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Joyful Fall Home Tour 2017

I am so excited to bring a joyful fall home tour with such a great group of bloggers. There are some gorgeous homes that have been decked out for fall. Be sure to stop by all of them today on the links at the bottom of this post. There is so much inspiration for everybody’s style.

Looking for fall decorating ideas? Tour 12 bloggers' homes and find beautiful inspiration for fall decor and encouragement to make your home cozy for fall!

I can not believe fall is here. It is like I blinked and summer was over. I feel like my kids just got out of school and I am already sending them back. That is always how summer is I suppose. This summer seemed especially¬†short because we welcomed baby number three to our family. She was born the end of June. Everything after that just seems like a blur. Our life kind of went into chaos, love, and survival mode. Adding a new baby is always an adjustment. I would say that having number three has been an easier transition than the first two. It was like she just fit right into our family. The sleep deprivation is the hardest adjustment for me. I love my sleep and figuring out how to wake up all night and function all day is tricky. It only lasts for a short time and then they grow up. At least that is what everyone keeps telling me. I keep telling myself that too at 3 a.m. ūüôā

 

Needless¬†to say, fall around here is simple and minimal. A newborn and two other kids do not allow much time for anything else. ¬†I kind of like it that way. I just got out the basic necessities¬†to add some touches of fall. Pumpkins are my go-to for adding fall touches that can transition into Halloween and Thanksgiving. Let’s be honest, I will be lucky if anything changes with my decor until Christmas and even luckier if I get Christmas up at all! I got out my white and cream pumpkins and sprinkled them around the living room and kitchen and thought that was good enough. However, after an impromptu trip to Target one day, I ended up with more than I bargained for. Famous last words right? Especially since Joanna Gaines just announced¬†they will have a line with Target too. WHAT!? I pretty much will never be able to get out of there with any money again. Anyways, I went there and they just happened to have the cutest fall decor at the dollar spot.

The Target dollar spot always has so many fun things for each season and holiday. They had these fun dark green, mint, and white fabric pumpkins. I may have grabbed a few (or 18 after going to two other Targets). So I spent $18 on fabric pumpkins and got 18 pumpkins. That is a good deal and look how cute they are. I was able to mix these fun new pumpkins with my old ones and that is about all this house got for fall. It was all I had in me as well. Honestly, I love that it is simple and just the right amount of decor to get you in the mood for the season. I grabbed a few pumpkin spice candles from the dollar spot and this cute recipe box too. I am telling you, the dollar spot is going to have run for its money when Joanna Gaines gets her line there. ūüôā

 

I am living proof that anyone can decorate for fall. Just throw some pumpkins and pumpkin spice candles around your main living areas and call it good. That is all it takes to bring some cozy fall vibes to any space. Simple and easy. That is my new motto for decorating with a newborn. Hopefully, Christmas will be just as easy. ūüėČ Be sure to hop on over to all the other home tours below and see what they have for some amazing fall inspiration.

Maison de Pax | White Lane Decor | Farmhouse on Boone | Lemons to Lovelys

My Vintage Porch | Meaningful Spaces | A House With Books | Delightfully Noted

Kim Power Style | Tidbits | Belle Amour Designs | The Mountain View Cottage

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The Perfect Chairs With Inspire Q

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by iNSPIRE Q Furniture. Read my full disclosure here.

How long have I been talking about my front sitting room? It has been way too long to admit.¬†To put it in perspective, we have lived in this house for a year now. This room has come a long way but has been missing the final design piece. Sitting chairs! I have searched all over for chairs with style and affordability. I was starting to think those two things didn’t exist.

I knew I wanted wingback chairs that would flow with the tufted couch I already had in this room. A neutral fabric would be a necessity, as with all my other main furniture pieces. Sometimes¬†we find what we are looking for when we least expect it. That is exactly what happened when I found these iNSPIRE Q Hayes Wingback Linen Chairs. I actually was drooling over the Kedric Gold Accent nightstands. Can we talk about these for a minute? Picture these white and gold beauties next to a tall tufted headboard with a cute task lamp. I definitely¬†need these nightstands in my bedroom. There is even a five drawer matching chest. The modern and classic combo of this campaign furniture is perfection. They may or may not already be in my online shopping cart. When I finally got past all the styling ideas for the nightstands, I knew I had to have the Hayes Wingback Chairs. Aren’t they perfect? Check out those rolled arms and tall backs. They come in gray or beige linen. I chose the beige and it is the perfect neutral linen. One of my happy colors!

