Sunday, September 15, 2019

Create Coziness: {Affordable decor for a fall refresh!}

Happy Sunday!  Today I have rounded up some easy and affordable items that will add a touch of coziness to any space!  Adding a few pieces of new decor, changing up throw pillows and throw blankets or even adding a new, plush area rug are all simple ways to get a new look for fall without much effort...and without spending a ton of money! I am all about adding rich textures to my rooms this time of year. Here are some great finds I found at Walmart!

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Lots of great deals!  Walmart has certainly stepped up their decor game!

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Early Fall Entryway: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart!  I am so excited to be a part of the BHG Live Better influencer network and look forward to sharing ideas, updates to my home and their affordable products with you! All opinions are my own. 

Fall weather hasn't quite arrived in the Dallas area just yet, but if I waited for the weather to dictate when it was okay to break out the pumpkins, it might be close to Christmas!  So, with that said, it was time to add a few touches of fall to my entryway despite our summer like temps!  Since I am a neutral loving gal and do not use the typical colors of fall, I decided a touch of metallic gold would be a fun way to jazz up my typical neutral scheme!

I found some great stuff from the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart!  

Let's take a look at what this space looked like before...I love what I had here but it was time for a new look.  Don't worry, though, I did not get rid of any of these pieces and you will see them again!

And now  for the new look....

You may notice that I changed furniture in this space!  I am constantly switching things up and when I saw this cute bench, I knew it would be perfect in this space. It was around $100 and super easy to put together.  I really liked that it came with a gray cushion and the metal construction makes it extremely sturdy!  Bonus can also be used outside! 

To add some texture and a touch of coziness, I added these beautiful, textured throw pillows and a cozy, striped throw blanket.  If you have followed me for awhile, you know I am a sucker for fringe!  These pillows are under $20...a total steal!  The striped throw is a great deal as well.  Since my space is so neutral, I love how the stripes add interest!

Subtle metallic touches were added using items like this gold framed mirror.  I love how the shape breaks up all the angles in this room and the subtle gold frame adds some shimmer to my neutrals.  I simply layered a cotton wreath on top of the mirror for a seasonal touch!  

These black, metal baskets were the perfect way to add storage space under the bench...or in this case, a unexpected place for more touches of fall! The metallic gold handles tie in nicely with the mirror!

Another pop of gold was brought in by adding this darling Edison bulb lamp.  The marble base gives it a modern vibe while the gold cage top adds a vintage, industrial feel.  I love mixing vintage items with new items so it was a perfect fit!

I love the way this little entryway nook turned out and the touches of metallic are perfect for fall!

Since my staircase landing is also visible from my entryway, I decided to continue the metallic touches up the stairs....

This pretty, metallic gold lantern is perfect to style with seasonal touches.  For now it holds tiny white pumpkins but it will be easy to transition it for Christmas!  Pinecones, candles, ornaments, bottle brush many options!  I love pieces like this that can be switched up for every season! 

Speaking of lanterns...I couldn't resist these modern, hanging lanterns!  When I saw them, I knew they would be perfect hanging from my vintage mechanic's rack!  Another mix of modern and vintage!  These lantern are another item that I can be easily updated for each season!

Just a few simple touches and my entryway is ready for fall!  Now if we could just get some cool fall weather, we would be all set!

What colors do you typically use for fall decor?  Do you prefer more traditional fall colors or do you like to add colors that compliment your existing color scheme?
You can find all the items I used for my entryway update
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Want to add a touch of metallic to your space for fall? Check out these great products from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart! Just click on the image for the product affiliate link!

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Vintage Vibes: {Bathroom Refresh}

Today I am excited to be partnering with Walmart for this post.  All opinions are my own.  I love working with retailers who provide quality products at affordable prices and Walmart does just that!  This post contains affiliate product links. Walmart will pay me a small commission on any sales generated from my links.  As always, thank you for your support! 

If you have been following me for awhile, you know I love all things vintage.  I love mixing new pieces and old pieces in my designs to create a unique and interesting look.  Walmart's  Vintage Chic Collection is full of finds that will bring a touch of vintage charm to any space! 

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I selected a few items from the collection to crate a "boho-vintage"  vibe in this bathroom.  Just a few new pieces transformed this space into a soothing spa-like retreat...and I did it all on a small budget! 

I came across this 15 piece macrame shower curtain set for under $25 and knew it was the perfect fit for this space with it's neutral color and textured detail.  The macrame edge gives it the vintage vibe and the linen look fabric keeps it timeless.  

Also included in the set were two, textured bath mats and shower curtain rings!  I could not believe how inexpensive this set was and the items were such great quality!

To add some contrast to the space, I selected these super soft gray towels.  Walmart was a great selection of both patterned and solid towels in every color!  These were very reasonable and again, the quality is great!  For extra towel storage space and to add a unique touch, I came up with a fun way to display them....

All you need is a piece of twine or ribbon...

