Friday, December 2, 2016

No Place Like Home Holiday Home Tour

No Place Like Home Holiday Home Tour

Hey friends!  Today I am so giddy with excitement because it is day one of Christmas on this little blog of mine!  I have a very special Christmas home tour to share with you today and then my friends of No Place Like Home have their homes all decked out for Christmas as well, so please pay each of them a visit and stay awhile, they are a talented bunch! I decided not to share every part of my decor today, It's jut too many pictures to share in one post.  So I am sharing the main part- our living room! I won't be chiming in too much throughout this tour, I thought I would let the pictures speak for themselves, and then at the bottom of this post, I will include a source list for those items that can be sourced, but some items are of course things that I have brought out year after year and have been with us awhile, and those are probably the most special part of our decor, becaus they are the one that make Christmas so magical for our family.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DIY Wooden Pallet Shelf

DIY Wooden Pallet Shelf

Hey friends!  It's hard to believe that almost 3 weeks have passed since I shared the big reveal for my kids/guest bathroom makeover that I completed for the One Room Challenge!  If you have not seen the transformation before I encourage you to and check it out before you delve into this post today.  I continue to be thrilled with the finished space, and I wanted to pop in today to show you how I made this simple DIY pallet wood shelf I made for the room.  I purchased the top two at Hobby Lobby, and you can find direct links below.  My DIY pallet wood shelf is the one on the bottom in the picture below.  And can I just say, these mismatched shelves have seemed to steal the show, most people say they are their favorite part of the room, and I have to agree!  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Totally Terrific Tuesday # 110


Hey friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and that your heart and your belly came away full!  This is one of my favorite days of the week, because I can't wait to find out each week what you guys are up to!  So many wonderful recipes, tutorials, projects, and articles are being shared here, and I am so thrilled to be a part of it all.

I am so excited to be co-hosting with this lovely group of women!  Please hop over and check out their blogs, all of them are unique and remarkable in their own ways.  I hope your week is off to a fabulous start.  I was thrilled last week to share my final reveal for the One Room Challenge, and our kids/guest bath is now completely renovated!  It was a crazy and exhausting ride, but so worth it in the end!

Grey Plaid Button Down

Grey Plaid button Down

Hey friends!  I took a little blogging break last week, did you miss me?  I sure did miss you guys!  I had been burning the candle at both ends with my full time job and this blog for several months, so it was nice to have time to recharge.  I was also off of work for 9 days, so I spent time decorating for Christmas, hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and just chilling with my family.  And let me tell you what, it was awesome!  I have never put out my Christmas decor this early before, but I have to say, it is a great feeling to return to work, and it is all finished!  I feel like I can enjoy the Holiday season now without the stress of decorating.  Anyhoo, I'm here to share a new fashion post with you today, and I feel like It's something I've been slacking on lately on the blog, my fashion side of things, so I am happy to get back to sharing some of my personal style with you.  To be honest, I was feeling kind of burned out and lost in regards to sharing my fashion posts for a few months.  And it dawned on me yesterday that I don't always have to share several outfits in one post. It is OK, to just share one outfit that I love!  I write a lot of Sweet Parrish Place Style posts that will have loads of different looks, and the posts take a very long time to write.  So I decided to simplify things, and I'm giving myself permission to just share a single look in one post from now on, if that is what is working for me at the time.  What do you think of that?  Today I wanted to share this plaid boyfriend flannel shirt that I bought recently, and I am loving it!  You can shop this look by scrolling to the bottom of the post.  

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Favorite Gift Ideas-Something for Everyone!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone
Hey friends!  I'm so excited for today!  The Christmas season is upon us, can you believe that?  My friends and I from No Place Like Home have come up with the ultimate gift guide for everyone on your list!  Be sure to click through to the other blogs today to see the gift guides that each of them has in store for you.  This blog hop is your one stop shop for anyone you might want to buy for this year! 

