It’s a … Gender Reveal!

Is it a girl or boy?

Are you one of those people who loves a gender reveal party? I have to confess that I have enjoyed reading blog posts and Facebook posts with all of the pink and blue pictures, the divided family picking which gender they think the little one will be, and then the reveal video with shocked parents' faces. I can really get into watching somebody else decorate their hearts out and be creative. But me? I'm probably just too lazy and none of my family is local (my husband's is, but not mine). … [Read more...]

A Relaxed Haven {Recap}

Haven Friends & The Turquoise Home

Have you heard of Haven? Well, if you follow a bunch of DIY bloggers, then you probably noticed a couple of weekends ago that we were all hanging out together in Atlanta. :) L-R: Emily from Two Purple Couches, Me, Sondra from Sondra Lyn at Home, Candace from Vintage News Junkie/Rusted Roots & Lauren from The Thinking Closet … [Read more...]

Wooden Monogram Wreath

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Happy Monday, friends! I hope the weekend treated you well and you were able to recharge. We were home for the first time in about two months and I got some much-needed cleaning done. Ahhh, I feel much better. I'm a major home-body, so being gone so much tends to wear me down. I love a good, lazy weekend at home. Us being home meant that we could do a little DIY, which hasn't happened around here in a loooong time. And it felt really good. Well, it felt good until I stapled my thumb. But … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil (& a giveaway!)

15 Amazing uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

It's time to share about another one of my favorite essential oils: Peppermint. I use this oil almost daily in my allergy trio {combined with lemon and lavender}. This combo has been a life-saver for me and has allowed me to quit taking over-the-counter allergy meds. I also like to diffuse it in the afternoon combined with stress away¬†to uplift and unwind. I have used this oil to help relieve heartburn and nausea. I love having natural remedies on-hand, whereas I would normally just suffer … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway

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Happy middle of summer! Well, actually around these parts (and I think most other places too) we're experiencing a polar vortex of sorts. The weather yesterday was absolutely gorgeous, high 70's to low 80's and little humidity. I live in Alabama, so that's just weird for the middle of July. But I'll take it! Makes me want to eat pumpkin muffins, chili and watch some football. But I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for that. :) But to celebrate the middle of summer, no matter what the … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 56

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Happy Wednesday, y'all! Welcome back to the best day of the week around here, where we get to see your amazingly creative talents! I love looking through the link-ups each week and being inspired. Well, if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I was at Haven this past weekend {recap coming soon} with 350+ of my closest DIY blogging friends. You would also know that Work It Wednesday history was made, because I got to meet Krista and Aniko for the first time!! So fun! What a pleasure to … [Read more...]

Budget Lighting Solutions

Budget Lighting Solutions

Let's talk about lighting, shall we? Outdated and ugly lighting is a sure-fire way to decrease the beauty and value of your home, and yet a quick weekend project {if you know what you're doing} can change all that. I know that lighting can be one of the last things we think about, after curtains, paint and furnishings, so that many times we have to rely on budget-friendly solutions. … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 55

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Welcome to Work It Wednesday, ya'll! My favorite day of the week, when we get to party and see what's going on in your world. Thanks so much to those who come back and link up every week ... and welcome to all of the newbies. We're so glad you're here! From last year's Haven: Heather, me, Jenna and Jamie I'm headed out tomorrow to the Haven Conference. Are any of you going to be there?? Let me know in the comments so I can look for you! And if you want to keep up with all of the … [Read more...]

My Favorite Paint Tools, Tips and Tricks

Favorite Tools, Tips and Tricks for Painting Interior Walls | TheTurquoiseHome.com

You may have figured out by now that I like to paint. I do. I go through stops and starts, but I really do like painting. I haven't painted much lately, though, because of nausea and exhaustion, but I've got a guest bedroom and nursery to tackle soon, so that's all about to change. Now, let me be clear. I don't love painting all things. What I'm talking about here is painting the interior walls of my home. I know you may think I'm crazy, but I'd rather paint that than just about anything … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Spruce up your Yard

Easy Ways to Spruce up your Yard | TheTurquoiseHome.com

A little {yard} love can go along way with a few tools like an edger, a hose reel cart and some mulch. Find three simple and easy ways to spruce up your yard. Wow, this post has taken me about four months to get up on the blog. Either it was bad weather, crazy schedules or being out of town, I just couldn't seem to take pictures at the right time, or motivate Coach to do the work when I was available to take pictures of his handiwork. :) But we finally - halfway through the summer - have made … [Read more...]