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Weekend Inspiration: No. 26

Weekend Inspiration: No. 26

If you’re wondering how things are shaping up at our house since my big updates post on Monday, I’ve got good news—the chimney repairs and new roof are both done! Man, it feels good to say that out loud…Of course, our AC unit started leaking inside right as the roofers were packing up their tools, but we’re kind of used to the domino effect around these parts.

Speaking of ‘domino,’ did you hear our exciting news? The team at Domino Magazine published our updated home tour on their site earlier this month, and I can officially talk about it now that all is said and done. I’m so grateful to the folks at Domino for working with me on the story, and hope you enjoyed wandering digitally through our home. Keep reading for more interior news and lifestyle inspiration, and be sure to share your own favorite links from the past week in the comments section below.

Weekend Inspiration: No. 26

1. I want everything on Amy’s list of favorites.

2. I fell madly in love with this home décor book several seasons ago but put it down to focus on something else, and, regrettably, forgot about it. Maybe this weekend is a good time to rekindle that love?

3. I’m already jumping the gun and picking out a few new fall things for my wardrobe. This black crossbody bag is a favorite, and the price can’t be beat.

4. Did you know you can buy Farmhouse Pottery at Anthropologie now? I’ll take one of everything, please—or at least this to start with.

5. Whitney Port’s home is the perfect combination of sweet and sleek. Which room is your favorite?

6. I know I just finished up both of our bathroom remodels (see the upstairs reveal here, and the downstairs here), but Eden’s bath makeover already has me rethinking a few things at our house.

7. How cool that we’ve been included in the Amara Interior Blog Awards this season! I’d be so grateful for your vote—You can submit yours here. (Thanks in advance!)

Weekend Inspiration: No. 26

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Why You Don’t See Banner Ads On DGD

Why You Don't See Banner Ads On DGD

For the life of me, I can’t decide if this is the strangest post I’ve ever written or one of the most pertinent! It just recently occurred to me that I had never really addressed the fact that I don’t use banner ads on my blog, and that maybe you’d like to know why.

I always want to be candid and open with all of you, and never want to seem like a closed book. This blog is just as much for you (if not more!) than it is for me, so it’s really important to me that you enjoy your time here. I want the site to be functional, easy to navigate, and refreshing to look at, and banner ads just never quite fit into that equation in my opinion. If this topic is of interest to you, or if you’ve ever been curious about why you don’t see banner ads here (aside from the newsletter opt-in I added a year ago), then keep on reading to learn more.

Aesthetic Reasons

Probably the number one reason you don’t see banner or pop-up ads on my site is the fact that I don’t really like looking at them as a reader myself. Although I’m certainly a proponent of the “To each his/her own” philosophy, and definitely don’t think less of someone who utilizes banner advertising on their site, I’ve personally never been a big fan of the way they look. There are exceptions, but I think they tend to interrupt the reading experience, and I must admit that I’ve stopped reading or following certain websites because the ads were just too intrusive and distracting. So it was an easy decision from an aesthetic standpoint to not use them here on Dream Green DIY.

Financial Reasons

If you ask a blogger how he or she makes money, the answer will almost always vary. I know some digital entrepreneurs who make the majority of their income from banner advertising, but that arena has never been super lucrative for me. Of course, that’s probably because I never even added banner ads to my site, but I’ve simply found more personal success in earning an income from my freelance photography/writing assignments and through organic sponsored posts (i.e. product reviews for brands I trust). Again, there’s absolutely, positively nothing wrong with banner ads or earning a living from them. I just wanted to be super candid about the fact that they don’t help support my own blog, so I don’t feel like it’s a good way for me to utilize my resources and time.

Personal Reasons

The third reason why I never added them was lack of control. I don’t like the idea of a third party ad server having the power to advertise a brand or product to you that I may not have had the chance to test myself. I’m always really picky about who or what I share with you on the blog in terms of organic sponsored posts, so I don’t like the idea of losing that sense of control, and potentially promoting something I don’t stand behind.

