The fireplace was one of my non-negotiables when building this house and Jake was completely on board with it! I love, love, love how cozy a fireplace makes a house feel. We opted for the gas fireplace and we went with the larger size of 42". What can I say, we really like fireplaces. We also chose to do an upgraded mantle so it is really a focal point in the room. The builder puts in directional lighting in the ceiling to highlight the wall over the fireplace, and we did a black granite surround. I also added an electrical outlet over the mantle so that I can plug in lighted garlands and holiday decorations. I am so, so excited for this!
I got an email today from TOMS that they were having a Surprise Sale, and decided to check out what they had to offer. Sadly none of their Classics were on sale in gray--something I've been wanting for this fall, but....Their Christmas stockings, which I have had my eye on for a while, were on sale for $8.10/each, down from $27! Pom-poms & paisley make my heart go pitter-patter :)
I purchased them immediately, one of each of the above. They have a teal version of the diamond pattern one (far right) but I decided to go with all red. I love how they work together but aren't too matchy-matchy. I can't wait to see them up on that mantle in a few months!
I also picked up this Pumpkin & Black pocket tee, which I think will be a great fall transition tee for casual weekends. It was on sale half off at $17.
I can't wait for these purchases to arrive. All at a great deal, and also guilt-free since we helped empower women & children in Uganda and the Himalayas through TOMS One-For-One movement.
Happy September! Who else is ready for the holiday season?!