Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SPP Style {Volume 49}

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Hey friends!  The weather is finally warming up to feel like Spring around here!  Also, I have 10 more days of work until Summer Break, so I am a pretty happy camper right now.  Today I am sharing just some outfits I have been wearing this particularly cold Spring.  I recently had a very big mishap with my memory card, and it was wiped clean, so I lost thousands of photos, and some of which I really needed for my blog, including some of my outfit pictures.   So I have finally come to terms with the fact that they are lost forever, after hours upon hours of trying to salvage them. Anyhoo, what I'm sharing with you today are pictures I had already downloaded, and a few I have taken since.     

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I am a big fan of a stripe, and I was so happy to find this striped skirt at Loft for an extra 60% off the clearance price, and the sale is still happening, btw!  Unfortunately, I just checked and this skirt is now sold out though.  I also purchased these striped pants, and this dress.  It's kind of a wintery material, but since we have had a really chilly spring, I felt just fine wearing it.  The ruffled jacket is a few years old, from Talbott's and the grey tank is a recent purchase from Gap Factory.  I really love the fit of this tank, and will probably wear it quite a bit this summer. The grey sandals are a Goodwill find!  Th silver bracelet was made by a local artist from an old spoon.  

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Skirt similar// grey tank// ruffled jacket old// grey sandals similar 




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It was just last week that I shared 8 Ways to Wear a Denim Vest, and guess, what?  I bought another denim vest!  This one is completely different from the other one I have, and I just love it!  I bought this vest at Loft Outlet, and they have it in white too.  I had a hard time deciding which color to get, but in the end I decided on the denim.  I also bought this floral popover at Loft Outlet on the same day.  And can we talk about these lace ballet flats for a moment?  If you read my 20 Favorite Spring Fashion Trends, you know that these were at the top of my wish list for Spring, and I am in love with them!  They are so comfortable, and I just want to wear them every single day!  I bought mine at Sole society, and they are sold out, but I have linked to a similar pair below.  

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lace up ballet flats similar// Denim vest similar// top (similar, different patternsimilar// black jeans



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I really love these new khaki girlfriend jeans I ordered from Gap recently, unfortunately I can no longer find them on their website!  That is one thing that frustrates me about Gap, things don't last long there.  I used to be a huge fan of khaki pants. so I like this updated version because it just goes with everything.  The brown flowy top is from Free People years ago.    I am in love with these heart shaped sunglasses, and they are only $12!

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Cardigan // Jeans similar// tassel necklace similar// shirt-old// black ballet flats// sunglasses



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I bought these pink chinos a few years ago at Gap, and I just love them.  And guess what?  They have them again!  I love pink, and for this outfit, I kept it simple and casual by mixing it with black and white.   

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 Pink Girlfriend Chino// Striped shirt similar// black cardigan similar// Chuck Taylors



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This top from Zara is a favorite of mine for summer, because I like the juxtaposition of it being all business in the front, but turn around, because it's a party in the back!  I love the lace detail in the back, and I like the floral detail at the shoulders.  For this outfit, I mixed polka dots, plaid, lace and florals, and I think it works.  

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Top-old// pants similar// Red wedges 




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I have a love of vintage clothing.  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that.  You can click this link to learn more about how I mix thrifted/vintage clothing items into my personal style.  I recently bought this dress from a local store that sells vintage items, called Gypsy Soul Boutique.  For those of you who are locals, it is in downtown Clarksburg.  This dress is a slip dress, and slip dresses are currently trending for summer, so I consider this a great find!  It came with a little short sleeve jacket with the same pattern, but I probably won't wear them together.  You may see me mix the jacket with something else at some point though.  It was a chilly day when I wore this, so I threw this long cream colored cardigan on with it, and I loved the combination.  The sweater is from Gap and I have owned it for many years.  It is one of those things I just might never get rid of, and have worn it so many times I can't count.  I mixed this outfit with leopard wedges, because as I have said many times, leopard is a neutral.  

