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I'm just going to be real here and say that I'm not a regular blogger. I love the idea of a blog and love to follow other bloggers that can officially call themselves a blogger. It's just not something I'm good at and that's okay.

BUT, I do want to keep up with you and share fun Perch Shop news, ideas, deals, etc. So, I'm going to start up a newsletter that will share all those things, directly to your inbox.

You will get first access to discounts, and tips for the chicest ways to display your gorgeous rope knots. Oh and when you sign up for the newsletter, you will instantly receive a coupon code that will give you 20% off your next purchase. I mean, who doesn't love a coupon!

Follow along on instagram @perchshop and hashtag how you are displaying your knots with #perchshop. I love seeing how everyone incorporates these nautical knots into their own home.


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Colorful Living Room

Bringing color into your living can be a scary process. Lately I've been drawn to living rooms that have fun pops of colors and unique patterns. When putting a room together start with your rug and build up. A gorgeous rug grounds the space and just really completes the look of the room. Often times a rug is the last item purchased--but trust me--start with the rug! I'm also a hug fan of layering rugs. Just adds one more fun dimension.

I just recently discovered Chairish and they have quite the selection of used and vintage furniture. So hard to find good quality vintage products in one spot. You will definitely be able to find that one-of-a-kind piece you have been looking for!

Check out the living room inspiration board below and see what I'm crushing on lately.

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1. Chairish
3. Chairish
4. west elm
5. Chairish
7. Schoolhouse Electric

Intentional Living

Over the past few months I have been making serious attempts at intentional living. That sounds super broad and I guess it kinda is. We live in a small 2 bedroom condo and entertain often plus operate my little etsy shop out of our home as well. After years of shoving stuff into closets to make room for house guests I finally am getting around to purging and living with items that are meaningful and necessary.

This takes a long time to adapt to! No joke. Honestly, we aren't excessive or live in this crazy hoarder home that will take months of cleaning. We are tidy people. But, I wanted to adjust the way we live and operate. It's working for us so far (with some fails along the way mind you).

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Having this mindset about the items, furniture, decor in our home is about as far as I initially envisioned this intentional living thing. But it kinda hasn't stopped there -- it's invading everything from meals to clothing to {gasp} friendships! We want to be intentional with the friends we have and invest in what is important to us. We aren't purging friends--don't be alarmed. But, we are making moves to value those friendships better. Always room for improvement, right? And meal planning--oy, that's my biggest struggle. Meal planning goes right out the window when I shop at Trader Joe's--everything looks delicious there and I feel the need to buy it all....!

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I mean let's be real, we won't get it right everytime. We live in a world that is constantly debuting the latest and greatest and things we must have to live. I give in all too easily. It might be a little more obvious decisions for others but for me--I gotta preach the gospel to myself daily.

Anyone else have feelings on this lifestyle change? Any tips--do share!

pouf: Target / Nate Berkus
candle: We Took To The Woods
chair: Ikea
accent table: Target / Nate Berkus
rug: Schoolhouse Electric / sold out

West Elm Local + Perch Shop

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I'm so excited to share the news! You'll be able to find Perch Shop knots and keychains at the west elm store opening in Virginia Beach, VA. The west elm local initiative is just plain cool. I love that attention is being drawn to local makers in partnership with main stream stores.

Maybe because I'm a small business owner/maker but I truly do see this movement of buyers being drawn to quality hand made goods. It's so inspiring and fuels my creativity. I love learning about other makers and supporting local makers is even more thrilling!

I hope you stop by and check out the new west elm store located in Towne Center, Virginia Beach. Opening soon so stay tuned for dates. And if you spot a keychain or knot you love, I won't be mad if you buy one {wink, wink}!

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Freezing Perch Shop Blogging

Blogging is just not my thing lately. But, instagram is. Find all the latest deals and news over @perchshop.

Oh, and we'll be switching to a quarterly newsletter starting in January. We'll have lots of pictures, ideas, deals and more.

Thanks for all your support for Perch Shop!