Is that insight interesting? I’m still not sure if you guys even care to know why I don’t have banner ads on my site, but I wanted to make sure I explained a little bit of my perspective in case it’s enlightening in some way. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have an opinion either way on banner advertising, or if you have suggestions for how we could improve Dream Green DIY as both a functional site and a pretty one. As always, I’m all ears!

Why You Don't See Banner Ads On DGD

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Our Home Tour Now Live On Domino.com

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share a new feature with you guys today—our updated home tour is now live on Domino! In case you’re just tuning in, we moved into our 1960’s mid-century A-Frame ranch about three years ago, and have been pouring our hearts (read: blood, sweat, and tears) into the space from day one. To quote another cliche, it has been an absolute labor of love bringing this retro house into the new millennium, but I’ve never experienced anything quite so rewarding as renovating our dream forever home.

As soon as summer rolls around I tend to start thinking about reaching out to a local photographer to come document our house. First, it’s a great excuse to spend a fun day with a fellow creative and entrepreneur, but I also find it so gratifying seeing our home through another person’s lens since I document our house every day with my own camera for my blog. It’s a chance to spot angles and details that I might not have put much thought into before, and it’s also a great opportunity to capture all of the changes we’ve made to the space over the course of 365 days.

Despite the annual tradition, I still ask myself each time if I’ve made enough changes to the house to warrant a photoshoot, but (again) each time I surprise myself as I mentally catalogue everything we’ve done. It turns out that we’re constantly tweaking things here and there, and every single collection of home tour photos that we’ve had taken since I started this yearly activity seven years ago is different than the last. See last year’s tour here, and you can look through our very first tour after moving into our retro ranch here.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these photos of our home circa 2018 by the ultra talented Meredith Sledge, and be sure to check out my full interview over on Domino.com with oh-so-sweet commentary by Elly Leavitt.

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

LIVING ROOM RESOURCES:

Sofa: The White Pepper // Sofa Leather: Moore & Giles // White Macrame Pillow: West Elm // Carpet: Home Depot // Mint Record Player: Amazon (similar) // ​Wooden Rings Wall Hanging: DIY​ // Mint Side Chair: Galaxie Modern // Blue vase: Wise Apple Vintage // Mint Side Chair Fabric: BuyFabrics.com // Reupholstery: Phil’s Upholstery // Floor Pot: Modernica // Small Side Chair: Estates & Consignments // Side Chair Leather: Moore & Giles // Bar Cabinet: Queen City Marketplace // Tile Coffee Table: Covesville Antiques // Vintage striped vase: ​OfferUp // Horse Print: Photos.com​

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

KITCHEN RESOURCES:

Shelves: IKEA // White Canisters: West Elm (similar) // Monogrammed Cutting Board: Personalization Mall // Granite Countertops: Goose Creek Granite // White Subway Tile: BuildDirect // Cross-Stitch House Portrait: DIY // Oil & Vinegar Set: Le Creuset // Brass Cabinet Bars: Forge Hardware Studio // Brass Cabinet Knobs: Forge Hardware Studio // Gold Faucet: Delta // White Bread Box: Amazon // Wall Clock: Estates Revisited

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

DINING ROOM RESOURCES:

Chandelier: AllModern​ (similar) // Triangle Painting: DIY​ // Vase: Anthropologie (similar)​ // Table: Galaxie Modern​ // Chairs: Overstock​ // Marble Pastry Board: Crate & Barrel​ // Wooden Bowl: Target (similar)​ // ​Runner: Sarah Sherman Samual for CAUSEBOX​ // Console Cabinet: Circa​ // Framed Paris Photograph: Minted​ // ​Wall Bells:​ DIY​ // Plant Stand: DIY

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

SUNROOM RESOURCES:

