Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall House Tour

Honestly, I am a summer girl. All the way.
I love hot weather, shorts, tank tops, cold drinks, and lots of pool time.
Yesterday we started winter-izing the pool, usually that would send me into a minor spin of depression as I mourned all things summer and lovely. Yet, I am surprisingly okay. I am actually, wait for it, looking forward to fall. *Major Shocker*
Not sure why this year is different, maybe the fact that fall means a more stable routine. Or, that the hubs is home more (not gallivanting all over the world). Another reason might be my new color scheme, the brightness and cool tones help offset the warm fall colors, keeping the house from feeling too dark. Whatever the reason, I am grateful. I have enjoyed creating a homey atmosphere, and using pumpkins and acorns in little vignettes is just too fun! I hope this inspires you to give your home a little fall facelift - I will tell you at the end my sources and how much I spent. The dirty details I suppose ;)
I am quite proud of that little caddy; $2 at the thrift store, fresh coat of paint - voila!
Still looking for some 'fallish' throw pillows, maybe cable knit?
My favorite, the 'Mantle'. (We don't have an actual mantel, so the entertainment serves as the focal point for my fall decor)
I am very pleased with what I was able to do with a few decorations I already had, some thrifting, and hitting the half off sales at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Also, dollar tree had the little ceramic pumpkins that I painted a creamy white. After adding it all up I spend about $50 on varius craft supplies and such.
Ceramic mini pumpkins - Dollar Tree
Chevron burlap runner - Amazon
Rustic wood frame - Hobby Lobby
Canvas pennants - Hobby Lobby
Gold Leaf branches - Michael's
Brown twig pumpkin - Target, dollar spot
Farm scene painting - Thrifted
White candle sticks - Kirklands
Fall striped candles - Homegoods
Looking forward to cozy evenings, and crisp, clear mornings soon.
Hope you have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Room Makeover

The inspiration:

I loved the 'spa' feel of these rooms, the brightness, lightness, and neutral colors. After getting a good idea of what I wanted the fun part began.
Over spring break is when I decided to start the makeover process, because I had the time - yet, it was the longest spring break ever. Good thing I love it! 

The Reveal:

I am so happy with it! It took 3 days of hard work, but I love the end results. I am also proud of my talented husband who was able to make the headboard and bathroom shelves that I showed him from pinterest. He really is amazing. Thanks love!

Bedding - Tuesday Morning, Marshall's, thrift store, and West Elm
Sunburst Mirror - Kirklands
Curtains - Tuesday Morning
Dresser - Craig's List
Bed and Chair - Craig's List, 2 years ago
Paint - Sherwin Williams, Comfort Grey
Large Vanity Mirror - Homegoods
Lamps - Gordman's and Ross
Hamper - Homegoods
Accessories - Gordman's and stolen from around the house
Pinterest projects - Headboard, shelves, canvas with dates

Friday, February 7, 2014

Style, Design, Reality, and Cute Babies


I love being inspired. By color, music, art, famous quotes, beauty, scenery (HUGE for me), or simply a good nights sleep. Inspiration comes in many forms, but the times I am most inspired is when someONE does something amazing. Or simple. Or out-of-the-box. Or beautiful. People are so cool.

I've been sick this past week, and for me that translates into LOTS of internet time. There is an incredible amount of talented, creative, determined people out there. I may or not have cyber-stalked a few people, but hey, that is why you put your stuff on the internet right??

Two blogs/Instagram accounts caught my fancy. Literally. I love their style, and outlook on life. So happy!

I mean seriously, how adorable is that? 


I am semi-obsessed with white and light these days

I like her minimalistic style

Plus, she has an adorable baby.

As I was scrolling down weeks and months of posts I was delighted and intrigued. Then, after hours (to be completely honest) of being immersed in these people's lives I started experiencing a break from reality. I am sure there is a fancy word for it - jealousy is a simple way to put it. I am content with where God has put me, and who I am. But, too much of looking at other people's lives (and STUFF) can be depressing and harmful.

Today I had a little more energy and decided to get some things done. As I was cleaning our bathroom I started thinking about those ladies lives and I wondered; When do they have time to clean the bathroom? Style and design, crafting and creating is super fun, but how much of that is real life? 
I inspired myself today. By cleaning the medicine cabinet, I normally skip that detail - thinking 'I'll get it next time.'

Beautiful, isn't it?

I have also been inspired to update our master bedroom lately, unfortunately having the inspiration for something does not mean you have the funds to carry it through. That being said, I am busy planning and pinning away. 

Clean, crisp, comforting

Even though some of the {major} changes will not happen for a while, there are a few details in our room that make me smile. (Speaking of details, don't they just make you happy?? I love details.)

Bowl; love Target clearance finds

Amazing how much a change can help, even something like making the bed a different way

I'm a big fan of picture frames. And metallic finishes. And my husband.

Back to normal life is hard, yet also a relief. This is where I belong. Even though I would much rather be in L.A. right now, where it is 80 degrees. Walking around the cool shops, unique foodie places, and people watching to my heart's content.......... I am happy where I am. Oklahoma City, (who is currently having a crisis of identity, thinking she is North Dakota), is where God has placed me. 

Be free,