Master Bedroom Updates

February 1, 2015

Happy (snowy) Sunday! 

Over the past few months we've been slowly updating our master bedroom. I fell in love with this furniture back in November, and we finally upgraded to a king bed. It's still a work in progress, but I feel like it's a big transformation from where we were.Eventually I'll add a couple of comfy chairs or even a small loveseat to the sitting area. 

Be warned, there are lots of pictures. I'll source everything at the end.

First, let's start with a before/after shot:

{Source List}
Bedroom Set: Paula Deen Savannah
Bedding: Real Simple Harper
Bench: Gordmans {similar}
Wall Monogram: Custom Cut Monograms
Bedside Lamps: TJ Maxx {similar}
Bedside Trays: Hobby Lobby {similar}
Console: Vintage Dixie Dresser
Sitting Area Rug: Mohawk Home Bloomfield rug
Leaner Mirror: Bronze Mirror
Curtains: Homegoods {similar}

Holiday Home Tour 2014

December 22, 2014

Can y'all believe Christmas is only 3 days away? I finally got around to taking some photos for my holiday home tour. I'm really behind in posting, unfortunately last week I caught the cold/cough/flu junk and can't seem to quite shake it. Here's to having some R&R with family this week. Hope you enjoy the tour...beware, I got a little photo happy. 

Have a merry, merry Christmas!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Ladies' Edition

December 12, 2014

Happy Friday! And Happy 12 shopping days 'til Christmas!

I'm back tonight with a holiday gift guide for all those lovely ladies in your life. This is just a small sampling of some of my faves...I'm hoping to see a few of these under my tree (*hint hint hubby*). The best part is they are all under $100! Enjoy!

1. Red Classic Plaid Fringe Scarf, $11.67 (are you kidding me??)
5. Bow Back Boots, $58.99
6. Aztec Poncho, $38.00

P.S. I'll be back with my 2014 Holiday Home Tour soon. Stay tuned!

DIY Pumpkin Topiary

September 22, 2014

I'm back with a quick tutorial on making the pumpkin topiary I featured on my fall front porch. 

Here's what you'll need:
-6 craft pumpkins 
-Sharp Knife/Drill
-2 (36") wooden dowels
-2 Planters of your choice
-Potting Soil
-Optional: Decorative Moss

Obviously if you only want one topiary, then cut those supplies in half. :)

Here's all my stuff laid out. I had also bought some craft paint, but decided to forego painting the pumpkins so they'd be more of a Fall decoration and not just Halloween. I also had E3000 glue on hand in case the dowels didn't provide enough stability but my pumpkins haven't budged.  I bought 2 large white pumpkins, 2 small orange pumpkins, and two mini white pumpkins. I wanted to stagger the colors of mine, but you can design it however you wish! I got my pumpkins at Michael's...on sale and with a 40% off entire purchase coupon. 

Start by cutting the stems off your two bottom pumpkins. You will need a hole for the dowels to travel through, and the stacked pumpkins will cover it right up anyway.

Here's what you will be left with after removing the stems. Remember not to remove them off your smallest pumpkin since it will be showing on the top. 

Next drill holes in the bottom of all three pumpkins, again to leave to space for the dowel. I kinda drilled and then stuck the dowel in to judge if my holes needed to be bigger. 

After that's all done, slide your stack o' pumpkins onto the dowel and show your husband your awesome handiwork. Spoiler Alert: He will still be more interested in football. 

I didn't document the very last steps, but finish up by filling your planter to the top with soil and then stick each dowel with pumpkins down into the center.For reference, my planters are about 16" tall, so the 36" dowels were perfect.  I tucked some decorative moss down around the sides a few days later just to make it look a little prettier. Super easy & super cute!
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