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Navy Blue Office – LMB Rental July 2014

Navy Blue Office

The navy blue office was one of the first rooms that I couldn’t wait to style when we moved into our rental a few months ago. I was unpacking boxes as we loaded them in the house & styling the shelves with stuff that we already owned. I was excited to work with these floor to ceiling bookshelves & this small little room off of our front sitting room. I’m still waiting on new window treatments, and I want to add a few lovely details, but if I waited for the room to be perfect than I would never be able to show it to you. Do I say that all the time? Yes, I probably do. I want you to feel confident with your house, I want you to know that it doesn’t have to be perfect for you to be content with your space. Show those rooms off! Even when you have curtains hanging a foot off the ground….

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The walls in the office are relaxed navy by Valspar & they were painted by the previous owners. Of course if I had my choice of paint I would have chosen white, but I had the fun of the “challenge” of decorating with the navy walls. The rug is from Pottery barn, the desk is a painted antique, the fiddle fig print is something I found {here} & had printed at Staples & I placed in an antique window. The chair was another fabulous antique find {For Free!} it’s a comfortable desk chair & I love all the pops of green in this room with the navy blue. What do you think of the office space? Have a question or want to know where something is from? Leave it in the comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram! I hope you like the space & thank you so much for stopping by my little blog today! xx

More rooms in our rental:

NC Rental – Guest Bedroom First Look

As many of you know a week ago my parents came to visit us in North Carolina. They were our first guests in our new home so the day before they came {I’m a procrastinator what can I say?} I whipped together  the guest room so that they would have a lovely space to stay. This room I have a few plans for as far as decorating the walls and getting a new dresser, changing out lamps, & of course moving some decor around. For now, this is what the space looks like a couple weeks after moving in to our rental.

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This room is quite small, but it does have one massive closet & a lovely little view of the historic homes on the street below. I found that headboard in a dumpster & used items from our last middle guest bedroom to throw it all together before my parents got here. Not bad huh? I’m excited to create some art for the walls & find a new dresser for the space. I’m also thinking a rug, putting the bed skirt on, & also some curtains! I always  Let me know what you think of the space & what you would do in the comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram.

 

Come check out the first look at the other rooms in our home!

NC Rental – Daybed Room First Look

Hi guys! I hope that you are enjoying these posts on the first look into our rental. We have been here for a week now, & things are starting to look like home! You can see our front sitting room first look {here} & our office {here}. Today I wanted to show you a tiny little space that is off of the dining room & the stairs leading upstairs. This room is pretty small, has two windows, connects to the downstairs bathroom & some stairs leading downstairs & to the basement. It’s pretty awkward, but it was the perfect place for our daybed & I have actually napped here more than I would like to say already this past week. Moving is tiring! This is what the space looks like a week after moving in….

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From the front door of the house & looking in from the sitting room you can see this little daybed room in our home. There is also doors that can be shut as well.

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& here is the view of the room from the dining room through the other set of doors. Again the doors can be shut to this room from the dining room as well so it could be used for guests. We use it to nap in & o man it’s a cozy little nook!

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A dear friend of mine gave me these tall mirrors. I honestly didn’t have a place for them so I tucked them behind the daybed & I kind of love it. Since we are renting this house we are not hanging much on the walls & this gives me art  with out putting holes in the walls. Perfect! Not sure if they will stay here, but I’m going to paint them, what color do you think I should use? I’m thinking a gray or a creamy white. Thoughts?

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There is one window above the bed & one window at the end of the room. To the right is the stairs leading to a door outside & also the basement. To the left is the one bathroom that is downstairs.

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I altered my DIY card catalog side tables to make it into one table for this little room & I’m kind of loving it & it’s a handy little table that was free to me!

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So what do you guys think of this little room? It’s kind of an awkward space because it connects to so many parts of the home, but we have surprisingly made some use out of it. To me, this space is like a large hallway. A very cozy hallway. What do you think we should call this room? Let me know what you think of the space in the comments below, on my Facebook, & on Instagram! xx

Goodbye to Our NC Home & Hello Rental!

