Casual Friday: What Furniture the Buyers purchased, spring sandals, stairway inspiration and more!

April 30, 2021

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You can see more of our girls’ office here!

We’ve gotten a lot of questions over the last week about what furniture we’ll be selling with the house or if we are selling the house furnished. You can read here about why we decided not to sell our home furnished this time around. However, the buyers were interested in purchasing anything that wouldn’t translate to our new house! We made a list of each item, along with a link to where it was from and the discounted price. (We discounted most things 40-50%.) They decided to purchase:

The large entry floor mirror, our canopy bed, both dining tables and the 20 leather dining chairs. The adirondack chairs around the fire pit, the green sofa in the girls’ office, 2 of the swivel chairs in the music room (we wanted to bring 2 with us). The vanity and chair in our closet. The reeded cabinet that is in our office and a few outdoor tools, like our riding mower and 4 wheeler with snow plow.

These things will all be a separate transaction from the house sale. We’ll also be having a big yard sale where we’ll be selling a lot of smaller decor and furnishings later in May! Our home’s inspection is on Monday and word has it they are sending out a cabinet guy to measure the kitchen (which makes me so excited! this house is in good hands!)


Other fun things this week!

•Did you see the new Juniper print?! It’s so moody and I want the largest size!

How Much the Pandemic Boosted the Value of Homes With Swimming Pools (Even in the northeast!)

• I am in LOVE with this bodysuit.

This inflatable pool is so chic!

Selfcare check-in (I’m an enneagram 3 and it was spot on)

• I’ve been doing a deep dive on staircase design lately as that’s something we’ll be tackling on our new house before we move in. I started a whole pinterest board here and this photo from Instagram is like stairway to heaven GORGEOUS.

• For the last few years, a gold round mirror has been standard. Now enter, this oval mirror stage left. (Yes!)

• A few favorite spring sandals below!


1. Celeste Crossed Strap Heel $138 (30% off with code WARMUP)
2. Saxon Black Slide $24
3. Sidelines Sandal $78
4. Addison Tan Striped Slide $22
5. Vegan Sandal $39
6. Leather Slides $49 (40% off + extra 10%)
7. Chacos $105
8. Soft Leather Slide $39
9. Rubber Slides $24
10. Puffy Nude $69
11. Moses Slides $50
12. Mimi Suede Espadrille $49
13. ReNew Sport $68
14. Leather Gladiator $128 (40% off with code WARMUP)
15. Emelia Slip-On $78
16. Dayna Lugsole Slide $98




Weekend Sales

Ann Taylor: 30-40% off your order with code WARMUP (okayyy)

The Daily Essential Co.: Mother’s Day Sale 15% off site wide (one of my skin must-haves)

Heirloom Print Shop: 10-20% off so many beauties (even some for your Frame TV!)

Mango: Friends and Family Sale 30% off with code FAM30 (obsessed)

Old Navy: Up to 50% off storewide (some of my fav leggings ever)

Our Place: Biggest sale of the season! Use code GOODTASTE30 for 30% off the Always pan (perfect Mother’s Day gift)

Rejuvenation: Up to 50% off rugs & decor (have and LOVE)

Terrain: Sale on sale extra 25% off with code HIGHSPRING25 (whatta cutie)

Wayfair: All of our rugs are on mega sale!! (our most popular one!)

World Market: Save 20% when you become a member, it’s totally free! (this nightstand!!!)


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  1. Sarah says:

    Beautiful room! Did you use Accessible Beige full strength or at 75% like on your trim throughout the house?

  2. Jessica Brown says:

    You won’t need the snow plow in Raleigh. 😂

  3. Carol says:

    All those sandals are so cute, but I can’t wear a one of them! Skinny feet + non-adjustable foot straps = turned ankles. Let’s just say I’ve learned my lesson there.

  4. Lauren says:

    I wonder if the new owners would be willing to send you a picture of the redone kitchen for you to share here. That would be fun to see.

  5. I love those sandals you shared the other day!! They look so comfy, added them to my wishlist!

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