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Christmas Decor at Home

Christmas Decor at Home

Christmas Tree | Angel Tree Topper | String Lights | Ornaments (similar) | “G” Ornament | Ribbon (here, here and here) | Gift Boxes | Tree Skirt I decided to put our Christmas tree up last weekend and I am glad I did as it brings so much cheer to our living room! Since we are spending Thanksgiving in Dallas and Christmas in Denver that didn’t leave much time to enjoy the holiday season in our home. Therefore, I did a Target run and while the employees were setting up all of the holiday decor, I weaved my cart through the aisles for the essentials. I got off work a few hours early and was able to transform our home and ready it for the Christmas season in a matter of hours. I was trying to surprise Mack but accidentally ratted myself out on my own insta-story (insert eye roll here)! Growing up and still to this day, our family tree is filled with color lights, gold tinsel and ornaments that mark life moments, hobbies and more! It’s so crazy because each year that I see those ornaments I can remember placing them on the tree throughout my childhood. I am excited to start […]

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Halloween Ready Home Under $20

Halloween Ready Home Under $20 with HomeGoods

Four days into October and my home is prepped and ready for Halloween! We live in an area that is heavy in tourists and light in people that actually live here full time. With that fact in mind, we didn’t get one trick-or-treater last year {kinda sad, I know}! But that doesn’t stop me from prepping our home with simple touches that commemorate the holiday! Here are three ways to get your home Halloween ready for under $20: Witch Way to the Candy- Update your candy dish with Halloween themed candy! I always keep candy in this dish and found the eyeball gumballs, pumpkin gummies and dracula teeth at Homegoods and knew they’d complete our candy dish through October. Reese’s Pumpkins are my absolute favorite. What’s your favorite sweet treat- whether trick-or-treating or not? Boos & Booze- I picked up these cheeky cocktail napkins to place on our bar cart leading up to Halloween! I like to tailor small details throughout our house that don’t overwhelm but make the season at home FUN! Also, it’s very clear that Tiger is in fact not here for the “boos” but really just wants candy- he didn’t get any. Pumpkins Please- I love […]

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One Year at Home

One Year at Home

See our full guest bedroom + tips to host a house guest, here. {I am in the process of updating the bedding so I’ll post an update soon!} See our full dining room, here. See my “desk nook” details, here. Step into our backyard/patio space, here. See our master bedroom decor, here. See our living room details, here. It seems like yesterday that Mack and I packed up the condo we were renting and signed on the dotted line to purchase our first home. We’ve lived here now for ONE YEAR and I promise time is passing so quickly with each and every day. I can say that without a doubt, home is our favorite place to be and to us, it’s perfect. Mack always laughs at how defensive I am of our home! It’s our space and in it we are most comfortable and most importantly grateful that it’s ours. We surely don’t deserve it and never take for granted the simple fact that we are fortunate enough to have a  roof over our heads. Over the past year, we’ve learned a thing or two (or 10) about what it means to be a homeowner. So far, it has […]

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Bring Fall Home

Bringing Fall Home

As we all know, the official start to fall was last week! Although I’ve detailed how it’s not totally fall here in Florida yet, that didn’t stop me from preparing our home for the season ahead. It’s always so fun as the seasons change- like a fresh start with the cool air that’s soon to greet us. I love this feeling. With that in mind, here are three simple and inexpensive ways to bring fall home: Seasonal Touches- Although I love Halloween, black and orange would seriously throw off my color scheme at home. Therefore, I opted for subtle touches like a simple white pumpkin for the front porch, an updated neutral wreath, black and white skeleton dish towels, and metallic gold pumpkins in the center of our dining table. And side note, I never put the pumpkins away after last year so they’ve literally been out ALL YEAR. How embarrassing, I know! But luckily for me, they’re back in season haha. When decorating for the season, take note of items that will compliment, not clash with your current decor so it doesn’t bother you after just a few weeks. I also like to keep decor general (minus my dish […]

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Living Room Tour

Living Room Tour

Faux Longhorn (similar) | Console (similar) | Coffee Table (similar) | Large Abstract Painting (similar) | Couch (similar) | Faux Cowhide Pillows (similar) | Striped Poufs | Lamp (almost identical) Our living room is the HUB of the house! Whether we’re drinking coffee during an early weekday morning or watching SEC football on a Saturday, more often than not Mack and I can found on the couch in our living room. I saw an image on Pinterest the other day that stated how childhood punishments such as, being grounded {aka forced to stay home} and going to bed early, are now what dreams are made of. I couldn’t agree more as I am happiest when I am planted on this couch with Mack, Rebel and Tiger by my side. Best feeling in the entire world, I swear! I am sure many of you can relate. With a busy life, it’s great to decompress and there’s no better place to do just that than in your living room with the perfect candle burning. As previously mentioned in a few of my home posts, our house offers a very open concept but is just over 1,000 square feet! With a small space that flows, keeping the decor cohesive is […]

