My Summer Home Decor Favorites

Happy Saturday everyone!

As summer has officially begun, I have been searching the internet for home decor pieces that could refresh my space for the warmer months. My style has evolved to be a mixture of Mid-Century Modern, Bohemian, and Traditional Glam. Usually I gravitate towards neutral colors, mixed metals, and wood tones.

Since summer is the time when we see brighter colors, patterns, and a variety of textures, this is what I love to add to a space for the season. All the items that I’ll be sharing today have those brighter colors, patterns, and textures that I love for summer!

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Pink Cream Tulip Wreath

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Llama Planter

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Throw Pillow

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Plant Stand

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Tapestry

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Throw Pillow #2

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Elephant Planter

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Floral Vase

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Gold Pots

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Grow Pizza Kit

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Hand Painted Vase

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Art Print

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Melon Planter

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Tropical Canvas

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Boca Vase

These are some awesome items that anyone could use in their space for the summer, and they’re all pretty affordable!

Let me know what you’re changing about your space for the season in the comments below.

Until next time,

-S

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My Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Hey guys!

Today marks the middle of Dead Week here at the University of Kentucky. That means that my stress level is through the roof, and I will be working nonstop between now and May 4th at 12:30 pm!

One of the things that helps me to relax is to clean. I know, I know, I’m completely crazy. Cleaning is one of the things that makes me feel the most productive, and the most put together. I have a daily and weekly routine for cleaning and organizing, but today we’re going to be talking about some things that I either haven’t done since I moved in, or that I haven’t done in a long time.

These tasks are not something that I do often, maybe once or twice a year at most. So I thought that while everyone is in a spring cleaning mood, I would share with you all some of the tasks that I want to tackle soon!

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2. Dust Baseboards

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3. Steam Clean Carpets

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4. Wash Comforter and Pillow Shams

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5. Deep Clean Microwave and Refrigerator

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These are the five tasks that I am most excited about tackling. Hopefully I’ll get most of it finished this weekend while I’m taking breaks from studying!

What are your favorite tasks to do when you get in the mood for spring cleaning? I would love to know so be sure to leave those in the comments below!

-S

Inspiration Roundup February 2018

Welcome back guys!

Today we’re going to finish out the month of February with my inspiration roundup!

Just like last month, I’m going to be posting photos that I’ve pinned over the past month, and I’ll link each of my Pinterest boards below! I hope you enjoy!

Plant Lady:

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The Woman I Want To Be:

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Comfort Food and Sweets:

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My Style:

Harry Potter:

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Dream Home:

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As you can see, I’m still not eating anything healthy, and I just binged all of the available episodes of Fixer Upper Season 5!

Let me know what some of your favorite pieces of inspiration have been recently in the comments below. I would love to know what inspires each of you.

I can’t wait to see what the month of March holds!

-S

 

Lazy Day Project: Bedroom Shelving Refresh

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing you ANOTHER Lazy Day Project from Apartment 3315!

This project, or room refresh, came about because of my newfound obsession with houseplants. I have discovered that the easiest way to warm up a room is to add some green and a terracotta pot!

Back in January I added some succulent planters to my desk and to my windowsill. Once those succulents joined the family, there was no turning back. In a matter of one month I have added TWELVE plants to my bedroom. Why yes, it is starting to look like a jungle in here, but I absolutely love it.

After I bought my Calatheas and had Zach make me some planters for them, I would lay in bed and stare at the shelves on my wall. They began to look bare, and even a little cold compared to the rest of the room.

Here is how they looked before the refresh:

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Yes, they were simple and gorgeous, but I wanted something a little bit warmer. Especially since Skyler had bought me this amazing Gryffindor print for Christmas!

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One Saturday morning I decided that I was going to drag Zach to Lowe’s and Homegoods with me so that I could find some inexpensive replacements for the items that were on these shelves.

In my head I had pictured a long English Ivy that I could teach to grow along the wall, and some color. I had recently fallen in love with some blue and white printed vases at Homegoods, and I knew that I wanted to add a few to these shelves. If you’ve seen my Lazy Day Project: Living Room Shelves, you know exactly the blue and white vases that I’m talking about! I love these pieces because they remind me of the blue and white porcelain pottery that started during the Tang Dynasty in China beginning in the seventh century. These pieces are definitely different, but there is something about the various designs, and this specific color of blue that reminds me of the Chinese pottery.

