Sunday, September 21, 2014

Family and Fall

I love family and I love fall. This weekend my family (mom, dad, sis, and bro-in-law) came to visit. We laughed until we cried and ate until we were stuffed. Great times!

While they were here, I wanted to do a little crafting so they helped me with a fall wreath for my front door. I am a simple girl so I did not want anything too over the top. I had the burlap ribbon that I knew I wanted to use along with the letter "B". We headed to Michaels Craft Store and bought the other supplies needed. Notice the leopard print flowers.....I love some animal print. I suggest it be added in someway to every room, even your front porch :). Animal print is considered a neutral you know.

Now that the front door is ready for fall, I will be busy this week working on the rest of the porch. 

Did I mention that I love my family? Well on Friday night we learned that our family will be getting a new member. My niece Robyn (aka Katie baby) is GETTING MARRIED.  I am so excited for her and Michael. 

As I sit tonight and reflect on this weekend, I can't help but to smile. My heart is happy and full. I am thankful.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Loving Layers for Fall 2014

Fall is in the air and I just love it. It makes me want to ride with the windows down and feel that nice cool breeze blowing through my hair.

Fall 2014 is all about LAYERS. I will show you some images to inspire you with ideas of how you can layer in your home, wardrobe, with your jewelry, and your hair. 

Layering in your home: 
Layering items in your home is a great way to make it feel warm and cozy. It can be done with pillows, throws, rugs, and art.

Pillows: Pile them on.
Brittany Makes

Throws: Over a chair, couch, or bed. It is an inexpensive way to add texture to a space.
5 ways to make your home cozier
Magdalena Martin

Rugs: Animal hides and jute rugs work well together when layering.
Samantha Pynn

Art: Layer on walls, bookshelves, and fireplaces. 

Layering Clothes: 
Cosmopolitan says that if you are going to wear a big comfy top or layers, rock body-hugging pants underneath. 

5 Steps to a Perfectly Layered Outfit from Lauren Conrad

  1. Start with a basic, lightweight top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped.
  2. Add another layer such as a soft cardigan or sweater. If you’re into color, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a bold pullover to give your outfit more intrigue and depth.
  3. Then add a jacket or coat. Again, I suggest a basic color: camel, black, navy, or even olive green.
  4. Next, add a scarf. It’s like the frosting on a cupcake. A must!
  5. Sprinkle on your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches).
Hello Fashion


Layering Jewelry: 
Pick your favorite dainty delights and pile on the layers.

The Glitter Guide

Bourbon and Boweties at Little Details


Layering Hair: 
I'm going to finally do it this fall, I'm going to get long layers. I'll be calling you soon Laura.

medium length layered haircut for thick hair
Medium layered cut with blunt edges
V-edged long graded cut

If you try some of these ideas for layering this fall, please send me a pic. I would love to share it.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Target Fall Favorites

Target has certainly outdone themselves with their chic and affordable new additions. They did not disappoint this fall. Here are some of my favorites:

 Nate Berkus Gold Facet Vase

Nate Berkus Glass X Candleholder

Nate Berkus Gold and Black Facet Lamp

Nate Berkus Dinnerware Set

Threshold Fall Figurines

Threshold Gold Global Pillow

Greek Key Border Rug

Resin Deer Skull

Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm Going to Let It Shine - Part II

Yesterday I shared some b e a u t i f u l lighting ideas that you surely don't want to hide away...No. You want them to shine. The same goes for today in Part II featuring chandeliers and wall sconces. These babies are gorgeous. 

Burke Decor

Inside Avenue


Lamps Plus

Modernist Lighting

Lamps Plus

Home Depot

Wall sconces:


Circa Lighting

One Kings Lane

Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting

For ideas for bathroom sconces click here to see my post on bathroom lighting.

Remember, where ever you are and where ever you go let your light shine for all the world to see. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Little Light of Mine- Part I

As I was doing my devotion this morning, I read the scripture from the Bible that says, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl, instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

The song came to mind, "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Going to Let It Shine." I pray that everyday I will let my light shine....that people around me will see Christ through me.

Now on to man made light - I have shown some b e a u t i f u l lights that we can put in our home to help the light to shine. Some on stands, some to sit on a table, or some to hang. Where ever they are, we do not want them hidden under a bowl...NO! We want these babies to shine, shine, shine.

I am currently swooning over:
Shades of Light

Urban Outfitters

Currey & Company

If you are in the Charleston, SC area, you MUST visit Ro Sham Beaux. Oh my! Gorgeous! That's all I can say :)
Ro Sham Beaux

Visual Comfort

Shades of Light

Layla Grayce

Table lamps and desk lamps.

Nate Berkus

Layla Grayce

Lamps Plus

Restoration Hardware


Stay tuned for tomorrows post where I will feature chandeliers and sconces.