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Also up today over at eclectictwist.com is a post with 6 quick and easy ways to bring in all the fall feels! πŸπŸ‚πŸ -
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Sharing a shot of the...

We all know where the Big Apple is....
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I got the blog post put together showing you all where I put the big vintage sexy-beast-of-a-sectional!
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Pop over to the blog (link in bio) to check it out. πŸ‘€
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Ya'll know I've been raving about the #getsmart @tiltsmarthome blinds. πŸ‘I'm obsessed!
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I have to mention another thing I have come to love about these is that I can adjust the blinds from my app according to the kids particular needs. #sponsored -
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For example, our daughter likes to hang out in here and do her nails, read, chat on the phone with her bff.  All the teen girl things. πŸ’…
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And if it's scheduled for them to be closed (based on the hot afternoon sun holla temp sensitive blinds)  I can adjust them to open downward enough to give her light while still keeping most of the heat out. -
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Teen happy, mom happy, wallet happy πŸ’° #tilt
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Ya'll know I've been raving...

Last time I was someone's type...
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I was donating blood πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ
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Happy Monday! 😘
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I'm really getting excited about the upcoming @oneroomchallenge πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ
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My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit on something in her post today.
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LOVE your home. πŸ’– I create the spaces I do because they make us feel happy, cozy, comforted, relaxed and fun.  Spaces we want to hang out in!
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You don't need anyone else's permission to tell you what's right or wrong.  You just need you. Find your style, rock it and own it. πŸ’–
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This is unapologetically me, this is us and this is our home. 🏠 Welcome to the party! πŸ˜πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ
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My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit...

I'm stoked to share with you that I'm a new #purplepartner embarking on their 100 night trial.  We are a few days in and I've been dying to share this with you! πŸ’œ
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Tulip was giving the @purple dog bed a test drive, which she literally spent every moment on until she passed a few days later.  We are so grateful her last days were spent in such comfort and support enjoying this bed. ❀
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Now our other pups are enjoying while we get a feel for the mattress!
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It's been a bit over a week and I must say we are very impressed! I have lots of back issues while the hubs gets numb arms from side sleeping.  So far this has made a difference in our quality of sleep! πŸ˜ͺ
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I am really looking forward seeing what kind of longer term usage benefits there might be from this mattress, which is one of the coolest innovations (in my humble opinion) in sleep.  Holla 4" purple smart comfort grid!! And coming from a horrible sleeper that's saying somethin 😁 #lifeonpurple
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Hit up my stories where I share the process from delivery to intial impressions!
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I'll share my honest thoughts and experiences with you during this 100 night trial so you can make an informed decision on what's best for your sleep! πŸ›
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Best Upholstery for Kids (and pets!)

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If you have kids and pets in your home you know the messes they can make. Holy mama! So when it becomes that inevitable time to look for some new furniture for your digs you are def going to be wondering what the best upholstery types for children, human and furry alike, are. Look no further friends! I’m here to tell you the best, in my own personal experience as a mom of 4 humans and 4 furries, kinds of upholstery to have for your furniture.

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This sofa used to be a linen (so NOT durable) and after a couple of years and several holes I sourced out a top grain leather and had it reupholstered. This thing is indestructible now!

Ok the creme de la creme, def can’t go wrong, so easy to clean it should be illegal……leather. And when I say leather I mean real leather. Is it more expensive? Yes. Is it worth every single dog gone cent of that more expensive? YES! Leather is durable, cleanable, wipe-able, non absorbent, and doesn’t hold on to doggie fuzz/fur like other fabrics.

Be careful when you buy leather, many leather pieces are bonded leather or faux and they won’t be as durable. If you want a piece of furniture that’s leather that will hold up and stand the test of time get genuine top or full grain leather. There are several grades of leather furniture which you can read more about here, but I recommend a good one so you don’t spend $$ on another piece of furniture in 5 years after the abuse of those that reside in the home have done their damage. With that being said we all have a budget and if full/top grain leather is above your range, no worries!!

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Isn’t she a beauty?! Made me wonder where can I squeeze another sofa? Goodale Mid-Century Mod Sofa at Wayfair, upholstered in microfiber!

A budget conscious choice is the microfiber. It’s inexpensive and surprisingly durable. The first big piece of furniture we ever bought was a huge corner sectional upholstered in tan microfiber for $800. That sucker was so big it filled an entire room alone and man was it comfy. We had it for 6 1/2 years before we ended up selling it and getting something else. Not because of the upholstery but because the springs had worn out in 2 of the seats from so much use. We had baby spit up, juice, milk, soup and anything else you can think of spill on that sucker and it was all easily cleaned up leaving no stains. You can wash the seat cushion covers and put them back on, voila brand new sofa!

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A classic silhouette upholstered in sturdy sunbrella fabric from Wayfair it’s the Lane Venture Colin Sunbrella Sofa

Have you ever considered outdoor fabrics? Shop around and you can find some pretty amazing patterns, colors and textures and although it might seem outside the box it’s incredibly practical. After all it’s made to weather the elements, and let’s be honest, kids are their own weather element.

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Ikea’s Kivik Sectional is only $849 with several color slipcovers and easily unzipped washable covers.

And don’t forget about furniture with slipcovers! Ikea is a big one that has a great reputation for style, cleanability and wallet friendliness. Every sofa has cushions that are completely removable which isn’t only great for cleaning up messes BUT you can buy other colors of your sofa’s covers and have a WHOLE new sofa! What’s not to love about that?!

These are definitely my top recommendations for upholstery that will stand up to the torment that is children and pets. Kid tested and mother approved! If you have a pet and want to spoil your pet then you can check out some good dog toys online, and treat your pet to some new toys, and these toys will entertain your pet and kids can also get involved by playing with your pets. Home life can be very busy!

What is your fave upholstery for a busy home? Have you had one of these and what did you think was the best? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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2 Comments
  • Jill Catrinel
    September 12, 2017

    No kids, but with 3 cats and a large dog, you’d think I’d wise up. I was actually wondering about using indoor/outdoor fabric on some pieces. It looks like it cleans up easily and wouldn’t be much of a loss if a cat went ballistic on it. What I really want is fabric that comes with someone who will vacuum the fur up!

    • ttbousu
      September 13, 2017

      I would definitely need one of those! With our Newf the massive fluff-storms are no joke, I have to vacuum daily 6 months of the year! (I don’t but I should. lol)

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