Exploring the Upper East Side with Foot Petals

I put these Foot Petals Cushionology sneakers to the test – walking 4 miles around the Upper East Side to see if they deliver on comfort and style.


SaraOctober 27, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Oh those are cute! I love a good shoe, it makes such a difference!

[…] Other Cole Haan options that are good for travel: oxford wing tip sneakers, bow ballet flat and pointed toe flat. A similar shoe to the Cole Haan sneakers is a newly launched shoe line by Foot Petals (the company which makes cushy gel inserts for shoes). I tried Foot Petals’ shoe line out and like them a lot – full review here. […]

How We Installed a Washer Dryer in the Kitchen (NYC Apartment)

The NYC holy grail: a kitchen with a washer dryer combo


ColleenFebruary 24, 2019 - 6:21 am

I am doing something similar and I don’t want the washer hookup to show. You said the water supply is under the sink but where is the drain? That seems to be the big issue as it has to be a certain height that is often higher than the countertop?

SherFebruary 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm

It also drains under the sink cabinet. We built the kitchen custom to accommodate for all the extra plumbing.

[…] We placed ours in the kitchen, which was the only available space where we could install both a washer and dryer with access to the building water line. If you’re curious about the installation and kitchen design process, read all about it in my post here. […]

4 Decorating Ideas for a Small Apartment Entryway

My way or the entryway


JoyceAugust 16, 2016 - 1:03 pm

Loving all your ideas, and your entryway is so chic! I love your hide rug, the bright blue bench, and the painting (i love it all, lol!) Can’t wait to get a place of my own someday to start furnishing like crazy :D

Jamie BeckhamAugust 16, 2016 - 5:21 pm

Loving your style, and all the ideas to make a small space look so spacious! I will definitely be using these tips in the future!

SherAugust 16, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Haha thanks Joyce!! It’s been a super slow process but totally fun.

SherAugust 16, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Thanks so much Jamie!

elle spannAugust 16, 2016 - 9:01 pm

ahh i love that fluffy white fur rug!!

Anna nuttallAugust 17, 2016 - 4:53 am

I’d really would love to re-design my office as it looking a little bare., but can’t afford it right now. xx

bellaAugust 17, 2016 - 8:38 am

I totally agree with sticking to one theme!! You have some really great tips. Thanks for sharing.

MelissaAugust 17, 2016 - 9:38 am

I LOVE that blue chair! Loving all these ideas of yours. Now I need to find a blue chairs like yours!

Tanvi RastogiAugust 17, 2016 - 10:23 am

Nice details. Love the art on the wall. Also, great ideas.

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:29 am

Thanks Bella!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks Melissa! I included a link to the same style in my post. They usually get different colors every month or so!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks Tanvi! Check out Minted for affordable art – I really loved their selection

ashleyAugust 17, 2016 - 10:38 am

I love this so much! I definitely have a small entryway in my house and have needed to spruce it up!!

Tami QuallsAugust 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

My entry space needs to be more functional. I would also like to add some POP to the space. Love the tips.

CherylAugust 17, 2016 - 11:09 am

Such amazing tips and a beautiful entryway as well. I love your framed print from Minted and I need to get my hands on a stunning bench like that.

BrianneAugust 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm

I am obsessed with your entryway!! It is stunning! Love the RugsUSA rug.

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Thank you Brianne! Hope you entered the Rugs USA giveaway so you can grab your own!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Yes! The Minted frame was so stunning and I think it really adds some dramatic flare. I love love love it

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:16 pm

I know what you mean Tami. Combining function with style is the hardest part!

KimberlyAugust 17, 2016 - 1:40 pm

I really like what you did with your entryway. It doesn’t look too crowded and seems rather open. The tips you shared are very good, especially the first one. I definitely think it should all flow together and I am always a big fan of a mirror by the entryway for the exact reasons that you said. It’s always a good thing to take one last look before you head out the door.

LaurenAugust 17, 2016 - 1:46 pm

I love all of these tips. Your entryway is gorgeous!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Thanks Kimberly! I’m glad you liked the open look too :)

TaylorAugust 17, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Such great tips!! I love the blue suede!!

Project CoutureAugust 17, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Great ideas! I am getting my first apartment in the next year & I can’t wait to use this. All of the small accents make all the difference!

TiffanyAugust 17, 2016 - 6:17 pm

Wow! What amazing thought was put into this post! Gorgeous pictures and so much amazing information! I know some people that could benefit from this and will be sharing it with them!

MaggieAugust 17, 2016 - 7:30 pm

This is seriously amazing inspo!! I love it!!

KarenAugust 17, 2016 - 7:42 pm

Great tips!! Love that blue bench! I have been looking for something like that for my bedroom.

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 8:32 pm

Aw thanks so much for the sweet words Tiffany!!

