1. Glass Doorknobs
We put these (from Anthropologie, about $40) in the french doors in our bedroom.
In the long run, the extra cost isn't that much, and they add character and charm to a room.
2. Frye Boots
image via Bloomingdales
image via Bloomingdales
Chris actually surprised me with my pair. I am more of a T.J. Maxx kinda girl and rarely pay
over $50 for boots. I LOVE these, though. I have been wearing them with dresses all summer, and I can't wait to wear them in the fall. (Still 95 degrees in Georgia!)
And while talking about boots....I love wearing camel-colored boots with black. (A la Carolyn below. I still miss her and J.F.K., Jr.
and just to pause for a moment to remember their style. Can you imagine what the interior of her home would look like now?
(image via People.com)
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3. Custom Blackout Shades for Nursery or Toddler Rooms
I really love the burlap shades in the boys room. It was more to get them custom-made...
but, again, WORTH the money! You don't mess with kids' sleep. And with our south-
facing home, we needed some real black-out lining to block the sun. They help tremendously (also
during the summer where sometimes it is still quite bright when little ones get tired at night.)
(this was Wyatt's nursery at our previous home. We got wooden shades with blackout lining from Home Depot.)
4. A (Good) Gym Membership
I have finally accepted that my life is my life. I am grateful for my husband's job, of course,
but the film industry's hours are worse than a doctor's. It is crazy.
I state this because I have accepted to really get in shape and get a good workout, I
needed a good gym with great childcare. I found that--and it is worth the money!!
I will go without some things to pay for it each month, but that is okay.
I want to be one of those buff grandmas one day. It is worth the money to take care of yourself.
5. Seventh Generation Dishwasher Gel
This stuff makes the whole house smell good! I can't wait to run a load just for the fresh,
clean smell. (I get mine at Target or Whole Foods for around $5....)
6. Clawfoot Tub
Actually, during our renovation this wasn't too much more than
a standard sink. I am a bath girl, and Chris doesn't mind showering in here....so we
both love it. If you love baths, you will love how it curves with your body and has that
little roll right where you head is. Ours is acrylic, which at first I was unhappy about because
I like everything "real", but now I am pleased. It warms up quickly!
images by Crosby Twiss
7. A Good Chair--Repurposed & Kid-Friendly
I love the idea of taking an antique chair (like this one from Sixx Design), painting it white, then reupholstering in a leather or vinyl that looks cool and wipes clean. This metallic blue version just kills me! I love it.
8. A Capiz Light
This image (a beach home from BH & G Magazine), was one of the four inspiration photos for our entire home. The light did it for me...I knew I had to have one. There is such a playfulness and romance to it, in my opinion. And, sometimes if you walk by quickly and create a little breeze....they make a little music for you like chimes.
Can you tell I love it? I take enough pictures of it.
9. A Couture Outfit
Now, I do not have one couture outfit. I believe they are worth the money, though. Just one--
Chloe via Elle.com
10. Cake Bunting
Like you saw in my last post, I love the bunting I bought on Etsy for 9.95 plus shipping from Modern Frills . I will use it for a long time! (These images from Ruby Press )
Okay....and one more 11. Fannie Farmer Cookbook
My Mema actually has given me two copies of this book--once for high school graduation and once for grad school. It is like a bible for cooking....the best crabcake recipe, potato salad, crepes, etc. It is one of those cookbooks where you can look in the fridge, see that you have eggs and zucchini, and find a recipe in here for those things. A great graduation or wedding gift!
Have a good Monday...we're off to the gym :)