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The Link Up: The Disco Lightbulbs Emily’s Kids LOVE, Gretchen’s $10 Cure For Motion Sickness, And A Clutch Purse That Fits A Whole Wine Bottle

Happy Sunday everyone! This week we had a mini EHD retreat in LA that was quickly derailed by the flu. Cool, cool, cool. But we had one wonderful day of blog planning (yay!), connecting, and of course, eating. We also hope you had a nice (and healthier) week! Alright, before we get into this week’s links we have BIRDIE’S YOUTUBE REVEAL VIDEO ready with a little teaser version for you below (just wait for the short ad to play).

This week’s house tour is a 575-square Brooklyn loft that designer Holly Waterfield transformed into a three-bedroom for her and her two kids. It’s full of life, vintage, and a swing! It’s a really special space that will make you smile! Go check it out here.

From Emily: OK. As a mom of two kids who both love to party hard and dance in their rooms (curious where they got that), we’ve been a disco ball family since they were 4 and 6. The truth is most kids, given the chance to blast their own music with lights dancing on the ceilings, LOVE IT. So this year I found two different disco ball rotating LIGHT BULBS, meaning you don’t have to hang anything from the ceiling and you get mostly the same (if not cheaper) effect. One plugs directly into the wall and the only issue with it I found is that if something is directly above it, it might obstruct the light source but otherwise, it’s easy, cheap, and SO FUN. The other one I bought and tried is a lightbulb that you can put in your ceiling light (hard) or just a lamp (EASY). The lamp obviously can’t be one with a metal shade but if it’s a fabric shade it worked GREAT. I did a story about these on Instagram to demonstrate both of them so head over there today and check it out.

From Gretchen: I’ve dealt with car sickness all my life. It only happens when I ride as a passenger and weirdly doesn’t affect me in any other form of transportation, except the car. When it decides to rear its ugly head, it’s bad and nothing seems to help. BUT my friend recommended these motion sickness glasses because she said they’d helped her, and as stupid as they look (VERY), they really do work! The water inside them helps to maintain a horizon line, making the motion sickness subside pretty fast. I always keep these on me now!

From Mallory: I bought this throw pillow recently and think it’s so cute and fun — it looks good literally anywhere so it would make an awesome gift!!

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Max Humphrey just came out with his second wallpaper line with Chasing paper! It’s another perfect PNW collection that we really love. Go see all seven new designs here!

From Arlyn: Do you constantly have random oil and food stains all over your clothes and you can’t figure out why? WELL MY FRIENDS, IT’S BECAUSE YOU NEED TO WEAR AN APRON WHEN YOU COOK! I swear, I was a magnet for destroying a shirt with a blob of oil on my first wear. Did I already own a few old, crunchy, and frilly aprons that were rolled up in a ball in my laundry closet? Yes, yes I did. Turns out, I need an apron I actually like to want to fetch it every time I cook (which with a kid is like 6 times a day). Anyhow, I’ve wanted a Hadley & Bennett apron for about a year but just can’t justify spending over $100 for one. Then I saw this one from Target’s new Figmint line which is similar in look but only $15!!! I love the pockets in the front, the adjustable neck strap and the fact that it wraps properly around my wider-than-average hips. Grab one for yourself and a friend and then have a Christmas cookie bake date. 🙂 

From Caitlin: Coming in hot with one final $50 gift recommendation for all the hard-to-shop-for people on your list: THE WINE CLUTCH PURSE. I grabbed one of these for a gift exchange with my skating team and it was a total hit (I did the pink champagne clutch, but the gold champagne clutch or red wine clutch are also very traditionally festive!). It’s a really nice way to dress up the bottle of wine you might give to a (fun :)) coworker or distant relative (and it’s novel enough to DOMINATE a white elephant, too, as I’ve learned). Full disclosure: I selfishly also bought one for myself (because I lack self-control) and I’m very excited to have an easy-to-carry bag for safely schlepping wine to some outdoor Cinespia screenings in the park next summer. A win all around!

From Jess: I found a new candle I love! I needed a candle because the whole EHD was coming over to my apartment and I wanted it to look AND smell good. I decided against a “holiday” scent and wanted to go fresh instead. This candle has notes of garden mint, lily of the valley, cucumber, citrus, and more. It’s subtle but SO lovely and would be a perfect gift too since it’s only $32 (a hard price to come by with luxury-smelling candles) and the dark glass jar is beautiful (and looks expensive). I will definitely be repurchasing this one.

Thanks for reading, have a great rest of the day, and see you tomorrow for Birdie’s full reveal:) Oh and here’s the link again for the full video!

Opening Image Credits: Design by Arlyn Hernandez | Styling by Emily Edith Bowser| Photography by Veronica Crawford | From: Arlyn’s Rental Kitchen Reveal Just Might Have You Wishing You Had Brown—Or Even Cherry— Cabinets (Yes, Really)

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🥰 Rusty
1 month ago

Birdie is a mini-you, Emily!
Oh. My. Goodess!💗

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago

Birdie is a mini-you, Emily!
Oh. My. Goodess!💗

Roberta Davis
1 month ago

I bought those disco bulbs for a Christmas gift for an adult!!!!! Thank you for the idea!

Roberta Davis
1 month ago

I bought those disco bulbs for a Christmas gift for an adult!!!!! Thank you for the idea!

JI
1 month ago

Some cute craft kits here: https://www.playmonster.com/?s=Craft+crush

JI
1 month ago

Some cute craft kits here: https://www.playmonster.com/?s=Craft+crush

JG
1 month ago

Her room turned out so lively! I think it’s awesome! I can imagine how much she loves it.

JG
1 month ago

Her room turned out so lively! I think it’s awesome! I can imagine how much she loves it.

1 month ago

Emily, please share the glowy makeup products you used in filming Birdie’s room—you look radiant!