Cute Red Kitchen Supplies

Red has remained a timeless and so very popular to add vibrant pops of color to any kitchen! If you're someone who gravitates towards red kitchen towels, kitchen appliances and other gadgets, then here are some amazingly cute and wonderful ideas for you to incorporate into your kitchen this year. 

cute red kitchen accessories

Red is an invigorating color that encourages a healthy appetite and enlivens the senses! While I mostly gravitate towards greens and blues, and perhaps because it's almost Valentine's Day, it seems like red is catching my eye more and more!

Sur La Table SMEG 4-Slice Retro-Style Toaster

Sur La Table SMEG 4-Slice Retro-Style Toaster

Vintage Red Enamel Mixing Bowl on Etsy

Vintage Red Enamel Mixing Bowl on Etsy

Sur La Table Silicone Edge Slotted Fish Turner

Sur La Table Silicone Edge Slotted Fish Turner

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 13.25 Qt. Round French Oven

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 13.25 Qt. Round French Oven

Sip Sip Hooray Wine Beverage Napkins

Sip Sip Hooray Wine Beverage Napkins

Vintage Look Wooden "Crepes" Sign

Vintage Look Wooden "Crepes" Sign

Here is the same or similar set of red letters from the above image!

Here is the same or similar set of red letters from the above image!

Illy X7.1 Iper Espresso Machine

Illy X7.1 Iper Espresso Machine

Red Enamel Butter Warmer

Red Enamel Butter Warmer

Aeon Paris Mid Century Barstools

Aeon Paris Mid Century Barstools

Red and White Retro Flour Sifters

Red and White Retro Flour Sifters

Hope you are inspired by these Red Kitchen Items! What is your favorite pop of color to add into your home?

Stay Comfy + Warm Clothing for Winter and Beyond

If you're anything like me, you love and cherish comfortable clothes that fit perfect and look great. I am not one to wear super baggy clothing, but I do enjoy clothes that have an easy fit and still look flattering. If you have seen some of my posts from late 2017, you will have seen a few that we shot for Kohl's! Here is my fourth of five sets of images for Kohl's, which I think turned out so well! 

You will likely notice that this is of course more of a winter / Christmas theme, but I was SO happy with it, and just had to share it while it was still cold out :)

Above, you will see some of my favorite new leggings, which are more of a long john material, in the prettiest pale light blue color. They fit super well, and I even went down a size from what I would normally get so that they had a more snug fit. I have also worn these under my yoga pants to take the dogs on a walk while it's so cold out.

Find these fun thermal leggings and more, online here, or at any Kohl's store.

These cute slippers are only $9.99 and they're adorable! Get them right here.

And, if you're looking for the coziest, softest blanket ever, try this one, shown below, and in a few of the other photos. I got the plaid variant, available here for $29.99.

And, I adore this Cuddl Duds robe too. I featured the Fair Isle print, which is reversible, and grey on one side, and the cute grey print on the other. I seem to always be cold, so I have really been enjoying this comfy fleece robe way too much :) It's on sale for $36.00 right now too!

We are shooting our final post for Kohl's this coming weekend and I am SO thrilled about it. I went with more of a dressy look, and we will be working in Fort Myers Beach for this one, so look out for palm trees, friends!

I have really enjoyed getting to know so many of the beautiful brands from Kohl's like LC Lauren Conrad and Cuddl Duds (not exclusive to Kohl's but they DO have a huge selection there). I also love the higher quality of Cuddl Duds items even though they are not really expensive at all. And, I love how Kohl's offers Kohl's Cash, which I have been utilizing quite a bit during all of these photoshoots. I also got myself a few pieces of Fiesta Ware with my bonus coupons (they're always 25-30% off each week). 

Company's Coming! Welcoming Guests with Cute Room Decor from Big Lots (And A DIY Room Diffuser)

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Looking to spruce up your guest room? I sure was! My guest room was so bad before this little mini makeover. The walls were light, faded, pale pink, and the only bedding I had was grey or purple - not the most flattering or welcoming color scheme, of you wan even call it that.  If you follow my blog, you will know that we welcomed a new puppy into our home recently. She is amazing, and we and love her SO much. Because of the new puppy, more friends and family visiting and staying the night (or nights). I was so excited to get the chance to spruce up our guest room, thanks to my friends at Big Lots! Our guests take time out of their busy schedules to visit, so they deserve a nice place to call their own while they are in town.

