Barn Doors

 I swoon over these gorgeous doors.


These are a must in our new house. I love the ease yet absolute beauty barn doors exude. If you have been reading my thoughts for a while now, you'd know that I'm an absolute sucker for shabby chic and French country decor. And barn doors definitely fall under that category. They seem like a pretty easy DIY for updating a room in your home, too. Or you could even divide an open floor plan with them. The possibilities are endless.

If you are interested in these doors for your home, head over to Barn Door Hardware for just about everything you'd need to install one in your home. This great company has been around since the 1990's, so they know their stuff when it comes to hardware accessories. Plus, they have an amazing customer support team to handle any of your questions. Barn Door Hardware also has a blog that's pretty informative on everything barn door related.


This post was sponsored by Barn Door Hardware. Be sure to always take a quick minute and check out all of my wonderful sponsors. I only work with companies I'm compassionate about. Barn Door Hardware is one of them. 

Wired Jewelry by Jenna Giveaway CLOSED

This giveaway is closed! Congrats Erin L. for winning the Wired Jewelry by Jenna giveaway! I will be emailing you super soon. Thank you to everyone who entered.


Time for another great giveaway! I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Wired Jewelry by Jenna for your chance to win ANY item from her Etsy shop! Yowzas.

I adore her wearable art. Her pieces are so feminine and colorful. That always equals a perfect combo for any outfit in my book.

"Wired is original handmade jewelry by Jenna Elshamy. Each piece is unique, and can not be found anywhere else! I collect beads from all over and create jewelry that is truly one of a kind. Most pieces can not be duplicated so if there is an item you like, grab it before it's gone! :)
I can also do some custom designs.. if you would like certain colors or something for a special occasion, let me know!"



For your chance to win, just log into the Rafflecopter below (or make a new Rafflecopter account), and follow the directions for each entry. Please make sure to actually do what's required for each entry. If you just click enter and not do what it's asking, I'll know. If you are unsure how to do one, skip it and contact me. I can't stress this enough. I go back and check to make sure the winner actually did what was required. I will not let cheaters win. DON'T CHEAT. Meh

This giveaway is CLOSED! Congrats Erin L. for winning!! 

This giveaway will last one week and end on June 7th, 2013! One winner will be picked at random and will receive their choice of jewelry from Wired Jewelry by Jenna. This giveaway is only open to US residents. The winner will be announced on coffeeandcashmere.com and will also be notified via email. The winner will have ONE week to respond to the email and claim their prize. If the winner never responds, a second winner will be picked at random.

A big thanks to Wired Jewelry by Jenna for creating such beautiful things. Be sure to also check out her Facebook page!

I paired my Wired Jewelry by Jenna necklace with a thrifted skirt (worn as a dress), a vintage belt, and an engraved necklace c/o Erin Gallagher.


The winner of the Blabla Kids giveaway is C.V. S.!

Winsome Words Wednesday and a Winner

Knock, knock. Knock. Is this thing on? 'Cause I'm back.

I hope you guys stuck with me through this absence slash family thing of mine. The funeral was obviously sad, but around 700 people showed up making it extremely beautiful. You could just feel the love for my cousin.

I enjoyed my super long weekend jam packed full of family faces. I even met a handful of members that I'd never met before. We did a whole lot of shopping, grilling out, talking, fish eating, reminiscing, and golf cart riding. We went out on my dad's boat and took Adrienne to her first rodeo. She wore her little cowboy girl boots and looked ahhhdorable. It's like good old country living when we go visit my family. It's effortlessly relaxing. And it's just what we needed.





Congrats C.V. S! You won the snugly sweet Blabla Celeste doll plus an adorable outfit for her! I will be emailing you soon! Thank you for all the people that entered. I had so much fun with this giveaway. Blabla is one of my favorite companies ever and it was an honor working with them.

Check back tomorrow for another great giveaway!

Winsome Words Wednesday

This week has been a long one. And it's only half way through.

We lost a family member yesterday. One that was still young. He had so much life left to live.

Death is the strangest thing to deal with. You don't expect to lose people. But it's inevitable.

I don't know which is worse. Knowing somebody doesn't have much longer to live, or them being taken from you without any notice.

My mother passed away from a heart attack a few years ago. It was the darkest time in my life.

I just knew for sure she would come home after being in the hospital. I talked to her on the phone the night before she was to be discharged. She was ready to get out of there and wanted to be home.

She wanted to hold me. She wanted to hold Adrienne.

My mother told me that she loved me so very much. And she was so proud of me. And then she said she had to go. It was 8:30, Sunday night. No more calls after that. Hospital rules.

The hospital was discharging her. That meant everything was going to be okay. I just knew it would. She was so strong. I didn't have any doubts.

The next morning, my child woke me up by cooing. We were asleep together in my mom's bed. I turned over to see the biggest smile I had ever seen on her tiny little face. She was looking up at the ceiling. She started giggling so hard, while trying to desperately grab something in front of her.

