2020 - Dimples and Tangles


If you're like me, you've had a steady stream of neighbors you never knew you had walk by your house trying to get some fresh air every day.  As they walk, they're likely looking at your yard, your home, and your porch (because I'm pretty sure most people are as nosy as I am like that!).  Most of us are limited to what we can do in the way of live plants and flowers on our porch while we're being encouraged to stay at home, but even the simplest little touch of a cute door hanger can perk up your front door.  So, if your porch needs a little pick me up, here are some darling front door hangers that will ship straight to your house!

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Ginger Jar Door Hanger  ||  Gingham Ribbon  ||  Buffalo Check Indoor/Outdoor Rug  ||  Leopard Rug (on sale!)  ||   Gold Lantern  ||  Vinyl Polka Dots  ||  Faux Topiaries, similar here or here  ||  Chippendale Planters  ||  Similar Black Urn

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I find it so inspiring to witness time and time again how our families, communities and the country comes together to support others during difficult times such as these.  I've witnessed that neighbors-helping-neighbors mentality first hand when we've had devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, and in the last few weeks I have been encouraged to see others rally to support local restaurants and small businesses however they can in the current tumultuous economic climate.

Did you know that many of your favorite blogs and instagram accounts are technically small businesses?  Most have worked countless hours to build their content and reader base for their websites and are able to help support their families because of the content they've created.  And, like a regular brick and mortar shop, restaurant, or small business, things are different these days even in the digital content realm.  

If you enjoy the free inspiration you receive from your favorite bloggers, now is the time to continue to support them!  And really, it's easy to do that at no cost to you.  I've never really discussed this much, but I know some readers are curious about how blogging works as a business, so here's a quick summary from my personal experience-

 The #1 way you can support a blogger is to open and read their posts!  One source of income is the ads they have displayed on their sites, and every time you view a post- whether you click on an ad or not- they are paid a commission for that ad space.  The second most helpful way to support blogs is to sign up for their e-mail list. It's vital for bloggers to have a direct line of contact with you, the reader, rather than depending on social media or other avenues to share their new content (you can sign up for mine if you haven't yet right there on the side bar or at the end of this post, thank you!).  Third, they can also earn income by sharing sponsored posts, and are more marketable to those sponsors when you engage and give a good response by commenting, liking, pinning, and sharing those posts.  Finally, when you shop through a blogger's affiliate link there is NO additional cost to you, but the blogger receives a small commision from the retailer for the service they've provided (I like to think of it as a small finder's fee) if a sale is made through their link. 

In my 8+ years of blogging, I can confidently say that my fellow bloggers are some of the most supportive people there are!  Any time I've had a chance to collaborate and work with others, my posts and projects always have a great response because of that teamwork.  So, as we navigate these uncertain times, we're trying to support each other- our virtual neighbors- the best we know how.  One of those ways that we're working together is to introduce each other to you, our readers, and hope that you find some new blogs to follow that interest and inspire you. 

So today I have 10 blogs to share with you that fall into the colorful/eclectic/glam category, which are all descriptors that I would use for my own blog, so I think you'll find some new kindred spirits here!  Over the coming days when you have some time here and there, I hope you'll take the time to visit each one, see what they're all about, and join their e-mail list if their content is of interest to you.    

I've known Jenna almost as long as I've been blogging, and I always enjoy checking in on what she's up to! She is fearless with color and her creative design ideas. Jenna leads the parade at Rain on a Tin Roof where flying your freak flag is highly encouraged. She believes each room in your home should be filled with mad personality. She believes black painted walls are always a good option, but has never turned her nose up at glorious color either. She’s a live wire. Never expect to know what to expect from her - expect the unexpected. She’s clear as mud like that.

 Some of Jenna's Favorite Posts:

Joy has always been a HUGE believer in family and home. She creates and designs with budget in mind. Joy's website is based on a simple truth, that a house becomes a home when it has roots and a family thrives if it's members have wings, freedom to live out their purpose. Joy's hope is that she can help her readers make a home that is both a haven and a launching pad that reflects her readers own passions and interests in a bright, bold and beautiful way.

