Favorite Pins Friday

July 25, 2014 AT 12:46 pm Leave a Comment

Happy Friday, y’all!

I hope you have had a great week!  Today in Kentucky, it is absolutely beautiful!!  The high is supposed to be 83 degrees with almost no humidity!  AAAAHHHH!!!!

Tonight, Jonathan is having a bunch of his buddies over to celebrate his 15th birthday.  They are going to stay all night in our guest house.  The guest house has been just a storage area for us the past three years, so I moved everything over to one side of the guest house, so the boys could stay all night on the other side. 

I know they will have a lot of fun out there! Smile

Here are my favorite pins from Pinterest this week!

 

 

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Have a blessed weekend!!!

 


 


Getting to Know “Rooms for Rent!”

July 18, 2014 AT 11:19 am 1 Comment

Hello Beneath My Heart readers!!

It’s Bre here, from Rooms FOR Rent blog.

I was so thrilled when Traci asked me to share my home tour with all of you, and even more thrilled when she asked me to join her, here at Beneath My Heart, as a regular contributor.

I’ve shared some of my favorite decor topics with you several times now, like  5 Easy Steps to Bring any Room to Life, and How to Style a Dark Leather Sofa, and few others. 

Sometimes I think in Blog world it’s hard to really get know some one you haven’t actually met in person. You miss seeing their personality come alive when you talk with them face to face. So even though I will never meet all of you face to face, today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself with all of you! Whatever your ideas are on the type of blogger I am, and the type of “clean” house you think I have, or who I am as a person, allow me to peal back the curtain, and take a deeper look.

 

If we were to meet, first things first, you would be greeted with a big smile, and then most likely a warm hug! I love to hug, not quite sure why, I just do. I can hug a complete stranger with all the love and embrace I hug a family member with. I’m just going to go with that it is one of the ways God wants me to share His love with others, a warm embrace.
 
I love to laugh, and I L.O.V.E. to decorate. I love to talk about paint colors, and design ideas and reach high decibels when doing so. I married my child hood sweetheart, we celebrate 10 years next summer, and have two little sweethearts of our own.
 

Our kids are 5 + 3, and it was during my season as a “new” mom that I realized anyone can have a nice space, it’s not just for those who have no kids, or empty nesters. But more importantly it’s creating a welcoming, inviting space for your family + friends, where they can relax, and be loved on, and build memories.

While I like to have a clean house, it’s not always realistic for me, and I would rather my kids remember a home they could grow up in, not one they weren’t allowed to touch anything in. We bought our white slipcovered Ektorp couch from IKEA 8 years ago, and while everyone including my mother told me I was nuts to have a white couch, especially once the kids came, I bought it anyway!

One of the things I love about having a white couch with kids, is I can bleach it! I know most of you might be gasping with the thought of little fingerprints, or crumbs, or better yet stains! The slip covers make it so easy to take off and throw in the wash at any point, and let me tell you we have had our fair share of spills. At one point I thought the chocolate milk was there for good. Nothing a little baking soda soak couldn’t fix. After each wash, it’s like getting a brand new couch again, and who doesn’t love that?!

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 I can always remember having a passion for decorating, from constantly moving my room around as a kid, to creating gallery walls, and vignettes on my walls and dresser as a teen. At one point I had to share a room with one of my sisters, and she would get so mad at how often I changed our room around.   My mom had to make a rule that I could only move my stuff, I couldn’t touch hers. Well that put a big cramp on my style, but just pushed my creativity further! My poor sister :)

Today I enjoy creating warm, welcoming spaces for clients, as well as in my own home. When people ask me what my style is, there is always a long pause with a question mark look on my face? Because the truth is I don’t feel I completely fit in one category, which is some what refreshing. I would love to give a solid answer, but not being limited to one certain style gives me flexibility to stretch my creative wings.

I avoid saying “Country” because I don’t decorate with roosters or the color red (which I like the look of very much). I don’t say “Contemporary” because I like to work with a bit too much vintage to fit in there. And I don’t say “Beachy” because while I love starfish, they only come out briefly in the summer, and that’s about it. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but if Pottery Barn and Country Living had a baby, you would find me! My passion is for people to “Love the Space they Live in”. That’s going to look a little bit different for everyone, but ultimately my goal for my clients is that when they enter their space, I want them to feel relaxed, refreshed, and inspired. Home.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a bit better today. If you want some more, feel free to check out my About Me page for a list of all my loves! As always I love reading all your comments, and try my best to reply to each of you! I would love to hear from you, especially if you have any other questions, and I hope to see you a bit more around here in Blog world.
 
If you want to see what I’m currently up to, you can connect with me on Instagram (roomsforrent) and Facebook (Facebook.com/DDroomsforrent).
 
