Monday, September 30, 2013

31days to a more golden life >> writing with the nester


follow me as I write with & other bloggers for the #31 day writing challenge.

Day 1: I'd like to clarify my topic for the next 3o days. Well what this really means is how to incorporate more gold into my life- whether that is something actually gold or something I want to hold on to like gold.

31 a more golden life, we all have parts of our lives that are golden- but lets make more of it that way-- shall we?

I’ll add a link to each new post here as it goes live.

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cori copy

target does it again >>> sale on sale

Don't we all just love Target?? I mean seriously- they are collaborating with more high-end designers to design affordable pieces for the every day consumer. I seem to find more and more items that look on-trend, better designed and would never have thought they came from

TODAY only Target has a few "september cyber monday" deals going on.




so really-- you can buy one piece of furniture, get one for 40% off + free shipping over $50 + get your free $10 gift card when spending over $75!!

happy shopping!


Also, some exciting news coming up-- I will be taking part in 's #31days writing challenge where I will be writing about the same topic for all of October. [topic will be announced tomorrow morning!]


I will be guest writing on blog on October 9th


Friday, September 27, 2013

friday inspiration >>> stay silly

Today I am continuing the #altforeveryone conference and it will be wrapping up tomorrow. It has been so fun to meet other people and learn some new things from the speakers, we had a "meet up" group meeting today and we were supposed to wear the mustaches we were sent. Silly, but fun-- hope you all have a fabulous fun fall weekend! [It's pretty chilly here in SLC, hoping it warms up a little]



happy friday!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

alt summit >>> knowledge is power

Hi lovelies, bright and early on this chilly morning I started the alt conference for #altforeveryone and so far so awesome!! This will be my view until Saturday & I'm excited about it! 3 day online conference- best part is that I'm still in my PJ's :)


Kide Cals sent me these amazing keycals and I absolutely love them!! Find them here

use code: BLOGTHIS at checkout for $5 off & you can get these cutie key stickers for yourself!

code valid until Nov 30, 2013! booyah!




Wednesday, September 25, 2013

save up to 50% off ALL rugs >>> + accent furniture sale

world market is currently having a save up to 50% off ALL rugs sale


save up to 25% off accent chairs & tables as well!

I put a few room groups together with sale items only that I would love to have in my own home!


5x8 ikat rug 399.99 >>> 299.99

green tufted chair 349.99 >>> 299.99

atlantic blue ravenna chair 279.99 >>> 219.99

tribal carved wood accent table 149.99 >>> 109.99

natural cowhide rug 349.99 >>> 314.99


iverness darby chair 179.99 >>> 149.99

FOG kendall chair(grey)  429.99 >>> 369.99

mirrored accent table 219.99 >>> 197.99

metal tristan accent table 79.99 >>> 69.99

amethyst flat woven rug 49.99-799.99 >>> 44.99-719.99

happy shopping!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

simply striped >>> in your home

I am currently loving all things striped[& chevron]. I think a lot of people are nervous about stripes & using more than one in a room because they think striped items- no matter what color or size, are always bold. Items striped/chevron can make a statement that is for sure, BUT they can also add texture to your room--when the stripe is neutral. Depending on the thickness of the stripe & the color you can choose how much it stands out, and even if it's pretty neutral it keeps the room full of texture.



velvet stripe lumbar pillow [world market]

24.99 >>> 17.49


hudson slate linen rug []

69.00-999.00 >>> 35.00-399.00


rugby stripe duvet cover in navy []



modern stripe tumbler [west elm]



lime canvas storage tote []

19.99 >>> 9.98 *clearance!!


zig zag pillow cover []

19.99 >>> 7.99


textured stripe bath rug [world market]



bold stripe slate curtain [west elm]

34.00-49.00 >>> 27.00-39.00


lola avocado chair []



happy stripping...I mean shopping!




Monday, September 23, 2013

monday happenings >>> giveaway winner + more

WOW. I want to thank everyone who participated in the lamp giveaway, I am happily overwhelmed by all the people who entered and participated. It was really close so it was hard to choose the winner but another giveaway will soon be underway again because I love you!

[if you missed it- make sure to like my FB page & follow on IG @furnituresteals for future giveaways]

and the winner is...


email me at to give me your info


since yesterday declared the first day of fall, here is a nice shopping treat from west elm

[valid through TODAY only!]



I also made this delicious treat Sunday afternoon, because really who doesn't love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? Here is the recipe I used from megs everyday indulgence

*I highly recommend using Guittard milk chocolate chips....I always use these in any chocolate chip recipe and they are divine!!!


happy shopping & happy fall!

cori copy

Friday, September 20, 2013

inspirational friday + >>> warehouse clearance sale


sometimes I get nervous my ideas aren't "right", I absolutely love this quote-- creativity isn't about what's right and wrong. You can't measure it like you would a mathematical problem, I believe creativity extends beyond just logic.

#inspirationalfriday  #truth



pottery barn clearance

happy friday and happy shopping!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

win one for you + a friend GIVEAWAY >>> aniston table lamp

Giveaway time! Starts now and winner will be announced Monday morning [Sept. 23]

how to enter:

head over to our facebook page >> 'like' furniture steals page & tag friends under image of giveaway posted


follow @furnituresteals on instagram & tag friends for additional entries!!



good luck!!!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

sale on sale on sale >>> west elm

That's right--west elm is having not one but a few sales going on right now- here!!

