Bedroom Design by…Target

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Last week I wrote a post about the 5 unexpected places you can get inexpensive home decor and furniture and Target happened to be on top of the list.  So then an idea came to me to put together a mood board of a bedroom completely supplied by Target and get this… all of the furniture pieces came under $1000.00!

This is just further proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a pretty home, with a little creativity and a couple of bucks, you can be equip with a fancy schmasy home!

For the furniture, I went with walnut sidetables that have a mid-century feel.  The Navy blue tufted bed is all the craze right now and I paired with some geometrical patterned pink and gold pillows and also pulled the color from the modern pink chair.  As you know I love love love pattern and so the zigzag rug and pouf add more dimension with more pattern and texture.

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If you are interested in any of these products from Target, please click on the thumbnails below and it will take you to the product on the Target site.

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The amount of retail therapy I can do at Target is unimaginable and now that I’ve shown you the limitless ways to do so, I hope you can go there and do the same!




5 Unexpected Places to Shop for Home Decor

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I’ve been asked to put a post like this up for the longest but it has taken me a while simply because they’re so many stores that try to do the home decor thing but fall short because quality may not be a strong point.

But have no fear my hunny buns, I’ve got you covered!! As a designer, my constant struggle is to make the budget work for the look my clients want and so my main mission in life is to make the money stretch. So I’ve listed some places that have the quality for their prices…

You are welcome!

 

 

target-logo Target:  Tarjay is well known for selling everything but they come out pretty strong in the home decor section too.  I love Target and all is has to offer, when the family and I go there, there is something for everyone. The decor section is mine and if you can’t find  what your looking for in the store, you will always find it online.  Also, Nate Berkus has a line there that is so fashion and decor forward, that others wouldn’t even think you got it from my favorite red and white store.

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HM Logo  H&M:  Yup that’s right, when H&M started selling home decor, I think I cried tears of joy and even wrote a post about it.  They mostly sell drapes, duvet sets and a lot of design pieces such as throw pillows, and other elements that make your home come to life.  I live for H&M design pieces, cause if you’re on a budget, here is where you can get your money’s worth.

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UO Urban Outfitters: 
I love Urban Outfitters, because of the “off beat” kinda vibe they have.  Its like hipster lane when you shop online or go into their store.  If your the eccentric type and you love eclectic rooms, then UO is the place for you.  I purchased my home office rug from UO for $75 bucks.  I know right?!?

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 Marshalls /TJMaxx:  Brand Sisters of my favorite store (Homegoods) will have you in there not only for some cool fashion pieces but you can also get lucky with great bedding, bathroom and decor pieces. Here’s a #prixtip if you’re in these stores and you see an item like but aren’t sure if you want it, PUT IT IN YOUR CART, I guarantee, if you choose to change your mind, someone could’ve scooped it up within seconds.  Don’t say I never warned you!  I’ve purchased several decor storage pieces from Marshalls and TJMaxx and still have them to this day.

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Amazon Amazon:  Yup, now if you know me you know that I have a sweeet spot for Ammy (their nickname), I simply heart Amazon for all the amazing things they do to my life.  Put it this way, whatever it is that I need that would eliminate my time searching through the aisles of Michaels or Lowes, I’m all over it.  I usually get EVERYTHING from Amazon to help with my DIYs, painting supplies and you guessed it, furniture. They have the best thorough reviews and their return policy is so good that if you don’t like it, you can always return it, especially when you’re a prime member like me.

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A lot of my friends think that you still have to go to places like Ashley’s Furniture or Raymour and Flanigans or even Bobs Furniture to get their entire living room set.  When in fact you will probably end up spending more than you have to and your place would look like a showroom rather than a reflection of your lifestyle and design.  So next time you are looking for some pieces, check out some of these places.

What is your typical “go to” store for home decor?

~Your Prix Girl

 




4th of July Fashion Ideas

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I picked these cuties up for my little one last week and although I don’t typically like the cheesiness that comes along with wearing the american flag as your get up.  I can so appreciate a nod to the stars and stripes, red, blue and white.  So I put together a compilation of the ideas that we can rock this weekend without going to the store to get something with the US Flag on it.  So here are some ideas on how to get your gear set up for this weekend.

When I chose this pic 80% was mainly for this cutie pa tutie, and then 20% for the shirt but the package is just too cute to bypass. right?
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The blue hat and the red shirt is just enough to show your patriotism like this cutie

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I always love a fedora and a shirt with the colors to show the festive side

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If your a low key kinda girl, wear a white dress with your nails making all the statements
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I’m wearing a dress similar to this romper and pairing it with some red lips, nothing says patriotism like blue, white and red lips.
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If you want some sort of pattern but stars aren’t your thing, polka dots will do the job

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Another way to do it without doing it, if you know what I mean.  Is to pair the red shorts with a chambray shirt.

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You can also be a total badass and wear the stripes and the stars and kill the scene like this girl.

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And I’m saving the best MCE’s for last! Look at Mr. West (Yeezy) doing his thing!

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This guys is doing a pretty good job too, I would do away with the sweater cause its too hot but everything else works.

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And if you want to be totally against the grain you can mix match all types of patterns with red white and blue and do it like this.

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All images found on Pinterest

Have a Happy Fourth Everyone and be safe,




My Battle with Lyme Disease

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4th of July is almost here and everyone is ready for the barbeques, pools and just getting a lot of outdoor action this weekend. So with that being said, I’m going to take a second away from all things pretty and let you all know about the importance of Lyme disease and how you can prevent and detect it.  This is in no way to scare you, but to make sure you take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with Lyme disease but prior to finding out, I was fraught with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory loss along with very little will to do as much as get out of bed.

