Wedding getaway car decorating ideas…

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Seeing a newlywed couple exiting the wedding reception in a stylish vintage convertible just isn’t enough. You have to adorn the car in classy fun ways to let the passerbys know you just got married. Here are alternatives to the old can-on-a-string tradition.

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Hang a floral wreath on the grill…

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Attach a banner….

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Tie a huge ribbon in a bow…

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Give the steering wheel a corsage…

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Tissue paper pom pom garland and custom window decals are other cute ideas…

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{Images via Style me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, 100 Layer Cake, Plum Pretty Sugar, Weddings Online, M Three Studio, Etsy, Michelle Edgemont + Brklyn View Photography, Erich McVey photography, & Strawberry Milk Events}

Decorating with wood cutting boards…

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Cutting boards can double for function and decor or art….

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Dip dye them for a fun DIY and hang an assortment in a gallery wall style..

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Layer with canisters and lean against the backsplash…

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I love the molding details with the classic subway tile and minimal bulb pendant. The cutting board is the same stain as the wood on the chair legs and floor…

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I like the cutting boards sold at Marshalls because they are affordable and come in a variety of stains and designs.

{Tinsley Hutson-Wiley, Dering Hall Design, the design chaser, in the fun lane, style at home}

Ahhh this Moroccan influenced ocean view vacay home…

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…Is quite amazing. There is a tower and rooftop area to enjoy a firepit and panoramic views, several open air concept areas and patios to enjoy the weather. I really like the arched details through out the home. It’s yours to rent for $1,300 a night.

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See more of this gorgeous space here.

Tuesday’s Tips: how to transition your patio for fall

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It’s starting to become crisp at night and you may be more inclined to stay inside once the sun starts to set. Well here are a few ways to get more use out of your patio for the fall months.

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Adding a few cable knit or plaid throws are great to keep warm when it gets a bit chilly. Plus they are perfect for cozying up to take in an outdoor movie…

Firepit
They are good in the summer to create ambience but even better in the fall when you can roast smores on the fire…

Lighting
As the days grow shorter and shorter you will rely more and more on lighting. String lights will still look cool at all times of the year but heat lamps create light and keep you toasty…

Decor
Swap out any bright summary hues for muted, rustic, & jeweled tones.  Also replace floral blooms for branches and autumn leafy garland…

My DIY art idea using a pillowcase

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Over the weekend I finally decided to put to use some picture frames I bought at JoAnn Fabric. I knew I wanted to take up some wall space in my bedroom and since it has a slight Moroccan influence, I figured I could use a beaded pillowcase I bought from Summerfest as art. Below is the simple tutorial…

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First I cut the fabric slightly larger than needed so that I could tape the excess on the back of the mat….

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Wedding horses and flowers….

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I have a love of horses and think incorporating flowers on their manes is such a beautiful idea for rusticnor bohemian wedding photos…

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This above is the absolute cutest thing ever. Which would you decide to decorate: the tail, mane, or create a garland for the neck or a floral halo like the above?

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{Images via Kristen Booth,
Feather & Twine Photography, Kay English Photography, Vicki Grafton Photography, Burnetts Boards, Love My Dress, & Style Me Pretty}

Tiny Tot Thursday: fun playroom ideas

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Have a magnetic wall spot designated for alphabets…

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Place a mirror against a wall, add a curtain rod or hooks and hang costumes to create a dress up corner. See my other post about using old Halloween costumes for a dress up area here

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Any curtains and a rug anchoring a microphone can create the stage you need….

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Another fun idea is using an inflattable pool to store balls or cut swim noodles for a diy ball pit. What are your playroom must haves?

{Images via sunshine on the inside, a cup of jo, yellow bliss road, real simple}