Thursday, May 4, 2017

{ Farmhouse Style Spring Window Decor, New Signs & Update.. }

Hi. Before I start this post I should warn you It's going to be long & very candid on what's been going on around here & why the blog has been slower than usual in terms of content etc.. So I've mentioned this before, but I have a bad back, have had kidney issues in the past & a few other issues going on..I've put off going to the dr. for many reasons one being that I have extreme " white coat " syndrome & literally go into a panic to where I can barley talk! I'm not sure why I have this seeing as I was exposed to many hospital visits for various reasons as a child & not just for me...actually typing that just gave me my answer. Anyways, lately my back has been so bad I can't even sit up in bed in the morning without my left side of my rib cage spasing uncontrollably for the first hour upon waking! I'm in constant pain but cover it up super well { my pain tolerance is crazy }. While all this has been going on I've also felt guilty even feeling a tad bit sad for myself etc..because let's face it there is so much worse going on in the world to animals & people daily. With that being said, that brings me to my next issue I've been having or actually feeling..This "blogland" world can be an awesome source of inspiration & encouragement & business all in one, but it does have a downside..and that is the need to be better & the best 24/7! I see it all the time on IG especially from those who buy followers, market to the extreme etc.. Now I'm not knocking that style, but it's left me feeling like what is the point of it all? For example I see my mom fighting for animals in shelters, protesting, volunteering her time after her professional work week { dental field } & to me that's so much more important than home decor! I love EVERYTHING home, but what purpose does it really serve? Yes, it's inspirational, makes you feel great to have a nicely styled house or be praised/ have awesome treasures etc.. but really its all blah blah blah compared to what really matters- at least for me! I love blogging & being able to share practical home stuff with you guys & for that I'm truly thankful for this homegrown organic business of mine.

Back to today's post..the cutest new signs from my mom as a little gift for our 10 year anniversary together! I had the perfect spot for them & then decided to spruce of our kitchen window with some spring decor!! It's super simple, cozy & thrifty per usual! Come take a peek & these cute little signs with the most authentic message ever from @biglots! 



The rustic burlap curtain was a DIY almost 2 years ago HERE
I find it fun & inspirational to look back at past posts & see what has changed & how I've grown with this little business of mine!




How cute are those signs? I love the message, neutral/farmhouse look & bonus they were both under $5! 




I find it so crazy when I share a picture of our kitchen window decorated it's one of my most liked pictures!! The most random spots I tell ya hahah! I do love this cozy kitchen of ours though!


I really hope you guys have a WONDERFUL weekend ahead & spend it doing something you love, enjoying family & just being well! Thanks again for the continued support & 
P.S. sorry this post was a bit all over...Sometimes being honest is the best therapy!

Do you decorate your kitchen window area?

Happy Friday!

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Monday, May 1, 2017

{ First Look: Cottage Style Floral Ikea Ektorp Slipcover Sofa! }

Hold on guys before you think I've lost my mind or you click out because of the word "floral" I promise it's cute cottagey floral, not green 1960's floral hahah! Let me back track a bit..So a few days ago while I was outside snapping some spring bloom pics HERE around our cottage I stopped to sit on our back patio & just take in the sun & beautiful day! It was then I realized I wanted to add some color to our homes interior simply..but how?! Yup, you guessed it..by switching out our dingy ripped white IKEA sofa cover for something new!! I still can't believe I pulled the trigger & got the brightest floral slipcover ever haha especially because color isn't always my friend in decor or any part of my life actually! Sunday Mark & I headed out to Ikea to enjoy some retail therapy & Chinese after since it was gloomy & rainy! Mark actually is the one who actually spotted this one & said go for it!! With him & my mum pushing, I DID IT!! We now have a bunch of beautiful spring color in our upper living room! I'm not going to lie at first I was really turned off by the contrast, but with a few decor changes it has grown on me in the last day already!! Come see some quick snaps below { sorry about the half done wall decor & phone pics }!


Do you guys see even in my clothing I'm neutral haha..I can't help it!
 

I kind of just shopped the house for some simple items to throw in with the new cover..these grey/blue pillows from forever ago being one of them! I love that it still looks cottagey just fresher & brighter! You guys know I hate going with the masses & that plain white Ektorp was getting way to popular/trendy for me..So I had to do something a bit different & honestly out of my comfort zone & LOVE IT! 

  

Here is a quick snap from the store lighting for you guys.. Below is right when we brought it home! I wanted to show you how it looked in different lighting etc..Since today's pictures are a bit dark thanks to our Michigan weather!

Side Note: The cover was $200
 

Of course I started styling the room before the slipcover was even on hahaha TYPICAL Paige move right there! Hereeee I come with my shopping tote from our downstairs decor room...{ insert my husband cracking up }




It's so refreshing & uplifting!! I'm always honest with you guys & sometimes even though I LOVE cottage/ farmhouse style decor sometimes it can be taken too far & becomes BLAH & DEPRESSING! This adds the perfect cottagey bright charm for our upcoming breezy Michigan summer!


Still undecided on if this wall decor will stay or change..Blog post coming soon on the small change-ups! If you noticed I removed all the black almost & switched out for more white, cream & wood tones..including the black lantern chandy!




So far I'm in love & literally just hours before blogging this I was complaining to my mom how I didn't think it was going to work...ALWAYS have patients & let things soak in!! 
I love that the green bench turned coffee table pops now too!! You can see that newer post HERE

  • What do you guys think about this new slipcover? Let me know below!!

