Design Inspiration Monday

Monday again?! Man, the weekends just fly by lately. We had a fun packed weekend with family parties and friend parties. And then, Christmas this week!! I honestly get a little sad as the holiday approaches so quickly, because that means its almost over. I am not ready for it all to be over- I love everything about this time of year.

beautiful white kitchen

This kitchen is jaw dropping gorgeous, not to mention huge! via


Such a stunning bathroom. and I love the window treatments too! via


How badly do you want to go and take a nice long soak in this tub? via


Beautiful space

I love the paneled walls, the brass light and the fun pop of color in the rug! via


Christmas Decorations On The Cheap

Yep, you read that right. Christmas decorations that are actually cheap {or even free}! I know that most people feel this way, but man- doesn’t the Holiday season just feel like every time you turn around you are dishing out money for something? A gift, a party, a dinner? This year I made it a big goal to not spend a ton of money on new decorations. I really wanted to try and use what we already had, and maybe get a few new but cheap items to add in. Thankfully, I can say we were successful at doing just that! Here is our dining room and family room with our fun yet cheap decorations!

For the family room we kept it light and simple with classic red bows and Poinsettia from Home Depot. My favorite part in this room was the free tree trimmings. Did you know that in the Home Depot tree lot they have bins of trimmings that are free to take?! I love it. I used them on the ledge, and added vintage red and gold ornaments to add a pop of color.


home depot christmas

I also used those same gold and red vintage balls {vintage balls..ha! I know, I know- i’m so mature} in the Ship we have. These decorations were all bought at an estate sale years ago. Estate sales are an amazing way to get holiday decorations for cheap. And if you are at an awesome sale you usually end up scoring some really unique vintage decorations that are totally different than what is sold nowadays.

christmas decor ship

Then in the Dining Room I brought back out my most favorite estate sale find ever- these brass reindeer. I bought these at a sale SIX years ago and they are still one of my most favorite finds ever- so that says a lot! I also used a beautiful hand stitched table runner that I got at that same sale. I love thinking about how much time, effort, and detail went in to this piece. The candles are a mish-mash from Target and other random places I cant remember. And of course the super easy DIY christmas garland I made a few weeks back is hanging on our DIY driftwood art.

dinging room at christmas christmas dining room brass christmas decorations

I also held true to my intention of changing out the holiday decor in the World Market lamps. They now have these adorable simple trees in them, surrounded by red berries, and I love it!

world market christmas decoration

And thats that! Have you decorated for Christmas on the cheap this year, or did you go all out? I would love to know any tips of yours!!

Window Treatment VS Tin Foil and A Sheet


Oh the first child's nursery. You know, the room that is put together to perfection.  The room that has every detail so thought out, every corner designed perfectly.  The wall color has significance, the art is cohesive, the rug is fluffy and free of stain, you can have a lamp that is literally held … Read More →

Design Inspiration Monday

Wow, what a weekend!! We have the privilege of going up to Sedona for Jeremy's work Christmas party. It was SO beautiful, relaxing, and romantic. It was the longest I had ever been away from Winston, so I was honestly a little nervous to leave him since he isn't consistently awesome about taking … Read More →

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

We finally got our Christmas tree last night and I have to be honest, we might keep the tree with just lights, no ornaments. I know that this will probable be the very last year that Bray won't really notice/care, so if were ever gonna do it-nows the time! I love the look of no ornaments, but I … Read More →

Christmas Mantel Decorations

christmas mantel

While the rest of my house may be quite messy, I am happy to say that I have most of my Christmas decorations up around the mantel.  Every year I go through the same thing while decorating. Loving that I have some decorations that have meaning and memory to them, but at the same time wanting to just … Read More →

New Years Health Resolutions

aloha protein shake

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Aloha, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #myAloha and #AlohaMoment” With the New Year coming up it always makes me think of Resolutions. Professional goals, … Read More →

Easy Christmas Garland Decoration

christmas decorations

I'm pretty excited over here- you know why? We are all feeling pretty good, AND I got to do my first Christmas craft of the season. I know that all good bloggers have had their Christmas crafts done and posted a month ago, but I am not that good! This pinecone and pompom Christmas garland was too … Read More →

While We Were Away

photo 2

So in case you haven't noticed, I haven't been around here much the past week.  I had planned on taking a few days off of blogging to celebrate Thanksgiving and have quality time with family. I definitely got time with family this past week, but it wasn't necessarily quality...more like trying to … Read More →

I Am Thankful For


With Thanksgiving being tomorrow I thought it would be a perfect time to reflect on some things that I am especially thankful for right now. 1. I am thankful that this quote is not true, but rather just an encouragement to consistently be thankful. 2. I am thankful that I have a Jesus who … Read More →