Monday, September 30, 2013

Monthly Most Popular Pins: September

I've had a lot of action on my Pinterest Board lately!
I'm 3 followers away from 600 followers!!! YAY! So happy to 'meet' other creative pinners!
I am beginning to look at my I'LL HAVE A BLUE CHRISTMAS Board, I'm  getting so excited about the Holidays!

Here are my September MOST POPULAR PINS:

1. Jack-O-Lantern Wreath and Halloween Front Door Decor. {YAY! I'm ecstatic that my most popular pin was an original content from COMMONA-MY HOUSE}.

2. Read Box Bookcase via Dimples and Pigtales

3. Fireplace Mantle DIY via Young House Love
diy mantle - fire place surround   from Young House Love

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I'd love to see what you have on your boards!

Give Me the Goods Link Party: #28

Thanks to each and every one of you who link up with us!  
We are so excited to have you here with us this week! In case you're new here, this party is hosted by FIVE bloggers! That means when you enter your links on one of our blogs, they will show up on FIVE blogs total! FIVE times the publicity for YOU! We will each pick our favorites every week, so that's FIVE times the chance for YOU to get featured!
Read More after the break.....

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Give Me the Goods Sunday Features:#27

Give Me the Goods Monday Features

It’s time for the features from last weeks GMTG party!
Be sure to check out the other host’s features after leaving here:
Jamie @ Better with Age
Rachel @ Maison de Pax
I love seeing all of these fall inspired link ups...makes me want to get crafting! And with the cooler temps come some super incredible inside projects! I'm excited about seeing more and more indoor remodel projects, too.
Every week I am so inspired by how creative you all are. It's so hard to just pick 4 features! 
Most Viewed Link:
Give Me the Goods Features {}

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies.  Perfect after school snack!


painted leaves

DIO Home Improvements "PAINTED GOLD LEAF"

Fisherman's Wife Furniture "Give Cabinets a Custom Look"
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Simply Reinvented "Plank Wall Powder Room"

Be sure to visit my co-hosts to see their features! 

Don't forget to grab you're button if you were featured! 

I Brought The Goods Monday

Remember to come back tomorrow  "Give Me The Goods Monday"! We party every Monday!
And be sure to check out all of our features past and present on our Give Me the Goods Monday Pinterest Board!

Thanks for coming over!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Freebie Friday: AUTUMN ESSENTIALS free printable from JDC

autumn-essentials printable free-download

Emily at Jones Design Co is sharing her AUTUMN ESSENTIALS watercolor with her readers!

Love it!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

{Throwback Thursday} Design 101: Design Terms Pronunciation Guide

Throwback Thursday today calls for my most popular and most pinned Design 101 Post.
From June, here is my Design Terms Pronunciation Guide. 

There are some design terms that I've heard since I was a little girl...{I grew up with an Antiques Auctioneer as a father and "Chinoisserie" and "Trompe l'ouile" were things that were regular vocabulary words around our house). But every now and then a design term comes up that throws me for a loop and sometimes as I'm saying the name of something, I wonder if I'm pronouncing it correctly. So I've reviewed and rounded up a few for us all.
Ever wondered if you're pronouncing "Matalesse" correctly?
Have you murdered "Ikat"?

Halloween Roundup {Simply Done= Well Done}

I love Halloween Decorating. And it seems like Halloween has really taken off as the main event in Seasonal decor for Fall. Each year Halloween decorations come out earlier and earlier and are more and more elaborate. I'm sure you can guess, I'm not a fan of tacky plastic decor...
even when we're talking about Halloween.

Here are my top picks for tasteful AND fun Halloween decorations.
Sometimes, simply done is well done.

My friend {and forever neighbor} Amy's Halloween Mantle. Cute kiddos included!
Bats, Pumpkins from Target
Jammies from GAP
Banner from PBKids

Chalkboard Art

black tape, so easy its genius :)
Spider web using black tape
via BHG

Free Printable Chalkboard Halloween Countdown. Another free printable from Yellow Bliss Road! So cute - my kids will LOVE this!
Halloween Countdown Game
Free Printable

Turn a wood slice into a chalkboard. Clever! #halloween #craft

Woodslice Chalkboard 

DIY Contact Paper Silhouettes

Owl Halloween Party #owl #Halloween #party #black #Trck #treat
Black and White Halloween Potions Party

Freebie Owl Images

Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Inspiration: Olympic "Sweetpea"

Mint Green Painted Nightstand
via Making Home Base
via Making Home Base


Falling Forward: Warm up your interiors for Fall

When Fall rolls around I love to cozy-up my spaces. Cozy doesn't mean CLUTTER, but thoughtful layering, just as you would layer your clothing, you can layer your interiors!

No matter what your style is, there are ways to add warmth to your home. Here are my favorite ways to warm up my home for the change of Seasons.

1. Books

BrightNest | Tell a Different Story: 7 Ways to Decorate with BooksDecorating with bookslove the books over the mantle--decorating with booksAntler - A wooden mantel decorated with books and candlesDecorating with books from the library. Spend Less ~ Share More. Library.Wood Books by Bill Cornwell | The Lettered Cottagecoffee table with books

2. Warmer Metallics GOLD AND BRASS

En mammas dag - Blogg - WeronicaFall Decorating: Finding Fall Home Tours 2013 - Finding Home
gold pumpkinsgold-bamboo-table-living-room-accessoriesDIY Gold Leaf Feathers || Great idea for fall decor. Easy and stylish.

3. Organics {feathers, branches, wheat, wood, natural shapes and textures...more than pumpkins and gourds, etc}

For an organic look straight out of nature, be a little eclectic in your fall display and arrangements. Gather a variety of flowers, stems, fillers, and twigs and arrange at random. Use a rustic or vintage-looking vessel, such as a galvanized bucket, to complete the lookNatural Instincts

Water hyacinth storage - basket handle for throw blankets in guest room; shallow one for pillow storage in guest roomI really like this feather based centerpiece. We could still incorporate plants with it too.

4. Cozy Textiles

So chic! Love the big cozy pillow & fur textures around the fireplaceCozy pillows and throwsH&M Home’s Inspiring Living-Room

Herringbone throwgive a neutral room a pop of color with a pillow and/or lamp

Happy Fall!!!
Brahms Mount Cotton Herringbone Throw