Archive for ‘For your pod’

April 20, 2011

Everything in its place

I love being organized, but lately I have been far from it!  
Although we moved into our home a little over a year ago, we still aren’t as organized as I hoped we would be! Maybe it was the months of wedding preparation on the dining room table or the renovating that kept us from moving on and storing items as though they really belonged where we placed them.  Since the day we packed up our apartment, nothing has truly been “in its place” in our new home.  Now renovating is at full force and our house is becoming more livable every day.  This means it is time to get reorganized.  Everything in its place where hopefully it will stay.

Check out Martha Stewart’s Organizing Tip of the Day  (I know I’m going to!)


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April 20, 2011

Labeled Jars

This is a must on my crafting to do list.  Its cute.  Its clean.  and Its crafty!  


March 19, 2011

Lindsey’s Living Room

My very good friend Lindsey just bought her first house.. Congratulations Linz!! 
Like any first time homebuyer, she is beginning to realize that there are a lot of decisions to be made.  And what is a more important decision then how to decorate your new home!? 🙂 


Lindsey has been hard at work painting the interior of her house.  Currently, she is working on painting her living room, but stopped after painting one of her walls a “russet” orange. She came to me stumped.. not knowing what color to paint the rest of her living room.  She told me that she wanted a tan color, but just couldn’t pick “the one”.


I asked Linz to send me pictures of the items that she has already bought for the room.  She recently purchased a couch and, most importantly, a painting that she wants to hang in the living room (which we will use to base the rest of the room off of) 

Here’s what Lindsey gave me to work with: 




I used Sherwin William’s Color Visualizer to test out different colors for Lindsey’s Living Room.  


Below are some examples of the different shades of beige that Lindsey can use in her room: 

Fresco Cream


Patience
To launch the color visualizer, upload your photo, and pick your own paint colors visit: 

Decorating
I’m not sure how far along Lindsey is with decorating, but I just couldn’t resist (this is the fun part after all!) 🙂  
Kirklands
Poppy Fields Metal Bouquet
$ 24.99 
Kirklands
Floral sunburst charger 
$39.99
Kirklands
Poppy Fields Hurricane
$
14.99


Kirklands
Poppy Fields photo frame
$9.99

Kirklands  Mosaic night light  $5.99


Kirklands
Floral buffet table lamps, set of 2 
$34.99
Pier One Imports
Ginkgo Leaf Lamp 
Clearance: $49.98
Kirklands
Mercury Glass Charisma, set of 3 
$24.99
Kirklands
Bronze Vine Sconce, set of 2 
$19.99


Pier one Imports
Clay Plush Pillow
$15.96

Pier One Imports
Rust Ruffles Pillow
$29.95


Pier One Imports
Oversized Red Damask Pillow
$34.95
This pillow pulls the damask pattern out of her “inspiration” painting 
Pier One Imports  Chocolate Plush Pillow  $15.96






You can never have enough pillows! 


Overstock 
Tufted chocolate brown microfiber storage ottoman
$56.99 
This ottoman is great for storage.. put extra blankets, movies, even the remote control in here to hide away extra clutter
Overstock 
Wrought iron handpainted and embossed decorative tray 
$39.99

(Decorating tip: I would put the tray on top of the ottoman, and then place the candle votives on top of the tray) 

Putting it all together:



Don’t forget your coupons when you head to the store Linz! 
click on the link to print the coupons or use the codes

Pier One Imports







February 13, 2011

Plate Walls: blank walls make me nervous

Too inspiring not to share: an article from Southern Flourish 




and these photos from down and out chic