INEXPENSIVE FRONT YARD MAKEOVER & TIPS

 

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Hello there!  Don’t know if you’ve looked outside, but it is spring.  Funny enough we had no winter here in Nashville!  The weather went from feeling like late autumn to feeling like late spring, which is why we gave the front of our house some lovin’ with an inexpensive makeover before it got too hot out.

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MINI KITCHEN MAKEOVER

 

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Hello there!  Yes, it’s been a while.  It has also been a crazy year giving me no time to post, which is why I will start with an apology and then follow up by letting you know that our kitchen is almost done!  After living in our house for one year, I finally decided to tackle the kitchen makeover and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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NEW YEAR, NEW PROJECTS

 

Welcome, 2017!  Hope you all had an amazing Holiday Season!  We were quite busy ourselves with work and travel, but it’s nice to come back home and start the year with a new set of goals.

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CHRISTMAS DÉCOR—WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

 

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I will start this post by admitting that I am a holiday addict.  Doesn’t matter the holiday, I will find a way to celebrate as long as it’s part of my traditions.  Christmas is no different, this year being our first Christmas in our new house!  I was hoping to go crazy with the décor, but it seemed like a lot of work.  Guess we’ll leave that for 2017.

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STYLING NOVEMBER

 

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And just like that… it’s November.  How did we get here so fast?  It feels like yesterday was April and flowers were blooming.  Now all the leaves are falling and it’s getting colder by the second.  Time really does fly when you’re over 30.  I mean, 20.  😉

This month is super exciting because we get to host Friendsgiving (yearly tradish) for the first time in our new home!  It’s the only reason I don’t decorate for Christmas until after.  But how do you decorate for that time between Halloween and Christmas?  Easy… leave the pumpkins and fall décor, and take out the Halloween accessories.  Violà!  Scroll down to check out some small changes I made, including adding that beautiful wool throw we picked up while in Iceland.  Enjoy!

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SIMPLE HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

 

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There are three stages to decorating for fall in our house: pre-October, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Pre-October—the days between the beginning of autumn and October 1st—and Thanksgiving have similar décor, with just a few minor changes.  And then there’s Halloween, my favorite holiday!

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INCORPORATE FALL TOUCHES TO YOUR HOME

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, autumn has officially begun!  For us here at the Poiesz household, September marks the beginning of “Decorating Season” and I couldn’t be more excited.  There’s just something about this time of year that makes my heart happy.  Maybe it’s how the season brings everyone together or the fact that it’s no longer burning hot outside.  Whatever the case is, it’s a magical time that comes with its own set of traditions.

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EASIEST FALL WREATH YOU’LL EVER MAKE

 

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When I say that this is the easiest fall wreath you’ll ever make, I mean it.  I thought about calling this post, “Autumn Wreath in Less than 5 Minutes” because that’s all it took for me to do this.  I also thought about calling it, “Shortest Blog Post Ever” because it’s the quickest read you’ll encounter today.  Anyways…let’s get to this DIY!

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BATHROOM MAKEOVER IN 5 EASY STEPS

 

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Bathrooms are by far the easiest rooms to decorate.  Even though some may disagree (which is more than OK), the reason why they’re easy to decorate is because you always think of accessibility first and then the design.  You want to make sure that everything you need in the morning before you leave the house is front and center, and whether you realize it or not, you always decorate around that.

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KITCHEN INSPIRATION: FRENCH, TUSCAN & SPANISH TRADITIONAL

 

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When I think about our kitchen, I think about our happy place.  It is that one room where I spend A LOT of time in, whether I’m home alone with the pup, with my husband, or with friends and family.  The kitchen is a special place that brings everyone together, and that is why it has to be both beautiful and functional.

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