$300 Back To School Giveaway!

TGIF y’all!!!!

I hope you’ve had a great week…but…we’re about to make it even better! How would you like to win a $300 gift card from Target?!?!?!?

I’ved teamed up with a few awesome friends of mine to give you guys a chance to WIN!

YOU COULD USE A LITTLE EXTRA BACK TO SCHOOL MONEY FROM TARGET RIGHT?!?!

Or you could just load up on home decor items (which is what I’d do) :)

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LIKE OUR PAGES AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN!

300 TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Just enter below and a random winner will be drawn on the 29th! Make sure to check back here or follow me on Instagram to see if you won!

*for US and Canadian residents only

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CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR YOU :)

Hang around a check out a few of my back to school projects before you leave!

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Back to school paper clutter organization

OB-Boys Back To School

Boys back to school fashion

Fresh Paint, Fresh Season

A freshly painted master bedroom for mama to prepare for the upcoming year :)

Have a great weekend friends!

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Back To School Paper Clutter Organization

SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Little man is starting school today and he couldn’t be more excited! I’m also looking forward to getting back on a solid schedule.

In order to start the school year off right I created a space to tackle all of that mail and school papers that come in our home everyday and end up filling our countertops.

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Earlier this year when I began my organizing kick I created a family command center binder to eliminate paper clutter and to help manage our home better. I love our binder but the problem I found was that the binder itself was still taking up space on our counters so I started tossing ideas around on how to tweak our system.

I decided that to be able to truly get our paper clutter under control I had to get the binder off the counter. But I don’t have any free drawer space and if I put the binder out of sight I would forget about it so the best option was going to be dismantling the binder and figuring out another solution.

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I searched the web for a system that would work and I finally decided on the Kvisssle Wall Magazine Rack from Ikea to hold nine file folders (9″ x 12″ I think) that I found in the Target dollar bin. I labeled them according to the papers that end up on our counters the most. They are similar to the files in our binder but they don’t take up the space.

The categories that I thought would help us the most are: artwork , school work, CSD (our school), bills, taxes, papers to be filed (that need to go up to my office into the filing cabinet), sports & medical, coupons & menus and emergency numbers. These are the things I thought would work best for us but you can chose anything that works for your family to catch those papers before they land :)

I plan on transitioning our binder to hold more of little man’s school stuff (school pictures, art work I want to keep, etc.) that isn’t as time sensitive.

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I hung the folders at a height where little man can reach them so he can file his own school work and artwork when he unpacks his book bag. I also added the hook so he can hang his bag in the same space.

We don’t have a mud room or even a true entry so I think this area is really going to help us unload as soon as we get home and will eliminate anything extra our on countertops

I had an old stool sitting in a closet with a leg that had come loose so I fixed it right up with some Gorilla Glue then gave it a quick update with a little spray paint.

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And of course we can’t go anywhere without our lego man in tow.

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We’ve even got a new school work system in place and the beginnings of our daily scheduled. But…it’s day 1 and I’ve already broken it since I’m up late finishing this post. Well, there’s always tomorrow right?!?!

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How do you keep your paper clutter under control? Do you have as many piles as I do laying around?

Now I’m headed out to drop little man off at his first day of 1st grade! I hope y’all have a wonderful week friends!

LINKING UP:

Delineate Your Dwelling // Everyday Enchanting //

 

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Boys Back To School Fashion

It’s almost Friday friends and four days until school starts for us! Yikes!

I don’t know about y’all but I’ll be welcoming back a consistent schedule and my little man couldn’t be more excited to see his friends!

Typically I don’t do a lot of back to school shopping because I’ve been fortunate to have lots of hand-me-downs and some great consignment finds. To be honest we’ve never put much time into my son’s outfits, as long as he looks presentable I’m usually happy.

But since he’s going into 1st grade I thought it might be nice to pay a little more attention. We all desire a little bit of style in or kiddos clothes right? So I was doing some browsing to see what was out there and I actually found a lot of cute, affordable options.

 

OB-Boys Back To School

Cardigan //Blue Trousers //Beanie // Striped Button Down // Baseball Tee // Distressed Skinny Jeans // TMNT Tee // Camo Shorts // Backpack // Canvas Sneakers

I started shopping around online at H&M, Gap and then I got to Old Navy and never left! Everything we needed was there and for great prices! I haven’t pulled the trigger on anything yet but this is our wish list.