Gifts for the Star Wars Fan, Hey Fitzy
Hostess gifts and my favorite things Nourish and Nestle
Gifts for everyone on your list, The Red Painted Cottage
Gifts for the whole family, Sweet Parrish Place
Gifts for ladies, A Home To Grow Old In
Gifts for gadget lover, The Aspiring Home
Gifts for the kitchen, Savvy Apron

The focus of my favorite gift giving ideas is based around myself and my family.  I have consulted with each of my family members to find out their favorite gift ideas that they would love to receive for Christmas this year.  That includes myself, my husband and son, who I have lumped together because they agreed upon each of these, my 20 year old daughter, and my 8 year old son.  I have also provided some shopping collages that are clickable and will take you to each item pictured by clicking on each of the images.  Lets start with myself!  Here are the top things I would love to receive this Christmas.

The number one thing on my shopping list this year is the tripod you see pictured below.  I am really working at improving my photography for the ole blog, and I have visions of the gorgeous shots I can take using this dancing in my head.  

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I would love to have a new pair of boots, and here are some of my favorites.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I have seen this hair curler and straightener all over the internet lately, and I am enamored with it.  It is a little expensive for my taste, but it just might be worth it.  I am hoping for a super black Friday sale on this.  

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

This coloring book from John and Sherry at Young House Love is a something I really really want!  I hope you are reading this JP!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I would love to have a neutral chunky sweater, and this one from Gap is so pretty!  I actually love all of the sweaters in the collage below.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I love a new pair of pajamas at this time of year and I have rounded up some of my favorites.  I think a plaid pair is just what the Dr. ordered!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

Moving on to my 20 year old daughter.  Here are some of the things on her wish list this year.  

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

She loves makeup and beauty, and she highly recommends this Kylie Jenner lip kit.  And she chose some other favorites in case you are shopping for a young adult like her.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

Here are some other makeup and beauty products she loves!

Cute jackets and scarves!  Something every young fashionista needs.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

She would love a new wallet this year.   She also chose a few watches that she loves.  Here are her favorite picks!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

She actually has this camera, but she thinks it is something most girls her age would enjoy owning.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

Next up is the gift suggestions from my husband and son.  They are both runners, so they would both love some warm gear to wear while running outside this winter.  And they both say a new wallet is always a good thing.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

These compression pants are a must have for running outdoors in the elements during winter.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

They both agree that the Rocky box set is something every guy must have.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

They say a good jump rope is something most guys would like to have if they workout regularly.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

And a warm hat and running gloves to be out running in the winter are another must have. 

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

And then there is Mr. 8 Year Old.  I know he is a boy, but he loves Shopkins, and who am I to deny him?  Any other of you moms who have Shopkin loving little guys?

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

And of course every little boy needs Christmas jammies!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

He has a Zoomer dog, but he loves this little chimp!
My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

He doesn't know this yet, but his big surprise this year is a TV for his room!  We are going to give his room a complete makeover next summer, and this is the first step!
My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I got rid of his winter coat last year because he was growing out of it, and this is something all boys need if they live in a cold winter climate.

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

I hope you enjoyed my picks for this shopping extravaganza!  Don't forget to click through and see what each of my friends is recommending for your Christmas shopping needs this year.  You are sure to find something for everyone!  I will be back tomorrow for Totally Terrific Tuesday (join us!).  And after that I plan to take a blogging break until next week to be with family and friends, and to decorate for Christmas - can't wait!

