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in the home of :: emily myers

4 Mar

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Stepping into Emily’s home was a one-of-a-kind experience.  With each piece so uniquely displayed, we found ourselves wanting to know the story behind each item.  Emily moved into her home four years ago & has put a lot of herself into it – this goes to show how much the little things, combined with personal touches, mean when working to make your house a home.

When you open Emily’s front door, you cannot help but notice the most amazing bench, which would easily cost several hundred dollars, at any commercial retailer!  Hers – an old bed, purchased for just $90.  Emily & her dad used the headboard as the back of the bench, cut the footboard in two, to use as the sides, added some wood for seating, & voila – this grand bench for much less!

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Her kitchen is immediately eye-catching!  Hanging on a wall is an old pantry door that Emily cleverly decided to add a mirror to! One thing we spotted & loved was the top of the hutch – a display of scales & teapots is adorable & so very vintage!

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Heather’s eye was immediately caught by a vintage kitchen step stool chair, which Emily told us was once her grandmothers’!  An old rolling pin & her grandmothers’ recipe box, filled with handwritten recipes, add subtle personal touches!  The last, & most exciting piece in the kitchen, was an old framed tile.  When we asked Emily where she got this, she said it was from a bathroom, in a restaurant (that we won’t name), & when she saw it she thought “I cannot leave this stall without this thing,” and the rest is history!

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As you walk into the living room, you see so many things that you can’t help but love!  Her bookshelf is one of the first that caught our eye!  Ever wonder what to do with those old magazines that you just don’t want to throw away?  Well, just ask Emily!  She uses hers to perk up her shelf & add a bit of interest.  The button jar you spy is just another of Emily’s personal touches on her gorgeous home – Emily told us that they used to string buttons when they’d visit their grandma’s house, & so this is just another way to honor her grandmother!  Other intriguing items that this bookshelf showcases are retro tinker toys, picture frames, & what appears to be a very old toy telephone.  Emily added height to her bookshelf with vases & jars of varying colors, shapes, & sizes – oh, & one very cool vintage flour sifter!

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Above Emily’s entertainment console, she has utilized what she believes to be an old table leaf, missing the middle panel.  She has placed very personal items inside, which also are memories she has kept from her grandmother – things as simple as an old framed letter from her brother to her grandma, a shadow box including her grandma’s applesauce cookie recipe, photos, & old key plates.

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Other great finds in Emily’s living room included old books, & what is thought to be a cream separator, being used as a side table.

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Emily also has an amazing coffee table that was once an old farm table – she simply cut the legs off & added casters!  When you look behind the couch, you’ll see burlap curtains, complete with stitching & buttons, which leads the way to Emily’s bedroom.

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It took a few looks around this bedroom to spot all the amazing things that Emily has acquired!  First of all, this girl has a jewelry display that just about anyone would die for, & we know you could make one too, using a few knobs from Trend Addictions!

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Emily has taken barn wood, added knobs & copper nails, & placed them inside an antique white frame – that’s all!  This serves as a great way to hang all of your jewels!  Above the barn wood pieces, we saw something we wondered about – Emily had the great idea to take an old fabric ruler, cut it down, add copper nails, & voila – a fabulous necklace hanger.   She also pointed out the box used for jewelry & trinkets underneath, which is simply an old men’s tie box.  While we noticed that Emily’s bedside tables & mirrors are different, they are still balanced & quite stunning!  The white trunk at the end of her bed was something she picked up in Rochester, but it was originally from overseas & was used for travel!  Emily’s “favorite piece in the house right now” is also in this room – it is a pretty pale pink wardrobe, which she found at the Salamanca Antique Mall!  While most would refinish this, Emily left it as is, & we can’t imagine it being any more perfect!

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Ascending the stairs, at Emily’s, one thing that most definitely stands out is the amazing barn wood railing she has created!  It only gets better as you emerge onto the second floor & find that the trim throughout the upstairs foyer is also barn wood.  Emily salvaged this wood from a neighbor’s barn that had fallen down – just another personal touch in this fabulous home!  We also spotted an amazing sign that took up an entire wall!

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The piece no one could miss upstairs was made by Emily’s aunt – simply an old wooden ladder, cut down, with amazing details such as the hinge used to hang it up & the pulley holding the frame!  From there, we find another lovely room, with very different touches!  Most of the frames in her home are made from ceiling tile… what a great idea!

