Faux Fern Vignette

We are almost to Fri-yay!  😉  Have anything fun planned?  We have time with family in the books and a little day date on Sunday that I’m really looking forward to.  Bring on the weekend party time!  And by party time I mean lots of time spent in my pajamas.

Okay…so we need to talk about a faux fern that I love…and before it’s too late for you to go get one for yourself!  I was tipped off by Sherry @ Young House Love about these fake ferns from Target, and the other day while I was perusing the aisles of home stuff, I saw one and grabbed it!

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Isn’t it so cute?!  I love that it is potted in a pretty lil white bowl, and the size of it is good!  It is not a small arrangement.  It is a very convincing fake — the person ringing up my items thought it was real before she touched it and was all, “Oh!  That’s not real!”  Further confirming my need to bring it home with me.  😉

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I have had those two hurricanes sitting on the coffee table for over a month with nothing but the candles in them — not even the sand.  They’ve been kinda crooked in there, lol.  But I was just waiting for the perfect idea to strike…  That’s usually how my ideas come — all at once.

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This tray was a find during my last trip to Sweet Salvage.  Now, usually trays this size are in the $40 range even though they are silver plated.  I won’t pay that.  But this one was marked $16.  It was very dirty and needed a good wipe-down, but I loved the patina on it.  I’m not someone who polishes my silver…maybe every once in a blue moon.  I love the natural patina that it gets and I kind of get a weird thrill over seeing how the metal ages and changes.  Anyway, a great find and it’s in a shape that I don’t already have.

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Plop goes the fern.  Most times when putting together a vignette it’s best to start with your biggest item first.  And trays are awesome for vignettes — they’re the anchor.

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Originally I had these hurricanes switched around but I quickly realized I liked this staggered look better.  There’s a certain ‘click’ I get in my brain when something just feels right, and this gave me that click.  That click is my jam.

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And that, my friends, is the story of the faux fern find of a lifetime.  😉

Happy weekend to you!

Pretty Little Front Door

Hey there, friends!  How’s your Wednesday going?

I mentioned yesterday that I purchased a little something new for our front door, and today’s the day I’m going to show you!

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After wanting a faux boxwood wreath for over a year, I finally have one!  And I’m so excited about it.  🙂

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I purchased mine from Amazon after having a really hard time finding what I was looking for in stores.  Everything either looked way too cheap or was out of my price range.  I had a $25 Amazon gift card to use and so I applied it to this wreath, which was out of my price range, too, but with the gift card I could swing it.

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The quality is really amazing…  This is a wreath we will have for years to come so that justified the price for me.  The greenery on it is super lush and dense.  There is a grapevine base on the back but it is not visible from the front or even the sides of the wreath — it’s that hairy!  😉  It arrived in a really nice white box with a flip-top lid and I’ll use that to store it during the months it isn’t on our door.

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The wreath looks so cute with the gardenias that we planted a few weeks ago.  This sweet little plant hasn’t bloomed yet but there are finally buds on it that have appeared and I’m so excited.  I’ve been trying to take really good care of it and it’s so fun to see that I’m keeping it healthy.  If you like the planter, you can find that here.

But as for the wreath…  I’m planning on using it for Spring and Summer.  Last Summer my mom-in-law had a boxwood wreath that she used throughout the Spring and Summer months and I love what she did for the Summer season…

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I’m planning on doing something similar with mine.  She just wired those lil starfish in!  Brilliant.  🙂

Pretty Little Front Door {Details Blog}

Pottery Barn

In a couple of weeks when we really get into Spring, I am going to make a little nest arrangement like the one on this Pottery Barn wreath and add it to my wreath.  I’ll keep ya posted!

Do you guys typically make or buy a wreath for Spring?  I’m loving that this one is going to pull double-duty for me!

Have a great rest of your day!

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage

Hey, guys.  Happy Tuesday!  🙂

Last week was super busy and Thursday brought on a work-day that didn’t end until after 11 PM.  This weekend was all about catching up on some self-care…  I did sneak away to Sweet Salvage and picked up a couple of treats that will be helpful for decorating for Spring in a couple of weeks.  I took Valentine’s Day down last week and I ordered an awesome wreath that came in the mail — one that will work for the next several months.  I will share about that soon.

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

This Sweet Salvage show was called ‘Rustic Luxe’ and I think they pretty much nailed it.  Lots of glam touches with rustic treasures.  It’s also so fun to see little pops of greenery everywhere — a promise that Spring is on the horizon!

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Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

Kuma’s weekend was full of lounging around outside on his new cushion and going for a little outing to Dutch Bros. where he enjoys the occasional pup cup.  😉

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My hubby surprised me with these beautiful flowers on Valentine’s Day.  I was so excited!  I love tulips, and roses are just an all-around great Valentine’s Day flower.  🙂

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He also bought me this shirt, and I seriously love it.  It’s super soft and the fit is great.  But besides that, it sends a really positive message to my heart.  I always try to do my best.  But my best looks different from day to day.  Sometimes my best is completely rocking it at work and getting everything crossed off my to-do list, making a healthy dinner, getting to bed early, and drinking plenty of water!  Other days, my best is getting out of bed and taking a shower.  Those are my off days, and we all have plenty of those.  But this shirt helps me to remind myself that after a great or hard day, I did my best all the same.

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There is an amazing faux flower store in Scottsdale that we frequent for client needs and I am obsessed with the aisles upon aisles of every type of flower you can think of (and every one you can’t think of!).  It’s an inspiring place and all that is missing from a real flower shop is the smell.  🙂

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

Weekend Wrap-Up / Sweet Salvage {Details Blog}

I also popped into West Elm for some work-related things and it was nice to wander around that store again.  I haven’t been in a long time but they had some really cool stuff for Spring and also plenty of greenery to make me smile!

