Welcome! It’s our first Friday favorites of 2018! I’m looking forward to sharing another year full of unique inspiration! [Read more…]
Hello beautiful & happy Friday! Not only is it Friday, but it’s only 10 days away from Christmas! I cannot believe it. If you’re still in need of some Christmas gifts, I’ve shared two wonderful gift guides this week. One for the special lady & man in your life.
This weekend is a special weekend at our house. My 30th birthday is tomorrow. Yes, 30! I’m looking forward to see what the 30’s have to offer me! My 20’s was full of growth, change, joy, sorrow & life lessons. I am simply blessed to be where I am today! With that said, we will be celebrating at my one of my favorite restaurants, Brio, with family tomorrow afternoon, followed by our close friends annual Christmas party and another Christmas party Sunday! Busy weekend, but full of Christmas cheer!
Ok, enough of that! The real reason you’re here today is to check out the Friday Favorites #38 & whats inspired me this week. It’s stills simplicity, but this week I’m adding a little bit of BOLD. Black details have been catching my eye all week! Come get inspired with me 🙂 [Read more…]
Earlier this week I shared a gift guide for the farmhouse chic lover! Today I’m sharing a gift guide for the farmhouse DUDE! Because, we can’t forget the most important men in our lives! And, let’s be honest… men can be pretty hard to shop for! Once again, I’ve hand-picked some of the hottest items of 2017!
Harry’s razor // Harry’s shave gel// Harry’s post shave balm // #DEOMDAY tee // Farm hat // Sperry rain boot // Mens socks // Stanley growler // Cable beanie // Cards against humanity // Leather fitbit blaze band // Quilted sherpa // Bourbon balm // Beard mug // Ginger beer soap // Canvas tote
Ok, incase you’re struggling to cross some gifts off of your Christmas list, I’m here to help! If you know someone who is a design-lover, loves anything farmhouse, chic, cottage… look no further! I’ve gathered some of the hottest items of 2017! Oh, and don’t worry, these won’t break the bank, score!
Plaid throw pillow //X pattern pillow // Iridescent jar candle // Fireside faux fur throw // Faux fur sheepskin throw // Magnolia mug // Agave votive // Tocca Bianca perfume // Leather fitbit blaze band // Madewell leather tote // Sperry rain boot // Open front cardi //2018 agenda // Kate Spade wallet //
Bath bombs // Inspirational cuffs // Bar necklace [Read more…]
Last week, I shared my Christmas tree design with you all, and today I’m sharing my farmhouse CHIC mantel design! As I mentioned in last weeks post, my main source of inspiration was the beautiful mercury glass Christmas trees I purchased from Marhshalls. I am absolutely obsessed with them!
Oh, Friday I’m so happy to see you!
Friday comes around and it’s like a sigh of relief! A sigh of relief that there’s a little rest coming. A little relaxation, and a little time to do what we love. I don’t completely have a free weekend… We are a vendor at the Yellow Door Barn Sale taking place at the Plain City Auction House! I’m looking forward to meeting some new people, sharing my passion and getting some gifts crossed off Christmas lists! What do you have planned for the weekend?
Happy Friday beautiful friends!! If you’ve been keeping up with me via Instagram, you will know that my honey surprised with me an early birthday trip to Texas! We are on our way home today. We fit a lot of fun into our quick-trip! Flying into Dallas, an afternoon at Mangolia in Waco and then back to Dallas for a NFL Dallas Cowboys football game 🙂 Eek! We both crossed a couple things off of our bucket list! Now, we’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with our babies.
This week I wanted to give you a little inspiration + gift guide of some of my favorites things this Christmas! Without further ado, Friday Favorites #36 is underway! [Read more…]
Decorating for Christmas is one of my absolutely most favorite things EVER! I know this may sound crazy to some of you, but it’s something I think about multiple times throughout the year. Anytime I see a design that really inspires me, I kind of keep it in my mind for my upcoming Christmas decor. Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my champagne, glitter farmhouse chic Christmas tree 2017!
