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Fall Style Favorites

It’s here. Everyone’s favorite season according to Instagram is here.

If you haven’t selfied with your PSL and a couple pumpkins in the background yet, what are you even doing with your life?

Kidding, but I am definitely here for this season because it is time. to. bring. the. cozy.

Fall Mood Board

denim // This pair of denim was my first Everlane purchase, and let me tell you - they did not disappoint. They are soft with just the right amount of stretch and high waisted enough to hit comfortably above my bellybutton, which is quite the accomplishment because I am one long waisted filly.

moody living room // Cushy velvet? Check. Brass accents? Double check. This little spot is inspiring all of my autumnal decorating moves.

chicken & dumplings // I have a super simple go-to recipe for this fall staple, so I’m excited to kick it up a notch with this version by Half Baked Harvest.

loafers // I’ve been perusing the Zara app like it’s a part time job and I keep coming back to these versatile mules.

ginger pear cocktail // Pears are synonymous with two things: fall and cocktails. Ok I made that second part up but let’s make it a thing.

bolster pillow // I have been searching high and low for the perfect pillows to balance out my feminine decorating preferences, and these might just do the trick.

grid coverlet // Dear Santa, I’ve been pretty good this year. Please deliver on December 25th. All my love and cookies, Lindsay.

ceramic tumblers // Always in search of exciting new vessels for my reds, whites, and rosés.

weekly planner // I want to be Kate Arends from Wit & Delight when I grow up so you better believe I’m buying her new organization products.

art print // Fall is the perfect time of year to switch out some artwork and I’m obsessed with this whimsical piece from Maggie Stephenson. #makefallpink

sconce // I’m a brass all year kinda gal, but this time of year I really like to bring it home.

taper candles // There’s something very romantic about taper candles and I’m loving them in black for this season.

sweatshirts // Designed by yours truly to keep you cute and cozy all season long.

Anatomy of a Bar Cart

how to style a bar cart

We love a well styled bar cart for lots of reasons, but mostly because they make your home look party ready 24/7. Here’s our step by step guide on how to style a bar cart to keep your home feeling like party central.

Step 1 // The Cart

There are so many styles of bar carts anymore, you’re bound to find one that fits your style and budget. We used a thrifted find for the shoot, but we’ve linked some other faves from around the interwebs below.

how to style a bar cart - step 1

Step 2 // Art

If your cart is set up against a wall or window, then you have a great opportunity to add some height to your display. Our vintage mirror collection overfloweth so naturally one of our faves found its home here.

how to style a bar cart - step 2

Step 3 // Trays

The trick to making any vignette feel put together is by adding layers. Bringing in trays is an easy way to do that while introducing a new texture or two. A metal bar cart can feel a little sterile, but add a woven tray? Hubba, hubba. Comfy cozy.

how to style a bar cart - step 3

Step 4 // Barware & Accessories

This is where we take it to the next level, kids. Grandma’s crystal decanter that’s been collecting dust? Boom, she has a home. Pro-tip: books are a cheap and easy filler, and if you turn them around so the pages are showing, the color of their spine won’t mess with whatever color scheme you have going on. Here are some more of our favorite accessory ideas:

  • vase w/ flowers

  • stack of bowls

  • basket

  • books

  • coasters

  • bottle opener

  • martini shaker

  • decanter

  • pitchers

  • tea towel

  • cocktail napkins

how to style a bar cart - step 5

Step 6 // Details

Almost there! Time to fill’er in. Fresh fruit is a cute addition and fun to change out with the seasons, maybe pears in the winter? Herbs in the spring? Go cray. Also I’m quite positive I’m not the only 30-something that still chooses a new wine by it’s cute label, so go ahead and put those cuties on display too.

how to style a bar cart - step 6

Master Bathroom Reveal

master bath update

It’s time to show our master bathroom update the love it deserves. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

When we moved into this place in 2010, the previous owners had made a few updates. The bathrooms were not one of them. Check out these pics from the day we popped a bottle of bubbly and started moving in…

master bathroom renovation

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t kind of like the old light fixture. I love old things. But the carpet? I will never, ever understand the decision to put carpet in a bathroom. But at least it wasn’t under the toilet.

master bathroom renovation

That shower door was nasty. It caught water on the bottom and then spilled it all over the floor whenever you opened it. Byyyyeeeee.

master bathroom renovation

Still pretty jazzed about that laundry chute. And the storage. Ohhhh I could right an entire post about all of the storage this house has I don’t like to brag and the pics wouldn’t be very pretty.

The truth is, we started this transformation a very long time ago and took. our. time. It’s so easy to feel down about all the projects you want to do to make your home “insta worthy”, but it is important to remind yourself that the big shiny renovations take time for people who don’t have 100 thousand insta followers and get paid to talk about their tile choices. With that being said, I’d looooove nothing more to get paid to talk about tile. Pullman Building Supply - holler at your girl.

