The Boyfriend Throw – You Need One in Your Life!

October 23, 2014 Decorating

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You know the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans or the comfy boyfriend sweater that you love so much and just want to wear every day? Well, I’ve found it’s decorating equivalent and I’ve dubbed it The Boyfriend Throw! It’s super soft and warm, relaxed, a little bit oversized, perfectly broken in and so cozy you can’t help but want to cuddle up with it all the time. Kind of like a boyfriend, it’ll even keep you warm at night:-) I’m on the hunt for the perfect boyfriend throw. Actually, I have one. It’s boiled wool with a reversible abstract floral pattern and I picked it up at the ABC Carpet & Home outlet in the Bronx several years ago. The problem is, since I redecorated, it no longer matches my decor so I have no choice but to break up with it and find myself a handsome new boyfriend throw to curl up with at night! Since I use it so much and really value this piece, I’m totally willing to splurge a little and I’ve got my eye on this fuschia mohair throw from Serena & Lily. I’m all about bold color these days. The weather is getting cold so if you don’t already have one to keep you warm, you need a boyfriend throw in your life! I’ve rounded up 12 of my top picks below plus tips on how to style it in your home. I’ve also highlighted my fave – which one are you loving most?

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L-R - Graphic: Zig Zag Alpaca, Wind Farm, Woven PeakClassic: Reversible Cashmere, Ivory Herringbone, Camel Fringe / Extra Cozy: Cashmere Basketweave, Hot Pink Mohair, Colored Checkered Mohair / Ultra-Luxe:  Faux Flokati, Hermes, Faux Fur



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Drape it over the back of your sofa… (Image: One Kings Lane)

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Toss it on the arm of your favorite chair… (Image: West Elm)

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Place it across the foot of your bed… (Image: Elle Decor)

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You can even drape it over the back of a dining chair for a cozy look! (Image: Serena & Lily. Top of post image from here.)


My Living Room Makeover – All the Sources Revealed!

October 22, 2014 Decorating
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I was lucky enough to have my living room makeover featured in several publications so you may have already seen some of these photos but not all of the publications gave credit to the items in my home and I’ve gotten a ton of questions about where certain pieces came from so, as promised, I’m sharing all my sources right here! By far is the most popular question I’ve gotten  …

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Halloween Pumpkin Pie Spice Pancakes

October 15, 2014 Food & Recipes

We’re halfway through October and I’m finally starting to get in the Halloween spirit! I’m not sure if I want to dress up this year but I definitely plan to embrace a few festive touches at home so I can still enjoy a bit of Halloween fun! One of my most favorite things in this world are pancakes. They just seem to make everything better. I got excited when I saw these super cute Hal …

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5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Decor for Fall

October 13, 2014 Decorating

Fall is finally here! The leaves are beginning to turn shades of burnt orange and golden yellow, the air is getting brisk and I’m starting to crave more warmth and comfort at home. Just like your wardrobe, I believe you should update your decor from season to season with small changes that will have a big impact. With fall in full-swing and the weather getting colder, here are 5 …

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Get The Look: Lauren Conrad’s Chic Beverly Hills Home

October 2, 2014 Decorating
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I’ve always been a fan of Lauren Conrad’s understated, effortless and ultra-feminine personal style. (Like her outfit above … I so want to copy it!) She’s a girly girl at heart which I can totally relate to. In the latest issue of Instyle, the fashion entrepreneur and author takes us inside her Beverly Hills home and it’s just as fabulous as you’d expect. With the help of p …

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Cinnamon Spice Roasted Carrots

September 30, 2014 Food & Recipes
Nicole Gibbons Roasted Carrots

It’s totally true that your tastebuds change as you get older because when I was a little girl I HATED carrots.  I remember being forced to eat carrots that were soft and mushy with all the flavor cooked out of them so I generally just went through life avoiding carrots at all cost. Then something changed. When I committed to healthy eating in my adulthood, I started eating raw carro …

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