10 Things I Love Sunday

Elsie's bedroomHi, friends. 10 Things I Love Sunday was one of the first blog series I ever wrote way WAY back in the old days. I haven’t written this series in more than five years—but recently everyone on our team started randomly texting me saying, “Hey! You should bring back 10 Things I Love Sunday.” OK, I said! Why not? I love hunting down pretty things on a weekly basis, so why not share them here?

1. Disco balls as decor. I have this 12 inch one in the photo above and just ordered this 8 inch one for the playroom window. PURE magic, you guys. So pretty!

Oh, and here’s a link to that pink sheepskin you guys are always asking about.

2. Ordering this pool float for summer. It’s the best. Although… I kind of love this one too. And Jeremy will probably say I need neither one (uhhhh pool floats are a “want” not a “need”… duh).

3. Little Octopus.

Little Octopus NashvilleOne of our favorite spots in Nashville just opened a new location, and it’s gorgeous! It’s probably the prettiest happy hour spot in town now. I felt like I was in a fancy scene in an 80s movie… very cool. Going back soon for cocktails! Photos via domino

4. Ordered two of these within an hour of their launch. I’m a true fan. Congrats, Bando!

5. Pink places to visit across the globe.

6. I’m going to try out shopping seasonally (only 1 time per season) for spring. Kind of inspired by the whole capsule wardrobe thing, which I will probably never fully do, but I like the idea of doing a big shop, and then taking a break from it and just wearing what I have… I really need to learn how to be more creative with mixing and matching.

Anyway! Here’s one dress I pinned that I love and will probably buy for spring.

Oh—and if you have any suggestions for places to shop online, I am ALL ears.

7. Where to stay, eat and shop in Joshua Tree, California. 

Stacking Rainbow8. Wooden Toys.
Man, oh man. I am really obsessed with wooden toys. This pastel rainbow was one of the first I collected (primary rainbow here). This little forest kills me. And I just picked up this little swan a few weeks ago. And, honestly, so far the whole Holztiger line of wooden animals are my favorites. Oh, and I just bought this from Etsy… so cute!

9. This room is just incredible. Wowzers!

10. The Good Box
My friend sent me this box last week, and wow… it was just so special. I was browsing the site and I LOVE this concept. There’s a box for pretty much any occasion or personality, and each one is so beautifully curated. My faves are the hot toddy box and the caffeinated box… adorable!

Well… that’s all for now. I hope you have a lovely and very relaxing Sunday! And for anyone who is interested, I’ve been sharing our adoption story here. xx -Elsie

  • 10 Things I Love Sunday is my FAVORITE blog series! It is what made me fall in love with ABM. I would spend each Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and browse the fun! So glad its back 🙂

  • Have you ever shopped on Poppy and Dot? You can shop right off of instagram (so dangerous) and they have great sales too! I live in their stretchy dresses!


  • If you like wooden toys, Nova Natural Toys make some really delightful things and I just saw them mentioned here http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2017/03/nova-natural-toys-and-crafts-a-soulemama-sponsor.html . Oh… to play with a dollhouse for fairies! Such fun you have ahead of you!

  • This makes me so incredibly happy! I used to love this series YEARS ago! So happy you’re back at it!

    also, for online shopping check out Grana. The quality is incredible and SO well priced! Oh, and it gets here from Hong Kong in 2 days. Its impressive.


  • Ok, Little Octopus is BEAUTIFUL. Putting it on my list for when I make it to Nashville eventually. Also, the light reflection off that disco ball is making me all kinds of happy. 🙂

  • Hey Elsie! Where’s that rad ceiling medallion from? I”m about to hang my own West Elm Chandelier, and yours has so much more character than the typical Home Depot find. 🙂

  • Oh my goodness- thank you so much Frances!! I really appreciate that!!
    xx- Elsie

  • I would have never thought to add a disco ball to a room, but what a magical layer it adds!

