Favorite Prime Day Finds

I was just perusing the Prime Day offerings at Amazon today and saw a few cute things that I wanted to quickly share! There are like a million things on sale so it’s overwhelming and I often stay away because sometime sales are not worth the digging. But this year there is an option to search within the sale so I came across a few modern house related things that I might buy and a few things I already have and love. (Note, Prime Day is only for Prime members – sign up here – and some of these items are discounted only once you add it to your cart at checkout.)

This coat rack is in my cart right now. Debating. I purchased one last year, this exact brand, and love it for hanging towels in the kid’s bathroom. I know, such an Eames Hang It All ripoff, but such a functional piece for 20% off an already cheap price (=$25 out the door today!). We have the white/”walnut” one but the wood balls are far from walnut. More like orange. Works for us, but pay attention to that. Now…is two (or three!) too many for one house? The entry, our bathroom, and the kid’s bedrooms could use the upgrade… (Update: totally bought another one)

I can’t speak to the quality of this, but if you are in bench market, a 5′ walnut George Nelson style slat bench for $100 seems like a steal. You know I’m working on only having what we need and use, and I don’t have a (indoor…) space for this, but I’d be all over it if I did! 

If cheap mid-century knockoffs are your thing, and sometimes they are mine, you might want to check out all of Modway’s Prime Day offerings on Amazon. I’ve purchased from them before and been happy with their items for what they are. I was hoping these orange chairs (one of which I purchased for our den) would be on sale to stock the dining room, but looks like only these arm chairs are 20% off in limited colors (and in pairs here). FYI, the orange color is great in person.



Our mattress is on sale in queen size for seriously cheap. Here are my thoughts on it. Basically, I am obsessed with our mattress and love it more each night. It has only gotten better and it’s one of the best, most impactful purchases we’ve made. Vacationing only confirms that appreciation!

And random, but if you are looking for a kitchen faucet, we’ve had the older version of this Grohe Concetto faucet in our kitchen for 3 years and LOVE it. I can’t say enough about it. The Starlight Chrome finish is insanely easy to clean, even with insanely hard water that makes every other metal in our house a mess. We paid more than twice this amount and even at that price, I would buy again in a heartbeat. One of the best upgrades that we’ve made to our house, mostly because I touch it every day, and one of the easiest too! 



I had planned to share some Arizona goodness today before this derailing, so maybe I’ll be back later with that too! Any deals I’m missing that I must see? Please share :)


See Ya’ 2016!

Hey everybody! Just wanted to say hi and thanks for reading this year. I honestly can’t believe that anyone besides my mom reads this blog, so thank you for popping in this year! I hate New Year’s resolutions but I love lists and planning house projects so I will gladly take this opportunity to write not one, but THREE, end of the year lists:cb2 mobile brass 2016 HOUSE HIGHS


  • The master bath project that is sadly still dragging on. Roadblocks at every turn.
  • Painting the exterior sucked and I’m not even close to being finished.
  • We still don’t have baseboards.


  • Front yard! It’s a shameful weed mess right now. 2017 is our year, I feel it!
  • Finish painting the exterior. Dang. It.
  • Hang some wallpaper in our bedroom.
  • Buy or make a real bed for the master bedroom. No more living like college kids.
  • Finish the master bath.
  • Family room divider.
  • Get the family room pulled together.
  • Finish (as in, install ONE light) our guest bath.

I don’t really remember doing this, but I guess I made a 2016 list last year. Pleasantly surprised to see that we almost accomplished half the list. I my book, a smashing success! I’m aiming for a clean 50% this year. Slow and steady.

Since all good end-of-the-year lists close with a prediction, I’m gonna leave you with this nugget from my demented brain: BEANBAGS. The logical next step to all these squishy 70’s couches popping up everywhere. Will I or won’t I in 2017?! Haha! But really. Wishing everyone an amazing New Year. Seriously so incredibly shocked that anyone reads this garbage and so incredibly thankful to have gotten to know some of you fellow house nuts, even if only virtually! xoxo

P.S. In 2017 it’s now socially acceptable for adults to hang mobiles over their face. The one above is from CB2 and it’s great!

Pinterest Hold Out No More

pinterest-homeShould I feel embarrassed or proud that I’ve never joined Pinterest until last week? Either way, I joined Pinterest last week! And it has become abundantly clear that I’m a fool for holding out for so long. Keeping things simple and minimal is a general life goal that Pinterest seemed in opposition to. Even though I highly value organization and visuals, I always saw it as a rabbit hole time suck. Until my inspiration and ideas organization – that consisted of bookmarking links and also tearing out magazine pages (I know…sooooo pro) – passed into the realm of mega time waste. So I decided to give Pinterest a shot, late to the game, as always.

I’m still trying to transfer and consolidate my virtual and physical mess, but so far things are really working out. I can’t believe how clarifying (not to mention, efficient) it is to have images laid out in one convenient place. I’m making decisions left and right, especially in spaces that have baffled me for so long. The family room, for example, that has seen rounds of fruitless rearrangements finally has some direction.

I have no idea what I’m doing and don’t get the social media aspect of it at all (socially inept all around here!), but I’m loving it for my own thought processes and organization. If you want to follow along, here I am. If you are a Pinterest veteran, tell me everything I need to know!