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Confession: I’ve made the excuse of “this is just my birthday present to myself” a few too many times this year. Case in point…this beautiful gold bar cart. I saw my instafriend Jaclyn {@jaclynmari3} post about finally giving in and buying this bar cart from Target and I convinced myself I had to have it before they stopped carrying them. So here it is, my pretty bar cart styled and ready for a birthday celebration.

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(bar cart, flowers: Target; book, monogram cup: Anthropologie; gold tumblers: Kate Spade; napkins, straws: Marshalls; print: SS Print Shop)

xoxo
Candice

Well hello 2015. You’ve gotten here much quicker than I realized. You mark the year in which I will celebrate my first anniversary of marriage to Mr. Lovely and embark on new adventures as we have several {amazing} trips and plans in the works. I think you’ll be good to us, and I’m looking forward to the journey.

Growing up, the furniture and décor in my parents’ home would pretty much stay the same year round except for two different occasions…one, during the summertime when my mom would get into a random and late “spring cleaning” mode and rearrange the entire household to the point where you would routinely walk into the living room, sit down, and to your dismay wind up on the floor because the couch you always sit on is now on the opposite end of the room…and two, after Christmas. The taking down of Christmas décor leaves a bit of emptiness in a home. To me, I get used to the stockings and the trimmings and the fullness of the home and when January comes, it feels somewhat lacking. My mom would always combat this feeling by rearranging furniture, décor, odds and ends, etc. to the point where you didn’t feel like it was empty, you felt like it was new, like it was a fresh start. So here is my first attempt at that: a little rearranging, a little bit of a new beginning.
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(chairs: Target, table: plans from Ana White; Buffet: plans from Liz Marie Galvan; chalkboard print: Dear Lillie; baskets, lamps, books, flowers, frames: HomeGoods; gold and white sign: House of Belonging; “Life is Good”: Hobby Lobby)

xoxo

Candice

 

  • Granny - Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Holt - Amen. When I took down our tree, suddenly our living room felt dull and lifeless. I felt like I needed to run out to Homegoods, Marshalls, and Target and get on the hunt for new decor. Anything to add some more sparkle, color, and life back into the room! But you’ve done such a great job with your space 😛ReplyCancel

Hi there! Long time, no see. Thanks to the busyness of the holiday season in conjunction with an unforeseen death in the family, wrapping up a hectic time of the year as a hairstylist, and preparing for a year-end trip, blogging has just taken a back seat to life for the past few weeks. BUT I haven’t stopped getting inspiration for the home, style, and beauty and I can’t wait for the new year to reveal a few things that have been in the works here at Lots of Lovely.

I’d love to catch you up on the past couple of weeks and share with you my highlights of this Christmas season. I was able to participate in a couple of fabulous holiday inspired shoots with Alicia Pyne Photography, hosted a few Christmas parties that included a hot cocoa bar and a mini wine bar, and of course just soaked in the opportunity to deck the halls for my first married Christmas. I hope you all had a wonderful Chriatmas and are looking forward to a fabulous New Year. Choose joy and be blessed!

xoxo

Candice

 

 

 

  • Sara Holt - I’m so sorry to hear about the death in your family… especially when it’s unforseen. However, on a brighter note, your home was totally gorgeous for the holiday season (:ReplyCancel