It’s just inevitable, Christmas and glitter go hand-in-hand in our home! The tree, the garland, ornaments, presents.. it’s all got a little bit of glitter going on. Not only is it beautiful to look at during the day, but the way it glistens when the Christmas lights hit it at night is just mesmerizing! My color choices this year were apart of a more feminine edge, champagnes, blushes, silvers, golds. I didn’t go all out and purchase a bunch of new ornaments or anything. I still incorporated our traditional favorites into it, which makes this tree my favorite of all time!
Have you ever heard that joke that someone has O.P.D (ornament placement disorder)? Well, unfortunately that’s typically me every year. I would spend hours making sure the tree was as perfect as could be, each ornament meticulously placed. But, NOT this year! I let my babies jump right in and decorate the tree at their will. Granted, I let them decorate mostly the back, but I didn’t mind when they added a few sentimental ornaments to the front. It made it that much more special!
This year, I teamed up with Treetopia to create a one-of-a-kind little drummer boy- inspired Christmas tree! To some, I may decorate too early, but for me I just get to enjoy it longer! Being a home decor blogger, doesn’t help much either 😉 It’s kind of like retail, you have to stay ahead of the game! Decorating early comes with the territory.
One of my very favorite things about decorating the Christmas tree each year, is gathering the inspiration for that specific tree. I wanted my tree to be simple, yet beautiful and I have to say, I think I accomplished just that! The tree I chose this year for my office, was the Alexander Fir Christmas Tree 7.5’ Clear. It’s full branches and perfectly placed white lights are magical!
I always begin by placing my statement pieces or ornaments first. I’ve found that going in a pattern works best and makes the tree have some symmetry. So in this case, I added the gemmed up beaded ornaments first, alternating the gold and bronze. These ornaments are so unique and catch the light beautifully! I wasn’t quite sure at first, how I was going to capture the theme of the little drummer boy. Then, I thought something as simple as, little drummer boy silhouettes would immediately set the tone. I found these free silhouettes here. To continue with that theme, I printed off the sheet music of the hymn, here. These were simply the best touches of the tree!
Next I went through and added some simple picture frame ornaments, mercury glass balls and sprigs here and there for texture. The simplicity of this design is captivating to me! It truly is simple and allows me to enjoy the beauty of the tree and white lights!
Speaking of white, I went outside my comfort zone a little and opted for a white garland. When I first opened the package I was a little nervous I wouldn’t be able to incorporate it into my design. But, this just goes to show sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary, even if it’s just decorating for Christmas 😉 Had the garland been the traditional green, I think it would of been too much and completely taken away from the tree. I draped the glittering white garland with a frosted eucalyptus garland I previously had and it was the perfect touch!
The beautiful sadie Fir wreath fit like a glove on my beloved silhouette stand. To tie in with the design, I simply tied a piece of satin white ribbon around the waste. What a big difference that little detail made! At a routine stop at Marshall’s, I spotted sheet music wrapping paper. That was the icing on the cake, if you will, to the little drummer boy Christmas tree!
It was a true treat to be apart of the Treetopia Design Council this year! Make sure to stop by and check out all the other amazing Christmas designs!
Treetopia’s 6th Annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes
Spread the cheer of Christmas with Treetopia’s annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes! You and your loved one can get a chance to win a tree and an ornament set by choosing your favorite look from our 2017 Design Council and telling us why it suits your holiday style. Ready those sleigh bells and sing your way through the merriest time of the year!
Duration: November 14-25, 2017
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Oh Friday, I cannot even explain how happy I am you’re finally here! Yes, it’s been one of those weeks around here. I’m really looking forward to a little Friendsgiving with my closest friends this evening! Do you have anything exciting going on?
Well, since you’re here, you know what Friday’s around here call for a little inspiration! This week I have been completely swooning over Christmas simplicity! An abundance of fresh greenery, naked trees, neutral tones and lots of coziness! Grab a cup of coffee and come get inspired with me 🙂 [Read more…]