We recently moved into our forever home and the first DIY project we decided to tackle was the entry way.
We recently moved into our forever home and the first DIY project we decided to tackle was the entry way.
So most of you who have been following us for the last few years know we just retired from the Army after 20 years of service. My husband is loving the idea of turning our new house into our “forever” home. So he has plenty of projects ready to go as soon as we move in on June 4th. I on the other hand am over the moon about painting everything white, adding some shiplap and butcher block countertops and the list goes on and on. I am also excited to finally decorate my home how I have been imagining it in my head. So with that said I wanted to share one of my go to decor companies Bits of Vintage.
I have worked with Bits of Vintage and Decor Steals (Their Sister Site) over the last year and I can always find exactly what I need at the best prices. They seem to have the perfect decor with just the right vintage touch. So after browsing their site I found a few “must haves” for the new home and wanted to share them with you.
This white enamel pendant lamp is exactly what I have been looking for to put in our kitchen. It is sure to brighten up the space and add a little farmhouse charm to the kitchen.
So my littles always have a hard time reaching items in the pantry and kitchen cabinets so these metal stools are the perfect solution. These can easily tuck into the corner of the pantry for easy storage.
Vintage Inspired Cabinet
This 18 Drawer Vintage Cabinet has my heart singing. I adore this brings a vintage-inspired touch while keeping your space organized.
Entry Way Table
This rustic farm console table would be the perfect addition to our living area. This would add a unique look paired with our sofa and so fun to stage decor for guests to enjoy.
Metal and Wood Drum Tables
I am loving this set of two storage side tables they will blend perfectly with the rest of my farmhouse decor theme.
Distressed Embossed Metal Tile
Wood Shelf Wall Organizer with Hooks
This Rustic Wood Shelf with Hooks a beautiful wooden wall shelf that will keep everything in your foyer, mudroom, bathroom or kitchen organized in style.
Decorative Home Accents
These Set of 3 gorgeous Pillar Candle Holders would make a stunning centerpiece or mantel display in any home.
BOV large tobacco baskets come in sets of three’s. Small is great for decorative balls, medium’s good for bread and fruits, and large can be used for towels and linens… use them together or in multiple rooms.
Corbels are a must have piece that add a romantic charm to any space. Create open shelving by placing it under a floating shelf or use as bookends to add a vintage inspired feel to your home or office.
These are just a few of the amazing items Bits of Vintage has on their site. Be sure to click the link below to shop all their amazing items.
Also follow them on Instagram @bitsofvintage
Also be sure to check out their sister site Decor Steals for amazing daily deals and steals.
Follow them on Instagram @decorsteals
Spring Subscription Box
I have been wanting to do some type of subscription box for awhile now and I am so excited about my first one. This Spring box celebrates smalls shops run by some of the most amazing makers on Instagram. I have worked side by side with these individuals and it is my pleasure to introduce each one to you, and tell you a little about each one.
I am so excited to share with you my secret crush I have on hand lettered design. As a painted I have often dreamt of the day I could just hand letter a sign with no stencil. I have obsessed over learning and have just been afraid to pull the trigger. That is until now. I want to introduce you to Hand Lettered Design Co.
So I want to walk you through my experience with this amazing company. When you visit their website you are instantly greeted with an offer for a year full of wholehearted lettering. By joining their email list you are instantly connected with monthly happy emails. Why not learn something new everyday? These emails include
Let me introduce you to Lisa and let her tell you a little more about herself.
I’m the Creative Founder and Art Director of Hand Lettered Design. (I’m so glad you’re here!)
Can I share a little story with you? Okay, awesome.
Lettering has changed my life. After going through some of the most challenging times of my life, I was beyond stressed and overwhelmed. I knew I was so lucky to be a mom of 3 beautiful children and have a wonderful life but the struggles were real and I had a hard time coping with it all. When I found lettering, it was a way to have my own little creative escape (which I desperately needed!). It also helped me focus on uplifting words and as I would write them, it was almost a mindful practice that changed my thoughts and consequently my experiences. More than just learning pretty letters, I want lettering to change your life too.
At the beginning of 2017, I spent time thinking about how I could teach and share this whole process with you. As I cleared my head and heart and really opened up to what I should do, I could feel revelations coming, a little at a time helping me know how I could best serve YOU throughout this whole year.
And a Year of Wholehearted Lettering was born…
So let’s share with you guys what I received from Lisa.
Hand Lettered Designs Guide to Mindful Lettering + Perfect Pen Starter Kit Bundle
With this bundle you get both the Guide to Mindful Lettering book AND an awesome oversized pen pouch with 3 brush pens!
The zipper pouch is made of canvas with dark teal/green printing (similar to the color of the book!). It’s lined with light blue fabric and will fit all of your brush pens, no matter how long they are!
