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color pops | water color blooms with ProFlowers

*Disclaimer: I was approached by ProFlowers to give my opinion on floral trends. No compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

It’s spring time now and that means it’s time to bring on the bright colors! Today, I’m pleased to be sharing my favorite floral trend for 2014 and this month’s Color Pops board inspired by my choice!

Last month, ProFlowers contacted me for my opinion on this year’s best floral trends. I was super excited about it because I love fresh flowers. Even though most plants would run away from me if they could, fresh cut flowers are one of my favorite ways to liven up any room. It’s an instant boost.

Of course, ProFlowers didn’t make it easy to choose with their beautifully crafted inspiration boards, but after a few minutes, I knew which one was my favorite:

color pops | water color blooms with ProFlowers

All those dreamy shades of blue of course! Ahh! It’s relaxing and inspiring and beautiful all at the same time. So, in addition to fresh blooms, how else can you embrace this vibe and bring it into your home? Here are a few of my favorite ideas.

color pops | water color blooms with ProFlowers

1. Mint Shower Curtain | Nate Berkus for Target 2. Whirly Hanging Candle holder | CB2 3. Square Aqua Hi-Gloss Frame | CB2 4. Moby Measuring Cups | Anthropologie 5. Dip-Dyed Pillows | Anthropologie 6. Wide Stripe Flat Weave Rug in Spa Green | Shades of Light

I’m seriously in love with everything on this board! Especially that dip-dyed pillow! We actually have a few of those whirly candle holders from CB2 and they are so fun. Plus, they would really come in handy for lighting citronella candles outdoors this spring!

Which floral trend is your favorite? Want more floral inspiration? You’ll find plenty on the ProFlowers blog… seriously, go now!

Make This | Gold Foil Art in PSE

Man! I have been a little behind on blogging this past week, huh? All I can say is it’s been a little bit crazy around here. But, have no fear, because we are back and I’m sharing a super simple way to make Gold Foil Art in Photoshop Elements over at Teal & Lime! 

Make This | Gold Foil Art in Photoshop Elements

Gold foil has been my jam lately but DIY versions can be a little tricky. I even tried this a DIY version with this cheeky faux gold foil art last Christmas but I wanted to create an even easier technique! So, head out to Teal & Lime for the full tutorial! Seriously, it’s crazy simple!

Don’t have Photoshop Elements? No worries! By hopping over, you can also score a free printable of this cute “Hooray!” print! I made it just for you. :D

Color Pops | Hearts All-Year-Round

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovies!! I thought today would be the perfect day to share the month’s Color Pops post! I really do love the sentiment behind Valentine’s Day and I love all the cute decorations that come with it. By why do pinks and reds and lovely hearts have to disappear in March? Why not keep it going from February to February?

Today, I’m sharing a fun round up of heart-y home goods to keep the love going all-year-round!!

Color Pops | Hearts All-Year-Round1. Red Heart Linen Pillow Cover | Sukan on Etsy 2. Lovely Love Print in Pink | Tuesday Morning on Etsy 3. Ceramic Ring Plate with Red Hearts | RossLab on Etsy 4. Ban.do Heart | Ban.do 5. Bestie Bobbi Set | Ban.do 6. Striped Heart iPhone Case | Ban.do 7. Black Heart Wall Decals | Tayo Studio on Etsy

I know, I know I’ve got a whole lot of Ban.do going on here, but you guys, I just straight love that shop. I think the branding and product design is genius. I actually have the red and white iPhone case and I love it. I’ll admit that I kindof made these pillows to match!

And how cute would those black heart wall decals be in a nursery or office? The answer is “So. So cute!”

So, don’t let the holiday police get you down! Hearts are for the whole year! On your tech, in your hair, and around your home!

Which are your favorites?

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make this | freezer paper stencil pillows

Happy Friday! Hope you’re all staying warm and bundly. We even got a little snow here in Dallas yesterday!

Today, I have super fun project for you. Ever since I saw this little heart pillow photo shoot over at Oh Joy! I have been craving (yes, craving) a simple white pillow with a giant red heart. But, since I’m a DIY’er to the core, buying it just didn’t seem like the best option. So, I tried out a whole new stenciling method and spilled all the details over at Teal & Lime for my February contributor post. Seriously, get ready to customize basically any fabric project with the use of Freezer Paper!

make this | freezer paper stencil pillows

Hop on over for the full tutorial for these fun V-day inspired pillows and lots of other DIY goodness from Jackie at Teal & Lime!

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our home | 2014 video tour

Happy Monday gang! It’s been a while since we’ve done a video tour of our apartment, 816, so I thought today I’d show you around.  It’s been (mostly) decided that Josh and I will stay in Dallas for at least one more school year which means one more year in this apartment. It’ll make 816 our longest lived residence, so far. With the decorating restrictions that come with apartment living, I thought a third year would drive me nuts. “What the heck should I do now?” But I’ve made an attack plan for the remainder of our time here to keep things fresh including our minimalist-lite series and updating a lot of our college-day purchases (like the dining table we just replaced!) There’s still plenty to be done!

So, here’s our apartment as it looked this January 2014.

And in case your wondering, here’s what’s on the agenda for the rest of our time here:

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