West Elm + Etsy + The Inspired Room {Etsy Pop Up at West Elm!}

Seattle West Elm Etsy Pop Up Shop with The Inspired Room


You guys, I’m SUPER excited to let you in on a big secret involving West Elm & Etsy & ME! EEEK, don’t you hate it when you have to keep a secret? I do. So glad I can finally tell you!

I have had the amazing opportunity to round up some local area artists for an Etsy Pop Up Shop that will take place in just a couple of weeks at West Elm in Seattle!

What is a Pop Up Shop?  Each of the selected Etsy sellers will be setting up their homegoods, accessories, stationery and more to sell at the West Elm store in Seattle on November 9th 1-6PM.

It’s a party! And you are invited.

FUN? YES!!! There will also be a Smilebox, DJ and snacks for the event.

This is an amazing opportunity for these wonderful Etsy shop owners to grow their businesses, and very fun for those of us who get to meet the artists, attend the party and SHOP!!

I’m honored to be a part of this fantastic event and LOVE West Elm for making this type of connection and promotion possible for these wonderfully creative artists and entrepreneurs. And I’m thrilled to be able to share these Etsy shops with all of you as well! You can see the complete list at the end of this post.

Below is a cool video showcasing another pop up event that was held at West Elm in Los Angeles, curated by designer Emily Henderson.

You can see West Elm’s announcement here and the facebook RSVP.

If you are local or want to fly on over :-), I hope you will come join the fun! My girls will be there, too, and we’d love to meet you!

west elm etsy pop up

Below are the featured Seattle area Etsy Shops!

Love, Daniella
Wallingford Co.
Herbivore Botanicals
Lily Emme Jewelry
Dahlia Press Shop
Fremont Candle Co
Garden BonBons
On Your Case Store
Tutta Lou Press
Three Bad Seeds
Rouge and Whimsy
Constellation Co.

Hope to see some of you readers there, too! :-)

You can RSVP here!

I’ll be back shortly for the final few days of my Falling for Fall series! If you are new to the series, you may want to check out a few of my favorite projects: my Fall Family Room, my tasty pumpkin square & cream cheese frosting recipe, my backyard DIY Firepit or my cheery Fall Front Entry! 

Smells Like Sweet Vanilla Cinnamon


festive vanilla candleI love for my house to smell delicious in every season.

I’d prefer no one makes it smell bad for any reason. Ever.

It’s kind of a deal breaker for me.

In the spring and summer, I love the scent of citrus or lemongrass or jasmine wafting through the house.

My summer Anthro candle basically smells like Heaven.

But if if Heaven has a Fall season, which I certainly believe with all my heart it will :-), it will probably smell like vanilla. Or cloves. Or cinnamon and orange. Or probably some warm and delicious combination of all of them.

Ideally, the scent would be from flowers in the spring and baking in the fall.

But sometimes at our house, it’s from a candle.

My current favorite fall candle, which I shared back in August (I get started early haha), smells divine.

I love that candle so much, I just got a new one just like it, but in THIS cute jar (above). I got mine at Anthropologie.

Wish you could take a big SNIFF and see what I mean about it smelling divine.

And because the jar is red & white, it makes me get a wee bit excited about Christmas, which in case you haven’t noticed yet,  is only like 68 days away if you want to plan ahead a little.

You are welcome. 

31 days of falling for fall series

***Catch up with the 6th annual Fall Nesting — 31 Days of Falling for Fall series!***

It’s not just about pumpkins & scarecrows, we are talking about so much more!

Day OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay FourDay FiveDay SixDay SevenDay EightDay NineDay TenDay ElevenDay TwelveDay ThirteenDay Fourteen,Day FifteenDay SixteenDay SeventeenDay EighteenDay NineteenDay TwentyDay Twenty-OneDay Twenty-TwoDay Twenty-ThreeDay Twenty-FourDay Twenty-FiveDay Twenty-Six, Day Twenty-Seven, Day Twenty-Eight, Today is Day Twenty-Nine!

