La La Lovely Birthday Giveaway

I’m super excited to host a giveaway today.  Not just any giveaway, but a birthday giveaway.  It’s my blogging birthday this week, and you all get the gifts!  I’m putting together 3 identical packages for 3 lucky readers.  The gifts will include items from some of my favorite friends and brands that I’ve been so lucky to meet and partner with along the way:

+ Design Mom’s new book
– I loved being a part of Gabby’s Living With Kid’s series.  Also, my home is featured in her book.  GASP!

+ Charm Pendant Light from The Land of Nod
-It was such a dream to collaborate with the Land of Nod and have my home featured
in their catalog.  They are the coolest.

+ The Alem Scarf by FashionABLE
-I love fashionABLE.  Yes, their scarves, but even more their heart and the
opportunities they provide for women in Africa.  My heart has been decorated by
this brand.

+ Free Fall to Fly book by Rebekah Lyons
-Rebekah is one of my very best friends and her book a favorite.  Her words written
and in conversation have been such a light in my life.

I’m also including a few little surprises, not listed, in each gift box.  Entering is easy (even if you don’t do social media).

Click through to enter.


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February 26, 2015


I have a little surprise for you, that came as surprise to me, too.

The other day I received an e-mail from Dot & Bo (one of my fave places to shop online for well priced, modern design) informing that I recieved a Design District Award for The Cool Mama Award.  I blushed at their kind words and found a little pep in my blogging step.  And, then I got super excited because they informed me that I could giveaway a $500 credit to shop at Dot &Bo to one of my readers!

So lovelies, I’m saying thank you to Dot & Bo, and also to you, because you make this blog.  The conversation, exchange of ideas, inspiration, and exchanged encouragement is what it’s all about!

image / coccorrina


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November 19, 2014


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let’s do wednesday right with an early gift guide and a giveaway from one of my fave online shops, lulu and georgia.  how does winning a $100 gift card sound?  you can do some holiday shopping for those on your list or treat your self to a little something special… just becauase.  because sometimes you just need to do something for yourself.

i’ve selected a few of my most favorite (and very affordable, might i add) items from lu lu and georgia to give you a small peek at the pretty possiblities.  i’m wishing for that lamp, loving the serving board, and giving someone that cozy blanket this year!

here is how to enter lu lu & georgia’s 12 days of giveaway:

good luck!
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September 17, 2014



i have something to confess.  i don’t do crafts with my kids very often.  this is kind of hard to admit as a mom of four and a design blogger who is “supposed” to live my offline life in a very crafty online kind of way.  the thing is i’m not a super great crafter myself.  i think of the clean up.  i think of not being able to do it just right (i know i know, clearly i need to learn a thing or two about art and inhibitions), i think of meltdowns.  but, what i’ve been thinking lately after thumbing through mer mag’s newly released book, PLAYFUL, is that i can do this, and i want to!  and, hey, the back of the book has templates (click through to see), how amazing is that?  there are crafts a plenty that would be appealing to both girls and boys (mer is a mom of boys) and moms too!

playful, styled by brittany watson jepsen of the house that lars built, is a darling as darling gets.  i’m so inspired creatively just looking through this book.  it’s one i’m glad to have in my collection and one that i’ll be buying as gift.

want to win a copy?  

you do.  i promise you do.

click through to enter to win + to take a peek inside the book.

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August 6, 2014

ok, lovelies i know you all like to shop places like craig’s list and sift through second hand shops to find unique vintage like pieces for your home…..have you heard of Chairish?  you are going to thank me for this introduction.

chairish is an online site that makes it easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor.  and, there is an app for that!  you can quickly open up the chairish app and have a quick look or upload an item you are wanting to sell (check out the app here + if you are reading this on your iphone click here).

the thing i’m loving best about this new place to scour for goods is that not only can you search by category (chairs, tables, etc), but items are curated by styles (looking for mid-century modern items?  right here!)

even better, you can shop by city too.  i love that i can browse around items in chicago.  chairish ships anywhere (so go ahead and shop in san francisco for the day), but if you are buying local you can skip the shipping cost, and just go pick up your item.  yes!

here are a dozen of my favorite chicago picks right here and there are even more chicago chairish picks in the LA  LA  LOVELY  COLLECTION on their site.  check it out + keep reading for a giveaway w/ chairish!


1 / moroccan handira wedding blanket – this is a multi purpose piece (draped on the bed, hung on wall as art, or on the floor as a rug) is on my wish list.

2 / studio PGRB brass three globe chandelier – i’ve been wanting one of these for awhile now!

3 / danish modern wood candlesticks – when accessories are this pretty, you don’t need a ton.

4 / dan johnson “viscount” brass arm chairs – what could be prettier than pink + brass chairs?

5 / broyhill mid-century modern credenza – these are my favorite type of pieces to place fancy up where your t.v. sits.

6 / BoConcept Shelly living chair + ottoman – this is longing to be placed in the perfect nook for reading your favorite book.

7 / mid-century wire magazine rack – sometimes it’s the little things that pack the biggest punch.  this little piece has big style and a great price.

8 / crate + barrel meryl arc lamp – a modern staple that i’ve been eyeing ever since this apartment!

9 / tripod brass table lamp with marble base – brass and marble together = a very good idea.

10 / mid-century modern highboy dresser – if i had a place to put this, i’d snatch it up.  it’s perfect!

11 / live edge table with steel hairpins – this little table packs a big punch a vintage organic kind of way.

12 / large brass and glass bar cart – i’d like to tuck this bar cart in the perfect corner and use it as a pretty plant stand.

G I V E A W A Y /

chairish is offering a $100 sweepstakes to shop vintage goods.  to enter all you have to do is click here and and enter your e-mail.

good luck!  sweepstake ends august 19.


this post is in partnership with chairish.  as always, all opinions are my own.