Nick and Bethany Sy are the creative free-spirits behind DIY/Lifestyle blog, Reality Daydream. They recently purchased a historic mansion and have been documenting the ups and downs of renovation and making this home their own... all while sharing tips and tutorials along the way! When they found themselves in the trenches of infertility, they started a journey that would prove to be their most important DIY project ever, and have 3 beautiful girls to show for it.

Lora, of Craftivity Designs, seeks to Create a Home that is simple, functional, and beautiful. As a busy mom of 2, she knows that creating a beautiful home isn't just about looks. Rather, a home is created by the stories of its homeowners and the families who raised them. A home should tell those stories, and be practical for everyday life. Join Lora in Creating a Home that expresses your family's personality and makes life simpler.

 Some of Lora's Favorite Posts:

Birdz of a Feather is the nesting place that brings together hands-on DIY home and garden renos, crafts and gluten free recipes. Sara’s on a mission, along with her husband (her ‘partner in grime’) to encourage you to feather the nest, one room at a time! A few years ago, Sara challenged herself to lead a more sustainable life by reusing items - whether thrifted, repurposed or kicked to the curb - in new and innovative ways. She never turned back. While some people eat tuna for lunch and recycle the tin, she’s dreaming up ways to turn those tins into a swing out storage tower for her home office! Sara’s projects are so ‘fly’, you won’t even remember their humble beginnings!

 Some of Sara's Favorite Posts:

Julia is the designer and founder of Tag & Tibby: a website dedicated to DIY home projects, organization ideas, paint colors, and home related craft projects. She lives just outside Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two tweens. She enjoys inspiring readers to improve their home on a small budget. Her style is a eclectic with a blend of vintage, mid century, modern, and global.

 Some of Julia's Favorite Posts:

Jess is an interior designer & mama who loves to create fun, family-friendly spaces on a budget. Her fearless, modern & colorful style comes through in everything she does- from letting her kids help draw the faux wallpaper in their bedroom, to an Ikea-hacked jellyfish chandelier.

Some of Jessica's Favorite Posts:

Jennifer Rizzo is a Design/DIY/Lifestyle blogger who also loves also throwing in a bit of crafting and gardening.  She believes in decorating your home with a mix of handmade, vintage, upcycled finds, and family heirlooms so your home reflects you. She loves mixing old and new and will paint just about anything. She hopes to inspire you to create your home, and craft your life to design a home you'll love.

Some of Jennifer's Favorite Posts:

Corinna is the the author and creator behind The Boho Abode where she loves creating beautiful bohemian interiors designed for living in. She is a free spirited, nature loving, eco friendly products, globally sourced goods admirer and advocate for fair trade kind of gal. She hopes to inspire others to create change in their life through decorating ideas, life tips, and recipes for a life of wellness.

Some of Corinna's Favorite Posts:

Stephanie is the owner and author behind the home and lifestyle website, Casa Watkins Living.  Stephanie loves to create spaces and crafts that are full of color, have a modern bohemian inspiration infused with global flair, and have a plant or two..... or more!  Her appreciation for worldly cultures drives her design and inspires unique spaces that show global style with respect to the culture.  This creativeholic hopes to inspire you to create spaces and complete diy projects to make your home they way you’ve always wanted.  

Some of Stephanie's Favorite Posts:

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Welcome back for part 2 of my Spring Home Tour!  Last week I shared my Living Room and Porch with you and was so pleased that many of you replied that it was a little bright spot in your day.  We've been getting some glorious Spring teaser weather days, but this is another chilly, gloomy, rainy week so I'm happy that things are cheery on the inside of our home at least!

Today let's start with the Entry.  It's a small little space that is open to the Dining Room and the rest of our main living area, and honestly not much has changed here in years!  Sometimes I swap out the rug and lamps and the styling on the dresser changes, but the dresser and mirror- both second hand and painted for a makeover- have stayed put for a long time.

large gold mirror, french provincial dresser, striped rug, tobacco leaf lamp

This year for Spring I just pulled together a lot of my favorite things and layered them all in together to style the dresser.

