PORCH BED SWING SPRING UPDATE

PORCH BED SWING SPRING UPDATE

Hi, Y’all! One thing that I had on my wishlist and prayed for in our forever home was to have six exterior columns and a porch. Yes, I was so specific on the number of columns…why? There was a gorgeous home in our previous neighborhood and I adored the six front-facing white exterior columns. So of course I always had the columns and a porch on my wishlist. What’s a Southern Belle without an awesome porch? I have so many memories of being on the porch with my NaNa and I had hopes of sharing long talks with her on my porch. Unfortunately, she passed away before we moved into our current home. I still feel she is with me when I sit on my porch bed swing. I often have thoughts of us fishing in the lake or better yet her fishing and me sitting on the porch, because I’m afraid of snakes.

That’s one of the reasons I make sure my porch bed swing is decorated seasonally, so she can look down and smile. If you guys remember this is the DIY Porch Bed Swing my husband and son made for me two years back and it is still holding strong. If you want more on the DIY it can be found here.

It is my goal to spend a lot of time here this spring and to enjoy a nice glass of wine or one of my favorite bourbons occasionally. I don’t usually spend a lot of time here when summer hits, because the porch swing is lake-facing and typically the snakes are on the move. A story for another day. So on to the spring refresh.

So what updates did I do? I added a fabulous new planter and potted a lemon tree. Now for a little secret…can you believe this tree is fake? I also flipped my rug to the other side and it is giving the porch a new life. This year it doesn’t look like we will have to do anything to the porch swing cushions; they held up well after we repainted the fabric last year. 

I hope this brings you all some inspiration to get spring ready! As always thank you for your support it means the world to me. Omniley

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DIY Floral Arrangement

DIY Floral Arrangement

Greetings. We are deep into the 1st month of 2022 and it’s been a hectic one for me. I have been wanting to try my hand at floral arrangements for a while and I’m so happy I did. I have had the compote for about a month now and was a bit decisive on whether I wanted to try live or faux flowers. I guess you can tell I used faux, but I love the way it turned out.

It was a little difficult to start off with because I thought I had chicken wire but realized after a quick google it was not…I’m not sure what kind of wire I found in our shed. So I ended up making a grid with gorilla glue tape. Next take I will use either actual chicken wire or florist foam block and I will be sure to do a step-by-step tutorial. Meanwhile for now I will link the compote and other items I used. I ended up spending right under $90 for this arrangement including the compote and flowers. I hope this post inspires you to try whatever you have on your list to try. It feels amazing when you finish it. Be Well-Omniley

 

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Mardi Gras Decor & All

Mardi Gras Decor & All

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. A good friend once told me” a second on the lips and a lifetime on the hips”.  I definitely find this true for traditional king cake for myself! I usually make a keto version, but this year has already been in full swing for me. I love that my local Oak Point offers all its flavors in a petite version and they bake them in-house daily. I’m not sure if the ship yet, but I have listed below some local bakeries that definitely ship. 

Brennan’s

Gambino’s

Manny Randazzo

If you love Mardi Gras, I heard it’s on for 2022 in New Orleans! So enjoy and be safe my friends. Omniley

 

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Traditional Christmas Tree

Traditional Christmas Tree

 

 

Greetings and Happy Holidays! This year we went with a Grand Fir in our family room, and it did not disappoint. Initially, I had second thoughts when I started decorating it, and my ornaments ended up being too heavy for the branches. I quickly realized the beauty was in the tree itself. We then embedded the decorations closer to the tree trunk, and it turned out perfectly.

Happy Holidays from our home to yours! Omniley 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BLUE AND GOLD CHRISTMAS

BLUE AND GOLD CHRISTMAS

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. It’s officially the holiday season for my crew and me. All trees are up and decked. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a new theme for our dining room, and I am all about sustainability, so I decided to use the living room theme in the dining room this year. The blue and gold are such a royal and elegant color theme for this formal setting. I used our 9′ Blue Spruce, and I think it accommodates our dining room well.

