Entries from December 6th, 2013

my style: desert romp

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Happy Friday!

Jumper by Flynn Skye (from Principessa) // Hat by Brixton (from Individual Medley) // Belt from Club Monaco // Sandals by Sam Edelman // Rings by LFrank Jewelry & Melissa Joy Manning 

Home for the Holidays – Campbell’s Homestyle Soup Pinterest Contest!

If you’ve been following me on Pinterest you may notice I am starting to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a little round-up of a few of my favorite pins that are getting me nostalgic and feeling festive for the holidays.

home for the holidays contest // campbell's homestyle soup // smitten studioI haven’t lived in Michigan for 8 years, but every time the holidays come around I head back home to the “Mitten State” and to the snow, my family, and my oldest friends. It’s the time of year that you get to slow down and enjoy each others company, take part in traditions and start new ones. You know I am BIG on traditions, so I get a little extra giddy decorating the tree with my mom, taking time to play in the snow until you can’t feel your nose and then warming up by a crackling fire, getting overzealous over board games, and baking traditional holiday treats together. I CAN’T WAIT!

And now here’s your opportunity to get home for the holidays…

I’m partnering with Campbell’s Homestyle soup this holiday season for the Campbell’s Homestyle Takes You Home Pin it to Win it sweepstakes. Check out their video here and then visit CampbellsHomestyle.com from now until 12/16 for a chance to win one of fifteen $500 airline gift cards to help you get home!

To enter select a photo on CampbellsHomestyle.com that reminds you of home (or you can upload one of your own images), then enter your email address, and lastly pin the photo that you picked to your Pinterest board of choice. Easy peasy… good luck!!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Campbell’s Homestyle Soup

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home progress: kitchen cabinets

Picking up where I left off with the kitchen, we had just installed the countertops & backsplash and were eagerly awaiting our SemiHandmade doors & drawer fronts. Well, I was beyond ecstatic that they arrived just in time for Thanksgiving and I am freaking out over how good they turned out.

cabinet doors by SemiHandmade // smitten studioLike I mentioned before, SemiHandmade is a company that makes high quality custom doors and drawer fronts to fit Ikea cabinetry. This allows you to get the look of a custom kitchen for less. The style that we chose is called the DIY Shaker, which is one of the options they offer that comes unstained/unpainted. The picky color fiend in me was thrilled because it meant I got to choose the exact hue I wanted.

cabinet doors by SemiHandmade // smitten studioAll the sordid details, a little blood, sweat, & (happy) tears, and more photos after the jump…


from the weekend: joshua tree road trip

12.01.13weekend - joshua treeThis weekend Rupe and I jumped in the car and headed over to Joshua Tree for a little adventure and outdoor time.  It was a lovely way to end the holiday weekend. More on the trip soon!

Images by me via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)