During my excursion I found a baby English Ivy at Lowe’s, and some of these vases at Homegoods. I immediately brought them home!

I actually ended up replacing the tallest vase with another one from the same collection. This one reminded me of a beach ball, and that wasn’t exactly the style that I was going for!

Once I had found the pieces, this was a super easy project to put together. All I had to do was repot Wanda (the English Ivy) and style the vases with my existing photos and the Gryffindor print.

Here is the end result:

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As you can see, this really warmed up this area of my bedroom, while adding a new member to the plant family, and adding a new personal touch with the Gryffindor print.

I also purchased a ladder shelf from Amazon to hold my interior design and plant books, and so that I could style the three Magnolia Market vases that had been on the floating shelves.

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Overall, I love how the various shelves, and this entire wall turned out! I think that it’s a positive thing to change up your environment, and to play with different styles in our homes. After all, we as humans continue to grow and change throughout our lives. It only makes sense that our style would as well!

Here is a photo of the planters that Zach made! Make sure to let me know if you want to see a post on them! I love these planters, and they’re even more special to me because Zach was the one who created them!

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Aren’t the Calatheas beautiful? I think that they may be my favorite genus of plant.

Lastly, here is the final, finished product!

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I love looking at this area of my room now, and I hope that you like the change as much as I do!

Also, here is the link to the Etsy shop where Skyler purchased the Gryffindor print! The artist is absolutely fantastic and has a piece for everyone. Be sure to check her out!

Make sure to share this post, and to let me know what your favorite part of this shelving refresh was in the comments below!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

-S

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My Garden Box Review

Happy Saturday friends!

Today is a very special post, as I have just received my first subscription box EVER!

This box is from My Garden Box and Santa Rosa Gardens in Pensacola, Florida. In this post I’ll show you what I got in my first box, and then talk about the options that My Garden Box has for every plant lover!

This first picture is of the box that I was sent.

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Here I am, reading the info sheet that came with my plant.

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Here is the box and everything that came inside of it! The plant was extremely healthy, and was well packaged in the white sleeve that you see below!

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Here are all of the items in this month’s box. I received:

-One Calathea ‘Freddie’ plant in a plastic pot

-One grey, marbled pot and saucer

-Soil, fertilizer, pebbles, and GnatNix

-An info card with care instructions, and steps on how to repot this plant

-A sticker, a butterscotch candy, and a heating pack for the plant

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As you can see, Zach was volunteered to repot my new friend Freddie so that I could document the occasion!

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Overall, I LOVE this subscription box. Over the past couple of weeks my houseplant obsession has grown exponentially. It’s to the point that I have run out of name ideas, and I’m currently in the process of making a spreadsheet so I can keep the care instructions straight for all of my little, green friends!

The box comes with so much that I definitely think it’s worth every penny! Also, the plant came in the mail and was so healthy. It was definitely the best looking plant that I’ve ordered online. Usually plants will look a little dull after going through the trauma of being shipped, but Freddie seemed as if he hadn’t been affected by it at all!

Here are some screenshots of the My Garden Box website so you can see some more about this company!

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I purchased the Plant of the Month box for 6 months in advance! I am already so excited to get the five other plants in my subscription, and to renew after that!

The pricing for the two boxes are:

Plant of the Month:

-Month to Month $21.50 per box

-3 Month Prepay $20.50 per box

-6 Month Prepay $19.50 per box

-12 Month Prepay $18.50 per box

My DIY Garden:

-Month to Month $38.50 per box

-3 Month Prepay $37.50 per box

-6 Month Prepay $36.50 per box

-12 Month Prepay $35.50 per box

I think that this subscription service is perfect for any plant lover in your life. Also, this could be a really fun option for kids to get started with gardening. I know that being a plant parent has helped me learn responsibility and about nature!

If you have any questions about this company I will try my best to answer them! Also, you should check out the My Garden Box website for more information if you’re interested!

Thank you for reading with me! Let me know if you would like to see posts on each plant I get through My Garden Box, or if you would like to see a Houseplant Tour in the future!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day!

-S

P.S. Here’s a little update for you all! Freddie is still healthy and thriving a couple of weeks after I received my box. He even has two new leaves! Check them out below!

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