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Dress-vintage// cream sweater similar// leopard wedges// tassel necklace


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Daughter’s Bedroom Progress- Shelves & Curtains

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains

Hey friends!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  It was a fabulous weekend for us, I don't know if you have seen me mention my son who runs track.  On Friday, his 4x800 relay team won the state championship in their event, and broke the school record as well, so that was exciting and amazing and all of that good stuff!  Stay tuned at the bottom of this post to see a picture of the championship team.  If you are new to my blog, welcome!  Today I want to share some progress we have made in my adult daughter Delaney's bedroom.  I last shared this room with you back in February when we switched bedrooms between she and my 16 year old son.  We finally got around to hanging these DIY shelves for her to put things and some drop cloth curtains, and it just feels so much more like home in here for her now that she has places to display and store her personal belongings.  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



If you follow me on Instagram, I shared some sneak peeks of this space over the weekend.  These shelves were simple to make and install.  And this is not the first time we have made and hung shelves.  We made some for her bedroom at college as well.  You can see those and read all about them here.  since this is her bedroom at our home, she picked out the wood and the brackets that we used.  I am not 100% positive, but I do believe these are pine.  We bought the wood, the brackets, and all of the supplies for this project at Home Depot.  The pencil sketch over her bed is her, and it was drawn by a friend she was in high school with.  He actually entered it into some art shows.  Not sure if he won or not, but he gave this to her, and I had it framed as a gift.  I won't let her take it to college with her, but one day I will let it go when she is finished with college.  

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Did you know that Home Depot will cut wood for you?  We made sure to measure before we went, so we knew how long we wanted these shelves to be.  After that it was as simple as choosing the wood she wanted and having them cut it to size.  She chose this particular piece of wood because of the variation in color that it contained.  She liked that and thought it added interest to the shelves, and I have to say I agree!  After I brought these home, I used my hand sander to sand them down really smooth.  I cleaned all of the dust off of them after sanding, and then I rubbed them down twice with tung oil.  when that was dry I buffed them with a clean cloth.  She didn't want these to be stained.  she likes the natural simplicity of the wood.  The tung oil just conditions them and gives them a nice sheen.  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



I found the white storage crates you see on the top shelf at Target.  I love that they have lids, and white is the color she wanted.  But they do have other colors as well.  These boxes hold her art and craft supplies, and one of them contains greeting cards that she likes to save.  She has a really cool vintage camera collection, so it is nice to see some of them on display again.  She has a couple of others that are at her apartment.  I made sure that these shelves were hung far enough apart so that her TV would fit on the bottom shelf.  She has been without a TV in this room since February.  So she is happy to have it back.  Notice the framed drawing on the middle shelf.  My cousin, Jaime, drew that picture of her when she was just a toddler, and it has always been in her room.  

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I found this Hawaiian girl bust at an antique store in Thomas, WV back in March, and I was so drawn to it because I think it looks very similar to my daughter!  If you are curious as to what my daughter looks like, you can click on the About Nicki tab at the top of my blog and you will find family pictures there.  I knew when I came across this bust that it belonged in this bedroom, and I really love it in here!  The ballet shoes you see pictured were from a Nutcracker production I saw when she was a tiny girl, and they belonged to the woman who starred in the show.  They are autographed right on the toe.  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains


Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



The framed quote you see here is a free printable that I printed myself from Mountain View Cottage. This is from a children's book that I read to my daughter every day as a small child, and she still owns the book.  Funny thing about this quote.  I actually wrote it out in my own handwriting and framed it in her bedroom when she was a baby.  She still has it in her bedroom at college!  So when I saw this much better version, I knew just where it belonged!  She might be 20 years old now, but she will always be my first and only baby girl.  

