Monday, November 21, 2016

{ Cozy Night Christmas Lighting & Decor }

So I'm doing something here on TQS that is usually frowned upon in the blogging world...I'm showing you nighttime pictures!!! I mean when am I ever doing what the "crowd" is doing anyway hahaa..I thought since nighttime is when you get the most cozy feel during the holidays that I would show exactly what our little suburban cottage looks like all lit up for Christmas!!! I haven't photographed all our rooms that I plan on sharing on the blog just yet, but I'm giving you all a little sneak peek & hopefully inspiration!! I have 4 more spaces to photograph, but I'm trying to space them out a bit..Although I don't know how much longer I can wait..#christmascrazy!!! Once I finish photographing all the spaces I'll be sharing for Christmas, I'll post the full 2016 Christmas Home Tour! Until then, come see some spaces all warm & cozy with lots of lights for the season! 

This little corner in our dining room is probably my most favorite other than our lower level with our large tree! Something about this corner with the vintage pantry next to it, vintage tree in a barrel & this sign all lit up has me loving it! I literally just added this sign & these dollar plates & strung some garland to decorate this space..I love the neutral vintage charm look going on! 

Sources: Sign & Plates from +Target / Garland from +Walmart  !



This little 4ft tree from +HomeGoods  that I sat in a vintage barrel helps complete this spot!


Simple, cozy & rustic! The "gather" sign was a diy here: DIY GATHER SIGN


The barrel, leather jingle-bell strap & stool are all free vintage finds! The farmhouse style pantry was a diy here:DIY FARMHOUSE PANTRY  as well as the "general store" sign here: DIY GENERAL STORE SIGN



This vintage barn door adds so much charm to our home! I'm so excited we got to decorate it this year!! See how we made a divider out of it here:DIY BARN DOOR DIVIDER


You can see this whole cozy Christmas dining room here: COZY FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS DINING ROOM

I hope you guys liked this kind of "different" post! I love the nighttime look & how cozy some simple white Christmas lights can make any room feel! I'm curious, do you use simple white lights or colored in your Christmas decor? We always used colored as a child, so I think that's why I prefer plain white now! Let me know in the comment section below:) !

Wishing you all a lovely 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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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

{ Rustic Christmas Cabinet with Simple Natural Touches! }

Hey y'all!!! I'm so sorry this post is late getting out today..my back is acting up again & I was not able to blog last night, but wanted to get this out for you to see & hopefully gather some inspiration with some super simple decor!! Okay, back to the today's post..I mentioned at the first of November that this year I was going very rustic with Christmas decor & simple too! I wanted to style this cabinet because it's the first Christmas having it & let's be honest it's one of my favorite pieces in our little suburban cottage!! I gathered some stuff I had laying around & kind of just sat it there & actually ended up loving it! This was the easiest piece of furniture to decorate & bonus all the items were super thrifty & rustic! Come see the cabinet all styled for Christmas & gather some affordable cottagey inspiration!!

This "clothes pin" tree was a gift a few years back & the Rogue wood Santa is from an old wood wine box! I love how rustic & super simple it was!



I get asked all the time where that huge farmhouse picture is from & it's from the lovely +HomeGoods  on sale for $30! It's one of my favorite pieces & after styling the cabinet for Christmas, I decided it was going to stay! :)


The simple wintery wreath is from +IKEA USA  for under $2 & the wood candle reindeer is from +Kohl's  for $20!



The mini trees are from +Michaels Stores  as well as the balsam fir glass jar candles! I'm seriously obsessed with how this cabinet turned out & for nearly nothing!!! It's so simple & makes our upper living room so cozy!! P.S. be sure to stick around for our big tree & lower living room reveal coming soon!!!!



Some simple holiday & berry branches, pine-cone & candles complete this look! Sneak peek of our Christmas entryway in the back ;)!


I hope you guys loved how simple this Christmas cabinet is!!! What do you think of all natural/neutral decor for Christmas? I'm off to finish our porch decor & enjoying this perfect 60 degree weather here in the mitten! 

