Christmas Decorating with Nearly Natural

Hi friends!  I don’t know about you, but due to the pandemic and wanting to add some festivity to our home, I have started decorating for the holidays earlier than ever.  I suppose all rules are out the door since its 2020.  Believe it or not all the stores are selling fresh garlands and wreaths already.  I even found a Christmas tree lot open.  I still think that getting a tree before Thanksgiving is a cardinal sin.

I was thrilled when Nearly Natural offered some holiday decor for me to try out. They have a variety of Christmas items in their Christmas Shop including artificial trees, wreaths, swags and garlands.  In addition to Christmas decor, they they have artificial plants and tress for indoors and out for any season under the sun.  I spotted a faux fiddle leaf fig tree that was totally up my alley when browsing their site.  Oh my!

Up first is an amazing faux magnolia wreath with hints of gold for extra glamour.  It definitely makes a statement on my gold faux bamboo mirror.  I love the touch of gold.  No ordinary magnolia wreath here. I have had plain green magnolia wreaths in the past and they are just kind of ho-hum.  I once spray painted a real magnolia wreath after Christmas with gold spray paint and used it the next year.  So, I like hints of gold to say the least!

For our outdoor decorations, I opted for Nearly Natural’s Cedar, Ruscus, Magnolia and Berry wreath.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  The best part about this wreath is that it transitions nicely from fall to winter.  It could be placed in fall and eventually become part of winter and Christmas decor. I love the way it pops against our black door.  It is so life like you have to touch it to discover that it is faux. The white of the magnolia and red berries just pop against the black.

Here is a close up. Isn’t it amazingly life-like?

 

Well my Christmas decorating has just begun and thanks to Nearly Natural, it is off to a great start.  What about you?  Are you decorating early this year or not decorating at all because it’s 2020? I feel like most people I know are really getting in the spirit early this year, but I would totally get folding in the towel this year and not decorating at all.  That is what I did with fall decor this year.  Just felt uninspired.

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving and are ready to start decorating over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Until next time!

**This is not a sponsored post.  Nearly Natural did provide wreaths for my review, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

California Design Den Giveaway Winner!!

Hi friends!  Thank you so much to all of you who entered the luxury sheet giveway.  These sheets are the best and make an excellent Mother’s Day gift.

 

We have a winner.  Kayla Blevins – you are the winner.  Please check your email for details.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Until next time . . .

Luxury Sheet Giveaway Just In Time for Mother’s Day!

Hi friends!  I have a fast and fun giveaway for you today.  I posted here about the California Design Den sheets I used for Charlotte’s bedroom makeover.

They are amazing and have gotten softer to the touch with every wash.  They are beautifully crafted of 100% organic cotton.  They also happen to be the top rated luxury cotton sheet on Amazon! One lucky reader will win a set of California Design Den luxury sheets of their very own.  Winner will be announced on May 6th and the sheets will arrive by Mother’s Day.  Also, California Design Den has offered a 10% off coupon for my followers, valid between May 2nd-6th- perfect gift for mom!

Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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Blush and Blue and a Look for Less

Hi friends!  I have been a little behind on my blogging as of late, but I am craving to get back into it.  The kids have been out of school and I have had less time on my hands.  I am sure you can relate!  Some of you may know, that I am a huge fan of designer Caitlin Wilson and her beautiful line of textiles and home decor.  Her Kismit rug below is one of my favorite items in my home.

Caitlin’s new line has a classic color combination: blush and blue.  I adore it.  Look at how polished and chic the spaces below look.

I was so inspired by the blush garden stools featured below I hoped online to look into them.  I thought they would make a fun addition to my breakfast nook that has blue wallpaper and some blush and blue artwork.  However, at about $300 each, my heart sank.

Aren’t they too cute?

Then, I happened on these blush garden stools in a slightly different style at Hobby Lobby of all places.  They were on sale for $59.00 each.  Definitely more within my budget.

 

I still haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I think they are such a great look for less.

What about you?  Have you found any knock of decor or steal lately?

Until next time . . .

xo,

2019 Spring Home Tour

Hello friends both old and new.  Marty at A Stroll Thru Life has done it again and has a team of 30 bloggers ready to show you their homes decked out for Spring. If you are heading over from Carmel at Our Fifth House -Welcome! Don’t you just love Carmel’s home?  She makes it all look so relaxed, laid back and effortless.

If you are new here, I’m Jennifer – a Human Resources consultant by day and a design enthusiast and blogger in the wee hours of the night!  I for one, could not be happier that Spring is upon us.  I have had a rough start to 2019.  I broke my wrist in January.  My dog became very ill in February and it has been unseasonably rainy and dreary here in Northern California.  But now its, March, my cast is off and I am feeling optimistic again.  So let’s start the tour!

Up first is our breakfast room.  It is already blue and white, but I recently found fabulous blue and white china at Homegoods, so that tops of the theme.

 

 

My local Trader Joe’s had these beautiful anemone. Normally, I would need to go to a flower mart to get them.  Aren’t they stunning?

 

Over the holidays I purchased a new piece of abstract art from One Kings Lane and I love it.  Some pillows in a natural pattern and a new fiddle leaf fig top off the green Spring vibe.  The cool textured pot cover is from West Elm.

The dining room is decorated for a brunch with friends.

Finally, my daughter’s room is perfect to accentuate for spring as it is pink and green.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and that you walk away with some inspiration!

Up next is White Arrows Home.  She brings new meaning to vintage and cabin chic!

Be sure to come back and click on the links to the other tours going on all this week!

