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I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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It’s time for a Back to School roundup of our favorite items from the best sponsors around! We’ve hand-picked some awesome eye candy for you all inspired by the Fall season. Enjoy!

1. This Thirty-One Gifts Spirit Collection is perfect for the athlete in your family…or even the crazy fanatics parents! I’m loving the primary colors, and this orange set screams “Hello Autumn!” Get one in your school’s colors and be the envy of the other parents. 🙂
2. It’s time to start warming up the inside of our homes, and this headboard made of old doors is just so inviting, isn’t it? Architectural Antiques has tons of doors with loads of character that could make this dream a reality!
3. You know we totally {heart} Moo &Puppy Digital Paper Shop (we use it all the time! Remember this?) and this Polka Dot Autumn Digital Pack has us motivated to make some invitations to our next bonfire and hayride! Right now, buy 2 packs, get one free and use the code RHBC15 for 15% off your order.
4. Isn’t this Industrial Light with Vintage Enamel Shade from Lucent Lampworks gorgeous? It totally looks like something you might find in an old schoolhouse. Love that color.
5. One of the first things I do when September hits is bring out my Fall candles. I can NOT get enough of them. CJS EcoChic’s Home Sweet Home (a blend of fine cinnamons), sounds warm and toasty. Sign me up. Also, because they’re soy, these babies last forever, so my house can smell like Autumn right up until Santa comes.
6. I think this  Vintage Garden Trug from NachoKitty would look awesome sitting on my hearth filled with matches, some scented pinecones and old newspapers. Everything you need for an amazing fire in one {really cute} place.
7. My daughter Campbell is just starting her first year of pre-school (excuse me while I cry), and I’m excited for her and anxious that she’ll transition well. I love the sentiment of this Red Letter Words Dream Huge Set, and it expresses exactly what I want for her.


8.  I expressed my love for the Honeycomb Allover Wall Stencil from Royal Design Studios last time we highlighted our sponsors, and I’m proud to say, that I’ve added it to my home! I can’t wait to share the tutorial for you, but let me just tell you that this stencil is incredible. LOVE.IT. Use the code RHBC10 for 10% off your order.

 9. Belvedere Designs has a huge selection of vinyl wall quotes, but this Abraham Lincoln Quote stuck out to me. Great for an office, or over your kid’s desk. Choose from loads of colors to match your room!




10. And last, but certainly not least, Liberty Thrift Stores is our favorite place to thrift and all of their Accessories are 50% off this weekend! Stop in at any of their five locations and accessorize your home on the cheap!


We’re so grateful to all of our wonderful sponsors for helping us make this blog possible. We’d be thrilled if you shared a little EC2 love with them. 🙂


Have a great Labor Day Weekend! Have plans?


The comments +

  1. Judy says:

    I had to laugh and cry a little about your feelings concerning Campbell starting pre-school. I remember crying all the way home after I dropped my daughter off on her first day of pre-school and every year thereafter. I had the lump in my throat and tear this when my grandson went to his first day of pre-school. (BTW, I’m a young Gramma, first grandchild at 47…I’m just sayin’) I guess it never ends. Once born, our children continue to find ways to tug at our heartstrings. I have 3 other tiny grandchildren, more tears to come.

  2. Judy says:

    I forgot to mention, those 31 gifts are so cute! I’m hooked on their stuff!

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