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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

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Uncategorized | January 6, 2020

I am sharing with you all my tips for choosing the right bathroom fixtures such as bathroom faucets, and bathroom lights.

After my first blog post on my bathroom refresh series where I go over my design plan – I got a lot of requests asking how to choose bathroom fixtures – and where to get them. So I’ve decided to write a blog post hoping to answer all your bathroom fixture questions! Gold faucets, black mirrors, and silver light fixtures in a compilation.

Mixing metals?

People ask me all the time if it’s ok to mix metals when planning your bathroom fixtures – and my answer is… YES! I love mixing fixture metals! There are some rules though… For instance, you always want to tie in that metal somewhere. You don’t want to have one metal by itself feeling all alone and out of place. What I mean by that is pair up your metals or have three of one and 2 of the other. Like in my bathroom design, I’ll have a black framed mirror and a black light fixture AND a gold faucet with gold hardware. So remember – It’s ok to mix metals as long as you tie in the look somewhere in the bathroom.

Does size matter?

Well….when it comes to choosing bathroom fixtures… size really does matter! Size your bathroom fixtures like your bathroom mirror and your light fixture off of your bathroom vanity size. You really want your mirror to be pretty close to the vanity size. Or, if you plan to have a light fixture on either side of your mirror the overall size should be the size of your vanity. That would mean the span from light fixture to light fixture.  If you have two sinks you can have two mirrors – but you don’t have to.

How much is too much?

Only you know how much is too much… This will depend entirely on your budget. BUT if you’re anything like me you want to find a good deal. There are so many places to buy bathroom fixtures (and at a decent price) – but I have to say, one of my favorite places to shop would definitely be Wayfair! They have such variety – not only in products but prices too!  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite bathroom mirrors, light fixtures, and faucets below!

Bathroom faucets in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Bathroom light fixtures in many finishes such as bronze and brushed nickel.Bathroom mirrors that are round and square, large and small.
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How my life got easier with Beddys bedding!

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Decor and Styling | November 8, 2019

 Beddys bedding is super cozy and comfortable and my life got easier as soon as I ordered the bedding for my daughter’s bedroom!

Ok -I finally ordered my daughter a set of Beddys bedding. She’d been asking me since I collaborated with Beddys for my son’s room a year ago and for some reason, I was dragging my feet. The price can be intimidating at first – but I knew how out-of-the-world amazing they are.. so I finally went for it, and ordered the bedding!

 

Girls pink bedroom with flowers on wall, and soft bedding in pink and white.

 

They want to make their beds!

Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled with her set! It is so adorable and she is completely smitten! Each and every day since getting her Beddy’s sheets and blankets she’s made her bed up. I don’t even have to prompt her to make her bed in the morning. Again – another way Beddy’s has made my life easier.. they want to make their beds!! It’s crazy.. but there’s something fun about zipping up the sides of their sets! Hey – no argument here!

There is a brown tufted headboard, bedding and throw pillows in pink and white on the bed.Pink flower wall with a mirror in the corner of the room.White fluffy blanket on the bed with pillows and floral wallpaper.

 

Perfectly made every time!

Now that all my kids have their beddys, it’s become a regular part of their routine to make their beds THEMSELVES in the morning. Don’t get me wrong… it’s always been their routine. But they generally looked worse than when they started. I was still an encouraging mom that nodded and smiled and praised the heck out of them for trying to make their beds. Then the bed making fairy – A.K.A mom- came in the room when everyone was in school and remade their beds. I’m not proud of this.. but hey – it’s the truth! So when I say they make their beds THEMSELVES, I really mean it. They make their beds every day and it’s perfect every time. It’s foolproof – all they have to do it zip up the sides of their bedding and stack their pillows! voila – Done!Brilliant! It really does make my life easier. It’s now one less thing off my plate and I know these sets are worth every penny!

Showing the tab on the bedding.
Up close picture of the bedding.

Want the deets??

