Friday, August 28, 2015

Solving Design Dilemmas {Sponsored by Tuesday Morning}

Good morning and happy Friday!  I hope you all had a wonderful week. I am so excited for the weekend, especially since my girls went back to school this week and things have been a little crazy.  I cannot wait to NOT set the alarm clock tonight!

Today, I am guest posting over on the Tuesday Morning blog.  They asked their social media audience what design dilemmas they were faced with and I got to step in and come up with a solution.  Remember this design board I shared on my Instagram feed a few weeks ago?

Well, you will have to check out the blog to see the dilemma that inspired this design!

Before you head over to their blog, check out some of the items that caught my eye while I was always, they have a great selection of home decor and furniture at great prices!

I am usually a neutral loving girl, but this chair is so much fun!

The vintage style of this cart is socharming...I wish I had a place for it in my home!

Loving the trellis pattern on this beauty!

This shabby chic clock caught my eye...this would be perfect in any room!

Talk about a statement the bold print!

And for those that know me...rustic wood and metal are some of my favorite things!

Such great stuff, isn't it?  Want to see more?  Join me over on the Tuesday Morning blog by clicking HERE!!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Tuesday Ten: {Back to School Fashion With a Picky 7 Year Old}

We survived the first day of school with smiles all around!  One battle I am facing is the fashion face-off with my 7 year old!  She definitely knows what she likes and it usually isn't exactly what I have in mind...however, we did some shopping and agreed on these pieces.  I kept her out of a particular store that has lots and lots of glitter...if you are a girl mom, you know the one!  There is nothing wrong with that store, except when you accidentally wash your husband's shirts with a glittery graphic tee from said store....not that I would ever do such a thing! ;) 

I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite finds with you incase you face the same battle we do! The first outfit shown was what my daughter wore the first day of school, only she wore a plain black skirt because they didn't have the cute floral one in her size in store, but we ordered it and cannot wait to get it!  The shoes are so cute in person and fit pretty true to size.  If your child is a half size, order up!

The gray, floral dress and gray ankle boots is what she wore today...and it is one of my favorite outfits!  When it gets chilly outside, we will add leggings and a jean jacket!  The plaid dress and last outfit will be perfect when the weather gets cooler....hurry up fall!

All items' affiliate links are below.  Just click on the description and you will be taken to the store link.  Right now all the kids' shoes at Target are Buy one, get one free online!!

Sources: (Click on description)
  1. Quote Tee
  2. Swing Dress (more colors available)
  3. Plaid Dress
  4. Morning Person Tee
  5. Floral Skirt (more patterns available)
  6. Leopard Skirt
  7. Leopard High Tops
  8. Gray Ankle Boots
  9. Gold Slip-On
10. Jean Jacket

Pretty cute stuff, right? I wish those boots came in adult size!  Have a great week!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Inspiration

School started today for my girls and this mom wasn't quite ready.  I think as your kids get older, time seems to go by so much faster!  This year I have a senior (gasp) and a 2nd grader and I need time to slow down...way down!!  If you have school aged kiddos, I hope they have a great year!  Are you in the boo-hoo or woo-hoo category this year?  I am in the boo-hoo for sure!

Speaking of time going by way too fast, fall is approaching and I am thrilled about that!  I am not quite ready to break out the pumpkins and fall foliage just yet (since it is still very hot in Texas), but it is never too early to get inspired! 

Favorite Fall Front Porch:
Favorite Outdoor Fall Décor:
Favorite Fall Tablescape:
Favorite Vignette:
Favorite Decorative Touches:
Feeling inspired now?
Have a great week!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate: {Crystal Drop Chandeliers}

A Saturday post?  I know, crazy...but I am trying to be a better blogger and have something fun to share with you today! 

Now let's talk about these chandeliers!  I have #4 in our guest room and love it!  The price cannot be beat.  Also, the fact that these" cheapskates" have more expensive cousins from Pottery Barn and look nearly identical is a great thing!  Sources for the "cheapskate" versions are linked below. 

Break the Bank:
Pottery Barn Clarissa Line

Cheapskate: {Click on description to be taken to affiliate link}
   1. Antique Copper Rectangular Chandelier
   2.  Antique Silver Rectangular Chandelier
   3. Antique Silver Cone Shaped Chandelier
   4. Antique Copper Cone Shaped Chandelier

Pretty great prices, right?  Just think of all the stuff you can buy with the money you saved! 
Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday Finds: {Industrial Benches}

Happy Friday! I know it has been awhile since I did a Friday Finds post, but hopefully this one will make up for that!  I have found some great industrial benches at great prices.  I think you will love these as much as I do!  Affiliate links to each bench are listed below the picture,  just click on the corresponding number/description to find the benches pictured!

Sources (click for item listing):

  1. Copper Bench
  2. Tabouret Backless Bench
  3. Wood and Metal Triple Bench
  4. Tabouret Backless Bench-Black
  5. Tabouret Bench With Back (several colors available)
  6. Tabouret Backless Bench-Silver
  7. Wood and Metal Double Bench
  8. Tabouret Backless Bench-White
  9. Tabouret Bench-Gunmetal

So many great options!  Which one is your favorite?
Hope you all have a great weekend! It is our last weekend of summer...I am not ready for school to start!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Inspiration

Hope you had a great weekend!  As of today, we have 2 weeks of summer left so I am trying to soak up every last minute!  Here are some pretty pictures to get you inspired for the week!

Favorite Industrial Vignette:
Favorite Office Space:
Favorite Gallery Wall:
Favorite Vent Hood:
Favorite Kitchen:
Have a great week!