Patio Inspiration

Patio Inspiration & Outdoor Decor

Howdy Ho Friends!  Thought it would be fun to play a little game of THIS or THAT with you guys! So I put together some “mood boards”, if you will, with some patio inspiration to see which styles y’all like better!  Make sure to vote in the comments!  Or, if you follow me on Instagram, you can vote there in my stories too!

Hope you have fun and find some inspiration along the way!

Patio Inspiration Looks 1 & 2

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Summer Tablescape Ideas

Sweet Summer Tablescape

I feel like it’s been a minute since I’ve shared any fun tablescape ideas with you guys!  But as more and more of us are hosting family and friends this summer season, I wanted to make sure we all had plenty of sweet summer tablescape inspo to wow our guests and provide the perfect centerpiece for our gathering.

So….here’s what I came up with!  What do we think?!

Summer Party Ideas

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Playroom Storage Solutions

Super Easy Minimalist Wall Decals

And just like that the small update in the kids’ playroom is COMPLETE!  We added a few super easy minimalist wall decals, moved some furniture and some toys around, and voila!  Big changes on a tiny (and I mean next to nothing) budget!!

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Plants

My Plant Picks from Target

Well hello there plant moms and dads (or maybe soon-to-be plant parents)!  I’m so glad you’re here! My guess is you stopped by because you, like me, love what plants do to brighten up your home and connect you to nature!  Now, while I have been trying my hand the last 2 years or so at real plant care, I’ll be honest, GOOD faux plants can be just as beautiful and a HECKOFALOT less work!

That said, I took a little stroll through Target this morning (shocker I know), and happen to come across the launch of Hilton Carter’s new line in collaboration with Target.  Y’all.  Show stoppers!!!!  They had real and faux plants mixed in together and I couldn’t tell them apart!!! It was AMAZING!!!  I have never seen such real & BEAUTIFUL looking faux plants!!  So naturally, I had to share them with you guys!  I picked up two new live beauties myself, but of course the live plants can’t be purchased online.  Soooo…instead I’ve rounded up my favorite faux picks, as well as one or two gardening accessories that I love! You guys, I saw these plants myself in-person today.  They are BEAUTIFUL and the quality is amazing!!!

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Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Activities for Kids {Educational & All Under $25}

BEFORE WE JUMP IN, AS ALWAYS, I JUST WANNA SAY REAL QUICK, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR ANY AND ALL AFFILIATE LINKS THAT YOU MAY USE THROUGHOUT THIS POST.  I APPRECIATE MORE THAN YOU KNOW WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE BRANDS THAT HELP TO SUPPORT THIS LITTLE BLOG & OUR LITTLE FAM!!
ALSO, A HUGE THANKS TO WALMART+ FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST AND for helping get us primed, prepped, and ready for summer!

Well.  It happened.  My baby officially graduated pre-school today and will be heading into elementary school in the fall.  😩😭  I know they have  to grow up, and trust me, I love watching it, but man, I’m gonna miss these years.  **Cue the tears,  bring the tissues, save the children bc right now I’m squeezing them extra tight.**

Summer activities for kids

Okay, now that we got the sappy part over with, I can share the real reason behind this post.

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Spring home decor

Easy & Affordable Spring Home Decor Refresh

BEFORE WE JUMP IN, AS ALWAYS, I JUST WANNA SAY REAL QUICK, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR ANY AND ALL AFFILIATE LINKS THAT YOU MAY USE THROUGHOUT THIS POST.  I APPRECIATE MORE THAN YOU KNOW WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE BRANDS THAT HELP TO SUPPORT THIS LITTLE BLOG & OUR LITTLE FAM!!
ALSO, A HUGE THANKS TO WALMART+ FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST AND making our Spring Home Decor Refresh that much fresher! 

Well I don’t know about you guys, but after the crazy winter storm we just had in Texas this past week, spring just can’t come soon enough!  I’m usually in support of the snow, but I’ve had my fill for a while!  So.  In this house, we’re moving on!  Even if the weather chooses not to join us (thanks groundhog) my house is jumping ahead into spring! Continue reading

Great gift ideas

Give The Gift That Keeps On Giving


BEFORE WE JUMP IN, AS ALWAYS, I JUST WANNA SAY REAL QUICK, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR ANY AND ALL AFFILIATE LINKS THAT YOU MAY USE THROUGHOUT THIS POST.  I APPRECIATE MORE THAN YOU KNOW WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE BRANDS THAT HELP TO SUPPORT THIS LITTLE BLOG & OUR LITTLE FAM!!
ALSO, A HUGE THANKS TO WALMART+ FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST AND making our holiday season that much brighter

It’s officially crunch time y’all! Christmas is just days away.  Have you checked everyone off your list yet??  Are you still looking for great gift ideas?? My guess is if you’re reading this, you might still have that “impossible to shop for” name that you haven’t successfully crossed off yet.  Well I’m here to help!

