Sunday, October 15, 2017

{ Rustic Cottage Style Fall Entryway Decor }

Hey guys!! So before I get into today's post I want to let you all know it's going to be a long one..Not the actual post but a little back story as to what's been going on with me & why my content has been so spaced from my usual full time blogging..So if you follow my social media outlets { right side bar Icons } then you would know on Friday morning I was in the hospital...I woke up at 4am & couldn't even sit down to use the restroom { sorry TMI } or even put on pj pants..My back has been bad as long as I can remember & lately from moving furniture/DIY & just life, my back has been really bad..I have been putting off the doctors because to be honest I have a few things going on with me! One of those things are also having minor kidney issues { I produce stones etc..} & I wanted to make sure that this horrid pain was just my back & not my kidneys which are my first concern..So my lovely gram went with me & I had my kidneys xrayed & ultrasound, and they're in great working condition!!! I also had my back xrayed & I do have some issues going on..My T10 & 11 are spaced & bridged & I have an extra bone between one of them..I also had to stay a little longer because my BP was so high they had 3 nurses trying to get it down & cuffs on both arms..which can mean kidney issues etc..Thank gosh it came down a little & I was discharged. Why am I babbling about all of this? Because this is one of the reasons I haven't been blogging full-time..I literally couldn't sit for long periods of time to type or even photograph spaces turning & doing regular everyday motions were killing me..The medicine seems to be working I woke up Saturday morning & got out of med normally & without any spasms- YAY!!!  I felt soo good that I went out to a girlfriends house with my sister & had a few drinks!! Today { Sunday } I got to sleep in & then worked my butt off in the house cleaning, laundry & I even styled & re-did a space I'll be sharing soon { SEE MY INSTAGRAM FOR DIRECT UPDATES }! Today I'm sharing our fall front entryway!! I've been meaning to blog this space for a bit, but honestly it's a super awkward space to photograph, so I was putting it off. Today was a super cold & windy dark fall day, so the lighting isn't the best, but I'm sharing anyway...I hope you love it!!!


While I'm getting everything out haha I am also sharing this space because I bought this sign from HomeGoods a few weeks back for $10 & wanted to style it somewhere!! I also wanted to share a bit more fall because to be honest I'm getting bored & I will be bringing Christmas out in our lower level soon...We're going to NYC in two weeks & I'm going to refresh the house & deep clean/ bring Christmas out so when we return { first week of November } some Christmas will be out. I know Nov. 1st is sooo soon to many of you, but I love to enjoy a solid 2 months of Christmas & I have deadlines for the blog to meet.


I tried adding some color,but I just didn't love it!! I always do neutral inside & color outside...I have to have colorful pumpkins outside haha. See our front porch decor HERE



I did leave a bit of color with this little sign from Tuesday Morning!!



I'm one of those people who have to have consistency throughout my home & that's one reason why I didn't want orange in the entryway..I love how it looks now because it coordinates with the other wall..You'll want to see that post because it got a big change tonight & I'll be sharing soon...see the start of it HERE

Side Note: That door has faded soo much..eek !! Fresh new black paint or something soon haha





What do you think about this cozy little entryway?? It's not the biggest, but it's super cute & functional for us for the most part!! Let me know down below what you think & what color I should paint the front door??


Sources:
Pumpkin Sign- HomeGoods
Green Stool - Vintage find
White Pumpkins- Michaels
Greenery- Hobby Lobby
Green Drawers- Junkin find
Basket- Big Lots
Hanging Patch Sign - Tuesday Morning
Bag- Target
Mini Milk Bottles- Vintage


Happy & Healthy Monday!!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

{ Cottage Style Fall DIY Entryway Gallery Wall }

Hey guys & happy Friday!!! Sorry I've been a little MIA again but I have a lot going on in my personal life that hopefully I can share in the near future. I stopped in at HomeGoods the other day for some retail therapy & picked up a super unique looking fall wreath & a cute clearance "welcome sign". Two things I've been looking for quite sometime now, but just hadn't found the right fit!! Our entryway was looking a little drab these last few months with nothing on the main wall when you first walk-in & step up into the living room or kitchen & well today it finally looks a little better & hopefully after some paint soon it'll look even better..Although truth be told, I don't hate the blue/grey color it is now... I've also have never been one to really like gallery walls, but today I'm sharing my take on them!!!Come see this DIY Welcome Gallery Wall below!


