Outside is More Magical 

Whether it’s a hot shower, bubble bath, or just a soak in the tub after a long day, I wouldn’t mind it being outside! Not in the wide open of course! I have been falling in love with some of these outdoor showers and spa areas from Pinterest! Sooooooo magical💚💚💚

   
    
    
   
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Loving Decor on Valentine’s Day! <3

Hello loves!

 

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on here with an updated blog! Life is definitely getting crazy and it’s hard to catch a breath when you’re having so much fun! Anyways, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m sure you’re wondering what could you do to around the house to “set the mood!”

Trust me, all those scenes you see in the movies can become a reality very easily! Here are some idea’s to brighten up the household with a more loving mood!

Rose Petals!

Yes, I know, it sounds so cliché because it’s Valentine’s Day and all, but I’m not talking about making a trail to the bedroom or in the bathtub (I mean, I’m not opposing it ;)). Instead of making a trail, let’s try something different! How about rose petals on her office space at home? Or tv stand? Kitchen counters? Just little places throughout the house that she wouldn’t expect, and then she’ll have the smooth mindset every time she views them or is by them!

Try switching it up by doing some different colors other than your typical red! Here’s a chart of different colors!

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Image via http://www.chocomania125.com/SCENTED-ROSE-BOUQUETS.html

Candles!

Can’t forget the candles! If you’re anything like me, you probably have an endless supply of every scent under the moon except the moon itself!

Try something that’s a little sweeter than normal! Or put the candle’s in a different setting!

Try a more delicious scent or flowery scent! Vanilla is classic of course..but I discovered a new scent lately that I am IN LOVE WITH! It’s called Vanilla Rum Cookie! It can be found on a Scentsy consultant’s website!

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Here are some other scents that will definitely the area more magical! These scents are also part of the Valentine’s Day Collection at Yankee Candle!

Raspberry Sorbet!

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/product/raspberry-sorbet/_/R-115542

Chocolate Truffle!

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Bakery Air! (online exclusive)

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http://www.yankeecandle.com/product/bakery-air/_/R-1351676

Mhhmmm I bet you can smell those sweet smells already! I know I sure can!

Now let’s set the mood with some fun lighting!

String lights are always a great mood setter! String lights to me always remind me of a warm, romantic outdoor scene like a walk through the park or somewhere exotic like the Eifel Tower!

It could be as simple as just stringing them across your living room, bedroom, etc. Here are some other options to which you can create that fantasy scenario with string lights!

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Simply add string lights to lantern or liqueur bottles you have around the house!

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Or how about attaching your favorite pictures of you and your significant other to the string lights! You can take a stroll down memory lane and fall in love with each other all over again!

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Hope everyone’s Valentine’s Day and weekend is as wonderful as all of you are! 

 

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New Year, New Color

ell folks, it’s a new year! That’s right, 2015 has been left in the past and now it’s time for 2016!

With the new year already kicking off, I’m sure a lot of you are ready for some new color in your household! Whether that be new paint, accessories, or a new bedspread design, something new and refreshing is probably needed somewhere!

Let’s start off with Sherwin William’s Color of the Year!

This year’s 2016 color is…

ALABASTAR SW7008

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“Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”
Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2016-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/?WT.ac=/architects-specifiers-designers/color/%20CS1%20/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2016-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/

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Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/340725528030000276/

For me, this is a very soothing color, but maybe it isn’t quite your style. Have no fear! I have located some other great color pallets!

Why not give these a try!

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Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394698354823079053/

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For more color ideas and paint pallets, please feel free to visit…

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/color/

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Happy Holidays 🙂

Sweet Smell of Thanksgiving! 

Now that Halloween is gone, I’m sure everyone is thinking hard about Thanksgiving! All that food and the warmth of your parent’s house or even Grandma’s house! Gah I can just picture it now! What’s really planting a great picture in my head is the sweet smells around me! Yes I’m by a lot of Yankee candles! 

I’ve picked out a couple that I feel like every home should try to make your home feel extra warm and delightful for Thanksgiving or even all year round! 

Bourbon and Vanilla!   
I’m a huge vanilla junkie and this is like the icing on top! 

Salted Carmel!   
Gosh, what isn’t there to love here! 

Pumpkin Spice!   

Fall wouldn’t be fall without something pumpkin! 

 Cinnamon Stick 
Ahh yes, that cozy scent as your are sitting by the fire on a cold winter night! 

Hope I’m getting some great pictures and ideas into your heads to make winter this year a lot more tolerable! 

Seasons greetings! 

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Neolith Stone

A couple of weeks ago in my Internship class, we all had to give a presentation of what we have been learning or doing on our job site! Well, honestly, mine wasn’t too special..BUT a fellow classmate gave us all some really cool information including telling us about Neolith Stone, which I had no clue existed! Turns out, this stone is pretty darn amazing and can be used in several different ways! I’ll give you a break down of what Neolith stone is!

Basically, Neolith is a remarkable stone that doesn’t scratch and doesn’t stain, idea for counter tops. Neolith also has some other amazing qualities such as fire and heavy-duty cleaning agent resistant, and, thanks to the extremely low absorption rate of technical porcelain, ideal for food contact and processing.

