October 2017 - Dimples and Tangles

FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS- EVALUATE YOUR BEDDING


Hi friends, welcome back to the second part of our Fall Into The Holidays series!  With the encouragement of our organizer Lisa from Shine Your Light, each week we're sharing simple ideas to get 4 rooms in your home holiday ready now, before the hustle and bustle of the season sets in.  Last week we shared kitchen related projects, and today we're working on ways to get our bedrooms in shape for the holidays.


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SWEET SATURDAY #20


Well I've painted gingham walls and pumpkins, but chargers??? This is definitely a "why didn't I think of that?" project!  Love this colorful table setting from Ariel at PMQ for Two.


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FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS- KITCHEN PANTRY ORGANIZATION AND UPDATE


For the next month, I'm so excited to be joining some of my blogger friends as we prepare for the holidays (Thanksgiving is already less than a month away)!  The craze and busy-ness of the season can quickly turn stressful, so we thought we'd try to curb some of the crazy and try to get some things knocked off of our prep to-do lists early.  Each week we'll focus on a different room of the house, and pick one small project (ideally fairly quick and easy), to tackle in order to be more prepared as the holidays roll around.  Many thanks to our smart friend Lisa from Shine Your Light for coming up with this idea and issuing the challenge to get our homes in order!  This week we're focusing on the Kitchen...probably the most important room for holiday prep!  I decided to overhaul my pantry- cleaning it out, taking stock of what I have, getting it organized, and sprucing it up a bit.


kitchen pantry, paint, holiday prep, organization

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HALLOWEEN MIX AND MATCH TABLESCAPE


I typically don't do much decorating for Halloween, but when Ariel from PMQ for Two invited me to create a Halloween Tablescape along with some other talented ladies, I couldn't say no!  True to my style, I filled my table with a variety of mix and match patterns, sticking to a traditional Halloween color palette.  



I pulled tons of black and white parts and pieces from around my house.  Even though there are many different patterns, the consistent black and white unifies everything.  

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GINGHAM PAINTED PUMPKIN TUTORIAL || PAINTED PUMPKIN TIPS AND DESIGN IDEAS



When I posted this photo on Instagram over the weekend, everyone was so sweet and went crazy for it!  I've had several people express interest in instructions for how to make it, so I put together this gingham painted pumpkin tutorial for you today.  I've been busy for the past few days painting lots of pumpkins, so I'll share some other design ideas with you too.   



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FALL FRONT PORCH DECORATIONS USING HOT PINK AND ORANGE


October is flying by, but I finally got my front porch all decorated for Fall.  I reused several pieces from last year's fall porch decorations, but changed up the color scheme, adding in some hot pink and white with the orange for completely different look.



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SIMPLE DIY FALL HOOP WREATH


I'm switching up my Fall decor a bit this year (finally getting around to decorating!).  Seeing a big trend with embroidery hoop floral wreaths lately, I thought this season was the perfect opportunity to try one out!

fall wreath, embroidery hoop wreath, fall decorations, front porch, blue front door

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THE PLAID PINEAPPLE- PRODUCTS WITH A PURPOSE | GINGHAM SNEAKERS


I've been blogging for over 6 years now and have had many opportunities to share some amazing products and companies with you.  I've never been as excited to share a company with you as I am today, though!  I want to introduce you to The Plaid Pineapple, it's founder Denise, her purpose for her business, and tell you why I'm so happy to be working with them.  And, I'll show you the cutest gingham sneakers you ever did see in the process, too! (This post contains affiliate links.)


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OKC DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE TOUR- PART 2


Well, you all sure had some strong opinions about Part 1 of the Designer Showhouse Tour that I shared last week.  And, for the most part I agreed with you.  I debated whether to even show you the rest of the house.  However, even though it's not an over the top fabulous show house and some of the design is pretty out there, I think there are still ideas to be gleaned and lessons to be learned.  I think Audrey's comment from Part 1 of the tour sums up my intent best:

"As a whole I join the consensus, but I'm always distilling the parts so I can integrate them into my own spaces. There were pieces like the monopoly game that my engineer/builder son will HAVE to make! I loved the possibilities of the black and white study! Many light fixtures were to die for!"

So, here's (most of-I still edited out some of it) the rest of the house!

This upstairs office was one of my favorite spaces, the graphic wallpaper and velvet chairs were the highlights for me.


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SWEET SATURDAY #19



This traditional style home has pretty color in every room.  Some muted, some bold...there's a lot to study and take in.



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MY FIVE FAVORITE IDEAS FOR DECORATING KIDS' ROOMS


Welcome to My Five Favorites today!  Pam from Simple Details, Lisa from Shine Your Light, Kris from Driven by Decor and I are all so excited to share our favorite kid's room ideas with you today.

We're so happy to welcome our guest Julie Blanner this month.  Julie has a simple, clean, polished style and I always think of one word when I see any of her work... dreamy.  Everything she does is just gorgeous!



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OKC DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE TOUR- PART 1


A few weeks ago a friend and I toured a Designer Showhouse that was open here in Oklahoma City.  I took plenty of photos and thought you might like to see the tour as well.  I believe that designers from a variety of local decor stores were responsible for decorating each room, and to my understanding this was a pre-existing home that was used for the Showhouse while on the market.  The design throughout the home varies greatly, some things I really liked and some things I did not.  To each his own, right?  I'll show you at least a look from each room, and highlight some of the things I thought were good ideas and things that inspired me for future projects.   There were so many rooms that I'll share a portion of the house today and will do a second post with the rest of the home at a later time.

The covered porch was all decked out, that tassel garland caught our eye and we want to make one of our own! Also, how about that rug...look familiar?   ;)


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