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Friday, September 15, 2017

Top 10 Home Decor Finds from Project 62


Top 10 home decor picks from the new Project 62 line. | via monicawantsit.com

Target has done it again...in more ways than one. Anyone remember the fiasco that was Lilly Pulitzer at Target in April 2015? I'm still salty over how that went down, so ever since then I've started to check the day before a Target.com launch to see if the items from special lines are up early. 

Project 62 has been promoted heavily for awhile, and given all the gold and brass pieces featured in the lookbook, plus the swanky floor lamp, I literally set a reminder on my phone to check the website today even though Target states it goes live online on 9/16 and in-stores 9/19:


And it's all online. Today. September 15 at 11 a.m.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sparkly Chandeliers & My Dream Kitchen

The final chandeliers were finally installed. 

Gorgeous chrome and crystal 8-light chandelier by Crystorama | via monicawantsit.com

And now prepare yourself for way too many photos of my crystal chandeliers. A quick note-- it is the exact same chandelier in the foyer and the dining room due to a shipping mishap. Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.

Here's when you walk in the front door...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Life After Hurricane Harvey

We are fine. We are more than fine.

Living in Corpus Christi, seeing the news in the days leading up to Harvey was terrifying. Initially, it was a tropical storm, then a category 1 hurricane. The day it became a hurricane, my employer let us out early to prepare. I moved valuables as high as I could should water come in. I moved stuff off the floor. I put every towel and blanket we owned near doorways that water could get in from. 

Given how quickly things escalated, I had about five hours to do all this before Daniel got home and we loaded up and hit the road. 

When deciding what to take with us that I absolutely couldn't live without, all I took were my external hard drives filled with family, wedding and vacation photos. Everything else I decided was just stuff. The most important "things" to me, Daniel and Pee Wee, were with me, so all was well even if I lost everything else.

My former boss lost so much, a blogger who lives nearby lost her home, and there's so many more stories. My heart goes out to those dealing with the aftermath, and Daniel and I have been doing what we can by getting donations out to local organizations and seeking volunteer opportunities.

Our new home is fine, and we are so very thankful. We've been back home a week now, and we're slowly getting back to our normal routine after a whirlwind week. We're anticipating that we will still be able to close on the house next Friday. Lots of progress has been made. 

The under cabinet lighting is in, and it was worth the splurge. 

White shaker kitchen cabinets with lucite pulls and thassos reflection marble tile backsplash.

The lucite cabinet pulls (they are RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP...click here for info) look amazing. They're sturdy and look so glam.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Top 10 Home Decor Finds from Project 62


Top 10 home decor picks from the new Project 62 line. | via monicawantsit.com

Target has done it again...in more ways than one. Anyone remember the fiasco that was Lilly Pulitzer at Target in April 2015? I'm still salty over how that went down, so ever since then I've started to check the day before a Target.com launch to see if the items from special lines are up early. 

Project 62 has been promoted heavily for awhile, and given all the gold and brass pieces featured in the lookbook, plus the swanky floor lamp, I literally set a reminder on my phone to check the website today even though Target states it goes live online on 9/16 and in-stores 9/19:


And it's all online. Today. September 15 at 11 a.m.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sparkly Chandeliers & My Dream Kitchen

The final chandeliers were finally installed. 

Gorgeous chrome and crystal 8-light chandelier by Crystorama | via monicawantsit.com

And now prepare yourself for way too many photos of my crystal chandeliers. A quick note-- it is the exact same chandelier in the foyer and the dining room due to a shipping mishap. Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.

Here's when you walk in the front door...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Life After Hurricane Harvey

We are fine. We are more than fine.

Living in Corpus Christi, seeing the news in the days leading up to Harvey was terrifying. Initially, it was a tropical storm, then a category 1 hurricane. The day it became a hurricane, my employer let us out early to prepare. I moved valuables as high as I could should water come in. I moved stuff off the floor. I put every towel and blanket we owned near doorways that water could get in from. 

Given how quickly things escalated, I had about five hours to do all this before Daniel got home and we loaded up and hit the road. 

When deciding what to take with us that I absolutely couldn't live without, all I took were my external hard drives filled with family, wedding and vacation photos. Everything else I decided was just stuff. The most important "things" to me, Daniel and Pee Wee, were with me, so all was well even if I lost everything else.

My former boss lost so much, a blogger who lives nearby lost her home, and there's so many more stories. My heart goes out to those dealing with the aftermath, and Daniel and I have been doing what we can by getting donations out to local organizations and seeking volunteer opportunities.

Our new home is fine, and we are so very thankful. We've been back home a week now, and we're slowly getting back to our normal routine after a whirlwind week. We're anticipating that we will still be able to close on the house next Friday. Lots of progress has been made. 

The under cabinet lighting is in, and it was worth the splurge. 

White shaker kitchen cabinets with lucite pulls and thassos reflection marble tile backsplash.

The lucite cabinet pulls (they are RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP...click here for info) look amazing. They're sturdy and look so glam.