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Emily’s spare bedroom is one that would make any house-guest feel right at home.  On one wall, she decorates with antique mirrors, frames, & lovely paintings that make you wonder “where can I buy that?”  That’s just it – Emily picks up things here & there, at antique malls, thrift shops, & fairs – that, like the rest of her house, are truly one-of-a-kind.  To give some detail to her adorable bedside lamps, she added small cabinet door frames around them, to which she attributed the great idea to our very own, Megan.  The room boasts soft greens, blues, & yellows, & quirky accents like vintage tins & the penny bank make the room interesting, as well as tie in the color palette.  As we learned through most of Emily’s home, her grandma is everywhere, & that is not lacking in this room – the dresser & old sewing table, currently being used as a side table, were pieces of her grandmothers’.   We also spied a few Trend Addictions’ finds in this room – her book at the foot of the bed, as well as the antiqued white mirror atop the dresser.

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Emily is clearly overflowing with talent, when it comes to antiquing, decorating, & crafting, but she has a couple of talents that we were lucky enough to have her share with us!  She showed us two pieces of artwork that she did when she attended high School at Cuba-Rushford & they’re simply amazing!

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We also discovered her talents as a photographer!  With more personal touches, these series of pictures were taken by Emily & are displayed in her entryway.

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We were incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to peek into Emily’s home & we truly hope you take away some amazing ideas from this – we sure have!

Now here comes the real test!  Emily had to have these —

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but is struggling to figure out what she should do with them – we’d love to hear from you!  What would you use these unique finds for?!​

Did you have a favorite part of this great home? Leave a comment and let us know!

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wear it & pair it :: the casual aztec details cardigan

31 Oct
A sweater vest may not be something you think as a “must-have” for your closet, but when you see this cardigan – you’ll fall in love with the trend!
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WEAR IT WITH: A dress! To take this hard-edged cardigan into a feminine feel, wear a simple dress with a bit of sparkle. Our In It To Win It Dress should do the trick!
PAIR IT WITH: Black heels for a classic touch.

No. 2 – THE CASUAL AZTEC DETAILS CARDIGAN_MG_6473

WEAR IT WITH: Jeans! What a simple way to throw together a classy weekend outfit! Let your cardigan flow open with jeans & a simple black long sleeve tee.

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – to keep the outfit casual & comfy!

No. 3 – THE CASUAL AZTEC DETAILS CARDIGAN

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WEAR IT WITH: Black pants or leggings! This outfit is sophisticated & fun – it would be perfect for a ladies’ night out!

PAIR IT WITH: A belt! Gather the cardigan together in the front & belt for a shapely look!

Check out our Facebook, to see how you can enter yourself for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions! Winner will be announced Tuesday, November 2nd, at 5pm EST!

wear it & pair it :: the moto jacket

3 Oct

Remember that blog we wrote – “a day at FAME?!” Well, here’s one of our favorite pieces we found while we were there – the Moto Jacket! We told you faux leather would be a trend to keep your eye on for this fall & here’s a perfect example!

NO. 1 – THE MOTO JACKET

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WEAR IT WITH: Jeans & Graphic Tee – Destructed jeans give this outfit a casual look, while a black & white graphic tee give it just a bit of edge.

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – We picked leopard print flats to keep the edgy-chic vibe!

NO. 2 – THE MOTO JACKET

The Moto Jacket

WEAR IT WITH: Leggings & Tunic – Make this outfit comfy for fall with unbelievably comfortable Fleece Leggings & the Simply Chic Top in burgundy! This top gives the outfit the perfect pop of autumnal color!

PAIR IT WITH: Lace-Up Boots – The Oxford Boots with this outfit tie in two styles & brought a nice mix between edgy & preppy. Of course – you could always take your outfit to the next level & pair it with biker boots.

NO. 3 – THE MOTO JACKET

The Moto Jacket

WEAR IT WITH: Skirt – We absolutely loved the Night & Day Skirt when it arrived, & we love it even more with the Moto Jacket! The white faux leather & black ponte knit stripes mix perfectly with the contrasting fabrics of the jacket!

PAIR IT WITH: Scarf – This camel colored infinity scarf is the perfect fall color & pulls the whole outfit together amazingly!

How do you feel about the moto trend?! Remember — you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday, 10.08.13 @ 5pm EST & announced via Facebook.

wear it & pair it :: the intern of style blazer & jeans

26 Sep

We’re doing this {Wear it & Pair it Blog} a bit differently – usually we focus on just one piece of clothing, but this time we will be focusing on an entire outfit & how something as simple as the shirt can change the entire look & feel. And now starts the fun – check out the 3 totally different styles of these outfits!

