Monday, October 24, 2016

Moving on Up

Today I'm sharing some big news with y'all! As much as I love to share home design, fashion, and a good ole' DIY with y'all, it's nice sometimes to invite you all into my life and the day to day. My parents have had hopes of moving from the big city to our family farm ever since I can remember, but with me in school and playing the cello, they wanted me to attend a school with an orchestra. Unfortunately, in the country, string programs are hard to come by. And then the market tanked. Fast forward a few years and their daughter (that would be me) decided to get married. And here we are today. My parents very last week of being homeowners in the big city. 

It hasn't quite hit me that they've actually sold the house. We moved into the house when I was 4, so I guess you could say it's really the only place I remember living. I can remember the day we moved in and my Mom and Dad let me choose what room I wanted. I can remember waking up super early on my first day of kindergarten because I was so scared of missing the bus. I can remember sitting at the cute little table my Dad built for me for hours coloring and playing school. I can remember my first time pulling out of the driveway by myself the day I passed my driving test. I can remember my Mom stopping me in the hallway so she could take my picture on my last day of high school. I could go on and on for days about all the memories we had in that house. That's where I grew up, where I had so many wonderful times and where I cried when my heart was broken. I'm sure going to miss this house, but I'm so excited for my parents to fulfill what they have always dreamt the country life.

Our last family "selfie" in front of the house.
Can y'all believe this is where they're moving? So beautiful!

But, they're not the only one's moving! Surprise! We're moving too! I have hinted at big changes a comin' a few times, but I'm so happy to finally tell you all. Sometime after Thanksgiving, Stewart and I will be moving to Cincinnati for his job. I can't tell you how excited I am for this new adventure. I'm so excited to live in a city again where shopping is only 10 minutes away, where there is something decent to eat besides Cheddar's, where there is traffic! 

Look out Ohio, this Kentucky gal is movin' in!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Sweetpea Style: Sweater Weather

Happy #fashionfriday y'all! Today I'm sharing another great piece from Glamour Farms! One of my favorite things about Fall is being able to break out my soft, cozy sweaters and this one from Glamour Farms is absolutely no exception! Seriously, whenever the packaged arrived, I couldn't wait to take er' for a test drive. 

This is a sponsored post. I have partnered with Glamour Farms and am proud to share their products with you all. All opinions are my own. To see more of my disclosure statement, click here.

Sweater (c/o) | Chambray Top | Pearl Statement Necklace (Similar)
With the cooler temps, I love to add a little interest to my outfits by layering. I think crew-cut neck sweaters look great paired with a chambray top and a blingy statement necklace. As a general rule, I like to pair dark wash chambray tops with dark, bold color sweaters and light wash chambray tops with light color sweaters. 

Tote | Dark Wash Skinnies | Black Wide Calf Boots | Lip Color: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
See that cute little lace-up detail on the side? It's the perfect detail to take this sweater to the next level!

Not only is this sweater super soft and comfortable, but black and white stripes look great with just about anything! With it's oversized fit, it looks great with both jeans and leggings.

Outfit Details

I am wearing a Large in the sweater and still have plenty of room for layering.


Check out Glamour Farms on their Instagram and Facebook pages. You just might find something you can't live without!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bedroom Refresh Reveal

The day is finally here... the reveal of our bedroom refresh! If you missed it, you can see my original plans here. I'll admit, I strayed from the original plans slightly and this so called "refresh" turned into more of a full blown makeover. As I began tackling this project, I really started to think about what to do to make this room more comfortable and functional. I love antiques and knick knacks, but in this small room, it just makes it seem cluttered. So, I started to simplify. That meant getting rid of the catch all gallery wall, removing the bulky antique piece in the corner, and only putting pieces in this room that I truly love.

This is a sponsored post. Rustoleum graciously provided me with spray paint for this room refresh and I am proud to share their products with you all. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. If you click on any of these links and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. To see more of my disclosure statement click here. 

So, how about some before pictures?

I say "way back when" because this is what our room looked like when we moved in. Nothing that you see was really done purposefully, we just used what we had. I really hope I never thought this was a cute look!

This is what our room looked like last March after my first bedroom reveal. Sure, it looks a little better. Got some fresh paint on the wall, but if I'm being completely honest, this space still didn't work for us. We still didn't have enough storage for our clothes and although the nice, bright white quilt was an affordable bedding option at the time, we nearly froze to death every night. 

And this is what our room looked like a little over two months ago. I guess you could say this is my "I'm over it, but I'm not quite ready to take the makeover plunge look."

Que the "Y'all ready for this music!"

Here she is y'all! 

Pink Velvet Pillows // Leopard Pillow (Similar) // Black and White Bedding // Black Euro Pillows : At Home
That wall. Can we just talk about that for a sec? I had originally planned on using a stencil, but at nearly $50 for a stencil plus shipping, I had to come up with another plan. I attempted to make my own stencil out of a plastic table mat, but the pattern didn't look quite good enough for an entire wall. Then I thought, why don't I just tape it off? How hard could it be, right? Wrong! I started this wall, this ONE wall on Saturday and it took me until Monday evening to complete it. And the really really sad part was when I finally finished, I stepped back, gave it a long hard look, and all I could think was "hmm, I don't know if I like this" Wah, wah, wah. I liked the pattern, but the gold paint I used looked orange against the black. So, about a month later, I swallowed my pride and repainted all the stripes using my favorite Martha Stewart's gilding paint. Luckily, I didn't have to re-tape anything and it only took about 2 hours to do. Now I can say that I really love it and I think it makes such a huge impact instead of just a bare black wall.

