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MY HOLIDAY FAVORITES FOR YOUR HOME FROM TARGET

Like me, I’m sure many of you dashed to your local Target store to check out the launch of holiday and home products by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia! Gotta love Chip and Joanna Gaines! I was pretty stoked about their collaboration with Target because I had a good feeling about the products that we would see.

Since we are officially in the holiday season, I am sharing my roundup of holiday favorites for your home that are not only festive but cozy items to use for the cold weather season too!

MY HOLIDAY FAVORITES FOR YOUR HOME FROM TARGET

1. Artificial Juniper Wreath with Bell – based on my social media feed, I think it’s safe to say we will all have these wreaths hanging in our home! I love how simple yet pretty it is!

2. Light Up House Stocking Holder – These adorable houses will look on any fireplace mantel.

3. Ceramic House Tealight Candle Holder – I actually purchased these from Targets dollar section – they would make great centerpieces for a holiday tablescape!

4. Snowflakes Napkin Ring Set – I have my eye on these! I envision using these for an all-white winter themed tablescape. 

5. House Lantern Medium – Gold – Place a battery operated pillar candle and I think these would look great styled on the floor beside a fireplace or by the front door under a covered porch. 

6. House Lantern Large – Gold – pair this with the medium-sized one for some impact.

7. Serving Platter – a festive platter to serve holiday cookies!

8. Coaster Set – These are great for using on your dining room table or on your coffee table in your living room.

9. Jingle Bells Napkin Ring Set – love how festive these are!

10. Knit Throw Blanket  – a cozy throw to keep your warm this winter

11. Stoneware Let It Snow Mug – hot chocolate anyone?

12. Round Woven Basket – I purchased this basket and housed all my throws. It’s a convenient way for any of our overnight guests to take from. 

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Home Goods: MY CURRENT FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES

Home Goods: FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES FOR THE HOME

I love how a fragrant candle can warm up any room in your home and can be used to enliven a room with a delicious, natural scent!

No matter what time of the year, I will always have a scented candle flickering in our home. However, when it comes to the fall and winter seasons, I especially like to rack up on candles, mainly for the transformative scents of the holiday seasons! After the thanksgiving holiday, our house is typically scented with the fragrance of frasier fir, reminiscent of the scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree!  Stay tuned for my holiday scented candle picks, coming up on the first week of December!

Mostly all of my candles are purchased from TJMaxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods. All the scented candles that I’m sharing with you today, can be used for anytime of the year and they all came from HomeGoods. They have such a variety of scented candles (which are reasonable priced), housed in reusable glass containers that can later be used for flowers or trinkets, once the candle is gone.

Let’s take a look at a few of my current favorite candles for your home!

Home Goods: FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES FOR THE HOME

Levitate Luxury Scented Candle ‘ Milk & Honey':

Complete with a coordinating lid, this gold ombre toned candle, is designed to be gorgeous! This luxury scented candle has a light, yet sweet scent with notes of milk and honey…perfect for a master or guest bathroom.

Home Goods: FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES FOR THE HOME

Cereria Terenzi Evelinio – Le Coloniali ‘Amber':

Made in Italy, this scented candle has notes of amber. It is not overly woodsy, like some amber scented candles smell. One sniff of this candle and you automatically feel a sense of relaxation! This candle is perfect for burning in a master bedroom or guest bedroom.

Home Goods: FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES FOR THE HOME

DW Home ‘Peppered Citrus':

This hand poured fragrant candle has a spicy peppered citrus blend…perfect for the kitchen. Anytime we cook something that can leave a lingering cooking odor, i.e. garlic or onions, we can depend on this candle to eliminate those types of smells!

Home Goods: FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLES FOR THE HOME

Cereria Terenzi Evelino ‘Cinnamon Orange’

Another candle made from Italy, is this cinnamon orange scented candle. I love that is does not have an overbearing fruity scent. From the first sniff, you smell the main note of cinnamon and the note behind, is the orange. Another favorite for burning in the kitchen.

If you’re looking for a scented candle and are in HomeGoods, perhaps one of the above candles will be available in your local store. So take a sniff and see if you agree!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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WREATHS – THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

WREATHS - THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

WREATHS - THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

When it comes to door decor, we typically find the most popular are wreaths hung on the front of people’s front door. Other areas where wreaths are commonly seen hanging are walls, windows, and above fireplaces. But I would like to share with you that wreaths also make great table decor too! It’s a simple and great way to accent your dining table! Whether you have a small dining table or a large one, you can place your perfectly sized wreath on the center of your table. Faux or real…anything goes!

