Thursday, November 16, 2017

{ Our Farmhouse & Cottage Christmas Inspiration this Year.. }

Happy Fridayyyyyy!! I'm not going to lie to you guys, my leg is killing me { not sure why }, but today has been a fabulous day & for no particular reason other than getting my list accomplished, washing my hair LOL & having a hot home-cooked meal on the stove plus a bit of free time to play around with our Christmas decor. I swear every time around this year I get sooo jolly as Mark would say "My face lights up" hahaha & I don't doubt it..what can I say other than I'm  CHRISTMAS CRAZY pants haha! I look forward to this time of the year & everything it entails ALL year & today I thought would do something a bit different this year on the blog..Instead of getting every room "photo" ready /perfect I thought I would share some inspiration from each room with how it is now aka NOT finished , just to give some inspiration & show my process etc..& how much things change with decor while prepping spaces..Come take a peek at some of these spaces getting decked out for the holidays..


I posted about getting this pillow in NYC on our little vacay a few days ago HERE . I love the green & blue plaid, but I have to be honest this space already changed a bit...I'll of course be doing a full Christmas Home Tour soon too! You can see last year's HERE


I wanted to go SUPER simple this year & I think it's a good thing I did, because you guyssss I am striking out this year with decor...It seems like the stores are lacking..I need to go junkin right?!




What did you guys think  about these quick sneak peeks of our upper level?? I have SO much planned for this weekend including a makeover, DIY , Christmas photos & getting a real tree eeek, and next week I'll be sharing sneak peeks of our lower level which is splashed with COLOR!!  I hope you all have an awesome Friday!! 
**P.S. I'm curious, what's your favorite part about the holidays??

Happy weekend!!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

{ Highlights & Favorites from our New York City Excursion }

I'm sooo excited to share this today with you guys!! As you probably know by now we decided to take a little trip to NYC about a week ago..We have been several times before,honeymooned there for a week & went back for our 1 year anniversary as well as both going as children!! We love the city & we had so much fun road tripping in the Jeep through the Pennsylvania & the other states & of course stopping at little places along the way & me taking a million pictures hahah..I know it's not decor related, but I thought I would show a few pictures I quickly shot from this little 4 day adventure!! Come take a peek below & P.S. if you've never been to the big apple...GO!! It's nothing like people perceive I promise really..


Pod39 Hotel

We stayed at Pod39 & it didn't disappoint! It's always a gamble booking a hotel in the city & I'm not going to lie I was quite nervous to stay here as we never have before & the rooms are pod size..Oh my goshhh you guys the room was soo cute, fresh, clean & fun!! The hotel is located in midtown & is close to just about everything PLUS they offer this amazing rooftop terrace area that looks directly at the empire state building!!!!


La Mela Restaurant

Another place we have been going to since 2009 is La Mela in Little Italy...It's old authentic Italian food with the funnest atmosphere & staff..It's informal & the portions are sooo big!



Grand Central Station

So this is one of those areas that we hadn't been to before & I'm SO glad we went this time!! It's something out of a storybook with it's sparkling blue ceiling, marble galore & the hustle & bustle is the best!!


Central Park/ Plaza Hotel

We've been many times before, but this time we walked quite a bit & I'm so glad we did! We got to see some landmarks that were in Home Alone, take in the wildlife & view the amazing Plaza hotel.


Cafe' Roma

It's one of those places that isn't anything super special other than we've been going since 2009 & it;s sooo historical. It dates back in the family from 1891 & the cannolis are sooo yummy! The old-time architecture is everything, a definite stop!




How awesome is this view from our hotel at night? It's literally breathtaking & I felt soo much  while standing up here & taking in everything. It seems weird for someone who has a fear of heights { me } , but it's almost like a stresss reducer & freeing feeling all in one!



Our hotel was so historical & charming..Direct Link: HERE




Rockefeller Center

It's one of those areas that is a must see especially around the holidays! The lights, calming feeling & just all around fun feeling plus the ice rink & tree..It may be my favorite spot!



I hope you guys liked this little tour along with me on our vacation.. I wanted to post more photos, but some didn't go well with my branding hahaha..I'm soo ocd with what a post looks like! Anyways thanks soo much for stopping by & I hope you visit the city if you ever get the chance!!!

