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Why We Love Costco

Is a Costco membership for a small family worth it? We think so. We initially appreciated our membership when we were going through cases of baby formula. Their Similac cartons were the best price per ounce I had found anywhere, and they also accepted those $5.00 off coupons all new mothers get floods of in the mail (just tell them to process it like a check if you have any trouble). It was so reassuring to have a whole case...

Holiday Plans and Miscellaneous

We had a lovely Thanksgiving last week. Ted’s mom and her boyfriend came to visit us for a week, so we had a great excuse to get out of the house and do some exploring. As you can see, we had great weather for a couple of the days. It was strange not to wear a coat again. Ellie loves to play at this park in Lititz. Another day, we went to the zoo in Hershey. It’s very small, but...

Weekday Wanderings – Hummelstown

Our apartment is technically in Hummelstown, though it’s actually closer to downtown Hershey than it is to downtown Hummelstown. We still make our way over here once in a while to go to their smaller, but more up to date library. Yesterday I decided to take Ellie for a little walk around the rest of the town too, just for fun.   It doesn’t take long – it’s very small. There are a couple cute shops however. Rhoads Pharmacy is...

Hershey Furniture Plan

We decided that selling most of our furniture, and putting a lot of our belongings in storage (in my parents’ basement) was the most cost effective plan for our move to Hershey. Since we will only be there for two years, we will most likely purchase all of our new furniture through Craigslist or other local discount sources. Then, when we have to move again at the end of Fellowship, we will probably sell everything at start all over once...

Jewelry Love

I haven’t been a big jewelry person for most of my life. I got my ears pierced in 6th grade, and now I’ll occasionally forget to even wear earrings. Lately though, I’ve been finding myself wanting to upgrade my jewelry options and what’s even more crazy is that I really like gold! I used to loathe it and would only wear silver, but there are so many cute gold pieces out there these days.  Another trend I’m really liking is...

Jonathan Adler Obsession

I don’t remember when I learned about Jonathan Adler exactly, but I’m sure it was sometime during college. He is known for his flamboyant style and crazy colors in home designs, as well as in the products that he designs and sells from his online shop and stores. I actually have a case for my iPhone designed by him, and of course my fabulous Daschund. He is currently sitting in style on a shelf by my fireplace.Sometimes Adler rooms are...

Nightstand Search

I’m currently working on a master bedroom makeover. We have a hodge podge of random stuff in there right now and the next item on my shopping list is new nightstands.   These next few options are all from West Elm – one of my favorite sources for reasonably priced, cool designed furniture. I like the mocha colored one in the center with the metal feet as an accent.  I’ve been trying to decide what color of wood I want to...

Grandin Road

I recently ran across Grandin Road’s website and it’s chock full of cool stuff.   These chairs are super cute and retro looking. They come in a few different colors, but I love these aqua ones, especially with the striped cushion.  I’ve been looking for some new lamps for our bedroom and love the shape and color options for these.  This pillow wouldn’t really go with anything in my house, but I think it would be really cute in a kids...

Rug Source

I recently found a website Shades of Light that sells the obvious lighting, but also has a great selection of rugs.  I’ve seen this pattern many times in magazines and online. I think it looks like something Anthropologie would sell, but priced a lot lower.  This one also comes in gray and white and I just think it’s a really fun pattern. I think it would look cute in a kid’s room.  This rug comes in several colors and is...

Favorite Pins

Happy Monday! I had a lovely weekend with family and friends, enjoying the amazing weather and St. Patty’s Day festivities. Yesterday was especially productive since I finished our new headboard with the help of my dad. I will share pictures of it as soon as he is able to come over and help us hang it up. So exciting – the fabric is so FUN! Today I want to share a few Pinterest finds. I love that I can keep...