This week’s burning question is all about smells. Namely: do you use any form of air freshener in your house to keep it smelling… well, fresh? Is it a plug in? Potpurri? A scented candle? A diffuser? Some sort of heated oil? Or something a bit more natural (like lemons down the garbage disposal or a bowl of coffee beans on the counter)?
Psst- Wanna make your own reed diffuser? Check out our simple tutorial right here.
Ok, so that’s a terrible “Ides of March” pun, but it doesn’t make this thank you any less important. We’re back for our usual monthly sponsor shout out- and it’s these generous folks who keep our site running, our lights on, and our bellies full- so indulge us as we take a moment to remind you what makes them so great.
Let’s kick it off with a trip to Viewville. Population: loads of fine art photo prints. I find myself drawn to “Urban” and “Nature” categories, whereas Sherry’s discovering all sorts of new cravings under “Food” (and it goes without saying that Burger’s a fan of the “Animals” page). Oh and don’t forget that you get 20% off with the code YHL.
Design for Less always makes us wish we owned a big penthouse in the city with about ten bathrooms and kitchens that we could deck out in gorgeous glass and metallic tiles. Just browse their galleries, we bet you’ll be dreaming of the same thing in no time.
Z Gallerie‘s latest collection for spring has us excited to celebrate our third wedding anniversary (even though it’s still a few months away). Bright yellows, plus their lemon and lime theme already have us reminiscing about our backyard soiree. Plus I can guess what might show up on Sherry’s upcoming birthday wish list…
The Tile Shop comes to mind every time we step into our now two-month-old bathroom, whether its admiring the grout that they helped us pick out or reminiscing about their wet saw that stole my heart in the process. And don’t forget that you’ll get 10% off when you use the code YHL10.
Shades of Light has a big ol’ store right here in Richmond, but the rest of you can still browse their diverse collection of not-only-lighting, but also furniture, mirrors and rugs online or by requesting their catalog by mail.
Vol. 25 is full of sweet and stylized prints that celebrate life’s simple pleasures. You know, like robots falling in love. Amazing. Plus her designs also come on fun stuff like t-shirts and photoshop overlays (just head over there to learn more).
A Beach Cottage chronicles the life of a fixer-upper cottage on Australia’s coast. Sarah has all sorts of vintage, whitewashed and shabby chic inspiration for you to ogle over (plus she’s coincidentally hosting a giveaway with sponsor Lisa Leondard’s jewelry).
The Natural Sleep Store is a great resource for all things to make your night’s sleep nice and natural. We purchased our Savvy Rest mattress there last year and still quietly sing their praises every night. So of course we were thrilled when they later came to us as a sponsor.
Frame The Date may be all about commemorating those special dates in your life, but let’s not forget about the awesome custom frames that they also have available (whether there’s a date in ‘em or not). From exotic to painted woods, we also dig that it’s all harvested using eco-friendly practices.
Lisa Leonard Designs definitely seemed to win you guys over with last month’s generous giveaway, so take a moment to rekindle that spark with a trip over to browse her hand-cut and hammered sterling silver jewelry (and feel free to enter her giveaway over at A Beach Cottage too).
WallQuotes.com, part of Belvedere Designs, sure has you covered in the inspirational (or custom) quote department when it comes to vinyl wall decals. But don’t let their name fool you – they’ve got other graphics and designs to bring your walls to life. We’re digging some of these cityscapes, for instance. Plus, get 15% off with the code YHL15.
Etsy Kids is now featuring their Spring Shopping Guide, so you can browse playful items for the kiddos to wear, play with, or otherwise enjoy this season. Plus it’s just good old fashioned fun to use their handy-dandy A to Z guide.
Blend Creations whips up jewelry with a blend of modern (sleek stainless steel) and warmth (nature inspired centerpieces) with a smidge of whimsy here and there for good measure. Plus these creations are the blended vision of a husband and wife design team (something we have a particular appreciation for).
Quirk delivers one of the most fun shopping experiences possible, both online and at their gallery here in Richmond. From tchotckes to tableware, we’re endlessly entertained and inspired by their unique eye for design.
So thanks again to our sponsors for their show of support, and another huge THANK YOU goes out to all of our amazing readers. We truly couldn’t do it without you guys and we’re oh-so-grateful that you care enough to stop in and see what we’re up to. Here’s hoping some of the fun decor, accessories, jewelery, bedding, art, lighting and tile above have you excited to spruce up your space for spring. Is it just us or does it finally feel like it’s really in the air?