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I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is Spring! More specifically spring decorations for the home! After a long, dreary winter, I am ready to put a little more pep into our home and to give it some much-needed life. I have managed to collect some of the most beautiful and totally achievable Spring decor and craft ideas from some of the most fabulous ladies across the blogosphere.
Who doesn't like blankets?! When it comes to finding a good system for storing your blankets while keeping them neat . . . . Well, that can be a little bit of a challenge sometimes. If you’re anything like my wife then you want a practical yet attractive solution when it comes to blanket storage. Perhaps something that could complement your existing home décor?
When Colin and I reached the point in our lives where we felt ready to start a family, I must admit that I became completely obsessed with all things baby-related ESPECIALLY baby nurseries! Then, when we found out that we were actually expecting a baby, I ended up creating 2 secret boards (one for each gender) on Pinterest completely dedicated to baby nursery ideas. Even now that my kiddo is a toddler, I still can find myself basking in the adorableness of a baby nursery.
Watching your child grow and take their first steps are definitely those moments that you’ll never forget! Once your child does become mobile, also comes the worry and dread regarding their safety. Then you begin brainstorming ways to keep them safe around the home. Finding baby gates that were functional as well as appealing was a major problem that we were having. We especially struggled with finding safety gates for stairs that complimented our style and wasn’t a complete eye-sore.
Christmas stockings have got to be one of my favorite things to look for when stores start stocking their shelves with their new holiday décor. Ever since Colin and I moved into our home (and before even), I imagined dressing up our fireplace mantel with personalized Christmas stockings that could be enjoyed year after year.
When our son was born, I became even more adamant about trying to find “the perfect stocking,” that could be fancily embroidered with our names. I searched Etsy, Amazon, local retailers, etc. but I truly struggled to commit because embroidered Christmas stockings can be SO EXPENSIVE. I mean, I was looking at $30-$40 each! HELLO! Also, I couldn’t quite find “the look” that I was wanting either, which halted me from reaching for my wallet.
Meet Cassandra! A woman who wears many different hats, such as wife, mother, small business owner, cosmetologist, and my favorite: Inspired Home Décor Artist. Okay, so I just made up that last one, but she really is talented when it comes to styling her home! Cassandra and I have been friends for several years, and when she asked me to photograph her and her husband, Josh, for a maternity session a few years ago, I must admit that I was completely speechless when I entered their home. The thought and care that had gone into their home’s interior decoration was truly mind-blowing!
Hi friends! Let’s talk about halloween decorations! Better yet, let’s talk about cheap halloween decorations that you can totally design yourself, and with style. (Cue the wayfarer sunglasses.)
Before we get started, I wanted to share with you about this one porch that I had seen last year. At first glance, it seemed pretty typical for straight-forward halloween decor . . . cobwebs, witches broom, orange lights, etc. But then I saw something that made me do a double-take. The person(s) that had decorated the porch had hung up a skull-shaped cake pan. I award them for their creativity, however it was very clear that it was a cake pan that was hanging from their porch.
Two words: Gallery walls. There is just something about them that just draws you in because they're so visually appealing! It seems like every time I'm browsing around on Pinterest, I never fail to see a gallery wall pin as inspiration for new wall decor. Believe me when I say that you can design your own gallery wall very easily with very little confusion so long as you have a plan or idea. When I usually see a gallery wall, it appears to be constructed of pieces that may or may not be quite uniform with each other, but the designer has somehow made them complement in such a way that it works!
Have you ever said or thought to yourself . . . “I can do that myself,”? Yup. Me too. I used to be that person that would stare in awe at all of these beautiful pins on Pinterest, or find a piece of functional, yet cute home décor at some random store only to think to myself . . . “That seems so easy! Why didn’t I think of that?!” Well if you have been “one of those people,” then you’re in the right place because the main purpose of this blog is to take you from imagining to actually doing! I want to show you that it is ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE to style, manage, improve, and maintain your home YOURSELF!