Our Forest Friends Nursery Reveal

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In the past few years, we have done several home makeover and DIY projects.  We’ve done a little painting outside, put up new light fixtures, painted furniture, gotten new appliances, and bought all new furniture in our living room, but I don’t think anything has been quite as exciting or as fun as putting together our new baby nursery!  After deliberating over a few themes and color schemes, I finally decided on the Forest Friends theme from Sweet Jojo Designs.

I LOVE this brand.  I first attracted to the overall look and colors of this set, and when I saw all the different types of accessories that were available, I was SOLD!  I’ve seen plenty of bedding sets with just your basic sheet, comforter, mobile, and diaper stacker.  If I wanted any other pieces, I’d just have to look around for something that sort of matches, but all of the Sweet Jojo Designs collections have EVERYTHING you could possibly need to decorate your nursery, including matching wall art and wall decals.

Apart from the great designs, the collection is also very high quality, and each nursery collection has a matching toddler and child bedding set, so when baby Thaxon gets big enough for his toddler bed, I’ll just have to get a new bedding set, and we can continue using the rest of his decor! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 344

Welcome friends to another fun week of Friday Favorites!  As always we have a fun mix of featured ideas this week.  My pick is a yummy recipe for French Toast Roll Ups.  It looks like it would be a delicious warm comfort food to serve for breakfast, and I bet it would also be great for holiday brunches!  I hope you’ll go over and grab the recipe and also check out our featured ideas and projects linked up for this week!

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Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 341

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good week.  This week things have finally cooled down a bit in my area; the weather has been just perfect!  I can’t wait to break out the fall wardrobe in the next week or two!  With fall clearly in the air, I just HAD to feature this super cute fall porch decor from Sew Can Do.  She does something I love, which is to take simple elements and whip them into a a fabulous display!  And the other ladies brought their own taste of fall to the party as well.  Hope you love all of this week’s ideas and will join us in sharing your creations!

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Friday Favorites – Week 331 – With Decor Projects

Hello all. Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites.  This week for my features I’ve chosen some really great decor and decor projects.  As someone who loves making improvements and buying new things for my home, I love seeing everyone else’s projects.  It gives me so much inspiration.  I hope you get inspired by these ideas as well!
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Friday Favorites – Week 324 – With Patriotic Decor

Happy Friday Everyone! This week we are celebrating the stars and stripes with some great patriotic decorations!  I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love anything red, white, and blue, especially when you throw in a mix of old-timey, shabby chic elements.  I’d be happy decorating my home with this stuff all year round!  If you feel the same way, then I know you will love this week’s features!  Check them out, and as always I invite you to share your own decor, recipes, and other projects via this week’s linky!

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Friday Favorites – Week 315 – With DIY Projects

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  I’m a little late this evening and normally when I’m late, it’s because I’ve had a busy work week or had a lot going on at home, but tonight, it comes down to one simple reason…I HAD to watch the finale of American Idol! Haha!  It’s one of the only shows I watch on a regular basis, and I’ve been a fan since the beginning.  I’m sad to see it go, but it was an amazing show tonight.  Getting excited about seeing my favorite contestants from the past made me feel like a teenager!  Haha!  Anyway…that’s what I’ve been up to this evening!  Now let’s see what everyone else is up to!

First off, we have some great DIY projects: We have jewelry storage, an upcycle project, and a little bit of carpentry work!  What a great mix!

And then as always, we have a little linky which I would LOVE for you to add your recipe and project links to!

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Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Last year I was happy do a little home improvement.  One project we took on was to do a little makeover in our living room.  Today I’m going to share some of the items we purchased and (hopefully) provide a little insight and inspiration on how you can decorate and do room makeovers on a budget! [Read more…]

When and How to Use Dark Wood in Your Home

Many people shy away from using dark colors in their homes for fear of making a space look smaller, darker, and less appealing. But with some of the most beautiful woods, such as mahogany, walnut, and rosewood, naturally coming in dark tones, leaving them out of your interior design is a shame, especially when adding a noble dark wood cabinet to a lightly painted room can really make the design pop.

Choose the Right Room

Remember that your choice of colors will create a feeling in your home, and using the wrong color scheme from the beginning will dictate how you decorate your space. While dark colors can be more intimate, they can also create the notion of a smaller space, so you should avoid decking out a low-beamed area, small downstairs toilet, or closet with dark wood. An open hallway or high ceilinged living room is a much better choice.

Create Contrast

Use dark wood wisely and you can create beautiful and stylish contrasts; go overboard and you can create a black hole. Don’t add dark wood to dark walls, as the wood and color will overwhelm the space. Dark wood works great when contrasted with light backgrounds and used in moderation. Nice soft neutral tones with dark cabinets on the walls can look amazing.

Too Much Wood’s Not Good

If you live in a wooden cabin, with wooden floors and wooden walls (especially if it’s dark wood), adding wooden furniture to every room can be overwhelming. And dark wood on more dark wood can look like a living nightmare. To add light and space to your home, think about using open glass sliding doors or windows with a dark wooden support in the middle. The dark wood will really stand out in the light space. If you want to mix up your furniture, try a combination of wood and steel, or a dark wood kitchen unit with white marble top. Check out vintage industrial designs if you want to modernize a rustic cottage feel.

Use the Light Wisely

If your home doesn’t get a lot of natural light, then make sure you position your artificial lighting carefully. Highlight what you want people to see and don’t fit powerful overhead lights that make people feel like they’re being interrogated. If you’ve got a lot of dark wood furniture, try painting the ceiling white and using brighter light bulbs.

It’s true that an excess of dark wood in your home can create an almost sinister impression, but if you keep these few key factors in mind when deciding on the distribution of your wooden pieces, you can achieve the right balance and convert your home into an interior designer’s dream (rather than a comic book nightmare).

Friday Favorites – Week 298 – With Christmas Wreaths

Seasons Greetings!  Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  For this week’s party, I’m featuring one of my favorite types of decor:  the wreath!

This group of wreaths are all especially for the holiday season, and they are all do it yourself crafts!  Hope you enjoy!

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Easy Home Makeover Projects: Stenciling Your Kitchen

Stenciling is among the cost-effective and a creative home improvement technique. It can work with any décor from contemporary to traditional. It can also be used on a variety of surfaces including the walls. Stencils are particularly ideal for a kitchen where you may not have adequate space to hang artwork, photos, and other decorative elements. Here are some stencilling tips that can help give your kitchen a dramatic look.

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A stencil design can give your shabby kitchen cabinets and furniture an instant makeover. If yours is a themed kitchen, you can consider adding stencils to the centre of the cabinet doors with imaginative shapes, like yachts for a beach theme. [Read more…]