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April Favorites

April 13, 2016

Now that it’s starting to officially feel like spring (the temperatures are supposed to get up into the 70s this weekend!!), I’ve found myself doing a lot of spring cleaning and redecorating. Most of which involves me gleefully folding away my heavy winter jackets and hoping that I won’t have to even look at them until next winter. It’s funny because by the end of summer I always find myself looking forward to wearing jeans and chunky sweaters, and now I’m in the exact opposite frame of mind. Get me a bikini and a pair of flip flops ASAP!

I’ve also spent a quite a bit of time in Target and Home Goods lately, trying to find the perfect apartment décor for the spring season. So lots of florals and blooms, as well as bright colors which makes me incredibly happy every time that I walk in my front door. Have you guys found yourself redecorating for the warmer weather?? I really want to get some fairy lights to hang around my bedroom window but I still haven’t found the perfect string yet!

Sanctuary sweater // My mom actually found this sweater for me while we were out shopping this past weekend and I will be forever grateful to her for that. Not only was it super on sale, I paid $26 when the original price was $115, but the sweater looks super cute on and is incredibly soft to touch. I definitely plan on wearing it to work this Friday so that I can show it off to everyone!

Paper Source 2016 Calendar // Yes, yes I know that it’s already April, meaning that I’m about 4 months late to getting around to finally buying a 2016 calendar for myself. I was actually just randomly snooping around the sale section for new stationary on Paper Source’s website a few weeks ago when instead I came across this calendar on sale for, wait for it… $6.24!! SUCH A GREAT DEAL. All of the illustrations are absolutely stunning and it looks so gorgeous hanging in the entranceway of my apartment!

Etsy “Shhh… There’s Wine in Here” mug // How fun is this mug?? I saw a mug similar to this on Instagram and just knew that I had to have one for myself. I’ve never actually drunk wine out of the mug (just tea!) but it still makes me smile every time that I pull it out of the cupboard.


Bella ‘Sweet Sangria’ candle // Let me tell you, this candle smells absolutely amazing. The fruity scent sends me straight back to last summer and drinking sangria out on my porch, which I definitely plan on doing this coming summer as well. Plus the packaging itself is too pretty! I actually keep it on one of my bedside tables as decoration when it’s not lit!

Target floral decorative pillow // Like I said before, I’m currently obsessed with anything floral at the moment. So when I saw this pillow while aimlessly wandering up and down the aisles of Target, I immediately grabbed it and threw it into my cart. I have a brown leather couch (shoutout to my parents for the free hand-me-down!) and so I love how the bright colors automatically brighten up the look of my living room. I’m definitely going to grab a second pillow the next chance that I get!


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  • Loving the mug! Great post.

    Anika |

  • I love your favorites Courtney! Cool sweater and cute mug!;)



    • I wore this sweater for the first time this weekend and I got so many compliments on how cute it is! Perfect for chilly spring mornings!

  • Violette

    I love the mug haha! Everything is so cute!

    • This mug is one of my favorites! I’m always on the hunt for cute tea mugs!

  • Rachel

    This is such a great list, and how cute is that mug haha! Love it!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • This mug is definitely one of my favorite recent purchases!! So cute!

  • Love all these pieces! I love Paper Source so I know that calendar is fabulous. Pretty pillows too. You make me want to start decorating my house!

    • I’m so in love with my new wall calendar! It’s almost too pretty to write on!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Love these pieces! Everything here is so cute. Great shots! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Wednesday!
    much love, Len

  • Biana Perez

    I can never have too many cute mugs with sayings on them – that was one is the best!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I’m always searching for new mugs, especially ones with cute sayings or designs! Etsy is the best place to find them!!

  • Haha that mug is everything! I love and collect mugs, they make me so happy:)

    • Me too!! I’m always keeping an eye out for new mugs!

  • That mug is too funny! Target home is a dangerous place for me…

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Target is such a dangerous place for me! If I don’t watch myself I can sometimes spend WAY too much money!

  • Such a pretty post! xxxxx

  • Haha that mug is precious! Love it

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • I love my mug! It’s definitely one of my favorites right now!

