Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Decor Updates and a Bathroom Refresh

As usual, as soon as I posted my Christmas Home Tour, I changed things up. :) Do y'all do that too? 

I made this wreath and garland years ago, but it always bothered me that they didn't match exactly. 

So I removed the gold ribbon from this wreath and added red and green sparkly ornaments. Now it matches the garland...



I also bought more Christmas picks and added a few to this basket of cinnamon pinecones...





My hubby brought this door hanger home from Walmart and I liked it better than the other one, so I switched them out. I love how it looks like a big ornament. 



Here's a wide shot...



A friend of mine on IG (Sue @ordinarymiracles.5) is a whiz at puzzles and she has the cutest holiday ones. She inspired me to start my own collection. I started out with this cute Christmas one...



It was so much fun to put together and I've already ordered a second one. 

I shared this on IG too. Did y'all know Newman's Own pizza gives 100% of their profits to charity? I love that! We've been buying this once a week for a quick dinner. 



And last but not least, I'm finally doing a little refresh on the guest bathroom. Here's a little of what I'm thinking...




Nothing major, just a wall cabinet, shower curtain, bath mat and new towels. Oh, and that CUTE hobnail soap dispenser. :) Obviously, I'm going with a more neutral grey and white theme in here. 

This bathroom originally had a Rainbow Fish theme, then it matured into a blue and brown theme (that was totally inspired by a blue and brown striped sweater that Monica wore on Friends~seriously! Lol!) I think I'll like the modern farmhouse look in here with more neutral colors. Should be a quick and easy makeover. I'll keep you posted. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa 



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Home Tour 2018

Hello and welcome to my Christmas Home Tour 2018! 


 Let's get started in the dining room...





The front porch...I was tired of my wreath, so I opted for this cute number on the door and added a new doormat too. 





Filled this basket with those cinnamon pinecones I told you about earlier. They make my house smell so good! I lined the basket with red tulle before adding the pinecones. 





The mantel...






I added this wreath to my tobacco basket, but I think I'll keep it up year round...



The living room...








I'm loving my new snowball garland!




The new tree collar from Michael's...




Here's a close up of some new Christmas picks I added to the tree this year...







And the kitchen...




I always like to include close-ups of the buffet so I'll remember what I did for next year...



This little basket has blue frosted pinecone ornaments in it...



See the "Days 'Til Christmas" chalkboard below? When my boys were little, they used to fight over who got to update it every day. They loved this countdown so much that I bought two extras about 10 years ago so they'd both have one for their own homes when they moved out. I just gave Dylan his this weekend. I hope he'll enjoy it in his new apartment. :) 





A close up of the ribbon on the canisters...


Never realized how well my new tea kettle would go with my Christmas decor!



A little "Let It Snow" sign I made a few years ago...







I went with pretty simple decor in here... 






A little Christmas cheer in the guest bath...


Please excuse the bad lighting...there is no natural light in here.


Found these guest napkins for about .25¢ awhile back...



The two framed "prints" in here are just flat ornaments I taped to scrap paper. :) 




Last but not least, I had to share my new iPad and Kindle Paperwhite covers. My 8 year old Kindle recently broke, so I had to get a new one. So glad I waited for the new one to come out.


 Love the sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by and have a very merry holiday season!

~Lisa 





Saturday, November 24, 2018

Thanksgiving, Moving and Some Black Friday Deals

No, we're not moving, but we did help Dylan move into his new apartment. You probably remember me talking about how he landed his dream job HERE. After that, things moved pretty quickly. We looked at apartments one weekend, then a week later, he started his new job, then the next week we moved him into his new place. That's pretty much why I haven't been on here lately. It's a lot of work to move one of your kids out and into their own place. All fun stuff (like furniture shopping) but tiring just the same. :) Because of all this, I just can't seem to keep up with the blog as much as Instagram. I share a lot more on there @texasdecor. It's just faster and more convenient. 

But I did want to get on here and share some pics, so here we go...

First up, some Black Friday deals (on Saturday~lol) I had a very successful shopping trip today! I got the last tree collar at Michael's for only $16! A cute basket for the coffee table to hold the remote and coasters (I'm using a Christmas basket now and the tray I was using is now in the guest room, hiding the router) It's like musical decor around here.

You get a sneak peek at my new snowball garland too! 

I also got some cinnamon scented pinecones for the foyer basket, fall plates and napkins on clearance for $1, Oprah's Favorite Things issue (can't wait to enjoy that with a cup of coffee later this week!) Then I picked up a few nights worth of Meal Simple dinners from HEB. 

My simple Thanksgiving tablescape...

 I always like to share my tablescapes on here so I can look back in the years to come to get ideas. 


Every time we visit Dylan, we HAVE to stop at Buc-ee's because they have real kolaches. This Czech girl knows her kolaches, y'all. And they MUST have crumblies on top to be considered real. ;)


And so what if a chewy pecan praline and cup of coffee also landed in my hands. Not my fault. And P.S. I love Dylan's granite counters! His floors are a nice grey wood too.  

So since Dylan moved out, we're turning his room into a guest room. Here's a little sneak peek...


Obviously I'm going with a pink girly theme in here, ha! 

Love the detail on the shams and the polka dot pillowcases...


I'm loving the gold dots and flecks on these throws...


These throws are so soft too! Every guest room needs a couple of soft throws, am I right? 


But before we get too far, I need to fill all the holes in the walls from the NASCAR/Formula 1 "decor" and then slap on a fresh coat of paint...


My all time favorite wall paint is SW Duration in Matte finish. It's what we have in our entire house. And P.S. all SW paints and stains are on sale 30% off until November 30! (Go to their website to get the coupon)

Scored this cute mirror to hang above the dresser in the guest room...


And that's about it for now. I'll be sure and share the room when it's all finished. I can't wait to see it all pulled together!

~Lisa 

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