Here’s how we got from point A to point B, in nine years:

2010: DIY’d some new curtains, replaced light fixture above mirror

2011: replaced the mirror, painted the cabinet

2013: slapped some paint samples up on the wall, stared at them for 6 years

2016: replaced a towel bar, removed multitude of other towel bars, installed a hook rack, replaced fan/light fixture

2018: replaced sink basin, applied concrete finish over counter top, tiled the backsplash

2019: painted walls/cabinets, tiled the floor, removed old shower and tiled it in, replaced shower head and hardware, installed board and batten hook wall

Slow and steady probably won’t make you insta-famous, but it might keep you out of debt. Priorities.

I wanted the new space to feel clean, cozy, and feminine. Here’s what we ended up with.

white and pink bathroom
concrete countertop bathroom
bathroom storage shelf
white subway tile bathroom
herringbone tile bathroom floor
white master bathroom
small bathroom ideas

sources // cost breakdown:

subway tile // $54

sink basin // $60

floor tile // $120

grout // $76

cement counter finish // $24

cement counter sealer // $26

sink faucet // $69

sink drain // $14

shower hardware // $109

shower pan // $117

cement board // $40

drain kit // $123

mirror // $99

shower curtain // $18

wall hooks // from our Etsy shop

board & batten + trim // $60

fan/light fixture (similar) // $155

paint // $60 (Alabaster White on all walls, Black Heron on vanity, both by Sherwin Williams)

art // $7

frame // $15

bath mat (similar) // $20

vanity shelves // hand me down

light fixture (similar) // $120

curtain rod // $24

curtain clips // $8

plumber work // $300 (moved vent pipe, installed/rerouted faucet and drain pipe in shower)

Nate did the rest of the handiwork himself which I’m sure would have cost us an arm and a leg. He learned what he knows from asking friends with more experience, trial and error, and of course YouTube.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Brace yourselves… Mother’s Day is coming.

Here’s the thing about Mother’s Day - it’s always disappointing. Don’t argue with me on this. Yes, it’s cute when you’re kiddo’s wake you up with a handmade card (kidding, it’s never cute when you’re woken up for any reason), but does the day ever really play out the way you’ve dreamt up it will? I can’t say that mine ever has, but do you know what? It’s my own fault. Because I always feel guilty about asking for what I want. How ridiculous is that?!

This year, I’m flipping the script. I’m planning a dinner with my girlfriends the night before so I get some good friend time in too. And I’m definitely not going to the baseball game my husband has to work at that always falls on Mother’s Day for some God forsaken reason, because I always end up bitter that that’s how I’ve spent “my” day. I’m going to spend the day doing what I want, without apologizing for it.

I’m also going to layout a very specific list of things that I wouldn’t hate to unwrap that morning. Because there is nothing more rage inducing than receiving a last minute gift that came from the big box store down the road, and then pretending like you’re super stoked about it. I told you, no apologies. Let’s have the day we deserve!

Below you’ll find a list of helpful hints, written out specifically for your baby daddy/significant other. Don’t be afraid to send it straight to their inbox or print it out and lay it on their pillow as a “gentle” suggestion. I even including some good “pairing” ideas if they’re looking to earn some extra credit points.

mother’s day gift guide

mom tee // helloooooo self promotion! Yes, I sell this is in my shop. And if she was a 90’s kid she will totally appreciate it. #stop #collaborateandlisten Pairs well with a gift certificate so she can complete the outfit

sun hat // The gift that says “I totally care about your sun protection but also recognize that you’re a cool mom”. Pairs well with a good beach read

sandals // If she’s anything like me, she walks by alllll the new sandals at Old Navy and thinks to herself, man, those are cute, but I just bought some last week/month/year (unless they’re 40% off, then they’re definitely going home with me). Remove the guilt and just get her the sandals. Pairs well with a gift certificate for a pedicure

lounge chair // If there’s anything at the very tippy top of her wish list this year, it’s probably time alone, in the sun, with a drink in her hand… Pairs well with a babysitter and a margarita

tote organizer // Ha! This is a trick suggestion! Do not get your sweet woman ANYTHING that is meant to organize/declutter/clean up her life because (unless she specifically asked for it) this will insinuate that you believe she needs to be more organized/clutter free/clean and trust me when I say, she already knows that. This is not the day for that. However, this is an impressive tote organizer so I’m keeping it here for reference. But don’t buy it for her for Mother’s Day. Please.

beach towel // A towel? For Mother’s Day? Yes, because she’s probably super over grabbing whatever Disney themed cover up is left at the bottom of the linen closet. Pairs well with a cute beach tote

to-go wine cups // Self explanatory. Pairs well with wine. Duh.

