Thank you!
Friday, August 28, 2015

Favorite Blouse

Guest Editor, Maghan Sisk

 

IMG_2274I am obsessed with this blouse and I am pretty sure I need one in every color! They are so easy to just throw on and could be paired with jeans, under a skirt, the combos are endless. The material is super comfy and I love the length in the back! I can’t wait to pair this color with my army green leggings and some booties in the Fall.  Click on the pics below and it will take you straight to the site. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Shopping Links

Yours truly, Maghan Sisk

Friday, August 28, 2015

Distressed Denim Faves

White Top Jeans 3

Top: Urban Outfitters

I have decided that it’s close enough to Fall that I am pulling out the denim!  Well, I can’t lie.  I’ve kind of been living in ripped and torn denim most of the summer anyways.  Super excited though that it’s now time to OFFICIALLY own it!  Here are some of my favorite ripped and torn denim jeans for this Fall…

'Le Color Rip' Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)

Frame Denim “Le Color Rip” Skinny Jeans

Dustin Boyfriend Capri

Alex Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans

Avery Raw Hem Destroyed Denim Jeans

'The Legging' Ankle Jeans (4 Year Fog)

AG “The Legging” Ankle Jean

Marcella Ripped Jeans

Super Skinny Ankle Leggings (16 Year Swapmeet)

AG Super Skinny Ankle Leggings

'Le Garçon' Boyfriend Jeans (Adams)

Frame Denim “Le Garcon” Boyfriend Jeans

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Axel Co. Wall Decor

Sponsored Post

Earlier this year, waaay earlier this year, I made the sweetest Instagram friends.  The amazing hubby and wife team behind Axel Co. sent me the cutest wooden arrows for our cabin renovation, our very first cabin renovation.  Remember these?

BC Living Room 9LSYep, that’s the one!  I hung the other arrow on the wall opposite the dining area and it was the absolute perfect fit.  Literally and stylistically.  I have a special place in my heart for hard working makers and doers.  I know from my years in the bedding industry how hard it is to build a product, build a brand and promote it in this crazy world of what now seems like a gazillion social media options.  I think that’s why I’ve grown to love Instagram so.  It’s like a little world of entrepreneurs all trying to grow a brand yet building one another up so much along the way.  Okay excuse my little Instagram moment.  You’d think I had stock in it or something.  Dang I wish!

So now fast forward several months later and I got the sweetest gift in the mail!  The cutest little handmade shadow boxes.  You may remember this image I posted onto Instagram…

IMG_0424

Reclaimed Wood House Shelf

So cute, right?!?  Now hmmm… where to hang them.  I thought about putting them in our cabin but right about the same time, we decided to place it on the market so I didn’t want to add anything else to the super long list of “sold furnished” items included in that sale!  So I decided they’d be the cutest touch to our guest room…

Summer Home Tour 10L

Lighting- Murray Feiss, Drapery- West Elm, Quilt & Shams- Anthropologie, Rug- Surya, Headboard & Ottoman Fabric-Fabric.com (links to similar), “New Opportunity” Pillow- Sugarboo Designs, Chevron Pillows- Target, Ombre Throw- HomeGoods, Deer Head- Home Goods, Lamps- Target, Side Tables- One King’s Lane (links to similar), Table Accessories- Home Goods/TJMaxx, Green Chair- Local Antique Store, Ikat Pillow- Candy Kirby Designs, “H” Book- Anthropologie, Red Flower Vase- HomeGoods

For months I’ve been trying to decide what to do with the side wall by the windows.  It’s a little blank wall space you see right when you enter the room, or when you’re walking down the hallway or when you’re going to our powder room.  See the list goes on so I wanted to add something fun!  Yes, I still need to add a touch of paint to the silver screws.  It’s kind of glaring at me while I type and I see the close-up below.  Anyways, here’s the result!  Oh and go check out Axel Co. right now.  Well, once you finish reading.  You won’t be sorry!  They have awesome products and they’re adorable to boot!  And guess what?!?  They’re offering AW readers 30% off with code: WONDERLAND30.  Enjoy!

AxelCo Boxes 3

AxelCo Boxes 1 AxelCo Boxes 2AxelCo Boxes 4 AxelCo Boxes 5 AxelCo Boxes 6AxelCo Boxes 8

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Big Announcement… or TWO!

My next and hopefully LAST Addison’s Wonderland Fabric Sale is HERE!

You all have asked, begged and sometimes pleaded (not even kidding!), so today I am announcing my next and hopefully LAST fabric sale.  I even have an Addison’s Wonderland product or two to include as well!  And this time, prices will be even lower in hopes that everything will go super fast.  Well, I am crossing my fingers!

