Good Friday morning friends! It’s the end of the week and time for another Friday Recap where I bring the photos I’ve shared on Instagram this week to the blog and talk all about them!
Can we talk about the fact that it’s finally February. January felt like the longest month for some strange reason. I would say its just me feeling that way but I have seen and heard so many people talking about feeling the same way. So HELLO February!!!This week on Instagram I’ve shared a lot about our home being decorated for Valentine’s day. Not something I usually do but this year I thought it would be fun to add a few simple touches.
Our master bedroom was one room that did not receive any holiday décor. I did add this new pillow cover (its since been moved) that I made with fabric from Hobby Lobby, so easy and fun. You can read how to make your own easy pillow covers here Easy DIY Pillow Covers. Our master bedroom is one of the rooms I get the MOST questions about. The rug is from RugsUSA (I can’t give you the specific name because they’ve changed it at least twice now), the bed and white/black throw are from Target. The lights were a DIY you can read about here DIY Farmhouse Pendant Lights and our dressers/night stands were an Ikea hack you can read about here Our Rast Dresser Ikea Hack & an awesome GIVEAWAY!!.
Most of you know by now, every detail of this space. Its our family room and its very well-loved. Our couches are from Ikea, they are slipcover couches so I wash away all the dirt! 🙂 The shelving was a DIY project using 1×10″ pine boards and L brackets that I painted black. The small pillow covers were a DIY and the large ones are from Ikea. The lamp and wicker tray are from Target. I love keeping a super relaxed and cozy feel in this space because it’s where we spend most of our time. We nap here, play board games here, have carpet picnics and movie nights… its where all of the family things happen.
As mentioned I decorated our home for Valentine’s day this week and I shared it all here on the blog. I kept our décor very simple, neutral and mostly DIY. The fresh flowers (90% of the time) are from Trader Joes and the little tea towel is from Target. The table ‘runner’ is an old cabinet door that I painted white!
Here are a couple of the little DIY projects I shared in my Neutral Valentine’s Day Décor + DIY’s. These signs were so simple to create and the garland was made using things I had in the pantry.
I shared this photo of our littlest on Wednesday, my heart has been so heavy with sad news that has hit close to home. Cancer, a child taking their own life… it all just breaks my heart. We need to be kinder to each other, to ourselves and love harder my friends. Tomorrow is never promised and we MUST make the most of TODAY! When I look at this photo it pulls at my heart-strings, to know that right now our girls so young and innocent see the world as nothing more than a beautiful place filled with Gods creations, a playground and daily adventure. They don’t yet see the darkness that’s hiding and the evil in the shadows. I pray that we can teach them to ALWAYS find the beauty and to trust that Gods promises are greater than the darkness we see in the world.
More of our Valentine’s Day décor, again very simple. For our mantle I used an old crock I had, filled it with eucalyptus from, you guess it, trader Joes added two DIY garlands along with this pompom garland I’ve had for a couple of years and our iron letters from Journey Iron. The brass candle sticks were a thrifted find.
That wraps up this week my friends. As always if you have any questions at all please leave them in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram @misdiy.
Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can see on Instagram today!
~Happy Reading Friends