Monday, January 8, 2018

Hello January! It's a new year and it's time to get my shit together and tackle all the unfinished and new projects around our home. I'm anxiously awaiting on our new couch for the family room from Interior Define.  I'm hoping to finish up all the details in that area once it arrives. 

Back in August I inherited two pieces of furniture from my grandmother. She moved out of her home that she lived in for the past fifty six years. She had tons of stuff, and my grandmother has exquisite taste in antiques. I was very excited when she offered me a curio cabinet and a desk that belonged to my grandfather. 

The desk is going in Santiagos' room. He voiced to his great grandma that he really wanted it, and I'm so happy that he will have this piece, hopefully forever. 

I've been contemplating on the paint color for the two pieces. I love antiques, but as you know I'm not  a traditional antique kind of gal. I begin looking through my Pinterest boards, and I remembered how much I loved and wanted to incorporate a piece like this in my home. 

This may look crazy to some people, but I love it and I can't wait to get started! I'm not sure on the words I want to display, but I've been searching for something meaningful. 

The cabinet will reside in our family room. It's been like "ring around the rosey" here with the furniture lately. I honestly didn't have the room for the cabinet, but I've always loved it and I'm honored to have it in my home.  

I will share the before and after photos once I get started. The two pieces are currently being housed in the garage and its a hot mess in there! 

Have a great week!  


Friday, December 29, 2017

I can't believe another year is coming to an end. Our Christmas decor is still going strong, but Im ready to take it down and get everything back to normal. My Mother in Law and Father in Law will be arriving today, so we get to celebrate Christmas one last time. 

Our Christmas this year was great, but went so quickly! We had a great time lounging around watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Elf, and of course Home Alone. All on repeat, and maybe one more than the others. We had lots to eat, and enjoyed our family visits.

Well now that New Years Eve is upon on us, were looking forward to our family tradition. The hubs and I don't go out. We stay at home with our boys and have our own celebration. Kael usually whips up a spread which consists of, turkey croissant sandwiches, charcuterie, jalapeƱo poppers, and a lot more fattening goods we stuff our faces with. And of course the beer for Kael and the bubbly for moi. 

Once we are done stuffing ourselves, we work off those calories with our dance party. This normally wears us all out and we are in bed well before midnight. I truly love this tradition and our boys enjoy it as well!

There's just something about New Years Eve that makes me love sequins and disco balls even more! Although we're not out and about, it doesn't stop me from dressing up or buying a new sparkly number to add to my collection. I found this jumpsuit from Target, and there was definitely a lot to choose from. I figured the jumpsuit would be fun and its super comfy! 

I'm also thinking of rocking my favorite pair of pjs and heels if I get too full from stuffing my face. They can still be glamorous with the right pair of heels and jewelry. 

I wish you all peace and love for the new year! 


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hello, and welcome to my holiday home tour hosted by Saher from House Haus Home. I'm so excited Saher asked me to participate in this tour! So let's get things started in our front living area. 

For the past couple of years, I've hung garland around my mirror at the entry. Recently, I purchased a new mirror, which is not a normal shape. I decided this year I'd hang it around the door and add a faux lit wreath on the door. I usually buy a few boxwood wreaths from Trader Joe's, but I guess there was a shortage this year, or people started decorating in October, or both.


We bought a new tree this year and we set it up in a total different area in our living room. I wasn't sure I could pull off the tree in the middle of the room with two crazy boys, but it's a perfect size and I love where it resides between the living and dining area. 

This was my first time setting up a flocked tree. Let me tell you it was a flocking mess, but so worth it! I love that fact that you really don't need to add too many ornaments. This tree is beautiful on its own. I also love the fact that I can enjoy this tree from different angles. I've never had that privilege before. 

Our family room is the main room we hang out in. A smaller tree resides in here because this room is a lot smaller and cozier. I bought this garland from cb2 with the intentions of placing it somewhere else, however it ended up looking great on the mantle. I also decided to hang our stockings this year. I found the cutest marquee initial lights from Macy's for each stocking. 

As I was hanging our stockings with the initial lights, I couldn't help but sing Wu Tang's C.R.E.A.M. Yes it doesn't exactly spell cash, but for some reason I couldn't help saying in my deep voice "Cash rules everything around me" until Jax started chanting it. 

I hope you enjoyed our simple Christmas tour around our home. Make sure to check out Saher beautiful home tour tomorrow, and the rest of the ladies who participated. 


Friday, November 17, 2017

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! It's crazy how fast time flies right by. I've had a sudden urge to decorate for Christmas, and I'm normally not the type to decorate in November. I'm thinking it might be the fact that I ordered a new tree and got a sweet deal! I found this one online at MichaelsI've wanted a flocked tree for so long, but my grandma gave me a tree several years ago and it was sentimental to put this tree up every year. I don't plan on getting rid of the tree, I may save it for one of my kids when they move out on their own. 

My daughter got a job at Homegoods, therefore I've been stalking her and frequenting the store a little more than usual. They have a shit ton of Christmas decorations. I found these ornaments as I was looking through each box set. I grabbed two boxes and demanded my daughter to go look in the back for more. Unfortunately, this was all they had. I figured these would work well with the small rose gold Christmas tree I got at Target last year. 

