Pottery Barn Winner!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Congrats To Joanna S. 
Entry #225

You're the winner of the $100 Gift Certificate from Pottery Barn

Check your email and send me your address, so you can start shopping!

Thank you to all that participated and are following The Daily Nest!

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Given Some Hallway Love!

Monday, July 21, 2014

If you remember a while back I posted about hallways and how I've always loved them. If you don't remember, no problem you can click here.

Basically I said how hallways can be forgotten when you're in the process of decorating your home. There are definitely more spaces that are more important!

Over the last couple of days I've been focusing on our hallway with a couple of extras to spruce it up a bit. I thought I'd share with you today what I've come up with so far. I'm still playing around with the styling on the cabinet, but overall I'm happy with how it's turned out.

The cabinet is the Hemnes Shoe Cabinet in white from Ikea. I love that it is so narrow, so it's perfect for the hallway.  

Also it can store a minimum of 8 pairs of shoes or I'm thinking maybe my Daily Nest files, because it's right outside the room that I blog. We'll see.

I also continued the wrought iron light fixture theme from the living room and bought 2 of these carriage house chandeliers from Ballard Designs. These are the small ones and can be hung right at the ceiling.

I picked up this guy from Homegoods and love it! He's really colorful which wakes up my dark hallway.

At just a little over 8 inches wide the cabinet is perfect here. I can see myself changing out the hardware in the future and I even thought briefly about painting it somehow to jazz it up. You never know it could happen! 

And I don't have to worry about my Granddaughter tipping it over, because it's screwed into the wall.

My hallway is L-shaped and this is the front hallway looking down to The Daily Nest room.  I also bought two nautical inspired striped runners for the hallway from Overstock.

So there you have it! My hallway is not forgotten anymore!
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Summer Pillows And A New Light For The Living Room

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I wanted to share with you today some summer pillows that I bought for my living room and a gorgeous new light fixture!!

I picked these pillows up from Target online and I just love them!

The bicycle just feels like summer to me.  I went ahead and splurged on the coral pillows. I'm very happy with my choice. The coral is not a color that I would normally gravitate to, but again it's such a fun, summery color.

I also picked up this little throw from Target too. It's a nice weight for our Florida heat. Not too heavy. Although it's freezing in our house! We keep the thermostat at 68 degrees year round! We don't play!!

It goes perfectly with the pillows in a coral, cream and navy combo.

I  FINALLY got the living room chandelier picked out and installed for over the ottoman!

This has been in the thinking stages for a while now. I love it! It really adds a little drama to the room. And at night it casts the most amazing glow on the ceiling!

It's the Ashley Antique Copper light from Overstock. It came with glass panes but I decided I liked the way it looked without them. It looks lighter and more airy this way.

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Bathroom Tweaking And A Pottery Barn Giveaway!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

To say that this bathroom has been last on my list is an understatement!

For one it's so small that it's hard to get my creativity flowing because I mean come on what can you do in there that will really WOW!

This is how it looked a few months ago before paint and little "Tweaking"

 This is with the excuse me, poop colored walls! Sorry I had to say it!

We had it painted Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter and White Dove for all the trim.
What a difference a day and some paint makes!

A few accessories from Homegoods and things looked fresh, clean and crisp!
But there are still some things that are on the list.

I've ordered this vanity from Home Depot that I think will look great and give us a bit more storage.
I can put a couple of baskets on the bottom shelf or store some nice white towels there.

I'm also adding plantation shutters to the window. I toyed with the idea of roman shades. But, I'm a shutter girl. They're classic and never go out of style. An added bonus is they're easy to clean in a bathroom. Just wipe clean!
So that's my bathroom tweaking that was done in just a couple of days! 
Do you have a bathroom that needs tweaking?

I'm also excited for my first giveaway of a $100 Pottery Barn gift certificate! 

Here's the 411.
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It Started With Five + Giveaway Announcement!

Well I made it!!

I've hit 100,000+ page views for my blog!

I can't believe it! And I want to take a moment to thank…YOU!! 
To everyone that has read my blog, or left me such sweet, encouraging comments and e-mails…Thank you! I can't begin to tell you how much I love getting an encouraging comment or an e-mail with a decorating problem or question means to me!

I should explain the title of this post.
 The decision to start blogging had been in the talks with my poor family for about a year or maybe even more (I know they were sick of hearing about it, thanks family for listening) So the day that I decided to do it, I called my son Doug over to help get me started. I'll never forget him saying to me after we got it all set up, "Mom you've had 5 people view your blog already!" I was ecstatic!! Five people had already seen what I'd written. 

I was hooked!

I know in the world of big bloggers 100,000 is probably nothing but for a new blogger such as myself it's huge!

I also want to say thank you to Savvy Southern StyleSouthern Hospitality, and Thrifty Decor Chick for featuring my blog and giving me the exposure and inspiration to keep doing what I love!

I hope you'll stick with me and hopefully I've inspired someone to love decorating their home as much as I love decorating mine!

Now on to some biz-ness!!

