Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tips On How To Make A Cozy, But Fresh Master Bedroom

Well guys, it's winter, and I hear that it's going to be sticking around for awhile. Between the winter and the crazy pills (aka the Progesterone I am on for ten days so we can have a baby) I was feeling a little "not myself". So, I decided to go for a little shop therapy. I figured that was better than eating a whole bag of chocolate. Oh, wait, I did that first. Oops! 

I decided to stop and you know, just walk around and "look" (and we all know what that means) at this huge antique shop that I rarely ever get to go to. Ps. thanks for going shopping with me on my Instagram stories if you follow me over there. If you missed it I left the stories in my highlights so you can check it out if you want to. 

The antique shop is full of goodies I would love to bring home and find a place for. I had a hard time deciding between a little ladder and this crate. The crate won out because I don't have one of these and I already have a little ladder like the one I was looking at, and I am so glad I went with the crate because I had so much fun styling it all up for a little snack break with the hubbs. Now I want breakfast in bed served to me with the crate. One day it will happen.

The details on this guy is was really sold me on him. The rusty nail holes, the splash of green paint on the side, and then on the tag it said that their family had used this crate to pick berries. 

Guys I am about to get real honest with you, my bedroom has been rough lately. Like roooouugggghhh guys! It just gets so disheveled so quickly with trash and clothes and pillows tossed everywhere. I had to have a come to Jesus moment with myself, and decide that I just can't take a messy room anymore. So I went for it and cleaned it all up. I found homes for clothes that didn't have a home, and I found a home for pillows while they aren't on our bed, and I restyled it to hopefully motivate me to keep it clean. 

I also used lots of layered textures to make our room feel extra cozy, and make it feel like a space I enjoy and want to be in. My new signs that I got from my sweet friend Hannah @house_to_home_signs completely inspired me for this renovation, too. They are so beautifully and so perfectly paid. I just love how the black lettering pops against the white background, and then the brown stain just pulls everything together. 

I mentioned above that I restyled things, and kind of gave it a face lift to inspire me keep it lookin' good. So far we are 1/1 because I actually made the bed and kept things clean today. Yay! Now I just need to keep it up for three mores weeks to make a pattern.

I love waking up and being reminded to be thankful! "Give thanks to the LORD for His is Good! Psalm 107:1

Taking down the Christmas greenery was a little sad, but adding some fresh pops of greenery felt so refreshing to the space. 

"Love each other as I have loved you"

Layering textures in this case layering the blankets on top of each other, and then the added texture from the tea towel just ended up creating a cozy feel to the space. 

I was so glad to bring my lavender and lambs ear back out. In the baskets above the side tables I added some fresh eucalyptus. 

Neutral decor with pops of green is my favorite. Lately, I have been adding pops of black and white too. I think it brings a nice contrast to the space.

The "hey there gorgeous", and "hello there handsome" pillows are from my friend Joey @simplytooshabby

This white blanket with the scalloped edges is one of my new Ikea finds. The black and white pillow inserts and covers are also from Ikea.

This french provincial dresser was my great grandmas and she passed it down to me. I have been wanting to try layering on the window. So when I found the big white tobacco basket at Hobby Lobby, I knew it would layer well with my new sign.

I never thought I would use this little bench at the end of my bed so much, but my hubby and I use it all of the time.

I hope you are all having a great weekend and are staying motivated! 

Thanks for stopping bye,


Friday, December 29, 2017

What to Do During a Season of Decor L.I.M.B.O.

All over instagram the past couple days I have seen several people ask whether or not it is time to take down the Christmas decor or not. Honestly, I am on the fence about this one. I am loving my Christmas decor still, and I don't know if I can part with it yet. On the flip side, I am ready for a clean slate to work with. So maybe it is time I take it down. Either way, I have come up with a fun acrostic poem for the word L.I.M.B.O. One that I am going to follow for the next week before I know exactly what I want to do with my home and the decor because I am feeling like I am in a season of decor limbo. I am hoping it will help to keep me on track of maintaining a clean and functioning home.

Here are some helpful hints for what you could be doing in your home right now while you may be feeling in a season of L.I.M.B.O.

L linens- Wash the linens, and then switch out the Christmas pillow covers and stach them away for next year, and pull out the ones that are going to be used for the next season. This will automatically freshen up your home. There's just something that always feels good about clean pillows on the couch. Also, throw blankets add a lot to a space in a transition time. You can choose to incorporate a different color into your decor through a new throw blanket. Or stick with the old and classic, and wash it and throw it on the couch and call it good. During this time of year I like to choose super soft and cozy throw blankets, I also like to choose ones that have a great texture.

I  Invest in some greenery. You will be amazed at how inspiring having some fresh greenery is. Whenever I buy fresh greenery, it always makes me want to create a cozy space and it completely inspires me to get movin'. I could stare at a room for days and think, "oh man, I need to clean that and organize it, and make it look all pretty" but, as soon as I buy flowers, I almost always feel inspired to get a jump start on the room. PLUS, greenery is always so pretty! You can buy greenery at your local florist or even your grocery store for very inexpensive.

M  Morning cleaning. In this transition time between seasons why not take this time to really create a really good morning cleaning routine that works for you. One that you can get into a habit of doing everyday. Plus, I can't even think about decorating my home when its dirty. I need a clean slate to work with. (Alright, here's an extra because I also think Mugs would be good for the M. because mugs are one of my favorite things to decorate with. I use them on my coffee bar, I use them anywhere where there is a cozy spot for drinking coffee and reading a magazine.

B Books, books are always a great filler decor, and they look pretty. I bought a whole bag of books for $1 at a garage sale over the summer. I ended up ripping off the covers of the books and using them as decor. I also have some vintage red ones that I love using during this time of year. Books go great in any vignette. I also love the look of books randomly stacked and then place a couple of old vintage bottles on top of them. Or stack the books vertically and use corbels on the ends instead of the usual book end.

O Organize Organize the decor that you need to put away, and make sure its all safely packaged away. Then start to organize a plan on what you want your home to look like once you've put away the previous seasons decor. I use Pinterest a lot to organize my thoughts and to find inspiring ideas. Happy planning!

I hope this fun little acrostic poem helps you get going through this limbo season.