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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Hallo Decor

For Halloween this year I kept it simple and contained to one spot in my home! I wanted to be able to throw it together and quickly take it down on November 1st.  The only piece that took any effort was the gold boo that was a dollar purchase from someone in my neighborhood. It was a funny color and chipped so I brought it back to life with spray paint. You can never go wrong with a golden touch! 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stationery Love

Are you drooling yet? I'm obsessed with A)gold B)stationery and C) polka dots, so I think these are calling my name!! The best part is that these hit Target shelves a few days ago! Gotta love Sugar Paper products! 

I was even at Target yesterday but didn't have a chance to check out the new line because "A" was that kid at the store screaming and tossing the groceries out of the cart! Yep, it was fun! So, while she's at school today I'm headed back for a gander! 

Are you in need for some new stationery?! Run to Target! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Family Friendly Space

I recently worked on designing a family friendly, but stylish space for a client. They wanted the room to be cozy and comfortable since this is where they would end up hanging out as a family most. 

I came up with 2 very similar designs that both had ottomans for kicking up their feet, but completely different art pieces! 

She ultimately decided on the second design because of her love for the greek key fabric on the ottomans! It's such a timeless and universal print! 

The room has been painted and I know she has been busy pulling it all together! I've been promised pictures once it's complete that I will definitely share with you!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Entryway Updates

Not too long ago I had plans to add sconces and perhaps a pair of x-benches to my entryway. Well, it didn't happen. I was hoping to find a pair of matching benches or ones I could reupholster, but ran out of luck and patience. Then, my luck officially ran out and so did the inventory of the sconces I wanted! That's when we moved on to plan B! Plan B was there was no plan! Ha! 

So, in the meantime I moved the ugly coat rack into the laundry room and stuck a fiddle leaf in it's place to fill the empty spot and add a nice touch of greenery! It also really helped balance the space since I have a chair on the other side. Here's how it previously looked! 

Then, poof! I found an amazing set of sea fan art for next to nothing! Voila', I knew the perfect space for them! 

They filled the large gaps I needed them to while adding just a touch of personality and color. Plus, the black frames pop against the bland beige walls. I'm thinking now the sconces wouldn't have even shown up that well! Blessing in disguise I guess. 

I also moved my large clam shell to the entry and added some moss and succulents to it! I'm really enjoying this space now! There are only a few touches of color amongst the neutrals and it flows really well with the adjacent spaces. 

Sometimes, simple is better!! 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Cozy and Cute Sweatshirts

Once baby H comes, I'm going to be hiding my flabby underneaths with cute, but comfy outfits! I've got some cozy and stylish looking sweatshirts on my radar!

Are any of these on YOUR fashion radar now? 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Art Supply Organization

As a mom of a creative little girl, I'm constantly cleaning up and corralling crayons, markers, pencils, stickers, etc. I like for the supplies to be accessible for her to create as she pleases, but also stored easily when she's finished. 

I have mason jars in the pantry left over from a baby shower so I thought why not put them to good use! I grabbed 2 of them and sprayed the lids with black chalkboard paint I had in the garage. After they dried, I wrote on the lids, and filled them with some of her supplies. 

Voila'!! Cute storage containers in about 20 minutes and no more scattered crayons or colored pencils!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Bowl of Goodness

Cold weather calls for a big bowl of chili! When the temperatures dropped and the rain moved in that's exactly what I made this week! Usually, I make a pot of chili on the stove top, but instead I threw everything in the crock pot this time.

Here's how I made it:
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes and onions 
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of water
  • 1 package of ground turkey meat
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 Tb minced onions
  • 1 Tb garlic salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 3 Tb of chili seasoning from Carroll Shelby's chili kit
  • 1 Tb masa from the chili kit
I threw everything into the crock pot and cooked it on high for 4 hours then turned it to low for 2 more hours. 

You can garnish with cheese and Fritos because there's no other way to eat it!! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Polyvore Contest

Over the weekend I started playing with the new Home feature on Polyvore. I literally stayed up until midnight creating a bedroom design on Friday night because the new tool is so easy to use and there are thousands of products to pick from right at your fingertips! 

This morning I was so excited to see that Megan from Honey We're Home is sponsoring a Project Decorate contest on Polyvore, so I quickly finished my design and entered the contest! Here is the Sexy Glam bedroom I designed! 

Now, hurry on over to Polyvore and like, or comment on my set so I can win a $500 gift card! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sugarboo Love

Are you familiar with Sugarboo artwork? I'm so obsessed! The bathroom at our Mitchell Gold Bob Williams store has multiple pieces of this art and it's just so playful and whimsical. I'd love to start purchasing pieces for the girl's bathroom! 

I spotted it this morning on One Kings Lane and there are some great prices! Here are a few of my favorite pieces! 

Are you smitten yet?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

We took "A" to our church pumpkin patch for the third year in a row! So fun to see how much she has grown each year! 

Her first Halloween I set up pumpkins in the backyard and took pictures. I din't think she would appreciate the pumpkin patch that year! 

At this age she was definitely walking around and was interested in the pumpkins! She even threw a few of the baby ones! 

Last year little miss definitely had a blast running around and playing in the pumpkins. In fact, she had so much fun that she would hardly sit still for any pictures! 

This year the weather was perfect and my little bug enjoyed every minute of it! She was actually cooperative with pictures and loved the hay! It's hard to tell in this picture because we are purposely sitting, but I'm 8 months pregnant now and barely had energy to smile! Surprised I was even able to get up off the ground! 

When we got home she dumped out her shoes and they were filled with straw! Guess that proves how much fun was had! 

Can't wait until next year when we are a family of 4 and have 2 little girls at the pumpkin patch! By then, baby H will almost be a year old! My how time flies! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pumpkins and Paint

I think I'm going to jazz up the pumpkins on my front porch today with some paint! One can't go wrong with gold or black! They are looking a little drab right now all in their natural orange state and we just can't have that! Get ready pumpkins! I'm coming after you! 

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Few Favorites {Home Decorators}

Have you ever shopped Home Decorators? If not, you're missing out. They have high quality pieces for very reasonable prices! I often source out pieces to clients from here and they have always been  pleased. I picked just a few of my favorite things to peak your interest! 

*These opinions are 100% mine. I was not compensated.*

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Guest Room Essentials

Do you have a cozy, dedicated space in your home for guests? Did you at least think it was a cozy place for people to stay over until you read this list of essentials? I'm pretty much failing miserably at ensuring our guest room is up to hotel standards. 

  • Lets see...I've got scented candles covered, but no matches in sight! 
  • Tissues, well they can open the door to the adjoining restroom and grab some of A's Dora tissues!
  • Alarm clock...there is a clock in there but the batteries are dead. Everyone has a clock on their phone anyways! 
  • Pen and paper...yep, plenty of paper and colored pens! Doodle away!
  • Good Reading Light...yep, matching bedside lamps! Check that one off!
  • Magazines...More decor magazines than anyone could ever hope for! 

Basically, if you come to my house to stay, the room looks put together. It's definitely no Ritz Carlton, but the bed is oh so comfortable! I'd say it's a pretty nice little room to stay in minus a few essentials I'm lacking! 

Are you up to par on your guest room essentials?