feeling blue


i was feeling the need to change things up a bit recently in our living room.  usually i just shop the house and repurpose things i already have, but give it new life in a new space, or pair it with something unusual.  but this time, target stepped in with those tempting red tags.


i have never really done navy in my house before, but something about summertime seems to open up the nautical avenue, and navy was calling my name!

i found these navy, gold and white ikat pillows at target (the one in the back, far left) on clearance for under $10, then i also had a discount on my cartwheel app.  so i got these pillows for about $8 each!  i already had the gold dot burlap pillow that i had made for christmas, and i found the navy stripe lumbar pillow at our new home goods in town.


i’ve been wanting a pouf for awhile, but i never wanted to pay the price.  the solution?  steal one.  ok, so that wasn’t going to work (they’re way to big, duh), so i saw this one on a huge discount – i think it was around $25!  it was really important to me that the cover could be removed and cleaned, so thank goodness this has a zipper underneath to remove it.  because you know it will get dirty.


i pulled a navy globe down from our kitchen cabinet collection, and an atlas i got from my in-laws’ house.  simple.  clean.


i love the weathered wood coffee table my dad and i made with the crispness of the navy – i’m a big fan of contrasts when it comes to decorating.


this little lumbar pillow is an outdoor pillow that was also on clearance at target – i did really good that day ;)  or bad, depending on how you look at it.


the trie dye pillows were clearances as well.  those are super trendy, but i still love them!


 and the antlers because… they’re antlers.  i still love the organic form of them and the funky twist they add in all decor situations.


 i have a bunch of beautiful dark wood picture frames from silas’ old room that i’m thinning about swapping out on the photo shelves still.  we’ll see!


sunuva suits


my girls just got new suits from sunuva.  can i just say, i think its stink in’ adorable that they still like to dress alike!  so sweet :)


the best part of these suits?  they fit!  yes, that may seem silly, but there are very few places that i can get modest suits for them that actually fit well.  most often, they are too short in the torso, so the next size up is too baggy in the buns.  most often we get suits that are at least one size below their usual size, but lily is wearing a 7/8 and gracie is wearing a 9/10 (she’s 11, but rarely wears her age/size).


the pocket?!  i die.  with a teensy wooden button?!  i die again!


sunuva is offering my readers a 20% discount on full priced swimwear and beachwear!  be sure to use code POPPY20 and get your kids some cute stuff!


i don’t know how the weather is in your area, but we are far from summer ending.  the school calendar may say differently, but we enjoy summer through most of the fall – yay for good weather!  these suits will get lots of wear!