dep_0327Items c/o POPSUGAR Must Have Box (use code SHOP5 for $5 off):
Catchall + Ring Dish by Odeme / Baublebar Pendant / Bobbypins: Mane Message
Cactus ring cone: Her name is Mud on Etsy (find at Urbana in Phoenix)

Function and beauty, those are two things that are must-have’s for me in 2017. An item must fit one of those things to consider residency in our home, and if it fits both then it most definitely stays.

I don’t shop much – in terms of spoiling myself to be honest. The blogging definitely helps with discovering products and trying things out, but most of my purchases are on Amazon for the home or eating out – because quality time is my love language and time with my girlfriends is a gift itself to myself!

One of the ways I get out of my rut – the bland style, same old, same old, is by subscription boxes. I rarely replace things if I already have them (a great habit of course) but sometimes I look at it and I’m like, why on Earth am I keeping this around? With subscription boxes if you find your pleasure – beauty products to discover, curated clothing, jewelry, it can help you add that touch of style when you don’t have time, desire, or the budget to do it on your own.

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You get more value than what you pay for so if you find the right box, it can elevate so much in your life. For me, I joke the POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a gift to me, from me, every month. I’m subscribed as you already know, and POPSUGAR sent me an additional box for me to share, so I gave some of the goodies away for my pajama party gift exchange and girlfriends.

I went crazy over this ring dish and catchall tray, which I would have happily had a matching set for my bathroom, but I think this may also make its way to my office for my camera batteries and display my smaller photography items I need on hand – both very important. But of course this looks much better styled like this haha!

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The cactus ring cone was a birthday gift from my dear good friend Ricki. She always gives me the most beautiful, function things – and actually she’s the one who helped me with that motto years ago when I moved into my house!

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Take $5 off your first box with code SHOP5, you’ll totally love all the home, style, beauty and snacks that come in the box every month! It elevates your entertaining, fashion style and home decor!

I’ve been going around my house asking myself  – does this not only serve a purpose, does it give me joy (yes Marie Kondo would be so proud!)? Even my closet is getting a makeover this month – starting with the hangers. The color alone needs to bring me joy so it’s out with black and in with white!

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Hope you’re having a good start to 2017 feeling lighter, brighter and happier!