Prayer List Printable - October

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Prayer List Printable - October

Another free printable for the Resolution Notebook. 
Simply click on the image and it will take you to the download page.

Here are all of the monthly prayer list printables...

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Old Metal Crate

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I found this old crate at the antique store last week and thought I could surely find a place for it. It's just so cool. I have no idea why certain items (like this) grab me and demand to be bought, but they always do. I decided to put it under an end table for added substance and storage in my living room.

I love magazines, especially decor journals, but I struggle with a space for them. I revisit these decor articles for years so I don't love the idea of throwing them away! I thought this case would be the perfect container for my magazines.

Magazines can become heavy when they're multiplied and stacked. I didn't want to scratch my hardwoods while pulling out the basket to peruse periodicals, so I came up with a solution. I cut strips of self adhesive felt and stuck it on the bottom.

Gotta run... Those magazines are calling my name to sit down with a cup of coffee and rediscover my favorite articles.



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Door Monogram

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Door Decor 101
A door needs a little somethin' somethin' - am I right?
That being said, I'm OVER the whole wreath thing!
That doesn't mean I won't have a wreath on my door next month but 
for now, I wanted something different.
And here it is...

I got this wooden monogram from the store MaddieVs on Etsy.  You can find the link here.

I just used simple acrylic paint and then put a coat of poly on top to protect!

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Playing With Unexpected Color

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Have you discovered 

If you don't know what I'm talking about, then this blog post is going to make your day.

Chairish is a really cool vintage marketplace, 
think flea market, where people can sell stuff or buy stuff
not only online but in stores across the country.
They have new stuff, old stuff...  
I love their unique items!
I am super excited to have found this site
because I am embarking on a new 
decorating project and this site has given me a ton of inspiration.
It's got me thinking a whole lot about COLOR!

I've always loved colors.  
As a matter of fact, I think that's why I love decorating and design so much.
Color has the ability to change our feelings and mood.
Color ultimately "sets the stage" of a room.

Color can be cold.
Color can be warm.
Color can be bold, bright, happy, sad…
Color evokes emotion.

Color can be UNEXPECTED and that's when things get fun!

I have a new sofa that just arrived last week, and my walls are currently covered in 2 foot squares of various paint sample colors.  I have fabric swatches everywhere as I try to decide the direction in which I want to go.  The sofa is gray so the possibilities are endless.  I'm thinking about really stepping out of the box and painting one of the walls peacock green and then accessorizing with bright yellow.
In my latest search for color and decor ideas, I found a whole lot of inspiration at "Chairish"
I love, love, LOVE the style of this place!  
This is the color chart from Chairish that has inspired me thus far:

Gray can feel cold, am I right?
I love gray in decor but it can definitely have a cool feel.
But when it's mixed with these peacock shades, it transitions the gray from cool to spa-like serenity.
The deeper peacock shades are so elegant and dramatic, in my opinion.  
The gray intensifies the darker shade of green. 
This Peacock - Dove color scheme is definitely what I'm going with in my new space.

The Chairish color-graphics have me thinking of all kinds of color changes in my home.
Here's what I'm thinking...

Now that Labor Day is behind us, everything is turning up PUMPKIN, am I right?
I'm super excited for FALL, it's my favorite season and I go ALL OUT with decorating.
I have found that the easiest way to do this is by adding touches of fall COLOR to my home!
I add unexpected orange all over the house.
Look at these awesome accent pieces (below) and think of how they could create a fall feel to any room.  Then think outside the box and imagine having these colors mixed in with your decor any time of year.  If you really want to have fun with it, try this exercise…

Sit back and look around the room you are currently sitting in, imagine some touches of peach and tangerine.  Can you incorporate these colors into your space?  If these colors don't work, which other colors might you add?  

One of my favorite ways to re-decorate or spruce up a space is to make small color changes.
It's amazing how much you can change a room by simply 
painting a wall or adding a colored lamp to a table.  
But have you ever added an "off-color" to a room?
An "off-color" is an accent color that doesn't necessarily "fit" in a room.  
A surprise in color might be just what your room needs!

I love these color pairings from Chairish.  Do they inspire you to make unexpected color changes?

Any ideas yet?

By the way, Chairish has not compensated me in any way for this post.
I am truly loving this site and its content.  I love their blog and I love their store.
So, there you go.  I hope you have found some color inspiration.
Let me know if you make any unexpected changes!
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Taking care of business...

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I've received emails lately asking why I haven't had new content on the blog.  
Here's my explanation...

It's been a busy, crazy year.  I have a lot of content waiting to be written and posted but just haven't found time to get on the computer.  I am hopeful that we (as a family) are falling into a routine with the new school year and I can get back to doing what I love - writing on Doodles and Stitches!

This year started off with bad health for me.  I struggle with an autoimmune disease (actually two of them) and was having a really hard time with flare ups for the first 4 months of 2014. 

Then, we were off to Europe, to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

When we got back from our 2 weeks in Europe, summer was in full swing.  
We travelled a lot and were only home 3 weeks of the entire summer!

Now that we are back at home, the kids are in school and things are returning to normal.  I have been spending my extra time working on a remodel project at church for our 1st to 6th graders.  I'm specifically designing the Arts and Crafts room.  It's such a fun project and I can't wait to show you the finished room.  I will (soon) be sharing DIY tutorials on some of the projects.

To throw another wrench into things… Steve and I are taking on a couple of remodeling projects at home.  Specifically, the hall full bathroom and our living room.  We are putting up plank walls, installing an antique dresser as a vanity and much more.  It's going to be several months of hard work and I will update you as we go.  

My commitment is to TRY my hardest to sit down with this laptop and post some awesome content!  I also have a few million recipes to add to Slice of Sassy.  AND WHAT WAS I THINKING? STARTING ANOTHER BLOG this Spring?  I'm a crazy woman.  Yes indeed.

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