Home Ideas

I’m always on the look out for new decor ideas, especially in regards to how to arrange displays and vignettes with the items I already own. Or, to help me look for new items that would compliment the items I already own or a display I want to create.

Since I live in a small rental, I feel like creating small displays and vignettes is one of the things I can really focus on to add personality to my home, especially since I can’t change any of the bigger items (like wall color). To help organize these bits of inspiration, I made a creatively titled Displays & Vignettes board on Pinterest, so I can go back and peruse when desired.

Here are a few of my favs inspiration photos I’ve collected so far (the photos link to the original site). Follow me on Pinterest for updated inspiration!

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

Home Ideas | Displays & Vignettes

I’ve also been known to snap a quick picture with my iPhone in an antique store, or anywhere really when I notice a cute display. Where do you find inspiration?

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http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=33480112&parentid=A_NEWARRIVALS

High Tide Ironing Board

Ceramic Nesting Trays

Thimble Cups

Crab Cheese Board

Leaf Platter

Watercolor Pillow

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I stopped by our local T.J. Maxx yesterday, July 14th, for the first time in awhile, and no surprise here, they have so many cute home decor items! They seem to have moved beyond my fav nautical/beach inspired accents (tear) into more universal appealing accents, but they still manage to include so many unique looking items. My favs are definitely the teal wire side table–it would be so perfect as an accent piece in any room–and that blue trellis chair–obsessed!

Have you found anything great at your local discount stores lately?

 

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Home Ideas | Home Around the Web

Green Entertainment Center

Sourdough Starter Kit

Welcome Mat

Mason Jar Lids

Feather Napkins

Milk Jug Vase

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Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

I found myself a power cord, people! Or more like I made my husband lunch and brought it to him at work as a little bribe to borrow the thing for a few hours… You gotta do what you gotta do! My poor little Macbook is going on 5 years but despite running a little slowly and the whole dead battery thing, it seems to be hanging in there. I’m dreading the day when it gives out for good!

While I was back in Cali for my sister’s baby shower, we stopped by a baby store to pick up a few things with a gift card she’d gotten. While we were browsing, I spotted a display of household + baby products from The Honest Company. All I basically knew was that it was Jessica Alba’s brand, that the products were supposed to be non-toxic, and they had adorable packaging. But so many items out there claim to be natural or less toxic these days that it’s hard to know exactly what you’re buying.

However, my mother has the Skin Deep app on her phone which allows you to scan items and get an ingredient list + a number (0-10, with 10 being the worst) that represents how harmful the ingredients may be. So, she started scanning and pretty much everything she picked up was a 0 or a 1–almost unheard of!

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

When we got home later that evening, we both looked up the company online and immediately signed up for the free trial (+ $5.95 for shipping) of the Essentials Bundle to give it a try (you could also choose from the Diapers and Wipes and Health and Wellness Bundles). The sample included the following:

  • shampoo + body wash
  • face + body lotion
  • multi-surface cleaner
  • healing balm
  • hand soap

I ended up loving it all, especially the shampoo/body wash combo, which surprisingly lathered nicely and the face + body lotion, which was lightweight and non-greasy.

When you sign up for the free trial, you are automatically enrolled in the monthly bundle subscription. If you don’t want to continue, however, they will send you an e-mail before the ship date, so you can cancel your membership.

I decided to go ahead and try one month of additional products, especially since I had gotten a $20 credit when my mom had signed up and made her first purchase–gracias madre!

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

 

This time, I created my own bundle my adding/deleting items from the Essentials Bundle above and received the following:

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

Shampoo + Body Wash in Sweet Orange Vanilla

Like I said above, this was one of my favorite samples, so I made sure to leave it in the bundle. Jeff loves it too!

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

Hand Sanitizer Gel

I always keep hand sanitizer gel in my car for when I get out of a store or the gym and have been looking for a non-toxic version for forever. It works great too!

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

Laundry Detergent

I have extremely sensitive skin, so I’m always very cautious about what laundry detergent I use. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet (laundry?–it’s summer!), but I’ll report back when I do!

Home Ideas | The Honest Company {Review}

SPF 30 Sunscreen

If you have pale skin like mine, you know sunscreen is part of an everyday skincare regimen. This is a little hard to spread, but if you put on lotion first, it works perfectly.

SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen

I use spray sunscreen constantly–I just love how easy it is–and it is so nice to finally have a non-toxic version.

Cost Breakdown:

Individual Items Cost:

  • Shampoo + Body Wash in Sweet Orange Vanilla: $9.95
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel $6.95
  • Laundry Detergent $12.95
  • SPF 30 Sunscreen $13.95
  • SPF 30 Spray Sunscreen $13.95

Individual Total: $57.75

Bundled Cost Total: $35.95 + 5.95 shipping

Last Thoughts: If I had a large family, I definitely see the benefit in using the subscription system–I mean, look at that cost difference!. However, there is no way I’ll go through the products in the time frame (you can choose from 4,5, or 6 weeks in between shipments), so I think I’ll stick to getting them individually. I also heard that Target is starting to carry a lot of the line, so that may be where I get my Honest Co. items in the future.

If you want to sign up for a free trial (and send a little credit my way), click here!

{This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.}

 

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Home Ideas | Home Around the Web

Lobster Throw

Sprayed Glassware

Turquoise Tufted Bar Stool

Charcoal Yoga Mat

Medallion Runner

Orange Side Table

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