Monday, July 2, 2012

New Opportunities

Ever since we purchased our first home in January, I have developed a new love/respect for home decor.  I just can't seem to get enough! I also have this small problem of wanting everything right NOW! Spoiled? Nah, I like to blame it on my generation. In a society where everything has become instant, my expectations have become skewed. What can I say? I don't want blank white walls or empty rooms and nooks.  I want my house to be complete right this second! This of course does not bode well with the budget and I am forced to wait for certain things that I want now.

Realizing money doesn't just grow on trees, I have been forced to try my hand at some DIY projects around the house with the help of Pinterest. (examples below) I already have my next project pinned!

Stencil is from Cutting Edge Stencils
My DIY bow holder!
Swapped mirror and light fixture
Pinterest (as many of you already know) is a great source to find just about anything you need (along with other entertaining less useful things).  I get recipes, DIY projects, decorating tips, and of course my verison of the funnies. You can see some of my boards/ favorite things here!

If I'm not trying recreate something I found through "pinning", I am at Kirklands, a local home goods store (this is not a sponsored post) looking for a new idea, inspiration, or just the right piece that will fill an empty hole.  I love this store because the inventory is always changing and I can always get a good deal.  (Never pay full price, there is always a coupon out there!) Fun fact: I recently landed a part time job there! Not only can I share my love of home decorating with fellow shoppers, but now I'll be able to buy even more items for my home at an even cheaper price! (I know what you're thinking....BRILLIANT! Ok, some of you are thinking I'm crazy, and I respect that). 

This past weekend was my first weekend working, and boy was it busy! Good news was the time flew by and I got to talk to so many people who were just like me, looking to furnish their new home. I managed to work two days and not buy anything, which if you know me, is definitely a good sign. :) I look forward to making a little extra fun money to use on my new decorating hobby.
To close, I will leave you with some pictures of our house (as it is now) in hopes to give you inspiration for your next home project. Leave comments below telling me what you're up to!


  1. okay. that quat wall stencil? I NEED IT. yay! i love your blog!!!

    1. Cutting Edge Stencils is amazing! They are an inexpensive and easy fix to a dull room. :)