Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Natural and Neutral}

Happy Tuesday!  Today's Tuesday Ten items make a statement with their texture and details.  As you can tell from my home, I love neutral colors, natural fibers and lots of texture.  I have been totally crushing on the "fringe trend" I have been seeing lately...it is everywhere from fashion to home décor!  Hope you love these items as much as I do!  All sources are linked under the picture!

Sources: (click on description for link to each item)
  1. Fringe Poncho Top
  2. Triple Arrow Necklace
  3. Pyramid Studs
  4. Throw Pillow
  5. Edison Cloche Lamp
  6. Medium Wash Denim Shorts
  7. Bamboo Display Ladder
  8. Recycled Leather Area Rug
  9. Fringe Gladiator Sandals
10. Burlap Pouf (more color options available)

To see all of my Tuesday Ten posts, click HERE!

Enjoy your week!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Outdoor Entertaining: {Sponsored by Tuesday Morning}

Happy Friday!  I am guest posting over on the Tuesday Morning Blog today!  I had a blast prepping my patio for a spring luncheon using items I found at Tuesday Morning!

Now that we are enjoying some beautiful spring weather, our patio is my favorite place to be!  Here is a sneak peek of what you will see over on the Tuesday Morning blog....



Go check out all the details by clicking HERE!

For more patio inspiration, check out the Tuesday Morning Pinterest board: Styling Your Outdoor Space!

To find the Tuesday Morning nearest you, click HERE!
Enjoy your weekend!

*Thank you, Tuesday Morning, for sponsoring this post!*

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Coastal Chic}

Hello there! I hope your week is going great so far!  We are enjoying some beautiful weather and it has me ready for a beach vacation.  This season's trends seem to be inspired by a lot of coastal elements.  I have used jute and driftwood pieces in my own home and love the natural look they create.  Today's Tuesday Ten picks will have you ready to pack your bags and head to the beach!
As always, individual source links are listed below.  Just click on the corresponding number/description!

Click below for sources:

  1. Arrow Ear Jackets (I adore these so much!)
  2. Jute Orb Chandelier
  3. Navy Knot Pillow
  4. Driftwood Mirror
  5. Embroidered Dress
  6. Initial Tote
  7. Blue Patterned Rug
  8. Foyer Table
  9. Gold Gigi Sandals (these are so comfortable!)
10. Set of 3 Candle Holders

So what do you think?  I am thinking it is time to book a summer vacation!

You can see all my Tuesday Ten posts by clicking HERE!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Finds: {Bookshelves Under $300}

Happy Friday and Happy Spring! 
I get asked about the shelf in our master bathroom frequently.  It came from Homegoods last year and we really love it.  You can see the post about our master bathroom HERE!

Since it is such a popular item and hard to track down, I did some shopping for you and came up with ten similar choices for this week's Friday Finds!  As usual, the sources for each shelf if listed below.  Just click on the corresponding number/description for the link!


Source Links (click below):

  1. Metal/Wood Shelf
  2. Factory Rolling Bookcase
  3. Metal/Wood Etagere
  4. Industrial Bookcase
  5. Campaign Bookshelf
  6. Rustic X-Back Bookcase
  7. Antique Black Bookshelf
  8. Cubby Bookcase-Gray
      Cubby Bookcase-Oak (not pictured)
  9. Vintage Industrial Shelf (on sale so buy quick before it goes back to regular price!)
10. Mixed Material Bookshelf

Lots of great options and they are all under $300! 

Check out all of my "Friday Finds" posts by clicking HERE! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Spring Fling}

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I am giving you a virtual pinch if you aren't wearing green! 

Yesterday, after my daughter got home from school, we headed to the park with friends because we had our first dose of spring temperatures and had to enjoy it...which then led to dinner on the patio at a local Mexican restaurant.  Patio weather is my favorite kind of weather!  Today's high is 81 and that makes this girl happy!!

For today's Tuesday Ten, I am sharing some fun items that will get you and your patio ready for spring! 

All sources are linked below...just click on the corresponding number and description!

