DIY Flying Bat Halloween Wreath

DIY Flying Bat Halloween Wreath {Details Blog}

…And just like that, it’s spooky season!  One of my best friends and I each made one of these cute Halloween wreaths for our front door.  She has a Cricut (which is definitely on my Christmas list this year…  Santa, are you listening?  :-)) and she was kind of enough to cut out these bats for us!  We bought the cardstock when we went out to buy the supplies for these wreaths and then she came over the following evening to craft.  The grapevine wreaths are from JoAnn’s — we each purchased these with a coupon, because grapevine wreaths can get expensive!

DIY Flying Bat Halloween Wreath {Details Blog}

It’s definitely a super simple and quick DIY once the bats are cut out.  I bent the wings slightly so that they would pop out a bit.  You could add more, for sure, but I opted for a bit of a “less is more” look.  We both hot glued them — that was the easiest way to get them on there and so far none have fallen off.  In Arizona it doesn’t start getting cool until right about now and this wreath has been on our door since early September (lol, don’t judge), but none of the bats have melted off, so that was good news for me!  The twinkle lights I have stocked up on over the years from the Target Dollar Spot.  😉  We both wrapped those around the wreath and wired the switch in the back of the wreath with craft wire.

DIY Flying Bat Halloween Wreath {Details Blog}

Our front porch is all Halloween ready now!  I don’t like anything that is too much work for our decor — especially out front.  Simple is best for us.  I painted that sign last year at a local crafting class (which was such a fun experience!) and I added the spider with a sticky pop up dot.  That planter still has dirt in it from previous plants, lol, but for now I piled in a bunch of faux leaves that I bought in a pack at Goodwill for $1 and a glass hurricane with a battery-operated candle inside for extra glow.  There are twinkle lights in the leaves, too.  Because you can never have too many twinkle lights!  😉

Simple Summer Table Setting

Happy Saturday!  We made it to the weekend.  🙂

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As you know, I have been fully embracing blue and white lately.  It’s Summertime, after all!  The jury is still out on whether or not I will keep all of this up throughout the rest of the year — ha!  But in the meantime, I am loving it.

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These small butterfly plates were a gift from my in-laws for my birthday.  They are so sweet and perfect for a small bite.  I pulled together some other table setting supplies from our hallway closet and quickly had a little theme going.  🙂

Simple Summer Table Setting - Details Blog

Nothing fancy here, folks, just lots of layering — just the way I like it!  In my opinion, the blues don’t have to match in this case; this is about a collected and casual look.  The napkins (similar) were a lucky find from Sweet Salvage — they are a lovely denim color and they are soft and worn like a vintage napkin should be.

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I found the rattan napkin rings (similar) last Fall at a thrift shop and knew they would add the perfect Summer texture.  I love a simple nod to the season.  🙂

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday, friends!

Small Space Laundry Rooms

Hey, friends!  I hope you had a great week.  Ours was full of lots of work.  😉  Looking forward to the weekend!

In our little house, we have a small space laundry room — it is actually a laundry closet!  Even though the space is tiny, it has me dreaming.

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See that little hallway there?  That’s where our laundry closet lives!

Small Space Laundry Rooms - Details Blog

These are our bi-fold doors.  I honestly love them.  They are paneled like every other door in our house so they look pretty to me.  I found those glass knobs at a vintage market not long after we moved in and we switched out the existing hardware.  I honestly don’t even remember what the original hardware was anymore!

When the bi-fold doors are open, there is just our washer and dryer front and center.  The back wall is begging for wallpaper.  😉  There is also a standard boob light (grateful that we even have light hardwired in there!) that I can’t wait to switch out.  I want to utilize the side walls for some simple storage rather than the back wall — I feel like it will be too annoying to try to reach past the washer and dryer.  We can store two new hampers on top of them.

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This makes me happy just looking at it.  🙂  I wanted to round up some more small space laundry rooms for you for inspiration…

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Happy weekend!

Someone’s At Home: Summer Edition

Someone's At Home: Summer Edition {Details Blog}

I love looking at interior design photos, and since you’re here, I know that you do, too!  🙂 Something that consistently makes me feel a deeper connection with an interior design photo is an element I have come to call “someone’s at home.”  That beautiful home office design with a glass of water on the desk; a pantry filled with fresh fruit; fresh flowers on a tabletop surface; an open gate; reading glasses left on top of a pile of books or paperwork; even a smiling dog!  These images form a connection between me and the home itself, making even the fanciest houses feel cozy and lived in.

