Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: Fall 2014

Hi Guys!!!

I’m SO glad you’re here and I’m excited to share our fall home tour with you for another edition of the fabulous Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours!

If you’re coming from DIY Showoff thanks so much for visiting! Isn’t Roeshel’s space incredible???

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So, what are you waiting for? Come on in…

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Welcome to our front porch.

 I don’t normally go all out with mums but I got a great deal on these at Home Depot and the bright yellow was a perfect match to my super easy DIY wreath!

I told my little man it was too early to carve the pumpkins and he couldn’t stand it, he had to do something :)

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When you walk into our home the main living area is one open space. The living room opens to the dining area and then to the kitchen so I try and keep my decor pretty consistent throughout.

I went with a rustic, neutral theme this year but the pops of orange definitely stand out.

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The yellow and green in my DIY faux flower letter still works with the fall decor and the chalkboard wall always gives a cozy vibe.

 And, yep, I cut bangs! Not sure I’m used to them yet but what they hay, they grow out right?!?!

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I pulled these orange Target pillows out of my son’s playroom to add some orange in the living room. The fox pillows are from HomeGoods last year and add a little whimsy to the space I think.

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I gravitated to all things living this year so fresh flowers, pumpkins and gourds make up most of the decor. I used vases and pitchers I already had. All of the flowers and most of the pumpkins and gourds came from Trader Joe’s.

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In the sitting area I changed out the throw blanket, added a tiny rust colored mum to my favorite milk glass and scattered feathers around.

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In my book candles are a necessary part of transitioning into fall. The first thing I do when I walk in the door is light the candles, especially the yummy ones. I’m burning a Cinnamon Coffee Cake candle from Kirklands Home right now that is to die for!

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The DIY feather garland is simple but brings even more texture to the fireplace wall. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of mantle room to decorate but the small pumpkins and gourds fit perfect in their little pile.

One of my only purchases this season was the gold lantern from Kirklands Home. I believe the gold pumpkins are from Pier 1 but I’ve had them for awhile.

(I should probably clean my TV screen sometime too!)

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We are always a little chalkboard obsessed over here but I never get tired of seeing those sweet crooked letters while little man talks about all the fun things he wants to do this season!

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The hook is from Hobby Lobby and I painted it gold of course! #goforgold

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I ended up moving the bean filled mason jars off the table and replaced them with flowers but I like this shot so I’ll keep it!

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Fall brings out a nesting bone in me and I want to bake and burn candles and snuggle up on the couch with my little man. I also feel an earthy vibe: family, festivals, gatherings, celebrations to come, good books (The Kinfolk Table and Bread & Wine are a few on my list).

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Well, I finally killed the herbs in my paint can herb garden but I filled them with mums and I might love it this way even more! We found this crazy green gourd at our grocery store for only $3.99 and we couldn’t pass it up! Isn’t it crazy!

I had great intentions of decorating the deck and having some photos of a gorgeous s’mores soiree but it’s been raining here in Charlotte for the last 3 days so boo on that :( Oh well, another post for another day right?!?!

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So that’s all folks!

Thank you again for coming by and hanging out with me! I really appreciate you!

Make sure to hope over to Shabby Creek Cottage to continue the tour. Gina has definitely got something up her sleeve!

Here is the tour line up in case you missed it.

And a HUGE thank you to our lovely and gracious host, my friend, Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co.!!!

You can click on the pictures below to view their posts.

MONDAY (start of the tour at The White Buffalo):

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bliss-at-home

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decor-chick

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TUESDAY:

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home-stories-a-to-z

charming-in-charlotte

thistlewood-farms

julie-blanner

beneath-my-heart

cuckoo-4-design

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WEDNESDAY:

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just-a-girl

number-fifty-three

my-fabuless-life

in-my-own-style

iron-and-twine

run-to-radiance

the-thriftress

primitive-and-proper

THURSDAY:

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diy-showoff

simple-stylings

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the-chronicles-of-home

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design-post-interiors

FRIDAY:

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dimples-and-tangles

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tatertots-and-jello

retro-ranch-reno

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Check out my BSHT Favorite Room Edition and my BSHT Christmas Edition from last year!

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Our Favorite Chili Recipe

Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!

I’m here with the easiest chili you ever did make with one secret ingredient!

Truly this is the favorite chili ever and since yesterday was the first day of Fall (and it actually felt like it here in NC) I thought it only fitting to make some to celebrate!

I take it ALL back, though! I was wishing for fall and I woke up again cold this morning so I’m taking it all back :)

Easy Crockpot Chili

INGREDIENTS:

1  lb. ground beef

1  14.5 oz.can dark red kidney beans, rinsed

1  14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I use name brand as this is one item I don’t think the store brands are quite as good)

1  14.5 oz. can of water

1  8 oz. can tomato paste

1  pkg chili seasoning (brand and flavor is your preference, I use original)

1/2 of 1 large onion, diced

1  tsp salt

1  tsp pepper

1  tablespoon brown sugar  **secret ingredient :)

***Serves four but if you are making it for more or to freeze just double the recipe***

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brown beef and drain. Add all ingredients into the crockpot except for the brown sugar. If you want it ready in a couple hours set crockpot to high and cook until bubbly and beans are tender.  To slow cook set your crockpot on low for approximately 4-5 hours. Time will vary depending on how hot your crockpot gets but just test it out. About 20 minutes before serving stir in the brown sugar. The brown sugar doesn’t make the chili sweet but I think it cuts the smoky/salty flavor just enough! If you prefer it a little more spicy just add a dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Top with sour cream, shredded cheese, chives and tortilla chips or cornbread.

