Boho Glam Living Room

One of my favorite design styles is boho glam. I always find myself going back to this type of look. The relaxed vibe of boho pieces combined with lux and glamorous pieces is such a great juxtaposition. They really balance each other out and add beautiful interest. This is a great way to get a glam look while still having your space feel cozy and relaxed. Somewhere you can curl up on your laptop on a friday night or host a nice party.

The key to this look is lots of texture and styling with accesories. Textures like wicker, fringe and shag mix great with gold luxurious finishes. I’m also loving peachy pinks right now so I incorporated that for this boho glam living room making it perfect for summer.

Plants are an easy way to up the style in any room and are a MUST for any boho style. Of course a fiddle leaf fig is a go to classic and this brass planter adds so much great boho character.

The sofa is a prefect neutral backdrop for lots of pillows (a boho must!) and also a great price on sale for 539.99! Check out the links below to get this look!

1. rug 2. chair 3. faux fiddle leaf fig 4. pillow 5. pillow 6. pillow 7. sofa 8. belly basket 9. pinnacle 10. skull 11. tray 12. lamp 13. planter 14. coffee table

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What do you guys think? Do you like to mix different design styles or stick to one? Tell me in the comments below!

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Statement Rugs For Every Budget

Statement rugs are great for living rooms, bedrooms, nurseries, kitchens etc. Pretty much any room! They also can be incorporated into so many different designs from modern farm house to bohemian chic. Check out these bold colorful vintage inspired rugs and find one in your budget!  #vintagerugs #bohodecor #modernfarmhouse #statementrugs #brightrugs #bohointeriors #bohemian #newtraditional #nurseryrugs #affordablerugs #affordabledecor

Statement rugs are great for living rooms, bedrooms, nurseries, kitchens etc. Pretty much any room! They also can be incorporated into so many different designs from modern farm house to bohemian chic. Check out these bold colorful vintage inspired rugs and find one in your budget! #vintagerugs #bohodecor #modernfarmhouse #statementrugs #brightrugs #bohointeriors #bohemian #newtraditional #nurseryrugs #affordablerugs #affordabledecor

A good bold rug can go so far in any room. They really do add instant style. Right now I am loving all white rooms with a bright bold statement rug. I’m also loving statement rugs in nurseries, they are so fun and can grow with the child for a long time. They also make amazing kitchen runners. Click below to get this look for your home!

1. chroma over dyed rug – j.c. penny 113.99

Who doesn’t love a bright pink rug with a vintage pattern? This rug could be used in so many spaces but I think a girls room or a bright white bedroom would be just lovely! The price point is great too.

2. phoenix rug – lulu & georgia 695

This rug is all my boho dreams come true. The colors are so dreamy.

3. empress rug – lulu & georgia 695

This emerald green and blue vintage pattern is stunning.

4. turquoise over dyed rug – houzz 188.61

Another great over dyed rug with a beautiful bold color and washed out vintage pattern at a great price.

5. antoinette rug – lulu & georgia 695

So great in a nursery or a feminine boho living room or bedroom! I am absolutely loving light and faded blues and pinks right now.

6. aylla printed chenille rug – urban outfitters 189

Urban outfitters is SUCH a good source for reasonably priced rugs and other home items too. The pink is a great shade and I love the tassled edges.

7. balanced rug – anthropologie 398

The texture in this rug mixed with the gorgeous navy color make this the perfect statement rug.

8. adana rug – lulu & georgia 725

I am so obsessed with this rug! The colors are something you definitely don’t see everywhere and the bold pattern makes such a statement.

9. Emmie Rae Rug – lulu & georgia 386 (on sale)

This rug is perfect for a nursery and can definitely grow with the child or make a beautiful addition to any room in your home.

What are you guys loving right now? Do you like bold colorful rugs or prefer a more neutral look? Let me know in the comments below!

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Easy and Delicious Three Ingredient Herbed Cream Corn

When I first started this blog (y’know a whole week ago) I was on the fence about having to many topics. I really wanted to focus on interior design and diy because that’s my passion and my background but I also LOVE cooking and have collected, tweaked and created so many good recipes over the years that I really wanted to share them as well. I promise to only share my very favorite recipes!

