Wednesday, December 13, 2017

{ Whimsical Country Cottage Holiday Home Tour }


Hey everyone & welcome to my most favorite time of the year..OUR HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!!! I've been mentioning for the last week or so about this & I'm so excited to finally share each room in this post!! As always I do posts of each room then I combine the highlights from each space & it becomes our Holiday Home Tour! I will leave direct links to each space below the rooms for more pictures & sources of each room etc.. I must say this year I struggled with a theme,but after I got going I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like..A fun & festive whimsical country cottage!!! I used tons of galvanized items, flocked goods & green & greys! I love the icy whimsical feel those combined goods gave the house with the exception of our lower level that I warmed up with reds & greys!! Well here I am rambling again..Come see the full tour below!!

** Click the direct links for sources & more about each space individually!


  • P O R C H
 

*More on this DIY Christmas Porch: HERE


  • U P P E R  L I V I N G  R O O M
 

*See the whole Living Room: HERE
 ** See the Mantel: HERE




  • D I N I N G  R O O M

*Full Dining Room: HERE




  • B E D R O O M

*See more on our Christmas Bedroom: HERE




  • L O W E R  L E V E L  

*See more of our lower level: HERE





I hope you guys loved our holiday home tour!! It takes so much planning, time & energy but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I also hope I helped you with some simple affordable inspiration! People always ask me why I start so early & truth be told it's because I'm a crazy Christmas lady haha..Nov. 1st still doesn't seem like  enough time to enjoy the holidays fully! 

Happy Thursday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Monday, December 11, 2017

{ Whimsical Country Cottage Christmas Living Room }

Well helloooo everyone & welcome back!! Today is room #5 on my Christmas room tour & I'm so excited for you to cozy in & come see this space..This weekend we utilized this space sooo much & it felt amazing!! We are so busy that the weekends are our sanctuary along with this little spot { our upper living room }. I mentioned via my Instagram that during December we tend to leave all the lights on, not to waste energy but because Christmas comes & goes so fast we like to enjoy them & that is just what we did alll Sunday!! It was super cozy/ magical & I just hope I caught at least a glimpse of that twinkle & warmth from this space on camera for you guys!! I think I'll have our FULL Holiday Home Tour up by Wednesday or Thursday ..I'll also be doing two bonus spaces for you guys..Stay tuned folks..P.S. 15 days until Christmas..HOW?!!


Just like most of my designs these white & grey plaid pillows were a last minute idea that lead me into this theme haha! I lucked out after waking up on Sunday at noon with awesome light & got right to work! I think I was feeling extra inspired from Frankenmuth the night before & still hyped up on the pounds of chocolate haha!

This space exceeded my expectations this year...which is hard because this room is super long & big! I think I accomplished making it cozy & warm with neutrals & pinches of whimsical flares like the gold beaded light garland, wood pieces & flocked tree!
 

I bought those simple tree pillows from HomeGoods a few months back & knew I wanted to incorporate grey & white with them..a super neutral whimsical cottage Christmas..Crazy how things come together!



You can see in some of the pictures I used the black tag candle that smells like Abercrombie & Fitch, & then the glass white mason jars with the little vintage style Cracker Barrel bottle..Reason? I got bored & I used up all of that candle hahaha



Side Note: I'll be posting night pictures via my Instagram & Facebook so be sure you're following { top right of page blog }


The chalkboard fit in perfectly with this year's flocked tree, textures, creamy white candles & splashes of green magic! The simplest Christmas decor, but I must say my FAV for this room in the 5 years we've been here.




I really hope you guys liked this space!!! You can check our  last year's Christmas Living room HERE & be sure to scroll back & see the first 4 spaces on the blog!!!

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

{ DIY Cottage Style Wood Planked Porch in 3 Easy Steps..}

Happy Wednesday friends!! I hope your week has been going well..Ours has been busy, but what's new haha. As I was walking in our front door I realized I never blogged our little DIY planked wood porch.. We started this project that took 45 minutes tops right before vacay to NYC in November & so it was about time I blogged it.. I was craving something warmer & more cottage style for Christmas, so while in the garage I spotted some brand new wood planks from one of my husband's contracting jobs & decided I would see if they worked in this space...Y'all a MIRACLE happened- they fit PERFECT haha..I grabbed a few more & I really loved how the wood warmed the space up instead of the boring grey stone. This Christmas porch isn't done { I'm still adding a few things} but I thought since it was sunny today & it was somewhat staged I would show you guys this quick & easy little project!! You guys know when we do projects & say simple, we really mean s i m p l e..You won't believe how easy this was..Come take a peek below for more details & a sneak peek at our cozy cottage Christmas porch so far..


How To:
  • Clean area { We used our blower }
  • Lay wood planks out to be sure of measurement etc.. { You can also lay horizontal }
  • Use a mallet or hammer to lightly tap planks into place.
  • Clean again if need be..


I love the rustic appeal paired with the warm tones in the wood & chippy buckets, stool & simple green pines!! I'll be blogging this full space soon all decked out for Christmas as my attempt today failed with the high winds hahah..typical Paige moment!



This sign was a DIY wayyy back when, but it fit this space nicely, so why not?! The sled is also a recent makeover & I'll be blogging that soon as well...Ahh you guys I'm feeling so behind this year!! 

Side Note: The flooring is engineered, so if it happens to get wet etc.. out here which it has, it's perfectly fine!





The smell of that fresh Douglas Fir & cozy elements is perfect for our little welcoming cottage entrance!





What do you guys think about this little simple porch DIY? I've said this a million times before,but it's the most random projects that turn out to be my favorite hahah..this is at the top of my list!!  What do you think about this fun & cozy DIY/makeover element?
**You can see our Christmas Porch last year HERE

 
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! 
 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

{ Cozy Cottage Christmas Bedroom }

Hey everyone thanks for popping back in for room #4 on our Christmas room tour! I planned on sharing our porch today, but for some reason was more inspired to decorate & cozy up our master bedroom for Christmas!! Anyone who loves Christmas knows how refreshing it is to have a whimsical/magical Christmas retreat to snuggle into after a long day...especially in the cooler months like December plus adding the twinkle of the Christmas lights...Ya, I pretty much sleep like a baby hahah & that's coming from someone who barely sleeps haha. I think since we were go go alll weekend & did a little birthday celebrating Friday night I was ready to cozy this space up & get a good nights sleep..One thing I will say about this space is that it's my favorite Christmas room since blogging & I didn't go simple AT ALL!! You guys know I'm all about the comfy simplicity,but I decided to go all out in our room this year.. Come see more below!

  

I really wish I could capture just about cozy & magical this liitle space really is!! I dropped my Camera Friday night & so these pictures are not so crisp ugh..but you get the picture..I hope!! I wanted it be like cozy cottage snowy palace heheh..The flocked garland & trees helped add that look!



I added so much texture like these hanging baskets & I'm so glad I did! They add that hint of farmhouse style I crave in our little suburban cottage!


Something about having a Christmas tree in your room is just sooo much loveliness I tell ya!! If you don't have one go get yourself a little 4.5ft one like this pre-lit one from @walmart I picked up for under $25!! I took the 3 "feet" off of it & plopped it in this vintage crock & set it on this antique stool from my gram!


Falling asleep under the tree lights & waking up to vanilla scented candles makes for a cozy & refreshing morning...sometimes tooo cozy hahaha. The bedding is from @ikea & pillows from @homegoods






I hope you guys the whole feeling I was going for in this space! I didn't want it simple or just splattered with greenery, but more polished & whimsical for something fun to cozy into at night! Do you decorate your bedroom for Christmas or put a tree in there? 


Happy Monday!
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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