Wednesday, September 28, 2016


It's one of my favorite weeks of the year... another round of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours!  Many thanks to Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. for hosting this tour.  If you're coming over from Britt Kingery, welcome!

If you're visiting for the first time today, let me introduce myself.  I'm Jennifer and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma, where my husband is a Baptist minister, and we have two teenagers, a son (dimples) and a daughter (tangles) .  I adore bold color and mixing patterns, get excited about a great Craigslist score, and am not afraid to get my hands dirty with a DIY project.

I shared Part 1 of our Fall Tour a few weeks ago, but I've switched a few things up since then so I'm sharing a few of the spaces again, and I'll share our patio all decked out for Fall today.  Previously I had some Monstera leaves in the Entry, but they finally bit the dust so I replaced them with a fresh arrangement of bargain flowers and branches trimmed from a tree in our yard.

french provincial dresser, entry, foyer, striped rug, ornate gold mirror

 similar greek key trim  ||  vintage brass deer pair  ||  Mikasa vase (no longer available)  ||  Indian Corn

I shared my latest Craigslist bargain with you recently.  After a good bit of work to get it looking good again (see it before here),  I'm so excited to have it re-done and in my living room!  I've been wanting to rearrange the furniture, and knew that when I did the back of the loveseat would be facing the Entry.  So, I wanted a pretty console table there.  This one was the perfect size, had bamboo detail, and darling stools with it for extra seating.  After it's overhaul, I'm in love!  This was my first attempt at re-coveing box cushions with cording.  They're not perfect and I should have done a few things differently, but they're done and good enough for now!   ;)

hekman bamboo table, buffalo check, console styling, sputnik chandelier

neutral sofas, buffalo check, jamil leopard pillow, kilim pillow, cowhide rug

brick fireplace, peacock mirror, brass trunk, striped lampshades

I didn't do much to the shelves in the Living Room except add a few sugar pinecones to the mix.  I also found a new lamp that's the perfect size for this spot at Gordmans. They were kind enough to allow me to pick out a few new things for my tour. I love adding lamps in bookshelves when possible!   I couldn't find it online but they have so much more available in store anyway.  I've found some treasures there over the years, including the lamps above on the mantel right now.

bookshelf styling, built in shelves, readers digest books, blue and white, silhouettes

I tweaked the styling on the antique chest as well.  I wanted to add a lamp when I originally styled the top, but any of my lamps with drum shades just covered up too much of the bird prints.  I found this one at Gordmans too, and it's just right to add some light while not taking up much visual space.  It was originally oil-rubbed bronze which was a pretty finish, but with the dark chest and dark frames I needed a brighter color.  A quick coat of my favorite gold spray paint saved the day!

vintage chest, antique furniture, plaster bust, pheasant feathers, audubon bird prints, gallery wall

vintage chest, antique furniture, plaster bust, pheasant feathers, audubon bird prints
Lamp- Gordmans  ||  Similar Head Planters hereherehere  ||  Similar Bust ||  Pheasant Feathers  ||  Bird Prints  

hekman bamboo table, buffalo check, console table, hall table, pineapple lamp, hydrangea

sputnik chandelier, brass trunk, neutral sofa, kilim pillow, buffalo check pillow

gold lantern pendant, white kitchen cabinets, black kitchen island

I set a simple centerpiece on our kitchen table where we eat most often.

fall centerpiece, fall decorations, vintage brass, brass candlesticks, brass bowl
Polka Dot candles- Hobby Lobby, no longer available  ||  Vintage Brass Bowl, candlesticks, brass "vase" candleholders, and bird

This is the first Fall that our patio has been completely finished, and I loved dressing it up for Fall.  I added in some new green and blue plaid pillows with fabric from Hobby Lobby.  The green ties in all of my green accents, but the plaid cozies things up for the season.  I think most of this will carry right on through Christmas, too!

outdoor living area, patio, plaid pillows, fall decorations

plaid pillows, outdoor living area, coffee table styling, fall decorations, patio, s'mores, bamboo coffee table, vintage plaid thermos

plaid pillows, outdoor living area, coffee table styling, fall decorations, patio, s'mores, blue willow, vintage plaid thermos

outdoor living area, bamboo side table, lanterns

outdoor fireplace, brick fireplace, outdoor living area, croquet, stacked log fireplace, tv over fireplace

brick fireplace, outdoor fireplace, chippendale planters

Last week I shared the patio dining area with you, all set with a Harvest themed tablescape.

outdoor dining, ikea byholma chair, fall decorations, fall table setting

outdoor dining area, fall table setting

outdoor dining area, fall decorations, fall table setting, wicket chairs, outdoor dining table

hanging swing chair, black and white striped umbrella, lantern, outdoor living area

plaid pillows, outdoor living area, coffee table styling, fall decorations, patio, s'mores

For the next stop on today's tour, I'd love for you to visit my friend Shannon Claire.  I've always adored Shannon's style!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  If you enjoyed today's tour, I would be absolutely thrilled if you would follow along!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


We arrived in NYC yesterday and are already having the best time!  I'd love to see you over on Instagram for some peeks at what we're up to.   Today I'm thrilled to have Rhoda from Southern Hospitality here to share her Favorite 5 with you.