Now that the holidays are upon us, I love to shop a around for a dress or some sort of new outfit for the festivities that will take place. I plan on wearing this one I ordered from Zara for Thanksgiving dinner.  I like this one as well for those glam holiday parties. I also ordered a new dress for our family portraits that we are having done. I'm so excited to FINALLY get these going! However, my boys have been giving me dirty looks when I bring it up. 

We usually spend Thanksgiving with my family that is in town. We started a tradition with my moms side of the family, where we celebrate the day before. On Thanksgiving day Kael fries up a turkey, I make my green chile mashed potatoes, and we hang out watch a movie we've seen at least a dozen times and relax. 

This weekend I plan on torturing my husband to hang some new wallpaper from Drop it Modern in our dining room. I also ordered a new table and it should be arriving next week. I'm contemplating on hosting a small gathering for Christmas, we have never hosted one before and I think it would be fun!   

Happy Friday! 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween Eve! Today I'm sharing our Halloween decor around our home. We kept it simple and chic indoors. We added lots of lights, pumpkins, and bails of straw outdoors.  I don't think it's scary, so we are hopeful no kids will want to skip our house this year. Unless they see Santiago, hiding by the front door. 

Tomorrow will consist of trick or treating, making pit stops at our grandmothers, and parents house.  A crap load of candy, and we are going to try to squeeze in an episode of Stranger Things. That show is like crack! 

I wish you all a fabulous Halloween! 


Friday, October 27, 2017

There's been a lot of never ending projects here in the Chambers household. Shocker, I know.  I recently told myself and the hubs I would focus on one room at a time, and not be all over the place like I have been in the past few years. I have organizing issues. I'm putting the finishing touches on our kitchen nook.  It will be ready to share on the blog soon. 

Once it gets photographed next weekend, I'll be ready to move forward and focus on Jax's room. We don't have a whole lot to do in there (I say that now). We painted all the walls white, and I've been adding items here and there. For the most part I finally got a vision of the direction I want for Jax's room. More on that in a later post. 

Let's talk about these items I'm loving for the home! 

1. The Art of the Bar Cart  book I recently purchased, and I believe it's a must have if you don't already own it. I love a good bar cart, and I believe every home should own one. Not only do they serve their purpose, but I think it's fun to style and change it up. This book gives you great inspiration on how to style, and also comes with cocktail recipes. 

2. This Strada Sconce has been on my brain lately. I'm thinking it would look pretty sexy in our master bedroom. We painted the walls white not to long ago, and that crazy room has been never ending. I also like this version from World Market, and the price is more budget friendly. 

3. I LOVE this print from Art Star! When I first came across it,  I walked around my house trying to figure out where to hang it. Not that I need any more prints, but the office / guest room is also getting a little revamp. I'm pretty sure it's going in there. 

4. I've been following Pulp Design Studios on Instagram for quite sometime. Their designs feed my soul. They recently launched an exclusive collection, and it's exquisite! If you've been following me, you know I love anything in decor that involves eyes, lips, hands, black, white, and gold. The Eye of Ra Matte Black Coaster Set and Embroidered Tea Towel would fit perfectly around here. 

5. Now that the holidays are upon us, I'm sure there will be tons of baking for some of us soon. I came across these adorable cookie cutters and I totally want to get my baking on! H&M is one of my favorite sites for home decor, especially the kitchen homeware. I need, and want these textured dishes added to my collection. 

6. CB2 is another favorite place of mine for online shopping. Not that I need another pedestal bowl, but I feel like you, me, and everyone needs this one! Hey Christmas is coming up! Hint, hint honey... 

7. Are you familiar with Drop it Modern? Well if you're not, let me just say they are pretty bad ass in the wallpaper game. With all the revamping shenanigans going on in my house, I want to add this wallpaper to the dining room. We recently got some new chairs, now I just need a few things to get done and I can finally throw in the towel. 

Cheers to the weekend, and it's almost Halloween!! 

*This is not a sponsored post, I'm sharing items and stores I love.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It's no secret that I'm a BIG fan of taking long relaxing baths. To be quite honest, I really was never a bath kind of person until last year. Stay at home mothers like myself can feel a little overwhelmed at times, and definitely can use some alone time. I'm sure every mother has their own way of winding down, I found that mine was a bubble bath, and a glass of wine. 

I love trying out new bath products, especially anything with Lavender. I love the smell and the benefits that come along with it. So when Maple Holistics reached out to me about trying their Natural Lavender Bubble Bath I couldn't wait to jump right into the tub! 

Not only did their product smell divine, their products are all natural. I'm a sucker for the natural products. This particular lavender bubble bath was so soothing and it left my skin silky smooth. Also, the bubbles were ever lasting. That's a huge thing for me, especially when my boys come into the bathroom to tell me something (which they always do, and I need that bubble coverage).

Maple Holistics also offers a variety of products for men and women. I would highly recommend the Natural Lavender bubble bath for all you bath lovers out there. Make sure to check out their website, as you can try free products , yes I said free! 

Now after all this bath talk I need to go relax. 

*This is a product collaboration with Maple Holistics, all opinions are my own.