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happy face

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everything had happy faces on it?ok, maybe that would get creepy, but i like these metal dustpans i saw at Cost Plus World Market– they aren’t available online, but they were in store, for $9.99
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must have more!

i mentioned this on its(k)notwood, but this site just makes me happy everytime i go to it. i know its been around for years, but… its friday, so…let’s do it again! click here.
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While you were out: episode 3

So the saga continues… i know i mentioned in my last WYWO post that i was going to reveal the final room– but i figured maybe i should mention what the original plan was first- The only requirements that i was given was that I try to keep as much furniture as possible, and that my mom liked the idea of using pinks and lavendars. much to the worry of my father. anyways,before doing anything i had to find s
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mouthwash

i have a mundane problem i’m throwing out there to blog-land…i recently bought this large economy size bottle of Mouthwash, cuz.. well… it was on sale and really was such a good deal. the bad thing is that its huge, and although it does come with handle inserts, its really kinda ugly and difficult to use since its so bulky. i’d like to transfer some of it into a smaller container, and was look
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cup of joe

I’ve noticed both Burger King and Mc Donalds have been trying to hype up their regular coffee. And actually, my mom swears by Micky D’s coffee, she says its the best- now granted- i’m more prone to the latte, but i have been drinking more regular “joe”.. and i am by no means a connossieur, but i do love the cups that BK is using. They’re so simple and bold and the brown with the da
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Life Size

Another book i bought recently is LifeSize by Hyperkit, which is published by Victionary. For all of you more graphically inclined, this is really an amazing collection of images and objects- all of which are represented in their “actual size”- What makes it so… happy mundane, is that its really all everyday objects, and also explores our perception about scale- its so interesting to see them juxtap
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Blue Monday #5: essential home dishes

In addition to Martha world, Kmart also has their line called Essential Home- which, i guess, is their way of covering all their bases (ie. more contemporary styles) that Martha doesn’t- One of the best things about the Essential Home line is their “Chromatherapy” line- I recently bought their 16pc dinnerware set- and i love it- the bowl is in my header image- (obviously i bought the aqua colorway)
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While you were out : part 2

so the first thing i wanted to do with my parent’s “while you were out” was remove the awful mandatory-seems-like-every-asian’s-parents-home-has-one-80’s- halogen torch light- looking for options, i really liked this tripod lamp from Design Within reach– but… at $648, that would be half my budget- so… i then came across this one from CB2– which at $189- was a lot
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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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