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. 



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.


May Recap

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy June 1st! It's hard to believe the hot summer days are upon us. Kael is impatiently waiting to hang by the pool. I shared our little oasis  from last summer and we are ready to do it all over again with our boys.

May was a busy month for us. We celebrated Mother's Day, we painted our master bedroom, I started working on the boys bathroom and we went to Colorado for Kael's cousins wedding. It was beautiful and every single detail was on point! We had such a good time celebrating and visiting with Kael's family is always a treat! We don't get to see Kael's family that often, everyone is kind of spread out through New Mexico.

Lately it has also been a busy binge watching marathon for Kael and I. The Keepers was sad, but an excellent documentary. We started House Of Cards on Tuesday and we are almost done. We also started Bloodline, and Orange Is The New Black will be out next week! I'm also quite obsessed with Nate & Jeremiah's new show on TLC. We also tried to watch Girl Boss on Netflix. I read the book and was excited to watch the show, but to be quite honest I couldn't get past the first episode. I was disappointed. So many shows, so little time.

Peonies season has arrived! The hubs is so good about picking up my favorite flower. I've been really sick ever since we got back from our trip and I totally forgot about this fine specimen until Kael came home and surprised me! I have to admit it made me feel a little better. My Mother's Day gift arrived a little late and the day before we left for our trip. I can not tell you how happy I was to be home first off, and to see this beautiful chair waiting for me.

Jax and I will be celebrating our birthdays this month (more so Jax). He is set on a "Darth Vader" birthday party. Now that he has a theme set, I've been going through all the details for his day.  I'm sure black and gold will work well in the mix.



Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter is quickly approaching and I love nothing more than putting together baskets for my boys! I know my oldest doesn't believe in the Easter Bunny, but he knows there will be a basket of goodies waiting by his bed when he wakes up on Easter morning. I enjoy mixing up the items for the boys, one thing for certain I always include books for each of them. Santiago loves to read! Jax enjoys stories, but he likes to look at the pictures and study each detail.

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Target and H&M are at the top of my list to shop for the boys as far as clothes go. I adore the Cat & Jack line at Target! I also can't resist the Pillowfort line for decor as well! When I saw this super dog I knew I had to include it in Jax' basket. I also decided to add some summer attire, since it's almost that time of year again. My boys love to wear hats, so I picked up a couple for each of them. It's funny, Jax is more of the fedora type and Santiago is a baseball cap kind of guy. 

I also like to include some chalk or stickers to get their creativity going. Now a days these kids can be so consumed with technology it makes it harder to get them outside or just do anything that doesn't involve the video games. 

When my daughter was younger I would make baskets for her, the good old wooden baskets. Over time they would pile up and I would feel guilty throwing them away. I started using the type of baskets that could be used for other things around the home, rather than just throwing them away.  I really love this basket! Once Easter is over you can use this basket for just about anything. It's also pretty to look at so its a win-win situation! 


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! 



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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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!