To commemorate my 100,000+ page views and to honor you my reader...

I'm so excited to announce that I'm having my first giveaway!

The winner will win a $100 Pottery Barn Gift Certificate!


Details will be coming in an upcoming post. So watch for it!!

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5 Tips For Creating A Happier Home

Friday, July 11, 2014

I hope everyone has had a great week!
 We've had so much fun the last couple of days because we've been babysitting our Granddaughter, Ava the last couple of days! It was our Son and DIL's Anniversary so they went to the beach for a couple of nights.

Ava is the joy in our lives. My husband Mike took the 2 days off as well. So we've been in full Grandparent mode. What fun! She just makes our home happier when she's here!

That got me thinking of other things that contribute to your happy home. Things other than your family members, that of course make it happier!

Here are 5 tips for a creating a happier home:

1. Candlelight
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There's nothing like candlelight that brings an instant warmth to your home. Just lighting a candle will make me happy! I think it's safe to say that I always have a candle burning somewhere. Do you have a favorite candle? Right now I'm loving Ritz-Carlton's Green Bamboo candle.

2. Create a cozy spot
I love creating cozy vignettes in my home. A cozy chair to snuggle up to with the warm, glow of a reading lamp, throws, pillows and a place for your magazines. Perfect for a cup of coffee or hot tea. 

3. Family Photos and Home Photography
Nothing says home like family photos. Just looking at all those bright, shiny faces just makes me happy.   My family is my pride and joy so displaying them for all the world to see just makes sense. I also love to take photos of trips. Then coming home and printing them out. I blow them up and print them usually in black and white. Make sure you frame and hang them in a place where you can see them. It's a great way to remember happy memories.

4. Indoor Greenery
Plants and fresh flowers are an instant punch of happiness! They add a warmth and friendliness to your space. I'm also not opposed to using really "good" silks. The trick is to mix real with faux. And don't go overboard with greenery. Everything that I've purchased from Pottery Barn has been good quality.

5. Aromatherapy

The smell of your home will directly effect your mood. Beautiful smells wafting from your home= Happy Mood!

These warmers are great because you can change your mood as fast as you change the scent!

Honorable Mention-
We have music playing in our house all the time! You can't be sad when you have great music playing to fill your heart!

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My Cow's Name Revealed!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

First off I want to thank everyone who voted in the naming of my cow!

It was fun to see everyday how you all were voting! 

So without further ado, I'd like to introduce…

I love the name Buttercup, and was secretly pulling for it all along!

She just looks like a Buttercup to me!

So now every time I look at her, I will be reminded that my blog friends named her and that will always be special to me!
Thank you!
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Storage Ideas For A Small Bathroom

Monday, July 7, 2014

If you're like me you have one bathroom in your home that's small. Maybe it's just a half bath or powder room or a 2nd bathroom like mine. And because of it's size, storage can be a problem.

I'm actually trying to kill two birds with one stone. Let me explain.

The first thing I'm trying to do is bring some "character" to my small 2nd bathroom. There is just not a lot of wall space to do anything creative in there. So I have to think outside the box. Second.  I would like more storage for towels, and toiletries that are used often. There is a good size closet in my 2nd bathroom, but somehow my husband has taken over this space. Which is ok, because this is where he gets dressed and ready in the morning.

And if that means he doesn't have to come in the bedroom and wake me up, then I'm fine with him taking over that closet.

I'm spoiled, I know.

So here are some creative ways to add interest and gain a little bit more storage in the process. Without cluttering your cabinets!

And less clutter is the name of the game!

Source: flashdecor

Did you find some clever ideas for your small bathroom?
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Color Sensation-Apple Green

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Friday everyone! We made it to another weekend, and a holiday weekend to boot!

Happy 4th of July!!

Do you have big plans for the 4th? We are playing it low key as we have the last couple of years. We pack a picnic, head over to the beach and watch the fireworks on the beach! So relaxing!

I wanted to share with you a color sensation that just screams "Summer!"

Apple Green

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It's such a fresh, clean and crisp color.

 Maybe that's why I chose it for my blog design. Hmm.

And you know what they say, "An apple a day keeps the Doctor away!"

I think using pops of Apple Green is just what the Doctor ordered!

Have a great holiday weekend!
Be safe!

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Say Hello To Our Moo Addition!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We have a Moo Addition to our home…

It's my new cow's head from Decor Steals. I love her! I've always had a love for cows and when I saw this deal I had to have her!

My Son says it's weird in a Godfather-ish way, but I don't care. She fits perfectly in my kitchen looking down at us and keeping a watchful eye.

I need your help though. We can't decide on her name.

I'm having a poll so that my readers can pick my cow's name! The poll is to the right in the sidebar, please vote!

Oh and she is a girl…I checked!

Isn't she lovely?

 She's beautifully crafted from heavy estate stone and comes ready to hang. She adds a farmhouse feel to my kitchen!

So please hop over to the sidebar and vote for your favorite name!

I'll post the winner next week!

Thank Moo!!
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