picture frame // I can almost guarantee there is nothing more precious to your wife/girlfriend/baby mama than a sweet picture of her with her kiddos, but how often do we actually get around to printing them, let alone framing them? Scroll through that camera roll and find one the kids look cute in, but she looks even cuter. Don’t have one? Consider this a gentle nudge to start encouraging your lady to get in pics with your kids. Also pairs well with wine.

drinks with friends // A night out with girlfriends? Yes, please. Pairs well with insisting that her night out with friends happen at least an hour away so they have to get a hotel room, thus a night of uninterrupted sleep.

mommy & me jewelry // Twinning with your babes is trés adorable, and if it’s something she’ll want to wear for the long haul, even better. Pairs well with handmade cards from each kiddo.

coffee table book // Maybe this is just me, but I will always get excited about a new coffee table book. Plus, they’re super thoughtful! Does she love decorating/rearranging the furniture? Get a home decor book! Is baking her jam? A cook book then. Pairs well with an amazing smelling candle. So cozy.

Sutton's Nursery Reveal

It’s possible that Sutton’s room is my favorite in the house because it stays the cleanest (because she’s not actually sleeping in it yet, haha) but also because when I was decorating it, I didn’t think too hard about it. Everything that’s in it was either already there, or is something that I just genuinely loved. It’s easy to get caught up in trends or what’s showing up on social media, but I think the best results come from what’s in your heart. Thank you to my sweet friend Ileia McCall for these beautiful images!

boho nursery
boho nursery
boho nursery
boho nursery
boho nursery
boho nursery

Sources - a lot of the decor in this room was thrifted, made, or found, but here are the things that were not:

laundry basket

neutral macrame

blue macrame



floral throw

basket with macrame

Our Big Girl's Room

The big girls' room is done and I think they're as happy with it as I am. Mission accomplished.

Shared Girl's Room // Kay & Edna
Eclectic Shared Girl's Room // Kay & Edna

Moving them further away from our room was the part I stressed most about, but they of course could care less. I guess it's time for college applications?

boho chic girls room // Kay & Edna

Kidding, they'll be attending college online, from this exact same room. Forever. ;)

floral garland // girl's room // Kay & Edna
faux mantle // fireplace surround // girl's room // Kay & Edna
shared girls room // floral wallpaper // Kay & Edna


twin beds // IKEA

night stand // IKEA

dresser // IKEA

wallpaper // Milton & King

sheets & comforters // PB Teen

throw pillows // Target (no longer available)


Alice sketch // Rifle Paper Co.

LOVE print // Made by Girl

curtains // Target

paint // Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams

banners // made by me

fireplace surround, desk, chair, ladder, mirror, flamingo // thrifted & found

Bohemian Nursery Ideas

boho nursery ideas // Kay & Edna

Another day another girl's room! And you know what that means... more floral prints ;) I want the baby's room to coordinate with the new big girl room, but not necessarily match. Here's what I've come up with.

boho nursery ideas // Kay & Edna

pinspiration // We're keeping the walls a clean, slightly warm white (exact color TBD) to let all of the pretty colors and textures from all of the many blankets I've accumulated be the star. Seriously, how do they keep making prettier blankets from one baby to the next? And more importantly, how does one say no to them? #youdont

basket // Planning to incorporate lots of natural textures with those cozy blankets.

quilt // I've been eyeing this lovely piece for a few months now, but the international shipping prices were giving me the scaries. Clearly not enough to stop me from adding it to the cart. YOLO.

crib // My one area of financial responsibility in this room - each of our girls has used the same crib. Hand me downs for the win.

wall hanging // Obsessed with the blush tones in this pretty weaving. I'm also considering this one, the rainbow detail is so sweet.

chandelier // I think my heart skipped a beat when I set eyes on this beauty. $200 is a little more than I'd like to spend so I might try a DIY version. Making 100's of tassels should pass the time while we wait for baby girl, right?

mirror // I found a mirror at Goodwill for a cool $5 but I have this one in white in my bathroom and I love all of the texture it brings to a room.

bigfoot stuffy // I mean a tiny baby snuggling a big foot? I don't think it gets cuter than that.

garland // When in doubt, put a garland on it.

rug // The rug that started it all. I bought this first before I had an idea of what I was going to do in this room because it was love at first sight. It isn't quite as pink in person (scroll down to see my shot of it) which actually makes me like it even more.

rocker // Admittedly, this is not the comfiest looking rocker. But hot damn it's cute. 

art // When your friend unearths a roll of old castle blue prints from the depths of another friend's storage space, you jump on that sh*t and claim one for yourself before she can think twice about it. Here are some more options if you aren't lucky enough to someone who just happens to have some laying around.

