Blue Botanical Prints

Our guest room is finally finished and just in time for the holidays!  I'll be sharing a full reveal of the room and a few more projects in the next few weeks, but today I want to talk about the artwork that helped pull it all together.  I've always loved botanical prints and thought they would be a perfect fit in this space.  I'll talk more about where I found the prints and how I manipulated the color on them in another post, but for now I want to focus on the framing and printing.  I used SnapBox Prints for the framing and printing and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  The process was super simple and the product is very high quality for an affordable price.  They often have sales too so you can get an even better deal!  

I chose the framed fine art paper in a 16 x 20.  The 3 inch white border mimics a traditional mat.  It's a really nice finishing touch.    

I was provided two framed prints to review, but as always I only share things that I love and think that you would too!  


BSHT Thanksgiving Edition

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  I know I probably say it every year, but this year has flown by especially fast!  Today I'm sharing my Thanksgiving tablescape as a part of the BSHT Thanksgiving Edition hosted by Lindsay at the White Buffalo Styling Co.  I've loved seeing the rest of the inspiring table settings so far.  If you've missed them you can start at Lindsay's blog and work your way through.  If you're hopping over from The Makerista, welcome!  Let's get started with the tour!

I kept things really simple and tried to use what I already had to create a simple and elegant table setting.

Wrapping paper makes a great table runner and the options are limitless.  

My granny's china has a more traditional vibe, but I love the sentimental meaning behind it, especially for a family centered holiday like Thanksgiving.  

Trader Joe's bunches of Eucalyptus are one of my most favorite things.  They are $3 a bunch and last forever.  Plus they smell heavenly.  

For more inspiration head on over to A Creative Day to check out her table setting!


Cute Kids Chairs

I don't know about you, but I automatically equate something tiny with being cute.  And that's definitely the case when it comes to these kids chairs.  I've had kids spaces on the brain lately as I'm trying to come up with a plan for our playroom.  It's the first room you see when you come in so it's at the top of my list of rooms to finish.  You can see what it currently looks like here.  It's totally fine as is, but my wheels are spinning with a different plan in mind.  

Here are a few of the adorable children's chairs that I've come across lately.  They are just too cute not to share!

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DIY Outdoor Chandelier

Hi friends, sorry for the silence over here lately.  I've been in a blogging rut lately and can't seem to shake it.  I think it's the cooler weather.  It makes me just want to sit outside and drink coffee. :)  So I'm easing back in and sharing this simple DIY outdoor chandelier I created for Ehow a few weeks ago and forgot to share it over here.  It was so simple to make and will create a nice ambience on those crisp fall evenings.  I'm hoping we can break in our outdoor fireplace soon too!

You can find the tutorial here.  We also took a little trip to the mountains this past weekend and couldn't resist visiting the West Elm outlet.  It is one of my favorite stores, but a bit out of my budget most of the time.  The outlet had some awesome deals and I came home with a few light fixtures that I can't wait to share with you soon!   


Jord Watch Review

When JORD wood watches reached out to me with a chance to review one of their watches, I was so excited!  Being a designer, I am really drawn to texture and unique materials and this watch has both of those things.  It's neutral and classic.  I love that it can go with pretty much anything!

They have a great selection of different watches, with several different types of wood and faces to choose from.  I had a really hard time picking, but I eventually narrowed it down and went with the Cora Series Maple & Silver watch.

I love that it's not bulky or heavy, in fact you can hardly tell that you are wearing it!  

Their packaging is great too!

One of my favorite things about this watch is that it is self winding and never needs a battery!  That is just amazing to me.  When you look at the back you can actually see all the parts working together.  

With the holiday season approaching, these watches would make a great gift for the person who has everything.  It's really a classic piece that can be kept in the family for years to come.

Wood Watches For Men *I was provided a watch to review, but I only share products that I truly love and think you would too!

DIY fringe vases

If you caught my fall home tour last week you may have noticed these little vases on my mantle.  They were the simplest things to make and I like the texture they added to my mantle.  

I started with these vases from the Dollar Tree and some leftover fringe I had stored away.  I used hot glue to add the fringe to the rim of the vase and that's it!

I think pom pom trim or tassel trim would be cute for these too!


BSHT Fall Home Tour

It's hard to believe we are already decorating for fall.  It has really snuck up on me this year!  First, a huge thank you to Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. for hosting and putting this all together.  I've been fortunate enough to be included in this tour for the past few years and now it just doesn't feel like fall to me until these tours have kicked off.  If you have missed some of the tours from the beginning of the week, start here and work your way through.  If you are visiting from Place of my Taste, welcome!  I'm so glad you have taken the time to stop by and see a peek at our home all dressed for fall.

When I think of fall, I think organic, earthy, and natural with lots of texture.  So I tried to incorporate that into our home to make it feel cozy and ready for this season.

For the mantle, I pulled together mostly things I already had and then grabbed a bunch of Eucalyptus from Trader Joe's for a pop of green.  I love the way it smells too!  The artwork was a simple DIY.  I had a few canvases in the garage and I just painted them white and doodled a few circles.  I love abstract art because you really can't mess it up!

When we moved into our home last fall, my husband went exploring in the woods and came back with a ton of pinecones because he thought I could use them for one of my projects.  He was happy to see them displayed this year!

I grew up with my mom creating the most beautiful table settings, so I love to create one anytime I get the chance.  I used a yard and a half of buffalo check fabric from IKEA and just draped it over the table.  Buffalo check screams fall to me and I'm always happy to incorporate it into our home.

These would chargers were leftover from my Home Depot Patio Challenge and I love the rustic touch they add.

I still love my Goodwill bamboo dresser.  I just switched up the artwork and added some cabbage for a touch of fall in our entryway.

Our bedroom doesn't typically get much in the way of fall decor, but I did add this duvet to the foot of the bed to make it feel a little more cozy.  Not to mention I am so cold natured and need a little extra warmth in the winter!  You can see more of our bedroom here.

And lastly my daughter needed a touch of fall in her room.  A little bit of glue and glitter made this plain pumpkin feel a little more special for her.

Thanks again for stopping by!  To keep the fun going, head over to The DIY Playbook to see her home all ready for fall!