as GOLD as it gets

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house project: guest room

One of our first major projects was tackling our fourth bedroom…the guest room. It was a horrid color of yellow and needed some serious TLC and I needed to make our smallest bedroom look bright to appear as large as possible. See before and after below!guest room before and afterIMG_8179paint: pale oak by benjamin moore, bedding: hey y’all pillow, custom pillows, bedspread, art: home good clearance findIMG_8182a few TJ Maxx findsIMG_8190I love how much Benjamin Moore’s Pale Oak brightened the room!IMG_8186

I think its a huge improvement from the yellow and we are so excited to have our first guest come this week!


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we’re buying a house!

We are most of the way through buying our first house…we were in the process to buy another house earlier in the year and it fell through so fingers crossed things go much smoother this time. I’ve been pinning a ton (follow me here). I’m really looking forward to decorating my new house!

I’ve been pinning a ton of navy, grey and bright whites.

new house inspiration

Can’t wait to take this from pinterest to house projects!


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the lost art of printed photographs

Remember when we used film instead of memory cards?! I have to admit I take a ton of photos but they all tend to live on my computer and I never get around to printing them. I mean, for one thing, where am I going to put all of these pictures?

I have some pictures from our last trip to OBX that I need to get printed and I’m so glad I got an email reminder about how affordable it is to do on Shutterfly.

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Thank you for sponsoring this post Shutterfly! 


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bedside table styling (avoiding the clutter)

Let’s just say my bedside table hardly/rarely/never is free of clutter it just somehow always accumulates things! In an effort to keep my two cats (Martha Washington + Betsy Ross) from knocking things off to get to the coveted window I’m trying to stay a bit more organized.

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In my dream world I’d always have this Lemon Mint Leaf candle from Bath & Body Works burning (or their eucalyptus mint), my jewelry would stay organized and my nail polish would stay contained…none of which usually happens.

I am utterly obsessed with my new pineapple ring holder from Charming Charlie! It helps keep clutter at least moderately organized where I can easy grab something or fling it right off as I’m settling down for the night.

Anyone else have a horrible time keeping their bedside table organized or am I alone?


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princeton : the farmhouse store

We found the cutest store in Princeton! The Farmhouse Store is located in Palmer Square right next to the parking garage and Mediterra restaurant. We never park on that side of the garage so I haven’t never seen it before. I am literally kicking myself for not knowing about it. Browsing around I found so many wonderful pieces and Paula who was working was so kind and helpful.

First a look around…

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They have tons of amazing items, candles, pillows, scarves, knick knacks that are adorable and rustic without looking at all cheesy. But what is most impressive is their furniture. You can see a table a little bit here and the large hutch in the background. To quote their brochure, “At The Farmhouse Store, we honor the great heritage of the American settlers who first timbered this land by reclaiming antique barnwood to create beautiful furniture built to enjoy forever.”

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I found this perfect haven while waiting for JPS to get off of work, I couldn’t believe we had ever seen it before. I loved this New Jersey pillow – it even has a heart over where we live! After we met up he wanted to see the shop and he thought we needed to buy it!

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We can’t wait to come back after we buy our first house (!!!!) to buy some one of a kind timeless furniture. I also can’t wait to purchase some candles – fresh thyme, heirloom tomato… that is central New Jersey!

the farmhouse store princeton, nj | as GOLD as it gets blog
the farmhouse store princeton, nj | as GOLD as it gets blogIf you are in Princeton you absolutely need to stop by!
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p.s. doesn’t our new pillow look darling?