You probably have heard of or seen iNSPIRE Q furniture at some of my favorite retailers like Target and Overstock. They have a studio located in Chicago where they develop original¬†home furnishings that are comfortable¬†and livable. They have some awesome inspiration on their blog at www.inspireq.com and are even having a relaunch this winter. Inspire Q is such a unique brand that is sold exclusively online. Don’t worry, they take all the stress out of buying online with their YouTube Channel that has assembly¬†videos as well product spot lights. I love that they accommodate so many different styles. The iQ¬†Bold collection is fun, bright colored and unique pieces that allow you step outside your comfort decorating zone. iQ Modern is a great eclectic mix of furnishings. iQ¬†Classic is a neutral¬†blend of everyday pieces for the home. The iQ¬†Artisan line has some industrial and rustic glam pieces that will make Joanna Gaines proud. They even have iQ Oasis for your outdoor retreat. The best part about all these different collections is how well they pair with each other. The iQ¬†Artisan and iQ Classic collections are basically my house in nutshell. However, I also have touches of the iQ¬†Modern line. Each piece is versatile and can be used with so many other pieces from each collection. On top of that, all of their furniture pieces come at such a great price point. When you browse their catalog,¬†at times, you feel like you are looking at some overpriced high-end retailer. That is until you see the iQ price. iNSPIRE Q embodies high-end style with out the high-end price.

It is easy to see why I wanted to partner with iNSPIRE Q to complete my front living room. These wingback chairs are the high-end style look I wanted without the price tag. You can find a lot more dreamy furniture combinations and inspiration on the iNSPIRE Q Instagram and Pinterest. My new chairs pair so well with my blue rug. Remember to add the color to your home with decor, rugs, and pillows. I try to keep my big furniture pieces neutral so they can stand the test of time. I already have a plan to put these wingback beauties in my bedroom for the holidays. When the Christmas tree goes up in the front room, we play musical furniture. The versatility of these chairs comes in handy. They will look great with my white duvet, barn door, and tufted headboard too! In the meantime, my tufted couch finally has some friends across the room. Mr. Whitelane and I are pretty excited that we can finally sit in our sitting room.

 

 

 

 

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

I finally joined the club and got fiddle leaf fig tree. I know that real fiddle leaf trees are very tricky to keep healthy and alive. We all know that I can’t even keep my succulent¬†alive. So, there really was not an option other than a faux fiddle leaf for me. They are just too expensive for my not so green thumb to try.

Even the faux fiddles can get quite pricey. When I first started looking, I was surprised at how different they can look. Some look extremely fake and others can be a lot more realistic. I also was surprised at all the different heights for the price point. After scouring the web and doing a ton of “research”, I found my fiddle leaf.

I was really worried about ordering one online. I wanted to be able to return it to the store if it was hideous in person. I didn’t want to have to pay additional¬†shipping fees to send the tree back. However, I ended up doing exactly what I wanted to avoid. I ordered from an online only store and crossed my fingers. The tree was by far the best price, most realistic, and tallest for the price point. The reviews and pictures looked good and at $50 for a five-foot fiddle, I went for it.

When It arrived, I was not at all impressed. I instantly regretted ordering online. The only way it was going back is if I paid shipping fees. By that time, I might as well keep the tree for the price I paid. So, I started spreading the leaves and working with what I got. It started to shape up. I went to Target and grabbed an inexpensive basket and green moss to set the tree in.

By the time I got it all setup and played with it, the tree started to grow on me. It looked better than I thought after all. It really just needed some shaping and a cute basket to bring it all to life. The trunk looks extremely realistic and the front of the leaves do as well. I made sure to turn the leaves front facing as best I could. The back of the leaf gives away the fact that it is faux. For the price and height, I ended up not being disappointed with this little gem.

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Joyful Summer Home Tour 2017

I am so happy to be a part of the Joyful Spring Home Tour this week. If you’re coming from Farm House on Boone or My Vintage Porch, welcome! ¬†There are so many talented¬†bloggers that I have teamed up with to bring you this tour. Their homes are gorgeous and you will just love having a peek at how they have styled their homes for the summer. Be sure to follow the schedule at the bottom of this post to see all the homes.

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It may sound crazy but I love having my kids home from school! There are no schedules or routines. Just fun days of spontaneous activities that we can do. No alarm clocks or rushing our the door. It is nice to just slow down and enjoy the day or whatever may come our way. We really enjoy spending time at all our local splash pads. The cities around us all have splash pads that the kids can play at for free. We usually take a bunch of snacks, water toys, and blankets or lawn chairs. We can easily spend the entire day camped out there playing.

