It’s been a while, that I have been on here, I’m sorry! But I am excited to share with you, I finally found the duo for our bed! I will be completely honest, I struggled with knowing how to get that “fluffy” look, like Brooke w/ “nesting with grace” had. After reading her blog and doing more research we found an affordable queen sized duvet cover and added a king sized insert inside the cover… DONE!!! That did the trick!
And guess what?! They both were purchased off Amazon! Talk about affordable!!! Here is the link to the duvet cover. When we first received it, and I saw the package, I was dissapointed… I was like “it has to be bigger than this.” But opening it and feeling the material, was ah so soothing! It was so soft, and pure white with cute buttons across the whole bottom and ties at the corners to enclose the insert. The duvet insert was huge out of the package, at first I wasn’t sure that it was going to fit inside our queen cover. But it did, and I am so glad it did!!! Once the insert was placed inside the cover, it was perfect! The comforter is so fluffy on our bed and instead of it looking like there isn’t much, and super flat… It has more dimension! The cover set included 2 shams which are currently not being used, and that is because: 1. We don’t feel we need more pillows right now. 2. We need 2 bigger pillows to accurately fill the sham size.
I promise you, there are sneaky ways to purchase bigger items like this for a better price! It isn’t always about the big companies, stores etc. It’s about creating a space that you envision, within a budget! When I was doing my research a lot of the covers and inserts I found higher interest in were on amazon. They have a vast selection and you can’t beat their prices! Any questions or thoughts on purchasing similar items? Please contact me!
Thanks for reading, Happy Friday!!!
Hello friends, I wanted to share something that has been on my heart, and I hope that you find this just as encouraging as I do. “Choose Joy” is thrown around a lot. It’s not truly explained as to what it looks like or how to apply it…
I’m currently in the midst of studying to retest for the 3rd time my Boards Exam. So many questions are constantly going through my mind… “why did God allow me to get through 2 yrs of school, and now I can’t pass? Am I supposed to be a PTA? How am I supposed to be joyful about this? Why should I be thankful for this? Does God have a different plan for me?“
Though there are so many trials and good, we need to see the good in EVERYTHING, each and every day. We need to dig into the word through every cry and praise, we need to fully trust because HE DOES have a plan for us. Instead of carrying the burdens and worries, God wants us to give that to him to FIGHT for, and fully take care of.
While in situations, we are told to “choose joy“, instantly we think this is impossible. Choosing joy even in the midst of trials, is choosing to see the goodness God has done and will do in the middle of a dark storm. Joy doesn’t always mean laughter and big smiles. Instead it‘s a deep seated fastener that keeps our heart safe and prevent getting swallowed into darkness.
Satan LOVES when he sees us broken, sad, angry, frustrated, stressed, it‘s an easy access for him to get us. When we allow those things to start, it‘s so easy for them to quickly grow and grow till eventually we can’t get ahead of it. When we give thanks through each up and down Satan does not like that, he backs away. He doesn’t know what to do, because YOU have taken that thing away that Satan meant to destroy you with.
Though I continue to question the trials, I am thankful to be alive and live through this trial knowing God has a bigger and better plan ahead of me. I am also thankful for the amt of love and support that I have been given by him. I am thankful for what God has given me, and there is always joy to be chosen, thankfulness to be spoken, and all that goodness cannot be taken away.
So I encourage y’all to choose each and everyday even in the small things.
Guys, it’s Fall! And ah I just LOVE this time of year!
I love stepping out on the front porch on fall crispy mornings, watching the colorful leaves drop from massive trees that line the streets with a hot cup of coffee, and of course wearing a favorite flannel:) This fall my hubby and I have a lot of fun things planned, like, a sunflower festival, going through a maze, apple picking, wagon rides, lots of campfires, and enjoying a warm apple cider donut, or maybe two…. 😉
This year I decorated a little different for our front porch! Instead of using both sides, I only did one side to allow more room and not feel or look too crowded. I was excited to find out our local greenhouse not only has a huge colorful selection in the summer, but they also sell fall items like pumpkins, mums and fall flowers! While I purchased a mum and a couple pumpkins from the local greenhouse, I also purchased a couple fun and unique pumpkins and a bushel of burgundy corn from the Country Barn, located within a couple miles away! Guys I just love how fall makes everything so cozy and inviting:)
I have been watching all your fun instagram posts about decorating your front porch, how exciting is it?! As you can see we don’t have a lot of room to play around with, but we are thankful we can still decorate it with a little bit of lovin. For right now we will enjoy the space we have, but we are looking forward to the future when we have a lot more space to decorate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Fall, and I look forward to see more posts, and fun things you guys also have in store for this season!
Recently the laundry room has been on my mind, it was the very first project we did when Peter moved into our home. So that being said, it was time for just a small upgrade to spice it up! On a whim, I had this grand idea of the “magic light trick” being placed over top of the chalkboard we already had! That awesome barn light was $24 from Walmart! I could not believe the price and the fact that they had that in store!!! Sometimes I find they have a limited selection. Anyway, what used to be a gold frame on the chalkboard is now white. I love how it gives a pop against our “aggreable gray” walls. This time, I actually used a paper towel to apply the paint, so that it would give that distressed look instead of the smooth look. I applied “gallery white” by Behr, which we already had on hand since all our trim uses the same color.
Previously we just had all our laundry soap(s) sitting atop of the dryer, which didn’t look nice… It made it look junky. So instead I purchased the drink dispenser and canister to hold our dryer sheets from Walmart. Last but not least, that sweet little plant stand I purchased at a yard sale just last weekend for $2, so I just spray painted it 🙂 and added the pot that we already had on hand. So, if you haven’t take noticed yet… I literally spray paint everything, it’s so easy and doesn’t take much time at all! The greenery I had gotten at hobby lobby for 50% off! Guys we made out so well with the items we bought to upgrade it! That is a grand total of $45, and it looks so very different!!!
Just with that little upgrade, I now don’t mind coming to do the laundry! 🙂 See friends, just a couple small changes can make a big difference to a space!!! If you are finding yourself having trouble trying to figure out what those small changes are, contact me!
I’m sorry it’s been a bit that I have written a blog here! But the wait was worth it, I am so excited to share with you our master bedroom with some added touches of fall:) This is actually the first that I have brought fall decor upstairs, and I don’t regret it!
I am realizing that I am becoming much of a minimalist, which is totally ok! I am so thankful because everything feels and looks so much more simple, clean and bright! So as you can see I added some simple fall decor to our bedroom, and let’s just say it made it so cozy and inviting!!
You may think something else also looks different….. Yes!! We sold our bedroom furniture on Facebook and bought every piece in here for the same amt on amazon! Steal!!!!!!!!! The iron framed bed made for the space to be more open and not so enclosed feeling, and the white nightstands aside created a very clean and bright look! No more chocolate brown in our room! The lamps, accent pillow and area rug all added warm tones to the grey and white, we are loving the mixture! As they all flow together, we are really glad we chose to purchase the grey dresser (matching our side storage unit), and then getting different nightstands in white, it allows for a settle and flowy look, everything isn’t so matchy, matchy. I will be honest though, I had a very tough time deciding if I wanted everything to match or mix , and for those of you who are asking yourself the same question mix it up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Links to our bedroom furniture: (please click on the item)
Garland/floral/ staggered battery operated candle set–> Michaels arts&crafts
The wreath I made:) I used some extra floral and stuffed it into the plain wreath I already had on hand!
Guys I had so much fun writing this blog, easy, simple and I hope you find this helpful for your next space design! Happy early Fall;)