This wreath was under $20 & I loved the unique branch & wheat look it had..It was between this one & a cotton wreath, but you guys know me, and with the cotton wreaths being so popular I had to pass on it. When I bought this wreath I really didn't know where it was essentially going, but now I'm glad I bought it for sure!!



The welcome sign I snagged right up, because I've been looking for something for this little space like this, but I wanted it to be neutral, smaller & well a bit different. I spotted this one for only $10..SCORE!


This space is horrible to photograph because it's smaller & a two sided entryway { I'll be blogging the other side soon } See my Instagram for a HUGE sneak peek!!


After I hung the wreath it was still a bit bare with that & the sign, so I went out to my stockpile & grabbed these old gold vintage frames & stripped the insides..Washed them up & hung them..still a bit bare so I added the little burlap & bronzed trinkets from Target.



What do you think about this fall entryway?? I know this was a super short post & not the greatest photography, but I'll be back soon with a bunch of new content. Thanks for being patient with me while my family & I navigate through some health problems. Let me know below what you think about this post..

Sources:
Wreath-HomeGoods
Welcome Sign- HomeGoods
Frames- Vintage
Stool- Vintage
Lantern- HomeGoods
Greenry-Ikea
Rugs- Target
Key-Junkin find


HAPPY & HEALTHY FRIDAY!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

{ Jute Rug REVIEW- What you NEED to Know... }

Hey everyone & happy Friday!! I'm going to jump right into today's post because it's going to be quite long...So I know a lot of other bloggers have done this "jute rug review", but I'm here to tell you what's really up with these ever sooo popular rugs circulating in the blog & decor world...Just like my Ektorp sectional review HERE I'm going to bust some peoples bubbles, but I'll risk the comments etc.. to hopefully inform those that are on the fence about these rugs with a blunt & honest review without sugarcoating anything..So we bought our first jute rug back in 2012 before they were even popular..I didn't even know they were this popular & bought ours on clearance at IKEA. I just needed something large, neutral & thrifty & the one that is in our living room was only $41 for an 8x10!!!  Throughout the years we have purchased more jute rugs, but with the protective layer on them from Target..The one in the living room & our dining room { also from Ikea} are "bare back" meaning they are not equipped with the fabric or protective back so things don't fall through...Keep reading below to find out WHY this is ESSENTIAL before buying...

PROS:
  • Durability
  • Neutral
  • Hide dirt..kind of.
  • Easy surface cleaning
  • Cost effective
  • Soft texture



Cons:

  • Upkeep.They shed horribly & the pictures above prove it { I just vacuumed 1.5 days before }! If you purchase the ones without the protective backing like the ones from Target, then they shed this dirt like fiber mess..I'm a clean freak, so for me this is super annoying. You can put a pad underneath them,but they still shed.
  • Smell. They tend to smell when they get wet ect.. Not so pleasant & the smell stays within them unfortunately.
  • Washing. You can't wash these jute rugs with water because of the fibers..For me that is a no..I have however in an emergency situation sprayed a smaller one down with the hose with the protective backing & it was fine, and no smell..Guess it all depends. I would recommend my Ruggable brand rug instead HERE
  • Snags. This for me isn't so much a problem, but they do snag & the looping may become loose.
  • Coloring. These jute rugs after time get "dark spots" in them. They look like dark round stains, but it's just the fibers. Again, not a big deal, but not the cutest either.


So you ask " Why if they were a pain to me" did I keep buying them & placing them all around the house? Well, that's simple- I LIKE the look & didn't know all of this with the first 3 that were bought within a few weeks of each other. Also, like explained above the ones with the protective backing aren't as much as a pain to clean etc..:)


The ones in the kitchen ironically are the ones with the protective backing, but I liked the layered look so I used some carpet tape & layered the jute on a plain black rug with a rubber backing.


I sincerely hope this review was perfect for you to make your decision. Either way there will always be pros / cons to everything so, whatever decision you make will be the best for you in the long run. This was just to simply state what I DO/ DON'T like & quite frankly I WISH I knew all of this information while shopping around for rugs.


