I can’t believe it’s already 2018! The past year and especially the past few months have been a whirlwind. I definitely fell behind on blogging towards the end of 2017 so I wanted to dedicate this first post to sharing what’s been happening in our busy lives. I recently did an Instagram on poll on what kind of content you guys wanted to see more of and most of you said “personal” so here goes:
We finished up our home renovations at the end of November! It was a 4.5 month process where we lived in construction, without a kitchen and poured over every design detail. We hired a good friend’s dad as our general contractor but designed and picked out everything ourselves. This was a learning but rewarding experience. It costed and took a bit longer than we wanted but we are incredibly happy with how everything turned out and happy to finally feel “at home”. I will be doing a separate post on our home renovations shortly with some fun before and after photos. Although we are done with the renovations, the fun decorating (a.k.a. Joanna Gaines) part has just begun and I’m hoping to carve out some time to get everything done!
A few months ago we bought a home and started renovating the kitchen and master bath immediately. The house was built in the 60’s and although move-in ready, we wanted to update the kitchen and bath to more of our style. After living in construction for 5 months, we are finally DONE with renovations! All that’s left to do is my favorite part – get my Joanna Gaines on :). That process in itself will take a while as we have been overwhelmed with opening our new store and of course our IVF journey. We kept most of our furniture from our condo but we’ve been wanting to try out a new mattress. With all of the work and stress we put our bodies through, we realize now more than ever the importance of a good night’s sleep and a good mattress.
I’m obsessed with buying pretty decor pieces for our home and office so naturally when I think of gifts for others, I love thinking of items that they can use but that are lovely at the same time! I gathered some of my favorite home decor pieces that make me feel great whenever I see them, but also keep me organized and my home pretty.
(1) Planner – Kate Spade New York (2) Marble Tray – TJ Maxx find similar HERE (3) Jewelry Box – Anthropologie (4) Statement Necklace – Morning Lavender (5) Candles – Bijou Candles (6) Gold Mug – Anthropologie
I especially love the candles from Bijou! They came in the most beautiful packaging and add such a feminine touch to my decor – plus they smell amazing. We even added them to our new Morning Lavender showroom. Get a 15% OFF discount code off their beautiful candles by using the link HERE and my discount code: LaceLocksBijou
See more of my favorite gifts for the home below, and these are all under $100!
The hubs and I have been busy decorating our new home (woohoo!). It’s our first time as homeowners (we feel so grown up) and unfortunately for the hubs I have fallen in love with almost everything from Target’s home decor section. They have so many affordable and stylish pieces in my favorite mix of glam, gold and neutrals. I tell the hubby “at least it’s not pink, fluffy and lacey?”. And “at least I’m not spending it on shoes…yet…” I think he’s learned the term “happy wife, happy life” =).
I may have purchased some or
all of these items =P – click on the photos below to find out more details on each piece! And don’t forget the Target RedCard gets you FREE SHIPPING and 5% off your order! Just remember to monitor your credit card activity for any suspicious transactions =).
Can’t wait to share photos of finished rooms…we just have to finish them first! LOL!