Next I grabbed some adorable accessories that could be used in different ways.  From bath bombs and soaps to q-tips and jewelry, it is always fun to use storage pieces that double as décor! These pieces definitely added to the vintage look I was going for!


Jade Bowl
Jade Lidded Dish
Adeline Glass Jar

All these pieces can be used in so many different ways!

The bubble glass vanity accessories mixed things up and I love how all the pieces mixed and matched for a collected look!


Bubble Glass Soap/Lotion Dispenser
Bubble Glass Toothbrush Holder  (great for make-up brushes as well)

I couldn't be more thrilled with the way this budget friendly update turned out! Make sure and check out the whole vintage chic bathroom collection HERE!

Shop the look of my bathroom here:
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Are you inspired to add some vintage touches to other areas in your home?  Make sure to shop these great collections for more affordable finds for every room...

Link: Dining a la Vintage

Link: Vintage Sweet Collection

Link: Sweet Dreams Collection

Link: Vintage Chic Furnishings

This collection is one of my favorites from Walmart! I love they offers so many great products at such great prices! 

Thank you, Walmart, for sponsoring this post!  

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Fall Decor Favs: {Shop now, decorate later!}

Our ten day forecast here is the Dallas area is showing only one day of being over 100 so I will take that as a good sign!  I know a lot of people have been decorating for fall, but with our weather, I just am not feeling it yet.  With that said, I cannot wait until we finally get some cooler weather and I can start making the house feel cozy!  I have rounded up a ton of decor that will be perfect when those cool days arrive!  Just click on the image to be taken to the retailer's website via my affiliate link! A lot of these items are gone once they sell out so make sure and grab something now if you see something you like!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Budget Friendly Furniture Finds

Good morning and happy Sunday!  It has been awhile since I shared daily deals but with school starting, I am excited to get back to work!  

Today's post is short and sweet, but I wanted to share these budget friendly furniture finds with you! I found so many great items for ever room in the house! Just click on the image for the affiliate link to the see the listing on the retailer's website! 

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Cozy Bedroom Refresh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart!  I am so excited to be a part of the BHG Live Better influencer network and look forward to sharing ideas, updates to my home and their affordable products with you! All opinions are my own. 

This month, we were given the fun task to create a space filled with fun finds, from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart, that sparked a little joy! Their product line truly has something for everyone no matter what style you are drawn to!  I took this as an opportunity to give my daughter's room at her dad's house a fresh new look.  Nothing sparks joy for me more than creating beautiful spaces for my family to enjoy!

Some of you might recall that they faced some trying times last year when a lightening strike caused their home to catch on fire.  My youngest daughter was sleeping in the room where the fire started and luckily woke up to alert her father.  Everyone got out safely but the fire caused a lot of damage.  Fast forward to almost a year later, they are now back in their home and we are grateful to put it behind us! These images are hard to look at but we are so thankful everyone made it out okay....

Since that was the room that had the most damage, I decided it deserved a little refresh!  While it had been totally rebuilt after the fire, had a fresh coat of paint on the walls and great furniture pieces, it  needed the "fluff and fun stuff" to make it feel cozy and welcoming!  That is where the Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart goodies came into play!

I added beautiful bedding, textured throw pillows and a few new decor pieces to give this room a quick refresh.  The final result was a room with a soothing and serene vibe!

For the bedding, I selected this pretty Better Homes & Gardens ruffle edge duvet set.  It comes in three colors and the price was so reasonable!  To add some interest, I paired it with this embroidered quilt and matching shams. I love mixing bedding sets because there are so many ways to style it when you are craving a new look!

Throw pillows are a great way to tie everything together while adding a touch of texture. These faux fur throw pillows and this macrame throw pillow completed the look perfectly!

The next step was to accessories.  I found this rustic wood lamp base and gray tweed lamp shade and knew they would compliment my vintage finds perfectly.  Lamp lighting is a great way to add ambiance to a space and is great for those late nights when you want to curl up with a good book!

Speaking of ambiance, candles are another way to create a warm and inviting feel. This galvanized hurricane candle holder was under $10 and can also be used to hold fresh flowers!  I love selecting decor pieces that can be used in different ways.  If you prefer flameless candles, these LED battery operated candles are a great option!

Above the bed, I created a fun vignette using three galvanized wall pockets.  These are perfect to style with seasonal stems! I cannot wait to change them up for fall and winter...bring on the cotton stems and evergreen sprigs!

This galvanized tray is another item I came across and knew would be great in this room. Though it might not always be styled as seen here, it can be used in so many ways...if nothing else, it will be great to hold snacks and drinks while snuggling up to watch TV.

From the cozy bedding to the cute decor, creating this space brought me so much joy! I know my daughter will love coming home to her very own relaxing retreat!

I hope this post inspired you to freshen up your home with products that bring you joy!  If you are needing just a little refresh, or a total overhaul in one of your rooms, I highly recommend checking out the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart!  They have products that fit everyone's budget in a variety of styles!  

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pillow Palooza: {Pillows under $25}

One of the most common questions I get on social media is, "Where did you get your pillows"....