If you’re curious about washing – the quality – and the physics of them… Let me save you some time – they’re amazing in all of the above. But If you want to know all the nitty-gritty, I’ve written another blog post with all the deets. Check it out here.

Perfectly made in 18 seconds!

In this post, I wanted to actually show you how EASY it is to put the bedding on your bed and how easy it is to make every day! Plus, it looks perfect every time! I’ve added a video below for you to check out!

Not only is the bedding perfect for kids.. but Beddys bedding is just so beautiful I’d put them on any bed in my house.  My daughter has the Chic white bedding set. It looks fabulous paired with the pretty pink accessories and very darling in a little girls room, but would also look fabulous as bedding in a farmhouse, cozy cottage, or shabby chic styled room too!

And of course, Beddys is so fabulous they gave me a code to share with you all – So now you can try it out with a discount… AND with a 30-day money-back guarantee – there’s really no risk!

Use code THEFARMHOUSELIFE15  to start making you’re life easier today!

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White bedding with gold pillows.

Pink pillow with white dots.Pink blanket.

Organization 101 – creating a mail system

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House and Home | July 22, 2019

I created a mail system and got super organized! I will show you exactly how I did it!

If you’re like me then you probably have a junk drawer. You’re even more like me if you have two or more junk drawers! Then all of a sudden one day your unorganized mail pile becomes just chaos. I majorly needed to learn organization as a life skill in my personal growth journey – so I’m starting this new segment on beginner organization tips. Really they’re for me, but I figured I can share these tips with you.

 

My mail pile kept getting higher and higher? Can you relate? We had one spot for mail, but that quickly grew to two spots of mail. I’m embarrassed to tell you that we have three different spots of mail in our home and one of the spots might be where we keep our drinking glasses. Now there’s no room for our glasses! Our bills were mixed with important kids papers and their drawings with no end in sight. Our kitchen office nook seems like the perfect location to keep such things, but it was inaccessible due to it being a dumping ground for everything else.  I needed an intervention! I started Pinteresting organizational hacks and here’s what I found.

 

HACK 1 – CREATE AN IN AN OUT SYSTEM

So what I’m gathering from the most organized people out there is that they have one spot for mail that has just arrived and another for mail going out. Once the mail is opened, it finds a new home either in the trash or filed away somewhere. If it’s something that needs to be mailed back out it goes in the out spot.

Some people have two galvanized envelopes that they hang on their walls for mail coming in and out. I’ve also seen two paper tray organizers on a desk that serves the same purpose. For me, I decided to use what I had so I didn’t have to buy anything new. I had a couple of metal baskets that I decided to hang in our office nook in our kitchen so it was really accessible.

HACK 2 – HAVE A PLAN

I swear, half the battle of staying organized is just having a plan and knowing what to do with all the random papers that are inevitably going to come your way. Things like flyers, junk mail, bills, coupons, kids school papers, medical appts,  etc. So I decided to get a game plan for what I knew was going to come my way and where I was going to put it when it did.

I got a folder for important school papers, and I started filing away paid bills, I tossed flyers, I put coupons in a plastic baggie and tucked them in a drawer. This part came pretty easy to me. There’s certainly a systematic way to be organized that made sense for me, the problem was-  am I going to stick to it?

 

Yellow stickies on the wall that are blank.

Hack 3 – set a goal

I knew the only way for me to actually stick to this new way of organizing my mail was to set a goal and stick to it. I’m a pretty competitive person, even with myself oddly enough. So I knew if I told myself I had to do it for 30 days – I’d do it. Rachel Hollis (one of my favorite authors by the way) says you can do anything if you tell yourself to do it for 30 days. If I cheat or get lazy I’d have to start my clock over. This way it becomes a habit.

 

Writing in an organizer or planner.

 

Organization is a life skill that I am just no good at! It wasn’t something I was taught as a child and it has carried into my adulthood. At some point, you have to own your mistakes and not blame the way you were raised on your behaviors today. I want a more organized stress-free life! It’s time I strap on my big girl boots and work hard at changing my behaviors. My first stop is creating a more organized mail solution. Next, the possibilities are endless for practicing the art of organization in my home!

