Home Decor Thrifting

Hey friends! It's been a while since I've showed you my recent thrift store finds! Today I'll only be posting the gems I've found for our home because, let's be honest, if I posted the clothes I've found we'd be here all day. So here it goes…

First off let me tell you how much I LOVE Nate Berkus. I have been following his work for close to 10 years now.  I have some of his books and have often dreamed of working with him as an interior design student. That being said, you can imagine how excited I was when he did a collaboration with Target. It has been SO hard for me not to buy all of his collection from Target. You all know how savvy cheap I can be when it comes to buying things.  Therefore it was hard for me to justify spending money on buying any of this things from Target.  

Fast forward a few months…As I've told you before, items that don't sell at Target are donated to Goodwill.  So needless to say I ended up scoring some Nate Berkus items at Goodwill for less than half the price! *happy dance*

I found this rug just last week while at a trip to Goodwill. It is originally $130 from Target but I got it for $60!  It's handwoven, super soft, and absolutely adorable.  

I also found these Nate Berkus pillows at Goodwill that were originally $25 for $12.  I wanted them from the moment I saw them at Target so I was SO happy when I found them at a thrift store.  I also found that rad mid century lamp at Goodwill for $7.  The lamp shade was a little dingy, so I just did a little Pinteresting and recovered it with this inspiration and this tutorial.   I LOVE the way it turned out.  

I also found this Nate Berkus bed spread set at Goodwill for $50, originally $90 at Target.  The African woven basket hanging on the wall to the left was also thrifted for only $2!  

These curtains, also originally from Target for $30, were purchased at Goodwill.  To be honest, I don't remember how much I bought them for, but again it was meant to be.  I wanted some simple white and mustard yellow curtains and had seen these at Target, but didn't want to pay full price for 2.  So I waited and found them at Goodwill for a better price!  YAY! 

You've probably started to notice a trend by now that I buy a lot of Target merchandise from Goodwill.  Well, here is one more example.  This cute little yellow pillow was originally from Target for $25 but I scored it for $10!

I have been searching for these handwoven baskets for a long time now but couldn't find one at a reasonable price, and low and behold, I found one at Goodwill for $6 people!  It doesn't get much better than that!  


Dear Sawyer

Tonight I went in to check on Sawyer before I went to bed and as I stood there looking at him a flood of emotions came over me. Usually when I feel strongly about Sawyer I'll post about it on Facebook. But then I thought it would be better for journaling purposes to post it on my blog. I want him in the future to know how I feel about him and how much I love and care for him and since I'm so bad at journals I thought this would be perfect. 

Motherhood is one if the toughest jobs in the world but DEFINITELY THE MOST rewarding job in the world. In one day you can feel complete and utter frustration as well as overwhelming love and joy. You always hear people talk about parenthood and how wonderful it is but you never fully understand how completely amazing it is until you experience it for yourself. 

Our little Sawyer has changed my life in so many ways. The way I feel about him is totally unexplainable. When I think about how much he means to me I am completely overwhelmed and tears stream down my face (as they are right now). Most parents probably say this or think this but I honestly feel that I have more love and more undying affection for this little boy than anyone has ever had for any child. I never knew that it was possible to love someone so much. I am SO extremely grateful for the blessing I have been given to be his mama. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. You are my everything, Sawyer Zachary, and I hope you know that I would do anything for you.