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 1

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WEAR IT WITH: Graphic – A black & white graphic top is a great way to add a little bit of “edge” to a more classic look. We debated about which of our favorite graphic tops to wear & ended up going with our Key to Love Tank, but also check out our Live for Love Tank!

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – Keep it comfy & casual with The Clare Flats!

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 2

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WEAR IT WITH: Black V-Neck – The Two Sides to Every Story Top was our first choice for this outfit! The v-neck is super sophisticated & the taupe, chiffon back gives it detail when the blazer comes off.

PAIR IT WITH: Heels – Pair this look with black, pointy-toe heels in order to keep it classy.

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 3

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WEAR IT WITH: Chambray – Denim on denim equals a fashion “don’t,” but chambray on denim equals a definite fashion “do.” We absolutely love this trend for the fall season & since it shows no signs of slowing, you better catch up! Remember to roll your sleeves together to give you a more put-together look.

PAIR IT WITH: Tall Boots – If the Parksville Boot doesn’t complete this ensemble, we don’t know what would! This preppy-chic look is a must-have!

Is one of these outfits screaming your name?! Remember — you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com [w/ $5 flat rate shipping]! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday, 10.01.13 @ 5pm EST & announced via Facebook.

monday must haves :: the asymmetrical is beautiful top

23 Sep

Break the mold with an asymmetrical top this fall! This fashion-forward trend isn’t going away anytime soon & neither is the ever-popular bronze-y mustard color that this top is rocking. We found that the Asymmetrical is Beautiful Top is most definitely at its best when left simple & worn with dark skinny jeans – the off-center buttons & bow give it the perfect amount of detail without needing to accessorize much. This is one of our favorite fall “must-haves” at Trend Addictions right now! Yeah? No? Love it or hate it?

Monday Must-Haves

wear it & pair it :: the buttons are better cardigan

19 Sep

This shawl-like cardigan carries enough detail & is oh-so-comfortable that getting dressed this fall will be a breeze! Luckily, we discovered you can wear this with just about anything, so check out our three picks this week – maybe you’ll find a new fall fave!

The Buttons Are Better Cardigan – No. 1

The Buttons are Better Cardigan

WEAR IT WITH: Jeans – Dark skinny jeans have just about taken a place in everyone’s closet, so pull yours out to wear with this cardigan, for a comfy-casual look, on a fall day.

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – Check out our Clare Flats [now only $10], to keep this outfit simple & cute!

The Buttons Are Better Cardigan – No. 2

The Buttons are Better Cardigan

WEAR IT WITH: Navy Pencil Skirt – For a more polished look, we wore our cardigan with the Navy Pencil Skirt, which is unbelievably comfortable, & a simple beige blouse – My Heart Skipped a Pleat Top.

PAIR IT WITH: Heels – This skirt, paired with heels, oh what a way to lengthen! Don’t miss out on the chance to rock such a sassy, sophisticated look.

The Buttons Are Better Cardigan – No. 3

The Buttons are Better Cardigan

WEAR IT WITH: Maxi Skirt – Here we took a more boho-chic approach & put our Live Your Life Maxi, in coral, with the Buttons Are Better Cardigan! A basic top underneath is all you need, with a long & simple necklace to tie it all together!

PAIR IT WITH: Boots – We chose our Oxford Boots to bring this style full circle – they’re quickly becoming a favorite, here at the boutique!

The Buttons Are Better Cardigan – BONUS

The Buttons are Better Cardigan

The shape of this shawl cardigan lends itself to easily be converted into a scarf! How could this possibly get any better?! The Buttons Are Better Cardigan has just been voted an “autumn staple” here at Trend Addictions! Do you just NEED to have one of these outfits?! Remember — you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com!

For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday 9.24.13 @ 5pm EST & announced via Facebook.

monthly freebie :: weekly menu

16 Sep

Here’s the second of your September Monthly Freebies! You can print these out, send them to someone or just play around with them. *If you use them on your blog or website, we ask that you [please] reference it back to us.* We find having a weekly menu can help in so many ways. When you’re busy with work and kids, it’s hard to plan meals — which results in trips to dine out. Having a set menu every week can not only help with family dinner nights, but also save on money — and it’s pretty ❤

Weekly Menu Printable

To print the image above, click – Weekly Menu, save the file, and print!

HAPPY EATING!

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