
manage your to-do list on this eco friendly bamboo dry erase board.
Ceramic Feather Tray
gather paperclips, thumbtacks and flash drives in a pretty ceramic tray.
maximize floor space with a few of these vintage-y file baskets.
Suzy Jack Pencil Cup
add some color with a patterned pencil cup.
surely Brooke’s boss would spring for this custom desk chair upholstered in Dwell fabric.
Orange Gourd Lamp
it’s hard to get the Mondays when there’s an orange lamp on your desk.
West Elm OPen Terrarium
when your cubicle walls close in, take a deep breath and enjoy this garden in a glass. check out west elm’s terrarium tutorial.
My Travels Journal
this recycled paper journal is cute and eco-friendly, too. perfect for taking notes in the conference room or “in the field.”

What are your office must-haves?

xo

L

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