We are participating in the Knick Of Time Sales and Giveaway…see Giveaway #4! Be sure to visit and Good Luck!
Free shipping on every order (no code needed) and a 10% discount forFacebook fans!
Two creative souls that have a passion for creating the unexpected!
November 29, 2013
November 22, 2013
Use Code chirpholiday to receive Discounts in each shop listed below!
Our Shop is #30 in the list below, you will receive a 20% Discount on anything in our Etsy Shop…perfect time to get your Christmas shopping started!
Happy shopping everyone!
1. Artterro: Eco-friendly art kids20% off
2. Bitty Birdie Boutique: Overstock designer children’s clothing at fantastic prices.$10 off $50 purchase + FREE SHIPPING
3. Bleu Collar Paperie: Paper goods and more20% off with code chirpholiday + use code chirpholidayship for FREE SHIPPING
4. Blocks Paper Paints: Fun home decor for every occasion 20% off
5. Bridier Baubles: Accessories perfect for any occasion20% off + FREE SHIPPING
6. CP Toys: Online toy shop30% off + FREE SHIPPING(excludes Playmobil, Thomas & Friends, Melissa & Doug, Lego & sale items)
7. Designed to Shine: Custom Jewelry and accessories20% off + FREE SHIPPING
8. D & L Designs: Hand stamped flatware and hidden message bracelets10% off
9. Felted Kitten: Eco-friendly felt crowns and handmade goods25% off
10. Flutterbye Prints: Personalized prints, teacher gifts, and more20% off + FREE SHIPPING
11. From the Heart Creations: Custom appliquéd clothing30% off
12. Instathis: Instagram photos printed on wood, aluminum, or coasters 30% off
13. Lil Bean Baby Boutique: Custom boutique baby items10% off
14. Lion and Lamb: Handmade kids t-shirts25% off & use code thankful for FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $10
15. Loveliest Littles: Infant and children’s clothing and accessories25% off all orders $10 or more
16. Minted: Holiday cards
17. Miss Monogram: Personalized gifts and accessories20% off
18. Olivia and Owen: Kids’ boutique clothing50% off
19. One Good Name: Personalized placematsBuy 1, Get 1 Free Placemat DownloadsPlace coupon code in the NOTES section & you will receive a message on how to redeem free mats
20. Opposite of Far: Play masks and tails15% off + FREE GIFT with purchase over $40
21. Pearls & Petit Fours: Decorative pillows and banners25% off + FREE SURPRISE GIFT
22. Pennymeade: Classic children’s clothing25% off
23. Pop Pops Furniture Co: Hand-crafted children’s furniture15% off BIRCH Animal Stools & DISCOUNTED SHIPPING
24. Preppy Paper Girl: Monogrammed and paper gifts25% off
25. RAKA Mod: Furniture and decor for the modern home20% off
26. Shiloh Design Company: Handmade picture frames and home decor20% off + discounted shipping
27. Sila Boutique: Online shopping boutique catering to moms and children15% off
28. Smock Your Tot: Clothing and accessories for children, youth, and ladies20% off + FREE SHIPPING
29. Starlight Woods: Eco-friendly jewelry15% off
*****30. Three 1 Seven Designs: Unique home accessories and decor20% off*****
31. Tiny Dancer: Beautiful leotards & skirts$5 off $20 Purchase
32. Truly Sanctuary: Unique shirts for the whole family30% off
33. Wavy Navy: Custom wood signs, photo frames, and clocks20% off
34. Whole Wide World: Hand-stamped coffee mugs and tea cups15% off items $14 or more
35. Wren’s Nest Creations: Handmade baby shoes for boys and girls15% off
November 18, 2013
The old Farmhouse is for sale and it was time to get the Dining Room looking inviting, comfortable and livable! In years past this room has been Formal and a makeshift Bedroom for my Mother when she was living with us.
I wanted to “de-formalize” the Room and fill it with things that I love and can take with us to our next Home. It has been so much fun pulling this room together…it has loads of charm on its own from the original Wide Plank floors that I adore! I have to admit I love to stop and admire this charming spot now!
I worked around a neutral palette of Creams and Grays. Many accessories I already had…some were re-painted to work in the room. The Wall Niche had shelves, was outdated and I never used it…I pulled out the shelves and painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Gray Chalk Paint. I love how it now is a “feature” by adding a few Ironstone pieces, greenery and candles.
Changing out the outdated Brass Chandelier made a huge difference…a Mission Style Island Light fits perfect over the table.
I have lots of pieces from Flea Markets and Garage Sales that have now found their perfect “home”. I have just started collecting Ironstone and Mercury Glass, I think this may become a small obsession. This room is the perfect fit for both along with some Zinc pieces.
