It’s been forever since I’ve done a New Finds post! I’ve been keeping a list of things to write about – so it’s a long one!
Beach Town Posters
I read about Beach Town Posters in one of my magazines – I think it was Coastal Living – and knew they would be the perfect addition to our beach house theme. When I saw that many of my favorite North Carolina beaches were included, I had to get 3! I grew up going to the Outer Banks and of course love Bald Head Island. I hung them on the big wall in our basement and put them into these frames I bought on Craig Frames. They are the perfect beach house décor for the space! I plan to add a file cabinet furniture piece underneath them when I finish browsing the options. Leaning towards this one!
Born Joya Sandals
These Born sandals have been my favorite for a year – they are SUPER comfortable. I found them 50% off a few years back.
I’m one of those types where when I find something I love and I want it in All The Colors. I was browsing the net one day and stumbled across the same pair in GOLD at Sierra Trading Post and before I knew it they were on the way to my house. Y’all know I love me some comfortable shoes that I can dress up and dress down, and these are so great for all kinds of outfits. They’re the Born Joya Sandals, FYI!
Need a reminder to eat more real food? KERF reader Marney sells handmade hashtag towels in her Etsy shop and appropriately wanted to send me the #eatrealfood one.
So cute! If you need one for your kitchen, Marney is offering a coupon code for 10% off to blog readers: KERF10.
Sweet Sandies Toasted Marshmallow
Gaaaahhhhh can I profess my love again for Sweet Sandies Stephanie!?
Her Toasted Marshmallow wins for BEST ICE CREAM EVER! She uses real toasted marshmallows that she roasts herself! I special order pints regularly. She now has a website and Facebook page so you can see more about her flavor options and events. She does special orders (locally only, I suppose) of her famous ice cream sandwiches for parties and occasions! Find her at our farmer’s market on Saturday mornings if you’re visiting Cville!
Plate Joy is a company that is kind of a mix between Cook Smarts, Hello Fresh and Blue Apron – users browse recipes and create a meal plan and then Plate Joy works with local grocery stores to have the ingredients delivered. They kindly asked me if I’d like to submit some of my KERF recipes to be included in the recipe library. My landing page is below, and if you try the service you can get $10 off with the code KATHEATS. There are a lot of other recipes and bloggers, so you can mix and match too!
Live In Love
I am a bit perfume obsessed and can often pick out what someone is wearing by standing next to them. (“Are you wearing Ralph Lauren Blue!?” I asked a women at the farmer’s market. She was floored.) When I went on the Hershey trip earlier this summer I sat next to one of the girls on the trip there and she smelled WONDERFUL! I asked her what the scent was and she told me Oscar de la Renta Live In Love. I went home and found it on Birchbox (that’s where she discovered it) and got it stat (actually I bought the gift set that came with the matching lotion, body wash and a really nice make up bag because it was a good deal!) It was nice to accrue some Birchbox points to use, and it’s been my favorite scent of the year.
Also on the perfume front, I picked up this atomizer at Sephora this summer. I wanted to be able to take my favorite perfumes in my gym bag, and this tube is the perfect travel accessory. You just squirt your perfume inside and you have a mini perfume ready to go. My only complaint is it looks like something ….personal…..due to the double rounded tips!! Wish they would square it off.
Build Up Your Blog
My friend Gina recently published an e-book called Build Up Your Blog. She sent me a preview of the book, and it’s great!! It provides a wonderful foundation for creating a blog and turning it into a business. I’ve been blogging for years and pulled a few really good tips away, but I think those just starting out would get a lot out of it too. Gina’s voice is great – very personal and relatable.
Babiators! Mazen loves his sunglasses! We went through 3 broken pairs before finally getting a pair of these. They are super flexible, so they are really hard to crack. And if you lose or break them in the first year the company will replace them for only the cost of shipping. At $17 they are not cheap for baby sunglasses, but for a pair that won’t break easily – totally worth it. I already ordered a second pair. (He is wearing the size small, FYI).
The Nesting Place
I just finished reading Myquillyn Smith’s book The Nesting Place. Myquillyn is the blogger behind The Nester, and I’ve read her blog for a while now. This book was AMAZING. So, so good. I looked forward to getting cozy in bed and reading a chapter every night. This isn’t just a decorating book – it’s about how you feel about your home. It was life changing for me, and I want to read it again! I’ve already bought it for two of my girlfriends too.
I loved these two quotes from the book, which represent a large part of what I took away from it:
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