We’re in the process of re-doing our deck and I have been putting together some ideas as to how I want to furnish and decorate it. I decided to create a mood board to have all of my thoughts in one place and try to help me envision the final product. I’ve linked everything below (more so for me so it’s easier when I shop but also if you see anything that sparks your eye too!)
I love the way our house looks in the fall. I personally don’t think you can ever have too many pumpkins or mums. Below I’m sharing some photos of our fall front porch and giving you some tips on how to make your pumpkins last longer.
And for more fall ideas, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for some of my favorite posts from my blogger friends!
As always, click the thumbnail photos or links at the bottom of the post to shop.
This year I chose to add lots of heirloom pumpkins in muted tones along the stairs. (Be sure to watch my video below showing you how to make these gems last longer!).
I also got traditional cornstalks and placed them in some black urns. (Tip – put some rocks in the bottom of the urn to add weight so they don’t tip over).
Instead of doing a traditional fall wreath, I opted for this door basket from Lauren McBride’s QVC line. I added in some faux flowers and some of my own dried hydrangeas. I love that you can keep this up year ’round and just switch out the flowers with the change of the seasons. This basket is currently unavailable (I’m hoping it comes back soon!!!), but I’ve linked a similar one on Amazon at the end of the post.
Every year I get mums for our front porch and every year they’re dead in two weeks time. This year I switched up my game and got these faux mums from QVC. They are a little more on the expensive side but I look at them as an investment you can use year after year. They come in a variety of colors and are super easy to put together.
I had found these solar powered lanterns at Aldi in the beginning of summer. We had them on our back deck but I brought them out front to add a soft glow to our steps. I’m linking a smiliar set below.
Here is a quick video showing you how to make your pumpkins last longer
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I’m so excited to finally share Mav’s Nursery Reveal on the blog! Let me just say, that this process made it completely evident how things change after your first baby. When we were pregnant with Dude (we didn’t know he was a dude at the time), we had the nursery all set and were prepared well before his arrival. He ended up never sleeping in it (we coslept and then we moved), but it was my favorite room in the house and we would often play in there. This time around, I was in no rush because I knew we had time. And then once he came, life got crazy with the two (you can follow our story on Instagram here.) But I finally got around to finishing all the details and adding some personal touches.
Scroll below to see the complete Nursery Reveal.
You can shop by clicking the thumbnails below the photos or the links at the bottom.
And be sure to check out my Etsy shop for some cute personalized nursery decor.
As soon as we found out it was a boy, I knew that I wanted to give the nursery a modern, monochromatic look. I off-set the black and white with some earth tones and greens.
Spearmint Love is a small shop I found on Instagram. They have tons of unique crib sheets in all different prints and colors. (I’ve linked Mav’s sheets all the way at the bottom).
The dressers were my grandparents. They were originally oak with gold hardware. We painted it white and then bought the black knobs off of Amazon.
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Finally it’s here – Dude Man’s Big Boy Room Reveal! Designing a big boy room was a little more challenging than I thought it was going to be. I wanted something classic that would grow with him and would fit with the rest of the style of our home, yet reflect his individual style and personality. It’s quickly become my favorite room in the house. Even when Dude isn’t home, I find myself standing in there, because it reminds me of him.
(Throughout the post I’ve linked some of my favorite pieces from his room so you can shop too and re-create the look! Click the links throughout and the thumbnails underneath each picture.)
And be sure to scroll to the bottom for a 20% off discount code for Beddy’s Bedding!!!!
For a classic Big Boy Room I knew I wanted the color scheme to be cool grays and blues. We painted the walls Passive Gray by Sherwin Williams. I love this shade of gray because it has cool undertones to it and plays with the blue nicely. (A little back story about picking paint colors – I sometimes have a hard time deciding. When we were re-doing our previous home, I knew I wanted our living room/dining room to be gray and I ended up having hubby repaint several times until it was just the right shade. It was literally like 50 shades of gray. I recommend selecting a few options and painting little swatches on the wall of each color. Then once it’s dry, observe during daylight and night so you can see which you like best).
I used all of the furniture from dude’s nursery including the bed which we were able to transition to a full size. Beddy’s sent me his bedding in the Sketched Boy’s Room Print. If you haven’t heard of Beddy’s bedding before they have made making the bed and washing bedding literally so easy. Beddy’s is a one-piece bedding system that wraps around the bed like a fitted sheet and actually stays in place! It has a zipper so that you can totally unzip the top from the bottom to make for easy washing and to make the bed you just zip up!!!!
I had been looking for some wooden signs for each of the boy’s rooms with their names. I had this one made from Hickory Hollow Designs. It’s a husband and wife team out of Pennsylvania. They have their own Etsy shop where you can create and personalize your own sign. They were so incredibly easy to work with and they do such quality work.
Right now Dude Man is obsessed with all things Dinosaurs. I found these cute dinosaur print wall stick-ons and this sign from Hobby Lobby. I’ve linked some similar ones below.
On the other side of the room is this tall dresser which was his original nursery furniture. I love all of the shelving and the height that it provides. I styled the shelves with some ceramic dinosaurs I had found, and some other pieces that are personal to Dude in addition to his favorite books.
He also had a ton of little toy dinosaurs that were always all over the floor. I placed them on this cute wooden shelf we got from Target
My sisters got this wooden sign and had it displayed at my Baby Shower. And I found this cute little glob to add as an accent piece. It reminds me of Dude because he is my inquisitive one.
So there you have it. The perfect Big Boy Room for my dude. I love the way it came out and so does my little man so I’d say it was a success!