My favorite gift ideas - something for everyone

Gifts for the Star Wars Fan, Hey Fitzy
Gifts for hostess gifts, pet lovers, and ladies Nourish and Nestle
Gifts for everyone on your list, The Red Painted Cottage
Gifts for the whole family, Sweet Parrish Place
Gifts for ladies, A Home To Grow Old In
Gifts for gadget lover, The Aspiring Home
Gifts for the kitchen, Savvy Apron

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Farmhouse Glam Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

Gift wrapping Inspiration blog hop from the girls of no place like home

Hey friends!  Do you love beautifully wrapped packages as much as I do?  I know I absolutely love to receive a package that is beautifully wrapped, and to me it is an art form.  I have loved this ever since I was a little girl.  If you are into pretty packages, then you are in for a treat today!  Because I have joined together with my friends of No Place Like Home to bring you some wonderful gift wrapping inspiration.  You can click the links below to go to visit each of the blogs and see what gift wrapping inspiration they each have in store for you today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

16 Inspiring Room Makeovers

I love looking at room makeovers - it always gives me ideas that I can use in my own home. These 16 rooms are pretty amazing!

Hey friends!  Now that the One Room Challenge is all said and done, I have been trying to slowly work my way around to reading each and every post of all of the participants.  And I have figured out that is a daunting task in and of itself!  You can find the links to everyone who participated in this 6 week challenge at Calling It Home.  I haven't gotten to all of them yet, but it is my goal to read each and every one.  A huge thank you to Linda for hosting all of us for this challenge, you are a genius! Today I have a treat for you!  I have joined together with some of my fellow bloggers to bring you a round up of 16 inspiring room makeovers from the ORC!  No matter what your decorating style is, you are sure to find some inspiration here today.  Just click the link below each photo to see the full room reveal.  And please be a responsible Pinner and pin from the original source.


If you read my blog, you obviously know this first one on the agenda is my bathroom!  I had to put it first because it would have felt weird to put it anyplace else, ha!  I'm seriously in love with the way this space turned out.  It is exactly what I envisioned it to be.  From the AirStone on the walls to the painted vanity to the mismatched shelves, it is totally me!  This room has been dogging me for four years now, and I can't tell you how refreshing it is to walk in there now, or even just to walk by, because I pass this room up every time I walk down the hall.  

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Polished Casual Kids Guest Bathroom - Sweet Parrish Place

This powder room is by my friend Robin, who is part of our recently formed tribe.  And when you look at the before of this room, it doesn't even look like the same room at all.  My favorite aspect of the room is the faux cement tiles that she stenciled onto the floor, and you can't see them in this picture.  But seriously, you have to click the link and go check out the floors, because they are to die for!

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Farmhouse Powder Room - A Home to Grow Old In

Joy is also a member of my tribe, and she completed two half bathrooms for this challenge!  This woman has mad talent and that is no lie!  I can't imagine taking on two spaces, but she mastered them both!  The dark and moody half bathroom has a wonderful gallery wall that you can't see pictured here, and the lighter powder room upstairs has some amazing marble shelves with a wooden wall that is my favorite part of both rooms.  You must see them for yourself!

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Eclectic Powder Room - The Aspiring Home

Check out this dark and moody spa bathroom by April at Uncookiecutter.  It is truly an unbelievable transformation!  The before of this space is honestly kind of wretched, but she transformed it beautifully to match their style!  It now looks like a beautiful spa retreat, and a space that I would love to take a long hot shower in!

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Modern Spa Bathroom - Uncookie Cutter


This pop art teen bedroom blows my mind!  This room is by Jenny, who is also a member of my tribe, and she is the sweetest!  Seriously, have you ever seen something so creative? And she made the bed herself.  She is a very talented artist, all of the art on the walls is painted by her, this is not wallpaper! I'm seriously blown away.  Talent is oozing from every square inch!

Pop Art Teen Bedroom - Paint Yourself a Smile

Amanda made this bedroom for her two year old daughter because they have another baby on the way!  There is so much to admire in this space, but my favorite is the giraffe growth chart she made, you have to see it for yourself!

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Toddler Chic Bedroom - A Crafted Passion

This farmhouse master bedroom by BonBon (that's her nickname, and I totally dig it- we need to be friends so I can say it on a regular basis) is dreamy!  She made a barn door leading to the master bedroom, and I think it makes the room!  She also has a really pretty chair makeover that you just have to see!  

