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 Garden Box: Box #3

We have made it halfway through this week friends, and I am halfway through my My Garden Box subscription!

Today I am going to show you all what I received in my third box from My Garden Box.

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This month’s theme was “Twas an Allusion”

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As usual I received a card with instructions for re-potting the plant, and with basic information about the plant that I received. This month’s plant was a Syngonium ‘Berry Allusion’.

Below is everything that I received in this month’s box!

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I received:

-One Plant

-One terra cotta pot and saucer

-One bag of soil, fertilizer, and natural moss

-One copper plant label

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This plant was super easy to re-pot, especially with the instructions that are provided!

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Once I had this new friend in its new home, I placed it on my new bookshelf!

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I think that this is my favorite plant that I have received so far from My Garden Box! This plant is so beautiful. As usual it was super healthy when it arrived, and was not damaged in the shipping process at all!

I continue to be super impressed with My Garden Box and recommend them to anyone who wants to get into indoor gardening!

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As you all know, I am subscribed to the “My Monthly Plant” box! The cost of this box is:

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

I also continue to be amazed at how this company packs so much awesome stuff into these boxes every month for the price! These plants would be awesome as gifts, activities for kids, or perfect for anyone who is new to houseplants or wants to expand their collection.

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I already can’t wait for next month’s box!

-S

FTC: This post is not sponsored and does not contain affiliate links.

DIY: Zach’s Media Console

Hello friends!

This weekend I am bringing you part two of the DIY shelving situation that happened in my apartment a few weeks ago! In the first installment I took you all through the process of building Skyler a bookshelf, and this week we’re tackling Zach’s media console.

Be sure to check out this link as it was the inspiration behind Zach’s project!

Zach started and finished this media console on the same day that we worked on Skyler’s DIY bookshelf. Since this DIY was also a little more complicated than our past shelving projects, Zach began this project at his dad’s house, where there are a lot more tools!

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Once he got back up to Lexington, we basically just had to put all of the pieces together! Here is the console before we screwed it all together. Zach wanted to make sure that all of the pieces would fit together as they were supposed to.

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From here this project was very simple! All he had to do was screw the angle irons to the pieces of wood, and make sure that they were level.

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As with Skyler’s bookshelf, Zach had to proclaim that this shelf was sturdy and complete by standing/sitting on top of it!

Zach also decided to use the Miniwax Polyshades Stain in the shade Espresso. Just as Skyler did with his bookshelf, Zach chose to do two coats so that this media console would be more rich in color!

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Here is the media console once the two coats of stain had been applied:

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The most difficult part of creating this console was transporting it from Apt. 3315 across the complex to Zach’s apartment.

Skyler and Zach got their annual workouts in by carrying this thing up and down 4 flights of stairs!

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I love the way that Zach’s console turned out! He takes a much more minimal approach to decor, and that shows in how he styled this piece.

He placed some records, his new snake plant Jim Bob, his bust of Richard Nixon, and his valet tray on the console.

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The main reason Zach decided to DIY this console was because of how empty this side of his room was once he put his gallery wall together. I think that this was the perfect solution as this piece isn’t too large, and fits together perfectly with the gallery wall! Also, Zach can never have too much storage for his record collection that is constantly growing!

Let me know what you think of this week’s DIY, and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

-S

Lazy Day Project: Hallway Shelf

Welcome back friends and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today I’ll be showing you a little Lazy Day Project that we did this past weekend.

Since I moved in to the apartment the hallway has been the place that has seen the least amount of love. We’ve debated on art, a console table, and any other thing you could think of to fill the space on the left side.

This past weekend Skyler and I had a whole day where we ran errands. One of these was to Homegoods, so that Skyler could find bookends for a bookshelf that he is building. As you all probably know, one cannot simply walk into a Homegoods and only look at one section. While we were meandering through all of the aisles, we discovered this gem for only $30!

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It took us approximately 30 seconds to decide that we should, in fact, buy the shelf, and then another 15 seconds to start looking for things to put on the shelf.

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Here we have Skyler holding two of the pieces that we used to style this shelf!

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And here we have him holding all of the cereal that we bought after we left Homegoods. Please don’t judge us!

Once we got everything home, this quickly became one of the easiest projects that we’ve ever completed. Essentially all we had to do was use a drill to secure the shelf to the wall.