Girl plaster bust, gingham ribbon, Polish painted eggs, yellow secla cabbage dish
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Polish Painted Eggs  ||  Boy & Girl Bust Pair  ||  Ribbon- Hobby Lobby  ||  Pizzazzerie Book  ||  Pioneer Woman Cooks Book  ||  Habitat Book

I've shared the story of the vintage  tobacco leaf lamps and am still so grateful to have them.  A few weeks ago (actually I think it was on Valentine's Day!) my husband and I stopped by a garage sale and I found this little boy and girl bust pair.  They're a little larger than another pair I have and I was happy to add them to my collection.  I've never seen some at a yard sale before.  They were worth the 30 degree temperature and freezing, numb fingers that morning!  ;)

tobacco leaf lamp, pagoda lantern, blue opaline glass, hot pink orchids
Similar Lamps possibly here or here  ||  Pagoda Lantern- Homegood but similar here  ||  Opaline Cordial Glass
Dresser Paint- SW Tricorn Black

I enjoy this time of year when I can display these hand painted eggs that we bought in Poland several years ago.  The craftsmanship is so intricate and I love the sweet boy and girl in their traditional outfits.

Yellow Secla cabbage ware, polish hand painted eggs

I used my faux/real trick for the pink orchids, and will share more about those with you in an upcoming post.  

tobacco leaf lamps, pagoda candle holder, boy and girl busts pair, pizzazzerie book

Now let's take a peek at the kitchen!  I have one little wall to hang things on in there, and it just got a makeover.  For years I've had a big chalkboard calendar in this spot (here's how it looked before), but noticed I wasn't doing a good job of keeping it current and was ready for a change there.  My husband sweetly ordered this poster for me off of my Valentine's Day wish list,  I've loved the pink and red combo for years.  When considering where to hang it, I decided that this would be the perfect spot!  I bought a basic black frame and took a while to decide if I wanted to paint it.  I decided to try to match the print and this spray paint is the perfect match for the pinky-coral-red color in the poster.

bordallo pinheiro cabbage plate, polish pottery plate, secla cabbage plate, for like ever pink poster

I added some visual weight by hanging a collection of plates above the print.  It was fun to pull these out of the cabinet so I can enjoy seeing them every day!  The yellow cabbage pieces are a recent Facebook Marketplace find that I just used on my Easter Tablescape too.  

bordallo pinheiro cabbage plate, polish pottery plate, secla cabbage plate, for like ever pink poster, kitchen plate wall, blue willow platter

I made one other small change by painting the moulding on the pantry doors.  When I painted my cabinets white, we had just been on a trip to London and I was so inspired by all of the gilding and gold trim everywhere that I painted that bit of moulding gold.  I liked it while it lasted but lately decided that I was ready for it to blend in with the rest of the doors.  Here it was before-

and with a quick trim paint job.  I like the fresh look- the gold trim tended to just look brown in most lights so the crisp white moulding is a nice change, especially with that explosion of color that's on the adjacent plate wall now!  

white kitchen cabinets, black kitchen island, brass pendant lights, savoy alden brass pendants

brass cup drawer pulls, hobby lobby hardware knobs
Brass & Marble Cake Stand (on sale!)  ||  Brass Pendant Light here or here ||  Upper Cabinet Knobs  ||  Similar Brass Cup Pulls  ||  Stripe & Polka Dot S&P Shakers 

green mixer, kitchen styling

Here's a peek turned the other way towards the breakfast nook-

botanical gallery wall, blue and white drapes, round tulip table, vintage cane dining chairs

Speaking of the Breakfast Nook, I recently shared a little mini-makeover in there with a new round table.  It's getting a workout now with multiple family meals per day and being used as a study station, work space, Zoom meeting spot, and game playing surface!  

Round marble and brass table, botanical gallery wall, gingham settee

I also recently shared our Dining Room with the table all set for Spring in a fun tablescape hop with some Instagram friends where we all used our cabbage ware dishes in the mix- 

You might have noticed I've added in some pops of bright yellow all over the house for Spring.  The Master Bedroom was no exception, see more here.

Lastly, if you're a new visitor here and missed it, check out our recently completed kids' Jack and Jill Bathroom Makeover.  Here's the before-

And after!  See more photos and all the details here.

