Tuesday, May 15, 2018

{ Mini Summer Cottage Home Tour }

Happy Tuesday, pals!! I hope your Mother's Day weekend was wonderful for you in every way despite your circumstances...I wanted to start this week fresh with a mini Home Tour & basically just a recap of our spring/ summer home decor so far. You see I'm kind of in a jumbled decor mess because our "spring" weather was more winter & now Michigan has decided to jump right into summer with a few days reverting to spring with mass amounts of rain...WHAT?! See what  I mean ahaha, so I'm just doing what I want with decor at this point since the seasons & months are all mixed up. Today I wanted to share when I'm at this our cozy summery  decor etc.. I'll be doing a whole ligher switch up once I can depend on the weather staying warm . Anyways come see this mini spring/summer home tour below...

  

W e l c o m e! Thanks for popping in for this little tour! 
This year I wanted a more garden greenhouse look with lots of mixed in neutral textures & garden essentials. The poor the chippier the better right?! 
*See our spring front door post HERE
 

I added terracotta pots in both our upper living room & dining room. It made such a warm garden feel & it brightened up the space with some natural color!! You can get these pots just about everywhere & for super cheap.


I mentioned via my Instagram that I changed out this fireplace mantel decor out 3 times in around 4 days..if you scroll through you will see a few different looks..again with the vintage items & terracotta pots..super spring/summer & also super simple.
*Full Post HERE



Spring/Summer centerpiece HERE



This summer tablescape is one of my most favorite tablescapes since blogging. The textures, different greenery, etc.. all scream Paige style haha.





This hutch will be getting a new spring look soon, so be sure to check back!! I think it's finally time this ole girl gets a spruce up hahah! *More on this look HERE


*You can read more on how we style our side tables for spring HERE. I hope you guys liked this little home tour. I know it was super short, but it's full of cozy warm touches. I hope you gathered some inspiration too. Thanks again for stopping by our home.

Happy Tuesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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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Paige.Rose

Saturday, May 12, 2018

{ Thrifty Cottage Style Garden Greenhouse Centerpiece! }

Heyyy pals & welcome back to the blog!! Me blogging on Saturday...yup it's true haha! I wanted to pop on here & quickly share our summer greenhouse garden centerpiece for you guys! I'm not hosting Mother's Day, but if you are this would be the most simplest centerpiece EVER & super festive + fresh! I got the inspiration from my grams where I got these huge vintage terracotta pots & our yard actually...even though it's still not done I wanted to bring the outdoors in, but in typical " Paige" style...You guys have heard me talk about this many of times before but I'm not a green thumb so I use mostly faux greenery with the exception of a few...I had this industrial two tray stand from Target & decided to fill it with greenery, pots & add come vintage junkin' finds the side of it on the dining room table. See I told you literally the easiest centerpiece ever!! You could use any stand you want or have, grab some Dollar Store terracotta pots, flowers & greenery & voila complete!!! Come see more below...



So, while I was at my grams picking in her potting shed, I also got that little orange stool that desperately needs to be painted..I'll be sharing that soon too. Loving how this little dining area of ours in coming into what I had planned for this summer. I was going to switch out that 1940's chandy we got from a 1930's B &B but I see how popular it is now as I've seen many of you implement it in your homes..which makes me so thrilled!!


Our dining room gets so much light & breeze through it..I can't wait to show you the new cottage doors once they're installed. I love this one in the back because it's over 40 years old, but unfortunately it just doesn't work for what we need anymore. I will be sharing the transformation soon!!




I've been meaning to ask this question for quite sometime now..so since we're white washing the whole upstairs..do you think we should paint the barn door or leave as is??? Let me know in the comments for via my social media outlets!!




I always get nervous to share photos of myself via the blog because I have facial scars from a serious dog bite when I was 2 yrs old & 3 surgeries. My new go-to motto these days is " who cares" be yourself & share share shareeee! I love sharing my process with you guys & most of the time I'm not made-up but in a long braid, tank & baseball cap.SIMPLE ME.





I hope you guys liked this simple cottage garden tablescape. It's perfect for Mother's Day. Speaking of which, I don't really talk about much because it's a sad but happy day for us. Happy because we celebrate my mom who is so strong & helpful, but sad because of the tragic loss of Mark's mom when we was just 12. We celebrate her everyday, but it doesn't get easier. I also want to wish everyone who is trying to become, is or was a mom & that includes dog mommas too. Although we don't want kids, that doesn't stop my heart from feeling for those who do or have lost one.

Happiest weekend, pals!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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 :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose


Monday, May 7, 2018

{ Cozy Spring Garden Cottage Porch Setup }

Oh Monday you've been a sleepy one already...HEY, pals!!!!! Welcome back to TQS & happy Monday!!! As you can see today's post is s bit late getting out & that's because Sunday we were up late in the yard having a cozy bonfire after some spring exterior cleaning/planning..We brought some fresh strawberries out & enjoyed a huge bonfire with the pups, pretty perfect ending to the weekend!! While we were sprucing up the yard with new mulch, edgers { I can't wait to blog these } & just upkeep I managed to sneak away for a minute & throw some cute stuff together on the front porch..I wanted  rustic, chippy ticking stripe goodness with lots of  garden style mixed in. Our porch isn't huge but it's enough for a bench, table & decor, so it's perfect. Come see this quick little spruce up with one of my most favorite things from junkin' to date.. 


