wooden you like to know

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I think you guys are really going to like today’s post! It is a collection of unique and interesting items made from wood. I wanted to share them with all of you because I think they would make some great Christmas presents. Check ’em out!

for the newlywed couple

 

for the man in your life

 

for the chef

 

for the kiddo

for the lady in your life

 

for the gardner

 

for the crafter

 

 

for the hostess with the mostess

 

for the teenager

 

for the young at heart

 

for the tech savvy

 

for that weird family that you don’t want to buy individual presents for, but you have to give them something

 

TA DAAAA!! Something for everyone! What do you guys think? Which is your favorite? I think I like the iphone stand the best. I would love to get any of these presents for Christmas, wouldn’t you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fair night

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So the fair was in town not too long ago, and as usual, it was a blast! My husband and I don’t ever ride the rides, but there are some aspects to the fair that we can never miss. We must always see the giant sand castle. We must always eat delicious food, though it varies from year to year. And we must always play a bunch of games! One of my favorite parts of the fair, is all of the lights and colors! (We usually only go at night.) Sometimes I just stare up and look at all of them against the black sky, and it just makes me smile. Of course then people bump into me and look at me like I’m crazy, so then I put my head down and walk quickly. I feel like if I had one of those fancy DSLR cameras, or I had taken any camera besides my iphone, I would have a blast trying to capture some images of the fair. I would like to play with exposure length so you could see the movement of the rides, or with the apertures so I could make certain lights really pop. But. I don’t have the knowledge or the means to do, so I just admire other people’s beautiful depictions of the fair at night. Here are some of my favorites that I found on etsy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See what I’m saying? Can’t you just hear the music? And smell the food? I feel almost swept away by the images with movement in them, as if I’m actually on the ride as opposed to just looking at a picture! Do you guys like going to the fair? What’s your favorite part?

roger kirk nelson

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Another artist to share with all of you, Roger Kirk Nelson is a little bit different than most artist’s I feature. Reason being, is that he has a bit of a tropical vibe to him, which is not something I usually go for. However, the bright colors and fun shapes of his paintings drew me in!

What do you guys think? Do you love the bright colors and bold designs? They definitely make me smile. I feel like I am transported to some kind of tropical oasis when I look at them!

pinecones

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So pinecones are a really big thing in decorating these days. I haven’t really gotten it into my house’s decor, yet, but I think it might be on the way. It’s weird to think about how there are some parts of the country that don’t have pinecones. The only way they can get them in their decor is to go to the craft store and buy them! But over here on the east coast, pinecones are a dime a dozen. Cheaper than that, even. They’re free! You just walk outside and there they are. It’s also kind of weird to think about how people glorify them by putting them in the home, when to so many of us, pinecones are a pain! Have you ever tried to walk around outside without your shoes on where there are pinecones? Ouch! But when they are in the home, they look so gentle and dignified. It’s kind of a strange contradiction that I’m really liking.

love these!

what! adorable!

What do you guys think of this trend? Are you digging it? I think they add just a little something extra to the decor! I’m really liking the way have been used to pull the tablescapes together! I love the idea that just pulling something in from your backyard can have such a huge effect on your decor, don’t you?

rugs

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Okay so I mentioned last week where I’ve been for awhile– recovering from a broken pipe disaster. This means that we got all new floors. We went with hardwoods, which means– NEW RUGS! I have been on the hunt like crazy for some amazing rugs to pop in my rooms, and so I felt the need to share with you guys some of my awesome finds!

i bought this one!

So there are a bunch of rugs out there. Pretty much any style you could think of! But if you’re having trouble finding something that you think will fit your style or budget, might I suggest RugsUSA. The first three I showed you were from that website, and I barely even scratched the surface. I’m pretty sure they have a little bit of everything. I haven’t checked out the other departments yet, but I have been very impressed with the rugs. P.S. This isn’t an advertisement or a paid sponsor post, I really liked their stuff that much that I wanted to tell you all about it! Happy hunting!

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pumpkin spice

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It’s finally starting to feel like Fall! I am loving this shift in the weather, and I have enjoyed pulling out my jackets and boots. I was searching through etsy the other day (one of my favorite pastimes) and I found this awesome photograph.

 

And I was totally inspired by its beauty. I loved the colors, and I loved the vibe of it. So I put together a collection of items in this orangey color palette. I’m taking the liberty of calling this color pumpkin spice. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m kind of digging this orange tone. I’m not usually a fan of orange, but I can really get in to this color! It certainly puts me in the Fall mood. What about you guys? Do you like this “pumpkin spice”?