Monday, March 9, 2020

{ Best IKEA Spring Decor }

Hi, pals!! I promised a follow up post on the items I used in my last post HERE! I wanted to highlight the items that I chose from IKEA this spring or even summer season & so one! The items are practical, comfy & stylish while still being affordable! Fortunately I live only 15 minutes from IKEA, so I was able  to go in person to grab these goods, but today I'm sharing direct links for you below the photos of each item! I hope you enjoy these awesome finds & don't forget to see my last post on these items styled in your home!! ENJOY:)






Throw



Watering can



Garden Prints



Hanging Plant



Basket




Gold Pot



Lavender Bags


Dust Pan Set


Broom
 HERE



 Okay, I have to know which item is your favorite & or do you already have any of these newer items? Do you live close to an IKEA or have you ever been to one before? let me know in the COMMENTS!

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

{ Vintage Herb Garden Spring Mantel }

The other day my best friend & I decided to Jeep around & venture out to IKEA for a new replacement dresser for her...Well, you know IKEA trips go with me..I picked up some goodies!! You guys I hit the jackpot on comfy cottage farmhouse items! The upstairs floor sets were packed with fresh room Inspiration ..especially the laundry/ mudroom area! I picked up a bunch of items & today I'm sharing a few of them with you. I decided to refresh the upstairs living room with more my style. Although  I liked the last look, it wasn't working anymore! I wanted some more on the vintage muted spring cottage  look! Come see this spring herb mantel below......
•P.S. sources & guide to items- COMING SOON!


While at IKEA with my friend I did a little spring haul! I spotted a bunch of new spring cottage goodies, one being these two Herb + Vegetable garden framed prints! They're a 2pack for $20...so cute!


 

My Inspiration for this vintage wood tote was filling it with different herbs plants but most of all this ivy garland !!!! It adds so much spring but also a whimsical flare!! 



 

Lots of boxwood,  patterned green check, galvanized, plants & rustic wood touches!! Adding in the practical items like the cottage broom set, clock etc.. add a rustic greenhouse look!



The "cottage " sign was a junking find up by my aunts in Petoskey !  I loved the chippy simplicity of it & the brown chalkpaint  I used on it!



This spring herb mantel turned out just as I had pictured..although I changed & photographed it twice! Do you decorate for spring? What's your favorite item?

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

{ Weekend Greenhouse Recap Video }

I don't have anything to offer you, sell you or promote, but I do have some cozy spring goodness to share with you!! Sometimes life gets hard, thing's get chaotic & you just need a day of errands & some fun mixed in!! Today { Saturday} we had a list a mile long { ahhh } but instead of complaining we did them & while coming back, I spotted the cutest hidden little greenhouse on the side of the road{ totally unexpected }! We weren't too far from home  but they're very scarce around our area, so it was such a refreshing treat! The warmth,  fresh plants & sunny, but ice cold day was so fun!!! Come see a little tour of this old chippy roadside greenhouse we found on a whim...


Little fun fact about me...I LOVE old vintage architecture on greenhouses! Like, I'm obsessed.. so when we pulled up to this old farmhouse with the vintage charm I started photographing right away ha!


Things to Visit a Greenhouse for:

  • Terracotta pots
  • Plant markers / labels
  • Succulents 
  • Topiary 
  • Herbs
  • Tools
  • Larger plants
  • Seeds






Outtakes: I almost fell in sticky mud ha! #thankgoshforboots

● VIDEO ●




 

I basically wanted everything in this packed vintage greenhouse! It smelled so fresh, alive & warm..A great refreshment from the sunny but frigid  air outside!


 

I almost asked if these were for sale hahah...They had the cutest most hidden treasures sprouted about the main greenhouse!

 

This was the best most busy+ productive weekend together in sometime! It's nice to have Mark along & of course behind the camera for me, helping produce content!! 


Do you have a greenhouse by you? I'm so happy I found this one on the outskirts but still close to our town!! They bring so much charm & rejuvenation from nature..oh & they're inspiring!

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

{ Neutral Spring Dining Room Decor }

During the winter months I get bored with decor because it's so cold here in Michigan & we cant do many DIY  projects etc.. Once winter breaks or we think it does { Michigan weather is tricky} we do all the things we've wanted to all winter season! This year we got one 53 degree day & we made use of every second of it! We spruced the front up, put rest of Christmas porch decor away & spruced up the inside! Since I'm currently sitting here in our comfy little cottage looking at 7 inches of fresh snow, I thought a spring dining room refresh would be a nice gesture ha! Come see this quick refresh below....

 

I decided to keep the wood shelf & just declutter it! Using shelves in any area of your home can add that comfy charm & display items you want out as a focal point! I used some chunky cream candles & vintage milk bottles! 



 

I kept the greenery kind of muted for now, because it's only March { almost} & still very much winter here in Michigan! I didn't add any flowers yet but it's still brighter & cheery with a few faux greens!


 

Adding this large chalkboard organizer to the back entry gave it such a lift!! The area isn't huge but practical & the cubbies are used daily along with the hooks for tea towels we use for the pups' paws!! I added more cream candles that coordinate with the shelf on the other side of the dining room for a cohesive feel!


 

We're on the hunt for a large new piece of furniture,  new rug & wall treatment too, while still house hunting. I love this home & will continue to make it comfy & fresh! 


Have you started decorating for spring yet? What's your new fav items this year?? Let me know in the comments!!

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Monday, February 24, 2020

{ Mixed Metal Spring Fireplace Mantel }

Ohhhh Monday our list is a mile long today..but I'm thankful we got a lot of house stuff done yesterday { Sunday} while our Michigan weather wasn't freezing!! Today, however is still a busy one due to having a huge bolt stuck in my brand new tire..thankfully Mark put a warranty on them & we got it for $35 instead of $300.00 !!..Small wins pals
. & thankfully I spotted it while washing it & not driving!! #yikes ! Anyways,  I ended up moving the living room around a bit, clearing stuff out & then of course I had to restyle..so today I'm sharing our spring living room fireplace using mixed metals!! Keeping this post short as I have a to pick up the Jeep, chiropractor appointment,  blog, dog nails & another vehicle appointment!!.. Come see this comfy space......

 

I'm really into mixing brass, copper & galvanized this season!! I know older decor books frown upon it, but honestly it's so comfy & whimsical- TRY IT!! I used some pots I had laying around,  faux plants & vintage goods for this mantel!




I mentioned via my Instagram HERE that I didn't think I used this piece  in here before, but I think I may have for  a split second! Looks completely different against the fresh white walls though..The height,  rustic spring charm are all a love of mine! 




Fun little fact, I shopped all weekend & didn't find anything!! So, I shopped our house..minus this new $1 ivy garland that I'm obsessed with!



The vintage hamper I moved, replaced the coffee table, added art work & this is exactly the refresh I needed! Touches of galvanized,  copper tin candles & brass planters add the whimsical feel...I'll share a night pic with the string lights on..it all has me dreaming of summer garden nights !

 

With every space I liked the add vintage/ antiques goods in for that extra cozy factor.  I added this vintage fishing pole that was my gramps & a watering can with a hint of whimsy gold leaf!!



I hope you loved this spring living room look with using goods you have at home & mixing metals  for a whimsical garden look!
What's your go- to spring decor/ looks you're loving this year?

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