Seriously.. could you ask for anything better or more!?

Neolith stone is also Eco friendly! It is made up of all natural elements such as clay, feldspar, silica and mineral oxides, and its colors are made up of natural pigments. The colors are nothing short of breath taking when it comes to all these wonderful elements involved!

Here are some examples!

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Gosh, I can’t get over how incredible this natural stone is!

You can also use this stone as basically anything! Walls, flooring, in your bathroom, counter tops, anywhere in your home! The durability is lifetime and really only requires a once in a lifetime buy! Seriously, who can beat that?!

How much do you expect to pay for something that doesn’t scratch, stain, and haves a lifetime durability? Not a lot! Actually, Neolith stone has some very reasonable pricing depending on where you go! As modern day arrives, I believe more of this stone is going to be a normal for everyone!

Go ahead and check out a local kitchen and bath store or counter top store and ask them about Neolith stone! You may be shocked at how much it is with all these wonderful benefits! Enjoy!

Happy Decorating!

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Decorating Musings On A Cold, October Day…

Well, it’s another cold and windy day here in the beautiful month of October! What’s better than enjoying the cold inside your home, drinking some coffee, and exploring over Pinterest? Nothing in my opinion! Let me show you some ways to cozy up your home on a crappy, cold day!

Cinnamon Candle!

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Photo Credit: http://thenouveauimage.com/2014/09/19/diy-fall-decor/

This is a really easy DIY!

First: Pick a candle scent of your choosing! I prefer the classic Vanilla.

Second: Buy cinnamon sticks! Dollar store works great!

Third: Hot glue the cinnamon sticks in a circle to the candle! 

Fourth: Add a cute ribbon or keep it plain… your choice!

Fall Floral Arrangements!

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Photo Credit: https://www.billyheromans.com/flowers/fall-flowers-baton-rouge-la/

This time of year, your local floral shop has all types of colors and arrangements for the fall season! Brighten up your home with a cute cut flower arrangement or even a silk arrangement!

Here are some of my favorite fall flowers!

The bright and beautiful Sunflower!

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Roses!

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Lilies!

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No doubt you’ll be able to make a lasting autumn arrangement with these beautiful flowers!

How about we decorate some bottles?!
Finish up that glass of wine and let’s put that bottle to work!

Do you have any neat ideas for Halloween decorations? How about these DIY Halloween wine bottles!  www.laurasleanbeef.com:

photo credit: http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/halloween-wine-bottles/

First, empty a bottle of your choice… doesn’t matter what color it is!

Second, spray paint or acrylic paint

Third, grab a stencil or free hand your design!

Here are some other things you can do for your empty bottles!

Creative use for wine bottles. Wrap with twine and add a few adornments.:

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Photo Credit: http://craft-your-home.com/2013/01/17/emptywinebottlecrafts-painted-empty-wine-bottles-covered-with-burlap-ribbon-crafts/

Wine bottle craft @Cheyenne Hernandez Hernandez Hernandez Hernandez Hernandez Willoughby:

Photo Credit: http://homesthetics.net/31-beautiful-wine-bottles-centerpieces-perfect-table/

And last but not least… why not glue a bunch of scrabble letters together to create coasters?!

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Dramatic Mirror! 

Hey ladies and gentlemen! 

Yesterday at my internship at Partners By Design in Fond Du Lac, WI I fell in love with a dramatic mirror! There’s no other way to describe it! This piece is just simple breath taking and I will forever admire it’s one of a kind beauty!  

 
This mirror could be yours for $2,525. Sometimes I do wish money could grow on trees! 

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Let’s Kick Off Fall!! 

It’s here! The first day of fall! If you’re anything like me, you’re going crazy over anything pumpkin related! And you if you’re not, well that’s okay too! 

I thought I’d like to share some of my own creations, along with some I have found on Pintetest of beautiful fall decor for all over the house! 

  
This is a painting I did a couple of days ago! Not bad for not painting in 4 years! P.S- sun flowers are my favorite! 

  
I got these huge pumpkins and this beautiful mum from the flower shop I work at! These are perfect for my little porch space!

  
I know I’ve shared this before but I’m too proud of it to not share multiple times! A Juliette serve bowl, mulled apple poulp  and mulled apple candle.. All from Pottery Barn! Oh and the candle burns down the middle so it won’t light anything else on fire!

  This mantel is beyond gorgeous with all of its fall decor! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/47639708535444303/
  
Here’s another cute front porch idea! I’m too afraid to put small pumpkins out because they always get stolen.. This would be great with big pumpkins too!


Here’s to happy decorating for fall! 

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Fall Decor

  
I put this little piece together through a little inspiration at Pottery Barn! 

This piece consists of a Juliette Serve Bowl $59.00, Mulled Apple Candle $34.50, and Mulled Apple Poulperie $19.50! 

Not bad right?! You can also recreate this look with Pottery Barn’s newest fall scent Harvest Spice!