I feel like this laid back summer vibe crosses over into my decor in my home for the summer. I like to keep it simple and clean (big surprise). My mantel has no garland or banners. When I first took down my Easter decor, it felt a little sparse and naked. I quickly got used to the simplicity and now I love it.  The coffee tables keep that neutral look with a few wood and white elements. I really think having a neutral canvas creates a calm atmosphere for a space. It is fun to add in my pops of color for holidays. However, I still love a simple neutral palette, when all that is gone.

My dining table just has a small centerpiece. A brass bowl with some white hydrangeas. I don’t like to put anything too tall in the center of my table. It just gets in the way at dinner time. It makes it easy for the family to pull out a chair, start eating and share the day. We thought about doing built in shelves next to the fireplace when we moved into the house. I found these Ballard Design shelves¬†instead. They were a great price and it is something we can take with us if we ever move.

My kitchen is easily the room we spend the most time in. After school snacks (now summer snacks), all the meals we cook and just talking. It is the gathering spot in our home. My daughter left her stick horse on the bar stool. I was going to move it out of the picture. I decided to leave it because it reminds me of the sweet moments we share as a family in this room. It was just fitting for this area. It is fun to hear and see them playing while Mr. Whitelane and I¬†cook (mostly Mr. Whitelane). ūüôā

Finally, I wanted to show the summer refresh I did in the laundry room. I know, it’s just a laundry room. I feel like I spend the other half of my life in here though. It might as well be cute, right? It is a narrow room making it a little difficult to photograph. I am so glad we put a sink in this laundry room. It has come in handy so many times. We recently switched out the faucet in the kitchen and put it in here. I like this stainless faucet a lot better than the builder basic chrome faucet that was here previously. Mr. Whitelane and I also added the laundry drying pole across the top of the sink. I am a wierdo about drying certain clothes in the dryer. This drying pole has been a life saver. I also found this cute succulent at the Target Dollar Spot. The soap pump was a Home Goods Find from a few years ago. I finished off this little area of the laundry room with a glass jar of clothespins. I just think it’s cute and adds some depth to the space.

I hope you have enjoyed this little summer tour of mine. Be sure to continue the fun over the next few days and check out the other bloggers in the lineup below. Hop on over to Lisa at Farmhouse on Boone and Natalie at My Vintage Porch next to see their tours today!

June 1st- Laura at Meaningful Spaces, Stephanie at Belle Amour Blog, and Marci at Lemons to Lovelys. 

June 2nd- Hayley at A House with Books, Jordan at JorDecor, and Kim at Kim Power Style.

 

 

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The Perfect Rug With FLOR

The following post contains affiliate and sponsored links with FLOR. Read my full disclosure here.

I have mentioned a few times about trying to find a rug for my front living room. It is the room right off the entry that has our piano and a sitting area. I have mostly jute rugs through the house. I love jute because it is neutral and easy to hide stains with kids.  I did not want to put jute in this front room because too much of good of thing is not good. It would be a little overkill. Also, this room is a little more formal. It needed a rug that was durable, different, and just the right amount of elegant. I was so excited when FLOR carpet tiles reached out to me. I knew exactly where I needed to put them (my front room).

I know what your thinking…..carpet tiles? Really? I was little hesitant at first too. Don’t worry, they are amazing. These eco-friendly and innovative¬†carpet squares fit together to create beautiful rugs of any size. I needed a 10′ by 12′ for my front room and immediately¬†started browsing the FLOR selections. They even have a cool custom design¬†studio on their website. You can play with all the different options to build your own custom look. As I was browsing, I came across the Kensington Gardens rug system. I immediately fell in love with the vintage look of these carpet tiles. I knew this was the style I wanted for my front room.

I ended up ordering Kensington Blend in Flannel Blue. I stepped out of my neutral comfort zone with this blue rug. Let me tell you, it pays to branch out. The color was exactly like the picture online. The softest blue that is exactly what I was hoping for. The carpet squares came directly to my front door. The boxes were marked telling me which one to open first. The directions were so simple. Mr. Whitelane and I had the rug put together in no time.

A few super cool things about these carpet tiles: 1. You can put them together any way you want. Once we had them all laid out, we switched a few around to fit the flow/pattern better. 2. I ordered a 10′ by 12′ (42 tiles). However, when we got it put together, we actually¬†ended up liking an 8′ 5″ by 13′ 5″ rug for this room. Because of the versatility of the squares,¬†we were able to customize the rug to any size we wanted. 3. When my kids or pets get any part of the rug dirty, I can remove that one square to clean the dirt. I can wash the durable carpet tiles in my own sink.

