FRIDAY THOUGHTS

Friday, November 17, 2017





I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! It's crazy how fast time flies right by. I've had a sudden urge to decorate for Christmas, and I'm normally not the type to decorate in November. I'm thinking it might be the fact that I ordered a new tree and got a sweet deal! I found this one online at MichaelsI've wanted a flocked tree for so long, but my grandma gave me a tree several years ago and it was sentimental to put this tree up every year. I don't plan on getting rid of the tree, I may save it for one of my kids when they move out on their own. 






My daughter got a job at Homegoods, therefore I've been stalking her and frequenting the store a little more than usual. They have a shit ton of Christmas decorations. I found these ornaments as I was looking through each box set. I grabbed two boxes and demanded my daughter to go look in the back for more. Unfortunately, this was all they had. I figured these would work well with the small rose gold Christmas tree I got at Target last year. 

Now that the holidays are upon us, I love to shop a around for a dress or some sort of new outfit for the festivities that will take place. I plan on wearing this one I ordered from Zara for Thanksgiving dinner.  I like this one as well for those glam holiday parties. I also ordered a new dress for our family portraits that we are having done. I'm so excited to FINALLY get these going! However, my boys have been giving me dirty looks when I bring it up. 

We usually spend Thanksgiving with my family that is in town. We started a tradition with my moms side of the family, where we celebrate the day before. On Thanksgiving day Kael fries up a turkey, I make my green chile mashed potatoes, and we hang out watch a movie we've seen at least a dozen times and relax. 





This weekend I plan on torturing my husband to hang some new wallpaper from Drop it Modern in our dining room. I also ordered a new table and it should be arriving next week. I'm contemplating on hosting a small gathering for Christmas, we have never hosted one before and I think it would be fun!   


Happy Friday! 





HALLOWEEN 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017






Happy Halloween Eve! Today I'm sharing our Halloween decor around our home. We kept it simple and chic indoors. We added lots of lights, pumpkins, and bails of straw outdoors.  I don't think it's scary, so we are hopeful no kids will want to skip our house this year. Unless they see Santiago, hiding by the front door. 




































Tomorrow will consist of trick or treating, making pit stops at our grandmothers, and parents house.  A crap load of candy, and we are going to try to squeeze in an episode of Stranger Things. That show is like crack! 


I wish you all a fabulous Halloween! 





WHAT I'M LOVING FOR THE HOME

Friday, October 27, 2017










There's been a lot of never ending projects here in the Chambers household. Shocker, I know.  I recently told myself and the hubs I would focus on one room at a time, and not be all over the place like I have been in the past few years. I have organizing issues. I'm putting the finishing touches on our kitchen nook.  It will be ready to share on the blog soon. 

Once it gets photographed next weekend, I'll be ready to move forward and focus on Jax's room. We don't have a whole lot to do in there (I say that now). We painted all the walls white, and I've been adding items here and there. For the most part I finally got a vision of the direction I want for Jax's room. More on that in a later post. 

Let's talk about these items I'm loving for the home! 

1. The Art of the Bar Cart  book I recently purchased, and I believe it's a must have if you don't already own it. I love a good bar cart, and I believe every home should own one. Not only do they serve their purpose, but I think it's fun to style and change it up. This book gives you great inspiration on how to style, and also comes with cocktail recipes. 

2. This Strada Sconce has been on my brain lately. I'm thinking it would look pretty sexy in our master bedroom. We painted the walls white not to long ago, and that crazy room has been never ending. I also like this version from World Market, and the price is more budget friendly. 

3. I LOVE this print from Art Star! When I first came across it,  I walked around my house trying to figure out where to hang it. Not that I need any more prints, but the office / guest room is also getting a little revamp. I'm pretty sure it's going in there. 

4. I've been following Pulp Design Studios on Instagram for quite sometime. Their designs feed my soul. They recently launched an exclusive collection, and it's exquisite! If you've been following me, you know I love anything in decor that involves eyes, lips, hands, black, white, and gold. The Eye of Ra Matte Black Coaster Set and Embroidered Tea Towel would fit perfectly around here. 

5. Now that the holidays are upon us, I'm sure there will be tons of baking for some of us soon. I came across these adorable cookie cutters and I totally want to get my baking on! H&M is one of my favorite sites for home decor, especially the kitchen homeware. I need, and want these textured dishes added to my collection. 

6. CB2 is another favorite place of mine for online shopping. Not that I need another pedestal bowl, but I feel like you, me, and everyone needs this one! Hey Christmas is coming up! Hint, hint honey... 

7. Are you familiar with Drop it Modern? Well if you're not, let me just say they are pretty bad ass in the wallpaper game. With all the revamping shenanigans going on in my house, I want to add this wallpaper to the dining room. We recently got some new chairs, now I just need a few things to get done and I can finally throw in the towel. 


Cheers to the weekend, and it's almost Halloween!! 






*This is not a sponsored post, I'm sharing items and stores I love.