Hey guys! O my goodness it is with great pleasure that I say WE ARE FINALLY MOVED INTO OUR RENTAL! After four very long days of moving we are finally here. Our little green house is empty & waiting for it’s new owners & our rental is starting to look like our home now. I can’t wait to show you our new place, for now be sure to follow me on Instagram & Facebook to get the latest behind the scenes updates on our move & of our new home.

Since I never quite got finished showing you the final tour of the old house I wanted to share the final living room tour & than a “before & after” of the house before & after we emptied everything out. It’s so crazy to me that our little green house is empty now. I loved that house, & we are so grateful it sold so quickly, but it was a very short goodbye & much shorter than we planned. So glad we have photos & all of the memories that we made in that house. I snapped a photo of each room right before we boxed it up just the way it was in the moment. The lighting isn’t perfect & neither are the rooms, but I wanted to capture how the spaces looked in that moment. Let’s take a tour of our little green home …

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A glimpse into the living room before we packed it up…

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& all packed up it looked something like this…

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On to the front guest bedroom before we packed up….

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And after we packed it all up…

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Let’s check out the middle guest bathroom…

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& emptied out it looks something like this…

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The middle guest bedroom before we packed it all away… 

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& the dramatic change when it was all emptied out… 

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On to the master bedroom… 

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& empty…

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Moving on to the master bathroom…

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& all packed up…

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& the last room I got pictures of empty was the dining room…

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All empty except for the buffet we left behind…

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So that is goodbye! Goodbye to our little green casa & hello to new adventures! We are here renting in NC until November, & than it’s moving back to Michigan to our home that we have there.  It’s about to get crazy exciting around here & I’m currently sitting here in bed blogging dreaming about all the things coming up. Can’t wait to start sharing our rental with you this week so stay tuned! Are you excited for our new adventure? Leave me a comment below & be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram! xx

 

& here are some sneak peeks I shared this weekend on Instagram of our new rental…

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What do you think so far?! Have a great day! xx

 

You can see more of the final home tour {here} & {here} & {here}

The Heart Of Our Home

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The kitchen is a huge staple in every household. It is the first “punch-in” for the day. We cannot start the day without walking into the kitchen and turning on the stovetop to brew the coffee and make breakfast. It’s the family launch pad for Mr. LMB and myself, and even Bear and Bella, to get together before heading out to take on the day.

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The day goes on, good or bad, and like most, we plan our evening feast, and if you do not know, we love to eat. On weeknights, as soon as we get back from work and daily chores, dinner is in the works. Chicken goes into the oven, the veggies and the much-needed “cooking snack,” a.k.a the chefs’ appetizer come out of the fridge.LizJoseLifestyle-LizJoseLifestyle-0009
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As a family of two, table eaters that is (sorry pups), we sometimes eat at the dinner table; most of the time we enjoy the family meal right in the kitchen at the bar.  We consider ourselves efficient people, why take the food out of our lovely kitchen, when you have perfectly good kitchen bar with stools. We enjoy this time to officially unwind and talk about the day and what we have coming up, our GE Appliances oven makes it a quick clean up after dinner.LizJoseLifestyle-LizJoseLifestyle-0020
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This is both of our favorite time of the day. As both of us are bloggers, this is the calm before the storm, when we get into our heavy blogging time, so we truly cherish dinner. Thanks to our amazing GE Appliances, we do not have to worry about anything but conversation and relaxation. We throw all of our dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and all of the leftovers fit nicely in the fridge. We whip out the laptops and chip away at the next blog post. The kitchen is really the headquarters for our family affairs and blog.LizJoseLifestyle-LizJoseLifestyle-0011
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In our home the kitchen is a place for gathering with loved ones & friends. We never take our kitchen for granted & it really is the heart of our home. Do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen? Where do you usually eat your dinner? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram.

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Final ‘NC Home’ Tour – Middle Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!

