Simple Corner Shelf Decor

Simple Corner Shelf Decor

 

Simple Corner Shelf Decor that won’t bust your budget, and will make your house feel more like home. Check out this 4 element display for some inspiration! 

Simple Corner Shelf Decor

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Simple Corner Shelf Decor

If you have a small space such as a corner shelf that needs a little something then you have landed on the right page my friends!

 

Our home décor style is a rustic farmhouse type vibe, and we have quite a few corner shelves in our house that I wasn’t sure what to do with. We started stacking junk on the ones in the kitchen, and that was NOT working for me.

 

I am so happy and excited to share this with you! Making our home pretty is very important to me, and my happiness… and it has taken me a very long time to not feel guilty about it.

 

Finding ways to decorate on a budget, one small project at a time is key J Speaking of budget… SPOILER ALERT: Promo code at the end of this post!

 

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Take a look at these awesome finds that I scored at Shopko:

 

There are only four elements to this look, and the size of that box sign was absolutely perfect for the space. Uplifting sayings/words around the house help me stay positive. I love it.

 

Candles are another obsession, so I found this candle and holder that actually plugs into the wall! It heats the wax instead of having to light the wick. The neutral checkered placemat hides the cord beautifully.

 

What do you think? Better than stacking junk there right? Lol

 

AND… wait for it…

 

Good GREAT news: Shopko has offered my readers a discount code, so you can get this look for less! (Or whatever else you might need from Shopko 😉 )

 

Use promo code FNF119 at checkout, valid online from May 21st 2017 to May 24th 2017 for 20% off Home & Clothing AND 10% off Furniture & Electronics during Shopko’s Friends & Family sale!!

 

Take advantage of this offer, and treat yo’ self mommas… you sure do deserve it!

 

Talk to you soon!

 

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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Make Your Home Feel Cozy This Winter

Cozy Decor Ideas

Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cozy This Winter

Turn your home into a cozy winter retreat! Here are a few simple and budget friendly decor ideas from my home to yours. Make this holiday season your coziest yet! 

Ways to make your home feel cozy this winter

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Hey Mamas!

How are you all doing? We woke up to about 5 inches of snow this morning, so this is the absolute best post for today! AND the reason why this is a little late going up… wifi was having a hard time uploading images. Some of the pitfalls of living in a rural area. Ugh.

Anywho…

Let’s get to the good stuff. Home decor inspiration. I was ask for some tips on making your home feel cozy by the Florida office of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. With decorating being one of my favorite things in the whole world, of course I was happy to help!

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Wooden Holiday Sign

Wooden Holiday Sign

Wooden Holiday Sign Craft

This little wooden welcome sign craft is super duper easy! I picked up the sign in the fall clearance aisle at Target, and hot glued some flowers on it… Wallah! 

Wooden Holiday Sign

Hey Mamas!

The word “craft” is being used very loosely for this post my dears… haha. I will let you in on a little secret. The wooden welcome sign was not DIY, but picked up from Target for 75% off in their Fall decor section! Score!

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A Country Christmas Centerpiece

A Country Christmas Centerpiece with Buffalo Plaid

 

Throw this rustic style centerpiece together in minutes to get the perfect look for your parties this Holiday season!  

 

 

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Country Christmas Centerpiece

 

Hey Mamas!

 

Who else here can’t get enough of this buffalo check print?? Or wait is it buffalo plaid? Tartan? Whatever it is called, it is pretty, and it is everywhere! Of course my Christmas centerpiece wouldn’t be complete without it.

 

Since Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, it is hard for me to hold off on decorating. Life is short, why wait? I headed off to Target for inspiration… and well, we now the rest goes. You don’t simply go in to Target without snagging some pretty things.

 

That is right my friends, ALL of these decorations are from Target. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Here’s all my loot:

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DIY Floral Fall Wreath

DIY Floral Fall Wreath

 

DIY Floral Wreath

 

Hello Mamas!

