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September 2014

October Book Club Selection

Paper & Glam - Gone Girl

I'm excited to announce October's Paper & Glam book club selection is Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl

Here's the description from Amazon:

 Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge...

I'm guessing we'll fly through this one! You can get your copy here and we'll be discussing Gone Girl October 29th.

The movie adaptation is coming to theaters October 3rd, watch the trailers here for a preview.

If you're still finishing up If I Stay, keep turning those pages this weekend. September's discussion will go down Monday! - September 29th on YouTube and here on the blog. 

If you missed the Paper & Glam Book Club launch and you're interested in joining us, I'd love that! If you're need more info, catch up here.

What should we read in November? I'm leaning towards Wild but can definitely be persuaded in another direction!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


The Fall Home Tour

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Entryway

Happy 1st Day of Fall!

Fall is all about transitions. As the weather changes from blazing hot to cool and crisp, we slowly transition our wardrobes and our homes right along with Mother Nature. Over the weekend, I ushered in fall with some cozy home decor updates. This post (and video walk-thru) details how my home transitions from summer to fall.

Ready for the tour? Let's do it, but first, how cute is that cable-knit pot holding some hearty mums?!

{KITCHEN}

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Kitchen3

The kitchen received the bulk of my fall updates as I dream of whipping up some of my favorite fall recipes.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Kitchen2

Fall tea towels provide both pretty decor and utilitarian allure.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Kitchen Decor
This pumpkin pedestal won my heart this year. I love that it does double duty as a candle holder or a cupcake stand for sweet fall treats.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Coffee Bar

My coffee bar is ready to pumpkin spice it up in a cable-knit mug.Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Apothecary Jars 
If you've seen my previous home tours, then you may know I love to fill these apothecary jars to create a candy bar (and it will be back for Halloween!), but for fall, I filled these jars with non-edibles -- pumpkins and harvest corn vase fillers from Hobby Lobby.

Paper & Glam - Jesse Steele Apron

This adorable gold bow hook hangs my vintage Jesse Steele apron and an oven mit in anticipation of fall baking. Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting anyone?

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Kitchen

To keep things from feeling cluttered I kept the center island simple with fresh pink lady apples, a pumpkin place setting, and a pumpkin apple candle.

{LIVING ROOM}

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Living Room
In the living room, I simply swapped out the bright colors for the earth tones of fall, stashing away pink pillows and accents to allow the oranges to take center stage.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Glitter Leaves

Fall leaves from Cost Plus World Market embellish my media console.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Coffee Table

A three-wick Sweater Weather candle burns on my coffee table alongside two sparkley glitter pumpkins from Z Gallerie.  Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Pumpkin Pillow

My couch isn't complete without a pumpkin pillow!

{LIBRARY}

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Library
My library is largely unchanged - there's already a lot goin on in here - except for swapping white pillar candles for white pumpkins, and a sparkly pink glitter pumpkins I made a few years back.

{BATHROOM}

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Bathroom

In my bathroom, I added a mercury pumpkin, a baby Sweater Weather candle, and a trio of fall themed Lush bath bombs (Fizzbanger - Candy Apple, Pheonix Rising - Cinnamon Apple, and Honeybee - Honey Toffee) in the vintage candy dish.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Vanity

{BEDROOM}

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Nightstand

Fall reads grace my nightstand along with a pink velour pumpkin and an autumn candle burning brightly.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Bedroom

My closet door is adorned with a fall dress displayed with a sparkly hanger from Pearls & Pastries.

Paper & Glam - Fall Home Tour - Closet
This last update may be my most industrious. In the hopes of making my closet a boutiquey space, I added a hot pink lacquer lack shelf from IKEA to display a few of my favorite fall accessories

Today I shared a few simple fall updates, but don't think we're done with fall! There will be Halloween Tour and a Thanksgiving Harvest Tour coming your way.

If you'd like to see a full walk-through detailing each of these easy updates, you can watch the video tour here:

Need sources I didn't cover? Comment or e-mail and I'll connect you!

Want more fall right now?! Watch last year's Thanksgiving Harvest Tour for a few more ideas.

Hope your fall is off to a great start! I'll be back later this week to announce October's Book Club pick, see you then!

 


Erin Condren Life Planner 2014-2015

Paper & Glam - Erin Condren 2014-2015 Review

Happy Friday!

Today we're talking planners! After a month of waiting, the 2015 Erin Condren Life Planner arrived at my dollhouse in Denver. This is Christmas in July!

The new accessories available with this version are better than ever:

Paper & Glam - Erin Condren Accessories 2015

  1. This year I chose the Gold & White Edition of the life planner.
  2. The Event Stickers are now not only customizable but repositionable! This is great for all those times when meetings or schedules push out, and more likely, when I skip my workout.
  3. With the new Coil Clips, EC solves the problem of a bound planner allowing us to add invitations, tickets, memorabilia, and anything else we may want to include in our planners! 
  4. My favorite colored pens to use in my planner are the Triplus Fineliner
  5. On the ballpoint front, I'm loving the signature pens from Poppin.
  6. This year, I succumbed to the beautiful Custom Notepads and I'm not disappointed! There are 50 sheets included and they fit perfectly in the planner.

For more life planning, here's a video walking through the new life planner and my favorite accessories:

Next month, I'll do a video detailing how I organize and decorate my Erin Condren planner plus some fun stickers from one of my favorite Etsy shops.

If you're interested in your own Erin Condren planner, here's a link for $10 off your purchase at Erin Condren.

Paper & Glam - Erin Condren Life Planner 2014-2015

The battle for our hearts is fought on the pages of our calendars. 
{Bob Goff, Love Does}

Next week, we'll celebrate the first day of fall with the fall home tour and I'll post October's book club read! See you Tuesday!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”