Thursday, April 5, 2018

{ Spring Inspired Cottage Kitchen + Dining Room Refreshes }

Happy Thursday, friends!! Thanks for swinging back by for another spring style refresh! I feel weird writing this because it's currently 35 degrees out, but at least it's sunny right? haha Anways, I wanted to share with you guys some inspiration for spring & I've been meaning to share our new tobacco baskets I snagged up at Cracker Barrel while vacationing last month! So, I wasn't planning on blogging as much as I'm showing today, but since returning from vacation I've been super relaxed & that tends to lead to being unmotivated { which isn't like me } because let's be honest I love what I do & hope you do too! I started yesterday out by deep cleaning the house & then the itch to switch stuff up a bit hit hahah..Yikes! I started by downsizing our dining room table into a breakfast nook look more & then hung the baskets & then moved into the kitchen area & refreshed our window/sink area with the fresh items! You guys know I like to keep it as simple & practical as possible, so only a few things were new & they were a great price..tobacco baskets 2 for under $30 etc.. After it was all said & done the refresh totally brightened my mood & it feels so much fresher! Now if only the perfect 70 & sunny weather could appear haha! Come see this cute little refresh with some new goodies below...
 
  

I cleaned out this cabinet { so dusty } & took away many of the pieces I had in it for a more clean bold look! You can see the post on why those black stem glasses are so sentimental to me HERE



I waited for the nearly perfect day to get a picture of the "Bed & Breakfast"  sign I blogged about HERE. It's super hard to photograph this dining space & I refuse to use artificial light unless it's a must. So needless to say I'm so happy it was somewhat decent lighting to capture it up there!!



This space has been blank for some time now & I removed this DIY banner from our room { new bedroom post coming soon } & stuck it right here...Don't laugh tooo hard at my writing..I ran OUT of chalk ahahahaha, was using  a little stub ha. See you guys I'm not always prepared, but I tried to make it work...I do love the banner & greenery here though. Little pops of items, make the biggest difference!


Having the table sized down for summer into a little breakfast nook look has refreshed this space x10!! Adding as much greenery & neutrals was also a wise choice for this space. The tobacco baskets brought this whole space together & added that simple rustic texture I crave in spaces!!! The baskets were on sale 2 for under $30 originally $50 & we got them in either Tennessee or Kentucky on our road-trip { blog post coming soon too }.

Side Note: Before I get e-mails about them not being centered or too high, Yes, I know that, but until we paint I had to use holes & cover a small spot.





This space needed a refresh too..I did away with the tall topiary plants that were on each side & replaced them with the vintage scales, plants & glass bottles! P.S. I cant wait to get more Mrs. Meyers!! Maybe the smell of summer scents will bring it sooner haha or heck I'll even settle for spring at this point!



Whoa  that was a l o n g post haha! I hope you guys loved this spring refresh! What was your favorite part? Do you have anything you do when spring starts creeping in? If so, let me know down below!!

Happy Thursday!!

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 1, 2018

{ DIY Shell Ring Holder in 2 Easy Steps }

Heyyyyy guys!! So one thing that I have not shared in quite sometime was a DIY!!! It's honestly been way to long & today I'm here to share the EASIEST DIY to mankind haha. I actually asked Mark if he thought it was to "easy" & he said yes,but in a good way. I mean who doesn't have at least a few shells on hand somewhere...I know my family hoards them like crazy or at least did. I can honestly say that I have never been into shells, but while walking the beach Mark spotted some cute little buggers & said "why not do a post on these"...See he has the ideas most of the times haha..Anyways we grabbed a few that were already washed up on shore { not alive } & set them in the Jeep until we got home.


HOW TO:

  • Gather up some intact shells
  • Wash with Mrs. Meyers soap { or something that isn't harsh }
  • Use for rings or earrings etc..  

  
My little beach bun shelling for me hahaha. This was a really nifty little spot with tons of shells & dolphins jumping around...truly magical!


This isn't sponsored or anything, I just really love the Mrs Meyers brand because it's so clean & isn't harsh! You can use any soap you want or even bleach if the shells have a fishy/ocean smell left on them..these shells did not thankfully.


You can close these when they're still intact. Be careful and they can last for quite sometime...I leave ours open,because knowing me I'd forget our rings were in there haha!





I love how simple & neutral they are & free!! They would make great little gifts, you could even paint or stencil on them for a more custom look. You guys know me though, I love neutral/natural!!


