Budget Friendly Brass Lighting

By Kate Riley November 27, 2017

On impulse I began a living room refresh last week, right in the middle of the holidays! Crazy I know. I started by covering the gray walls with fresh white paint and I bought molding to add additional trim above the existing wainscot to frame my art. I also decided it was time to swap out the light fixtures and I started with a this new brass sconce on the tufted sofa wall.



When I went searching online for both sconces and mini chandeliers (I need two for the ceiling spots) I found several budget friendly and good looking brass light fixtures under $300.




mod angled / jasper / dauphine

metro / clarke / anglerlayla

feiss conant / opheliamodern gold with shade

mitzi 1 / savoy  / mitzi 2

mod brass geometric / uptown pendant

See also: Favorite Sources for Affordable Lighting

This week I’m adding new molding and art and I’ll share the finished space as we get closer to Christmas. :)



100 Gifts Under $100

By Kate Riley November 21, 2017

Hello my friends! Today I’m picking up my turkey and doing the last of the grocery shopping. I’m also putting the final touches on my Thanksgiving table, making sure there are enough plates, napkins, glasses, etc. for the crowd of 12 that will be sitting around my table.

To jump start your holiday shopping, I pulled together a group of gift ideas. Everything here ranges from as low as $10 to no higher than $99. I’ve made it EASY to check the prices, simply hover over the items you’re interested in and the price is revealed. Sometimes shops or sites are having sales so clicking over may reveal further discounts.

For Him:


For Her:


For Entertainers, Teachers, Coworkers, etc.


For Kids:


For the Traveler:


For Game Players:


For Tech Lovers:


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