abby-lately 8/23

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Hello there! Checking in with some snaps from the past few weeks. Since we are less than two weeks away from heading back east, we are busy bees trying to get ahead of the game and get prepared for our big day. Hope you’ve been well! Thanks for stopping by today!

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^ A Nellie burrito with her beloved lamp chop

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^Sips at my parents’ place in Princeton

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^ Nicole is our copy editor at Glitter Guide & the sister of my best friend whose wedding we were in in NJ!

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^ College Besties!IMG_9067

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^ It’s getting really real right now! The ring box is by Mrs. Box

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Pictures from the opening of the Plum Pretty Sugar opening in Orange County

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^ Fun times at Table Rock Beach in Laguna

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^ A pop of lilac thanks to this gifted Kate Spade bag.

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^ Neighbors moving out nicely gave this wicker set to us for free! I’m obsessed with it!

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^ Nellie met our neighbor’s tortoise….wasn’t sure what to think!

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^ The moment I found out that the Starbucks near Chris’ new office has coffee and wine….it’s like, the dream…

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^ Bringing out our fire pit for the first time and making Saturday night s’mores with our upstairs neighbors.

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My Living Room Makeover Reveal!

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited to finally reveal our full living room makeover in our new Laguna Beach apartment!

Chris and I both worked pretty hard on making this a stylish and functional space to hang out in and we were lucky to be able to work with some amazing vendors like Article, Minted and Lulu & Georgia. Ultimately we wanted the space to feel light and bright, with pops of color, natural textures and very “us”. Scattered throughout the room are many of the shells we’ve collected since moving to California, favorite books and photos, pieces passed on by various family members and objects that hold a special place in our hearts. Scroll down to see a few before pictures and a lot of after photos and head over to Glitter Guide to see my full breakdown of the room and design process. I hope you enjoy seeing this new space where I foresee my family spending most of our time (when we aren’t at the beach). I also hope it has given you some inspiration for your own space.

We will be doing more updates on our apartment throughout the coming months so make sure to stay updated on Instagram and the tag #littlebeachcottage.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading today! A big thanks to Article, Minted and Lulu & Georgia for partnering with me to help make this such a welcoming and happy space!

Photos by the lovely Christina Wells

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Couch: c/o Article // Rug: c/o Lulu & Georgia // Bookcases: IKEA // Prints: c/o MintedHigh Drama , Flutter Watercolor , Blue Cactus , LA Sky , Childlike Movement // Lanterns: Michaels // Wall Hangings: Urban Outfitters & (c/o) Maptote// Lamps: IKEA Hack (tutorial here) // Pillows: HomeGoods and Target // Floor Cushions: Urban Outfitters

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^ Note the trash bag of pillows

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