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Farmhouse Master Bedroom - Farmhouse 40

Sarah knocked it out of the park with her shared boys bedroom!  You have to see the brick fireplace that is original to the space!  I love the striped curtains, and that tent?  Soooo cute!  What a fabulous room for her growing boys!

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Modern and Colorful Shared Boys Bedroom - Making Joy and Pretty Things

Linda's master bedroom turned out so pretty!  Actually I didn't think the before version of this room was bad at all.  But the after knocks my socks off!  I love the blue she chose for the dresser she painted.  There is just something about blue that I have been loving lately (as evidenced by the use of the color in my own ORC bathroom). I love the rug, I love what she did with the nightstands too!  I love every little detail in this room that she lovingly created.  I am now inspired to paint my matchy matchy bedroom furniture!

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Glam & Colorful Master Bedroom - The Home I Create

This shared girls bedroom by Jenny is soo adorable!  She made that loft bed and it is just so creative and cute!  What a creative way to get two beds into a small space, I just love this idea!  The little reading corner she created is adorable as well, and that accent wall is so pretty!

It is possible to create shared kids' bedrooms even in small homes and small rooms! Lofting the bed is such a great way to save space, and it looks amazing too!
Eclectic Vintage Girls' Shared Bedroom - Refresh Living

This teen hangout room/bedroom by Amy is the type of room a girl dreams of, am I right?  I can't say enough how I love the dark color on that ceiling, it makes the space!  I love the little nook she created with the accent wall inside!  But I think my favorite part is how she used her daughter's equestrian team ribbons, but you will have to click over to her blog to see that for yourself!

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Modern Teen Hangout - My Life From Home

Living Spaces

Colette did such a great job with this glam formal living room!  I am swooning over those built ins, and that blue area rug just tops everything off perfectly!  This room is right off her entry, and what a great first impression!

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Glam Formal Living Room - Restyle it Wright

Honestly, this next space is the space I am most jealous of- a she shed!!!  I need one of these in my life, pronto!  Although I would use mine as more of a work space to house all of my hoarding tendencies for future projects, I think.  But what the mother daughter team of Jennifer and Vicki did with this space is nothing short of amazing!  What a great place to entertain too!  They call it The Hive, and it is buzzing with farmhouse glam!

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She Shed Makeover - 2 Bees in a Pod

Look at this awesome game room!  Kim outdid herself with this space.  You have to hop over and see the before pictures to fully appreciate it.  She used bold, bright colors like the green sofa and hot pink on the benches, which I think mesh surprisingly great together.  And wallpaper on the ceiling!?!  That girl is fearless.  It looks amazing though!  It is a unique and colorful space that I would love to hang out in.

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Eclectic Game Room Makeover - Knock if Off Kim 

This laundry room/office space by Maria is so pretty!  My laundry room is in a closet and my office space is in our dining room, and I would absolutely love to have a space like this!  We plan on moving in the next few years, and fingers crossed!  The way she decorated this space is so pretty, and the DIY lighting she created with an antique shutter is just stunning. 

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Brittany created this gorgeous multi use space right off of her kitchen, which is kind of all one big room.  And I think it is a great use of space for them!  I am a plant loving girl, so I love her use of plants and the way she decorated the planters so artfully.  She uses a black accent wall here and I think I'm in love!  My son used to have a black accent wall in his old bedroom that is now my daughter's, and this wall is making me miss it, so I might just have to find a space to add one again!

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Modern Multi-Use Space - By Brittany Goldwyn

You can see hundreds of other amazing room makeovers, completed in only 6 weeks, completed as part of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home.  What do you think of the spaces I shared here today?  Come on, at least tell me your favorite!  You can leave a comment below, and I love to read and respond to your thoughts.  I hope you were inspired by these fantastic makeovers today, and maybe you even discovered an awesome (or 15) new blogs that you hadn't seen before!  I'll meet you back here on Friday with an awesome gift wrapping blog hop to help get you ready for the loads of Christmas gifts you are soon to be wrapping!

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