Friday, June 2, 2017

{ Cozy Cottage Style Festive Summery Porch pt.1.. }

Hey guys & happy weekend!! You all know I usually don't blog on the weekends, but I wanted to pop on here today because it's supposed to be gorgeous weather here in Michigan for some outdoor weekend inspiration & because it's the first weekend of June & I wanted to share our early festive porch with you guys!! You want to hear something crazy..We've never had an American flag outside our home..eeek & that is just not okay seeing as how we are extremely patriotic etc.. I actually cringe when I see the flag being hung incorrectly with the union in the wrong spot  { As ours is in the picture..read why below }& so on!! We have some very old vintage flags stored,but I wanted a simple thrifty one so I picked this one up @walmart for under $10! Lately I've been spending a lot of time outside taking in the simple things since our life has been very busy these days..& again that's odd for me as I don't handle the heat very well due to health issues. Anyways my sister & I spent all Thursday running errands & being outside while decorating this little spur of the moment surge of inspiration! You can probably already guess it, but I ran to our "junk pile" & grabbed somethings I haven't used yet & decided to style our porch for an "early 4th" decor type of thing while catching some glorious sunshine..P.S. I NEED a tan before vacay in 2 weeks hahaha. Come see this cute little cozy spot out front our little suburban cottage! 


**So I'm always pointing out on others' flags when they aren't hung correctly & here ours is with the union on the wrong spot..Well, not my fault. Unfortunately we couldn't screw into the brick for other reasons & when I flipped the flag the stitching was horrible & very noticeably not the greatest quality..This is because it's supposed to be used with a pole & I understand for $10..Just wanted to clarify before I get tons of e-mails hehe. Thanks for understanding!!



I love the greenery mixed with the sunflowers, carriage style garage & patriotic decor! Can you believe this little space was under $20 to style?!



This little space makes want to pour some wine & just take in the fresh air...Hopefully sometime this weekend right?! The table is from @ikea 
*See post: HERE on it!




I showed this little pine tree to the left in my Instagram stories { see IG link below } a while ago & thought I'd get "him" in a few shots hehe! This little pine tree has special meaning to me as it was my first little piece of greenery from my parents all the way from up at our cottages property..it was only 4 inches when we got it & now 5 years later..


I always like mixing new with old & I found this little rusty can in our pile & picked some fresh fearns & voila! *You can see our Patriotic Kitchen Post: HERE




I hope you guys liked this early festive summery porch! I love seeing patriotic decor around our little cottage & especially that bright sunshine!! It's the little things in life that make me happy ...Let me know down below what you use & when you decorate for the 4th!

HAPPIEST WEEKEND!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

{ Update & Progress + Patio Spruce Up Quickly in 3 Easy Steps! }

Hey everyone!!! Thanks for stopping back in today! I hope you all had a lovely long weekend..We just hung around the house & enjoyed each others company while sprucing up the yards & getting things in order { somewhat }, while purging things etc.. Today's post isn't fancy or pretty, but more of an update I wanted to share with you guys! So as you know we are actively looking for our forever home/ farm & well let's just say we haven't found ANYTHING- boo!! Yes, we are a bit picky, but we don't want to " buy just to buy" type of thing since we do really love our now home! The only reason we are moving is because of my husbands business is growing  rapidly...{ I thought I'd share that here since some of you have asked}. Anyways with all that being said, you guys know me & I just can't leave a space alone even if we are planning on moving! While Mark was smoking some meats & the dogs were outside playing we decided to move the patio furniture out & add some new cushions/ some treasures from our junk pile to spruce the space up. The weekend before we washed everything & stacked the fire-pit with all our scrap wood, so it was the perfect timing! We also had to retire our red cushions FINALLY after 5 years & although the color wasn't our style anymore, the cushions were really nice quality compared to the new ones...maybe a DIY on the old ones soon?! Since we have been working on just sprucing little parts of the back patio up for bonfires etc..I decided to quickly snap a few progress pictures.. I always hesitate about posting "progress" pictures, because let's be honest most of blogland is staged perfection..Not here on TQS haha..this blogs for the average folk I guess ha!



1. Signs or Decor! 

Signs can make any space feel decorated & fun! They also are super affordable, durable & versatile! I found this one in our treasure pile of junk & plucked it out & just set it here..It was previously in back behind on our little red shed behind the big white wood garage..See one of my first post HERE 




2. Cushions/ Pillows!

This one not only is a must for us since the previous owners tore down the screened in porch, but because they add that texture & warmth element to an outdoor space! I picked these green cushions up the other day for $80 at our local Ollies & surprisingly they're decent quality & match pretty much anything! The pillows are from @target & just add charm & for me extra cushion while sitting out here { bad back }! Both are weather resistant, but can be sprayed with weather proof if need be or stored in a trunk! Pillows always for me help pull a space together..& we already had these on hand.





3. Flowers/ Greenery!

The simplest way for me to make a space cozy or inviting is to add greenery all over! I use both real & faux greenery throughout our home & outside! A lot of the faux greenery can be pricey, but when I'm quickly "sprucing" up a space like this I just grab Dollar Tree flowers! They hold up outside well & cost next to nothing. You can also snag quite a bit at stores like @michaels & @hobbylobby when they have their 50% coupons!!

 




 I hope you guys liked this tip/ progress picture! I'm sorry this is a shorter post & not staged etc.. but you all know I like to keep it practical here on TQS! Life isn't staged right..at least ours isn't hehe! I love y'alls input so leave me some comments below on how you style your patio or porch , I love new ideas!! 

