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serena and lily bamboo rattan coastal lanai mirror

Office Mirror

Serena & Lily Lanai Mirror in large (c/o)

I’m organizing each shelf, drawer, and looking closely at the walls in every room – it’s time to reevaluate my home style between summer travels.  Mr. Wonderful calls this behavior “nesting” and creating a home is what I love to do since I was a little girl. I’d push furniture around and rearrange my room every other week (I always somehow convinced my little brother to help me). I’d make my own wallpaper in my teen room with hand drawn signs by friends and tape them all over the wall along with magazine advertisements and make my own room border!

It’s kinda like what shop owners do, they move around product on shelves so every time you visit it feels different and fresh! I gravitate toward cottage and coastal home style (everything Serena & Lily, really) – for me that’s just my kind of way to relax. This mirror  Serena & Lily sent is wrapped in natural rattan and fits our home decor perfectly!  When it comes to selecting pieces for our space I make sure the object can be moved within other parts of the house.

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This mirror would look gorgeous in a bathroom (comes in a smaller size), entryway, over a mantel, dresser – one of the things I’m most excited about is that I can move it in another room – haha. In fact, I made Benjamin carry it all around our house, turn it both ways and thought – yes it looks good here, and here and there too!

He’s like, “You didn’t think about this before you got it where it was going to go?” I said, “No, I just knew it would work anywhere and I had to have it.” Now you know what it’s like being married to me.

serena and lily bamboo rattan coastal lanai mirror

Then of course I narrowed it down, sent a quick text of the 3 spots to my girlfriend Kate (who seriously needs to blog and her fashion and home style is impeccable). You know those friends who you go with whatever they say? That’s Kate to me. We had a good chuckle over Benjamin’s face in some of the photos, oh husbands! The things they put up with us crazy decorators!

Anyway, I think the office was the winner, especially with the DIY IKEA rope bookshelf I made a few years ago (below). I am dreaming of our home expansion and furnishing it all with Serena & Lily! Oh and the tassel curtains are from Serena & Lily as well, incase you thought the name rang a bell!

Thank you Serena & Lily for providing this mirror for me to review.

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Random things I bought this week

My girlfriends had a conversation in the car about all the reasons why Amazon Prime rules and my friend Brittany said, “You want to hear the things I bought on Amazon this week?” and I thought – oh my that would be a hilarious once in a while post! This one isn’t all Amazon purchases, but one day I’ll do that.

I thought maybe I should share the things I’m buying online, just because maybe you’re hunting for these things too or just curious. Some are pretty random so I’m sure if I keep doing this you might get some really weird stuff but hey, it’s authentic *wink*

  1. Make Up For Ever Brush Pouch, $19 – For travel, my brush life is a mess. This isn’t small though but it can also hold full sized brushes and your makeup pencils. It stands up on its own and you can fold the back to see and grab everything easily.
  2. POTTYMINTS tablets, $10 – I said to my gfs in Vegas why isn’t there a tablet or a strip like Listerine Breath strips where you can put it in the toilet when you go and it’s compact and not a bulky spray. Genius.
  3. Embroidered Netted Bodysuit, $38 – I’m wearing something under this, btw. I wear Hanro built-in bra camisoles (available on Amazon) under all my bodysuits or anything see-thru and I don’t have to wear a bra because it’s built in.
  4. Always on Vacay Nightdress, $15 -The Queen of Vacay is back and I saw this in store and chuckled.
  5. Sobelcale Bedsheets, $69 for king – After amazing sleep at DELANO Las Vegas I asked to order their bedsheets and wahoo! I’m trying to be a sleep expert!
  6. Patterned Jumpsuit, $50 – To garden in. Seriously, you’re going to see it in a gardening post soon.
  7. Deer Gloves, $13 – For my upcoming gardening post, I love these gloves!
  8. Striped Dress, $43 + Ruffled Blouse, $31 + Linen Pants, $34 (40% off additional) – Too good to pass up and sorry if most are sold out now, you know how sales go.
  9. Jumpsuit, $79 – I love jumpsuits and I’ll wear a bodysuit under to keep it modest in front.