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Weekly Refreshment: Awesome Etsy Finds

Yaaay for it already being Wednesday! I love short weeks. I feel so accomplished an in control, when in reality I only had one extra day of rest. Why does that happen.

I am switching things up a little bit today. I’ve been poking around on Etsy.com looking for dupes of things I don’t want to pay a lot for. Surprisingly, I’ve been pretty successful! In my searches, I’ve also come across some other amazing items, from jewelry to home decor, to candles and bags and iphone cases.

Etsy is just so wonderful. You can find one of a kind pieces made by artisans if you truly take the time to look. I have bought gifts for friends on Etsy, and I know brides use Etsy all the time to purchase monogrammed gifts for their bridesmaids, matching robes, or cake toppers. If you’ve never browsed Etsy before, I suggest doing so, because you will be surprised!

Take a look at some of the amazing things I found in the slideshow below.

 

 

What’s your fave? I’ve bought this as a gift. I also like this shirt and these little espresso cups!

–Roxanne

currently sipping: La Croix orange

Pantone’s Colors of the Year

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After wearing a serenity blue blouse this weekend (see this post) I was inspired by Pantone’s colors of the year. Last year, the color was Marsala, a beautiful wine red. This year, Pantone chose two colors, which is out of the ordinary. The colors are Rose Quartz (a light pink) and Serenity (a periwinkle blue). The choice of the colors was meant to incorporate the warmer inviting red tones, as well as the cool and calming blue tones. You can read more about Pantone’s process and intentions here.

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Reading Resolutions

In line with my New Year’s resolutions (check out the post here) I have made a goal to read 25 books this year. It is kind of daunting for me (that’s one book every two weeks give or take). I’m the type that gets really into a book, then doesn’t pick up another for a few weeks. I will binge a few if I am on vacation, but I am not a steady, constant reader.

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Design Inspiration – A White Palette with Pops of Color

When I got my mail last week I was surprised to see a Martha Stewart Living magazine in my mailbox. I don’t recall ordering the magazine – so it must have been a free subscription with purchase or something. I’m not exactly the Martha Stewart type – I like to joke that I don’t bake or cook, I simply “assemble” and I can’t remember the last time I did a craft for fun.

As I flipped through the magazine (which has some great ideas on organizing by the way) I came to an article on a Washington, D.C. home featured for its unique Swedish interior style. I was immediately enamored.

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