Click for source link:
  1. Stone Stud Earrings
  2. Straw Fedora
  3. Embroidered Dress (I will be wearing mine as a shirt)
  4. Caged Lantern Patio Lights
  5. Divided Metal Tray
  6. Blue Jar Drink Dispenser
  7. Elle Skinny Jeans (fit true to size)
  8. Tory Burch Flip Flops (I got these for my birthday and love them!)
  9. Metal/Wood Patio Table
10. Set of 4-Metal Cafe Chair

To see my previous Tuesday Ten post, click HERE!
Also, don't forget to enter the THROW pillow giveaway!  Winner will be announced Thursday.  Click HERE to enter!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Decor: {Bringing the Outdoors In}

I am so excited for spring! We are finally getting a dose of warmer temperatures here in Texas!  I am hoping we are done with winter and can move onto warmer days, sunny skies, blooming plants and lots of patio time!

Over the last few weeks, when I was stuck at home due to ice, I had a lot of time to decorate for the warmer season ahead!  I love using greenery and natural elements throughout my home to add interest to the neutral color scheme.  I do not have a green thumb, so I opted for a lot of faux ferns, rustic wood pieces and greenery sprigs.  I love bringing the outdoors in and creating a natural, serene environment.
My home is full of vintage pieces mixed in with newer items.  I love the look and adding pops of green through the plants was a good way to balance the vintage/industrial look in our entryway!


In our dining room, I added some faux fern sprigs to my bottle collection.  I love the pop of color the bright green adds!


In our living room, I used a potted fern (faux) to bring in a touch of color to this space!  The branch adds some nice texture to finish off the look.

I plan on tackling the patio and front porch within the next few weeks! What about you?  Have you decorated for spring yet?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Finds: {Stylish Sconces}

Good morning!  My how time flies when you are on spring break! Hope you all had a great week and have something fabulous planned for the weekend!!
Today's Friday Finds are these industrial inspired wall sconces.  I cannot pick a favorite because I love them all!
As always, the direct link to the source is listed below.  You click on he corresponding number and description.
Source Links: (click on description)
  1. Vintage Cage Sconce
  2. Farmhouse Sconce
  3. Urban Sconce in Granite
  4. Schoolhouse Sconce-Nickel
  5. Glass and Metal Sconce
  6. Monterey Sconce
  7. Glass Edison Sconce
  8. Edison Cage Sconce
  9. Glass Bell Sconce
10. Schoolhouse Sconce-Bronze

As you can see, the prices are very reasonable.  I love changing lighting in a house...it is an easy way to update the space while creating a fresh, new look!

Be sure and check out my other Friday Finds lighting post if you enjoyed this post:
Recessed Lighting Conversion Pendants
Lanterns under $200
Chandeliers Under $200

To see all the Friday Finds Posts click HERE!

Also, be sure and enter the amazing giveaway going on until next Thursday....you don't want to miss out on this one!  Click HERE!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An amazing charity and a fabulous giveaway!

Words cannot describe how excited I am for this post!  Lauren, the founder of Beds 4 Kids, contacted me awhile back and shared her charity's mission with me. I absolutely adore her and what she is doing!  Here is her story and how her charity came to be....(get the tissues out because it is a tear jerker)...

  "Beds4Kids was founded on this thought – “If I die today, where did I leave my mark? How will I be remembered?” A little harsh, right? But it is a thought that we should all try to process. I was only 18 at the time this thought began to haunt me. I couldn’t shake it. So, I did the only thing I knew to do. Pray.
A few weeks later, I went to see a movie with some friends, “The Blindside.” You may have seen, or heard of it. Little did I know walking in to the theater that my life was about to be changed. Forever. The whole movie is very moving, makes you want to help, be a better person, etc, etc. But, there was one particular part that hit me like a ton of bricks! This is just a brief breakdown of the scene, but the well to do Tuohy family in the movie adopts the less fortunate Michael Oher. They prepared a bedroom for him in their home. Full of stuff that most all kids today have. TV’s, game systems, desk, bed, etc. Normal stuff right? When they show him his new room he says to them, “I’ve never had one of these before.” They ask him, “A room?” And Michael says, “No. A bed.”  At that moment I felt the tears begin to fall, and I knew that I was supposed to ensure that many kids as humanly possible had a bed to sleep in.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but let’s just say thanks to God, my family, and mentors, who began Beds4Kids. A nonprofit organization providing beds to kids and teens in need.
This is how my story began, and this is how I plan to leave my mark on our world. Where will YOURS start?"
~Lauren G
I will be the first one to admit that it is easy to take for granted the fact that my daughters both have warm, cozy beds that I get to tuck them into every night.  I absolutely love Lauren's idea and was so excited when she contacted me to collaborate with her on her next project!  