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Country Living

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Timber Trails

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Sims Hilditch

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House Beautiful

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Do you have a favorite “someone’s at home” element?  Let me know in the comments!

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

Welcome to Monday!  I hope that you had a great Holiday weekend.  I’m not quite feeling ready for the weekend to be over, but here we are.  😉

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I asked for some fun decorative things for our living room!  This lamp and this throw blanket were two items that I was wishing for that I ended up receiving.  The lamp is huge!  Just the way that I like ’em.  And the tassels on the throw blanket are ginormous and fun.

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

I had some extra birthday money, and I decided that I wanted to do a whole pillow refresh in this room.  The pillows on our sofa were ones I had purchased before we moved into this house, and they were looking a little sad.  I never have the budget to buy a bunch of new pillows all at once, and that can make coming up with a whole scheme really difficult if you’re slowly piecing it together.  So my birthday money really came in handy!

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

All four back pillows were HomeGoods finds.  Then I found this cute pillow at Target!  I love the tassels.

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

This one is from Target, too.  I’m glad I went looking this time of the year because the lamp reads a bit on the cobalt blue side, which is the accent color of these pillows.  I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been able to find this color blue in Fall or Winter.  😉

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

I completely fell in love with this adorable pillow.  It’s from World Market.  The fun thing about this one is that the block print design actually reads gray, but with all of the other blue in the room, it ends up looking like a true blue.  I loved this pillow so much in the store, so I carried it all around with a couple of other blue pillows placing it with them in different light to see what the color of the design did.  It read blue in all of the areas as long as it was around more blue, so I hoped it would work.  And it did!

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

Summer Scene

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

The tassels on this blanket are so happy.  This throw is even better than I expected it to be.  It’s chunky and warm, and it’s big!  Grey and I can both fit underneath it while we’re watching TV on our sofa.  It’s just the best.

Room Refresh: Pillow Swap

I’m already thinking that the addition of a couple of red pillows will make this really cute and cozy for Winter.  😉

What are your favorite color combinations?  Have you refreshed any of your spaces this Summer?  Let me know in the comments!

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, my friends!  I hope this day finds you enjoying the day with the people you love to be around the most.

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Summer Scene

Hi, friends!  I hope you are having a nice Holiday week so far.  I wanted to share a little Summer vignette that I put together in our living room earlier this season.  I am going very minimal with decorations this Summer.  Usually I have vignettes all over the house, but I am finding myself taking a bit of a different approach with seasonal decorating these past several months.  Instead of anything being super theme-y, I’m embracing texture, fresh greenery, and creating yummy seasonal scents with my new essential oils and diffuser.  🙂

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Our living room got a little pillow refresh — more on that another time!  😉

Summer Scene {Details Blog}

This IKEA buffet is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our house.  It holds so much!  Starting in January, I went on a journey of purging and organizing our whole house and I just finished last week!  It took a lot of time but was so worth it.  Maybe I’ll post about some of our organization solutions sometime…  it’s nothing fancy.  😉  But this piece of furniture holds all of our decorative accents.  That’s it!  I worked really hard to get everything in a specific “category” in one place.

The lamps are so cute and were a Target find — I think they were less than $10 each but they’re not sold anymore.  The little bit of gold that is showing was actually chrome when I bought them, but since I don’t have any chrome in our living room, I just painted that part gold.  It’s kind of messy so don’t look too close – ha!  I figured done was better than perfect so I called it good.

But back to the Summer vignette…!

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Don’t twinkle lights make everything prettier?  These are our Summer treasures.  The driftwood was a HomeGoods find many many years ago, and the brown-colored sand and bright white rocks are from Michael’s, also from long ago.

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The stones and shells came from our trips to Oceanside.  🙂  I like to send Greyson looking for them and he finds the best ones!  We have been there twice and it is our most favorite place.  It’s so fun to have these treasures out on display this time of year.  They warm our heart!

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We scooped up some sand last time we were there and took it home with us.  When I opened the container to pour it into this apothecary jar, it smelled just like the ocean.  Go figure.  😉  It was such a fun little memory trigger and it made me so happy.  I love how our sense of smell is so capable of doing that.

Do you decorate for Summer?  Are there any scents that remind you of this season?  Let me know in the comments!