Sofa: Home Depot // Hanging Rattan Chair:  Galaxie Modern // Marble & Gold Table Lamp: West Elm // Rug: AllModern (similar) // Pedestal Table:  AllModern // Dining Chairs: Craigslist // Floor Pillows: Urban Outfitters // Bamboo Tray: Queen City Marketplace // Magazine Ladder: DIY // Decorative Wooden Bead Strand​: DIY // Cellular Shades: Home Depot // Heart Vase: DIY // Oriental Rug: Staunton Antiques Center

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

MASTER BEDROOM RESOURCES:

Clock: Target // Abstract art: Minted // Brass switch plate: Amazon // Pottery: Make Waynesboro // Bed: Wayfair // Slider table: Queen City Marketplace // Duvet: Cultiver //Pillowcases: Cultiver // Pillow on bench: eBay // 2-drawer table: Galaxie Modern // Abstract watercolor: Artfully Walls // Side chair: Galaxie Modern // Rug: Home Depot // Fringed pillow: Tuesday Morning // Faux fiddle leaf fig tree: IKEA // Vintage pillow on bed: Revival Rugs // Black lamp: Target // Remodelista book: Amazon // Plant drawing: Minted // Vintage lamp: Staunton Antique Center // Pillowcases: Cultiver // Fan: Wayfair (similar) // Lumbar pillow: Cultiver

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

OFFICE RESOURCES:

Brass Hardware: Forge Hardware Studio // Felt Letter Board: Letterfolk // Rug: Joss & Main // White Globe: I Spy DIY // Curtains: Target // Landscape Painting: Minted // ​Landscape Photograph: Citizenry // Desk: Queen City Marketplace

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

GUEST BEDROOM RESOURCES:

​Striped Pillow​s​: ​Cultiver​ // Throw blanket: Cultiver // Linen Bedding: Cultiver // Curtains: Target // Mint Table Lamp: Lamps Plus // Woven Basket: Meridian // Two-Toned Round Baskets: Lamps Plus (similar) // Round Gold Mirror: Target // Bed Frame: Queen City Marketplace  // Console Table: Estates & Consignments // Rolling Side Table: Williamsburg Antique Mall

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

​BATHROOM RESOURCES:

Sink faucet: Delta // Shower head: ​Delta // Tub fixtures: Delta // Gold cabinet pulls: Forge Hardware Studio // Granite countertop: Goosecreek Granite // Round mirror: Target // Hanging pendant light: Illuminate Vintage // Macrame hanger: Michael’s // Waffle weave shower curtain: Target // Rug: eBay

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

FAMILY ROOM RESOURCES:

White Throw Blanket: Meridian // Sofa: ​Interior Define​  // Side Chair: La-Z-Boy // Recliner: Galaxie Modern // TV Cabinet: Home Depot  // Ceiling Fans: Home Depot  // White Curtains: Home Depot  // Sheer Curtains: Home Depot // ​Frame TV: Samsung // Tufted Ottoman: Circa // Laminate Flooring:  Home Depot

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Retro Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

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Weekend Inspiration: No. 25

Weekend Inspiration: No. 25

Did you (or your kids!) head back to school this week? If so, I hope you’re enjoying a great start to the new year. Even though I’m not in school anymore, I still love wandering the aisles of school supplies at the store. Last time we were at Target, John and I stood in front of the colorful folders and each pointed out the one we would have chosen for ourselves way back in the day as kids. Of course, I chose one with a peppy calligraphy quote, and John picked out a bright blue folder sporting a psychedelic cartoon on the front. Remember when that was the most important decision of your year?!

Anyway, instead of flash cards and cartoon characters, my week was filled with fun projects at the house, including a Halloween-themed set-up that I can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, here are a few links to inspire your weekend ahead.

Weekend Inspiration: No. 25

1. If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you might spot a familiar space in this article all about 12 ways to make the most out of a small dining room.

2. These DIY outdoor wood steps are so beautiful. They make me want to reface the ugly concrete ones we already have.

3. I’ve always wanted to experience the satisfaction of eating my own homemade noodles, but we don’t have a pasta maker. So, this article about how to make pasta without a machine intrigues me. Is it really possible?