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The curtains are just drop cloths that I hung using curtain rings.  I like the color and texture of them, and they are too long right now.  but that's not the only problem.  I bought these drop cloths at Lowes, and it so happens that the seam in them do not match.  On the curtain on the left, the seam runs horizontally, you can see it right in the middle.  The seam on the curtain on the right runs vertically.  I went ahead and hung them anyway since we had already hung the drapery rod, just to see what they look like.  But I am not happy with how they don't match.  So my plan is to go and purchase one more drop cloth, and I am assuming that it will match one or the other of these?  Once I have two that match, my daughter may want to do something with them, like painting a pattern or something of that nature.  I told her she can do whatever she wants to.  I am thinking a stripe might be nice.  And they also need to be hemmed, which we will also do at that time.  I purchased the curtain rod at Target.

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We also hung this mirror on the wall, it was just leaning before.  I painted this mirror originally and hung it over our fireplace, and you can read the details on how I painted the frame here.  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



One of the perks of being a blogger is that from time to time, I am offered free products to use in exchange for blogging about them.  And I was thrilled to have been offered all of the paint for both room transformations.  The paint I used is sold at Lowe's, and it is from their HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams line of paint.   The colors we used for this room are Dorian Gray and White Gallery in a flat finish.  

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We also hung this map art.  This is special to us because it once belonged to LC's brother, and I like it on this wall next to the mirror.  My daughter has plans to paint the blue vanity and the stool beneath it white.  She painted it blue for her old bedroom, and she feels like she wants this room to be neutral. You can read about the blue painted vanity here.  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



Let's talk about this stool for a brief moment.  There was a stool that came with this vanity, and one of the legs kept breaking off of it, numerous times.  So we finally got rid of it, and her great uncle was kind enough to make this for her.  It is very sturdy and I love the way the seat curves.  She plans to paint it white as well.  I bet you the leg won't break off of this stool!

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Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember the hooks we hung on the wall in her old room for scarf storage.  We rehung them on the wall behind her door so that she can hang whatever she wants to hang on them.  They are actually curtain hold backs.  But they work great to use them as hooks.  They are large and in charge, and you can hang various things on them.    You just might notice my reflection in the mirror.  Funny glimpse into some of the positions I get in to get a shot of something!  

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains

Bedroom Progress- DIY Shelves, Drop Cloth Curtains



And that about sums up the progress we have made in Delaney's new bedroom.  We have to finish the curtains, and then I am thinking I would like to hang a pretty chandelier or something in the room. So I plan to be on the lookout for one at yard sales and thrift stores this summer.  After that, this room will be done!  

And as promised, here is a picture of the AA state champion 4x800 relay team.  Mr. 16 year Old is second from the left.  They ran a great race and they had a great season, it was a joy to watch them run.  The entire boy's team placed 3rd in the State Championship, and the girl's won the whole thing! Congrats to all of them on a wonderful season!  And as for you, I hope you have a great week!  What do you think of this bedroom so far?  I would love to hear from you in the comments.  I read and respond to every one!




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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Guest Bathroom/Kid's Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Shower Curtain// Rug// Basket// Soap Dispensers


Hey friends!  I hope you have been having a good week.  I'm currently wrapping up a super busy week, and this weekend will be the end of track season!  My son and his track team will be running in the state championship tomorrow and Saturday, so positive vibes please!  But I'm not here to talk to you about Track.  I'm here to talk to you about my next big project, and this one has been a long time coming!  I am in the midst of planning to give our guest/children's bathroom a makeover, and I thought it would be fun to share where we are planning to go with it!  And I would love it if you would chime in in the comments with your opinions and suggestions, because I am not completely firm on any decisions yet, so I need your help!  Here are a few pictures of the current state of this bathroom, which is used as a guest bathroom but is also used by my oldest daughter, Delaney, and Mr. 8 Year Old.  

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


Most of what you see in this bathroom was brought from our old house, and I have done pretty much nothing since.  Well, I did paint the baseboards because the paint was literally coming off of them and it just looked gross.  I also renewed the dirty looking grout.  I almost forgot!  We also replaced the toilet last summer out of necessity.  Both of those things were just to get the room looking more clean, and both of those things did help with that.  I am so excited now to do a makeover on this space!  On of the biggest things we have planned for this space is to install AirStone halfway up the walls.  I have a ton of this stuff left over from when we used it on our fireplace, so I have been debating what to do with it, and I think this is it!  Below you can see a picture of a bathroom that is done the same way. I plan to do white trim above just like this, and above I plan to paint the walls a fresh and simple white.   The room has no windows, so I want to do white with the AirStone so as to keep it from looking too dark in there.  

