Joining Painted Fox Home Family

 

We are so excited to become the newest members the Painted Fox Family of handcrafted products. Find all sorts of TimberKnot WoodWorking loveliness in Painted Fox Home DECOR COLLECTION! Just click on ‘TimberKnot WoodWork’ within the DECOR menu and enjoy! Don’t forget…. 30% off ends soon! No code needed and shipping is always free! Find our spindles and balusters on
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Be sure to stop by their website and join us in celebrating this amazing collaboration between our business and theirs.

IG Feature Shop: @chesley_cantrell

 

Let me start by saying this girl has got something special. She is so creative and her T-Shirts are soon soft. I wear my converse comfy shirt religiously! I have bought tons of shirts and often they are low quality and you can tell the maker went with the cheapest route. With Chesley that is not the case. I can say with all honesty that she goes the extra mile for her buyers. I am so excited for her feature because she is so sweet and humble you couldn’t ask for a better maker. She cares about the quality of her items and she is super ninja fast with shipping. So without further ado lets find out more about this amazing maker.

 

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Erin @cottonstem IG Feature

 I have followed Erin since I started on Instagram a year ago. I feel in love with her feed, her decorating skills and OMG her “She Shed” as she calls it (Photo’s Below). I am so jelly about the little place she has to call her own to work out of. It is amazing and to put it simply just plain perfect. She has some mad skills in terms of decorating as my kids would put it. She has such a beautiful sense of style and grace about her its just mesmerizing. Check out her website and her capsule wardrobe guide she is so much fun to follow.

 

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#IGfriendsthatinspireus Julia @olivewooddesigns

We are so honored to have Julia from @olivewooddesigns be our featured guest for #IGfriendsthatinspire us for this week. Julia creates the most amazing signs and other wood decor. Her feed is full of encouragement, happiness, and a feeling of joy. Keep amazing us Julia, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

 

 

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Brittany from @ourblessedlittlenest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So excited to share Brittany’s IG story from @ourblessedlittlenest. I love sharing background stories on my IG friends and she was one of the first people to purchase a sign off me on Instagram and she is just a doll!  Continue reading

What Drives Him Crazy?

 I asked my husband the other day to write down the things that I do that irritate him. These are his exact replies to my email in his own words. Now mind you I pulled up the email and scrolled through the list and actually laughed out loud. As I read some of his replies, its funny how they relate to my replies in part one (My list.) Here is my husbands list of the top ten things that I do that drive him crazy.

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What Drives Me Crazy?

Ok so I admit I said the vows, for better or for worse. I love my hubby don’t get me wrong. But when you are married to someone and it’s long past the honeymoon phase, the things you used to ignore about him will become the things that irritate you the most.

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Wait was that too harsh? Did I just write that? Luckily he does not read my blog on a daily basis. Now don’t get me wrong we are talking about the love of my life, my heart, my husband, and my soldier. He works very hard and my reasons to love him list is very long. But these are literally some of the things he does that make me want to pull my hair out.

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My Favorite Instagram Shoppes

Since I  joined Instagram I have been blessed to meet and pair with some AMAZING individuals. So what better way to start 2017 then with a shout out to some of my most favorite’s Shoppes.

Instagram is an amazing community.. full of support and friendship in an unexpected place. Whether it is joining with other Shoppes for giveaways , or rallying together to support someone in need my IG family and friends are a strong sense of support.

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The Perfect Guest (Spruce Up Your Guest Room)

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I have always put so much time and effort into my guest quarters. As a women living with three boys I find myself needing one room in the house that is perfect most of the time. My guest room is very relaxing and always looks perfect, since no one is usually in there. I decided to share some of my tips on how to  spruce up your guest bedroom. These extra steps will make offer your guest a beautiful and comfortable space to enjoy. Also Anticipating what your guests will need to rest will make them feel appreciated and isn’t that the goal of every host?

I  love when I enter a guest room and instantly feel “at home.” So that was my main inspiration for my guest room. I love when I stay at a hotel and my every need is anticipated. From the fluffy towels ,to the complimentary tea and popcorn. So I want to make sure I offer my guests that same respect when they come to visit.

