Shoebox Decor
05 Nov

New Blog and More

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In some ways I’m still grieving over the passing of Mr. Bigglesworth. It’s been over a month now but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to sit down and let it all sink in. I keep his ashes close to me while I work so I can still feel like he’s project managing me. He had the best “I’m the boss” face and I miss him every day. Before I get into all that’s been going on, I want to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has sent their condolences and well wishes. It has meant a lot to me and the hubby. You all hold a very special place in our hearts forever…xoxo

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As promised from my last post there will be a few updates/changes going on here at Typhanie Peterson Design. First you will notice that I have already moved my fab pillows to a new Etsy store. The fabrics are not listed there at the moment but will be returning with a new site dedicated to textiles only. This will make it easier for those of you looking to just shop for pillows and fabrics. And it will I so make it easier for me to keep orders, emails and contacts organized. I will also be doing a lot more boutique shows in the upcoming months. Here is a link to the first show this month. The 5th Semi-Annual Newport Beach Boutique Benefit at the Newport Beach Tennis club is happening this Thursday November 6th. The benefit is for Hope For The Warriors which is a wonderful cause. If you are in the Orange County area I would love to see you there. My show calendar will be available on the Etsy store this weekend and the new textile site once it is up.

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And We’ve Moved!! I’m still living out of boxes but I’m loving our new place. I promise to share all the apartment updates in another post. And a post on how I tripped all of our circuit breakers trying to rewire my vintage chandelier. Fun stuff going on in this 683sqft apartment.

NOW for the project I’m really excited about. I’m starting a new blog. I’ve grown so much over the past few years that I decided I wanted to write a blog that reflected everything going on around me. All my old post, diy projects and info will still be available at shoeboxdecor.com. I just won’t be updating it anymore once the new blog is up. The new blog, Breakfast at Typhanie’s will be more of a lifestyle blog. I will cover everything from décor to fashion to healthy eating and more. I can’t wait to share all my obsessions, knowledge and rantings with you.  If you want to know when Breakfast at Typhanie’s is on and popping just sign up for my newsletter {click here}.

Okay, I think that’s it for now. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Or just leave a comment below…Happy Fall Everyone!

P.s. Can it be fall if it’s 90 degrees outside?

15 Sep

Well, Hello There

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I haven’t blogged most of these summer months because life has been so chaotic. I’ve been using the time away to be with my family and Mr. Bigglesworth. I’m happy to say he’s still hanging in there. Even though he’s way past the time table the Vet had given us. Hubby and I were so excited he made it to September that we spent the 1st of the month spoiling him. He was super fat on tuna that day.

I constantly look to learn from all situations in life. These past few months have taught me a great deal. Besides my little fur baby’s illness I’ve had to deal with health issues of my own. What I thought was a simple allergic reaction to some plant in my neighborhood has turned out to be a Candida Overgrowth. Needless to say for the past several weeks I’ve been on the diet from hell. No yeast, no sugar, no wheat, no alcohol and nothing that taste good. The first two weeks had me in tears and curled up in a ball on the floor. But once I got through the detox and the no meat portion of the diet things got a tiny bit more bearable. Finding recipes on Pinterest has helped a lot. Even though I feel like I spend half my day in the kitchen. On this diet if you don’t make it, you’re not eating. I have four and a half months left on this regimen so please pray for me. I will share some of the more delicious recipes with you so you may suffer be as happy and as healthy as me.

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In the past few months I’ve also come to realize that I need to simplify my life and business. I really missed blogging and sharing all the wonderful goodies I’ve found. But I didn’t have the energy or the organization in place to keep blogging and working. So for the next several weeks I’ll be plotting and planning a more efficient way to do things. I even got myself a Day Designer. It’s so lovely and I feel like we are BFFs’ already even though it’s a January 2015 edition. I will definitely be writing a post on this fab agenda.

