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Fish | Wine Glass | Ferris Wheel | Sun | Palm Tree | Sunglasses | Sea Lion | Director's Chair | Ice Cream | Mountains | Avocado | Purse

That’s the last straw, snow! I’m ditching my puffy coat and heading out to California for a few days to soak up some much needed sunshine :-) Follow along on all the fun (and the mountain of In-N-Out burgers I’ll be consuming) on Instagram. See you guys back here soon!

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PS. There are just a couple more days left to win $500 worth of Dot & Bo swag, so get those entries in!

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gold foil DIY projects

Gold Foil Pillow from Design Love Fest | Gold Honey Bear Vase from A Beautiful Mess | DIY Gold Zig Zag Tray from Style Me Pretty | Gold Colorblocked Notebooks from Eat Sleep Cuddle

Playing around with gold foil seems a bit messy and complicated so I’ve always bypassed it when perusing the craft store, but these DIY projects have me doing a 180° – the gold sheen is so pretty, and I love the crackled textured look of the foil!

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$500 giveaway to Dot & Bo

Modern Ash Wood Rocker in Pop Yellow | Orange Pop Color Stool | Coral Pantone Clock | Bling Toothed Skull Jar | Bottleneck Ceramic Lamp | Continental Breakfast Mug | Little Urchin Planter | Adora Walnut Coffee Table

Spring is just a few short weeks away according to the calendar, so let’s ignore the fresh blanket of snow outside and celebrate with an awesome giveaway! I was pleased as punch to learn that Little White Whale won for “Best Variety” in Dot & Bo’s Design District Awards this year! Dot & Bo is an awesome home store that’s full of drool worthy modern furniture and playful decor for design lovers (and everyone else!), so their kind words meant so much to me. Perusing through their beautiful shop always makes me want to revamp our entire apartment from top to bottom, so consider yourselves warned :-)

Now put on your shopping shoes, because we’re giving away a $500 gift card to Dot & Bo to one of you fabulous readers out there! Enter below for a chance to win – good luck!!

* This giveaway is open to those in the US only. The winner will be announced here when the giveaway ends and contacted via email as well.


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measuring cup planter

Use them as mini planters :-) My cousin gave me a set of these whale measuring cups for Christmas, and they were WAY too cute to just toss in the kitchen drawer, so I’ve been trying to figure out alternative ways to use them around the house.

This teeny succulent was perfect for the 1/2 cup size! Just re-pot (this post was a helpful guide) and top off the soil with a handful of brightly colored pebbles. I used fish tank gravel from the pet store, which was cheap and came in lots of different happy hues!

measuring cup planter

I just love the extra pop of color this little whale is bringing to the house! Now what to do with his 3 other friends…

Be sure to stop by on Monday for a super duper exciting giveaway – happy Friday!

measuring cup planter

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diminish the influence of fate

I’ve been meaning to read more books in my free time instead of, you know, doing wildly productive things like re-watching every season of Beverly Hills 90120 on Netflix and crushing on Dylan McKay like it’s 1993. To make things a bit more fun, I’ve decided to start pulling out quotes that strike a chord with me and turning it into a pretty graphic to share with you all!

“Diminish the influence of fate” comes from Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss, a facts-mixed-with-fiction novel about the incredible lives of real life Siamese twins born in 1811 who achieved great fame touring as an oddity attraction in America. Eventually they both married and went on to have a combined total of 21 kids (!!) Life deals all of us a certain hand of cards, some of which we are powerless to control. However it’s our attitudes and actions in the face of these obstacles that truly determine what our futures hold.

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dress up electrical cords

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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