World Market Rug Sale

I love World Market. They are already affordable prices, so when they have a sale the prices are SO GOOD. Majority of these rugs I have listed below I saw in person and would put in my own home. If only I had enough money and room for all of them. I haven’t seen a rug sale here in awhile, so if you have been looking for one now is a good time to snag something! If you have any questions regarding any of them feel free to send me a DM on Instagram.

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    Did you know there is a TJMaxx Online?!

    Somehow I did not know this until last week! Holy crap. So excited. I am at Home Goods once a week, and I am so glad that I can know find stuff online. TJMaxx is a sister company to Home Goods and carries a lot of the same/similar items. I just did a quick scan through and pulled together my favorite items that are on there right now!

    The prices are so good for what the items are, hence why I am such an addict to Home Goods. It’s a whole new level now being able to just stay in home and shop online. So so happy over here.

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      At Home Dates With Your Lover

      I know this is a little bit of a different topic then I normally share on here. But, marriage is SO important to me. In my own marriage we went through a really low point. During this time I felt super alone and also didn’t realize how normal it is for everyone to have “problems” and “hard times” in their own marriages. No one talks about it. Therefore it doesn’t exist right? But IT DOES!

      I started speaking up about the struggles in my marriage about a year ago on my wedding photography Instagram account @kelsieemmphoto because I was done with playing this game of life that marriage is perfect. I didn’t and still don’t want anyone to think mine and Erick’s marriage is easy or that we have no issues. Because that just isn’t life. I was so mislead and naive about marriage until I was married, and honestly I don’t think that’s fair for anyone. So I am speaking up now and probably always will be real and raw about the ups and downs of marriage. Now, I also want to be clear that I have an AMAZING husband and that we have gone through a lot to get where we are now.

      One of the things that has helped my marriage is you HAVE to make each other a priority. One way of doing that is by continuing to date each other! I have to admit me and Erick are terrible at going out. But, we manage to have little at home dates that make it so we are still connecting.

      You probably didn’t realize how passionate I was going to be about this topic did you!? I will get off my soap box now and share some at home dates that Erick and I do/have done and also connect you to some others I found online.

      • Wait for the kids to go to bed and then make your own dinner together. (Ex: Homemade Pizza, here is a good crust recipe)
      • Movie night. Pull out all the good snacks and cuddle through a good movie.
      • Binge watch a show together
      • Get online and scroll through Pinterest together- Yes do it! It has sparked great conversations for me and Erick.
      • Give each other massages
      • Play “would you rather”
      • Babysit for a friend. ( Before me and Erick had kids we did this and it was a night that I still remember to this day)
      • Watch the stars

      Now if you want to get a little saucy…

      • Bubble bath for two
      • Twister
      • Play any game where whoever loses has to also lose a piece of clothing
      • Fine dine in your own home, full out spread, candles, dim lights, fancy clothes (Check out this amazing Brunch- recipes included)

      More that I found online that sound fun.

      • Chocolate fondue night
      • Take personality tests: here are a couple you could try- Jung, Color Code
      • Dance the night away- put on some music, dim the lights
      • Eat take out with candlelight

      If you end up doing one of these for Valentines or another night I would love to know! I am such a homebody, so I am all about staying at home for dates and have done most of these. They have been great for my marriage.


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        #MilletsComeHome | My Current Favorite Kitchen Lighting

        I am all about having something look custom, it adds instant character and personality. But, it also is a great way to make that room look a little more expensive. I am in the process of picking out our lighting for over our island and dining room table. I want them to match since they will be seen together, but I am not about matchy matchy. To me the instant you see matchy matchy it just BLARES builder grade.

        Things I look for when I am trying to pair two lights that weren’t designed to necessarily go together are:

        1. Similar shapes
        2. Similar color scheme
        3. Come from the same style, Ex: mid century modern, traditional, etc.