 

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Front Staircase Update

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House and Home | June 24, 2019

I am sharing with you an update on my front staircase, which finally has been completed!Plants hanging in the window at the top of the staircase.

So I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to decorate with plants. I think they add the perfect pop of color , freshness and just the right amount of ambiance to add to the boho-farmhouse vibe that I love.  Any chance I get to incorporate a plant in a space I jump! I found a few gold rustic hanging planters in my attic – which I totally forgot about – and I ran to my local greenhouse which was limited and of course to the chain home improvement stores to see what they had to offer. Although I was disappointed in their plant selection, to say the least.

I hear a lot of people these days are buying plants online… I was so skeptical!  Because I mean – how does the plant not get all jumbled and destroyed in the box? I know what my plants look like sometimes on the short drive home from the store, I can only imagine what it looks like being shipped cross country! And are you really getting what you thought you were?

I decided to push my doubts aside and give it a go.

 

Buffalo checked wallpaper with family pictures on it.

 

Choosing a fun wallpaper

I knew I wanted to choose a fun wallpaper… but I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go when it came to color or pattern. Check out my post here One Room Challenge Week 4: 3 helpful tips on how to apply peel and stick wallpaperwith how I installed the wallpaper! The staircase is right in the middle of my rustic farmhouse dining room and our family sitting room. Ultimately, I decided because both rooms were very traditional in design with lots of shiplap I wanted a bold wallpaper.  If you’ve been following along you know that I love farmhouse/ boho themes. So I decided to go in the farmhouse direction for the wallpaper and what can be more farmhouse than buffalo check?

 

The top of the staircase with a chandelier hanging above.

 

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way

As I said before – the stairs were in rough shape. They were in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint. I decided to go with the polished look of black not only for aesthetic reasons (i didn’t want the dirt to show if I painted them white) but because I love the way it looks with the black buffalo check. The walls all around are white shiplap so It also adds a nice contrast and warmth.

 

A white shiplap wall with a picture of a buffalo and a small window.

 

Shiplap

Shiplap can add so much character and texture to your home. I’m so drawn to it! I think it’s the perfect backdrop to farmhouse design. The problem can be that it’s so expensive. Our first shiplap fireplace project was tongue and groove for our kitchen fireplace – and boy was that a pricey project! We knew we needed to go another route for our two large front rooms and decided to order rough cut lumber from our lumber yard. My husband cut to size and ran each piece through a planer before hanging. This was much more affordable. But we had run out of wood before our front staircase was done and we weren’t able to order another load in time. So for our staircase, we ended up using thin paneling and cut each piece to size. We were really unsure of how it would turn out and didn’t want it to look cheap. But after a few coats of paint, the shiplap wall looks great and you’d never be able to tell!

 

The beaded light fixture is hanging in the stairwell.

 

choosing the right light fixture

Choosing the light fixture for me was so challenging and took way too much time. I wanted to offset the very farmhouse wallpaper with some lively color and some natural wood to add some boho to this space. Even though I loved the beaded chandeliers in boho dining rooms I wondered if I could pull it off over a stair landing. I was so nervous – but I went for it! And I’m so glad I did! We hung the beaded chandelier over the bottom stair landing which allows for the most clearance overhead. I didn’t want to chance any tall friends bopping their heads. That’s the thing about old homes.. they sometimes have low ceilings… and mine is as low as they get! Were people shorter in the 1700s???

 

Two plants hanging in the window.

 

The finishing touches

The main themes in this space is very rustic farmhouse. Shiplap and buffalo check are again as farmhouse as it gets. To help balance out this space I went with a lively bold color runner and a natural wood light fixture to add a little boho chic to this once very traditional space. I also added a few hanging plants and a buffalo print to really bring the boho theme home. You can go wrong with hanging plants and a buffalo print!

Designing your home can be an expensive task – but it doesn’t need to be! I try to pick timeless pieces that can help the longevity of my space. Then I add cheaper decor pieces that won’t break the bank when I want to interchange them season to season.

