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Christmas Tour 2017 Pt. 2


Hey there!

Today I have the second part of my Christmas Tour to show you! This tour will consist of my dining room. I had my tree placed in my living room last year. We rearranged the furniture so it wasn’t going to work there this year. I feel this corner of the dining room is a great spot for it!

I was hoping to get a flocked tree this year, but I didn’t have the money to drop on a new tree. There are DIY methods to create a flocked look for a low cost. We were gifted this tree so I would like to keep it the way it looks and use it on years I choose a traditional theme.

Here is the second part of my tour, hope you enjoy! 🙂


 

 

 

 

 


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Christmas Tour 2017 Pt. 1


Hey there!

This year I decided to get way more involved with my Christmas decorating than I did last year. I was hoping to go for some crazy colors this year. I’ve seen so many awesome ideas for turquoise and blush, but I decided I should stay on budget and use items I already had. I obviously had to get some new, but I saved some cash reusing the old.

Last year I went with red, silver and gold. I stayed pretty neutral with my color palette. This year, I chose to do red and gold with more pops of red throughout my home. Along with more color, I played with the idea of more Christmas lights this year.

I am splitting up my tour into two posts, because I took quite a few pictures this year. For the first part of my tour, I am going to show you my living room and porch. Hope you enjoy! 🙂


Front Porch



Living Room


 

 


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Sea Salt Bedroom


Hey there!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I apologize for being so MIA lately. I am getting ready for my Christmas tour and have been putting some final touches on my bedroom. Although I am posting this today, I will probably make a few changes with some décor in here, but I will add to the page accordingly.

First of all, I would like to thank the people who always check out my blog posts. It really means a lot to me that some people care about what I do and are supporting my journey.

It’s not easy being a blogger. One month I will post 3 times a week and the next I will only do once a week. Sometimes I have all the ambition in the world and full of creativity….other days I am very sluggish and am full of self-doubt. I am the type of person to compare myself to others. When I see that I am not doing as well as other bloggers, I hit a wall.

I just want to give a shout out and say THANK YOU for those who have taken the time to read my blog.

Second, I would like to make sure that my readers know my social media profiles:

Lastly, here is my sea salt bedroom reveal! I have been dying to try this color since I’ve seen it on Pinterest. I am very happy with the way that it turned out. I can’t get enough of this color (I painted my office this color as well)! I have a love for the coastal style, because it gives such an elegant, yet relaxed feeling.

Sea Salt is a Sherwin-Williams paint color. It can take on different hues depending on the lighting you have. My bedroom takes on a blue-grey hue while my office is more minty blue-green.

Before I give you the reveal, let me show you the different looks I have given to this room. Starting from when we moved in to now. I have learned about my personal taste and well, just how to decorate since 2014. Thank God for better picture quality too 😉



NOW- SEA SALT REVEAL


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Halloween Tablescape 2017


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So the past week or so the voice in my head would not stop bothering me about creating a Halloween table setting. Seriously, it was driving me INSANE. Many of you know that I lost my job a little while back so I’m on a small budget. My goal was to spend less than $80 on this setting. Mission accomplished!

I think the timing is perfect because a lot of Halloween items are already on sale. I already had the jar, lantern, and sticks so that was a good start for this project. I got my items from Hobby Lobby, Target, and Dollar General.


 

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Fall Home Tour 2017

Hey there! I can’t believe it’s fall already, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer! This year I decided to decorate my dining room, living room, and north porch for fall. I went with a red, yellow, and orange color palette this year. I incorporated more color than I did last year and I am so happy I did! A little pop of color goes a long way 🙂 Feel free to leave any comments or questions!


A Simple Update: Board and Batten

Hello friends! This week my new headboard was delivered and I am in LOVE! As I’ve said before, I have struggled with the look of my bedroom and what direction I want to take with it. It took me awhile to find my style. My original plan was to go for a French country feel…but after it was all said and done, it felt very cold. I guess you can say I can cross that off the list.

I’d like to describe my personal style as coastal farmhouse more than anything. I don’t live near a lake, but I’ve been drawn to this style of homes. I am also drawn to different characteristics of a home. We all know my love for shiplap, but I also love classic wainscoting.

I had been doing some pinning lately and noticed that I really love the look of board and batten. I thought that this would make a good accent for my bedroom wall. I would really love to do this all around my room, but we have paneling on one wall… and I’m not ready to discover what’s underneath it.

I didn’t do a step tutorial on this, because I was just trying to get a feel of how to do this (I’m not going to teach you guys unless I know what the hell I’m doing).

A few things I did right: Paint the wall first. Second, have two people do this project. One person should hold the wood and the other should make sure it’s level. Third, the top piece should be larger than the vertical pieces.

A few things I learned the hard way: Pick straight boards. I just picked up some 1x4s from the hardware store and didn’t pay attention to how straight they were. Second, I learned that you should probably caulk the space in between the board and wall to give a more professional finish. Last but not least, I would probably sand the wood lightly so its nice and smooth before painting it.

This was just a tester wall to see if I could do it and the imperfections are hardly noticeable. I love the way it turned out! Board and batten just adds the perfect amount of class and character to a room. (Plus it’s super cheap to do!)

 

 

Spring Home Tour 2017

Hey friends!

I apologize for my lack of posts…again. I accepted an offer as a kitchen designer, so I have been a busy bee this past week training.

This spring I’m on an extremely tight budget, therefor I couldn’t decorate a whole lot (I mean tighter than any budget I’ve been on before). Although I haven’t been one to decorate my entire house seasonally, I was hoping to do more with this season… but oh well, stick to what you can afford! 🙂

This spring I added florals, greenery, decorative eggs, birds, and punches of color here and there. I also did a lot of spring cleaning, decluttering, and rearranging. You may notice the sofa has been moved in front of the window and my magnolia table is has been brought to the front porch. I feel this arrangement provides a great layout.

Dining Room

 

Living Room

 

 

Front Porch

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Thanks for checking out my spring décor! 🙂

Valentines Day Decor 2017

This year I decided to do a little decorating for Valentines Day. I haven’t decorated for this holiday before because I often feel the décor can be a bit cheesy for my taste. I started following more people on Instagram. I found that there are many ways to accomplish the look without being gaudy.

I am on a tight budget because my job has cut back hours. I am also in the process of finding a replacement full-time job so that doesn’t leave room for extra spending. I purchased items for this holiday that will be able to mesh with spring/early summer décor. This will save me money in the future months to come (hopefully I will have better income by then).

I only decorated one room for this holiday. For my buffet table, the only décor I bought for the occasion was the flowers. I already had the sign, greenery, and vases.  The sign is about love and I’m pretty sure that is what Valentines Day is about. I chose pink flowers rather than red because I feel red would’ve been a bit too vibrant. I wanted to keep things soft. I love how the vases reflect light and how they give the room a glam touch.

 

Along with the buffet table, I decorated my dining table. The only items I purchased for this occasion here was the flower and runner. I used candles and a jar that I had stored away. I have seen so many pretty tables on Pinterest and Instagram, but unfortunately I have that annoying budget. I did what I could here. I think the candles give it a romantic feel. The pink flowers accent with the table runner. Pink is also my favorite color so I was pretty excited to have an excuse to use it.

 

I have been one to stay away from color in my decorating, but the pink accents have inspired me. Maybe a little color isn’t so bad? I plan to reveal another project in a few weeks. I’m challenging myself to use more color for this new room and will be a bit more glam (hope you don’t mind). I’m excited to have more to show you all! Have a wonderful Valentines Day!


Christmas 2016