A Thoughtful Place: A Work in Progress: New Expedit


A Work in Progress: New Expedit

We had a really special weekend filled with good family time. We celebrated two successful soccer seasons and even got around to a bit of organizing. After traveling for the last two weekends, it was nice to just be around town and enjoy a slower paced weekend. And thank you for all of the really nice feedback from my Fashion and Traveling post.

On Saturday,  I came home from Ikea with a brand spankin’ new glossy Expedit. Hard to believe I could find a spot in my home for another one, but alas I have! The styling has just begun and I will show you more of this room soon.



And thank you to Hearst Magazines for sending me more issues which include my ad campaign with Kleenex. I so appreciated receiving them.


I also want to turn my attention to our family members and all who selflessly served this beautiful country. Suffering separation from family as well as injury, I truly stand in awe of your dedication to maintaining our freedom. We honor you on Veterans Day and everyday for your love of country.


We lost an incredibly dear family friend this weekend. Phyllis, this world will not be the same without you. You created beauty in everything you touched and inspired so many to do the same.  We love you. We will miss you.



And with the pain of loss always comes a fervent reminder to embrace life and savor the little moments. Hugging my children a bit tighter today. What will you do?


  1. Hugs, definitely lots of hugs! Have a great week!

    PS - finally spray painted a toy rhino gold. Hope you'll stop by to check it out :)

    And yay for another Irish win!

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Our family lost a sweet friend this weekend too. :( But, I cannot wait to see what you have done with your new IKEA piece. Looks great so far. :)

  3. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

    (I love Ikea)

  4. My heart goes out to you. It's never fun to lose someone dear. Dive into that Expedit project...home projects are often the best therapy.

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. It's a sweet little award you can check out in my blog post today: http://www.nestyourbest.blogspot.com/2012/11/an-awardfor-me.html

    XO, Sara

  5. It's a gift isn't it - we don't always realize that - hugs to you sweet friend.

  6. Sorry about the loss of your friend. God bless her and her family. Love your new storage unit!I have a 2nd year blog anniversary giveaway today...stop by and check it out! Thanks! XO, Desiree

  7. I'm sorry for your loss, sweet friend...but so glad you guys had a great weekend!

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about Phyllis, she sounds incredible...Thank goodness for a weekend of sweet distraction, right? Sending xoxo's your way, cute gal!

  9. So sorry for your loss!

    Expedits are my favorite Ikea pieces. I don't own one but I just love the way they look, especially when they are arranged in a fun way!

  10. So sorry to hear you lost a loved one this past weekend :( Thinking of you lots!

    And I do love the glossy version of the Expedit...can't wait to see where you put it!

  11. So sorry for your loss Courtney.

    Excited to see where you put this glossy Expedit and how you styled it! I know it will be great!!

  12. I'm so sorry about your friend Courtney. Life is so precious. It's so important to cherish each and every day and live life to the fullest. Enjoy your day with your sweet kids.

  13. Sorry to hear of your loss Courtney. And yes, we all need the gentle reminder to embrace each day and enjoy all of loved ones. Can't wait to see what you did with the expedite. I am thinking I may need another one too!! LOL Oh, and thanks for the tips...I ran out and purchased the navy blazer and love it...and it was on sale too!!

  14. Saw this across my blog reader...so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family and friends!

  15. My heart goes out to you today friend. And at the same time, I'm excited to see your gorgeous face splashed across the glossy pages of my magazines! :)

  16. Yay for new shelving to style.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she was precious. Thank you for the reminder to love big and hug more often. Can't wait to hug YOU next weekend :)


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