Friday, December 12, 2014

[kreyv of the day]

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Playroom Storage

I would love for my playroom to look like these, but here's the problem: my kids' toys aren't all cute, little matching wooden toys that look cute sprawled all over the floor. Trust me, I've tried to buy all cute toys, but it just hasn't happened. Obviously, I am obsessed with organization and baskets, so I love the idea of baskets (labeled, of course), but let's be honest...the ugliest toys are also the biggest.  I think the solution is a combination of baskets and built-ins with doors.  Yes, that is my plan to hide toys.  Now to find a solution for the millions of Legos we have.  
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Monday, December 8, 2014

[in five]: Displaying Christmas Cards

It's that time of year again! Time for Christmas cards...and time for me to say, "Gee, I really should have sent out Christmas cards this year." Someday, my friends, someday... Anywho, here are some super chic ways to display your cards. Check out my picks from previous years here and here. How do you display your cards?
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Monday, November 24, 2014

[in five]: Thanksgiving Inspiration

I'm not going to say that I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving, but, well, it is...aaaand, I guess I lied, because I did say it. I love Thanksgiving. I love the reminder to acknowledge all of our blessings; I love the place settings, the ridiculous amount of complex carbohydrates, and the fact that I get out of hosting every. Single. Year. It's no secret that I don't like to cook, which is EXACTLY why I am GRATEFUL for my family and friends that graciously host us every year.  See what I did there? 

Check out some of my favorite Thanksgiving inspiration. I am dying over these to-go boxes.  You can check out the deets here (it's a free printable).
image from Savor Home Blog
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image from Marabou Designs via Coco+Kelly
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

[so cheap, so easy]: Decorating with Branches

I'm not sure what my fascination is with sticks and branches, but it's true: I love them. I love the natural, raw, way of them. I'm pretty sure I have them in every room in some form or another. Stella often brings me sticks from outside, because she knows I love them, and I even keep those. When Christmastime rolls around, I have been known to have Hubs join me on a stick hunt, because I like to add them to my Christmas tree or put them in vases and hang ornaments from them. I finally talked him into just letting me store them for the next year, because sometimes those stick hunts get pretty cold. Unfortunately, the sticks from last year have found new homes around our house, so we will need more this year. I have a beaut of a branch that I found in the canyon while riding horses with my family one day. I've been mocked for that thing, but I have grand plans for that thing. I mean, really, look at all the amazing things you can do with a branch. Oh yeah, and they're free. P.S. Does this post make me sound weird or obsessive, or like a stick hoarder? It's okay if it does. I'm okay with all three.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[color kreyv]: White Subway Tile with Dark Grout

I have loved subway tile with dark grout for quite some time. I mean, really, look at it. How could you not love it? (If you don't love it, it's perfectly okay. I still like you.) Subway tile basically encompasses so many elements of my style. For starters it's white and black.  It has straight lines, it's clean, simple, understated. I love it. I decided to put subway tile with gray grout in our master bathroom. I can't wait to see it, and while I wait, I will just swoon over these. Sigh (and swoon).
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