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THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOX

If you’re a follower of my blog, than you are familiar with my monthly series on ‘The Many Uses’. I just love when I come across a decor accessory for the home and can envision using it in more than one way. The benefit of this is, you can repurpose a decor piece rather than buying something new. How many times do we see something in the store and don’t buy it because we think to ourselves that we already have something similar? For example, today I’m talking about The Many Uses of the trending Gold and Glass Shadow Box and while its primary purpose is to hold jewelry and/or mementoes, I found three other ways you can use this item!

THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOX

I recently found this gold and glass shadow box at HomeGoods and I liked that it had two drawers verses the box with lid that is more popular. Like with fashion, decor accessories are also a part of the ever-changing cycle of trends. These modern shadow boxes have been inspired by the antique ones ladies used back in the day to store their jewelry or keepsakes. Since I have a drawer dedicated for my jewelry, I don’t necessarily need it for that reason. Although, I still wanted to buy it because I knew the perfect use for it!

Use #1

THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOX

Whether you have a vanity or not, you can display your most used makeup in a convenient shadow box. The glass allows you to easily grab what you need and the gold frame always adds that glam factor!

Use #2

THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOX

I find that when I’m working at my desk, I always enjoy having treats readily available for me to grab…chocolates are my weakness! Since this box is so pretty, I knew it would make a great complement to my well-dressed desk (when it’s not messy, that is). I get to store my favorite chocolates in the drawers, like these Ghirardelli squares. Have you guys tried their newest flavor for Valentine’s? White Chocolate Creme Brulee…obsessed!

Use #3

THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOX

What a great way to present your guests tea flavor options than in a gold and glass shadow box! If you are a frequent tea drinker, you can easily display this shadow box on your kitchen counter or a dining room buffet. Use a tray to curate all your tea essentials like the shadow box, your teapot, at least 4 tea cups and saucers, sugar bowl, creamer pitcher, and tea stirring spoons.

I hope I’ve inspired you to look pass what an item is intended for and how you can use it in many different ways. Below are a few shadow box options, if you’re on the hunt for one!

THE MANY USES OF THE GOLD AND GLASS SHADOW BOXES

Do you own a gold and glass shadow box? I’d love to know, how do you currently use yours? Share your ideas in the comments section below!

-Featured Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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FRIDAY’S FAVORITE FINDS

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for the wintry snow to go and for the spring season to come. At least I can sprinkle some signs of spring in my home decor. Check out my round-up of favorite finds for this week, which does just that!

FRIDAY'S FAVORITE FINDS

Spring is in the air the moment you walk into the Pier 1 store. They had a wonderful display of decorative reed diffusers with pretty faux flower embellishments. It’s perfect to display in a bedroom or bathroom. I picked up this blue hydrangea diffuser that smells amazing! The fragrance boasts notes of violets, lilacs, jasmine and roses resting on a blanket of ambered musk.

FRIDAY'S FAVORITE FINDS

There were so many decorative diffusers to choose from – like this Magnolia Blooms one and this adorable daisy-top! I decided to get this decorative one from their Honeysuckle collection.

FRIDAY'S FAVORITE FINDS

At first sight, I had to get this Miles Small Marble Bowl with its long-legged brass bird, standing tall over a white marble bowl. This bowl is so versatile – it can be used for so many things! I might just have to include this in my ‘The Many Uses’ blog series!

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The Many Uses: DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN UTILIZE YOUR BAR ESSENTIALS

I recall a few years back when I posted one of my blog series called – ‘The Many Uses’ and I’m bringing it back, y’all! Cause after all, I’m always finding myself using a decor accessory or kitchen essential in a different way than the original purpose it’s intended for.

Today, I’m sharing the many uses on bar essentials, primarily the ‘Wine Rack’ and a ‘Wine Bucket’. Keep reading to see how you can use these items in different ways around your house!

‘The Wine Rack’

The Many Uses: DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN USE YOUR WINE ACCESSORIES

While the product label described this as a wine rack, truth be told when I first laid eyes on it, I automatically thought it was a magazine rack.  I love the gold frame detail and acrylic panels – perfect for showcasing guest towels, a sleep mask, and toiletries your guests may have forgotten!