IN THE TUB WITH MAPLE HOLISTICS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017







It's no secret that I'm a BIG fan of taking long relaxing baths. To be quite honest, I really was never a bath kind of person until last year. Stay at home mothers like myself can feel a little overwhelmed at times, and definitely can use some alone time. I'm sure every mother has their own way of winding down, I found that mine was a bubble bath, and a glass of wine. 

I love trying out new bath products, especially anything with Lavender. I love the smell and the benefits that come along with it. So when Maple Holistics reached out to me about trying their Natural Lavender Bubble Bath I couldn't wait to jump right into the tub! 

Not only did their product smell divine, their products are all natural. I'm a sucker for the natural products. This particular lavender bubble bath was so soothing and it left my skin silky smooth. Also, the bubbles were ever lasting. That's a huge thing for me, especially when my boys come into the bathroom to tell me something (which they always do, and I need that bubble coverage).







Maple Holistics also offers a variety of products for men and women. I would highly recommend the Natural Lavender bubble bath for all you bath lovers out there. Make sure to check out their website, as you can try free products , yes I said free! 

Now after all this bath talk I need to go relax. 









*This is a product collaboration with Maple Holistics, all opinions are my own. 










HALLOWEEN PICKS

Friday, September 29, 2017





“LISTEN!
The wind is rising, and 
the air is wild with
leaves, 
We have had our 
summer evenings, now
for October eves!”





Happy almost October! Its no secret that the month of October is my favorite time of year. Yes, Halloween will soon be upon us, and yes Fall is my absolute favorite season here in the desert. I've been anxiously waiting to put up Halloween decor around our home. I'm not the type to start in September.  I usually wait until October, like October 1st to be exact.

My boys and I have been contemplating our front yard decorations this year. A couple of years ago I guess it was a little too scary and Santiago noticed that people were skipping our house. I'm sure it wasn't the fact that he was waiting by the door to scare the crap out of people. Anyway, our neighborhood gets a pretty good amount of trick or treaters, so we love to make it a fun experience. 

I have quite the collection of Halloween decor, and I find it very difficult every year not buy every damn thing I see. My husband also doesn't help with my addiction. When I'm out shopping and I've spotted a piece that I feel I can't live without, I'll call him and tell him what I've stumbled across. He's usual response is, "just get it before it's gone". I love when he talks dirty to me.

Target, World Market, and Homegoods always have a fantastic selection! Home Depot has some fun stuff as well. I'm loving the mummy below, and the price isn't too shabby. I also found the cutest Halloween items at Waiting On Martha's online boutique.




                             








My sweet mother in law pays us a visit every September. She always brings us "prizes" as she likes to call it. I swear she knows me well, and always brings me the coolest Halloween items to add to my ever growing stash. The wine glasses on my bar cart were my "prize" this year, I love me some skulls!

The witch legs I found at Homegoods, and was in early September. I couldn't pass them up and I'm happy I didn't!


 Time to start decorating! 


SPUR LINE SUPPLY CO.

Friday, September 22, 2017





Spur Line Supply Co. recently opened its' doors in the evolving Sawmill District here in Albuquerque. It's a lifestyle concept store which highlights locals. Get ready to explore 8,600-square-foot space. Inside you will find smaller shops that feature local vendors and artists. 

Not only is there local talent to appreciate, but they also carry brands like Rifle Paper Co., ban.do, Sugarfina, and my favorite Kelly Wearstler Compartes. They offer pretty much anything you can think of from decor, to women and men clothing, adorable kids items, paper goods, a bloom bar (flowers), vinyl records, a vintage shop in an old Air Stream trailer, and a classroom that will be used for obvious reasons. There is also a coffee shop located at the far end in case you need a little pick me up from all the exploring.













This place is an absolute stop if you happen to be in the Land Of Enchantment! Tess Coats, the owner is a lovely person, and you will probably run into her as your browsing her marvelous store. Also, if you're not in the mood to shop you can totally grab a coffee and doughnut and just appreciate the beauty of this place. 

I LOVE this new spot! I love it even more because its super close to where I live, and I honestly want to hang there everyday. I just don't want anyone to think I'm some sort of a creep. 

Toodles! 











THE LOOK FOR LESS

Wednesday, July 12, 2017



I get a lot of questions about this console table, so today I'm sharing all the deets about this little number. First off, it's Nate Berkus for Target. However, it does not come in the white and gold. I painted the top and spray painted the bottom. No offense to Mr. Berkus, but I'm not a natural wood shade looking kind of gal. And if you've been following me here on the blog or on Instagram, you know my home is full of black and white, with a hint of gold (ok lot's of gold).


When I first came across this Nate Berkus console table it reminded me of this one from West Elm. I really liked it, but I thought the price was a little steep. I always look forward to the new products NB puts out for Target and he never disappoints! This piece is well built and comes in two pieces, which makes it very easy if you decide to paint it. My first thoughts were white and gold, after lusting over the West Elm version. We have a steady supply of white paint and gold spray paint always available at my disposal (because I'm crazy and always painting something).











Once it was painted and put together I honestly really liked this one as oppose to the West Elm version. I like that the base is thicker and the drawer is quite large. You can fit a lot of stuff in there (trust me).


So with a little patience and constant stalking of NB products you can get the look for less my friends.


Xx
Amber