If you have a design questions, feel free to e-mail me @ [email protected] 
 
 
 
Have a Wonderful Day!

 


I’m still alive!

July 15, 2014 AT 1:45 pm 10 Comments

 

Oh my goodness gracious, y’all!!

I cannot believe that I have not posted on my blog for 7 whole days!!

I don’t think I have gone that long without posting in the almost 6 years that I have been blogging. 

 

Well, last week was our big Haven Conference event, and I got hit with the stomach bug to make things even crazier, so as you can imagine, getting on my computer was my last priority!

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This was our third year planning the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was A-MA-ZING (if I do say so myself.) Smile

It rocked my world!

I was able to spend time with some of my favorite blog friends, and met a ton of new amazing bloggers as well!

The picture below summarizes what we do for four straight days…LAUGH!

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Do you recognize some of these ladies?  Well, in there you will find The DIY Show Off, Vintage Revivals, Not Just a Housewife, Thrifty Décor Chick, Just a Girl, Pretty Handy Girl, All Things Thrifty, Home Stories A2Z, The Shabby Creek Cottage, and Sawdust Girl, and me.  LOVE these women!

Here we are when we are not being silly…

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I’m still trying to recover from the whole thing, but I will be sharing more with you soon about all of the fun!  I also made a new dance/rap this year that I cannot wait to share with you!  Smile

I also made this Haven Happy video for the Opening Ceremony.  It is a ton of fun to watch!

Check it out…

 

 

So I just wanted to check in and tell you I am still alive.  hee.hee.

Right now, I am just soaking up my boys and trying to get my house back in order!

I pray you have a blessed day!!!


 


Favorite Pins Friday!

July 4, 2014 AT 1:52 pm 2 Comments

Happy 4th, y’all!

 

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I LOVE this holiday!  Not only do I love celebrating this wonderful country of ours, but it reminds me of the celebration of my first born son on July 5th!

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My hubby and I stood outside in the street on the night of the 4th fifteen years ago, and I was barefoot and hugely pregnant.  We watched the amazing fireworks in the sky knowing that our lives would soon be changing as we were preparing to become parents.

Jonathan came into this world with a bang that next morning (he was 9 days early,) and he’s been rocking our world ever since.

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LOVE HIM!

 

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To celebrate the 4th, I am sharing some patriotic pins with you today. 

Enjoy!!

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Have a blessed weekend!


 


Favorite Pins Friday!

June 27, 2014 AT 10:10 am 4 Comments

Yay!  It’s Friday!!  Smile

It’s been kind of quiet around here for the past couple of days.  Adam is at basketball camp, and Jonathan and Luke are at FCA Leadership camp.  So it’s just been me, Cy, and little guy around here. 

He’s loving all the attention he’s getting.  We took him out to dinner and ice cream last night, and of course, he’s been sleeping with us.  I have been soaking it up!!

Eli misses his brothers though.  Adam will be home this afternoon, and he cannot wait!

I hope you have had a good week!

Here are my favorite pins from Pinterest this week!

 

Enjoy!

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Country Living - decks/patios - siding, wood siding, outdoor fireplace, white brick fireplace, white brick outdoor fireplace, herringbone firebox, round jute rug, round braided jute rug, re-purposed wine barrel coffee table, reclaimed wine barrel coffee table, wicker chair, white shelves, outdoor shelving, potted plants, outdoor living room, outdoor living area, outdoor seating, striped red and white throw, covered patio with fireplace, patio fireplace, outdoor fireplace, barrel table, barrel coffee table, wine barrel table, wine barrel coffee table, wicker armchairs, round rug, seagrass rug, round seagrass rug,

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DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!

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Our Weekend Wedding Fun

June 22, 2014 AT 10:42 pm 31 Comments

This past weekend, one of Cy’s former bank employees, Raeann, got married.  The boys love Raeann because she used to babysit them a lot years ago, and she was their favorite baby sitter. She always brought cookies to make, and movies to watch, and even a tent to play in one time.

We went to the dinner rehearsal Friday night, and Saturday was the wedding.  The boys were so excited to see Raeann get married!

Eli put his “tuxedo” on around 11:00 am on Saturday even though the wedding wasn’t until 5:00 pm.  He was ready to go!

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Adam wanted to wear a “tuxedo” too, so he and Eli dressed alike. Smile

It was such a beautiful wedding, and it was fun seeing old friends and spending time with them. 

I ask a friend to snap a family picture of us because we rarely get a picture of the 6 of us all together. 

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I love these boys so much, y’all! 

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They are the apple of my eye.

Of course, they loved blowing the bubbles as the bride and groom left.

