Tuft & Needle: Three Months Later

by Koko on January 14, 2015 · 1 comment

in Home, Preston Home


In the past 3 months, I’ve gotten a TON of questions about if we still love our Tuft & Needle mattress. And the answer is always the same: YES, still totally 100% in love with it.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m referring to, 3 months ago Q and I switched to a Tuft & Needle mattress. We had a 10-year old temperpedic mattress and were in desperate need of a new one when we started to research Tuft & Needle. We loved their 30-day return policy and easy delivery (our FedEx guy lugged it to the door).

90 days later and we are completely 100% satisfied with our decision. We sleep like babies, have plenty of room (this could be because we moved from a queen to a king :)) and constantly talk about what a good decision we made.

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Scout + A Giveaway!

by Koko on January 12, 2015 · 1 comment

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Giveaway


Can we all agree that there is nothing better than a great bag? Especially a bag that has so many purposes, is great looking and affordable? Enter Scout. Scout bags are light, multi-functional and SO cute.


I used the big green and black plaid one for a weekend trip (it’s convinently named The Weekender) and the smaller red plaid one (The BJ Bag) for my everyday work bag. It fits all my graded papers, lunch box, water, coffee and any other random papers/work things I may have. Oh and it’s made of coated cotton, so anything that spills is easily picked up.


What I’m Wearing:

Blazer: J. Crew $178

Silk Shirt: Kate Spade (on sale!) $133

Jeans: J. Crew $125

Sandals: Steve Madden $60

Sunnies: Jessica Simpson  $45

And I am SO thrilled to announce that I have an awesome giveaway for you guys: one of these Tote-All Package bags!

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All you have to do to enter is go through Rafflecopter below:


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Holiday Look

by Koko on January 9, 2015 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Uncategorized


We were socializing it up while we were in LA, visiting friends, going to dinner and attending holiday parties. And boy did I LOVE dressing up again. I wore this fun look out to dinner with the family one night before Christmas.


Skirt: J. Crew $40 (super sale!)

Top: J. Crew $20 (super sale!)

Coat: J. Crew $300 (old, similar)

Necklace: J. Crew $40 (similar)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection $90

(Apologies for the sort of blurry nighttime pics… thanks mom. PS I love you).

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This is always a tough one for me because the whole year was so wonderful!

10. That Time I Turned into a Hippie: (and shared my love of Young Living and essential oils). This is totally a crazy thing I started doing and now I absolutely love using natural oils for my exhaustion, headaches, flu symptoms and cleaning.


9. What to Wear to Steeplechase outfits: I love these fun and classic outfits I chose for Columbus’s very own “derby” event.


8. Let’s Talk Bedding: Guys, I am such a grown up. I asked for bedding for my birthday. And I am SO happy I did. We are still 100% obsessed with our Tuft & Needle mattress and Pottery Barn sheet set.


7. A Very Austin Thanksgiving: Such a fun trip with Q’s family in a city filled with food and fun.


6. Caramel Crunch Layer Cake with Pecan Brittle: This cake is absolutely heavenly. Moist, sweet, crunchy- try it now!


5. Kitchen Remodel: This is still a work in progress (and this picture is OLD), but damn out kitchen looks good. Q had worked SO hard on making this my dream kitchen and it sure is. I adore cooking in it and can still hardly believe it is mine!

day 58b

4. Living Room Transformation:
 Wow, looking back on these I appreciate Q’s hard work even more. He built these shelves by hand to transform a huge room into a livable space.


3. DC: We had such an amazing time visiting our friends Ali & Stu in DC.


2. On Graduating and Going to School Online: This was a huge milestone in my life: getting my Masters. An incredible journey and not the easiest one, but I accomplished it and am so proud of myself.


1. We Bought A House: Oh yes we did! And along with the house came the joys of homeownership… but in all seriousness, we absolutely adore being homeowners and having our own place.


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