1. Nessie Ladle | 2. Help! Small Spoons Set | 3. Melting Mugs | 4. Nut Case | 5. Stars Cutting Board | 6. Go-To Dishes | 7. Cactus Oven Glove

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my recent baby news! This monumental life change is still sinking in for me, despite my growing baby bump, and your encouraging words have quelled some of my mama-to-be anxiety :-) I can’t wait to share some nursery tidbits (AKA a corner of our bedroom) once the place actually looks presentable in some shape or form. Now back to business!

I love inviting friends over for dinner because A) I like feeding people and B) It gives me an excuse to stock up on kitchenware – drool! (Is it weird to drool over this kind of stuff?) I dream of one day having a kitchen with endless cabinet space just to contain all the quirky glasses, serving platters, and cake stands that are forever catching my eye. And you bet your butt every single item in this round up would be on my shopping list. Those melting mugs are so cool, err hot – I want one in every color!

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IKEA Tarva dresser hack from Smitten Studio | IKEA Bekvam stool hack from This Little Street | IKEA Rast nightstand hack from Red Book | IKEA Besta + Billy bookcase combo hack from Centsational Girl

We’re finally getting around to updating some of the furniture around our house, which means I’ll be bidding adieu to my trusty Malm dresser and nightstand that have been with me since I moved into my very first apartment here in NYC 10 years ago. Say what you want about IKEA, but some of that cheapo stuff really LASTS! I only wish I had seen these pieces as blank slates to build upon and really made them my own. I mean, just take a look at these incredible makeovers to see what happens when creativity and elbow grease meets plain old IKEA furniture – (expensive looking) magic!

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Washi Tape Power Cords from Design Love Fest | Wire Blooms from Monkey Business | Electrical Cord Cityscape from Trendhunter | DIY Wooden Ball Cable from Trendenser

I went over to my friend’s new apartment for a delicious raclette dinner this weekend, and while I was there, she mentioned that all the exposed electrical cables in the apartment were driving her nuts! Of course I couldn’t resist digging up some clever solutions for dressing up those pesky wires for a much cleaner aesthetic. If you can’t hide them, flaunt them!

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1. IMM Living Hedgehog Container via Amazon | 2. Swan Necklace from Bottica | 3. Duck Leg Mirror from Clayton Gray Home | 4. Cat Breadboard from Studio Orijin | 5. Oink Ceramic Piggy Bank from GSelect | 6. Hoof Legged Accent Table from Z Gallerie | 7. Shark Bowl via Amazon

Toby tearing around the place like a wild beast is usually enough chaos for me, but I must say that I wouldn’t mind welcoming a few of these quirky critters into our home with open arms!

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Apple of My Eye from Old English Company | Better Half from Hands Off My Dinosaur| XO Love from Rain City Prints | You're Mine and I'm Yours and the World is Ours from Shuffle Prints | You and I Ampersand from Budi Satria Kwan | I Like You from Gemma Correll

Couples everywhere will soon be showering each other with chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, but who needs a calendar to remind you to be nice to your snuggle bunny?! Celebrate your love all year round with these cute love-themed prints

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Lucite Tray DIY by Brit.co | Gold Moon Wall by A Beautiful Mess | Faux Zebra Rug by Brittany Makes | DIY Copper Plumbing Pipe Hooks by Remodelista

Adding a statement piece to your house doesn’t always require a trip to the mall, sometimes it just takes a bit of elbow grease! These gorgeous DIY projects will take your home to the next level and make it look like a gazillion bucks – I mean, how stunning is that moon mural?? I would love to have one painted in our bedroom for goodnight wishes!

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