12.23.2015

Snowflakes & Faux Fur

We took a nice little trip up to Colorado a couple weeks ago that my sweet Jeremy surprised me with for my 27th birthday. We had such a wonderful time eating our way through each city and shopping at the most adorable little stores. The day before we left they had a huge snow fall that was so gorgeous. I will forever cherish the memories we had on this fun trip, thanks so much for planning it J. It was beyond perfect! Oh and did I mention the crepes' because the crepes were amazing!! If I lived there I would literally gain a pound a day because I would eat them all the time!
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All outfit details are below:
Faux Fur Jacket / Cowl Knit Sweater / Leggings / Knee High Boots - old (similar here and here) / Sun Glasses / Pale Pink Hat - this one from Jcrew is currently not available online (so I found a similar and cheaper option here and here and here) / Leather Purse
xoxo
-L



12.21.2015

Abstract DIY Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is next week and so that can only mean one thing! It is time for some last minute gifts or a cute little accessories that you can adorn on top of all your pretty wrapped packages! This fun DIY is brought to you by Kayla Weber a great artist based out of the Kentucky area. She was kind enough to share her process with us of these adorable christmas ornaments that she sells in her adorable shop found here. I hope you all enjoy this and have a very Merry Christmas!

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Step One:

These are all of the supplies you will need to create your very own DIY painted ornament. You can chose any colors and color combination you would like, I usually go with about 3 colors + white! Any kind of acrylic paint will work. Basics is a very medium priced and good quality paint, but any kind will do. You will also need an acrylic sealer/finisher (any brand will do). You will need a couple smaller brushes- whatever you are comfortable with. I like a flat square brush and a skinny pointy brush for both designs of ornaments. You will need scissors and string. All of these supplies can be found at Michaels!

Step two:

After you’ve decided on colors, you can make a palette of paint and begin painting. You will need to decide which type of design you want. There is a zig-zag brushstroke, or a swipe brushstroke.

Zig-Zag Ornament:
Begin by starting with one color and paint randomly around the ornament in a zig-zaggy brushstroke. It does not have to be perfect! Just make sure it gets skinnier and pointier towards the top and bottom of each stoke. I usually do a sort of “M” shape or upside down “V” shape. The zig-zaggy design will almost come together like a puzzle of brushstrokes, and it is fine to leave some of the pearl colored ornament showing through. I added black dots onto the gold brushstrokes to add almost a cheetah print. This can be done with the small pointy brush, once the gold has dried.

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Swiped Ornament:
The swipe brushstroke is the easier of the two designs, and is done the same way. Start with one color and swipe side to side, up and down, all over the ornament. Some strokes can be short, some longer. Wait in-between colors, so that they dry and then you can overlap some strokes. Try to make your strokes go all different directions.

Step three

Continue with each color until you have filled the whole ornament. Tie on your string carefully and then let it dry by hanging it up, or by placing it back in the white container.

Step four

After about 20 minutes it should be dry enough to seal. Spray it with the sealer or finisher, then let dry again. Hang on your tree and enjoy!!

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If you are more of a "non" DIY person and would just like to purchase these they are available here. You can also view Kaylas Instagram here.  (@kaylawebernord #kaylaweberart) She posts a tons of cute photos of her art and her new cute puppy! Y'all know I'm always up for some cute animal photos!

xoxo
-L

12.08.2015

Holiday Home Tour | Part.1 Living Room + Kitchen + Entryway

With the holidays right around the corner one of my most favorite things is to get the house decorated and feeling extra cozy for when family and friends come over. This year I wanted to keep things pretty neutral but with touches of metallic and shimmer. When redoing our house I kept things very simple and clean but with fun pops of color with art and unique textiles. I hope you enjoy this little tour of our home we have really enjoy it here, as well as I have so enjoyed the whole design process... maybe I was a house flipper in another life. All the links for where you can find almost everything pictured in the post will be at the bottom. Happy Holidays Sweet Friends!
xoxo
-L
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All these fabulous photos were taken by Britney Tarno from Tucker Images and all the gorgeous floral arrangements were created by Alicia at Charming Events.

Living Room Details:
Couches: The Dump Furniture Store, Leopard Pillows, Velvet Pillows, Ivory Faux Fur Pillows (all my pillow cases I order in size 20"x20"), Down Feather Pillow Inserts (size 22" for extra full effect)Side Chair, Chair Cover, Footstool, Footstool CoverPink Pillow, Knit Throw / Linen Drapes / COFFEE TABLE DETAILS: Chrome Coffee Table, Coffee Table Books... here, herehere, here, here, here, here and here. Gold Wishbone, Iridescent Candle, Large Decorative Matches / GREY SIDE TABLE: (antique), Mercury Glass Lamp, Small Flower Vase on Side Table / Large Black and White Art Work (custom) similar here & here / CHRISTMAS TREE DETAILS: Flocked Tree, Gold OrnamentsSilver Ornaments, Black & White Ribbon, Faux Fur Tree Skirt - here or here / FIREPLACE DETAILS: Small Trees (similar here & here), Flocked Garland, Gold Peacock Mirror on Fireplace, Small Greyhound Figurines(hobby lobby), Vintage Trunk (antique) / Table Behind The Couch: Gold Marble Lamps (from home goods similar here), Large Glass Pyramid Dome Planter (home goods)

White Shelf Unit details:
 Ginger Jars... here, here, and here. Mercury Jars (hobby lobby), Gold Starburst Accents, Art Work (similar here), Lotus Flower Candle holders (here & here)

Eat in Kitchen Nook:
Acrylic Chairs, Table (Jeremy made it!), Large Ginger Jar Vase (hobby lobby) similar here / Pillows in window seat - Long Leopard Pillow, GP & J Baker Magnolia Floral Pillows, Kelly Wearstler Channels Pillow Covers, Coral Velvet Pillows, White Linen Pillow Cases, Pillow Inserts (size 22" for full effect)

 **I highly recommend using one of my favorite etsy shops for gorgeous made pillow cases. Most of them are shown here in my breakfast nook you can find her shop HERE!**

Kitchen:

Entry Way:
Black Table (hobby lobby-refinished), Lamps (Ralph Lauren - home goods), Black & White Striped Vase (hobby lobby) similar here, Gold Starburst, Ginger Jar (similar here), Boxwood Wreath, Black and White Ribbon

Guest Bath:

12.06.2015

Holiday Glam

With the holidays right around the corner I have been on the hunt for so pretty new beauty products that will you give you that extra special sparkle and glow I think we are all looking for this time of year. Shop all my favorites using the links below!
Happy Holidays Friends!
xoxo
-L

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