new and noteworthy.

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1. shibori accordian rug from anthropologie. this time on new and noteworthy i’ve gone to the dark side. i’m embracing all things black — or at the very least, black & white, a dash of cream and a wee bit of gray. all great colors for adding a bit of chic sophistication and style to your home. plus, black pairs really well with other colors — specifically,... 
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STILL by Mary Jo Hoffman.

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if you’ve never visited mary jo hoffman’s STILL blog you should know that since january of 2012 she has posted one stunning image, daily, of gathered natural natural objects (like flowers, feathers, leaves etc.) found near her home in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota photographed on a white background. Mary jo has not missed a day since—four years and over... 
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friday finds.

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annie is still on hiatus, so this week’s friday finds have been left in my hands. and today, we’re feeling rather warm and fuzzy. even plush, if you will. i love a soft, velvety pillow or sofa in a bold, rich color — something tufted perhaps, so you can curl up and feel extra fancy being a couch potato. happy friday everyone, hope you have a comfy rest this... 
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love potions perfected.

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cb2’s rose gold dolce vita bar cart. i’ve noticed a few new bar carts in town, and thought you might like to know about them. a few are flirty and feminine, some are sleek and sophisticated but they all sparkle and shine so i’ll bet they might even make your cocktails taste better! and what better time to perfect your secret cocktail recipe and mix up a valentine... 
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guess who’s coming to dinner?

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you’re all invited! here’s a look at the dining room of my new cottage dwelling at present state — again still kind of a work in progress so all comments are welcome. this room was a total man cave. woven wood blinds on the windows covering up all that nice light and brown-beige paint and wall-to-wall really gross carpet. we painted it with sherwin williams... 
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