Sunday, June 22, 2014

Surprise! & Popsugar

Surprise! In more ways than one. I am finally back. It has been too long. There has been so much going on. I will have a recap post on what has been keeping me away later. For now I want to concentrate on the wonderful package I got this month from POPSUGAR! I was so excited to receive the June Must Have box. I literally tore into the box when I got home. Please excuse the lack of packaging. =] 

First lets go over the goodies in this box! I am truly feeling a beach and summer theme with this box.

The Shiny Citrus Body Lotion by Sachajuan is incredible. I almost jumped up and down when I saw that it was a Citrus lotion. I am in love with the smell of citrus. This lotion has more to it though than just the citrus. This is what I would consider a grown up citrus smell with a little bit of spice. 

There is Emily Griffin's book The One & Only. I always am in need of a good book especially during the summer. This one looks like a great poolside read. Also I love that it is an actual hard back book and not just a code to get an eread version. 


Then there is another great poolside item the Turkish -T Beach towel. You can feel the quality in this towel. It is not at all like the old school Pocahontas beach towel I had when I was 5. It is made of a really nice thin cotton and can also be used as a wrap. 
 
I have been wearing one of the Lollies basic hair ties around my wrist since I got this box. I love the simple gold circle with the braided cord. It is great that there were three in the box too that way I can keep one in my purse, my car, and on my wrist. 


The You Smell Lemon Wet Wipes wins the packaging battle of this box. The box is fantastic! I love the typography. Also you can feel the quality put into these. I know that sounds weird when talking about wet wipes, but these are not the little wipes you get at a wing place. These I will be going in my car for these hot Georgia days when you immediately want a bath but it is impossible. Give your arms a quick wipe with these and your will feel clean and your skin will feel soft. 

The One Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ chips are the one item that I would skip. I do love kettle chips it is just the flavor. I am not a fan of BBQ chips to begin with and the little Hawaiian twist was not doing it for me. I would totally try the Sweet Onion flavor from them though. 

Lastly, in the box there was a $15 dollar voucher with Native Union. I had not heard of them before this box. After checking out their website their products range from cases to handsets to speakers. Looks like I will be using my voucher on their new product the Monocle. I like how it is possible to link up to 10 together. 

Overall I think that Popsugar is completely worth it. For $39.95 a month I could see how a lot of people would think that it might be a little much, but you get so much for what you pay for. The products just in this box reached a total of $100 plus the $15 voucher. Also I have a coupon code that you can use to get $10 off a 3 month subscription. Use JUNESELECT10 to get the $10 off before 6/30/14. 

Let me know if you are a subscriber or if you have been one! I would love to hear what you think. 


Emily


POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ikea Shopping List

 


Finally a wishlist that I am now turning into a shopping list! We have found a house. I am over the moon excited. I feel like I have been neglecting Eager Emily for the past few weeks. But there has been a lot going on. Along with the house that we are moving into Friday I started a new job today. It seems like everything comes together at once. So I have been a busy bee. And I am itching to get to idea. So I have picked a few things that I am pretty sure we are going to be buying. If not on the first trip then on the second.

1. Lill Lace Curtain- $3.99, I want to get a ton of these. I really want to create a canopy over the bed. Also these would be great to just have on all of the windows. Example: Here & Here

2. KALLAX- $139, This is the new version of the Expedit. I know that has had a lot of people in an uproar. But I think they look similar enough and will do exactly what I want. I am itching to style some shelves like here and here. Weird thing for a 20 something to say, huh.

3. Tarva- $149, I am in need of a new dresser. I really am loving the look of stained top dressers with the bottom painted. Inspiration.

4. BEKVÄM- $14.99, This is such a cute little stool.

5. ASKHOLMEN- $19.99, The house we are moving into has a great screened in porch and I can not wait to fill it up with plants.

6. VITTSJÖ- $139, I have mentioned this before. The hacks of the Vittsjo look fairly simple, but they have a big impact. Like the one here or here. I especially like it when the glass shelves are replaced with wood.


Emily

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vintage Home Haul

 Oh boy I went on another home goods shopping spree. This time I went to an estate sale with Steve. We actually went on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we stopped by and realized we had no cash on us. Which looking back was a horrible idea. We should have went and got cash right then. So I purchased the crazy floral fabric in the last picture for 25 cents and left. When we were there Steve fell in love with a cabinet so we decided to come back on Sunday when everything was 50% off. The items that we really loved ended up not being there anymore. Steve's cabinet and these awesome wire outdoor chairs that I fell in love with were gone. However, we quickly got over our disappointment of those items being gone and found some more goodies. We braved waking up early on the day of the time change and were not going home empty handed. I ended up with a bunch of goodies.

I think that these two pitchers are really classic and would look great with hydrangeas in them. I am not really sure what they are called I think they are referred to as salt glaze, but I am not sure.  If you know the name of pitchers like this please let me know.

Then I found this little guy. I usually do not go for pottery pieces like this, but I like the cloudy gray bit of glaze on the top. There is a mark on the bottom, but it is  not legible.


Then I found these great old maps. The Savannah map is not that old, but the map of Smyrna is from the early 70's. I love the colors in the Smyrna map. And it would look really cool hanging up. Especially in a lucite frame that I found a diy for here

 A neat thing I found on the map was the street that my Great Aunt Edna lived off of.


 Then I picked up a bedspread. It is in really good shape and would look great on my bed.

Then here is the fabric that I picked up on Saturday. It would be cute to make into a little curtain for a kitchen.

With all of the house items if you have been following me for a while you might be wondering if we have finally found a house. Sadly, we have not. Though we are going to look at one on Friday. It has been really frustrating. A lot of people are just not calling us back or not replying to any emails. But I am hopeful that Friday will go well! Also I am getting my hair cut tomorrow too. My super long hair has started to get really annoying. It has been getting caught on things and tangled lately.


Emily

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Forever 21 Haul



I took a trip to Forever 21 the other day. In a post the other week I made a Forever 21 wishlist. I was about to hit the confirm button on an online order when I realized that I had time to just go down to the store. My goal when I entered the store was to find my red dress. Then if I found anything else I liked after that it was extra. Well I found my dress!


It is absolutely adorable. The weather has taken a turn for the cold again here or I would be wearing this everyday. The detail on the sleeves is fantastic. Also it is a little bit longer for a Forever 21 dress. All around I think the quality of this feels higher than usual for Forever 21.

I Love London Ankle Socks - $1.50
Then I decided to check out the accessories and the first thing I picked up were these adorable little London socks. I just thought they were cute and for a $1.50 I was not going to put them back.

Heart Shaped Sunglasses (Similar) - $7.80 & Must Have V-Neck - $5.80
Then I picked up some adorable heart shaped sunglasses. Looking back I wish I had found the ones with red rims instead. But for like $7.80 and my sunglasses breaking habit I thought they were a good buy. Also I picked up a simple grey v-neck. I liked this one because it felt a little bit thicker than some of their other tees and is perfect for a casual outfit.

French Bulldog Compact Mirror - $3.80
Lastly, but certainly not least is this adorable little mirror that I picked up in the check out line. Forever 21's check out lines always get me. Atleast 9 times out of 10 I end up adding something to my basket. I love the adorable little Frenchy and his bow tie. I think I need to call him Mr. Smith.

What are you loving at Forever 21 lately? I would love to hear some of your favorites. I am constantly posting finds from Forever 21 on my pinterest board

Also I am going to be doing a giveaway soon! Because of this I am going to add a little survey on the right sidebar for everyone to answer how they subscribe to Eager Emily. When I am making up the giveaway widget I do not want to leave anyone out! 


Emily