In order to take Beds 4 Kids to the next level and bring in money to support her cause, Lauren came up with another amazing idea...THROW.

THROW = "Together Helping Reach Our World."

From their website:
  "THROW is a pillow company that is changing the world. We create more than just pillows. We create dreams. With each pillow sold we are helping provide a bed to a child in need, giving these kids a place to sleep tight and dream big!
The future starts in your dreams, so dream big!"

You can check out their website by clicking HERE!  Make sure and follow them on Instagram to keep up with their latest designs by clicking HERE!

Here area few designs from the always growing collection, custom designs are also available:

How fun are those pillows...and that is just a small sample of them!

Lauren was so sweet and offered to make a custom THROW pillow for each of my girls.  It took me weeks to research the quotes I wanted to use but I came up with the perfect quotes that fit their personalities.  I sent Lauren the quotes and sent her pictures of the color schemes in my girl's room and she did the rest.  I knew the finished product would be amazing but when I received them, I was speechless! These pillows will be something we treasure for years to come!

My 17 year old daughter is an avid reader, the smartest person I know, prefers a laid back lifestyle, will be leaving Texas in a little over a year to head to Colorado for college and you will never find her without headphones in her ears listening to her favorite music....

My 7 year old is a sweet soul who always cares about the needs of others first, wears her heart on her sleeve,  can usually be found drawing someone a pretty picture or card, is always twirling or skipping around the house and has the biggest heart for someone so little....

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love these pillows and the fact that I got to pick out the quotes that were perfect for my girls makes them so special to all of us!  I cannot wait to order more!

Now the fun part....GIVEAWAY time!!  Lauren wants to giveaway a customized pillow to one of you.  You get to pick the quote and work with her to create a one of a kind pillow just for you!  How amazing is that!  See the Rafflecopter entry box below to enter.  Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Green and Gold}

Hello there!  Hope your week is going great! 

Today I am sharing some fun items inspired by St. Patrick's Day...who doesn't love the green and gold combo?  All item links are listed below, just click on the description!

Source Links:

  1. Green Studs (additional colors available)
  2. Wishbone Necklace (additional colors available)
  3. Clover Bracelet
  4. Gold Lotus Pendant Light
  5. Cuff Sleeve Shirt (additional colors available)
  6. Quilted Flats
  7. Mid-Rise Skinnies (my new favs, order a size down)
  8. Gold Bar Cart
  9. Air Plant Terrarium Kit
 10. Guinness Glass Set

Number 1, the earrings, are my go-to earrings.  They come in a few different colors and can be dressed up or down and the $8 price tag is pretty awesome.  I also love giving them as small gifts!  My most recent purchase was number 7, the jeans!  They fit perfectly, are priced very reasonable and the quality is great.  I bought a size down because they do run a little big.  I have number 2, in both silver and gold, and love that they go with anything!  They also look really cute grouped with other necklaces!  Hope you enjoyed this week's Tuesday Ten! 

You can check out last week's post by clicking HERE!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Finds: {Recessed Lighting Conversion Pendants}

I am so excited about this week's Friday Finds post!  Why? Because this product is genius and I have often wished for something this easy, especially in a home full of recessed lighting.  Don't get me wrong, I love recessed lighting, but there are some areas in our home where a pendant or a chandelier would have been more visually appealing! 

Why didn't I think of this??  These pendants just screw into the recessed light like a regular bulb would.  Looks pretty easy to me....