Company is coming and Big Lots has everything that you need to prepare for family and other visitors in the coming months. You can find everything there from mattresses and bed frames, to other furniture like accent tables, lamps, accent pieces, other home decor and furniture items, toiletry items, snacks, fresh foods, and more.


 

TOP 5 THINGS THAT WILL HELP YOU SPRUCE UP YOUR GUEST ROOM

Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome

1.) Fresh Bedding

2.) New Towels

3.) Accent Furniture

4.) Snacks and Water

5.) Scented DIY Room Diffuser (See Below)


DIY ROOM DIFFUSER

I grabbed this inexpensive glass jar at a craft store, and filled it with a mixture of witch hazel, a bit of food coloring, and any essential oil you prefer. You could flat some dried lavender or other herbs in the diffuser, too. I love the idea of using some food coloring in the liquid, because eventually, the skewer sticks would begin to get an ombre effect from soaking up the colored liquid. Place as many skewer sticks in the jar as will fit, and enjoy!

DIY Room Diffuser #BigLotsHome

From small scale items to large scale items, Big Lots carries a wonderful assortment of high quality home decor items that are fashionable and trend right!

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Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome
Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome

Big Lots has a variety of items, from home decor to food, and is a one-stop-shop that will allow you to better prepare for the busy last few months of the year.

Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome
Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome

LET'S GO SHOPPING!

I always have such a nice experience in Big Lots. The employees are beyond helpful, and I like that I can find a little bit of just about everything I need for my home. I was thrilled with the latest products from Big Lots, like these $18 Faux Fur Throw Blankets (shown below). I LOVE this blanket so much, because it's more like a comforter, and was such a good jumping off point for this guest room re-do. These blankets some in lots of varieties of textures, and are all more neutral colors, which I really like. The back of the throw blanket is a soft brown material, and I am really looking forward to cozying up on the couch with it when it gets chillier. My guests will also enjoy this beautiful blanket.

Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome

I also loved the selection of guest room furniture that I found at Big Lots. I grabbed this amazing, round, white table (which I put together myself in about 15 minutes). I didn't get an in-store photo of it, but in addition to the furry blanket, it ties the room together SO well! 

Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome
Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome
Guest Room Re-Do with #BigLotsHome

How will you prepare your guest room for friends and family who visit in the coming months? I loved sticking to a sort of white and grey color scheme while adding pops of light blues and aquas. I think that's a pretty calming atmosphere for someone who traveled far and wide to visit you! 

Cozy Fall Inspirations

It's getting chilly, so now is the time to add some warmth and coziness to the house! Here are some of my favorite items, a wish list of sorts! I always gravitate towards wood tones and chocolate browns (maybe it's my two chocolate-colored dogs that drive most of my decorating decisions??). I also love tying in some rustic, white pumpkins, warm candles, cute pillows, a cozy throw blanket or two, and new linens! Find the links to everything below the image! Enjoy, and Happy Fall!

Fall Home Decor Refresh

Plaid Blanket  //  Candle  //  Rustic White Pumpkin  //  Hello, Fall Pillow  //  Nuts For Fall Kitchen Towel   //  Plaid Bowl  //  Copper Mugs  //  Kate Aspen Copper Bottle Openers  //  Cork Leaf Coasters 

What colors are you using in your home this Fall? I am all about hearing everyone's favorite go-to color schemes, or ones they are wanting to test out for the first time this year. 

A Cute Desk Decor DIY & Celebrate Back To College With Big Lots

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I am here today with a cute DIY idea, and tips on how to design a space for a woman who is shopping for back-to college items, and wants to learn how to maker her space her own. My sister, Ellen is such a talented person. She is going to be a Junior at the University of Louisville, KY in the nursing program this Fall semester, and I couldn't be more proud of her! She will be receiving her BSN in no time at all! She is my complete inspiration for this post! She is so talented, and she is a gifted artist and designer. 

make your space your own
Ellen lived in a dorm her first year, and it was super cute. She did the best she could with the furniture she was given, but last year, her design style really had a chance to blossom. She moved into a beautiful house with some of her sorority sisters, and her bedroom was beyond adorable. Now, she is moving into a house with a bit more space, and I can't wait to see how she designs the place.

Read on to see more about the space I designed for a woman who is in college and needs a beautiful space to work! The directions for a DIY Background Inspiration Board are below.

Get tons more inspirations, and shop all of the Back-To-College items here. And, click around on the image below, it's shoppable!
Meet my sister, Ellen!

Meet my sister, Ellen!