Happy Tuesday!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

{ Pottery Barn NYC, My Experience...}

Hey everyone & welcome back..boy it seems like it has been forever!! If you have been following via my InstagramHERE you would know we recently took a trip back to NYC to celebrate our 8 years of marriage! We honeymooned there in 2009 , revisited in 2010 & wanted to go back to recapture some memories & we all around just needed a vacation!!! We decided to drive because we wanted to cozy in the Jeep & enjoy the scenery & each others' time & I despise flying haha! We arrived a few hours early before we could  check -in to our hotel  which was amazing { post coming soon }. One of the things on my itinerary list was to visit the New York Pottery Barn because well it's the NYC Pottery Barn ahaha! We pulled up & I instantly like melted..into a whimsical dreamy & magical land ha! It's 2 stories of everything rustic, cottage, farmhouse, & industrial you could imagine. Keep reading below for my personal experience..


If you've never been to the city, it's a definite must !! The buildings, streets, hustle & bustle..everything you see in the movies is true of NYC! It's grand, fun & whimsical all in one!!



Story time
Okay, so as I stated above we arrived in the city early & decided to do a little shopping..While Mark was in the bathroom I started talking to the employees etc.. & after I said we had just driven 11 hrs to come here & I was a Michigan based Home Blogger they were shocked!! I kept shopping around & about 5 minutes later a few people surrounded me & one of the nice ladies asked if I would come meet the GM OF THEIR STORE?! I seriously turned sooo red, I looked disheveled from the car ride, was in layers of sweats, but literally couldn't believe what was happening.. A few moments later the awesome GM, Clinton came over & introduced himself & we chatted for a minute before he asked if we could take a picture together before we left & he'd post it on the Pottery Barn NYC IG....Umm by this time I was freaking out & excited all in one..It was like a fan-girl moment for my little blogging heart! The whole shopping experience after that was insane with people asking us at every point in the massive establishment if we needed anything & so on.. I can't THANK the staff & GM for reaching out to me like that & attending to our shopping experience like they did.


See the bag I'm holding in a few pictures up?! I bought the cutest green & blue plaid pillow & styled this area a few hours after arriving home haha!





What an awesome experience right? I hope you guys liked this little real moment with me & you got to see bits of our trip & of course the awesome @potterybarn store!! 

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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Happy Friday!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

{ Best & Affordable Flocked Christmas Trees from WALMART }

Hello sweet friends!! Thanks for joining me again for another "not so pretty" post, but a sure informative one. So, I know all my older readers know once November 1st hits everything Christmas I can posts will be going on..& not to say that I'll leave Thanksgiving out, but Christmas is just so special to me & we host every year so I like to start the inspiration & decor asap. Last year I noticed the flocked tree trend by most of the bloggers whether they were sponsored or not the trend seems to be making its way back this year as well..who knows I might jump on this trend ,but you never know with me always doing my own thing hahah. Today I thought I would do the shopping for you & round up the best & most affordable & practical flocked trees from Walmart for you guys!! I mean spending $800-2k on a tree just isn't practical, & that's what TQS blog is all about so I hope this helps!! Come read more below..


T-38
6.5ft Pre- Lit Crystal Pine with Clear Lights 
@$69


T-49
7.5ft Pre-Lit Birmingham Fir Clear Lights
@ $149


T-20
6ft Non- Lit Greenwood Pine
@ $30


4ft Snow Tree w/Burlap Base
@ $18


T-30
7ft Pre-Lit Colorado Pine Clear Lights
@ $69


T-63
Covington Quickset Pre-Lit
@ $179 

Note: All these trees are from IN STORE! They offer many more online, but of course the prices were quite a bit higher, so I wanted to showcase the simple in-store more affordable ones first. Hope this post helped you out in some way & you love your new tree this season.

Happy & healthy Thursday!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

{ 2017 Fall Farmhouse Home Tour }

I know I'm a bit late on getting this Fall Home Tour out, but we have been so busy with personal family stuff, getting everything ready for our vacation to New York & just switching out seasonal stuff inside & out!! I didn't want to pass this Home Tour bye though because I loveee fall, even though ours here in Michigan wasn't so great with the weather!! I will admit since the weather wasn't great for fall this year I got bored of fall decor quite quickly & let's be honest I can only take pumpkins for sooo long hahaha! I'm currently sitting in the office typing this listening to classical Christmas music & may be sipping cocoa haahahah. It feels like the beginning of winter & before it goes any farther, I HAD to post the ending of fall..Come take a peek below & pin for next season too :)!

P.S. I'm just highlighting posts..Links for full posts provided or search the blog nav bar.







Fall Living Room: HERE


Fall Dining Room: HERE


Fall Entryway: HERE





Cozy Fall Bedroom: HERE


Fall Cabinet: HERE



Fall Mantel Decor: HERE


I hope you gathered some inspiration for the end of the season or just for next year!! I had so much fun decorating superr simply & neutral this year..even if it was a short fall season here in Michigan. Let me know what was your favorite part!! 

Happy & healthy week!

 
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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