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Living Room Makeover With #FreshAccents

Here in California it seems as if Winter skipped us this year. The nice weather has really put me in the mood to freshen up my home and makeover my living room. Like I mentioned yesterday, my living room has been pretty plain for the last 2 years and was in dire need of some accessorizing. I wanted something simple, fresh, with small pops of color.

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The first thing I did was head out to buy some new air fresheners. Because to me that’s the best way to freshen up my home without lighting candles all over the place. Toddlers and candles don’t mix well, so air fresheners are definitely the way to go. I wanted something sleek that didn’t look like a typical air freshener, something I could add into my decor. I printed this coupon from facebook for $1 off Renuzit #FreshAccents. You can get one too by sending a gorgeous greeting card.

By using the coupon my new freshener was only $0.76! I had another coupon for the adjustable cones so I picked up a few of those up as well. You can view my shopping trip on Google +.

What I love about the new Fresh Accents fresheners is that they’re so stylish and smell great! I bought one in Raspberry and one in After The Rain. When my husband came home from work he asked “what’s smells nice?” He hardly ever notices things like that so I know these fresheners are doing their job. :)

 Finding pillows was the hardest. Am I the only one who thinks spending
$30-40 on a pillow is crazy? Anything I semi liked cost that much for
ONE pillow. I chose to go the DIY route and make my own pillow
slipcovers. This way I could choose the perfect fabric and only pay a
fraction of what one pillow would have cost me. It’s a win-win!

This was my first time making pillow slipcovers, I can’t believe I
haven’t tried making them before. I love the way they came out! It’s a
simple envelope style slipcover that can be easily washed. I like how
the teal ikat fabric contrast against the yellow floral fabric. This was
a great way to add color to our dark couch.

 The Canvas I found at Target and the sconces at Hobby Lobby ($12.50
each). The size is a little more appropriate for the large wall don’t
you think? I may add more to it later but for now this is a big
improvement from what we had before. 

What’s a little Spring decor without fresh flowers? I picked up a bundle
for $3 at my local grocery store. Again, the yellow is the perfect
amount of color that I was going for in my decor. The wreath was a
pinterest inspired find from Tatertots & Jello. More details on that

 See how well the freshener blends in with my decor? It’s reversible too so there’s two different designs to choose from.

The little ceramic birds were $1.50 each at Michael’s. The topiary,
yellow hydrangeas, teal vase, and bird cage are also from Michael’s.

 Do you remember my Halloween Advent Calendar? This is the same tray I used. I love reusing supplies throughout the year!
How do you freshen up your home for Spring? Do you like changing your decor for each season or keep it the same throughout the year? 
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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All pictures and opinions are my own.

Butterfly Vinyl Decal

Have you ever wanted something for a long, loooonnnggg time then once you got it didn’t use it for weeks? You know how long I’ve wanted a Silhouette right? Like a year and a half long. About a month ago this big brown box arrived at my door step. I squealed in delight because hidden inside the big brown box was the one material item, the one craft tool I have ever wanted the most. I’m not a very materialistic person, I don’t spend much on clothes (hello $8 Target t-shirts!), shoes, and accessories. So buying a Silhouette was a big deal for me. My husband has wanted to get it for me for my birthday, our anniversary, and Christmas. But I wouldn’t let him. I kept telling him that I had too much guilt since I already had a Cricut. Well my Cricut has been acting funny so I finally caved and ordered a Cameo. I was thrilled when it came, as happy as a kid in a candy store kind of happy. Then life got busy and for weeks it’s been sitting on my counter waiting to be used. I’ve browsed the online store plenty of times and have downloaded the free shape of the week every Monday, but not until today did I actually use my Silhouette. This is what I made:

And the finally verdict? I love love love my Cameo!! Thank you everyone who suggested it, you’re right it’s amazing! I have SO many ideas to use it for. I hope many of you have a Silhouette as well because I’d like to share some fun tutorials with you soon.

On another note I have something rather embarrassing to show. I recently said that I’m working on a mini living room makeover. Well here are the before pictures. This is what my living room looks like 90% of the time. The only time it’s decorated is during a holiday, then once the holiday is over it’s back to being plain Jane.

Look at that small picture on the large wall, I’m laughing just looking at it. It’s not even a good picture!
 The table and mirror is where I had a few St. Patrick’s Day decor displayed.

Not very attractive is it? Want to know the worst part? We bought our house 2 years ago and it’s been like this since. I’m just so indecisive I can’t pick a paint color out or decide if we even want to paint. I’m horrible at making decisions. It’s drives my husband crazy how indecisive I am. This week I set out to find a few accessories and new wall decor to freshen up our home for Spring. Come back tomorrow for the reveal!