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

{ HomeGoods 3 Tier Makeup Stand Storage }

Hey everyone & welcome back! I've got a fun little storage decor idea for you guys today. I had been wanting a 3 tier stand for sometime, but was quite over the typical ways of using them...I spotted this wood & galvanized one for $20 @homegoods & snagged it! If you know anything about these 3 tier stands you would know they range all the way up into prices as high as $150!! When I spotted this simple one I knew I wanted it because it was super simple looking, but also because the price & possibilities were endless!! I brought it home & it just kind of sat in our master with the tags still on it until a few weeks ago when I washed it & got the perfect idea for it..MAKEUP STAND!! I remembered I had been wanting something to set all my "everyday" makeup on instead of always having to go into my makeup vanity for something..I loved this one because it's sturdy & the 3 tiers are super deep, so the makeup, lotions, sprays, contacts & so on.. don't roll off onto the ground...which with my messy vanity is usually the case haha!  Come see more about this storage idea below & let me know if you all like these kind of posts?!



I love the simplicity of this stand unlike so many others! It's super nice quality, durable & great size! The handle makes it nice & easy to move & the neutral design makes it simple to style in other areas of our home!

Side Note: It's about 2ft or a little under!



Fun little fact about me, I'm super simple with makeup..I buy cheap & basic stuff that last quite sometime! I use 5 basic items when I get ready usually & I'm not one for all the " new products" or routines out.. most of the time! I have really fare skin & have never had an issue with acne or breakouts..I even sleep in my eye makeup sometimes..eek I know! I wash my face with plain ole cold water, fresh towel & apply coco butter or Booths natural "Buttery Vanilla" lotion several few times a day..See easy peasy!!!


I like how the wood detailing pairs nicely with my vanity & this old wood junkin chair we found! You can see the post on this vanity HERE


The chalkboard cabinet was a free find & just holds lotions & sprays! It's nice to be able to hide the not so pretty goods ha!




The galvanized trays make it easy to clean as well..& you guys know my clean happy self loves that hehe!


**What do you guys think about this makeup stand? How do you store your makeup items & what not?! Be sure to let me know below if you like these kind of posts too..I know this is a bit out of the norm for me & TQS! 

Wishing you all a fantastic long weekend!

 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

{ Cozy Indoor & Outdoor Patriotic Pillows from Pottery Barn }

Happy Tuesday everyone! The week has been moving right along & honestly the last few days have been amazing! I don't know if it's the warmer summery weather or what, but we've been super busy enjoying this home of ours before we list { please pray we find a home soon } & these last few days we've been busy sprucing up our patio, trimming our little pasture area, washing our big wood garage,  filling the fire-pit with wood, adding a chippy white fence & sodding some spots the dogs have ruined by playing constantly in! After we got ALL that done we washed down our painted patio, added decor, put a rug down & set out the tables & cushions...I've been meaning to replace our red cushions for quite sometime & will be this weekend..With that being said I noticed I have like no cozy decorative outdoor pillows! I came across some AWESOME & stylish ones from @potterybarn for the indoors or outdoors & yay many of them are patriotic & on SALE!! Come see the ones I picked out for you guys below..































Which pillow is your favorite? I loved the mixed in farmhouse & cottage style striped & grainsack & sooo many of these are on sale & much cheaper than other places! The grainsack is such a great deal & I may have just ordered some tonight!! Let me know down below which one was your favorite!!

*You can see our patriotic dining room HERE

 
HAPPY TUESDAY!
 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

{ Vintage Style Patriotic Kitchen Decor Inspiration }

Heyyyy lovely friends, I hope your week has been great! We've been getting slammed with super warm weather here in Michigan & of course I've been purging stuff, getting ready for summer & decorating hahah big surprise there! With everything we have going on with house {farm} hunting, work & everything in between I've felt like I needed some color & a fresh look in the dining room etc.. I mentioned in my last post that I haven't felt well lately { I'll share after my tests} & that's put a little damper on things! I hate being in limbo & honestly it gets me stressed & I feel worse..With that being said I thought styling a little area for 4th of July would perk me up! It's almost June so I'm not too worried about it being to early as Hobby Lobby has their Autumn decor out already hahahahah... The first thing I think about when the end of May hits is summer & 4th of July at our family cottage! I love anything vintage style for the holiday, but not so much the flashy plastic style goods ha. I actually got the inspiration for this post while I was out shopping at Target! I came home { house a mess } & just started grabbing things I had around..which is so not like me because for some reason I have a really hard time finding 4th decor I like..It's like it was meant to be haha. My sister was keeping the pups entertained in the living room while I through all this together ..at 10pm..with stuff from shopping everywhere..on a Wednesday night..TYPICAL ME ha! Anyways come read & gather some early 4th inspiration below!


When I think of 4th of July I think of good ole' country music playing, huge buckets of cherries & apples & lots of laughs! I love the color red to begin with, not usually for decor but I was excited to add these apples, some vintage rolling pins, & some other treasures!

This was the easiest centerpiece ever! I just used the cream chalkboard planter from Rae Dunn, some faux Ikea plants, vintage milk bottles & 2 cloth napkins I placed together that I got on sale for under $4!! The flags were $1 from Target dollar spot!






The vintage blue masons are pretty much my favorite! They give that festive super vintage charm & add that fun pop of whimsy color! I love how our pantry looks with these goods too.. You can see our DIY Vintage Pantry HERE if you would like to make one..



Pussy willow branches & white flowers are definitely another thing I picture when decorating for the 4th! These ones were on sale from Michaels a few years back! The vintage barrel, stool & ladder were all free finds!  
 What do you guys think about this festive dining room? When do you start decorating for summer & the 4th? 

See last year's 4th Posts:
Wishing you all a happy & healthy Friday & weekend!
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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