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Once the shelf was attached and secure, we started to style using the pieces that we purchased. All of these pieces, except for one, were under $10!

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Above I have attached individual images of all of the pieces we purchased.

They are:

-A white ceramic Buddha that smells like Vanilla Brown Sugar! $3.99

-A Grey/White Speckled Candle $6.99

-Grey/Black Metallic Vase $16.99

-Gold 5×7 Picture Frame $5.99

-Not Pictured: Gold 4×6 Picture Frame $4.99

To fill the frames we just chose our photos and printed them on the printer we have at home!

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Here we have some pictures of that process! Skyler chose the photos and printed them, then we traced around where we needed to cut on the sheet of paper, and this last photo is of the finished product with our 4×6 frame.

Once we had the photos in their frames, and these gorgeous tulips from Whole Foods cut and in the vase, we were ready to put it all together!

We had already come up with the layout of this shelf, and we knew exactly where we wanted everything to go, so this process was even quicker than hanging up the shelf!

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Here is the finished product!

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I hope that you all love this shelf, and the way we styled it, as much as we do. This is currently one of my favorite pieces in our apartment!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! I would love to know what you think, or what kinds of Lazy Day Projects you would like to see in the future!

Have a wonderful day!

-S

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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Lazy Day Project: Living Room Shelves

Happy Friday friends!

Today we have another Lazy Day Project to talk about! I’m not even sure how this project idea came to be, but it probably had to do with us being snowed in a few weekends ago.

For this project, we decided to put up three shelves on this very blank wall that I have pictured below.

Here is everything that we used for this project:

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-3 pieces of wood. We used 2x8s that we had cut down to 1 foot, 1 1/2 feet, and 2 feet in length.

-6 brackets that we painted black with acrylic paint

-Screws and Anchors

-Sandpaper

-Drill

-Wood Stain

This project ended up taking two days since we had to stain the wood. However, once the stain had dried, this was a super easy project to put together.

To start, we painted the brackets and stained the wood.

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Once we let all of our pieces dry about 24 hours, we put these things up!

Zach decided that he wanted to be the one to play with the power tool, so we let him do the bulk of the work on this one.

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Before this I had measured where I wanted each shelf to be on the wall. We started with the brackets that way we could make sure that they were even, and securely attached to the wall before we placed the wood.

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As you can see in the photos above, we had placed the first shelf. Here we are trying to figure out if where we wanted the shelves to end in relation to this corner furthest from the window. We were also trying to make sure that the shelves would be evenly spaced, and in line with each other.

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Once we got the brackets on the wall, we took screws and attached the pieces of wood to the brackets. Once we had all of them up, Zach made sure that they were secure and that they would hold whatever we decided to put on them!

Here is a photo of the finished product, decorated and all!

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We decided to move two of the plants that had previously been on the honeycomb shelves above the couch. We then took a trip to Homegoods to purchase these blue and white vases for the middle shelf.

I LOVE how these turned out. They are a great home for our two plants that can’t seem to stop growing. Parents, is this how you feel about your kids? We talk every day about how we can get Mildred (the Aloe Vera) and Marquis (the Golden Pothos) to stop growing!!

Let me know what you think of this Lazy Day Project in the comments below!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day!

-S

Inspiration Roundup January 2018

Hello friends!

Today’s post is the beginning of a new series on Miss Sophisticated Chaos. As many of you know, I am obsessed with Pinterest. I thought that it would be a cool idea to create a summary of everything that I discovered on Pinterest that has inspired me over the past month.

This series will draw from all of my boards on Pinterest, so we will have a variety of pretty pictures to look at in this series! I will label each set of photographs with the board that it came from, that way you can check out my other pins from each board!

Plant Lady:

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As you can see, I love plants. It’s an obsession that just recently began, but it truly cannot be stopped.

Comfort Food and Sweets:

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I haven’t made any of these recipes yet, but I can’t wait to try them in February!

Travel:

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Dream Home:

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The Woman I Want To Be:

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I love these quotes, and I hope you do too!

 

Thank you all for joining me for this month’s Inspiration Roundup! I have linked each of the boards so that you can check out your favorites. Let me know what you think of these, and what boards you would like to see more of in the future!

You are wonderful!

-S