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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017- Home

July 21, 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet…. it’s time! Now open to everyone and their Mom! I wait all year for this sale and I have to say it has not disappointed.

Fortunately for you, we’ve done all the hard work and rounded up our favorites. We found some amazing home products for you below! This is a great opportunity for you to add some fun and unexpected pieces to your home decor. Neon sign? Yes Please!

If you haven’t already check out our fashion post here! Now get to shopping!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

July 19, 2017

It’s Christmas in July again! Which means it must be time for Nordstrom Anniversary! Pre-sale ends today and open season begins on Thursday. Sales for everyone! They have a really great selection of wardrobe staples for fall as well as some really trendy options. While several items have started to get the dreaded “SOLD OUT” tag, there are still a lot of amazing deals in all sizes.

I rounded up some of my favorites from the sale for you below! Check them out and let me know what you think! Any personal favorites for you?

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June Favorites

June 6, 2017

June Favorites

I can’t believe summer is finally here (ok I know not technically but come on! June starts summer!). I feel like I’ve been waiting for the pool to open for centuries. Alas, here we are! We’ve enjoyed the past couple weekends spent outside with friends and working on some new landscaping.

The hubs and I are headed to Santa Rosa Beach in a couple weeks to spend some time with family and for some much needed R&R. I FINALLY got a new car after 15 years of driving the old cavalier so we are excited to make the trip in comfort and with electric windows 😉 If you’ve never visited 30A in Florida, I highly recommend checking out the area. It’s definitely a different vibe than other parts of the state which is really unique and beautiful.

Check out some of our favorites we’ve rounded up, sure to make your June waaaaaay more fun!

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Oscar Update!

April 25, 2017

Believe it or not, my puppy is a big boy. We all made it through in one piece. Oscar is 10 months old now and weighing in at a whopping nine and a half pounds. He’s yuge. He’s also adorable, sweet, cuddly, tough and curious. Pretty much the best dog in the whole world. Oscar10Months1Oscar10Months9
Raising an 8-week old puppy is no walk in the park. There were many hours spent crying, missing my life without responsibility, wishing my fingers weren’t chew-toys and disliking the fact I had to take him outside every hour to potty. But in hindsight, it was worth every struggle. I couldn’t love Oscar more if I tried. He is so smart and loving. Watching him grow and learn has brought such joy to my life.

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If I can give any advice for new puppy parents it would be to go to training classes as soon as you can. You can find some really affordable options that last for 5 or 6 weeks and have different levels based on age. I am so glad we did this with Oscar. Not only was it a great bonding experience, but you’d be surprised how much puppies learn that early. We spent time introducing him to sounds and textures that might scare a little puppy. It’s also great for socialization with other dogs. Mitch and I learned some great techniques to continue training at home which has been a lot of fun. Plus we had this pooch potty trained by 13 weeks!

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I’d like to end this post by saying dogs are great and you need one. Go check out your local shelter and bring yourself home a pooch! Also, if you’re considering having kids…… try the puppy first. Great training……

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Do you already have a sweet little doggie? Tell us all about your special pup in the comments!

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April Favorites

April 12, 2017

I’m so excited it’s April! Trees are starting to bloom, everything is green and lush, my tulips have already been eaten by rabbits, LIFE IS GREAT! Plus it’s my birthday month so I’ve already started celebrating. Nothing too crazy. I bought myself a bag of candy, took a bath, spent too much time watching TV and started planning my birthday trip to Nashville!

We’ve only been to Nashville once (well maybe twice) while we were passing through on our way to Georgia and then I suppose we went again on our way back. We stopped at Pinewood Social which was so amazing. The decor is incredible and who doesn’t love bowling while they eat delicious southern food! On our way back home we stopped at The Dog of Nashville for bacon wrapped hot dogs and fried Oreo’s. Such a fun time! I can’t wait to go back for a long weekend at the end of the month.

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Best Indoor Planters for Minimalists

April 3, 2017

Our favorite Minimalist Planters

I have a confession to make. I can’t stop buying house plants. Seriously, I have so many of them and none of them have planters. It got so bad that I had to make a side trip to our local nursery to buy plastic plant saucers just so I could water them. Lucky for you I put together some of my favorite modern minimalist planters so you don’t get stuck in my situation.

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for neutrals but I love to change things up with different textures and materials. Metals and woods can really jazz up an otherwise boring flower pot. Some of my favorite places to look are West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Target and Etsy. You can also check out the options available where you buy your plants, sometimes they will have some really unique selections. While you’re there you should also see if they have any fun classes you can sign up for. Rolling Ridge Nursery near my house has some really cool terrarium making classes that they offer.

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Napa

March 22, 2017

After a few days spent in San Francisco, we headed to Napa for a couple days. My cousin Melissa is a winemaker there so we got the royal treatment! We slipped up to Sonoma for a couple hours to check it out. The drive from Napa to Sonoma is insane! We got to drive around the Sonoma square and look at the cute shops and restaurants. I would love to come back to see more of the area. After that we made the trip to Petaluma to go to Lagunitas for dinner and drinks. We have spent a considerable amount of time at the Lagunitas in Chicago, so we were really excited to check out the OG.

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San Francisco

March 20, 2017

Mitch and I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip to San Francisco to visit family. It was the trip of a lifetime! I couldn’t imagine a better vacation. Time spent with family, beautiful scenery and the most incredible food! We even made a trip up to Napa and Sonoma but more about that in the next post.

I have been lucky enough to visit San Francisco several times in my life. It’s been quite a while since my last trip, and I was so lucky to show Mitch why I loved it so much. My Aunt and Uncle met us at the airport, and without wasting any time, we headed straight to the Golden Gate Bridge. Wouldn’t it be cool if those people in the picture below were us? No idea who they are. Anywho, it was such a beautiful day! Unseasonably warm and hardly any fog. There was also a really cool art exhibit going on at a building where we stopped to view the bridge so we checked that out as well.

We stopped and met my cousin for lunch, walked around Mission for a bit and then headed to Benecia (where my Aunt and Uncle reside) for a delicious homemade dinner which included Raclette. I’m officially obsessed with Raclette now, thanks Aunt Maureen!

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Chinchilly & Co’s Favorite Pumpkin Beers for Fall

October 27, 2016

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Mitch and I are lucky enough to live in one of the best neighborhoods that every existed and let me tell you, we know how to celebrate Halloween. It usually starts with a movie outside for the kids followed by chili, candy and lots of pumpkin beer!  We always have such a great time and this year it looks like it might also be quite warm (which is definitely a first).

So, as Halloween and Thanksgiving quickly approach, I thought it best to do a roundup of the pumpkin beers. I know, you’re welcome. It’s tough work but someone has to do it! I enlisted the help of my husband Mitch, a beer connoisseur of sorts, to pick his favorites. Just another way to enjoy the familiar feelings of fall and get your drink on.

Whether you plan to carve pumpkins or have a nice selection of seasonal beers for your thanksgiving feast you should plan on giving these a try. I mean you should probably try them all out before hand, you know just research’s sake. I hope you like the selection we’ve picked! Let us know which one is your favorite! Continue Reading