You’ll Never Believe Where This Smokin’ Hot Decor is From

Hey guys!! Are you sitting down? Good. Cause I’m about to blow your freaking mind. When you think of The Home Depot, what comes to mind? Tools? Wood? Plants? Orange smiling faces? Add another thing to that list, HOME DECOR! They just rolled out their new decor line, and you’re not going to believe how terribly good it is.

If your house is feeling a little lost, one of my best tips to make it feel like a home and add some critical personality is to mix vintage and new. Vintage pieces add the soul and new pieces make the space feel updated.

As most of you know, we moved out of our house in January and into the inlaws basement. When Home Depot reached out about styling a space with some of my favorite pieces I couldn’t shout yes loud enough. I love paying it forward and no one helps me more with the kiddos than my adorable sister in law Lindsay. (You might remember her daughter Macie’s bedroom that we made over a few years ago.) Her entryway is the lucky space. She recently repainted and installed new flooring and I was so excited to give her a little design nudge.

Every time I go to my storage unit, my heart breaks a little for the pieces that are just sitting in there. I know, its a little dramatic, but when that rolling door opens and I see all of my favorite things just sitting there collecting dust I want to lovingly console each of them. After looking at Lindsay’s entryway I knew that it was the perfect spot for my card catalog (you can see how it started out here, but consider yourself warned, if furniture abuse is a trigger you might not want to click that link)

Once I knew what the star was going to be, I went to homedepot.com and got to work. Guys. There are SO MANY GOOD THINGS. Always being a woman on a budget, I picked out some of my favorites that won’t blow your budget (the chair! the rug!!)

 

The first thing that jumped into my cart were these metal Windsor style chair (how great is it that its metal?! Classic style, easy modern finish and only $157 for a pair!) They are oversized and have a wide back that fans out at the top. They would be perfect in a dining room or office too!

Can we just have a moment of silence for the area rug? Its 5×8 and only $126! WHAT!???!?

 

Seeing as how leather is my love language, there was no way I could resist this
leather mirror
. I am obsessed with the little yellow accent stitches, sometimes it really is the small things guys.

It was really important for the space to be as functional as possible and one of the must haves is a large basket for shoes. The basket that I used is natural, but is also extremely heavy duty (you know how sometimes wicker or rattan falls apart after a short time of heavy shoes being flung inside?) I was pleasantly surprised at how durable this basket is.

You guys know I love a good shelf build, but sometimes its really wonderful to just buy one. The white 24″ shelf that I used is in stock at your local Home Depot all the time!

I added a faux olive tree, simple black framed art, and an old camera to liven up the gigantor wall.

Now tell me how you’re feeling, can you believe all of those treasures came from our favorite orange store!?

Check out homedepot.com for all the mind blowing pieces, and The Apron blog for loads of DIY ideas!

Huge thanks to Home Depot for partnering with me on this post!

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April 25, 2017 at 03:55PM

Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan documented California’s severe drought conditions in 2014 and recently returned to the same places to compare the drastic change after the state’s exceptionally wet winter. Governor Jerry Brown has ended the state’s water emergency status in all but four counties.

In this before-and-after composite image, horses graze in a field of dormant grass in Woodacre, Calif., in July 2014 (top) and on April 10 of this year. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Utah’s Newest Thrift Store!!

Hey guys!! Happy Friday, and REALLY happy Friday if you’re in Southern Utah!! The Cedar City Deseret Industries store is opening their new location this weekend and IT.IS.AMAZING!!!

I had a chance last week to get a behind the scenes sneak peek and I’ve got secret insider info that confirms that grand opening weekend is THE BEST time to shop at a thrift store. They hoard all of their best stuff for months and months and put it all out at the same time, all weekend long!

And not only is the store filled with treasures, look at how perfect it looks! Its a utopian thrift store. Categorized by color and size? Stop.

Check out these goods.

If you’re anywhere near Cedar, GET THERE. They’ve got prizes, live music, and amazing stuff!! You can get more info on their FB page.

 

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April 21, 2017 at 09:57AM

Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes likes “combat” sports. When she was an exchange student at Plymouth South High, the native of Poland went out for the football team and wrestled. Then she discovered boxing, “my favorite thing in the world.” The 37-year- old, who lives with her husband in Marshfield, has become one of the world’s top-ranked female welterweights while working full time as a lawyer. Magdziak Lopes loves to win, but her April 7 fight was about family, and her preparation had been weighted with grief. Her husband and trainer, Wayne Lopes, had lost his son Manny on New Year’s Eve. The 32-year- old had battled depression and drugs. When fight night arrived, “I wanted to do well for Wayne,” Magdziak Lopes says. Her win in the match at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, came after eight rounds. As the referee raised Magdziak Lopes’s arm in victory, “for a split second” she felt “on top of the world.” And then she felt relief. Near the end of the evening, Manny, a promising boxer whose career was derailed by hand injuries, was honored by the promoter. Magdziak Lopes wept. — By Craig F. Walker and Michael Fitzgerald/Globe Staff

Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes kisses her husband and trainer, Wayne Lopes, before the eighth round of her bout with Paty Ramirez at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on April 7. The 37-year-old, who lives in Marshfield, has become one of the world’s top-ranked female welterweights while working full time as a lawyer. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

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