 

‘The Wine Bucket’

The Many Uses: DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN USE YOUR WINE ACCESSORIES

When it comes to entertaining, I like to use items that relate to the theme.  So if I’m hosting a wine and cheese party, I’ll have more than one wine bottle out for guests to choose from. Therefore, using this slender wine bucket with handles is a great way to display a flower arrangement – coordinates perfectly with the theme.  Another way to use this wine bucket holder is to store your cold ice.  Guests can help themselves when mixing their own cocktail of choice!

I’d like to know – what are some of the ways you would use these two bar accessories?  Let me know in the comments section below!

Cheers!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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FRIDAY’S FAVORITE FINDS: HOME DECOR + WOMEN’S FASHION FROM TARGET

Happy Friday, friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted my ‘Friday’s Favorite Finds’ series and since visiting Target the other day, I was inspired by all the products I saw, I just had to share some of my favorite finds!

I love the collaborations that Target has made with brands like, Project 62 Hearth & Hand and Mossimo. I’m obsessed with the latest decor accessories!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my most recent purchases…this Velour Bench in the prettiest blush color and this Marble Eye Tray. Likewise, I’ve been pretty impressed with some of their clothing and women’s accessories as well!

Take a look at my round-up below of my favorite finds for home decor and women’s fashion.

 

Home Decor

FRIDAY'S FAVORITE FINDS: HOME DECOR & WOMEN'S FASHION FROM TARGET

The biggest trend for home decor and kitchen accessories are gold and marble details. Nothing says high end than gold accents and I’m such a fan! Marble accents are natural, modern, classic and timeless. The combination of the two materials are simply elegant!

Shop the Post: {top row}: Marble Top Round Table; Round Vanity Mirror on Marble Stand; {middle row}: Weston Floor Lamp -Project 62; Marble Eye Tray; {bottom row}: Gold Taper Candle HolderGold and Marble Pillar Candle

 

 Women’s Fashion

FRIDAY'S FAVORITE FINDS: HOME DECOR & WOMEN'S FASHION FROM TARGET

Another brand I was excited to see in Target is SugarFix by Bauble Bar! From tassel earrings to statement necklaces, they have a pretty collection to choose from. When it comes to women’s clothing, the biggest trends are bell and ruffle sleeves and faux fur. Included in my favorite finds round-up (shown above), I’ve posted a couple of cozy sweaters that caught my eye! And for weekend wear, how cute are those sneakers?! I’m also a big fan of using a stylish backpack when running errands on the weekends – it’s so easy and convenient.

Shop the Post: {top row}: Sugarfix by BaubleBar Layered Gold Choker with Bow; {middle row}: Under One Sky Women’s Black Backpack; Cozy Cardigan with faux fur pockets; {bottom row}: Deena Sneakers Jogger; Black Chenille Ruffle Sleeve Pullover

What are some of your recent Target favorite finds?

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A PERSONALIZED ONE-OF-A-KIND YANKEE CANDLE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

A YANKEE CANDLE PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

A YANKEE CANDLE PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

Last night we hosted our first holiday dinner party. We are normally the ones finding gifts for the host/hostess but this time, it was the other way around. One of our guests is a florist so we received a beautiful floral bouquet that complimented the holiday color scheme in our decorated living room. Another friend gifted us with a personalized gift that I was so touched by, I had to share with you in today’s post! After pulling out this Yankee Candle from the gift bag, I noticed the image and I automatically thought to myself this picture looks so darn similar to my Christmas tablescape...I quickly realized, it was my tablescape!! I text our friend right away to thank her for such a thoughtful gift. She knows how much I LOVE decorating and styling tablescapes and since I just posted the dining room, from our holiday home tour – it was perfect! I have to say that seeing this image on the candle with the message that reads: ‘At Christmas, All roads lead home’ was so fitting with the ceramic house I have on my tablescape!

The candle’s delicious fragrance smells like a combination of peppermint and vanilla. I have a feeling I won’t want to light up the candle too much to the point that it burns out because this is a definite keepsake I will want to treasure for years to come! If you’re looking for a personalized gift for a friend, co-worker, or family member, use a photo you know they love and have it printed on a candle…I’m sure they will love it as much as I love mine!

*This post is not sponsored by Yankee Candle.

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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