Anthro Finds {Meet Lia and Get Shop Credit!}

In the midst of all our house projects, I'm also trying to redecorate one of our guest bedrooms. My love affair with Anthropologie is no secret, but unfortunately I have to control myself when shopping there because it could cause some serious damage. And then I'd be cut off from shopping-and I can't have that. Am I the only one that has a hard time shopping online there or in store without wanting one of everything?

Anywho, we have the awesome "LOVE" DIY Wood Artwork that we made a while back (click here to see that project) that is hanging over the bed, so I decided to go the rustic route with the other decorations.

Lately, I've been ooohing and aaahing over any and all rustic looking rooms.
I decided to buy these two beauties from Anthro...

Tree "K" Monogram

Repurposed wood frame

I'm also planning on hanging the burlap first dance picture frame
that I did for Billy for Easter in this room to go with them.

...and if someone wants to buy me this beautiful wood dresser
I wouldn't hate it.


What do you think about what I chose to spurce up the room?
I just wanted to add some subtle touches to add to the "love" wood artwork.

Do you love rustic rooms/decorations like I do?
or do you kinda hate it? (that is ok, too ;))

Any other recommendations for me?!
I'm all ears!

Moving on to the REAL point of today's post--
my awesome friend Lia (who is also from TX!) is here.
I've gotten to know Lia the past couple months and she is so sweet.
Lia is a pretty big deal here in the blog world...
So if you don't know her yet, this is your chance!

Lia has the cutest Etsy shop and is offering readers
a shop credit. We all love that, right? Right.

...time to meet Lia :)
make sure to go say Hello, friends!
You will LOVE her blog.


Hi ya'll! I'm Lia Joy and I blog over at life is aMAYESing!
I'm so happy to be here at Keep Calm & Carry On!
Katie's blog is one of my absolute favorites!!

I'm a Texas girl, through and through. I am equal parts country girl and city girl.
My husband and I call Fort Worth, Texas home, but we are both very much at home on our family's ranch.
{we even got engaged on the ranch}
I have a journalism degree from Texas A&M University and I am the Communications Director for a non-profit organization. I absolutely love my job!

Over in my neck of the woods, you'll find me blogging about everything from life with my wonderful husband to my passions for fashion, cooking, crafting and hunting {I told you I was part country girl!}...

My husband of almost two years, Corby, is a CPA here in Fort Worth.
And, ya'll, I am sooo glad that tax season is OVER!

Here's some random facts about yours truly...
*I am a former ballerina
*I am addicted to reality TV
*I love to shop
*I am a lover of iced coffee
*My dream is to own a bakery with my mom one day
*I'm obsessed with Aggie football
*I consider sarcasm a way of life

Remember how I said that every once in a while, you'll find me blogging about crafting??
I have an Etsy shop {Joyful and Chic} that I put my heart and soul into.

And just for all you Keep Calm & Carry On readers, I'm offering a
15% off discount on all purchases!

Just enter the following code at checkout...

Sooo... Come over sometime and say hi!
I love "meeting" new bloggers!

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I adore those signs Lia.
Go on over and meet this gorgeous gal!

PS-Is it friday yet?



  1. House projects and recorating are never ending I feel like!

  2. Okay I adore your love sign! Now I just need a handy man to help me put one together! Guess I'll call my Dad ;) Also, I could spend $1000's of dollars on Anthro's home goods. They are all so pretty and vintage looking. I die for their comforters!
    Happy Thursday sweet girl :)

  3. I love the rustic look! I am trying to accomplish that in my new house. And yes...anthropologie is my weakness BIG time! Love what you got!

  4. I love the rustic room - I also LOVE adding a touch of feminine to the rustic-ness. You have GREAT style, I'm sure this guest room will be to die for. Can't wait to see it!!!

  5. Rustic rooms are fun! I know I've said it before, but I love the "love" sign.

  6. You're too too sweet, Katie :) It was a joy to guest post for you!

  7. I love rustic stuff! I'm in the beginning stages of planning my wedding and it is going to be country rustic. ANd I LOVE all the stuff you showed there. SO cute!

  8. hey love. as a thank you to everyone for helping me win Lauren Conrad's blogger contest, I'm having a fabulous giveaway I'd love for you to enter. Swing by for all the details. xo



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