I hope you all have a great rest of your day!

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath

Hey, friends!  I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday.  I’m already looking forward to the weekend!  😉

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I thought I would hop on here and share our Valentine’s Day wreath.  This is the same one that I shared last year and it held up really well.  I stored it in a garbage bag in the garage and it was a-okay when I took it out this season.

This wreath really could not be simpler.  It’s just a grapevine wreath that you can purchase at any craft store, some fake flowers, pearl sprigs, and a banner.  I think I bought everything at JoAnn’s.

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Usually when I make wreaths, I make them with a grapevine wreath as my base.  It’s just too easy.  Cut all of your blooms and stick ’em in.  I thought the pearl sprigs were a fun little touch.  The green leaves came from the flowers — I just stuffed the bottoms in the wreath.  I did that second-to-last.  The last step was the banner — and I cut off a section, then tied it on the wreath.  Over the past year I have used the rest of the banner for gift tags or table decor.

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I must admit that inside our house, there’s not much Valentine’s Day decor to be seen.  I have even taken a little centerpiece down already because I kept knocking it over and it was bugging me, lol!  Just a few garlands here and there, but maybe I’ll take a few pictures to share…

Have a great rest of your day!

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Hey, guys!  Happy Tuesday!  🙂  I hope you’re in the midst of a beautiful and productive week.

I always look forward to blogging about the Pantone Color of the Year.  It’s a little something I wait for in December.  How about you?  I like being introduced to the color, reading up on it, and then looking out for it!  It’s kind of fun bein’ on the hunt.  😉

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

I have to admit that this year’s color took a little bit of time for me to warm up to it.  It reminded me so much of a cartoon-y purple and I was a little bit disappointed.

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In preparation for this post, I read up on it and the energy put forth behind this color is really awesome.  We’re in a time when we need all the positivity we can get!  And the fact that this color is a color of hope and promise?  I kind of love that.

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Better Homes & Gardens

We’re in luck with this color, too — purple goes with everything!  It’s a universal color, lending itself to whatever else you have in a room.

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Elle Decor

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Style at Home

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Architectural Digest

Ultra violet is all about vibrancy.  I think that is what I do really like about it.  It’s not a flat color — it’s dimensional and full of life.  Slightly neon maybe?

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House Beautiful

It can also be muted, like these chairs.  They’re still punchy, but they’re a little on the subdued side.

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Veranda

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

House Beautiful

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Elle Decor

Blues look exceptionally pretty with ultra violet, too.  I love the mix of shades of all of the colors in this living space.  It’s simply a blue and purple color palette thrown a bunch of different ways!  Green is the secret BFF of any purple, though.  They’re always buddies.

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Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design

Playful color, playful application.  🙂

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

I mean who wouldn’t want to see this when they arrived home every day?!  I wish I knew the source!  😦

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

House Beautiful

A little bit of regency, anybody?  A favorite of mine.

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

House Beautiful

Of course, in a large application of ultra violet like this foyer, black and white is a great way to break it up / ground the space.  Black and white’s just good at that.  🙂

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Cottages & Gardens

I’m sure you’re on the edge of your seat wondering if ultra violet has found its way into fashion and that answer would be yes!  😉  Admittedly, my daily wardrobe borderlines more with faSHUN than fashion, but here’s some fun eye candy…

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Vogue

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Vogue

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The Telegraph

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet {Details Blog}

Harper’s Bazaar

If you’ve made it this far, whew, thank you!

Will you be using ultra violet somewhere in your home this year?  Pillows and flowers are very non-committal…  Would not suggest the purple carpet.  😉

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres

Hey, there!  🙂  This past weekend I headed out to another Sweet Salvage market, this one titled Green Acres.  And there was plenty of green to be seen.  😉  Lots of pretty plants everywhere and even some green treasures.

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All of the vignettes are filled with so much texture.  I loved these faux eggs — perfect for the coming Spring months!

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

The old photographs of people really interest me.  I must admit that I look through lots of piles of them while I am at these markets.

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

I think this was my favorite vignette of the day — and my favorite photo.  🙂  So perfectly layered.

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

An iron case full of succulents.  How fun is that?!

Sweet Salvage: Green Acres {Details Blog}

Sweet Salvage’s next market will be February 15th-18th — Rustic Luxe.  See you there!  🙂

Hallway Jewelry

Hey there, friends!  Here’s hoping your week is off to a great start.  🙂

In our quest to get rid of all of the boob lights in our house, we had to keep the momentum goin’ in the hallway.  For Christmas, we received two lanterns that I had selected for this space, and I am so excited about they way that they look!

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It’s little updates like these that just make my heart sing.  These were not super expensive and they give off such pretty light.  The bulbs are Edison-style and I’m thrilled with them.  These were the trickiest of our new lights to hang but after Greyson did one, the second one was up in about forty minutes or so.

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I love knowing that someday someone is going to buy our house and they are going to have all new stylish lights inside!  And at the same time I am so happy that when we moved in, all of our lighting was builder grade so I have updated everything based on our own tastes.  So far we have donated all of the old lighting/ceiling fan.  We still have two more ceiling fans to update at some point and I may just put in the same one that we have in our living room because I love it so much.  🙂

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The morning that I took these photos, I had to take advantage of the gorgeous light that was streaming in through our windows and take some pictures of this sweet boy.  This is his lil perch that he loves by the door leading to the backyard — he is either outside or inside sunbathing at all times during the week.  😉