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Friday's Dose of Delight

Do you ever feel like Mother Nature is giving you the middle finger? All week we experienced summer-like weather and now that it's the weekend....cool air and rain expected ALL weekend long. What's up with that, Mother Nat? Hopefully, the sun is shining where you are because it's FriYAY and Fridays SOOOOO deserve sunshine, don't you think?

Here's this week's favorite links! Enjoy!

Did you know I was moving? Yep, right into this magnificent cottage guest shed.
I can't even put into words how much I LOVE this makeover! You will too...if you're human.

Tarjay...just take ALL of my money, won't ya?! Look at this new line debuting at the end of this month.

Two words you don't often hear together, unless you're Taylor Swift; trashcan bouquets. They're awesome, I promise.

It's graduation time! Cute gift idea, although you know this will be 
broken into like five seconds, right?

I'm obsessed with all things garden lately despite the fact that I don't garden.
You still can't blame me for wanting to make these though.

Have a safe and delightful weekend!

Stenciled Floors: Hot Trending Home Idea

So last week I announced I was alive and then I died again...and by "died" I mean I have suffered from THEE WORST (going on twelve days) sinus infection EVER. Needless to say, I've had a lot of time to think about important things in life like stenciled painted floors. Now stenciling your floors isn't exactly a new concept, a matter of fact it dates back to the colonial days, but there's been a major re-emergence of this trend lately and I have to say I'm super duper hooked!

Like all things house-related these days, I'm going to have to blame good ol' Waco resident,
 Jo Jo, for this recent floor craze. I noticed once she started utilizing cement tiles in her makeovers, similar to the ones used in the bathroom at the Magnolia Bed and Breakfast, it set the decor world a buzz. Graphic, Moroccan, Spanish; whatever you prefer to call these pretty tiles, people are loving them!

So what's trending about this trend?

painted patio cement

Contrary to Fixer Upper, decor enthusiasts are actually taking the budget-friendly route and stenciling/painting their floors to mimic the beautiful, bold-patterned tiles. This technique can work on a variety of floors including linoleum, vinyl, cement and tile. Obviously, this is usually done on floors that the homeowner dislikes or feels is outdated and they may not have the budget or time to fully replace at the moment (my laundry room would be a prime example of this!)

painted laundry room floor

Speaking of laundry rooms, these spaces along with bathrooms and mud rooms appear to be the most popular spot for this trend, which makes sense if you've ever stenciled before! At some point on this blog, I'm pretty sure I deemed myself the worst stenciler in the history of stenciling, so if you're a newbie to the technique or just a DIY hazard, starting with a small space like a powder room may be your best bet in saving your sanity. Although some people, like the talented JoEllen from the @rusticfarmhouse, are really brave and do a full room. I mean c'mon, is this not the bee's knees?!

stenciling floor tiles

On a smaller scale, Susan of @suewaldron, stenciled her fireplace hearth
 and it turned out AUH-mazing!

DIY stencil fireplace hearth

Color-wise, black and white and grey and white seem to be the prom king and queen of combos when it comes to stenciling floors.

cement tile look with stencil

how to stencil a bathroom floor

I think I'm smitten with this trend because there's something about it that's part vintage part classic! We have a laundry room that's in desperate need of some style and this just may be a project I need to add on our (never ending) to-do list soon. Maybe while I'm on maternity leave? #ThatIsHilarious

What do you think? Would you paint your floors?

Friday's Dose of Delight

Hi, friends. I'm still alive....barely. Last week the fam and I took a long weekend trip to the Dells, because nothing screams "relaxing at 35 weeks" like a trip to the waterpark capital of the world. I've decided to rename the Dells  "germ capital of the world", because this is the second time I've come home from this place with a miserable head cold. You want to know what's really fun? Having major head congestion and not being able to breathe out of your nose while your growing baby pushes up against your diaphragm and lungs. Like I seriously would do heel clicks if my family surprised me with an inhaler this Mother's Day!

Okay, enough with the Debbie Downer, I mean it's Friday after all!
Let's check out this week's favorite links.

The spring 2017 One Room Challenge just wrapped up and I LOVE checking out all of the room makeovers. This boy's room caught my eye!

Baby girl isn't even here yet but I've already got this pinned for her future Christmas' wish list! #OrganizedMomoftheYear #YeahRight

These butterfly tea bags will make your heart flutter.

This could work for Mother's Day too ( your grandma Ethel would love it!)

The 80's called and they want you to take this walk down memory lane....in your jelly shoes, of course.

Have a delightful and safe weekend AND Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas out there!

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