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Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Longaberger baskets are back!

If you're a long-time maple wood basket lover like me, you've been missing The Longaberger Basket Company. Well, I'm happy to tell you that they are back in business and going strong!
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With a wide range of baskets and home decor items, you're bound to find just what you're looking for on their brand new website.
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They're now carrying a wide range of American-made baskets (still made in Dresden, Ohio), lamps, rugs, furniture, kitchen items and more.
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I've got many of the new pieces in my house and I've been using them to decorate and organize everywhere in my home. From my living room to master closet, Longaberger has the perfect items to get your house feeling chaos-free and perfectly cozy.
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I used many of the new baskets to organize belts, purses & clutches, extra beauty products, and all my pajamas in undergarments to keep everything perfectly organized.
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Shop the new Longaberger products at Longaberger.com
Shop the new Longaberger products at Longaberger.com

How will you use Longaberger items in your home? Be sure to CLICK HERE to shop all the products I use in my home and see what else the company has to offer. 
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Pictured here: Herman Storage Unit

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5 ways to cozy up your home

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Hello Love!
Since we're all still staying home more, I thought I'd share my 5 favorite ways to cozy up my home so go grab yourself a warm cup of coffee and let's go!
First up, blankets. Now as you can see from the photo above, even the cat is a huge fan of warm, fuzzy blankets. We've got baskets full of them all around the house, just waiting for someone to grab as they walk by.
Our favorite blankets are from Barefoot Dreams but if you're on a budget, you can find some fantastic dupes like THIS ONE.

Next up, plants.
Now, if you follow me on social media, YOU KNOW I love me some plant babies. All the plant babies. They add so much earthiness and warmth to a space so we have them all over our house. I mean, ALL OVER our house...as you'll see in the rest of the pictures. 

Another way to cozy up your home, get pictures of you're family around you. Run to Ross, TJ Maxx, or even your favorite thrift store to get some frames and print off your favorite photos from your camera roll. Better yet, print off all you're favorites and get them in a photo album for your coffee table. Trust me, you'll find yourself picking it up all the time!

Alright, this next one is a good one...ready?
Ditch those hospital white light bulbs and get nice warm toned ones. Trust me, they are SO much better! My favorites are the new vintage bulbs if your bulbs are in a lamp where they'll be seen. THESE vintage bulbs are my favorites but if you're wanting just regular ones, TRY THESE.

Last up, candles and diffusers.
Now, since I started using essential oils and cleaner products, I rarely (and I mean rarely) burn candles. I do have one candle that I LOVE and it's the Leipers Fork scent from Southern Firefly Candle Company. It's a rich sandalwood scent and it's enchanting.
For the other 99.9% of the time, I've got my favorite oil scents diffusing into the air. Spearmint, Purification, and Christmas Spirit are my favorite ones from Young Living and if you're in need of them, you can find them HERE.
Well, that's my list! What makes your house super cozy? Share with me in the comments below!

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a BudgetHello Love!
2 young girls + their own bathroom = one HUGE MESS. 
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Luckily, I found these awesome baskets for organizing their linen closet. Each girlie has their own waste basket, cosmetic caddy, and plenty of extra toilet paper. 
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Now I won’t be embarrassed when those nosey quests come over and take a peek inside. 👀
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
If you're wanting to get your closets all spiffy, you can find these baskets and more at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. The prices ranged from $5.99 to $19.00 a basket so it was quite inexpensive to work on this project.


One of my favorite parts of this closet is our new turkish towels from Coco Loom. I originally got them to use as our pool/beach towels for the summer but the girls love the feel of them so much they've been using them as their bath towels lately. If you're in the market for high-quality towels, be sure to check them out here: https://cocoloom.co.

