Decor · Life At Home

Newest Prints

I always like to update my new prints for those that are interested. Here are the latest and the greatest from my Society6 Shop.

The Book Was Better

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Perfect print for a living room, classroom, or library.

Donut Kill My Vibe

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This print is avilable in pink, green or blue.

But First, Coffee

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Because let’s face it, coffee comes before all else. Check this print out here.

 

Keep checking back for more prints as they come!

Decor · DIY

Prints Prints Prints!

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One thing I love about text art or digital prints is that you can share your personality so clearly through each piece. It can make a room quirky, funny, inspiring or just plain enjoyable.

For a while I have been obsessed with cute prints on Etsy to hang throughout my home. Whether it be for our living room, kitchen, bedroom and lately our daughter’s nursery they are in frames all throughout our house. They are such an easy thing to refresh and change when you get tired of it, or just switch out during the seasons.

Finally I decided to create some of my own prints, and once I started I didn’t stop! I found an awesome website called Society6 that allows me to house all my prints for people to purchase. Currently I have 221 designs to browse. From motivational to silly, to How I Met Your Mother to food related (SO many food related), there are tons to choose from.

Check them out, and as always if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas you’d like to see just send me a message or comment below!

Thank you loves!

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Decor · Wedding

How My Christmas Wedding Gave Me Christmas Decorations For Life

I love Christmas. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. I can’t imagine there are very many people who would argue with me on this.

My love for Christmas is what sparked the idea to not only have a winter wedding, but a Christmas wedding. My husband and I were married on December 27. We figured that people wouldn’t be too mad to celebrate our special day with a little extra Christmas cheer. One more day of Christmas? Why not!

There were many awesome things about having a winter wedding, but one of the best reasons that has paid off in the long run is the amount of Christmas decorations we are set with for life!

Decorating for a wedding was expensive, so when we made decisions for our decor, we asked ourselves, “Will we use this again at some point?”. Most of the time the answer was yes, and flash forward three years later to see how.

Ornaments

I’m not going to lie, after my wedding I did not want to look at an ornament again for a long time. They were everywhere in our wedding. I wrote names on ornaments for the seating arrangements, we had them hanging in different locations, and they were in bowls on tables for decor.

Now I use them for similar purposes. I place them out as decor, we actually hang some of the ornaments on our tree, and I’ve even used the extra ones as place settings for dinner with friends or family around the holidays.

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Berries

We decided to not have flowers at the tables for our wedding. Instead we used lanterns, and tons of candles that were filled with berries. I still use those berries today as decor during the Christmas season, as well as the lanterns.

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Lights

We certainly have enough lights in our house when Christmas comes around. We had lights everywhere at our wedding, and it’s safe to say we are set with lights for the rest of our lives.

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Snowflakes

We decided to cut out and hang snowflakes at our venue (easier said than done). It ended up looking beautiful, with a lovely winter feel. After all the hard work myself and many family and friends put into those snowflakes, there was no way I was just going to throw them away. Instead I decided to hang them in my daughter’s nursery. She loves them!

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Christmas Pictures

When I decorate for Christmas I like to put away the normal, day-to-day pictures that hang in our house and instead fill them with Christmas pictures. It ended up turning into hanging a bunch of wedding pictures with the Christmas feel.

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Random Decor

There are so many other things that we have decorated our house with that were used on our special day. From signs, to little knick knacks it helps make our Christmas season that much more memorable.

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Decor · Life At Home

Think Outside The Box With Your Art

When it comes to art there are so many different types that can fill your home. From paintings to pictures, and sculptures to knick knacks there are tons of options to choose from when looking for the perfect decor.

For the longest time we did not have any art on our walls because of two reasons. The first being that I thought art was too expensive. The places I was looking just didn’t seem realistic to buy from because it was way more than I could afford. The second reason was I really didn’t know what I wanted. I had no idea what to put on the walls, or around my house on shelves and bookcases. I was totally clueless.

Then I started thinking outside the box. I began using all sorts of things as art, and some were so cheap or even free. I had the chance to try some DIY art as well, and it was a fun process.

Use magazines, cards or calendars for art.

We received a beautiful card at our wedding that was 3D. It was incredibly way too cute to get rid of, so for the longest time it just sat on my dresser. I had no idea what to do with it, when I realized, “Wait, it’s so adorable, why don’t I hang it up!”

That’s exactly what I did, and now each day I get to see this bright, little card that reminds me of my wedding day.

I’ve also done with this cool magazine ads or calendar prints that I can frame. SO CHEAP!

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Get crafty!

There are tons of ideas floating around Pinterest that it’s so easy to find something you love that is easy to make. Remember the blue button tree that was constantly pinned years ago? I thought I’d try that and now I love bringing this little orange tree I made out in the fall season. All it took was a little paint, buttons and hot glue.

I also made the fun little Welcome sign below. That was a little trickier to make. I used the same technique to make this as I did here.

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Repurpose something fun.

