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Thrifty Thursdays - Ginger Jar Collection

If you were here on Sunday for my Thanksgiving tablescape,  you probably recall me saying that I would be back later to show you where my collection of ginger jars live in my home. Well, here ya' go! 


Since we've moved to this home, I've noticed myself gravitating more towards bohemian and Scandinavian touches. I love the warmth of wicker, so when this piece popped up at my neighborhood Goodwill for $19, I just HAD to jump on it. Also side note: Baby bug is such a trooper. She can get almost anything home! 




But then truth be told, I brought the wicker shelving unit home and it sat in my garage for nearly A YEAR before I decided what to do with it. I know, I know... I'm embarrassed to even admit that.



At first I contemplated spray painting it, but then there was something about leaving it in its rawest, most vintage form that really appealed to me. About a month ago, I was feeling particularly ambitious for a Saturday afternoon, so after a good 45-minute scrub down, I …

Ginger Jar Thanksgiving Tablescape

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year has truly been a whirlwind! For the last few months, I've been getting myself acclimated to my new job (more on that later) so I had very little time to prepare for a Thanksgiving tablescape like I did last year. But thanks to my patience in thrifting and constantly pinning on my par-tay board on Pinterest, I kept coming back to one super simple idea. Over the past year I've been collecting ginger jars from Goodwill (and a few from discount retailers) and I thought, why not put them to use? So, without further adieu, here's the Thanksgiving tablescape that I created at my in-laws.





This table was pretty inexpensive! Here's what I used: Vases I already had on hand Sure, a patterned collection is very powerful, but I'm sure you could do this with any other vase, as long as they are a strict color palette2 clearance Threshold tablecloths from Target These were $12 total because they were even cheaper at the r…

Gift Giving Guidance - Housewarming Gift Basket

A good friend of mine recently purchase her first home on the West Side! Her place (which is super cute by the way) is an older home, which she plans to continue making improvements to down the road. When she invited us to her housewarming party, I thoughtfully considered what would be the most logical gift for someone who would be taking on home improvement projects in the future. I love the idea of a cool gift basket, but being the cost conscious girl that I am, I wanted to get the most bang for my buck, and still give a super practical gift. Then I had the idea to create an assemblage of items that are super handy to have around the house when working on projects. Here's what I came up with! In lieu of a gift basket, let's call it a "gift bucket", shall we? 


So here's what I included:

A pair of gloves - because sometime things get messy, and sometimes we don't want to touch themA paint cup - for touch ups around the house when you don't want to carry a…

My Summer Bucket List

Hey Guys! Happy summer! Question... do you remember when the anticipation of summer was heavily tied to a three-month vacation between grades in school? I was reminiscing about this the other day with a friend, and I realized that "grown" people typically only look forward to summer for the warm weather and perhaps a good trip to the beach before Labor Day weekend is over. For myself, I'm afraid, summer is now only a season... nothing in particular to look forward to besides the same or similar daily grind in which I partake during any other season. BUT I thought that for this summer I might find something to lift my spirits a bit, you know, something a little more inspirational. I wanted to make sure that I not only enjoyed my summer, but also challenged myself to step a bit outside of my daily grownup monotony. That's when I decided to try a Summer Bucket List!


So for those who don't know, I'm an avid list maker. I find that making lists for items that are…

guest room ideas

So this post has been a long time coming! I've had such a busy year thus far, and it feels so good to be able to sit down and write a blog post without feeling guilty about how I'm spending my time. :)

Today I wanted to get the conversation going about how I plan to address our guest room. Honestly, I've gone back and forth with what I want for this room. It's the smallest bedroom in the house, and I really wanted it to feel like a little boutique experience for guests. First I thought about doing a convertible daybed, but the one I wanted sat so low, and didn't look or feel as substantial as I wanted it to. Currently the room has a simple Karlstad chaise against the wall, and it's been against the wall in the same spot for 3 years! I guess the thought of a daybed, even if it would be centered on the back wall, felt a little too similar to what was already there, and I wanted something completely different. I remember talking to friend about my concern for the …

Thanksgiving tablescape

Hey Guys! I hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! This was the first time in several years that I had Black Friday off, so I was VERY GRATEFUL for my 4 day weekend! I just wanted to circle back and share the casual, cheap, and chic tablescape that I created, just in case you might want a little inspiration for something similar during Christmas!



This Thanksgiving was hosted by my amazing in-laws, and naturally put me in charge for setting the table! Of course I love a good decorating challenge, so I obliged! First I met with my mother-in-law to determine the vibe and what I was working with. Then I created a quick scheme board to solidify a couple of ideas... yeah, I'm extra.


Links to these images can be found on my Pinterest page
I'm not a huge fan of table cloths, but I LOVED the idea of using "craft paper" as a runner. I found this one at Lowes which is actually called "builder's paper drop cloth"  for only $10.98! Best thing about …

fall fireplace face lift

Hey Guys! Halloween is upon us, and I figured that there was no time like the present than to share with you the simple fall updates that did for the fireplace. It's a fall fireplace face lift for less than $5 - say that five times fast! :)
Now if you remember my fall refresh from last year, you'll know that I'm not really the "decorating for Halloween" kind of gal. I typically like to through in a few fall accents (copper, orange, black and white), pumpkin or two, and a banner. This year, I thought I'd try something different. I wondered what our colorful happy space would look like with a little "spook" thrown in. To achieve this look, I went no further than my attic for some of last year's pumpkins, and of course Target for a 1$ spider web and a large $3 spider.


Side note: Can we just talk about how long our pathos is getting? I feel like such a proud plant momma! Also my copper plant holders are just begging to get filled with more plant-y …