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Feminine Farmhouse Christmas

Hey friends! If you checked out my post from last week, you got a little peek of my office decorated for Christmas! Well, today I get to share more of a reveal with you! I absolutely LOVE decorating for Christmas!! I am a firm believer you should have multiple Christmas trees in your home! This year we have three large ones on each floor and I’m also considering putting one in our master bedroom (but shh.. don’t tell my husband that part!) 😉

farmhouse office decorated for Christmas

I have decided to do something I haven’t done before.. I usually decorate and incorporate red into my Christmas design each year, but this year I didn’t! But who’s to say I still won’t 😉 I had fun decorating my office because I was able to be a little more feminine and use textures and patterns I really like, opposed to our family tree in the living room.

I put my 6 ft. pre-lit tree I bought from Target in my ceramic antique tub and it fit perfectly cornered behind my couch! I used very simple things as ornaments so I wouldn’t have to go out and buy all new ones. I used rolled up book pages and folded them in half to give an accordion look and placed them throughout the tree. I also took metallic chalkboard gift tags I snagged from Target dollar spot last year, and wrote things that mean the most to me (family, love, joy, etc.). I also added small strands of crystals and just hung them from the branches. They are absolutely beautiful when the light hits them!! You can see the cute little picture frame ornaments I made, that are perfect for this tree! I also love the large overly-glittered cardboard letters that say “Merry Christmas”, simply drooped across the tree!

This is a fun little mix to farmhouse chic design! I’ve always had a thing for polka dots, black & white and leopard! I feel like this flawlessly incorporates them all <3

farmhouse office decorated for Christmas

It was a real pleasure to have you visiting my home office today! I hope that you will stop by again soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friends <3

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Witches and Wonders Halloween Blog Hop

When you think of Halloween you probably don’t think of putting up a tree. And to be honest, it’s not something I’ve ever done… Until now! I was super excited when I received an email to work with Treetopia and be apart of their Witches and Wonders Halloween Blog Hop! What is that you may ask? It’s where myself and four other ladies chose one of the beautiful Treetopia trees and gave them little Halloween twist!

Today I’m sharing with you my Halloween inspired tree!

Halloween inspired tree

It’s no surprise Tinsel found her cozy spot right in the middle of all the action 🙂 But no complaints here! She looks beautiful next to my Halloween tree! I was a little nervous at the thoughts of decorating a tree in colors I typically don’t use. But I’ll tell ya what, I’m just tickled with how it turned out!

The gorgeous black and gold ombre Christmas tree totally steals the show! This is such a beautiful tree and I cannot wait to decorate it for Christmas too! It’s definitely one that I will be using again and again! Conveniently, we were watching our favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, and I began to gather inspiration for my design!

Halloween inspired tree

I wanted to include some of the significant necessities of this frightful holiday. Things like skulls, witch hats, broomsticks, witch fingers and spider webs! I had fun incorporating colors like orange, green and purple into it too! My little girl didn’t have school the day we decorated the tree, so she had a lot of fun helping me add on the fun items that brought this tree to life!

Even baby Gray decided to “help” with the tree, haha!

So what do you think? Something you could see or yourself doing next year? What a fun addition to Halloween decor!

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating!

Jennifer Perkins

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Early Fall Mantel

Hey you, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here hanging out with me this morning! It’s beginning for feel more like Fall here in Ohio… The temps are crisp in the mornings and evenings and it’s got me so excited for them to stick around!

Today I’m excited to share with you my early Fall mantel. It isn’t anything over-the-top. It’s very simple and clean, and I love it! I have had a major obsession with silver dollar eucalyptus lately. It is just so beautiful and whimsy, I can’t get enough of it! It pairs perfectly with white and blue pumpkins, which I’m also obsessed with this time of year. I’m a firm believer that using books as “fillers” in design, is one of the best things ever! I love incorporating books, as often as possible. It just makes the space look and feel cozy, instantly.

