Friday, November 1, 2013

New Favorite Corner

So much for my regular posting!  Ya know, I have no just gets crazy and I don't do well organizing everything.  That is definitely not one of my strong suits!  

Anyways, I was thrifting a couple of weeks ago, and came across this chair that kind of took my breath away.  It's not something that I would usually buy or be attracted to, but for some reason I couldn't get it out of my mind.  I went back to the store, did some bartering, and got a killer deal on this lady.  I put it in my room, and it has now become one of my favorite spots in my house.

I posted about these fun antlers on Instagram, but if you don't follow me (@melissareys), run to Target and grab some before they're all gone!  They have a fun selection of antlers and animal heads that I was drooling over!  

 Ok, so I wasn't sure what to do above my chair.  I had a lamp there before, but this chair is so high, the lamp didn't fit anymore.  So all of you readers, do you think I need something in this other little corner?? 


So, does anybody else have a favorite corner in their house that makes them happy?!  Thanks for reading and happy weekend!! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Crate & Barrel Lovelies

I'm not a big Crate and Barrel buyer, but their last few lines they have had are killing me!  I about died when I saw this gray and white houndstooth chair...I need, I want, I die!!  Good thing Christmas is right around the corner, right?!  Here are some other stunners I am equally drooling over:
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Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Aaaaaaand, I'm Back!

Life has gotten in the way lately, and I have neglected this little 'ole blog of mine.  It seems that once October hits, it is crazy times ten until the beginning of the new year, am I right?!  Well anyways, the hubs and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this month, so to celebrate we went on a cruise to the Bahamas with some friends...and it was fabulous!  Just what we needed and more.  I missed my kids like ca-razy, but it was worth it, just like everyone told me it would be:)
(sorry about the poor cell pictures:)

He's so crazy...but I love it and laugh every single day:)

Back to posting as usual now!  Thanks for reading!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Decor

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, so I decided that I should probably get a little more festive this year.  I usually don't decorate for holidays, other than Christmas, but I'm finding myself loving Halloween more and more each year, so I wanted to do something more this time.  I found all of my Halloween items at Dollar Tree...and with a little spray paint, I was able to change them into looking not so cheapo!  I love my spray paint:)
This is what I started with from my trusty dollar store:)
I started with the mantle, and also added the fun banner from Target (it comes in a kit for us non-crafter types:)

While I was at the store, I noticed they were starting to get their Christmas stuff out, and saw some cheapie I grabbed 2, layered them on top of each other, and sprayed them black...
Then I placed this little crow guy inside the wreath...

I didn't do a lot, but for around $8, I think it made a big impact!  Don't underestimate shopping at any type of store for decor...again, you don't have to spend a lot of money to make changes within your home.  Happy Halloween decorating to you all!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DIY Dot Art

If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen these diy pics I posted, but if you don't (then do! @melissareys:), I made some fun wall art pieces thanks to a tutorial by Danielle Oakey.  They were so easy to do, mostly using things everyone has laying around their house.  The fun part for me was painting the mat on the picture.  I don't know why I haven't thought about that before, but the choices are endless really, and it makes such a different statement than a plain white one.
Here is the original tutorial I followed.   And here are how mine turned out:
(um, how embarrassing are those dirty mirrors?? Oops...!)

Super fun and easy, right?!  I'm pretty sure this could be used for any room in the house!  Love a fast, cheap diy! 

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Leather 3 Ways

Leather is a huge trend for this fall and winter.  I have seen leather in pants, shirts, skirts, jackets and leggings.  I think it can be intimidating for some to wear, but it really is a fun trend to play with!  I found some faux leather leggings at TJ for $8, and fell in love!  You can really dress leather up, or go really casual.  I picked 3 different ways you can wear these to show their versatility!

Top: TJ, Shoes: Kohls (old), Sweater: Target (old)

Jacket: Target (old), Shoes: Target

Top: Old Navy, Shoes: Nine West

So what do you think?  Would you try the leather trend??


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Older Girl Room

I've been itching to do a project around here lately, so I decided that its probably time to update my girly's bedroom to an "older" girl room.  We updated her room almost 6 years ago, when we moved her out of her crib.  Its been great and she loved it, but she is now getting out of the pink stage, so its time for a new color. 

I still love her wallpaper, so we will be keeping that...I think I am going to paint the walls a light mint color, and go with a mint, black, white, gold & pink palette.

I am thinking of painting her dresser and nightstand white...

And maybe this vanity a light pink color...I still can't decide yet.  Any ideas??

I want to spray her letters gold...
Here is the moodboard I created for her "older" girl room:
 I'm my challenge is getting the hubs on board too!  Hopefully the painting will be starting very soon...I'll keep you all posted!!

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