Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites: All Things Coffee!!

Hi Glam readers!  It's Friday!
You made it!  Breathe, breathe....
Most of you probably know by reading this little blog that I love my coffee!
No seriously, it's a bit of an addiction.

COFFEE. Because sometimes it's the only thing that will get me through the day! #LIVETHANKFUL #LIVECRUDE
Can I get an "amen"?!


I thought I would devote this week's Friday Favorites post to coffee.
The Friday Favorites post is a bit different than Friday Five Under $5, in that all of my finds aren't necessarily under $5, but most of them are either very reasonable, or just something too fabulous not to share!



This set is available at World Market and is on SALE!  The original price of the set is $39.99, but it's on sale for $9.99!



This coffee brewing system is $39.99.  Not a bad price.  Personally, I think the vessel itself is just beautiful, which makes it really appealing.


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These hand stamped coffee spoons are so fun!  They're $16.00, but you can special order whatever saying you like.  I think they'd make a great gift for your favorite coffee drinker!

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I love Ashley Brooke Designs!  These mugs are $23.00 and honestly, I would be happy with any one of them.  Who wouldn't want a compliment first thing in the morning?!  ;)

I love all her items, but being a coffee addict, the mugs are a must!



If you're looking for really good espresso, illy is a great choice.  
We Italians know our coffee ;) 

It's available at World Market, Williams Sonoma, multiple fine grocers and I've even spotted it at TJ Maxx and Marshalls!
The 8.8 oz can will run you about $15 at World Market.



These stacking mugs are great for having next to your coffee pot or brewing system!  They're on sale at World Market as well, for just $6.49!!


In case you want an extra specially good cup of coffee to enjoy with all your new coffee paraphanalia, you can check out my recipe for Spiced Coffee.


How about you?

Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee?

What's your favorite brewing system?

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy your coffee?

I would love to hear about them!

XO,





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Spruce Up With Amber Of The Beautiful Savages!

Hey guys. Amber here from The Beautiful Savages. I'm so excited to be part of the Spring Spruce Up, hosted by Krista. I love Spring! I'm not a big fan of the wind that comes along with it here in the southwest, but I do love watching the season change and all that blooms.

Today I'm sharing how I incorporate Spring into my home.









Flowers are a great way to add that pop of color. I bought some of the flowers from Costco. I love their selection and the price tag is not so bad either.  The cherry blossoms that are displayed at my entry are from my yard. They are a perfect fit to greet my guest's at the door. If you have some beautiful blooms in your yard, don't be afraid to snip a few for the inside. It's a great way to mix it up. 

Thanks for having me!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Spruce Up With Rebekah From A Blissful Nest

Hey everyone! Rebekah here from A Blissful Nest and I am so excited to be a part of this Spring Home Tour. A little about us first - we moved to Dallas 2 years ago from California and not knowing a soul here and only visited once before we moved, we decided to rent for a little while. This has been a blessing and a curse! Since I have been a interior designer for over 13 years, not owning my house has had it's challenges for me. I am used to painting a wall, ripping out carpet and hanging floating shelves like no ones business and now I have to tame myself. The good thing is this has really made me think out of the box and design with a different purpose. When you walk in our home it is a long hallway with my office on 1 side and the dining room on the other. It has this amazing arched niche and for the longest time I just left it alone. Recently I wallpapered our niche with sheets of foam core and "built it out" to create a focal point. This really has easily become my favorite spot in our home now.
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I think this sunburst mirror is so fun and I paint dipped the ends when I redid this space.
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I have incorporated touches of yellow this spring in many of our rooms. I think it is such a happy color and with all the snow and rain Dallas has been getting, this gives me a touch of spring indoors at least.
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Our living room and this fireplace is the heart of our home. We spend the majority of our time here and it is the focal point of this space.
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This collection of ironestone pitchers is one of my most prized collections that I hold near and dear to my heart. I have had a hard time changing up my mantel because of this. My parents collected them for years for me secretly and then gifted them to me one year for Christmas. I love looking at them every day right here!
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I'm kinda known for mixing unusual patterns and colors which you can see in my home and in the stationery and home line I design. Of course personally my favorite color is blue and I have mixed shades of it on our sofa with some fun patterns.
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I think every room should have a animal print in it. I love that it is a neutral print that can go with any and every pattern and color combo. I have it on my ottomans and on my rug in this room.
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I have always loved fiddle fig trees but I do not have a green thumb. I am desperately trying to keep this one alive. I love to add a little whimsy to my styling and thing these mini terracotta pots piled at the base are so fun.
Living Room by A Blissful Nest
We have big plans for this space this spring - exactly what my husband does not want to hear! It is warm and cozy for now with our rich tones but I will soon be making this over to have a more rustic industrial look so stay tuned!
Breakfast Room by A Blissful Nest
This is the second most used space in our home and it has to be kid friendly since I have a 6 year old who spills. I am sure you are thinking "but this lady has white chairs!" and I get it. But I love that they ARE white. These chairs from Ikea probably have to be one of our greatest purchases. The covers can be thrown in the laundry room and bleached and if they really have to be replaced, they are only $10! Total win in my book.
Breakfast Room by A Blissful Nest
Breakfast Room by A Blissful Nest
Our master is also on rooms to be redone this year and we have begun with new bedding. We just got this blue and white stripe and I love that it is a bold statement but toned down by our other bedding.
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In general I am a neutral girl and love to add my pops in accessories mostly just in case I want to change them later. Even my lady next to my side of the bed has just a little pop of color.
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So, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my home! The designing, thrifting and DIY projects of our home and product line are never ending at A Blissful Nest and I hope you come over and join me for more! Thank you so much to Krista for including me in the Spring Home Tour!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!!

