Monday, September 17, 2018

{ Market Fresh Fall Porch Decor }

Tuesday's you're upping your game lately! Hey pals!!! Anyone else feel like Tuesday's are sometimes worse than Monday's? I'm bringing in this Tuesday with something bright & fun to hopefully set the mood for the rest of the week! I got to spend sometime out front of our little cottage to snap some photos for this post & mostly just hurry & get the mums photographed before they die on me. I have faith this year I'm going to keep them alive...shoot I need to water them today ha..only me! I stepped outside my comfort zone & added blue gourds!! I usually always go with bold orange & greens outside for that authentic look, but this year I wanted a market style look with fresh mums & pumpkins & to my surprise I LOVE IT! Anyways come take a peek at our cute little country market inspired display!! 


 

It all started with that rustic galvanized basket my mom dropped off! I had bought some pillows from HomeGoods but later returned them because it looked to Eastery. I wanted to incorporate the blue pumpkins & like always had an idea in my head but it just wasn't working...Fast forward a few days later & I found that "welcome' tobacco basket & modified it with some white paint. I then added everything else for this little " market inspired porch".


The pumpkins are all faux & we do this for a reason every year! I'll explain why in a later post. All the gourds & pumpkins were purchased at HomeGoods or Michaels. They can get expensive & so I wait for sale days etc..They hold up pretty well even after years of being outside for fall time. Little investment & they're so versatile!


The rug is also from HomeGoods & it's just a standard jute with some specs of grey to pull from the tobacco basket above the chippy white bench!

Side Note: I need a new piece of furniture for this space..I'll share what we're thinking in a future post!


After  I returned the original set of pillows I didn't know what I really needed or wanted to finish this space but after spotting the cream / green stripe pillow & then the Veggie one I decided this is exactly what I needed to finish this space! I always like to share where & what I'm thinking wit my processes...hopefully they can help you guys!  Blogging looks so simple & glamorous, but I promise a lot of time, deadlines & preparation go into our content!


The mums we got at a local stand for $7.99 each..STEAL! I went with yellow & regretted it & then loved them again...hahaha


  

What do you think about our little cottage porch all decorated out for fall? Do you decorate with mums etc.. for fall or just regular pumpkins? THANKS for taking the time to pop in on my little practical home blog.

HAPPY TUESDAY
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{ Rustic Whimsical Fall Harvest Tablescape }

Happy Monday sweet pals!! It's definitely a Monday around here ha. I had to run some errands & edit a few things & while walking into my office I noticed a cord completely demolished by the mischievous Mr. Wibble my office mascot { lionhead BUNNY }. I almost had a total freak out & then remembered why I don't EVER leave things plugged in ha...Such a scare! Anyways back to today's post..I woke up on Sunday morning refreshed after having a long weekend of inspiration from within, no company or friends over { rare for us } & decided to sip mint hot chocolate & stage a full on whimsical fall harvest scene in the dining room...I tell you guys this all the time, but although I'm OCD, I usually do things on a whim & well this is one of those times. I knew right from the start what I wanted out of this space for this shoot, which is rare usually. It all stemmed from some leftover walnuts that needed to be used...I wanted it to look vintage with a touch of whimsical charm with a huge Fall harvest dinner in mind. I'm going to stop trying to explain & just let you take a look down below...

I'm usually not all about formal-ish settings, but whenever I get to use my grams' old vintage scalloped gold rimmed dishes I DO! I used some fancy { to us } silverware, green plaid napkins & just things I wanted to display! I wanted it to feel cozy fall with just tans, deep dark greens & black mixed in with all the rustic wood tones! I used old amber soda bottles for the drinks etc.. Whimsical charm g a l o r e!


This is my most favorite shot from the shoot! It entails exactly what I was going for in this dining room scene. Nothing is perfect & everything is cozy whimsical fall! P.s. the walnuts are still out, but I'm sure the dogs will help with putting them away soon..haha eek!