I love super simple recipes that take a regular everyday dish and kick it up a notch without much effort. This three ingredient herbed cream corn does just that.

It’s as easy as sauteing (is that a word?!) your corn in a little butter then adding in some herbed cream cheese at the very end. So simple but so good. My husband literally devours it. I make it with frozen corn in the winter but in the summer it is excellent with fresh corn cut off the cob.

Ingredients

2 tbsps butter

1 bag of frozen corn

3-4 ounces herbed cream cheese (the brand I use is a 6.5 ounce tub and most other cream cheese tubs are 8 ounces so just use half the tub it doesn’t have to perfect!)

Note: the cream cheese may not say herbed. It night say garlic and herbs or something along those lines. The brand I use is aoulette and the flavor is garlic and herbs. This particular one is usually found in the “fancy cheese section” of the store, as I like to call it. You should be able to find other flavored cream cheeses in the regular cheese section too.

Like I said the recipe is super simple. Just start with throwing your butter in the pan and letting it heat up

Next add your corn and saute until cooked. I usually cook it about 10 minutes on medium high heat.

Turn off your burner and add your cream cheese and mix together.

It’s really just cook your corn and add in the cream cheese and your done! I usually serve this with a store made rotisiiere chicken when I want a super easy but good meal but it could go with so many different dishes.

I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think! What are some of your favorite ways to eat corn?

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5 Super Sneaky, Super Easy Ways I Get Nutrients In My Sons Diet – For the Pickiest of Eaters

My son is THE pickiest eater. Sometimes I tell other moms how picky he is and they all say “oh yeahh my kids is too” but then I look over and their kid is happily munching down on a piece of watermelon, orange etc. and I’m like uhh my kid won’t even eat fruit. Maybe if I dipped it in chocolate but that’s doubtful. Thankfully he is still breastfeeding so that gives me *some* piece of mind.

This list isn’t for recipes with “hidden vegetables,” my son sees right through that. This is more of a “how can I maximize the nutrients in the things he WILL eat?”

I try to buy the healthiest / organic versions of things my son will actually eat ( the list is small so I spurge on those items and save on everything else) then add in a few more things to up the nutrition. For example my son loves Mac n cheese so I make it homemade and use high quality cheeses etc. I know it’s not ideal and I’d rather see him eat some brocoli but it’s at least something while I continue to work on his eating habbits.

1. Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce

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My sister in law introduced me to nutritional yeast last year. She was making vegan Mac n cheese and it was supposed to give the cheese flavor. My son LOVES cheese so I figure I’d give it a try. He definitely won’t eat the vegan Mac n cheese with all the wonderful veggies in it but he WILL happily eat Mac n cheese with the brewers yeast mixed in. You could add this to so many things and I put it on box Mac n cheese to.

Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, trace minerals, b vitamins and antioxidants

More on that here and here

2. Redmond Real Salt – Ancient Fine Sea Salt, Unrefined Mineral Salt, 16 Ounce Pouch (1 Pack)

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My son loves salty food, so again just trying to up the nutrients in things he will eat. I use this salt to cook everything. I think it has a great taste better than table salt. Some people find it a little gritty and I have noticed it a couple times but the taste and health benefits outweigh any grittiness for me. I did alot of research on salt (lol mom life) and I felt best about this brand. Real Salt contains over 60 trace minerals and many other benefits. All about salt here, here and here.

3. Amazing Grass, Nutritional Plant Based Kidz Superfood Powder with Greens, Veggies and Fruits

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I add this to chocolate milk (you could use soy, almond, smoothies, anything.) I dissolve it in water before adding it to milk. My son loves to mix it up himself.

4. Organic Ketchup

Ketchup!? What!? Yes I let my son eat as much ketchup as he wants. Did you know ketchup contains high amounts of lycopene (A powerful antioxidant) and vitamin a (great for healthy eyes and used in the structure of bones, teeth and skin.) More on the health benefits of ketchup here and here.

