Cool Gallery Wall

I’ve been living for these caramel colored leather couches lately. I can see myself totally cozied up on one with a soft blankie while reading a good book. I wanted the artwork in the space to add to the cool factor without losing the relaxing vibe I was going for. Soft colors, subtle textures, and simple black and white frames really help pull the space together. 
Cool gallery wall.
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Boho Cozy

I’ve been working on updating my bedroom. I wanted a cozy Bohemian inspired look. I recovered my headboard in navy velvet fabric similar to this beauty from domino, which was not in my budget at the moment. Luckily, Target has been killing it with the home decor accessories lately. Many of the pieces look like things you would find at Anthropologie or West Elm, but with much more wallet friendly price tags. Changing a few accessories can have a huge impact on a room. What’s your favorite way to decorate on a budget?
Boho Cozy
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Chic Easter Basket

I miss the simpler days when Easter was a big holiday for my family. My brother and I would wake up to awesome baskets full of goodies from the Easter Bunny (thanks Mom!). The family would gather at my grandma’s house for a big barbecue, and the adults would put on a huge Easter egg hunt for me and all my cousins. We’d have the best time running around outside in our colorful outfits. Now that we’re all grown and live in different cities and states, the holiday doesn’t have the quite the same magic that it used to. This got me thinking about how I might put together a chic Easter basket for an adult. I’d get a cool basket that could actually be used as decor and fill it with a few special items and some classic candies. I hope you all have an amazing fun-filled weekend! Do what you can to keep the magic alive! πŸ°πŸ£πŸ¦„πŸŒ·πŸ’›
Chic Easter Basket
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Tillery Street Plant Company

March is my birthday month, and my fiancΓ© planned a surprise weekend trip to Austin for us. We did a little shopping and a lot of eating! The main thing on my agenda was to find a nursery to get some succulents for a terrarium project I’ve been wanting to do. I love the vitality that plants bring to a room. With a quick google search, we found Tillery Street Plant Company. It was an awesome little gem nestled in a quaint neighborhood. They had an amazing plant selection and the staff was friendly and helpful. (I asked for some tips about watering because I tend to over water.) I found everything I needed for my project. I didn’t really know what I was doing, so I just kind of winged it. It was fun to get my hands dirty! I am super happy with how it turned out. I hope I can keep the plants healthy and happy! If any of you have a green thumb, I’d love some tips!

Nursery

Tillery Street Plant Company in Austin, TX.

Succulents

Succulents for days.Β 

Kitty

I made a new kitty friend!Β 

Plants

These were our final selections.Β 

PottingMix

My glass bowl plus some potting mix.

Dirt

Pro tip: Don’t spill it all over the floor like I did.

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I added the plants, some gray rocks, and a crystal for good vibes.

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Dining Room Vibes

I’m moving in less than a week, and I will finally have a proper dining space again! I’ll miss my teeny tiny city apartment, but it was not the best place for entertaining. I’m basically starting from scratch in this area and there are so many possibilities. It’s not a huge space, but a small space can still have big style. I’m loving combinations of acrylic, brass, marble, whites, blues and pinks. However my new space turns out, you can bet it won’t look like anyone else’s!

Dining Room Vibes
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Summer Chic

It is July in Houston, TX and it is HOT!!! It’s sweltering even with the air conditioner running full blast 24 hours a day, but over the weekend, my AC went out. It was the fourth of July weekend, so maintenance was no where to be found. It was scorching hot! All I could think about was packing my bags and going on vacation somewhere with plenty of water and a nice tropical breeze. At least I got a chance to plan the perfect getaway outfit. I chose these cut up jeans to provide some coverage from the sun, but also provide plenty of air flow to keep cool. I thought this pineapple tank was absolutely adorable! He’s so cute with his heart-shaped glasses. I am absolutely obsessed with the fringy multi-colored sandals. Throw on a few chic accessories, some sunblock, and call it summer ready.

Summer Chic

 

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Home Chef

Kevin and I tried our first Home Chef meal. Basically, you sign up online, choose your meal(s) and how many days a week you want them delivered. A box comes right to your door with all the ingredients needed to make the meal! It comes with a handy dandy binder with large recipe cards with pictures. It tells you step by step what to do, and the spices and things are already measured out for you. It was super delicious and healthy too!

PROS: Even I can cook with these kits. The directions are easy to follow and everything is already measured out for you.
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All the ingredients were very fresh and the portion sizes were just right.
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The box comes right to your door. You don’t have to go out and deal with the general public or sit in traffic trying to get the groceries yourself. BONUS POINTS!!!
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It kind of seemed like a game for some reason. I’m sure the novelty wears off eventually. Maybe Kevin just tricked me into cooking….LOL!
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CONS: It’s a little pricey. You could go out to eat for the same amount of money. (It’s still fair pricing considering the amount of packaging and shipping involved to get the fresh food delivered on time, but you could save a lot of money by just buying the things at the store yourself.)

Cooking involves dishes, so there’s still the clean-up factor.

Overall, we REALLY enjoyed it. It made for a fun and relaxing date night in. I’m still no Julia Child, but I felt like it for one night! We will definitely be ordering more.

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