Once upon a time, long long ago, I did a Friday Favorites series. It consisted of projects and links around the web that I enjoyed. I've decided to revive that series, but I'm switching it up a little. I'll still include amazing projects and beautiful rooms that I come across, but I also plan to throw in some of my favorite products, ideas, or anything random on my mind that I'd like to share with you. The Best of the Nest link party will still post two Fridays each month, but on the open Fridays I hope you'll enjoy revisiting this series.
I'm fairly sure we're all dreaming of sunny, warm days! We have plans for a major backyard/patio overhaul this spring. Carmel from Our Fifth House created a screened-in porch haven that is giving me major motivation and inspiration!
I started following Tiffani Thiessen (of Saved by the Bell and White Collar fame) on Instagram a while back. Did you know that she loves to cook and decorate? She just started a food, home, and lifestyle blog. The photos are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing what ideas she has to offer, plus her little family is just too cute!
I love to visit Nell Hill's when we're in Kansas City, and even gave you a tour of all the goodness from a trip there last Spring. This post from Mary Carol gives excellent suggestions for mixing and matching patterns if you need some guidelines. She's a pro, I love every single combo in the store!
I recently had a reader ask how I approach cleaning out and getting rid of things I don't want or use any more. I told her that was the million dollar question... so hard to do! We have a garage sale about once a year (even though each time I declare I'll never have another!), donate througout the year, and sell things on Craigslist. Claire just wrote a timely post with some great tips about how to sell things on Craigslist. The only thing I would add to her list would be to post the best photos of your items that you can (not a dark, fuzzy photo of the item in a corner of your garage, especially covered up with stuff! Or with your pets on the item. You think they're cute, but no one else will want animals on the merchandise!). I take photos for CL like I photograph things for the blog, and they usually sell the same day! Oh, and ALWAYS include the measurements of the item.
|Claire Brody Designs|
Lastly, my friend posted this item from her Craigslist last night, half way across the country. I've wanted a coffee table like this for over two years, but it's my furniture unicorn. I have friends in Maryland and Denver that have found them, but I've never seen one for sale in my area. Anyone in Oklahoma have one you want to get rid of (second-hand and reasonable)? Or even Dallas? I can do a road trip! ;) Do you have a piece that you've always got an eye out for?
I hope you have a fantastic weekend, friends, and that it goes by SLOWLY and you enjoy every minute!