 

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Small closet organization – Big impact!

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House and Home | June 5, 2019

My daughters closet is quite small and difficult to organize, but today I will show you how I achieved this difficult task!

My daughters closet is, to say the least, on the small side. I Never really knew how to organize it because it was oddly long and very short and narrow. Her closet is on the other side of the old attic stairs if that clues you in on its very specific size!

I knew I had to figure out some sort of creative way to organize this space. I’m so tired of  my kid’s rooms being disasters! I finally realized that the organization part was missing!

My kids were getting frustrated that there wasn’t a place for everything and tidying their toys up got harder and harder. If an item didn’t have an exact spot they’d just toss it somewhere in the abyss. The porblem with this logic is that when they need to find said object – they’d have to tear their room apart to find it! Ultimately, I want my kids to take ownership of their bedrooms by keeping it tidy and caring for their things. So organizing my daughter’s small little closet to house many items was really to set her up for success in caring for her stuff and learning a little responsibility.

 

Hanging closet storage bins with shoes hanging beside it.

 

Hanging Basket

Her closet is very narrow, but I knew a hanging basket would fit quite nicely. Plus, it would give the opportunity to put lots of basket in each slot to separate items like sweatshirts, cardigans, gymnastic leos, etc. My husband hung a wooden rod to the top of the closet and secured it to the wall with a few pieces of wood and some screws. We could have hung it from the closet rod where her clothes are hanging from, but didn’t want it to hang to the floor. I needed the floor space for more storage options. So we opted to hang it all the way up to the ceiling, leaving plenty of room at the bottom for storage.

 

White cabinet drawers on the floor in the closet.

 

Cabinet Drawers

Something my daughter desperately needed in her room was more drawer space to store things like her jewelry, nail polish, hats, etc.  So I picked up this small cabinet with 2 drawers and some plastic organizers to make sure everything stayed organized and had a specific place.

 

A black and white storage bin on top of the cabinet drawers.

 

Play Clothes

I don’t know about you, but we go through clothes like its no body’s business. First of all, kids ruin clothes so fast! They quickly stain and wear holes in their clothes faster than I can buy them. We came up with a system that helps me save time by doing less laundry but also helps their nice clothes last longer. We use a play clothes bin!

Each child has a bin in their closet filled with play clothes. When they get home from school they change out of their school clothes and put on play clothes for the rest of the day. These clothes are already ripped and stained so it doesn’t matter to me if they play hard in them. And as a bonus, their school clothes can sometimes be wore a few times before they need washing. They were really only worn for a few hours anyway. And of course their play clothes can certainly be worn a few times before they need washing as well.

 

The small closet door open with shoes hanging from a rack on the door.

 

Shoe Storage

Probably the biggest time suck for my daughter was trying to find the specific pair of shoes that she just haaad to wear. We used to keep them in large bins, but she was constantly dumping them out creating more of a mess to find what she was looking for. I wanted an easy shoe solution that displayed nicely. The over the closet storage door was the best solution for us. Although, we didn’t use the hooks to hang them over the door because it prevented the closet door from closing. We ended up screwing them to the back of the closet door instead.  It didn’t take up any room in the closet and she could easily see all of her shoes at once. Problem solved!

 

 

Lighten it up!

The other issue that my daughter was having with her closet is that is was so dark. So we painted the wood white to try and lighten it up and we knew she needed a light fixture. We quickly realized that space was a huge factor and decided to just tuck some puck lights in the corner of the closet – low enough for her to reach to turn on and off.

Small closets can be just as impactful in organization as large closets! It’s how you utilize your space that makes the difference. Figure out what your specific needs are and find storage solutions to meet those needs.

 

 

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How to organize a kid’s room with no closet

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Decor and Styling | May 28, 2019

I am sharing with you some amazing tips on how to organize a kids’ room with no closet!

