Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Affordable Deck Decor

Hi All! 
I'm so excited to be sharing our outdoor space with you today! We recently had a deck built in our backyard and it turned out better than I could have hoped! Prior to the deck, we had some concrete steps and a 5-foot wide concrete walkway- not very cute at all, and definitely not a usable outdoor space. My hope for this deck was to extend our living space and to create an area where we could enjoy the summer months in Vermont. 
We ended up building a 12 by 12 deck with these beautiful black metal balusters. We debated back and forth about spending the extra money on the balusters, as the wooden ones were only 98 cents a piece and the metal ones were quite a bit more. Ultimately we decided to go for the metal ones as we wanted it to be a space we truly loved! After seeing the metal balusters installed I am so glad I went with them. Kyle and I ambitiously decided to stain the deck at 9pm one Sunday night and I love the color of it- if I remember correctly the stain is in the color Jacobean which is this beautiful rich brown- exactly what I was looking for! 

Decor //
In full disclosure I began shopping for deck decor before the deck was even built (HA!), Kyle wasn't too thrilled when I had an entire outdoor furniture set and nowhere to put it, but it all worked out! My first purchase was this beautiful black and grey couch that is actually a day bed- it folds fully flat which I'm very excited about. It will be perfect for star gazing and outdoor movies. Next, I purchased a braided outdoor rug to make the space feel cozier. Rugs USA always has amazing sales so I ended up getting it for 60% off- such a great deal! I knew I wanted some additional seating so I purchased this metal and wood bench which comfortably sits three people. The last thing I was missing was a side table for the couch which I searched high and low for! It was so hard to find a table that matched the vibe of the bench and couch. I ended up finding this concrete and metal one at Pier 1 this past weekend which is also where the outdoor pillows are from and they're all on major sale. 
Picnic Space //
In addition to the deck, I wanted an outdoor dining area. There wasn't any more room on the deck so I decided to purchase a picnic table. We stained the picnic table to match the deck and I think it helped to make everything feel like one cohesive outdoor space. I put 4 place settings on the table as well as a few little accessories to help it feel more welcoming and less like a typical picnic table. We had our first fire of the Summer over the weekend and I put together this cute little s' mores tray. 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Everyday Jewelry With Marco Bicego

Hi All,
I'm so excited to be sharing this bracelet with you today!
 I remember when I was younger my mom had a beautiful gold necklace with her initial on it and she would wear it all of the time. When I got older she let me have the necklace and it became an everyday piece for me. This necklace is well over 30 years old now and looks as if I just bought it, yet it was my Moms and now mine. I want to at this point in my life, start building a collection of jewelry that I can pass on to my future daughter. The older I get, the more I see the importance of investing in quality jewelry pieces. These pieces will truly stand the test of time. This is why I am so excited to share with you this beautiful Marco Bicego Marrakech Bracelet, available at Perrywinkles Fine Jewelry. The second I picked up the Marrakech Bracelet I knew it would be an everyday piece for me. I love the beautiful rose gold and how "soft" it looks, even Kyle complimented it! 
There are so many gorgeous Marco Bicego pieces that I now have my eye on to add to my jewelry box! I really encourage you to invest in pieces you will wear forever, like this bracelet, or an initial necklace. It will be the best feeling in the world when you can pass those pieces on to your daughter, I know how much I cherish the pieces passed down from my Mom. 

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I hope you've enjoyed!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Best Place To Stay In Nashville

Hi All!
Kyle and I got back from Nashville this week and had the best time. We stayed at the CUTEST Airbnb. So cute in fact that I had to put a post together to share it with you!

If you're familiar with Nashville at all this cute carriage house is located in the 12 South area. We were able to walk to my favorite restaurant (Bar Taco) in under 10 minutes and the best shopping area. We were in Nashville last year as well and stayed closer to downtown/broadway and I have to say this location is SO much better! It was a quick walk to town and only a 10-15 minute drive to anywhere else we wanted to go including the main strip. 

Now onto this carriage house. This exceeded all of my expectations. I'm of course into very "cute" and "trendy" things and this house did not disappoint.  Kyle and I loved the outdoor fireplace and sat out there having drinks and watching movies a few nights. The whole vibe of this house was perfect, I especially loved the blue kitchen cabinets, the kitchen also had a Nespresso machine! My fave!

Staying in Nashville can be pretty pricey but we felt this home was reasonably priced. There are two options for renting this home. You can rent the entire place which provides more sleeping areas and a living room or you can rent the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and patio. Either way, you have the home completely to yourself, with the second option the other rooms are just closed off. 

Our favorite spot at the house
After seeing the bathroom I was ready to move in! How pretty are these floors!?
This was the comfiest bed ever, also loving the bed side lights. 
 How cute is this kitchen!? I want this faucet in my own home! 

 If you're headed to Nashville I highly recommend this house. It will not disappoint! I hope you've enjoyed.