The next big project on my to-do list was repaint our bed. Our bed has been passed down through my family for I don't know how many years and seen many different colors. Since I've had it, I've never gotten around to giving it a fresh coat of paint and truth be told, it needed it, desperately. I wanted to keep with the antique look, so I gave it two coats of my favorite Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint. The fresh coat of paint gave this ole' bed life again!

Gold Frame (Similar) // Campaign Dresser: Thrifted
Cupcakes and Cashmere // All in Good Taste // Styled // Round Mirror // Lamp: TJ Maxx
And those beautiful campaign dressers. To own a campaign dresser was like one of those things on my home decor bucket list that I never in a million years thought I'd actually find. They're so beautiful, but sooo expensive. How could a gal like me that's ballin' on a budget ever own one of those?  Well, one day, completely on a whim, I decided to give the Habitat Restore a try and sure enough there they were. I almost didn't believe what I was seeing. I quickly grabbed the tags, took them to the counter, and paid. As I was paying the guy asked me if I needed help loading them into my vehicle and all the excitement over my insane find came to a screeching halt. I drive a two-door car. How in the world was I going to get these things home? Well, I wasn't too sure, but they would come home with me one way or another. I ended up getting my brother-in-law to drive me there in his truck to help me get them. If you're reading this, thanks Jake!

Anyway, they were originally a dark brown, so, I gave them a few coats of Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White spray paint and polished the brass with some Brasso and now, they look good as new. 

Brass Bamboo Tray (Similar) // White Ceramic Dish: Hobby Lobby // Gold Ornate Frame: TJ Maxx // Glass Jewelry Box: Thrifted 

Bust // Girl Boss // Vera Bradley Appleberry Champagne Candle // Black and White Frame, Marble Obelisk, Gold Mirrored Tray: TJ Maxx

Malachite Print // Black Frame // Black and White Striped Fabric // Black Decorative Trim // White Sheer Curtains // Pink Velvet Pillow: Target on Sale

In the Company of Women // Elements of Style // Brass Vase: Thrifted // Marble Table: Thrifted // Cane Chair: Thrifted
Ever since I put this chair in our room, Baby can not get enough of it. She has good taste, what can I say?!?

Marble Hooks

There ya have it gang! I hope you all have enjoyed our room reveal and thank you so much to Rustoleum for providing paint for this project!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

October Julep Box Review

The week of my birthday, I was scrolling through Facebook and an ad popped up from Julep saying that I could subscribe and get a birthday box for free. Free? Why not? So, I signed up and I wasn't too sure what to expect. I thought that it was something similar to the monthly subscription boxes where you receive a number of sample size cosmetics from multiple brands. When my first box came, I was completely surprised. All of the products were full-sized, the packaging was great, and they even sent a coupon to use on my next purchase. I was so impressed, I decided to go ahead and continue with the monthly subscription and boy, my October box did not disappoint! So, I thought it'd be fun to share some of my thoughts on my October Julep Box.

Night Shift Facial Mask 
A monthly subscription costs $24.99, but the products you get are worth way more than that and they're good quality. You know me, I'm all about a good deal!

I haven't used the night shift facial mask long enough to really see if it's made a difference in the brightness of my skin, but it did make it so smooth. BTW, it smells amazing!

Tilda // Katya // Jean

 I am in love with Julep nail polish. I don't know about y'all, but every time I paint my nails myself, I always end up with tiny air bubbles. Julep polish doesn't do that. It's thick and goes on miraculously even. My favorite color from this box was Katya. It's a deep purple and perfect for Fall! Jean is a pretty maroon and I'll definitely be wearing it with the cooler temps. Honestly, I wasn't that crazy about Tilda which was a special bonus in my October box. I used it as a top coat over Katya and it made the color look green. It may look better by itself, but I'm not a huge fan of "special affect" colors, I'm more of a simple gal.

Julep has so many great products, here are a few on my wish list:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

I know this post sounds sponsored, but it's not at all. I have been really impressed with both of my Julep boxes and I thought it was worth sharing with you. I can't wait to see what's in my November box!

Have a great weekend y'all! 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

My Favorite Fall Drink

With Fall just about in full force here in Kentucky, I thought I'd share one of my favorite drinks for Fall. I love a good #psl just as much as the next gal, but sometimes it's nice to switch things up. On those days when it's not quite sweater weather and you need an iced cold drink instead of one that's piping hot, this drink is perfect! I don't have a name for it other than deliciousness, but if you've ever had the Passion Tea from Starbucks it's almost identical, in fact, I use the same ingredients. However, we all know, Starbucks does everything better, right?

Apple Cider or Apple Juice
Ice Cubes

What to Do:
1. Fill cup with desired amount of ice.
2. Fill cup about 3/4 the way with Passion Tea Concentrate, then top off with apple juice or cider.
3. Stir or shake if using a cup with a lid.
4. Enjoy!

*I think that the concentrate is easier and faster to use because you don't have to wait for the Keurig to brew. Plus, you'll have to brew multiple times to get the amount of tea you need.*

This drink is so easy to make, you'll have enough time to make it as you're rushing out the door in the morning. Not only is this a great drink for Fall, but using lemonade instead of apple cider makes it great for those hot summer days. 

Did y'all catch the giveaway in yesterday's post? Yesterday was Sincerely, Sweetpea's first birthday and I'm celebrating by giving something back to all you amazing readers. You can get all the details about the giveaway and enter by clicking here. 

Have a great day y'all!
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