Today is the last and final installment of my guest posts over on Project Gadabout. I’m sharing my shopping treasure map with all of my favorite places to blow my paycheck. If you want to see where you can get all of the goodies below, click over and check it out!

I’m posting again over on Project Gadabout today; you can take a sneak peek into what I lug around in my giant purse everyday! (Hint: a lot of stuff). Click here to read more.

I’m so happy with my bedroom makeover, it’s quickly become my favorite room in the apartment. Of course I’m never finished with a room and still have little bits and pieces I want to change. At the top of my list is upgrading my sheets; they’ve seen better days and look extra tired next to my new duvet cover. Lucky for me, CSN Stores, purveyors of modern duvet covers and more has offered me a gift card to do just that!

But first I need your help. Do I buy the matching striped sheets? Or mix it up and go with a third pattern? Something simple like tiny dots? Or more bold and geometric? I can’t decide, what do you think?

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I had a  very productive evening last night and after finishing writing thank you notes I managed to start working on some invites to a little Valentine’s day soiree I’m throwing. I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek at the sketches I was working on… I’ll show you the finished product when they’re done!


Two exciting mentions that I had to share…the lovely Alaina of Live Creating Yourself, who created my blog header and background, is posting over on her blog today about the inspiration for the design. Head over and check out the rest of the inspiration boards.

And I was quite excited to see that my little bedroom makeover was featured on Dwell Studio’s “How You Dwell” column on their blog. I’m blushing a bit at the compliment — I’ve been a long time fan of their founder Christiane Lemieux’s designs.

All this ice-cold gloomy-grey winter weather made for some poor photo-taking lighting over the past few weeks, so I’m happy I got a patch of sunlight this weekend to photograph some of my bedroom edits.

I’m ecstatic over the Dwell Studio Draper bedding I got from my birthday (do I have an awesome boyfriend or what?) — it is as cozy as it is pretty. Blogging about it, talking about, and leaving the catalog open on the coffee table with hearts drawn around it seemed to have worked!

Plus I added some new Euro pillows made out of Alexander Henry fabric that I picked up at Grey’s Fabric and Notions in the South End (note to crafty Bostonians,  go check it out, it’s fabulous!) I’m so obsessed with this fabric that I’m considering making more pillows out of it for the living room too.

My Warby Parker samples arrived yesterday; I was impressed with all of your rave reviews after my first post so I gave them a go. I just had to share the adorable way they’re packaged and sent to customers — they get a big thumbs up in the product packaging category.  And they look cute on too, the top and bottom pair are my favorite so far… it’s hard to choose just one!

I had an amazing birthday weekend. My friend threw me a fabulous cocktail party on Saturday night, I had a relaxing Sunday, and then I took Monday off for my actual birthday and had a long lunch that turned into cupcakes that then turned into more cocktails. See that cupcake below? It’s a cinnamon chai cupcake with sticky caramel and pecans. Yup. Be jealous.

Plus I got some awesome gifts, like all new bathroom linens and Kate Spade’s Twirl perfume from my family, a chevron bag that has my name written all over it, and an adorable print of stacked suitcases from a friend’s etsy shop. I’m still playing around with hanging up my new print in different spots in the apartment, I can’t make a choice because I want one in every room.

The present that takes the cake is my new Dwell Studio Draper bedding from my boyfriend, I’ve been talking about that set for months and am SO excited to wash them tonight so I can get them on my bed and take some pictures to share!

Thanks to everyone for all of the sweet comments here and on Twitter, it was a spectacular birthday!