This Mother's Day....


To the women who so strongly desire to be moms, those that have miscarried or those on the journey of infertility know that if feelings arise this weekend it’s okay. Let yourself feel what you need to feel. Maybe you’re thinking about if your baby would’ve been a girl or a boy or what phase of life he or she would’ve been at now, or maybe how you would’ve celebrated your first Mother’s Day as a family. Maybe you just simply miss the baby you were once carrying even if you never met him or her.

I’ve had all of those thoughts this week and I at first felt crazy for that until I realized that it’s okay. All those thoughts of what if and all the feelings are okay. We loved and connected with those babies from the day we knew we were carrying them. I sometimes struggle with putting my feelings so openly out there to share but I know undoubtedly that someone can relate and someone needs to know that she’s not alone and that she’s not crazy for feeling how she feels. She needs to know that even though the hurt doesn't go away, it doesn't define her and it doesn't have to steal her joy.  She needs to know that she Will. Be. A. Mom. So maybe it’s not the Mother’s Day we thought we’d be having but remind yourself of what all you’ve made it through, the strong woman that you are, the people who so lovingly support you and the fact that God will give you the desires of your heart in His perfect timing. We don’t have to have it together all the time. That’s why God allows us to lay our burdens at His feet and let Him do what He do perfectly does and work on our behalf.

This weekend I choose to celebrate my mom and my mother in love and my sisters and all the amazing women in my life setting an unbelievably, beautiful example for me on the kind of mom I KNOW I will be one day. I choose to let them know how I love and appreciate them.

And while I wait with a heart full of hope, “I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

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The Bride Vibe

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It's Wedding season! I don't know about you but 2018 is full of exciting wedding activities for me. More specifically, my best friend is getting married, Y'all! I'm so excited for her so I thought what better time than now to share five bridal tips from one bride to another?! Going through wedding planning can be exciting, sometimes stressful, and tedious so Sheena is sharing valuable tips she has learned while planning. 

She keeps it simple and straight to the point. So, here they are straight from the bride herself:

  • Purchase as many used items as possible: Facebook Market, Buy Sell Trade, Offer Up, Recycle Your Wedding Tennessee, etc. After all, it’s only for one day.

  • Have a wedding that you can afford. The goal is to say, “I do” to your soulmate and not to debt.

  • Sometimes you have a stronger bond with certain friends more so than you do with certain family members. Be sure you make room for those friends on your special day.

  • Learn to say no. Say no to visions that are not yours. Say no to extra guests you initially did not invite. Say no to things that will push you over your budget. Just. Say. No.

  • You only get married once. Plan and enjoy this entire process with no regrets to haunt you every time you attend or see someone else’s wedding.

When I asked her to describe in three words how she feels about her upcoming wedding she replied "Blessed. Humble. Stoked." I personally hope every bride getting married gets to feel the same way. This is such a special season in life and I can't wait for my best friend to walk down the aisle in June to the wonderful man God has chosen for her. We hope these tips help you along your journey of Miss to Mrs.  Make your day all about you and your future hubby. It's all about your bride vibe!

Ladies, feel free to leave a comment below and share the tips you've learned and don't forget to subscribe to PharmDecor. 

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What If or Right Now?

What if? These two words can instantly fill you with fear, worry, and doubt. They take us to this imaginary place where everything has gone wrong before it's ever actually happened.

I have to be honest. I do this way too often. Why? Because sometimes it's the easier option than stepping out on faith and just going for it. It's easier to not do something rather than put yourself in a vulnerable, unsure place in trying something new, in reaching a goal, in becoming the person you truly want to be.

It's easier to not try because failure and rejection creep in reminding us how they make us feel.  More so, they still the joy of RIGHT NOW. I have to remind myself frequently to just be happy and grateful for my right now. How we handle our now can set us up for greatness for what's to come. I'm constantly learning to be joyful and at peace in my current situation, nevermind all the what if's. Focusing on the present puts you in the mindset of being positive, hopeful, creative and at ease preparing you for your not yet.

