Friday Recap

Good Friday morning friends!!! I know you’re seeing Friday Recap as the title and maybe thinking ‘what happened to Friday Roundup?’ No worries this is it but I thought instead of round up it should be recap because really, that’s what it is. A detailed recap of what I shared on Instagram this week! Ok so now that you know its recap instead of round up lets get started! 🙂

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This week I shared a ‘Christmas Gift Guide-small shop edition’, you can find here. On Instagram you can also find all of the shops and the products we have in our home! In this photo is my favorite little Ikea shelf, the Ivar which we purchased for $40. I love styling this shelf in our dining room! I wanted to add a vintage bakers rack or shoe rack to this space originally but finding one and in my price range was almost impossible so when I found this shelf at Ikea for $40 it was the perfect fit.

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This sweet little Christmas sign can also be found in my Christmas gift guide. I love how simple it is and its perfect right next to our King of Christmas tree. I used one of the star garlands from last year and hung over the sign for a little extra Christmas cheer.

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I shared this little shot from our family room. I’m currently obsessed with these candles from Antique Candle works. My favorites so far are Christmas Day (that’s exactly what it smells like) Good Tidings and Momma’s Kitchen (yum-o). These are another item you can find in the gift guide and those pillows were a DIY you can find here.

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This year for our Christmas décor, as you know I’ve kept it simple and I’ve brought in a lot of natural elements. I created this garland on our master bedroom using faux eucalyptus fresh pine branches, pine cones and red berry stems (from Hobby Lobby). The little white houses are from the Target dollar spot and the candle sticks are from Ikea.

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Our master bedroom this week… The bed is from Target.com, the rug is from Rugsusa the barn door and the sign were a DIY. I get a lot of questions about our bedding, the gray ticking is a duvet cover set from Ikea with an Ikea duvet inside. The white comforter is an Ashley Down Alternative, and the red stripe pillows were H&M.com two years ago I believe. I’ve yet to put a tree up in this space and I honestly cant decide if I want to or not. If I do it’ll be the same 6′ flocked tree I used last year from Walmart!

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Open shelving in every room, that should be a rule. 😉 I personally love open shelving, they’re so fun to style and they’re a great way to display your most loved bits and pieces! The open shelving in our family is decorated with a lot of little DIY’s and I love it! The twig star, Christmas Tree Farm sign, candle holder and white clay stars (here) are all DIY’s. I picked up this gorgeous photograph this year at the Country Living Fair and I’m absolutely obsessed with it! The little Christmas tree to the right is from Ikea and the linen sack was H&M a few years ago.

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This is by far the coziest spot in our home. I love our couch and we did a thing a couple weeks ago that I’ve now realized is a trend in our home. We moved the second ottoman over to this space! Maybe its because cold days make us cozy up more I don’t know but the last two years we have done this! Its great for movie nights and Sunday afternoon naps because our couch is basically a bed for the five of us with both of the ottomans here. Such a fun little switch up that allows us to relax and snuggle up even more.

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Whites, woods and greens. Still the rules I play by in home décor and this picture pretty much sums up why! The gray pitcher, cutting board, small plates and bowl were all thrift store/antique finds. The large plates are from Walmart and the small white pitcher was a vendor event sale find but I think you can find them on Magnolia or Gable Lane.

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Our kitchen…this isn’t a space I share often. Its the last room on our to-do list and there is sooooo much to do in this space to make it our own. I do randomly share it because its part of our home but between the bare wires hanging and the bad lighting its just not my go to place for sharing. I did snag this shot a couple days ago to share. I love our old doors in this space and since they are looking festive I thought why not! I was also enjoying a candle from Antique candle works and the kitchen was clean!! So, no better time for a quick photo!

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Yesterday was spent in this corner of our family room and I’m so glad its finally Christmas ready! I picked up a fresh pine garland from Trader Joes this week and once I had it home I knew it had to hang on this little shelf wall I did over the summer using Weaber Lumber. I also got around to finally making our Advent calander (nothing like waiting until the day before) which I’m hoping to share more about next week on the blog!! The letter board is from LetterFolk, the lamp is Ikea, the little throw was a DIY using the same fabric as my pillow covers and the 25 are numbers I picked up from Hobby Lobby and painted. The garland and advent calendar totally transformed this space and I love it!

That’s it for this ‘Friday Recap’, as always I leave you with a sneak peek of what you can find on my Instagram this morning!

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I hope y’all enjoyed this little recap and I hope I answered most of your questions you may have had about items in our home or how I made things! As always if you have any other questions please leave them in the comments below or email me at misDIY@outlook.com!

~Happy Reading Friends

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