We’ve been looking for homes for about two months now, and I swear if I say “I’m just looking for something with character” one more time, my husband may leave me for Karen, the girl who thinks HGTV is a medication and is totally OK with a popcorn ceiling (**gasp**). Continue reading “20 Ways To Add Character To Your Home”
I’m baacccckkkkk. Did you miss me? I took a little bit of a hiatus from Thanksgiving through the New Year to focus on my Instagram but I’m excited to be back at it. I have a TON to share with you! With that said, if you’re not following me already on Instagram, please do. Please be my friend, please. 🙂 You can check me out HERE. I have a ton of fun DIY’s over there, with some ‘crazy’ mixed in between.
ANYWHO. I’ve always been a neutral girl at heart, but I’ve really been craving some tiny (baby steps here guys) pops of color in my home. My love started when I saw this velvet couch from Anthropologie.
So what do I have now? Tunnel vision. I NEED some super cute velvet chairs to add to my dining room. Clearly Anthropologie, while beautiful, is completely out of my budget. And so I’ve put together a list of my runner ups that won’t break the bank. So here we go…
1. Makenna Armchair
I love this color green, and LOVE the shape of this chair. It’s $183, and that may seem like a lot, but WAY cheaper than other accent chairs, AND I only need two for my dining room. You can check it out HERE.
2. Cora Slipper Chair
Ok so this isn’t exactly a pop of color, but they have many color options. I just loved this one and LOVED the legs. This is $193, and you can check it out HERE.
3. Beatrix Side Chair
Ok this looks almost identical to the one at Anthropologie. I LOVE the back. It comes in multiple colors, and I love both the navy and the green personally. I found the cheapest option for $197 at Bed Bath Beyond (yes I know!) right HERE.
4. Wysocki Armchair
I LOVE the shape of this, and it’s similar to #1. It comes in a beautiful Mauve and a Mustard color. These would look super cute at a desk and not just at a dining table. For all the color options check it out HERE.
5. Paris Velvet Dining chairs
OK, these would look super cute with an unfinished dining table. I LOVE these colors! They come with other colors too, and they come in a set of two already! They are $210 (for both) and you can check them out HERE.
Hope you found these options helpful, I really do love all the colors I’m seeing in the new year! Can you guess which one I picked? Be sure you’re following me on Instagram to find out! Hoping to get it this weekend!
So I was challenged to create a Halloween Tablescape for no more than $10. The catch? You can use items you already have in your home too, OR get creative (read on!). Continue reading “Halloween Tablescape Ideas Under $10”
So I’ve been admiring kitchen runner rugs on Instagram for months now. And I’m just like, damnit I want one. I have a long kitchen, and a runner rug would be perfect. My house is mostly neutral colors, but I have to say I’ve been loving the bold colored rugs I’ve seen and kinda want that pop of color. I’ve been on the search for one, and well, that means I’ve created a short list. Below are 6 of my top picks under $100.
Also, I don’t know about you, but I base most of my purchases off of reviews. Especially when it’s a TON of reviews that are good. As opposed to like 3 people that may have given it a glowing review. Therefore, I’ve included that info below too.
1. Darchelle Beige/Pink Rug
You can find this on Joss & Main here. Out of 1249 reviews, this got 4.8 out of 5 stars.
2. Cearbhall Beige Rug
You can find this on Joss & Main here. Out of 68 reviews, it got 4.8 out of 5 stars.
3. Wilcox Orange Rug
You can find this on Joss & Main here. Out of 146 reviews it got 4.7 out of 5 stars.
4. Hillsby Orange/Saffron rug
You can get this on Joss & Main here. Out of 999 reviews, this got 4.8 out of 5 stars.
5. Abbeville Power Loom Dark Blue Rug
You can get this on Joss & Main here. Out of 1,227 reviews, this got 4.7 out of 5 stars.
6. Annabel Light Blue?Fuchsia Area Rug
You can get this on Wayfair here. Out of 1023 reviews, this got 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Alrighty, if you’re in the market for a rug, I hope that was helpful. And if you just like looking at rugs in your free time, that’s cool too, I’m not judging you.
If you’ve read any of my other posts on cheeky home accents (Part I and Part II), you know that sarcasm fuels my soul. And when I find a new place that feeds my addiction, I get super excited. You love gifting snarky stuff? Or filling your home with cheeky statements? You HAVE to check out Buffalovely. I found them on Instagram, and it was love at first sight. Let me break down some of my favorites.
You can find it here.