Monday March 18 

 A Stroll Thru LifeSetting For FourCuckoo4Design,  Pink Peppermint Design,Southern Hospitality,  Nesting With Grace

Tuesday March 19

Inspiration For Moms , Decor To Adore,  House By Hoff ,  ZDesign At Home ,  Duke Manor FarmRemodelando La Casa

Wednesday, March 20 

Our Southern Home The Chronicles Of Home,  Monica Wants It,   Follow The Yellow Brick Home 
Hymns & Verses Thrifty & Chic

Thursday, March 21

 11 Magnolia Lane Thistlewood Farms ,  Clean & Scentsible,  Seeking Lavender Lane

Sincerely Marie Designs,  Haneens Haven 

Friday, March 22

Smart Home Security With Geenie

Hi friends! Over the holidays we had a few issues with packages getting stolen on our porch. In an effort to avoid this in the future we opted to look into a security camera for our front porch. When Geeni offered me to try one of their cameras I jumped at the offer. I opted for their smart vision camera in 1080p resolution. The camera allows users to record and playback quality video to monitor home delivery whenever and wherever they want.   It is equipped with sensor monitoring and motion alerts to always to what is happening in your home.

Set up was a breeze. All you have to do is pop batteries into the camera, download the app and you are set. The app controls all of genies smart home devices. When there is motion detected, the app sends you an alert.  Another perk is that one app you download controls all of Geeni’s smart home products. 

I have used the camera for a few weeks now and it does exactly what it claims it does. My only concern is that sometimes it is overly sensitive and will send us a alerts when it is very windy outside, etc. However I would rather have it be overly sensitive than not and miss something.   The only other negative is that my husband now knows every time we have a package delivered. No hiding those away!

Do you use a security camera or system such as Geeni?  Let me know your experience in the comments.

**A camera was provided by Geeni for me to review.  All opinions, as always are my own.

Until next time . . .

 

 

 

 

8 Drop Dead Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Tablescapes

Hi Friends!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So far this February has been filled with a broken wrist, sick kids, and sick me.  My broken wrist is my right hand and I am right handed so I can literally do nothing. It’s driving me to drink and I can’t even open up a bottle of wine!! Given our current state, I highly doubt a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner will be taking place around our home. So, I will just have to live vicariously through these beautiful tablescapes created by people much more inspired and mobile than I.  Enjoy!

 

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I think it is funny that all of the posts I found with these tablescapes were about hosting a Galentine’s party.  Such a funny trend.  What about you?  Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day plans?

Until next time . . .

Skirted Table for the Breakfast Room

Hi friends!  I have been going over a list of home projects I have in mind for 2019.  On the top of my list is a quick fix for our breakfast room table.  After 10 years of “love” by our adorable girls, our parquet table has seen better days.  Rather than get a new table, I have been toying around with making a skirted table like below to hide the multitude of sins on our table.  At least it would buy us a little time until we have to by another one.

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In looking at my inspiration pic above I realized how much I love the chairs.  They would go so well with my wallpaper in the room.  Don’t projects always start out like that?  One cheap solution turns into a room redo!

I also found these chairs on Amazon of all places!  They are pretty reasonably priced, but I am going to keep an eye on them as prices fluctuate so much on Amazon.

 

What do you guys think? I posted about this on social media and got positive feedback but I would love your input!  I think it is a great way to extend the life of our table and maybe even create some extra storage?  Always thinking about that #smallspaceliving!

Hope your weekend if off to a great start!

xo

Wallpaper In The Powder Room

Hi friends!  Happy Monday.  It is back to reality this week.  Kids are back in school and I am back to my first full workweek in quite a while.  I have a feeling it is going to be a LONG week!

I was speaking to a friend the other day about incorporating wallpaper into her new home.  Many people are afraid to try wallpaper because it seems like there a a million options out there (just like paint) and it seems like such a big commitment.  If you are wanting to try out wallpaper, a great place to get your feet wet is to wallpaper a small bathroom or powder room.  Because powder rooms tend to be small and not used very often, it is not such a huge commitment.  In addition, it is the perfect place to use a bold pattern and it costs less because you need to use less paper than other rooms in the home.

I adore the way bold wallpaper has transformed the small powder rooms below.  I love them all.  I couldn’t even choose a favorite.

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I am gearing up in 2019 to redo the girls’ bathroom.  I would love to use wallpaper, but am a bit concerned about the durability in a bathroom that is used all of the time with the humidity, etc.  Anyone out there have experience using wallpaper in a bathroom?  If so, how has it held up?

Until next time . . .

 

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

Happy New Year Friends!  I don’t know about you, but I think 2019 is going to be a great year.  To kick things off here on the blog, I thought I would introduce Pantone’s Color of the Year.  Pantone (THE authority on anything color from clothes to home design to cosmetics) has named “Living Coral” the Color of the Year.  It is a punchy pop of fun color that is for sure.  I am channeling more of a  Simply White vibe this January, but I could see myself incorporating some pops of this fun hue come spring.

You don’t have to paint all of your walls this bright color.  Rather, you could opt for a few decorative accents such as trims or pillows.

I love how it is used as an accent in the chandelier and curtains here.

You could go bold and paint a wall in the hue.  I would keep the other design elements rather simple, as in the decor below.

Or you could just go ALL IN.

Swapping out bedding is an affordable and fun way to decorate with a new color like Living Coral.

I have a major crush on this wallpaper, but I especially like it in this colorway!

Coral pairs beautifully with hues of blue, especially darker ones like royal or navy blue.

Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start.  I am in the process of creating a list of home projects for 2019.  Stay tuned!

xo,