Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.💔
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Our sweet old girl Tulip has crossed the rainbow bridge 🌈 (swipe to see her sweet face) -
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She came to us as a 3 month old rescue pup with birth defects and the sweetest feistiest personality.  She saw us move into this house, add to our family and ran the pup pack. -
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She never met a person or child she didn't love or would flop over for belly scratches for. She is so dearly missed ❤  I know you'll team up with Kaia and dive into a pool of cheese followed by a roll around in all the of the muddy spots you can find -
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen 💥
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 Also deer 🦌 💖
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out 🥰
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐶
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! 👀
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.🎪 (pretend that's a merry go round)
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I brought out this stunner that used to live in my office (a la fall '18 ORC). -
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing 💃)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! 🥰
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! 💖
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. 👀
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years 🤦‍♀️
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I've been nominated by some awesome readers for Best Home Styling Blog over at the @amaraibas!! Huge thank you lovelies for the honor of nomination! 😘😘 -
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❤
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AND I'm having a bit of a mom sad-summer-is-over-and-my-kids-are-growing-up moment over on the blog. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Feel free to join the party and pop over to check it out. I'd love to hear how all of you other mom's are dealing! -
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! 💵
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Linked up in my pro-file! 💫
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us 🦕
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What do you call a...

When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...📸
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. 💖
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! 👋 The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎶 wide open spaces 🎶
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. 🥩
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! 😂 Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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When you are rockin a...

What exactly is “Eclectic?”

  Eclectic by dictionary definition is:

  1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
  2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
  3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
  4. noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc.,  produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition,local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.

 So, in us regular folk language it means using or incorporating a mix of styles.  I find that to perfectly describe me.  I have a respect, appreciation and love for all types of design styles and have pieces that reflect that throughout our home.  For example, I have a very traditional chesterfield sofa across from a very sleek, clean lined gray leather modern sofa.  Can’t forget the fuschia high back chairs next to them or the reclaimed set of doors on the fireplace wall.  Something old, something new, something modern and something blue!  (console table behind the chesterfield, that too is made of reclaimed materials)

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Or our dining room has a traditional wood farmhouse table coupled with ghost chairs, a persian style pink rug, wallpaper mural and a very traditional  crystal chandelier.   

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If you’re interested in trying it out in your home, an easy way to start would be to pick up a small, inexpensive antique or vintage piece like a side table or even some books as an accessory.  Mix your new/old piece in with your current furnishings and see how it feels. Consider painting that antique side table your favorite color for a cute and personalized twist.  I love and adore antique pieces.  Nothing creates a sense of interest, warmth and character like a beautiful old piece of loved furniture.  When you mix these items with whatever style you prefer it gives you a very well rounded lived in room.  

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   This is an old vintage chair that I picked up at a shop for $40,  8 years ago.  It sits in the corner of our family room and I love it.  The style, the fabric, the colors, the comfyness (made that word up  just for this chair).  Sure it could use some new springs and a new seat cushion but it’s perfect to me just the way it is.  Paired with it is a rustic modern style side table and contemporary art with a farmhouse clock.  Lots of genres together!  It works because the painting ties in with the greens in the chair, the wood table adds a natural textural element and the farmhouse clock is understated but complimentary to the green.  Most importantly to why or how it works is that I love it!

 

 

 

 

 

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In our daughter’s room there is an antique dresser and nightstands set, that I found at a local antique store.  It’s beautiful and old with curves and inlaid wood.  But, it was in rough shape and had a really dark stain.  So I bought the set of 3 and painted it a cotton candy pink, it looks beautiful in her room,  they’re still romantic and elegant but with a less serious fun color.

 

  Eclectic, to me, is about having fun and really making your space reflect you.  You don’t have to buy the entire matching set or keep it all in the same genre.  If you have love for a midcentury style sofa but have traditional wingback chairs, go for it!  Find something that bridges the two, for example an accent color you can use through pillows or a throw.  Or a patterned rug that ties them together either through it’s style (try contemporary with this example) or it’s colors.  Who says it all has to be the same?  Or all the same color?  If you love having matching furniture or one particular style that’s awesome too.  Do your style and rock it all the way.  I, personally feel like there are very few rules in design.  I go by my gut.  I say it all the time but, if it feels right it is!  

 Eclectic doesn’t just apply to my design style it actually perfectly describes my personality.  We homeschool our kids but aren’t religious in the traditional sense (we’re more spiritual), I choose to be a SAHM but I have a very progressive outlook, I got my nose pierced and dyed my hair pink this year after I turned 34.  I also got a matching quote forearm tattoo with my hubby for our 15th wedding anniversary.  (My parents thought I was having a VERY early mid-life crisis!)  I had a conservative upbringing in rural ND and have found that my sense of design and home decor style has really helped me to discover who I am and proudly share that through my surroundings. (along with my pink hair, tattoos and nose stud!)  Design isn’t just about your home and making it look good or nice, it’s about celebrating yourself and your personality.  It should make you feel the most comfortable to be there because it says “you” all over it.  After all, it’s your home and your haven from this messy often chaotic world.  Make it somewhere you want to be.

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XOXO
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