Based out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, UncommonGoods offers designer home and garden décor, tabletop items, and fashion accessories that are created without harming the environment, animals, and people. Half of their products are handmade, and a third are made with recycled and/or upcycled materials. And they have a great selection of home and garden accessories as well as furniture.

Here is a clever infographic they created that illustrates their commitment to using recycled, upcycled, and reclaimed materials.


I came across so many new ideas and products while browsing their website. Like, their fire escape and suspension bridge wall shelves. Ideal for an entryway, along with the kinetic key holder which you can find here.  Take a look at this helpful blog post about 5 simple steps to design your entryway.


Vintage camera lovers, you need to take a look at these camera bookends.

And don’t miss their art section where there is something for every taste, style and medium.

See their full home decor and organizing products here and furniture offerings here.

Or, hop over to Uncommon Goods to see their full catalog.

The prefect sale to ring in Spring

Spring is coming and for most of us that means warmer weather is in the air. Every spring feels like a new beginning, which is why I love to give my wardrobe a fresh update with light and colorful pieces. So, to start your spring off on the right note check out Shopbop’s sale happening NOW!

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Not sure where to start? Here are a few looks that will be sure to help you spring into spring!


Transitional Jackets

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Jack by BB Dakota

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Blank Demin Vegan Leather & Ponte Jacket

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Basic Terrain Wrap

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Cupcakes and Cashmere

Playful Flats

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Espadrilles

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Madewell Lydia Flats

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Sperry Slip On

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Tory Burch Slip On

Lace Up Looks

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WAYF Faux Suede Lace Up Dress

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Equipment Knox Blouse

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Faithfull the Brand Maxi Dress

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Clover Canyon Dress

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Young Fabulous and Broke Romper

Lace Love

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For Love and Lemons Skirt

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Rachel Zoe Dress

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BB Dakota Lace Top

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15% off $250

20% off $500

25% off 1000

Use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout.

Sale ends 3/5.



Earbud Loop Review

I find it funny that the groundhog told us spring would come early yet central Illinois has just been hit with a couple inches of snow these past few days. Normally, I don’t mind the snow as it can be very calming and beautiful, but in seeing that I am currently training for my very first marathon I couldn’t be more upset.

You see the snow forces me to do my training inside and I don’t like that. But, what I do like is I now have one less thing to worry about when it comes to my training thanks to The Loop.


























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The Loop makes preparing for my runs hassle free. I no longer have to waste time and energy trying to get my earbuds untangled, because The Loop keeps them ready to go and knot free. For something as small as earbuds you’d would be surprised as how easily you get frustrated having to untangle them every time you want to use them.
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The thing that I like most about the The Loop compared to other earbud holders is that you don’t have to worry about rolling the earbuds up in exactly the same way every time. For example the standard Apple headphones come in this nice looking case, but when it comes time to put the earbuds back into the case after using them you are SOL. And, I would know because I have been trying to figure out how for a while. With the loop you just have to stick the plug in the hole and roll em’ up. It’s simple and you can’t really go wrong. And, if you’re like me then the simpler something is the better.
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Thanks to The Loop I can get out there and do my runs without having to worry about my earbuds being a tangled mess. Now if only the snow would clear and I could starting running outside again…

Elevate Your Art Collection with Unusual Pieces and Displays

Creating collages of art works is an opportunity to let your imagination take over. An opportunity to let your personal style shine, while allowing  the art dictate the display.

artwall-mochatini1Don’t be shy about mixing different styles, frames, and mediums. The wall is your canvas. Im always on the hunt for new textures, techniques, framing options, and pieces that reflect me as a person.


For instance, these city and state maps from artist Alex Elko via Minted Art are a lovely addition to my collection, reflecting my love for gold-embossed designs, and for DC, and California. These gold embossed maps offer an elevated twist on the more tradition map print. And, each map is hand-pressed with foil making each one uniquely yours. You can find one of your liking here.


Another fab resource to find art online is UGallery. This piece, A Dance, is by Photographer Gregor Hochmuth is unaltered by special lenses. Every droplet of water in this composition sparkles with colors. Instead of the traditional frame, I opted for a the acrylic glass mount which makes it feel vibrant and alive.
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The simplicity of people enjoying rain, is captured so beautifully in this complex composition. It makes me smile and serves as a reminder to be in the moment.

Foil Stamped Map, Minted | Dance, Acrylic mounted Photographic Print, UGallery
Note: Thank you to Minted and UGallery for sponsoring the art for this post.