Remember this post, where I shared how to create this DIY Tri-color Eucalyptus wreath? Well, I dug this fall wreath out of my storage bin and decided to decorate our dining table with it. I nestled three clear glass votive candle holders in the center of the wreath, for an elegant ambiance. Since we have dining for eight, the size of this wreath is plush and brings a pretty fall festive touch to the table.

Give your dining table a makeover and brighten it up by accenting it with your favorite fall wreath!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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PRETTY BUT PRACTICAL HOME DECOR + FASHION

While practicality trumps all, pretty never hurts either…am I right? On occasion, when I find something on the web that catches my eye, I’ll save it to my pinterest board. It’s like online shopping, without the commitment – ha! 

From home decor and entertaining essentials, to women’s fashion, I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites, below.

Chicest Essentials that are Pretty but Practical

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DIY: 3 DIFFERENT FLORAL FALL LOOKS USING HYDRANGEAS, EUCALYPTUS, & PUMPKINS

When it comes to fall, we find ourselves celebrating the season by adding festive decor, florals, and flowering plants that reflect our style in the interior and exterior of our homes. This season is also the beginning of many upcoming holiday gatherings. Inspired by this, I wanted to create 3 different looks using the same type of florals and incorporate pumpkins as a fall accent!

I purchased two bunches of eucalyptus and six stems of hydrangeas from the grocery store and only spent $24.00… it’s an inexpensive way to accent areas of your living space! Eucalyptus has that earthy, natural texture to it and hydrangeas have the largest blooms that when grouped together, they reflect an abundance look! The colors I chose are neutral and therefore, would showcase well in any decorated space.

Keep scrolling to see the 3 looks I created using the same items…

DIY: 3 DIFFERENT FALL FESTIVE FLORAL LOOKS USING THE SAME FLOWERS

Look #1. Fall Floral Table Runner

This floral table runner was so easy to create and it’s perfect to incorporate as part of your Thanksgiving tablescape!

  • Step 1: Starting at the center of your dining table, take the first bunch of your eucalyptus and lay it on the left side of the table.
  • Step 2: Flair out your eucalyptus to your desired width and repeat on the right side of the table. You will want both ends of the eucalyptus branches to meet at the center of the table.
  • Step 3: Cut your hydrangeas stems at your desired length and insert each stem in a water tube. This will keep them fresh for the duration of your dinner party.
  • Step 4: Concentrate on the center of your floral runner when tucking your hydrangeas in between the eucalyptus branches. 
  • Step 5: Cover up any open areas of your floral table runner with small pumpkins. Add mini pumpkins throughout your floral runner for scale.
  • Step 6: Complete the look by adding some ambiance with candlelights! I used my crystal candle holders and long white taper candles. 

DIY: 3 DIFFERENT FALL FESTIVE FLORAL LOOKS USING THE SAME FLOWERS

Look #2. Floral & Festive Fall decor for the Fireplace Mantel

Using the same concept as the floral dining table runner, I recreated the same look on our fireplace mantel. Remember my DIY message pumpkins I had created in this post? I used them here. In order to create a focal point, I placed my ‘happy fall’ message pumpkins on the center of the mantel. My mantel was not large enough to tuck six hydrangea stems, so I only used four.

DIY: 3 DIFFERENT FALL FESTIVE FLORAL LOOKS USING THE SAME FLOWERS

Look #3. Fall Floral Centerpiece

If you have a small dining table or are looking to dress up your entry table or buffet, I created this simple but elegant floral centerpiece. I used a floral foam wet brick and had it soaking in water before inserting it in my vase. Using a foam brick made designing the arrangement easier because I was able to create my desired look, stem by stem. When re-creating this centerpiece, start out with your hydrangeas. You will want to cut each of them in various heights, as shown in the picture above. I inserted eucalyptus branches to fill in the gaps of the arrangement. I didn’t want the floral arrangement to look too structured, so I didn’t cut all the eucalyptus branches….I like the appearance of free flowing movement in an arrangement.  In order to add that festive fall touch, I clustered my mini pumpkins in front of the arrangement. By placing this floral centerpiece on your buffet table, this would coordinate so well with the floral table runner in look #1!

I hope you have enjoyed the 3 different floral looks and it has inspired you to want to recreate one in your home this fall season!

Happy Fall!!

-photos + floral design by Rose Angel Lopez 

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