        Here are my favorite lights that I am loving right now, I think you will see a clear theme rather quickly of what shapes, colors, and style I am loving. I think a lot of these would pair nicely together. All of the pictures below are shoppable!

        Now for me too decide which ones I should put in my house! I literally want them all. If you want to see even more of the lights I am loving and want to be up to date on my latest pinning, come follow along with me on Pinterest.


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          Inspo Diaries| Inspired by Others without Copying

          You are on Pinterest and you fall in love with a picture, you love it. You want your bathroom to feel just like it. But, how do you accomplish that without copying every detail? It’s hard! Because, let’s be honest. The easy route is to mimic and copy it as much as we could. But, believe me- it will feel way more true to you if you dig a little deeper and do a little work.

          So here are my suggestions!

          1. Look at the color scheme of the room. Pull out a pad of paper and write down or your phone and jot down the MAIN colors of the room.
          2. If you can, write down how the room feels to you. Does it make you feel peaceful? Are you excited about it? Do you feel happy? Take note of your feelings.
          3. Write down your absolute favorite part of the room. Is it the white walls? Is it that amazing pendant? The artwork? Nail down ONE THING, no more that is your absolute favorite.
            Now take what you know and let’s build a new room. You can use all the same colors if you want too. But if you are feeling brave maybe only use a couple.

          1. Colors, you can use all the same colors from your inspiration room if you want too. Or if you are feeling brave only use two or three.

          2. When you are picking out new furniture, artwork, decor-does it give you the same feelings as your inspo room? Maybe put yourself in a situation that you can visualize to help you answer this question. For example. If you showed up in your inspiration room how would you feel like you need to be dressed when you saw the lighting, artwork, rug, etc. Do you feel amazing in sweats? Or do you wish you would have worn your nicest dress? Sounds funny. But think about when you go to a restaurant, you definitely would feel a little over dressed in a full gown in a chik-fil-a vs. some 5 star restaurant. It’s the same in your home! Certain items give you certain feelings. So to sum this tip up. Make sure you are accomplishing a similar feel from your inspo picture into your room.

          3. Your favorite part of the room. Go ahead and mimic this as much as you want. If this one thing is something that really speaks to you. Then add that girl. If you are obsessed with the angle of the freestanding tub, then angle yours.

          As always if you have any questions please feel free to drop a comment below or to send me a DM on Instagram. Thank you so much for being here! Your support always means a lot.


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            #MILLETSCOMEHOME | Exterior Home Inspo

            Obsessed with each of these exteriors for numerous reasons. When we were designing the exterior of our home these were just a handful of the homes that inspired us for ours. If you want to see more homes that I love head over to my Pinterest, specifically my board Dream Home.

            gorgeous exterior home, exterior door, side doorexterior home, open back porch1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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              4 Tips to Making your Meditation Practice Better

              Alright friends, let’s chat all things meditation today. I do want to preface with the fact that I am still a newbie at mediations. I have only been doing it on and off for about 3 years, but have really made it a focus in the last few months. So I know there are still tons of things for me to learn, incorporate etc. But, it has been something that I have added to my life that has been SO NEEDED, and has really helped me to be a better mom and wife.

              So let’s dive into five things that have helped me to make my meditation practice better:

              1. Don’t require a set time limit. Mediation doesn’t always look the same for me, and it changes with what my family has going on. I may only meditate for 3 minutes- I know that doesn’t seem like even worth doing if its only for a few minutes, but it still is beneficial for me! If I can though I try to meditate for 15 minutes.
              2. Find meditations you enjoy listening too. You are probably laughing, but I’m serious! If you don’t like what you are listening too, why would you want to keep listening to it? At the bottom of this post I will have a list of my favorite resources.
              3. Sit on the ground. It makes me more aware of how I am sitting and my posture. It also helps you to align all your chakras. Which chakras is a whole other subject we can chat about another time! If you don’t know what a chakra is or much about them, I challenge to research about them. Learning about the chakras is part of what has made me love doing meditations.
              4. Routine. Just like anything, if you have routine your body will more naturally be able to meditate. You will know it’s time to stop thinking about your to do list. You will be able to relax your whole body easier, etc. It’s all about setting cues for your body. For me, I like to do it first thing when I wake up. I practice my meditations in the dark, and always in the same spot in my house. 