5. Butter

Good quality real butter has a lot of health benefits to it! Which is good for me because my son actually likes butter. You can read all about the health benefits of butter here.

While I don’t see my son finishing a green smoothie or asking me for a kale salad anytime soon I have hope that these small things add up. What are your tips for getting your kids to eat healthier?

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Floral Nursery

My baby fever has been on fireee lately! I have been non stop pinning nurseries on Pinterest. So while I wait for my time for #2 I’ll get my baby fever out productively with a blog post!

I have been OBSESSED with this Gal Meets Glam Garden Party Rug since it came out. I sometimes wake up dreaming about it in a nursery. There’s usually some drool involved. What can I say? I love rugs. And Lulu & Georgia. (Not sponsored just obsessed)

I took this rug and ran with it for this nursery. Everything is bright and sweet and perfect for a little bundle of newborn baby smell (moms you know what I’m talking about)

sources : 1.Crib 2. Target glider 3.Rug 4. Bench 5. Basket 6. Elephant 7. Lamp 8. Pillow 9. Pillow 10. Pouf 11. Side table

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Feminine Boho Living Room : Get the Look

I have always had a spot in my heart for soft feminine decor and I am always drawn to bohemian elements. Light pastel pinks and blues and rattan just make me happy. I love mixing a little traditional with a little boho and a splash of coastal while keeping it super light and fresh. Shades of blush and washed out blues are so classic and keep a space airy and soft. This look is SO perfect for spring.

Here’s how you can get the look :

Sources : 1. sofa 2. chair 3. rug 4. basket 5. opalhouse pillow

6. throw 7. pillow 8. pillow 9. lamp

I started this look with this Caitlin Wilson Rug. For some reason I have always used rugs as a starting point. If you like feminine traditional design you need to check Caitlin Wilson’s website out. I’ve been a fan since I first got into interior design and everything she puts out is just dreamy. (Not sponsored just a genuine fan)

The swinging rattan chair is from Serena and Lily and the shape is beautiful. I love the relaxed vibe they give off and of course the texture is beautiful.

Pottery Barn slip covered sofa is of course a go to basic. A white slip covered sofa is a great base to any kind of design.

Next I had to grab something from Targets Opalhouse collection. Everything is just gorgeous. Especially this blush pillow. I keep gravitating to it. The layered pinks and fringe and texture is so perfect for a laid back boho yet soft look.

Lulu & Georgia is also a go to website for not only furniture and decor but just plain inspiration. The lamp and other two pillows are from their Cupcakes and Cashmere line.

I hope this look gets you inspired for spring!

Tell me, what styles do you gravitate towards?

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10 Things to Look for While Thrifting – Part One – Small Decor Pieces

I absolutely love waking up early in the morning and heading out to my favorite flea market in the summer. I also spend more time then I should admit on craigslist and facebook market place. I wanted to put together a series of things I try to keep an eye out for while I’m out thrifting, starting with small decor items. These things can really add up when your paying full price. Thrifting gives you the chance to actually be able to style your home without breaking the bank and it also gives off a more collected feel. Here are some things I tend to look for while out thrifting. Of course the most important things to look for are things your naturally drawn to because you will love those ones forever!

1. Wicker and Rattan

Wicker and rattan are having a big moment right now and for good reason! They add a beautiful textured element. The wicker basket above was a free side of the road find!

2. Blue and white pottery

Blue and white vases are such a classic! They’re great to collect and group together or style alone.

3. Books

Books add a layered and collected element. A stack of books with a decorative item placed on top can bring style to any place. I look for neutral covers or you can always place them page side out ( like pictured above) or cover them with a nice paper. Picking these up while thrifting can really save a lot of money.

4. Milk Glass

Im always on the look out for milk glass. The bright glossy white is so beautiful espescially if you have a lot of chalk painted items in your home. The pure white gloss really adds some interest against distressed pieces.

