Sprucing up the Back Porch {and a $100 Ace Hardware Gift Card Giveaway!!}

Back Patio: Before | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Is it odd to be posting about sprucing up my back porch when it's almost winter outside? Probably so, but here in the South we can use our back porches almost year round, depending on the day of the week. Just this past weekend, Coach and I were sitting outside as Miss A played on her swing set in the back yard. I mean, sure, we had our jackets on, but it was a sunny 60 degree day and it was so nice! We love this space out here and it's slowly, but surely coming together to be a welcoming … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 78

Painting a Christmas Pillow by anderson + grant

Hi friends!! Welcome to the last Work it Wednesday of the year! While we love seeing all that you've created, we also want to give everyone a break for Christmas and New Year's. We'll be back celebrating all of your amazing projects on Wednesday, January 7, 2015!! Today my friend Beth and Unskinny Boppy is featuring my holiday home. I'm so honored that she asked me to be a part of her 3rd annual Holiday Home Tour this week. And I'm loving seeing the other homes she is featuring too. Hop … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating in the Entry Way

Christmas Decorating in the Entry Way | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Happy Monday, my friends! I can't believe that Christmas is NEXT week! Did that freak you out a little bit? Or are you ready? :) For me this week is baby week! We are so excited. I'll be scheduling a few posts for the rest of this week and maybe a couple more for the rest of the year, but I'll mostly be taking time off to spend with my little growing family. I'm sure I'll be posting pics on Facebook and Instagram at some point, so you'll want to follow there to see any behind the scenes pics. … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating in the Dining Room {and a rustic glam Christmas tree}

Simple and Rustic Christmas Dining Room | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Welcome to the next stop in my Christmas home tour: the dining room and my big Christmas tree! I think this is the first year where I've really loved my big Christmas tree. It's the look I was going for the first year I had it, but it took time to collect the perfect ornaments and figure out just how full I wanted it to be. I love the vertical burlap ribbon instead of my typical horizontally wrapped ribbon. And this year I picked up this cute burlap ribbon with jingle bells on it from … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating in the Kitchen

Christmas Chalkboard with Advent Calendar | Christmas Decorating in the Kitchen | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Hey hey hey!! It's another day of Christmas decorating at The Turquoise Home and I'm so excited to welcome you into my kitchen! I love to redecorate my chalkboard every season, but I rarely decorate my actual kitchen, much less share about it here. Other than paint the walls, we haven't touched the kitchen since we moved in almost 3 years ago. But it's high up there on my wish list of things to do. The only problem is that it'll take a large chunk of money and until I'm ready to save up for … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 77

dollar store craft washi tape gift bags and tags

I'll keep it short and sweet this week because it's a mad rush to get everything done before baby arrives next week!! Eek!! I can't even believe the time is so close. I set up the pack n' play in our room yesterday and had a cleaning crew come and deep clean the house. I'm trying to keep it all clean and picked up until baby arrives. Then we can go back to being slobs. Ha! Just kidding. I have heard all about women who are 9 months pregnant and nesting to deep clean their own homes, scrubbing … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating in the Living Room

Simple Winter and Christmas Decor in the Living Room | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Even though I Coach pulled the Christmas boxes out of the attic on November 1, it's taken me a while to put all of the finishing touches on my decor. And since it's my blog and I didn't sign up for any holiday home tours this year, I can play by my own rules, which is my favorite way to play anyway. Ha! #funlittlefactsaboutme So, instead of one big, all-inclusive home tour this year, I'm going to take you room by room and bit by bit. I shared all of the details of my Christmas mantel … [Read more...]

Best of Turquoise {November 2014}

Best of Turquoise {November 2014} at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Maybe it's the season, or upcoming changes in our family, but is this month flying by, or what?!? This whole Thanksgiving so close to December is for. the. birds. I tell you what! So, before we hit double digits in December, let's take a look back at the top posts from November. I am looking forward to going back through my monthly wrap up posts later this month and recapping my favorite posts from the whole year! It's always fun to look back and see how my home and style have changed over … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 76

faux-plank-farmhouse-table

Hi friends!! So glad you've stopped by for another Work it Wednesday. I loved going through your posts from last week and seeing all of the yummy Christmas recipes and gorgeous Christmas decoration. It's no-holds-barred with the Christmas stuff and I'm LOVING it!! While we're talking about Christmas, do you have a Silhouette machine on your list this year?? If so, you don't want to miss the Black Friday Silhouette deals that are still going on through December 8! But don't wait until the last … [Read more...]

Simple Burlap Christmas Mantel {and a baby story}

Simple Rustic (and a little glam) Christmas Mantel | TheTurquoiseHome.com

See that #4 on the mantel? And that fourth Christmas stocking on the right? The one with the sweet monogram with the initials SGN? Let me tell you a little story about them ... When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a mommy one day. I loved baby dolls and have passed on that love to my almost 4-year-old daughter, Miss A. The other day she said, "I want all the baby dolls for Christmas!" Ha!! Hopefully a new American Girl doll will suffice. #shehasalongChristmaslist I didn't … [Read more...]

100 Christmas Projects for a Beautiful Holiday Home

100 Christmas Projects for a Beautiful Holiday Home | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Hi friends!! And happy free-to-decorate-for-Christmas day! Well, it's been a few days since it's been officially OK to start decorating for Christmas. Who's done already?? Raise your hand. I know I was happy to drive through town tonight and see so many trees up and lights outside people's homes. Even though the temperature was in the mid-60's it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Yay! I'll admit that I've been decorating since November 1 and am still not done! But almost. I was … [Read more...]

DIY Big Sis and Lil Sis T-shirts {and the BIGGEST Silhouette SALE of the YEAR!}

I'm making these for when big sister meets baby sister. Can't wait to see my girls in them!! DIY Big Sis and Lil Sis T-shirts | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Hey y'all!! It's the eve of Thanksgiving and the big deals are starting early at The Turquoise Home. We'll get to these adorable Big Sis and Lil Sis T-shirts in a minute, but first let's talk the BIG sale!! If you've been around for very long, then you know I LOVE my Silhouette CAMEO. It makes my life so much easier (like when it cut out 70+ music note garland pieces in a few minutes) and it makes me look so much craftier than I am (like when I made these cute teacher's treat jars back in … [Read more...]