AshleyAugust 18, 2016 - 12:01 am

These are fantastic tips! We have a small entryway in our house and I’ve been on the hunt for ways to jazz it up. Definitely going to give some of these a try!

xo Ashley

Jessica SheppardAugust 18, 2016 - 1:14 am

Love these tips…super practical and helpful! Decorating a small space can be a real challenge that so many of us face. Thanks for sharing! xo

LaurenAugust 18, 2016 - 2:54 pm

I am bookmarking this! I’m moving to NYC early next year and I know my apartment will be SO small. I need any help I can get!

SherAugust 18, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Ooh awesome! Let’s grab a coffee when you’re in NYC – I love meeting other bloggers :)

Adaleta AvdicAugust 18, 2016 - 5:45 pm

This is such an interesting post and I absolutely adore the way you decorated, and I hope a lot of people find this helpful

courtneyAugust 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Oh my gosh, your entry way is absolutely stunning and serious goals! I really love how you broke down each idea!

Lindsey LutzAugust 18, 2016 - 9:42 pm

I am OBSESSED with that blue chair! And your blog is absolutely amazing. All the goals!

CaraAugust 19, 2016 - 11:31 am

what a fab post and a fab entryway! your decor is amazing!!

SherAugust 19, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Aw thanks Lindsey!! The blue chair is from Home Goods but I’ve seen almost exact dupes online! :)

AmandaAugust 20, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Great tips! Love how your turned out!

JulieAugust 21, 2016 - 11:28 am

I’m on the market for my first house so these decorating tips are very helpful even though it’s not going to be a small apartment!

SherAugust 21, 2016 - 1:20 pm

ooh how fun! can’t wait to see your new home Julie

Whitney BellAugust 21, 2016 - 4:39 pm

I love you posts with these fabulous pictures. I am home decor fan and your ideas of small spaces with great design ideas is inspirational. Your tips are great and the spotted wall entry decor picture was perfect.

Amanda | Glitter & SpiceAugust 21, 2016 - 5:08 pm

Love your entryway! I like to keep mine pretty functional – I always have a table (so I can chuck my keys somewhere) and a big ol’ mirror so I can check my face out as I’m leaving the house.

ShannonAugust 21, 2016 - 6:06 pm

This entryway is absolutely adorable! I am so jealous!

Larissa KrutewiczAugust 22, 2016 - 3:36 pm

such great ideas!

StephieAugust 25, 2016 - 10:18 am

i love how you styled your entryway! i’ve seen similar benches and really want to get one now!!

SherAugust 25, 2016 - 9:53 pm

Thanks Stephie! The bench was the first thing I got for the space and I love it! I got mine in person at Home Goods but linked to some similar affordable ones online. Hope you’re able to find something similar that you love and I’d love to see your space when you’re done :)

EricaAugust 26, 2016 - 8:08 am

Love the rug!

RobinSeptember 7, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Your entryway is gorgeous! Such great tips!! I love the blue suede!!

SherSeptember 7, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Thank you Robin! The blue bench is the first thing I picked up because it caught my eye so quickly! It was a great deal too – there are tons of places online that sell similar versions so I hope you find something you like :)

KimberlySeptember 30, 2016 - 12:09 pm

I love all of these tips. Your entryway is gorgeous!

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Taylor BishopJuly 5, 2017 - 10:54 am

I love all these decorating tips! I hadn’t considered that you can play with proportion, especially if you have an apartment that has a decent height. Personally, I love having a tall ceiling, so I’m anxious to see what I can do to play the high and low together.

Sunscreen 101: What Does SPF Mean?

Burning questions about the sun, answered.


morganAugust 13, 2016 - 10:48 am

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LaceyAugust 18, 2016 - 2:23 pm

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AlexAugust 18, 2016 - 2:32 pm

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ashleyAugust 18, 2016 - 2:38 pm

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KateAugust 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

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BaileyAugust 18, 2016 - 5:10 pm

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StephanieAugust 18, 2016 - 5:52 pm

WOW, I learned so much from this post! Definitely bookmarking it for future reference. I had no idea I didn’t know anything about sunscreen lol, just like Bailey said. Thanks for sharing this info, super helpful.

Carolyna BauerAugust 18, 2016 - 6:31 pm

Great post on Sunscreen and it’s importance. I should put some every morning (even in winter)!

Lawren BagleyAugust 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm

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GretaAugust 18, 2016 - 9:48 pm

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Brittany BooneAugust 19, 2016 - 12:31 am

This is such an informative post, I always wondered on the SPF numbers

Adaleta AvdicAugust 19, 2016 - 11:55 pm

What an informative post, and this is truly all the information ever needed when it comes to sunscreen. Such a good collaborative post!

LauraMay 26, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Wow this was really helpful and the Japanese rating system of PA was so interesting! Now I’m all about UVA protection.

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