              My favorite Resources to Use:

              • Pandora Meditation Radio: Sometimes I actually will just listen to music and will work on just focusing on my breathing.
              • Simply Sadie Jane’s Meditations: These by far have been my favorite tracks to listen to and I listen to them the most. You can find her stuff by heading to her Instagram or Website.
              • One gratitude meditation you can do for free that I like is this one.
              • This Christ centered meditation is my favorite one I’ve done.

              Hopefully this helps you guys out a little bit! If you ever have questions please don’t hesitate to comment here or DM me over on Instagram!

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                #MILLETSCOMEHOME | Master Bathroom Inspo

                Every time I look at my inspo I get so excited about what’s to come! I can’t wait to start sharing with you guys what we’ve picked out, why we designed rooms the way we did, etc. So stay tuned for that because it’s going to be so fun to share! But for now you can enjoy looking at these pretty inspo pictures.

                white bathroom inspo, tilebath inspo, white tile, aztec ruginspo bath, hanging gold pendantssink inspo master bath1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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                  LET’S STAY HOME | Cottage Cheese Pancakes

                  Question for you, what is your earliest childhood memory? I know, making you do a little bit of work here, but bear with me. Most of our early childhood memories start at around the age of 4. My earliest memory was my mom calling me in from playing outside and having me decide whether I wanted to go to Preschool or take gymnastics. Of course I picked preschool because I was all about getting the backpack. To this day I’m still a bag lover, what can I say.

                  So the point of all this memory talk is that I WANT TO CREATE MEMORIES for my kids. I want them to remember waking up on Saturday morning to pancakes. Then if you are really feeling ambitious you could even make them look like cute little animals. I did this for my kids and they freaked out, in the best way. Only bad thing is I can never get away with a normal plain just syrup pancake again. So you have been warned. But they love it, and I love that they love it.

                  These pancakes have cottage cheese in them, which I was a little weary here of at fist. But, IT IS HEAVEN. These are my family’s favorite pancakes. Plus, bonus that they have a decent amount of protein in them.  When we eat them our favorite thing to put on them is fruit or fruit syrup. The fruit just pairs amazing with the hint of cheese in the pancake. I personally don’t think these are “syrup pancakes” but my kids would beg to differ. Eden always has them with syrup. Another good option is to put cookie butter on them. May not be the healthiest, but definitely delicious.


                  RECIPE: Makes about 10 small pancakes


                  3 eggs

                  1 cup cottage cheese

                  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

                  2 tablespoons agave (or honey)

                  1/4 cup milk

                  1/2 cup flour

                  1 teaspoon baking powder

                  1/4 teaspoon salt

                  Butter or oil spray

                  Optional: half scoop of your favorite vanilla protein


                  Place the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Add all dry ingredients, and then finish with your 1/4 cup of milk.

                  Unlike a normal pancake, I like to cook these at low temp and really let them cook majority of the time on one side. These do take longer than a normal pancake to cook, just be patient.

                  MY TIPS

                  • Use a whole lot of butter on your pan before putting the batter on
                  • If the batter sits to long it thickens up quite a bit, just add a little water if needed



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                    HERE’S YOUR TIP | How to style bookcases and shelves.

                    Since starting my design Instagram feed the most asked question I have gotten has been on this topic. How do I style my bookcases? Well girl, I got you. There is a lot of info today, so I’m just going to cut right to it.

                    7 tips to styling your bookcase

                    There are two MAJOR things to keep in mind when styling a shelf  in my opinion, and everything else is just bonuses to bring it to the next level. So if you only remember 2 of these tips, remember these first two.