30% off select rugs until Monday[9/23] + 30% off select bedding + 35% off curtains & hardware

+ up to 70% off their clearance section

kit wool kilim rug

49.00-749.00 >>> 34.00-524.00



snow peak wool rug

129.00-849.00 >>> 90.00-549.00



cotton canvas zig zag curtains   *2 color options

34.00-49.00 >>> 27.00-39.00



velvet curtains  *4 color options

69.00-109.00 >>> 47.00-79.00



organic ikat ogee duvet cover + shams  *5 color options

24.00-119.00 >>> 16.00-83.00



prairie quilt + shams

34.00-189.00 >>> 23.00-132.00



happy shopping!!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall accessorizing for deal! >>> new pillows for every room

As the seasons are changing, it may be time for an accessory update for your living room, master bedroom, kid's bedroom...or all of the above. I have found some awesome pillow deals here on one kings lane selling at amazingly affordable prices!

+ get 30% off your entire order today when you apply code from the site <<offer ends tonight 11:59 PST

Here are a few of my favorites!


1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 > 6 > 7 > 8 > 9 > 10 > 11 > 12 > 13

happy shopping!


Monday, September 16, 2013

5 decorating dilemmas >>> solved.


From the paint to fabric choices, accessories to furniture- interior projects can be a little daunting, especially when you're trying to revamp your living space solo. Here are 5 decor dilemmas I've heard from people and the answers I believe will help solve them.

1. Q. I love following trendy styles and keeping up on what's "current" for the home, but will I regret adding this decor in a few years or even months when it seems to fall out of style?

A.  A lot of people buy furnishings & accessory items for their living spaces and leave unchanged there for years and years. They may want to freshen things up, but aren't sure how to without changing the entire space. Start with accessories-- if you see something currently on-trend that you fall in love with [neon pops of color, a certain pattern or floral, etc.] go ahead and buy it in an accessory [pillow, lamp shade, vase, art work/mirror, rug, etc.]. Finding items in unexpected places will help you avoid the mass trends. If you are wanting a more unique collection- try going to antique or flea market type places. Also important: many people feel as though they have to display all of their home furnishing accessories at once, but don't! Adding more and more to your space can look clutter-y and styles start to clash. In a few months or a year you can always swap out those pieces for new ones or recycle back to items you had before.

2. Q. I want to make my bedroom a tranquil & calming space I can come to, but I don't want it to be boring. What are some colors and ways I can make it feel warm and interesting?

A. I agree, your bedroom space should be a place you can come to relax and feel at peace. I don't believe neutrals have to be boring-- if you don't want a lot of color- add texture in your bedding/accessories or even a stenciled/accent wall. If you are wanting color on your walls keep them toned down or muted. You can still go bolder in colors with accessories or add unexpected pops of color to keep it interesting.

3. Q. My carpet is old and hideous! I am on a really tight budget right now- so I cannot rip it out & replace it, what can be done?

A. My biggest suggestion is a large rug. I love rugs- it will not only cover most of that bad carpet color/stains but it also helps to define your space.  Once the rug and furniture are topped in place- most of the carpet will be hidden underneath. 

You also could try pulling up a small corner of the carpet and peeking in to see what is underneath. It could reveal a hardwood floor- in which it can be stained or painted to achieve a new look pretty inexpensively. 

4. Q. I have inherited some older, traditional type furniture in really great condition but they don't really match what is currently in my home, are they worth keeping?

A. If they are in good condition and you need them, by all means keep them! The easiest, quickest way to update them to fit your home is paint! I personally love the mixture of traditional pieces revamped in a modern way. Paint and hardware are going to be the easiest way to update and are a pretty cheap solution.

5. Q. We are building a house and I am torn on the kitchen cabinets. Right now I'm going with white/cream colored cabinets and a darker stained walnut brown island. I'm getting nervous that the white cabinets are really going to date my kitchen. I've always loved the look of cherry wood with a darker stain and now I'm wondering if the stained wood will be a more 'timeless' choice and I'd be better off. Is white going out?

A. Personally, I love white- and I don't believe it is going out of style. I also like the contrast you are giving yourself with the white cabinets and dark island. But really it's what you prefer- what your design style is. Dark wood/stain is timeless and will probably never go out of style. If you are wanting to go white though, I would make sure it is "white white" instead of cream. Bright white, clean & crisp cabinets with more modern/updated hardware are what I am currently loving. But if you have a more traditional style go ahead with the dark cabinets and dark island- that will still look great.


What are some of your decorating/design dilemmas?


Friday, September 13, 2013

cheers to the freakin' weekend >> #inspirationalfriday



work hard and don't run over anyone in the process to boost your own self. If you are kind to everyone along the way-- success is almost guaranteed with hard work.

+ World Market's Fall dining event--


happy shopping & happy weekend!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

seriously?! >>> 40% off SURYA rugs, pillows, & poufs!!!

Last February I was lucky enough to walk the Las Vegas Market Show -- [If you don't know, it is the headquarters for hundreds of home goods companies to show off their latest and greatest products] They have 2 shows a year. I saw & walked through a lot of awesome vendors and Surya rugs....let me tell you- their stuff is ah-mazzing!

Beautiful on-trend pillows, floor poufs, and of course rugs! Through September 16 [monday] Zinc Door is offering 40% off ALL rugs, poufs, & pillows with coupon code: LABORDAY [a little late...but whatever I'll take it!]

+ FREE shipping on all orders over $200!

If you have been searching for an amazing rug-- or even if you haven't, you will be sorry to miss this deal.

some of my fav picks-- remember you will be taking 40% off these prices at checkout



happy shopping!!!


this is a little random-- but I read this article last night, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. All you mommies out there-- click on the link below- you won't regret it, promise!!

New Mamas Get Nothing Done[& other untruths]