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

Happy Friday, y’all! Has this felt like the longest week ever to anyone else? I am ready for the weekend!! We’re grabbing breakfast tomorrow morning with some sweet friends of ours and then headed to a wedding for another friend tomorrow afternoon. It’ll be the first wedding we’ve been to at the church we got married in since we got married there more than four years ago. Cra-zy.

Anyways, on the Friday Five…

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1  |  This DIY is so easy and gorgeous.

2  |  Well, this is the cutest iPhone cover ever.

3  |  I’m going to need to make this asap.

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4  |  The most perfect little salt and pepper shakers.

5  |  Trying to up my maternity style game with this.

 

Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend 🙂

 

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!

 

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!