OK – So let’s talk kids’ rooms and keeping them clean. I know. It sounds like an impossible task. My boys’ room always seems to give me the most trouble. It appears to always be messy no matter how much we try to keep our boys room tidy. I think I’ve figured out why… There’s no closet!

I guess I never realized how important closets were to keeping things organized in a bedroom until there wasn’t one. Our house is very old and comes with lots of quirks. We’ve had to think outside the box on several home projects including this one. We needed some serious organization and I had to figure something out that was cost effective and efficient.

 

A metal rack wardrobe with clothes hanging in it, and bins for shoes in the wardrobe.

 

Wardrobe

I knew we needed some type of wardrobe for clothes. I initially thought of a wooden wardrobe with doors but changed my tune when I saw the large price tags. I wanted to be able to buy all the bins that I needed to organize things in the room, so I went with an inexpensive metal wardrobe with open shelves. It tied in perfectly with their room.

One thing we do as a family to cut down on the laundry is when my children get home from school they change right away into play clothes. I made sure to put storage bins on their wardrobe packed with easily accessible play clothes.

 

A boys bedroom with a small teepee tent in the middle of the room.  There is a bookshelf behind the tent and also a fireplace in the room.

 

Baskets

We put storage baskets everywhere. Each one filled with something particular for that basket. The kids have a lego table in the middle of the bedroom that also works as a train table. We keep the train pieces in their own storage basket by the bookshelf.

We also put a few smaller baskets on the bookshelf and store electronics and several smaller toys up higher to keep out of my four year old’s reach.

 

A plastic bin filled with lego.

 

Under The Bed Storage

Under the bed storage is great for keeping things you don’t need access to every day. They are fairly inexpensive and you can always purchase risers for your bed frame if it’s too low to the ground. We store our extra lego pieces under the bed.

 

A small bed in the room, with a black storage bench beside the bed.

 

Storage Trunk

Storage trunks are a must in the bedroom for putting extra toys, games, or clothing in. We keep all of our chapter books in there because we have so many.

The storage trunk also doubles as a bench and works as extra seating if the boys have friends over.

 

A boys bedroom with two beds in the room, toys, a small area rug and a black storage bench.

 

Toy Bins

We needed more toy storage in their room so I bought two large bins to put at the end of their beds. The bins are heavy duty enough that they can throw any toy in there without me worrying if the bins will break.

Organizing your kid’s room can be simple, regardless if there is a closet or not. Just think about everything needing its own place and don’t be afraid to go storage bin crazy…

 

 

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Grove Collaborative – Non Toxic Products

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DIY | January 20, 2019

I love Grove Collaborative because they have wonderful non toxic products that are good for your home!

I made the switch! Ok… I’m sure you’ve all seen the advertisements for Grove Collaborative. They’re everywhere on social media! Nobody likes to be sold to, and so for a long time I, like lots of other people, have turned their eyes away. I really didn’t want to like them.. but honestly, I FINALLY gave the place a shot and I’m so glad I did!

Grove Collaborative delivers safe products right to your door…which for me saves me from my overspending, particularly at Target. I’ll go in for toilet paper and bananas and I come out $200 later. Using Grove, I set up my monthly orders (or bi-monthly for the things I don’t use as often) and then don’t give it another thought! The non toxic products are delivered right to my door.. saving me money because the products seem to be a few dollars less than in the store.

 

 

free HAND SOAP and $10 credit

Right now Grove is offering a $10 credit and a free Mrs. Meyers hand soap! They’re always running freebies and giveaways… Which I LOVE!! …and today ONLY –  All Seventh Generation products are 20% off. Use this Link to get your deal!!

 

Non Toxic products such as hand soap and dish soap on the counter.

 

easy to find non- toxic products

I’m always looking to replace my hygiene products with healthier non-toxic versions… but they can be hard to find!!! Grove not only sells fantastic kitchen essentials but personal hygiene products too. I even started buying mine and my children’s vitamins from Grove Collaborative.. which saves me time from the 10 different sites I was buying them all from.

