Friday, October 31, 2014

West Elm Capiz Chandelier


We have been celebrating all week and already have a sugar hangover. We've had one party, one play date, two school parties and tonight we will finish it off with a block party on our street! I think it's time already time for a detox and the holidays are just getting started! I hope you enjoy your tricks and treats tonight!

One of the questions I get asked the most about here on the blog is our West Elm chandelier above our dining table. 

I love this chandelier because it is neutral but bold. It makes a statement, but also blends in. It is the life of the party but a fly on the wall. 

Here it is all decked out for Halloween.


(Actually, you may recall that last Halloween was quite a treat because West Elm featured this picture on their website!) 

I purchased the West Elm Capiz Chandelier a few years ago and although it was a bit of a splurge, I waited until it went on sale, picked it up from the store (to save on shipping) and then went for it!  And I am so happy I did!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Outdoor Pillow Public Service Announcement

Hey sunshines! 

Can you believe it is still in the mid-80's here in Atlanta? I am actually loving this mild weather and we have been soaking up all of these sunny days! I keep hearing rumors that we are in for another cold winter. Here's hoping we don't have any ice drama this year! 

If things are cooling off for you already, you may be bringing your outdoor cushions inside. And if yours look like mine after summer, some of your outdoor pillows may be heading to the trash. 

Don't throw them away!

I am here to tell you that you can spray paint your outdoor pillows!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Apple Autumn Family Night (Yummy Recipes!)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu

Now that I am staying home with the boys, dinner time around here is improving. 

And by improving, I mean it's actually happening. 

Don't get me wrong, it is still chaos (hello witching hour) but at least I have a plan and hubby and I aren't debating who is going to pick up our take-out as we chat on the way home from work.

With the two littles, it can still be quote chaotic getting a dinner on the table, so I stick with simple recipes. Ones that can be prepared in the morning while Mr. Big Stuff is at pre-school are even better. 

I thought it would be fun to plan an Apple-Autumn themed Family Night with a simple fall recipe and festive table. Just because we don't have special plans or company doesn't mean we can't have a special dinner!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty Preppy Party Features- October

Happy Friday loves! Month two of the Pretty Preppy Party link-up was great! Thanks to all for participating! With so many great projects it was hard to choose my favorites, but I did manage to pick out a few to feature today!  Be sure to check in with my co-hosts as well for their feature picks, and there are many more great projects on our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest Board.

Brett @ Being Bianca
The Gals @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Here are a couple that caught my eye:

You know I am a SUCKER for all things oyster! So when Emily at Table and Hearth linked up her Oyster Candleholder, I was intrigued! I think I may be retrieving my oyster shell stash and making a few of these! Wouldn't they make a cute Christmas present for the beach lover on your list?

This children's art table caught my eye over at The Blissful Bee. Amy has such an eye for styling and with a photography background, her pictures are always amazing! She set up this cute little art table for her nieces and nephews. You know I am diving into the world of arts and crafts with my little ones so I appreciate this set up even more! What a sweet Aunt Amy! :)

I clearly have a thing for super simple pillows these days, evident of my "31" pillow! Rachel as Maison de Pax also created an easy pillow! She used felt to make these antlers. So simple but so adorable!

Thanks to everyone for linking up! Can't wait to see what's in store in November! Mark your calendars now- we will link up again on November 20th!

- Heather

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What to do with all of those paint chips

Well hello there! Hope your week is going well! I have been busy with the boys but wanted to pop in to say hi! I'll be back tomorrow with my Pretty Preppy Party features and then have a busy weekend ahead! 

If you have ever painted any walls or furniture, you probably get an idea of what color you want and then grab paint chips of that color.

In every shade imaginable.

Or maybe you are more focused than me and go in and get exactly what you want? (If so, I need a lesson from you on how to pick paint colors!!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooktacular SSOM Halloween House

Happy Friday! Another week down, and only two weeks until Halloween! Do you have a costume picked out yet? We are still assembling ours, if you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peek this week...poor dog! :)

I love decorating for the holidays. Whether it's Easter eggs or Halloween bats, there is just something so festive about bringing the holiday spirit into my home. I was talking to a girlfriend this week about holiday traditions and how important they are to a family. We are still a "young" family so the traditions we have are "young", but I do know that a holiday home will always be one! 

So of course I had to spook the house. I didn't go too crazy but did have some fun in a couple of spaces and I am excited to share them with you today! And what's even better is that there are links to 15 Halloween Home Tours below... how is that for a treat?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pretty Preppy Link Party {October}

Welcome to the second Pretty Preppy Party! Last month we had over 70 lovely projects link up! Are you ready to get your monthly fix of amazing preppy projects? I know I am! 

Here is what we've been up to this month. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Happy Fall Y'all" Burlap Pumpkin Door Hanger

Every year I tell myself I'm not going to decorate for Halloween...but then I just can't help myself. :) It's just too much fun and the decorating addiction is real, y'all! 

So I spooked the house. And I am so happy I did!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10-Minute {EASY} "31" Halloween Pillow

It's no "trick", you can whip up this "treat" in less than 10 minutes! 

This super simple "31" Halloween pillow came together in 10 minutes and anyone can do it!  Maybe even with items you have on hand!