5. Kids decor items

Kids decor can be expensive so why not try to save some money on the things they are probably going to grow out of anyways. Plus older and vintage items can be better quality and can potentially be passed on. Wooden toys, vintage trucks, old block sets, vintage books etc. all make great inexpensive non-cheesy decor items. Vintage kids books are great for finding prints to hang (as shown in this tutorial here.) An old wooden truck placed on top of a stack of books or wooden train on top of a dresser, the options are endless and I’ve had really good luck finding these types of items on the cheap. The airplane and train were both under 5 dollars. The truck below was found in a mans barn when I was 9 months pregnant. He gave me it and a few others for free which I will always remember.

6. Candle sticks

Great to have on hand for dressing up a table and they look great styled and stored on a shelf in the meantime. I find theres an abundance of them at flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales. The ones above were free yard sale left overs. Alot of times you will find brass ones which i personally love but if you dont they can always be painted!

7. Trays

Trays are so great for creating a layered pulled together look! Sometimes it can be hard to find the right color but they can be easily painted also.

8. Cutting boards

Another great decorative item for adding a layered styled look in the kitchen.

9. Ginger Jars

Love the look of ginger jars! They are so classic. I found the one above on a 50 cents table at a flea market.

10. Wicker Baskets

Ok I know I already mentioned wicker and rattan but I felt like wicker baskets deserved their own space. They are so great for storing kids toys! And anything else you need out but dont want seen. They also make great inexpensive planters.

I really hope this post gives you a little bit of inspiration for your next trip thifting. Part two will be for outdoor decor! What are some of your favorite flea market finds? Tell me in the comments below!

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Easy DIY Kids Room Art Using Things You Probably Already Have

This past month we finally set up our two year olds big boy room! He has slept with us since day one so this was a huge step. I really wanted a gallery wall above his dresser but didn’t want to spend a lot. The only purchase I made was for the letter board at hobby lobby (using my 40% off coupon of course!) and some washi tape. Everything else I had on hand but would be super affordable anyways if you don’t.

The first thing I used was this “you are our greatest adventure” wood sign. This was actually from his first birthday but I thought it’d be great decor for his room! My sister in law helped me make a few signs like this out of a couple pieces of wood I found in our garage and a chalk pen. She has awesome handwriting and I do not. However this sign is one that was actually my handwriting so dont worry if you dont have great calligraphy skills! You can still pull this off by switching to cursive in one row of wording to dress it up a little. Or enlist someone with good handwriting to help! I didn’t stain my piece of wood because it already had a good color to it but you may want to stain yours.

If you don’t want to spend a lot on stain what you can do is get a brown acrylic paint that you like (they usually have them at craft stores for around a dollar) and add a little bit of the paint to about a cup of water and just rub it on with a washcloth . Then just let it dry and get to writing! You could also of course use stain that you already have around the house or leave the wood the way it is. You can find pieces of wood at craft and home improvement stores. Look for a a very thin piece to keep the cost down and make it easier to hang on the wall.

Next up is the framed buffalo check fabric. Super super easy and probably took less than 5 minutes. All you need is some printed fabric you like. I happened to have this saved from his first birthday party but you could use any fabric. A small piece of fabric will not run you much at the craft store. If you really wanted to keep costs down I would suggest looking through your child’s old onesies and blankets and find something with a print that you really like and that maybe even has some sentimental value(that you dont mind cutting up of course!) It’s litterally as easy as popping the fabric into a frame. I had this frame laying around but a dollar store one would work just fine!

Next I scoured some old kids books for a print I liked. Savers sells 4 kids books for $1 or you can just look through books you already have. I suggest looking for pages with a white background or something that isn’t to busy. This book happened to be a poem book and even the pages with no pictures and just the poems would have been really cute! Just tape on the wall with some washi tape you like and bam your done!

The canvas painting was done by my son. He really loves to paint so I wanted to incorporate some of his own artwork. I just bought a canvas that would fit well and gave him paint colors that would coordinate with his room and let him do his work.

I really wanted a letter board and grabbed one at hobby lobby with a 40% off coupon. I love the dark green. This was the only actual purchase I made. You can find it here or a similar one here.

I hope this inspires you to look around your house for things you already have to decorate! What are some diys you’ve done in your kids room? I’m always looking for ideas! Tell me in the comments below

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