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    July 20, 2009
    Dandelion Duvet Set At Target

    I love this time of the year because you can usually find reasonably priced bedding items thanks to all the kids going to college. Thanks for going to college, kids, I’m getting a new duvet cover and some new sheets! What I’m especially digging: the dandelion duvet cover at Target.


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    July 17, 2009
    For Good Measure

    If I ever get the chance to just relax on the weekend, I really enjoy baking. This weekend, I’m thinking about making this Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Fudge recipe I found on The Kitchn. Which is also where I found the link to this fabulous looking graduated measuring cup. The largest measure I have only holds three cups and looks no where near this fabulous.


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    July 16, 2009
    Pressing Matters

    I’ve been using a French Press for a few years now. It didn’t start as a rebellion against machine-brewed java. It was an issue of technological ineptitude. Every coffee maker I’ve ever owned has somehow malfunctioned. And if there’s one thing I can’t take in the morning, it’s ruining a cup of coffee on my way out the door. But now that I have the press, I realize that the brew does indeed taste better – less bitter. So if you’ve been looking for an excuse to try one of these babies out, now is your perfect chance because this little red one is pretty darn adorable.

    PS – I just realized this is the second Urban Outfitters post of the day. They’ve really beefed up their home decor department lately.


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    July 16, 2009
    Danish Modern Table At Urban Outfitters

    I adore the sleek look of this Danish Modern coffee table. At only $180, I think it’s a steal! Here’s the page at Urban outfitters.


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    July 15, 2009
    Everybody Loves J-E-L-L-Y

    The subject of windchimes recently came up and I have found that a lot of people really hate them. I’ve even heard of people who refused to buy a house because a neighbor had too many windchimes. Now, personally, they don’t really get to me. In fact, some of them are quite pretty. But I’ve never put any up for fear that my neighbors (and I live in a pretty high-density area) will be annoyed. On the other hand, these beautiful ceramic jellyfish from Mud Puppy can be hung inside or out, have hemp tentacles which dance in the breeze and are absolutely soundless.


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    July 14, 2009

    Here’s a great idea that isn’t for sale. Yet. Hopefully someone will decide to mass-produce this. Hopefully it will be Target. Because I, for one, am really sick of having to lug my ironing board out of the back of the closet.

    Via ModFruGal


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    July 13, 2009
    Floating Shelves

    The SALKIM floating shelf is one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a while. The modular hanging shelves combine to make what I’d call a library mobile.

    The product is from Germany, but it looks like they will ship here if you contact them via email. Which probably means it will be really expensive. Too bad.


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    July 11, 2009
    Mid-Century Couch Repair

    I absolutely love the midcentury style of this couch. I have a Danish modern chair that would match it perfectly. Nessaneko over at Saucy Help on LiveJournal bought this couch when it was in terrible condition and restored it. There are several pics and commentary over at the post, check it out!


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    July 10, 2009
    Marble Slipper Chair

    I keep toying with the idea of a pair of slipper chairs for my home office, but never quite get to the buying phase. I guess that I haven’t seen much upholstery that I like. I want some color, but I’m picky about pattern and not inclined to buy a floral or anything too over the top. This might be a nice option. And, right now, it’s one of the pieces Urban Outfitter is offering with free shipping.

    Marble Slipper Chair, $350


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    July 10, 2009
    How To Build An Eames Shell Chair
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