Come visit fellow Fall lovers & Join the Fall Nesting Link Up Party!


Easy DIY Firepit {Progress on the Fall Backyard Makeover Project!}

DIY Firepit and Backyard Makeover Progress

How to Make Your Own Firepit in 15 Minutes

If you’d like to make a DIY firepit AND have it ready to fire up this weekend for a fun Fall family night, read on, friends. 

The supplies for this firepit were provided to me by Lowe’s.



EASY. If we can do it, anyone can.


You can buy a firepit kit from Lowe’s which has everything you need to build a similar firepit (but shorter and without the black metal bowl and cover). We originally were going to just use that kit but decided we wanted ours to be taller and wanted the metal fireplace bowl as an insert. So, we added additional stones (a total of 44 stones) from the Allen & Roth Bertram collection for our project.If you want a bowl like we have, you’ll want to select a metal firepit bowl with a lip, grate and cover, such as this model. Lowe’s employees will be extremely helpful in showing you just what we need for your project.


It’s a quick project once you are set to go, maybe as little as 15 minutes to build the firepit if you have the supplies and your surface is ready. I couldn’t believe how fast it went together.


1. Start with a level, fireproof base for your firepit. We used our pea gravel patio but you could use your cement patio, brick, stones, or other non-flammable surface.

2. Form a circle for your first row (make sure to double check the circle against size of your metal firepit bowl).

3. Use a level to make sure each row is level before starting on the next row.

4. Make four rows (or less, if you prefer), staggering each stone for for stability — you will not need any mortar.

5. Set your firepit bowl on top, overlapping the lip onto the stone.

6. Step back and admire your DIY skill and then invite the family out for S’mores! That’s what we plan to do this weekend!

Here is a video we watched for inspiration and instruction prior to making our own firepit!

before the backyard makeover

We are so excited to be creating an inviting outdoor area for our family and friends in our small “new construction” backyard. Our backyard was not all that welcoming to begin with so anything would be an improvement. But we didn’t want to go to the trouble to install the pea gravel patio and then STILL never go out there to use it.

As with most projects I do around my home, I took the time to really think through what we would need to do in order to create a functional and usable backyard on a budget.

Yes, I sometimes have bigger dreams than my pocket book, but I do have fun with the challenge of figuring out an affordable way to get the look I want within my own skill level and budget.

In addition to the firepit materials, Lowe’s provided an outdoor heater (perfect for entertaining on these chilly fall nights) and an awesome Weber BBQ so we can grill up some steaks! Note: my husband put together the BBQ for me, but there was a defective screw for one of the handles handle, thus a handle is missing from the BBQ in the photo, until we can replace it. We also got some beautiful plants at Lowe’s to line our pea gravel patio, which you will see in future posts.

diy firepit backyard makeover progress

As you’ll see in upcoming posts, we not only created this pea gravel area for the firepit and BBQ, but we are also going to lay our own flagstone patio in a newly leveled out upper level connected area with a table for eating. In the far back corner of the yard behind the BBQ, we will be building our own garden boxes to grow vegetables! I’m so excited about that!

We also have plans for privacy screens and lots more plants so it won’t look so barren around here! Baby steps, but we hope the end result will be a charming yard we love.

We will share more of this backyard makeover project as things develop (including more DIY details on the pea gravel and flagstone walkway and patios).

We are so pleased with how far we have come in creating this outdoor room we can enjoy with our family!

Catch up on the previous posts here:
Creating a Backyard with Zones
Pea Gravel Patio inspiration post
Progress on Backyard Pea Gravel Patio

Big thanks to Lowe’s for providing the firepit materials, the Weber BBQ , an outdoor heater and some plants for this backyard makeover. You’ll see more of how things come together in future posts!

fall in love with your home

Today is day twenty-eight in our Fall series!

Check out yesterday’s post for my cozy Fall family room and for links to the rest of the series.

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