Exposed Wood Beams

A trend I keep seeing over and over is exposed wood beams. I actually don’t really see them as being trendy, but more so being a classic look for nearly any decor style. I love the textural component mixed with the smooth walls. When paired with white walls, it adds interest and depth to the room. It heightens the design element of the room – while also making it feel a bit more cozy and relaxed. Here are a few images I found that really play up how beautiful exposed wood beams can be in nearly any room in your home.

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 Happy humpday, y’all!

Friday Five

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1  |  These look like the perfect Easter treat!

2  |  I missed out on last year’s colors of the dress, so I have the blue one in my shopping cart now.

3  |  I think I need one of these for our patio.

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4  |  Loving this set of bracelets for spring/summer!

5  |  I made this dish a few weeks ago and it was SO GOOD.

Happy Friday, y’all! I’ve felt good the past 24 hours, so I’m hoping this trend continues and I can get some things done around the house this weekend. I’m in desperate need of purging our closets (mine specifically). So, feel free to send all the good vibes my way 😉

 

Pinch of Green

Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ways to add just a pinch of green to your decor!

Here are a few of my favorites…

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I don’t have any pops of green in our house, so that might be a fun element to add! I hope everyone is having a happy St. Patrick’s Day and no one is getting pinched. I didn’t wear any green today, and luckily haven’t been pinched yet. Because if someone tries to pinch a pregnant lady recovering from a migraine and morning sickness, I will show no mercy. You will officially be added to my $!@* list. Hell hath no fury like a pregnant woman. Or something like that.

Decorating with Blue and White

Admittedly, majority of our home is decorated in white, blues and black. I have always loved how crisp and clean white and blue look together. Heck, even majority of my wardrobe is blue.

When I was a freshman in high school, my mom let me decorate my bedroom exactly how I wanted. I chose vibrant blue walls with all white everything else. It didn’t go at all with the rest of the house (my mom has a beautiful home with lots of antiques and muted tones), and the blue was probably a little too bold, but whatever. It was mine and my love for blue and white stuck.

Fast forward to today, and you’ll find blue and white all over my home and luckily it’s a look that never gets old. I rounded up a few of my current favorites on the classic trend…

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Do you love the look of blue and white? I seem to just gravitate toward it naturally. Even dreaming up nursery ideas has me thinking that regardless of if it’s a boy or girl, there will be blue and white involved.

Hope everyone isn’t as tired as I am on this Wednesday. Daylight Saving Time plus pregnancy = one tired lady.

Slipper Chairs

Happy Monday y’all! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! My friends Rachel and Ryan have purchased a new home and will be moving into it soon (less than two weeks, guys!). Rachel mentioned that they just got some slipper chairs out of storage and it made me start thinking about how much I love the look of a set of slipper chairs. They aren’t bulky and look so sleek, so they’re a great addition to just about any room when you need extra seating.

Here are a few ways to incorporate them in your home…

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I’m headed to Asheville, North Carolina, later this week with my mom, her best friend, my sister-in-law and my niece for a girls weekend. I haven’t been since high school, so I’m excited to experience it as an adult, do some sight seeing and eat some delicious food (duh). If you have any recommendations for places to see, things to do or restaurants, please pass them along!

 

Setting the {Thanksgiving} Table

This year, Zach and I are staying home for Thanksgiving and I’ll be making dinner for a few of us. I’ve got my menu all ready and most everything has been purchased with the exception of some veggies and the meat. It’s finally starting to get colder here (thank ya Jesus!) so it’ll be nice to wear clothes that look like it’s actually Thanksgiving here. And leggings. Always leggings. They’re stretchy and comfy and I don’t care if you think they can’t be worn as pants. As long as my top covers my bottom, I will be wearing them!

Along with Thanksgiving comes beautiful ways to set your table, whether keeping with the traditional colors or going a bit more modern with metallics. Here are a few of my favorites to give you some inspiration for your table…

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Also, as someone who is fully in her “adult” years now, I think that fall break and Christmas break are wasted on the youths. The real people who need it are those of us who work 40+ hours a week and are cooking these holiday meals and prepping for out-of-town guests. If we could just get someone to pass legislation on this making it mandatory, that would be great.

God speed to everyone hosting Thanksgiving at their house this week.

 

Get the Look: White and Blue Living Room

I’ve had this image saved on my desktop for a few years now. It’s one of my favorites. I love the mix of chic and casual. I’m working on switching out a few things in our living room and I have a feeling a lot of what I plan to do will mimic the look and feel of this room.

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Gorgeous, right? Whites. Blues. Leopard. Heart eyes. I’ve always had a love for blues and whites, and I know I can’t be the only one loving this living room. So, let’s see how you can get the look!

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I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! I’ve gotten a good bit of our Christmas shopping done and it’s so nice to start crossing things off my long list of to-do’s!

Friday Five

Well, we made it guys. Friday is here again. Enter raise the roof emoji here. In case you missed my post from Tuesday, I’ve been under the weather this week so that would explain the lack of posts. I’m feeling much better today, although my sinuses would have to disagree. I sound like a 1940s telephone operator (errr, “operatah”). This weekend will be full of resting, cleaning, organizing, watching football and holiday schedule scheming. On to the five…blue-yellow-pink-christmas-tree-3

1   |   Loving these DIY Christmas ornaments. Don’t even start on the ‘it’s too early’ stuff. I don’t want to hear it. I’m already thinking of ways to convince my husband to set up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. Don’t tell 😉

2   |   This nursery is sheer perfection.

3   |   I feel like adding these will soon be a project at our house.

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4   |   Jenny always has the best DIYs and this one is getting added to my list.

5   |   A friend of mine was wearing these recently and I fell hard for them. Need.

I hope you each have a wonderful weekend. Unless you’re an LSU fan. Sorry. But you can have a good weekend next weekend. I’ll allow that.

Dine + Dash

Sometimes I feel like decorating our house is a never-ending process (which I kinda like and kinda loathe). Am I the only one? I’m a big believer in decorating rooms over a long period of time to make the space seem more put together, but there are days when I just want it all to come together asap. I’ve started budgeting money each month to put toward home items and force myself to buy those much needed items (and get rid of those items that have just been fillers). So, I’ll definitely be sharing some decor updates around the house in the coming months.

The dining chairs we currently have are mismatched and are just hand-me-downs or ones I picked up along the way that haven’t been anything special. We have a very light gray (Martha Stewart’s Sharkey Gray) dining table I painted a few years ago (see it here on my old blog). I tend to keep items and not buy anything new unless I get rid of said items to make room for new ones. I know. I’m crazy. So, I gathered a few pictures from Pinterest to get an idea of what route I want to take with our dining chairs…

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I really love the look of pairing two comfy chairs as the heads of the table. Do you have any tips for picking dining room chairs? What kind of looks do y’all like – more formal or on the casual side?