I finally met Rhoda in person last month, and what you see is what you get!  She is the kindest, most down to earth, encouraging person and I'm privileged to call her my friend.   I've been following Rhoda for 7-8 years probably, and am always inspired by her projects, her journey, and her wisdom as a seasoned blogger.  She has had some challenges as well as triumphs in her life, and she has weathered it all with courage and grace and heart.  Enjoy getting to know Rhoda today!

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I'm so happy to be here with Jennifer today! I've been a big fan of Jennifer's style (and her heart) ever since I found her blog several years ago. In case you don't know me, let me tell you a little about me. I've been blogging at Southern Hospitality for almost 10 years now (yep, I'm a pioneer in this blogging niche) and still love talking about decorating and house stuff. It's just in my blood. I love seeing a house transformed into something beautiful.

 In fact, my own house has gone through a major transformation in the last 4 years. I'm a single lady, for now anyway, and 4 years ago bought my fixer-upper 1979 home that was in dire need of updating. It had never been touched. My 85 (at the time) year old dad helped me bring this house up to the 21st century with lots of paint, sweat, and elbow grease. It's been a very fun journey watching this ugly duckling house turn into a beautiful swan. She has come a long way, baby!

 So, I'm very excited to share with you my favorite 5 rooms and projects at my home. Keep in mind, my home is not big and fancy, but I've made it over to its fullest capacity with a lot of paint, DIY projects, and hard work! So, if you happen to have a fixer upper house, you may get some ideas from my house journey. Probably my first favorite transformation is my kitchen. I was definitely on a budget redoing this kitchen and I didn't have unlimited resources to spend, so I went with Ikea cabinets in here and still love them to this day. I'd do it all over again if I was doing another kitchen with a tight budget.

These rustic shelves are a fave of mine in the kitchen and you can see all the Before and After pics on that link above.

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My latest project just completed this summer is the gutting of my master bath. From one of those dated one piece tubs to a fully tiled shower, it's a dream bath for me now. Even though it's small, I feel like I'm on vacation now, in a fancy bathroom!

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 One of the biggest transformations in my house was this dark and dank laundry room/mudroom space. On a concrete slab, it was the dreariest room in my house. I couldn't imagine doing laundry in here, but once we finished with it, it's one of my favorite renovations ever! And most of this was done with paint! I painted the concrete floor with porch and floor paint in gray and white stripes and it looks and feels wonderful now. That link has all the horrid before and the pretty after pics!


 My outdoor spaces are two fold for my #4 pick! A screened porch has always been on my wish list and I have one in this house. It was a wreck when I moved in here, but we fixed it up as good as new and it's where I spend a ton of time in the summer.

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 Right outside, the newly finished patio space is extra special too!

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And rounding out #5, one of my favorite projects we've done in my house is building in these Ikea Billy bookcases. It made such a difference in my den space and added so much architectural appeal. I have several posts on how we finished these off to make them look built in.

  ballard chair and bookcases

So, that's a wrap on my favorite spaces and projects at my house! Thanks again, Jennifer, for having me over today, it's been a joy to guest post for you and I hope you'll all come over and visit me at Southern Hospitality! I talk about everything from decorating, DIY projects, recipes, fashion over 50, travel, and more. I believe in enjoying life to the fullest and being grateful for everything I have. God has blessed me so much and I love sharing that hope with others!

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Oh my goodness, if I could just snap my fingers and transport that little corner with the pink chair to my house, I would do it in a heartbeat!  Thank you, Rhoda, for being here today!

Be sure to hop over and say hi to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, and check out more of her fantastic DIY projects!

If you've missed any of my former guests in the My Favorite 5 series, catch up here:

Don't forget to check out the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours going on this week, I'll see you here tomorrow with part 2 of my tour!

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Monday, September 26, 2016


Hi friends, I hop you all enjoyed your weekend!  We were scrambling to clean house and do laundry and stock the pantry and write out kid instructions and pack and go to church and finish blog posts, because as this post goes live we're on our way to NYC!!!

I'll be attending the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker workshop on Thursday, but we're headed in early for several days to ourselves to enjoy the city.  While I'm gone I'm so happy to have a few friends visiting to participate in My Favorite Five this week.