My Favorite Trench Coat To Wear Into Spring

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Shaw Avenue | Navy Brielle Austin Fowler Backpack
Hello Love!
If you caught my master closet makeover blog post, you know that I've been purging my closet and switching out trendy pieces for a more classic wardrobe. After researching on Pinterest, I realized that my coat collection was one that I could easy pair down. I had almost a whole row in my closet of outerwear and I was thrilled to donate most of the pile. 
When it came to coats I kept 2 winter coats (one casual, one dressy), about 5 lightweight, and 2 casual raincoats. While I love the colorful raincoats I kept, I felt like I needed something a little dressier. I got on the typical websites, Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCrew, but just didn't find what I was looking for for the price I wanted to spend.
Y'all. After a google search I landed on this London Fog trench coat at Walmart.com, of all places, and for the incredible price of just $39.88. I quickly ordered the beige in XS and when it arrived two days later I went online to grab the link to share with you all and GONE. Completely sold out in every color and every size. I was able to find this exact coat at Macy's and Nordstrom but the cheapest I could find it is for $168 at Macy's. Why Walmart had it so cleap, I can't figure out. Nordys and Macy's have been running sales on it so you may be able to find it even cheaper. 
If I that Walmart replenishes this one, I'll be sure to share it on my Instagram stories so make sure you're following me.
Anyways, this jacket is the perfect coat to grab this spring. It's not super lightweight and is even great for those warmer winter days. I'd say if you need a coat and it's between 40-65/70 degrees, you'd be good in this one.
Shaw Avenue | Navy Brielle Austin Fowler Backpack
Shaw Avenue | Navy Brielle Austin Fowler Backpack 

Best Plants For Beginners

Hello Love!

Whenever I post one of my pretty plant babies on Instagram I always get asked about which plants are best for beginners. I'm definitely no expert but I will share which plants I've been able to keep alive for almost a year. I'm pretty proud that my thumb isn't so black anymore. 😂

But first, let me chat a second about the planter above. This trio of plants was a set that I found at Lowe's last spring and it's one of my favorites. The three plants (snake, chinese evergreen, and philodendron) are all no-fuss plants and some of the easiest to keep alive. They don't need a lot of water or direct sunlight so they're easy to place in your home.

Alright, are you ready? 

Here's the plants I personally have that I've had the easiest time keeping alive:

  • Arrowhead Plant - only needs watered about once a week and loves sunshine
  • Inch Plant / Wandering Jew - my first plant I got and still love. Colors are gorgeous and super easy to propagate. My one plant has not turned to 3.
  • Snake plant - basically indestructible. Only needs watered every 2-3 weeks. I have 6 of them.
  • ZZ plant - so gorgeous and another one that is SUPER low maintenance. Doesn't need water often and can live in low light. Basically a plant of steel.
  • Monstera - my personal favorite. Easy to propagate and just needs watered once a week. Loves the sun light and doesn't like to be moved often.
  • Pothos - another hardy plant that likes to "crawl". These are do pretty in hanging planters so they can drape and be all beautiful.
Here's a few tips to take into account before you purchase a plant.
  • First, decide where the plant will live in your home. Know what kind of light it's going to get all day. You don't want to purchase one that needs full light if it's going to sit on your mantle or coffee table where it won't get enough.
  • Keep your phone handy so you can do research on the plant when you're in the store. Even though you may love the look of a plant, you don't want to waste money and possibly kill it by not knowing what it needs beforehand.
  • Don't repot your plant when you get it. Most plants can survive up to a year in the pot they come in before they need to move to a larger one. If you're wanting to put it in a decorative pot, buy one a little bigger so the plastic fit down in it nicely.
  • If you're wanting to expand your plant knowledge, I suggest joining The House Plant Enthusiasts Facebook page. The members are everything from beginners to experts and they are incredibly helping if you need any help or additional information. I get so inspired every time I see the posts.
  • Grab THIS MISTER. I use it on my plants every few days to add a bit of extra moisture to the leaves. It's wonderful!!
Well, that's all I have for now! As always, please feel free to reach out in the comments below or via email (hello@shawave.com) if you have any questions or need help with anything. I'm always here to help.

