How to Decorate with Florals

by leanneja on May 4, 2015 · 0 comments

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I love florals! I enjoy having flowers in every room of my home whether it be on cushions, prints, rugs, towels, furniture, or framed. Since I live with a male who doesn’t necessarily want to live with flowers floor to ceiling I try to tone it down a bit. Adding just a touch of flowers to every room gives me the feel I want without overpowering the room. So let’s talk about How to Decorate with Florals (without alienating everyone else in your house).

livingroom pillows

photo credit Bassett Furniture

I love all sorts of other patterns especially stripes, polka dots, and large graphics. Florals work so well with these patterns so I don’t feel like I’m missing out by adding just a little here and there. The floral pillows are subtle and perfect in this room full of other patterns.

How to Decorate with Florals - livingroom pillow

photo credit Forever Cottage

The floral pillow is this room brings color and pattern to a rather neutral space, but it’s not too much.

How to Decorate with Florals -livingroom rug

photo credit Hi Sugarplum

This rug is amazing and even though it’s takes up a large space it’s not overpowering. I love how it adds a light touch of floral to the bold colors and graphic designs.

How to Decorate with Florals - dresser drawers

photo credit Bright and Bold

I think it’s so fun to add special touches that maybe only you will see and makes you smile. How fun is this floral paper on the side of the dresser drawers. I added polka dot paper to the inside of my daughters dresser. I’m thinking I need to add floral paper in mine.

How to Decorate with FLorals - dresser

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Flowers on a dresser can sound a little overwhelming but by making them large and muted they aren’t overpowering in this space.

How to Decorate with Florals - bedroom

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I love the floral pillow in this bedroom. It adds a bit of femininity to this space. Most of the pillows on our bed are graphic but I added 2 floral ones just for me.

How to Decorate with Florals - chair

photo credit The Sweet Escape

I love this! I need to find a chair to mod podge fabric or scrap paper too.

How to Decorate with Florals - kitchen rug

photo credit Karen Kempf Interiors

Look at how this rug adds so much personality to the kitchen without overpowering it. You could also add florals to the kitchen with towels.

How to Decorate with Florals - framed flowers in vases

photo credit Whit’s Amuse Bouche

I always have fresh flowers in the house. I figure $4-5 a week is worth the happiness it brings me every time I look at them. I love this way of displaying them and I have the perfect place to try it.

How to Decorate with Florals - prints

photo credit BHG.com

Having floral patterns all in one color is striking but not overpowering, even when they are grouped together.

How to Decorate with Florals - deer print

photo credit Live Laugh Rowe

I love how this is masculine and feminine at the same time. She also has this as a printable in case you love it as much as I do.

How to Decorate with FLorals - botanicals

photo credit Vibeke Design

How to Decorate with Florals - lighting

photo credit A+R Store

This light is amazing. And I don’t think hubby would even notice that it was floral if I didn’t tell him. Not that he would mind since it’s so subtle.

I hope I have shown you ways you can add floral pieces around your home without overpowering the space and the other people that live there.

What’s your favorite way to add florals to your home?

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April Posts Round Up

by leanneja on May 2, 2015 · 0 comments

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I can’t believe it’s already May. It’s time for the April Posts Round Up where I share all my posts from the past month. If you missed any of the posts in April this is where you’ll find them. Now it’s confession time. I didn’t get nearly as much accomplished in April as I had planned to. Life has many twists and turns and they’re not always easy for me to maneuver through. It’s been one roller coaster after another around here. I love roller coasters but after too many I just want to get off and take a leisure, slow boat ride. Anyway, I have a plan to gradually add to what I’m already doing until I get back to where I was before. I have some furniture I’m working on, some recipes I’ve been experimenting with, lots of craft projects in the wings, and of course, lots of organizing ideas I need to share. I hope you find a few things that will inspire you to be creative, get organized, and maybe try a new recipe.

April posts round up

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How to Care for Succulents

by leanneja on April 29, 2015 · 2 comments

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I did it! I finally graduated from faux succulents to real succulents after some encouragement from my instagram and facebook friends. I am by no means an expert, I mean I just recently jumped in, but I did do some research so I wanted to share with you what I have learned about how to care for succulents. And I have to say I am already in love with these awesome plants.

