Friday Link Love

Friday, July 31, 2015

We are about to enter August which means summer is winding down.  This time of year always tugs at my heart strings so I plan to make the most of what's left of it.  Our sons have been busy coaching and swimming all summer and are about to wrap that up.  They drive to Maryland next week to visit grandparents so please send prayers, positive woo-woo (or whatever you believe in) their way.  We go to the beach shortly after that.  Next thing you know we'll be sending one back to college. Whirlwind I tell you!  So savor whatever time you have with loved ones this weekend. Hug your babies and get down on the floor and play legos.  One day they'll stop asking...and you'll miss it.  

Have the best weekend!  Now for the pretty stuff...


One King's Lane - this kitchen!









Magnolia Homes - A Simple DIY Centerpiece


Garden & Gun - Perfect Porch Ceiling Colors

P.S.  The Nordstrom anniversary sale is ending soon.  See my picks here and here.  

Searching for the Perfect Flush Mount

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I've been searching for a flush mount light for our entryway.  The space is tiny with two doors that swing into the space and the ceilings are 8' so a flush mount is a must.  Thankfully flush mounts have come a long way since the days of the builder grade boob light, but some come with a hefty price tag. You can always do what I did to our upstairs light if you don't mind doing a little of the work yourself, but nothing is as pretty as the real thing.  Which brings me to the most lovely Basil flush mount by Visual Comfort. You've probably noticed it in some of your favorite entryways.








 


It comes in 2 sizes and three finishes and as you can see, fits most decorating styles.  I love this light!

The entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your home so little details like lighting make a lasting impression.  You can spend a little or a lot depending on budget.  Here are a few stunners that are worth the splurge if the budget allows.


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If you aren't able to splurge, not to worry.  I've rounded up a few budget friendly options.  

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