Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pretty in Pink

The thought of having pink in the home used to instantly remind me of that awful baby pink in little girls' rooms or the rose pink that was trending during the mid-1990s.  Well, not anymore people.  We're now seeing these beautiful tones of pink in homes in a way that doesn't make our husbands grumble (as loudly).

I absolutely love the look of the punch of pink in these chairs' upholstery and the book on the vignette in the first photo!  They are both matched with these lovely "manlier" tones that seem to balance out the girlish pink.

I've also seen quite a bit of pink sofas lately - a look which I am loving.  As much as I would love one in our home, I don't think I could convince the husband.  But I'll keep it on the back burner for a rainy day...

If you don't want to take the plunge and do a piece of furniture, you can always incorporate pink into pillows or small pieces of furniture.  It's a wonderful way to add color in small doses!

Since we've started moving in to our new rental house (have I mentioned that?) I have decorating on the brain.  Adding pink elements into our home is definitely happening - sorry honey :)

Would y'all add pink into your home?  Do you already have it?  I'd love to see how you guys have decorated with pink!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Flower Power

Adding flowers or greenery around the house seems to cozy up any space and make it seem more alive.  I love the look of flowers on a vignette or coffee table, but even adding them to a mantle or in a corner of the home is absolutely stunning.

Since most of us don't have the funds to buy fresh flowers every week to put throughout our homes, its nice to know there are some great faux flower and plant options out there - whether its preserved boxwood, silk hydrangeas or large faux dogwood branches.

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I especially love the look of fresh flowers or greenery on the kitchen table.  It makes any space automatically feel inviting and friendly.  It seems to lighten the tone of the room.  A new trend I've seen: using succulents around the house - and for this lady with a black thumb I am all for that trend!

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What do you think about flowers and greenery in the home?  Have you found any good faux arrangements out there?

Side thought:  Is anyone else a zombie this week due to the time change?  I need someone to hook me up to an IV bag full of espresso please.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Teriyaki Meatballs and Rice

Last night I posted this picture on Instagram:

And a few of y'all asked for the recipe so of course I will oblige.  I got the recipe from the blog Budget Bytes and followed it exactly (except I used brown rice in lieu of jasmine).  It was super easy and tastes amazing!  I think next time I'm going to use ground turkey to make it a bit healthier.  I've actually used a few of the recipes from Budget Bytes and they have all been wonderful!

I served it with some sugar snap peas on the side, which was the perfect compliment to the dish.  You could also do some roasted green beans, which would be uh-mazing.  Have y'all tried any good recipes lately?  What is your go-to quick weeknight meal?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fond of Furbish

A few months ago I discovered the store Furbish and can't believe I had never come across this gem of a shop before.  They carry a little bit of everything: home decor items, furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, etc.  I have quite a few items on my radar.  Shocking, right?  A girl who has more than a handful of things she wants.  Well, since I can't resist - Here are some of the items that caught my eye...

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Happy Monday, y'all!