There are so many old pieces of furniture that you can repurpose. Old shutters, pieces or wood, doors, and old windows are just a few examples of things you can try to restore or paint over. Again, there are tons of tutorials and examples on Pinterest if you’re looking for some inspiration.

I bought this old shutter from a friend. It was so easy to sand down, and repaint so I can hang pictures on it with clothespins,

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Find cute prints that are meaningful and easy to frame.

One of my latest crazes is creating text prints to frame in my home. They can be fun and quirky, and add lots of character to a home. They are perfect for a fun gallery wall in your home.

A friend gave this to my daughter for her nursery and I think it is adorable!

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Check out some fun prints I have created at my Society6 store!

Baby · Beauty & Fashion · Decor

My Favorite Recent Target Purchases

Is there really anything better than a nice run to Target? If I was on my death bed and had one chance to see anywhere in the world, one last trip to Target would be at least top five places on my list. Maybe that sounds a bit morbid, but we are just getting off the Halloween train, so don’t judge me.

Last week I had a fabulous Target run and got all the things! Here are some of my favorite finds that I felt needed to be shared.

This chunky, comfy, cozy cardigan.

Apparently this cardigan has some great alliteration and can only be described with adjectives that start with the letter “C”. It is definitely chunky, comfy and cozy. In the last six days that I have owned this sweater I have worn it four of those days. The only reason I didn’t wear it one day was because I was Halloweening it as a unicorn (and we all know that unicorns definitely do NOT wear cardigans). The only reason I am not currently wearing it is because it is in my washing machine.

I will give you $100 if you can guess what I’ll be wearing tomorrow. You can then use $29.99 of that money to go buy yourself this cardigan.

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Booties, booties, booties, booties rockin’ everywhere.

Talk about the cutest, comfiest booties on my feet. I have been dying to get a new pair of brown booties, but have not pulled the trigger because of how expensive so many pairs are. These were only $37.99! I thought I’d try them out to see if I liked them and then go back and order the black pair.

Well, I already purchased the black pair.

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Doormat….(s)

Over the summer I purchased a doormat from Target that said “Welcome” with a pineapple on it. It was cute for summer, but didn’t seem to fit with this chilly, fall weather. I bought this colorful, leaf doormat (above) for only $10.99. Such a cute autumn touch for such a cheap price.

Then I thought to myself, “Hmmm. I really like this for fall, but I bet I’m going to want another one for winter”. We now have a doormat for every season thanks to Target.

Our summer doormat that was just replaced for fall.

Clothes for the baby.

I’ve always loved Target for myself, and now I get to love it for my daughter too. They always have the sweetest clothes at the best prices. I bought my daughter not only one, but two nice sweatshirts for only $7.00 each, and black leggings that were only $5.00.

Once again, Target for the win.

 

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Decor · DIY

Repurposed Old Shutter

Recently I purchased an old shutter at a garage sale. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but it was so cheap and I had seen things like this on Pinterest so I went for it.

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I found a perfect spot in my dining room where it would fit nicely, and decided to use it as a means to hold pictures. I bought some cute clothespins at Michael’s that fit into the shutter perfectly.

It needed to be sanded down first. Once it was sanded, I wanted a different color because I was not a fan of the faded brown color. I spray painted it with two coats of plain gray spray paint also purchased at Michaels. It was tricky to spray paint with all the nooks and crannies of the shutter without running a little. When spraying it’s important to stand back and move your arm constantly back and forth so the paint doesn’t build up and start to drip. It needed only one coat on both sides with some touch up work in between.

Once it was dry I brought it inside, and placed the pictures with no problem. Easy DIY project!

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Decor · DIY

DIY Colorful World Map

Here and there I feel like getting a little crafty. The latest project was a DIY Colorful World Map. What better way to show our world than in a rainbow of color?

This was very easy, but extremely tedious. I made two, one black and one white. Personally I like the way the white one turned out better, but the black piece is what was used for the tutorial.

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The first thing I did was buy a plain, wooden board at Michael’s, along with colorful paints, and paint brushes.

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I painted the board completely over with the different colored paints. For the white map I mixed together the colors so it looked like a faded rainbow of color on the whole board. For the black map I painted different colored strips all over the board without mixing it perfectly. For both maps I never even washed my brush, I just kept mixing the colors.

Next I printed a map of the world from my computer. You could use anything design, written out text in Word, or any picture you wanted to do this project. I flipped the paper over to the blank side and shaded over any of the printed continents.

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Once the back was shaded I flipped it back to the correct side and laid the paper down over the dry rainbow painted board. Because the back was now shaded I traced the edges of the continents onto the board. The shading from the back left a mark on on the paper so I knew exactly where the lines where.

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Once all the lines were traced onto the board, I painted around the edges of the continents with the white or black. The white needed to be done at least two times, if not more in certain areas because of its light color, but the black only needed to be painted over once.

When painting the white was much easier to see the lines than the black.

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If you’re interested in purchasing either one, please check out my Etsy shop to see if they’re still available!

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Britta