Wednesday, January 30, 2013

boxwoods + planters.

It might be a little early to start sprucing up the outside of your home for spring but the temperatures here the past few days have it feeling like it's time. While my poinsettias are still doing really well, surprisingly, I've started thinking about what I want to replace them with when they finally wilt. This year I'm thinking I will skip the flowers and go with boxwoods. I've loved the look of boxwoods in planters for a while now, and this is the year I'm going to try it. Here are a few examples of the look.

{all images are from my pinterest boards and the links to their original source is below if I could find it}

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So what do you think? Do you like the boxwood + planters look or do you prefer them in the ground only?


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

baby boy C's nursery idea board.

I thought I'd pop in today and show you the idea board I created for my sister's little one .

She wanted something neutral with greys and creams. I added a pop of color for some fun. There are a few DIY projects going into this room, I'll share them as we work on them. Can't wait to meet this little one!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

come shopping with me...

Is it just me or do you get the urge to clean out your home and re-decorate it for a fresh start after the holidays too? My parents have already taken a head start and made a bunch of changes to the outside of their home and my mom and I have been working {since a year ago} on giving their family room a fresh new look, just a few more things and it will be done,and my sister is busy nesting in her home trying to get things ready for their new baby coming in a couple months. I've decided I'm going to finally finish our bedrooms, hopefully before spring, and stop putting it off, as well as a few other projects I keep putting off. While I've been out and about over the holiday season and afterwards I took some pictures of items I think would definitely help freshen up a room.

I love these glass lamps from Marshall's. The picture doesn't show just how huge they are. I think they would look great in a bedroom.

These lamps have a classic feel to them with their marble urn shape bases. I can picture them on a console table in an entry way.

I love the look of this spindle chair. It's style would look great in my parent's home. And as you can see there are a lot of fun pillows out now to help brighten up a room {it's my favorite way to freshen up a space}.

This bench would look great in an entryway or mudroom. I think my sister should get it for her front entry. You could place some baskets underneath to hold shoes and other miscellaneous items.

This last picture is from Ross. I know not all Ross's are great but we lucked out with the two that are near us. They always have great stuff in their home department and remind me a lot of the TjMaxx stores. I love this nightstand. They also had a chest the same style but I neglected to take a photo of it. They have a good selection of baskets as well, the one on top was only $13.99. You can never have enough baskets, they can be used for everything!! To the right of the stand you can {kind of} see a red lantern on the floor, I loved that too and it was a pretty good size.

So do you have any home plans for this new year? 

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