Sunday, July 8, 2018

{ Summer Cottage Garden Bedroom Refresh }

Hey pals welcome back!! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend & enjoyed some down time with loved ones!! We did just that & we FINALLY got our master bedroom refresh complete! I wanted to try something a bit different with this refresh, so I decided to make the hour drive to our closest Gordmans.com . We had never been to Gordmans before, so I was super excited to shop their decor inventory & even clothing!!! I mean who can say no to a new { to me } home decor store haha NOT me! When we first arrived I couldn't believe how huge & fresh it felt..I got right to shopping & immediately found a pillow I liked, but couldn't find the matching one so decided on something else, but was kindly informed that Gordmans gets a new truck every week, so that means fresh items stocked weekly..for me that's a definite plus! I had somewhat of a vision of what I wanted our "summer bedroom" refresh to look like but wasn't entirety sold on my idea...After shopping Gordmans for a few minutes I knew exactly what theme I wanted to go in thanks to their amazing selection!! Before I ramble anymore, come see the full reveal below!!!!
Side Note: This post is picture heavy..


So once I got my thoughts together after admiring everything for a minute I landed on these tin cottage tealight houses!! They struck my eyes & that's when I decided I wanted our bedroom refresh to be something of an old cottage garden retreat if you will!! I love the simplicity of them & they're super durable & lightweight, plus candles...YES PLEASE!! 


Keeping with the theme of a cozy garden cottage, I spotted this pillow & I loved the grey simple wording to add to the space! The texture is thick, yet still cozy & it was under $12..I mean how could I not haha!?



Per my style, I wanted something a little whimsical to add to this space so when Mark spotted this garden style faux chandy I knew I had to have it!! It's rustic, chippy white, garden-ish & had  built in galvanized plants! It pairs nice with the rustic string lights & touches of metal, greys & wood accents!

I was also informed that Gordmans price match any competitors' items!! It's so simple, all you have to do is take the ad,website or receipt featuring the identical item you're comparing & they will match the price of the item & give you a $5 Gordmans gift card!! They pride themselves on having the lowest prices, but sometimes it's hard to keep up with the huge assortment of merchandise they get in, so they have the Lowest Price Guarantee in place as a "flag" to help them catch items that may slip by.
 When somebody price-matches, Gordmans Corporate is notified and they will work on lowering the price on that item. To me this had be sold instantly..I mean they genuinely want their shoppers to have the best & most affordable shopping experience, how cool is that?! You can read more in depth about this: Gordmans Guarantee

 

I needed something for on top of the chest at the bottom of our bed since my other basket broke. I wasn't sure what I wanted, but knew I wanted something wood, rustic & with texture that could hold pillows & decor. I spotted this one for under $10 & whoops it came home with me haha. I love the wood grain detail & the jute crisscross in the front!



If you know me, you know I loveee my greenery in any area of my home! I spotted these at Gordmans as well & I had to get some. I love that these brought in that cozy garden feel but still with some texture & that earthy rustic feel I crave in spaces!


I kept the bedding simple with cream ruffled sheets, an artisan cotton cream comforter & some cream, grey & tan check accents.


 I have something to admit to you guys...I am so PICKY when it comes to lamps!! Rugs & lamps..It takes me forever to find something I like..Well, I finally found these wood & metal lamps while at Gordmans & I seriously love them!! They bring in that cozy rustic feel, but still a bit modern too. They're perfect for this space in terms of size & look! They're actually Better Homes & Gardens brand, which is another thing I liked about shopping there, they have all kinds of brands higher & lower to choose from! I could have shopped for hours you guys haha.
 

What do you guys think of this summer cottage garden bedroom refresh? I'm so pleased with the cozy airy summery vibes going on in this space! It's bright, rustic & whimsical..everything a cozy bedroom needs right?! I almost forgot, be sure to check out your local Gordmans for their anniversary event on July 21st in all stores!!

Happy Monday!
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This post was sponsored by Specialty Retailers, Inc.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

{ Summer Cottage Patio Refresh pt.1: PAINT OR STAIN?

Hey pals!! Happy pre- Fourth of July celebrations!! This is the first time in 3 years we haven't been up at the cottage for 4th of July shenanigans & honestly that makes me sad. If you know me, you would know I love traditions & this is one of them. My sister, Mark & I have been doing this for a few years & it's everything our pure Michigan summers entail. I mean it's at the top of my tradition list aside from Christmas hahaha. Anyways since we are staying home { work obligations } I decided the patio NEEDED some TLC asap haha! This area has been neglected & because our winter was so long & harsh this year in Michigan it did a number on this area! Today I'm sharing some quick spruce-ups & the first installment in this area "refresh" if you will. I bought a new rug last weekend & then Mark got to work edging etc.. Slowly it's becoming cute, cozy & farmy again! Keep reading below for the big question in this FIRST installment on this project! 
P.S. please keep in mind this space is a work in progress & it's in the early stages...

BIG QUESTION: 
Should we paint the top of this diy table chippy white, stain or leave as is rustic?
*See the Full DIY: HERE


I'm usually one for no color or just green, white & browns but these little faux lavender plants got me! I love how whimsy & cozy they make this little space. That's something I always like to include in my farmhouse/ cottage decor, a touch of whimsical.

 

Along with picking up the fresh green check rug @Target, I also picked up that green tray & those little plants! I shopped my house for the wine chalkboard & the other items I quickly through together just for this post! 


Typical me in the summer..always barefoot. I blame my mom for this hahah. Anyways so here is the bare table...One of the boards needs to be nailed back into place, but other than that its held it's chippy diy self up pretty well for being in the elements & for over 2 years now.