I hope you enjoyed this super simple & quick little post! I never know if these types of post will do well on here because they're kind of "toooo simple", but surprisingly they do pretty well. I mean let's face it not everyone is a DIY superstar, so little projects like these are PERFECT!!!

Happy Monday!!

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Friday, March 30, 2018

{ Cottage Style Cozy, Rustic, Floral Easter Porch }

I can't believe I did this you guys...I actually styled our porch for EASTER!!! If you follow me via my social media [ right side bar } you would know that I hardly ever do anything for Easter..spring yes..Easter not so much! This year I thought for sure I wouldn't be doing anything because we've been super busy & just took an 8 day vacation...but you guys know me & I randomly do things haha..This being one of those times! So, right after we got home my mom stopped over quickly & said she had a free thrift find..a WREATH- Umm yes, please!!! I snagged it up & at first was just going to put it in my decor room until I found a spot. I mean let's be honest pink isn't really my thing or brand style, but I always give something a chance & well it worked out perfect because I had some stuff stashed away that was pink from our nieces old room here...One thing lead to another & I styled our whole front porch for freeee & for EASTER!!!! I also HAVE to mention that our real Douglas Fir is still kicking 4 months later..so he will stay until he passes! I have this weird obsession for pine trees & I've had several people tell me they literally can't believe it's still alive.. Come take a peek at this cute little rustic setup below!


We added these free wood planks just before Christmas to hide the old grey stone..It's held up so well through the winter, I'm actually really surprised. The wood slats were free & I'm thinking I will white wash them if we're still here in a few months ;). For now I love the contrast with the bright springy flowers! 
Side Note: Our address sign will be hung soon too, I may blog it. So many things got put on hold because our winter has been long & full of snow!


If you haven't read our last post, you should HERE !!! It's all about this sign & why it's so special. It should happen to fit perfectly on Mr. Douglas Fir too haha. I tried tying little pink bows on the tree, but the wind had other plans..



I love how the sign look likes a tag a bit & the pops of dusty florals  brighten up this drab space from Christmas...now if the snow could stop!! P.S. can you believe someone threw that wreath out??





I forgot to shut the front door & I need a new  doormat, but for now & for free I had to share our little spruced up porch! Do you decorate for Easter??

Happy Holiday Weekend!!

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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{ Sentimental Vintage Treasures from One of our Favorite Places.. }

Happy Friday everyone & welcome back to TQS!! Thanks sooo much for popping back in, as it's been pretty quiet around here & that's not like me...but you guys we took an 8 day road-trip to Florida to visit Mark's grandma { Mama } & Oh my goodness was it the best time!!! It was definitely good for my soul & just being down in the tropical weather with Spark & mama had me so relaxed! Little back story..so the last time we have seen mama was back in 2010.. almost 10 years ago..so this trip was for sure overdue. You see Mark lost is mom tragically when he was 12 years old, so Mama is the closest thing to his mom. We loved spending so much time with her, enjoying  her home & of course Florida in general. While we were visiting we were informed that she is selling her home & moving in with family { she's 92 }, & wanted to gift a few things we liked. It wasn't only good for us but for me in general. When we got back it seemed as though my body hit some kind of reset & seems like I'm in a "remission" of some sorts from my health issues which THRILLS me x10!! It has been super busy since  coming home, but in the BEST way possible! I have major updates on our previous plan to update this house & why..For now come see why these treasures we were gifted while in Florida are some of my absolute favorites!! 


One of the "treasures" we brought home from Mama's with us was this vintage train set. At first glance I didn't really know what it was but automatically fell in love with it. Mark  says its been in her china cabinet for as lone as he can remember & always loved the look of it...It's actually a four set shot glass set with the middle part as whiskey holders built in..Neat right? I loved it paired with our rustic corner cabinet goodies..


These black stem wine glasses were also something we brought back with us. I spotted them a long time ago & always had a thing for them. This time while down there I especially took an interest in them because as you know our style has evolved since 2008 in our condo..They fit in even more perfect with out rustic cottage greenhouse decor now & I will definitely use these as we host most holidays!!





The third & final item we brought home with us was this " The Gathering" sign! This is the most significant piece we brought back & we both shed some tears over it!! Since the first time I met Mama { 2008 } & stayed with her, one thing I remember decor wise was this sign on her lanai!!! It's the one thing Mark wanted to take away from another chapter closing ...Mama also disclosed that it was made my Mark's grandpa who has also passed on , so it's double special!!! You'll see this being used in another area very soon!



