February 16, 2012

Home Updates

I was feeling the urge to spruce up the house a bit. . .call it spring fever/cleaning. So thanks to T.J. Maxx, Target & some Christmas gifts I have yet to share. . . .sprucing accomplished! 

I added this little wire basket, from T.J Maxx ( or Home Goods. . .) in an empty corner.

This rug, from Target, was perfect for adding some spice to my kitchen.
It's a repetative pattern that I buy and decorate in repetitive patterns. See what I mean?

This lovely mixer decal was  a gift from my mom Christmas. Isn't it lovely? I love it. It went on like a breeze and hasn't budged. Click here if you would like one for yourself!





My mom also bought me this extra large cookie jar for, well, cookies. But I try to keep those out of my house. So I turned it around (it said "cookies" on the front) and I filled it with my Kcups. If you don't know, Kcups are the prepackaged coffee grinds made for your Keurig. I seriously love my Keurig. And my new Kcup container. 







So, while these are just minor changes and updates, it feels good to change things up every once in awhile. :)


54 comments:

  1. Very nice!! I love the repetitive patterns & thanks so much for all of your hair tips & tutorials. I absolutely LOVE your blog!!

    P.S. Any tips for me - I have long, fairly thick hair. I've recently started doing the "sock bun" at night which is producing very nice curls for me, but they seem to fall out really quick - or over a few hours. Is there anything you can recommend to me that would be light weight (not hairspray-ee) but produce a lasting hold?

    Thanks so much!!

    http://whenoneplusoneequalsfour.blogspot.com

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  2. what a great idea for the k-cups! I have an empty cookie jar right beside my keurig and I have honestly never thought to use it for that purpose lol

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  3. How recently did you purchase the rug from Target? I've been remodeling the kitchen and need a new rug for the new floor and that looks like something I'd like!

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  4. I did e same thing a couple of weeks except I went cah-razy in Ikea!

    Happy Thursday!

    Melissa from Grin and Barrett blog
    www.grinandbarrettblog.com

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  5. Very nice! I love adding new touches to the house, for some reason it makes me feel like everything is new. :)

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  6. I love the cookie jar k-cup container! It looks so tidy but it's still easy access for you to get to your coffee EASILY in the morning :) I absolutely love getting more organized! Even if it's something really simple!

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  7. I love how the little things can totally change your mood about your home :)

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  8. The mixer decal is so cute!

    xo
    Leigh Anne

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  9. I love my Keurig too! That's a good idea for Kcups - chic!

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  10. I love that mixer decal-your yellow KitchenAid is AWESOME!

    Thanks for the great storage idea for my K-cups - my dad brought me a huge box of new K-cups to try over the holidays and I really need a better way to store them while keeping them out so people can see their choices.

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  11. Looks great! I NEED to go shopping, I'm just waiting for the hubs to give me the okay! Love your blog!

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  12. where did you get the matt under your keurig? I love my keurig!

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  13. I ♥ my Keurig! I don't really have a good solution for storing my k cups right now, though.

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  15. Everyone I know LOVES their Keurig. I would probably invest in one if I only drank one cup, but I usually down one or more pots of coffee a day.

    I LOVE HOMEGOODS! I have never walked out of there without buying something to spruce up my house!

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  16. I love this blog!!! I've been following it a while now, and just decided to comment today! I just wanted to ask you...what stylist school did you go to? Is there one that you recommend more than others? (yes, I want to be a beautician;)
    And I looove the mixer:)

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  17. I did a similar thing with my K cups last week only I used an ice bucket that's been hiding in a cabinet.

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  18. I love it! I am excited, I was able to sing up for Birchbox the other day. I cannot wait for it to come in March!

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  19. all these little changes look great and I know how much they can spruce up a home!

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  20. Love your style girl! The rug is super cute :) Like the idea for the cookie jar too. However, I won't be buying a Keurig b/c the little cups aren't recyclable :( Maybe someday they will be and that will be a day worth celebrating!

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    1. They do make a reusable K-cup to put your own coffee in. :)

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    2. They do. You can buy them at Target, Kohl's, or Walmart. I am sure other stores have them as well they are metal.

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    3. Seriously?! How could I not have known this? Thanks so much for the heads up ladies - now I go shopping :D

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  21. It's amazing how just a few small additions or changes can make such a big difference! They all look great!

    Shayna
    mykitchenhomelife.blogspot.com

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  22. I just bought that rug for my kitchen also a few weeks ago and I love it! The K-Cups are great too, I can't live without my Keurig!

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  23. The little changes do always feel good. One or two small changes can absolutely spruce up a home!

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  24. Great updates! I love how you kept it simple and yet it feels like the perfect spruce up! :)

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  25. Oh absolutely, I love to change things up from time to time. You get sick of seeing the same things over and over. It all looks very nice. I really like that decal for your stand mixer!

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  26. Little changes can be such a happy thing! Everything look so cute. And btw I have a yellow kitchen aid! Not many people go for yellow, right?! I love mine!- Christie

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  27. I love my K Cups too and I just have to say that great minds think a like because I am currently sipping the same brew :-) I love the mixer decal too. Simply adorable!

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  28. Changing things up always makes me feel good! Everything looks great!

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  29. very cute! I need to do some updates too!

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  30. I LOVE this... i also need to do this...tink we heart the same keurig! i love ours! SO great for us and guests! :)

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  31. Oh my goodness. The Keurig is probably the best thing ever invented. Love that mixer decal too! So cute!

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  32. LOVE the cookie jar idea for K-cups. I have yet to see a true k-cup holder I like and I am totally copying this idea. Thanks!!

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  33. How fun! I always love adding little improvements around the house for cheap!

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  34. in LOVE with the kitchen rug. and the idea of filling the cookie jar with other things - super fun!

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  35. Oh this is all so cute! I love that stand mixer!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  36. I love your mixer decals!! they are so cute!!

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  37. Love the pattern of the rug!! I have a matching shower curtain that I am in LOVE with!

    http://thecreativebitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  38. ha I just bought the SAME wire basket on Monday to put towels in for my guests that are coming this weekend. makes me so happy to see that someone else thought the same.

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  39. Its always fun decorating or rearranging things around. Makes the place spark.

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  40. LOVE the yellow mixer with the cute decal :)

    http://hailey-dayafterday.blogspot.com

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  41. Love the updates...but what I love more are the STARBUCKS K-CUPS! Why don't we have those in Canada???!!! WHY?!? I KNOW I can put the grounds in the my K-cup...yada, yada...it's just not the same!!! Thanks for the temptations Kate...LOL! THANKS A LOT! (Oh...and I gotta get me one of those decals for my mixer..that is AWESOME!)
    L :)

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  42. Love the new rug and pretty much that pattern in general! :)

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  43. Love the updates! I think I saw that rug at Target the other day, right? Also, great idea with the cookie er, K cup jar! :) I've been trying to figure out a way to get those K cup boxes out of my pantry! I'll definitely implement that in my home. :) (And I LOVE my Keurig too!)

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  44. Funny I have the exact yellow mixer and cookie jar in my kitchen.

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  45. I LOVE what you did with the house! and I must get one of those decals for my kitchen aid mixer which is white.. what a great idea.. thanks for sharing the link!

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  46. I love your blog! Did you get that rug from Target? Can't seem to find at Target stores near me. =(

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  47. I love that rug too! I can't find it at Target or online : (

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