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how we're going to furnish our new house!

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a little over a month ago, an opportunity to rent a brand new townhome fell into our laps. it's less than 7 minutes away from where we work (without going on the freeway!!), 2 bedrooms + 2.5 bathrooms & honestly the cutest little place i've ever seen. i'll be doing a full home tour next week when everything has arrived, but i wanted to show you some STEALS i found on amazon to furnish & decorate our house. 

when we moved in with my grandma last year, we got rid of basically everything because she had basically everything we would need in terms of furniture. now that we're moving out of grandma's, we have to start from scratch & i am SO excited because who doesn't like new things? & also, online window shopping is one of my hobbies, so i'm excited to actually buy things & make our little house a home!

if you've been here a minute or two, you'll know that i am a minimalist at heart & so i was very selective in what we will be purchasing to decorate & have in our home. i was looking for items that were cute but also functional that ALSO had a price point that i didn't cry over. when i was looking, i tried to find items that would make the house flow together seamlessly. these are a few of the things that we've either bought or have in our cart right now! 


Zinus 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame with Steel Slat Support, Mattress Foundation

Tuft & Needle King Mattress

we ended up getting our mattress on prime day & saved a good chunk of money for doing that, but even still, tuft & needle mattresses have such a great price point. ONLY $700 for a KING SIZED MATTRESS?! 

Zinus Modern Studio Collection TV Media Stand/Table

Giantex 3 Piece Nesting Coffee & End Table Set

mDesign Free Standing Bath Towel Bar Storage Ladder

Metal Dining Chairs with Wood Seat Stackable Industrial Counter Stool

that's the furniture stuff we're getting & then we're going to be decorating our space very simply, but here are a few things i've got my eye on!

mDesign Newspaper and Magazine Rack

Black Galvanized Metal Serving Trays

Umbra Woodrow Waste Can

AmazonBasics Heather Jersey Sheet Set

Geometric Plant Hanger

when i saw these next few plant hangers i KNEW i had to have them for our guest bathroom! i have so many ideas for how to decorate our bathrooms & i can't wait to share them with you in the home tour hopefully next week! the first two were generously gifted to me & i was so, so excited! you can use this link to purchase the modern hanging planter vase and this link to purchase the modern standing planter vase!

this post contains affiliate links, which means i make a small commission off of purchases through the links provided at no extra cost to you. this helps my blog stay afloat & i couldn't be more grateful!

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how we're going to furnish our new house!

Posted by Sadie Banks on

furnish your house on amazon (1).jpg

a little over a month ago, an opportunity to rent a brand new townhome fell into our laps. it's less than 7 minutes away from where we work (without going on the freeway!!), 2 bedrooms + 2.5 bathrooms & honestly the cutest little place i've ever seen. i'll be doing a full home tour next week when everything has arrived, but i wanted to show you some STEALS i found on amazon to furnish & decorate our house. 

when we moved in with my grandma last year, we got rid of basically everything because she had basically everything we would need in terms of furniture. now that we're moving out of grandma's, we have to start from scratch & i am SO excited because who doesn't like new things? & also, online window shopping is one of my hobbies, so i'm excited to actually buy things & make our little house a home!

if you've been here a minute or two, you'll know that i am a minimalist at heart & so i was very selective in what we will be purchasing to decorate & have in our home. i was looking for items that were cute but also functional that ALSO had a price point that i didn't cry over. when i was looking, i tried to find items that would make the house flow together seamlessly. these are a few of the things that we've either bought or have in our cart right now! 


Zinus 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame with Steel Slat Support, Mattress Foundation

Tuft & Needle King Mattress

we ended up getting our mattress on prime day & saved a good chunk of money for doing that, but even still, tuft & needle mattresses have such a great price point. ONLY $700 for a KING SIZED MATTRESS?! 

Zinus Modern Studio Collection TV Media Stand/Table

Giantex 3 Piece Nesting Coffee & End Table Set

mDesign Free Standing Bath Towel Bar Storage Ladder

Metal Dining Chairs with Wood Seat Stackable Industrial Counter Stool

that's the furniture stuff we're getting & then we're going to be decorating our space very simply, but here are a few things i've got my eye on!

mDesign Newspaper and Magazine Rack

Black Galvanized Metal Serving Trays

Umbra Woodrow Waste Can

AmazonBasics Heather Jersey Sheet Set

Geometric Plant Hanger

when i saw these next few plant hangers i KNEW i had to have them for our guest bathroom! i have so many ideas for how to decorate our bathrooms & i can't wait to share them with you in the home tour hopefully next week! the first two were generously gifted to me & i was so, so excited! you can use this link to purchase the modern hanging planter vase and this link to purchase the modern standing planter vase!

this post contains affiliate links, which means i make a small commission off of purchases through the links provided at no extra cost to you. this helps my blog stay afloat & i couldn't be more grateful!

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do what makes you feel alive

Posted by Sadie Banks on

i jumped into photography head first & that made me feel alive. then i started working full-time at boostability & i felt alive again too. i was excited to get up & go to work!! & then after mack died, i was in a dark, dark place & good grief came along & made me feel alive again. 

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do what makes you feel alive

Posted by Sadie Banks on

i jumped into photography head first & that made me feel alive. then i started working full-time at boostability & i felt alive again too. i was excited to get up & go to work!! & then after mack died, i was in a dark, dark place & good grief came along & made me feel alive again. 

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5 tips for creating a capsule wardrobe | my summer capsule wardrobe

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in the winter i realized that i only had like 3 long sleeved shirts & tbh in salt lake, that ain’t gonna work. it’s too darn cold here. so i decided that having a fall/winter capsule + spring/summer capsule would be best. that way i’m getting the best use out of my clothes & they last a bit longer because i’m only wearing them six months of the year rather than 9-11. 

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