Ok, I know that it may be a little early for some of you to even begin thinking about Christmas. However, I have been planning my holiday decor since the beginning of October. I am an early Christmas decorator. For the past several years I have always started my Christmas decorating around the first week of November. While the kids are still eating their Halloween candy, I am decking the halls. I have found that decorating early for Christmas works for me and our family. Well, I am still trying to win Charles over with decorating for Christmas early. He is slowly coming around or I am wearing him down.
I have always struggled with art for our home whether it is finding a color or a particular style. Because of this, I had only 2 pieces of decorative art in our house. My walls looked lonely and bare because of my indecision. Is it too bold, too modern, too traditional, or too abstract are all questions that I ask myself when looking at decorative art. I have always felt uncertain about how art would look in our space so I would leave it at the store and return home to empty walls.
I made some changes to our hutch a while ago. I purchased this hutch last year on Craigslist for $75 which was a real steal. It was in excellent shape and would serve as a place to display my growing collection of milk glass, white dishware and antique silver.
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's I am sharing why I love planked walls for our Why I Love It Wednesday series. I will be honest, a few years ago I would have turned my nose up at wood planked walls because they were not my "STYLE". Thank goodness for change. I have a love for planked walls whether they are painted or unfinished and here is why.
A few weeks ago Charles and I visited the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. My goal was to find some pumpkins, gourds and mums for our outdoor fall décor. We had lunch at the Farmer’s Market restaurant and after eating a delicious meal we made our way to the market area. As soon as I walked into the market my attention was drawn to these beautiful magnolia wreaths and bunches.
Welcome Wednesday! The halfway point in our work week. I have been off schedule over the past two weeks with posting the Why I Love It Wednesday series. I traveled to West Virginia for a funeral two weeks ago and had my family in town for a short visit that same weekend. Although I love blogging and sharing inspiration and encouragement with you, my family is first.
Hi Everyone! We hope that you had a great start to a new week. Over the past weekend, Charles and I traveled to Washington, NC or Little Washington as it is know around here. Charles had visited there many years ago growing up in eastern part of North Carolina. I, on the other hand, had never been. Washington is a small historic town located on the Pamlico River. Well, anytime there is water around I am all set to go. Charles and I both want to visit more local towns. Many small towns in this area are rich in NC history and full of character and charm.
I shared earlier in the week our outdoor space transformation. Overall, the entire project cost about $500 with the majority of the cost going towards the stone. Considering, the amount of work that needed to be done, we didn’t think that was a lot of money. I had mentioned that Charles and I had not used this space in over 2 years. We were really too busy with life to enjoy the space. In addition to being busy, it was hard for us to sit and relax in the space when it needed so much work.
Good Evening! This will be a short post about our outdoor updates. I will let the before and after pictures do the talking. This is our fire pit area that is behind our house. We have spent the past several weekends updating this space with fresh paint, mulch, stone and the addition of the panels.
Happy Tuesday! Sunday night I made my very first pillow. I have wanted to learn to sew for quite a while and have been hoarding fabric for our home in the mean time. To me, learning to sew would provide me with endless possibilities for our home. Pillows, curtains, table runners, and so much more can be made with fabric and thread.
Good morning! As I have been shopping around lately and I am seeing more and more copper showing up in home decor. Copper is not a metallic that I would normally use in my home. I tend to like the look of copper when it has some age and patina on it. The orange color of copper does work well with the colors of fall and can easily be added to your fall decor. I have curated a collection of copper elements that would look great in any home despite the season while adding another metallic to the mix.
Happy Wednesday! It has been a rainy, wet, and cold day here in North Carolina. This is the kind of weather that makes me want to put my PJ's on as soon as I get home and I just might do that. Today is our second post in our Why I Love IT Wednesday series. This week I have seen more and more fall tours with a few of them that featured outdoor decor. After seeing all the pumpkins, mums and wreaths, I was inspired to feature URNS. Aren't they a great!!! Here are a few reasons why I love them.
Charles and I visited the Farmer's Market yesterday after church. We had lunch at the Farmer's Market restaurant. OH. MY. WORD. It was delicious. This was our first time eating there and we will definitely go back again. We wandered around look at all the fresh veggies, pumpkins and mums. It was beautiful to see all of the colors of fall.
Every day I take the long way to and from home. I have done this for some time. There is a shorter route but it is one that I just don’t like to travel. I don’t have a specific reason other than I don’t really like the view even though it is a shorter distance.
Happy Wednesday! I have been wanting to switch a few things up on our blog for a while. I have more changes that are coming soon. I am starting a new series to take the place of my Friday Favs.
Hello Friends!!! I have missed you. The last few weeks have been a little hectic around the Bullock household. We have had appliances to break down, the AC unit stopped working, a water leak and a much needed weekend vacation that we just returned home from.
When decorating our home for fall, I am not the traditional orange, brown and yellow type of girl. I have always steered toward the more non-traditional colors for fall.
As fall is quickly approaching, everyone is looking forward to a change in the seasons and cooler weather. I have started to see the fall decor being pulled out from the attic and closets and being placed on mantles and dining tables. I started thinking about fall decor for our home. I haven't decorated in the last 2 years because I just didn't have the time. I was looking for some inspiration and found it at Goodwill in the form of a plate.
Good Morning and Happy Saturday! I wanted to add some fresh flowers and greenery to the house. I decided to go outside and see what was growing in the yard and in the woods surrounding our home. I walked around for a while and the only thing I could find was weeds. Just weeds.