Will you have bad days? Of course. I just had one last week. I'll think to myself or even say "I've had such a bad day and this week is just not going to be my week."(Keep in mind that was on a Monday and the week had just started.) BUT there is power in the words we speak and the thoughts we think. Speak affirmations. Get rid of the what ifs. Live your right now to the absolute fullest waiting in anticipation of all the great, amazing things God has in store specifically for you! 

In the words of Bruno Mars,"Throw some perm on your attitude, girl you gotta relax." 

Take on those goals, be who you were created to be, open that business, start that blog, buy that home, and go after that job. Forget the what ifs. Right now is all you have.  

 

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Out With the Old, In With the New

It's a new year y'all! We've had time to plan, goal set and celebrate a new year.I love the feeling of a fresh start, fresh vibes, and a fresh clean, organized home. This time of year is a great time to clean through the closets, cabinets, pantries etc and get rid of the old and bring in the new. Let's talk through my top 3 places to organize to get a fresh start in your home in 2018. 

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  1. The closet is a must. You can approach this a couple of different ways. The ultimate goal is obviously to rid the space of clothing and shoes you no longer wear. You could do so by simply going through and clearing things you know you haven't worn in some time. I usually ask myself "Can you remember the last time you wore this?" "Would you miss this if you got rid of it?" "Does it still fit?" Doing so usually allows me to easily decide if I want to keep it or let it go. Oprah also has a clever method to this. It's the closet hanger experiment. Peter Walsh describes it by saying "Turn all the clothes hanging in your closet so that the hangers face back-to-front. For the next six months, if you wear an item of clothing, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct way. If you try it on but decide not to wear it, make sure you put it back with the hanger turned backward—no cheating." Cleaning your closet is the perfect time to clear some space and organize. The Container Store is my happy place and a great starting point to shop on your way to organizing.
  2. The Kitchen pantry needs some TLC. Let me be honest. I'm so guilty of finding random, new things in the grocery store and confident that I'm going to try it out. Six months later....it's all still sitting in my pantry uncooked and forgotten about. (I'm going to do much better about that). So, I make it a point to thoroughly clean it out twice a year. Get rid of expired things and organize. You can put cereal in dispensing containers and pasta and rice in individual containers as well and label them. Rather small or large make the most of your pantry space by keeping it organized in a way that works just for you.
  3. The infamous junk drawers (insert daunting music here):  I know what you're thinking. "It's a junk drawer. No need to organize it." But believe me when I say that once you go for long periods of time without cleaning it, that junk drawer can turn into multiple drawers. Take a few minutes to get rid of things that you truly don't need. and leave the "good junk" that you actually use or want. 
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For me, making my home as clutter-free and organized as possible puts me at ease. Yes, a house should feel like a home and I completely think that more time should be spent making memories and actually living in it.  But a little organizing never hurt anyone. There's no right or wrong way. Just do what works for you!

2018 is going to be amazing! Get organized and clean now. You don't have to wait for spring cleaning. Start fresh and get organized. After all, it's a new year! Out with the old, In with the new.  

5 Ways Your Workspace Can Set You Up for Success and Look Amazing While Doing It!

If you think about it, we spend more time at our jobs during the week than we sometimes get to spend in our actual homes. We work hard, we put our best foot forward and we give our all. For those reasons and more we should make our offices places we love since we spend so much time there and work so hard. Having a decorated office can be a mood changer, provide a more creative environment to work and show a bit of personality and style that is perfect just for you. 

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I partnered with Career Talk with Cassandra to create an office fit for a Girl Boss while on a budget. She recently moved into a new office space and we decided it was time to create a space that's a reflection of her personality. The goal was to create an office that was girly, empowering and chic. So, that's what I set out to do. 