I shopped at my local Big Lots for many of these items, and I could not believe hoe friendly and helpful everyone was! The main cashier knew exactly right where everything was, and I was happy to find so many of the items available in-store. I also found lots of items that coordinated with my coral and mint theme, so I grabbed a few extra items while there. Another option is to shop on biglots.com, if you want an even broader selection of colors or want to see the entire line of back to college gear. 

Back To College Decor
Back To College Decor
Back To College Decor

No matter what your style, Big Lots has some super cute home decor items that will inspire a cute color combo, or even an overall theme to your new space, from college dorms, new apartments, or any work space. In addition to the items I featured here, Big Lots also has: mattresses, furniture, small appliances, bedding, sheets, pillows & throws. These items will fit into lots of popular decor trends, for both guys and girls. 

Back To College
iHome Power Bank

And, there were way more electronics than I could have imagined! They're all stocked up on items like extra battery packs for charging your phone and small devices (see photo, right), as well as cute headphones in literally every color imaginable. 

I also found a ton of other apartment/dorm/new place ready items like Ninja blender, lots of vacuums, toasters, pots and pan sets, plates, dishes, cups, silverware sets, and a good selection of curling irons, and other bathroom items. I always like checking out the beauty aisle, you never know what sorts of hair products, lotions, and even gift items for your new roomies! 

Back To College Decor
DIY your space

Rather than staring at a blank wall while you type away at your term papers, decorate the wall behind your computer with something cute and meaningful! All you need is some black and white photos. You can use your own photos and print them in black and white), or you can grab some from Tumblr, like I did! I used a bit of colorful twine and clear tape, to adhere the decor to the wall.

TO DIY YOUR SPACE:

1.) Cut a length of twine and drape it in a wide U-shape across the wall, behind your computer. 

2.) Tape up the twine on both ends. Now, tape each photo to your wall with clear tape, then tape the twine down onto it, making it appear as if the photos are strung from the twine. 

3.) Add 3-D paper flowers (which I found at a craft store) - you can also make these from scrapbooking supplies that you find at Big Lots! That's it! A super simple DIY decor idea for your work space. 

DIY your space
make your space your own
Cute Back To College Decor Ideas
paper flowers

Also, creating varied heights on your work surface makes a more visually-pleasing look. You can use a candle holder, or a stack of books to create height, and then add a picture frame, vase full of flowers, or jars full of colorful candy to add inspiration. I also really love the idea of using a small candle holder or glass to hold makeup and makeup brushes. Keep the daily essentials at close reach! A mirror would also be a great addition to this design.

DIY your space
Cute Back To College Decor Ideas

And, a scented candle will definitely help keep your space smelling fresh, and could even help you concentrate! Choose a more relaxing scent for studying at night, and a more lively, fresh scented one like this Orange Lemon one, below. 

DIY your space

How will you decorate your new space this Fall? Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Cactus DIY Project!

We had a blast while we were in Arizona and throughout the southwest. There were literally cacti everywhere. I was constantly in awe of their beauty. I know why cacti are so popular in home decor, party decor, and DIY projects these days! I wanted to share an idea I created to display in a recent recipe post for Hunt's Canned Tomatoes (see it here). 

These little decorations were so easy and pretty inexpensive. I love how the ribbon really dressed up these terra cotta pots so well. 

Happy Crafting! Check out this cute #cactus DIY :)
Materials Needed For This DIY
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2.75" - 4" Terra Cotta Pots

Lace Ribbon (found here)

Tacky Glue

Cacti

Small Amount Of Potting Soil & Small Measuring Cup

Instructions

1.) Measure Your Ribbon - See how much ribbon you need by wrapping the ribbon/lace around the terra cotta pots, and cutting the ribbon where it meets the other end without overlapping. 

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

2.) Add a small line of glue around the top rim of the pot, and press ribbon pieces all the way around the top of the pot. Make sure you wipe any excess glue that seeps out. Next, we plant the cacti in their new homes.  

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

Aren't they pretty?! I think the would be lovely for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, wedding, shower, and more! 

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

3.) Next, we will plant our cacti in their beautiful new pots. Make sure your cacti will fit! 

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

4.) Now, take the cacti and its dirt  out of the plastic pot it came in. Knock off any loose dirt into a container or trash can, and allow the roots to loosen up a bit. 

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

5.) Place the cactus into its new home!

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

6.) Add a bit of new dirt on top of the cactus, and pat down to secure into place. Make sure it's not leaning too far to one side, and there you have it! A new little addition to your party decor ideas, or your home! 

Cute and Easy Cactus DIY Decor Idea!

Aren't they cute...

Happy Crafting! Check out this cute #cactus DIY :)