Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Finds: {Mirror, Mirror On The Wall}

Hello there! Friday got here fast this week.  My girls were home from school Monday and Tuesday due to the weather so this week flew by.  We are expecting snow again today {sigh}...I am ready for warmer days and sunshine!
Yesterday, I shared some updates I made to our mantle.  I am loving the way it looks and the texture and interest the natural elements adds to the room.  This mirror is one of my favorite finds and unfortunately, it was discontinued shortly after I purchased it.

Since I get tons of questions about it, I thought I would do a little shopping and find some similar mirrors that would achieve the same look!

As always, the direct links to each mirror can be found by clicking the corresponding number/description below the picture!  Here are some great options:

Source Links (click on description):
1. Rustic Windowpane Mirror
2. Sadie Arch Mirror
3. Distressed Window Mirror
4. Cathedral Pane Mirror (available in white as well)
5. Classic Cathedral Arch Mirror

And here are a few more that I came across and wanted to share:

Source Links (click on description):
1. Shutter Door Mirror
2. Distressed "X" Pane Mirror
3. 6 Pane Horizontal Mirror
4. 6 Pane Vertical Mirror
5. Chippy 2 Door Mirror

Oh...and one more that was sold out yesterday so it didn't make the boards but is back in stock now....
Click here: Threshold Windowpane Mirror

I really love the detailing on all of these choices! Do you have a favorite?

You can check out last week's Friday Finds post by clicking HERE!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our Home: {Nature Inspired Spring Mantle}

Our poor mantle has been bare since I took down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas! Remember my Christmas mantle...bright, cheery and festive...
After taking down the marquee sign and lit topiaries it was sad to look at but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do.  I always crave simplicity and cleanliness after Christmas so I left it alone for awhile just using a few things to fill the space.

After living with it this way for awhile, I needed a change! Being that we live in Texas, our winters are always interesting!  We have days that feel like summer only to be slapped with cold weather the next day.  I decided to go ahead and add a little "spring" to my mantle with natural elements (or faux "natural" elements in this case). 

The driftwood planter (which is actually a candle holder, I just removed the glass insert) and the large piece of driftwood bring in a rustic feel, while the glass jars keep things light and bright.  I like the look of layering things in front of the mirror using the stone wall as a "backdrop".  The candles add a nice, soft glow to the area, especially at night.

I love that the large, wire covered jars can be changed up easily...such a simple way to create a totally new look while adding in seasonal touches.  The faux fern sprigs will be great in the spring as well as the summer.  I left the faux branches that were already in the jar for now, but will probably take them out when the weather gets warmer.  I am sure I will mix in something else!

You can ready about the small, DIY jar candle holders by clicking HERE.  I love how the texture of each item adds interest to the space!
The touches of green throughout the room really give it a fresh, new look. 

Thanks for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for my Friday Finds post, you can see last week's post by clicking HERE!

Don't forget to check out this week's " The Tuesday Ten" post, click HERE!
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Ruffles and Romance}

Happy Tuesday, we are still iced in here in Texas so I have had a lot of time to shop online!  Here are my picks for "The Tuesday Ten".  This week I am loving all things white, blush and gold!  For sources, click on links below the picture!

Sources: (click on the description)

 1.  Stud Earrings (additional colors available)
 2.  Blush Fringe Scarf (additional colors available)
 3.  White Ruffle Shower Curtain (additional colors available)
 4.  Sea Urchin Wall Décor
 5.  Crochet Hem Swing Tee (additional colors available)
 6.  Flap Pocket Skinny Jeans
 7.  Wedge Booties (additional colors available)
 8.  Blah...Blah Phone Case
 9.  Antler Wall Hook
10. White Ceramic Garden Stool

You can check out last weeks post by clicking HERE!
Have a great week!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY: {Rustic Glass Jar Candle Holder}

This just might be the easiest DIY project easy that I doubt you need instructions, but I wanted to share anyway!

I wanted to add another set of glass jars to my mantle but didn't want to spend a fortune.
I came across these jars for just $5.99/each.  I loved that they had a little detail to them and it happened to match the details on the larger ones I already have on my mantle.

I simply wrapped some grapevine wire around the top of the jar and then just twisted/tucked the end around the wire to secure it.  You could also use twine or jute rope for a coastal look.

Told you it was the easiest DIY ever!

I added a candle then placed them (I made two of these) on my mantle and love the way they look! The grapevine wire just adds some much needed texture and interest to the jar. I love the way they tie into my larger jars.

Want to create your own?

Shopping List:

Grapevine wire:
Most craft stores carry it in the floral section.
Find it online here: LINK

Glass Jars:
Check any store in the food storage/kitchen section, recycle an old food jar or check a local thrift store.
Find one online here: LINK

Check back later this week for our "pre-spring" mantle reveal!  Have a great week!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Solving Design Dilemmas: {Guest Post with Tuesday Morning}

I am so excited to be guest posting on the  Tuesday Morning blog today!  Tuesday Morning asked their blog readers what design dilemmas they were facing and I came up with a solution for each reader! 

Here is a sneak peek of a room I designed to address one of the reader's questions.  She wanted to know what colors to pair with a red couch in order to create a calm, relaxing space.  All of these great items I used on the design board can be found at Tuesday Morning (except the couch representing the reader's existing couch)!

Look at all these amazing items! I am obsessed with that chair...from the tufted back to the nailhead trim, it is fabulous!  And the rugs...I have a rug from Tuesday Morning in my living room so I know the quality is amazing and the prices can't be beat!

Want to see more?  Head on over to the Tuesday Morning blog by clicking HERE!
For more inspiration, check out the Pinterest board: "Style Tips for your Home"  by clicking HERE!
To find the nearest Tuesday Morning location click HERE!
Thank you Tuesday Morning for sponsoring this post!