If you’re a mom, or know a mom, you can find this here. But seriously, they have a TON of mugs. I had a really hard time picking a few to highlight.
2. Get your drank on..
Technically I would never need one of these, because I’m no quitter. But this would make an awesome gift. Check it out here.
I mean, probably. Check it out here.
3. Kitchen Accessories
This is where I got really excited. These. Were. All. Made. For. Me.
They have WAY more cute stuff, it was impossible to pick just a few. Be sure to check out their website for more under this category.
I don’t have plants, but if I did, I would need this asap. Link here.
Tell me you don’t need this, or don’t know someone that does. Link here.
I mean ya, if we’re being honest. Link here.
Again, more honesty. Link here.
7. Bathroom Accessories
Seriously, wash your damn hands. Link here.
We all have that one friend….Link here.
Because it’s always important to set realistic expectations. Link here.
Annnnd goodnight. Link here.
Alright guys, hope you love this shop as much as I do. For more products, check out their website here.
Listen I don’t care if it’s 90 degrees outside, if someone tells you it’s too early to decorate for Fall, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. I’m ready to wear my flannel shirt and start drinking my Pumpkin Spice Latte like the walking cliche that I’ve lived up to be.
There are plenty of places to shop for Fall Decor. However, one of my favorite places to go is HomeGoods. Why?
Because without them you may forget what holiday season we’re in. Especially when it’s hot AF outside. HomeGoods has a TON of signs for the fall right now. They have Halloween themed signs, Fall themed, Thanksgiving themed…etc
2. Money, Money, Moneyyyyy
You get A TON of bang for your buck. The prices are budget friendly, and the quality is just as good. And listen, you never walk out of HomeGoods empty handed. Like, ever. Unless you walk in there on a Tuesday and see Patty from the PTA and you’re super embarrassed for not returning her calls, so you quickly run out of the store and go mourn the loss of all the items left in your cart as you cry in your car. Hypothetically speaking, that is.
3. Pillows & Throws
Look, pillows get boring. It’s fun to switch them up a bit, especially for a holiday. They have all kinds of pillows and throws right now with all the fun fall themes and colors.
There is nothing like going to a pumpkin patch, picking out pumpkins, and then taking them home to carve and decorate. And, we totally do that with the kiddos every year. With that said, I LOVE the variety of decorative pumpkins they have at the store. And for me, I love my neutrals. But don’t worry, they have other pumpkins for all you normal human beings that like color.
5. Stuff for the kids
Ok, my kids were super excited. They have a TON of Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, snow globes, garlands,….etc.
The point is, it’s a great place to go and get the kids excited about the Fall too.
Lastly, I’ll just add that there is a ton of other stuff that I didn’t get. They have plates, cups, mugs, baskets, gifts, candles, Fall food and drinks, and so much more Fall Decor. And no, I didn’t get paid to write about this, I’m just obsessed. So seriously, go to HomeGoods. Just don’t go on Tuesday, Patty might be there.
I love having flowers in my home, but I don’t exactly have an endless cash flow to replace those suckers every week. Look, I know there is nothing like fresh flowers. And I think it’s great that your friend Casey has fresh Peonies delivered to her home every Wednesday. But I’m on a budget, and I like to spend my extra money on trips to HomeGoods, or something that lasts longer than 3 days. Continue reading “6 Reasons To Buy Faux Flowers”
Do you ever watch an entire episode of Fixer Upper and then dream for hours about how you could redecorate your home? And then cry all night over a pint of Ben and Jerry’s trying to figure out how you can wake up with a million dollars? Unfortunately stuff costs money, and redecorating can really break the bank. You want my secret? Sell your stuff.
So I bought these lamps a few months ago because I was rushing to get some lamps when we first moved in. I have the patience of a toddler, and rushed to fill the apartment before really taking the time and picking something I wanted.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re cute, but they’re kinda traditional. I wanted something a little more industrial, and so I decided if I wanted new lamps, I had to sell these first. You know, so my husband wouldn’t kill me, because I do this A LOT.
And so I did, for the EXACT same price as I bought them. I also ended up selling some frames that were in the picture and so I ended up with some extra change at the end of the day. (Oh, Snap!) I went online, purchased my new lamps, and the package came and I opened it before I had my morning coffee like it was the first day of christmas.
I started assembling those suckers, I couldn’t wait!
And TA DA! My new lamps from Ikea baby! You can get these here, but sorry guys looks like the price went up $7 since I purchased them last.
Ok so how did I sell these? Like Magic! JK.