I hope you guys liked this space with all our new vintage sentimental treasures! If I get all my work done today #fingerscrossed haha, this space may be getting a change sooner than later!! What's your favorite special decor item to decorate with? Let me know down below in the comments!! 

Happy Friday!!!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

{ 6 Cozy ways to Display Greenery in your Home..Anytime of the Year! }

Happy Thursday,friends!!! I wanted to quickly pop on here and share something that I was thinking about while I was packing the other day..greenery!! It's one of my most used items when styling  a space whether it's in the dead of winter or the middle of the blazing summer. I use greenery in our home all year long & I thought it was about time I shared with you guys the different ways you can display & pot your plants around your home in a few simple & different ways! I like to use flowers & greenery in the coziest of ways to add that cottage/ farmhouse charm,but this post has something for every style because it's all about different ways to use greenery in your home!! Come see these simple ideas below..

**P.S. Don't forget to read what types of greenery/ flowers I use + sources HERE


1. Free standing  Topiaries

The tall topiaries are one of my favorite plants to use around the house! They're tall enough to add height to certain areas & super easy to move & set in other pots like crocks, galvanized buckets etc.. These are from @ikea !


2. Baskets!

This is my favorite way to display flowers. I love the simplicity & the texture mixed with the natural elements of the flowers or if you decide greenery. These long creamy blossoms are from @hobbylobby .



3. Galvanized Buckets

Using thrifty galvanized buckets is another way  I love to display greenery around the house. They're simple, durable & can withstand just about anything & bonus they go with just about anything.



4. Greenhouses!

This one is kind of new to me..I was never really into them until I decided I needed something to use that makes a "statement" so I picked this one up from @ikea  . They're super popular right now & you can find them all over...I'm on the hunt for a vintage metal one, but for now this faux white one does just fine.

Side Note: Plants are  faux.


5. Crocks!

This has been my go- to display for my greenery for years!! We started collecting these vintage crocks over 5 years ago & I just love them! They couldn't be more simple & with the various sizes they can ultimately go anywhere even outside!



6. Wreaths!

Wreaths, I know not groundbreaking or anything but I had to add them because they're that one staple item that can be used in any space to add that " fresh faux green" aspect. They're simple to move, last forever & are fairly inexpensive/  versatile!  This one is from @homegoods


I hope this post gave you some inspiration for this upcoming spring & more. What idea is your favorite or which one do you incorporate in your home the most? 

Happy Thursday!! 



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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

{ Casual Cozy Cottage Style Easter Tablescape Idea }

Happy Wednesday !!! We've been super busy before we depart for an 8 day tropical style vacay & road trip!! I love me some cozy winter, but I'm sooo ready to snorkel & enjoy the sun with my best friend! I've said this before but I really don't go overboard with holiday decor other than Christmas..With that being said I did decorate the dining room before all the changes start happening after vacay..I just added some simple cozy goodies to the table, new throw pillows to the chairs & restyled the cabinet a bit. Very simple yet soothing..I don't know why I always tend to gravitate towards greys for Easter, but I do. I mean we have a real Easter bunny who might be making his appearance back on my IG soon haha #mrwibbles #ourbunny #officemascot hahah Okay, I'm done hehhe...See how excited I am for all the upcoming goodness going on?! It's lovely to be busy & have things to look forward too!!! Anyways come see this Easter tablescape below!!!

My love of greys & greens during this time continues ha. I hope that doesn't sound depressing because it's totally not..I promise ha! I love these farmhouse cloth napkins, vintage plates, greens & crocks..cozy & warm while still easing into spring! 

  

I also wanted to incorporate this corner cabinet into this post because it will be getting  a new home soon I think..I have a huge idea for this dining room & this cabinet isn't in it..I feel bad because it was my first vintage piece & makeover way back in 2008 I think..Stay tuned!!:)










This is one of my favorite shots to get while photographing this space..I love the cozy vintage feeling & the pantry makeover HERE



I shopped our home for this whole post other than the wood block sign on the table..I know I have some other Easter decor around here somewhere, but for now I'm keeping it simple since after vacay it's time to get to work on the spruce up!! 



I hope you guys enjoyed this Easter Spring Cottage table!! I can't wait to blog some of our vacay & vlog it also for you guys...You know with Mark & I it will definitely be comical haha. 


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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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