Threshold at Target

Who doesn't love Target? I believe most of have been fans of Target for sometime now, but boy, I think most interior design junkies are loving Target a bit more these past couple years.
With the addition of several big name designer products rolling through, including my favorites, the Nate Berkus line, Smith and Hawken, the new Feed line, and now the Threshold line that has been pushing out some great products as of late!

Here are some Threshold products that have caught my eye recently.

Great, current products that are pretty darn reasonable prices! What is your favorite?

Oh, and did you hear about the new Target app? It's called Cartwheel by Target. I just downloaded it, and it's free. It's a mobile coupon book. Check it out.

Have a great weekend.


Kids' Spaces and Linking Up

Go over to Emily's blog today to see some great links of kids' spaces and for a great PB kids giveaway

I will be posting my links of my daughter's room and the girls' shared bathroom.

If you are looking for inspiration for some kids' spaces, definitely hop over to her site and if you enter in the giveaway... good luck!


Dirty Little Secret

So, I have a dirty little secret... and that secret is my shower tile is a mess!

I need to go back and find out exactly when we did our master bathroom but if have to guess I'd say it was at least 6-8 years ago. We jumped on that travertine tile train, that looking back now was probably pulling away from the station.

This was a time when I didn't research materials and didn't think about what was going to be a classic staple element and what was durable and low maintenance.

Not only do I not love the look of the tile anymore, it has also been such a pain to clean! I try to clean "green" as much as possible, but I am about ready to throw a grenade in there.

See the white spotted areas? And the greenish, dark areas around the edges? I've scrubbed and cleaned and can't get it looking new again.

I am hoping one of you readers may have jumped on that travertine train as well, and can give me some tips on how to get this looking good again.

In the meantime, I will dream of other beautiful bathrooms. Ones that I think will last the test of time.




All of these bathrooms are a little different but in my opinion they all are using elements that won't look dated 5-15 years from now.

Tile, flooring, and countertops for either bathrooms or kitchens are a big commitment and usually come with a big price tag. It's not like paint where you can change it quickly if you don't like it.
Trust me, do your research. Look for durability, low maintenance, pet or kid friendly (if you have either of those), and be careful of color choices as well. Remember this is will be a color that will be there in your bathroom or kitchen for quite sometime, so be sure you absolutely  love that color from the depth of your soul or pick a neutral and add color in accessories or paint. Paint and accessories can easily be changed down the road if you do suddenly decide you hate the latest color trend.

Have you ever made a mistake on purchasing a big item for your home that you regret now? Please. let's dish!


Tranquil Teen Room

While my daughter #2 is away on an exciting trip to China, I have been able to get into her room, clean, organize, and add a few touches. Guess it takes a child to leave the country to get stuff done huh?

Since this will only stay clean for a little while, until she returns, I thought I'd finally get around to taking photos of her room for posterity.

We have three daughters, and live in a three bedroom home. The two youngest daughters  (now 14 and 12) shared a very large room from the birth of the youngest until about a year and a half ago, when our oldest who is now 22 moved out on her own. {gulp}

When she moved out, I thought there would be bickering between the younger two on who would have the large room all to themselves but surprisingly my middle daughter wanted the smaller room. Okay....

So, we redid the room for her and it is now complete.... I think.

Of course, this is not entirely the way I would like to have decorated the room, but this child has very specific wants, and it is her room after all. When I walk into this room, I do feel very calm (except for when there are clothes scattered all over and homework, books, papers littering the floor). It has a very tranquil feeling and for this child, it is exactly what she needs!



Pretty simple and that's the way she likes it. I adore the colors, but wished she had let me have chosen different drapes and added more to the walls or add in more colors. I'd also like to add a big area rug under her bed to add another color and pattern, and I'd even like to switch out her shades on her lamps. Hopefully some crown molding will be added as well. Maybe in time she'll let me play around a little more with her room.
Other than the occasional tornado that she creates in her room ( like most teenagers), she doesn't like a whole lot of knick-knack type stuff. As I helped her do this room, I found out that she gets overwhelmed with too many things in her room, so we kept it very simple. And for this small space of a bedroom, we couldn't really add too much else anyways.
Where is her dresser, you may be wondering... it just happened to be the perfect size to slip into her closet. The only dilemma we had with that was where to put her shoes?  The toy box  chest at the foot of her bed is now where her shoes are thrown into and has worked out great. I am actually hoping to have a cushion custom made to put on top of the chest.
Little details about her room:
Paint color: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
Headboard: Pier One
Duvet cover, shams and drapes: Zgallerie
Sheets: PB Teen
Throw pillows: PB Teen
Desk: Best Buy (online) rather cheap one though, if done over I would of stepped up and paid for a higher end one.
Chair and slipcover: Pottery Barn
Nightstands and lamps: Target
Toy box/chest: Crate and Barrel
She added shells from one of our trips to Hawaii, and the photo on the wall was a photo we took on our most recent trip to the Big Island. The London pillow was a nod to one of her favorite boy bands, One Direction and also singer, Ed Sheeran.
Anyway, that's the scoop on her room. Next up will be the room of daughter #3 and revamping it now that she's got the BIG O' Room to herself. Hopefully, I will have photos before too long.

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