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Three Steps to Organize Your Closet

3 Steps to Organize Your Closet

Acrylic Storage Bins | Felt Hangers | Three Tier Shoe Rack (similar) I swear that organization changes everything! Whether it be at work or at home, being organized is an asset as it saves time and energy. This past long weekend I went a little crazy and organized our entire house! It’s so funny that after a year of living here, I finally feel moved in! I did a huge overhaul of my closet and with just a few storage items the entire space was transformed. Although my closet is tiny, I have plenty of space as everything has a place! Here are my three steps to organize your closet: Uniform Hangers– When hanging clothes ensure you use the same style/color hangers for each item. I personally prefer the felt hangers in black as my items don’t slip. Furthermore, as much as I would love to use the blush pink felt hangers, I know they’d be impossible to match if I ever needed more. The uniformity of using the same hangers creates a seamless aesthetic when looking at all of your clothing items! Acrylic Storage Bins- These are a game changer! I used to have my clutches and scarves just […]

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Dresser Update in 30 Minutes or Less

Dresser Update in 30 Minutes or Less

Manor House Knob | Bauble Knob | Shop all Knobs Before I start talking about a home project, I want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Me and my sorority sisters, most all of which live in Texas, have a group text and the photos they shared throughout the weekend are heartbreaking. Here’s to hoping that this storm passes very soon. We all want our home to look like something out of Southern Living but likely don’t have the bank roll to purchase everything that covers those beautiful and perfect magazine spreads. I read a quote recently that stated, “Start with that you have not with what you want.” This quote, although in it’s original context has absolutely  nothing to do with home decor, applies to this little dresser of ours. When Mack and I purchased our home, it came fully furnished. If I am being totally honest, majority of it went to the furniture consignment store as it was a vacation rental before we purchased it. However, a few select pieces held their ground and one of those items was this dresser. You can see our full bedroom here, but as you can […]

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Master Bedroom Tour

Master Bedroom Tour

Headboard | Duvet Cover | Alternative Down Comforter | Blush Quilt (similar) | Throw Pillows (similar) | Lamps (similar) | Nightstands | Storage Bench | Faux Silver Dear (similar) | Sunburst Mirror (similar) Bedtime is my favorite time. Hands down! You can see how I wind down after a long day in this post here, so I won’t delve into that much more. Our bedroom is so comfortable and cozy, even Rebel and Tiger couldn’t help but make an appearance in today’s post. They always snooze on our bed but any excuse to snap a pic these puppies and I’ll do it. Plus, if you follow me on Instagram, you may wonder why Tiger isn’t in my stories much. He literally won’t. sit. still. for anything! This was post-walk and a rare occasion when he actually laid down to rest. Anyways, when it came to decorating our bedroom, which was actually one of the first rooms to be completed, I wanted it to be simple and serene yet in line with our original vision for the house. If you’re new to my blog, the theme for our home is western chic of sorts with “cowboy” touches (think cowhides, faux taxidermy, etc.) in conjunction with a mix of gold […]

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Patio Furniture Update

Patio Update

Converstation Set | Poufs | Pillows Big changes came to the Griffin household this weekend… we finally updated our patio furniture! Back in March, I shared this patio inspiration as we knew we wanted to invest in comfortable outdoor furniture to utilize our outdoor space. We are so happy with how it turned out! We decided on this simple conversation set (we got four chairs), bold pillows and striped poufs. We honestly sat outside all weekend and it was amazing! I mentioned in this dining room post that our home is pretty small yet perfect for us. With the ability to enjoy our patio, our home feels so much larger now! We feel like we literally extended the space. As we sat sipping cocktails on Saturday night, it was like our home took on a whole new world. Not to mention, Rebel and Tiger LOVE it! Unfortunately, this week greeted us with a tropical storm of sorts so for now, our crisp white pillows are indoors haha (#reallife). But we are just anxiously awaiting the next time we can sit out there and enjoy the fresh air and each others company. As our weekend came to a close on our patio, I said to Mack, […]

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How to Create a Desk Nook

How to Create a Desk Nook

  Desk | Chair | Pillow | Computer | Agenda When we purchased our home, we downsized from what we had previously rented. We love it so much as it’s just enough space! At just about 1,300 square feet we are maxed out with just two bedrooms. With the absence of a designated office space, we had to get creative about how to situate a desk area in accordance with an open floor plan. Luckily, this little corner of our living room, previously occupied by additional seating, had the potential. Referred to as the “desk nook” this area is bright yet secluded and out of the way (well, as out of the way as it could be haha). Also, I really enjoy working here because Mack can work on the couch and we’re still in the same room! This area, although perhaps not in line with our décor parameters (see our dining room here), works for us. We wanted to have a little fun with the desk nook because we could! I found this painting at a local store and have never had art “speak to me” until I met this piece haha. It’s a little quirky yet modern with its stark […]

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