Together we have 5 ways your workspace can set you up for success and look amazing while doing it. Career Talk with Cassandra has 5 amazing tips and I was able to decorate to reflect that:

1. CTWC: Get Organized! (or GET YOURSELF TOGETHER) 

PD: Organization is Key! When you have a method of organization it's easy to find things you need during the everyday hustle and bustle. Also to simply put it, organizing physically makes things look better and impressive. In return, you feel good in your workspace and others can tell that you are about your business, that you are a girl with a plan. I included a desk organizer for office supplies such as paperclips, pens, staples etc. I also added a glass bookcase to provide organization for books and planners. It's girly and functional all at the same time. 

2. CTWC: Develop Great Work Relationships. One way to do this is to add what I like to call a “conversation starter.” A conversation starter can be a candy dish that lures people over to start a conversation with you because they want a piece of candy, or it can be a cool picture of you and your family or unique desk décor. I was out shopping one day and actually came across a conversation jar that’s filled with random questions that people can pull and share with you their answers so you get to know one another better. Having a conversation starter really helps to build great work relationships and allow you to learn new things.

PD: Ideas to consider when decorating in a way to develop relationships and spark conversation is to include pics of your family or people special to you. Someone is always likely to ask about who is in the picture. So in Cassandra's office, I included pictures of her fiance and friends. It gives ppl a slight idea of who you are outside the workplace, creates conversation and makes you smile seeing the ppl you love. 

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3.CTWC: Get Inspired! -- Your workspace should inspire you and remind you of what you’re trying to accomplish.

PD: The place you spend 40 plus hours in a week should absolutely inspire you! If you go somewhere every day there's nothing wrong with that place being decorated and styled in a way that motivates you to put your best foot forward.  I accomplished this using wall decor. I found things that I knew would give all the girl boss vibes including framed sayings and signs that read: "Girlboss", "Hustle hard girl", "Don't wish for it, work for it", and "work hard, stay humble. " She's about women empowerment so these work great for her. Find saying that inspire and encourage you. Put them around your office to remind yourself that you can do your job and do it well. 

4.CTWC: Make It YOU! (or BRAND YOU) 

PD: What other place to reflect you or your brand other than your office?! Cassandra is proudly a woman executive that's determined to make boss moves. She's girly and confident so I chose things that reflect that. The decor in her office is either mirrored, glass, pink or sparkly. The point is that it screams "This is Cassandra's office!" and that is the goal. Use your space as a representation of you and/or your brand. 

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5. CTWC: Communicate Your Expectations! -- make sure your space is setup in a way where people understand how to approach you, where to place things on your desk (ex. If you don’t have candy wrappers or trash from lunch on your desk, then people will know that it’s not ok for them to leave their trash or items on your desk) 

PD: How your office is set up or styled can communicate your expectation without using words. There's a vibe you can feed off and an atmosphere you set when your office is organized and style to reflect you. One side of Cassandra's office is her actual workspace(desk, office supplies, computer etc. The other side is a little more relaxed with an accent chair and small rug. One side is completely business. The other side is not so serious. It's set up in a way that where she may be sitting at the time communicates the expectation upon entering. Creating your expectations sets you up for success. 

Check out the picture gallery below to see her office and the best part is that everything was done for about $200!

Use these tips to make your office a place you're proud and happy to walk into. Make it reflect your personality and your brand. Go for it. Design an office for a boss, a GIRLBOSS that is!

 

That's What Christmas Means to Me

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and I am so excited to have my home decorated for the holidays! This is a such a special time of year and for me and a part of that is decorating. Not just because it makes my home look nice but because it's a part of what Christmas feels like and that's what it's all about. When it comes to decorating for Christmas you can do absolutely whatever feels good to you no matter how extreme or minimal you go or what colors you use. With that being said, what also feels good to me other than decorating for Christmas is doing so without spending all your hard earned dollars! If you're anything like me, you have a list of really cute nieces, nephews, etc that you'd rather spend your money shopping for and see those excited faces as they open presents. Decor should be the least of your expenses around this time!  Let's talk about how I found a few ways to save all while showing what Christmas means to me through decorating. 

