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It’s been a pretty crazy week here. I just got back earlier today from a few days in New York City attending the Better Homes and Gardens yearly Style Makeover Event and I am always so honored to be invited. There were about 70 bloggers from varying niches and each year I get the opportunity to go back, I am so appreciative. Today is a mixed bag of topics starting with my Friday favorites from the week, a sneak peek at my stepdaughter’s living room and lastly, but most importantly, my gram.
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Sometimes during the week I come across some amazing deals while hunting down home decor bargains for our own home and a few local design clients I am working with. I am not sure how I ended up helping a few local people with makeovers but it’s fun, I make a little extra cash and it’s nice to do stuff outside of my own house. -ha.
This sisal rug is still on sale (I mentioned it last week) and it’s amazing. A 6×9 rug is only $170.00 and that’s a great deal for a large neutral rug.
Image via Wayfair
My stepdaughter’s mom ordered this rug above for their dining room that we are also making over and I think it’s going to look great. Did you see the living makeover we are doing in their living room? Here is a sneak peek of the after and this amazing chair from HomeGoods. This room changed dramatically from the before (check out the before room here) and I will be sharing the full reveal on Sunday. So check back first thing Sunday am. UPDATE: Full Makeover Here
The pillow and throw are also from HomeGoods. We decided on a steal gray and yellow color scheme with pops of color through decorative accents. The gorgeous complimentary rug is from Annie Selke and is by Dash and Albert. More on the entire room Sunday!
If any of you are interested in a fabulous cocktail dress for the upcoming holidays, my dress is marked down under $100 from Saks and it’s so comfortable. I would never spend full retail on this dress but under $100 is do-able and perfect for the holidays.
I wore this to the cocktail party last night in NYC and the dress is true to size, I am wearing an XS (I am 5’3 and 123 lbs) and the material is gorgeous. The ruffled open shoulder sleeves have a pretty flow to them and are light weight. If you follow us on instagram, you may have seen a few of the stories I posted of the event and this outfit.
My gram is kind of status quo but they are concerned with the amount of fluid she is retaining. She is now taking water pills which basically make her pee 24/7 to help keep the fluid down. They are worried about her lungs filling with fluid which will cause her more pain and more trouble breathing. It seems that her illness/disease is getting worse. It’s no way to live, the way she is currently and I feel so bad for her. She doesn’t even like watching her soap opera’s anymore. They put her on an antidepressant to hopefully help but I am not sure it will. We are looking into ways to get her home for visits via a wheel chair van. She is determined to try and get into the car but she barely could walk 2 steps today without gasping for air so I am not sure the car thing is going to work out. I hate that she is suffering and I wish there was something we could do for her. More to follow soon.