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Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With New Phi Villa Electric Fireplace

Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

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Thanks Phi Villa for sponsoring this DIY project!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Hello Love! Wintertime is here and we’re getting our home prepared for the frigid temps that will be upon us soon. We have a fireplace in our living room that helps make it all warm & cozy this time of year. It’s to great to turn on the TV, grab a cozy blanket and snuggle up in front of a fire.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Our master bedroom is located in the back corner of our home, furthest away from our heat pump, which means, it’s often a lot colder than the rest of the house. For years we talked about adding another gas fireplace to our bedroom but knew it was going to cost us chunk of change and take up a lot of room in our bedroom.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Then, my friend dear friend Bonnie from Phi Villa reached out about working with us on another collaboration.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

You may remember that we worked with Phi Villa a few months ago ON THIS PROJECT and we had a blast working with them on that collaboration. This time, they wanted us to help promote their new electric fireplaces.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

We picked out the 50″ insert and started planning the mantel.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After a few trips to Home Depot to get lumber, shiplap, and paint, Jas got to work.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After about a day and a half of labor, it was complete! Doesn’t it look terrific?! Jas did such a great job building the surround and the electric fireplace is everything we wanted.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace insert comes with a ton of different features. The flames change colors and sizes, there’s LED backlighting, and it’s all remote controlled. The fireplace can be inserted into a wall, mounted, or can be free-standing on a platform.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Be sure to use my code SHAW15 for 15% OFF For All Products!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White

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Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue

Hello Love!

Welcome to my farmhouse living room, decorated for Christmas!
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
This year, I stuck with the same red and white scheme that I used last year but made a few tweaks to the tree and mantel.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
I bought new berries from Hobby Lobby to add to my tree and brought out some old garland with holly and berries to match.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The newest addition to my living room decor is both the basket stockings from Dresden & Company and my basket tree skirt from Longaberger.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
The tree skirt is sold HERE and the basket stockings HERE. You can also buy the metal tags HERE. I stuck them on with glue dots and wore my kiddos names with a chalk marker, both from Hobby Lobby.
Cheerful Farmhouse Christmas Tree and Mantel Using Red and White by Shaw Avenue
Hope you enjoyed this mini tour of our living room!
Merry Christmas!

Our Rattan Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

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Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa



 

Thanks to Phi Villa for sponsoring this post!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

Does this patio set make me look like a grown up? 😂

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

After we covered our back porch this spring, I couldn’t wait to find the perfect furniture to glam up the space.

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
I wanted something totally unique that I knew I wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

In stepped Phi Villa.
After being on their site for less than two minutes I found this sweet rattan set and knew it was the one!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
I’d never seen anything like it before and I had to have it!
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa
Isn’t it perfect?!
Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

Who’s ready to come over and have a cup of coffee with me?

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

A HUGE THANK YOU to Phi Villa for working with me on this project!

Our New Patio Furniture From Phi Villa

 

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

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 Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Our Thick & Hearty Firehouse Chili Recipe

Here’s the recipe for our thick & hearty firehouse chili!

You’ll need:

3 large cans of Bush’s chili pinto beans

1 can Bush’s chili kidney beans

1 can Bush’s chili black beans

2 packets of chili seasoning

1 green pepper 

1/2 an onion

1 package of hamburger meat. 

 

Cook low and slow for 6+ hours!

 

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

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Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
Thanks Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sponsoring this post!
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

It’s really hard to believe we’re here already…40 years of age. Even though I still have a few more months before I hit the big 4-0, it’s still hard to believe that it’s just around the corner.

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
My husband isn’t a huge fan of parties but I knew that we needed to make this one a little special.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
When I met my guy in high school, he always wore Hawaiian shirts…and they we’re really cool back then either. 😉 But he wore them because he LOVED Jimmy Buffett.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
JB has an awesome song called “A Pirate Looks At 40” and I knew it would be the perfect theme.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
I jumped on Amazon and ordered some party supplies, pressed off his old Hawaiian shirts, and brought out all my older Happy Everything! plates and serve ware, along with a few new pieces and it all turned out beautifully.
A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party
His cake was the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. We ordered an almond flavored cake (his favorite) from our favorite local cake maker and she did a fantastic job making it Hawaiian style. Isn’t it the cutest?!