I love the look of the traditional red and green and I like to update my take on that every year. This year I wanted more ribbons and a little more sparkle. I found both of those things at Michael's both 50% off and I paid a total of less than $15. I also buy the simple container of ornaments that are usually around $20 but you can always find    them at Hobby Lobby and use a 40% coupon that's accessible at any time on the app or website. Kirkland's is also like Christmas heaven right now and they are having constant sales! I scored my cute, little reindeer from there that I placed in front of my fire place. 

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Pillows are always a go to for me. This year I changed them up and added some I found at Kirkland's and At Home (anywhere from original price $14-$19 before sales and coupons). I love that they have words on them such as "Let It Snow," "Merry," and some with a list of all the reindeer. My pillows that are on the couch all year long don't match my Christmas decor so rather than purchase all new pillows, I simply turn then over to the solid side and incorporate my holiday pillows in with those! 

Candles, Ornaments, Signs, Garland and Lights: These are a few of my favorite things! Let me be completely transparent. I love to decorate for the holidays but I refuse to do it spending a large amount of money (I'm sure the hubs appreciates that). So, I use the simple things that I can buy a lot of at a low cost. (Sidenote: The dollar spot at Target sometimes has great Christmas decor that usually costs no more than $5!) Check out the picture gallery below to see my take on using all my favorite things as my Christmas Decor. 

Make your home feel like and look like whatever makes you happy and gives you all the holiday feels. But what's most important is taking time to spend with your loved ones. Above anything, my family and friends make Christmas feel more special than any decorations could. And that's what Christmas means to me! 

 Merry Christmas from our little family to yours!

 

 

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The Testimony During the Test

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April 5th


On April 5, 2017, I saw the results that I’d been hoping for, praying for, and longing for over two years. Every test I took said yes. We were finally pregnant! I immediately went to buy things to tell Darius he was going to be a daddy and telling him was the most special moment I could’ve ever imagined. I cried and cried and we prayed and thanked God for bringing us this blessing we had wanted and been trying at for 2 years. 

 

We told our families in creative, special ways and they were moments I will never forget. They were all so excited for us and the baby we would meet in December. Maybe it sounds crazy but from the moment I saw that positive result I loved the life that was forming in me. From that day, we prayed for him/her without fail. I was going to be a mom. It was the thing I’d wanted and desired in a way I haven’t wanted anything else before. I honestly think it was the happiest time in my life thus far. 

 

Then came the day that I heard the words I never wanted to hear. “You’re going to have a miscarriage.” I was just a couple of days away from being 8 weeks and had some spotting so my Dr. told me to come in but for me, I knew spotting could still be normal. She decided to do an ultrasound and I think my heart skipped a beat. There was our baby with a flickering heartbeat. But it was a heartbeat that wasn’t at the pace it should’ve been and then came those words that broke my heart in that instant second. I went home and waited days for the things my Dr. told me to expect and which did eventually happen. I want to be very honest. It was extremely painful both physically (I don’t think I’d felt pain like that before) and emotionally. We had been trying for this for 2 years. This couldn’t be happening. (No, nothing was wrong with us physically as every test imaginable had been done over the last couple of years all to come back with results that we are two perfectly healthy people with no reason not to be able to get pregnant). I had so many questions: why do I have sit here for days knowing what’s going to happen? Why is the one thing I’ve wanted so badly no longer happening to us? What did I do wrong? How do I tell my family after we made such a big deal to announce our pregnancy? What if we never get to become parents? How will I ever smile again? How will I ever feel peace in my heart and mind again? 

 

Now here’s the part I want you to really take in. 

 

In the midst of trying for years, God never left us. When we did actually become pregnant, God was with us. When we received the news that our baby wouldn’t make it full term, God sustained us. My heart is so full and excited to explain to you how I know this with a shadow of a doubt. 

