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Design Trend: Pom Poms!

Have you noticed the pom poms that have been adorning home decor items lately? Pom poms are appearing on everything from baskets to bedding and bath items. I love pom poms.  They add a touch of lighthearted fun to ordinary items. I have hot-glued pom pom trim to a variety of items over the years to…… Continue reading Design Trend: Pom Poms!

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Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

My sister was in town last week, and we had a good time poking around in the shops in my neighborhood. We popped into Anthropologie, which is always a visual treat, and I thought I would share some photos and impressions of the store’s home section with you. My neighborhood Anthropologie is heavy on clothing,…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

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10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps

Lighting has a tremendous effect on a room’s appearance. Sometimes, we need more than a table lamp and a ceiling light fixture. A floor lamp is often not only the best choice for functionality, but also an opportunity to add a sculptural and decorative element to a space. Floor lamps are generally expensive; their prices…… Continue reading 10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps

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Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

I mentioned in my weekend links post recently that the Swedish multinational fashion store H&M now sells home goods. I found myself in H&M’s Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store today with ten free minutes before my bus was due to arrive and decided to do a very quick overview of the home section. The home section of H&M’s Michigan Avenue store…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday, May 14) I thought it might be helpful to come up with some ideas for relatively inexpensive gifts (all under $50) for the mothers and mother-figures in your lives. These would also make good hostess or birthday gifts. This hand cream is fantastic! They have so many pretty notecards…… Continue reading 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

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Great Finds for the Home at T.J. Maxx Online

Did you know that you can shop online at T.J. Maxx?  T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are some of my favorite off-price retailers for home decor items and although I love to visit their brick and mortar stores frequently (too frequently according to my husband!),  I was thrilled to learn that I could also shop T.J.…… Continue reading Great Finds for the Home at T.J. Maxx Online