How to Create a Photo Collage Wall

I’ve had a ton of you tell me how much you like collage walls, but just aren’t sure how to do them.  Yes there are a ton of patterns and templates out there for you to follow on Pinterest.  They’re great, but in order to get the vintage, shabby, coastal look I’m going for you…

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My Five Favorite Coastal Decor Etsy Shops

I love shopping on Etsy because I can always find unique items for our home without breaking the bank.  I found some amazing pieces that just that little bit of pop, comfort or just the finishing touch to what ever I’m decorating.  Here are some of my favorite coastal home decor shops.  Next Door To…

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Coastal 4th of July American Flag

Last week Stefanie was shopping at one of our favorite stores, HomeGoods, for a few last minute items for her guest house before her mother-in-law arrived.  Like she often does, she text me a picture of something I might like.  I have been looking for 4th of July decor with a coastal feel and this was…

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Creating A Casual Coastal Living Room

When you move into a new house you have an idea of how you want each room to look.  Magazine perfect furniture, pictures and decor pieces.  The reality is that it doesn’t happen instantly, it takes time to collect the perfect pieces. In the meantime you have to make due with what you already own….

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A Coastal Thanksgiving

We live less than a mile from the beach and our home represents that.  From the way we decorate, to the food we eat, to the way we exercise (or at least the way my husband exercises) to the way we celebrate.  Why would Thanksgiving be any different.  Here are the simple touches I add…

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DIY Coastal Holiday Wreath

It’s my favorite time of year for DIY crafts. Lucky for me, I changed my whole holiday decor theme to more of a coastal look this year so I have to redo everything.   When walking through HomeGoods a few weeks ago I came upon this drift wood wreath.  It was a little boring, but I…

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My favorite decor find of the week

I know you may not believe me, but summer is coming!  I promise! Living in Southern California we spend most of the Spring, Summer, Fall and well, Winter outside.   It’s normally warm during the day,  it gets chilly when the sun goes down. We all tend to have outdoor or patio blankets for those…

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Pottery Barn Inspired Coastal Coffee Table Centerpiece

I am Pottery Barn junkie!  It’s such an issue that my husband will try to beat me to the mail to make sure I don’t see the catalogs.  Foolish boy, I’m on to his tricks! My latest Pottery Barn obsession are these Hyannis Lanterns with the bronze finish.   I’ve been looking for a new…

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