APOTHECARY JAR

I love apothecary jars. I love that they are usually uniquely shaped and can hold a plethora of items. I love that the items are interchangeable, allowing you to fit your mood, the current holiday or the theme of your room. I have several in my home. The types of items I usually use might not be considered your “typical” décor item. I love using random items that you could probably find in an antique store or yard sale. Some of my favorites include corks, board game pieces and match books. Here are some suggestions for apothecary jar fillers for each room of your home:

Kitchen – Corks, Fruit, Antique spoons or forks, Baking supplies and Vintage recipe cards.

APOTHECARY JAR

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Family Room, Living Room, Office, Den – Corks, Board game pieces, Rulers and Pencils.

Apothecary Jar

 

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Apothecary Jar

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Bathroom – Cotton Balls, Bars of Soap and Sea sponges

Apothecary Jar

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Man Cave – Beer bottle caps, Nuts and bolts, Matches, Matchbooks, Baseballs and Tennis balls

Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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Kids Room – Toy metal cars, Baseballs, Hairbows and Puzzle pieces

Apothecary Jar

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Happy decorating!

Until next week…

Stephanie Signature

Burnt Orange Scarf

Rustic Orange Scarf

Rustic Orange Scarf.

Rustic Orange Scarf.

Rustic Orange Scarf.

Rustic Orange Scarf.

Rustic Orange Scarf

Rustic Orange Scarf

 // Jacket: Lucky Brand via Helen & Louise // Jeans: Hudson via Helen & Louise // Purse: Michael Kors  // Shoes: Coach (similiar here) // Top: Target // Scarf: Helen & Louise (similar here) //

So after denying for years that I have wavy hair I finally have accepted it. I was chatting with a few people from my office and was telling them how my hair is actually wavy. They had no idea because I NEVER wear it like this. I decided to prove my point and do my hair wavy for once. I was so excited when it actually turned out AND saved me an hour off my morning routine. I have worn my hair like this everyday since. I value my sleep more than I value straight hair. I wore this outfit to church last Sunday and fell in love with it. I got this entire outfit, minus the shoes, from my favorite store in my hometown. I swear they always have the cutest stuff and this shopping trip didn’t disappoint.

As soon as I saw this jacket I knew it was coming home with me. It is so warm and cuddly which is always a plus in winter time. I found these jeans on the sale rack, which made my mood even happier. I found this burnt orange scarf and knew that it would be a great addition to this outfit. I felt very colorful and classy everywhere I went in this outfit.

What are some of your favorite colors you like to wear? Have a great day!

God Bless,

Michelle Signature

The Pink Bathroom

When we first started this journey (January 2010), the guest bathroom was pink. Yes, pink. Now, I’m a fan of pink. Fuchsia was one of our wedding colors. I like pink in pretty much anything but bathrooms.

The Pink Bathroom

The Pink Bathroom

Well we were getting married in July 2010 and wanted to just do the minimum to make the house clean and livable (fresh coat of paint, new carpet, etc). The rest would come. Well, legend has it that my husband and two of his friends were working on the house late one evening when they ran out of some materials. My husband went to Home Depot to buy some. When he returned, the bathroom was completely demolished.

The Pink Bathroom

Thus, prompting a complete remodel of this bathroom VERY early on. Here is the finished product:

The Pink Bathroom

We added a niche in the wall of the shower to hold shampoo bottles, razors, etc.

The Pink Bathroom

The Pink Bathroom

The Pink Bathroom

When hanging multiples of wall décor I will either do leveled side to side, leveled on top of each other or offset side to side like you see in the photo. For some reason, I prefer to have the left one higher than the right. I have another set of prints that are hung the same style in the living room (with the left higher than the right).

We used Behr paint in the shade of Parisian Taupe. Shower and floor are both natural stone.

Until next week…