Have a great weekend!

Friday Finds: {Affordable Coffee Tables}

Yay for Friday!  Yay for the weekend!  Yay for affordable coffee tables!
I am in the market for a new coffee table for our game room.  I haven't really decided what look I want but I have come across some awesome options for great prices!  The best part...they all have great reviews, something I always pay attention to when shopping online!

Check these out....

Click on the description for direct link to each table:
1. Rustic Wood and Metal Table
2. Wooden Cart Table
3. Industrial Metal Table
4. Wood Slat Table
5. Wood and Chrome Table (other colors available)
6. Retro "Hairpin" Coffee Table
7. Wooden 2 Drawer Table (several colors available)
8. French Country Table (other color options available)

I really love the simplicity of #4, but #2 is kind of fun and unique!  I would totally buy #3, but we have a metal coffee table in our living room very similar.  Decisions, decisions!  Which one if your favorite?

You can check out last week's Friday Finds post by clicking HERE!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Boho Chic}

Happy Tuesday to you!  I am starting a new series today and am excited about it.  It is like my Friday Finds series, only this will just showcase 10 things that I am loving right now.  As you can see it will be a random mix of just happens to showcase things with a boho flair.

The tee shirt, jeans and both pairs of shoes are in my closet as we speak.  You can read the reviews for yourself, but these items are my go-to items for our crazy Texas weather.  Throw a cardigan over the tee shirt on the cooler days and you are set!  The other items are items I just love.  I am designing a new room for my 7 year old and am crushing on those curtains!!  Below the picture, you will find links to each source! 

Click on description for source links:

1. Boyfriend Tee (several colors available)
2. Distressed Skinny Jeans (own and love these, fit true to size)
3. Fringe Ankle Boots (own and love these, fit true to size)
4. Dream On Wall Hanging
5. Leopard Slip-Ons (own and love these, fit true to size)
6. Five Light Cage Chandelier
7. Cross Rug
8. Tree Stump Side Table
9. Pom-Pom Curtains (additional colors available)
10. Arrow Throw Pillow

Hope you have a great week!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Touches of Green: {Transitioning into Spring}

This time of year I always get spring fever.  Living in Texas, we have some crazy weather.  Today it is 32 degrees while yesterday it was 70 degrees.  Those warm days make it hard not to go into full spring mode! 

To get me through the rest of the cold days, I made a few simple changes to my decor.  These simple changes don't scream spring, but they do add a pop of green in anticipation for the warm months and the new season ahead!

In our reading nook, this fern is the perfect addition to add a pop of color, as well as texture, to this space.  The lamp, the antlers, the glass and jute globes and wood tray are all from Home Goods.  I think the glass globes add a coastal touch and will transition nice into the spring and summer months!  The antlers and wood tray give it a touch of rustic to balance the look.


In our breakfast nook area, I added some faux ferns to the shelves.  It is amazing what a difference these two additions make to the overall feel of the room!  I love the new look.

On my kitchen island, I styled my three-tiered wooden stand from Home Goods with faux artichokes and a faux plant to continue the touches of green.  I love the contrast created with the white ceramic pieces and glass mason jars.  All these items combines create a clean, fresh look in the kitchen
I am hoping these small touches will get me through the cold days because I am sure ready for the warmer months.  What about you?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Finds: {Fabulous Farmhouse Under $50}

Happy Friday....and Happy Valentine's Day Eve! Hope you enjoyed your week and hope you have plans to spend the weekend with those you love!

For this weeks Friday Find's post, I am sharing some cute farmhouse inspired items. The link to each item is listed under the picture with corresponding numbers. Just click on the description and it will take you right to the source!


Sources: Click Below....

1. Black Iron 7 tier bottle rack
2. Enamelware Soap Dish
3. Enamelware Pitcher
4. Enamelware Bread Box
5. Glass Bottles with Crate
6. Wire Utensil Holder
7. Enamelware Canister Set
8. Wood Tray and Bottle Set 
9. 3 Section Coffee/ Tea Bin
10. Chicken Wire Paper Towel Holder

After I made the collage, I came across another cute paper towel holder option so I wanted to share this one too:  **Shows only one in stock so hurry if you want it!**

Source Link: Chicken Wire Paper Towel Holder with Spice Caddy

Cute stuff, huh? Is that bottle rack not amazing?....and for that price!  I wish I had a place for it!
Remember my coffee bar post (CLICK HERE)?  Number 9 would be perfect for K-Cup storage!

You can check out last week's Friday Find's post by clicking: HERE!  Each previous Friday Find's post is linked as you go! 

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Finds: {Accent Tables Under $100}

Hello there! Hope you all had a wonderful week!  Today I am sharing some unique accent tables that are all under $100!  These are great pieces to add to any space...maybe a cozy reading nook, between a set of chairs, at the end of a couch or even in a bathroom that has some extra space! 

I think all of these are unique in their own way...from the vintage inspired "card catalog" style to the more modern look of the hairpin leg- rustic wood table, they would all add a fun touch to any space!   

Click below on the description to view each product and source:
1. Card Catalog Inspired Table
2. Round Pedestal Table
3. Rustic Wood Accent Table
4. Hairpin Leg Accent Table
5. Round Wood and Metal Accent Table
6. Round Metal/Rust Table
7. Galvanized Metal Studded Table
8. Brushed Gold Round Table

I really love them all but number 6 is probably my favorite with the rusted patina on the top paired with the more modern legs!  I also adore number 7 and have a table very similar to it in my home!  Do you have a favorite?

Don't forget to check out last week's Friday Find:
Click here: Dining Chairs under $100

Hope you enjoy your weekend!  Have a great one!