Being a mom, I’m at Target A LOT! It’s where I go when I’m in need of most things… plus they have really cool stuff! Sometimes, on the rare occasion when I get to sneak away to Target on my own (without kids), I enjoy just looking around and googling over all the newest home decor items — yes, this is my idea of a good time! That such day was today.
I’m always hunting for ideas and inspiration. And since I have a garage full of furniture to reinvent, I went hunting today! Reverse stenciling is trending, and I really do love the look of bare wood peeking through a painted piece. If you look through my home, you’d probably be surprised to know that most of my furniture is pure, unpainted wood. I think wood naturally warms up a space, especially when using a cool color scheme. When painting or updating my furniture, I love to keep a little of the old, while at the same time breathe new life into it. Take a look at these reverse stenciling techniques that inspire me!
Do you #hashtag? I’m diving into Instagram and learning about all-things social media and how hashtags work. Hashtags are a whole new way of networking and making friends with those who share the same interests. I’ve enjoyed chatting about paint products with people I may have never found if it wasn’t for Instagram! Come find me if you dare and join in on the fun! I love to share behind-the-scenes project pics as well as some good laughs :)
Search @becauseiliketodecorate or click on the below photo.
Still behind and haven’t explored the world of Pinterest yet? Pinterest is a FAB website where you can catalog photos (which link to their web source) into categories and follow/pin what your friends like. Explore the World Wide Web and save every idea, tip, article, etc. Give it a whirl and your life will never be the same! *wink*
I have fond memories of my mother pressing and preserving flowers between the pages of old books, in hopes to one day create a beautiful piece of art. My mother was an artist, too, and she had an eye for beauty! She passed away when I was young and one of the few things I have from her is this handmade creation that was done by her mother, my grandmother.
It endured quite a bit of damage along the way before I received the artwork and had it framed. But I like the torn leaves and missing pieces. I think of its history traveling all the way from England to the U.S. many years ago. And I’m so grateful that it’s still here today.
I’m in love with the attention to detail. I like to imagine my grandmother working around the kitchen table, deciding which pieces to use.
Next time you stumble upon a beautiful flower… save it. Preserve its beauty in the pages of a book and create something timeless.
My very first trip to New York City was a blast! Central Park is so much bigger than what I thought it would be — it’s kind of like a beautiful forest in the middle of the city! Although the lights and tall buildings are to be expected, it’s still amazing to see it all in person! And mostly, I was taken back by the details. Such beautiful architecture, color, and texture in the strangest of places. Enjoy these photos as I tried to capture the essence of what is New York City — in the details.
I can’t believe it, but as I’m typing this post I’m thousands of miles away from my home and my babies! They are well taken care of, but oh how I miss them so! And because I’m thinking about my children so very much, I thought it was appropriate to share with you some amazing web finds for the kiddos!