 

In the years of trying, God would send me reminders through my husband (who is such a reflection of God’s love for me) through my family and through friends. I would go to church and it would be as if the sermon was created just for me. I would open my devotion and it would be exactly what I needed to hear. I would read the stories of other women that had walked in my shoes and feel encouraged to keep pushing. In the days of waiting out a miscarriage and it actually happening God made His strength perfect in my overwhelming weakness. He gave my husband the ability to be strong for the both of us, to pray for me and us daily, multiple times a day. In the days during and after (that feeling doesn’t allow you have this quick bounce back to regular everyday life) I felt like I had no words to pray but I knew there were people interceding on my behalf. All that week I cried more than I thought was possible and as that Sunday approached I struggled with going to church or not because my husband had to work as he had stayed home with me all that week. However, I got up with a broken heart and I went when the help of a friend who had visited encouraging me. The truth is that I cried from the time I got there as worship was speaking so clearly to my heart. (To my sweet friend that walked into church that day and with no questions asked and sat with me and held my hand, you are so appreciated more than I could ever explain to you) The sermon that day was just for me. I don’t care how many hundreds of people came I knew it was just for me as it was titled “Bending But Not Breaking.” He spoke on storms that come into our lives and we feel like there is no way we will ever come back from it. That we will never overcome it and it’s just too much to handle. BUT God doesn’t allow us to break. He works on our behalf. He intercedes for us. He carries us. He loves us with an everlasting love. He sustains us when we are unable to talk to Him and when we are too weak to remind ourselves of His faithfulness.   

 

Did I leave church feeling like I wasn’t sad anymore? No. But I left feeling like one day I would be okay. I finally decided that whatever I needed I could ask Him for. I began to pray in a very specific way. For peace and joy that I knew could only come from God. For strength and faith to start trying again at some point to become parents. And I began to thank Him. For the spiritual journey. For a time that my marriage could’ve suffered, it didn’t. We became closer and more in love than we had ever been before. Do I still sometimes feel sad today even months later? Yes. But I’m not sad all the time. Sadness doesn’t last always. He gives me new Grace each and every day to keep going and fulfill the purpose He designed for my life already.  I’m able to smile. I’m able to have joy and peace. I’m able to remain hopeful. I’m able to still say, God. Is. Good. 

 

I was sent a song during this time I listened to repeatedly.

Parts of the song to “Even If” read:

It's easy to sing
When there's nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I'm held to the flame
Like I am right now

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

You've been faithful, You've been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You
Come what may
‘Cause I know You're able
I know You can

Yes, we had a loss. Yes, I was devastated. Yes, we had been trying for over 2 years. But EVEN IF, I still choose God. “I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord.” He’s been so good to us already. Why would He stop now? I remind myself often that my timing is not His timing and I have to be okay with that. His plan for us to become parents Has already been so perfectly written and I simply choose to trust in that plan no matter what my situation looks like. My husband and I choose to love each other daily, to continue to enjoy our lives as just the two of us until God’s fulfills His promises to us. We tell Him the desires of our heart and We trust Him to bring it to pass. 

To the women who have gone through a miscarriage, to the women who have being trying for years, to the women who still often think of the baby that was once was there, to the women who desire to be a mom so strongly, know that it will happen for each and every one of us. Know that you were created for such a time as this. Know that it will always work out. Know that when you need to cry it’s okay. Know that when you feel like the memory of what you went through is so fresh as if it happened yesterday that it's okay. Know that when you're asked about when you're having kids or why you haven't yet that it's okay if it makes you sad and you can decide rather you choose to answer or not. We pray for it. We desire it. We want it. We will be moms. But it's not the only thing that God created us to be. Let’s keep pushing forward being the best wives, sisters, daughters, friends, etc that we can be and one day we’ll be the best moms we can be and add it to the list of things we are rather than waiting for that one title to define us. 

I always thought I’d share our journey once we were actual parents. When I felt like our story was complete.  Then I realized that I couldn’t wait to share how God gave me my peace back and the joy back that let me smile again. That in itself is a victory. I'm one in millions that have gone through this but I needed to say my truth to bring Him glory, to hopefully help at least one person and to encourage myself that despite my miscarriage to trust Him on this journey to motherhood. There's a rainbow at the end of every storm and I know that our rainbow will come.

