Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Farmstead 2014


We have a little tradition of going to a pumpkin patch & corn maze every year in the fall.
There are actually a few different ones around here, but this year we went to one called, 
The Farmstead.
Like always, we had a wonderful time and so I though I'd share a few of my pictures with you all today.



The Farmstead has tons of things to do with cute displays everywhere.
But this may have been my boys favorite part of it all, a huge blow up creature that was a maze on the inside.  Apparently at night it becomes haunted.


My boys also had fun riding in the cow train.


 My favorite part is always the corn maze.
It is so exciting walking around and getting lost in all of the tall stalks.
I swear we were in the maze for hours.





 It's also a joy taking a bumpy ride on the grain train around the pumpkin patches
So many different kinds of pumpkins to see.


They had lots of scarecrows everywhere, this one being my favorite.


Of course I also had fun taking lots of pictures


The Farmstead has so many fun attractions; pumpkin blasting, corn boxes, pig races and barn yard animals...just to name a few.
They really make it fun for all ages.
You could seriously spend all day....and night there.


It is such a great way to celebrate the fall season.
I look forward to doing it again next year.

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily




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Monday, October 13, 2014

Main Bath Makeover

Our home has two bathrooms. One is in the master bedroom, that I shared not to long ago.
The other is this one here, the main bath of the home. It is also the bathroom my boys use.
This bathroom was the last room in the house to get made over.
I am now happy to announce that there are No More Tan walls in this house!!!
(Well except for the basement :))


So here is the before.
Tan, Tan and Tan.


 The first thing I did was paint the vanity, wainscoting and molding all fresh white. 
I then painted the walls a pretty light blue.  The color is called, Rising Tide by Valspar.
The paint freshened this room up so much and I think it harmonizes with the blue tile nicely.



 Above the toilet I have hung two wooden frames that hold a couple of favorite beach pictures.
The frames were given to me by my mother in law. I actually have them turned around. The other side use to have a piece of metal, as to be used as a magnet board, but I just liked the chunkiness of the backside better.
I love how the dark wood matches the boat floats that are also hanging in the room.


 Hanging on the wall, I also have this towel hook I made a long time ago using an old cabinet door and some old mismatched coat hooks.


On the vanity I have a couple of jars, one is holding bath salts, while the other has an air plant inside of it.  I picked the air plant up in a souvenir shop on our last trip to the coast.  I think it is so cool, and now I want several more of them.


On the counter is also a wire basket that holds extra toilet paper and guest towels.


Tucked in the corner are some built in shelves.


As you can see, the top shelf holds a few old boat bouys and a driftwood starfish.
The middle shelf has an old blue bundt pan that I recently picked up from a thrift store.  I just filled it with toilet paper. And then a few folded white washclothes are on the bottom shelf.



 The shower curtain is actually a tablecloth... or blanket? I picked it up at a yard sale this summer.
Besides the new hooks to hang it up with, I did not buy anything new-new for this room.


 My favorite thing in this room are the old windows.  They are so fun to open up and call for the boys to come in for their bath, and sometimes their daddy even lifts them up through the window :)


I did not want to cover up these windows, but the room does need privacy since it is a bathroom and all, so I have just hung some simple blinds that can be pulled up during the day.
Should I also mention that the blinds came from a thrift shop..... ha ha, I'm so frugal it's not even funny.


 But it just goes to show a room does not have to be decorated in brand new, pricey items to look great.
Sometimes all it takes is some fresh paint on the walls and a little bit of creativity. 



Now that the last room in the house is made over.....It's time for round two :) 
Thanks you for stopping by today.


Emily


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jake's Man Cave Inspiration

Last week I blogged about a Man Cave I created for a
"Man Cave Makeover" campaign  that I as asked to take part in by 
Man Crates/Gifts for men, 

Well even though I love the rustic space I created, it seriously was a room I myself would love to hang out in. But It got me thinking about my own man, my hubby, Jake, and well, that space didn't fit his style much.

My Jake is more of a playful, movie buff, hanging out, building lego's with his boys, watching football, playing video games, collecting comic books kind of guy.
And so I decided to create a space just for him.

And Truthfully, he actually does already have a man cave....our basement. When we bought our home we had an agreement that I could have the whole house to decorate, but the basement  was all his.
So I'm not trying to takeover his space by any means, I'm just simply giving him a few suggestions here :)






          
I created this space on Polyvore , see more here:
Jakes Man Cave by emilysweeten 

Now for this space I started off with a red sectional couch that looks a lot like the one we already own. I then brought in a cool industrial locker coffee table that Jake could use to store comic books in.

Two matching bookshelves planking the couch is just what Jake needs to display some of his collectibles.
There are two small windows in the room, so I'm loving the idea of these black roller shades from Ikea.They would make the room dark, perfect for watching movies in.
An American flag hanging on the wall makes for the perfect wall art, as well as having some comic book favorites framed and hung.

Now for the little details,
Which I will have to remember about when Christmas rolls around.
These are all things my Jake would love.



Click on pictures to learn more about each item.
Which again, all details of this room can be found on my Polyvore board HERE.

I hope you like what I did to your Man Cave, Jake :)

Thanks for stopping by today,

Emily




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Monday, September 29, 2014

Creating an entryway

Happy Monday!


My sweet neighbor friend took me to a secret thrift store that is in walking distance to our houses.
I had no idea it was even there.
But now I do :)
And the prices there are ridiculous.
I picked up this accordion coat rack for like a quarter.


Since our house doesn't have an entryway, I decided to some-what create one.
So I hung up my new coat rack, and then brought in a couple of stools.
This is now a great little spot to hang up your bag, throw down your keys and kick off your boots.


And it blends into the room perfectly.




 I picked up a few other items from my new secret hot spot.
I'll share the rest another day.  As for now, I am currently making over our guest bathroom. I'm excited to get that finished up.

Hope you all have a great week ahead.
Thanks for stopping by,

Emily






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