 

 

While this tree is in our dining room, it would make the perfect tree for any entryway or family room. This year I added smart plugs to all my trees to prolong the life of the trees, both the artificial ones and our real ones. I hope to share more of our home over the holidays on the blog. If not, be sure to follow me on Pinterest or Instagram for more daily home decor, recipes, and lifestyle inspirations. I don’t have anything on my list this year for Santa. I’m already blessed enough. Be Well.

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Touches of Fall with Blue and White

Touches of Fall with Blue and White

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I can’t believe it’s already October; the days are just flying by. I finally wrapped up my fall decor and wanted to share with you all how I add small touches of fall throughout my home. I am actually behind schedule this year…I would have at least one Christmas tree up by this time. Let’s just call it savoring the moment or not enough time in the day.

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I will forever be a blue and white girl when it comes to our home. The color combination just screams timeless and classic. However, I don’t dare let my timeless decor stop me from adding touches of seasonal decor throughout our home. I hope you find inspiration from some of my decor today. As always thank you for following me along this journey. Be Well-Omniley

 

 

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The Big Home Sale at Macy’s

The Big Home Sale at Macy’s

 

The Big Home Sale

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. One of my all-time favorite places to shop for our home is, Macy’s, and they are launching their Big Home Sale TODAY, it’s time to get shopping!! You can save up to 60% on furniture, mattresses, and rugs during The Big Home Sale. Here’s a roundup of my favorite finds for our home. 

Some of my favorites include the Instant Pot 6 in 1 Duo Cooker, this Shark Cordless Vacuum,  these Spode Blue Italian plates, their Martha Stewart Collection of Dutch Ovens, and because every hostess needs a great set of knives the J. A. Henckels Cutlery Set! Shop each of my collages now!

Be sure to enter Savings.com’s #AtHomeWithMacys giveaway for a chance to win one of two $250 e-gift card prizes to spend at Macy’s. Click here to enter.

 
Win a $250 e-gift card to spend at Macy's!

Happy Savings! Omniley

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Elegant Table Decor

Elegant Table Decor

 

I’m so excited to share our dining room Christmas decor with you all today. I hope this brings you some inspiration in your decor this season.

I decided to round up a few ideas to help you decorate your holiday dinner table this year. I’ve done all the leg work for you and put together a list of my favorite holiday table decor pieces, all found right on Amazon. I don’t think there’s anything more convenient than shopping from home with Amazon Prime 2-day shipping! From stunning centerpieces to festive stemware and place settings, you’ll find everything you need to create a beautiful holiday tablescape. Your guests will be so impressed! Each item both timeless and classic, you’ll be able to use and enjoy these pieces year after year.  Happy Holidays-Omniley

1. Set of 3 Crackle Gold Glass Tealight Holders
2. Hydrangea Holiday Candleabrum
3. Benson Mills Christmas Ribbons Tablecloth
4. Gold Metalic Charger
5. Spode Christmas Dinnerware Set
6. Gold & White Decorative Large Napkins
7. Elegant Reindeer Napkin Ring Holder
8. Spode Pedestal Goblet
9. Set of 2 Christmas Lanterns
10. Decorative Christmas Glass Hurricane Candle Holders
11. Lighted Berry Beaded Garland
12. Glass Name Card Holders
13. Set of 6 Christmas Candle Ring
14. Lenox Holiday Serving Platter
15. Silk Rose Flower Arrangements

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Adding Touches of Fall into Your Existing Home Decor

Adding Touches of Fall into Your Existing Home Decor

 

 

 

 

Greetings. It’s officially Fall. I decided to start decorating early this year to give my family the opportunity to fully enjoy the season. I myself have had such an eventful year it has really helped me put into perspective how much I have taken for granted.

Fall is a favorite for both my husband and myself.  We definitely have some must-haves we do every fall. For him, it’s roasting a pig and for me, it’s my famous Coconut Curry Caramel Popcorn. We both love watching movies by the fireside. On Thanksgiving, we have made it a tradition after dinner is served to watch “Gone With the Wind”.

