November 26, 2017

The Long List of What We Snagged
for Black Friday – Cyber Monday

The irony isn’t lost on me. I absolutely despise shopping for myself. Being a shop owner, my job is to shop shop shop non-stop. I have to travel to trade shows, test out products, and also create and produce products. Then when I am done shopping for Rich Hippies, I have to shop for all of our design and renovation projects. It kind of takes the wind out of you when you have to shop every. single. day. When it comes to fashion, technology, and anything for home that doesn’t require a design decision – we order it online. We
November 7, 2017

How We Avoid Loosing Everything But Our Minds

  The compound is on it’s way and boy does it feel great to begin to see progress. It’s like another hurricane hit it, but at least we can see with our own eyes the yummy stuff, i.e. beyond demolition. While we are wrapping up this property, we are in escrow on another project, which is 10X more exciting than the compound, and we are itching to tell you all about it, but you know the drill. It seems only 1/10 efforts come to pass, so we are going to be all hush hush until we have keys. In the
October 27, 2017

How we got two couches, three beds, eight chandeliers and a bunch of accessories for less than $4K

You read that right. It wasn’t a craigslist blitz or a thrift store take over. Everything is brand spanking new and we love it. We actually got it way less than $4K, and we’ll show you how we did it, but first, let me show you what we snagged. I really love this day bed. It’s super simple and can be styled so many different ways. We plan to use it in the main house, downstairs bedroom. Full price it’s $449. This couch is so good. The color is perfect and the price is kinda unbelievable. We went to check
October 5, 2017

Spanish Style + Palm Beach Style Peek at our First Room

As I am typing, I am somewhere in the Appellation Mountains after spending one night in Georgia and four nights in Nashville to escape Hurricane Irma. We are heading to Asheville for a few nights to wait to see when power is going to be restored and road conditions will be safe for driving. I can not believe what a monster this storm was. I am simply heartbroken for everyone who has to deal with the aftermath and fearful for the rest of the season. This is the number one thing I do not like about living in Florida, these
September 11, 2017
Rich Hippies House | happilycuratedchaos.com | West Palm Beach Airbnb

She’s still standing!

No sooner did the I schedule the post below, with keys in our hand Thursday, we were then evacuating from Hurricane Irma the following Wednesday. We got a small report of no power, lots of tree damage, but the house looks like it’s in overall good shape and no obvious signs of flooding. Everything in the immediate area is currently closed, and we are unsure when we will be able to return back down to South Florida, but we are hopeful this week could be a possibility.  Last month we got approved on three offers. All at once. It was like
September 5, 2017
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Adventure 3 // Legoland Florida

Length of stay: One Night Accommodations: Legoland Beach Retreat Length of stay: One Night Accommodations: Legoland Beach Retreat After being in Florida for a few months, we realized what a great place it is to explore both close to home and for a good ‘ol weekend-get-away. We have poked north and south, and there is so much more available now than when I was even a kid. One of new and exciting places that’s east to get to and not-so-overwhelming is Legoland. If you follow us on instagram, you know this isn’t our first trip to brick city. On the
August 30, 2017
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we plan < universe laughs

We made a big ‘ol promise of “coming back” and we totally dropped the ball. A few times now. But, life. Life, life, life. Let me explain. We had this really simple plan when we moved to Florida. We had a school picked out for Atlas, and a building one week away from closing when we hit the road south of the south with a pit stop at Legoland to celebrate. Immediately it all began to fall apart. Atlas was denied his IEP, which is basically a putting a scarlet letter on his academic life. Our son, diagnosed with autism,
August 25, 2017

What’s in My Bag? Pool Day Edition

One of the most exciting things about moving back to Florida has been all the beach and pool time we have been able to have. It’s so easy to gather a group of friends and spend the whole day by the pool or just hang as a family. Another great thing about Florida is, that as a family, we have made a promise to not waste time doing things we don’t want to do as much as possible. We are embracing convenience.  We have subscribed to the idea that getting as much delivered as we can is the best way
April 28, 2017
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Bed in a Box, Take 2

We have moved a lot more than we first anticipated. When we purchased our first home in New York in 2009, it was our thirty year plan. That was that. We went big, we went for exactly what we wanted, and we envisioned raising our 4 children there, doing every holiday at our huge dining room table, and being snowed in year after year in this house. After five years, we got honest with ourselves. We realized Atlas was going to be our only child, I confessed my utter distain for the cold, and I started dreaming up this totally ridiculous
March 6, 2017
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In Pursuit of Magic

Earlier this year, I had acquired a stencil in NYC that read “In Pursuit of Magic”, and proceeded to stencil the inside of my planner to remind me to focus on those things that feel like magic and to make my plans bigger than my comfort level. 2016 couldn’t have been further from magical. It certainly ended in a way I never, ever imagined. Finding out your child is autistic is kind of a double edged sword. On one hand, after a year of testing, you find out it’s not brain cancer. It’s not terminal. It’s do-able. We were so