    With Love, From Me to You

  • Elsie! Please please share where you got that blanket on your bed! I’m obsessed!!

  • I really love reading your adoption story–it is absolutely eye-opening about a world I am clueless about and very moving. I get a little choked up reading these posts. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • I’m sure you can find those too! I have a bunch of faux ones in my home and they don’t last as long, but they are just as pretty.
    xx- Elsie

  • Hey there Elsie! Where is your ceiling medallion from? I totally dig it with that chandelier. Just ordered a brass chandelier from West Elm, and looking into medallion options… any pointers would be great!



  • I can certainly tell that you like rainbows aha ☺️ Those wooden toys are adorable though, I’ll have to keep an eye out for some next time I’m thrift shopping! Also, your room is breathtakingly gorgeous. I really like the pink art piece on your wall, too ?


  • Elsie, Wowza, the bedroom is so beautiful. I am really excited for the day you bring your child into your loving family. Good luck with everything. Pat S

  • We have a disco ball in nursery (the one with the things that make the parents happy at three in the morning). I wanted it to hang from the ceiling, but my partner didn’t want to hang it (he’s not a fan and our ceilings are incredibly hard, they melt drills), so now it is on the little table next to our reading chair, in front of the balcony doors. This way, the sun hits it, so we have the full effect from disco ball, just no place to put your tea…

  • Areaware has brilliant toys – I especially these wooden Alphabet blocks! http://www.areaware.com/products/alphabet-blocks

  • Such a wonderfull list <3! Such nice things you love <3. I especially love the room!

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  • Nice post! I would LOVE if you could go and check my own blog, it´s also a DIY blog! Here´s the link: http://diynailartlifestyle.blogspot.fi/ Thank you!

  • I always love when people write about their 10 favourites or whatever it may be, as I find that it encompasses more than just beauty/stuff to buy… but just little things that make the author happy! 🙂


  • I LOVE the idea of a disco ball as decor! Do you have to shine a light on it or is the sunshine enough? I can’t wait for summertime swimming costumes and pool floats. Also, I am OBSESSED with pink at the moment, so that list of pink places in the world was so inspiring! xx


  • Love these posts! x
    Izzy |http://www.pinchofdelight.com

  • the good box sounds a cool idea!! and YES I want to go to Joshua Tree- I live in SF, so I’m not too far! Going to check that post out now! Thanks for these round-ups!

  • You listed many lovely things, but what got my attention the most was that list of pink places to visit around the globe. I’m craving pink stuff recently…I don’t know why.



  • I am obsessed with wooden toys. My kids went to a Montessori preschool, and I love so much of their philosophy. We tried to set up our playroom at home with Montessori principles in mind, and tried to purchase (and request for gifts) mostly wooden or felt toys. Although of course some plastic did sneak in there, but I’ll happily make an exception for Lego!

    Some of our favorites: Anamalz wooden animals (they are often on sale for a few bucks each, and they have tons of choices), Tegu blocks, Melissa and Doug (almost everything), Plan Toys dollhouse and furniture, and many Hape toys.

    A few non-wooden toys we love: Green Toys trucks and dishes, MagnaTiles, Lego, Baby Stella, and felt food (Etsy has a ton, or Ikea has cute ones as well).

    I have no affiliation with any of these, just thought I’d pass it along!

  • Thank you for the lovely links and lovely photos to go along with the post. I love the Pretty Pink things to see around the world link!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • That bedroom is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the design style!

  • Yay! Love that you’re bringing this series back! Have a great day, lady!

  • I have never thought of decorating with disco balls…brilliant! All the links on this list are fun finds for me. Great curation.

  • I’m so glad this is back Elsie! All of these things made me smile. Happy Sunday lovely xx

  • The weirdest thing just happened. I just discovered that brand moon river this morning and I was shopping on their site. When you said to suggest places that is what I was going to suggest:) but then I saw the dress you picked was that brand. Lol. It is great quality for the price:)

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