The biggest change was adding this chalkboard in the dining room! I got it for free after someone pitched it & just chalk-painted the frame part.
 FTR: Everything in this space I already had, leaving this whole shoot for free!! How cool is that?! 

Edit- The greenery is new $10 @hobbylobby

Since this is a harvest style dining room look, I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins! This little wall is super rustic now & fits right in!



We just added those iron hooks from a salvaged  coat rack & I think I should blog them soon! I forget half the stuff we do & think it's too small to blog but a few of you have reached out asking for more stuff like that, so YES to that!







I truly hope you felt like our guest at this whimsical fall harvest table of ours! Thanks soo much for stopping by today & sharing our posts & following via all our social media outlets! My little practical blog is growing THANKS to you ALL! 

Happy Monday

 
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Monday, September 10, 2018

{ Neutral Fall Dining Room Cabinet Decor }

Happy Monday, Pals!! I hope your weekend was amazing in every way possible. Ours was everything cozy fall & the weather was a perfect 65 & breezy! We took advantage of it & went junking at a local flea market, ate sweets, napped & laughed our behinds off! Something about fall always brings out the best in everything at least for me ha! I got really inspired after a few days of feeling blah, so I wanted to share our corner dining room cabinet decorated for fall with some simple & super neutral touches! I didn't plan on this but I'm obsessed with how it came out especially for the season!! Come see the full post below...

   

My sister described this as "Alice in Wonderland" meets a cozy cottage haha. I think I would have to agree with her. My style is pretty distinct & that's one thing I always try to do is add a bit of whimsical with the cozy rustic cottage feel.! The dusty lambs ear greenery & wood branches give a nice soft fall feel!


I'll be sharing more of this space & dining room wall once I photograph everything! I love the fresh white especially paired with the fall decor so far! Come fall here in Michigan we need all the light we can get, so the white wash helps!


I used things I had laying around the house just playing with decor & I actually loved this & decided to shoot it for the blog. I swear sometimes it's the most random times or things that inspire me...





I always say I'm going to get rid of this cabinet, but truth is I really love it & have a sentimental attachment...I guess when the time is right another piece I love better will pop up!! I hope you guys loved this super SIMPLE post...Sorry it's not more in depth...but most my post are simple & hope you guys like that about my practical & hopefully inspiring little home blog!!

 Happy Monday!
 
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

{ Cozy Early Fall Home Decor Lookbook }

Hey pals! I hope your week has been everything you've needed! I've been needing these super hot temps to calm down ha, so I thought introducing some early fall inspiration & some first pics of our home spruced up after the mini makeover would be fun for you guys! I mean fall is just about everyone's favorite & I like to get a few posts out before the masses just so you guys can gather some simple & practical fall inspiration. Changing things out for the seasons doesn't have to be expensive or stressful & that's why I love being a "practical home blogger". A few simple items displayed is truly enough most of the time.  Anyways cutting the rambling short & let's get right into this simple fall lookbook around our home.


So after we had the upstairs painted all pure white it was already the end of August...This is partly the reason I jumped right into some minimal fall decor. This area is the coziest corner in the house & we have quite a few..This space was splashed with some mini burlap pumpkins & for now I'm loving it!



You can obviously tell how enthused the pibbs are hahaha! Stinks cute little {big} piggy butt matches so well with our warm fall decor hahah. I have a theme I'm going with this year & it's called simple & rustic ha. Give me all the dried tan flowers, cream & white throws + wood! Almost like an old mill meets fall florist haha..Only me!




I'm still working on this wall, but again I have a theme I'm craving this year & it's natural everything with that rustic 1930's mill loook! I'll be doing  a full post once this wall is complete. For now I added some fall-y sage greens & lots of dried wheat grasses, baskets & of course a new pillow from HomeGoods!




I hope you guys liked this quick fall lookbook idea! I know it's not super filled with fall but it's simple & showing my process of easing into fall the real life way. I hope it inspired you in some way or another. Wishing you all the BEST long weekend with friends & family!

