Pretty Things for the New Year

So, it’s been a little while since I posted. It wasn’t on purpose, of course. Life just got in the way. Even now, I have to make this quick, because it’s almost 10:30 p.m. and I have to run 6 miles before work in the morning. Don’t ask me how I’m going to manage that – The sun doesn’t rise until 7:30, and I have to be at work by 10. But either way, I wanted to stop by to share a few pretty things that have moved into my home over the past few weeks.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Wedding photo canvas by Raw Photo Design
This photo, taken by Raw Photo Design, is one of my favorites from our wedding. We used our entire photo credit for Pictage to purchase this canvas, and it was totally worth it. It makes such a statement (it looks much bigger in person), and I like that it showcases some of the prettiest parts of our day without actually featuring our faces. I don’t think we’d be comfortable with a giant photo of our faces on display … It’s just not our style.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY spray-painted plant pots from Ikea
Both of these plants and pots are from Ikea, but I added the yellow and gold stripes myself with spray paint and painter’s tape. It was SO quick and easy – I sense a new DIY addiction coming on!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Cape Cod Indian Neck print by Heidi Gallo
My mom bought this beautiful Heidi Gallo watercolor print in Cape Cod and had it framed for us for Christmas. It features Indian Neck, the beach our cottage is on. We also have a framed oyster print by the same artist – she uses such gorgeous colors.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Dayna Decker gold candle with wood wick
This amazing Dayna Decker candle was a gift from my cousin and his fiancé. In addition to being GOLD, it also smells like heaven and has a wood wick that crackles when it burns. It is wonderful.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY spray-painted peach oval mirror
This mirror isn’t actually new, but it’s newly peach! We got a great deal on it at Home Goods a couple years ago, but it was cream, which didn’t really match in here. I wanted to paint it soft coral, and this Valspar shade from Lowe’s was the closest I could find. I think it’s called “Brushed Rose.” Brad doesn’t like the color, but I think he’s crazy.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - DIY watercolor painting in spray-painted gold Ikea Ribba frame
I think Brad should be more supportive of my work – I’m certainly supportive of his! He painted this with watercolors, and I put it in a custom-made frame (a.k.a. an Ikea Ribba frame that I spray-painted gold) and featured it prominently in our downstairs bathroom. I really, really love it. Figures – I watch countless YouTube videos and read online articles, and I’m still terrible with watercolors, but he takes one try and makes this masterpiece. WHATEVER. You can’t force the creative juices to flow, I guess.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Fiddle leaf fig tree from Ikea
I’ve wanted a fiddle leaf fig for some time now, and I finally got one! It’s actually from Ikea. I’m going to do a separate post about this baby, but can’t resist sharing it now. It’s going to live inside, but I let it spend some time on the deck this weekend. I think it liked it.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Gold dog biscuit container
And this – THIS – is my gold dog biscuit container. I did not spray paint it. It came that way. My best friend Alisa found it at Home Goods and gave it to us for Christmas. I think it was made for me. And my dog, I guess.

We still have a lot of Christmas gifts and recent acquisitions to unpack and display, but there’s only so many hours in the day. In fact, it’s my bedtime now, so that’s all, folks.

What’s the prettiest gift YOU got over the holidays?


  • So many cute things! I love them all – I’m dying for a fiddle leaf fig too but I’m scared it will be too hard to keep it alive! Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!

    • I’m scared, too!! That’s why I bought a cheap one instead of a big-ass tree (which is clearly what I really wanted). This was only $12.99! 

  • Hi I’m coming to live in your house, hope you don’t mind.

  • I love what you did with the Ikea pot – great idea! Pretty sure I have that pot so am adding this to my list of DIY projects 🙂

  • Melody Norton

    Where did you get your fabric in the room with the salmon colored mirror? Really pretty!

    • Thank you! It’s Pottery Barn’s Bettina fabric, which is unfortunately discontinued. You can still occasionally find it on Ebay, though!

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