I moved this white bench from our back patio up to the front. I love the chippy weathered look about it & it's super comfortable plus from my gram. The green chippy table was a free find & was inside, but I thought it looked great out here paired with the crisp white & blue / green accents!




This little spot is so perfect for ice cold lemonade stops after working in the yard, yes we actually use this spot. I can't wait to play around with this spot more for 4th of July { my fav } & so on...Still debating if I should paint these planks white??? Leave me a comment below with your opinion.


 Okay, FINALLY my favorite piece I added out here- THIS WOOD ANGEL! If you've been following me for a while you would know I'm obsessed with angels & higher powers..I have this thing with angels even though I'm not religious, I love them & they soothe me. I like to think of this angel as Mark's mom watching over us { she passed tragically when he was 12 }. I spotted this garden mount at a junkin shop a few years ago & I knew I HAD to have it. It has been all over our home but I LOVE it out front. It makes a nice statement too & it;s chippy white..check check!




What do you guys think about this cozy little spot? So simple & quaint, but oozes with charm & personality right?! I hope you love this little spot just as much as we do. The angel completes this spot sooo much! 

Happy Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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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Paige.Rose

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

{ Cozy Spring Upper Living room & Fireplace Refresh }

Hey pals!!! Today's post has been one I've been talking about for the past few weeks, actually since before our little Florida spring break road trip..I'll be blogging that soon too..eek I feel so behind ha. Anyways today I'm sharing some cozy spring refreshed around the house since it finally feels like spring & today even summer..I mentioned via my Instagram HERE that I have been down physically which intern messes with my mental state at times.. But then the Saturday night decor bug hit & I got super inspired & added just about every hydrangea I had in our little cottage hahaha..seriously! I wanted to share some of the charming & thrifty ways I added spring on a whim at 10pm! I swear refreshing spaces & feeling inspired to make everything beautiful around you truly makes you feel like a million bucks! Okay, I'm doing it again..blabbing, come see some spring goodness around our upper living room below...

  

I just blogged about this fun DIY  HERE . If you haven't had a chance to see it, I hope you will!! I love this little thrifty basket..charm & flowers- need I say more?!


I want it to feel so bright & colorful & by that I mean flower colors..I can't get too crazy with the colors, but the cozy bright greenhouse flowers splashed everywhere is nice to wake up to! I added tons of hydrangeas, moved that huge HomeGoods canvas painting to the living room wall from my office & I LOVE IT! It adds so much warmth & height to the room,and it's hydrangeas in a vintage wood frame..YES PLEASE!

I kept the mantel pretty simple with carrying the bright greenhouse theme with some simple terracotta pots, greenery & the vintage watering-can. I've used this watering-can on our mantel before for fall, but couldn't resist.... chippy, thrifty, vintage antiques are my jam haha!



To tie in the fireplace mantel I added some terracotta pots around the living room with some mini succulents & then added the galvanized buckets to tie in with the watering-can via the mantel!



What do you guys think about our spring living room & fireplace refresh? I'm a tad bit obsessed with how it turned out!! Though we don't have a huge home, I feel blessed to have it..As I was just writing that last part I hope you guys will say a happy thought for us as we look at another potential new home on Thursday! I will always love this one so much though...cherishing it! What was your favorite part?

Happy Wednesday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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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Paige.Rose









{ DIY Spring Cottage Mailbox Basket Front Door Decor }

HAPPY Tuesday, pals!!!! Eeeek I'm so excited to be back in my office creating, writing, designing, blogging & everything HOME!! I want to apologize for my week long break as I wasn't intending it to be that much of a gap in posts...I haven't been feeling well physically & that puts my mind in a different place, so I'm so sorry. I tend not to follow the masses or be a people pleaser nor keep up with Jones' but sometimes running a business can be hard, especially when you put yourself out there like blogging etc.. Anyways today I'm refreshed & ready to post about something I'm super passionate about but have only shared a few times in the past few months..DIY!!!! So, I was at HomeGoods the other day shopping for a client & spotted this post mailbox {post} basket on sale for under $10..umm coming home with me was a MUST ha! I brought it home & knew exactly what I wanted to do with it as our front door is in a state of disaster...more on that soon! I grabbed some simple leftover supplies I had in my office & got to work. In less than 10 minutes I had new charming door decor! Come see how I did it below...


S U P P L I E S  +  H O W  T O:

  • Greenery or Flowers of any kind you like.
  • Burlap or fabric for inside the basket. { I used an old farmhouse pillow cover }
  • Nail, 3M or String to attach to the door. I used a piece of string & pieced it threw the basket & tied to door knocker.

ENJOY!

So the basket did come with two hooks on the back { See above photo }, but I didn't want to use two nails that spaced apart on my door. This is why I used the above method instead. You can do whichever is better for you!


Inspiration comes from all over for me & this little tiny coffee cup filled with creamy vanilla cappuccino was my inspiration for the type of flowers & greenery I used! I wanted something fresh but dusty cozy vintage looking...I used lavender sprigs, & some other lightly colored green branches ..sorry I'm horrible at flower names!

Side Note: If you know the names of any of these flowers leave them in the comments! FYI flowers are faux.





This door will be getting a quick makeover once we add something new...hint ha! Until then, I'm loving this spruced up simple door decor & this basket, well it has my heart..How ADORABLE & thrifty..check check! I hope you love this tiny little #DIY. If you happen to make one or something like it tag me on my social media outlets { top right of blog }! 
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS ENCOURAGING ME PALS!

Happy Tuesday!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, 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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Paige.Rose