Fall mantel

You know, I love making book page banners too, so this one is a glitter F A L L banner; super simple. Check out my banner from last Fall here! I will have these adorable glitter Fall banners for sale at the Zassy’s Fall Barn Sale October 1-3, and also for purchase in my Etsy shop, soon!

Fall mantel

Fall mantel

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my early Fall mantel design! I hope you’re leaving here a little more inspired to think outside the Fall design box! 😉 Have a wonderful week and come back soon!!

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DIY work desk

The truth is, sometimes it takes me months to finally write a post on projects we’ve accomplished around the house. You may remember awhile back, me sharing some photos on Instagram of a table my husband and I were making. We actually created it to be a work desk for my office! To this day, it is one of my favorite pieces we’ve ever made!!

DIY office desk

This DIY work desk is the perfect piece for my office and allows me to have the adequate amount of working space I need for things like my sewing machine, printer and silhouette! And lucky you, I’m sharing how we made it today 😉

We headed to Lowe’s and purchased a clear kiln-dried aspen panel that measured 24″w X 72″l for the top, 3 spruce pine furring strips that measure 1″ X 8ft., and 2 spruce pine furring strips that measured 2.5″ X 8ft.. Previous to starting our project we purchased oak wood table legs from Amazon here, but you can purchase similar from Lowe’s here. Once home, we began to assemble the table! Choose a side for the top and bottom of the aspen panel. Make sure you have a sturdy work station. In our case, we used to saw horses to rest the panel on. Please excuse our messy garage!! Next, take a strip of the 1″ furring strips, measure it to length of the panel and cut, continue for each side. Using your nail gun, nail each piece into place. The top side of the table will be flat, but the bottom will have a bit of a lip. Get your table legs and position them to your desired location on the bottom of the panel. Using an angel, drill and screw into place. Grab your 2.5″ furring strip and measure between each leg, cut to size and screw into place. Using some extra 1″ furring strips, create some stability for the table by using short screws and screwing equally the length of the panel. Flip your piece over and relish in it’s beauty!!

Make sure everything is even and there are no screws popping through. Using filler, begin to fill your nail holes. Once dry, use a sanding block and sand until smooth. I used a dark walnut stain I already had and stained the entire piece. Once that was dry, I made a mixture of white paint and water for whitewashing. I love using the whitewashing technique because it gives it a worn, rustic look! Work in small areas when whitewashing. Simply brush it on, allow it to sit for a few seconds and wipe it off with a clean white towel. Continue this for the entire piece. The longer you allow the whitewash to sit, the more the piece will absorb the color.

DIY office desk

I am just tickled with how the finished product turned out! It’s truly a beautiful piece to see in person and it looks so expensive!!

So what do you think? Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to stop by next week, I’m sharing how I made the french-inspired drop cloth skirt!

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The Windsor Bench

Hello friend! It’s great to have you here today! It was a beautiful weekend that consisted of lots of laughs, dreamy weather and a little farm market that had pumpkins!! As you can imagine, I was ecstatic about that! I have been busy preparing for the barn show I will be a part of the first of October ( I will share more about that later!). That has put me even more in the mood for Fall, because I’m making so many lovely Fall decor items! With that said, I finally finished the Windsor bench and I was eager to decorate it for Fall 🙂

A few months back while shopping at a local Antique Mall, I came across a really lovely, old black Windsor chair. I mean this thing was beautiful! I quickly looked at the price tag, only to be shocked it was $495! Say whaaat? Crazy stuff right there! I left, somewhat, broken hearted…

home decor

A few days later, to my surprise I came across a very similar bench someone was selling. I jumped on that like a hot cake, and ended up getting it! I was like a little kid in a candy store! It was beautiful, and I couldn’t wait to get working on it!

