west elm

CASA /// Our Dining Room





Chairs /// Table /// Rug /// Bench /// Glass  ///

Being renters I never really thought about buying new furniture for our place. I just assumed we would buy furniture after we bought a house because you never know what is going to fit or what style will go with the house. Well, that all changed a few months back when we decided we were not going to buy for awhile. We talked it over with our financial planner and it doesn't really make sense for us to buy now, especially since we don't even know how long we want to stay here. It's such a big commitment and with our travel schedule it would just be a big stress to deal with all the things home owners have to handle. So little by little we are working on making our rental feel more like home. Jacob and I love having our friends over so we decided to start on the living room and dining room. We still have a ways to go because we don't want to just rush and buy everything at one place, and we don't want to buy things that don't have a purpose or wasn't thought out. It has been a fun process so far, I just wish we had more time with it. Right now we are trying to decide on what photos from our travels to enlarge and where we should get this done. I had a lot of suggestions on IG, Arifact Uprising is one we keep hearing about so we might go with that. So far we are loving our dining room table and chairs, we made a rule when we made the purchase that we couldn't eat in the living room anymore but that didn't really take effect until we gave up Hulu and Netflix. Killing that bad habit has been amazing for our house. Conversations at the table with each other and friends is way better than T.V. We are super excited and eagerly waiting for our bench to be delivered so that we can have more people around our table for dinner. 

Things on my table /// You know how I said I like things having a purpose or story behind them? Well I'll explain why I picked these things for display, the succulent is from my best friends wedding so it's a reminder of love and commitment, the coral is from our travels, the flower is from Jacob, and the big wooden chip holder from Mexico is a wedding present from a family friend. I don't know if it's a chip holder,  I just didn't know what else to call it and we have used it for chips in the past. So that is our dining room set up so far. Still looking into Bar carts, Buffets, and light fixtures. Below are some items I have my eye on.

2 things (5 things) i love around my home.

hello friends. today is one of my favorite post days because i get to hop on the two things i love around my home inspired by kassi from bacwoods fern. don't you just love peeking into someones home even for a bit. you can see your friends decor style, the colors in their home, their organization skillz.
as you can see in the mirror photos my room is a mess. this is before the bed was made:( oops.
my photos are too large so they cut off a bit. sorry.

1.mirror: west elm (i wanted white but it was sold out!) im now happy with black.
i had a friend that worked there and i got it his discount (still 100 bucks.) so worth it.
2. heart garland: i made a bunch of these last year. they are in my salon and at home:)
magazine cut outs sewn together.
3. guitar lamp- my aunt got this for us for christmas. i love how the room is lit with this.
 4. i framed kellys illustration- i love my wall even more now.
this is a reminder to make more feather headbands bc i always sell out.
this print is now available in our etsy shop.
 ok one more thing, kassi and i had a gift swap and this is what she made me. i am totally obsessed!
i was seriously so excited when i opened my gift which was packaged in magazine pages! love it!
packages in the mail are the best! when i see a package i want to explode on the inside.
5. i love all things made my kassi around my home. i seriously got teary eyed beacuse she made all this for me! she put so much thought and effort and it really made me feel special. the fabric she used is her grandmas vintage, i mean it doesnt get better than that! don't you love her drawings!? lovin the butt crack bc we all know that happens with our bikini bottoms. oh i also use the sunglass case for my check book!

Kassi, Danielle( dino toes), Lauren, and I all have a date today on I Chat! im so excited! do yall have i-chat or skype account? if so whats yalls screen names? mine is Brandi Lisenbe.
check out laurens giveaway!

leave me a link of your home, or your flickr, or just tell me what your favorite things around your home are. is your house messy or clean today?
have a great tuesday everybody!