January 22, 2015

10 Fab Finds ~ January

I do A LOT of shopping and sourcing online for home decor and furniture. Whether or not its looking for something for my home, a client, or even for inspiration, I love it when I come across great finds that are actually reasonably priced! So I thought, why not pass these cool find on to you?! So here's my top 10 fab finds this month.


Looking to add some agate accessories to your decor? This one from World Market costs only $25 and would look stunning on a shelf or in a vignette. 



Looking for a cute & reasonably priced tassel throw? H&M has got you covered with this one for only $34.95
Don't overlook the sites that sell kids home decor! You would miss out on this adorable rug,



January 7, 2015

Pantones Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala

In December Pantone released it's annual pick for color of the year, and 2015 goes to Marsala! 


I'm really loving this rich, warm earthy burgundy tone, and today I'm over at Remodelaholic giving their readers some inspiration along with a few tips on how to use this color your home! I'd love for you to pop over and check out my mood board! Also, find out which colors pair best with the new color of the year. It's a lot more versatile than you think! 

Click here to be taken to the entire article, and as always, thanks for reading!





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January 5, 2015

Hello 2015!

Another year has come and gone, and that means it's time to take a brief walk down memory lane and  look at what this little blog of mine has accomplished over the last year. I didn't do as many projects as I would have liked to, or increase my blog stats as much as I initially wanted to, but you know what? That's perfectly OK with me. I've enjoyed more time with my kids and family and less time focused on the computer, or worrying about posting every week. For right now, this blog is a happy little hobby of mine and by placing to much pressure on myself for writing, creating, increasing stats, whatever.....it was taking the happiness right out of it. So going forward, you may see me post more sometimes, less sometimes, or maybe not even at all for a few weeks. But what you will see are meaningful projects that took a lot of time, effort, and joy! Lets look back on a few moments of 2014 that bought me a little slice of happiness.

I shared how I painted my kitchen and installed a new backsplash. This space is creeping by super slowly, but I do have a few more updates I have been working on that I hope to share with you soon!


Last January I also started a new gig as a Mood Board contributor on Remodelaholic. I really enjoyed getting back to my roots and creating inspirational design boards every month, so I am super pleased to announce that I will be sticking around with them this year! You can see all the mood boards I created last year here.

I finally put the finishing touches on the Boys/Guest Bathroom and took you on a tour! 


I'm super close to finishing up our guest bedroom too. This room makeover has moved at a snails pace, but I'm now 1 step closer after I framed some old artwork I had stashed away! 



I also added a fun gallery wall to my foyer that highlighted some of our travels over the years. 


This year I would like to add a family gallery wall to our newly painted living room. I haven't shared pictures of that yet, but you can get a quick peak of it here from my last post


I'm still loving these stockings I made for the holidays this year. I never got around to taking you on a tour of our house this Christmas, so I will leave you today with a few photos of our house over the holidays. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks for sticking around and reading this little blog of mine.  I sincerely hope you continue to stick around and see what 2015 has in store for me! I've truly enjoyed having you along for the ride:) xoxo Sarah











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December 19, 2014

DIY Pom Pom Trim Stocking Tutorial

For the last few years, I've been wanting to make some new Christmas stockings for our family, but never fully got around to it. So when I decided to finally paint my living room this fall, it gave me an incentive to bust out the sewing machine and actually do it! I've been eyeing the pom pom trimmed stockings at West Elm, (which are now sold out!) so I knew that I wanted to make something similar, but with my own special touch. I found a fabulous linen fabric with a thin metallic stripe through it and knew it would be perfect for this project!


GAH! I'm in love. 


And you know what else I love?! Just how darn easy these were to make. I read a few tutorials online, and adapted my stockings from this one on Fabric Worm. To make my version, go on over to their site and print out the pattern first. Read their tutorial too! It's perfect if you are using a lighter quilting fabric and want to add batting to your stocking.

What you need for each stocking: 
1/2 yard of fabric
1/2 yard of lining
1/2 yard of pom-pom trim
a 16" x 4 1/2" piece of minky or felt for cuff
6" piece of ribbon


After you have your stocking pattern ready to go, simply trace it onto your fabric. Make sure right sides are together and the fabric is folded in half so when you cut it out, you have 2 pieces. (I was also careful lining up my paper pattern with the stripes in my fabric so I didn't end up with any wonky looking stockings!)


December 11, 2014

Hot Pink for the Holidays

Hows the Holiday decorating going?! Are you all done? Haven't even started yet? Or does your house look like a Christmas tornado blew through it like mine does?! I'm ALMOST done and hope to share some photos and a few goodies with you next week, but in the meantime, I'm talking about decorating with non-traditional colors over at Remodelaholic! Ever think about ditching the red and green and adding, say...i don't know....some HOT PINK maybe?!


I'd love for you to pop over and read the rest of my article! I'm also sharing some inspiring pics for decorating with other non traditional colors such as blue and purple. What colors are you bringing in to your home this holiday?! Please share!!!



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