When we bought it, it was a combination of hunter green stained wood and a stained maple-colored seat. I didn’t care for the combination, and I kept reverting back to the black Windsor chair, so I knew it was going to be black! Black is a color I have never painted a piece of furniture before, so I was a little intimidated… You can see the “before” picture below, and PLEASE excuse our messy garage! I’m just keepin’ it real folks 😉

home decor

Before I got to painting, I sanded the seat down to the natural wood. It was looking better already!! I began painting soon after, no taping off, nothing. I quickly realized that was a big mistake when I started getting close to the ends of the spindles; oh, did I forget to mention the seat wasn’t going to be painted black! Yes, so smarty pants me, I figured I could easily sand off any small marks I would get on the wood while painting.. wrong! It was a disaster, and I may have cried. I called my husband and he had just the trick to fix it. He hooked up a wire brush attachment to his cordless drill, and with a little bit of time, the paint marks were gone! I took the time (a really, really long time!) to tape around each spindle so no marks would get on the seat. Using a foam brush, I began painting with folk art rich black chalk paint. I love this chalk paint! It covers amazingly, and is so affordable compared to similar products. I allowed each coat to dry completely, giving it a total of 3 coats. The entire piece dried for a couple of days before I began the next step!

I loved how the bench looked!! It was a totally different piece from when I had first got it! But, I wasn’t done yet… I wanted a little more character, so I opted for Miss Mustard Seeds white wax. I applied the wax using a wax brush, applying even coverage to each part. I gave it a good two coats. Once it was dry, I topped the entire piece off with a folk art clear wax. And it was finally done! DONE! I was so happy with how it turned out! I couldn’t wait to get it inside and stage it for Fall 🙂

home decor

home decor

home decor

home decor

So, what do you think of how it turned out? I can’t wait to hear what you all have to say!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out with me a bit today!

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Simple DIY Banner

Hey you! It’s great to have you here today! I’m excited to tell you I’m apart of a fun little link up called “Home for Fall”! In this link up, you will find all Fall inspired projects! I hope you’re ready to get inspired because there are a lot of great projects for you to check out, share and pin for later! Head over to Hometalk and use the hashtag #homeforfall for all these amazing projects!

Simple DIY Banner

The project I’m sharing is a simple DIY banner that literally takes just minutes to make!

You’re going to use two ripped or unwanted book pages. Cut the edges and bottoms off, so all that’s showing is the wording. It’s going to be a rectangle, cut that in half. Now you have four pieces total. Stack them together and cut that in half, now you have 8 pieces. Grab one stack of four and fish tail the bottoms, do for the remaining four also.

Using a hot glue gun, put two glue dots on the back corners and push into place on your jute. Leave about an inch in between each book page; continue for the remainder. Leave nearly 5 inches on each end of the banner for hanging purposes, and that’s it! Can you believe how easy that was!!

It’s the perfect addition to my chalkboard in my office! I am obsessed with it’s simplicity <3

Simple DIY Banner

Simple DIY Banner

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Back to school vignette

We’ve got our school supply lists in hand, shopping trip planned and back to school on the brain! So, I got to thinking, why not make a cute little back to school vignette? Who doesn’t love a good vignette? Super simple elements create an adorable presentation!

back to school

I’m pretty much obsessed with how this turned out! It reminds me of a vintage school theme, and I love it! I scored these kraft paper pennants as a pack from Marshall’s for $1.99. They’re great because it’s a blank canvas, you can make them into whatever you want! I freehanded a few alphabet cards, added it to some twine and just like that I had a banner! I also finally gave in and bought this 9- slot cubby from Target. I’ve been eyeing it for awhile now and decided to snag it for my son’s “big boy” room makeover! Until then, it’s displaying all these cute goodies!

This display is simple to achieve, an apple (signature back to school item 😉 ), alphabet banner, chalkboard, vintage ledger and a couple of no.2 pencils!

