Tuesday, August 23, 2016

~fall spiced donuts~

I have a really yummy recipe for you today, perfect for fall!

~fall spiced donuts~

I hope you enjoy them as much as we have been!

Monday, August 22, 2016

~finding the perfect stair runner~

In 2015 when I re-did our basement/mudroom for the ORC, I ripped up the dirty carpet on our stairs, painted them, and added a stair runner.
The stair runner is now one of my favorite things in our home as it adds interest, texture, and stripes, I love stripes!

The one we went with is Dash and Albert, it is two of them and you can find them here.

Here it was going in:

My friend Tiffany also used this Dash and Albert rug on her stairs, which is so fun that I wish I had more stairs!
{tour her home here}

My friend Heather opted for a leopard print
{source unknown}

Here are a few more of my favorites:

I have always loved this antelope version~

What do you think about this look?

This Dash and Albert runner has a clean classic look:

I love this check one too!


Friday, August 19, 2016

~small space designing~{an organized desk area}

I am so excited to have partnered up with one of my favorite stores, Cost Plus World Market, to bring you todays post! Cost Plus World Market is one of my go to stores for finding inexpensive up to date home decor items and furniture. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.
Links to all products will be at the end of this post.

With school starting shortly, I wanted to give our almost 14 year old son a good quiet place where he can do his homework and stay organized. So I set out to create a desk area in his room, where he can do his homework.

I removed a dresser and hutch to do this,
and it created the perfect area for the new desk.
(stay tuned to see where I will be putting all that old "stuff")

We had fun shopping together to pick out items that are both functional and stylish.
This desk fits in perfectly with his rooms aesthetic with its wood top and clean black metal legs.
{try to ignore the mess of cords!}

We opted for this black ceramic lamp with natural shade which gives off the prettiest glow at night.
I added a touch of green with a few branches in a clear vase.

A tray holds knick knacks, pens and pencils, and this sweet little globe.

He surprised me by picking out the cute little succulent and container!
Isn't it the cutest?
The clock was the final accessory to finish off the desktop surface.

When searching for the perfect desk chair, we decided to mix in a little mid century  modern with this chair. 
It is lightweight and very versatile. 
And because little boys can make big messes, I used this huge galvanized container for his trash can :)

And because we all like a good before and after:

Here are all the links to shop this space if you'd like to create one of your own!
Most everything I chose was from the Super Natural Collection, which I am in love with.

I also found this Small Space Guide helpful.
If you live in a small home like we do, I think you'll find this guide to small spaces interesting.

Enter here for the World Market Spruce Up Your Space Sweepstakes.
There will be:

One Grand Prize Winner
$5,000 Cost Plus World Market Shopping Spree
Design consultation with celebrity designer Nicole Curtis


Three First Prize Winners
$1,000 Cost Plus World Market Gift Card

Ends 9/30/16

Speaking of small space living, check out one of my design idols, Genevieve Gorder talking about designing for small spaces below.




Monday, August 15, 2016

~happenings at my sweet savannah~

I have been so busy lately that I haven't had much time for blogging.
I will be taking until Thursday this week off to get some projects wrapped up, but please come back Friday for something really fun!

I am busy getting my house ready for fall 
{photo country living}

I am also giving our laundry room a little refresh, and our sons room is getting more organized.
Stay tuned, I'll be back Friday, thank you for your patience.
Follow me on Instagram for daily snip-it's!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

~price my space, before & after~

I did a "price my space" post years and years ago, and to this date it is still the most viewed post.
You can see it here.
Remember, this was way back in 2009.
The price to create this space
{everything numbered}
was $2,391.99.
Not bad, but remember, that was 7 years ago.

And after:

Here we go!

1~ JuJu hat, $235.00
2~ Throw Pillow, $55.00
3~ Headboard, $129.00
4~ Lamps, $49.00 each
5~ Night tables, thrifted $30.00 each, marble top post {$60.00} can be found here
6~ Rug, $340.00
7~ Bench, $129.00
8~ Linen Drapes, $356.00
9~ Blinds,  $89.22
10~ Sputnik chandelier, $299.00

For a grand total of…….. $1,801.22!
$590.00 less than the room done back in 2009.

And when you consider I sold some of the old stuff, I probably almost hit even.
My advice~shop thrift shops, splurge on really good quality items, but shop around for good deals!


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