Thursday, October 23, 2014

One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom Progress

Last week I mentioned that I ordered curtains from WalMart (found HERE) for our Master Bedroom.  I just did the regular shipping (because I'm cheap) and they came in about two days--super fast.  I'm actually really happy with them, especially for the price.  The blue isn't the exact color I was hoping for, it's a little darker than I wanted, but for the price, I'm ok with it!  The curtains were only $19 for two panels!  I bought them for two windows, so for four panels, it was $38.  

I purchased curtain rods from Target in a nickel finish (found HERE) to match the lights on the bed and the new hardware I plan to get for the closet doors and dresser drawers.  I thought the curtain rods were decently priced and I'm happy with the way they look.  I needed two different sizes, since our front window is much larger than the other window.  The smaller rod was $13.79 and the larger one was $16.99, so the total was $30.78.  I used my Target debit card, so I did save an extra 5%.

Curtains: $38
Curtain Rods: $30
Total:  $68

Here is a little before & after of the curtains:

I think the curtains make a HUGE difference in the room.  It makes the room look a little more complete and cozy.  I love that the curtains add a little more color to the room, however, I think I'd like to add some pops of another color.  I love the little pops of pale pink, and even the pale yellow in this room below:

Love the subtle pops of pink in this room!
I'm thinking I can incorporate another color with throw pillows and wall decor, and maybe with things on our dressers or nightstands  Do you think the pale pink or pale yellow would go well in our bedroom?  Or what other color do you think I should add to the room?  

Here is what my check list for this room looks like so far:
- Touch up paint on walls and trim that need it.
- Caulk trim and wood paneled wall where needed.
- Purchase and hang curtains.-
- Replace drawer pulls on dressers.
- Replace handles on closet doors.
- Hang things on the wall/decorate the room.- De-clutter and organize dressers.
- Get white cord covers for the lamp cords on the headboard.

Still lots to do, but I'm happy with the progress I've made so far.  I'm hoping to get drawer pulls, door handles, and cord covers this weekend.

Linking up again today with Calling It Home for the One Room Challenge.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Pet Peeves

Pet peeves. We all have them.  I know I'm not perfect and I'm sure there are things I do that annoy the heck out of other people.  Here are some of my pet peeves:

- When people use the wrong form of a word (example: their, there, they're).
Misuse of there, their, and they're | 32 Really Frustrating Things In Life
- Story toppers.  One uppers.  Whatever you want to call them.  People who always have to top your story with something that happened to them.

- When people don't use their blinker when they are turning.
Ahh, posted...rant over!
- When the closet doors are left open in the bedroom.  I can't go to sleep if the closet doors are open.  It's weird, I know.

- When people post a vague status update on facebook.
- Walking barefoot and things sticking to my feet when I'm inside (I expect it when I'm outside barefoot). I hate when dirt or anything sticks to the bottom of my feet when I'm in the house.  That's why 99% of the time I wear socks or slippers in my house.

What are some of your pet peeves?

Helene in Between Blogtober

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Recap: Puppies, Babies, and Smashed Pumkins

Another Monday here too soon.

This weekend was spent playing with dogs and getting locked in cages:

Attending the Christening of this handsome little man:

And then coming home to one of my pumpkins from my front porch smashed in our yard (dang kids):

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oh hey Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  Let's just get right to today's five.

ONE.  I'm heading out to get supplies for our Pinterest party after work today.  I'm excited to have a girls night and create a fun craft.  I decided to do a state art project, similiar to this one from Home Sweet Ruby.  

I know it will probably be a simple and quick project for us all to do, but that just gives us more time to hang out and chat.  And since this is our first Pinterest party, I wanted to make sure I didn't go in over my head with a super tough project.

TWO.  Last night Kevin and I went and saw The Equalizer.  It was really good.  A little more graphic than I thought it was going to be, but still really good.  I'd recommend it!

THREE.  In case you missed it, I shared our fall decorations on the blog this week (see it all HERE).  I'm LOVING how our front porch turned out.  I want to grow our decor inside, so I'll be looking for some great deals at the end of the season.  What is your favorite place to find seasonal/holiday decorations for your home?

FOUR.  Now the weather is getting cooler, and softball is winding down (well, we have 1-2 more weeks of games), I'm getting the itch to start crocheting again.  I usually stick to blankets, but I want to try some different things this winter.  Here are a couple of things on my "to crochet" list:

crocheted bow headband
Repeat Crafter Me: Crochet Owl Hat Pattern in Newborn-Adult Sizes
FIVE.  I have to work tomorrow, but then we will be spending the rest of the weekend with family and friends and I'm looking forward to it!  What are you up to this weekend?

Linking up today with:

 September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for oh hey Friday!

Momfessionals for Friday Favorites!

ChristinaDarciApril, and Natasha for Five on Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Room Challenge: Week 3 Update

I can't believe it is week 3 of the One Room Challenge already and I really haven't done much in our master bedroom yet.  I did finish the touch up paint over the weekend, so that is one thing off the list.  I still need to caulk the trim, but maybe I will do that Friday night.

I decided on these curtains from WalMart, but of course they weren't available in the store, so I had to order them.  I'm hoping the color will be ok, otherwise I'll return them and start looking again.

Mainstays Selma Crushed Microfiber Curtain Panel, Set of 2
Kevin's brother and sister-in-law are in town this weekend and I have to work on Saturday, so I know I won't get a lot done in the bedroom this weekend, but I am hoping to get the caulking done at least.

My goal for next week is to find some new hardware for our dressers and for the closet doors.  I want to find something in a brushed nickel (or similar) finish to match the lights on the headboard:

The current handles on the closet doors are wooden nobs that are stained dark like the doors.  The pulls on the dresser drawers are gold and a couple of them are broken, so it will be nice to have everything match and actually work.

Linking up again today with Calling It Home for the One Room Challenge.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our Fall Home Decor

You might have seen my front porch on Instagram or on Monday's blog post, but I wanted to share the rest of our fall decorations today.  I'd love to add some Halloween decor, since it's mostly all fall related.  I'm hoping to find some good sales after Halloween this year.  I have more decorations that I haven't put out yet, but I haven't found a good spot for this is what we are working with for this year:

You can see our fall decorations from the past two years: 2013 & 2012.

Do you decorate for fall or Halloween?  Did you you share your home decor?  If so, leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see it!!

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