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DIY Fresh Christmas Garland

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Decor and Styling | November 16, 2018

Fresh garland looks so beautiful and I will show you how to make your own DIY fresh Christmas garland!

Ready to make your own fresh DIY Christmas garland, but aren’t sure how? Making fresh garland is super easy, and fun! And surprisingly… it doesn’t take more than 20 or so minutes! All you’ll need is a pair of floral shears, floral wire, a piece of twine the length of your desired garland, and greenery! I live In the woods so I just walked out my front door and cut some branches off, but I suppose you can also head to a Christmas tree farm or any place that sells boughs.

A dining room table set for dinner with candles and greenery on the table.Wire and wire cutters on the table.

Supplies

Here is an image of what supplies you’ll need. I listed them earlier, but you can find them at any major craft store.

Greenery on the table.

Greenery

Once you’ve found the fresh greenery you’ll use make the cuts to your branches so they’re all about the same size and shape.

Fresh branches on the table and a woman holding a branch.

Lay Out Your Twine And Gather Your Greenery

After laying out your twine start by gathering your greenery by layering them on top of one another. Then place the greenery on top of the twine.

Laying out the greenery and holding the twine.

Wrap

Then you’ll wrap your wire around the bottom stems of the greenery and the twine. It’s important to keep the wire on the holder. This makes the job go much faster and helps to make the fresh garland much sturdier.

The branches wrapped together.

Layer Your Greenery

Continue to layer your greenery over each of the wire wrappings. Make sure that your twine stays within each wrapping of the wire. This serves not only as the length of your garland but also helps to give it a little more structure.

Attaching the greenery together with wire or twine.

Last But Not Least

lastly, flip your last piece of fresh greenery when you’ve reached the end of your twine in the opposite direction. This way each end will match making it look like a seamless piece of garland. When you’re finished, move your garland to wherever you desire and fluff your greenery so it looks even. Then add whatever you prefer to decorate. You can slide in branches of berries or place candles and pinecones on top.

The fresh garland with pine cones on the table with candles.

Isn’t it beautiful?   This DIY fresh garland is perfect for your Christmas table setting!

Backyard campfire essentials – Friday Favorites (Everything you need for the up-coming campfire season!)

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Archived | September 7, 2018

I am sharing with you ideas on how to make a campfire in your backyard plus campfire essentials!

Friday Favorites is here! It’s my favorite part of the week! This Friday it’s all about enjoying the BEST part of the seasonal changing weather…campfires! Here, I’ve linked some of my favorite backyard campfire essentials to get you through the season…in stlye!

A backyard fire pit with wooden chairs around the fire, there are neutral cushions on the chairs.   There is also a a stack of logs beside the fire pit.

Rustic campfire bliss

What’s better than a blazing hot campfire, wooden Adirondack chairs, cozy blankets, twinkling lights, and of course a large supply of s’mores! Nothing of course! Below, I’ve linked all the handy essentials you’ll need to keep you stocked this campfire season. Click the images to be redirected to their sources.

 

A copper bowl fire pit on a cement patio in the backyard.

Copper firepit

Ok… This is probably the most beautiful firepit I’ve ever seen. This copper bowl rings up for a little over $200! Not bad!

 

A propane fire pit with a round covering in grey.  There is a coffee cup sitting on the edge of the fire pit.<

Propane Firepit

If you’re looking for a propane firepit, look no further! I love how rustic and sturdy this guy it. The lovely grey cover encases the propane tank within so there are no eyesores.

 

A wooden Adirondack chair on a blue and white outdoor rug.

Adirondack chairs

There’s something about tall adirorndack chairs that scream backyard campfires. These are wooden chairs are affordable and I absolutely love the rustic wood tones. Grab a blanket and a throw pillow and you’ll be set for those chilly fall nights!

 

A brown, gold and white flannel throw.

Flannel throws

I’m loving these flannel blankets from pottery barn right now. They’re the perfect weight for those chilly nights and they’re rugged enough to drag around the leaves without it wearing holes in the fabric.