In that moment, I felt something that I will remember always. It was a feeling of calmness. And reassurance that everything was going to be okay. And so much love. I felt so much love.

My mother had passed away. I didn't know until forty minutes later.

After the storm of emotions, I realized my six-month-old child had seen my mother one last time in bed that morning.

That moment in time is engraved into my soul.

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Winsome Words Wednesday is a little different today. I want to share this video about Zach Sobiech. The 22 minutes of this video is worth every tear shed.

Life is about living it to the fullest.
It's about being genuine and kind.
It's about helping others.
It's about knowing that life isn't forever.
That it's very short in the grand scheme of things.

Life is to always be cherished.


Rest in sweet peace Zach. Prayers to his beautiful family and all the families in Oklahoma. And Boston. And anyone else that needs uplifting.

I can't stress enough how important it is to love your loves. Never let them forget that.

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I will be out of town for the rest of the week. I'll be with my family during this time of darkness. Except it won't be dark. It will be full of family and laughter and remembrance of my dear cousin.

I will be back Tuesday.

I hope everyone has an amazing Memorial weekend.


Blabla Giveaway [OVER]

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER! Congrats C.V. S! You won the snugly sweet Blabla Celeste doll plus an adorable outfit for her! I will be emailing you soon! A big thank you to all the people that entered!


I'm super excited to team up with one of my all time favorite companies, Blabla, for an adorable giveaway! One lucky winner will win a Celeste doll, plus an outfit for her! She'll be the perfect companion for your little girl. Prom.

For your chance to win, just log into the Rafflecopter below (or make a new Rafflecopter account), and follow the directions for each entry. Please make sure to actually do what's required for each entry. If you just click enter and not do what it's asking, I'll know. If you are unsure how to do one, skip it and contact me. I can't stress this enough. I go back and check to make sure the winner actually did what was required. I will not let cheaters win. DON'T CHEAT. Meh. OVER.


Congrats C.V. S! You won the snugly sweet Blabla Celeste doll plus an adorable outfit for her! I will be emailing you soon! Thank you for all the people that entered.

This giveaway will last one week and end on May 28th, 2013! One winner will be picked at random and will receive a Celeste doll and outfit from Blabla. This giveaway is only open to US residents. The winner will be announced on coffeeandcashmere.com and will also be notified via email. The winner will have ONE week to respond to the email and claim their prize. If the winner never responds, a second winner will be picked at random.

**For extra entries: Check out my FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!** 

I can't express my love for this company more. They create the most well made knitted plush animals, as well as baby clothing and accessories. Their items are super addictive. I mean, I pretty much want everything Blabla makes. Hint. Hint.

Ohandplusalso, I put together a little story that goes along with the pictures I posted on my Blabla review. Enjoy.




The winner of the Erin Gallagher giveaway is Laura L.!

Erin Gallagher :: WHO WON?!


Congrats Laura L.! You have won your choice of necklace in gold or silver from Erin Gallagher. Plus, you get to pick the date you'd like engraved on it! I will be emailing you shortly! You can view this giveaway HERE

A big thanks to everyone who entered! And an even bigger thanks to Erin Gallagher for creating such beautiful keepsakes. 

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Coffee and Cashmere's brand spanking new giveaway. I'm super excited.

Blabla Kids

A few weeks ago, two Blabla knitted plushies came to our house. And boy were we happy campers. I say "we" because I fell madly in love with these things, too. I don't know what it is about them. Maybe it's their fat squishy bodies? Maybe it's their cuteness factor? Maybe it's how well made they are? Whatever it is, I'm, err, my child, no wait, we are hooked. 

One of the Blabla plushies we received was Celeste. In my opinion she looks just like Adrienne. It's hilarious. She has short brown hair with thick little bangs and blue eyes, just like her new mommy. Plus, they are both pretty plump. 

Adrienne was all up in arms because I wouldn't let her play with her new Blablas right away. I know. I'm awful. I had to take their pictures first. There are always rules. After I pried them from my deprived child's hands, I took Celeste and her travel friend River to my room to put them up for just a day or so. I realize that's about twenty years in kid time. #childrenofmommybloggerprobs.

That night, a funny feeling came over me. When I was getting ready for bed I had this strange urge to sleep with these plushies. It was like they were calling out to snuggle. I knew my other half would think I had gone off the deep end, so I didn't bring them into our bed. 

Anyohtobeachildagain, I did tip-toe them into Adrienne's bedroom and placed them into her sleeping arms. I felt bad for making her wait to cuddle them. Plus, I just knew they would bring her magical dreams of unicorns and kittens shopping in a toy store. I'm sure they did.

Thank you Blabla for creating such amazing playmates for children. 


Celeste doll c/o Blabla. Be sure to check back next week for a Blabla giveaway! 


I've linked this post up with the fabulous Sunny with the Chance of Sprinkles!

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