The pens included are:
-Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Nib Brush Pen
-Copic Multiliner Brush Medium Pen
-Tombow Dual Brush Pen
They are all BLACK and are perfect for beginners and experts.
This is the perfect companion for the Guide to Mindful Lettering, especially if you want to just get started right away without having to shop around for supplies. Not to mention, getting the bundle would be the perfect thoughtful gift!
Click here to shop this bundle:
I also love their Creative Lettering Journal ($28)
This 84-page spiral bound book includes lettering guides (upper and lowercase alphabet), coloring and tracing pages, reflective journal pages, thank you cards, and wreath outlines for framing your own creations.
In the Creative Lettering Journal, you will find guides for practicing the entire lowercase and uppercase script alphabet, step-by-step directions for how to make your lettering look like modern calligraphy and finished lettered designs to trace for practice. This is a great resource for learning and practicing your hand lettering and would make a great gift!
There are 14 beautiful coloring pages that you can color in using colored pencils, watercolors, crayons, gelly roll markers, you name it! The backs of the coloring pages are blank so you can pull them out to frame if you’d like to – each one has faint dotted lines around 3 sides to make it easy to cut it down to 8×10 size and frame. If you’re not going to remove it, that blank backside is a great place for more journaling or lettering practice.
The 14 reflective journaling pages include my insights about the quotes shared as well as a prompt for you to journal your own thoughts and feelings. Each one is meant to be short and sweet to be able to do in one sitting (and then you feel like you’d accomplished something!).
At the end of the book, there are 2 color-in Thank You Cards that you can cut out, fold in half and send to someone you love which goes along perfectly with the theme of Gratitude present throughout the Creative Lettering Journal.
After that, you’ll see two blank wreaths where you can add your own lettering designs! After you’ve have a chance to practice, this is a great opportunity to add your touch to these pages and create something beautiful!
Tools you will need: I recommend buying Crayola Super Tip Markers to use with this journal (they’re awesome and so affordable!) and then whatever you prefer to color with (colored pencils, etc.) and that’s it! It’s super affordable to get started Creative Lettering Journal!
Lisa also has tons of digital download pages of her hand lettered creations.
Hand Lettered Design Co. also offers online courses. What could be easier then learning in the comfort of your own home (in your jammies and top bun of course).
Chalk Art 101 (Cost $85)
You’ve seen beautiful chalkboards all over Pinterest, at darling parties & your local restaurant. Now you have a chalkboard (or chalkboard wall!) in your own home and are ready to make it beautiful. They show you step by step exactly how you can do it yourself with this course!
Ultimate Lettering Bundle + Flourishing Bonus ($125)
They have bundled together TWO AMAZING COURSES – Intro to Hand Lettering & Faux Calligraphy and Beginning with Brush Pens to create the Ultimate Lettering Bundle – all you need to become a lettering expert!
Follow Lisa on Instagram here
So if you follow me on Instagram you will know that there are a few company’s that I love to work with and am a loyal customer to. Bits of Vintage and Decor Steals are my top two!
Decor Steals and Bits of Vintage are sister shops so to speak. Let me give you a quick rundown of each.
So this is the time of year when all our spouses are looking for “Gifts for Him” and this is a one stop shop. They have all your apparel needs right at your fingertips. Everything from underwear, undershirts, socks, and clothing. Here are a few items I purchased that I wanted to share a review with you.
Ok guys you guys know by now that I love Decor Steals and Bits of Vintage (their sister company.) Every day they post new deals and you have access to them until they sell out (which is often the case.). So if you see something you have to jump on it fast before its gone. I Literally check their site every day at 10 AM. So todays steals are just too amazing not to share with you. Click the link under each item to grab it. Bonus only $5 shipping per item.
Scalloped Metal Hanging Trays
So I stopped by my local Marshall’s yesterday since I was at Target next door. I have pretty much gave up on looking for Rae Dunn on a regular basis anymore. I spent most of the summer as we relocated with the Army from North Carolina to Kansas stopping at every TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshall’s I could find with zero to no luck. Not so much as even a mug, and my frustration was getting the best of me. The final straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak was an altercation I got in with another RD Buyer in a Home Goods in the middle of who know’s where.
(Photo by Rae Dunn)
Streamlined & Simple was created by Jessie Ansley and Jen Fogle, both wives and mothers, who shared a passion for finding ways to make everyday life more organized. The business was born when they realized that the products they had created by hand and successfully used for years could be turned into a small business. They design functional stationery. Their collection of paper goods is functional and simplistic in design.
Painted Fox Home is having the best sale ever, and I just had to share it with you. Below are some deals you down want to miss this holiday season (and some on my wish list) that are too good to pass up. Whether your buying gifts or for yourself (we wont tell) they always free shipping, which makes shopping that much easier. Hurry these deals will go fast.