Friday, December 2, 2016

A Meaningful Holiday Home Tour: Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of my Christmas home tour! Only one more left to go next week :) If you missed part 1, you can see it here where I showed off my front room and entryway! Today's tour is part of the Meaningful Holiday Home Tour hosted by Laura from Meaningful Spaces. You all have to check out the rest of tours to get some serious eye candy and inspiration!

I only started decorating my bedroom for Christmas a few years ago and it was always an afterthought. Just adding some red pillows and a small Christmas tree on the nightstands, but this year, I kind went all out. As much all out as you can without putting a full blown Christmas tree in the corner. Which trust me, that was going to happen like tonight :) I have the perfect corner for it! I don't know why I didn't think about doing it earlier. I guess there's always next year!
 As I mentioned, my bedroom was usually an afterthought, but this year, it was one of the first rooms I decorated. I was actually surprised that my husband didn't say a darn thing about it. He's the one that says that a reindeer dies every time a Christmas song is played before Thanksgiving. I'm sad to say that I killed a lot of reindeer this year.
 For the colors, I went with the normal tradition around my house of adding red into the my neutral decor. I just love how it pops off the white :)
 This headboard may not last much longer. I keep saying that, but I swear it'll happen soon :) I have envisioned something made of wood and white linen for awhile in here. I even bought the wood already! I just need to make it :)
 I grabbed these awesome plaid euro pillows from Target online. I was going to make some new covers, cuz goodness knows I DO NOT need any more pillows. But, laziness won :) These red buffalo check covers are from Amazon.
 (Plaid Euro Pillows: Target      Ruffle Bedding: Amazon      Red Checker Pillows: Amazon     Cuddle Pillow: Home Goods)

I also switched my pillows up on the bench. These white Ikea covers are so awesome! I have them all around my house :) And this new tartan pillow cover is so perfect for Christmas!

So, I've been really wanting to add some board and batten or paint the rest of my room white, but I can't get over how much I love how this white door and molding pops against this wall color! I know I'll lose it if I paint everything white so I've been at a weird limbo with my room the past year trying to figure out what to do :)
 On this little table, I just added a little potted tree...and let's face it, cleaned the heck off of the counter:) haha. That counts for something, right??
 The same with this corner, it's clean! Therefor, worth documenting :)
 Since I moved a few things out of my front room for Christmas, I had to find a place to put them, so they ended up in here. I don't hate it! I'm actually kind of sad that the clock and hamper will find their place back in the front room come January.
(Vintage style hamper: Amazon      Clock: Home Goods)

As for the my nightstands...I found some awesome new cathedral type rod-iron windows from Hobby Lobby. I was looking at doing a mirror in a similar shape, but they are some serious cash. Then I found some on Amazon similar to these and am so glad I didn't buy them! Maybe I'll hang them, maybe I won't.

 And, the special surprise in my room is that I actually finished that second nightstand! Seriously, the box for it has been sitting in my garage for almost 3 years. I just never got around to making it. Plus, thinking about cleaning out my husbands nightstand gave me the heebie jeebies :) I know I could have made him do it, but that would probably add another 3 more years. haha
 For my bedroom this Christmas, I really wanted to make a sign that went above my bed to tie everything together. It reads "& to all a goodnight". I'll have a tutorial on how I made that next week!
  It's amazing what a matching pair of nightstands can do to a space. I'm not usually all for the whole matchy-match thing, but it kind of bugged me in here having the other nightstand be so small and short.
 Hope you all enjoyed the tour! Stay tuned for next weeks tour where I unveil my living room, our big Christmas tree, and dining room :) And don't forget to check out the other wonderful bloggers in this week's Meaningful Holiday Home tour! You won't be disappointed :)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Using Plain Gift Boxes

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   I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)
DIY Christmas wrapping idea using plain old white boxes! Transform those plain old white boxes into something beautiful!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Farmhouse Style Christmas Home Tour: Part 1 + $600 Giveaway!

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 Merry Christmas! Does it not feel like you just took down your Christmas decor like 2 months ago? I seriously remember last year's Christmas like it was yesterday. It is just crazy how time flies! I remember when I was young, the days and years lasted forever! I swear time has sped up ;) Well, it's almost December so that means it's that time again for my home tour! I joined up with some wonderful ladies and Carrie from Lovely, Etc to bring you today's tour! This is my first of three! Three! So, be sure to come back later this week for another tour.
The best thing about this tour group, we are giving away a HUGE prize! You can enter to win $600 Paypal cash! Yep! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter :) ...My husband keeps asking me if he can enter. haha. I wish we could! That is some serious cash!