I love this quote that says “The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience, until we are able to honestly pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”-Elisabeth Elliot.

So why share my journey now?

I choose not to wait for my perfect ending.

The best time to share the testimony is during the test.

 


We celebrated 5 years of marriage on 10.27.17. And we did it smiling, living life,traveling to California, wearing matching shirts because we're cheesy like that, loving each other, having fun and trusting in His plan for us no matter how long that takes. Faith. Over. Fear.

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Be Our Guest

If you're like me, you want your guests to feel right at home when they walk into their guest bedroom. It's a representation of you and you always want your guests to know you put thought into making a welcoming, warm room for them. That's just what Cassandra (my friend and future sister-in-love) wanted for her guest room. She and her fiance's (my hubby's twin brother) mainly have female guests that visit and they were ready to give their guestroom a makeover just in time for them. So, I set out to create a guest room that would be comfortable, cute and inviting....and of course it was on a budget! With $200 designated for the bedroom and no more than $30 for the attached guest bath, I created an entirely new look using the following:

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  1. Comforter set with additional accent pillows: I chose a solid, navy comforter set to easily switch the room up a bit should they have male guests if needed. The accent pillows provide a way to add personality to the comforter. While they may be girly, the pillows could easily be turned over to the solid side for a more manly appeal. The comforter set was a great Target find on sale for about $55. 
  2. Side Table with storage: I loved using a multifunctional piece. Rather than a traditional side table, I found a cube organizer shelf on sale at Target for about $29. I added a coral storage cube to tie in the accent color in the pillows providing extra storage. This piece is able to function as a side table and storage all in one!
  3. The detail things: Mirror, flowers, candles, and pictures came from At Home, and Michael's. A couple of different frames mixed in with mirrors can add character to the wall in no time. It's an easy addition and you can always switch up the layout at any point you're ready for a change. Let's be honest ladies. We need a full length mirror to make sure we're looking and feeling confident for the day. I found both the mirror and crate at Target. The vase was an At Home clearance aisle find and the flowers were a Michael's purchase.
  4. A fresh, crisp looking bathroom: You can't go wrong with a fresh, white bathroom. So, I found a shower curtain and matching towel set at TJ Maxx for just under $30. It  provides the bathroom with a clean, crisp look and it's gender neutral! 
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Having guests visit can be exciting and a can leave you with memories made that you'll never forget. Why not leave an impression on your guests by creating a guestroom you're proud of and one they look forward to coming back to? You don't have to spend an extravagant amount of money to do so. Create a homestyle find with a budget in mind and a room that says "Be Our Guest!"

Check out the picture gallery below!

Happy Fall Y'all!

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Pumpkins and candles and signs, oh my! I can't even begin to explain how much I love fall: the smell of it, the changing colors of leaves, the amazing temperatures, the boots and sweaters, the Thanksgiving holiday. The list of reasons could go on and on. Because of my love for all things Fall I always try to bring all the Fall feels to my home both inside and out. So, I'm sharing my top three go to ideas to welcome Autumn into my home.

1. All things Pumpkins and Pears: This is such an affordable way to decorate a home both inside and out. They can be found all over the place: Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Etsy, Amazon...and all places sell them at great rates. The pumpkins and pears all around my home were anywhere from $3 to $15. Remember to always check back for sales. Fall decor gets replaced pretty quickly for Christmas decor so it goes on sale fast! Using decor such as pumpkins and pears bring an instant Fall feel. Consider using some that aren't the typical orange that you're used to. I go for orange, greens, yellows, and reds and browns. Also, Houndstooth printed pumpkins are a trend this year and while I didn't include it in my decor, I am obsessed with how cute it is. Keep your options open, shop around and you'll have a variety of pumpkins and pears in different colors, sizes, and textures in no time. 

