SUMMER LINENS

BITS + PIECES

Summer is officially here and technically it’s been here since early May for those of us in the South. Right now we are experiencing July weather in June! It’s hard to say what the rest of the summer will have in store for us and if this burst of crazy hot + humid weather is any indication, than I just might melt! 

With that being said, I always break out the summer linens this time of the year and tuck away our heavier linens for the cooler months. I’ve had linen sheets on the bed during the warmer months for two years in a row now and I seriously can’t go without them! They are cool and wear so well for the summer months.. not to mention I’m slightly obsessed with linen. It feels great, washes great, looks great, keeps you cool in the summer and is just a really high quality fabric.

My go-to linen sheets are this set pictured below from The Company Store. My love for The Company Store runs pretty deep, like I can remember my mom getting the catalog in the mail when I was a kid and gifting me a monogramed duvet cover for Christmas one year. I still have that duvet cover and it’s held up well over the years! These sheets have as well. And I can’t say enough good things about them. They make a good nights sleep in a Mississippi summer much more doable! 

When pairing these linens together, I kept it fairly simple. The Comfort Wash Solid Linen bedding is my favorite linen set that The Company Store offers so I paired one solid set and added some linen creamsicle pillow cases for a touch of color. I always keep our bedding minimal in the summer months, so adding a gauzy blanket was the perfect icing on the cake. It’s light, breathable, and offers enough warmth as well. Not to mention that it wears well through multiple washes (I like to wash my sheets weekly), doesn’t pull, and withstands two busy little boys and a dog.

I love the pop of color that the creamsicle cases add. I usually like to keep things pretty neutral, but adding some color in here really warmed up the room and made the vintage rug that I have pop. You can find this set of sheets from The Company Store HERE along with the blanket which can be found HERE. I linked the other sources in the room below! xo!

1850 – A BOLD MORNING FOR MOM

BITS + PIECES

IMG_2172Summer break is in full swing here, which also means that I’ve got two kiddos at home all week long, which also means that mom is BUSY. I love summer break, but I often find myself tired and dragging, particularly in the mornings. I often like to get up an hour or so before the boys, so not I only I have a little time to myself to check emails, unload the dishwasher, or get a head start on breakfast, but to also get my thoughts together and plan out the day. Coffee is of course a staple in my morning routine and I often find myself turning on the Keurig as soon as I step foot into the kitchen. There is just something about sipping coffee in peace and planning out the day that makes my mornings just flow and gives me the boost I need to plug through the day.

With that being said, last week, while browsing the coffee aisle at Target, I came across a new coffee that I was eager to try. The makers of Folger released a new brand called 1850 Brand Coffee and it is SO good you guys! Bold, earthy and rich in flavor, which is a must for me. It of course comes in ground coffee and K-Cups, which is also a must! I’m a terrible coffee maker and the ease of K-Cups makes my mornings so much easier! The coffee is smooth and not bitter and offers that coffee shop strength with a flavor I enjoy drinking!

Speaking of flavors, 1850 Brand Coffee comes in FOUR really bold and wonderful flavors.. Flavors that are also unique and unlike any I’ve ever had. The flavors include; Lantern Glow, Pioneer Blend, Trailblazer, and Black Gold. I purchased the Black Gold and Pioneer Blend to give me a variety throughout the week. The Black Gold is a deep dark roast, while the Pioneer Blend is a lighter medium roast – a perfect flavor for an afternoon iced coffee.

For myself, every bold decision I’ve ever made started with a bold morning. In 1850, J.A. Folger thought of just that when he created a new and innovative coffee to help makers, creators, and busy bees, like myself seek not only their day, but their plans and dreams. Today people are still doing just that and there is no better way to fuel passion and bold ideas than with a bold and rich cup of coffee first thing in the morning. 1850 Brand Coffee is the official coffee for bold people that aids in fueling our ideas, endeavors, and dreams. Nothing helps you more with the hustle than a cup of 1850 Brand Coffee first thing in the morning!

That is why I choose 1850 Brand Coffee to start my mornings with. It gives me the boldness and boost I need for the day and to fulfill my maker dreams! It allows me to start my mornings off on the right foot and that is just what a busy mom needs! Be sure to check out 1850 Brand Coffee at your local Target  and while your there be sure to add the cartwheel offer! 1850 Brand Coffee is 20% off through June 30th or while supplies last!

How do you start your morning? IMG_2177IMG_2181IMG_2175IMG_2178

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SOLVING MY RUG DILEMMA

HOME TOUR

IMG_1994My living room assembly continues… and now it’s onto the rug dilemma and I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had four different rugs in this space until I finally found one that worked. First I started with one that was too small, then another that was just too busy, and a jute one, then a shag one (you wouldn’t believe the amount of cheerios I found in it when I rolled it up) until I finally found the one that worked.

And you know what?!

It worked MUCH better than I anticipated and I was able to get everything that I wanted in a rug…. light, airy, easy to clean, good for high traffic areas, kid proof.. the list goes on and on! PARENTS THIS IS THE RUG FOR YOU!!!!

So what is this amazing rug you ask? Well it’s actually carpet tiles from FLOR. Never in a million years would I have thought that carpet tiles would have solved my rug issue, but they are so practical for busy families that are hard on things (aka – mine) and for rooms that have odd sizing (also mine).

I ended up going with a lighter color since our floors are a tad bit on the dark side and I love the way it turned out! I used 28 tiles to get this shape and the size ended up being just what the room needed. I went for a simpler tile look – Made You Look in Bone. I liked the look of this floor tile and the feel of it. It’s also easy to vacuum, which was a must!

I’m still on the lookout for some artwork in this space. They say design takes time and my goodness is that the truth with this living room of ours. Carefully adding pieces into the space that are functional, like these FLOR tiles, has been a challenge. Now that I have these in the living room I wanna FLOR tile my entire house. I just can’t get over how functional these are and I’m like “WHERE WERE THESE ALL MY LIFE?!” ….

I’m telling ya, if you’ve got kids, pets, or just want a rug option thats easy to clean and looks sharp, these are a must! Trust me! IMG_1985IMG_1982IMG_2015IMG_1992IMG_2027

Stay tuned – I’ll be sharing a full home tour soon!

EASTER 2018

BITS + PIECES

Our second Easter here in the south. Here’s a few of my favorites of the boys that I snapped from our Easter egg hunt…Emily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignEmily Loeffelman Lifestyle + DesignMax’s outfit: overalls – Fin & Vince, shoes – Navy Saltwaters (found HERE)

Asher’s outfit: tee + pants – H&M, boots – Walmart, Shades – Jones Paul Eyewear (found HERE)