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Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Pretty Project Party-- Come Join the Fun!


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the May Pretty Project Party!  It's been another great month for all the hostesses as we freshen our homes for spring and summer!  We're ready for it!  And we're ready for you all to show us what you've been up to as well.  Here are a few things that have been keeping us busy lately...



Sarah recently shared all the details on a pretty coastal inspired patio design board she created - perfect for the warmer months ahead!



Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street

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At 11 Magnolia Lane Amy shared her master bathroom makeover. There are still a few updates to come for this space, but the addition of new smaller mirrors made a big impact in this builder-basic bath.


Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
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Heather from Southern State of Mind had a busy month! She hosted a Kentucky Derby party, gave her back porch a new look for summer, and completed not ONE, but TWO rooms for the One Room Challenge. Her den/dining room is now Casual. Comfortable. Classic. And most importantly- Functional.


One Room Challenge Southern State of Mind  (30)



Heather @ Southern State of Mind
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Rachael at This is our Bliss has been taking on minimal projects around the house, keeping it to seasonal decorating and fun styling since she and her family will be moving soon! She recently put together a little round-up of great boy birthday party ideas that is perfect for planning that party for your little guy!  Check out the full post here.






Rachael @ This Is Our Bliss


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Tammy is working on a master bedroom makeover and shared bedroom decorating ideas and tips on how to choose a rug for your bedroom.

how to choose a rug for your bedroom



Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design


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And I shared a little reveal of our guest bathroom that's been a long time coming!  Check it out here if you missed it!




Julie @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss


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Now for the party! We want to see your PRETTY projects! Next Thursday we will be revealing our top three and featuring them on all of our blogs, as well as sharing our picks on our social media, including the Pretty Project Party Pinterest Board which you can follow HERE.
Directions: Be sure to include a link back to the party in your post, especially if you want to be considered for a feature. Share some love by leaving comments on other links. You can also share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #prettyprojectparty {great for you non-bloggers!} as we look for features that catch our eye over there as well.


Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss










Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Guest Bathroom Reveal (Shop This Look!)


Believe it or not, after 6 years of blogging, there are still a few spaces in this house that my readers haven't seen.  That's mostly due to the fact that I've been waiting for just the right pieces to finish the space.  And sometimes that can end up taking a while!

Such is the case for our guest bathroom...  I've had a general plan in mind since the days we were building this house.  I knew I wanted the white walls with that pop of green at the top, and the classic white tile floor.  Several other pieces were easy to find as well, but I could never find just the right piece of art I wanted for over the toilet.  And then, just the other day, I finally found it!





I walked into Gabe's for the first time the other day, and as soon as I saw this big canvas, I thought--there it is!  So, we brought it home, and it was exactly what it needed.




Almost everything else in this room has been in here for awhile.  The vanity sink was custom-made  by our cabinet man, and I literally just handed him a pic of this one from Pottery Barn and he made an awesome replica.  I seriously love it!



The butterfly art was the first project I did for this house while we were living in an apartment, waiting for it to be finished, and I still love it today.




All I did to make this was simply punch out a bunch of butterflies with a punch like this one, and glue them to some paper in a couple of frames!  I punched everything from patterned papers to magazine ads.  (So fun!)







And this clearance bench from Marshall's is great for even more storage for guests...






And my pop of green along the top of the wall?  That's Sherwin William's Envy.  (One of my favorite shades ever!)


That's about all there is to this small space!  I hope you like it.  

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Free 2016 Graduation Party Printables for the Girly Girl


Yes, I think I'm still a tad bit in denial that this girl is graduating in less than 2 weeks.  I just did this with my son one year ago!  In fact, I don't even have it in me right now to start down the path of sentimentality or I may get lost there forever.  So let's keep this light-hearted and festive and fun--kinda like Abby herself.  

She's definitely a girly girl.  (Not that she can't play a mean game of volleyball or basketball on the court!)  But, she's super-sweet and colorful from the inside-out. So, it was only fitting that we shoot her senior pictures at Disney on our recent trip...






















We had way too much fun taking our trip together and taking these pics!  And now graduation plans are in full swing.

Abby asked me if we could make the decor for her graduation party in a Kate Spade and floral theme, so here are the printables I've designed!  We'll be using these along with some flowers and plenty of color and you're welcome to use them as well!

You can print them for free by clicking on the links below if you're planning your own girly grad party!














And here are a few more of my recommendations to coordinate with the printables!





I'll share some pics of our party when the time comes, and if you decide to use our printables, I'd love to see pics of yours, too!


Don't forget, I have other free 2016 graduation printables in preppy brights that are perfect for a boy or a girl.  See those by clicking here.