This week I took a trip to my local craft store to re vamp my front door wreath into a fabulous DIY floral fall wreath. Being inspired by some lavender that I found on Amazon, I was on the hunt to make a fall wreath that was different from anything I have ever made. Repurposing my burlap wreath from this summer made it easy because let’s be real… burlap goes with anything! Or maybe I am just a little obsessed. There is burlap in my home décor, there was burlap in my wedding décor… burlap is my friend. Haha.

 

Cruising through the craft store, one year old in tow grabbing at scarecrows and sunflowers, my mission was complete when I found the most beautiful combination of colors in these premade bouquets. How easy is that? I’ve struck wreath making gold! These little floral arrangements were also fifty percent off, so that sealed the deal.

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Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse Style Decor

Farmhouse Style Farmhouse Style Finds on Amazon

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Hi There!

If you are looking for some farmhouse style decorating ideas then look no further! This rustic and country type of décor is so hot in the interior design world that you can’t help but want to add some old fashioned pieces to your home. There is just something so cozy and inviting about farmhouses isn’t there?

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DIY Patriotic Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath!

DIY Patriotic Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath 

Wreath making is fun for every holiday. There’s nothing like hanging up a new wreath that you created. You can use your imagination and inspiration from magazines or craft stores, and get the look you desire. I started making burlap wreaths a couple of years ago for our wedding. It was a rustic feel, so burlap was perfect. You can use ribbon or bandanas like I used for this particular one. I actually wanted to have bandanas going all the way around, but these 4 were all that was left at the store. I decided to work with it, and what I had at home! This wreath is what I came up with. Our front door is 4th of July ready!

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DIY Baby Mobile

DIY Baby Mobile 

DIY Baby Mobile

DIY Baby Mobile

 

Creating this DIY baby mobile for our daughter’s room was one of the most enjoyable crafts that I’ve done. I didn’t even have one for my son’s room when he was a baby because we were on a very tight budget… Think family of 3 living on about $23k a year kind of budget, but that’s a topic for another post… And a crib mobile isn’t exactly a necessity. Knowing this, and knowing how fast the baby stages go, I did not want to spend a lot of money on something that doesn’t get that much use. Sure they are cute, and they entertain your bundle when they wake up before you in the morning… (because they will pretty much ALWAYS wake up before you do, or is that just me? Haha) but let’s be practical here. I’m not dropping $50 and up on a crib mobile.

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DIY NFL Themed Corkboard

DIY NFL Themed Corkboard 

DIY NFL Themed Corkboard

DIY NFL Themed Corkboard

 

In the spirit of the NFL Draft, I decided to post about the Seahawks inspired “art gallery” that I made for my son’s room. For him, this is a place to hang up his artwork, or whatever special thing he wants to put up there (like his birthday decorations that he just couldn’t part with right away). This is perfect for a toddler or an elementary school student that has a lot of projects that they want to put on display, so that you don’t have to cover every square inch of your fridge. You could also make modifications to the border to make it appropriate for an older child’s room to pin reminders or pictures on (I’m sure a teenager would be embarrassed to have the alphabet around the edge). This is a very simple project, and you feel good about making something customized for your kiddo’s room.

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DIY NFL Themed Cork-board

  1. Find a corkboard (you can get one here) or even a baking pan if you want to do a magnetic board instead of one with pushpins. I thought of that after getting the supplies for this. A magnetic board would allow my toddler to change out his artwork on his own. With this corkboard, I have to pin everything up. I don’t mind doing this. We make it a big deal when we showcase his new masterpieces anyway. Another option would be to use a foam type board with batting and fabric over it. I have seen some really cute Seahawks fabric that would be perfect. I just wanted to do something that I could put together in a jiffy.
  2. Pick out the décor that your child would like to be the border. My son is obsessed with the Seahawks, and his whole room is pretty much blue and green. I found those cute wooden letters, and thought they were perfect. I could paint them to match, and I could use the display to help teach him the alphabet. I ended up having extra letters, so I put the vowels on the side with a different color scheme to set them apart to avoid confusion (hopefully). The Seahawk in the upper left hand corner is actually a coaster (find one for your team here) that I found, so don’t be afraid to use something random like that to glue on there.
  3. Take your prepped goodies (if you had to do any painting and such) and team decor, and play with the placement to make sure it looks good before you start gluing. I did a couple of different designs, and then decided to put the coaster in the top left corner, with the alphabet on the top and bottom only, with the vowels going in a zig zag pattern down from the Seahawk. This is the only way I could get the spacing to look right for my “vision.” Then I just used a hot glue gun to glue everything on, and I didn’t even burn myself this time 😉

 

 

Here is the final product with my son’s display at the moment:

Seahawks Decor

 

So go on now, and get crafty with your creative self!

