MusingsAugust 5, 2020

It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To

So, I don’t know about you but I’m having this crushing feeling that the world is going to hell in a handbasket right now.  Perhaps it’s the post-partum blues and lack of sleep talking, or the anxiety from a never-ending global pandemic and fiscal crisis, or the fact that I have two…
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FashionJuly 29, 2020

All My Beauty Faves with Nordstrom

Today I partnered with Nordstrom to bring you some of my personal beauty favorites! Nordstrom is a favorite place to get beauty items because the brand variety is really good (and fast shipping and easy returns, which we all appreciate these days when we can’t go to stores freely to test out…
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InteriorsJuly 27, 2020

Just Some Things that Caught My Eye…

Erin here– trying to get back into posting, but my tired brain isn’t ready for witty banter yet :) Just a few new items that I’ve seen that I’ve loved…. links below. XOXO swivel chair pillow entry bench double shade pendant rattan banquette counter stool mercury glass pendant white dining table  rattan…
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Design TipsJuly 22, 2020

Rug Sizing & Layering 101: An Updated Guide!

Molly here! Years before I started working for Erin, I would bookmark her posts and revisit them over and over again when decorating on my own. There are two posts in particular that I returned to often (and still do!) – her Rug Sizing & Layering 101 post from July 2016, and her What, When and Why of Window Treatments post from March 2016.

Even before I sat next to her in our office, I would ask “what would Erin Gates do?” and check the blog for guidance. I have a hunch a lot of you feel the same way, so today I wanted to share an updated rug guide featuring new sources and inspiring images.

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FashionJuly 17, 2020

Fashion Friday: Just Some Cute Summer Looks!

Photo by Anna Kanifatova from Pexels Erin here, with some quick little summer outfits that may perk up your pandemic wardrobe. :) Now that I can shop for normal clothes again, I’ve been looking for quality pieces that are comfy but don’t make me feel like a slob. That seems to be my theme every…
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House & HomeJuly 15, 2020

Getting in on Quarantine Gardening!

Molly again! Last week, I mentioned that we are making a few updates to our home. With two little kids running around, one thing we’re always working on is making our outside space as family-friendly as possible.

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FashionJuly 10, 2020

Fashion Friday: Trend Alert- Smocked Dresses

Erin here! Since I’m deep in baby girl clothes, I’ve found that I’m drawn to old school smocked details… and lo and behold- it’s also a HOT trend for grown ups too this summer! Smocking is forgiving and comfortable, so I am ALL about it. :)  I rounded up some choices for…
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Style SolutionsJuly 8, 2020

Style Solutions: The Long Living Room

Eliza here, stepping in to bring you another Style Solutions – this time, tackling the dreaded long and narrow Living Room. Formal Living Rooms have begun to fall by the wayside. These often tricky to layout spaces, once used for formal entertaining and greeting guests have turned into the dumping ground for spill over storage and poorly proportioned furniture. In most typical, family-oriented homes, you’ll find a Living Room and Family Room – family spaces are often dictated by a TV, but what then dictates the Living Room?

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