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

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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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

{ Our Cozy & Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Dining Room }

Welcome back to a fresh new week here on TQS!! Today is the day I share our cozy farmhouse style Christmas dining room!!!! I've been waiting to blog this room for over a week now & feel today is the perfect day! I didn't want to "jump the gun" on blogging our Christmas dining room, even though I have blogged several Christmas posts already... I know many people will say" What about your Thanksgiving dining room"? Well, truth be told I'm not really into Thanksgiving decor & I don't host Thanksgiving, so that issue is settled right haha?! This year's Christmas dining room is definitely my favorite since I started blogging as more than just a hobby which is strange because it was the easiest this year..or maybe I'm just getting better ahahah ;)! I wanted a warm authentic, but neutral farmhouse themed dining room this year with lots of warm wood tones, gold accents & greenery! I know the whites, creams & glam is really popular this year, but since when do I follow the masses right? Enough babble lets take a tour of our 2016 Christmas Dining Room decked out!!!  
P.S. I'm sorry in advance for the long post😉


When I started this year's table & dining room decor I really didn't have a plan like past years..I kind of just took everything out of boxes & got to work on the tablescape first! I knew I wanted something neutral & rustic, but also warm & cozy! I used everything I had from last year with the exceptions of the wall sign, chargers & something in the kitchen area I'll be blogging soon!


I wanted this dining room to be warm & have many neutral/natural touches, so I added some simple pine-cones, a few twig trees & some garland! The chalkboard & authentic 1940's barn door help tie in that warm rustic farmhouse feel! The wreath is from +HomeGoods 


Imperfect is perfect in my book..These gold chargers are from Dollar Tree, the plates are passed down from my grandma & the farmhouse ticking stripe napkins are from +Bed Bath & Beyond  on sale for $1.79!!!


This is the piece that set the tone for our whole Christmas dining room!! So my sister & I were at +Target 2 weeks ago & I spotted this sign...Now little fun fact- I love Target but rarely buy wall decor  from them..No reason just a fact. I broke that rule with this sign & that other kitchen piece as I talked about above! I wanted gold accents with the rustic farmhouse this year & this fit perfectly!



Super simple this year, but with lots of texture, neutral tones & lots of new DIY! I'm loving the barn door, chalkboard & pantry this year!! I think it added sooo much farmhouse charm to our little #suburbancottage





We always have a tree in our dining room for Christmas. This year galvanized tubs, crocks, trays & baskets are super trendy for "tree skirts"..Well you guys know I'm always doing something a bit different so I used a vintage wood barrel!!! I'm absolutely obsessed how it looked with the wood ladder, vintage bells & farmhouse pantry!! I mean how cozy??! 

How to Pot your Cottage/ Farmhouse Christmas Tree here:5 Ways to Pot your Christmas Tree
DIY Farmhouse Pantry here:DIY PANTRY


I hung the sign & then picked up these JOY & NOEL plates for less than $3 at Target, and then added some garland & gold rimmed plates to match the table ones...SO SIMPLE!!!


Everything including the cabinet is vintage in this picture with the exception of the basket & greenery!






DIY Barn Door here: Barn Door


General Store Sign here:DIY SIGN


I hope you guys love this cozy & rustic Christmas farmhouse dining room! I love how Christmas lights can instantly warm up a space & create a magical & whimsical space! What do you guys think of this Christmas dining room of ours? Be sure to check back for more Christmas inspiration daily on the blog! 

Wishing you all a lovely 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


{ Trending Christmas Decor all from @ Marshalls }

Hey friends, welcome back!! I'm sitting here typing this post while listening to some classic Christmas tunes while my "Christmas Cranberry" candle is burning & my little heater is blasting my feet & I couldn't be more cozy!!! I adore this time of the year down to the shopping, hustle & bustle, weather, decor & everything the holidays entail! Life is crazy right now, but getting out & scoping out some Christmas decor with my sister or hubby & enjoying the season is one way I calm my nerves! I was out a few days ago with my sister +Marshalls  & spotted some super cute & affordable decor for this season & thought I would put together a little decor for you guys in case you may be stuck on what to mix/buy etc..! Come see some of the items I picked out for you guys & why!!


I picked most of these items out because they can really be used in just about any style! These rustic,but neutral potted trees can go with just about any decor theme & are super cute!!



I know signs are super in right now & when I spotted this classic one I knew I had to add it! I love the simplicity without being over festive or gaudy!