Lyme disease is something that isn’t very evident when it onsets.  However, symptoms start to take effect about a month or so after you’ve been bitten,  you feel pretty tired and foggy most of the time, as for me I would notice that my eyes always felt better closed than open most of the time.

At the time of me having the disease I was in between jobs and finding the right job for me in the middle of the recession was quite difficult and so I contributed my health and melancholy state to depression and nothing else.

When I realized something was extremely wrong was when I was back at working and in the swing of things but I noticed that I couldn’t seem to get my thoughts together, I was lacking concentration and my memory was failing me.

At this point in the game I had also decided that I was going to go to law school (hold your laughter until the end, please) but studying for the LSAT was like catching a rampant buzzing bee between your index and middle fingers in complete darkness (HARD).

Physically, I started to gain weight (but with my track record, could be unrelated to Lyme and just my desire for candy and chips) but another flag was that my periods were off.  So I decided to go to an endocrinologist to see if I had any ailments such as diabetes, thyroid disease or something that was effecting the endocrine system (sound smart right?) I needed answers Stat!!

So the doctor took a plethora of tests and when we reviewed them she said in her non-sympathetic voice “Maybe you should incorporate exercise and you’ll feel much better, you may have something we call chronic fatigue syndrome, but you’re young and it can just be a phase your going though”  Now let me explain, I didn’t mind working out (okay maybe a little) but the energy that I needed to muster up for the gym was non existent.

So I continued to feel the way I did and go through life like this for a while until I had my GYN appointment and he was getting ready to take blood and because I’ll do anything to get out of that, I told him about the blood test I had done a couple of  weeks prior with the endocrinologist and he agreed to take a look.

Days later he called me to ask me, if I’ve taken anything for my Lyme Disease.  Wait What?!? Lyme Disease!!??? I’m gonna kill my husband!! Seriously I briefly felt like this until I consulted Dr. Google and realized I contracted the disease from a blacklegged deer tick.

So days later, I went to my PCP to get treated which was a long dose of strong antibiotics.  Once I completed my medication.  I was still suffering but I was just tired of complaining and figured my symptoms would go away eventually right? WRONG!!

Let’s fast forward to 2011, now 6 months pregnant with my peanut and my new PCP took some blood work and said kindly to me “You have Lyme Disease.” Well needless to say I was hysterical and went batshit. I had so many questions and concerns; Will this do anything to my baby? Am I going to die? Am I going to have this thing forever? All the questions I had, there was no answers and even Dr. Google couldn’t help me this time.  So I was given a pregnancy friendly antibiotic that eventually rid me of the disease FOREVER and of course the baby and I are fine.

So it’s been 4 years without Lyme Disease and I must say that although I don’t have the disease I still feel like I suffer from it. Sometimes I suffer from joint pain and my memory still can be a bit faulty.  I try to not let it get me down because this is my reality and now one of my missions in life is to just make sure I can bring the awareness to others and to be really safe out there.

Lyme Disease: is transmitted by the blacklegged (deer) tick in the northeastern U.S. and upper midwestern U.S. and the western blacklegged tick along the Pacific coast.

These 3 types of  blacklegged deer ticks: They are extremely small and have a  similar size to an oatmeal grain.
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These are the places where deer ticks can be found, but notice their all over the U.S.  their just more prominent in some states than others.

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How to Prevent & Detect Lyme Disease 

Ticks usually live in moist humid environments: 

  • Near Lakes
  • Grassy and Wooded Areas
  • Walking through leaf litter or shrubs
  • If hiking walk the center of the trail to avoid contacts with the ticks.

How to prevent ticks: 

  • Products containing premethrin kill ticks, which you  spray onto your clothing.
  • DEET is for the skin and repellents containing 20% or more can protect you up to several hours

Immediate Signs that you’ve contracted the disease

  • Bullseye like rash
  • Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headache may accompany the rash
  • Headaches, difficulty with concentration, stiffness in joints, fevers, sore throat, speech errors, anxiety, mood swings, irritability and depression.

Hope this helps and that you now know the dangers of Lyme, be safe and have fun this holiday weekend!

 




National Pink Day

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Today is National Pink Day! This is for all of my girls (and guys) whose first favorite color was pink!  I’m not gonna kill you with a whole lot of wording today but instead will immerse you with Pink Greatness!  Pink is such a fun color, and I’ll show how we use it in the home, foot and even on wheels.

Pinkdoor pinknails pinkshoes Pink shoes Pink roses pink lips Pink room pink dresser pink chair pink bag
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Happy National Pink Day!

Hope I made your day just a bit more cheerful!




The Rustic Way

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As I have been working on some projects, I’m becoming more and more drawn to the rustic look.  The textures mixed with contemporary finishes are the best marriage ever.  It reminds me of Johanna Gains of HGTV show Fixer Upper.  She has such a rustic feel in her style but it’s not too overpowering.  You can check her stuff out here.

Here are some images that I have been inspired by.

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The reclaimed wood made into an accent wall can always make a great statement in a guest room, master bedroom or even a family room in a inexpensive way.
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I love what they did with these doors.  This wood was used as a veneer to complete the rustic look

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If you ever wanted to repurpose those cheap mirrors that you could get at bed bath and beyond, you can make one of these babies and make it a statement piece, for your bedroom or living room.

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I love this look in using wooden planks as shelving.

The idea of the rustic look is that it provides the texture that will bring interest and exclusivity but it also can be done in such an inexpensive way.