Bar Cart Love

I had recently been on the search for the perfect bar cart to finish off our dining room space. Who would have know there would be so many options? I was a bit dismayed, however, to find the price of most of these beauties! These lovely carts are all over Pinterest right now and are just so gorgeous, but most of the ones I was looking at would definitely break the bank… so I set out to find the perfect affordable cart. Here are a few of my bar cart inspirations that I’ve fallen in love with along the way…

Anthropologie Wooden Bar Cart - mint and honey design

Ballard Designs Olivia Bar Cart - mint and honey design

West Elm Terrace Bar Cart - mint and honey design

Shades of Light Oval Bar Cart - mint and honey design

Images: 1. Anthropologie, 2. Ballard Designs, 3. West Elm, 4. Shades of Light,

I loved all of these carts so much, but just couldn’t spend the $300+ that most of them are going for… I even considered DIYing one… Then, I was insanely happy to see that a bar cart I had previously been looking at from Target that was discontinued was back in stock! It was my lucky day! So I ran to my local Target and scooped this lovely little cart right up. I couldn’t be happier and now am dreaming of all of the lovely styling possibilities!

Target Threshold Bar Cart - mint and honey design

Bar Cart Love - mint and honey design

Image: Target,

We just placed a few of our spirits and drink accessories on it for now until we decided how to style this lovely little cart. Hope you enjoyed and happy bar cart shopping!!

xoxo G

 

Shades of Rose Gold

I’ve always had a love for all things gold, however, I’m currently obsessing over all the beautiful shades of this lovely rose gold hue. This absolutely gorgeous shade can be found in everything from weddings, to jewelry, to interior design right now and I only wish I had discovered it before my own wedding! Without a doubt, it would have been seen throughout all the of the details of my day. Needless to say, it would make for the most perfectly lovely palette for any event!

Shades of Rose Gold - mint and honey design

 

 

What do you think? Are you loving rose gold as much as I am right now?

xoxo G

 

Thanksgiving Style Board

With Thanksgiving under a week away, I’m a bit bummed thinking that we won’t be spending it with family this year. One sure fire way to put a smile on my face… to imagine my perfect Thanksgiving outfits, of course! So, I put together a little style board of my favorite Thanksgiving inspired outfits both dressed up and dressed down. There are so many cozy pieces to choose from so be sure to enjoy picking out that special outfit {or two!} for your holiday festivities!

Thanksgiving Style Board - mint and honey design

Images: {dressed down}: Earrings: J.Crew, Button down shirt: J.Crew, Henley: J.Crew, Scarf: J.Crew, Jeans: Madewell, Clutch: Madewell, Flats: Nine West, {dressed up}: Top: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Earrings: J.Crew, Necklace: Zara, Sequinned Jacket: Zara, Shoes: Zara

xoxo G

 

Back in the Game… {Some Lovely Things I’ve Been Up To Lately}

Hello darlings! I know it’s been a long while since I last posted… time just seemed to always get from me! All my teacher friends out there will certainly know what it’s like for papers, projects, grades, and planning to entirely consume your existence. I finally feel like I have a handle on my time management {or at least I hope so!} and decided to get back into the game.

So I decided that my first post back will be my last few months in a nutshell. I can’t say things have been terribly exciting, but I do have a few to share!

I’m continuing to {slowly} work on getting our house together. Believe it or not, it’s coming along! My first dilemma was a blank wall space in the entry that I didn’t quite know what to do with… enter World Market. It’s like a tiny slice of heaven… Their products are so unique and very reasonably priced! We ventured out to our local store not too long ago and I picked up the gorgeous farmhouse chalkboard I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. I am SO happy with how perfectly it fit onto that blank entry wall! Needless to say, I’ve been hard at work designing festive sayings to greet us as we enter our home. The first two pieces of chalkboard art that I created have been fall-inspired. I’m SO looking forward to frequently changing the chalkboard art over the holidays!


Fall Chalkboard Art - mint and honey designThanksgiving Chalkboard Art - mint and honey design

My next project was a DIY Holiday Mickey wreath for our front door! Anyone who knows my husband and I, knows that we love all things Disney. When I came across an amazing  fall Mickey on Pinterest, it got my wheels turning… I decided to run to my nearest Michael’s Craft Store and purchase all the supplies to create my very own holiday wreath! I will be doing a separate DIY post detailing how to make one of these beauties. It came out better than I could have imagined! The finishing touch will be the twinkle lights I’m going to add to it next week. More pictures to come!

DIY Mickey Holiday Wreath - mint and honey design

{confession – I’ve never been much of a holiday fan… especially Christmas. My husband typically has to work all major holidays so it kind of put a damper on my spirits in the past… this year, however, with the new house I think I’m going to enjoy decorating for Christmas for the first time! Super happy about this new development… my pocket book however, not so happy. hehe}

The last post is more of a preview. Having lived in Pennsylvania my whole life, I’ve always had a fireplace. When my husband and I moved to Florida, it was hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that fireplaces were basically not useful nor were they common place. I decided I wanted to take matters into my own hands and build my own. I scoured the internet for months to find the perfect design. I found this beautiful image from Sweet Something Design and set to work.

DIY Fireplace Inspiration

I got hard to work drawing up elevations and calculating measurements {must be the interior architect in me!} I settled upon the perfect design and taped it off. After feedback from my designer and architect friends, lots and lots of taping and re-taping, I think I’ve finally settled on the final layout!

DIY Fireplace Sketch - mint and honey designDIY Fireplace Taped - mint and honey design

My husband and I are planning to tackle this project next week while I’m off for Thanksgiving break… I will certainly keep you all posted on the progress!

Well, I think that’s about it! Thanks for hanging in there and getting to the end of this post! Happy Friday all!!

Until next time…

xoxo G