If you missed the rest of my Spring home tour, you can find my Living Room and Porch HERE.

Spring Living Room decorating Ideas

Spring Front Porch decorating ideas, sherwin williams dignity blue door

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What a fun few days sharing the It's a Colorful Life Spring Tours!  From the feedback I received everyone seemed to enjoy a colorful little respite for a few minutes while viewing the variety of tours for the past few days.  Today I'm doing a wrap up with a little glimpse of each tour in case there are some you need to catch up on.  I know you'll find something in each one that sparks your imagination and creativity, I sure did!



Welcome friends, I'm so glad you're here today!  If you're looking for a bit of distraction and cheerful photos or maybe some ideas to spruce up your home with all the time you're spending there these days, you're in the right spot because it's time for our It's A Colorful Life Spring Home Tour week!  Today I'm sharing my Spring Front Porch and Living Room, and later in the week I'll share the rest of my home decorated for Spring with you.

spring porch decorations, spring decorating ideas, spring living room decorations, brass trunk, white painted brick fireplace



I have no idea what Easter is going to look like this year, I expect quite different than what we're used to.  I do know three things though... on April 12 we'll still be celebrating Jesus' resurrection, He'll still be alive and in control of all things, and we'll still be having a holiday meal together!  Today I'm sharing my bright and cheery Easter table, and although I've had plans with a group of friends for weeks to do a cabbage ware Easter table hop, we discussed whether or not we should still post in light of the seriousness of our current world situation.  We ultimately decided to proceed in hopes that we will bring a bright spot of joy and beauty to your day in the midst of so much uncertainty, fear, and unease.  That will be my plan going forward, as well.  I'll continue to post projects and ideas to hopefully bring you inspiration (since we all have plenty of time at home to finally tackle some of those DIY wish lists, right?) and encouragement through these difficult days.  Please know that in doing so I'm not discounting or dismissing the seriousness of the situation going on around us at all, merely trying to continue some sense of normalcy in the midst of it and maybe offer a few minutes of distraction.  OK, now that I've shared my heart with you about that... let's move on to pretty things!



Did you know that today is National Sleep Day?  I'd venture to say we all could use a good night's sleep after the week we've had, right?  There's nothing like climbing into a crisp, comfy bed at the end of the day.   Yesterday I spent a bit of time freshening up our Master Bedroom for Spring, and even with all of the uncertainty going on in the world right now it's nice to have a cozy little refuge here! 



I don't know about you, but Spring brings the itch for change for me! So this year, that change came in the form of a new look for our Breakfast Nook.

botanical gallery wall, blue and white curtains, black and white gingham chair, round marble table with brass base



This week totally flew by!  We're looking forward to a weekend with gorgeous weather, and I have plenty of upcoming projects to work on.  We have a new Chicken Salad Chick opening in town so we're going to the soft opening this afternoon, I can't wait! (It's the little things to look forward to, right?...ha!)  Love chicken salad... what's your favorite thing to get if you have one in your town?  Speaking of favorites, here's a few from around our house lately!  (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure policy here.)

Who asks for green dominoes for part of their Valentine's Day gift?  This girl!  We have yet to play with them, but they're a perfect quirky, fun bowl filler!



Without a doubt, our DIY shower curtain and cornice board is the perfect finishing touch of the kids' new bathroom.  It wasn't too difficult to make and adds such a style element and warmth to the room.  Today I'll share the tutorial with you of how we made it!



Last week was big, thank you so much for all of the love on my son's room refresh and the kids' bathroom makeover reveal!  It's fun to share the big things like that, but today let's talk about pretty little things!  You all have seen several of the things that I collect- blue and white, busts, lamps, pillows- ha!  I now have something new to add to the list that I'm always keeping an eye out for... blue Opaline glasses.  I recently scored a set of 10 cordial glasses, they're the teeniest tiniest cutest little things!  They're about the size of a shot glass and while we don't drink alcohol, I came up with 10 other ways to use a cordial glass.  These don't just apply to my specific cordial glasses, what tiny little pretty containers do you have around your house that would work for some of these ideas?

china cabinet styling

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