How do I transition from season to season with my decor you ask? It’s simply…I usually just incorporate smaller pieces of seasonal decor into my space but keeping my main canvas timeless. I love chinoiserie patterns and I am a blue and white Belle forever, so those themes/colors are always the features of my main canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating Tip: If you have a long table and can’t find one centerpiece the proper length; just buy multiple centerpieces and push them together. You can use the foliage to cover any gaps and also add picks for more fullness. My table is over 10 ft long so I placed together three centerpieces and added in three pumpkin picks.

Decorating Tip: I love using various textures in my decor. Here you have ceramic, velvet, and wood.

Decorating Tip: Use what you have on hand and incorporate nature. I used magnolia leaves from our yard as place cards and magnolia around the magnolia clip for a festive napkin ring.

Tip: Don’t break or damage the stem of real pumpkins and they will last longer. This are real pumpkins stacked (cinderella and two acorns)

 

 

 

 

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Here is where I plan on spending most of September and October weekends. Should be the perfect temperature for enjoying fall. No mosquitos and snakes.

I hope this read brings you some inspiration to decorate and enjoy the season even more. As always thank you for following along on my journey. Your support means everything to me. Please leave me a like or comment so I can continue sharing. Be Well-Omniley

 

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DIY Home Office Desk with Sawhorse Legs

DIY Home Office Desk with Sawhorse Legs

Greetings! Am I the only one looking forward to cooler weather. With all the changes going on in the world that is affected our daily living; I recently made the decision to relocate my home office space to the other side of our home. My son is 100% virtual academy and I needed a closed-off space to conduct my work and after-hours blogger job. 

I have started using design boards lately to help me recreate spaces since I’m currently working on so many projects it easier to visualize my designs especially when I’m out shopping and for accessories. I ended up having to do a DIY design on my desk because I received the desk in the design board and they shipped me the wrong color by the time I went to try and order the right color it was on backorder. I didn’t get my feathers in a ruffle, because it was actually made out of particleboard. So I took off to Lowes and a few pieces of wood, sawhorses, and paint later, And voila. 

 

 

Supplies needed for this project:

(2) 21-in W x 29-in H Wood Saw Horse

(2) 3/4-in x 16-in x 6-ft Edge-Glued Panel Spruce Pine Fir Board

(3) Krylon COLORmaxx Gloss White Spray Paint and Primer In One

(3) Krylon Lacquer Specialty Gloss White Spray Paint

(2) Krylon High-gloss Metallic Gold Leaf Metallic Spray Paint

(1) Drop Cloth

(1) Pkg 0.07-in Steel Flat Brace (I used 2 from the package)

(1) container of PrimeGuard Plus 8 x 2-in Polymer Deck Screws

(1) 6 x 9 Drop Cloth

Electric Drill with bits

Step 1: Prime and paint your wood to the color of your choice. I opted for gold legs and a white top.

There were tons of wood options at Lowes, but unfortunately, the cutting machine was down, so to minimize the time on the project I opted to get something that was already cut to a size I could work with. If you have the option to have your wood cut the wood prices are cheaper.

Board is already primer and now I am painting.

Step 2: Once boards and legs are completed dry place the tabletop boards together upside down and use the braces to hold them in place. I had already decided because the desk was so long that I was going to have multiple sitting areas, (on each end and in the middle) so plan for the placement of your legs when placing braces. I recommend at least 4″ from the end on each side.

Step 3: At this point, I recommend moving the desk where you plan on placing it. If you put it all together it could be difficult getting it through small doorframes. Once you are ready simply attach the sawhorse legs with at least 6 screws are on each leg. Do this by placing the sawhorse legs space apart where you want them and then place the tabletop on top of the sawhorse legs. I had 13 1/2″ overhang on each side of my sawhorse legs, but this number can be adjusted based on your wants and the size tabletop you choose. Minus the drying time and the time in Lowes this takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

The space still looks bare hopefully I can wrap it up before the end of the year. Yes, that’s indecisive Omniley for you. As always thanks for tagging along on this journey. Be Blessed. Omniley.

 

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