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Friday, July 22, 2016

BHG Christmas in July Trip Recap

Happy Friday, my loves! Last week I was fortunate enough to have a sponsored trip to Des Moines to visit Better Homes and Gardens' headquarters to participate in their Christmas in July event. I've been part of the BHG Live Better network for about a year now, and it's honestly one of my most favorite collaborations ever because I absolutely adore the brand.

Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Christmas in July Event Recap | via monicawantsit.com

The purpose of the trip was to for BHG to showcase their upcoming additions to the Better Homes and Gardens line of products available exclusively at Walmart. I got to see their new children's line, soft goods (shower curtains, pillows, throws, bedding), spring 2017 outdoor furniture, but most importantly I got to check out their 2016 harvest (fall) and holiday offerings, and let me tell you...they're AMAZING.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July 2016 Blog Hop

It’s a Christmas in July extravaganza up in here today thanks to myself and seven fellow home décor bloggers sharing our holiday décor from previous years. At work they call me Elf, Jr. because of my love for the holiday, so it seemed fitting to lead the charge in hosting a Christmas in July blog hop.

From traditional to boho to eclectic to transitional…we’ve got you covered!

Christmas Decor Inspiration: Beautiful holiday photos featuring decor in bronze, gold, black, white, and red. So many great ideas to decorate all the rooms in your house this holiday season. | via monicawantsit.com

It is no secret I enjoy decorating our home for the holidays—I am lucky to have a living room AND dining/sitting area to decorate. However, I don’t really decorate outside too much because it takes too much effort, to be honest.

Let's go back in time to 2013 when I started taking better photos.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inspired by DIY: Pottery Barn Palm Leaf Print

It’s always a great week when I’m able to participate in Jess from Domicile 37's Inspired by DIY monthly challenge. This month’s challenge was to create something Pottery Barn inspired, and I chose to keep it relatively simple by being inspired by their palm leaf art prints. At about $100 each this wouldn’t be something I’d splurge on ever. So, I DIY'd it and am sharing the printable with you lovelies for free.

Loving this DIY bold, green palm leaf artwork printable that's inspired by the Pottery Barn version. You can download the free printable in the post and put it into any 8x10 frame for instant, chic artwork. Looks great against the navy walls. | via monicawantsit.com

We recently painted the dining room navy, and I've been in “must use bold colors” mode, so I really liked the idea of adding in a pair of palm leaf prints to the navy dining room walls. The green would really pop, plus I already had two gold frames from Michael’s that would be perfect for the prints.

Friday, July 22, 2016

BHG Christmas in July Trip Recap

Happy Friday, my loves! Last week I was fortunate enough to have a sponsored trip to Des Moines to visit Better Homes and Gardens' headquarters to participate in their Christmas in July event. I've been part of the BHG Live Better network for about a year now, and it's honestly one of my most favorite collaborations ever because I absolutely adore the brand.

Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Christmas in July Event Recap | via monicawantsit.com

The purpose of the trip was to for BHG to showcase their upcoming additions to the Better Homes and Gardens line of products available exclusively at Walmart. I got to see their new children's line, soft goods (shower curtains, pillows, throws, bedding), spring 2017 outdoor furniture, but most importantly I got to check out their 2016 harvest (fall) and holiday offerings, and let me tell you...they're AMAZING.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July 2016 Blog Hop

It’s a Christmas in July extravaganza up in here today thanks to myself and seven fellow home décor bloggers sharing our holiday décor from previous years. At work they call me Elf, Jr. because of my love for the holiday, so it seemed fitting to lead the charge in hosting a Christmas in July blog hop.

From traditional to boho to eclectic to transitional…we’ve got you covered!

Christmas Decor Inspiration: Beautiful holiday photos featuring decor in bronze, gold, black, white, and red. So many great ideas to decorate all the rooms in your house this holiday season. | via monicawantsit.com

It is no secret I enjoy decorating our home for the holidays—I am lucky to have a living room AND dining/sitting area to decorate. However, I don’t really decorate outside too much because it takes too much effort, to be honest.

Let's go back in time to 2013 when I started taking better photos.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inspired by DIY: Pottery Barn Palm Leaf Print

It’s always a great week when I’m able to participate in Jess from Domicile 37's Inspired by DIY monthly challenge. This month’s challenge was to create something Pottery Barn inspired, and I chose to keep it relatively simple by being inspired by their palm leaf art prints. At about $100 each this wouldn’t be something I’d splurge on ever. So, I DIY'd it and am sharing the printable with you lovelies for free.

Loving this DIY bold, green palm leaf artwork printable that's inspired by the Pottery Barn version. You can download the free printable in the post and put it into any 8x10 frame for instant, chic artwork. Looks great against the navy walls. | via monicawantsit.com

We recently painted the dining room navy, and I've been in “must use bold colors” mode, so I really liked the idea of adding in a pair of palm leaf prints to the navy dining room walls. The green would really pop, plus I already had two gold frames from Michael’s that would be perfect for the prints.