Pillows are such a an easy and inexpensive way to update a room and can instantly change the feel of the room.  Since my color scheme in my home is all neutral, I love using pillows that have texture! They help make the room feel cozy and add interest to the space! I tend to switch mine out with each new season for a fresh update that doesn't break the bank!

Most of the pillows I have in my home currently are from different retailers that I found in store and have owned for awhile.  Since I get asked about them so often, I decided to round up a huge selection of pillows (a few are just covers) for you today!  The great thing about these is that they are all under $25!!  

Due to the sources I use, some of these are gone once they sell out so act fast if you see something you like!  It might not be available if you wait!

To shop these pillows, just click on the image and you will be taken to the retailer to shop!  

Look at all these amazing options:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Change is Good: {Simple Updates with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to share my first project partnering with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart! I am so excited to have them as a new sponsor and look forward to sharing their products with you over the next year! We have some fun stuff in the works and I am grateful for this opportunity.  As always, any opinions expressed in this post are mine. Thank you for supporting my blog and my blog sponsors! 

This month, BHG Live Better wanted me to share how I make my house a home. I have lived in my townhome for just over two years and it has definitely become my happy place.  After a huge life change, a big move, downsizing living space and starting a new chapter, it was important to me for my new home to feel cozy, safe and welcoming.  

When I first moved, I kept a lot of items that I had in my old house.  Familiarity was important to me and I was attached to my stuff since I loved the home I left!  2 years later, I am beginning to switch it up a bit and bring in items that define my (always changing) style more.  Whatever that style may be...who knows!  I tend to be drawn to the industrial, vintage vibe mixed in with a touch of farmhouse and maybe even a hint of modern.  For me, making your house a home, means adding your personal style to each space! It means buying things that catch your attention and using them in unique ways.  It means creating a space that just feels cozy and comfortable!

The first switch I made was replacing my dining chairs.  I came across these Better Homes & Gardens metal bistro style chairs and fell in love.  The price was unbelievable at under $100 for all 4, so that made my decision easy!  Once they arrived, I was so impressed with the quality.  I love the modern feel they bring into the space and I know they would look beautiful paired with any style of table! 

Another impactful change I made was adding this beautiful shag rug. I love how it defines the dining area in my open concept home.  It was yet another affordable find from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart and the quality is amazing...super soft and doesn't shed at all!  The price was extremely affordable.  If you are looking for a budget friendly way to update a room, adding a new rug is such an easy way!

As mentioned above, I love mixing styles... a boho style rug, industrial metal chairs and a wood farmhouse style table make this space unique and unexpected!

While shopping for those items, I came across so many great accessories and decor items from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  Nothing says "home" like creating special moments and filling your home with the people you care about!

Whether it is a big fancy dinner or a small impromptu brunch, the Better Homes & Gardens Live Better line at Walmart  has everything you need to make entertaining easy!  Take a look at all the goodies I found...

This white ceramic pitcher is a decor staple in my opinion.  Of course you can use it to serve your favorite beverage but it can also be used in other ways...add seasonal stems for an instant centerpiece, style it in a grouping  to decorate open shelving or even plant a small houseplant inside to use as a unique planter!  At under $20, this is a great decor piece to invest in!

More wonderful products I used to style my brunch tablescape are this jute braid place mats, these melamine dinner plates, an adorable embossed butter dish, this rustic, acacia cake stand, and simple fringe dish towels.  I love that these products are useful and look so great on the table!

I also picked up this Acacia wood tray knowing it was another great decor staple to have around the house!  Trays are great to use for serving food but can also be used in so many different ways.  Here are a few ideas:

-Use on a bathroom counter to hold towels and soaps or make up and jewelry.

-Add to a guest room bed to hold fresh flowers and sweet treats to welcome your guest with.

-Use on a kitchen counter to create a coffee bar.  Style with mugs, stirs and creamer and sugar containers,

-Use on a coffee table...just add a stack of books, a candle or a plant!

Lots of great uses for this tray!  For this brunch, I used mine as a small coffee prep station. This cream and sugar set was a great addition and allowed guests to serve themselves because we all know how important it is to get just the right amount of cream and sugar! 

For me, home is a  place that you can gather with all your loved ones for big celebrations or low key gatherings.  A place filled with the sound of laughter, the smell of yummy food, the sight of those you hold dear and memories being made for a lifetime...

Of course when you aren't entertaining, home should be a cozy and comfy place you find peace and serenity in.  One of my favorite places is this little sitting area in my living room.  I often find myself here relaxing with a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat...

To make this space even more relaxing, I added this textured striped blanket and this sweater knit throw pillow to the space.  The quality of both of these items is impressive, especially at their unbelievably affordable price points!  Make sure to check out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart of home products if you are needing a quick refresh on a budget!

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I hope you enjoyed reading about how I make my house a home!  I am so excited about the updates I made and the affordable products I found!  You can check out the whole Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart by clicking HERE!

What are some ways you make your house a home? Leave a comment and let  me know!

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