                    1. NEGATIVE SPACE- it is important to have it! Don’t feel like every shelf needs to have a million things on it. You want there to be room for your eye to not get overwhelmed. You also want to try and divide out negative space evenly. For example on the picture above the 2nd and 3rd shelf both have the same canister  (other than one is shorter) notice how I placed one on the left and one on the right. This helps to equally balance what you are viewing. They literally are taking up almost the same amount of space on the shelf meaning that all the empty space around them, the negative space, is pretty equal. Using the canisters is an easy example- so what happens if you aren’t using any of the same objects? Look at how much space is being taken up by your object on the left and then make sure the shelf BELOW it on the RIGHT has about the same visual weight.
                    2. LEVELS- it is so easy for things that “go on a shelf” to all be really similar in size. It is really boring to your eye though if everything IS all the same size. So make sure to pick objects that help to have different eye levels on each shelf. 
                      3. FIND OBJECTS TO CREATE LEVELS- the most obvious thing is to use books, but you could also use wood trays and flip them over to create additional height on your self to place objects on. 4. SOFT COVER BOOKS- instead of having the bound part of the book facing out turn the books around so the pages are showing. Again it will simplify the colors going on from maybe several different colors, to just shades of white/grey. 5. HARD COVER BOOKS- I love using hardcover books, but to make them look super professional in your styling pull all the slip covers off! You will be surprised how many really ugly slip covers have a really pretty solid colored hardcover. 

                    6. USE DIFFERENT MATERIALS- Use wood, metal, ceramic, paper- don’t get too crazy. But you also don’t want everything to be the same material. Doing this is what adds “texture” to your shelf.

                    7. GREENERY- I am never opposed to adding greenery anywhere. I always thinks it adds just that little bit of life that any space is dying for without it.




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                      Weekend Sale Round-Up

                      Oooooh man. All I can say is that two of my favorite home decor places are having some awesome deals this weekend. I am obsessed with Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. But, with that being said I can usually never buy anything at either place unless it’s on a good sale. With that being said though, when the sale comes I am not afraid to splurge a little because I know that the quality is always going to be there. Which is SO important to me. Who wants to buy something that’s just going to fall apart?!

                      Anthropologie has 25% off Furniture, Decor and Select Bedding

                      BUT the big sale is they have an ADDITIONAL 40% off winter sale items (don’t let the word winter deter you-this stuff is so good and could be used all year round) Click here to be taken right to the 40% off items. The 40% comes off after it’s in your cart.

                      Urban Outfitters has up to 40% off all Home decor, Bedding, Wall art, etc.

                      Both sales were awesome and I bought at both places. Enjoy while the sales are good!

                      I think my favorite thing I scored was this adorable throw from Anthro, I’m guessing it’s going to go on my bed. But it would look adorable over a chair, on a sofa, or even just a good blanket to cuddle with.

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                        #MILLETSCOMEHOME | Eden’s Big Girl Room Inspo

                        I wasn’t planning on putting together Eden’s big girl room until we moved into our new house. But, she is so ready for it and we desperately need a new bed for her. So now it is! And I’m just as pumped as she is about it, if not even more. So I thought I would just share through my thought process.

                        First, if you know Eden she is obsessed with pink, that actually is probably an understatement. Majority of her clothes are different shades of pink, and she will gladly wear a full pink head to toe outfit on repeat. For Eden, the color pink literally makes her happy, it makes her smile, it brings joy into that sweet little heart. So even though pink is NOT my favorite color I knew immediately I was going a pink route in this room.

                        After a little scrolling time with Pinterest

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                        After my time with Pinterest I usually end up just going to stores, looking on online for anything that in this case made me think “Eden”. Here are a few of the items that I came across that I loved.

                        I am super pumped with the things that I ended up with, and the best part is that what I ended up was nothing like what I first envisioned. Which is typically how it goes around here. I cannot wait to show you guys what it turns out like. It’s going to be so good!
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