Jewelry Dreams Come True

First ImageEver felt like you want to buy a black velvet choker but don’t want to waste money on a fleeting trend? Or maybe you’ve been coveting a long, drapey necklace but don’t have a couple hundred dollars to drop. Orrr maybe you just love jewelry. Whatever the case may be, I have found the solution for all and I am seriously so excited.

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Introducing: Rocksbox, a service that sends you the sweetest little packages filled with stunning jewels that you can wear, show off, and then send back once you’re ready. Truth be told, I had heard about Rocksbox about a year ago and always thought about subscribing but never quite pulled the trigger. Then, as if by magic, the girls over at Rocksbox reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try it out, share about it if I love it, and then sign up. Of course, it was a no-brainer.

Since I have pretty specific taste when it comes to jewelry, I was little nervous that I wouldn’t love what they sent me. But thanks to the little style survey + wish list they have you complete, they were able to see exactly what I was looking for. About a week after filling out this information, I got the cutest package in the mail. Every little detail blew me away–from the ribbon to the tissue paper to the personalization and finally to the quippy quotes. Everything was right up my alley.

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Now, all I have to do is wear my three beautiful pieces and return them when I’m all set. As soon as I return them, my next package will come to me. Jewelry lovers, rejoice.

Tricks of the Trade: The Pantry

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Let me let you in on a few secrets: 1) my kitchen pantry is more of a cabinet and 2) the top few shelves cannot be reached without standing on top of the counter. As such, I had to get pretty smart as I crafted a foolproof plan to store all of my dried foods. Here’s what I did:

  • Bottom shelf: Short items, on-the-go snacks that I reach for on a daily basis.
  • Second shelf: Dinner foods, such as pastas, soups, and rice. I also reach for these quite often.
  • Third shelf: Tall items, like big cracker and cereal boxes.
  • Fourth shelf: Teas, coffees, etc. I don’t reach for these as much so they can live on a higher shelf.
  • Top shelf: Baking items and wines. I bake about once a month so it felt right to keep these ingredients up high.

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What’s your pantry strategy? Share in the comments!

Wish List: Hanging Planters

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Every space needs a little greenery in it. Not only do plants and flowers brighten up a room, but they add life to it. While I have a few potted plants and little succulents sprinkled throughout my apartment, I don’t have any hanging planters. So, they’re currently on my wish list and I’m looking for inspiration everywhere.

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Photos from: Pinterest.

P.S. Check out this post for green thumb tips.

Switch It Up

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Think about it: We don’t eat the same food every day nor do we wear the same clothes every day. At least in my house, I try to rotate the foods we eat each week so that we don’t grow tired of one of our favorite dishes. So, why don’t we do the same with interior design?

Sure, it’s not reasonable (or affordable) to swap your couch out each month. But, even something as small as a throw pillow change can keep things feeling interesting and fresh. Try it!