a few January purchases

It's only January 4th, and I have already spent money.  Matt tells me I have a problem.   I *might* agree with him but that would mean he is right.  ;)  To make things a little better . . . for myself, I've included a few things that I purchased after Christmas during the good sales.

I mentioned the other day about a few things that I did around the home, which I'll share below.  We added our can lights in the living room, centered the kitchen light, added a design to the side of my kitchen island using shelf liner (!), and hung two plants above the kitchen sink.

My biggest splurge was this used tripod by Bogen.  It's a beast at 16 pounds, but I don't think it's going to go anywhere, even if my son plows into it.   I haven't used it yet, but I am excited too!

Here is a small peek at the rug I purchased from Urban Outfitters.  My review of it still is the same as this one, but overall, I really like it.  This 8 x 10 rug was only $67 after taxes, so I just couldn't pass it up!  The teal color is really pretty too.  I'm planning to use this rug in my bedroom.

I'm waiting on Matt to plug up that hole, but it SO nice to no longer have an off centered light!  YHL just came out with lighting, and I may have to purchase something for the kitchen!  (Sorry Matt.)

 And here are the two little plants hanging above my sink.  I have a tendency to kill plants, so we'll see how long these live.  :)

And here is my little update on the island using shelf liner contact paper.  I like that you only see it when you walk by the island.  It's a nice little surprise.

I love white bowls, and I found this cutie pie to add to my collection.

And no purchases would be complete in my book without a little fabric.

I couldn't pass up these polka dots!

Majority of these fabrics were purchased at The Little General in Winston Salem.  Gina is so nice!  Thank you Colleen for introducing me to such a sweet, little shop!

Did you score anything fabulous over the holidays?  Have a great weekend, and thank you for stopping in!



  1. Oh my gosh! I live in Winston-Salem. How did I not know about the Little General? I will have to go check them out. I am so tired of the blech fabric at the chain fabric stores.

    I might even have to go right now!

  2. Love that contact paper detail! Im with you on killing indoor plants-I set alarms to remind me to water! Your welcome! Hey Elizabeth im in Lewisville!

  3. Hurray for centered lights!!! I've been eyeing the young house love light collection too.....I want that orb pendant so bad! Love the plants. If they are succulents, you're good to go. I'm an avid indoor plant killer, and somehow my succulent terrarium I made earlier this year actually lived, and grew!

  4. Great purchases! I really love the hanging planters, they look amazing...where did you get them from?

  5. I love the idea of adding a fun little pop to a kitchen island with contact paper. Adorable!

  6. Love the bowl! Where'd you find it?

    1. Thanks! It's from Anthropologie. I am sure you can buy it online, if you don't have a store near you.

  7. I love those hanging air plants! I am a plant killer too, but I have one air plant that seems to be doing well.

    1. Thanks Dindin! It looks like since this post, my plant on the right is *almost* dead. :( Hopefully it will revive itself or something! :)


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