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Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Collaboration with Charish!

So I am really excited to share something completely new to my blog with you today! As you all know I absolutely love to do projects and my husband and I do not shy away from color. We love the way it makes us feel when we are in a space and we love how it can impact a space from accents to main pieces. So I teamed up with Charish.com to do a room design to show everyone how to choose fun pieces and change the basic neutral look of a room to make it fun and colorful. Charish has so many fun Accent Chairs which make adding fun pops of color so easy! I also love how stylish they are because so many chairs can feel "cookie cutter" and boring but I promise these will be the first spot in your room people will sit! Check out the site HERE.

I hope you will like the fun look I have created and get your mind flowing for some new additions to your house!



Here is the living space I designed!










http://www.wayfair.com/Poundex-Bobkona-Suede-Sectional-F7137-XQP1097.html
I chose a gray couch for the functional color and great fabric.  For larger pieces like this I like to choose a neutral because the couch will be around for many years and your taste in color pallets and trends will evolve so this is a great basic couch.




: http://www.wayfair.com/DENY-Designs-Madart-Inc.-Woven-Polyester-Throw-Pillow-13147-thr-NDY1813.html
I would layer these pillows together infusing color without being obnoxious. I love this pillow because it introduces so many colors and is a nice blend of fun and sophisticated.



http://www.wayfair.com/Chooty-and-Co-Shantung-Polyester-Pillow-cset17k-CHY4030.html?piid%5B0%5D=10352743
I wanted to use a while pillow with the bright pillows to keep it light in the room but not overwhelm the couch with color. You could easily use another neutral in place of the white if you are not a white pillow fan.
This area rug was perfect for the space. It brings in more texture and pattern while staying neutral to allow the chairs and pillows to stand out.
https://www.chairish.com/
These are the chairs I chose to use from Charish and I couldn't love this pairing more! They have a nice wide rounded shape which gives the perfect vibe of relax here all while looking amazing. I of course love the bright blue because it is so versatile as well as a great statement.






I chose this table to be placed between the chairs to provide function while looking gorgeous against the bright blue.  I carried over the curved look while keeping the traditional feel blending with the other pieces in the space.



These accent pillows chosen for the chairs are the cutest reminders of where we came from and keep the fun and comfortable vibe flowing in the room. I felt like they would contrast beautifully with the chairs and could even be placed in a nice basket on the floor next to the chairs if you prefer empty chairs. 



https://www.etsy.com/listing/202762313/state-of-west-virginia-decorative-pillow?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=west+virginia+pillows&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
I used the Utah pillow representing where I come from and the West Virginia pillow representing my husbands home state! I love these cute homemade pillows.



 http://www.target.com/p/room-essentials-stick-lamp-includes-cfl-bulb/-/A-13648281#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=table+lamp
This lamp goes on top of the table to add that extra light that we always need in rooms as well as topping off the perfect sitting area with the circular white shade and chrome base. 



http://www.target.com/p/threshold-chiffon-window-sheer/-/A-14173681
I went with a sheer white curtain in this room to keep the light fun feel for the room and I love light to just pour in my windows! I would hang them floor to ceiling for effect and you could even layer them with a privacy curtain if you have nosy neighbors.

I hope you will all be inspired by the amazing furniture on the Chairish website and will be bold and infuse some color in our all to often white world!

Happy Decorating!




Paint sample: Behr


Monday, July 28, 2014

Removing Ink from your Couch Cushions

Removing Ink From Your Couch Cushions!


Well I hate to have to share a post like this because it means little Josie got a hold of a pen and did a number on my couch but thank goodness I know how to get it out and I wanted to share this with you today! 

Here is a look at what she did to our sectional.


I know what you are thinking..."where were you??"


I was gone less than a minute I'm sure of it and she went to town!


Now here is the beauty of this cleaning trick! It is so easy all that you need is

Rubbing Alcohol 
A Towel (I like it a little damp)
and a spray bottle (or just a more wet cloth)

All you have to do is cover the area of pen on the couch with the Rubbing Alcohol 


I let it sit for just a few seconds and then rub it out with the slightly damp towel.


