Friday, July 1, 2016

4th of July Mantel Decor

It's been so so long since my last post. The newborn fog is finally starting to clear and it's a great feeling! Our little man made his appearance on March 15 and he is the sweetest addition to our little family.

While on maternity leave, we moved! We moved about an hour and a half away to Winston Salem. It has been a great move for us so far and we LOVE our new house.

Here's a sneak peek of the new house...

We have been working hard to unpack and make his house feel like home! This house has two fireplaces and today I wanted to share how I've decorated each of them for the fourth of July!

Here's the upstairs mantel:

And downstairs:


I hope you have a great holiday weekend as we celebrate our country! To see more 4th of July decor, check out my best friend, Taylor's blog HERE!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy new year! I am finally digging myself out of the holiday chaos!

This pregnancy has been kicking my butt. Not than its been more tough than the first, I just use all my spare time to lay on the couch instead of creating or decorating :)

I am getting into more of a nesting mode and I've been making a few things for the baby!

I stitched 3 hoops for his woodland nursery...

I purchased these embroidery patterns from Lova Handmade on Etsy! I tweaked them a bit to just use the animal because I wanted it super simple.

I also used heat transfer vinyl and my trusty Silhouette to make him a few onesies... Thanks Kait for the design idea!

I've also been adding more plants to our house to freshen things up. It's such a fresh addition to start off the new year. I always struggle with what to do after taking down all our Christms decor and the fresh plants are making me happy!

I've been planting succulents and house plants in mugs and canisters and in a terrarium.

The terrarium is my favorite!! I found it last weekend while visiting my bestie, Tay!

I found some awesome tutorials on planting terrariums but had a really hard time finding all of the needed layers this time of year. I decided to wing it and put rocks on the bottom, potting soil, plants and then a thin layer of more rocks. Hopefully it will live!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Baby #2

Baby #2 is on it's way! We can't wait to meet this bundle of joy in March! Noah is really excited to be a big brother! He is catching on to my growing bump and will point to it when you ask where the baby is.

The first trimester has proved to be its typical tough time, which explains my absence for the past few weeks. Now that I'm in my 2nd trimester, I'm hoping to be back to my creative and energetic self soon. I'm really excited for Fall crafts and decor!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Living Room Update- New Table

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! We were at the beach with family this weekend and it was a such a nice getaway!

When we got home yesterday, our neighbors were loading up their truck with furniture they were going to donate. They asked if we wanted a round I ran over to see it and said YES. I have been on the hunt for a round table to use in our living room for a few weeks now. Everything was either too expensive or too short for our needs. I wanted to spot in the living room for working a puzzle, writing a letter, or paying the bills. My hope was to provide extra seating as well for meals or for chitchat.

If you want to see more of this space before I moved things around last night, check out this post.

The new table is sitting in the back corner of the room with two benches under it. I stole them from the other end of the living room. The lamp behind it was in the bonus room but wasn't being used much. The globe is a recent flea market find for only $5 (because it has no stand- it's in a bowl until I come up with a better solution)

I am considering painting the top of the table. It's pretty scratched up currently. I will update if I do!

With the addition of the table, the Victrola that used to sit here needed a new home. It moved to the other end of the living room where my benches used to sit.

As always, I love changing things up! I am loving the addition to the room and I can't wait to put it to use!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

4th of July Party

My mom throws THE BEST parties ever. She is so creative and I love her style. I really do want to BE her in all the ways possible, but especially in her hosting capabilities. 

This past weekend we were visiting my parents for the 4th and they threw a party for their friends. I snapped some pics for future party inspiration and I wanted to share those here! Enjoy!

She set up her bar on their screened-in porch, easily my favorite place in the house.

The mantle on the porch was also festive

We set up for the food outside but sadly it rained and we had to move it all in. 
I did manage to snap some pics before the rain came. 

Every little detail is so cute and festive!

There's my cute dad, grilling the food!

Back to the porch..

Festive appetizers...

I loved the way she set up and decorated! 

Here are some pics of my people...
My boys!

My dad, Noah, and me!

Noah and my dad!

Noah with my dad and mom!

Noah on the move

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Breezy Playroom

We are really getting hit with heat this summer and we aren't even 2 weeks in. It is torture with the humid, sticky air here in NC. 

Lucky for me, my awesome hubby put in two fans in the bonus room in the Spring. It was a surprise for me! He installed them by himself while I was out of town. I was super impressed!

Now there is the perfect breeze up there!

Thanks Gabe! I love our little fans!