4. Another new British YouTuber to love!

5. After reading this story by our friends at Yellow Brick Home, I decided to treat myself to a Grove Collaborative subscription. I’m excited to clean our home with truly clean products.

6. The cover of Vogue’s September issue took my breath away.

7. Did you hear my big pottery news?

Weekend Inspiration: No. 25

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Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I was pretty hesitant to jump on the whole “smart home” bandwagon. In fact, I was downright against it for the longest time. I felt like all that automation was just a little too frivolous and exuberant for our laidback lifestyle. But, then, during last year’s Black Friday frenzy, I very spontaneously decided to figure out what all the hype was about, and bought an Amazon Echo.

Today’s post isn’t sponsored and I spent my own money on the smart speaker. I also decided to wait almost an entire year before admitting to this purchase because I wanted to be good and sure that it was worthy of a mention before sharing it with you guys. Enough time has gone by and we’ve experimented with our Echo long enough, so I’m finally ready to chat about why we’re converted fans of Alexa. Scroll on for a list of our favorite things to ask her in case you’ve considered making the switch to “smart,” too.

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

1. “Alexa, please play Gin Blossoms.” The singular reason I purchased our Echo was for the music. Since I have a Prime membership, I have access to a pretty extensive amount of free music, but I wasn’t taking full advantage of it through my computer since I mostly use Pandora. But Alexa makes it so easy to tune into all that music. There are some exceptions to what she’s able to play for us, but we can almost always get her to play back our current favorite songs, albums, and musicians. It’s worth mentioning that she can play Pandora, too, by the way. The sound from the particular Echo model that we have is also pretty darn amazing. This device is worth the purchase for the music alone.

2. “Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?” Since we have our Echo set up in the dining room, she’s within easy ear shot of the kitchen, so I’m always chattering away to her with questions while cooking or baking. It’s nice to get conversion amounts spoken back to me without having to lift my phone to run a search with sticky or flour-covered fingers.

3. “Alexa, what’s the weather like in Charlottesville this weekend?” This one isn’t hard to explain! It’s super handy to be able to hear the weather before we make plans for the weekend or when I’m thinking about what I want to wear the following day.

4. “Alexa, please turn on the living room lights.” When I decided to splurge on our Echo last year, Amazon was running a deal to include a set of Philips Hue smart bulbs so I went ahead and added the freebie to my order. I have to tell you…It’s pretty darn cool to be able to turn an entire room’s worth of lamps on and off just by asking Alexa to do the work for us. We can even set the intensity of the bulbs to 50 percent just by asking her to if we’d like to keep things on the dimmer side. I hate myself a tiny bit for saying this, but I don’t know that I’ll be able to go back to manual lighting—at least in the one room.

5. “Alexa, what’s the latitude and longitude of Iceland?” I debated whether or not to admit this one, but it is kind of fun to ask Alexa really, really random things that have absolutely no basis on our actual lives. It’s sort of a game of ours to think up totally ridiculous questions and see just how “smart” Alexa really is. So far, she has yet to disappoint. By the way, Iceland is 64°07’58″N and 21°56’00″W.

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

Although that might sound like a lot, we’re probably just barely scratching the surface of what Alexa can really do. We’re taking things a little slow, though, because we don’t want to get totally spoiled or reliant. We want our Echo to be a fun bonus rather than the true hub of our home. Have you made the switch over to a smart home? Are you taking things slow like we are? I’d love to know your take on this trend (or any of your own favorite questions/requests for Alexa), so please share your thoughts and opinions below!

Our Favorite Things To Ask Alexa

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12 Mirrors I’m Loving Right Now

12 Mirrors I'm Loving Right Now

Have you guys been experiencing non-stop rain lately? We’re getting hammered with it here in Virginia, and it’s driving me crazy. Our home, in particular, is dealing with some pretty terrible (read: pricey) issues where our roof and chimney are concerned, so every time I hear the rain start up again, my anxiety goes berserk.

