My Friend Staci

Taking living spaces from disaster to delightful, and proving any home can be fabulous on the cheap.

That Target Lamp

Authors: Staci

Last Wednesday, I went ahead and spent some of my birthday on that Scandinavian-inspired floor lamp from Target that popped up in lots of blogs this summer (here, and here, for example). Overjoyed at my luck that they had one left, and stoked that it was now on clearance– $20 off! I nabbed it up and rushed home to assemble it.

Th...

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Thrift Score Thursday!

Authors: Staci

Okay, I finally know the secret to thrifting in Southern California. Get outta town! Seriously though, going to smaller suburban locales produces many more treasures than hitting the same old picked-over nearby places. I found some really cool stuff for my Etsy shop and some other cool stuff for my permanent collection.

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Treat Yo Self

Authors: Staci

September is here, and that means it’s my birthday month! I couldn’t come up with much for my birthday list because I’ve been getting in the habit of getting myself small treats here and there.

First up, I have to sing the praises of Mast Brothers chocolate. This chocolate is so dark and potent that a small piece,...

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Portland, Part Two: The Ace Hotel

Authors: Staci

The Portland Ace! If you are an avid a follower of All The Blogs like I am, the Ace will be old hat to you by now. Of course, the Palm Springs Ace is (possibly) the most famous, but Portland was the first, and the minute I found out we were headed to Portland, I begged for a brief stay.

Staying at a good hotel has been a priority of...

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Portland: Part One, Things to Do

Authors: Staci

Time has been flying! Can’t believe I haven’t done a writeup on our quick Portland trip yet. In June we went up to the Portland area to attend the wedding of a good friend (Doug was an attendant). Friday and Saturday were spent in Washington about an hour away, doing wedding stuff. We picked up a rental car which was nice...

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2-Second Tip: Hardware Swap

Authors: Staci

When we got married we used most of our Target gift cards to get two pretty nice bedside tables. Gotta have a place to put your charging phone, a lamp, and a glass of water while you snooze, right? Lately I have been giving them the side-eye because their traditional look did not fit in with the mid-century boho look I have been...

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Chorizo Pesto Tortellini

Authors: Staci

I posted this pic on instagram and thought it was so pretty and the food was so delicious that I had to share the recipe with you guys, if you can even call it a recipe.

Raise your hand if it’s been hot and muggy where you live this summer. This weekend was especially humid, which for San Diego is a big deal. I didn’t want...

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Denver!

Authors: Staci

After a brief two days in Colorado Springs we spent two half-days in Denver (evening, then morning).

Hotels in the interesting part of Denver are expensive, y’all! Much more so than I expected. Therefore we made our first foray into airbnb territory. We stayed the night in the Mulberry Cottage; very cute! There were a couple of...

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Colorado Springs!

Authors: Staci

It had been forever since Doug and I had had a break. Okay, forever is an exaggeration but aside from weekend trips to my parents (an hour away) we hadn’t had multiple days off in a row since our Palm Springs trip (post one and two) June 2013. We got double whammied this summer with wedding invites and saw it as a sign that we...

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Catching Up- Living Room Photos!

Authors: Staci

Well, the self-imposed deadline I wrote about last time totally worked. By the time we had our housewarming party, the kitchen and dining room were painted, the curtains in every room but the dining room were hung, and everything was tidy!

Of course, I took photos to document it. A few things have changed since then, but I’m...

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