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

A Pirate Looks At 40: A Jimmy Buffett Inspired Birthday Party

Thanks to everyone who came over and celebrated his big day with up and a special shoutout to Happy Everything!™ by Laura Johnson for sending us these special pieces to decorate with!
 
You can grab all these pieces and more HERE: 
Wooden Big Happy Everything! Serving Board: https://happy-everything.com/products/wooden-big-happy-everything-serving-board
White Stripe Big Happy Everything! Bowl: https://happy-everything.com/products/white-stripe-big-happy-everything-bowl 
Summer Car Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/summer-car-big-attachment
Pirate Flag Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/pirate-flag-big-attachment
Salted Margarita Big Attachment: https://happy-everything.com/products/salted-margarita-big-attachment
Black Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Stand: https://happy-everything.com/products/happy-everything-black-stripe-cake-stand
Gold Knob Large Glass Dome: https://happy-everything.com/products/gold-knob-large-glass-dome
White Stripe Happy Everything! Cake Server: https://happy-everything.com/products/happy-everything-white-stripe-cake-server

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget

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Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a BudgetHello Love!

 

2 young girls + their own bathroom = one HUGE MESS. 

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Luckily, I found these awesome baskets for organizing their linen closet. Each girlie has their own waste basket, cosmetic caddy, and plenty of extra toilet paper.
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Now I won’t be embarrassed when those nosey quests come over and take a peek inside. 👀
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
If you’re wanting to get your closets all spiffy, you can find these baskets and more at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. The prices ranged from $5.99 to $19.00 a basket so it was quite inexpensive to work on this project.

One of my favorite parts of this closet is our new turkish towels from Coco Loom. I originally got them to use as our pool/beach towels for the summer but the girls love the feel of them so much they’ve been using them as their bath towels lately. If you’re in the market for high-quality towels, be sure to check them out here: https://cocoloom.co.

How I Created A Perfectly Organized Master Bedroom Closet

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Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Hello Love!
A few years ago, my husband created my DREAM closet for my Christmas present (you can read that post here) and while it’s gone through many changes since then, it’s still my favorite room in the house.
My cousin and I recently decided to do a major purge and start sizing down for a more simplistic wardrobe. Less trendy, more classic. While she’s going for more of a French fashion vibe, I’m heading back to my favorite preppy, classic JCrew style and pulling most of my inspiration from my favorite blogger, Sarah Vickers Patrick aka Classy Girls Wear Pearls.
I’ve never been one to wear super trendy pieces but I am being more conscience about what I bring into this space. Instead of buying cheap shirts from Target that, let’s be honest, don’t last a second season, I’m investing in better pieces that will still look great three+ years down the line.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
It took me an entire weekend to purge and organize this space and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It bring me so much joy to walk into this room every day.
Let me walk you through a few things of how I created this space:
  • First up, I had to un-attach myself to certain things in order to get rid of them. Thinking about how much I paid for something really held me back but I had to overcome that and realize if I wasn’t using it, then I wasn’t enjoying it.
  • I brought every piece of clothing I had into this space. This closet was FULL before but now EVERYTHING is in here. I no longer have tubs of off-season apparel in my attic AND I brought everything from my chest of drawers in my bedroom in there. Now when it’s time to get dressed, everything I need is in here and I’m not going back and forth. I got rid of a lot of school and switched them over to the shelving on the opposite side. This left enough space to add baskets to organize my undergarments, socks, and pajamas. Like I said, my entire wardrobe is now in this room. 🙌🏻
  • Organization is key to keeping this room flowing. Everything has a home and I have to be sure to put it back where it belongs when I’m done with it. I grabbed my gorgeous white Longaberger baskets to keep everything contained but beautiful to look at.
  • If you have room or wall space for a little home decor, add it! I’m currently redoing my home office so I moved my beloved framed shopping bags here and added a cute rug to brighten up the space even more.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe