Monday, April 17, 2017

Open Shelving

I have admired the open shelving concept floating around the last couple of years, but I never had a place I could incorporate it.
 
Remember when I moved my table and chairs into the next room and then my chalkboard and wreath followed?
 
 
A blank wall was now begging to be styled and I was happy to oblige.
 
I had to move my buffet from the wall in the dining room because there was not enough room for it and the table. I considered selling it, but then thought it might work on the blank wall.
 
 
Gave it a new coat of paint and some new knobs as there is a more neutral theme in the kitchen.
 
 
I wanted the shelves to be practical, as well as cutesy, so I updated my baking jars and placed them on the bottom shelf. This also freed up some counter space which makes me happy! The jars are from good o' Walmart.
 
 
 
I had most of the décor stuff on hand, which made me even happier. Wes already had the boards and just bought plumbing pipes and ends to make the brackets.
 
 
 
The Market Fresh Produce sign is one of my spring signs from Down Grace Lane.
 
 
Ba-da-da-da-da...I'm lovin' it!
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee Bar

Nothing stays the same in my house. We've discussed this before. I have decorating ADD.
 
I received this cute little pedestal board from Cottage Revivals. They have such a fun mix of cottage and farmhouse décor. I added it to my coffee station for some added height and dimension.
 
 
I'm loving the idea of adding some pops of yellow this year for summer and spring.
What are you thinking for added touches of spring in your home? I have lots of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. I'm envisioning some pink happening, too. I love it in the pics I see, but it always manages to look old lady mature when I try to use it. We shall see.
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Simple DIY Sign

I came across this old church register board and I thought hey, that would look great with my church pew! 

I printed the Hymn on paper, cut it to fit, and that's all there was to it. I'm all about EASY diy projects. 


It's not perfect, but it's different, and I kinda like it. :)



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ahhhh....Spring!

Guys, it is a glorious 70 degree sunshiny day and this girl is soaking it UP. Just makes me giddy all over for SPRING!
We're cleaning out flower beds and wearing our flip flops. 
Good times, I tell ya.

My living room is very neutral, so I don't have to do much to transition from winter decor to spring.
 (That's why I love my neutrals!)
But, hey, nothing says spring quite like tulips, am I right?! 
Put out some tulips, and wham, you've got spring decor.

I'm also LOVING the new gray and white check pillow covers from IKEA. You just can't go wrong at 2.99 apiece. 

 Do y'all think God can speak to you while you're shopping at Hobby Lobby? He certainly can. He doesn't often nudge me to buy stuff, but today, I was browsing through the store and came across this tiny little sign. It was just like God spoke directly to me through that little sign on the shelf. 
He said "hey, Sis, you need that. 
You need that reminder to let Me handle it all for you." 
And He was right. (He always is...) 
I've got so many things whirling around in my mind, 
concerns, worries, decisions...we all do. 
But I felt a load lift off me when I realized He's got this, and I don't have to worry about it! 
So yeah, that little sign, my own little hug from God, 
 came home with me today. 



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Southern Belle Candle Co

We are excited to share a new-to-us candle company called Southern Belle Candle Co. 
They are a small business (you all know how we love to support small businesses) from Milford, VA. Their candles are 100% soy wax and hand poured. They are designed with rustic charm and even most importantly, they smell good!
I like candles, but most of them are too strong and start giving me a headache after the first few minutes. I love the coziness of a candle burning, so I was happy to be able to keep these going longer than normal. The scents are not over powering, but yet you can smell them just sitting by it unlit. Both my husband and daughter commented about how good they smelled. I tried the Blueberry Cobbler and Apple Spice.
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The smaller jar resembles a mason jar. Love it! They all came with a cute bow of twine.



The larger candle had a wood wick.

They also offer wax melts for your wax warmers in a variety of scents. I've got 6 different scents and they all smell soooo good! Let's face it, I live in a house with 4 guys and a cat, so I can use all the good smelling stuff I can get! Haha!


I was pleasantly surprised with the blueberry cobbler one, I'm not normally a blueberry fan, but these smell divine, I think it's my favorite! I also love the snickerdoodle cookie, so yummy. Except, it makes my kids think I've baked something sweet for them, LOL! 
If you guys want your house to smell fresh and clean this spring, you'll definitely want to try out these candles and wax melts from Southern Belle Candle Co.! 



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Church Picture

Rarely do I see something on Instagram and think, "Oh, I have to have that!" There are lots of, "Ooooh, that's pretty!" or "If I found that at a yard sale, wouldn't that be awesome?" Now, let's clear up the "have" part...I don't have to "have" anything, but the church theme (being a pastor's home, here), the colors matching my dresser, and the fact that it came from Kirklands so it would be closer to my budget than some fancy online company had me reeeeeealllly wanting this picture. *Yes, I'm fully aware that previous sentence would flunk me out of English grammar class.
 
We were in town with a Kirklands and so I ran in to see if they had them. There was one on the shelf and I picked it up, but there was no price tag. I sat it back down and wandered around the store. Finally, I decided to just ask the cashier and if it was too much, I'd just turn it down. After more than one person looking it up in their data base and finally finding it in their books behind the counter, they found the price and it was even on sale! Saweet!
 
 
 
 
For now, I have it above my dresser. It's a different shape than most pics, so it was a little more challenging to style. And, if you've been around here for awhile, you know it'll move eventually. ;)