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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Thursday, April 27, 2017

{ Fresh Spring Blooms Around Our Suburban Cottage }

Ahhh what a refreshing spring day around our little suburban cottage today!! Perfect 70 degree weather, fresh blooms, soaking up the sun, weeding & country music blaring...my kind of day! I've been meaning to get out front & weed for a few days now & since today was such a low-key, calm & essentially super relaxing day I got outside & pulled those nasty & pesky weeds finally, got my first little sunburn &decided to snap some shots of our fresh blooms so far..I will say our flower boxes are faux greenery, but more on that later! Come take a peek around our yard at some fresh blooms etc..




These cute little flowers are thee cutest! I'm not going to lie, I have absolutely no idea what these are called or even how they got in our front garden areas...I'm thinking when we moved in 5 years ago we just threw a bunch of seeds & well these are popping up randomly now haha ..maybe?! I'd much rather have our bunches of hydrangeas pop up, but you guysss they NEVER grow on our property. It doesn't matter how much I water or don't water they parish! 


This tree is actually technically on our neighbors property line, but it's my favorite & smells soooo fresh & fragrant!


All of our flower boxes are from @homedepot & they're all filled with faux greenery from @ikea due to the birds eating the real flowers when in our boxes!


This little pine tree has special meaning to me!! My mom brought it from up north at our family cottage when we first moved to this house & it was no larger than my hand!! It's now  about 3ft tall..& just recently outgrew its pot! I'll be blogging something fun for this soon & showing it after it's re-potted! I'm pine tree obsessed,so this little guy will definitely be moving with us!


Top knot & sunning that porcelain skin of mine hehe. I think I may need a tan before my vacay haha!


This chippy bench was a gift from my dad that he brought all the way home from up north picking somewhere! I love it & I'm thinking it needs some chippy white chalk paint soon..:)




I hope you guys liked this little random spur of the moment post! It wasn't planned, it's plain, but I LOVE IT! Sometimes the simplest post are the best right?! Let me know in the comments below if you know the names of these flowers/ trees!
 
Happy Thursday!
 
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

{ Simple Greenery Filled Cottage Style Dining Room! }

Hey guyssss!! It feels like I haven't blogged in foreverrrrr { in my Sandlot voice haha} , but seriously you guys know I blog full time usually, but this last week honestly has been just weird.. some people say because the planets aren't inline right now, but honestly I'm not sure why...I've just been in a little funk lately with work {blogging}, inspiration, family stuff { my gram is a bit under the weather } & so on...This is why you only got 1-2 posts the last few weeks..Today {Sunday} was another blahh type of day..I slept a lot, didn't enjoy the outdoors & didn't get my Sunday list done for the week or pick weeds like I planned on..I just still am in a bit of a funk! Sooo to get me a little bit out of this icky mood I decided to snap few photos { with my s7 Edge } very impromptu & share our greenery filled dining room! I've been loving the simple look with tons of creams, white, black & of course greenery GALORE!!



I don't know if I'm the only one who does this in blogland, but that "herb" sign was one of my very first signs from like 7 years ago..I've kept it all these years & still use it all over! I randomly set it here while cleaning & loved it! The greenery plants are from @ikea on sale for $4!



I'll be honest, this little 3 pot tray from the ohhhh so popular Rae Dunn was what had me randomly snapping today's photos..I had this little pot on our refreshed porch area in this post HERE ...well since then I've moved it back inside because the wind kept whipping it around etc.. I just set it on the table  kind of like most my decor haha & actually liked it in the kitchen. I grabbed some flowers from my decor room { post on that coming soon} & added a few vintage milk bottles & some simple sugar cookies!




The flowers are faux & from @hobbylobby!



Super simple,yet still cozy & clean looking! I do have a plan for that wall since I'm getting a tad bit bored of that sign..Stay tuned!



I hope you guys liked this spur of the moment post! It makes me excited for summer & all the upcoming adventures we have booked already!!

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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Sunday, April 16, 2017

{ New Cottage Style Porch Set from IKEA! }

Hey everyone & happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend with friends & family, and of course enjoyed some yummy food! We didn't do much but enjoyed the amazing sunny perfect 70 degree weather with all the windows open, dogs playing, sister time & grilling some chicken etc.. pretty much the perfect day in my book!! My sister & I decided to sit out on our new tiny wooden porch set I picked up last week finally..then it hit me I NEVER BLOGGED IT! I grabbed a few things & snapped a few pictures & am so excited to share with you guys today! So you guys know I change our our patio with the season, holiday , occasion etc.. I usually just use stuff from our junk pile, but last week I decided to take a trip with my sister to @IKEA & when I spotted this little wooden table I knew it was coming home with me! It was under a $100 & perfect size for the space & something fresh to style & use!  Mark's already used it twice to sit after doing lawn care & taking a quick beverage stop! It's super comfy, simple & well made too & for the price it's great! Come see this simple wooden table set below!

How cute is this little set? I think I fell in love with it because of the wood & simplicity! It came with the chairs put together already & two really easy steps to pop the table together! It's super sturdy & I love that the table can be placed against a wall flat! It works perfect for this space! The pillows are from @homegoods!



This vintage tractor sprinkler hookup was a free find & I loveee it! I've never displayed it before & thought it looked cute here! The lanterns are just here for some solar lighting at night & are usually on the table..Before I get tons of emails saying you can't even sit down haha..I promise this space is used!



All the greenery in the three pots are from @ikea! 
Side Note: They're having a huge sale right now & all these little greenery plants are on sale for $3.99!!! The planter pot is from @homegoods from the Rae Dunn collection!





The hanging pots are from @homedepot & the hydrangeas are from @ikea!

Well I'm off to go finish a few things, try & get Mr. Wibble { my office mascot bunny } in his cage & sleep because I've been super sleepy today! What do you guys think about this little set up & new table set? 

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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