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September 2, 2013
by Amber Baxley

the best

the best - alicia bock

the best – alicia bock

Hi strangers.  Wow, has it really been 5 months?!!  It just seems like yesterday that I left to take a break and now here we are…September.  I can’t say that I am not eagerly awaiting fall with open arms and an open heart.  It’s been a fun but hard summer.  Sadly Chris and I have parted ways and I moved in with some friends in May.  Sometimes things are meant to fall apart so better things can fall together….that is of course what I am hoping for.  I’m not going to bore you with the break up details though…you’re welcome.

Anywho, I moved in with friends, knowing that they had to be out of their condo in 4 months because the landlord was selling, and planned on finding a place before then.  Well things don’t always work out as we plan, right?  The 4 months came and went and we looked for a place to all move into together but I think our check list was too long and we were too picky.  Now we have all gone separate ways and we are staying with other friends while we look for a place to live.  I was lucky enough to have a friend who said I can stay with her in her cute little bungalow that she just purchased with her boyfriend, now fiancé! (congrats Carly!)  So as I write this I am sitting in my little room on my mattress on the floor with just a few things surrounding me to make me feel like home.  I have a storage unit packed to the brim and a dog that I had to send to NC to stay with my mom for a while until I find a place that I can have him with me.  It’s been a very hard week….stressful, overwhelming, sad and maybe exciting at the same time?  I can’t say that me bawling my eyes out in my car at my storage unit was the highlight of my week but I feel like I can only go up from there, right?

Finding a place to live can be so difficult, and yet I have to be hopeful that the best is yet to come.  That this is, obviously, temporary and that I will find a place that I can nest and make my own.  I’m asking that you all keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I diligently look for a place to call home and that it be in a safe neighborhood with friendly faces.  I am going to try to get back into the swing of things on here but  to start it might just be a few posts here and there…maybe some photos, some thoughts, and hopefully a lovely new home.  Miss and love you all! xox

April 1, 2013
by Amber Baxley
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slow down

Hi lovelies!  I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter Sunday and spent time with ones they loved!

I have decided to take a little break from blogging for a bit.  It may be just a week or it might be longer.  I have just had so many things going on in my life lately that I need to sort out and I need to take some time to slow down and take care of me.  I’ll be back soon enough… much love. xox

March 28, 2013
by Amber Baxley

hippity hoppity easter’s on it’s way…

One thing I love about Easter is seeing all of the creative ways people decorate eggs.  Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t.  Unfortunately, I can’t really remember the last time I dyed easter eggs…I think it was probably a few years ago.  My favorite thing now is to see the eggs my niece decorates.  It seems at her age the fun part is just getting to dip the eggs in the dye…I don’t think she really cares what color it actually comes out to be…brown would be just fine by her.  Do you still decorate Easter eggs?


March 27, 2013
by Amber Baxley

envelope clutches by coriumi

I have a thing for big ‘ole envelope clutches that zip….and so now I have a thing for coriumi.  They are so fun and practical and price so well!  See more at her shop and find her on Facebook, twitter, flickr, and her blog.

March 26, 2013
by Amber Baxley

wishing for…clothing by emily ryan




You know those days you want to wear something super comfy but look fashionable?….nailed it!  I’m falling head over heels for these designs by Emily Ryan.  They are just up my alley because I love combining fashion and comfort!  I think my favorite pieces above are one and six….what’s yours?

March 25, 2013
by Amber Baxley
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linen bedding by moods



I am dreaming of climbing into the bed above.  There is just something to me that is so calming and luxurious about linen bedding.  It is so soft and natural and it really just makes a room more sophisticated.  Did you know that linen bedding is:

  • high resistance to tension or friction
  • antibacterial
  • antistatic
  • airy
  • one of the oldest fabrics
  • hypoallergenic
  • moisture absorbing
  • biodegradable and environmentally friendly

Moods Store on etsy has a simple and beautiful selection of linen bedding that won’t break your bank.  Their fabrics are softened and pre washed so they are delicate and pleasant to the touch but they don’t lose all of their benefits listed above.  You can purchase a 3 piece queen size set for $295!  Besides bedding, they also sell items for your kitchen, dining, bathroom, and nursery.  What’s your favorite color…white or natural?

March 22, 2013
by Amber Baxley

favorite five friday – pinterest pins

Happy Friday!  Not much happened this past week so I will leave you with warm wishes for the weekend! xox

If you are new to this weekly post then you can catch the rest here.

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this is a perfect example of showing how you can make a small room feel large have place for everything! (via lonny magazine)


this door surround!! i’m so in love…(via traditional home)


i’ve always dreamed of a house with a fireplace and this one is just so simply breathtaking. I love the white brick! (via apartment therapy)


There is something about industrial lighting that I am so drawn too. These light fixtures in this kitchen are so clean and absolutely stunning! (via pinterest)


A lot of times customers will come in to where I work and be so afraid of mixing patterns…I need to print out this photo and bring it with me so I can show a lovely example of how it can work! (via emily a clark)

If you are new to Pinterest, you have a friend in me!  Feel free to follow my pins and share the love.

March 21, 2013
by Amber Baxley

twin bedrooms

There is just something about twin bedrooms that I love.  Most of the time they seem to be for, well, kids….BUT sometimes people will buy two twin beds to furnish a room where they may have guest frequently.  It’s a great way to give someone their own sleeping space…I know it’s not much space but,  at least you don’t have to rub up against someone you don’t want to. :)  You can make them super bright and colorful with that young at heart feel or you can make them feel more adult and sophisticated.  I’m excited to get a chance to design a room like any of these one day…