Casual Friday: March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

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Wall Color: Greenblack by Sherwin Williams, Sectional, Rug, Olive Tree, Curtains

We’re completely overwhelmed with all of your support about our move and next chapter yesterday. “Thank you” is just not enough. So much positivity and advice and well wishes and suggestions on where we SHOULD move. Haha!  The next couple months will be exciting! What a wonderful gift to have you all on this journey with us. We’ve had a lot of questions about if we’re bringing our furniture and we’d like to bring most of it–I THINK.  But, like I mentioned yesterday, we don’t have a new house yet, just a location. So I think when we find the house, we’ll have a better idea of what will fit and what we’ll be selling. I’ll let you know.

What I do know is the best seat in the house is absolutely our Charly sectional in our family room! And we’re so excited our Charly line with Interior define is now available in leather!! And 15% off through 3/7!! Also, The Charly storage ottoman and the Charly loveseat is available in quick ship!!

Other fun things this week!

• Shoulder pads are inching their way back in and I snagged this sweatshirt for under $15!

• I am so excited about this Schitt’s Creek’s x Beekman 1802 collaboration! I already have so many people in mind for The Rose Apothecary branded skincare products and candles.

• Just another reason to be happy. :)

One of the trends I was most excited for this year was darker wood tones and this bathroom does it oh, so well. Love the mixed whites, too!

• It was such an honor to be on Domino’s Design Time podcast this week! You can listen to the episode right here!

• So excited about this $100 light we got for the music room!

• H&M has the cutest kids clothes right now! Linked what I got for our girls here!

Weekend Sales


CB2: Up to 25% off lighting and up to 30% off rugs (NEED)

Gap: Biggest little sale 40% off kids’ and baby styles (in my cart for the girls)

J.Crew: 50% off spring picks with code GOSPRING (a go-to)

Madewell: Extra 20% off sale items with code HOWFUN (loving these)

Overstock: Semi Annual Sale (a great budget nightstand)

Rejuvenation: Up to 50% off clearance (may need to find a place for this)

Target: Save up to 25% on home, all strollers on sale (cutie little outdoor set)

Williams Sonoma: Up to 75% off (great vitamix deal)

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  1. Mary Beth says:

    I was excited to see you were on the Domino’s Podcast. You were great, there were lots of takeaways! I loved hearing designers you admire so I have even more inspiration – thanks for that. Best of luck in your new home search, I bet it’s going to be very exciting to start your new chapter and head out on a new family journey.

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks for sharing the H&M kids link! I’ve never bought their stuff for my kiddos. Do you think it fits TTS, or do you have to size up in their clothes? They have some really cute items!

    • Julia says:

      Yes! I would say if you are on the fence, size up!

    • Emilee says:

      I love H&M for kids. I will say that in my experience, it tends to run long and skinny compared to, say, Target. For my long and skinny kids, I buy TTS. For my short and skinny kids, I size down. For my rounder children (I have six kids altogether), I size up, and plan to hem the pants.

  3. Lori R. says:

    Hi Julia & family !
    I tried to post last night but my iPad kept crashing ????

    Your words made me tear up &I am not a cryer. Yes, indeed….“Home is were the Mom (family) is”

    anyway wanted to wish you quick selling of your home so you can quickly get on the path to better health for yourself and your beautiful family! I think the real estate listing should read “stunning modern cottage estate with canopy bed!???? (because we all know it’s not coming out!)

    Looking forward to the ride. ????

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