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Hubby and I are moving to a new apartment at the end of the month and the shop will be moving to our new Etsy store. More to come on the new apartment later and hopefully a Garage Sale announcement for those of you who live in the Orange County area. The new Etsy store should be stocked this weekend with some limited edition/quantity of our Basic Pillow Collection. The current store will be coming down this Friday so if you need some fabulous Linen pillow and/or fabrics this is your last chance. Also, our Hinge Modern Collection will only be available at Cozystylishchic.com.

I’m excited about the Etsy store because we’ve opened up shipping worldwide and it also allows us to get items to you faster. You no longer have to wait weeks to enjoy our stylish pillows.

Okay, I’ve gone on long enough. Hope you have an amazing week. And thank you for all the love and support…xoxo Typhanie!

P.S. Did you notice the new hair?

30 Jul

I love: The Domino Bike

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bikedominoIs it just me or does it feel like this summer is flying by at lightning speed? Well, before this summer passes me by I’m going to throw my beach cruiser in the trunk of my car and take a lazy ride around Newport Beach. The thought came to me when I saw this lovely Domino Bike in my inbox. Any product that conjures up feelings of summer play is a must have for me. If you don’t already own a beach cruiser I recommend checking some out. Anywho, I hope you guys have been having an amazing time out in the sun. If not, I suggest hopping on a bike a letting the wind blow through your hair…Happy Summer Everyone!

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17 Jun

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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The last couple of months have been a roller-coaster. Did I ever mention how much I hate roller coasters?…For the most part I think I’ve been handling everything pretty okay {I use the term “ok” very loosely}. Since I haven’t been posting as much I figured I would share with you all some of the good, the bad and the ugly that has been happening.

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The Good:

Work has been great!! We are getting ready to introduce some wonderful cotton fabrics in our standard colorful designs and some great pillows to go along with them. We are also super excited to be one of the amazing vendors being featured in the West Elm 2nd annual Summer Social!. If you are in or around the LA area please join us on Friday, June 27 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm for a fun and fabulous event. You can RSVP here on the West Elm Santa Monica Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/676662585716922/

The Bad:

A couple of weeks ago I started running a 5K again in hopes of building up to running the Half Marathon in Catalina in November. Long story short, in the past two weeks I’ve become allergic to something on my trail that has made my face break out into a rash that itches like hell and burns the eyes when you cry. And I’ve been crying a lot. Drinking green juice every day and taking Benadryl has helped but the minute I run outside the rash comes back. I’m now living on the treadmill and will make an appointment with the dermatologist as soon as this hectic month is over.

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 The Ugly:

When you have a rash on your face that burns when you cry it’s best to try not to cry. Apparently the universe had other plans. Last week my hubby and I found a lump on our cat Mr. Bigglesworth. We have taken him to the vet/oncologist and he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma which is a very aggressive skin cancer. The position of the cancer makes it pretty much inoperable. We have been told that we only have a couple of months left with him. I have cried so much over the past week and a half. Mr. Bigglesworth has been our love, project manager and cat companion and even though he’s been with us for the past 13 years, I thought we had a lot more time with him.

There you have it. Most of my roller coaster month. Hope you all have been having a blessed and lovely summer so far. I will try my best to post more in the next coming weeks and I really hope to see some of you next week at the West Elm Summer Social…xoxo Typhanie!!!

05 Jun

Living Small: Black Kitchen

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Who said you can’t use dark hues in a small space? Not I! Normally I’m not a fan of black kitchens (very Adams family to me) but I just love how designer Lilly Bunn painted the cabinets in this tiny kitchen to bring life and interest to the space. The black and white contrast gives it a tailored, uniform feel instead of cramped hallway vibe. The professional high-end appliances also lend to the polished atmosphere of the space which helps take away from the “just for show” sense that is associated with most small kitchens.

Tips To Take Away:

#1. The color doesn’t matter. It’s how you use it that counts.

#2. Professional appliances are a must

#3. A bit of contrast never hurt nobody