  • Love this pics! I bet your apartment decor is coming together so well! And I can’t believe you’re just getting into the 70’s! I don’t know what I’d do if winter lasted that long here in Florida. #SoSpoiled lol

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

    • Ugh I grew up in south Florida and so I’m so jealous of the warm weather y’all get all winter! All of my friends always think it’s so funny how Floridians think 65 degrees is too cold haha!

  • I’m loving all your new pieces, Courtney! That sweater looks extremely cozy and for that price, such a steal; you’re mom has a great eye! I’m loving that pillow and I need to get a sangria scented candle, I’ve never smelt one before, but I can only imagine, I, too, love sangria come summer! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have an amazing day!



    • Thank goodness my mom was with me because I’m absolutely in love with this sweater!! And I love sangria in the summer too! My boyfriend and I make it for special occasions!

  • Target and Home Goods are definitely good places to browse for spring decor items! I’m loving that mug from Etsy. I just purchased one that reads “I’d rather be sleeping.”

    • That sounds exactly like the kind of mug that I need in the morning! Love that haha!

  • That mug is AMAZING! I totally want it for work but am guessing my coworkers might not find it as funny as you and I do.

    • That’s why I haven’t taken it to work either…. I’m sure that everyone would think it was really funny but you just never know!

  • Georgia Rose

    the mug is brilliant!! lovely post!

    Georgia Rose ||

    • Thanks! And it’s definitely one of my favorite mugs!

  • That mug is super cute!!!

    • I love this mug! I’m always on the lookout for new cute mugs!

  • Ok I officially need that mug <3
    Green Fashionista

    • It’s my favorite mug ever!!

  • I need that “coffee” cup in my life ASAP! 🙂

    • It’s such a fun mug!! I always love drinking from it!

  • Sangra scented candle sounds amazing! Great finds.

    xx Falasha

    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’

    • It’s such a beautiful scent! My boyfriend always teases me because all of the candles in my apartment are alcohol-scented right now haha!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    I love the cup, very cute!!

    Adi xx

    • It’s definitely one of my favorite tea mugs!

  • Pretty nice post!! Mug looks so Cute….

  • Love all these picks! The sweater looks gorgeous. I am trying to find some fairy lights too but haven’t found any I like yet either 🙂

    • I’m having such a hard time finding fairy lights that are long enough!! I’m keeping an eye out though!

  • Mary

    Your things are all so cute! You’re so funny for choosing that mug… I love it! It’s so fun to shop for fresh new things in the spring, isn’t it, even when it’s just small stuff?

    Hugs and Love,


    • I’ve been having so much fun looking for new spring home decor! Plus I’ve been updating my wardrobe as well!

  • Nina

    This mug is so cute and the sweater looks comfy.

    • I love my sweater! It’s perfect for spring!

  • emily

    Great pics, I love them all especially the pillows. xo, Emily

    • Thanks! I love the bright floral design on the pillows!

  • Aw, love the mug!

    Hope you have a fabulous day! Kisses,


  • Great items, I love the pillow the most, thank you for sharing!!!


    • The bright florals are so pretty and perfect for spring!! Love them!

  • Angharad

    You’ve got some lovely items there, I love the mug! It’s nice to get something that makes you smile. Angharad x

    • I totally agree!! I love this mug!

  • I love home goods and target for home decor. They have the cutest things. I love your pillow and candle sounds great. Perfect for spring.

    • Home Goods and Target are definitely two of my favorite places to shop for home decor! I’m so ready for spring!!

  • Riya

    Those look so nice!! The cup is so cute and funny! And yes I am finally getting some nice weather here too but… it’s going to snow over the weekend. 🙁

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I have a new post up! xx

    • That sounds horrible! I hope that the weather ended up not being too bad!!

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Love that mug!! Great selection and pretty pictures!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Thanks! I always laugh when I see my mug!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    That pillow is so cute!! Hope you have a great weekend <3

    Edye //

    • I love the bright the floral design on the pillows! So pretty!

  • I just love everything you showed! That pillow is perfect for spring and that calendar was such a steal! I must be late too because I’ve been looking for a super cute one too. Have a great weekend.

    Daisi Ari ||

    • Thank you!! I’m so in love with everything from Paper Source!

  • Target and Home Goods are definitely two of my favorite places to shop for home decor! I’m glad that you agree too!!

  • love the mug so much, hahaha

    • It’s definitely my favorite mug that I have!

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