Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fresh Neutral Mantel

I keep waffling back and forth. For summer, I toss some bright colors here and there in my living room, some fun coral pillows, some turquoise touches... and I love it for a while. But I always start craving my neutrals before too long. I'm excited to get my soft and calming neutrals back for fall. 
Seriously, who doesn't love Magnolia Market. I drool over everything in their online store. I'm trying to figure out a way to just buy one of everything they have without my hubby knowing about it... Ha, not really, but wouldn't it be awesome?! A local furniture store carries the Magnolia Home furniture line, and I just couldn't resist getting one of these Cathedral Windows frames. It was exactly what my mantel needed.

 I also LOVE the vintage inspired corbels from Magnolia Market, but I decided to go a bit cheaper and DIY some for myself. I got a couple of cheap unfinished corbels from Home Depot, gave them a quick chalk paint and distress treatment, and voila - cute little corbels for under 15 bucks. They aren't quite as gorgeous as Joanna's but they'll pass if you use your imagination. And squint a little.... ;) 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kitchen Flooring

Well, I cleaned my kitchen, so I thought I'd take some pictures to document the rarity. I wish I was kidding...
My favorite hubby got the new flooring put in. I. LOVE. IT. It's from Lowe's and I'm 99% sure it's called Harvest Chestnut. It's a laminate, but it has several colors and details to resemble an older hardwood. Which translates to, it helps hide the dirt! And, since the cleaning has already been documented as rare, this is a must.
Isn't it purdy?? Sigh...
Since we replaced the white linoleum with a darker color, it did close in the space a little more, but there is a lot of natural light in there, so it's all good.
I'm thinking that I eventually want to add an island with some bar stools. This would give me some more counter space to prep things and then we could take out the table and chairs. I have plans for hubby to build me a farmhouse table to go in the dining room/piano room. So many plans, so little time.
All signs are from Down Grace Lane. Link in sidebar.
I had been wanting one of these scales FOREVER and Décor Steals finally had one as the deal of the day.
My latest yard sale purchase: $0.50 rolling pins. The lady asked what I was going to do with them thinking I had something crafty planned. Hubs told her, "Beat me with them." HA! We'll see how the farmhouse table persuasion goes and I'll let you know if his fortune came true. I kid, I kid! That dude is awesome!
And, for those who like to see the progress pictures:
Move-in day
Painted cabinets
New lights above sink
Love it!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Big Boys Room

Ok friends, I have officially wrestled my very last bunkbed sheets. Not doing that anymore. Even though it was some good cardio...

You know how it starts. The 5 year old needs a big boy bed, because after all, he's 5 years old still sleeping in a crib converted into a toddler bed. Yeah, it was time. So I decided he could have the guest bed. Then the big guys were like well, hey, if you're taking the bed out of the guest room, let us move into that room! And that's how the great fruit basket turnover of 2016 started. The whole house has been perfect chaos ever since.
But it's all good. Things are starting to come together. Kinda. 
That room was a bit bigger than their old room, so (Hallelujah!) we were able to separate the bunks. Now they have no excuses, they can change their own sheets. 

I didn't want to put a lot of money into the room swap, so all we did was put a fresh coat of white paint on the walls (Bright White from Sherwin Williams). I found the striped comforters on sale at Target for $14 each - Score! They didn't come with shams, so I bought solid navy ones from Walmart for 2.88 each. Made the throw pillows from some scrap fabric I had in my stash. I got the whole set of nautical flags on ebay for under $20, then strung them together to make banners. The oars were a Hobby Lobby clearance purchase - can't beat $12! Large metal letters were from TJ Maxx a few years ago.

Now, if I can just get the 5 year old's big boy room all done, I'll be one happy Mama!

Don't forget you still have a few days to enter the awesome watch giveaway! See previous post to enter.
 Have a great weekend, friends!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Amazing Wood Watch Review and Giveaway!

We recently partnered with Jord Watches to review their beautiful timepieces and host a giveaway. Well, that just sounded like an offer we couldn't refuse, and we're excited to share this with all of you!
I chose the Frankie series watch in dark sandalwood and slate. They offer a wide selection of women's and men's watches, in different styles and colors. 
I just gotta tell ya, I have been SUPER impressed with everything about this company! The watch arrived in 2 days after I ordered it. (Score! LOVE me some fast shipping!) The packaging is absolutely gorgeous. It comes in an engraved wooden box with it's own adorable little pillow. Seriously, the detail is top notch.

The watch itself exceeded my expectations as well. The wood is just so unique and the whole thing is well crafted. The watch is really lightweight and comfortable, and the wood is as smooth as butter. Definitely the nicest watch I've ever owned!

I've already received tons of compliments on this timepiece, everywhere I go. It's natural color and style makes it so versatile, it coordinates nicely with any kind of outfit. It compliments denim and a tee, yet it still looks classy with dressy outfits, too. 

You know, one of these watches would make an amazing gift. But I'm warning you - you'll have a hard time giving it away! :) 

And now for the fun part. We want to share the love with YOU! 
Enter here for your chance to win a $75 e-voucher that can be applied to any watch on their website. One winner will be randomly selected for the $75 prize, BUT everyone else that enters will automatically receive a $20 e-voucher that can be applied to any watch. How generous is that?!?!
Entering is super easy peasy. Just click here and all you have to do is type in your name and email address. That's it! 
Good luck, friends!

*This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Office Revamp

I switched a few things around to put my office area back together again. I had everything on hand, just shopped the house.
 Thrifted Items:
Paper Holder
Filing Cabinet
Letter Press Tray
The "J" is from Down Grace Lane. Link in sidebar.
This area is at the top of our stairs. It usually serves as a "catch-all," instead of an actual desk. It feels good to get it organized. Again.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home

I am a completely hopelessly incurable home body. A good day to me is any day I don't have to go anywhere. I do love a good vacation, but I always love coming back home. So when I saw this sign recently, I knew it was for me. Home is my happy place.
I don't really even have a good spot for it, but when you see something you love, sometimes you just gotta create a spot for it! 

 Lamp - Target
Greenery, sign, and candlesticks - Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Decorating ADD

Hi, my name is Jenny and I have decorating ADD.
I'm not really sure that is a technical medical term, but there probably should be. The o' syndrome has mounted once again and our home was the recipient of it's side effects.
I can't help it, really. The environment I grew up in made me conducive to inherit this trait. I blame it on my Mother and the gazillion times we had to help her move furniture around in the living room. Latest tests and studies show that there is no cure, as of yet.  
There is no medicine to cause a decrease in the symptoms, but it has been known that gift cards, shopping trips, Christmas gifts, and yard sales usually bring an increase in the occurrence.
This area has been completed for the time being, but unfortunately the office area is now lacking because of décor being stolen to accommodate this space. And, so, the vicious cycle continues.