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This is so easy and I even send it with little man for lunch in his thermos and he loves it!

I hope you enjoy and have a lovely day!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for my fall home tour

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Click on From Our Table and you can find our other favorite recipes!

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DIY Gold Tip Feather Garland

Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a great weekend!

My Tarheels got crushed but there was some great football on wasn’t there?!

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It’s that time again for another edition of Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours and I can’t wait to share ours on Thursday! In the meantime I thought I would share my DIY feather garland and give you a little sneak peek of what’s to come!

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As you know I don’t have much of a decorating budget for fall so I ordered some inexpensive feathers from Ebay. I think I paid less than $4 total!

If you’re new here you’ll soon know how much I love garland of any kind so I had to make one out of the feathers. I wanted it to be simple without having to buy any additional supplies so I just used some string I had on hand, my trusty glue gun and gold spray paint.

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I put a dab of hot glue on the tip of each feather and stuck them to the string, each one about 3 inches apart. This part was a little tricky because I had to get the string on the feather without burning my fingers (okay, I burned my fingers a little but I’m used to it by now!). I started out by holding the feather in one hand and putting the glue on it then trying to put the string into the glue while still holding it.

I was able to get them all to stick but next time I think I’ll try putting a dab of glue on the tip of a feather, laying the feather down glue side up and then placing the string on the glue. I would suggest using a surface that you don’t mind getting glue on unlike my kitchen countertops :)

Be careful not to touch the glue until it has cooled. Once it was cool enough for me to touch I pushed the string down into the glue to make sure it was secure.

This part is just trial and error so you can figure out what works best for you and if you happen to have two sets of hands that’s even better :) It didn’t take much glue for them to stick and they’ve held up well even when the fan is blowing them in the living room!

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Once the feathers were glued I spray painted the tips of the white feathers gold. I used a piece of thick paper (a Piperlime ad to be exact) to mark where I wanted the gold to stop and gave it a quick spray.

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When everything was dry I attached it to my mantel with gold thumb tacks.

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So what do you guys think? This really is so easy and you could use anything if you don’t have feathers…acorns, leaves, pinecones, twigs, etc.

I hope you’ll come back to see the rest of our fall tour on Thursday! You can begin the tours this morning with our lovely host, Lindsay, of The White Buffalo Styling Co.!

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You can check out my fall mantel and tablescape from last year here.

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I hope you have a great week friends!

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LINKING UP:

Elizabeth Joan Designs // Just A Girl And Her Blog // Place Of My Taste // Everyday Enchanting // My Fabuless Life // Liz Marie Blog // Dimples & Tangles //

Five Minute Friday at Blue I Style

Happy Friday Friends!

I just wanted to say Hi and let you know I’m over at Blue I Style today with my friend Angela for her 5 Minute Friday series. I’m sharing my easy painted knife block. Head over to see the five minute transformation that is SO easy!

Painted Knife Block

Make sure to check out Angela’s blog! Here are a few pics of her home and projects!

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You can check out my other easy projects under the Project Diaries tab and my recipes under the From Our Table tab.

Gilded Vases

Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake

Have a wonderful weekend friends! See you Monday!

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Side Table Makeover

Good morning, it’s me again! How are you guys?

If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently rescued this navy blue chair from my parents storage unit. It’s so cozy I decided to give it it’s own little sitting area.

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I had a table next to the chair but it’s old and didn’t really work in the space and I needed something. I stumbled across this dorm room style Target table on clearance for $17.48!!! By the way there are so much fun fall decor at Target right now as well as a ton of sales!

Of course I wasn’t really digging the pink but I knew the frame would look great painted gold. The modern style typically wouldn’t be my cup of tea but I think it pairs well with the traditional chair and ornate frame.

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I debated about whether or not to paint the rails of the frame before putting it together but in the end I decided it would be easier to put the table together and tape it off and paint.

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I used my favorite gold paint, Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold, and finished it with a clear gloss enamel. Make sure if you use the clear coat to spray quick thin coats so it doesn’t drip or mess up the base paint.

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I probably would have preferred that the inserts were glass or acrylic but the light wood is growing on me! I also love how I can scoot the table closer to the chair or even under the chair if necessary.

I think a big mirror ball would look fabulous sitting on the floor under the table! #gottohaveamirrorball

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I just found this amazing fleece throw at HomeGoods for $14.99 and the gray artichoke candle holder is also from HomeGoods and was $12.99. The glass vase was one of my spray painted condiment bottles.

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What do you think? $17 well spent?

It’s almost Friday y’all!

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Check out my gilded vases from glass condiment bottles and all my other projects here or under the Project Diaries tab!

DIY Gilded Vases

 

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