Grasscloth Wallpaper

I’ve had grasscloth on my mind lately, and I’m getting it all out today.  By now, most people have heard about or seen the grasscloth trend. With wallpaper making the huge comeback that it is, grasscloth is seemingly popular among designers.  I actually just discovered that grasscloth is making a reappearance as it was a staple wallpaper in the 1960s and 70s.  I just love when trends repeat themselves!  So much fun!

I’m all for this textured wallpaper, but I personally wouldn’t want it in every room in my home.  I am loving light and airy spaces for the time being, and grasscloth brings serious texture and warmth into a room.  Don’t get me wrong, every room needs some kind of warmth and texture, I’m just saying I don’t think grasscloth would be appropriate for any space.

Here are some inspiring spaces where grasscloth was “done right”.  It would be a great entryway statement.


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Recipes | No-Bake Energy Balls

These delicious no-bake energy balls are one of my favorite ways to indulge while still eating clean!  Great source of protein too!  Enjoy!
 
 

Ingredients:

1 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup cocoa (naturally unsweetened)
1/2 cup natural, organic peanut butter
1/4 cup raw honey

Directions:

Combine the oats and cocoa in a bowl.  Add honey and peanut butter and mix well.  Roll mixture into small balls.  Chill in fridge and enjoy!…

DIY Nailhead Trim

Good morning!  Today I am sharing how we updated our master bedroom headboard.  Like many of you, I drool over anything with nailhead trim.  It gives furniture a clean and polished look, and I can’t get enough of it!  Here is some inspiration:

Love!!

Here is an iPhone picture I snapped of our headboard before the makeover:

We did reupholster our headboard, but I don’t have any pictures because we did this project before I started the blog.  Plus, I don’t consider myself advanced enough to provide a reupholstery tutorial. Tricky stuff!  Good news is that there are many wonderful DIY bloggers out there that have provided great tutorials on this.  Here is a fabulous headboard tutorial from Thrifty Decor Chick.

Back to the DIY nailhead trim.  I found this roll of trim at Michaels for around $15.00.

It comes in a roll like this.

The people that create this stuff are genius.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!!…

New Addition: Recipes

Good morning!  I am excited to announce that I will now be sharing recipes on the blog!  Parker and I have transformed to a healthy lifestyle after enjoying all the comfort foods you can possibly imagine during the first six months of our marriage.  Pot roast, chicken and dumplings, heavy pastas, casseroles, you name it, we ate it.

Don’t get me wrong, we still enjoy some of those yummy treats (usually on the weekends), we’re just now living a more health-conscious lifestyle.  It was hard to give up the unlimited carbs and sweets, but we’re to the point where our bodies crave fruits, vegetables and protein.  We are consuming unlimited fruits and vegetables, limiting our carb intake and enjoying lean proteins.  We eat 6 small meals a day in order to keep up our metabolism and prevent being hungry.  We are slowly switching to non-processed and all organic foods, and it is definitely a learning experience!  I’d love to hear from any of you who have any insight to offer!

Today I am sharing one of our favorite breakfast foods!

Oatmeal:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon local honey
1 teaspoon Truvia sweetener
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 handful of blueberries (or berry of your choice)
*Microwave the first two ingredients for 1 minute.  Mix in the last four ingredients and enjoy!…

Saving A Special Date

Today I am sharing a fun and super simple way to save a special date.  As you might know, Parker and I got married last June, so I have been looking for a project to display our wedding date.  My friend and hair salon owner, Sharon at Studio 319 in Lufkin, gave me this calendar page from June 2013 (our wedding month).  Sharon was selling these adorable calendars in the store, but this one was left over after 2013.  I have to give all the credit to Sharon for this project because she gave me the idea to frame and display this June 2013 page.

I love how the June month has coral and fish because it takes me back to our fabulous honeymoon in St. Lucia…sigh…

I used a gold marker to draw a heart around our wedding date, June 15th, and put it in a frame I found at IKEA.  The end.  How easy is that?!

I love how the white mat gives a clean and fresh look, but you could use any frame of your choice. This would make a sweet anniversary gift, but if you don’t have an anniversary you could also display a birthday or any holiday with special meaning.

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!  Parker and I are traveling to Atlanta this weekend to visit his family!  See you back here next week for more fun, DIY projects!…