As we continue the final tour of our NC house, our next stop is the middle guest bedroom. & O my this room has come a long way since the beginning. For some reason I painted this tiny room a dark color & did nothing with the space until one day I was fed up with the space being dark & dingy so I painted it dove white, added some light & bright elements, & now this middle guest bedroom is anything but dark and gloomy & was loved by a lot of guests!

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This bedroom makeover was all done on a small budget too! By painting the walls dove white, adding light bed linens, & bringing in contrast with warm wood, a few dark elements, & antiques this space really came together. Obviously the main focal point in the bedroom is the DIY antique window headboard, I am going to miss that so much! It was fun to have, but I know I probably will never have that in our houses to come. Let’s all take a minute to say goodbye to the window headboard. Ok, moving on The DIY round side table was an easy build & a quick fix to get a side table where we needed it. The wood & gray dresser was a DIY that turned an ugly thrifted dresser into a lovely piece for this room. & those curtains? They are simply drop cloths hung with clips. Super easy! The art above the dresser was a DIY tea towel art project which is a great DIY to make super quick art that is cheap for any room in your home. The sconces above the side tables are affordable lights from Target, and some of the bedding is more affordable finds from Ikea. You do not have to spend a ton of money to make a cozy guest bedroom, but with some time & a little DIY you can have a beautifully imperfect perfect guest room.

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Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
Guest Bedroom makeover on a budget! See how thrifted finds, a little paint, & some DIY made this guest bedroom lovely!
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Say farewell to this room! We will be packing it up this week & moving it over to our rental. I’m sad as we are saying goodbye,but I’m getting excited for the next house too. To see the front guest bedroom final tour you can go {here}. What do you think of our middle guest bedroom? What is your favorite part? Leave me a comment below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. xx

 

Want to prepare your home for house guests? Click {here} or the photo below for my 10 tips! 
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Final ‘NC Home’ Home Tour – Front Guest Bedroom

It’s starting to get so real over here! We will be most likely moving out of our ‘NC Home’ in about 3 weeks. After we move we will be renting here in NC for about 6 months, you can read more on that & see the house we will most likely be renting {here}. I can’t wait to get into our rental and start decorating, but leaving this house is getting sad & emotional. It’s been a year of neutralizing our home & I decided I would take you on a complete tour of our home one room at a time of the final way it looked when we sold our house before we start packing it all up. There is a short video at the end of a quick little video tour of the room as well. You guys!! Will you hold me the next two weeks and get me through this? I’m going to miss this home of ours, but I get to keep the memories forever right? Let’s start with our goodbyes to the house in the front guest bedroom that has served many purposed to us the past four years…

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This is how we basically had the front guest bedroom styled for putting the house up for sale. The closet & the dresser hold craft supplies, and other odds & ends. We used this room as a reading room, nap room, guest room, storage, sitting room, office & more. It really served it’s purpose while we lived here! It’s a super cozy room that always ended up getting the leftover pillows & decor, but it somehow always looked good with it’s eclectic look.

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What do you guys think of the room? Not bad for the “catch all” room huh? Let me know what you think of the room below in the comments, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. Watch the video tour below of our front guest bedroom { Just a quick little iPhone video nothing too fancy} to start saying goodbye to our little green north Carolina house. & also if you are curious about anything in the room, the source list is also below.

 Room Source list –

Rug: Pottery Barn
Lights- Hobby Lobby – DIY burlap cord covers {here}
Dresser: Thrifted – color unknown
Ottoman – thrifted  Rug on ottoman- TJ Maxx
Plant stand- thrifted
Daybed- thrifted
Wood art display- DIY {Here}
Nightstands- DIY {here}
White/solid pillows- Homegoods
Striped pillows- Etsy {here}
ampersand wood pallet art- DIY {here}
Be Still Letters- DIY {here} 
Curtains-
Tray- Target
Owl – gift
Gray boxes & jars – Ikea
Solid brown pillows – Ikea
Bedding- Antique find
Wicker chair- Pier One
“G” Marquee light- Vintage Marquee Lights