How I Created A Perfectly Organized Master Bedroom Closet

Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Hello Love!
A few years ago, my husband created my DREAM closet for my Christmas present (you can read that post here) and while it's gone through many changes since then, it's still my favorite room in the house. 

My cousin and I recently decided to do a major purge and start sizing down for a more simplistic wardrobe. Less trendy, more classic. While she's going for more of a French fashion vibe, I'm heading back to my favorite preppy, classic JCrew style and pulling most of my inspiration from my favorite blogger, Sarah Vickers Patrick aka Classy Girls Wear Pearls.

I've never been one to wear super trendy pieces but I am being more conscience about what I bring into this space. Instead of buying cheap shirts from Target that, let's be honest, don't last a second season, I'm investing in better pieces that will still look great three+ years down the line.

Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
It took me an entire weekend to purge and organize this space and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It bring me so much joy to walk into this room every day.

Let me walk you through a few things of how I created this space:
  • First up, I had to un-attach myself to certain things in order to get rid of them. Thinking about how much I paid for something really held me back but I had to overcome that and realize if I wasn't using it, then I wasn't enjoying it.
  • I brought every piece of clothing I had into this space. This closet was FULL before but now EVERYTHING is in here. I no longer have tubs of off-season apparel in my attic AND I brought everything from my chest of drawers in my bedroom in there. Now when it's time to get dressed, everything I need is in here and I'm not going back and forth. I got rid of a lot of school and switched them over to the shelving on the opposite side. This left enough space to add baskets to organize my undergarments, socks, and pajamas. Like I said, my entire wardrobe is now in this room. 🙌🏻
  • Organization is key to keeping this room flowing. Everything has a home and I have to be sure to put it back where it belongs when I'm done with it. I grabbed my gorgeous white Longaberger baskets to keep everything contained but beautiful to look at.
  • If you have room or wall space for a little home decor, add it! I'm currently redoing my home office so I moved my beloved framed shopping bags here and added a cute rug to brighten up the space even more.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe

What's in my bag - Traveling Baseball Mom Edition

Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Hello Love!
Baseball season is upon us and I wanted to share with you my travel bag that I take to all of my son's games, both home and away. Instead of running back and forth to the car for things, I carry everything I need in my HUGE Austin | Fowler Brielle backpack.

Since it's only March, it can still be pretty cool sitting at games. We carry a small fleece blanket that we can either wrap up in or sit on if the bleachers are rough. Next up, a first aid kit. While I pray that my son will never need it while playing, I honestly carry it for my other two kids. You never know when a scraped knee will happen. 😂

While we always try to support the teams by purchasing from their concession stand, we do still carry our own snacks and water too, especially if the schools are far away. Since I'm conscience about reducing waste, we have these AWESOME reusable containers from Zip Top. They "zip" closed like your normal plastic baggies but can be reused time and time again. We LOVE them.

In this backpack, you've got room for everything you need. I carry the kid's iPad and accessories, masks, essential oils, and my personals like wallet and keys. 

Everything we need to cheer on our #15!
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition
Shaw Avenue | What's In My Bag, Traveling Baseball Mom Edition

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21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

Hello Love!

If you follow me on Instagram, YOU KNOW my new-found love for needlepointing. I started my first project last year and I've had SO much fun with it! When I started seeing the #ndlpt21in21 hashtag floating around IG, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I also decided that this Christmas that I want to do a small tree full of needlepoint ornaments. It's going to be so sweet and I can't wait to get all the pieces done.

I joined a needlepoint club where we have themes every month and I'll se sharing each of them with you here. I'll be updating this blog post every few weeks so be sure to keep checking back so you can see all the fun canvases.

Since needlepointing is a pretty expensive hobby, I plan on finishing all the ornaments myself instead of sending them off to be done. That being said I'll be picking easy shapes s so I won't struggle too much. 😂

For the month of January I stitched 3 pieces. Two travel ornaments (the theme for January) and my favorite, the "my give a damn's busted" piece, which I plan to frame and put on my desk. 

You can shop these pieces here:

21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21
21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21
21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21