This is what happens! It's a Miracle!


This is after I have used the spray bottle and just lightly sprayed it and wiped it all up. I find this dilutes the remaining alcohol and avoids leftover "wet spots".

Now just let it dry and it is like it never happened!

**Note: Test a section of your couches fabric in a non visible spot before treating the rest of the couch in case your material does not work. ** 

I have a Micro-suede sectional and it works like a charm

Here's the little cutie that drew all over my couch 


9 months and we just LOVE her!

Good luck!




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Felt Bows and Flowers

There's no such thing as too many hair accessories for your little one, right? Well today I wanted to share my good find that turned into a great DIY project! I absolutely love the felt bow trend but I am not yet brave enough to make my own and I don't want to spend $5 for one tiny little flower or bow so until now I have just window shopped for them.  




This was a lucky find! I found these cute bows and flowers in the $1 check out line bins at Michaels. You heard correctly, $1 for each bundle!


I am a sucker for a checkout line deal but this one was one I could not pass up and I think I got one of each color! (how could I not ?!)

So let me show you how easy these are! Mine took me about 30 minutes to do all of them and now miss Josie has 24 new hair bows! (she is much less excited than I am)

To start you will want to get something to fasten them onto. My baby has a ton of hair so I chose to use double pronged clips (sally's) rather than headbands but those would be adorable as well! I also recommend getting an 8x10 sheet of felt from the craft store as well (these are under $1).

What you need:
Felt Flowers or bows
Extra Felt (I used grey and white)
Single or Double Pronged clips 
Glue gun
Scissors

First, I wanted to line the clip to make it hold better in the hair as well as give the flower or bow more of a surface to grip. I did this by cutting out a piece of felt that fit between the 2 sides and ran along the top of the clip as well. 



 I found it fastest to fold the felt over clipping the clips along it and then cutting in between rather than individually measuring each one out.


After I did that I took them off of the felt and put glue along the whole strip and inserting the clip as far as it went and then folding the rest over the top of the clip sandwiching the top inside.


After that has set until cooled (by the time you do them all the first ones are ready to use) all you need to do is use a small amount of glue on the top of the clip and attach the flower or bow!




That's all there is to it! And now you have adorable clips for your cute little one!


These come out to about $.39 each! I like that price!



asking this new little sitter and almost crawler to be still was nearly impossible today!


As always I love your feedback! Let me know how it goes for you and even share your pictures with me!!

If you are starting to get a collection of cute hair things don't forget to check out my post on how I made my headband/hair bow holder!





Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deal of the Day!

Today I wanted to share a great deal that I was able to get at CVS. This deal can get you 198 loads of laundry for under $10!


Purex Laundry Detergent and is a buy 1 get 2 free until 3/22! On top of that you can use this coupon for an additional $1-1.50 off of 2. Depending what is still available. My shopping trip went like this



6 bottles of Purex Laundry Detergent (6.29 each) $37.74
 Apply buy 1 get 2 free -$25.16
 Apply 3 $1.50 off coupons -$4.50
 New total = $8.08!

That is .04 per load of laundry! I don't know about you but that is an amount I could live with!

Good luck!



Friday, December 27, 2013

Fidlin Fridays!


I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones! We had a wonderful time celebrating Josie's first Christmas with my husbands side of the family.  It was a day of family, presents, food and treats galore! 
It is always fun to see what everyone brings to share and after seeing this recipe from last weeks link party I am very interested in trying out the Perfect paleo pie crust from Passionate Pure Life. I have many friends who eat Paleo and absolutely love it so I have some researching to do because I think I'm missing out!

http://www.passionatepurelife.com/2013/01/recipe-perfect-pie-crust-gaps-legal.html

This pie crust sounds awesome and anytime you can have pie I believe you should!

Happy Holidays!