I am in the midst of painting 2 Garage sale Cabinets with faux Zinc tops, (one you can peek at under the chalkboard). I will save that for another post. 😉
Sources for major pieces purchased.
Dining Room Set…Wayfair Woodbridge Home Designs Ohana Counter Height Dining Set http://www.wayfair.com/Woodbridge-Home-Designs-Ohana-7-Piece-Counter-Height-Dining-Set-HE6013.html
Rug…Martha Stewart Autumn Woods http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Martha-Stewart-Autumn-Woods-Grey-Squirrel-Wool-Viscose-Rug-8-x-10/7877290/product.html?refccid=7ENN53ATZ6F3G2SPV7DXDYDZIM&searchidx=2
April 17, 2013
7 THINGS NEW HOMEOWNERS DON’T KNOW THEY NEED TO DO
Your first year as a homeowner is kind of like the first year of a marriage. There’s the honeymoon phase, where the fact that you never have to pay rent again feels freaking awesome, but there are also a bunch of new responsibilities. You’re building a foundation that will last for decades to come, and small decisions can have large effects on the rest of your life.
Photo: three1seven | Etsy
People love to give relationship advice, but your friends and family may not be rushing to share tips on being a new homeowner. So, we’re going to help you out. Here are seven things to do during your first year of homeownership:
1. Prepare for breakage. Being your own landlord has a lot of perks (you can kiss that whole “no pets” policy goodbye!). But it’s less exciting when your dishwasher craps out and you have to foot the bill. You can’t stop things from breaking, but you can set some cash aside to pay for unexpected replacements. As a general rule of thumb, you want to save 1-3 percent of your home’s initial price each year so that you can afford unexpected problems.
2. Form an inspection habit. Detecting certain issues early (like a rodent infestation or mold growth) can be the difference between a simple fix and an unaffordable disaster. Take the time to properly inspect yourbasement, attic, insulation and roof at least once during that first year. Then, make an annual habit of it!
3. Buy a bunch of furnace filters. Changing your furnace filter regularly is one of the easiest ways you can save money (since your furnace will last longer) and improve your health (since the air you breathe will be cleaner). But remembering to pick up a filter from the hardware store every few months isn’t always so easy. Nip that problem in the bud by purchasing in bulk! Take a look at your furnace and write down the filter size, then order enough to last for a few years (the exact number you need will vary depending on the type of furnace you have). Tip: Need help remembering when it’s time to change them? Sign up for BrightNest and we’ll send you regular reminders.
4. Get to know your appliances. Just like cars and televisions, the appliances in your home have different life expectancies. For example, furnaces usually last for 15-20 years, but water heaters tend to start wearing down after 10 years. It’s worth figuring out how old each appliance in your house is because then you can plan ahead for their replacements. A new furnace can cost as much as $5,000, so a little heads up can really help!
5. Take advantage of tax credits. Owning a home opens up a whole new world of tax incentives! For example, you can receive credits for things like installing solar panels or purchasing Energy Star appliances. Do some research early on about the different tax credits that may apply to you, and then reap the benefits when tax time rolls around! Tip: In general, your taxes will be much more complicated now that you own a home. It may be worth hiring a professional accountant (if you haven’t already) to guide you through the process.
6. Start keeping records. Every improvement or repair you make to your home – from adding caulk around your bathtub to installing a new roof – will increase its resale value. Make sure all of your hard work pays off by keeping track right from the start! Tip: If you’re not crazy about creating an enormous filing cabinet of receipts and blueprints, BrightNest members can store everything online (for free!).
7. Beef up your insurance. Your new home is probably the most valuable thing you own, and you need to protect that asset! Take a good look at your homeowners insurance policy and look for any relevant gaps (this is a situation where professional advice can be really helpful). Two areas of coverage to consider are flood and fire protection, which aren’t always included in standard policies. Tip: It’s also worth taking another look at your car insurance because you now have a much bigger asset (your home) to lose in the event of a lawsuit.
This list is a great start, but there’s still plenty to do! For more simple, important tasks to tackle during that first year, check out BrightNest’s New Homeowner Guide.
March 18, 2013
Our Wall Flower Vases are now being carried in Magnolia Lane Designs in Pt Pleasant NJ along with West End Garage in Cape May NJ!
Stephanie (the owner of Magnolia Lane Designs) has an amazing shop filled with architectural salvage, reclaimed/repurposed furnishing, accessories and more. She custom paints all of her own furniture and offers workshops on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint techniques and Waxes!
The store is so charming…an amazing shop to discover that special treasure for you to fall in love with!
We are thrilled to be tucked into this amazing shop! I love how she displays our Vases on a Salvaged Door!
March 14, 2013
March 8, 2013
We have been featured in Brightnest blog…Spring Decor, Etsy Finds Under $30.00!
Some really neat picks for Spring…we are thrilled to be included!
How cool is that!