Happy Friday!!
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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Monday, September 25, 2017

{ Cozy Fall Neutral Farmhouse Bedroom Look }

WHOAAAAA hey guyssss!! This is the LONGEST I've ever gone without blogging which isn't great for my business,but I've had a lot of personal family health issues going on & have been tending aka crying to those. I have been keeping up on social media { follow me } for direct updates! I decided yesterday I needed to deep clean our bedroom { which wasn't dirty..keep reading } & while I was cleaning I decided to snap some pictures of our new ruffle bedding, decor & then of course I started styling for fall & decided to make a blog post out of it! I mentioned via my Instagram that I would be telling you all a little something personal about myself..Here it goes..so for the longest time I have had OCD. I wash my hands a ton, am terrified of germs, use 3 gallons of antibacterial spray & just don't like dirt, blood or anything in that area to where it controls me sometimes. I laugh, but in all honesty it runs my life to the point where I used to be up until 3am vacuuming & making sure the house was in perfect condition..from washing bedding to rugs & anything else. We have an ongoing joke in our family about me blowing up vacuums & even got noise complaints in our first place {condo} about the excessive cleaning..So the reason why I'm telling you this is because our room isn't just someplace to cuddle,sleep etc.., but truly my sanctuary!! Many people with OCD have what we call "safe zones" & for me this is one of them! I feel relaxed & not compelled to clean or disinfect every inch of it constantly. Come take a peek at this super simple cozy room of ours below!


As you can see I didn't go crazy in this space for fall this year..Super simple, cozy & warm!! Speaking of warm..why was it 93 degrees today here in Michigan?? I'm soo ready for fall weather in this comfy vanilla room of ours! I refer to it as the "vanilla room" because it always smells of vanilla & coco butter haha my signature scent as many people tell me!



The duvet is not new, but the creamy ruffled bedding is from Ollies & the neutral lumbar pillows I just turned around in some the photos! I kind of shot this space styled in a few different ways while I was playing around with it...typical me!


I have a lot of sentimental items throughout our room! The brown journal is a book we right back & forth to each other or just notes to one another etc.. The bear has a special story I'll share one of these days too.


I moved this piece of furniture in here too & love it as a nightstand!



Do you have a favorite space in your home? Do you decorate your room for fall? Let me know down below!!!

Sources:
 Mr. & Mrs. Pillow- HomeGoods
Rug- Ruggable
Bedding- Ikea
Sheets- Ollies
Wall Sign- Target
Black Tray-Hobby Lobby
Greenery- Michaels
Mason Jars- Marshalls
Lamps- Target
Candlesticks- Hobby Lobby 

Happy Tuesday!

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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Sunday, September 17, 2017

{ 12 of the BEST Farmhouse & Cottage Style Autumn Decor Inspirations! }

Hey everyone & welcome back to another week with meeee hahah jk, but I have an awesome post for you guys today!! So, I've been wanting to post this HUGE inspiration post for a few weeks now, but didn't want to jump the gun with a bunch of fall, but as you can see on my Instagram HERE that kind of went out the window...So I'm finally sharing this fall inspiration post with you all!! I took a break this weekend from photographing & projects and it felt GOOOD, but don't worry have some fun things coming soon for you guys!! I haven't bought any real pumpkins, because I HATE wasting things just for the sake of "staging" or "blogging" & our Michigan weather has been back in the high 80's...I will say though I DO need some neutral pumpkins soon for a project I'm working on..Stay tuned & come see what I have lined up for you guys today!! 


** I compiled both Neutral & Colorful decor throughout this post! ENJOY! 

Side Note: Direct links under each post!!

Festive Fall Porch
 


 Farmhouse Fall Fireplace


Fall Living Room DIY

Rustic Fall Mantel

 Bold Fall Entry

 Neutral Fall Entryway

 Fall Counter Decor


DIY $1 Fall Decor

 Thrifty Fall Dining Room



Cozy Farmhouse Porch

 Fall Table Vignette

 Cozy Fall Kitchen Nook

What did you guys think about ALL that fall decor & inspiration?? What was your favorite out of all those posts? Let me know down below!!

Happy & healthy week, friends! 



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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Paige.Rose