I’m going to be sharing much more about those issues next week, but the reason I bring up the rain this morning is because it has been so dark in our house lately. The clouds are really cramping my need for light, bright spaces, and has me brainstorming ways to maximize the little natural light we are seeing from day to dreary day. My current solution? Mirrors. When sunlight is scarce and you don’t want to resort to artificial light fixtures, mirrors are a great way to multiply and bounce light around a room to make it look and feel brighter. Here are 12 unique options currently on my wishlist.

12 Mirrors I’m Loving Right Now

1. Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror

2. Antalya Mirror

3. Wood and Iron Mirror

4. Rivet Mirror with Wood Shelf

5. Lanai Mirror

6. Ayo Mirror

7. Parque Mirror

8. Weston Wall Mirror

9. Hexagon Wood Frame Mirror

10. Crescent Moon Mirror

11. Layla Jewelry Storage With Mirror

12. Gleaming Primrose Mirror

Do you have a favorite from that list? I think a top contender for our own house is number one or number four. I like that both incorporate functional storage solutions, and the sleek shapes are really winning me over. Now I don’t know what to wish harder for—the rain to stop, or the rain to keep going so I have an excuse to splurge on a new mirror! Okay, okay…I’m definitely just wishing for the rain to stop…But it’s fun to dream about a new mirror anyway.

12 Mirrors I'm Loving Right Now

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Weekend Inspiration: No. 24

Weekend Inspiration: No. 24

If you’ve been at all curious what my focus has been these last few weeks, I have a really quick answer for you: art! Ever since picking up pottery and becoming a member at the studio, it’s all I think about. I’m still such a beginner at this type of art, but clay has inspired me to dig back into my passion for all things artistic—whether it’s drawing, photography, painting, or sculpture. I even pulled out my old sketchbook again, which led to the little portrait you see pictured in today’s post.

For those of you who are new to DGD, I went to school for art, but haven’t really done much with the skills I worked so hard to hone since I graduated 10 years ago. It all has me wondering if maybe signing up randomly for pottery in January was fate’s way of telling me to come full circle and recommit to art. Who knows what the future holds, but if you need me this weekend, I’ll probably be at the studio doing my best to figure out how to make something new inspired by all the art news and history books I’ve been consuming lately! Scroll on for more weekend inspiration if you’re looking to try something new yourselves these next couple of days off.

Weekend Inspiration: No. 24

1. In case you missed it on Wednesday, this might just be one of my favorite DIY projects to-date.

2. This loft office bathroom makeover took my breath away, especially when you compare the “After” to the “Before”!

3. The team over at OfferUp interviewed me late last month, and our conversation is now live! See it on their site here.

4. I want every single piece from Ikea’s new August collection.

5. We’re still absolutely smitten with our air purifier, and couldn’t recommend it more. It’s so handy to have in a house with four pets. Read my full review of the device here.

6. In need of hot weather fashion inspiration? Here’s a super cool take on summer silks in video format.

7. Speaking of fashion, this a-line dress has been sitting in my digital shopping cart for about a week. Should I go for it?!

Weekend Inspiration: No. 24

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Weekend Inspiration: No. 23

Weekend Inspiration: No. 23

Happy Friday! What are you up to today? I’m actually headed off to the pottery studio this morning to keep developing a few new pieces I have going. While on the subject, I wanted to thank you all so much for your incredible support and encouragement as I experiment with this brand-new-to-me craft. I definitely don’t think I would have gotten this far without everyone’s sweet messages and comments because I’m typically pretty hard on myself and focus too much on the mess-ups and mistakes.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about whether or not I plan to open a shop for my pottery, and (after giving it way too much thought) the answer is YES, I do! I’m keeping things under wraps for now, but let’s just say that you definitely want to sign up for my newsletter since that’s where I’ll be unveiling the shop launch date first, plus coupon codes for subscriber discounts. Thanks again for all your wonderful, kind, sweet encouragement—I couldn’t do it without you! Now for this week’s link roundup…

Weekend Inspiration: No. 23

1. We’ve got a bunch of past-their-prime bananas sitting in a bowl on the kitchen counter right now, so I think I’ll turn them into banana bread this weekend. See our favorite family recipe for the tasty treat here.

