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As a blogger, I am constantly keeping up with other design blogs. Because after all, to be the best, it doesn't hurt to study the best. That's why I was soooo thrilled when I saw this sign while visiting West Elm two weeks ago.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Design*Sponge, let's just call it one of the most popular design blogs on Mother Earth. Seriously. The blog covers everything from interior and furniture design to awesome recipes and diy adventures. Anyhoo, I was totally excited to see that Grace Bonney was going to be here in Atlanta for a book signing. Her book, Design*Sponge at Home, has proved to be somewhat of a design bible for eager designers and bloggers like myself. 

For those of you who want fresh ideas for your home, I would definitely pick up a copy. I got mine at Barnes and Noble, but if you can wait a few days, I would say order it on Amazon and it'll save you at least 10 bucks.  But hey, I get "exclusive content" with my book, so who's complaining?

 Here I am with Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney for a quick pic.

Of course I had to invite my friend Jessica along for the ride. Here we are having a little too much fun at the smile booth for the event. Anyone who frequents West Elm also knows that it's nearly impossible to visit the store without being inspired by something! Here's my latest obsession - table settings.



The reason for the season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I really want to spice things up a bit and dress the table. You know, try something a little different from the huge family get-together involving paper plates, disposable cutlery, and eating dinner in your lap (although that route does tend to be less fussy, more convenient, and filled with lots of loving family and friends).  Maybe this year we might try something a little more intimate. I'm hoping that a combination of dinner, drinks, and decor swag will prove to be completely awesome in our "city chic" apartment (Shout out to Jess for the naming our place). Besides, we still have wedding place settings that we haven't even opened yet. How exciting is that? Okay, maybe I'm the only one excited about it, but still...


  1. I can think of at least 1 more person that is excited :)


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