There was a time when I put everything on craigslist. However, a few years ago, I found an App called Offerup, and it has literally changed my life. My first sale was for $600, and ever since then I have been hooked. Here’s how it works:
1. Download the App.
It’s called OfferUp. What I love about this app, is you don’t have to share personal information, and you communicate solely through the app. What’s even cooler, is you can see how people are rated (it’s a star system), how many purchases and sales they’ve done, and what they’re selling (if they have anything posted).
2. Upload your pictures.
Because it’s an app on your phone, it’s SO EASY to upload the pictures. Be sure not to take crappy photos though. You need to take a few with good lighting like below.
Then take a few of what they would look like in a home..
Be sure to zoom in on certain parts of whatever you’re selling. For example, this is a zoomed in picture of the shade.
And then one of the base, so they can really see the lamp.
3. Type up a description.
I put as much info on there as possible. I ALWAYS provide dimensions, the current condition, and how long I’ve had it. I also like to add if whatever I’m posting has multiple uses too.
For this app, picture yourself at a flea market. No one is ever going to pay full price. Therefore, yes, always post it for more than you want to sell it for. ALWAYS.
5. Click finish and it’s posted within minutes!
What’s also cool about this app, is you can see how many views your post is getting. You get notifications when you have an offer, and you communicate directly through the app. It’s also cool because you can see if the message has been read or not, it looks just like a text message.
Lastly, I did not get paid to talk about OfferUp, and if you know of any better Apps for selling stuff, let me know! However, I really do love this app. I hope you check it out, and end up buying something new and thinking of me.
Whether you’re in the market for a couch, or you may be soon, I can say I’ve been looking for months now and it’s not easy. There are literally thousands of options out there. One piece of advice? You really need to go look in person, do not purchase anything online. Continue reading “Looking For A Couch? 7 Sectionals On My Short List”
I recently joined Instagram, and every day I discover new shops that I absolutely fall in love with. One in particular, is Painted Fox Home. Rarely do I find a store where I literally love almost everything I see. Literally, everything. They have everything from home decor, to lighting, furniture, bags, kitchen & dining stuff, window coverings…etc.
They have a very antique farmhouse vintage feel, and honestly some really unique finds. They also have some great industrial pieces and lighting. And while it was truly difficult to only highlight 10 things, below is just a taste of why I fell in love with Painted Fox Home.
First of all, I travel a lot, and I would definitely use every single one they have to offer. Second of all, as a home decor junkie, I first saw this bag used as a home prop on a bench and was instantly in love. It’s basically a 2 for 1. And the only reason I haven’t bought one yet, is because I can’t decide on which one I like the best. Check out all the bags with different colors and words and styles here.
2. Cheeky Home Accents
I instantly fell in love with this. For those of you who aren’t Mean Girls fanatics, this is totally a reference. And if you’ve read any of my other posts, you know how much I love cheeky home accessories.
This one’s totally my second favorite. You can get this here.
3. Stop Watch Clock
I love clocks, especially large wall clocks. I thought this clock was super cute and unique, and if I didn’t already have multiple wall clocks, I would’ve bought it. You can get this stop watch clock here.
4. Cotton Decor
I LOVE these!!!!
They have more, but these are just a few of the ones I saw and loved.
You can get these super cute cotton stems here.
You can totally use this one outside, on your door, in your home, for the holidays, or really anywhere. I love burlap, I love my neutrals, and these are seriously so cute. Link is here.
Lastly, another cotton wreath, but minus the burlap. You can get this one here.
5. Sylvester Mirror
I LOVE mirrors, and this rustic mirror isn’t like anything I have seen before. You can get it here.
6. Iris Wall Shelf
I love wall shelves, and I love neutral colors. These are beautiful, and you can get them here.
7. Coat Rack
I thought this was such a unique coat rack. You can check it out and other angles here. Such a cute idea.
8. Oxford Roll
I’m obsessed with brown paper.
This would be such a cute addition to a kitchen, hallway, laundry room, or even a kid’s room. Check it out here.
I’m not even sure if this is my favorite, they have SO MANY great ones. I love the industrial style. You can get this one here, but check out all their lighting here. They’re not just ceiling lights, they have wall, table, and standing lights.
10. Cellar Tray
This would look great on my farmhouse kitchen table, for organizing decor, serving cheese or bread, or many other things. I LOVE trays, and I love this one. Check it out here.
Alright guys, I did not get paid to do this post, I just fell in love with this store. Check out everything else on their website here, and be sure to follow them on Instagram. I hope you go shopping, I know I will.