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The beautiful bride and groom left in a red convertible bug…

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I snapped a couple pictures at the reception.  My favorite part was the popcorn bar.  IMG_1433

It was SOOOO delicious and so cute. 

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They had these cute little bags to but the popcorn in.  We devoured our popcorn!page

There was lots of burlap, and natural décor, which y’all know I love.

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It was such a wonderful time!  Smile

I wanted to share Jonathan’s song with you.

He sang “Only You Can Love Me This Way,” by Keith Urban.

 

Have a Blessed Day!!!


 


Favorite Pins Friday!

June 20, 2014 AT 9:17 am 5 Comments

Hello, friends!

It’s Friday again! Don’t ya love how it keeps coming back week after week? Winking smile

I’m trying to get used to the boys being home all day every day. hee.hee.  It definitely makes working on my computer or home projects a lot more difficult.  Plus, my internet has been out at home.  Not good for someone who earns money off the internet.  Yikes!

Jonathan is singing at a wedding this weekend, so we have the dinner rehearsal tonight, and wedding tomorrow.  Plus, we are hoping to get some progress done on the boys’ bathroom upstairs.  I am dying to get that finished!!!

I will share the updates (hopefully) next week.  :)

Here are my favorite pins from Pinterest this week!

 

ENJOY!

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Favorite Pins Friday!

June 6, 2014 AT 8:28 am 3 Comments

Woohoo!!

It’s FRIDAY!!  Today is the boys last day of school!  We are all so excited!

It’s going to be fun enjoying a more relaxed schedule this summer.

I hope you have had a great week!

I found some great pins on Pinterest this week.

  I hope you enjoy them!

xoxo

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Have a blessed weekend!!!


 


Father’s Day Giveaway from WORX {$270.00 Value}

June 1, 2014 AT 8:20 am 244 Comments

If you guys are like us, we have been doing a ton of yard work around the house to get ready for the outdoor season.

So Cy and I were super excited to try two new products to help make all of our yard work more easy.

First was the WORX AeroCart.

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We love this thing because we always have so much stuff to carry around outside that can be back-breaking without a little help.  A lot of times, I have to wait for Cy to get home to help me move really heavy items outside, but now, I can do it by myself with the AeroCart.

AeroCart’s dual-position wheels handle the work of eight other tools including a wheelbarrow, hand truck/dolly, extended dolly, bag holder, cylinder holder, rock mover, plant mover, and trailer dolly.

Check out this short video to see all that the AeroCart can do!

 

 

The next product we were able to review was the

WORX 20V 2.0 GT Trimmer.

 

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The WORX 20-volt GT is a grass trimmer, edger and mini-mower, powered by a 2 amp hour lithium-ion battery. It cuts a 12 inch swath.

Cy has always been an “electric grass trimmer” man, but he was really impressed with this battery operated one.  When I asked him what he would tell my readers, he said, “It’s nice to not have to think about the gas/oil mixture, or the string starter, you just push a button and GO!”

He uses it every week now, and it is our go-to grass trimmer.

 

Now it’s time to win your own

WORX AeroCart and 20V 2.0 GT Trimmer!

Use Rafflecopter below to enter!

(The winner will be announce next weekend.)

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You can also connect with WORX here:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worxus?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WORXTools

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/worxtools

Instagram: @WORXTools

 

Disclosure:  I was given the above products to review and giveaway on my blog.  All opinions are 100% mine.


 


Favorite Pins Friday!!!

May 30, 2014 AT 3:29 pm 2 Comments

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you have had a great week.  Smile

I have some exciting stuff coming up that I wanted to give you a heads up about.

First of all, tomorrow I am having a giveaway that the man in your life may love, and it is right in time for Father’s Day.  Or if you are like me, it may be a giveaway you would like to win for yourself!

Secondly, I am participating in two fun summer series next week!  yay!

On Monday, I will be participating in the Essential Summer Recipes series.

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The series will start with drink recipes on Monday, and I will be sharing a delicious smoothie recipe with you.  Then each day throughout the rest of the week, you will be able to visit a ton of other bloggers to see their fabulous recipes, all of which include an essential oil.  I think you will really enjoy this series.

On Thursday, I will be sharing my home on the Summer Tour of Homes hosted by Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage.  The tour starts on Monday, and you will be able to view 5 bloggers’ homes each day of the week.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, so be sure to join me!

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Lastly, next week I will be sharing an entertaining table that I have styled on my back patio.  I’ve done a lot of work out there to get ready for summer, and I can’t wait to show it all to you next week.

 

Now for favorite pins from Pinterest this week!

Enjoy!

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DIY Ideas for a Loud, Laid-Back Patio Makeover: Colorful flowers, pots and mugs

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Boys Bedroom | Old House | Chandelier | Light Fixture | Antique Pine Dresser | White and Neutral

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