I was worried that my rug was going to look like a bunch of individual squares next to each other. As you can see, it looks just like a normal rug. I could not be happier with how these carpet tiles turned out. I love the color, the look, and the durability. The perfect rug for my front living room.

 

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Joyful Spring Home Tour

The following post contains affiliate links and sponsored by Hayneedle. Read my full disclosure here.

Today I am joining in on the Joyful Spring home tour, sponsored by hayneedle.com, along with 14 other amazing bloggers. If you are coming from The Porch Light Cottage or Delightfully Noted, welcome! Be sure to follow the schedule at the bottom of the post to check out all the spring tours. Also, there is an awesome hayneedle.com giveaway at the bottom of this post.  I love blog hopping and you will not be disappointed by these talented ladies.

Spring officially starts in a week. Considering it snowed last week, I am beyond excited for it to start warming up! I always get excited to decorate for Spring. It means that we are finally getting past the cold and ready to start fresh. Don’t get me wrong, I love having all four seasons in Utah. It is so fun to experience each new season.

One of my favorite spots to decorate is my World Market Everett Table. Easter and Spring are when I venture out and add some color around the house. I picked up this egg garland and grass bunnies at Michael’s. The wreath was a Home Goods find. My husband refers to this as the hallway of shiplap. I just love the character that shiplap gives our entry.

I haven’t shown much of this front room, right off the entry. It has been a work in progress. We have our piano and a sofa in here. I am still loving this DIY framed botanical gallery to go above the sofa. The perfect rug for this room is still out there. I just need to find it and bring it home.

My living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. I love open concept spaces. It just feels like there is more room. I can also be a part of all the action going on in the other areas while cooking in the kitchen.

This adorable mad hatter hat, egg garland, and big bunny (on the coffee table) are from Michael’s.

 

This rolling pin was actually at the Target Dollar Spot for Valentine’s Day. I thought it carried over to Easter perfectly too.  My kids just love turning on this marquee bunny from Michael’s. The poor mini chicks have also taken quite the beating from my little ones. I don’t know if they will survive another Eater around here. ūüôā


Ok, let me tell you about the best shopping experience ever, hayneedle.com. It is like Home Goods, T.J. Maxx, and Target all combined but better! Way cuter selection and the prices are AMAZING! The best part is that I get to do all my shopping while wearing my pajamas in bed. I don’t have to drag my kids in and out of a million stores to find one thing I am looking for. I had the hardest time trying to decide what I wanted to order for this spring tour. There may, or may not, be a whole cart full items still waiting to be purchased. ūüôā Hayneedle was so kind to send me this duvet set and bench for my master bedroom spring refresh. I have been searching for the perfect duvet for this bedroom since we moved in. I am in love with the look and feel of this duvet. It is like sleeping in luxury hotel bedding. Since the name is Luxury Hotel Microfiber Set, totally makes sense now!  Mr. Whitelane even thinks it feels super comfy.

A bench is a necessity in our bedroom. Mr. Whitelane wakes up way earlier than me. Every time he puts on his shoes, he sits on the end of the bed. I am a light sleeper and I would always wake up. Not anymore. This bench has saved me many minutes of sleep. I love the black metal base that ties into our barn door. Best of all, it was so easy to assemble and came right to my front door. It has also withstood the kid superhero test. Many jumps later, still going strong. It was my first time ordering with hayneedle.com and I am definitely hooked! Hayneedle is also giving away a $250 shopping spree to one of you! Click HERE to enter your email and follow @hayneedle on Instagram. Contest runs until March 20th. Good luck!

Don’t worry, the tour doesn’t stop here. Go check out these other awesome ladies in the schedule below. We have loved putting the Joyful Spring Home Tour together. It has been such fun showing you our spring decor and working with hayneedle.com. Tomorrow is the final day of the tour. So, don’t miss out! Make sure you visit all the blogs from earlier this week as well.

Tour Schedule

Monday March 13

Monday

Maison de Pax | Lemons to Lovelys | TIDBITS | Belle Amour Blog

Tuesday March 14

Tuesday

The Mountain View Cottage | Kim Power Style | Meaningful Spaces | My Vintage Porch

Wednesday March 15

Wednesday

The Porch Light Cottage | White Lane Decor | Delightfully Noted

March 16

Thursday

JorDecor | Farmhouse On Boone | A House With Books

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