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Spring Dining Room

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I have been bringing spring into our home for the past few weeks a tiny bit at a time because guess what? I’m ready for it!! I’m ready for warm days, bike rides, windows open, budding flowers, green grass, & not having to wear a jacket everywhere I go. Thankfully it’s been pretty warm here in NC & we have been blessed with some warm days already. I know a lot of people are still dealing with snow & cold weather so I thought I would share our spring dining room to bring some lovely warm decor into your life. Our dining room is really the center of our home & so I really wanted to liven it up with some lovely spring details to make it really set the spring mood all throughout our house. Today I’m taking you on a spring tour of our dining room, but I will be back with all of the DIY posts that went into this room.

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For our spring dining room I really wanted a very natural rustic look with lots of pops of green. This is what spring is to me. What do you think of our spring dining room? I will be back with all of the DIY projects & details that went into the room. Leave your questions & you comments below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. Have you decorated for spring yet? What does spring look like to you? Be sure to Check out some of my other blogging friends spring projects this week…

 

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The Kitchen Tour – North Carolina House February 2014

Wow! I can’t believe I have never blogged the kitchen before. Actually I can. Upon “unofficially” putting our house up for sale last week I noticed that I had no photos of our kitchen. The reason? Well, we have never really done any work in the kitchen. For the past year we have known we were going to move out of the house so we have not made many changes to this space. We did add the beadboard backsplash a while back & painted the space from gray to cream, but that is about it. I will blog a few before & afters in a separate post to show the changes since we have lived in this house. I woke up the other morning  inspired to take some quick photos of the kitchen just the way it was. No changes, no staging, just the way I woke up with the morning sun coming in the window & please excuse the fact that you can’t see the pendant over the sink because of all the brightness, I will show that to you later too. Just picture a vintage school house light there & you won’t be missing anything. Have it pictured? Well, here we go on the long awaited kitchen tour…

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The cabinets & the granite were both original to when we built the house & so is the flush mount light & the appliances. The DIY basket pendants are a DIY that you can see {here}. The mason jar kitchen organizer can be found {here}. The milk jug artwork is a DIY from a while back that I will be blogging soon. That sign above the sink? Yah, I made that & never blogged it. Tutorial coming soon. What do you think of the space? I plan on making a few changes before we sell the house & I will update you on that soon. Have any questions or comments? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. To see more of our North Carolina home go {here}.

Want to see our kitchen in our Michigan house that we are re-doing? Click {here} or the photo below. We will be starting the major work on this space very soon {mostly from afar here in NC} updates & our plans for the space coming soon.

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A Simple Winter Entryway

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After Christmas I always want to keep things simple around here. Lately we have been working on some larger DIY projects so the winter decor was lovely, simple, & rustic. Today I wanted to show you a glimpse of our winter entryway. Ok. You may be mad at me for this because I’m not showing a large part of the entryway. I’m leaving a little up to the imagination only because I’m not ready to show the full tutorial yet for the large piece of art. Don’t worry though I will be showing you very soon. {The Tutorial for the large DIY pallet clock is up on the blog now. click HERE to see it!} Winter decor is so much different to me than Christmas decor. It’s simple & to the point. It’s clean & refreshing & offers cold with a little warmth. & please ignore the big elephant in the room, I mean *cough* DIY Clock *cough*. Or don’t ignore it & get excited for it. You pick 😉

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The entryway table is a DIY card catalog that I made, you can see it {here}. The metal basket was a thrifted find with some nature that I picked up on a walk with my dogs. The lamps are from Hobby Lobby along with the wicker basket at the bottom. The round metal basket at the bottom is another thrifted find & the linens in side are from Ikea.

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& so in short, there is our winter entryway. I can’t wait to show you the rest & the large “surprise” project. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite things we have ever made & it was so easy. What do you think of our winter entryway? Do you decorate your home for winter? Leave me a comment below, find me on facebook, or chat with me on Instagram! I hope you have a great day! xx

 

 

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Come see how to make the large DIY pallet clock {HERE}.

