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HOME UPDATES WITH SCOTTIES by emily starr alfano

this post is sponsored by scotties facial tissues

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january is kinda the worst right? the excitement surrounding the holidays has gone and we’re left with cold weather, full work weeks, what feel like empty homes after the decorations have been trashed/put away, and actual colds. like seriously, i don’t know what is going on this year but max and i just can’t seem to kick the colds we’ve now had for several weeks! so when scotties reached out about a collaboration, the timing felt quite right.

the one thing january has going for it is that it offers a fresh start. sure the cozy holiday decorations are gone but it’s a great time to regroup, reorganize, and redecorate! and if you’re like me {and everyone else on instagram}, you’re also probably purging like crazy thanks to marie kondo’s new netflix series. maybe {?} it’s counterproductive but there are 2 reasons for me to purge…the right reason is to get rid of excess stuff, of which i have much of. the other reason l purge is to get new stuff. sue me.

new  pillow  for the couch + a new plant

new pillow for the couch + a new plant

a scotties  herringbone  design is a perfect fit for our living room

a scotties herringbone design is a perfect fit for our living room

i’ve been working on both big and small changes around #farmhousedialfano recently but i’ve found it’s the small ones that often provide the biggest impact. even the smallest of changes can go a long way in making your home both feel and look different. think new pillows or a throw. new hardware and plants. picture frames or decorative objects.

with a 2 year old who is in daycare, we need access to tissues EVERYWHERE and at all times. tissue boxes that blend into the design of our home? score. scotties has a wide variety of designs to choose from and are a fun way to incorporate necessary items while also expressing your style. bonus points: they are high quality tissues and not those flimsy see-through tissues that scrape your nose.

new  planter  / new  vase  / new  candle holder  / new  tray  / new wood  scoops  / new  artwork  / new  frame

new planter / new vase / new candle holder / new tray / new wood scoops / new artwork / new frame

until i can get the marble looking countertops i really want, i’ll settle for a  marble inspired tissue box !

until i can get the marble looking countertops i really want, i’ll settle for a marble inspired tissue box!

max’s room is a larger project right now as we transition from nursery to little girl’s room. so far we have a new rug {which incidentally is 20% off right now!} and chair to replace the rocker, and i recently found the perfect pillow for the chair. pillows really can make the biggest difference, whether a new pattern, color or shape. we’ve actually got two scotties boxes in there right now, another herringbone and moody nature scene.

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are you guys working on any home projects right now? big or small? let me know in the comments! and thank you to scotties for partnering on this post and for supporting brands i’m a fan of. all opinions are my own.

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it's about (wooden} time! by emily starr alfano

happy monday! hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with football, cocktails, food, laughter + lots of love! it has been a looooooonnnnnnggggg time since i officially blogged {blame the almost 6-month old currently snoozing upstairs} but what better time to start again than on cyber monday to encourage you all to skip the big name brand shopping and invest in one of my new favorites...a JORD wood watch.

let's be honest, it was only a matter of time before i found a time to wear wood...and in such a unique way! as someone who is especially aware of time these days {hello working mama}, i need a watch that not only looks great but is easy-to-read. so when JORD asked me to partner up, i took one look at the current style selections and immediately honed in on the frankie style in zebrawood + champagne. i think it's actually a men's style but i tend to prefer men's watches as they have larger faces and just look better on my wrist. 

the frankie has a minimalist, streamlined look that looks equally great with a cute, dressy outfit {rare} or with jeans + a sweater {the usual}. and the zebrawood is both light and dark enough to really go with any outfit! more than anything, i need something that's durable and will hold up to everyday wear and tear. 

in the 5 days since i started wearing my new watch, i've received a compliment every single day. a watch is a classic gift for a reason BUT now you can wow your family + friends with a wood one {you can even personalize it!}. or you know, treat yourself :-) go on, you deserve it. the best part is that you can shop today through december 11th, 2016 and receive $25 off any purchase! just visit this link, fill out the info, and you'll get an e-code to use when placing your order. you'll have until march 31, 2017 to redeem the code.

setting the table on thanksgiving with my frankie! pic by  jesse starr photography .

setting the table on thanksgiving with my frankie! pic by jesse starr photography.

what are you waiting for? happy shopping!

/ this post was sponsored by JORD wood watches. all thoughts are my own. /