The only thing I couldn’t find at Old Navy yet was a cute beanie. The one above is from Gap. I’m not biased or anything but my little guy looks adorable in them!

What do you think? How do you shop for your kids clothes? I prefer to stay out of the stores if possible :)

{this is not a sponsored post I just loved everything I found at Old Navy and the prices. *contains affiliate links}

Chairs That Make You Go Hmmm!

Good morning friends!

You guys probably know how crazy I am about whites and neutrals right now but a room wouldn’t be complete in my house without pops of color. I used to take lots of risks with wall color and printed bedding but as of late I’m loving neutral pieces so I can take my risks with accessories and smaller pieces.

When Chairish, an awesome online marketplace for vintage furniture and accessories, asked me to put a design board together using some bold vintage accent chairs from their collection I couldn’t wait to get started! Of course I love creating design boards but the challenge of using a bold patterned chair was exciting.

I chose these turquoise barrel chairs because they are classic in shape but the color and pattern fit my style perfectly! I love how they pop with all of the other neutral elements in the room and they look so comfy too.

I was able to make sure my beachy style was incorporated in the space with this awesome beehive pendant light that I’m just drooling over. And the rug and side table bring in lots of texture without overpowering the chairs or the rest of the space.


chairishboard Turquoise Barrel Chair (from Chairish) // Sofa // Coffee Table // Beehive Pendant (from Chairish) // Rug // Side Table

Finding unusual items for a space is such a huge part of a designing a room which is why I love searching thrifts stores and yard sales. Because Chairish is a consignment marketplace it has so many unique finds from vintage furniture to lighting and decor to offer. I love browsing their collections for inspiration, especially the vintage accent chairs here!

I hope you guys enjoyed this design board inspiration and stay tuned for more fun boards coming up. Make sure you pin them so you can keep all your inspiration in one place!

Have a great day friends!

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Fresh Paint, Fresh Season

Happy Friday Friends!!!!

I’m already feeling more energized and productive and there’s no better way to get started than a freshly painted room. And this one is all mine!!! The beginning of my master bedroom refresh is underway.

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When I painted my master bedroom years ago I was going for that pretty slate blue that was really popular. Do you remember it? Well, I didn’t quite get it. I think I just got tired of putting samples on the wall so I finally just eeny meeny miny moe’d it if you know what I mean.

So when Valspar contacted me about trying out their new Reserve paint I jumped at the chance to say bye bye to the blues. I wanted a neutral gray to lighten up the space and I chose Filtered Shade, 4003-1B. I was nervous about the color at first but I love the way it turned out! The paint is even low odor and no VOC’s so that means it’s safer for my little guy.

(This is not a sponsored post, Valspar provided the paint for my review and my opinions are 100% my own! I will only share products with you that I love and would use myself.)

Here is the old blue in good light:

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Here it is in really BAD light:

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What was I thinking?!?!

There is more to come in the room but I couldn’t be happier about this first step. I can’t tell you what a huge difference the paint makes. It’s almost like a weight has been lifted ~ weight in blue paint.

Blues are still some of my favorite colors but the blue in here was a fail and I had lived with it long enough :)

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Honestly I hadn’t heard about this new line yet so I really didn’t think much about the product being any different than any other paint. Boy was I wrong! When they say paint and primer in one coat on the can they mean it. I covered the bad blue with no primer, in one coat, and with a lot less paint then I thought I would need.

I cut in twice just to be sure I got all the corners and I rolled the rest pretty good but one good coat did the job. And the paint was very smooth going on.

I couldn’t be happier about the paint and the color!

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The dresser below is actually the color of the old walls! Not really sure where I got the bright idea to paint the walls and the dresser the same color. Hey, trial and error, right?

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I was worried about my beige bed getting lost when I went neutral on the walls but I’m happy it didn’t!

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So what do you think? Was going more neutral a good choice?

If you have a paint project coming up you should definitely give this paint a try! Lowe’s Home Improvement carries it so you don’t have go far to get it.

If you missed my spray painted nightstand makeover you can see it here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!

LINKING UP:

DIY Showoff // Nap Time Creations // Just A Girl And Her Blog // Place Of My Taste // Migonis Home //

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