Seasons of Home †~ Winter Edition Tour

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Finding Silver Pennies
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Middle Guest Bedroom Makeover – Almost Done!

Seriously, sometimes I feel like I confuse you guys so much as to what is going on in our house. We are basically making over every room in our home right now, getting read to sell this house, working on so many projects, & who knows what else. Kudos to those who can keep up! Mind getting me up to speed on things too? haha no seriously though. This middle guest bedroom  has always been one of my least favorite rooms in the house. I felt like it was dark & I had no direction for the space. Well, guess what? It’s almost done now! I need to add a few more things like a rug & some more linens. Also those curtains? Those are drop clothes that are not trimmed or hemmed. I don’t even know if they are permanent in this space, but for now they work. I am so excited that this middle guest bedroom makeover is almost done!

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The room is almost done! What do you think so far? We hung the pendants from Target this past weekend, we made that little side table {tutorial coming soon}, put some legs on our antique trunk, hung some artwork, & completed a lot of other little details as well. The before & afters & all of the details will be coming soon. Stay tuned for the tutorials & be sure to let me know what you think so far! Leave a comment below, find me on facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. xx Liz Marie

Empty House, Table Runner, Desk Lamp

The transition in home decor after Christmas is always a little unsettling for me. The house feels empty, the warmth of the Christmas decor is gone, & the glow of Christmas lights is no longer there. I struggle with this time in every year in our home, & I know I’m not the only one who does. We have been making some pretty big changes around here so I have not focused to much on our winter decor. Also in the middle of all that, like most people, we are purging and getting rid of so much around here. I think I have daily pickups for home decor I am selling & furniture I am wanting to get rid of. The house is forever evolving. I wanted to show you a glimpse of the empty, the change, the transition, & some new. & please excuse the lighting changes in these photos… one minute it was bright & sunny & the next minute it was storm clouds & rain. I figured you wouldn’t mind….

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This was an instagram picture I took of our empty living room after all the Christmas stuff was taken down. It kind of turned out pink, but I promise you that our living room is not pink 😉 But it does feel super empty! Ps. That coffee table got a big makeover today, can’t wait to show you!

The new table runner is from TJ Maxx for less than $20 & I think I need to go back & get another one. The table runner is great for every season & I’m excited that I finally found a neutral table runner that I love. This dining room seems so empty now & I’m getting anxious to bring it into spring or add some more love to the space. See those cute salt and pepper shakers? I’m sure some of you know where they are from, good old Target! I had to get them & I feel like they are season neutral.. kind of like gender neutral? Does that make any sense? Another thing I picked up this week was an awesome lamp from Lowes. I’m pretty in love.

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I put this photo up on Instagram when I found it because I was so excited. We got it for an out of box discount & we got our military discount so we got a great deal! Please don’t mind me being a hot mess, I literally left my pajamas for about an hour that day to run to Lowes. It’s real life. It happens. Originally I bought it for our middle guest bedroom {which is done by the way! I can’t wait to show you!} but when I got it home I set it on the new side table I just painted {can’t wait to show you that either!} & I fell in love with it in our living room. More on this space later…

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So, is your house feeling empty these days? We surely are making a lot of changes around here this week so I’m really excited to show you how we are progressing over here. Stay tuned. Find me on Facebook & Instagram for more updates. Have a great day! xx

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Christmas In The Entryway

Our entryway is well, not really an entryway. But, maybe you can still call it that since when you walk in our front door you walk by this little area that’s more in the living room than anything? I don’t know. Call it what you want, but I will call it our entryway. I wanted to spruce it  up a little for Christmas, but I wasn’t in the mood to make it perfect or spend a lot of time on it so I created a simple & lovely Christmas entryway. I mean, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful right?  Not in our house!! Anyways here is the Christmas entryway & be sure to check out more of our other Christmas projects below…