So here are my Friday Finds for this week.  Look at all these options...am I the only one excited about these?  All the source links are listed below, just click on the corresponding number/description. The reviews are great and the prices are very reasonable!  I am pretty sure they have made one to fit every style....

 1.  Malley Conversions Pendant
 2. Glass Globe Conversion Pendant
 3. Globe Cage Conversion Pendant
 4. Hammered Copper Conversion Pendant
 5. Linen Shade Conversion Pendant
 6. Crystal Drop Conversion Pendant
 7. Glass Star Conversion Pendant
 8. a. Industrial Dome Conversion Pendant-Silver
     b. Industrial Dome Conversion Pendant-Bronze
 9. Harper Glass Conversion Pendant
10. Silver Drum Conversion Pendant
11. Bronze Bell Conversion Pendant
12. Silver Bell Conversion Pendant
13. Silver Cage Industrial Conversion Pendant
And here are a few small chandeliers that work the same way.  I am really hoping they will come out with additional designs but here are some fun options: (again, click below for source links)

Instant Chandeliers:
1. Charlotte 3 Light Instant Chandelier
2. Claire 3 Light Instant Chandelier
3. Rogen 3 Light Instant Chandelier

What do you think?  I think this is such an easy way to change up the whole look of a room! 

You can check out my other lighting post here:
Lanterns under $200: Click here!
Chandeliers under $200: Click here!

You can check out last week's Friday Finds post by clicking here: Friday Finds: {Windowpane Mirrors}

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Our Home: {Master Bathroom}

Thanks for stopping by today!  We are in the midst of yet another ice/snow "storm".  I use that term loosely because I know a few days of this weather is nothing compared to what others have been dealing with but I am ready for it to end!  Come on spring!
Today I am sharing a peek into out master bathroom.  When designing this space, I wanted to create a simple and serene room that had a spa like feel.
This huge, blank wall was the perfect place to add a piece of furniture.  I wanted something that not only looked nice but also functioned as additional storage.  I came across this shelf at HomeGoods one day and knew it would be the perfect fit for the space.  I loved the rustic feel of the wood shelves and the traditional lines of the spindles.
I kept the accessories to a minimum to keep the room from feeling cluttered. The galvanized buckets caught my eye and I knew they would be perfect for storing towels.  To add a little ambiance to the space, I used dollar store candles (fancy, I know) grouped together with twine.  I like to light the candles while I am getting ready in the morning or taking a bath at night.  There is just something about the glow that makes me happy. 

To store items like bath slats, Q-tips and sponges, I used these vintage inspired apothecary jars.

 They add a feminine touch to the space and balance out the rustic feel. 

This little stool was one of those things I bought not really knowing where it would end up.  I put it here to get it out of the way and ended up loving it in this spot.  The concrete top and reclaimed legs add texture and interest to the space.  ...And, it is a great place to put another candle! Can you tell I love candles?

Moving on to the next area...the walk in shower.  When we were building the house, I always pictured a small bench in this area but the reality was it was much too narrow when all was said and done.  We really needed something to hold towels close by and I didn't want a typical towel rack.  One day I was strolling through my favorite antique mall and came across this ladder and immediately knew it was the perfect solution!  The galvanized hanging bucket was purchased in the floral/garden section of a craft store and is perfect to hold wash cloths!


So there you go...a sneak peek into our master bathroom.  Check back soon to see the progress in the other areas of this room!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Urban Chic}

Happy Tuesday!  I have some fun goodies for you today, hope you enjoy them!  All sources are linked below the picture, just click on the description!

 1. Gold Rhinestone Studs  (have them and love them)
 2. Turquatic Perfume (best fragrance ever!) (I am serious!)
 3. Sputnik Chandelier
 4. Industrial Storage Dresser
 5. Top Knot Tee
 6. Gray Skinnies (fit true to size, love these)
 7. Black Converse  (I have gray...I think I need black, too)
 8. Washed Arrow Rug
 9. Hardware Bin
10. Feather Pillow

Cute stuff, right?!
You can check last week's post by clicking here: Ruffles and Romance ...and the very first Tuesday Ten post (incase you missed it) by clicking here: Boho Chic

Have a great day!