Spindle & Rye: February 2016

Instant Pendant Light Review

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


If you live in a new build home like me, you may have come across the same situation as I have throughout my kitchen........Can Light Syndrome.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my kitchen and everything about it, well except there are tons of recessed cans throughout the entire kitchen ceiling. I love turning them on at night for light that isn't so harsh, but the can light above my kitchen sink just wasn't cutting it for me.

I'm a "quick fix" kind of person, and the thought of hiring an electrician to install a single pendant light and waiting for days for him to arrive, just didn't sit well with me. 
I knew there had to be an easier way.

In comes the "instant pendant light"! I did some online research, and really couldn't believe how easy these pendant lights were to install. Seriously......like I didn't even have to watch a You Tube video on how to do it!

Not only was it as easy as screwing in a light bulb (literally), but the cost of the pendant light was under $65.00! I chose an industrial cage model, ordered it right away, and it arrived on my front porch in less than three days......talk about heaven for an impatient person like me!







Bohemian Decor

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Bohemian Decor: a type of interior decorating in which vintage items are reused, giving them new life next to new pieces. It's also about mixing decorating styles full of intricate patterns, textures and rich colors set against a more neutral color palette.

Farmhouse Table Textiles

Wednesday, February 17, 2016



I can  never get enough of white kitchenware, and was super excited to find a new line called "Rosanna" recently!

How sweet are these white items that would easily blend with your existing kitchen decor? I love the super cute packaging, and of course the low prices!

These have officially been added to my "must have" list.

I hope you're having a great week friends!






Farmhouse Pantry Jam Jar $22.00








Salt & Pepper Cellars $32.00






Hobnail Lidded Dish $24.00




For the Love of Sweden


Busy days, busy nights have had the best of me.....there's never enough time is there?! While I'm crossing my fingers for warmer Michigan temps, I'm swooning over interior Swedish kitchen designs.....clean lines and pure perfection if you ask me!!

I hope everyone is having a fantabulistic week.....:)


Touches of Turquoise

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Maybe because I'm a December baby, I've always loved turquoise. My birthstone is actually called "tanzanite", which through the years I have discovered can look like anything from light blue to teal.
Cmon "birthstone color deciders", lol....make up your mind!

An entire room, an object, or small splashes of color, turquoise is always welcome.

Brick Walls Exposed

Friday, February 12, 2016


How amazing is the chandelier above the dining area? ...love!

One of the things I love most about New York is that "exposed brick" is considered a luxury item in most apartments or lofts. If you are lucky enough to have one, you and I would be on the same interior design page.

If you are lucky enough to have an exposed brick wall, and  live in a New York City loft? 
I'm moving in, STAT.


Anthropologie: Five Under $50.00

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


If your'e like me, there are certain stores that you absolutely LOVE from the minute you walk in.
You love the items, the displays, the smell of the store....everything is inviting you "in".
Anthropologie is definitely one of those stores for me!

Truth be told, many times, the prices are enough to scare me away. I did a little research on the Anthropologie website to challenge myself to find items that I not only love, but would fit well within a $50.00 budget.

I'm so excited to share my favorites with you....and wait for it......some are not only well below $50.00, a couple are $10.00 and under!

JORD Watches: E-Gift Card Giveaway!

Monday, February 8, 2016


Green is the new pink this Valentine's Day. and nothing says "I love you" like the perfect gift of time!
Yes, I'm a sucker for flowers and candy too, but I'd much rather have a gift that I can enjoy long after the flowers have wilted and the candy has been eaten, wouldn't you?

Eclectic Living: The Art of Different

Sunday, February 7, 2016


ec·lec·tic

  • made up of what is selected from different sources.
  • not following any one system, but selecting  and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. 
  • noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., that derive from a wide range of historic styles.  


Home Decor That Never Goes Out of Style

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


You know the saying "some things just never go out of style". That phrase definitely holds true with home decor items. Trends may come and go with each season, and you may even decide to change your home decor to an entirely different style,

February Blog Post Ideas


Happy month of love!

Here we are in the third day of February, and if you find yourself searching for blog topic ideas, no worries! I have you covered!

These are just some ideas that I think will help get your creative juices flowing and carry your blog through the end of the month with some really fun topics you can share with your readers.

Feel free to use these ideas "as is" or put your own spin on them!

Fried Green Tomatoes: Have you ever?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Everyone can pretty much agree that eating fried foods isn't the healthiest thing for you. There are times when I just have to indulge myself in comfort foods that I grew up on.

Fried green tomatoes are one of those foods. Have you ever had them? Do you love them as much as I do? These tangy little green goddesses of goodness are perfect with a sprinkle of salt, served piping hot.

Everything Home Magazine: February Issue!



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Our February issue of Everything Home Magazine is now live! This edition is chock full of Valentine's Day themed DIY projects, decor and tablescape ideas, and more!

It was my absolute pleasure to interview Lindsay @whimsygirldesign this month! Hop on over to learn more about the lady we all love! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

 * Be sure to stop by & visit our official magazine sponsors Painted Fox  & LexMod Furniture.

DIY: Mason Jar Room Freshener

Monday, February 1, 2016


Hello Monday!
I don't know about you, but I think that weekend just moved wayyyyy too fast!

Being the die hard "DIY junkie" that I am, I'm always on the hunt for some fun and easy projects that actually look nice when you finish them. If you remember this blog post from last week, I included some really neat DIY mason jar room air fresheners.

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