For the last three sales, I have loaded everything onto my Instagram page.  However, for this final sale I will be loading everything onto the BLOG!  I will post a blog article featuring each fabric or product available as well as the details, pricing and stock for each item.  You will then compile your order and post a COMMENT in that blog post with your complete order.  Hopefully that’s not too confusing!  By making this change, I am hoping to include those who are not on Instagram and to also make it less confusing with invoicing multiple purchases.  The orders will be filled as posted so those who comment first, second, etc. will receive the remaining fabric/product stock accordingly.  This will also be a benefit of placing orders this way.  That was almost impossible to do on Instagram!  Please keep in mind that all comments must be “approved” before they post so yours may not post immediately but it will appear in time/date order once approved.  Keep reading…

Addison's_Wonderland_(32_of_143)

SO…  Mark your calendars!  My HUGE fabric sale will be on:

Wednesday, September 23rd at 10am EST!

So share with your friends and family!  Keep reading…

A29D7878

THE PROCESS

1. On Wednesday, September 23rd at 10am EST, a blog post will go live featuring the full sale.  It will include images and details for every product and fabric on sale.

2.  To purchase, please comment on the post with the product you’d like to purchase and/or the number of yards you’d like to purchase of each fabric AND your PayPal address.

3.  While supplies last based on when you post your comment, you will receive a PayPal invoice for the item by Friday, September 25th.  Payments must be made within 12 hours.  If you do not receive a PayPal invoice, the item sold out.

4.  All items are FINAL SALE and will be greatly discounted.

5.  Orders will ship within 1-2 weeks from Monday, September 28th!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all!  Although I am sad to say goodbye to these last AW items, I am so happy that so many of you are excited to get your hands on some!

Keep reading…

Treasure Box

Ready for the next BIG announcement?!?

After missing Addison’s Wonderland bedding BIG TIME over the last year and receiving tons of e-mails about purchasing, I am thinking about one item making a limited time comeback…

Can you guess what it is?…

The Addison Baby Collection

Cornices!  Don’t get too excited, YET!  I am still in the thinking and planning stages but it would be ONE, very limited time release and they would be sold a little differently.  This is where I need your help!

You see, I am considering releasing the cornices ONLY with maybe four-five fabric options and several styles like the ones shown below.  From there, I would sell them for about half or less of what they sold for before with a detailed blog post on how to add printed fabric and trims yourself.  Basically it would be partly a DIY but only if you wanted it to be.  I also featured them plain without any extra fabrics or embellishments as well.  Is this making sense?  I would not be releasing any cornice drapery but you can easily attach drapery from anywhere inside of the cornices.  That would be detailed on a blog post as well.

Over the last year, I have gotten SO many requests for cornices and the “how-to” on making your own.  Unfortunately, the rounded upholstered cornices are a little tricky and the materials used are purchased in bulk so they’re rather difficult to explain and reproduce.  So friends, let me know what you think as I come closer to making a final decision on a re-release later this year!

The Anna CollectionThe Anslie CollectionThe Ava Collection

The AnnaBelle Baby Collection

The Bella Collection 1

The Anniston Collection

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AW Properties Master Bedroom Reveal

Lately do you feel like my blog is a jet-set time machine back to the 70’s?  I almost feel like if we wait just a few more years, all of this craziness might just come back in style.  I sure as heck hope not but styles do go round and round!  Some things about this room completely befuddle me…  Why do you need a sitting area in your master bedroom that’s larger than my kid’s rooms?… What exactly are you doing with six dining chairs lined up facing your closet wall?…  Nonetheless this room needed some Addison’s Wonderland voodoo.  Like woah…

Before

Sconti Master Before 1 Sconti Master Before 2 Sconti Master Before 3 Sconti Master Before 4

Construction

First up, gut it ALLLLL!  Everything that could come out, was gone…  trashed, donated or re-purposed.  I did manage to find a treasure of a mustard gold love seat that I took home and two decent nightstands that I re-used in the bedroom area.  Next, it all got a fresh coat of paint!  I chose Alabaster (white) for the walls to brighten the space and keep it relatively neutral.  For the trim and doors I chose Cityscape (gray) to add a nice contrast.  And then I HAAAAD to do my signature POP of color with Rich Navy on the back wall of the bedroom area for a fun and unique accent wall.  From there, it was fresh new carpeting, furnishings and accessories!  Since this is a quick flip with a tight budget, I kept the furnishings minimal yet sleek and sophisticated.

Sconti Ridge Master 4

Source List

Wall Color- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Accent Wall- Rich Navy by Glidden

Doors & Molding- Cityscape by Sherwin Williams

Carpet- Albright’s Flooring

Grosvenor Dusty Aqua Headboard-Bench Collection

Dusty Aqua Headboard– King Size

Threshold™ Raw Edge Quilt

White Raw Edge Quilt

Woven Water Hyacinth Basket Wall Decor 30x30

Woven Water Hyacinth Basket Wall Decor 30″ x 30″

Threshold Throw Pillow Square Ikat Geometric Navy

Square Ikat Navy Throw Pillow

Savannah Ikat Print Duvet

Lamps- HomeGoods

Euro Shams- Anthropologie

Drapery- Ikea

After

Sconti Ridge Master 1Sconti Ridge Master 2Sconti Ridge Master 3

XOXO, Brittany Hayes