When Dan and I first got married in 2009, we had two apartments full of furniture to combine. My style was more ornate and his was more minimal (a nice way of saying bachelor/frat house). We each had items we wanted to keep, and honestly, I wasn’t too enthused about most of his bachelor stuff. However, marriage is a compromise, and we had to come up with a way to make both of us happy.
After the newlywed phase wears off, you begin to settle in to your marriage. You get comfortable and that can be a great feeling. However, you can’t let things cool down. Although things may not be hot and heavy on a daily basis, it should still be hot!
My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years now. In fact, our anniversary is tomorrow. Sometimes it takes an effort to get past the day to day events and spend some intimate time together. Recently I came up with a cute idea for letting each other know when we’re in the mood.
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Decorating your newlywed home can be fun; especially if you create some of your own art. This DIY ampersand art is so easy and can be used in many different ways. If you haven’t used Washi Tape before, you are in for a treat. It is easy to work with and packs a punch when it comes to color. I would suggest either using bright colors and designs like I did for mine, or going with a one-color theme with varying patterns. No matter what you choose, stick with a plain frame so that it doesn’t clash with the tape.
Want to channel your inner sailor year-round? Decorate your home with one (or more) of these fun nautical throw pillows. Which one is your favorite? Making a statement in soft blue and ivory, a large anchor design adds instant seaside charm to the scene on this hooked pillow.
Retro modern style is a mix of old styles and new pieces, or new pieces with old materials and finishes. Most often, you will see decor items from the 50’s or 60’s mixed in with modern styles. The bright colors and fun shapes of the 50’s and 60’s make for a room that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am currently crushing on chalkboard paint and labels. I have shown you my DIY mason jar toothbrush holders and personalized beverage tub. I just can’t get enough of chalkboard! Maybe it is the former teacher in me? Whatever the reason, I have been searching for fun ways to use it […]
Original Design Credit: Beach Style Bedroom by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Tom Stringer Design Partners I love the punch of green in this bedroom, and the lamp is one of my favorite designs. Here I have recreated this look for less with items from a few of my favorite stores. All of these stores are easily […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Colgate-Palmolive. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias You may have noticed that I don’t put many DIY craft projects on this site – okay, there are actually none. There is a reason for that: I am not a very crafty person. I […]
A light and airy spring eat-in kitchen Now that winter is in full force here in Pennsylvania, I have started to dream of spring. I can’t wait to open windows and smell the fresh air throughout our home again. With this in mind, I have put together some pieces I think would be perfect for […]