Today I'd like for you to meet my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living.  I've fallen in love with Stephanie's colorful, eclectic style, and I think you will too!  I was thrilled to meet Stephanie in person at a conference this summer, and spent a nice evening visiting with her over dinner.  Enjoy getting to know her today and reading about her smart DIY ideas and gorgeous styling.

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Hola! I'm Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living and I am so thrilled to be here at Dimples and Tangles today! I'm so honored to be invited to share my 5 Favorite posts with you all. I'm a firm believer of living a global, eclectic life as a whole. What does that mean? Well, I incorporate several worldly and cultural influences in my home, DIY projects, cooking, and other factors of life. When it comes to home decorating, Jennifer and I can't avoid incorporating lots of colors. So, here are my 5 Favorite post that also show my love of global flair and color. Enjoy and hope to see you around my casa!   

One of my biggest pleasures is remaking or repurposing items into something new. One of my favorite repurposing projects are these easy DIY copper wire wall mirrors and you're not going to believe what I used to make them! You probably already have this in your home or boxed up in your garage.
 Have you ever seen the different assortments of vase fillers? Would you believe that you can come up with several projects using just one box of vase filler? I came across a box of sea urchin vase filler at Target and made these adorable mini sea urchin succulent vases. I made two other different projects from them too!

   Make small sea urchin vases for airplants and faux succulents   

Sometimes the easiest projects can make the most impact. One of my favorite global patterns is African mudcloth. Most commonly seen in black and white, the patterns have jumped off textiles onto all sorts of decor accents. However, my DIY mudcloth lamp was a first of its kind and only requires this one item!

  DIY mud cloth lamp, plants, and global textiles   

When it comes to decorating for the season, I take the more non-traditional approach. I love mixing and matching cool colors with the traditional fall colors. Sometimes, I just like to create a unique mix of decor as a statement piece. I really love this medley of small speckled pumpkins and vintage napkin rings I recently shared for my fall home tour. It's pretty neutral colored, so I decided to make the centerpiece more colorful.


If I had to pick my ultimate favorite post, I would have to say it was my DIY Moroccan dessert plates. These plates were not just easy to make, but have held up to use so well! My guests just adore them and they are such a fun addition to my tablescapes.


Thanks again Jennifer for allowing me to share my favorite 5 posts! I hope you have all enjoyed them and to see you around my casa.  

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I always get lost in Stephanie's photos, they are so beautiful!  I know you'll want to see more, so be sure and hop over to Casa Watkins Living and tell Stephanie hi!  Thank you for being here today, Stephanie!

If you've missed any of my former guests in the My Favorite 5 series, catch up here:

Also, a quick note:  This Fall's Blogger Stylin' Home tours begin today over at The White Buffalo Styling Company.  Be sure to check out each day's tours, and I'll be sharing mine on Wednesday!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016


Did you see Sarah's bathroom renovation?  Wowzers!!  Sarah, would you and David please come re-design my master bathroom???  And do all of the work?  ;)   (Please pin from original source.)

I've had fun working as part of the At Home Stores Inspiration Team for the past few months, and my friend Vel finally made her way to her local store.  She was surprised to see some of her favorite designer inspired mirrors that can be found for a fraction of the cost of the real deal!  See her mirror Look for Less pics at Life & Home at 2102.

Pretty instant art downloads from Cuckoo 4 Design's Etsy Shop-

Isn't this DIY pouf great?  Maggie was inspired by a pricier West Elm version.  You won't believe what she made it with! (Please pin from original source.)

Speaking of DIY, last night I just finished up my "new" bamboo hall table and stools. The covers on the caster wheels were so dark, I wasn't sure what color they originally were, but I thought I'd try polishing them and see what happened.  I used a scratch-free scrubbing pad, my favorite cleaner for brass, Bar Keeper's Friend (liquid or powder), and LOTS of elbow grease, and was happy to find shiny metal under there.  I'm not sure if it's brass, the color seems a little off for it to be, but I much prefer the polished wheels.   I've moved some things around in the living room and am anxious to show it to you this week.

Shiplap shiplap shiplap is all the buzz, but what if you don't care for shiplap?  A group of super creative bloggers posted loads of ideas for beautiful wall treatments that aren't shiplap this week.  If you're looking for something different, check out these posts!  Start at Rain on a Tin Roof, then Jenna has links to all 20 blogs participating at the bottom of her post.  (Please pin from original source.)

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  I am scrambling like crazy to prepare to leave for NYC in less than 48 hours.  Thank you all for your great suggestions you left last week on what to do and where to eat.  Now, we may just be arranging our first ever Uber when we get there!  I have some new friends for you to meet while I'm gone, and I'll pop in on Wednesday with the part 2 of my Fall home tour.  See you soon, and you can follow along with our fun on Instagram and Instastories!

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