2. This is one of the coolest furniture DIYs I’ve seen in a long time.

3. I can’t get enough of the storage ladder trend, and this one is at the top of my wish list. Or maybe I should just make another one from scratch?

4. We’ve been doing a lot of yard work this month, so I think it’s past time to whip up this chemical-free bug spray for those long hours spent outside.

5. I’m head over heels for this before/after home renovation! Click that link to watch the video tour.

6. Speaking of videos, have you watched my latest?

7. I might not need this sweater tank, but I sure do want it…It’s 40 percent off, too!

Weekend Inspiration: No. 23Visit the DGD shop to see the updated collection!

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Boho Rattan Home Décor Roundup

Boho Rattan Home Décor Roundup

I tell you what—I’ve never been more tempted to buy every single item from one of my roundups before today. Rattan textures have completely stolen my heart the past couple of years, although that statement probably isn’t all that surprising to hear if you’ve perused our home tour recently.

Spoiler: we have woven accents and decor in every room of our house. There’s just something so casual and cool about rattan, and I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite way to use it—whether a light fixture, a mirror, or even a bar cart. Scroll on for the top 12 rattan items I’m currently coveting hard for our home.

Boho Rattan Home Décor Roundup

1. Kim Lounge Chair

2. Rattan Basket

3. Deloris Rattan Headboard

4. Warwick Wood & Rattan Accent Table

5. Cassia Rattan Bar Cart

6. Round Woven Basket Bowl

7. Bistro 12” Rattan Planter + Stand

8. Round Rattan Braided Mirror

9. Woven Round Table Placemats

10. Woven Rattan & Metal Accent Table

11. Rattan Standard Bookcase

12. Diamond Rattan Ceiling Light

Are you loving rattan décor as much I am? If so, which piece is your favorite from that list above? I can’t help but think that the mirror would look oh-so-cool in our sunroom, and I’m smitten with the bookcase linked as number 11. Leave your own votes in the comments, or link to some of the rattan goodies on your wish list if you’ve got ’em!

Boho Rattan Home Décor Roundup

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Weekend Inspiration: No. 22

Weekend Inspiration: No. 22

First, I want to say a big “THANK YOU!” for being so understanding this week while I was away spending time with my family. I enjoyed a blissful three days with my sister and couldn’t have asked for a better way to fill my time away from the office. We laid super low on Sunday when she arrived, but then went a little shopping crazy come Monday. She and I both stocked up on a few goodies for the end-of-summer transition into fall, and we also managed to sneak in a fun lunch (and dinner!) out, too.

Anyway, all of that family time was wonderful, but I am kind of excited to be on my own this weekend while John’s at work. I’ll probably end up working on some kind of project, but I hope to also spend quality time with my current summer read. Scroll on for some links to inspire your own weekend ahead.

Weekend Inspiration: No. 22

1. I’m going to share a big house update in the next couple of weeks because we’ve been hit by a couple of surprise repair projects, but in the meantime, let’s just say I’ve been pinching my pennies hard. It reminded me that I should take another deep dive into my copy of The Financial Diet book for a refresher on how to budget wisely. Learn more about the book (including the tiny cameo I made in it!) here.

2. This patio makeover has me itching to tackle an outdoor décor project of my own before summer ends.

3. Speaking of…Click here to find out how to make the most of this sunny season before it’s over!

4. I’m dying to try this 6-ingredient easy Traditional Red Sangria recipe.

5. The new arrivals at Artfully Walls are calling my name—loudly! I’m especially in love with this ultra minimalist California Coast print. Which one is your favorite?

6. Brittni’s DIY Eames-inspired molecule sculpture is so fun and creative. I can’t wait to try recreating it for our own coffee table this fall.

7. Did you catch my latest crafty story for Hunker? Find out what it is this time here.

Weekend Inspiration: No. 22Visit the DGD shop to see the updated collection!

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