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spice is nice

i love these stackable plastic spice containers at Container Store… simple yet functional.
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Walmart continued…

So i recently posted about how Walmart is beginning to change their home dept. This is apparently all part of a new campaign to “Look beyond the basics”– and i think its pretty well done. I’m sure the big wigs at Walmart are feelin’ the pressure from Target’s uber cheap chic-ness- They now have this whole in-store brand called “Home Trends” that is suprisingly pretty go
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del taco chairs

i don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but at Del Taco, the chairs have a cactus design on the back. I realize that they’ve had these chairs since 2000, when they revamped their stores with their newer “fiesta” look, which.. um… yeah… I guess makes work it Del Taco- but i really appreciate the fact that someone thought to make the back of the chairs like cactus. kinda bad, but
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yummy.

Been buried in work, so I got a treat today. fruit flavored mochi is pretty and yummy. pretty yummy!
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what time is it?

Stopped by the local Ikea, looking for a light for my office/library area, but of course got completely side-tracked, and ended up in the clock section- not that i need a new clock, but if i did- there are some really great options: loved the SLABANG ($12.99) it has a rubber shell that is oh so mo-derne….also came in lemon yellow, but preferred this cool grey/taupe color….and I’m also a big fan of t
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While you were out. episode #1

So… I recently took some “before and after” pics of a “project” my parents gave me. My parentals recently had their home re-carpeted and the inside walls repainted. Now, being that i am their only son (let alone only child), and i work in design, they asked me to help with the daunting task of redecorating. This was a good and bad thing. On the one hand, I was able to play decorator with
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Home is where the Heart is

i recently got this new book, by Ilse Crawford. Ilse, if you didn’t already know, is an internationally celebrated designer with a trackrecord that is just “wow”, has a company called stuidolise, and was the launch editor to British Elle Decoration (aka. the Bible). so… she’s gots it goin’ on and has mad style- ummkay? But sadly, i must admit- i had no real clue about her until rec
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Blue Monday #4: flocked pillow

I have a problem. i’ll admit it. i have waaay too many pillows (and vases…and…) and i can’t stop buying them. i have them everywhere. upstairs, downstairs…. everywhere. I bought this pillow at Target, a couple weeks ago. Of course, I don’t need ANOTHER pillow, but it was so beautiful that i was powerless. it’s faux suede with a flocked design, and it was only $14.99- they had
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mundane aesthetic #2: lets go outside

sunny morning in the OC.outside on my patio.appreciating the plants that i haven’t killed.(yet…)
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beautiful day for OJ

nothin’ like a nice tall glass of Orange Juice to start your morning- and today in southern cali is another classic beautiful morning. sun is up and its my favorite time of day in my house, because the light shines in and just fills up the space. unfortunately that is also because i still don’t have proper curtains. but i digress. i really enjoy Tropicana‘s latest bottle for its “Pure premium&
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