Friday Thoughts

Friday, March 10, 2017







I feel a little guilty saying this, but the weather here lately has been so amazing! Despite the wind that the hubs and I both dislike, it's been so sunny and reaching highs of 70'. Everything around us is starting to bloom and it really feels like Spring is upon us. I'm sorry to those who have snow and rain going on in your neck of the woods. Sending some Spring vibes your way ;)

On that note, I don't want to sound cliche, but there is something about lusting over blush tones for the upcoming Spring weather. I finally got my hands on these Zara  flats with the bow detail. I LOVE them!! The nude tone is a perfect shade, almost blush like. I also ordered them in black.  I'm always in the market for a good black flat.   


 I love being inspired by others and the fabulous talented people that I follow on social media. I can not tell you how freaking gorgeous  Sarah Sherman Samuel's room at the Christopher Kennedy Compound is! Every single detail in this room is on point. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already.   






I feel very fortunate that my neighbor has a huge cherry blossom tree that hangs in part of our yard, that way I don't feel super guilty when I have the hubs cut me a few branches so I can have a couple of arrangements around the house. Just kidding, I have the coolest neighbors! 

Our plans for the weekend are painting a new console I got for the family room. It will replace the gold shelf that once resided there. I'm also thinking about art for this little corner.  I'm not sure if I'll move something there that I already have or something new. 


Enjoy the weekend! 

Xx
Amber 


STYLING WITH BOOKS

Friday, February 10, 2017



I love looking for books when I'm out shopping. Whether I'm at Homegoods, Marshall's, visiting a flea market, or my favorite antique store the search is always on for books that will accentuate and distinguish my coffee table. To my surprise, I've come across some really cool books that I honestly never heard of at some the antique stores around town. I've convinced the Hubs we need to find a better solution to storing and displaying our books. I have a few ideas, and will share here on the blog when we get the ball rolling. But for now I'm going to share my coffee table styling and also how I display books around our home. 




                  

I love the fact that the books in my home are not only my favorite thing to display, but also inspirational pieces for when I feel kind of stuck on a design. The books around here are on rotation  throughout the house. I like to keep the larger books on the coffee table.  They coordinate well with candles, flowers, my Kelly Wearslter marble box, and whatever I'm liking that week. 





Books can definitely be expensive, however you can find inexpensive ones at Homegoods, Marshall's, and indoor flea markets if you really dig. If I have to resort to buying online, my go to store is Amazon. In my opinion, they have the best price, and large inventory so I usually find what I'm looking for with ease.

So if you're in the market for some great looking books that are also very inspirational, no matter how many times you peruse through them, I'm sharing some of my favorites in interior design and fashion below.



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Xx
Amber 

Valentines Gift Guide

Wednesday, February 1, 2017









I'm sitting here thinking how January just flew by!? I believe February will certainly leave us quickly as well being that this month is a short one, but a fun and busy one for the Chambers. On the 4th my oldest kiddo will be turning 19! On the 21st my oldest boy will be 11, and on the 25th the hubs and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! So much to do, so little time. 

Valentines Day is on the horizon so I thought I would put together a gift guide for the wife, girlfriend, mother, friend or whoever the heck would love any of these fun picks. The sweater  and earrings  I own, and I can not express how much I love them! The bag  and chic flats  are in my basket ready for checkout. 

I've never really been a bath person, but lately I've been all about soaking and relaxing. Bath Bombs  from Lush are awesome, and I LOVE that they always have special bombs for the holiday season. Diptyque candles are my go to favorites and would go hand and hand next to the tub. 

Now, I adore a good neon light , and this one from target is really good ( also inexpensive) and would look great in any area of your home. Another fun and great find from Target is this heart shaped faux fur pillow. I'm not sure why us woman can not resist something shaped in a heart. Its also the perfect shade of pink. 

Rifle Paper Co  is a great place for stationary, unique gifts, and they have a vast selection of greeting cards, and assorted post card sets. We have a lot of family that lives out of town and we like to send out cards for the holidays. Who wouldn't want a fancy card from Rifle?? 


Happy Shopping! 

Xx
Amber

NEW YEAR NEW THOUGHTS

Friday, January 20, 2017





Happy Friday! The Chambers Household is back to the norm after the holidays. It's a good feeling to put away the decorations and start fresh. On that note, Valentines Day is coming up and I have a few decorations to put up, but I may just wait until February 1st. 