Happy Friday and Happy First Day of Spring!!!

I hope Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods.  Today, I thought it would be fun to do a round up of fun Easter finds since it's right around the corner!



These are on sale at World Market for just $2.50 each!  I love that the soft, neutral pallet goes with anything.  A definitive touch of Spring without being over the top.


These beautiful Ball glass jars are just $2 each!  I love the color, it's a fun twist on a classic design that can be used in so many ways!  I think these would lovely on an Easter table with hydrangeas!


I love the vintage inspired design here, as well as the price tag.  These are just $2 each and the melamine makes them a safe choice for even your youngest Easter table guest!


Also available, these matching juice tumblers are also just $2 each!


These little chalkboard pics are great for labeling your dishes if your throwing an Easter brunch, or any kind of gathering for that matter.  These are just $2 for a set of 12!

I hope you enjoyed today's round up and that you have incredibly fun plans for the first weekend of Spring!

XO,




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Spruce Up With Dixie Delights!!!

Hi everyone! I’m Amanda from Dixie Delights and I’m *delighted* to be here today!

One of my go-to quick fixes for Spring, and pretty much every season, is to spruce up my front porch. It’s a great place to add a little holiday décor and it makes the entire house so inviting for our guests. Since we did our big curb appeal makeover a couple of years ago, I’ve acquired or crafted a whole year’s worth of front porch décor. I store them on coat hangers in my attic when they aren’t in use and they barely take up any room at all.

Without a doubt, the harbinger of spring for me is Easter. With the addition of a quick DIY bunny, some springy plants in the pots, festive ribbons for the dogs and a couple of metal rabbits, our entry is spruced up for spring in a matter of minutes each year!

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As for the rest of the year, come along on a little tour of doors if you will. The recipe is pretty much the same each time: colorful door hanger, seasonal plants in the pots, matching ribbons on the dogs and every so often the addition of something truly holiday-ish.

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I hope you will hop on over to Dixie Delights and follow along on the rest of my adventures! There's nothing I love more than decorating for a holiday!!
xoxo

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Spruce Up With Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane!!!


Hi there everyone!  Spring is finally upon us and I feel like it's the perfect time to bring freshness and bright colors into your home.  This year, I wanted to do something fun and host a round of blogger tours with some of my very favorite bloggers!  I'll be sharing these tours over the next 3 weeks, so you'll want to check back for more inspiration!

Today, we're kicking things off with 
Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane.  I just love her style and I know you will too!

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Hello, everyone, and a special thanks to Krista for asking us to participate in this blog hop. I'm Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane, where I blog with my friend Amy about all things DIY and home decor. My family moves A LOT (my husband is in the Army), but currently we're stationed in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. For the first time in 20 years of military life, we're living in on-post housing, which can be a bit of a decorating challenge. All of my DIY efforts have to be temporary and reversible, just like when you're decorating any rental. I gave our front entry a few spring updates, starting with a lime green pillow and--of course--rain boots. Why bother putting them away when they get worn so often at this time of year?!

Hall/foyer/entry decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

I found the blue and white lamp at HomeGoods, and I loved it, but the white shade was just a little too plain as it was. I added some gold Greek key ribbon using my glue gun, and I think it jazzed it up perfectly! A few colorful Easter eggs and grapevine balls in an apothecary jar with some fresh roses also add a touch of spring.

Easter and spring decor in the front entry hall | 11 Magnolia Lane

In our dining room, I tend to use our open shelving for holiday decorating, and spring is no exception. A "Happy Easter" banner from Target adds color:

  Dining room shelves decorated for Easter | 11 Magnolia Lane I love dried hydrangeas (in a silver thrift store champagne bucket) any time of year, but they're especially perfect now: Dining room shelves decorated for Easter | 11 Magnolia Lane Instead of a bar cart, I use a mirrored tray to display pretty vintage decanters that were my grandmother's and a mix of liquor bottles. Bar tray | 11 Magnolia Lane 

Our living room is pretty neutral, with lots of black and white, so I change out the throw pillows and other small decor accessories for the seasons. To welcome spring, I added pops of gold and coral.

  Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia LaneOur living room is open to our kitchen, so all the colors have to work together. Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

A bunch of tulips in a vintage aqua Ball jar brightens things up on my kitchen table. The styrofoam eggs are practically antiques--my mother made them when I was little!

  Kitchen table with Spring and Easter decor | 11 Magnolia LaneA few more tulips and a pot of lavender brighten up the spot behind my kitchen sink--after all, I spend a lot of time here! Fresh flowers and a pot of lavender brighten up the kitchen sink | 11 Magnolia Lane

The plate rack gets some spring touches, too:
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 And the rabbit plates are perfect for Easter:

  Easy bunny plate and topiary | 11 Magnolia Lane

I know that the powder room isn't normally a room that gets decorated for spring, but I thought a few touches of blue and gray would be fun--and I love the little bicycle plate that I found at Target!

  Aqua blue and gray bathroom decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

I think we're ready for spring, don't you? You can see the full home tour {here}, and see my holiday home tour {here} and {here}. Thanks again, Krista, for hosting!  

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