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Splurge vs. Save - Chair Nook

Splurge vs. Save, Coastal InteriorsAnneke McConnellComment

I always love a good Splurge vs. Save and when I shared a poll of today's items side by side on Instagram asking which was the splurge, the results of people's guesses were nearly split down the middle. That's when you KNOW you have a good comparison!

We personally have the SAVE RUG, which is a pretty neutral diamond pattern and has held up well for the past few years with three kids! I'm contemplating getting another one in the larger size for our kiddo's bedroom makeover [ever in process ;-) ].

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TOTAL: $1490.89

(pricing at time of post)

TOTAL:  $583.97

(pricing at time of post)

 

It was a lot of fun putting this together for you!  As you can see, you can achieve a very similar look no matter what your budget or preferences are. And just for reference, when it comes to comparing the rugs and baskets here, I compared similar sizing too.  If you'd like to see more of these, let me know!

 

From the beach,

Anneke

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Weekend Faves and Sales

Boys Room, Christmas, Coastal Interiors, Deals, DIY, Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fave Picks, Furniture Makeover, Handbags, Gift Ideas, Holiday, sale alert, Recipe, InteriorsAnneke McConnellComment

Hi friends! It's been a fun week of LIVE videos on Facebook, connecting with my Mom Bosses, and creating things for our beach house!  Today I even got to have some girlfriends over to shop my closet as I was cleaning a ton of pieces out from style blogging.  I would probably have never planned it if not for reading Present Over Perfect recently - things were definitely not perfect around here, but it was SO fun to spend that time together!

Also did you happen to try the Pear Sauce Recipe I shared this week? Ours is already almost gone!!!

Here's a quick run down of this week's Favorites across the internet and not to miss sales!

 

1. Most Liked Photos on Coastal Interiors.

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2. Most Liked Photos on DIY Painted Furniture

Teal Painted Dresser

 

 

 

 

3. Favorite Recipe to try - Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte!

 

 

 

4. Favorite Quartz Layered Necklace.

This one is currently 50% off and so SO pretty! This will go with everything and is perfect for the upcoming Holiday season, from casual nights with your spouse or girlfriends to a fancy party.

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5. Favorite Book.

We are getting ready to tackle money mindset in the Mom Boss Book Club and will be going over The Abundance Code!  If you're a small biz owner and mama, come join us!

 

6. Favorite Christmas New Arrival.

P.S. The older I get the more excited I get for Christmas! Let a girl be happy! lol This Santa Stop Here Door Mat is just too fun! I've started creating a separate page for all things Christmas Holiday HERE and will continue to update it through the season!

7. Favorite Blog Post.

My style blogger friend Mallory from Style Your Senses recently created a super helpful blog post on Family Photos 101 with how to pick your family's clothes for photos and little tips and tricks!

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8. Fave Handbag.

Anthropologie is having a huge sale this weekend for their 25th Anniversary and this round crocodile print cross bodybag immediately caught my eye. It's been a long time since I've seen that print and loved it, so I think we have a winner and it would look great with a neutral Fall and Winter sweater like this one.  More favorites from the sale are below!

Some not to miss sales!

 

Anthropologie - 25% off everything

Loft - 50% off everything

Madewell - up to 60% off select items (check out this tie-cuff sweater)

Pottery Barn - up to 40% off select items

Coach - New to sale up to 40% off

Wayfair - up to 70% off holiday

 

 

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Anneke

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Simple Homemade Pear Sauce Recipe

Wellness Wednesday, Recipe, FoodAnneke McConnellComment

Hi friends!  If you're loving the Burgundy trend this Fall, be sure to check out my last post with the best of burgundy style right now. I can't tell you how much I LOVE the color and it truly looks amazing on everyone.

Today's simple homemade pear sauce recipe came out of the need to process a HUGE batch of pears my husband brought home from a recent deer hunting trip to Tonasket, Eastern Washington.  It is the season of apples and pears here in Washington and we LOVE to make dehydrated apples, sauces, etc. for the upcoming months! I'll share more on Instagram. :-)

This recipe is truly foolproof!  The only part that admittedly takes awhile is peeling the pears, so do yourself a favor and have a high quality peeler and corer.  I'm thinking it's about time I invested a nominal amount into an electric vegetable and fruit peeler and get our kiddos set up at stations to speed up the process! 

 

Here's what you'll need:

  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Apple Corer
  • Small knife to dice the pears smaller if you'd like
  • Large Pot for cooking the pears
  • Large Spoon for mixing
  • Immersion Blender 
  • Water
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Cinnamon (optional: to taste)
  • And Pears of course!

 

Directions to make Pear Sauce:

 

  1. Peel your pears. (about 40-60 depending on the size)
  2. Core your pears with an apple corer.
  3. Dice into smaller pieces, about 1 inch. (optional)
  4. Place the diced pears, half of a fresh juiced lemon, and about a cup of water into a large pot. I used our 8 quart pot.
  5. Bring the pear to a boil, stir and then simmer for about 30-40 minutes with the lid on.
  6. Use an immersion blender to puree the pears. We us this one!
  7. Add the other half of fresh lemon juice.
  8. Add cinnamon to taste (1tsp.-1 tbsp. or so)
  9. Simmer with the lid off until your pear sauce is reduced to your desired thickness.
  10. Enjoy! The more ripe the pears are, the sweeter the flavor!

 

Simple Homemade Pear Sauce Recipe - Coastal Collective Co. blog

LINEN & IVORY Lemon Botanical Pillow Cover / WAYFAIR Gray Tufted Settee / POTTERY BARN Natural Round Hyacinth Charger Placemat / TARGET Hammered Stainless Steel Flatware  / Navy Striped Napkins - sold out (similar)  / Dinnerware (from years ago) similar 

 


 

I'd love to know if you give this recipe a try! As always, thanks for much for pinning and sharing!

 

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Anneke

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The Best of Burgundy Fashion for Fall and Winter

Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fashion Blog Posts, Handbags, Shoes, sale alertAnneke McConnellComment

Hi friends! I hope you've been having a great day! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that's where I share more of my fashion finds, and I have to admit, burgundy is having a moment in my opinion.

I've been a fan of the color for years and I think that it is universally flattering on EVERYONE, so it's fun to see how the color is showing up in fashion and home decor alike!

Of all the colors out there, burgundy goes by way more names than any other I've seen.  As I was finding all the burgundy fashion items right now, I found pieces under the name merlot, wine, port, oxblood, acai, dark plum, dark red, deep currant, berry, and more.

It's also a beautiful color that shows up in a variety of patterns and textures, from plaid, crushed velvet, satin, leather, faux leather, suede, and corded, knits, silks, and not to mention the gorgeous jewelry pieces! These plum tassel earrings are probably my FAVE!  I also lean toward simplicity and a good burgundy sweater like this one will always be my go-to. ;-)

If you're a fan of the color burgundy, I hope this helps you find the best for fashion all in one place!  Below is a boutique that shares Fall fashion items such as sweaters, jeans, booties, over the knee boots, strappy heels, chunky heels, workout leggings, scarves, hats, and of course plenty of gorgeous handbags, probably my favorite in the burgundy color!

Happy shopping and happy Fall!

Also! Just a friendly reminder that today is the LAST DAY of the rare Serena & Lily friends and family sale! 20% off sitewide - this chair is a MUST for coastal home decor!

 

HOVER OVER ANY ITEM BELOW AND CLICK TO SHOP!

 

 

 

 

BURGUNDY FASHION BOUTIQUE

 

 

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