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Rustic Christmas entryway - lizmarieblog.comI went for a very rustic look in the entryway using logs & cotton for accents in the bottom. The flannel blanket is actually just fabric from Walmart & the basket is from TJ Maxx. To make the lamps I used fake snow from Target & some little trees from Michaels. For all of the DIY projects see the links below. What do you think about our entryway? Do you like the rustic look? It was quick & easy & brought a little bit of holiday cheer into our home. I hope you guys have a great day & be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram. xx

Christmas Dining Room Reveal

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Hey friends!! I shared a sneak peek of our Christmas dining room last week before Thanksgiving & ever since then I have been so excited to share the whole space with you!! Today is the day! I wanted to make an easy transition from our fall dining room to the Christmas dining room so I kept some of the things the same & just added & subtracted to create a a dining room perfect for the Christmas season. Our Christmas dining room is neutral {surprise surprise!} with bits of natural elements. neutral & natural, it’s kind of my thing. Here is our lovely Christmas dining room reveal…

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Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com

Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com
Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com
Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com
Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com
Neutral & natural rustic Christmas dining room - lizmarieblog.com
I hope you love our natural & neutral Christmas dining room so far! I will be sharing more updates & details later of course. Stay tuned for DIY posts from this space.  Have you decorated for Christmas yet? What colors do you love to use?? What’s your favorite part of this space? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below, find me on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. & be sure to ‘Pin‘ this space for inspiration! xx

How to get the look:

Metal chairs: O.co
Rug: RugsUSA.com
White chairs: Ikea
Buffet: DIY by the husband
Art work: House of belonging on Etsy
Gray pillows: H&M
Christmas trees {real}: Lowes
white vases: Target
Fur blankets: Target
Wreaths: DIY coming soon
Tree stump centerpiece: DIY {here}
Glass vases: TJ Maxx {filler is beans}
log candle holders: DIY coming soon
Noel Platter: DIY {here}
Pom-pom garland: DIY
placemats: Target
Napkins: Target
Napkin rings: Target
Polka dot glasses: Target
Red tree garland: Hobby Lobby

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DIY tree stump centerpiece {here}.

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DIY Noel platter {here}.

 

To see more of my Christmas 2013 posts here…

 

Middle Guest Bedroom – New Paint Color Sneak Peek

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My wonderful, amazing, caring, giving, husband painted our middle guest bedroom Dove white by Valspar. I know that I may seem like I am going overboard, but seriously this man hates painting walls. Like, HATES. So, the fact that while I took my happy self to a scentsy party with some friends & he stayed home to paint the bedroom made me one happy girl! He is such a perfectionist so it turned out way better than if I would have done it. We were both so amazed at how different the room looked when he was done. It went from being dark & dull to bright & sunny with a simple paint change. I will be revealing the whole room with before & afters soon, but I had to show you a sneak peek of the room today because one thing I lack is patience when it comes to sharing here on the blog. Have you painted a room in your home lately? What color did you use? Share with me in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & of course on Instagram! xx

A Quick Before & After

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Call me the worst blogger ever, but I still have not revealed the huge paint makeover project that I worked on this past spring. We painted our entire open living area from the entryway to the kitchen {including the entryway, living room, dining room, kitchen, & laundry room!} Well, it made a huge difference in our home. Before it was a lovely gray color, but it just didn’t work in our home. That before photo was taken a few years ago in our living room. It was too dark & I wanted to brighten and freshen up our home. The after photo was taken a few months ago. The creamy white color used is quail egg by valspar. It’s the perfect creamy white that has no pink undertones. I will do a full before & after very soon. But for now, this is a tiny corner of the house, that is ever changing. & here is the space exactly how it looked today…

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uncleaned & how it was setting when I found it. I actually sat and stared at this corner for a long time today brainstorming what needed to be changed & I came up with a few new ideas, one of them being getting rid of the chaise lounge… stay tuned for updates on the living room coming very soon & for a full before and after paint reveal!