How to Care for Succulents

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It’s pretty easy to get things organized but keeping them that way can be more of a challenge, especially in the kitchen. There’s so many kinds of things in different shapes and sizes that need to be stored but also easy to get too. By Organizing the Kitchen with Baskets things are neat and tidy, easy to get too, and contained. Plus you can label the baskets so everyone knows where things should be returned. It’s easy to find inexpensive baskets at second hand stores, yard sales, dollar stores, and other discount stores. You can buy a few at a time if you need too. Even though the baskets are behind closed doors I like to keep them to a few colors so they’re coordinated.

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Mother’s Day Printables

by leanneja on April 26, 2015 · 0 comments

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I love Mother’s Day! I’m a Mom so how could I not love it. My kids make the most adorable and thoughtful gifts, fix me breakfast, sometimes dessert, and usually let me sneak in a little nap. They even let me pick a movie for the family to watch, that’s a big deal.

I also love giving gifts to other women on Mother’s Day. I know so many wonderful women that I look up to and try to emulate, they make me a better mom by their example. My own mom is the best example of love I have, but I haven’t lived close to her most of my adult life. It made me realize that a lot of other women are in the same situation. Since I don’t have a lot of money to purchase gifts for all these amazing women in my life I decided to make some Mother’s Day printables to give them. Of course, there are phone calls and gifts from their loved ones but sometimes it’s also nice for someone close by to show their appreciation of what a great example they’ve been. In our church all the women attending get a small gift on Mother’s Day. I have always thought that was such a lovely tradition and so appreciated.

Mother's Day Printables Collage

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Neighbor Gift Ideas with Printable Tags

by leanneja on April 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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We moved about a year and a half ago and I haven’t been a very good neighbor in our new area. I used to be a good neighbor. I would get mail for my neighbors, bring them treats, watch their dog, water their plants, and so on. I guess because I really didn’t want to be in this neighborhood I was having a hard time reaching out to my neighbors. We were actually starting to get to know our neighbors to the right a little but before we knew it they moved and the house sat empty for a while. Well, new neighbors are moving in this week and I am determined to be a good neighbor so I’m starting with a little treat and introducing myself. I’m sharing some neighbor gift ideas with free printable tags if you would like to get to know your neighbors too.

Neighbor Gift Ideas with Printable Tags

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Mom Survival Kit

by leanneja on April 21, 2015 · 5 comments

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whether you’re a new mom, a mom that’s been around a while, or a grandma we could all use a little attention and pampering once in a while. Mother’s Day is the perfect day to give a mom you know a Mom Survival Kit, but really any day would be the perfect day for a little pampering.

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I hate wasting things but I don’t like things just hanging around either. I like to be able to recycle and find a purpose for them if possible. This DIY Pencil Holder is so simple but is exactly what I needed to hold my awesome branch pencils.

DIY Pencil Holder

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Gluten Free Blonde Brownies

by leanneja on April 16, 2015 · 1 comment

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I don’t know how this happened but up until the age of 27 I had never heard of Blonde Brownies. Our young family had moved to Florida from Maryland and I had already lived in Indiana, Utah and California but not in one of those states did I ever taste a blonde brownie until living in Florida. Why were people hiding this delicious dessert from me? Luckily I met a friend who was willing to show me what I had been missing.

Gluten Free Blonde Brownies

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Giraffe Ring Dish

by leanneja on April 15, 2015 · 2 comments

in Crafts, Decorating, General organizing, Paint

It never fails that I get all ready for the night and hop into bed then realize I still have my rings and earrings on. Sometimes I even still have a bobby pin or two in my hair. I’m too cozy in bed to get back out but I hate just sitting things on my bedside table for fear they might fall off. It seems like I’m always making things out of necessity, but I guess that isn’t a bad thing. I kinda like whimsical things too, so this Giraffe Ring Dish is a pretty perfect solution.

Giraffe Ring Dish

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