Back to school vignette

And now we’re off to go buy our school supplies!! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

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Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hello there! It’s a pleasure to have you here today! As much as I am ready to bust out all of the Christmas decor and start decorating, I want to take a little time to reflect on just how thankful I am! I think it’s important that we don’t lose site of Thanksgiving and what it signifies! There is absolutely nothing wrong with decorating for Christmas early (and believe me, I will be!), but I also want to take some time to focus on the Holiday we celebrate this month first! Today I will be sharing with you my elegant Thanksgiving tablescape!

Thanksgiving tablescape

We hosted a Halloween costume party with friends and the following day my Halloween decor was packed up and out of site! My little one and I headed to the store and picked up some beautiful, fresh flowers! I will be sharing the tutorial for making this gorgeous, elegant centerpiece over at Fantabulosity later this month, so stay tuned for that! My obsession with eucalyptus continues, as I incorporated it as the centerpiece in this tablescape! While we were at the grocery, we also picked up three gorgeous red anjou pears, aren’t they lovely? I used mini white pumpkins I already had and also incorporated a stunning mix of mercury glass, votives and a copper mercury glass hurricane I recently bought! I really wanted to create a light, elegant setup using copper and earthy tones.

A few weeks back while shopping at Sur La Table, I spotted an adorable ivory and copper paper table runner on clearance. I bought it and based my entire design off of that! I love it when one specific item sparks the design for an entire tablescape! I can’t wait to show you this tablescape, so let’s get to it!

Thanksgiving tablescape

So what do you think of how this unexpected mix turned out? Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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The Complete Guide to Buying a Shower System Online

Are you looking for a guide on how to choose the best Acheter un système de douche en ligne? Then you need to relax since we are here for you. With the increase in different shower systems online, choosing the right one for you may not be a simple task. That is because there are various things you need to consider when shopping. A shower system includes a showerhead, shower faucet, bath faucet and temperature control knobs. Choosing the right shower system will help to improve your bathing experience. This piece shall discuss nine essential things to consider when buying a shower system online. Those things are;

  1. Size of the shower system

The size of the shower system is one of the essential things to consider before buying. That is because different shower systems come in different sizes. To select the right size of shower system, you need to consider the size of your bathroom. If your bathroom is small, consider choosing shower systems that will require small are to fit.

  1. Bathroom layout

The shower systems come in different styles. Therefore it is essential to consider your bathroom layout to help you choose the best shower system for you. You need to measure the dimensions of your bathroom carefully to avoid any errors that could cost you time and money later. Therefore ensure you consider your bathroom layout to help you choose the best shower system for you.

Buying a Shower System Online

  1. Operating water pressure

Different shower systems operate at varying water pressures. Therefore it is essential to ensure the shower system that you are about to choose will operate effectively with your water pressure. Thus you need to ensure the shower system will work perfectly with your current water pressure.

  1. Power consumption

The power consumption of a shower system is another crucial thing to consider. The power rating of the shower system determines the amount of power that the system will use when operating. Therefore, you need a shower system that will lower the cost of electricity by using minimal power. Therefore you need to consider the shower system that is energy efficient.

  1. Price

The prices for shower systems vary significantly due to several factors. Therefore to be on the safe side, you need to have a fixed budget that you want to spend. That will help you to avoid buying a costly shower system. Some of the factors that affect the price of the shower system include the size, style, power consumption, brand and many more. Therefore ensure you choose a quality shower system worth the value of your money.

  1. Ease of use

You need to choose a shower system that is easy to fix and use. Unfortunately, few brands offer complicated shower systems. Such shower systems will cost you a lot of money and time to hire someone to fix them for you or teach you how to use them. Thus, you need to opt for a shower system that is easy to use.

  1. Other features

The other shower system features are the other crucial things to consider when choosing the best shower system online. Those things include ease of maintenance, repair accessories, and other product specifications.

  1. Consider the material of the shower system

There are different materials that are used to make shower systems. However, the primary materials used to make the shower should be sturdy enough for improved durability. For instance, a great showerhead should be made of either stainless steel, ABS plastic or brass. Those materials are corrosion resistant, durable, strong and cost-effective.

