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DIY Textured Globe Ornaments

DIY Textured Globe Ornaments

Did you guys see my Old World style Christmas tree reveal yesterday? I mentioned that I wanted to incorporate some textured globe ornaments in a muted, earth-toned color pulling from the wrapping paper that I ordered.

Isn’t the paper gorgeous? Unfortunately, it didn’t arrive in time for my Christmas tree reveal but it’s on the way. Anyway, I thought it would be really pretty to trim the tree with globe ornaments that pull from one of the deep tones in the paper. I couldn’t find what I wanted so I made my own DIY textured globe ornaments.

DIY Textured Globe Ornaments

DIY textured globe ornaments

I bought large and medium-sized shatterproof globe ornaments, removed the hook from the top and hung them from a string outside. I wanted them to have some texture so we painted them with orange peel wall texture, set to the heavy spray setting.

how to DIY textured globe ornamentsDIY textured globe ornaments

After the spray texture was dry, we painted with Rust-Oleum metal primer because the shade was perfect for what I was going for. After that dried, we re-attached the globe ornament hooks, and voila!… Read more

Old World Style Christmas Tree Inspiration

Old World Style Christmas Tree Inspiration

Hi friends! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love participating in the Christmas tree blog hop hosted by my friend Stephanie over at Casa Watkins Living.  (Click here to see what I did last year.) I think this year’s tree is my favorite yet! If you’re coming over from Roxanne at The Honeycomb Home, welcome and thanks for being here! 

Old World Style Christmas Tree 

When considering how to decorate our tree this year, I wanted to lean into the color scheme of our home and carry it through the tree trimmings.  If you follow along on Instagram, then you know that I first decided to paint some of our bright white globe ornaments a more muted khaki color. Then I stumbled upon these candle ornaments and was inspired to try an Old World style Christmas tree this year. 

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I purchased this gorgeous wrapping paper (unfortunately it didn’t arrive on time for this blog post). It plays so nicely with our living room decor and is unique and earth-toned, just how I like it.… Read more

Playroom Progress Update

Playroom Progress Update

We’ve been making slow but steady progress in the playroom so I thought I’d share an update. It’s coming together thanks to the addition of a few key pieces.

Be sure to check out the playroom project introduction blog post here.

Playroom Update

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Remember this empty wall space? It’s the only wall in the loft without windows so I wanted to do something fun and impactful. I settled on a removable wall mural and it makes such a fun impact.

I love the colors and the playfulness of the mural, isn’t it so cute? We finally got our nugget sofa (ours is the bamboo color) and it’s been a fun addition to the room.

We get a ton of afternoon sunlight pouring into this room so window treatments were a must. I decided on these plaid budget-friendly curtains and I love the subtle pattern and farmhouse feel. The polka dot rug is the latest arrival. I had trouble deciding between a more traditional rug and this playful kids rug and ultimately I chose to embrace the fun, playroom vibe.… Read more

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Tomorrow kicks off the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I rounded up a short list of my favorite picks in the home decor, accessories and fashion categories.

Home:

Potholders / Framed Art / Kitchen Towels / Apron

Accessories:

Leather Cross-body / Watch / Scarf / Hat / Raffia Bag 

Fashion:

Quilted Jacket / Pullover Sweater / Dress / Blouse / Jeans / Colorblock Sweater / Cardigan / Denim Jacket / T-Shirt Dress

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How to Organize Your Fridge

How to Organize Your Fridge

Our fridge stopped working and the appliance repair guy said it was $1200 to replace the compressor. Instead, we took advantage of the 4th of July sales and got ourselves a new one. We went with a Samsung counter-depth fridge with a 4th “flex zone” drawer.  As I was emptying the old fridge and living out of our mini-fridge while we waited on the new one to arrive, I took the opportunity to purge and integrate some fridge organization habits. It’s been a week or so since I’ve had the new fridge so I’m going to help you organize your fridge!

