Archive for ‘anthropologie’

September 8, 2011

Anthro :: Sit.Stay.Love.

Anthro, I just love it more and more. Now the stores are going to have pet adoption and supply drive events for homeless animals in the area. This is SO awesome to me!  The Fort Worth store is having a supply drive on September 18th!

Below is the schedule for Anthro’s in TX. Visit the website for info on other areas (and an easier. to. read. schedule.) by clicking on the image below.

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September 6, 2011

Ryan :: Autumn Wreath

It’s COOL outside! This weather, although probably short-lived, is amazing. I’ve been waiting to make our autumn wreath until we had a cool streak. Yes, cool … meaning two consecutive days under 90 degrees. So that day is today!

I realize that I still haven’t posted before/after pictures of the house. It’s only been what, 5 months?! I’ll get to it. For now, the front door. It was originally a dark olive green – yuck. I appreciate that this color holds a special place in the heart of many people, but I just can’t handle it. We took the door a dark charcoal color with the tiniest hint of violet. We also added the giraffe doorknocker from Anthro. I couldn’t resist this little guy. He welcomes guests and makes quite a racket to let us know when someone knocks at the door.

I have been gathering pieces of autumn goodness to make a wreath for this fall. All of the pieces for this wreath were found on sale at Joann’s, Michael’s, and Anna’s Linens. The wooden wreath form itself was picked up on the side of the road by yours truly. I’m not ashamed. It originally had some ghastly pink ribbons and hot glue ridden flowers. After removing all of the unwanted pieces, the wreath form was ready for a new life. Here is the result.

The straw-like pieces are from Michael’s. Levi actually spotted the 60% bins on the sidewalk while we were leaving BB&B. He regretted mentioning it after I started digging through the florals. We also scored some nice tiki torches for a few bucks. The little berries and feathers were a JoAnn’s find, with a 50% coupon, of course. Never buy anything from JoAnn’s without a coupon. Seriously. The burgundy hair-like pieces surrounding the center of the wreath were on clearance at Anna’s. I found out why too. They dye your hands hot pink. I mean solid pink. After working with those pieces, I had to scrub my hands so much to get the dye off. It was worth it though – I like the richness that the burgundy adds.

Yay for fall days!

May 25, 2011

Distractions :: Anthro Sale & Daily Deals

So, for those of you who jumped on the Groupon and Living Social bandwagons … beware, I’m about to open a can of worms. Maybe you already have. Over the past few weeks, I have stumbled upon some new sites that have daily deals ranging all across the board. Where Groupon & Living Social focus more on restaurant and lifestyle savings, these focus more on clothing and home accessories. Can of worms, opened.

These amazing sites I speak of are as follows :

Gilt Groupe

One Kings Lane

The Foundary 

Rue La La

Each site has a limit to the number of items that are available within each sale category. The Foundary notifies you of the items currently being purchased while you’re on the site … which definitely creates some buying pressure. Luckily thus far I’ve just been browsing, but I did buy a little beauty for our living room. Unfortunately, the sale is off and I didn’t save a picture of our newly ordered ottoman … but trust me, it’s super chic and a bit manly to balance out the vintage girly vibe we seem to be slowly drifting into. Plus it’s cheaper than most I’ve found on Craigslist!

To further add to this apparent online “window shopping” obsession I have, Anthro is having a big sale. These are some of the beauties that caught my eye … Nothing bought for me (though the skirt is oh so tempting), just making note of these types of pieces for the next resale or thrift shop I encounter! So fun to look.

Happy hump day! We’re getting shelves in the pantry today! Which would look even more amazing if they were dressed by a stack of turquoise bowls …