 

A row of twinkling lights on a black track.

Twinkling Lights

No firepit area is complete without pretty twinkling lights. Whether your lights are over your patio or strung up around your pergola. Outdoor patio lights are the perfect warm touch to add the ambiance to those night time family and friend gatherings around the firepit!

 

Caged string of lights hanging up.

caged string lights

These caged string lights are so fun and have a very rustic farmhouse look to them which I love… and they’re only 12 bucks!!!

 

A wooden crate that could hold many items.  Has a rustic look.

S’Mores basket

Check out this cute and rustic wooden milk crate to keep all those essential S’Mores organized. A must-have this campfire season.

Tools for making s'mores on the fire pit.

S’Mores tools

Last and certainly not least are S’Mores tools! Absolutely an essential for those nights gathered around the firepit. I know no campfire is complete without the perfectly toasted S’More…or at least that’s what my kids say!

I hope you have enjoyed all my campfire essentials, have fun creating your own backyard experience!

Friday Favorites…fall is in the air (10 must haves for the up and coming season!)

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Style | August 17, 2018

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It’s that transitional time of year where the mornings are crisp and the evenings are chilly. We’re all dying to get out our leather boots and plaid scarves to commemorate the new season! Although… It’s not quite time to have that pumpkin spice latte in hand, due to the server heat during the day…but I figured I’d get some inspo out there to give you all the feels and get you excited for whats just around the corner. Click on the image to see the source!

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I LOVE decorating my front porch for different seasons…and whats cuter than this doormat! It’s rustic and simple and perfect!

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So not only is this rug from a small shop.. (which I love to shop small), but It’s also customizable. check them out!

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I’m loving this simple mantel with gold hues!

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This DIY wreath is perfect for fall! Simple yellows and greens with a very oh-so farmhouse sign. This is a DIY I’ll for sure be trying!

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OK. what screams fall more than plaid blankets scarves?! I’m absolutely positive that she has a pumpkin spice latte in hand.. am I right?!

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This blanket scarf is available on Etsy! Click the photo to snag yours today!

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This gorgeous combo of warm fall flowers mixed with the mossy green colors is to DIE for! I’ll for sure be getting a little creative this fall season with arrangements!

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Don’t shy away from bold colors like wine to mix into your arrangements this coming season. Brides magazine got it RIGHT with this gorgeous arrangement!

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Mums are a fall STAPLE and Liz Marie added these gorgeous crocks to add just the right amount of structure to make these mums grand! Throw in some heirloom pumpkins and you’ve got some serious front porch envy going on.

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Click on the image to be directed to Liz Marie and her beautiful blog to see more photos of this beautiful porch!

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I love this simple fall tablescape. The linen runner is the perfect backdrop for this simple garland and the seasonal orange pumpkins that make these candlesticks the show stopper!

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Pottery Barn has the most beautiful tableware… I’ll definitely be stocking up this season to create beautiful tablescapes!

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Loving this gorgeous mantel covered in Eucalyptus and heirloom pumpkins! Throw in a rustic eclectic mirror and you have the perfect mantel for fall!

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Check out this Blog on how you can turn cheap dollar store pumpkins into gorgeous heirloom pumpkins!

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I love to add cozy throws on all corners of my sofa and baskets around my sitting room.  As the weather gets chillier it’s good to have warm throws in reach to cozy up and read a good book!

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Check out this throw from Hearth and Home at Target! The leather strap makes it easy to grab and take to on the go for a  picnic.

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What better way to bring in the fall season than smells of apples, cinnamon, and oranges! Cut up your fruits and spices throw in a pot and simmer all day long and let the smell of your home bring you into the changing season.

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Looking for a recipe to make one of your own? Check out this one here. Click the image to find the recipe!

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Whether real or faux…birch logs are the perfect way to dress up your fireplace for fall. If you don’t live in the woods or have access to beautiful birch, settle for faux and just use as an accent piece in your fireplace!

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Look no further than Crate and Barrel! Click the image to get yours today!

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