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I just love it when a project comes together.  After finishing my stenciled shower curtain, I set about pulling together the accessories to use in our guest bathroom.

The bathroom is all white so I had a clean and crisp color palette to work around.  Since the black and white shower curtain is a bold graphic pattern, I wanted to keep the rest of the accessories elegant and pretty.  The color palette is black and white with accents of gold, pink and grey.

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I loved using the Drifting Arrows stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create my custom shower curtain.

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I placed a grouping of decorative accessories on the vanity and this gold leaf tray is the star of the show.  It is so gorgeous!

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I placed a vintage brass stool I found last year at an antique store next to the tub.

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I had this framed chalkboard and hung it on one of the side walls.  The quote adds a little whimsy to the decor. The gold frame helps to tie all the gold elements together.

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I replaced basic brass knobs with these beautiful crystal knobs.  A decorative knob is such an inexpensive and easy updated for a bathroom.

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 I painted the shower curtain and changed all the decor in the bathroom when the hubby was at work and boy was he pleasantly surprised when he came home.  We both love how the space turned out.

I hope you are inspired by our little bathroom update. I’ll be sharing more bathroom decorating tips with you next week, including how to make a simple bathroom look more expensive.

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  Shelly

Product source list:
Crystal knobs–D. Lawless / Floral Artwork–HomeGoods / White Shower Curtain–Target / Drifting Arrows stencil-Cutting Edge Stencil
Brass Stool–Vintage/Antique Store / Gold Leaf Tray–HomeGoods / Glass Vanity Jar–TJMaxx (purchased years ago)
Scalloped Edge Brass Bowl–thrifted / Towels–HomeGoods and Ikea

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The much ‘anticipated’ winter storm that never really came to be earlier this week gave me some time to surf the web and catch up on my blog reading so I have lots of great links to share with you today.  Enjoy your weekend!  

Style Mixing

 If your style is eclectic (and even if it’s not), you can learn something from Lessons in Style Mixing!

Stuck on Hue

A fabulous & new to me pillow resource with great prices too!

Black Kitchen via Splendid Habitat

A round-up of gorgeous black kitchens that just might have you wanting to run to the paint store.

5 Steps to Success

5 Steps to Success that are valuable not matter what you want to achieve in life.

Flower Arrangement

If you’ve ever wanted to create a flower arrangement as beautiful as this, check out these flower arranging tips.

Shelly

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Mind, Body and Soul…

Hello my friends!

Complete Rest

Have you ever felt like you needed a break to regaing control of your runaway life?  Well, I’m facing one of those times.  My lengthy to-do list needs priortizing, I’ve been on the verge of catching a cold, I haven’t fully organized myself for the new year, I’m lacking creative energry and I just need some time to re-group and find my joy.  So I’m taking the week off from blogging to get things in order and will be back on Monday with a fresh mind, body and soul.

Until then, here are a few things that are bringing me inspiration.

I’m working on a guest bathroom update and this rug might be the winning look.

Threshold Rug

I wish someone would DIY this gorgeous headboard for me (hint, hint Tina)!

Black headboard

I’ve got a black and gold barcart in the works, inspired by this image, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Black and gold barcart

Have a great week and I’ll see you back here Monday.  I’ll be sharing a highlights of the week on social media so you can follow along there.

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Shelly

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One of the gifts the hubby and I splurged on for Christmas was new iPhone 6’s for both of us.  So far I am loving all the upgraded features, bigger size and lighter weight.

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I had my iPhone 5 for a couple of years and never invested in a pair of tech gloves that would allow me to operate during the cold months.  I would either take my leather gloves off or I’d wear my fingerless gloves which allowed me to use my phone but expose my fingers to the cold.

Since my brother knew I was getting a new phone he thought it was time I got a pair of tech gloves so I would stop complaining how cold my hand would get.

It’s a good thing that my brother is a techie and loves gadgets because it knew exactly which gloves to get that would merge my fashion sense with my tech needs.

UR Rusched Spandex Gloves--Dillards

These are the gloves he bought for me.  They are the U/R Rusched Gloves and are available at Dillard’s which are now on sale for $24.00.

What I love about these gloves is how sleek and stylish they are.  The rusched detail near the cuff is pretty and feminine and the line detail on the palm enhances the gripping details of the glove.

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Instead of a single finger touch feature, these gloves feature touch capabilities in all 5 fingers.  That means you can use any finger on your phone screen and can easily touch and drag or expand images.  The gloves are also insulted and will keep you hands toasty warm.

Rusched Spandex Gloves--Fossil Grey

If you’re in need of a great pair of stylish tech gloves I highly recommend these.

Shelly

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I think every woman needs a private vanity space.  A space to primp for a special night out, a day hanging with girlfriends or simply a spot to sit and get ready for a day of shopping.

The perfect vanity space should include:

* A desk or table
* A stylish chair
* Pretty wall art and a mirror
* Personal pictures
* A decorative lamp
* Beautiful containers and trays to hold makeup or jewelry
* Flowers
*  Personal treasures
 
Here are a few vanity areas that make we swoon and just might give you the inspiration for your own personal vanity space.

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The 4th of July is just around the corner and if you’re looking for easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for the holiday I’ve got some for you.  All of these ideas are do-able with those cloth flags you can buy at the Dollar Store.

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Beach Dreaming

Hello there!

As you read this I’ll be in route to a much-needed beach vacation.  Beside taking time to relax, refuel and get re-energized I’m planning on doing this…

Hanging out in a beach chair…

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taking morning, afternoon and evening strolls along the beach….

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enjoying some good food…

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relaxing by a bonfire…

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and collecting a few of these!

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It’s really simple….

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Shelly

I’ve got some great post scheduled while I’m gone so enjoy!

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I’m Happy!

There are so many things to be happy about today….

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I woke up to a pretty stack of presents….

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I’m packing to leave for my trip to DC tomorrow…

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The weather in DC is looking like 70 degrees and sunshine…

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I get to eat cake tonight…

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And It’s My Birthday!

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If you want to celebrate my birthday, I hope you’ll watch my favorite video and find your happiness today!

Hugs!

Shelly

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