Friday Favorites – Week 390 – Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Friday Favorites – Week 388 – 20 Neutral Fall Farmhouse Decor Ideas

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Friday Favorites – Week 380 – DIY Rustic Tic-Tac-Toe Board

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Friday Favorites – Week 371 – DIY Rustic Farmhouse Tray

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The Great Escape – The She-Shed

I know I am not alone.  I am sure you have imagined what it would be like to have a space that was strictly your own, where you did not have to consider anyone but yourself.  Some might say that sounds a little selfish, but indulge me a bit.  Can you imagine what it would be like to not have to worry about Scotch Guarded couches or colors that would hide potential spills?  And to have a space where you could hear yourself think.  I can, that space is referred to as a She-Shed.  Some say its origins branch off of the man cave but I think it’s borrowed some from the tiny house craze.  Now, I ll be clear, I have no desire to have my family of 5 cramped into 1200 square feet, however delightful  But, give me 1200 feet that I can call and all mine, and we are best friends for L-I-F-E.

The more I thought about this, the more I got sucked into what such a space would look and feel like for me.  And, I quickly came up with a list of must haves.  This space would have to serve as a sanctuary for me, it would need first and foremost, A LOCK on the door.  I would want it to be a place where I could relax, but also a place where I would feel most creative.  And, so the daydream/planning began. Join me as I think up the Great Escape.

The Great Escape - She-Shed - The Bones

No matter what I am doing, from Christmas decorations to revamping a room in my own home, my starting point is always a Color Scheme.  I am one of those people that takes a lot of stock in how certain colors make me feel.  So the bones of my she shed would need neutral colors.  I find them extremely relaxing, and I also find that they lend to easy changes.

The Great Escape - She-Shed - Accent Colors

Once the bones are in place, I choose my accent colors.  If you have been a reader of this blog for a while, you know I have a certain affinity for blues and greens.  More on that here. They transport me to the ocean, and I find these colors to be soothing to my spirit.  And, with migraines being a constant in my life, anything that lends to those qualities is therapeutic for me.

The Great Escape - She-Shed - Down To Business

Last but not least, I would need to be able to get some work done in this space as well.  With everything else being of lighter hues in this space.  I would opt for darker furniture in the area designated for work.

So there you have it!! If only this were an option for me, right now.  But, for now its just a fantasy.  What would your she-shed look for?  And, what are your must haves for this space.

Friday Favorites – Week 367 – Easter Egg Floral Branches

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Friday Favorites – Week 365 – Driftwood Art

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Friday Favorites – 357 – Mason Jar Vase for Valentine’s Day

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What your Favorite Color says about you?

For as long as I can remember, Blue and Green have always been my favorite colors, and I suppose by default turquoise.   I recently decorated my office space and a girlfriend of mine brought it to my attention that once again these were the dominant colors.  It got me to thinking about what it was that made me gravitate to these colors.  So, I looked it up.  ** I know surprise, surprise.

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I have always found these colors soothing and centering.  So, I was not surprised to find that these colors were associated with words like refreshing, calming, serenity, tranquility, emotional balance and even good luck.  The words that gave me another perspective were sophisticated, energy, wisdom, wholeness, creativity, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, patience, intuition and loyalty.  If I could cloak myself in words or characteristics these would be the words that I would want.  It also explains why I get the most done in my office.  Clearly, it’s a centered spot for me, where I can block out the outside world and exist in my truest form and create.

Colors have long been heralded as the building blocks in successfully marketing and branding companies, simply because certain colors trigger emotions.  As you can see from this Color Emotion Guide (below)

Color Emotion Guide

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Just like a certain song will bring you back to a certain time in your life happy or bad.  There are certain colors that we identify with.  Interested in knowing what your favorite colors mean?  Check out this article by Very Well.com on how color impacts, moods, feelings and behavior.

When we started Our Etsy Shop, we ONLY sold pillows. [Old news – we have a lot more to offer now.] In order to help our customers decide which pillows would work well in their living spaces we created color stories.  You can check them out here.

What is your favorite color?  Do you surround yourself with it?  Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

Still Crushing on the Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

Welcome Back to Week Two of my Love Affair with the New Target Pillowfort ™ Collection.  This week’s (4) Ready to Play Rooms are just as impressive as the ones featured last week.  Once again, I had a hard time choosing my favorites pieces, but I have included the links to each room so that you can decide what your favorites are.  Target designed the Pillowfort™ Collection to be Gender Neutral.  There are several pieces within the collection that can be used in any child’s room, regardless of gender and depending strictly on their personal style preference.  Stay Tuned Next Friday for our Final Post on the last 4 Rooms.

Grand Getaway 1

Grand Getaway Room - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Discovery Den

Discovery Den - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Floral Field

Floral Field - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Stellar Station

Stellar Station Room - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE TARGET PILLOWFORT COLLECTION PT.2

Our Favorites from the Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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  1.  Amelia Upholstered Kid’s Bed
  2.  Confetti Cool Comforter
  3.  Corduroy Bean Bag Chair
  4.  Scoops Kids Activity Chair

The best thing about our favorite pieces that we picked this week, is that they can grow with you.  They can take you from Middle School all the way to College Applications.  And dare I say, depending on how well you take care of your things, some of these pieces will go well in a college dorm room.   What do you think of the Pillowfort Collection?  What are your favorite pieces?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.