2. Fall signs of all kinds and pillows: I LOVE a good sign to set out.  I currently have one outside that reads "Hello Fall" and a few inside that read " Happy Fall Y'all," " Welcome Fall," and others that have words representing different aspects we love about this time of year. I purchased all signs at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and At Home. I recently scored one of them at Michael's marked 40% off! As for pillows, I find that they simply make me happy. The majority of my pillows were purchased at Kirkland's and I didn't spend over $15 on any pillow I purchased. Using pillows with different Fall sayings and colors make your home so inviting both inside and out! It gives you all the feels to pull up to your house and see Fall awaiting you!  

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3. Candles, candles, and more candles: Once you've decorated, it's time fill your home with scents to match the decor! I have some favorite scents I love: Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Sweater Weather from Bath & Body Works and Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Brown Sugar from Kirkland's. Candles make your home feel warm and inviting. It's really that simple!

 

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My love for Fall started quite some time ago. It's the season I married the man made just for me, the season thats brings beautiful colors and a time to admire God's amazing creations and the season that calls for s'mores around the fire pit. But above all, it's the season that brings us a holiday to really take time to remind ourselves to be thankful for how blessed we truly are. Speaking for myself, my attitude of gratitude can sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day activities so I love having a time to reflect and give thanks for my family, my health, my career, and so much more. This Fall take a little time to reflect on your blessings and decorate your home while doing so! Trust me, you'll love walking into a home full of fall scents and beautiful decor.

Check out the picture gallery below!

Happy Fall Y'all! 

Picture Perfect

I don't now about you but I love a good picture. Nothing makes a home more personal than the pictures you choose to use throughout which hold memories that are close to your heart, people that life wouldn't be the same without and moments that you never want to forget. It's an added bonus that that they are such an easy, inexpensive way to make a home cozy and inviting. Where are the best places to hang a picture? Well, that depends on your taste and the design of your home. So here are my go to places for pictures that make my house a home. 

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  • The entryway to make your home inviting: The entryway is one the first areas you, as well as guests see when entering. Having pictures there is an easy, affordable method to fill wall space and create an eye catcher at the same time. Who knows? Maybe that one favorite pic you see when entering your home can make the long day you had at work now seem minuscule. 
  • The Master bedroom to make the space personal to you: There is no better place to use pictures of you and your significant other than in the bedroom. It's your oasis. Your own little piece of calm and quiet (Moms with little ones, I'm sure you may disagree with getting to call your bedroom your own anymore). It's a great space to use pictures that hold special memories of you and your love from weddings to trips to random moments caught on camera. 
  • The living area to make your home cozy: I spend a lot of time in the living room. Because of that, I love having a few pictures there rather on the wall or over the mantle. Doing so also strikes up conversations when entertaining guests and offers a cozy area to have some family time with those you love the most.

Make sure when you shop for frames that you have all the correct sizes in mind as well as how you envision spacing them on your walls. If looking for frames to set out, consider picking one that's not average. Leave options open to details such as different, bold colors, distressed wood or unique shapes. My go to place to shop all things frames is Hobby Lobby. You can access a 40% off coupon for a regular priced item at any time through the website or app making it budget friendly not to mention that wall decor often goes on sale there for 50% off. Another amazing option I'm slightly obsessed with is canvas prints. A canvas print can basically act as a built in frame. They make decorating fun and easy. Groupon almost always has a canvas print offer and allows you to pick any picture in a variety of sizes,

Capture the moments and make your home picture perfect! 

Get to Know Me, The Pharm D.

Get to Know Me, The Pharm D.

Who am I: I'm a Pharmacist and I love my job and I've proud that I accomplished my goal of obtaining a Doctorate. However, I am most proud of the family and friends that I have, the man I was so blessed to marry, and that I'm saved by Grace and loved by my Heavenly Father. The people in my life have helped me become the woman that I am today: proud of who I am, a work in progress to always better myself, a person full of flaws and imperfections yet fearfully and wonderfully made.

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