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration



We will be painting the vanity that already exists in the room as well.  I purchased a piece of what I believe is quartz, although it was advertised as granite, to use on top of the newly painted vanity, and install a white undermount sink.  Here is a sample of what the counter top looks like.  Its slightly off white, and we will be installing a white sink.  It is a really neutral color that I think will match most anything.

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration




I would like to paint the vanity a color like a shade of blue or green. I have already purchased a shower curtain that will be my inspiration for the room.  Here is a picture of it in a bathroom.  I'm really attracted to the colors in this shower curtain.  
Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration
Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


I would like to paint the vanity a pop of color that will coordinate with the shower curtain.  Here are some pictures of bathrooms I have found as my inspiration for the colorful vanity.  I would love to know what your thoughts are on the paint color I should use.  Please feel free to suggest ideas to me! Any favorites from the pictures you see below?

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration



Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


I plan to replace the builder grade mirror with a simple white framed mirror, sort of like this one.

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


The white cabinet that is currently over the toilet is going to be replaced by some type of white open shelving, kind of like these.  This room lacks storage, so I am hoping I can get more storage out of some larger shelves than I do from the small cabinet.  

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration




I have been very lucky in that Moen was kind enough to partner with me on this project and has donated all of the hardware for this room makeover.  I received these products months ago, and they have been sitting in the garage just waiting for me to have time to get started!  All of the products they were kind enough to send me are pictured below.  I do have one dilemma though.  The bathtub/shower in this room has a glass door, which is trimmed in polished chrome.  We will not be replacing this.  

In addition the shower faucets and hardware are polished chrome, and those will not be changed either.  Moen did also send us a new shower head, but I had them send it in polished Chrome to match the rest of  what is going on in the shower.  So I need to find a way to mix the bronze and the chrome, and I haven't quite figured that out yet.  I am hoping I can find a solution with the lighting and new knobs on the vanity that will marry the two together a little more.  Any suggestions on how to mix and match the two metal finishes?  I'll take them!  And if you are wondering why I even use a shower curtain when I have glass doors, it is because although they do a great job at containing the water, I don't exactly like the look of them.  I like the softness and pop of color provided by a shower curtain.  So it is purely decorative.  And if the curtain is closed, you can't see what is going on in the shower with the chrome at all.  




Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


I have already purchased a large basket that sits on the floor to hold towels.  And as a matter of fact it is already being utilized in the room.  Here it is.  

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


I found this really cute rustic looking shelf that I would love to recreate possibly.  It would be another way to add some cute and functional storage to the room.  And I will be on the lookout for other art and accessories that will add interest and function to the room as well.  I would like to find a really cute rug to use in front of the sink, and a nice soft bath mat for in front of the tub.  

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration



Lighting is one thing I am still considering.  We will definitely be replacing the light over the sink, but I am very up in the air with what type of lighting to use.  Here are some different lights I like, and I would love it if you would chime in with your opinions on this.  Should I go with bronze, gold, chrome,, and what style?  I am all over the place on this one, honestly!  I would love to hear from some of you on this decision!  I really like all of the ones I have pictured below, but they are so different, and I have not come to any type of conclusion as of yet.

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration

Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration



Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


Guest/Kids Bathroom Inspiration


So, these are the things that are swimming around in my mind when I go to bed at night!  How about you?  I have been dreaming up this makeover for what seems like a very long time, and my summer break is almost here, so I can't wait to get started!  I think the first thing I will work on is making over the vanity and sink, and then I will move on to painting the walls and applying the AirStone.  What say you about all of the ideas I have shared here today?  I plan to get started on this next month, and I will be sharing our progress, of course!  I hope you will stick with me to see the final results!


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