September 30, 2014

ORC- One Room Challenge Time!

It's that time again! Can you believe it? Time to whip that bothersome space into shape in six weeks! We all have that room or area in our home, right? And even though I'm in a one bedroom apartment, I still have the perfect space that's just waiting for a little design deadline push. If you're not sure what the One Room Challenge is, be sure to read what the amazingly talented Linda  has in store for us this time! Here is a great outline of the challenge.


For the last One Room Challenge, I made over my home office in our old house. We actually found out we were moving halfway through the challenge, but I was so consumed with the project that I finished it anyway, and it turned out to be one of my all time favorites!






You can check out the full reveal here.

It was one of my most popular posts of all time- you guys loved it! And since I got so much great feedback, I'm definitely doing it again. The challenge starts THIS THURSDAY (October 2nd), so make sure to tune back in to find out which room I'm taking on! (you have about a one in five chance of guessing it...which one do you think it is?)

So, will you join me? Can you make over an entire room in six weeks? Let me know in the comments if you plan to join so I can follow along!
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September 29, 2014

Our Weekend.

Hi friends! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Nick and I have been trying to soak up every single minute of our weekends here in the city. There is always something to do, somewhere to go, someone to see. We had a really mild summer, which is super uncommon for DC. I hope that that translates into the Fall, and that it doesn't get too cold too quickly! 

It was nice and warm on Saturday, so we decided to hit up a craft fair at Union Market. They turned the parking lot into a giant tented venue with booths filled with locally made items. It was like shopping on Etsy! There were also dozens of food trucks and beer stands, which always makes everything better.


I was good and didn't buy anything but a green juice. How come they always taste so much better out then when I make them at home?


We meandered over to Union Station because Nick had never been. It's a train station that has stores and restaurants similar to a small airport, but it's in a pretty building! Also, it's home to the only Bojangles in DC, which is obviously priority numero uno to these North Carolinians.


We spent the rest of the afternoon laying on a blanket under a tree by the river. It was lovely!


And the sunsets...I like 'em.



On Sunday, we headed to brunch with friends at our favorite local coffee shop/ restaurant/ bar, The Coupe. I recently started another round of Whole 30 (read all about my past experience with the program here), so I didn't have anything to exciting.


Nick and I then hit up the local park to play some tennis. We used to play all the time (for fun, of course) in college, so it was nice to get back out there!


And then, to come full circle, we got food to go and then headed back out to the river to watch the sunset. 


Which, as it turns out, was even prettier than the day before, I couldn't stop taking pictures, I probably have a thousand photos of sunsets on my phone, and I can't bring myself to delete them. Maybe I'm an oddly specific photo hoarder?



I hope you and yours had a great weekend! What did you get up to- anything exciting? We watched How to Get Away with Murder on Hulu this weekend, and I'm hooked. Did you catch the season premier? It's similar to Scandal, which I'm also obsessed with. But that probably has something to do with Jake Ballard.



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September 23, 2014

Popsugar September Must Have Box

Do you subscribe to any special monthly boxes? I'm a huuuuge makeup junkie, so I subscribe to both Birchbox and Ipsy. Getting these boxes in the mail is always such a treat! I love having something to look forward to every month, so when Popsugar asked if I wanted to review their September Must Have Box, I jumped at the chance!



The first item that I pulled out of the box was my absolute favorite: the Modal Gradation Scarf in Raisin.

tilo scarf, $125

I wore it the first day I got it! It's so soft, and the colors are great for Fall.


Next up, Oribe Superfine Hairspray. Very light and smells amazing.

Oribe hairspray, $21.50

I desperately needed a new pair of earbuds, so these Nicole Miller ones couldn't have come at a better time! They come with three different sized rubber ends so you can choose the right size. I must have small ears because I can never get the ones that came with my iPhone to fit correctly.

earbuds. $20

You know how much I love Rifle Paper Co., right? You probably do too. They partnered with Garance Dore to create this adorable set of note cards, of which I can never have enough.

Rifle Paper Co. notecard set, $18

I love writing with pencils, and these are cute and come with their own sharpener.

Letter C Design Gold Foil Pencils, $5

My other favorite thing in this box was the big bag of Ghirardelli chocolate squares. If you ever see these in the store, buy them immediately.


I opened them right away just for a taste test. You know, for research. 


On a healthier note, the box also included a raw almond brownie. I haven't tried it yet, but it since I started a new round of Whole 30 this week, I'm sure it will come in handy soon!

Urban Remedy Brownie, $6

As a little surprise, this box also included a little something extra...a $20 Nike giftcard!



I was never sure if I wanted to pay $39.99 a month for a subscription box, but this confirmed that it's pretty great. I think it's worth it for the scarf alone!

If this is something you'd be interested in (if you're a human being that loves scarves and chocolate), head to Popsugar to sign up! And as a little bonus, Popsugar is offering $10 off a three month subscription to Burlap and Lace readers! Use code SEPT14SELECT to get the discount.

Have you subscribed to anything else that I should know about? I'm hooked. Tell me everything!


I am a member of POPSUGAR Select Home. POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
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