Girls Night Out at The Rustic Barn #ThisIsMyHappyPlace

I’m still obsessing over the amazing aesthetics and offerings at The Rustic Barn in Killingworth, CT. My friend Amanda and I attended a “Girls Night Out” party hosted by Lauren McBride and it was so much fun! We shopped, drank lemonade, and met some super nice people.

I went home with a few items for my new apartment. The one I’m most excited about is the Egyptian Amber candle. The smell is incredible and I love it even more because it is locally made by one of the owners of the shop.

The next time you are in Killingworth make sure to stop by The Rustic Barn. They have the perfect items to bring into your home, offer custom furniture, and fun private parties! Cheers to adding some gorgeous new items to your home! 🙂

Location: 157 Route 81 Killingworth, CT

Hours: Thursday – Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Contact: / 860-452-4145 /

{best candles ever!!}

Great Items on Sale from A Beautiful Mess


I absolutely adore the girls over at A Beautiful Mess. Their iPhone App changed my life. It’s like having a mini photoshop on your phone. It’s been great for my work and play instagram accounts. I would highly suggest downloading it today!!

Their online shop has so many lovely items. They offer online classes and fun products/projects for the diy’er and lovers of pretty things. Right now they are having a sale on some adorable books and phone cases. Also, there are some super cute planners ready for pre-order and other great diy project kits.  Below is my wish list. I’m sure a few things will find their way into my shopping cart. Lol.

Make sure to check out their store. You won’t disappointed. Happy Shopping! 🙂

A Beautiful Mess Wishlist:

Photo Idea Book & Happy Homemade Book

Marbled 2016 Planner

Sew With Us – Online Class

Blog (Design) Love 2.0 – Online Class

Messy Box – 6 Month Membership

It Girl Bobbi – Rebel or Girl Talk Bobbi Set (can’t decide :))

Minc Starte Bundle & Exclusive Art Prints

“You’re My Favorite” Masking Tape

Awkward “Thinking of You” Card

Messy Pen .08 & Medium Tip

4 x 3 Ledger Paper Pad

Tiny Rainbow DIY Confetti Balloons

Bow Stamp Set


Shopping in Santa Monica

Where to Shop on 3rd Street in Santa Monica


There are so many shops here – Forever 21, Gap, JCrew, H&M, Crossroads just to name a few. But make sure to go to Wasteland & Patagonia.

Wasteland: is a second hand store that has fantastic finds. Wasteland had higher end items like Chanel, Theory, MM6, YSL, Balenciaga, and Y3 just to name a few. But, they had less expensive quality brands like Free People and Zara. For every item I picked up the prices were very reasonable. So if you are looking for upscale brands at better prices check out Wasteland. The vibe is cool and the prices are great.




Where to Eat: Blue Plate Taco

Their margaritas are insane! They are so delicious and made with fresh ingredients. Try the Passion Fruit marg on the rocks, you won’t be disappointed. When my sister and I were here we split the guacamole and baja fish tacos. The guac was very fresh and the tacos were the perfect amount of crispy. This restaurant is a great combination of location (you are right across from the beach and can sit outside) delicious food, and tasty drinks.  Blue Plate Taco is a great place to stop.