Gift Ideas

My Epiphany

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Target Christmas Decor

My Target Christmas Decor Picks

Morning guys!  We’re headed to our last soccer game of the season today (it’s so bittersweet) but before we head out, I finally wanted to share my Target Christmas Decor picks for this year!!  Per usual, they have some adorable things!  My favorites being those somewhat neutral finds that you can use year after year, AND even keep them up after Christmas to use them as “winter decor”!

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Foyer Decor

Entryway Refresh & Kitchen Update

It’s done y’all.  I finally have an entryway that I LOVE.  It only took one year, one month, two weeks, and one day to do it! 😂😂😂.  Better late than never though, right?

I should have known when it finally came together that it would be all thanks to Wayfair! LOL!   If you’ve followed me on Instagram you know that I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Wayfair.  They have the BEST selection of decor at some of the BEST prices.  They’re easy to shop, affordable, and have a gigantic selection of products to fit any and all styles.  Not to mention their customer service is BOMB!!!  They are seriously the ULTIMATE destination for all things home decor! So when they reached out and asked if I wanted to take on a little styling project with them, I COULD NOT PASS IT UP!!!  I can’t wait to show you guys what I came up with!


Before we jump in, as always, I just wanna say real quick, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for any and all affiliate links that you may use throughout this post.  I appreciate MORE THAN YOU know when you support the brands that help to support this little blog & our little fam!!
Also, a HUGE thanks to WAYFAIR for sponsoring today’s post and our fun ENTRYWAY & Kitchen Refresh projects!!

Per usual… we have to first take a look at the before!

Entryway Decor

 

Not bad, but not great, right?  It’s been enough to get by, but it just didn’t make sense.  You could totally tell that I just stuck an extra coffee table in the entryway and called it a day. Sadly, the entryway wasn’t high on my priority list when we moved in.  In retrospect, I definitely should have prioritized that differently.  The entryway/foyer is the first impression of your home!  It should really be the introduction for your guests.  It should be welcoming and encourage guests to come in and make themselves at home!  I think I’ve accomplished that now!!

Entryway Decor

Change #1

First things, first.  The rug!  We HAD to add one!  Rugs bring such texture and warmth to a space!  Not to mention a break for those barkin’ dogs, lol.  But seriously.  You can get so creative with rugs and truly let your personality show. This rug (the Jodi Geometric Handmade Flatweave Cotton Gray Area Rug) is absolutely stunning and PERFECTLY fits both the space and our style. I love the fringe detail on the ends as well as the darker weave pattern that perfectly compliments the light greige tone of the rug!  The other thing I really love about it, and this is HUGE….is lays completely flat!! Yes! I can’t stand rugs that curl up at the ends.  Y’all know what I mean.

Foyer Decor

Change #2

Second. The table.  I had to get a new one.  Something that made sense for the space.  Storage was preferable (for function), and of course it had to be pretty, because, duh…and lastly, I wanted it to fit nicely into my decor without being too matchy.

Entryway Decor

What do we think?? I COULD NOT believe how affordable this table was!  And it even looks better in person!  I know I’ve mentioned affordability a few times but that it one of the things that is HUGELY important to both me and my husband.  Yet another reason we are constantly sourcing our home decor from Wayfair.  They offer home updates for as little as $39!!!  Thirty-nine dollars, y’all.  That is INCREDIBLE!

Now, believe it or now, that pretty much wraps up the entryway refresh!  Two new pieces of decor and this space looks completely different and sooooo much more put together!

Change #3: The Kitchen

Here we have the before:

Kitchen Refresh

And here we have a little revamp!

Kitchen Refresh

Kitchen Refresh

How amazing are these counter stools?!?  Also from Wayfair, of course!  They come in different heights and different colors and are so comfy!  In fact, I’ve been sitting here in this middle one all day writing this post! 😂.  Again, no major overhaul here, just a few decor/furniture updates and voila!  Totally different space!

Now it’s your turn!!

The whole point of today’s post was simply to encourage you guys (and show you how easy and affordable it is) to do this in your own homes!!  People ask me ALL THE TIME to come decorate their houses, and as much as I’ve love to come and help each and every one of you, I literally can’t 😂😂😂😂.  But YOU CAN!!  You can transform ANY space in your home and it really doesn’t take much!

Wayfair has over 10 million products you guys.  10 MILLION!!!!  I know for a fact you can find something you love that IS within your budget.  Plus, shipping is free over $35 so there’s the icing on the cake!!  Don’t wait as long as I did! Start loving your space now!

Talk soon buddies,

My Rustic Retreat Signing Off

 


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Girls Room Refresh

Girls Bedroom Makeover

Hello My Friends!!

Well, if y’all have been following along on Instagram you know that I’ve been working on this Girls Bedroom Makeover for my daughter over the last few weeks.  I”m SO HAPPY to say that’s it’s finally DONE!!!  Both Ava and I are over-the-moon pleased with the results!!  She just loves being in her room now!  And the best part…she’s even been keeping it clean (well, cleaner, lol) so she can enjoy it more!!

I love every detail in her room, from the wallpaper to the chandelier, from the bedding to the rug!  Each element has made such a statement in her room and I love the way everything came together!!

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