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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Choosing the Perfect Rug


It's funny how, as the kids grow up, the house kinda grows up, too.  We've slowly evolved to more white furnishings, more upholstery and less kid-friendly surfaces as the kids have gotten older.  One example of this is our upholstered settee we got earlier this year in the breakfast room, which I wouldn't have been ready for a few years ago...





Now that I've seen what a difference the settee has made, I'm thinking about cozying up the breakfast room a little more with a rug!  

And since the nice people at The Perfect Rug reached out to me to ask if I'd like to try their site, I thought this was the time.  

It's a great concept for those of us who like to have a hand in choosing a rug that's just the right style and size for our space!  Rather than having to guess at a color and texture of a certain rug, you can order samples and get a feel for them before you order!  Saves a lot of headache and guesswork from ordering an entire rug without knowing what you're getting.

I chose 3 samples, along with border colors I wanted to see, and it definitely helped me make my decision.   The 3 I'm looking at are the Biscayne Natural, the Something New Beach Party and the Something New Cloudburst.  





You not only get to choose the material and border, but you can customize the size and shape as well!  Click here to try it out and see your options!  The cost estimate is calculated for you immediately, which is another great feature.

Once you choose the samples you want, they send them out right away, along with this handy little kit for measuring and marking off your space!





I'm really leaning toward the Biscayne Natural because I love seagrass rugs, but I'm still deciding on the border color.  It won't be long before it's in my new space!  Can't wait to share it with y'all.  Stay tuned!









Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Free {Updated} Graduation Printables for the Class of 2016


Seriously, wasn't it just a few days ago that I was planning my son's graduation party and sharing 2015 printables with you all?!! The year has flown, and (even though I can hardly believe it) I'm planning my daughter's graduation party now!  My first two kids graduating one year apart might just be that thing that finally puts me over the edge--we shall see!










So, while I'm still over here trying to plan for this year's girly graduation party, I've updated Grant's from last year for those of you who are trying to get your party started!  Click here to download and print the pennants and circle package, and click here for the banner!









Here are a few more of my recommendations to make your party complete!  








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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pretty Project Features-- April!


Hi, y'all!  I'm back after a little trip with just my daughter and I to celebrate her upcoming graduation and I'm just in time to share this month's features from our Pretty Project Party!  I'll share a little more about our trip later, as well as party plans and printables for graduation, so stay tuned!

But for now...



Do you know what one of the best things about hosting The Pretty Project Party is? The inspiration! It's like a mini Pinterest feed right on the blog--- full of beautiful spaces, creative DIY's and all sorts of amazing decor and styling tips and tricks!

Today we are sharing our featured favorites from April's party. Check them out below!



Pretty Project Party April Feature - House Homemade




House Homemade shared her DIY version of an expensive European bistro stool. With a thrifted stool, recovered seat and fabulous black and white striped wicker wrapping, she saved a TON of $ and now has a pretty plant stand. You won't believe the cost comparison!


Pretty Project Party Feature - A Home to Grow Old In



A Home to Grow Old in shared her Master Bedroom Vanity makeover that also doubles as a desk - love the dual function! We don't even need to tell you why we like this project, right? I mean...the desk is pink! That pale blush shade, coupled with the bold gold chair against her navy wall - total perfection!



Pretty Project Party Feature - My Life from Home 1


My Life from Home linked up the new look of her lovely kitchen nook - the table and chairs plus a stock pile of great pillows! Who wouldn't want to sit here and sip on a hot cup of coffee?! A simply beautifully styled space just around the corner from her dedicated kitchen "Coffee Bar" - if only we could all have one!

Thanks to everyone for linking up at the Pretty Project Party this month! Be sure to follow along and stay on top of what your hostesses are up to as we head into May!



Pretty Project Party Hostesses

Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane 



Heather @ Southern State of Mind 



Rachael @ This is our Bliss



Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street 



Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design 



Julie @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss 


Pretty Party Project graphic 


The next Pretty Project Party will be here on Thursday, May 19th. We already can't wait to see what's to come! Have a wonderful day!