Today I'll be sharing my front room and entry way with you all. I probably say this every year, but I love decorating for Christmas so much! This room has been done for like a month now :) My husband tells me I can't put up any Christmas until Thanksgiving...well, over the years, I keep getting more and more up before then :) One of these years, it will all be up!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 First up, is my front room. I couldn't wait to hang some wreaths on these barn doors when I made them this Spring! They are the best project I have done in years :)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 (Barn Doors: Tutorial      Barn Doors Hardware: Amazon)

Through these barn doors is my front room which also serves as a guest room and a toy room!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 (Side Table: Target      White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea      Rug: Rugs USA    Storage Bench: Target     Red Pillows: Target)

This couch is also a bed that I got from Ikea earlier this year. It was the only way I could get my much wanted white slipcover sofa :) I needed a bed and a couch, so voila!  I went a little minimal on the side table this year, just added a Christmas tree into my basket.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 As for the other side of the room...I have my little Christmas tree.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 This is the one that my kids decorate each year. I don't move any of the balls. It's all theirs! Luckily, it's extremely flocked so you can't tell where the missed spots are :) You can only imagine how good a 1 year old and a 3 years old can do. Actually, I take that back, I think they did awesome!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 I decided to put this tree in a basket I got from Home Goods earlier this year. I tried so many baskets, and none of them worked with this tree except this one! So, this one it was :)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style

Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 This faux fireplace is another one of my favorite projects, especially during Christmas! For the mantel, I like to think I kept it simple since it was so easy to put together. Just some trees, wood bells, garland and stockings!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
(Faux Fireplace: Tutorial      Stockings (similar):Target      Flocked Trees: Target     Galvanized Buckets: Hobby Lobby     Blanket: BHG Walmart      Wood Clock Advent Calendar: Tutorial

 Oh, and of course, my wood advent calendar! I made this new this year for the space and can't wait to start using it in a few days! Behind the numbers are activities for each day :)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
I usually don't do color, at all, but I've slowly started adding more and more into my house, especially during the holidays. And this blanket adds the perfect punch of color and warmth to the space!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 Remember when I said this was a toy room too? Well, that cute little bench hides all sorts of craziness in the form of toys! It's the best purchase I made for this room. It seriously holds so much :)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
(Bench: Target)

For the tray, I just went simple with a potted tree and some pine cones.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style

Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 That 'welcome' chalkboard sign has been a long standing staple of this room. One of these days I'm sure I'll write something new on it! :)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 The pillows ended up being a mix of Fall and Christmas for me. I really loved the greys I used in my Fall home tour, so I kept with it and added the red and burlap.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
(Merry Christmas Burlap Pillows: Tai Pan Trading      Red  Plaid Pillows: Target )

 I just love how warm and cozy this room feels with all the Christmas decor in it!
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. White and red Christmas decor. Fixer upper style, farmhouse style
 Now, let's go on to the entryway. I think I'll still be tweaking this space for the weeks to come, but here's how it stands now. I'm a big fan of having the garland on the bottom of the stairs. It's just a fun new take on the whole concept. You can barely see them, but I also have white snowflakes hanging on the stair rail.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas for the entry way!

Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas for the entry way!
 I did have a wreath hanging here, but felt like there were just too many wreaths in this little hall with the two on the barn doors, so I swapped it out for some small snowflakes instead.
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas for the entry way!
 (Bench & Rug: Home Goods      Plaid Pillow: Amazon      Striped Blanket: BHG Walmart     Lantern: Home Depot      Snowflakes: Tai Pan Trading)

 Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour and got a little inspiration :) To get even more inspiration and eye candy, be sure to go to the next tour...and even see all the tours in the links below! New ones will be added daily. You won't be disappointed :) And be sure to enter the $600 giveaway below!






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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Pillow Covers & Throws

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Cute holiday or Christmas pillow covers and throws! Great gift ideas!
I was in need of some cute Christmas pillows so I went on to Amazon not expecting to find much, but I was pleasantly surprised! Last time I checked, I didn't find anything. So, now that the season is closer, I think the vendors stocked up! I've bought a few of these listed below and love them! I'll let you know which ones :)

Here's just a small list of some favorite pillows and throws I found, you can see a huge selection by clicking here.

And as always, these are just items I found off of Amazon, do your own due diligence and make sure it's the right purchase for you :) Check ratings, reviews, seller feedback, etc ☺I can't vouch for quality on most of these. These prices reflect the prices at the moment I click 'publish'. Some are available on Prime and some are free shipping!


Tartan Plaid 18x18 pillow cover (comes in 4 different styles) $6.68


Checker Plaid 18x18 pillow covers (set of 2) (comes in different colors/styles) $11.55
I have these! You'll see these in my Christmas tour :)


Embroidered Snowflake Pillow Cover (different colors) $7.55


Classic Plaid Pillow Cover (different styles) $3.21
I have this one! You'll see it in my Christmas tour.


Tartan Cotton Throw Pillow Cover (different styles and colors) $6.99
I have this one! Love it :)

Set of 4 embroidered 18x18 pillow covers $35.99


Grey and white plaid gingham pillow cover $6.99


Eddie Bauer Edgewood Plaid Flannel Sherpa Throw $15.99 (comes in a different color too)


Black and white plaid throw $9.91
This is in my cart! :) 


Stripe black racer throw, pack of 2 (different styles and colors) $18.40
This is in my cart!

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