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How to Organize Your Fridge

how to organize your fridge

Investing in some bins and containers is the best thing you can do to organize your fridge! Using bins in the fridge to group together like things is life-changing! It keeps the fridge tidy and makes cleanup easy too in the event of a spill. One of my favorite organizing tools I purchased is a lazy Susan.… Read more

Upstairs Loft Playroom Design Introduction

Upstairs Loft Playroom Design Introduction

Hi friends! Today I’m introducing you to the next project we’re going to be working on, converting our upstairs loft bonus room into a playroom. I’ve never shared this space in our home before. Mostly because it has never really had a purpose. It previously housed my Peloton and we keep a daybed in here for overflow guests. The room is large and open to the downstairs. Our fireplace is two-story and two-sided so we have a second fireplace in this space. While having a large stone structure in the middle of the room isn’t ideal for a toddler’s playroom, it’s what we have.

Upstairs Loft Playroom: The Before

Check out the before photos of the space.

One wall is entirely windows so it gets a lot of natural light. This room faces west so the afternoon light in here is quite intense so we will need a window covering solution.

There is currently a closet (the door to the right of the daybed) that I want to convert into a playhouse. It’s not a very deep closet so we may have to build it out a bit.… Read more

The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

The reveal of our moody guest bedroom makeover is here! I explained our plan to redo this room for the second time and why in this post.  We removed wallpaper, sampled a gazillion paint swatches, decided on a dark moody color, added a gallery wall, new furnishings, decor….and here we are.

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The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

After pulling inspiration from the gorgeous rug and sampling many paint swatches, we decided on a dark green/gray shade “kitty gray” by Benjamin Moore. To add a bit of visual interest, we added a decorative trim below the crown molding and painted the upper portion of the room a lightened version of the gray.

The star of the room is the turned four-poster bed. It feels vintage and farmhouse-y and I love how it pops against the dark walls.

The wood nightstands add some needed warmth to the room.… Read more

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Have you ever wondered how to hang a gallery wall? Well, let me help. There is a large wall in the guest bedroom that I was trying to figure out what to do with. After weighing some options and conducting a poll on Instagram, I decided to do a gallery wall. I had some existing vintage brass picture frames and decided to mix them with streamlined black frames. The room has black curtain rods and brass light fixtures so I wanted to carry those two finishes into the gallery wall. Since I was using a variety of sizes and finishes, I wanted my gallery wall to be asymmetrical. But how would I figure out how to hang them?

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Here’s my fool-proof method for how to hang a gallery wall. Whether you use photos or art, this method is super easy and fun too.

Step 1: Make a Template

First, make a template of the frames you plan to use on your gallery wall. You can use poster board, craft paper, or whatever you have on hand.… Read more

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know that I recently asked for recommendations on where to shop for quality swimsuits for Spring. We have a beach trip coming up and I’m starting swim class with little Shiloh, so mamma needs a new suit…or three. 😉 I received so many good recommendations! After spending some time shopping for new one-piece swimsuits for Spring, I’m sharing some I loved along the way.

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One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

The top recommendations on where to shop for bathing suits were Aerie, Cupshe and J. Crew. Other recommendations included Left on Friday, Athleta, Coral Reef Swim, La Blanca, Lands End, Summersault, Acacia, L Space, Tavik and Mikoh.

Here are some of my favorite one-piece swimsuits for Spring:

Coral Scalloped / Brown Floral Bandeau Wrap / Green Ruched Bandeau / Stripe Cutout One-Piece / Olive Wrap One-Piece / Wild Flower One-Piece Suit / Rust One-Piece w/Twist Back / Mint X-Back One Piece /   Black Ruched 1-ShoulderOne-Piece Striped Ruffle

I own the striped suit in the bottom right corner and it is a great, well-made swimsuit.… Read more

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

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Recent Finds & New Product Lines

The new Studio McGee x Threshold Spring collection is out at Target. There are a lot of really great pieces at great price points. I rounded up my faves from the collection here.

This long-sleeved tee is comfy, casual and I’m in love with this color.

I got this room and linen spray for our powder room and the packaging is pretty and it smells so good! It’s the perfect addition to a guest bedroom, bathroom, or powder room.

Serena & Lily has over 150 new arrivals. I love S&L for accessories, especially throws and pillows. These new earth-toned dusk and yarrow pillows are so good.  This woven scallop-edge side table would be so sweet in a nursery or kids’ room.

I’ve been getting a few Spring outfits for Shiloh in anticipation of a beach trip we are taking in a couple of months. This ribbed set is so cute as are these linen blend bloomers.… Read more