HIS + HERS // BEDSIDE CORNERS

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have been feeling very cluttered in our home lately.  Over the weekend I took some time to work on our bedroom, a room that has been feeling stagnant for quite some time.  My closets were overflowing, so I weeded out a ton of clothes, and will probably do this a few more times this season.  The spaces next to our bed were just covered in dust and cluttered with stuff, especially my side.  James pretty much only comes in the bedroom to sleep, but I like to read & write in bed alot, so my side had stacks of books & papers piled up on the floor.  My little bedside table was always cluttered, etc.  I put my brain to work and rearranged some of the furniture.  I drug out an old shelf we had in our back closet that had some photo albums and miscellaneous stuff on, and replaced my bedside table with it.  It made the biggest difference.  I now have room for my bedtime reading books, my journals, a basket full of lotions & other night time accessories, and even a whole shelf for pretties including candles, incense, a plant & decor, with room left for my nightly water and essential oils.  I keep lavender & peppermint oil my bed at all times.  I put lavender on  my pillow every night to help me sleep better, and peppermint oil in case I wake up in the middle of the night with a migraine.  Anyway... on with the photos!

HER SIDE

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HIS SIDE

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James's side of the bed was really fun to decorate.  He wasn't home when I was redoing this space and I wanted it to feel special and very 'him'.  Luckily when he got home he loved it!  The bigger desk was against the window serving as his bedside table.  It also felt dark and got cluttered, and the only thing he uses a beside table for is his phone which he uses as his alarm in the morning.  It just felt like a dark, stale spot in the room.  I moved the desk over to the side wall and all of a sudden it came to life with light!  I instantly got excited to decorate from there.  I gave James the little side table I was using on my side, so now he has a small space to put his phone at night & a few other things.  Almost all of the furniture in our house is hand-me-downs or thrifted, and these are no exception.  The bigger desk was my dad's, something he had since his first apartment I was told.  The little side tables came from Jame's family from decades ago. 

The beautiful wood scroll mirror is something my dad made with his own two hands.  One of the first pieces he made as a carpenter.  It is such a special piece.  Ive had it hung in a few different places in this house and it never felt right.  I'm so glad it finally found it's perfect spot. 

Our record player finally has a nice spot to sit as well!  It was on this shelf before, but again was always backlit by the window, and usually ended up just collecting dust there.  Now it feels showcased.  James collects vintage tins, so I had to add a few from his collection.  It was also fun to add his "Dylan" print from his Skyline Fever clothing line b/c it has been such a huge part of his success + it just plain looks cool with his stuff.  The ceramic chihuahua is an art piece my dad got in honor of his little chihuahua pup Noogs.  He was our family dog for years.  The art piece is called an 'Enchihuahua', ha ha! 

This space is also our pup Violet's chow time spot, so luckily that still worked in with this arrangement.  We have such limited space in our house that it is hard to find replacement spots even for two bowls on the ground!  So this was super important to think about when I rearranged. 

And yes, we both sleep with teddy bears & eye patches.  I can positively say I will until the day I die.

THREADS // PAINT IT BLACK

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outfit details:  dress - swell // hat - thatch vintage // boots - chicwish // bag - gypsy warrior // necklace - love + leather // turquoise thunderbird cuff - chaosinretrospect // large thunderbird cuff - bohemian dreams // coin bracelet - shop sparrow // onyx cuff ring - strong medicine studio


This outfit was inspired by this little black number from Swell.  There a million and one ways to style up a simple black dress, which is what makes them a great staple for your closet.  I'm excited to have a long sleeve one for this winter.  It will be so cute with thick leggings, knee high socks, boots and a jacket.  (already planning...)

I feel like Ive been processing a whole lot during this Mercury Retrograde.  Alot of going within.  Seeing what Ive been shedding over the past few months.  Thinking and dreaming about the future.  Feeling lots of wonderful highs, and lows.  Ive been shifting and changing things on the homefront alot to make our space feel more content and at ease.  De-cluttering, which feels like it might take a lifetime.  But one little corner of life at a time, its happening.  And it feels so good each step of the way. 

I had a major crash the day or so after my magazine was released.  I think from the build up for months before the release, and then the excitement of the release, it finally all came crashing down.  But I spent the night in the tub, completely feeling all that was coming forward within, and I felt so much better by the next morning.  I didn't fight the feeling, or get angry at myself for feeling blah when I should of been feeling ecstatic.  I just allowed.  This can sometimes be such a hard thing to do. 

This eclipse season has brought alot of changes.  Some really good ones too.  Some new perspectives.  New surges in relationship (good and bad).  Some getting to the core of things.  And soon, we get yet another partial eclipse.  These times remind me of the A.A. saying 'It works if you work and it won't if you don't.  It truly is a true statement, and a wonderful mantra.

PIECES OF HOME

It's starting to feel like Autumn around here, and I couldn't be happier about that.

It's starting to feel like Autumn around here, and I couldn't be happier about that.

James stuck a flower in my ear when he got back in the car. 

James stuck a flower in my ear when he got back in the car. 

I had far too many lattes this week...

I had far too many lattes this week...

He just looked pretty, so I had to capture him, even with his serious face...

He just looked pretty, so I had to capture him, even with his serious face...

Browsing the Bohemian Collective magazine with coffee...

Browsing the Bohemian Collective magazine with coffee...

My 'I'm so excited' face on the day of the magazine release!

My 'I'm so excited' face on the day of the magazine release!

Beautiful rings from Special J Creations came in the same day I found this piece of coral on the ground at my parents house.

Beautiful rings from Special J Creations came in the same day I found this piece of coral on the ground at my parents house.

violet making a silly face while chewing on her bone...

violet making a silly face while chewing on her bone...

From the day we went to go look at our dream house, only to find out it was not our dream house b/c it was in the wrong location.

From the day we went to go look at our dream house, only to find out it was not our dream house b/c it was in the wrong location.

Just because.

Just because.

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MY MINNETONKA // ONE STYLE, TWO WAYS

One Style, Two Ways with Minnetonka

I'm so stoked for this threads post today b/c I got to do it with one of my close friends, Melissa from Bubby & Bean!  Melissa asked me if I wanted to be her buddy in styling up some rad Minnetonka booties for their series "One Style, Two Ways", and I feel so honored that she picked me!  Minnetonka is having a really awesome giveaway right now through instagram.  They are wanting you to share your personal style wearing your favorite Minnetonka's for a chance to win a free pair of shoes + a $250 gift certificate!  They are choosing a winner from the #MyMinnetonka hashtag entries every monday through Nov 3rd!  Check out the contest details here.

Melissa and I each got to style up the Double Fringe Side Zip Boot.  Check out our post on the Minnetonka blog, and Melissa's post on Bubby & Bean(And thank you Melissa for asking me to be your style partner in crime!)

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My outfit details:  flannel + tights - target // dress + hat c/o gypsy warrior // booties c/o minnetonka //