Cozy Up

It’s raining here in Sacramento today, so I’ll likely be bundled up in my favorite blanket all day with my dogs and a cup of coffee. As much as throw blankets need to be warm and soft, I always try to pick blankets that add some character to my home without a huge price tag. Here are some of my favorites:


Madison Park Signature Serengeti Luxury Faux Fur Throw – Wayfair $51.99


Fuzzy Leopard Throw – Pier 1 Imports $35.96 (on sale!)

Ikea B&W 1Ikea B&W 2

EIVOR Throw – IKEA $24.99

Shabby Chic Target

Shabby Chic (Twin Size) – Target $44.99


Plaid Fuzzy Throw – Target $14.99


Blue Tribal Throw – Cost Plus World Market $34.99

Rowena Throw – Joss and Main $35.95 (on sale)

Cream Fur

Ivory Faux Fur Throw – Cost Plus World Market $59.99-$79.99



I’ve been obsessing over flamingos lately. Not sure what it is. I love pink, so there’s that, but I think it’s the grace and curvature of the flamingo that I love. As far as creating my home goes, I’ve always been very personal in my decorating choices, and people that know me well can step into a space of mine and feel that it’s mine, so since I’m currently lovin’ on flamingos, they’re finding their way into my home.

Right now, I’m waiting for these fantastic watercolor prints to arrive from Poland.

flamingo prints

I ordered the 20″ x 30″ set and plan to frame them in similar frames as shown but in white with a three inch mat. Below is a set I made on Polyvore that’s what our living room will look like once we get our new couch.


floor lamp/leopard throw (similar)/pillow 1/pillow 2/coffee and end table/table lamp/rug

I buy fresh flowers all the time, but to give the room a little more pink to tie into the flamingo prints on the occasion I don’t have any flowers, I bought this vase from Target to sit on the coffee table. I can’t bring myself to buy fake flowers, so this vase does the trick.

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But back to the flamingo. Etsy has tons of flamingo prints, and so does Minted.

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Family Crest: Flamingos by Betty Hatchett/Flamingo by Kamal Nahas

The greatness doesn’t stop at art prints though. There’s so much amazing flamingo stuff out there. For example,





If you’re having trouble envisioning how awesome flamingo wallpaper is, here you go:




Project Nursery


House to Home


Simplified Bee


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Society6/Bed Bath and Beyond



Like I said, obviously I’m obsessed right now. I would totally wallpaper my guest bathroom in flamingo if my current house were my forever home. Until then, I’ll just stalk Pinterest and dream.