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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 McConnell

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.



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.



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!


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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The Best of Home: Cyber Week Deals

Coastal Interiors, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Home Blog Posts, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

It's a rare weekend post, but with a week like Cyber Week there is so much to share! One of my goals with this blog is to help you find and pair together beautiful items for your home, and of all the weeks of the year, Cyber Week has some incredible deals!

This ottoman is just one example of the crazy good savings. It's only $136ish!  I have browsed everything from chairs, to tables, beds, sofas, rugs, lighting, and more, and the discounts on these beautiful home items are incredible.

You can see the list of ALL the sales I recommend (i.e. style sites) and codes for savings by clicking HERE, but today's post is all about home decor!  I was hoping to add more Christmas decor (like this GORGEOUS embroidered stocking!), but have to keep family time a priority!




With that said, have fun with it and happy shopping!


The BEST of Home



Amazon - too many crazy steep deals to count and just recently upgraded their Home options!

        -Check out their Home section for Home, Furniture, Kitchen, Tools, etc.

Horchow - up to 40% off plus free shipping

Joss & Main - up to 80% off items for your home (furniture, bedding, rugs, lighting, etc.)

Kathy Kuo Home - 20% off stewed with code WOW

Minted - 20% off for getting those Christmas cards complete or adding custom artwork to your home!

Neiman Marcus - up to 60% off

Nordstrom - an EXTRA 20% off all sale items!

One Kings Lane - an EXTRA 20% off furniture, rugs, pillow and throws, etc.)

Overstock - up to 70% off furniture, area rugs, home essentials, jewelry, watches, toys, and more

Pier1 Imports - up to 30% off thousands of items

Pottery Barn - up to 50% off Black Friday deals!

Scout & Nimble - 30% off Stanley furniture, 40% off Loloi Rugs, 45% off all Elk Brands, 45% of Jaipur 

Serena & Lily - 20% off absolutely EVERYTHING (crazy!)

Target - up to 30% off home items 

Wayfair - up to 80% off all home decor and gifts

Williams Sonoma - 20% off plus free shipping with code THANKFUL

Wisteria - 25% off EVERYTHING with code OURFAMILY

World Market - 20-45% off furniture, blankets and throws, office accessories and more


I hope this helps narrow things down a bit! Remember the search feature is your friend going onto these sites. Search by biggest percentage off, item type, size, color, or whatever it is you need to find those perfect items for your home!

Happy Holiday Shopping!




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Coastal Interiors: Cozy Reading Nook

Christmas, Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Holiday, Home Blog Posts, Interiors, Living RoomAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! Thanks so much for your amazing response to my first my first Gift Guide of the season supporting small business owners!  As retailers has "unleashed" the mass of their own guides and sale, even I was becoming overwhelmed. With that said, I'm happy to delve into all that and narrow things down for you!


As we approach the weekend and the holidays have officially kicked off, I have to say I'm LOVING this season and embracing the JOY of it all.  I'm choosing to be very intentional with my time and making room for family fun with less stress and more balance - I have to say this book, The Miracle Morning (have you heard of it?),  has been eye-opening for me in making this happen!


As for today's mini-design, I have a cozy reading nook in mind, curling up with that book, next to a fireplace, and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa.  Bliss am I right?!


The seasonal wreath adds a pop of green next to some of my favorite colors of navy, black, white and gold.  I'd love to know what stands out to you first and if you have any questions - ask away in the comments!



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Holiday Gift Guide: Etsy Shops and Supporting Handmade

Christmas, Gift Ideas, HolidayAnneke McConnell

Happy November!  I'm excited to be kicking off a "slow release" of Gift Guides for the Holiday season and couldn't think of a better way to do that than by highlighting some amazing small business owners and handmade goods.

By the way, if you're looking to create Coastal Christmas, see more from Etsy shop owners HERE -  

These handmade, often custom items really need the time to be ordered and created! Most etsy shop owners do not take last minute orders and close shop to enjoy the holidays with their families.

Now is the time to send in your orders to get custom, handmade gifts for your friends and family.

With that said, from here on out, every gift guide created and posted on the blog will be easily found on the page linked through the button below AND I'll be updating when necessary and as possible - bookmark for easy reference!

Up first is this custom handwriting bracelet. You guys! I about died when I saw this!!  What a special treasure for anyone, but the example of a father to his daughter is amazing.  If you didn't know, I lost my dad to a heart transplant rejection when I was just 20 years old.  A bracelet like this with his handwriting and a note would mean the WORLD to me!  Custom gifts like this truly keep giving over time.


Another custom option is creating jewelry with a fingerprint or multiple fingerprints.  I love how this necklace is also the shape of a heart.  If I had a necklace like this with my kiddo's and husband's fingerprints on it, I'd probably never take it off! Here is another option that includes custom handwriting as well. So cool you guys!


Ok so if you LOVE the tassel trend like this necklace here and all things colorful, you'll love Nest Pretty Things Shop in Vermont!  There is the trendy aspect, but uniqueness as well.  Check out another one of their beautiful amethyst necklaces below!

Etsy is such a phenomenal resource for finding handmade handbags, totes, camera bags and more.  This wool messenger bag above caught my eye and is a great gift option with a padded laptop holder - especially if you're going big and gifting someone a laptop!  Also, can I just note that I love, love LOVE those cool, nautical stripes on the inside!


Anything customized if a sure-fire winner when gift giving.  This customizable anchors phone case is just one of 270 options that can be made to order.  These are great stocking stuffers too!

Speaking a monograms - how cute are these monogrammed keychains with a little tassel action on the side?!  These are an affordable price point with a lot of style and great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!  They also come with a gift box option that I'd highly recommend - one less thing to worry about.

Have someone that love's to decorate for the Holidays and is an amazing host?  Now's the tim to order custom wreaths as a way to say Thank You and Happy Holidays! This 16" Bay Leaf Wreath will go with any style of home decor. 

Have new little niece or nephew in the family this Christmas?  A custom monogrammed quilt is a great gift and may turn into their favorite blanket from childhood. ;-)  There are a lot of options on Etsy with different fabrics to choose to your liking.


If you're looking for more Home Decor gifts like these soy candles above, I'd encourage you to check out these stylish decor items under $30 - too many great options to share here on my blog, but worth a browse! 

One last thing that caught my eye is this ADORABLE Seaside Spreader SetWhat do we do more during the holiday season than spend time in the kitchen and eating good food with friends and family? I love this reminder in a coastal chic way to spread peace, cheer, love, and joy!


I hope you've found this Gift Guide helpful and it gets you thinking about supporting local shops, handmade goods, thinking outside of the box for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers!



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