Happy Thursday!

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

{ House Project UPDATE }

Hi pals! Happy Monday & welcome back to TQS blog. I wanted to super quickly pop on here to share some simple but cute touches we've added to our current home { Yes, we're still house hunting }. I wanted to spruce our current home up while still looking for our next one because it adds value, I crave it & I wanted a cozier look to our little cottage. We had a budget set for these updates including contracting fees etc..We came pretty close but almost everything got done & so far I'm loving it. A short rundown of what we wanted was to white wash the entire upper level, add new back + storm door, paint front door, add grids to doors & windows, hang an architectural address sign, & a few other things. I wanted this all done by September 1st because you guys know what that means...F A L L ha! I love my seasons & holidays, so wanted a fresh look this year! Anyways come see what we've been up to below..
  

Since I'm branded as a "practical home blogger" I like to keep it real & show our home in complete chaos like this picture. Everything piled on the dining room table..& currently still is. I feel bad posting these pictures because they're not inspiring but real & show the process of our daily life. I hope you guys don't mind.


Finally after 5 years of trying to save that vintage backdoor we decided to get a new cute cottage style one..Let's just say our contractor hates us right now hahaha..It needed so much work to get to this point!


Again, another not so great photo but the grids add that much more charm to this giant window! Ill be sharing the whole process soon!


This vintage linen closet is actually finished, just some styling & I'll be blogging it soon! I love the fresh white paint on her & the fresh wall paint for that matter! 
** See the First Installment of this Vintage Door HERE



White on white on whiteeee haha! I can't wait to see how this photographs compared to the Dolphin Fin Grey that was previously in the dining area. I hope you guys liked this "update". I'm so sorry it's not more fun or staged..Hope you're enjoying the process with us!

Happy Monday!
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{ Honest Glidden Paint Review..}

Happy Sunday friends!! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! This was my birthday weekend & of course we took on a whole house spruce up haha..only us! I can't say that it hasn't been fun because honestly it has been a huge chaotic fun weekend around here. Tons of sweets in the house, projects, fun contractor & lots of laughs! I wanted to give a little review on the paint we { I } chose for the "white wash" of almost our entire upper level! So I randomly chose Glidden because I was originally just going to freshen up our grey/blue accent wall...Well then I got carried away & decided to do the whole upper level crisp pure white. Since I had already started with Glidden I decided to keep with the same brand..Oh & hire our contractor to finish hahaha! I have a bad -HORRID- back  & after two walls I was spent. Fast forward to the second day & 3 coats later & it still needed another...Mind you that our walls were not dark or anything crazy. They were painted with a gloss finish which I know takes a lot to cover but it was to the extreme. We've used Glidden before & loved the products with no issue. With being honest though, we usually ALWAYS use Behr. Keep reading to gather more insight + info..
P.S. This post is to inform of our opinion only not to discredit any company or product.

The after did come out nicely, but again with many coats.

PROS:
  • Price- under $22 per gallon can
  • Finishes
  • Paint + Primer
 CONS:
  • Coverage
  • Thickness or lack of..
  • Performance
  • Primer didn't seem to work well
  • Bubbles    


**Sneak peeks..I'll be doing a whole house spruce-up post soon..Stay tuned & you can follow me via my social media outlets for DIRECT updates..Links top right of blog.



This space we were covering a chalkboard & it took MANY coats..to be expected but it didn't seem to want to cover..

These are just some of the key points I wanted to touch on. Coming from a contractors point of view it was very irritating. Like I said, we have used Glidden before  on other things with no issues. I think for walls we still stick to @behr though..Again, these are just our opinions. I would recommend buying mini cans to do test on a few different paint brands before choosing one for a huge area. I honestly wouldn't buy Glidden for a huge space again, but for other little projects definitely! 

I hope this post helps inform you on our experience & can help you in some way with your painting needs! What's your favorite paint to use? 

Happy Sunday, 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 :). 
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