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my favorite items from 2019

 mStarr design / #farmhousedialfan / max's room

farewell 2019, hello to a new decade! the past couple weeks have been a whirlwind as they usually are with travel and family/friend celebrations. there wasn’t much downtime but i did take time to do some organizing at the house {ok it was forced because i needed to make room for all of max’s new toys} and i did take a little time to try and wrap up the past year. one of my goals for 2020 is to blog more {hold me to it! please!} so i thought i’d kick things off with a post about some of my favorite items from last year. a seemingly random mix of home goods from serena & lily, gadgets, and fashion + beauty items, i genuinely love all of these and are staples of mine.


01 / one of the newer additions to #farmhousedialfano but i don’t know how i lived without it for so long! goodbye to daily lattes out, i’m LOVING this breville espresso machine.

02 / i added this serena & lily cambria quilt to max’s bed several months ago + it served as a base for me to start layering in additional patterns.

03 / a newer addition to max’s room, this gold sconce from serena & lily instantly elevated it.

04 / the uniqlo teddy bear coat that i basically haven’t taken off in 4 months.

05 / this one little product has transformed my skin (along with the rest of the marie veronique x kristina holey line}. i layer it over my serum as i would lotion.

06 / i’ve had a serena & lily dip dye stool for several years and am such a fan, i just got another.

07 / jenni kayne’s book embodies the best of entertaining…effortless, whimsical, organic. i look to it often for inspiration.

08 / this revlon air dryer was popping up EVERYWHERE and a few months ago i finally bought one. the hype is legit and it is worth its $50 and then some.

09 / another beauty product that i can’t live without, the ice roller helps awaken + soothe my skin, and it also helps when i have a headache or neck tension {the latter of which i live with every day}.

10 / the la jolla baskets from serena & lily are every parent’s dream…they are spacious and hide ALL THE CRAP. we have one in the playroom + in the living room right now.

11 / the cupcakes & cashmere shop earrings that i don’t ever take off. they’re dainty + lovely.

12 / i added these serena & lily topanga pillows to max’s bed over the summer. i wanted to “fake” a daybed and two of these tasseled linen pillows up against the wall do just that.

13 / three and a half years after max was born, i am finally starting to get some of the hair that i lost back. using this temperature-controlled flatiron from t3 has helped minimize further damage.

14 / turning 40 this past year really encouraged me to start taking better care of myself. these vital proteins collagen peptides help my skin + hair, among other things.


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DISCLOSURE: this post is written in collaboration with serena & lily…living well begins at home. i was compensated with product. this post also contains affiliate links which means if you purchase a product i’ve linked to, i may receive a small commission at NO additional cost to you. thank you for supporting the brands i support + for allowing us to be a source of inspiration!+ f

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