Tuesday, December 31, 2013

new years resolution: create a glamorous home

we all see homes on tv, the internet, a friend's home, or a neighbor's whom we envy for being so glamorous. you may think much of what you see is unattainable for you, but it is not! there are ways of creating similar looks in your own home. there are ways of replicating expensive tastes without breaking the bank. you'd be surprised at how few minor changes can turn drab into fab. 

where do you even start?
there are building blocks to every glamorous home. a glamorous home is always organized. there is no need to have decor hung on every inch of the wall, or every accessory to be set on the table. edit your selection of accessories & rotate throughout the year. being clean and tidy goes a long way-- make sure everything has "a place". your pretty glass mirrors and metal accessories should always be looking shiny and polished. I will admit- sometimes I can struggle with this myself, here is a little post on ways to keep tidy from salt&peppermoms blog.

what makes something glamorous?
glamour is something special. fabric that looks luxurious and draws you in. materials can be glamorous. metals can be glamorous. colors can be glamorous. these evoke feelings of sophistication and richness. you may need to splurge on one or two items that complete your look. sometimes big things like a piece of furniture or a rug are worth splurging on-- items that will last for years and will be well worth the investment.

where can I look for glamorous things on a budget?
if there are specific items you are searching for- shop and compare online. the internet gives the best resource for price comparison and options. if you like to physically go to stores and hand pick your items- places like home goods[tj maxx] or consignment stores are places you can usually find unique pieces. remember that sparkle isn't glam. glamour is striking a balance. you may have some items you find glamours that happen to sparkle-- but just because it sparkles doesn't mean it's glamorous and too much sparkle can become tacky.

this is one of my new years resolutions....what are some of yours?

happy new years eve, be safe babes!

Monday, December 30, 2013

online furniture shopping in the modern day

happy monday! today I am excited to share a guest post from our guest blogger alice watson. she is talking about online furniture stores: how shopping is now fast, easy, and convenient.

It used to be, shopping online was a big to-do. When you moved into a new home, you had to go out 
to a furniture store, talk to a salesman, and then maybe bargain back and forth before you buy something. Sometimes it may take several trips before you find something you like or that fits your space, and then you might have to wait another week or two before the company delivers the stuff you want. So, if you were moving into a new home, you actually had to shop way before your move-in date or else you might have to sit on boxes and the floor for a while.

However, with technology today, you don’t have to do this. You don’t even have to get dressed or leave the house. You can shop for anything on the Internet today, even furniture. You can use Google to search for stores that sell furniture. You can find an online furniture store that has something you like and order from them. At the very least, you need a picture of the piece and the price. All you have to do is pick the one you want, put it into your shopping cart, checkout and wait for its arrival.

Use a search engine to find a store anywhere in the world. Of course, you should probably find something in the same country or even in the same state so you do not have to pay a lot for shipping. Many stores today are very sophisticated. Some have features that can help you visualize the piece of furniture in your home. They may have special programs that you can use, like a 3D software so you can see the piece in your home. Some places may even let you customize the color and upholstery.

Choosing a piece of furniture from a website is just like walking into a regular store, some may think it’s even better. For one thing, you don’t have to leave the home. However, you do need more preparation. First, you need to know the exact measurements of the area you want to put the piece in-- that way, you can buy a piece that fits in the area. Don’t forget to measure the doorways and entryways of your home, and leave at leave 12 inches around couches and tables so people can pass around.

With so many online furniture stores, how can you find the right one? You need to make sure that the online furniture store you deal with is reputable. Do some research online and try to find reviews of the company. If other people have bad reviews, then you should stay away or at least be very careful. However, there are many good sites out there. You just have to find the right one. That way, you can just order online, sit back, and wait for your new furniture online.

thank you alice! >> 2 of my favorite discounted online furniture stores are: one kings lane & joss and main. many retail stores sell their entire store online as well, so if you know you like the stores style- shopping online with them is a good place to start.

Friday, December 27, 2013

where to save big on after christmas sales

we all know the biggest sales of the year are the after-christmas-sale. stores are desperate to get rid of everything to prepare for the new year and their new line of products. here are a few of my favorite places where you can save big! check it out, let me know if you find any awesome sales I forgot and I will add them to the list!


west elm. buy more save more. user code: getmore at checkout. spend $100 + save 10%, $250 + save 15%, $500 + save 20%, $1000 + save 25%
pottery barn. save up to 60% on over 500 items
z gallerie. end of season save 70% off
world market. save u to 50% off furniture + holiday clearance
target. save up to 60% on year end sale

happy shopping!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

days day of giveaway...final winner

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas day yesterday and were able to spend it with family. I have to say-- christmas sure is a lot more special with a child.... even if nixon liked the wrapping paper & boxes better than the actual present. this was nix's first christmas, so excited for the years to come.

thank you to all who participated in the 12 days of christmas giveaways...today I announced to final winner and it has been so fun to give away so many items to you. don't worry if you didn't win a prize this time, there are always chances to win in the future! 

come back tomorrow for some home tips!