The pillow section is always my favorite & these definitely would have came home with me if I was going with this classic & cozy theme this year! You can see our Christmas Home Tour from last year here: 2015 Christmas Home Tour




What do you guys think about this little Christmas collection I put together for you? What style/ theme are you going with this year? 
** P.S. Be sure to stay tuned /subscribe for our upcoming  2016 Christmas Home Tour COMING SOON to the blog!

Wishing you all a wonderful 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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Sunday, November 6, 2016

{ Rustic Cottage Style Christmas Office}

Happy Monday everyone!!! Christmas music has officially started playing on the radio, the temps are super cool now & I may or may not have decorated outside for Christmas this weekend..I mean come on people it is November hahaha! For me decorating & styling our house for Christmas is actually relaxing..It soothes my nerves & to be honest life has been super chaotic with new business/job stuff etc... This whole 2016 has been insane..so I think my little heart deserves some joy & that just so happens to be decorating for my Christmas crazy obsessed self haha! Today I'm sharing a space I hardly decorate or show on the blog at all because honestly it's not finished completely!! My office is that one space in the house that is partially finished, but I still like to cozy it up for Christmas since I do spend a lot of time in here. We have my husband's office upstairs, in another room, but I opted to keep my office in this room in our lower level because it has built-in shelving for my decor storage & our bunny aka Mr. Wibbles my office mascot is down here :)))! Come take a peek at some little rustic pieces I added for Christmas in my office all for FREE! 

This picture has been with us since our very first home in 2008. It was a gift from my aunt & I still love it to this day. I simply draped some garland lights around it & the "office" sign from +HomeGoods 


Again, this is my office & work aka slop area for paint & everything else so it's not perfect, but always practical haha. I just styled some simple paint brushes in an old mason & set one of my older cameras out with some storage boxes from +IKEA USA ...super easy & cozy. The old tobacco can was a free find & the flowers are from +Hobby Lobby !


I ran out of trees { GASP} so I used this little talking tree & just added some vintage red ornaments I had laying around from last year!


I've been using a white parson chair for a few months now, because my back has been horrible, so I thought I'd use an old plaid blanket & comfy pillow to add some Christmas  warmth & charm..


We have a ton of these old vintage galvanized tubs, so I used one to store wrapping paper & other paper goods!


The baskets were a gift a few years back & I just store my paints & waxes in them..Again easy peasy!!!


This little space is sooo much more cozy now with some lights, a tree & some yummy Christmas candles!! I mean for just about nothing I styled my whole office..win win right?! 
What do you guys think about this cozy little space? Do you decorate your work area  for the holidays?

Wishing you all a lovely 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, November 1, 2016

{ Taking you Along on My Christmas Decorating Process.. }

Hey everyone & welcome back to TQS!! Can you believe it's already November 2nd? I mean, I'm so glad I start decorating for Christmas early because it comes & goes so quickly...Today I finished up a bunch of stuff around the house, got my hair done & FINISHED 2 spaces in our little suburban cottage for Christmas!!! I shared two "stories" via IG here:My Instagram & then it dawned on me that I never really share the "process" of my decorating , but rather just the styled space after. Today I'm sharing some really not great quality pictures, but the process of what I've got going on right now & how long it actually takes to style & photograph a space. This year I was stumped for a theme in our upper & lower level, but that quickly faded once I was out & about browsing etc.. You guys know I like to keep it fresh & not so trendy, so here is what I have so far.. 



Again, I haven't done much with this space..but I did add a fraser fir candle from +Michaels Stores , wood reindeer & that simple wreath I got from +IKEA USA  for $1!!!!!


I spotted these plates for under $3 a piece & knew exactly what I wanted to do with them..To be honest before I spotted these I had no idea what I was doing with our dining room this year...This space is probably my MOST excited to show you guys..#staytuned


This is a horrible picture, but I wanted to show what I have so far..It's super simple, yet festive & I'm loving going really simplistic this year..or at least for my cozy style haha!


This huge wreath simply added to our 1940's barn door has me loving going more rustic this year. I mean adding a wreath with some white lights..Easy peasy!!! The wreath is from +HomeGoods .

What themes & Christmas decor are you guys loving this year? Do you have a process you do before decorating? Let me know below :)!!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy 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