blanket // I don't see myself getting sick of this shibori trend anytime soon.

boho nursery ideas // Kay & Edna
boho nursery ideas // Kay & Edna

Eclectic Shared Girls' Room Ideas

We are deep into operation "kick the girls out of their room to make room for the tiny baby" over here. I think they're pretty excited for their new digs and I'm not ashamed to say, I can't blame them #humblewithadashofkanye. It is quickly turning into my favorite room in the house, so while we're working on piecing it together for the big reveal, I wanted to share a mood board with some details we're planning to incorporate into their big girl room.

shared girls room // eclectic kids room

pinspiration // Further down the list I'll get into what gave me the initial inspiration for this room, but these images gave me a clearer vision of where I wanted to take it. *Cue desperate search for a vintage fireplace surround. Spoiler alert - I found one at a salvage yard for fifty clams and I don't think I've ever bragged about a find so much in my life. It's amazing.

mirror // I just so happened to have an ornate gold framed mirror hanging out in this room when it was a crash pad for college pals and decided to hang onto it. But Anthropologie makes a pretty nice one too.

wallpaper // La pièce de résistance. This was a bit of a gamble as I went all in and ordered two rolls without seeing them in person first, compounded by the fact that I had no idea how to install wallpaper, but oh mah lord it was worth the nerves and sweat. No blood or tears required.

wall color // I learned a very valuable lesson when picking out this wall color - trust your local Sherwin Williams expert #notanad. I brought the wallpaper in and had a few colors picked out when I asked for Justin's opinion and told him what I was hoping to achieve. He steered me in a completely different direction and I am so grateful that I put my ego aside and listened to him. ALWAYS put the paint chip up in the room of question and take a good look at it in different lights throughout the day before you drop your cash. This color turned out the most perfect shade of barely blue/gray I could have dreamed of.

kitty cat stuffy // I've been oogling these blabla dolls since our oldest was born, but just haven't been able to pull the trigger. I'm thinking they might be a sweet "sorry I stole your room" gift from the baby.

twin beds // The good news is we only had to purchase one of these bad boys since it's the same big girl bed that our oldest has had for the past three years. The bad news is Ikea went and changed the design a bit, so they won't match perfectly, but I'm kind of into that eclectic vibe anyway so we'll just go with it.

rainbow fiber art // These colors are just too good. I'm super into macrame right now and I love this twist on the traditional wall hanging.

bedding // PB Teen had a ridiculous sale a few months back and I couldn't help myself. You know I love me a peachy pink and the umbrella stripe design also reminded me of "falling down the rabbit hole" which probably sounds completely out of left field at this point, but I'll explain a bit more if you stick with me to the end. Pssst - I just checked and they're still marked way down so if you love 'em, put a ring on 'em.

throw pillow // The new Opalhouse line at Target is ridic, so this particular pillow appears to be sold out, but if you love some bohemian flair as much as I do you should go check out some of their other gorgeous options.

basket // To be honest we have way more stuffies than this basket can handle, but in a perfect world I would get rid of all the riff raff and casually toss a well curated collection of just the faves into this guy.

wall art // At last, we come to the very first item I purchased for this room, which hopefully explains the Alice in Wonderland reference a few items up. Alice is one of my very favorite Disney movies, not to watch - because it's pretty trippy, but because of the gorgeous animation/colors. I also went through a phase where I felt like I related to way too many quotes via the Mad Hatter, which probably tells you more about myself than you'd like to know.

So there you have it! We'll do a follow up post when the room is ready to live in, but until then you can look forward to a similar sneak peek into what the baby's new digs will hopefully resemble.

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Homebodies

You know that pal who forgoes girl's night out for Netflix and a magnum of her favorite red? This one's for her.


Graphic Tee // If a t-shirt could be a spirit animal, mine would be this one.

Mag Subscription // Sometimes I feel a little guilty about throwing $20 worth of magazines in my cart while filing them under the "grocery budget". Who needs that kind of guilt in their lives? Not this girl.

Wine Glass // I just don't buy wine glasses with stems anymore. Because, kids.

Door Mat // Just in case your friends forget where they are.

Tea Cup // Hot toddy's were meant to be sipped with yo pink up. Keep it classy and no one will be the wiser that there's a splash or two of Jack in there.

Coffee Table Book // Dinner party next weekend? Swipe those legos off the coffee table and stack a few of these bad boys on top. Pretty and functional - win, win. Big fan of this one, and this one too.

Throw Pillows // I have a serious throw pillow addiction, but throw pillows created from fine art? Of flowers no less? Gimme.

Chunky Knit Blanket // Blanket? Very large sweater? I can't tell and I really don't care. #cozy

Trinket Tray // Minimalist I am not. I love treasures and trinkets and I really love a pretty place to put them.