Monday, December 23, 2013

day 10 of christmas giveaway...

I can't believe we are already at day 10 of the christmas giveaways! only 2 days left until christmas!
here is the winner for day 10....

and for DAY 11 of the giveaway we want to share this organic seagrass rug! it has a natural color, making it easy to fit into any color scheme, and any room in the home. patented, ventilated, non-skid backing cushion keep the rug in place.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

day 7 of christmas giveaways

we are just over the halfway mark for the christmas giveaways! on day 7 we are giving away this adorable, fun, and cute woopsy lamp! 
the enter to win you must:
1// LIKE furniture steals on FB
2// tag as many friends as you would like [each in separate comments please]
*share the post to double your chances!!
**also head over to instagram @furnituresteals to follow & enter there!! 
good luck!

take a look at the winners from day 5 & 6....

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 5 of christmas giveaway!

here we are at day 5 of our christmas giveaway! only 8 days until christmas-- feels especially weird for me, I'm currently escaping the cold, snow-capped mountains for some palm trees, the beach, and 80 degree weather [amazing!!]. feeling very jealous of all the local californians and off the disneyland tomorrow :) 

without further ado---- here is the giveaway for day 5:

and the winner of day 4 is......

Monday, December 16, 2013

day 4 of christmas giveaway....

congrats to our day 3 winner...

on the 4th day of giveaway my true love gave to me.......
okay who else remembers ones of these to play with growing up?? with your own favorite toy cars to drive along this cute little town map. perfect gift for any child- boy or girl!! enter to win this baby on facebook & instagram to increase your chances!!

good luck! winner announced tomorrow morning

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 days of giveaways: day 1 >>>#feelgoodfriday

woohoo I am SO excited to kickoff my 12 days of christmas giveaways!! I have a really fun, awesome collection of new items every day your home + family will enjoy.

>>> how to enter <<<
1. follow @furnituresteals on facebook & instagram & pinterest
2. share this image via your page
3. comment on the original post [here, on fb, or IG] and tag any friends you want 
[[each tag in separate comment please]]

good luck!! winner of day 1 will be announced tomorrow morning!

I found this quote for #feelgoodfriday
image via lifestylefiles

no matter what you do in life- every single person in the whole world is not going to applaud you. there will still be people who disagree/dislike/talk bad about what you do-- whether that be your job, you interests, your ideas, etc. don't let that get you down-- do what makes you happy and do your best. don't let all those people bring you down. focus on being your best self, pouring your heart into whatever you do and you will succeed.
you do you.

enjoy your weekend babes!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

5 interior design tips >>> easy home improvements

today I thought I'd share with you 5 tips I've learned, that I think everyone should know about their home in general. especially when buying and decorating a new home or wanting to revamp your own--- keep these ideas in mind!

examples below

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

christmas home tours >>> bloggin style

the white buffalo styling co. gathered up a bunch of bloggers and started a christmas home tour. if you need any inspiration on how to decorate your home for the holidays....look no further!! there are so many beautiful homes on here, sharing their story- here are just a few images that I've been swooning over..
to check out the full tour click here 

some very exciting news for you readers!!
starting FRIDAY DECEMBER 13!!!
stay tuned for giveaway items revealed and how to enter to win!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

happy tuesday friends!
if you didn't notice-- the amazingly talented rylee blake refreshed the design for my blog. so happy with it, don't you love it too?

today on one kings lane they are killin' it with some super pretty bedroom items on their play with pattern collection + log in to receive 20% off you entire order [just click when it pops up and the discount will be applied at checkout]

1 // 740.00-920.00 >>> 369.99-459.00
2  // 395.00 >>> 199.00 *arrives by 12/23
3 // 160.00 >>> 75.00
4 // 165.00
5 // 199.00
6 // 169.00 
7 // 195.00 >>> 99.00 *arrives by 12/23
8 // 175.00 >>> 89.00 

happy shopping! these deals end on 12/15
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Monday, December 9, 2013

before & after >>> beautiful room reveals

today I am sharing with you some amazing room reveals I am currently loving! it's pretty crazy how many talented people there are out there-- and these designers are nailing it! check out these beautiful room transformations

designed by jamie meares, full reveal >>> i suwannee 

designed by amanda carol, full reveal >>>amandacarolinteriors

designed by james michael & phoebe howard, full reveal >>>housebeautiful 

designed by julie, full receal >>>designsponge

designed by kristina sterling, full reveal  >>>seekinteriordesign 

designed by kristen krason, full reveal >>>designsponge