Decorating help and coffee breaks

Guys, I’m dying for a bitta Thanksgiving food. I still can’t believe it’s a little ways away yet.

To combat those food cravings, I’ve decided to start shopping for Thanksgiving decor. World Market is currently has 25% off their candles, then I had a $10 off a $30 purchase. I picked up 3 varying sizes of their flame less candles. flame-less-candlesPretty right? They flicker like real candles too. Now I’m on the hunt for a nice wreath to hang on the front door and a few table decorations. I’m a picky person when it comes to decorating our home. I want unique looking items, not something typical. Know what I mean?

I’m in a bit of a rush to get our house organized and finished since we have friends coming over for Thanksgiving. My parents-in-law and my husband’s buddy all coming in December. Here’s my dilemma: There’s an empty space dyin’ for a club chair to fit in that nook. I’ve been on the hunt for weeks in stores and online and I can’t seem to find a nice comfortable chair.

Looks a little pitiful, hey?empty-space

View from the empty space. Pardon the photos, they’re grainy since I took them on my phone without any natural sunlight.loveseat-and-desk

I even stopped by this new-to-me place called Home Consignment Center in Campbell. The store is huge! I found this nice green velvet-like chair, but I wasn’t about to pay $229 for it especially since it had no arms! Lol. HomeConsignmentStore

After browsing the stores yesterday I popped into Bellano Coffee to grab a vanilla latte to re-energize myself. I love heading in there to relax and people watch. They play the perfect coffee shop style lounge music, and has this comfy looking couch which is not surprisingly always occupied when I go in. Bellano-Coffee

I like to say this place is a bit of a hidden gem since it’s blended into one of those shopping plazas that you most likely would drive past if you didn’t see it. Half of the cafe is wall to wall windows, so it allows a ton of bright, warm sunlight in. The staff at Bellano are totally chill people, and super friendly. Love the atmosphere inside, and their awesome latte art. I feel so fancy drinking them.Bellano-latte

There’s a column behind the register where the barista’s work, filled with currency from other countries.  I couldn’t spot any Canadian dollars, so I’m thinking I should rectify that situation. Wonder if they’d like some loonies or toonies on their walls?Currency-column

Bellano Coffee

3985 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hours: Weekdays 7am-5pm, Weekends 7am-7pm

So back to my decorating dilemma. Where do you guys buy your club chairs/arm chairs? Ideally I’d love a velvety grey club chair without any tufting on it that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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Things I’m Loving // Two

Storage ideas for the home. I have a healthy obsession with baskets, boxes and anything else that help a room come together and get organized. The wire set of drawers I have, thanks to Jessica. We’ve put them in our spare bedroom for now, which holds all of The Guy’s athletic wear.Storage-Ideas-For-The-Home

Dotted Baskets // Rose Gold Crate // Glass Jars // Jute Basket // Wire Baskets

Daiso is a great spot for getting things organized. I bought a lot of clear baskets for under the counters in the bathroom and kitchen. I ended up getting some cute clear pencil cases from there too. Love that store, seeing how everything is just $1.50.organized desk

How do you stay organized?

See older things I’m loving:

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Hope I don’t kill it

Being an artistic creative person, working in the arts and graphic design my whole life — you’d think I’d be alright in keeping plants alive and nurtured too, right? Well. I’m not. I’ve killed every plant I have ever owned. So I decided to stop letting things die in my hands and give myself a few years break, and start looking after a dog instead.

Pom, Pomeranian, #Pom, #Pomeranian, #DogsOfInstagram, Alfie the PomThis smiling squirt’s name is Alfie, in case you didn’t know. He’s almost 5, and definitely not dead. Jeeze you guys this is getting morbid. So now that The Guy and I have kept Alfie fed and hydrated — I thought I’d take another shot at a plant. Like I can compare the two. See? Ridiculous.

Jessica invited me along to go to a smoothie place that just opened in Los Altos, I’ll talk about that at another time. Delicious by the way. After our drinks were in our tummies, we walked around down town a bit more and popped into The Botanist, where I purchased an air plant called a Tillandsia Andreana. Tillandsia-Andreana

I’ll never remember that, it was written on my receipt — I don’t even know how to pronounce it. Thankfully, it requires very little watering in fact — just a light misting every 7-10 days, and it doesn’t sit in soil. See? It’s a funny little thing.

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