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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to Use Curtain Clips to Hang Curtains

I don't profess to know a lot about interior design, but I do know that curtains can make a room feel luxe, polished, and complete.

One day I was on Haute Look, and I saw some beautiful white blackout curtains with a black border on the sides. On Haute Look they were about $40 a panel plus shipping, which isn't awful, but still a bit more than I usually spend. I googled the brand and landed on this website which was selling them for $30 a panel after coupon plus free shipping. Sold!

Use curtain rings to give your store bought/inexpensive curtains a luxe, custom made look. These black and white curtains are gorgeous with the gold curtain rings. | via monicawantsit.com

I placed my order and about five business days later I had my beautiful curtains.

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 26, 2016

How to Use Curtain Clips to Hang Curtains

I don't profess to know a lot about interior design, but I do know that curtains can make a room feel luxe, polished, and complete.

One day I was on Haute Look, and I saw some beautiful white blackout curtains with a black border on the sides. On Haute Look they were about $40 a panel plus shipping, which isn't awful, but still a bit more than I usually spend. I googled the brand and landed on this website which was selling them for $30 a panel after coupon plus free shipping. Sold!

Use curtain rings to give your store bought/inexpensive curtains a luxe, custom made look. These black and white curtains are gorgeous with the gold curtain rings. | via monicawantsit.com

I placed my order and about five business days later I had my beautiful curtains.

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.