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Bedding: When you walk in a bedroom, bedding is one of the first things to catch your attention, and let’s admit t’s pretty essential for a guest room. The bedding has to be functional and comfortable (while being gorgeous at the same time.) *Side note linens should be fresh and clean when guest arrive. Even if they are clean you may want to show them in the dry with some smell good dryer sheets to give them that fresh smell. It is very important to make sure you have plenty of pillows and extra blankets for your guests. Target has some beautiful quilts and bedspreads, for whatever look you are going for in your guest room. I also like to leave a throw across the bed just in case my guest needs it.

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Closet & Drawer Space: I tend to store stuff in my spare room, so I make sure to clean out a closet and a few drawers before my guests arrive. You want to offer them a place to unpack and hang items if they wish to.

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P.S. This is a great opportunity to leave a wrinkle remover spray (travel size) for your guests to use if they need it (Add to gift basket Cost $1.54 @ Target )

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Fresh Flowers/Plants: Nothing brightens up a room like fresh flowers. I think it makes your guest feel appreciated, and it makes the room smell fresh. I am obsessed with succulents, so I have them all over my house. They are very low maintenance and work perfectly if any of your guests have allergies or are scent sensitive. *Side note  a simple, fast, and inexpensive way to make a vase for fresh flowers is a few coats of chalk paint and light sanding to any mason jar. This will brighten up a room and you can change them for each season.

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Magazines & Movies: I love magazines so I always have current ones on hand, which I leave out for my guests to enjoy. I also head to the Red Box and grab a few current movies, so they have something to watch when they retire for the evening.

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Charging & WiFi Station: This is one of my favorite DIY projects. I made up a wi-fi password printable and framed it for my guest room. This is a cute way to share your wi-fi passwords with your guest. You can also write this up on a chalkboard if you are feeling stylish (and have good handwriting, which I do not lol.) I also like to leave my guests with a charging dock, which allows them a way to charge multiple items on one power source. This way they can recharge all their devices in one area without having to seek out multiple outlets.

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This guest room printable can be found at http://www.eleganceandenchantment.com/guest-room-printables/

Snack Baskets: I enjoy making snack baskets for my guests. I always leave one on the nightstand, full of their favorite treats and a few bottles of water. I think this is super thoughtful, and offers your guests a late night snack or treat. This comes in handy especially if they are dealing with a time change, and may need an extra boost of sugar until the morning.

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Bathroom Basket: I always make a bathroom basket each time we have a guest visit. You can make this a small or large basket depending on your preference. I add a few fresh towels and wash cloths, along with some essential toiletries. I also add the basics; toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, travel size shampoos and lotions, blow dryer, shower gel, chapstick, Tylenol, Tums, razors, facial cleanser, and hand sanitizer. P.S. I like to plug-in a night-light and have some sort of air freshener in the bathroom.

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I adore this idea of using a vintage suitcase and all the items mentioned above into one area (snack, books, magazines, throw, handwritten welcome note, and the bathroom basket.)

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Last but not least enjoy decorating your guest room. Your guests will love having somewhere to stay that is inviting and relaxing. So make sure you add those special extra touches, that make it feel like home. You want your guests to feel welcomed and relaxed. Each and everything you do will be appreciated, and will not go unnoticed.

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Please stay tuned for my farmhouse accessories article coming soon. All those beautiful accessory ideas to add that perfect farmhouse touch to your home.

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Love My Rae

Ray 1So I am the first to admit, I think I have an addiction to Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs (Ok let’s be honest all Rae Dunn products). The addiction starts with picking up the occasional mug when you run across one. Then followed by a tea-pot, canisters, cheese plates, OMG anything you can get your hands on. I guess if you look on the bright side I could be addicted to something far worse so this isn’t all that bad right? This is the moment when my husband is literally rolling his eyes wondering why we need 15 coffee mugs( when I am the only one who drinks coffee in the house).

 

So let me set the stage….a few months back I wondered on to a military wife Facebook page and it changed my entire world. The name of the group is “White Walls” and sharing the most awesome home decor is the game. I could spend hours scrolling the page looking at the most amazing home decor. These ladies also share my love and passion of “Target”. They show how they decorate and stage their homes and find the most amazing pieces. Now I am not going to lie I WANT IT ALL!! Continue reading