February 2015 - Dimples and Tangles

BEST OF THE NEST LINK PARTY {FEBRUARY}


Hello friends!  It's already the end of another month, so that means it's time to show off your best project from February.  And, we have another super fun guest host today who I can't wait for you to meet!



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FRIDAY FAVORITES


Once upon a time, long long ago, I did a Friday Favorites series.  It consisted of projects and links around the web that I enjoyed.  I've decided to revive that series, but I'm switching it up a little.  I'll still include amazing projects and beautiful rooms that I come across, but I also plan to throw in some of my favorite products, ideas, or anything random on my mind that I'd like to share with you.  The Best of the Nest link party will still post two Fridays each month, but on the open Fridays I hope you'll enjoy revisiting this series.

I'm fairly sure we're all dreaming of sunny, warm days!  We have plans for a major backyard/patio overhaul this spring.  Carmel from Our Fifth House created a screened-in porch haven that is giving me major motivation and inspiration!



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PUT A TASSEL ON IT!


Tassels and pom poms seem to be the home decor detail of choice lately.  I've seen them on pillows, throw blankets, purses, keychains, furniture knobs, lamps, and adorning a variety of accessories.  I've jumped on the pom-pom bandwagon, but wanted to try my hand at making a few tassels as well.

I knew I wanted a few tassels to accent some of my accessories, and I wanted them to be fun!  I've been so inspired by the whimsical and colorful items from a shop called Furbish that I follow on Instagram, that I decided to choose a rainbow style yarn.  

Once I made a few tassels, I couldn't stop!  They are even easier to make than pom poms. 



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WEEKEND LOOT

Our kids were at a Disciple Now youth event from Friday night through Sunday morning, so we had the entire day on Saturday all to ourselves.  It was the best day!  The weather was gorgeous, so we spent the morning taking our time driving around looking for garage sales, and stumbled upon a few winners.

I found some great wooden serving pieces at the first one.  $10 bought me a heavy, large cutting board and this tiered pivoting tray.  At first I thought I'd just tuck the tiered stand away for entertaining, but I keep thinking of other great ways to use it.  I have big plans for both of these, stay tuned!



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VALENTINE'S DAY TABLESCAPE AND NO-FAIL CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES


Wasn't Christmas just yesterday?  I can't believe that tomorrow is Valentine's Day!  Even if you haven't given it much thought <raises hand>, it doesn't take long to throw together a special table to celebrate and enjoy a few treats together.   

We don't go overboard for Valentine's Day, but I do like to have a nice dinner for our family to celebrate.  Our kids will be involved at a youth event all weekend, so since they won't be around on Saturday we had our family dinner last night.  



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DIY SPOTTED CHANDELIER SHADES


Last week when I showed you a new living room tour, I quickly mentioned that I had painted the chandelier in my breakfast room gold, to coordinate with the new lotus pendant lights in the kitchen.  And, I said that I wasn't quite sure I was sold on the color.  It just didn't seem to stand out enough.  Well, this week I think I solved that little dilemma!



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BHG'S 2015 COLOR PALETTE OF THE YEAR


Did you hear the news?  Yesterday Better Homes and Gardens announced their picks for the color palette of the year.  


Rainforest Green  Warm Blush  Shape-Shifting Coral  
Oceanic Blue  Fresh Berry  Sophisticated Gray 

I think these colors are just lovely!

I'm fairly confident I've got one of them covered...

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SATURDAY IS FOR SHOPPING! FAVORITES FROM MY JOSS AND MAIN SALE


Hey there friends!  Checking in today for a bonus, totally just for fun post!

My Joss and Main sale is still live for a few more days, so I thought I'd show you some of my very favorite selections from it.

Remember, Joss and Main is a members only discounted home and accessories site, but it's free and easy to join, and you'll never miss a new sale event!

First, these are my very favorite furniture pieces- 


(That top center sofa is less that $450!!!  Totally considering that one for myself!)

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BEST OF THE NEST FEATURES {DECEMBER/JANUARY}


Hip Hip Hooray for Friday!  Except we're organizing our taxes today...blech!  Hopefully I'll at least get a lunch out with the hubby out of the deal.  What are you up to?

My lovely co-hosts and I have chosen 5 features from our link party this month. We know you'll find them as inspiring as we did.  And one more great big thank you for all of her help to our guest host this month, Becky from This is Happiness


 * * * As always, please click on the link featured if you'd like to pin and do so from the original source.  Thanks! * * *

Kim from Tidbits and Twine shared her gorgeous guest bath makeover.  I lo-oo-oove how she used a dresser for a vanity, the marble floor tile, the wainscoting, the shower tile... just everything!  This just makes me with I could snap my fingers and have our looming bathroom reno finished!



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DIY FABRIC PHOTO WALL ART


Hey friends!  To start things off, I wanted to THANK YOU all so much for your kind comments here and on Instagram about my Joss and Main sale.  You all have been so encouraging and supportive and happy to share in my excitement.  If you didn't get a chance to view the sale yet, you can sign up here (it's free to join) to be able to check out my collection and other sale events.  I think it has some really fun, unique pieces...even a headboard similar to the vintage one I just put in my daughter's room!  My event will stay open until Tuesday.

Today I'd like to share a project that I did to finish up my daughter's room makeover a few weeks ago.  



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MY JOSS AND MAIN SALE IS OPEN! {PINCH ME!}


As a regular girl who enjoys decorating her home, I never imagined that people might be interested in peeking into our home to see what I was doing.  After the persistent encouragement of my husband who suggested otherwise, I started blogging about our home over 3 years ago, and cannot believe the opportunities that have come my way as a result of that.  This is one of those opportunities that is surreal for me.  Surreal but nice. (Name that movie!)


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MY WINTER LIVING ROOM


Happy Monday!  

After putting the Christmas decorations away, I took the opportunity to rearrange a couple of things and fluff the living room just a bit.  It's been a while since I had updated my Home Tour, so I snapped some photos and thought I'd share those with you today.



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