In other news I FINALLY got my hands on this ceiling fixture that has been on back order which seems like freaking FOREVER! It's going up in the family room, and I'm looking forward to this room coming together. Stay tuned.

CB2 is one of my favorite stores, and if there was a physical store here in my state I would probably go bankrupt and divorced, with no place to live or display my CB2 goods. I look forward to the catalogs coming out, they give me so much inspiration. I want it all!

The hubs is the main cook in the house and sometimes he feels that he makes the same old stuff. I personally think its delicious, but I know where he's coming from. Our friends had us over for dinner  last weekend and we got on the topic of cooking. They busted out this cookbook and not only is it hilarious, but the recipes seem very intriguing. We decided to give a try and ordered this and a couple of the other ones. 

I've been tweaking the dining room lately and I ordered this rug. I also bought a new chandelier, and now I'm thinking of doing a little DIY for the curtains. I have some white curtains that are screaming for a makeover. Kelly Wearstler is one of my all time favorite designers, I was browsing her fabric, and I'm contemplating between these three designs. 1 2 3


The weather here lately has been cloudy and I'm so OVER IT. We are desert dwellers, therefore not accustomed to the sun hiding. It's supposed to rain most of the weekend, so I guess I can get started on those curtains. 


Xx
Amber 





Christmas 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016




Happy Christmas Eve-Eve! It's been quite busy around here lately. Last night we gathered with my family to celebrate my Grandparents' birthday. Yes indeed, they were born on the same day. It was a fantastic evening in which we spent invaluable time with my family and Grandparents. I've been very fortunate to have them in my life this long. 

 Tomorrow will consist of a couple of stops; one at my Mothers' house and then off to my Fathers'. We have a tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve.  Following an eventful Christmas Eve, Christmas Day will consist of gifts left from Santa,  PJ's all day, binge watching our favorite holiday movies, and an all you can eat feast with a full compliment of cocktails. The following day, my Mother in Law comes into town (yes the party doesn't stop) and she brings a boat load of gifts. We live it up like Christmas Day, Part Two.  It's pretty awesome! 

Now that Christmas Eve is on the horizon, I wanted to share our holiday style around our home with you all today. 


                 









I wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 

Xx
Amber 

FRIDAY THOUGHTS

Friday, December 2, 2016



Happy Friday and hello December! Let the month of holiday parties and shopping commence! Have any of you started your holiday shopping? I have to give myself and the Hubs credit, we already got some of our shopping done for the boys and our family. I'm extremely pleased as our gift list grows smaller. 





December is the month for holiday parties which, in some cases, can be very glitz and glam (the only kind I like). Glitter Guide shared A Sparkly Holiday Party to inspire us this season. Well it has inspired me to get my sparkle on, even if its just myself and the Hubs at home drinking champs and me wearing something sequined. Sequins are ALWAYS a good idea. 




The holiday decor on my Instagram feed has been fabulous and inspiring! One Kings Lane shared a post on holiday decorating and I LOVE  the look of all the wreaths above the mantle! If you're in the market for great boxwood wreaths, Trader Joe's has an affordable and great selection of them. We have used them in our home the past few years and have never been disappointed. I'm planning a trip there tomorrow to pick up some garland and wreaths to finish our decorating around the house. I hope to get it all done this weekend and I will share with you all soon. 

Xo
Amber  

NEW PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Friday, November 18, 2016








I've pondered about the guest room and the current styling situation. After being featured on Glitter Guide and looking at the photos, I felt the room could use a refresh. I absolutely LOVE the painted floor so a change there is unnecessary.  However the bed, lamp, and chair on the other side of the room I could do without. I was really envisioning a stylish settee, and also a bed for our out of town guests. I began searching and came across this upholstered daybed which also has a trundle. I've said in a previous post that this room is rather small. I like the style of the upholstered bed, and I love the fact there is an extra bed!  

I also decided to move the desk from our bedroom down stairs and make it an office / guest bedroom.  I wanted to change up our master bedroom, so I ultimately decided that I would move the desk out and add some small seating in front of our window. Additionally, I'm trying to decide if I want to add wall covering to the wall behind our bed, and/or or add some big art on each side? The wheels my head never stop turning. 


Below are some details of what I'm envisioning.














Looking good right?! I'm going to try to tackle this all after Christmas. I decided to let the Hubs rest since he is going to have to do the trim work.  I know when it's all said and done he will love it! Fingers crossed!



Xo 
Amber