  1. Do not forget the brand

The brand’s reputation is the other essential thing to consider when choosing the best shower system online. That is because reputable shower system manufacturers have a great history of producing defect-free shower systems. Also, it is essential to consider things such as the overall rating of the company and the experience. Therefore before you choose to buy from any brand, ensure you research to know more about their products.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is essential to consider the nine things discussed above when choosing the best shower system online. By considering power consumption, price, ease of use, brand reputation, bathroom layout, operating pressure and other essential features, you will be able to choose the best shower system online.

How the black bomber jacket changed men’s fashion style

Some fashion trends may only last a couple of years or a few generations at the most. In fact, based on how well a particular style or fashion is embraced, you may never see a particular trend ever again.

On the flipside, another fashion trend may be ignited quickly and the fire may never go out. Fortunately, this is normally true when the style can be worn comfortably by virtually anyone, including adults, teens, young kids and babies. So, if you want to know more about mens black bomber jacket trends, this article will provide more information on topics like, how the mens black bomber jacket changed men’s fashion style.

First of all, if you think about the best fashion trends that you see in the fashion industry today, you may immediately notice that many men are joining in on wearing the black bomber jacket as a fashion statement. Though the bomber jacket was never really meant to be a trend that men in aviation and outside of the aviation world would follow so faithfully, it has become a jacket that can be worn in so many different venues. It is a clothing item that is worth its notoriety, particularly since it has had its roots traced back to the older air force days. Therefore, one of the top questions is, what is the history behind the black bomber jacket and what is projected for the future.

black bomber jacket

Black Bomber Jacket : Made for Airforce Wear Only

For those of you who already know about its original intent, you can also say that the name of this jacket and its overall purpose is very obvious to anyone who is paying attention to the name. Simply put, the bomber jacket was worn as flight jackets in the year 1917. This jacket was also accepted and approved by the U.S. Army Aviation Clothing Board. Because these jackets were well insulated and warm, it was ideal for situations that involved open-air cockpits. And, most people will remember this jacket in many movies as iconic, especially since it looked good on virtually any man in the military that wore a bomber jacket.

Crossed Over to Civilian Wear

Yes, the look of this bomber jacket was not only a success in the military ranks, it begin to do very well in civilian life over the years as well. And, it has become a staple in the mens trendy fashion world. Therefore, the crossover has appeared to be seamlessly made into various subcultures, including emerging into many youth movements as common streetwear.

Timeless Essential Part of a Man’s Wardrobe – Extremely Functional

You should also know the current status of the black bomber jacket today. Since it is no longer considered to be a part of trendy fashion, it is now known as a timeless piece and an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. Therefore, you can find a black bomber jacket in some retail stores for a relatively good price for outer wear. This is primarily because the black bomber jacket can be used for its ease in functionality. For instance, the bomber jacket was designed to keep airmen warm in the coldest frigid weather. So, there was a fleece lining that was included in its overall design. As a result, the fleece lining can be removed easily whenever the need arises. For instance, if bomber jacket is too hot to wear on a cool day, the lining can be removed easily to accommodate for the temperature changes. And, the same is true for the colder days that many men are concerned about since the fleece lining can be added to the jacket to keep the person warm.

Present mens black bomber jacket Trends and Fashion

The present trends are also opening a wide range of different opportunities, especially for men who are using the black bomber jacket to build a fashionable wardrobe. That said, here are some of the questions that may be asked, especially if men are trying to achieve a certain look or style.

How can men style their black bomber jacket?

  • What types of pants styles and pants materials go with a black bomber jacket?
  • What type of clothing items go with a bomber jacket? (i.e. tee shirts, pull over sweaters etc.)
  • How do you style a bomber jacket in 2022?

Conclusion

The bomber jacket is a favorite for many men across the globe. Even though its initial creation was meant solely for military wear, over the years there has been a relatively seamless crossover into civilian life. Therefore, because of its overall looks and functionality, it is now a staple in many men’s wardrobe today.

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