Friday, October 17, 2014

Blogging Crush Series::Happiness with a Side of Tea

Hi everyone!  I hope your week has been great so far! Today, I took my Friday post over to Happiness with a Side of Tea. I am very excited that I get to participate in Jazmine's Blogging Crush Series! 



I appreciate Jazmine giving me a change to share some things about myself over on her blog. She asked me 20 random questions and I had a blast answering them. Some really made me think! So if you want to know a little more about me, things that I've never shared on here before, then head over!



I'm the last blogger in the series which means there were many awesome bloggers before me. You can find all their previous posts at Happiness with a Side of Tea. I encourage you to check them out! It's been wonderful getting to know some of these awesome bloggers and I know you will love them too!

Have a great weekend!




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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Office Gallery Wall

This year I've slowly been working on organizing and decorating our little office space. It's always been the downstairs dumping ground but I wanted to change that, especially since both Hubby and I use it as a creative space. It can also be seen from the living room with no door to close it off. I think the room is technically supposed to be the dining room but the internet hook up is in there and we have our table in the kitchen.

It's coming along slowly, mainly because I'm terrible at organizing papers. Give me something I can decorate with and I can organize it. Random papers, not so much. Hubby and I are working on that part together.

For the longest time, we had a big, blank, white wall above the desk. Big white walls can be the equivalent of a white piece of paper that you have to write on for homework. It's a love/hate relationship. All that potential just waiting to happen, yet not knowing exactly where to start or where you want to end up. I finally decided to try a gallery wall.

Over the summer, I have been picking up cheap art at various thrift stores around town. Mostly blue and ocean themed. I didn't really intend for that to be, it's just what I was drawn to.  After the first few pieces, I knew I wanted an ocean themed gallery wall somewhere in our house. So I tried the office.

An Ocean Themed Office Gallery Wall

I wanted to fill our office with things that inspired us as we were working and so the ocean themed gallery wall morphed rather quickly into our quirky, nature, and ocean themed gallery wall. All the art (except the coffee canvas) and the ship in a bottle were found at the thrift store.

An Ocean Themed Office Gallery Wall- horse head

I discovered the horse head at TJ Maxx. If you wander around my house a bit, you'll notice that I kind of have a thing for collecting horses. I had to send off a quick text to my sister and get her opinion on it. All the right kind of quirk, or weird and creepy? We decided quirky cool and I snatched it up.

An Office Gallery Wall

My coffee sign from Target had to find its home here in the office too. Because that's basically what this blog is run on. Lots and lots of coffee.

An Ocean Themed Office Gallery Wall-ship in a bottle

An Ocean Themed Office Gallery Wall

An Ocean Themed Office Gallery Wall

The gallery wall will be gone soon because I'm making room for another piece of furniture in here(that I can't wait to tell you about because I am so excited about it!). The horse head will stay but all the ocean themed pictures will be finding a new home. I know exactly where my new ocean themed gallery wall will go and I can't wait to put it together!

I just wanted y'all to see it before it was dismantled.

Would you do a themed gallery wall? Would you hang up a horse head? Am I the only one that thinks that it's strangely cool? 



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspiring Creativity :: It's Ok to Fail


Have you ever said, "I tried doing XYZ once but it didn't work."? Have you heard someone else say it? I willing to bet we all have. A few weeks ago, I came across this tweet from Jon Acuff:


Wow.

The life of a creative is messy. Some of the very best things in life are. Relationships, children, art, creation itself. All of life is messy but beautiful.

Creation is messy. Sometimes it doesn't turn out the way you planned. So pick yourself up(or your paintbrush) and try again! Too many people give up on the first try.




So many artists were unknown and unappreciated in their lifetimes. But they didn't quit. They did it anyway, despite the scoffing of others.

You may not be a Van Gogh, but don't let that one failure keep you from trying again. You're going to pick the wrong colors, ruin a pillow,  or make a hole in something.

Do it.





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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

September Review {2014}

Happy October everyone! October is my favorite month and I'm so happy it's here! The cooler weather has also arrived with it and this makes me one happy gal.

We decided to celebrate by making a big batch of pumpkin muffins and catching a cold. All four of us have been home keeping company with Netflix and the tissue box. Has anyone else noticed that kids still have energy when they are sick? How do they do it?!

Let's take a look back at September!

September Review 2014: painted door, fall decor how-to, fall mantel, decorating mistakes, kid clothes storage









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