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Friday Favorites: Indulge Yourself

created by polvore ~ featuring La Mer, Oribe, and GiGi New York clutches

created by polvore ~ featuring La Mer, Oribe, and GiGi New York clutches

As a little girl, I loved “the gift sets with purchase” my mom would get from Estee Lauder, and she would always give them to me, I would carefully unzip the little makeup bags and slowly pull out each individually wrapped item. It was a thrill I learned early on and have never tired of.

There was usually a lipstick, sometimes a small navy blue mirror with “Estee Lauder” written in gold on the back, but there was always a face cream.  Continue reading

Bedspreads, Pocketbooks, and Settees

Custom throw pillows from Calico Corners.  Blue ikat mixed with pink and red tribal print.

Custom throw pillows from Calico Corners. Blue ikat mixed with pink and red tribal print.

In 7th grade, my mom let me redecorate my bedroom. I got to go to Calico Corners, a fabric store in Jacksonville, and pick out the fabric for my “bedspread”, bed skirt, and coordinating shams. A “bedspread” was the only term I ever knew to describe bedding. My whole family had “bedspreads” made with fabric from Calico Corners. I thought everyone had a “bedspread.” It wasn’t until 7th grade when I excitedly told a friend about my project, that I thought twice about my word choice. Continue reading