 

 

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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Coffee Bar

Make your own coffee bar

Make Your Own Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar Ideas

Hey Mamas!

Moms are pretty much fueled by coffee, right? I can’t be the only one. Maybe it is because I am a Washingtonian though. I heart coffee, but only the flavored foo foo kind. We all know that those barista made lattes are absolutely delicious, but the prices seem to keep going up. This is no bueno for my checking account. I didn’t want to feel like I was depriving myself of something that I enjoy. We all know that can lead to over indulging, and well… it just makes me grumpy. We just happen to have a little nook in our kitchen that was probably for a TV, but I turned it into my own little latte haven.

Creating my own coffee bar was enjoyable, and I can make barista inspired drinks at home. I don’t have anything fancy, nor would I even know how to use it if I did. Ha! Some Washingtonian I am. But I save so much money, and enjoy the drinks I make myself just the same. I still visit my local coffee stand on occasion for a treat because let’s face it, anything you don’t have to make yourself tastes way better. Unless, of course, you are a barista. Here are some of the things I used to decorate and supply my coffee bar.

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Coffee Bar Keurig

 

A Keurig: This is a single serve brewing system. I picked this one because I am the only one in my household that drinks coffee, so a whole pot would end up going to waste. I usually have a supply of pods, but for the most part I use a refillable one.

 

Canisters: I have a set of 3 canisters that I use for ground coffee, sugar, and hot cocoa mix. I will use the Keurig to make hot water and make hot chocolate sometimes. The kiddo loves it.

 

Creamer Dish: I didn’t know what else to call it. We got this with a set of dishes, so I figured I should use it for something. This is where I keep the non-dairy powder creamer, so that it is handy (especially when you have guests over.)

 

K-Cup Carousel: I love this thing. It just looks cool, and hey, its fun to spin around. It is a very visually appealing way to display your coffee choices. If you don’t have space for this, there is a K-cup storage drawer that the smaller Keurigs (like mine) can sit on top of.

 

Flavored Syrups: I only have one flavor in the pictures, but I usually keep at least three. I used an olive oil dispenser, and used a chalk label instead of putting the actual bottles out. The bottles are a lot bigger, so this saves me room so I can have my sweet carousel.

 

Cookie Jar: Now this is completely optional, of course. My mom got it for me, and yes, she checks for cookies every time she comes over. She is always disappointed because the cookies in there are usually forgotten about, rock hard, and no one really knows their date of origin. Haha. Sorry, not sorry, mom. It is filled with either hockey puck cookies or vanilla protein shake, which is what it is in there at the moment.

 

The Décor: So this is where your personal touch comes in. I found those two little teacups at a local thrift store, and had to make them mine. The wire cup hanger was a gift from a friend that always reminds me of her when I see it. The wooden utensils were also a gift from my sister in law. As you can see, I did not go out and purchase a whole slew of trendy things for this. I found some treasures, and had some things at home already that I put together to create a decorative piece for my coffee bar.

 

If you really don’t have anything you can use already then I highly recommend taking a trip to some local thrift stores. You can pick up some really cute dishes, coffee mugs, spoons for really cheap. You might even want to check out the dollar store. One of my favorite mugs is from a dollar store. Check it out, and have fun.

 

I hope this post helps you create a space that makes you feel good about your home. Having your own coffee bar can even help over spending on your morning lattes because you will want to make your drink without even leaving your kitchen. Enjoy your new space and your coffee!

 

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

 

 

 

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