Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Valentine's Day Tablescape

Tablecloth (mine is the color blush but that color seems to be sold out)// Placemats + Napkins

Home Stuff:
Ceiling light Fixture// Dining Chairs (fabric is perennials basketweave chalk)

Shop the Items:
I hesitated to title this post 'Valentine's Day' as there is really nothing in this tablescape that makes it 'themey', but I did have Valentine's Day in mind when creating this tablescape! I can't believe we are almost to February! 

As a couple, over the years, my husband and I have instituted the tradition of not going out for actual Valentine's Day. We have had a comedy of errors over the years so no, we always choose to stay in and cook instead! 

I'm not quite sure what we will cook this year! Last year it was a lobster roll and filet with some sides. But we just did something similar for New Year's Eve, so I am thinking maybe scallops! We just love seafood!

We also usually go over to my parents for Valentine's Dinner. They have a tradition of making beef wellington and it's sooooo good! My grammie usually joins us, too, and it's such a nice evening! So we will probably do our own dinner Friday or Saturday before Valentine's Day and then go over to my parent's on the actual holiday which falls on a Monday this year! The Super Bowl is also that Sunday so it will be a lot of eating that entire weekend, hah!!! 

I always make sure to set our table beautifully. Not only do I find joy in setting a table, but I think sitting at a beautiful table while at home makes it feel more special and more occasional! 

Some items to note from this tablescape... 

I love this Wicker Vase it is such a great price for the quality. It's not lined, so I just used a glass vase and set it down inside of the wicker. 

The beautiful scalloped Placemats + Napkins are an Etsy find. The Etsy shop has absolutely gorgeous linens. So many unique prints, colors, and designs. I seriously want one of each! I chose the pattern that I did because I felt like I would get a lot of use out of it. It is navy-based so it will work with all of my blue and white, but there's quite a bit of red which I thought could be cool during the summertime with a red, white, and blue theme. And the pink, I think works for this time of year and Valentine's Day! 

I bought a more affordable light fixture for our dining area from Ballard Designs a year or two ago. It was fine but it just looked cheap to me. I finally decided to upgrade to the one I wanted in the first place (this Ceiling light Fixture). I should have just splurged in the first place. It would have saved the headache of installing and uninstalling the other one! Anyway, it looks SO much nicer than the Ballard Designs one. I am so pleased with it!! 

These Tea Light Holders are such a find. I bought them on a whim a few months ago with nothing particular in mind, but they're so neutral that they work with a lot. I do a lot with taper candles and this is a nice break from those but you could easily mix them in with tapers, too! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tuckernuck Online Sample Sale

Tuckernuck Online Sample Sale

Today is the start of the Tuckernuck Sample Sale and it runs through 1/27 (that's this Thursday)! There will be over 1500 styles deeply discounted- up to 85% off!! 

I got in a few minutes early before 12 to shop and I have to say the sale is SO GOOD. Over 2000 items. However, things were selling out within seconds, so if you get in at noon, move swiftly! 

See below for favorites...

Monday, January 24, 2022

Wish List

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week! Today I'm sharing some things that have caught my eye in the past week or two. We are kind of in that limbo period between winter and spring items from retailers, but I'm actually surprised to see so many cute things out right now. 

I'm already feeling over winter clothing. It'll be necessary here in Pittsburgh through March, though, so I need to work on that, haha!! 

But we are going to Charleston for my sister's bachelorette party at the end of February and then my husband is going to meet me down there after the weekend is over and we are going to spend the week there, just the two of us! I can't wait and am looking forward to at least a bit of warmer weather... basically anything above 20 degrees! So I've been looking for things for that trip!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Dick's Sporting Goods Favorites

Dick's Sporting Goods Favorites

I hopped on a Zoom call earlier this week with Dick's Sporting Goods which is a nationwide sporting goods store. It's based here in Pittsburgh so it is very well known here and where we shop for anything sports-related. I have several friends that work at the corporate office! 

On the Zoom call we were able to see all of that Dick's Sporting Goods has to offer! They carry Carrie Underwood's Brand, Calia, which is a favorite of mine for athletic clothes, but they also carry brands like Nike, Yeti, Adidas, and more! 

My husband is Dick's Sporting Goods obsessed as they have such a big golf selection. They have a one-hour curbside pickup which is amazing and something we have used often. Last winter we needed last-minute ski goggles and used this service and it could not have been more convenient! You truly pull right up to the curb and they bring your items right to your car!

I am sharing some of my favorite items that can be found via Dick's Sporting Goods. Some items of note... these Tennis Shoes are the best and what I have been wearing to Orange Theory. They have a ton of support but are also lightweight and very cushioned. They fit in the rower, too, which is a huge plus! 

I have several of these Sports Bra and they are great basics. I usually wear when working out or skiing. They're very comfortable!

We got this Yeti Cooler as a gift a few years ago and love it. Make sure to get the '18' size because that's the only one that fits a full size bottle of champagne (very necessary, ha!!). 

Thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!

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