I stopped in at our local nursery & picked up two large plants with COLOR! As I type this I'm thinking "who am I" HAHA. Once I blog this full space I'll share details on what they're sitting on & planted in etc.. First things first though is your thought on painting or staining the table.


So if you could please let me know what you guys think about this patio table! STAIN, PAINT OR LEAVE AS IS! I'm horrible when it comes to decision making & always love your input! You can leave me suggestions in the comments, via my social media outlets { top right corner} or email. 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
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Friday, June 29, 2018

{ Our Cozy Historical Patriotic Cottage Dining Room Decor }

Happy Friday everyone!! Jumping on here today to share our 4th of July dining room & the cutest pillow ever that inspired all of this!!First I can't believe that 4th of July is right around the corner like literally I can NOT ?! Unfortunately we aren't going up to the cottage this year..which totally has me bummed but I wanted to decorate our little suburban cottage because I LOVE patriotic decor & we have family that serve. Backing up a little bit to a month or so ago when we visited the Chelsea, MI  flea market called Finders Keepers Vintage Market  . While I was there I visited a booth that I fell in love with & spotted a pillow I loved. Fast forward to a few weeks later & Sue from the booth Maxwell-Gray reached out to me & wanted to send me one of her pillows..Umm, YES PLEASE!! She  shipped it out super fast & when I received it I fell in love all over & that's what honestly inspired me to decorate our dining room for the fourth this year, so thanks Sue!! Once I got the pillow I knew what directions I wanted to go in this year..I wanted to keep it authentic + historical style with simple greens & vintage items. I'm not one for the glitzy or "newer" shiny plastic decor, so I dug up chippy old stuff we had from collecting, junkin & marketing. Anyways enough gabbing, come see the full space & the coziest pillow below! 



This flag is from Lansing, MI. it was part of some big patriotic dedication years ago. It's huge & I'm so glad I found this while cleaning the basement out before we got everything steam cleaned & washed. I was looking for my cheapy flag I bought last year for out front with no luck & then came across this boxed one. The other  wrapped flag is a vintage find.



I needed something fun & patriotic but still cozy cottage for that corner, so when Sue from Maxwell-Gray reached out & offered to send me one of her amazing pillows it was pure magic! It fits the authentic vintage cottage vibe & pairs well with the chippy green chair.


This is another area I needed something for & just as I was about to skip it, my mom drops off this cute vintage porcelain pot! I love the authentic historical look & chipped porcelain..If I haven't mentioned this before via the blog, I LOVE HISTORY haha..true story..& a story behind it for another day.


This is the softest most simple pillow ever & I mean you guys know I love my ticking stripe...all my loves tied into one & I'm pretty much obsessed with Maxwell-Gray at this point. 
*You can follow Sue's page & order your own HERE





I was hesitant about incorporating the terracotta color & planters in with this vintage patriotic decor but it actually brought that cozy summer cottage feel I love so much into the space! You can see our DIY Succulent Ladder HERE


Plants, greenery & patriotic decor..The epitome of an awesome Pure Michigan summer. I can't wait to show you more things we have planed for the summer...The back patio being one of them, unless by some miracle we find our 3rd home soon...please ha!




What do you guys think about our cozy vintage patriotic dining room? I hope you love it as much as we do!! Do you decorate for the holiday, if so how? I love hearing from you guys! 

Happy Friday!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

{ DIY Thrifty Summer Farmhouse Succulent Ladder Display }

Heyyyyyy pals! I wanted to pop in here today on the blog to share something so cute, but so simple that I was almost hesitant about posting it..but I mean this is my happy place & hopefully yours so I wanted to share something that I did the other day in a little corner in our dining room. As stated for the last few months I've been craving bringing the garden/greenhouse style into our home with cute little plants etc.. I mean I even have a real Lemon Button Fern in our kitchen that's still kicking..I mean WHO AM I haha?! I've had this white vintage ladder from my grams for quite sometime & I love it hanging in this little corner..but it needed something fun for summer that was on the thrifty side & easy to switch out etc.. You see where I'm going with this ha..the creative juices got flowing & I decided to bring more garden charm in & use the ladder to hold some of my faux succulents I've collected & terracotta pots I've picked up at stores, markets, thrifts & so on. This whole project literally cost no more than $15! Come see this charming little space below...

This new handmade wooden bench is another summer fav of mine! I stole it from this spot HERE in our home for this post, but think I may keep it here! The wire basket, bench & large terracotta pots are all thrift finds.. The pillows are from @target & the watering can is from @homegoods.


I've collected these little faux succulents, plain terracotta pots, & rustic ones from all over. None of them were more than $2. Maybe one day I will fill them with real succulents..but I mean lets not get too crazy hahaha..I am working on my #blackthumb ha.

Side Note: You can use any ladder with a decent ledge step. Paint white or leave rustic weathered wood, add the succulents / pots & voila you have a cute summer display! You can find vintage ladders in the trash, markets, shops etc..



I have something to admit to you guys...I literally just plopped these up on the ladder..no particular order, color or anything. I have been super busy & just set them there & started snapping photos..I guess sometimes that's the best way to get that "effortless" cozy look.. I love these cute corners in our home. I've said this before, but I'm on a mission to love this house & make it as cute as possible while going on 3.5 years of searching for a home that fits both mine + Mark's business needs.






I hope you guys liked this quick DIY post. I'm sorry it was a bit short, but I have been so busy with getting our lower level in order, cleaning, getting our patio spruced up, life & EVERYTHING! 
Do you like succulents? If you have any tips on how to keep them strong & ALIVE leave them below. I think I over-watered mine before like HERE...eeek poor babies ha.

Happy Tuesday!

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